Having swept aside all opposition in the group stage, hosts England are expected to face a strong pace attack when they take on Pakistan in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Wednesday.Pakistan managed to bundle out a formidable Sri Lankan batting line-up for 236 runs in their last Group B match after deciding to bowl first at the Cardiff Wales Stadium here on Monday.The Pakistan bowling attack comprising pacers Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali and their lone spinner Imad Wasim will look to test the strong England batting line-up as well.Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir were in excellent form in the previous match against Sri Lanka and will aim to recreate some of that magic against the hosts.Some of the deliveries by the duo against Sri Lanka were almost unplayable and a similar performance at the same venue on Wednesday could prove to be ominious for England.If Pakistan do manage to upstage the hosts, it will be their first appearance in the final of a 50-over International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament since losing to Australia in the title clash of the 1999 World Cup.The last time they qualified for a 50-over ICC tournament was at the 2011 World Cup when they lost a thriller to arch-rivals India in Mohali.However, Pakistan’s power-packed line-up of fast bowlers is offset to some extent by the lack of too much firepower in their batting.Most of the Pakistan batsmen have struggled during the group matches. Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and opener Fakhar Zaman are the only Pakistan batsmen who have shown some kind of form in this tournament.advertisementSarfaraz struck an unbeaten 61 runs in the must-win last group game against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won by three wickets to qualify for the last-four stage.England, on the other hand, were the dominant team in Group A. They dominated teams like Australia, Bangladesh and New Zealand in home conditions for an all-win record in the group stage and will look to maintain their winning streak.England’s batting line-up, boasting the likes of Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morga, Ben Stokes and Jos Butler, has looked to be in an impressive form but is expected to face a stern test against the Pakistan bowling attack.Joe Root also sits among the top run scorers in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy scoring 212 runs in three matches with the highest score of an unbeaten 133 against Bangladesh.The bowling department for England has also looked good, trying to provide an equal balance to the side under the likes of pacers Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Ben Stokes and their spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali who have consistently delivered for their side.England lead the head-to-head battle with a 6-4 record against Pakistan in ICC tournaments. The last time Pakistan defeated England in an ICC event was in 1996.Squads:England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Steven Finn, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, David WilleyPakistan: Sarfraz Khan (c and wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik.
By Saumojyoti S Choudhury Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (PTI) Standing on the cusp of creating history, two-time defending champions Australia are keen to put up a good show at the ongoing hockey World Cup to ensure uninterrupted flow of funds from its government till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Aiming to win a rare hat-trick of titles, Australia chief coach Colin Batch said a disastrous outing here could seriously affect its preparations for the Tokyo Olympics as its government may not release additional funds. By virtue of the national team’s impressive performances over the years, which includes back-to-back world titles in 2010 and 2014 besides the Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games gold earlier this year, hockey is one of sports identified by the Australian government to get additional funding till the 2020 Olympics. “It’s very important that we continue to get the funding. Of course, it’s linked to our performance. It was good to have the funding consolidated right till Tokyo 2020. The team has earned that with their performances over the last two years. It has given a lot of encouragement,” Batch said at the Kalinga Stadium here ahead of his side’s World Cup opener against Ireland on Friday. “We would like to perform well here, because then the players will get more funding as well. They know that, so it goes on. If we are knocked out in the early part of the tournament here, then that can affect our funding. So, it’s very important to play well here and be successful,” he added. Being the two-time defending champions, there is pressure on Australia to become first hockey playing nation to win a hat-trick of World Cup crowns, but the coach said they are taking it as a challenge.advertisement “The Aussie group has a proud history. We are defending our title here and we are looking it as a challenge. That’s our approach, Batch said. Australia’s last success on Indian soil was when they won the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here last year and Batch said the Kookaburras drew heart from that campaign. “We continued to improve during the tournament (HWL Final). We could not win a game in the group stage but we drew three games against quality opposition. We made it to the quarterfinals and our hockey improved significantly from there,” he said, summing up Australia’s showing in the HWL Final. “We have got some belief from that tournament that we can continue to improve at whatever level we start at. Earlier this year we have got some success in the Commonwealth Games and the Champions Trophy. Each tournament creates different obstacles.” Talking about hosts India, Batch said India have already earned back its respect in world hockey with their upward rise in the recent years. “They (India) have improved. We have played them at the Champions Trophy and that was the best Indian team we had seen for a while,” the Aussie coach said. “I think they will play well here, but again the best teams will play consistently right through the tournament. There will be pressure on India for sure, but they have a good team. I think everyone in world hockey respects them enormously.” Australia’s co-captain Aran Zalewski too agreed with his coach and said they were taking the tournament as a challenge. “It’s great that Australia has such a proud history in World Cups. We have taken experiences from the past but this is completely different group. We have now got 10 guys making their debut at World Cup,” he said. “For us as a team this is our first real chance of winning a World Cup as a group. We are not taking it as pressure but as a challenge.” PTI SSC PDSPDS
Preity Zinta goofs up congratulations on India’s win in Australia. Trolls tear her apartPreity Zinta made a major gaffe while congratulating Team India for their historic Test series win in Australia.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 12:20 IST Preity ZintaCricket fans were swelling with pride when Team India led by Virat Kohli created history by winning their first-ever Test series in Australia by a margin of 2-1, after the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground ended in a draw because of inclement weather.With this feat, India became the first Asian team to win a Test series on Australian turf.Preity Zinta, who is the co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), congratulated Team India on their historic win. In a now-deleted tweet, she erroneously hailed the “boys in blue” for “being the first Asian team to win a test match down under”. Preity Zinta has now deleted the tweet from her account.The actress’s gaffe did not go unnoticed by Twitteratti, who pointed out that India was not the first Asian team to win a Test match in Australia, but a Test series. They also reminded her that in a Test series, both teams are dressed in white.Half knowledgable very dangerous not the first team to win Test match madam first team to Win Test series Test matches have been won in past also Miheer Shah (@MiheerShah79) January 7, 2019Test series not test match * karan gill (@Karangillaus) January 7, 2019@realpreityzinta-so PZ doesn’t know d difference between a test match and test series…Beauty without brains pic.twitter.com/zudpqBeaGO vijay babu (@vijayvictory19) January 7, 2019@realpreityzintaAnd another correction, boys are not in blue (this is not one day series), they are in whiteadvertisement UDay SIngh (@askuday) January 7, 2019Poor Preity.Actors are better when limit themselves to screen or at best investing in cricket teams. Let them not open their mouth and expose themselves. Bhavani Sankar M S ® (@Bhavanisms) January 8, 2019Incidentally, Preity is the co-owner of an IPL team and has a keen interest in cricket. At the India Today Conclave East 2018, she revealed how she ended up investing in a cricket team.”I met Lalit Modi at the Bravery Awards. I was the brand ambassador and his family was involved with that. We sat down for coffee later, and I told him that I want to have a sports school,” she said, adding that though she and her father dreamt of India winning more medals at the Olympics, she did not realise that having a sports academy required an investment of Rs 1000 crore.”When the IPL was being bid for, he called me and asked, ‘Why don’t you do this?’ Everyone told me don’t do this, it’s crazy, this will never happen but somehow he convinced me. I am a visual person and for me, I just looked forward and thought, ‘Can I see this happen? Yes, I can.’ I also believed that it would be my first step in sports and I could do what I wanted to do,” Preity added.ALSO READ: Preity Zinta reveals she almost died in 2004 tsunamiALSO WATCH: Preity G Zinta opens up about working with the Khans and her near-death experienceGet 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 Tags :Follow Preity Zinta
zoom Responding to the recent class action lawsuit filed in the US District Court, Greek shipowner DryShips said the complaint was without merit.On July 14, 2017, a purported class action complaint was filed in the New York District Court by Maxime Hodges and other investors against the company and two of its executive officers. The complaint alleges that the company and two of its executive officers violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are claiming damages.“DryShips and its management believe that the complaint is without merit and plan to vigorously defend themselves against the allegations,” the company said.To remind, DryShips has been accused of a stock-manipulation scheme aimed at artificially inflating its share price.The transactions trace back to June 8, 2016, when DryShips raised hundreds of millions of dollars by selling newly-issued shares directly to Kalani Investments Ltd. (Kalani), a British Virgin Islands firm, at a discount to market value. It is claimed that the new capital enabled DryShips to roughly double the size of its fleet to 36 vessels.On the other hand, Kalani is believed to have bought the shares with the intention of reselling and had failed to register as an underwriter with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.The issuance of shares caused the dropping of diluted shareholder value, while the frequent fluctuation in DryShip’s common share price, caused by the company’s capital-raising, reportedly cost the shareholders hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the lawsuit.Pomerantz LLP, Goldberg Law PC, Gainey McKenna & Egleston and Stull, Stull & Brody (SS&B) are among the lawfirms that joined the class action lawsuit.
Facebook Advertisement Swan’s filmography includes plum roles in Marvel’s Inhumans, Ballers, Smallville and Graceland. But she’s breaking new ground and having the time of her life in Jenny’s coroner scrubs — and in lifting the character beyond the usual crime procedural clichés. Advertisement Jenny Cooper isn’t a real person, but you wouldn’t know it from the way Serinda Swan talks about her.“I love Jenny’s strength,” Swan says. “I love her weakness. I love her exploration of who she is.”The Vancouver-born actress portrays Dr. Jenny Cooper on Coroner, the CBC’s Toronto-shot crime procedural based on the series of books by British novelist Matthew Hall. Coroner — which premiered earlier this month —follows the personal and professional exploits of Dr. Cooper in the aftermath of her husband’s unexpected death. Vancouver-born actress Serinda Swan stars in the CBC drama Coroner. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
The agreement followed an urgent appeal from UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers, who called the slaughter of the sleeping refugees “an appalling massacre of innocent civilians.” The deputy director of UNHCR’s Geneva-based Africa bureau was flying to Burundi today to call on the government to take immediate measures to get the refugees, who have fled ethnic fighting in the DRC, out of harm’s way. The UN Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday strongly condemned the massacre of the Banyamulenge (ethnic Tutsi) refugees for which Burundi’s ethnic Hutu rebel Forces Nationales de Liberation (FNL), the only group which has not joined the country’s peace process, has claimed responsibility. “Some of the corpses were mutilated and headless. Others were burned beyond recognition. Some heads were bashed in. Mothers were killed obviously while trying to protect their children with their bodies,” UNHCR said of the massacre at the Gatumba transit centre midway on the 30-kilometre route between the Burundi capital of Bujumbura and the DRC border town of Uvira. “Men armed with machetes, automatic weapons, grenades and torches swept into the camp amid the beating of drums and chants of ‘Hallelujah’,” it added. Some 100 refugees were also wounded. A nearby Burundi army base also came under attack, but a facility for 300 Burundi returnees from the DRC was left untouched.UNHCR has moved 500 survivors to a nearby school and another 100 went on their own to find accommodation in Bujumbura. “We did everything we can to protect the refugees,” said one agency staff member.“But everything the agency did was not enough in a region where governments have little control over forces that are constantly conjuring the most surreal and outrageous form of evil against the innocent to pursue their objectives,” UNHCR added in a news release.Gatumba is one of three transit centres in Burundi’s western frontier area sheltering 20,000 Congolese fleeing the DRC’s South Kivu province where disgruntled commanders protesting the alleged mistreatment of the Banyamulenge rebelled in June.Some relief workers said the attack was reminiscent of the genocide in neighbouring Rwanda a decade ago that left more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead at the hands of Hutu extremists.Burundi itself is trying to resolve a decade of deadly warfare between Hutus and Tutsis and a UN peacekeeping mission (ONUB) was established there in June to help the process along.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 23, 2012 5:23 pm MDT HALIFAX – A proposal to ship oil from Alberta to Eastern Canadian markets is drawing support from a growing number of premiers who say it could help stimulate the economy while serving as the foundation for a national energy strategy.Alberta Premier Alison Redford said she was delighted Friday to see her provincial counterparts back the idea following a discussion she had with Quebec Premier Pauline Marois the night before.“We are pleased by the fact that there are so many provinces that are interested in talking about what the challenges and opportunities are,” Redford said after a meeting of the premiers in Halifax.“This is an important policy discussion for us to have and there’s absolutely no reason to think that this is in any way what I would call an exclusive discussion.”Redford and Marois have agreed to set up working groups to examine the economic benefits and environmental risks of pumping Albertan crude through Quebec.Redford said she has also been in discussions for several months with New Brunswick Premier David Alward about the feasibility of shipping oil to his province.“This is driven by the private sector and this ultimately will work if the private sector believes there is a business case and opportunity for that to happen,” said Alward, whose province is home to a large refinery in Saint John owned by Irving Oil.“This is a project that has to go from Alberta, potentially to Saint John, and so it’s not about one province or another.”The latest plan would reverse the flow of an existing pipeline to bring Alberta oil to customers in the eastern half of Canada, and could result in slightly lower gasoline prices in that region. The project is being reviewed by the National Energy Board.There are actually two proposals to ship western crude to the East, including one by Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) and another by TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP).The Enbridge proposal involves expanding capacity on some pipes in the Great Lakes region and reversing the flow of another between Montreal and Sarnia, Ont.Rival TransCanada plans to convert some of its empty natural gas mainline to oil. The company behind the contentious Keystone XL pipeline is looking to sound out customer interest in the East in the new year.Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said Friday he was encouraged that Marois is keeping an open mind about the possibility of oil flowing through Quebec’s borders.“I think that’s obviously very positive because, in our view, the whole issue of resource development, which is so critical to the future prosperity of Canada, can only be done in co-operation with all levels of government,” Oliver said after giving a speech to the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.Oliver touted the benefits of a West-East oil flow, which he argued would create jobs in Eastern Canada and reduce prices at the pumps for consumers.“In addition to being a key job creator, it would allow us to use our own Canadian oil and reduce the costly foreign oil imports — a considerable savings,” said Oliver, who added that 92 per cent of the oil consumed by Quebecers comes from outside markets.Prior to the premiers’ meeting, Manitoba’s Greg Selinger said the idea presents an opportunity to build national energy security, stimulate private investment in the East and expand market opportunities for petroleum producers in the West.“I think it’s a good story for all of us if we do it properly,” Selinger said.Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia’s Darrell Dexter have also voiced their support.The talk of reversing the flow of oil came the same day as Statistics Canada released a study saying gas consumers in Central and Eastern Canada are being hit harder than those in the West because of a growing price gap between the types of crude refineries in both parts of the country use.Refineries in the East import a lot of their crude from overseas, which has been driven higher by conflicts in the Middle East and growing demand from China.British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said the proposed development does little to change her government’s fierce opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline running through her province if it doesn’t secure greater economic benefits.She said her province has set five conditions in order to allow a pipeline to the Pacific and it isn’t budging from that position.“The world’s best spill response on land and on the marine side,” she said. “Nothing less than that will meet the expectations of British Columbians.” Support builds among premiers to ship Alberta oil to Eastern Canada
Niagara Regional Police (NRP) officers trained in the Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre this week. Members of the marine and diving unit brought an inflatable rescue raft and other gear to do their regular training in the Olympic-size University pool on Jan. 20. Members of the NRP train in Brock’s pool several times a year.The Aquatic Centre also includes a five-metre diving tower and two Tarzan ropes.For more information on the pool and the public swimming available, visit Recreation Services.
The Indiana men’s basketball team’s Sunday win at Michigan clinched the outright Big Ten regular-season championship. By virtue of that result, Ohio State was denied a share of the title as well as almost $80,000 in bonuses paid to its four coaches. OSU coach Thad Matta would have received $20,000 for a share of the league’s regular-season title on top of his base salary of $3.2 million, as well as an additional year added on to his current contract, according to OSU athletics spokesman Dan Wallenberg. Matta’s contract expires in July 2019. The three OSU assistants – Dave Dickerson, Chris Jent and Jeff Boals – missed out on a combined $58,334. Each of Matta’s assistants would have received “supplemental compensation in the amount of one month’s salary” had OSU won a share of the Big Ten title, Wallenberg told The Lantern in a Monday email. For Dickerson, the team’s associate head coach and highest-paid assistant, a Big Ten title would have resulted an additional $21,667. Jent and Boals would have received $20,000 and $16,667, respectively. OSU, which defeated Illinois, 68-55, Sunday afternoon to improve to 23-7 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten, needed a Michigan win to claim a share of the regular season title for the fourth consecutive year. The Wolverines, which led by as many as five points during the final minute of play against the Hoosiers, collapsed down the stretch before eventually losing, 72-71, in Ann Arbor, Mich., hours after the Buckeyes defeated the Illini. Wallenberg did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s Monday afternoon request for information regarding whether these or other bonuses would be awarded if OSU wins this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament. Matta, who is in his ninth year at OSU, has led the Buckeyes to two Final Fours and five Big Ten titles. He and the Buckeyes will chase their third Big Ten Tournament title in four seasons when the team, seeded No. 2, begins play Friday against the winner of Purdue-Nebraska. OSU’s game against either the Boilermakers or Cornhuskers is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Police say they are investigating a shooting incident which occurred about 21:50hrs last night at Bee Hive, ECD during which two Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Officers received gunshot injuries to their right and left hand, respectively.The Enforcement Officers received treatment at a private medical institution and were sent away. Up to this time no arrest made, the Police said in a statement.Investigations revealed that soon after the Officers arrived at a house and were making enquiries of its owner, two vehicles approached and the occupants discharged several rounds at them who adapted tactical positions and returned fire; as a result the vehicles sped away.
Updated 20.10pmA STATE-SPONSORED campaign that was to see Ireland drastically reduce energy consumption had no effect, the ESRI has concluded.A paper from the think-tank says the the Power of One campaign, launched to great fanfare in 2006, had no “persistent effect” on the energy usage of Irish people.The campaign was funded by €10.75 million over the two years it was in effect, with over €3 million of that being spent on advertising.The ad campaign focused on encouraging people to switch off lights, televisions off instead of onto standby and removing phone chargers from the wall.However, the ESRI paper found that while the campaign increased awareness around the issue, it did little to curb the overuse of electricity.It added that this increase in awareness is likely to decline over time.Researchers studied Bord Gais gas consumption, factoring in weather and other factors such as income.Read: Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power moveRead: “Community involvement” key for Ireland’s energy plan
SUNDAY 12 JANUARY marked the first of many legal changes in 2014, as the in camera rule was eased in family law courts. The lifting of the veil on family law proceedings means that for the first time members of the media have access to report on family law cases before the courts.Before now the in camera rule was exacting and strictly enforced, allowing none but a limited group of people, including the parties involved, into a court where family law matters were being heard. The effect of the changes has already been felt by the reporting of proceedings in both the Circuit Court and the District Court in the first few days of the change.Debate has raged for years over the restriction of access by the public to the family law courts. Accusations of collusion between judges and solicitors in the making of orders and a level of distrust have grown up between the public and the legal system over the operation of the courts.An attempt at alleviating this gulf between the public’s perception of the legal system and the reality was the implementation of Section 4(3) of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004. This allowed limited access to family law cases by allowing a number of categories of people to attend a court where family law proceedings are being heard and to report on the proceedings. Journalist Carol Coulter was one such person who was engaged by the Courts Service to prepare such reports. But in recent years it had become inevitable that the move towards greater openness would result in further changes to the law.Public interest v private interestWeighing up the demands of the public for knowledge and the right to privacy for those engaged in the legal system on family law matters is a fine balancing act.The Law Reform Commission, in its report on privacy in 1998, carried out a comprehensive review of what was meant by ‘privacy’ and what was meant by ‘the public interest’. While that report dealt with the extent of surveillance and limitation of harassment by such equipment it set out that privacy as a concept includes “a wide range of personal interest or claims which places limits on the right of society and of its members to acquire knowledge of and to take action regarding another person.” Later on it states that, as the European Commission pointed out, “privacy therefore entails the right to establish and to develop relationships with other human beings especially in the emotional field for the development and fulfilment of one’s own personality”.Crucially the tensions between the private interest and the public interest have resulted in this reform which it is hoped will balance the family’s right to privacy with the public’s right to know. The Courts and Legal Services Act, 2013 (Part II) allows a bona fide representative of the press to be present in court during these proceedings. The anonymity of parties will be preserved in all cases.Relying on the quality of media reportsIn addition, the amendment provides that it would be an offence to broadcast or make public any information that would be likely to lead members of the public to identify the parties to the family proceedings or any children to whom the proceedings relate. The fine on conviction could amount to €50,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both. The Minister for Justice has stated that the changes were a part of the government’s commitment in the programme for government to reform and modernise aspects of family law.There is a surely a degree of fear present when it comes to the lifting of the in camera rule. Families involved in such court proceedings and members of the legal profession will need to adjust to this new era. Essentially we will be relying on the quality of reporting by the members of the media to maintain the standard and the dignity of those utilising the justice system for such sensitive matters.On a positive note, in the first report of its kind on Tuesday January 14, Fiona Gartland in the Irish Times provided a largely balanced description of cases before the Circuit Court and District Court. One of the issues reported on related to domestic violence. We can be sure that we will see many social issues come to light in the coming months and years, many of which may have been hidden behind the veil of the in camera rule for generations.Raising the awareness about these issues through its reporting in the press can only have positive effects. The insight and ability of our experienced judiciary can also be highlighted for what it is with the benefit of such measured reporting. Let’s hope the Minister has gotten the balance right.Katherine Irwin is a partner and head of Private Client and Family Law at Beauchamps Solicitors.Read: Family law and child care court cases can now be reported, but under strict conditionsColumn: Our new in camera Family Court legislation is a shamColumn: Why and how are children taken into State care?
Gary Neville believes that Kevin De Bruyne deserved the PFA Player of the Year award more than Mohamed SalahThe Liverpool star beat De Bruyne to the award last Sunday after a sensational debut campaign for his new club.While it was Salah who the prestigious individual award, many people had believed that De Bruyne would have been voted the winner by his fellow peers for his standout performances in Manchester City’s dominant season in the Premier League.Neville confirmed to Sky Sports that he would have voted in the Belgium midfielder’s favour.“If I was still a voting member I would have personally given the PFA Player of Year to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. That’s not because I believe it has to go to the league winners or that Mo Salah doesn’t deserve it,” said the former Manchester United captain, according to Sports Mole.Mo 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.“Salah has impressed more people in the game, that’s a matter of fact. In a democracy, the players who have played against him have voted for him. I can’t disagree with giving it to Salah, who has achieved above and beyond what we expected from him this season.“However, I would have edged to De Bruyne because his performances have been like artwork and, in terms of his assists and controlling football matches, he has just been magical to watch. We heap praise on certain players and I have not got one negative word to say about him.“The work he does off the ball is unbelievable, although I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed playing against Salah.”Salah is now just four goals shy of breaking Ian Rush’s goalscoring record for Liverpool of 47 goals in a single season.
WILMINGTON, MA — Agnes C. Romano (Doherty), age 99, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 10, 2018, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.Agnes was born in East Boston, MA on April 4, 1919; she was the dear daughter of the late William and Catherine Doherty. Agnes was raised and educated in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School. Agnes loved her “East Boston” roots; she spent many hours as a young girl working at her dad’s florist shop in Day Square where she enjoyed interacting with her neighbors and friends.Agnes also enjoyed countless hours of summer fun at her parent’s summer retreat around Silver Lake in Wilmington where many wonderful memories were made throughout the years.During World War II Agnes worked as a Switchboard Operator for AT&T. She would often talk of her time working during the war and had a deep sense of pride for the support she and others gave to the war effort.On August 19, 1942, Agnes married the “love of her life” Francis (Frank) Joseph Romano. Agnes and Frank lived in East Boston for several years before moving to Tewksbury where they raised their loving family of eleven children. Agnes was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who showered her family with unconditional love and support. She especially enjoyed going to dance recitals, sports, school events, plays, musicals, graduations, baptisms, first communions, or any special event that celebrated a milestone for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Agnes beamed with pride as she spoke of their accomplishments and cherished watching them grow into wonderful people.Agnes was a woman of great faith and was extremely active in her parish of St. Dorothy’s which serves the people of Wilmington and South Tewksbury. She was active in the Ladies Sodality for many years and served as the Past Prefect where she was very instrumental in running a multitude of Church events such as the Christmas Bazaar, Penney Sale, Whist Partie, Strawberry Fair and May Procession just to name a few. One of her great passions was making Baptismal robes for countless babies being welcomed into the Church through baptism and she did so for over fifty years.Agnes could not do enough to support her Church and help fellow parishioner’s; this did not go unnoticed when she was awarded the Chevrus Award for her outstanding work and dedication to the Parish of St. Dorothy’s. Agnes’ unwavering support and love did not stop there. She also gave of her time, talents and resources to the Catholic Charities, The Heartbeat Pregnancy Help Center, she sent care packages and Christmas gifts to orphanages in Chile and Costa Rica as well as giving support to various Indian Reservations. Agnes was also a Girl Scout leader for many years; always encouraging, supporting and leading the young women of the future by example.Agnes had a special place in her heart when it came to Veterans and their families. She was the wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of four generations who served this country and she was extremely proud of each one of them. During the Vietnam war, when her son was serving overseas, Agnes sent special care packages each containing a scapula and a special hand-written note to hundreds of Veterans, giving them encouragement, strength, and prayers during their darkest days. Agnes was also involved in the weekly Local Heroes group that sent packages overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan. For many years Agnes was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Post 8164 in Tewksbury where she went above and beyond to help with various fund raisers or just to help a Veteran in need. She was a woman who never forgot our Veterans from World War II to present day. Agnes had a motto; “Love of God, Love of Family and Love of Country”; these were words that she not only said but words that she lived by.Agnes went out of her way to do for others; she shared her time, talents and heart to help everyone. She was truly a remarkable lady; kind, caring, giving but most of all loving. Agnes will always be in the hearts and minds of those she touched; an angel on earth who will forever be missed by her family and friends.Agnes was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Romano, devoted mother of Mary Lamont of Wilmington, Gina Weichert & husband Rudy of Portsmouth, NH, Tommy Romano & wife Mary of Tewksbury, George Romano & wife Helen of Billerica, John Romano & his late wife Nancy of Pelham, NH, Peggy Romano & husband Marty of Parkman, ME, Richard Romano of Salem, NH, Agnes Fiumara & husband Dominic of Wilmington, Francis Romano of Tewksbury, Susan Kerr & husband Paul of Tewksbury and David Romano of Wilmington. Loving Grandmother of 28 Grandchildren, 40 Great-Grandchildren and 12 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Cherished daughter of the late William F. J. and Catherine T. (Gallagher) Doherty, dear sister of Catherine Clinch of Salisbury, the late Edyth Sullivan, William and Francis Doherty. Agnes is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, September 15th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38) Wilmington, MA at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Tewksbury Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 14th from 3:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Agnes’ memory may be made to the Heartbeat Pregnancy Help Center, c/o St. Margaret’s Church, 113 Winn St., Burlington, MA 01803, the Tewksbury Community Pantry, Inc., 999 Whipple Road, Tewksbury, MA 01876 or to the Wilmington Food Pantry, P. O. Box 147, Wilmington, MA 01887.Agnes C. (Dorothy) RomanoLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. 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A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters fileA lacklustre early trading session on Friday saw the benchmark indices remaining almost flat even as select stocks such as Titan, PNB Housing Finance and IOC rallied sharply. Titan had declared a surge in sales and net profit on Thursday for the June quarter, triggering a bull run.Titan gained 10.59 percent to hit a new 52-week high of Rs 616 and was trading 8.32 percent higher at Rs 604 on the BSE at around 10 am. PNB Housing Finance was up 5.06 percent at Rs 1,513 before scaling a high of Rs 1,534 in early session on the BSE with volumes significantly higher as compared to the two-week average.Also read: Demand for gold jewellery in India rises 41% in June quarter: World Gold CouncilTitan’s standalone net profit for the June quarter more than doubled to Rs 266.9 crore from Rs 129.2 crore in the corresponding period last year. Sales stood at Rs 394.4 crore, up 42.4 percent from Rs 276.9 crore in the first quarter last fiscal, according to regulatory filings to the BSE.The jewellery business (Tanishq) rose 54 percent to Rs 3,307 crore while the watches segment revenues remained almost flat at Rs 510 crore.”Our jewellery business has done a stellar performance in the first quarter due to a combination of one of the best Akshaya Tritiya sales, a very successful gold exchange programme as well as an element of advancement of sales in June in anticipation of higher GST rates,” Bhaskar Bhat, MD of Titan, said in a statement.The BSE Sensex was down 8 points to 32,229 while the NSE Nifty was up 6 points at 10,019. Apart from Titan, other stocks that hit fresh 52-week highs included Vedanta, Bata India, ACC and Indiabulls Real Estate.In other corporate news, Infosys said that it will be acquiring Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience company but did not disclose the acquisition amount. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL), a state-owned oil marketing company, is likely to complete the final commissioning of its Kochi refinery expansion by the month-end at Rs 16,000 crore, Rs 800 crore lower than the estimated cost, said brokerage Angel Broking.”With the final commissioning, the expected capacity of the facility is expected to go up from 9.5 mln metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) to 15.5 mmtpa,” the brokerage said in a note.
Stay on target 11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV ShowsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History After last week’s two-part premiere, the third episode feels a little more restrained. After the first scene, there isn’t a whole lot of the show’s signature extravagant violence. Instead, this episode is all setup for the season to come. These episodes are some of the more difficult ones for most TV shows. Not every series can spend an hour getting its pieces in place and make that interesting. Fortunately, Preacher has just enough mystery and weirdness that even finding out what the pieces are is enough to keep us glued to the screen.The episode begins in Hell with Eugene. Remember him? In the comics, he was known as Arseface and attempted suicide after the death of Kurt Cobain. Last season, they changed his backstory to shooting a girl, then himself after she turned him down. After Jesse inadvertently sent him to Hell, he’s forced to live that day over and over again. On the plus side, we find out that’s not exactly the way it happened. Eugene isn’t completely evil like everyone thought he was. The girl, Tracy was trying to kill herself after finding out that her boyfriend cheated on her. Eugene tried to talk her out of it, and would have succeeded if he hadn’t also tried to kiss her. Upon finding out that Eugene liked her, she said “ew” and shot herself in the head.This whole scene has some issues with tone. Dark humor is a staple of Preacher but maybe teen suicide isn’t the best venue for it. The whole scene is played for laughs with jokes about Tracy’s shallowness (“she’s a five at best!”) and Christian promiscuity (“It was anal, so I’ll still get into heaven”). Both of which might be funny if she hadn’t immediately killed herself. The same goes for the part directly afterwards where Eugene tries to scoop her brains back into her head. Like, it’s ridiculous and gory and a little funny, but it’s also a little meaner that we’ve come to expect from Preacher. This is the one scene where Preacher crossed the line into uncomfortable territory. Then we have to watch it over an over again. Thankfully, both for us and for Eugene, the machine replaying the memory breaks. Jesse gets out of his cell and learns that his next door neighbor is Hitler. It’s a great, insane reveal, and I can’t wait to see if they do anything with it.Noah Taylor as Adolf Hitler (Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)That’s all we get for Eugene this episode though. The rest of the hour followed Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy as they arrived in New Orleans. Jesse wants to start by searching every bar with music in it on Bourbon Street. (Which… might be the last place I’d expect to find God or a real jazz fan.) Tulip isn’t so enthusiastic about the search, and is even less thrilled to be in NOLA. She knows Victor’s men are going to be looking for her, and she wants to get away from the busy street as fast as possible. Cassidy goes with her, and shows her where they’ll all be staying for a while: In the home of a Frenchman named Dennis who doesn’t appear to like Cassidy all that much. He’s still letting them stay, so I guess we’ll find out more about him later.After the three find out that “God” is a code word for a sex dungeon with a man in a latex dalmatian at one bar, they go their separate ways. Jesse’s search brings him to a singer who might have seen something. After bringing up his mission to her, she asks him to meet her outside. She is soon kidnapped by a group of men in white masks, and Jesse uses The Word to stop the van and save her. It’s a fun, well-choreographed fight scene that’s thankfully light on the gruesomeness. We all need a break after that opening scene. She tells him she’s being followed by a “crypto-fascist religious organization,” and that’s about all we’re told about them for this episode. Once Jesse puts her in a cab to the airport, she waits until she’s out of his sight before voluntarily getting into a van with the men in white masks. It turns out she’s part of this “crypto-fascist religious group” and was confirming that Jesse actually has The Word. She kicks his case up to a superior agent: Herr Starr.Pip Torrens as Herr Starr (Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)If you’ve read the comics, you know that name. Herr Starr is the Sacred Executioner of The Grail, a global, powerful organization that seeks to preserve Jesus Christ’s bloodline. See, in the Preacher comics, The Grail says Jesus didn’t actually die on the cross. He was given a drug that made him enter a death-like coma. He then “rose” and went on to have a wife and children before being run over by a cart. Now, they want to protect his holy bloodline. We’ll see how much of that story makes it into the show, but they are definitely someone Jesse will have to worry about.Part of what makes all this set up interesting is how little we actually know. As a TV show, Preacher plays its cards close to its chest, but what it chooses to show us is interesting and weird enough that it doesn’t matter that we don’t have all the info. We’re drawn in anyway. Who is Victor? Beats me, but we’ve seen all the creative, painful ways Tulip can kill people. If she’s scared of him, he must be terrifying. At the end of the episode, we don’t know why she’s decided to give herself up, either. What’s her plan? Why run straight into the danger she’s spent the past few episodes trying to avoid? We don’t know, but I’ll be glued to my seat trying to find out next week.Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer (Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)Then there’s Jesse. His search for God is motivated by his faith, we know that much. But all throughout this episode, you get the sense that there’s something else going on. He smashes a glass into a guys face for making fun of him at a bar. He gets a real bad vibe off the Angelville poster, which is another location from the comics. Chances are we’ll be headed there soon, but why would a poster give him that reaction? There’s definitely something more to Jesse’s search than righteous duty. The little glimpses of the violent man he was before becoming a preacher make that a mystery worth paying attention to. The end of the episode finds him in a jazz club next to a bearded old man who appreciates a particularly complicated and cacophonous tune. Has he actually found God? My guess: the show isn’t going to make things that easy. He might have gotten some kind of break though. We’ll see if any of these questions are answered next week.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Stay on target DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer Review: Vaping Gets TinyMysterious Incident at E-Cig Plant Left 29 Sick, Fire Chief “Bewildere… The Davinci IQ is another high-end vape, but this one is… ridiculous. Excessive, perhaps? It looks like the exact thing you’d get if you put a ton of Silicon Valley folks in a room and asked them to design a vape. The status lights are a 17×3 grid of super-bright white LEDs. Yes, of course it has an app. And yeah, it’s expensive. But, despite that, and some way over-engineered parts, it’s an excellent companion.My biggest issue with the IQ is that it’s complicated. And, unfortunately, that’s kind of the first thing you bump into. Turning it on takes five (dear lord, why?) quick, consecutive button presses. And once it’s on, there’s no real standby mode. It just starts going.That’s a bit frustrating because you don’t have time to familiarize yourself with settings or get a handle on how the whole process works. The most important setting — temperature — is easy enough to control on your own. There are two dedicated buttons that will arrow up or down, and they select different “smart paths,” or temperature ranges the vape will gradually go through during the session. It’s a cool setting, but it also highlights the bigger problem of the thing being too hard to use. A lot of people pooh-pooh simplification, but there’s something to be said for the simplicity of a Firefly or FlightBox. Simplicity isn’t bad, simplicity is nice. You got enough to worry about as it is, without having to fiddle with a bunch of esoteric settings.The good news, is that the complaints pretty much end there. While it’s got that very modern-industrial start-up aesthetic, it’s remarkably well built. It feels solid in the hand; it’s fairly compact — easily concealed in a pocket, provided you’re not in skinny jeans.Magnetic clasps were used throughout, giving the device a solid feel that should have some longevity. The loading chamber is made from a weirdly sloped chrome, which, again, seems over-the-top at first, but quickly proves useful. The slope makes it easy to cram your material into the vape over and then tamp it down with an interchangeable black pearl-like sphere attached to the over the lid. This helps avoid a lot of mess. When it’s time to close it, the lid swings quickly closed, but always seems a bit softer than I’d expect given the magnetic clasp. I suspect there’s something in the hinge to slow down the mechanism, and that may wear out with time, but for now it’s endlessly satisfying and gives the feeling that the lid is almost floating down to lock in place.On the other side, you have the business end (i.e. the mouthpiece). It uses the same type of fastener as the over, but this time, it reveals a few fun bits. First is the battery. You probably won’t need to fiddle with it too much, and the mechanism that holds it uses a simple lock to keep it secure. There’s another chamber though, just next to it, which holds a small canister. That, the instructions say can be used to either accent the flavor of whatever it is that you’re vaping (Davinci suggests quite a few herbs like green tea leaves or chamomile) with another herb, or! You can you can use it to store extra. And there’s even a little slot to hold the tool you need to open the canister built right in.It’s an impressive sight, but the taste and smell is even better. Vapor quality is thick and heady with a rich flavor, especially with green tea (yes, I’m serious… okay… half-joking… maybe). Plus, if you do choose to dig into the settings, you can actually get quite a bit mileage out of your herb, though I’d recommend using the app to adjust settings, because lord knows trying to fiddle with those buttons is just a waste of time.ProsExcellent Build qualityPlenty of extra featuresGreat vaporConsWay, way too complicatedSome really weird design choicesSilicone on some mouthpieces gets loose very quicklyBottom LineThe Davinci IQ is an excellent choice if you like a disturbing amount of precision in your vaping experience. It’s small, light, and effective.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The food printer is at the concept design stage, and would work by storing and refrigerating ingredients and then mixing them, cooking layers of the mixture and printing them onto a serving tray. The concept design was introduced by two graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Fluid Interfaces Group Media Lab: designer/engineer in algorithmic image process development Amit Zoran, and designer and research assistant Marcelo Coelho.The food printing process begins with selecting the required food canisters in which ingredients are stored and kept refrigerated. Ingredients are then fed into a mixing chamber and the mixture is extruded and deposited in layers of various and complex combinations of ingredients. During deposition of the layers onto the serving tray the ingredients are either cooked or cooled in the chamber or by heating/cooling tubes attached to the printing head. Citation: Introducing Cornucopia, the food printer (2010, July 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-cornucopia-food-printer.html 3D printers already exist (see, for example, PhysOrg’s article on 3D printers for moon bases and the affordable desk top 3D printer). The printers are becoming more common and are already being used in applications such as creating three-dimensional prototypes or models.The researchers hope their concept will “provide a glimpse at the new aesthetic and cultural possibilities, which can be brought forth by a new, digital gastronomy.” More information: Cornucopia: web.media.mit.edu/~marcelo/cornucopia/ Explore further The researchers say the printing process brings cooking technologies into the digital age and allows entirely novel textures and flavors to be created that would otherwise be unimaginable and which are unobtainable through traditional cooking techniques. They say users would be able to control the nutritional value, quality and flavors in each meal through a touch-screen interface and Internet connectivity, which would allow them to manipulate parameters such as carbohydrate or fat content and calories. The design also allows for the food printer to be able to automatically order new ingredients and suggest an alternative ingredient if one runs out. © 2010 PhysOrg.com New Affordable Desk-Top 3-D Printer (PhysOrg.com) — US scientists have introduced a concept design of the “Cornucopia” or Digital Fabricator, a “personal food factory” able to print food from specified ingredients, with no waste at the point of cooking.
Discovery Green Field of Lights Image courtesy Bruce Munro StudioField of Light – Albany, Western AustraliaThis year, as the world marks 100 years since the end of the Great War, Albany, Western Australia will pay tribute with a large scale light installation crafted by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro.The Field of Light: Avenue of Honour installation will glow with 16, 000 glass spheres planted along the Avenue of Honour at Mount Clarence in homage to the Anzacs who departed Albany’s shores over a century ago. The installation is expected to highlight the region’s extraordinary experiences to a national and international audience expected to drive an additional 28,500 visitors to Albany and Australia’s South West between October 2018 and April 2019.The City of Albany have worked with national tourism development consultants Distinctly Tourism Management to develop 3 new tours, celebrating Albany’s unique sense of place in the nation’s Anzac story including the location of Australia’s first documented Anzac Day Dawn Service at Mt Clarence.Experiences will include a Sunset Panorama Tour of Albany’s unique Anzac monuments, an option to include a visit to the award winning National Anzac Centre, and an inclusive dining and tour option for domestic and international visitors, specifically designed to partner with ITO’s.Distinctly Tourism Management Managing Director Karen Castiglioni said the City of Albany should be commended on embracing the opportunity to own and develop event-based tour products. “These products are supported by global booking systems and tourism industry distribution partnerships. The City of Albany has made a significant leap in connecting the region to new markets as a result of Field of Light: Avenue of Honour,” she said.Catrin Allsop, CEO of Australia’s South West said the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour offered a compelling reason to visit the historic and cultural highlights of Albany. “It provides the opportunity to explore the Great Southern’s natural attractions, food and wine trails and biodiversity hotspots in spring and the orca tour season in summer,” she said.FORM’s Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said the Albany installation would translate the notion of memorial into an ephemeral and emotional encounter, inviting viewers to engage with Albany’s unique sense of place.“As a new generation of Australians and New Zealanders reflect on their national identities; art, as a modern iteration of memorial, will invite dialogue, immersive reflection and a celebration of the Armistice through themes of hope, peace and sacrifice,” she said.The installation was commissioned by independent, non-profit cultural organisation FORM with the City of Albany and made possible by funding from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Lotterywest and with support from Christine and Kerry Stokes AC. It will coincide with peak wildflower season and the conclusion of the Anzac Centenary commemorations, exhibiting from 4 October 2018 through to Anzac Day in April 2019.Source = Distinctly Tourism Management