Here are the highlights of the Day 4 of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.. (SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL UPDATES)Virat Kohli, India captain: “It was a lovely Test match. It was a brilliant Test wicket. Complete all-round performance by the team. It took character to bounce back every time but that’s what the boys did. Saha is the best wicketkeeper in the country right now. Really happy for Rohit and given his love affair with the Eden, I was expecting him to score in one of the two innings. Ross Taylor, New Zealand captain: “It was a good Test wicket. We were under pressure after conceding a 112-run lead by the Saha-Rohit partnership took it away. We will have nothing to lose in Indore and will play fear-free cricket. Hopefully, Kane will get some energy back and it would be great to have him back in the team for the last Test.” Wriddhiman Saha named Man of the Match award: “Very happy to win the series and getting my first Man of the Match award. Thankful to the players and the crowd for their support. The local media have always supported me. Didn’t score any runs in Kanpur, so I just wanted to take my time here. I wanted to keep watching the ball closely and play with soft hands.”16.55 IST: This is another massive win over for India. They have crushed New Zealand with a day to spare even after rain and poor light threatened to play spoilsport. This was an all-round show on a tricky pitch. India were tested after they had elected to bat but classy knocks by Pujara and Vijay helped the hosts make a great fightback. Later, after another middle-order collapse, Wriddhiman Saha came to the party.advertisementBhuvi bowled an outstanding spell to pick five wickets under fading lights to restrict New Zealand. India were in early trouble in their second dig but Kohli fought his way back to form with a polished 45 before another sterling innings by Saha and a pearl by Rohit helped India set an imposing 376-run target for the Black Caps.New Zealand 2nd Innings: But New Zealand had no fight left in them, barring some stubborn resistance from Tom Latham. Shami, Ashwin and Jadeja picked three wickets apiece as India stormed to the top of the ICC Test rankings 16.50 IST: OUT! Shami picks the last wicket and it’s all over! India clinch series, climb to top of ICC Test rankings. The hosts crush New Zealand by 178 runs to take an invincible 2-0 lead in the three-match series.16.35 IST: Dropped! Gambhir puts down a catch for the second time in this match. Boult gets a life. NZ 204 & 192/9, need 184 runs 16.26 IST: OUT! Caught by Kohli! Jadeja picks his 3rd, Matt Henry goes for 18. India one wicket away from win16.21 IST: Dropped! Rahane puts down Matt Henry on 16 off Jadeja. NZ 204 & 190/8, need 186 runs16.10 IST: If India win here, this will be their 131st victory in 501 Test matches and 89th in 250 home Tests.15.57 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar castles Patel for 2. The Black Caps are clueless against spin and seam in Eden. What a ball. On a good length outside off, Patel looks to defend but the ball curves in, goes past the inside edge and knocks the off stump off the ground. India two wickets away from victory. NZ 204 & 178/8, need 198 runs15.50 IST: OUT! Jadeja gets his 2nd as Ronchi departs for 32. India three wickets away from victory. NZ 204 & 174/7, need 201 runs15.47 IST: Kohli is cheering the Eden crowd to back up the Indian bowlers. NZ 204 & 175/6, need 201 runs15.38 IST: India have come out on top in this session. The hosts have bowled 11 overs, giving away 34 runs and taking 3 wickets to leave New Zealand staring down the barrel. NZ 204 & 175/6, need 201 runs15.25 IST: OUT! Shami is on a roll, castles Watling for 1. The off stump has been sent flying! New Zealand are disintegrating here. Terrific exhibition of reverse swing bowling. NZ 204 & 156/6, need 220 runs. Matt Henry is the next batsman in.15.20 IST: The victory in this Test match will seal the series for India and lift them to the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, dethroning Pakistan. 15.15 IST: OUT! Shami gets his man! Totally deserved it! The pacer traps Santner lbw for 9. India are five wickets away from victory. New Zealand have lost half their side. Full and outside off, coming in a long way, Santner looks to defend but is beaten by the late movement and is hit on the pads. NZ 204 & 154/5, need 222 runs. BJ Watling is the next batsman in. advertisement15.10 IST: 150 comes up for New Zealand. The still need 226 runs against India.15.05 IST: Mitchell Santner showed a strong character in Kanpur where he played a gutsy innings. New Zealand will hope for a similar performance from him at Eden? 14.54 IST: Ashwin strikes again after tea, removes well-set Latham for 74. That’s Ashwin’s third wicket. Latham departs after a gutsy knock. Flighted outside off, a bit wide, Latham is drawn into the drive and gets a thin outside edge. Saha takes a very good catch. NZ 204 & 141/4, need 235. Mitchell Santner is the next batsman.14.52 IST: Kohli starts with Shami after tea, giving Ashwin a break after the marathon spell. NZ 204 & 140/3, need 236 runs 14.26 IST: NZ 204 & 135/3 at tea, need 241 runs to win. Latham 73*, Ronchi 7*, Ashwin 2/62, Jadeja 1/25. The session belonged to India as Ashwin and Jadeja dealt some crucial blows on the Black Caps. The pitch offered some turn and Ashwin, who has been in sensational form, exploited the rough to get Guptill and Taylor while Jadeja accounted for Nicholls. However, despite the wickets, Laham held firm and punished the loose balls. Overall, it was an engrossing phase of play, with India coming up tops before tea.Here’s the session summary at Tea on Day 4. #NZ are 135-3 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/CGkgGHCgmD BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201614.10 IST: SO CLOSE! Landed outside off, Latham tries to play it across but gets a leading edge towards cover. Ashwin and Kohli fail to reach near the ball. Kohli was probably thinking Ashwin might reach and vice versa. NZ 204 & 126/3, need 250 runs 13.55 IST: OUT! Ashwin gets his second wicket, traps Taylor lbw for 4. This is the 25th lbw in this series and also the 14th in this match – highest in a Test match in India. NZ 204 & 115/3, need 261 runs. Luke Ronchi is the next batsman in.13.46 IST: Jadeja receives a warning from umpire Rod Tucker for running across the pitch. NZ 204 & 104/2, need 272 runs 13.41 IST: QUICK STAT: Tom Latham has become the fifth visiting opener to hit a fourth-innings fifty at Eden Gardens. The previous one was Shahid Afridi. 13.29 IST: Jadeja gets the breakthrough, removes Nicholls for 24. Tossed up around off from round the wicket, Nicholls tries to defend but gets an outside edge and the ball goes straight into the hands of Rahane at first slip. NZ 204 & 104/2, need 272 runs. Stand-in captain Ross Taylor comes to the crease. 13.22 IST: 100 comes up for New Zealand. The Black Caps need 276 runs. The pitch has become a little kinder to the batsmen and the Indian bowlers have to earn their wickets. 13.14 IST: Latham slams 9th Test fifty off 88 balls. Gets a huge round of applause from the Black Caps dressing room. NZ 204 & 96/1, need 280 runsA half-century for Tom Latham off 88 balls. The BLACKCAPS opener fighting hard in tough conditions #indvnz ^CE BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 3, 201613.12 IST: India skipper Virat Kohli cheers the crowd at the Eden Gardens.#TeamIndia skipper, @imVkohli gets the fans together behind the team at Eden Gardens @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/2SQxFL0NwCadvertisement BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201613.02 IST: FOUR! That’s a good shot from Latham. Ashwin drops in short and Latham goes back into his crease and whips it to midwicket. NZ 91/1, need 285 runs 12.55 IST: Latham has been absolutely stubborn after his first innings failure. He scored a composed 58 on a difficult pitch in Kanpur in the first Test but has shown good resilience to keep the Indian attack at bay at the Eden Gardens. He has Henry Nichols for company at the other end and it would be tricky for both southpaws to negotiate the guile of Ashwin and accuracy of Jadeja. NZ 81/1, need 295 runs 12.43 IST: Tom Latham looks a real character and is playing a determined knock to keep the Indian bowlers at bay. NZ 204 & 71/1, need 305 runs. 12.15 IST: OUT! R Ashwin strikes immediately after lunch, traps Guptill lbw for 24. Ashwin bowls it full around the off stump line, Guptill brings his bat down to defend but it’s jammed due to his front pad. Due to that, Guptill is hit on the pads and there is a big appeal for a leg before wicket. Umpire Kettleborough raises his finger this time and India finally get a breakthrough. NZ 204 & 55/1, need 321 runs. Henry Nicholls is the new batsman. 11.50 IST: New Zealand still have a mountain to climb as they have to bat out five more sessions to save this game. India will look to come back hard in the second session and pick some quick wickets. Take a look at the session summary at Lunch on Day 4. #NZ are 55-0 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/MEmKft2q7q BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201611.33 IST: NZ 204 & 55/0 at lunch, need 321 runs to win vs India (316 & 263). Latham 31*, Guptill 24* Successful 1st session of day 4 for the BLACKCAPS. India out for 263 & the NZ openers making lunch at 55-0. Target to win is 376 #INDvNZ ^WN pic.twitter.com/qroekJLgbu BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 3, 201611.30 IST: New Zealand openers have held the fort quite strongly, chasing an imposing target of 376 runs. The partnership between Latham and Guptill is now worth 50 runs.11.16 IST: Spin from both ends. Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. NZ 204 & 40/0, need 336 runs to win 11.04 IST: R Ashwin introduced into the attack and gets hammered for a boundary. NZ 204 & 22/0, need 354 runs to win 11.00 IST: Plumb! But umpire Rod Tucker decides against it! Unlucky for Shami not to get Guptill. NZ 204 & 18/0, need 358 runs to win10.51 IST: Here’s the Indian dressing room celebrating Wriddhiman Saha’s fifty. FIFTY for @Wriddhipops, #TeamIndia set a target of 376 runs on Day 4 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/hzMtFkbQJa BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201610.40 IST: Substitute fielder Gautam Gambhir is on the field in place of Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered a thumb injury yesterday while batting. News from the Indian camp is that his injury is not too serious. NZ 204 & 7/0 in 3 overs. 10.35 IST: Mohammed Shami begins with a maiden. He beat Martin Guptill’s bat on a number of occasions in that over. NZ 204 & 2/0 in 2 overs. 10.30 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts off with a decent over for the hosts. NZ 204 & 2/0 in 1 over. 10.18 IST: India bowled out for 263 in 2nd innings, set New Zealand a target of 376 runs to win. Rohit 82, Saha 58*, Kohli 45 FIFTY for @Wriddhipops, #TeamIndia set a target of 376 runs on Day 4 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/hzMtFkbQJa BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201610.12 IST: Twin Test fifties for local boy Wriddhiman Saha. Another gritty innings from the wicketkeeper and he will gain a lot of confidence fro this. 10.04 IST: Saha slams his 4th Test fifty and second of the match. IND 316 & 259/9, lead NZ (204) by 371 runs 10.00 IST: OUT! Wagner removes Bhuvneshwar (23) early on Day 4. IND 316 & 251/9, lead NZ (204) by 363 runs9.52 IST: BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, took part in the Clean India Campaign after the end of third day’s play.On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti- BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur, @imVkohli & #TeamIndia take part in #SwachhBharatAbhiyan #MyCleanIndia pic.twitter.com/roerE9Q9g8 BCCI (@BCCI) October 2, 20169.40 IST: BCCI president Anurag Thakur rang the giant bell before the start of the day’s play at Eden. BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur rings the bell to start the proceedings at Eden Gardens on Day 4 of #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/XJQ9tKWjdV BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 2016NZ’s successful run chase: 324/5 bt Pak Ch’church in Feb94in Asia:317/7 Chittagong Oct08in Ind:never won chasing!India’s lead:339#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 3, 20169.25 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Tad short outside off, Bhuvi punches it through the cover-point off his back foot and Santner starts chasing the ball, the southpaw puts in a dive but the ball wins the race and goes past the rope. IND 242/8, lead NZ by 354 runs9.06 IST: It’s a sunny day out here and we expect to witness some thrilling cricketing action today. India are poised really well to win the match from here on but do not count the Kiwis out as they are a very resilient side. The pitch is pretty uneven and has started to crumble. It will be a momentous task for the Black Caps to win or save the match but miracles do happen!9.00 IST: Just to remind you guys, there will be an early start today at 9.15 IST. Brief Day 3 Report: Rohit Sharma’s masterful 82 and a seventh-wicket stand of 103 runs with Wriddhiman Saha put India firmly in the driver’s seat against New Zealand in the second test on Sunday after the hosts’ second innings had got off to a wobbly start.At stumps on the third day, Saha (39 not out) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (eight) were at the crease for the hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0 and will reclaim top spot in the test rankings from Pakistan with a win at Eden Gardens.India reached 227 for eight in their second innings for an overall lead of 339, a tall chase already for the touring side on a deteriorating pitch.Matt Henry and Trent Boult had seemingly resurrected New Zealand’s hopes in the second session with some inspired fast bowling after India wrapped up the touring side’s first innings for 204 in the morning for a handy lead. (Read Full Day 3 Report)
Dynamic and customer focused mobility start-up, OKWU, on Friday launched its latest smartphone, Omicron in India. The smartphone was unveiled by Bollywood actor Sagarika Ghatge along with Anshuman Atul, CEO and Arjun Gupta, COO, OKWU. The smartphone is priced at Rs 10,499 and will be sold through leading retail across the country.In terms of specs, the Omicron sports a 5.5- inch resolution Full HD IPS display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The smartphone features a CNC-made metal frame rendering it a sleek look along with a fingerprint sensor which as per the company’s claim can unlock the phone in just 0.1 seconds.The Omicron is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of ROM which is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. On the camera front, OKWU smartphone boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF technology and 5 megapixel front camera with selfie flash. The dual SIM smartphone is backed by 3000 mAh battery and connectivity options include WiFi, GPS, 4G VoLTE and Bluetooth.Post launch of our first model OKWU Pi , we generated huge market response that has helped us expand into east and south India and has also developed colossal market traction in Maharashtra. With OKWU Omicron we plan to accelerate our growth in operating regions and also look to open operations in northern India, ” said Anshuman Atul, CEO, OKWU.Also Read: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/technology/story/oppo-f3-full-specs-top-features-india-price-and-everything-you-need-to-know/1/945379.html”From a team of 10 people to 100 today, in the span of six months, reflects the strength of our product besides deep understanding, strategy and collective hardwork.”advertisementAnshuman Atul added. “With Omicron we enter into the most competitive and exciting price bracket of Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 12, 000, which garners the maximum sales for smartphones in India.”This is the second phone launched by OKWU so far. The company last year launched its first smartphone named Pi that comes with a Bluetooth accessory called U-Tag. The phone costs 5,999 and interestingly features a dual-camera setup at the back.
\R Moscow, Jun 24 (AFP) World Cup hosts Russia are surfing a wave of national euphoria as they head into tomorrow’s encounter against two-time champions Uruguay after delighting their fans with a scintillating start to the tournament. Written off as no-hopers before the World Cup, Russia head to the Volga River city of Samara for a game which will see the winner secure top spot in Group A following the elimination of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. A draw would also be good enough to give Russia first place, thanks to the eight goals from two matches that have made believers out of fans used to decades of World Cup futility. Both teams then face the likely prospect of going up against either Spain or Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the last 16 — although underdogs Iran are still in the running in a tight Group B. Uruguay however are likely to provide the type of stern test Russia will need to overcome if they are launch an extended run in the knockout rounds. Yet the hosts are brimming with confidence having made it past the group stage of a World Cup for the first time since the Soviet Union lost to Belgium in the last 16 in 1986. – ‘Mission not accomplished’ – ============================== Russia had won just two of nine World Cup matches before kicking off the most watched event on the planet with a 5-0 rout of the Saudis. Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko — the former sports minister who still oversees football in an unofficial capacity — said the squad had no right to relax.advertisement “Our mission has still not been accomplished,” Mutko said after watching a team training session on the outskirts of a muggy Moscow. “We would like to get into the knockout stage from first place.” Russia followed their Saudi thrashing by limiting Egypt’s star striker Mohamed Salah — nursing a shoulder injury but always dangerous — to one goal in an impressive 3-1 win last Tuesday in Saint Petersburg. Salah was contained by a Russian defence that had lost three starters and was forced to call back 38-year-old Sergei Ignashevich from international retirement. Ignashevich turns 39 on the eve of the final on July 15 that Russia retain improbable dreams of playing in. Few believe they will. A poll conducted in the wake of their win over Egypt showed just 14 percent think Russia can lift the trophy. It was 11 percent when coach Stanislav Cherchesov’s charges were plodding their wave through a seven-match winless streak that saw their ranking slip to a tournament-worst 70th. But Cherchesov always thought Russia were underrated and a triumph over Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani would do more to prove the mustachioed manager right. It would also see Russia looking more confidently at the permutations of whom they might encounter in the quarter-finals. The possibilities there range from France and Argentina to an impressive looking Croatia. Midfielder Denis Cheryshev has been one of the World Cup’s big discoveries and a natural leader on a team without stars. “We have to be very happy with our wins,” said the 27-year-old. “But this is just the start.” (AFP) ATKATK
Boone Pickens made headlines last week after critical comments he made about head coach Mike Gundy in a podcast with the Austin American-Statesman, where he criticized his ability to manage his relationships with people.After choosing not to comment on the comments at his press conference, Gundy did eventually open up in a less formal setting with The Franchise’s John Hoover, where Gundy talked about how it affects his team and what the impact of his comments are, saying that “If you’re doing something that’s hurting us in the big picture, well then I don’t like that.”You can check out the full 2 minutes of audio from an interestingly candid conversation with Mike Gundy in the audio player below.Audio Playerhttp://thefranchiseok.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Gundy-on-Pickens.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio content by The Franchise Sports.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Congratulations to the following players who were awarded Player of the Final and Player of the Series honours at the 2015 National Touch League.Men’s Elite EightQueensland Stingrays 5 defeated New South Wales Scorpions 2Player of the Final: Adam Pryde (Stingrays)Player of the Series: Sam Brisby (Scorpions)Women’s Elite EightQueensland Chiefs 6 defeated New South Wales Mets 4Player of the Final: Samantha Hopkin (Chiefs)Player of the Series: Samantha Hopkin (Chiefs)Mixed OpenSydney Rebels 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 4Players of the Final: Roy Prasad and Kirstie Wakely (Rebels)Women’s T LeagueHunter Western Hornets 3 defeated South Queensland Sharks 2Player of the Final: Jasmine Dillon (Hornets)Men’s T LeagueNorth Queensland Cyclones 15 defeated Central Queensland 5Player of the Final: Jason Norford (Cyclones)Men’s 30’sSouth Queensland Sharks 6 defeated Sydney Scorpions 5Player of the Final: Scott Prince (Sharks)Women’s 35’sHunter Western Hornets 3 defeated South Queensland Sharks 2Player of the Final: Jodi Dillon (Hornets)Men’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 6 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3Player of the Final: Darren Swain (Scorpions)Womens’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 7 defeated Western Tigers 2Player of the Final: Megan McGhie (Scorpions)Men’s 45’sSydney Scorpions 8 defeated South Queensland Sharks 4Player of the Final: David Cheung (Scorpions)Men’s 50’sSydney Scorpions 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 4Player of the Final: Peter McDonald (Scorpions)Men’s 55’sNorth Queensland Cyclones 3 defeated Northern Eagles 2Player of the Final: Roly Warnock (Cyclones)Senior MixedSydney Scorpions 5 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 4Players of the Final: Brad Mitchell and Sarah Nash (Scorpions)Related LinksPlayer awards
PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds his team back as they prepare to take the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Although Doug Nester seemed well on his way to joining Ohio State, it appears the four-star recruit is not ready to make his official move.The Buckeyes already have Nester’s commitment, but he’s not going to sign with the program just yet. With the Buckeyes undergoing an overhaul to their coaching staff, it makes sense for recruits to take their time.Ryan Day understands the important of retaining recruits that committed under Urban Meyer, which is why he’s prioritizing keeping Nester in Columbus.Perhaps the talented offensive lineman wants to establish a strong relationship with the new coaching staff before signing his letter of intent.Nester is listed as the No. 5 offensive guard in the 2019 class, per 247Sports.Considering that he is not officially a member of Ohio State, Penn State and other elite programs are scheduling visits with the four-star recruit.From Lettermen Row:The rumors about a potential firing of Urban Meyer made it easy for other schools to capitalize on Nester’s own, natural doubts. Though he made multiple treks to Columbus over the course of the season, he also stopped in at Virginia Tech and Penn State, though both of those trips were written off as nothing more than him accompanying teammates.Yet those two schools and Georgia are almost certainly going to receive an official visit from Nester in the next three weeks. He took his official visit to Ohio State the weekend after Meyer retired and spent his first real time with Ryan Day then. But that continues to be the biggest holdup in completely cementing his commitment.It’ll be interesting to see if the Nittany Lions can pry Nester away from the Buckeyes. After all, James Franklin has shown that he’s an excellent recruiter during his time in Happy Valley.Stay tuned.[Lettermen Row]
Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Editors’ Recommendations Every season Naked & Famous’ Brandon Svarc (the Dominique Ansel of denim) releases fun, exciting and innovative jeans that you never even thought could exist. From scratch and sniff pants (do you prefer raspberry or mint?) to color changing jeans to a pair of very heavy jeans (32 ounces – the heaviest in the world). This season is for skateboarders, and those who love to walk in the dark.Reflective denim. It’s gray by day, bright by night.Brandon Svarc and his team has taken denim to a whole new level by baking tiny pieces of reflective material into the wash – but don’t worry, while they wont break, they will still break-in like your favorite pair.The entire jean reflects light due to a coating of thousands of micro glasslike beads that reflect light back to the source. So that means if you’re biking at night and a car is headed your way, you’re pants are gonna glow. Perfect for nighttime biking, skateboarding, or just for looking really cool in any Instagram photo after 6PM.The denim itself is top notch, it’s from Japan and was created specially for the Montreal-based brand. It had a bit of stretch to it so you will still be able to jump around.Think about it, you can now ditch that orange reflective vest you’re always jogging around it. Yikes.The brand has also released a short film that demonstrates how these bad boys work.These Weird Guy’s are Available at Barney’s this fall, and to check out the brands other crazy styles, or to stay a head of the curve and see what’s to come, check out Naked & Famous’ official website here. The Future of Jeans is Here with these Alternative Fabrics to Cotton Denim 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now
Tokyo: Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs worldwide, reports said Wednesday, as it works to turn its fortunes around after its former chief was arrested over financial misconduct. The cuts come after Nissan announced in May it would trim 4,800 posts from its global workforce of around 139,000. The decision reflects the firm’s struggles in the wake of the arrest of Carlos Ghosn and a fall in sales in the United States and Europe. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn May, it reported net profit fell to a near-decade low and warned of “a difficult business environment” for the next 12 months. A Nissan spokesman had no comment on the job cuts reports, which came before the firm announces its first-quarter results on Thursday. “We’ve not decided yet what we’ll announce (at the Thursday earnings news conference), and we don’t comment on (media) speculation,” Nissan spokesman Koji Okuda told AFP. The Nikkei business daily said Wednesday that the firm would announce a 90 percent drop in operating profit for the first quarter owing to declining US sales. The company has struggled in the US and Europe as it works through the aftermath of Ghosn’s shock arrest. It has also faced tensions with its French partner Renault, which owns 43 percent of the Japanese manufacturer, and is undergoing an overhaul intended to strengthen governance after the Ghosn scandal.
EDMONTON — Flair Airlines Ltd. has found a new place to roost.The low-cost carrier says it is moving its headquarters from Kelowna, British Columbia, to Edmonton.Flair CEO David Tait say the change makes sense because most of the company’s flights already go through Edmonton International Airport.Tait says the move would bring 75 jobs to Edmonton.He says that number is expected to increase to 300 in the coming years.The announcement Tuesday came a day before Calgary-based WestJet’s low-cost carrier Swoop was set to make its maiden flight from Hamilton, Ont., to Abbotsford, B.C.“As one of the fastest growing cities in the country, the community (Edmonton) and the airport are uniquely positioned to support our ongoing growth,” Tait said in a release Tuesday.Flair has been operating since 2005, acting as a charter airline mainly used by energy companies.In 2016, the company began operating flights for NewLeaf. It bought out NewLeaf last year. (CTV Edmonton, Canadian Press)
A fish and chip shop in North Yorkshire that has become a hot spot for Chinese tourists has announced plans to open a replica restaurant in China. Authentic Yorkshire fish and chips will soon be available in the southern Chinese city of Chengdu, by popular demand. Scotts Fish and Chips currently has more than 100 Chinese visitors each week. Such is popularity that owner Tony Webster has agreed to open a sister restaurant in China for customers who are unable to make the 8,202 km trip for the battered fish. The cultural fascination with the quintessentially British supper first began in 2015 when Chinese President Xi Jinping ate fish and chips with then Prime Minister David Cameron. On the A46 near Bilbrough, the main route from London to York, the shop provides a welcome day trip for tourists eager to taste a menu fit for the President with busloads of tour groups visiting the premises. The fish and chip shop has delighted in the influx of customers, even translating its menu into Mandarin and Cantonese, to make sure tourists feel welcome. The footage of the visit by the President features prominently on the Scotts website and to celebrate Chinese New Year, they featured in a video with the caption: “2019 Is The Year Of The Pig, But It’s Always The Year Of Fish And Chips”. Chinese customers tucking in to their fish and chipsCredit:Charlotte Graham Mr Webster said that over the last two years Scotts has seen a huge increase in the number of bookings made by Chinese tour guides. He said: “Our own marketing is paying dividends and this year we have seen a 15-fold increase in the number of Chinese coach parties paying Scotts Fish and Chips a visit.“This week alone we served more than 100 Chinese tourists in three separate groups. And once here in addition to tucking into fish and chips, they insist on taking photos both inside and outside the restaurant with the staff.“It is a real occasion for them and one they want to share with their friends and family when they return home.”The publicity, Mr Webster said, had turned his restaurant into a “household name” and he now hopes to crack the Chinese market at home. “On the back of this I was approached by a consortium of Chinese businessmen keen to recreate Scotts in the southern Chinese city of Chengdu,” he said.”It will be a facsimile of what we have alongside the A64 at Bilbrough.”This is an incredibly exciting prospect – one that I could never have imagined 12 months ago.” Scotts puts its growing Oriental market down to an online campaign: “Thanks to launching a Chinese website on Weibo, and the use of the Wechat messaging app widely used in the Communist country, Scotts Fish and Chips has seen a large increase in the number of Chinese coach parties stopping off for a bite to eat.” 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.
Mar 6th 2019, 9:45 AM By Sean Murray Joanne Hayes set to sue the State over her treatment in Kerry Babies case She has yet to receive compensation from the State, after receiving a full apology for how her case was handled. 33,941 Views Short URL No Comments THE WOMAN WHO was wrongly accused of murdering a baby in Kerry in the 1980s has filed High Court action against the State, a year after she received an apology from the Taoiseach over her treatment in the case.Joanne Hayes is set to sue over being wrongfully arrested and subsequently charged with the murder of ‘Baby John’, whose body was discovered on a beach near Cahirciveen in Kerry.After receiving apologies from the State last year, she has yet to receive compensation and this week filed High Court action against a number of parties, including the gardaí and the State. The investigation into the 1984 death and subsequent Tribunal into the child’s death centred on Hayes, as she faced accusations that she was the baby’s mother and had killed him.The case gained notoriety in the media, with Hayes gaining sizeable public support with critical commentary on how she was treated by authorities.A garda review of the DNA evidence just last year proved that Hayes was not the mother of the child, and she has since been exonerated. In January last year, both the gardaí and the government apologised to Joanne Hayes.Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin wrote to Hayes to formally apologise to her on behalf of An Garda Síochána.Speaking at a press conference to coincide with this in Kerry, Superintendent Flor Murphy said: “It is a matter of significant regret for An Garda Síochána that it has taken such a long time for it to be confirmed that Ms Hayes is not the mother of Baby John,” he said. Share2442 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 9:45 AM Leo Varadkar said that Joanne Hayes had been treated very badly by the Irish State.He said: “I absolutely want to reiterate the apology to Joanne Hayes made by the gardaí yesterday and do so on behalf of the Irish State.”This was echoed by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan. He said: “Joanne Hayes was subject to a prolonged ordeal that was simply wrong on every level. This was unacceptable even at the time and as Minister for Justice and Equality, and on behalf of the State, I am deeply sorry that this happened.”Following these apologies, the issue of compensation that would be offered to Hayes came to the fore, with Tánaiste Simon Coveney telling the Dáil he was not at liberty to speak about compensation for Hayes but said that it is something he is sure the Government will want to act quickly on.Last month, the Irish Daily Mail reported that an agreement had not yet been reached with Hayes regarding compensation from the State.In separate filings, her siblings Michael, Kathleen and Edmund have also issued proceedings against the same parties as Joanne – An Garda Síochána, the Director of Public Prosecution, the Department of Justice, the Attorney General and the Irish State. TheJournal.ie has contacted the parties involved for comment in relation to this matter.An Garda Síochána said it had no comment to make. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice said: “Ms Hayes has asked for her privacy to be protected and we have sought at all times to respect her wishes, while endeavouring to reach a settlement with her and others in this complex case.“Correspondence was received from the solicitors from the Hayes family in recent days, which is currently under consideration.”Comments are closed for legal reasons https://jrnl.ie/4526167 Joanne Hayes at a hearing of the Kerry Babies Tribunal in 1985. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie On behalf of An Garda Síochána, I would like to sincerely apologise to Ms Hayes for that, as well as the awful stress and pain she has been put through as a result of the original investigation into this matter, which fell well short of the required standards. Joanne Hayes at a hearing of the Kerry Babies Tribunal in 1985. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie
Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United team-mate Anthony Martial has the potential to become one of the best players in the Premier LeagueThe 22-year-old striker’s superb goal proved to be the difference in United’s 2-1 win against Everton on Sunday after winning the penalty that Paul Pogba slotted home.The result provided manager Jose Mourinho with a second win in eight games, whom Martial appears to gotten back in favour with following a tense period between the pair.Now the Frenchman has made four successive starts for United with four goals provided on route.Speaking after the win over Everton, Mourinho hailed Martial’s recent progress and Matic is the latest to heap praise on his young team-mate.“Anthony is a great player and he needs to understand that,” said Matic, according to the Telegraph.“He needs more confidence. He is still young and I think if he continues to score in the next game he will get that.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“If he reaches his top level, he can be one of the best players in the league for sure.“Sometimes I don’t think he understands how good he is. Sometimes he is quick, he is good with the ball, he can run.“He has everything that a Manchester United football player needs. Sometimes I don’t think he understands that.“If I had his ability with the ball and I was as quick as him then I wouldn’t pass to anyone and I would score every game!“To be serious, he does need more confidence and this comes with results. When you don’t have results, it is very difficult for players to have that high confidence.“If we can get results over the next few games and improve as a team he will show that he is very important for us.”Martial has scored five goals in 10 appearances for United this season and will likely start once more in the trip to Bournemouth this Saturday in the Premier League.
Claire England has joined professional services firm JLL as its new director for diversity and inclusion.In her new role, England will liaise with JLL’s HR and sustainability teams in order to oversee the organisation’s UK diversity and inclusion strategy. This will include delivering diversity and inclusion targets as part of JLL’s Building a Better Tomorrow programme, acting as an ambassador internally and externally for diversity and inclusion, and working with JLL’s employee diversity networks.England has 15 years of industry experience across the legal, financial services and retail sectors. This includes her previous roles at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she most recently worked as head of diversity and inclusion. She has also worked as senior graduate recruitment officer at Irwin Mitchell and resourcing adviser at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coral Springs Police Department, alongside James S. Hunt Elementary School, is teaching South Florida children about safety while having fun at summer camp.“This is the first school in Broward County that has done this program in conjunction with a police department,” said Hunt Elementary Principal Ernie. W. Lozano. “We are so fortunate here at James S. Hunt Elementary to have a police department like the City of Coral Springs.”The officers at the camp not only mentor the children, but they get to play with them as well.“She really enjoys coming to the program,” said Magdaline Exantus, whose children attend the summer camp. “They have a lot of activities that they do. For example, they do fire prevention and also burglary and internet safety, so she really enjoys it and she comes every day and tells me how she really enjoys the program.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took two people to the hospital after a box truck crashed into a car in Miami.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Northwest Fifth Street and Third Court, at around 5:30 a.m., Saturday.Officials called the crash a high-speed accident.The truck overturned from the impact, and the car was totaled.Paramedics transported the victims to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library recently released its winter adult events brochure online.Highlights include:New Year, New You! seriesCelebrate the Holidays! seriesHome Sweet Home seriesBon Appetit! seriesArts & Crafts seriesHow To Tuesdays — How To Meal Plan, How To knitWinter Coffee House featuring The Last DuoThe Written Word — Fiction Critique Group, Poetry Circle, Writing Skills GroupBook Groups — Novel Ideas, Well Read Wednesdays Book Group, Pints & PagesAfternoon Lectures — Getting Into Genealogy; The Science of Happiness; Thomas Jefferson The FoodieAfternoon Concerts — Great Songs from Great Movies; Swinging the American PlaybookSTEM Classes & LecturesWilmington NetworkersCoffee with a Cop, Current Affairs Discussion Group, English Conversation GroupRead the brochure HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Summer Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Library Releases Spring Adult Event BrochureIn “Community”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019:#1) POLE REQUEST. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Verizon New England and Reading Municipal Light Department to place a pole on Ballardvale Street, near the Route 125 intersection. The pole will bring utilities to the new strip mall being built there.#2) TERRI MARCIELLO RECOGNIZED. Town Manager Jeff Hull read a letter he recently wrote congratulating Terri Marciello, who was recently named a Massachusetts Unsung Heroine. “Terri is passionate about finding ways to help others and their caregivers to address the broad range of financial, social and emotional challenges of daily life,” wrote Hull. Hull praised Marciello’s “positive spirit” and “how-can-I-help attitude.” Selectman Chair Greg Bendel referred to Marciello as “the best in the business.”#3) FINANCE COMMITTEE NEWS. Town Manager Jeff Hull announces that Neal Couture has resigned from the Wilmington Finance Committee effective June 30. He’s moving out-of-state. Hull also told the Selectmen that Finance Committee members Marianne Gallezzo, Leigh Martinson, and Hirak Shah were recently reappointed to 3-year terms set to expire in 2022. Per the town bylaw, Finance Committee members are appointed by the Selectmen Chair, Finance Committee Chair, and Town Moderator.#4) COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES NEWS. Selectmen unanimously approved the Town Manager’s recommendation to appoint Selectman Jonathan Eaton to the Wilmington Commission on Disabilities. Eaton fills the seat that must be held by an elected or public official. Another vacancy on the 7-person committee — which must be filled by a resident with a disability – remains.#5) RMLD ELECTRIC VEHICLE RIDE & DRIVE EVENT. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Reading Municipal Light Department to hold an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 10am to 3pm, in the municipal parking lot, in conjunction with the Wilmington Farmers Market.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”
Vijayawada: Minister for Endowments Velampalli Srinivas while participating in the International Yoga Day celebrations here on Friday, said that yoga is good for health and everybody should practice yoga for at least one hour daily to remain active throughout the day.The Yoga Day celebrations were jointly organised by AYUSH and the State government at a function hall at Guru Nanak Colony here. Also Read – Bharat Gourav award to Margani Bharat Ram Advertise With Us Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy who was supposed to participate in the celebrations could not take part due to the programme at Kaleswaram Project in Telangana. Mayor Koneru Sridhar, Central MLA Malladi Vishnu, Principal Secretary (Health) K S Jawahar Reddy, Municipal Commissioner M Rama Rao, AYUSH Commissioner P A Sobha, Krishna District Collector Md Imtiaz, Joint Collector-2 Babu Rao, corporator Devineni Aparna and AYUSH department members participated in the yoga exercises. MLA Malladi Vishnu suggested that the AYUSH department should conduct similar programmes once in a month to take yoga to the people.
by NPR News Scott Hensley 8.21.19 2:10pm At some point nearly everyone has to deal with pain. How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll. First, we wanted to know how often pain interferes with people’s ability to work, go to school or engage in other activities. Overall, 18% of Americans say that’s often a problem for them. Almost a quarter – 24% — say it’s sometimes the case. The degree to which pain is a problem varies by age, with 22% of people 65 and older saying pain interferes often with their daily lives compared with only about 9% of people 35 and younger.Once pain strikes, how do people deal with it?The poll found that 63% of people had sought care for their pain and 37% hadn’t. Younger people were less likely to have pursued care.The most common approach is an over-the-counter pain reliever. Sixty percent of people said that is something they do. Another popular choice, particularly among younger people, is exercise, including stretching and yoga. Forty percent of those under 35 say exercise is a way they seek relief. Only 11% of people 65 and older say exercise is something they try for pain. Overall, 26% of people see exercise as helpful for their pain.That level of exercise is “really exciting to see,” says Brett Snodgrass, a nurse practitioner and clinical coordinator of palliative medicine at Baptist Hospitals in Memphis, Tenn. In her experience, not nearly as many people were doing that, even a few years ago. She says a decline in opioid prescribing could be part of the reason for the change. “Often prescribers were settling for prescriptions,” she says of health care providers’ longstanding approach. “Now that there’s less prescribing, patients are having to take more responsibility” for managing their pain, she says.But options such as exercise and physical therapy are easier to access for people with higher incomes. Snodgrass points to the poll’s finding that only 15% of people whose income was less than $25,000 a year cite exercise as a way they relieve pain. By comparison, about a third of people making $50,000 or more annually say it’s one way they deal with it.About 15% of Americans do turn to a prescription medicine to help get relief. People 35 and under were least likely to get a prescription drug for pain – only 3%. Older people, those 65 and older, were most likely to make use of a prescription medicine, with 23% opting for that approach.In terms of treatment, pain needs to be viewed holistically, so that reliance on medicines alone doesn’t drive decisions. “If we don’t pay attention to pain as a public health issue, I think we’re going to be addressing half of the problem and causing another problem,” says Dr. Anil Jain, vice president and chief health information officer at IBM Watson Health.In light of the efforts to reduce opioid use, we asked if people who are taking opioids for pain are concerned about becoming addicted: 16% said yes; 84% said no. A little more than a third of people taking opioids said they were worried about losing access to opioids compared with about two-thirds who aren’t. The nationwide poll surveyed 3,004 people during the first half of March. The margin of error is +/- 1.8 percentage points.You can find the full results here.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Daniel Grill Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Says Pain Often Interferes…
Nathan Brake (R) proposes to his boyfriend Mitchell. | Photo: Twitter/@DeltaGoodrem The reality TV singing competition has just started a new season in Australia with the blind auditions happening in the latest episode on Sunday (29 April).Singer Nathan Brake wowed The Voice audience and judges with his cover of Nick Jonas song, Jealous.Brake was a hit with judges, Joe Jonas, Kelly Rowland and Aussie pop star Delta Goodrem all hoping to get him on his team. Boy George is the fourth judge on this year’s season.But before Brake chose which judge’s team to join, he announced ‘I’ve also made another decision’.He then called for his partner of six years, Mitchell, to be brought onto the stage.‘I just wanted to bring you out here because we’ve had a beautiful six years together,’ Brake told Mitchell on stage.‘You’ve been a constant support, so I just wanted to ask you, will you marry me.’To which Mitchell replied: ‘Yes, of course’.The judges then ran up to the stage to congratulate the pair, as the crowd wildly cheered them on.‘That was so beautiful. I love an unexpected proposal,’ Boy George told the pair.Rowland then promised no matter which judge Brake chose, to keep her ‘name on the wedding list’.‘Because I will perform ‘When Love Takes Over’ at your wedding,’ she tells Brake.What a vibe! Welcome to #TeamDelta @nathanbrake & H U G E congrats on your engagement! @TheVoiceAU #TheVoiceAU pic.twitter.com/yWlAzqtF9T Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Six months ago same-sex marriage wasn’t legal in Australia, but now that it is, cute marriage proposals are happening everywhere including on The Voice Australia. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Let Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoGuam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoRugby star offered to give up lucrative contract after anti-gay commentsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-guy-makes-history-proposing-to-his-boyfriend-on-the-voice/ — Delta Goodrem (@DeltaGoodrem) April 29, 2018Australia’s marriage equality voteBrake eventually chose to join Goodrem’s team, but the significance of his proposal must not be underestimated.Australia only legalized marriage equality in December last year. That came after a gruelling national postal survey on the issue. While the majority of Australians voted in favor of legalizing marriage equality, the postal survey took a huge toll on the LGBTI community.‘We were quite affected by it (the postal survey), just in the sense that there’s a lot of divisiveness around,’ he told 9now.‘There was a lot of negative things being put out there that weren’t necessarily true.’Brake hoped his proposal could make a difference to a young LGBTI person.‘I’m very grateful to be in a time where I’m able to stand on a stage like that and propose to the person that I love and share it with so many people because that’s something that I never got the chance to see growing up.‘If I can help one child just watching. One kid, just sitting there, feeling different, feeling like they’re not good enough, to be able to see that moment and go, “You know what? I can take control of this and I can make a change or this is okay” then what more could I ask for?’Watch the cute proposalGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .