first_imgThree youths were killed when they were clicking selfies on a railway track, about 2 km from Panipat railway station in Haryana, a senior Government Railway Police official said on Wednesday. They were clicking selfies on the track between Panipat and Babarpur railway stations on the Delhi-Ambala route on Monday evening, he said. The deceased were identified as Sunny, Chaman and Kishan, all relatives, in age group of 18-20 years, GRP (Panipat) Station House Officer M.S. Dabas said. Sunny and Chaman were residents of a colony in Panipat while Kishan belonged to Uttar Pradesh, he said.The three had gone to a park along with another relative Dinesh, from Delhi, who had a miraculous escape. From the park, the four moved on to the railway track located behind it to click selfies, Mr. Dabas said.Miraculous escape “All the four were sitting on a track and on seeing an approaching train jumped towards the other track without realising that Delhi-Kalka passenger train was fast approaching on it,” he said. While three of them were crushed, Dinesh had a miraculous escape as he jumped on the other side of the track, the GRP official said, adding the body parts lay strewn 10-20 metres from the incident site. The mortal remains were handed over to the respective families of the deceased after the post-mortem examinations on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_img“I was a little afraid when I saw her (opponent). But “I was a little afraid when I saw her (opponent). But then I said to myself that age or body structure does not matter. I will remain focused and give my best shot,” Tajamul said. “I want to win the international championship for my family and my school. I have some amount of fear as I think what will the international players do to me in the ring, but then I know I will knock down everyone,” she added. Her brother and two sisters also practice kickboxing and have taken part in many state-level championships. “It is in their genes. All the siblings are champions, but Tajamul is far ahead of the pack. She has a fighting spirit even as she looks soft-spoken and cute. Do not be fooled by her innocent looks, they are deceptive,” Shabnam Kounser, Principal of the school, said. The Principal also said that besides sports, Tajamul is good in studies and other extracurricular activities. “She dances well. She has her own team here and teaches them dancing. She is a bright kid and very good at studies,” Kounser said. Tajamul said she wanted to become a doctor, and when asked why, she said with a smile: “It will have its own benefits. I will first break bones of my opponents and then treat them.” Her favourite movie is Spider-Man but she said she wants to become much bigger than a hero that Spider-Man is. Having set her eyes on the international event, Tajamul is eagerly waiting for November, but her father, who works for a construction company, cannot afford to pay for the event fee and players kit. However, Army, which has supported Tajamul for the state and national events before, would facilitate her Italy plans as well. “We will be facilitating her participation in the world championship. We have asked her father to forget about the financial problems as we will take care of that aspect. We just told him to not stop her from playing,” a senior army official in Bandipora said. He said the process of acquiring Tajamul and her fathers passport is being facilitated by the army and the document will be provided to them in time so that her entry to the world championship is confirmed. The official said Tajamuls success is an inspiration to the young boys and girls of the Valley. “She is an inspiration for all. Even I have learned a few things from her. She is a champion. All that the army can do is inspire children like her and support them. It is their parents who have to see to it that their children chase and realise their dreams,” he said. PTI SSB CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgManchester United compensated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal 4.55 million pounds ($6.64 million) after firing him a year before his contract expired.However, reports said, Van Gaal would have left United without demanding the compensation if the club had managed to deal with his departure in a better way.The executive vice president of the club, Ed Woodward, agreed on Tuesday to the amount of the settlement, signed prior to the announcement of the coach’s departure.According to reports, Van Gaal was surprised and disappointed by the decision of the board, as he was confident that Woodward would allow him to fulfill the year remaining in his contract.Under the terms of the contract signed in June 2014, Manchester United will continue to pay Van Gaal 66 per cent of his salary until June 2017.last_img read more

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 15 between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.(POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)23.32 IST: OUT!!!! Bowled! That does it. Delhi have pulled off a dominating win. Morris takes the pace off it and bowls it on a length on middle and leg, Axar Patel goes for the wild heave but misses and has his bails knocked over. With that, DELHI WIN THIS BY 51 RUNS!#ChrisMorris ends it in style.More points and we go up on the points table.#DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201723.30 IST: This is Axar Patel’s highest score in the IPL.23.28 IST: OUT!!! Chris Morris gets  KC Cariappa. One of those “You miss, I hit” kind of situations. the big South African attacks the stumps, keeps it nice and full, Cariappa backs away to hit it out but misses and the ball crashes into the stumps.#ChrisMorris aims for the stumps and gets it spot on. Clean bowled! #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 2017Punjab need 55 runs in the last over.  KXIP: 134/8 23.27 IST: OUT!!!Pat Cummins strikes timber for his first wicket of the night. Mohit has to walk. Bowled ’em! Yorker from Pat Cummins and that does the trick for him. It’s on leg, Mohit Sharma makes room to hit. It hits him low on the pads and then goes on to rock the timber. The bails are off and he has to make his way back to the dugout.advertisementClean bowled by #PatExpress. C’mon Dilli! #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 2017 KXIP:133/7 (18.5overs)23.26 IST: Losing wickets at regular intervals is costing Punjab the match.  Punjab need 58 runs in 10 balls.23.19 IST:  Punjab need 65 runs in 18 balls. Required run-rate 28.15 KXIP: 130/6 (18 0vers)Down to the final two. #KXIP 130/6. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201723. 18 IST: SIX!!! Axar shows Mohit it is done. That’s outta here! What a hit, son! Full on middle and off, Axar Patel launches this from within his crease and clears the long on boundary with ease. KXIP: 124/6 (17 overs)Match 15. 16.6: Z Khan to A Patel, 6 runs, 124/6 https://t.co/Qx1rO18uHJ #DDvKXIP- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 201723.18 IST: Almost carried!!! Mohit Sharma safe, for now.  23.17 IST:  Punjab need 73 runs in 21 balls.23.15 IST: Zaheer Khan comes on for his last over of the night. 23.12 IST: Nine off the 16th over.  KXIP: 112/6 (16 overs) Punjab need 77 runs in 24 balls. Required run-rate 19.25Looks like KXIP are under pressure as they need 77 runs in 24 balls.#DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201723. 09 IST: SIX!!! Axar blasts Anderson over the ropes. That’s smoked! Full and in the slot, Axar Patel gets underneath this properly. Stands his ground as he clears the long on fence for a flat maximum..@akshar2026 smashes it straight down the ground and it goes all the way! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201723.07 IST: FOUR!!!! Mohit cuts hard. Full and fired across, Mohit slices this away over backward point. Nobody out there in the deep so the ball will race away to the boundary line. KXIP: 103/6 (14 overs)23.07 IST: Punjab need 91 runs in 32 balls. Required run-rate 17.4223.05 IST: FOUR!!! Axar Patel still not willing to give up. Short and wide outside off, Patel slashes hard at this. Clears backward point and it goes across the fence for a boundary.  Required run-rate 16.41.@akshar2026 cuts hard and the ball finds the third man fence. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201723.01 IST: Miller has to make the long walk back after being struck in front of the wickets by Anderson.  THAT’S PLUMB! Anderson bowled his last over  very well, deserved that wicket completely. Anderson fires a full toss on middle and leg, Miller looks to flick it across but misses and is caught flush in front of the stumps. The appeal is made and the finger goes up without a second’s hesitation. Killer Miller is out of here, Punjab sink further.LBW! @coreyanderson78 strikes and the 6th wicket goes down. #KXIP 88/6. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201722.58 IST: Just four runs of Amit Mishra’s over. KXIP:85/5 (13 overs) End of the 13th over. We need another 104 of 42 balls. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201722.55 IST: FOUR!!!! Miller gets lucky boundary. Low full toss, on off, Miller drives at it hard. Ends up getting a thick inside edge which runs away to the fine leg fence.KXIP: 81/5 (21 overs)22.53 IST: Punjab need 117 runs in 54 balls.  Required run-rate 13.27 22.51 IST: SIX!!! Axar Patel hits it long. KXIP: 72/5 (11 overs) Going, going, going….. Gone! That’s a huuuuugggeeee hit from Axar Patel! Tossed up and it’s in the arc, Axar Patel kneels down and slog sweeps it with everything he’s got. Sends it lightyears into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum.advertisement22.48 IST: OUT!!! Maxwell follows Morgan.  MISHRA GETS THE BIG FISH! A huge wicket for the hosts. The Big Show departs without troubling the scoreboard one bit. It’s tossed up on off, Maxwell goes for the slog sweep and gets a big top edge. It skies to Sam Billings at deep mid-wicket and he takes a safe catch. The Punjab skipper departs and his team are in deep trouble here.Taken! #MishraJi get’s the wicket of #Maxwell. 5 down for 65. C’mon Dilli! #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201722.47 IST: OUT!!! Morgan’s shot finds the pint fielder, Karun Nair. Pat Cummins gets his man! Width on offer again, Morgan again unleashes his cut but this time he manages to find the fielder at backward point. Karun Nair judges it well and takes a fine catch to send the dangerous Morgan home. Punjab are in trouble now. They need 125 runs off 60 balls to win.#KarunNair collects that one beautifully.#EoinMorgan walks back to the dug out.KXIP 64/4#DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201722.46 IST: FOUR!! Morgan is turning up the heat in the middle. Powerful! Short and wide outside off, Morgan dispatches it through the point region for a boundary. 22.45 IST: FOUR!!! Cummins goes for a boundary. Full and outside off, Morgan drills it through the extra cover region for a boundary. Much needed boundary.22.37 IST: Amit Mishra into the attack, Miller has no clue what is happening.just four runs coming off the ninth over.  Required run-rate: 12.36  KXIP: 53/3 (9 overs)22.34 IST: Morgan and Miller just can’t seem to be getting ball on bat. Just two runs of th eover from Cummins. KXIP:49/3 (8 overs) Beautiful deliveries from #PatExpress. This is turning out to be a good over. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201722.32 IST: Required run-rate is ever climbing, stands at 11.06 currently.   22.31 IST: Just seven runs given away by Morris. KXIP: 47/3 (7 overs) Good and tidy over as 7 comes from it. #KXIP 47/3. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201722.23 IST: FOUR!!! Morgan greets Cummins with a boundary. Short delivery around off, Morgan clobbers it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. There is no stopping that. KXIP: 40/3 (6 overs) 7 of the 6th over. Score is 40/3. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201722.19 IST: OUT!!! Morris has the last laugh, Amla has to depart. Amla throws it away! Full toss on the pads, Hashim Amla clips that one straight to the fielder at square leg. Sam Billings does not move an inch as he pouches a simple catch. Morris gets his first and Amla is annoyed with himself. KXIP: 33/3 (5 overs)Match 15. 4.4: WICKET! H Amla (19) is out, c Sam Billings b Chris Morris, 31/3 https://t.co/Qx1rO18uHJ #DDvKXIP- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 201722.17 IST: FOUR!!! Amla packs Morris off to the boundary ropes. Subtle movements do the trick! Full into the stumps, Amla walks across and flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary.advertisement22.15 IST: FOUR!!! Amla going strong. Tossed up outside off, Amla smacks it over the cover region for a boundary. KXIP: 26/2 (4 overs) #HashimAmla strikes that strong enough to lift it over the man inside the circle.#DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201722.11 IST: OUT!!! Nadeem picks up his second. Saha has to depart as Zaheer takes a clean catches. Floated around off, Saha dances down the track and drives it in the air towards the fielder at covers. Zaheer Khan gets low to take a good catch. He starts claiming it and the umpire go upstairs to check it. Replays could not show any conclusive evidence and the soft signal stands. Saha walks back to the hut.  KXIP:21/2 (3.2 overs).@Wriddhipops The catch looks clean. Second wicket down as @Wriddhipops goes. Score is now 21/2. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201722.10 IST: FOUR!!! Saha goes inside-out against Nadeem. Width outside off, Saha cuts it over the point fielder for a boundary.22.09 IST: FOUR!!! Amla ends the over in style. Good shot! Length delivery angling across, Amla stays in his crease and lofts it over the mid off region for a boundary. KXIP: 17/1 (3 overs)22.07 IST: FOUR!!!! Amla pulls Zaheer for a boundary. Knucle ball a bit short, Amla reads the pace well and heaves it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.22.04 IST: OUT!!! Vohra departs for just three.  Nadeem strikes! Floated around middle and off, Manan Vohra shuffles across and goes to play the paddle scoop. He misses it completely and gets rapped on the pads. Shahbaz Nadeem has a stifled appeal and the umpire takes his own time to raise his finger. KXIP: 6/1 (2 overs)Wicket! @ImMananVohra tries paddling the ball but misses and is caught leg before. Score is 5/1. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201722.03 IST: Shahbaz Nadeem shares the new ball with captain Zaheer Khan.  IF Punjab manage to chase this total down it will be record. 21.57 IST: Captain Zaheer Khan with the new ball against Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra. Gives away just two runs. KXIP: 2/0 (1 over) .@amlahash & @ImMananVohra will open the batting once again. Looking forward to a bright start again! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201721.54 IST: Onus will be on Hashim Amla, Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and Wriddhiman Saha to chase down the target of 189 for Punjab. A great comeback from the #DilliBoys.Let’s do some serious bowling now!#DDTweets #DDvKXIP #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/ivLKn7KKe2- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201721.47 IST: Corey Anderson, started off late but made amends in the fag end of the innings. He ended up scoring 39 runs off 22 deliveries. Pat Cummins also joined the party in the last couple of overs.6 to finish the innings as Delhi finish with 188/6 from their 20 overs. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201721.44 IST: Delhi have smashed the Punjab bowler’s all over the park in the last overs to post a total close to 190. Sam Billings and Sanju Samson started off in an attacking fashion. The former was relentless as he hammered all the bowlers and managed to score a fifty. The middle order batsmen did not make the most of it. But Morris started the attack once he came out to the middle. DD:188/6 Tremendous batting performance by our #DilliBoys and we have a good total on the board. #DD 188/6. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201721.41 IST: FOUR!!! SIX!!! What a way to end the innings! Super shot from Corey Anderson. He pulls this away over square leg. Manan Vohra out in the deep runs to his right, tries judging the ball flight of the ball and leaps. Gets his right hand to it, tries parrying it back in but just fails in his attempt to do so. A biggie and with that, DELHI FINISH ON 188/6!Sandeep Sharma has a change of angle but it doesn’t work for him. He ends up bowling a low full toss on middle, Anderson thumps it straight back down the ground for a boundary.21.38 IST: FOUR!!! FOUR!!! Consecutive boundaries from Pat Cummins.Low full toss outside off, Cummins reaches out to it and squeezes it through point to pick up a boundary. Brilliant placement from the Australian.Pat Cummins on the charge! Back of a length on the stumps, he muscles the pull over the mid-wicket region for the second boundary in as many balls.21.36I ST: SIX!!! SIX!!! Corey Anderson launches them into the stars. DD: 169/6 (19 overs) Shorter ball on the body, Anderson swivels across and pulls it over the deep backward square leg fence for a biggie.wo in two for Corey Anderson! It’s short and flat outside off, the southpaw pulls it with all his might over the leaping long on fielder for a biggie. Excellent over this for Delhi. They really needed it. 21.36 IST: Axar Patel with the ball in his hand in the penultimate over. 21.32 IST: OUT!!! Morris has to walk.Back of a length on off, Morris pulls it over mid-wicket. Mohit Sharma out in the deep moves to his right and takes a safe catch. Morris departs and that’s another wicket down for Delhi. DD: 153/6 (18 overs)21.24 IST: SIX! That’s a massive hit from Morris! He sends the ball into the orbit. What a shot! Slower one from Mohit Sharma, Morris picks this up and there’s no way he’s going to let this one pass by. He positions himself well and launches it high and handsome over the wide long on boundary for half a dozen.21.21 IST: FOUR! Finally… Anderson gets one away! Full again, it’s in the slot and Anderson gets a hold of this. Murders it straight back over the bowler’s head. Dead straight and it crashes into the fence. DD 131/5 in 16 overs21.17 IST: FOUR! Aaron bowls it short of a length outside off, Chris Morris hops, opens the face of the bat and guides it between backward point and short third man. It races away to the fence leaving the two chasing fielders with no chance.21.16 IST: OUT! Aaron removes Pant for 15. Another timely wicket for Punjab. Back of a length angling across, Rishabh Pant stands firm and swings across the line. Gets a big top edge which spoons to Eoin Morgan at mid off. He moves to his left and takes an easy catch. DD 120/5 in 15.1 overs. Chris Morris is the next man in. Can he cause the same damage he caused last time he stepped out?21.14: FOUR! A bit short on the stumps, Rishabh Pant whips this hard through wide mid on. Beats the man out in the deep and picks up consecutive boundaries.21.13 IST: FOUR! THAT’S CRUNCHED! Lovely shot from Rishabh Pant. Short and flat outside off, Pant hangs back and crashes it hard through the gap in the covers for a boundary.21.11 IST: Dropped! Short and flat on the stumps from Cariappa, Anderson goes back and punches it back to the bowler. It’s in the air and Cariappa gets low to take it. Can’t hold on to it though because it’s hit really hard. Could have maybe done better, probably.21.10 IST: FOUR! He’s hit that exceptionally well. What a shot! A bit loopy and fuller outside off from Maxwell, Pant plants his front foot forward and hammers it over extra cover for a boundary.21.08 IST: Glenn Maxwell brings himself into the attack.21.04 IST: OUT!!!! Billings departs, but not before playing a superb knock. Fuller ball around off, Sam Billings makes use of his feet again, gets to the pitch and lofts it over mid on. Has got the height, but not the distance. It’s straight down the throat of David Miller at long on who hangs on to it solidly. Important breakthrough for Punjab. DD: 103/4 (13 overs)The knock that we needed!#SamBillings plays his part well.#DDTweets #DDvKXIP #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/2hvGcYh4kN- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201721.01 IST: FOUR!!! Sam Billings dances down the track. DD: 99/3 (12.2 overs)20.57 IST: Morgan’s second catch of the night. Iyer goes for a six, finds the fielder off Mohit Sharma.  Length delivery around off, Shreyas Iyer with no foot movement slogs hard across the line. Gets a big top edge though and it skies towards Morgan at long on who makes no mistake in taking it. Mohit Sharma bags his first wicket of the match. That goes up in the air and caught. #ShreyasIyer departs. #DD 96/3. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201720.55 IST: FOUR!!! Billings sends Mohit Sharma to the ropes. hat’s muscled! Back of a length on off, Billings stays back and pulls it hard through the gap in the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Super shot.That is powerful!@sambillings wacks it for a boundary.#DDTweets#DDvKXIP#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201720.53 IST: Axar Patel gives away just seven runs. DD:90/2 (11 overs)20. 49 IST: FOUR!!! Off the pads by Iyer again. Pierced! Another one going down the leg side, Shreyas Iyer clips it through the square leg region for a boundary. Two fielders tried reaching it but the ball won the race to the fence. DD: 83/2 (10 overs)20.48 IST: FOUR!!! Iyer tucks it away for a boundary. Deft! Sprayed down the leg side, Samson shuffles a bit and taps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.20.44 IST: FOUR!!!! Iyer sends it the boundary behind point. Classical! Floated outside off, Shreyas Iyer drives it through the point region for a boundary. DD: 71/2 (9 overs)Tidy over from Cariappa. 7 from it. Score stands at 71/2 at the end of 9 overs. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201720.42 IST: FOUR!!! Good length delivery outside off, Billing just slashes his blade at it and gets a thick outside edge over the keeper’s head for a boundary. Eventfull over by Aaron comes to an end.  DD: 64/2 (8 overs)20.37 IST: OUT!!! Karun Nair gloves it through to Saha off Aaron. Aaron gets his man! Short delivery down the leg side, Karun Nair attempts to clip it fine but manages to find the keeper on the way. Saha takes a good diving catch to his left. Karun Nair’s dismal performances at the top continue. DD:55/2 (7.3 overs) Second man goes down.Well bowled by #Aaron.#DDTweets#DDvKXIP#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201720.33 IST: OUT!!!! Samson finds Morgan in the deep off Carippa. Tossed up around middle and leg, Samson goes for a biggie but he gets a leading edge which flies towards the long off region. Morgan gets under it and takes a fine catch to send Samson back to the hut.  DD:55/1 (7 overs)Cariappa celebrates getting rid of the dangerous Sanju Samson. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP pic.twitter.com/6IlopYg94G- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 2017 Wicket! Cariappa strikes in his first over as #EoinMorgan comfortably catches Samson out. It’s 53/1. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201720.31 IST: No Ball!!  Bowls this one way outside off, spins away after pitching, Billings goes for the reverse sweep. He misses it completely and the keeper collects it quickly to dislodge the bails. Appeals for a stumping and the umpires go upstairs. The third umpire rules it as a front foot no ball and there is a free hit coming up.20.29 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Sam Billings and Sanju Samson.20.25 IST: SIX!!! A very tidy over is ruined by Samson. Back of a length delivery around off, Samson pulls it over wide of long on for a maximum. DD: 49/0 (6 overs)20.22 IST: Mohit Sharma comes back to bowl his second over. 20.19 IST: FOUR!!! FOUR!!! Three boundaries on the trot by Sam Billings off Varun Aaron. DD:41/0 (5 overs) Three in row for #SamBillings. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 2017A bit short this time but the same result! Back of a length delivery around off, Billings dances down the track and whacks it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.Sprayed down the leg side, Sam Billings flicks it off his pads through the fine leg region for a boundary.20.18 IST: FOUR!!!! Sixth boundary of the innings by Sam Billings. Sam Billings dances down the track and smashes the full ball down the ground through the mid on region for a boundary.20.17 IST: Quite over from Axar patel, just five off the over. DD: 27?0 (4 overs)Steady start from @akshar2026. Just 5 off his over. Delhi are 27/0 after 4. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201720.12 IST: FOUR!!!! Swept hard by Billings. Sandeep Sharma. Fuller delivery outside off, Sam Billings sweeps it through the square leg region for a boundary. DD: 22/0 (3 overs)20.11 IST:  Hashim Amla saves a certain four.20.08 FOUR!! Back to back from Sam Billings.Another short ball but this time into the body, Sam gets on top of it and pulls it along the ground through the wide of mid on region for a boundary. DD: 17/0 (2 overs) Mohit Sharma concedes 9 off his 1st over. It’s 17/0 after 2 overs. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #DDvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 15, 201720.07 IST: FOUR!!! Sheer power from Billings to hit over the inner circle. Back of a length outside off, Sam Billings pulls it over the mid on fielder for a boundary.20.05 IST: Mohit Sharma keeping it tight. Sam Billings yet to be off the mark.20.03 FOUR!!! Eight runs come off the first over. Length delivery around off, Samson hangs in his crease and crunches it through the cover region for a boundary. It was superbly timed as well. DD: 8/0 (1 over) 20.00 IST: FOUR!!! Samson sends Sandeep Sharma to the boundaries. Easy pickings! Angling into the pads, Sanju Samson shuffles a bit and clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.Nice strike from #SmashingSamson for a 4. #DDvKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201719.41 IST: The teams are ready. .@DelhiDaredevils @lionsdenkxip #IPl Match 15 – The @DelhiDaredevils boys are ready for #DDvKXIP pic.twitter.com/Y5STm3tOna- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2017.@DelhiDaredevils @lionsdenkxip #IPL Match 15 – @lionsdenkxip are warming up for #DDvKXIP pic.twitter.com/4hHR2yC71S- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 201719.40 IST: Playing XIsKings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell(c), David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, KC CariappaKXIP XI: H Amla, M Vohra, G Maxwell, D Miller, E Morgan, W Saha, A Patel, KC Cariappa, M Sharma, V Aaron, Sandeep Sharma- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2017Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Karun Nair, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan(c)DD XI: S Iyer, S Billings, S Samson, K Nair, R Pant, C Morris, C Anderson, P Cummins, A Mishra, Z Khan, S Nadeem- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2017Here’s our playing XI for tonight’s first home game. C’mon Dilli! #DDTweets #DDvKXIP #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/liDEHlchSQ- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201719.35 IST: Delhi win toss and will come out to bat. Shreyas Iyer has been dropped from the Delhi team and Punjab have decided to go with Eion Morgan and KC Cariappa.Maxwell: It is always a good rivalry. We have their (Delhi’s) favourite son (Virender Sehwag) as our coach. It is nice to have him on our side. We probably would have bowled. It looks a bit dry. Let’s see how it goes. We have a couple of changes, Stoinis misses out to Eoin Morgan and Ishant is replaced by KC Cariappa.Zaheer: Looks like a bat first wicket. It is a bit on the drier side and that is why we wanted to bat first.Hopefully it will assist the spinners later and we can take advantage of that. Pretty good crowd here and looking forward to their support. It is about taking forward the momentum from the last game. Just one change: Tare is out and Shreyas Iyer is in.That’s it then, Captain #ZaheerKhan wins the toss and elects to bat first. The excitement is on! #DDvsKXIP #DDTweets #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201719.30 IST: Over at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by  17 runs.19.20 IST: Delhi play their first game at home. Fans are excited about the new season.Dilli hain Dilwaalon ki.Here’s #Dilli showing some love for their favourite team as we take on @lionsdenkxip#DDvKXIP#VIVOIPL#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/3CtxMjMxFM- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 15, 201719.12 IST:  Both captains with the Spirit of cricket token.  .@DelhiDaredevils @lionsdenkxip Play Hard, Play Fair – Spirit of Cricket at #IPL – @ImZaheer and @Gmaxi_32 #DDvKXIP pic.twitter.com/rJnSHAz9gh- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 201719.11 IST: Yami Gautam kept the crowd enthralled at the Feroz Shah Kotla..@DelhiDaredevils @lionsdenkxip .@yamigautam has set the stage on fire #IPL #DDvKXIP pic.twitter.com/puSNjb54b0- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 201719.10 IST: The last Opening ceremony of this season. We had eight opening ceremonies this year, one each at every first game at home stadiums.  The #IPL Opening event is taking place in Delhi – @DelhiDaredevils vs. @lionsdenkxip #DDvKXIP pic.twitter.com/A1ZCNf19Ej- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2017Brief Preview:Daredevils’ huge win over Rising Pune Supergiant acted as a warning to the rival teams, including their immediate opponents, whose unbeaten run in IPL-10 has just come to a screeching halt.Daredevils are entering the match after hammering Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs, thanks to young batsman Sanju Samson’s maiden IPL ton and Chris Morris’ incredible power- hitting down the order. The South African’s nine-ball 38 is still being talked about.Punjab, who beat RPS and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first two games, squandered an advantageous position to lose to Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets yesterday night.Daredevils boast a strong battling line-up, which is full of all-rounders and will fancy their chances against Punjab bowlers, who did a decent job before being hammered around by the KKR batsmen.Meanwhile, Punjab bowlers have a job at hand, specially after KKR exposed their weaknesses at the Eden Gardens.The Punjab bowlers managed to restrict RPS and RCB under 165, but KKR skipper Gambhir and surprise opener Sunil Narine took them to the cleaners with remarkable ease.Punjab have admitted that Narine opening the batting did disturb their plans and the surprise move hurt them badly.Except Mohit Sharma, the visitors do not boast of a reliable name. Ishant Sharma did get a game at the expense of T Natrajan against KKR, but bowled only two overs.Since Feroze Shah Kotla is Ishant’s home ground, he might get his second game, considering his familiarity with the conditions.last_img read more

first_imgMaria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in over two years.The former world number one, who returned from the 15-month ban in April, defeated Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8) in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday.Sharapova said she was looking forward to building on the success next week in Moscow at the Kremlin Cup, a tournament she has not appeared at since 2007.”Obviously coming there with the title already means a lot, but I do really want to finish strong,” said the Russian, who accepted a wild card for the event.”I don’t remember the last time that I played three events in a row. But I will give it everything I have got and I know I have so many amazing fans there.”The five-times grand slam champion said the Tianjin title, the 36th of her career, was special.”It has been a couple of years since I have held the winner’s trophy. It is a great feeling,” she said.”When you start all the way from the beginning of the tournament and then you end up playing the final in a full stadium with so much enthusiasm and energy and you are the one that wins the last point, just everything falls into place.”You have to appreciate those moments, never take them for granted.”Sharapova takes on Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in the opening round in Moscow.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgHis two half-centuries this IPL season may have come in his favoured opening slot but Shubman Gill has defended Kolkata Knight Riders’ debatable decision to use him as a floater.Opening the batting for only the third time this season, the talented 19-year-old smashed a career-best 76 to power KKR to 157 for one in 15 overs against Mumbai Indians Sunday. In the end, KKR notched 232 for two in 20 overs.The Punjab opener, who batted at No. 3 in his debut series for India in the New Zealand ODIs earlier this year, was tried out in various positions, including at No. 7, in a couple of matches.”Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have been doing well (as openers). Narine was giving good starts. So I was happy to happy to get a chance and capitalise on that,” Gill said at the post-match news conference following his team’s 34-run win.”It’s one of the best knocks in this IPL, especially considering the situation that we had lost six matches in a row. We do all kinds of practice in various match-conditions. It was all about preparing the mindset and executing on the field.”Don’t have to prove myself to anyone: GillGiving credit to India’s domestic cricket, Gill said it prepares them to be confident even for a big lucrative league like the IPL.”We play so many matches at different levels. You start to gain confidence by doing well. So when you’re in a big league like IPL, you know you don’t have to prove anyone. I’ve already proved myself there. It’s all about continuing that.”advertisementGill, billed as a future India star, has had a forgettable international stint with 16 runs from two ODIs.Asked whether his IPL success will hold him in good stead, Gill said: “I don’t think so far ahead. It’s about doing well and capitalise on whatever opportunities I get.”Gill smashed six fours and four sixes in a chanceless knock, putting on an opening stand of 96 runs with Chris Lynn (54).After Lynn’s departure, KKR’s biggest impact player Andre Russell was also finally seen higher up the order.Gill played in such a manner that even Russell was happy to play the second fiddle.”We had a good opening partnership maybe he was sent in to capitalise on that. I was set when Russell came in to bat. They were employing spinners after Lynn got out. So we decided that I take on the spinners.”Then he will take chances after getting set. Setting up a good partnership was our priority at that stage,” he said.Desperate to arrest their slide, KKR made wholesale changes and even sprang a surprise by going in with an extra batsman in Robin Uthappa.”It was about going all aggressive as we had back-up options. The support was important. We had lost six matches in a row so it was about returning to winning ways and carry on that run till the final,” Gill said, hoping that they would make the playoffs.Also Read | Andre Russell’s wife on KKR star’s masterclass vs MI: Knew you were going to do thatAlso Read | Rohit Sharma fined for breach of conduct in MI’s defeat to KKRAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIOne of the best parts of College Gameday these days is who the guys have on as their guest picker. We’ve seen everybody from Bubba Watson to Lolo Jones and they’ll have no shortage of folks to choose from on Saturday in Stillwater.Here’s a list and the chances I’ll give each one of actually being the guy:The favoriteBoone Pickens — It’s almost too easy. He’s already there. He’s outspoken as crap (Holder and Burns would be holding hands under a desk in the Classroom Building if they gave Boone a live mic on national television) and he loves this kind of stuff.I don’t think he’s going to be the guy because I feel like Gameday usually rolls with the athlete in another sport or super-famous entertainer and Boone fits neither bill, to my knowledge.Odds: 3-1The other favoritesMatt Holliday — This is my pick. You have the Josh Holliday connection now, I think he has a house here. And he seems like the kind of guy who would be boys with Fowler and Herbs. All of my money here.Odds: 6-1Thurman Thomas — This is very much a possibility. I’ve heard he’s going to be in town and him being on Gameday would be a sweet spot. He doesn’t get the run in Stillwater Barry gets and Gameday actually doesn’t pick as many former football stars as you’d probably think but he’d be perfect.Odds: 8-1Rickie Fowler — Somebody affiliated with Gameday on Twitter said earlier this week that he wasn’t going to be in town so I doubt it’s him but they could have just been playing possum.This is his wheelhouse, though I’m not totally sure how much he actually knows about football or OSU football. I’ve never talked to him about it but he seems like the kind of guy who knows the QB, the coach, wears orange on Saturdays, and that’s it.Odds: 8-1Hunter Mahan — This is my other big bet. He lives close by, goes to a lot of games, and the Gameday crew had Bubba Watson on earlier this year so you know they aren’t anti-PGA Tour. Where do I get 5-1 odds on “Holliday or Mahan”?Odds: 10-1Garth Brooks — I don’t love him here but Gameday does love them a star. He also falls under the “lives close by” category but he’s just not around enough for me to buy in that it will be him. Still, you have to put his odds up there just because of the name.Odds: 15-1Johny Hendricks — This is very much in play. We know he’s not doing anything this week and he’s been in the news a ton of late. Plus he has family (Todd Graham alert!) in the area. I could see it.Odds: 20-1Barry Sanders — His agent hasn’t said “no” to much of late but this doesn’t really seem like his kind of gig. Though judging from some of the atrocities we’ve seen here maybe the producers don’t really care what “your kind of gig” is.Odds: 25-1The “I could see that” groupJohn Farrell — This would be a sneaky good pick. I have no idea where he lives or if he ever comes back for games but he’s certainly relevant.Odds: 40-1Bo Van Pelt — True story: I talked to him at the Crowne Plaza Invitational this year about OSU sports and he started talking about Oklahoma State’s quarterback recruits. You want somebody who actually legitimately knows what’s going on, pick him.Odds: 40-1Desmond Mason — I honestly don’t know if he’s a big enough name nationally. He is to us, obviously, but does that play on a national stage? Or does it even matter? I mean we’re talking about a show that’s had Phil Hansen and Ashton Eaton on it this year..Odds: 50-1The longshotsDoug Gottlieb — I’ve heard his name a lot but you don’t actually think ESPN is going to bring him on to one of its premier shows after he left for CBS, do you? It would be great for ratings but it’s not happening.Odds: 100-1Eddie Sutton — I imagine that phone call going “Hey coach, any interest in picking some games in the 25 degree weather on Saturday morning?” “The hell? I’m tanning that day.”Odds: 100-1Charles Howell III — He knows more about Oklahoma State football than everybody ahead of him on this list except for Bo Van Pelt. Not a big enough name though.Odds: 100-1Scott Verplank — See Howell III, Charles.Odds: 100-1The “so you’re saying there’s a chance” groupBig Country — The national media loves Country and, to be honest, what else is he going to be doing on a Saturday morning in mid-November? He would produce much, much fodder for this website so I’m all for it.Odds: 200-1James Marsden — Does he like football? Did he actually attend classes at Oklahoma State or is he just from here? If you could “Clint Chelf” to him, what would the response be?Odds: 400-1Tyson Ritter — I’m embarrassed that I’m even putting his name on here but other than Garth he’s one of the biggest musicians to have ever lived here. Negative points for not having, you know, gone to OSU. Actually, there’s no way this is happening, is there?Odds: 500-1Brent Parker — Just for LOLs.Odds: 1,000,000,000,000-1Here’s a full list of all the past celebrity Gameday guest pickers.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!last_img read more

first_img Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash has asked provincialconciliators today, April 14, to call the parties involved in theCape Breton-Victoria regional school board strike in Cape Bretonback to the bargaining table. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 5050,have been on a legal strike since April 3. The minister has asked conciliators to arrange a meeting as soonas possible to assess the situation and to attempt to help theparties reach an agreement. -30- ENVIRONMENT AND LABOUR–Minister Calls Parties Back to BargainingTablelast_img

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Calgary-based CEDA announced today that it has acquired Breakthrough Oilfield Services Ltd., which is based in Dawson Creek.Before the acquisition, Breakthrough was owned and operated by Derek Loomis. The acquisition is the second such merger involving a Dawson Creek-based company by CEDA in the past year. Last November, the company bought Joe Loomis Trucking which was founded by Joe Loomis in 2006.“The addition of Breakthrough Oilfield Services ties in well with our existing operations in the prolific Montney region and complements our core service offerings,” said Kevin Fleury, President and Chief Executive Officer of CEDA. “This acquisition strategically aligns with our vision for continued growth and expands our presence in this region,” Mr. Fleury added. CEDA said that Loomis and the rest of Breakthrough’s workforce will be joining the the company, which will also be adding Breakthrough’s pressure trucks, hot oilers, fluid haulers, tank trucks, hydro vacuum and combination vacuum units to its fleet.“We’re excited to join a successful and a growth oriented organization that can provide complementary service offerings to our existing client base,” said Derek Loomis. “The sale also provides our employees development opportunities within a larger organization.”last_img read more

first_imgFrom relaxed casuals to strictly corporate, dress codes for office vary widely in today’s time with changing work cultures. Ensure you have some right essentials. Here are few suggestions from experts: Frolic Formal: If you are someone who regularly meet executives, you might be asked to come dressed in business formals. A tailored suit in a solid, neutral colour like black, gray or navy can be paired with a white collared button-up shirt – a classic pairing for men. Women can pair-up their well-cut pantsuit or skirt suit in a conservative neutral colour such as black, navy or brown with a collared white button-up. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSmart semi-formal: Wearing casual to work is an art of adding personality to the workwear without looking unprofessional. Separates like skirt or trouser with a cardigan can be one choice for women. Pair it with solid coloured or muted patterns like checks or striped shirt. Men can pick a collared button-up in any colour to pair it with black dress pant or pressed khakis in the summer. Classic casual: For the ones allowed to wear casuals to work, remember not to go over the top with your dress-up. Casual dressing also leaves room for individuality and slight experiments. Men can pair up collared polos with casual slacks or dark denims. Choose muted patterned polos over novelty designs to be able to mix in while making a subtle statement. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardNicely fitted tops and blouses with cotton slacks or denims can be the option for women to wear to office. Dresses and skirts also add to the variety. Some tips on what footwear to wear and bags to carry to office: Footwear: Footwear adds the final touch to the outfit. For women, flats are more comfortable and functional than heels, while at work. Platform heels work the best for working women as they are stylish yet comfortable at the same time. Also, wedges look chic and glamorous without being over the top. For men, Oxford, derby shoes and loafers are formal, classy and high on the style quotient. A brown shoe catches more attention and adds another layer to your outfit. Dark brown shoes are easier to pull off than light brown ones. However, a pair of classic black shoes goes with primarily everything that you wear and has been never out of vogue. Bag Options: Work bags often pull double duty – they need to be attractive and useful with enough space to carry all the things you need during the day. For women, the classic tote bags are large enough to get you through a work day as they tend to swallow half your stuff. It can have a neoprene water bottle sleeve, a phone pocket, pen holder, padded laptop sleeve, notebook or tablet sleeve with magnetic closure, and interior side pocket. For men, the classic backpack has the convenience of the open pocket design, such as the carryall, generally with a smaller outer pocket. It is multi-functional and serves the purpose, whether in the office or heading out for a meeting. Also, these days the market is full of stylish options for men’s laptop bags crafted from leather, in different colours and designs.last_img read more

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is promising billions of dollars to compensate dairy, egg and poultry farmers hurt by Canada’s recent free-trade agreements — industries concentrated in vote-rich Quebec and Ontario.The $3.65 billion the government is setting aside includes $2.15 billion to help farmers who lose income because of trade deals with Europe and countries on the Pacific Rim, both of which make it easier for foreign egg, dairy and poultry producers to enter the Canadian market.That is in addition to a $250-million, five-year fund established in 2016 to compensate dairy farmers for the European Union deal.The budget earmarks $1.5 billion for farmers who lose money when they sell their production rights in the supply-management system, which limits egg, poultry and dairy production in Canada. To gain the right to sell supply-managed products, farmers have to buy “quota,” often from existing producers who want to leave the industry.The system also limits foreign products by slapping steep tariffs on imports beyond a certain level, which raises their price at the grocery store and makes them less attractive to consumers. Allowing more foreign-produced food into the Canadian market will increase competition for products from Canadian farmers.“To ensure that Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers can continue to provide Canadians with high-quality products in a world of freer trade, we will make available an income protection program for supply-managed farmers, along with a measure to protect the value of quota investments these farmers have already made,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in his prepared budget speech.The budget does not provide details on how or when the money will be distributed to farmers and producers, who have long railed against any move that would expand foreign involvement in those sectors.But the government appears to be hoping the promise of compensation will provide a salve to supply-managed farmers, many of whom are clumped in key ridings in Quebec and Ontario and angry that the deals have weakened their grip on the market.That could prove important for the Liberals, who will likely need a strong showing in the two provinces in this year’s federal election to have a hope of retaining power.The budget also indicates more money could be forthcoming as the government works with industry “to address the impacts on processing, as well as potential future impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.”The North American deal, which will succeed NAFTA, has yet to be ratified and come into effect. That deal is the third free-trade agreement in which Canada agreed to open its supply-managed sectors, which emerged last year as a favourite target of U.S. President Donald Trump, particularly the dairy sector.Supply management has long been hotly debated in Canada.Proponents say the system keeps the market from getting saturated, which keeps prices stable and ensures steady incomes for farmers while protecting food safety, ensuring higher-quality products and eliminating the need for direct subsidies.Critics say it drives up the cost of dairy, eggs and chicken for consumers, which has a disproportionate impact on low-income families. The system has been a frequent target in — and barrier to — past free-trade negotiations.Successive federal governments for decades nonetheless resisted opening Canada to more tariff-free imports from other countries, in part because of the political implications.But when Stephen Harper was prime minister, the Conservatives opened the door to change when they agreed to ease restrictions on European cheese imports through the Canada-European Union trade deal, which was signed and came into force under the Trudeau Liberals.Ottawa then agreed, in the 11-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, to give participants more access to Canada’s dairy, egg and poultry markets.Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press read more

“He commends all political parties and their leaders for reaching a compromise that will serve the collective interest of the Iraqi people,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.“The Secretary-General calls on Iraqi leaders to continue demonstrating the same spirit of partnership in moving swiftly to conclude the formation of a new government,” the statement added.Mr. Ban called the agreement, which follows eight months of deadlock, a “major step forward in the country’s democratic process.” He congratulated President Jalal Talabani on his re-election, and welcomed the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speakers of the Parliament, known as the Council of Representatives, and the nomination of the Prime Minister-designate, Nuri al-Maliki.The Security Council, in a press statement, welcomed the “inclusive political process and representative outcome” and encouraged Iraq’s leaders to rededicate themselves to the pursuit of national reconciliation.Negotiations on the formation of the government have been going on since the holding of parliamentary elections in March. At least 12 million people cast their votes and more than 6,000 candidates took part in the polls, in which the party headed by Iyad Allawi, a former prime minister, received more votes than the coalition led by Mr. al-Maliki in the 325-member Council of Representatives. 12 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the “major step forward” taken with the agreement reached after months of deadlock on the formation of a new Iraqi government, and called on the country’s leaders to swiftly conclude the process. read more

The Racette family is on a cash-only diet for the next four years.[np_storybar title=”Fort McMurray’s boom falters: As oil plunge wreaks havoc, visions of what’s next diverge” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/fort-mcmurrays-boom-falters-this-isnt-a-ghost-town-and-its-not-doom-and-gloom/?__lsa=7910-9b87″%5D Energy companies are tightening their belts in the oilsands, slashing budgets, scrubbing and delaying projects, and laying off scores of contract workers.With oil hovering around US$50 a barrel, the bounce is suddenly missing from Fort McMurray’s stepRead more [/np_storybar]Dale Racette, a truck driver, and his wife, a school bus driver, are trying to dig themselves out of a $45,000 hole.It wasn’t any one thing. The day-to-day costs of raising two children just piled up over 14 years, Dale Racette said from Red Deer, Alta.Two months ago, the Racettes sought the help of a credit counsellor to work out a debt repayment plan. The first step was to shred their six credit cards.Racette says he’s optimistic his job at a distribution company is safe, but he’s lived through enough economic ups and downs in Alberta to know he can’t take anything for granted.“I think I’m pretty secure. I wouldn’t bet a whole lot of money I don’t have, mind you,” he said.We’re seeing people in the oil and gas industry who aren’t necessarily getting laid off, but they haven’t got their annual bonusAccording to Statistics Canada, Alberta lost 14,000 net jobs in February — 7,000 of those in the natural resources sector. Suncor Energy Inc., Cenovus Energy Inc., Nexen ULC and ConocoPhillips Canada are among the big oil companies to have cut jobs as they grapple with low oil prices.The pain is being felt in the public sector, too. In announcing a grim budget with a record $5-billion deficit last week, the Alberta government said it would be shedding 2,016 jobs.Most of those cuts will be through attrition, but around 370 layoffs are expected.And there’s another layer of hardship that doesn’t grab headlines, said credit counsellor Nadia Graham.Alberta budget paints new, sobering reality of ‘dangers of relying on energy revenue’Alberta to bleed 31,800 jobs by end of year in oil price carnageOilsands producers’ harsh reality: No one to save them this time“We’re seeing people in the oil and gas industry who aren’t necessarily getting laid off, but they haven’t got their annual bonus . . . (and) they aren’t getting the overtime they normally get.”“It’s putting a pinch on peoples’ finances,” Graham said. “The debt problems that we’re seeing are not debt problems that have been created in the last, say, four months or so, but they’re issues that have come to a head.”Jeff Schwartz, executive director of Consolidated Credit Counselling Services of Canada, said he saw a 38% year-over-year increase in clientele from Alberta in February. Nationwide, there was also an increase — but in the order of 10 to 15%.Schwartz said he’s not surprised by the numbers. A report by credit monitoring agency Equifax earlier this month said Calgarians had the highest non-mortgage debt loads in the country — an average of $28,263 in the last three months of 2014. Edmonton wasn’t far behind, with average debt at $26,305.“Albertans are in the deepest debt,” said Schwartz. “They’re used to earning big. When a boom cycle comes through, they do very well and that’s a good thing. But as part of that, they also live big.”There was a 58.7% increase in consumer proposals in Alberta between December 2013 and December 2014, according to Ottawa’s latest insolvency statistics.Bruce Alger, a licensed trustee at personal insolvency firm Grant Thornton in Calgary, said more than half the work he’s doing these days is on consumer proposals — a legal process where debtors can pay some amounts owed to a creditor, without having to resort to bankruptcy.Alger said he’s already seen a bit of an uptick in clients asking him for help, but he’s expecting to see an “influx” come summer or fall.“As a lot, Albertans are typically young and optimistic and credit is readily available,” said Alger. “It’s been generally so good here for so long that if you survived 2008-2009 unscathed, you think ’wow, I can handle just about anything.”’The Canadian Press read more

Rodman HallRodman Hall has once again received an Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) award, this time for a book that documents a slowly changing exhibit at its St. Paul Crescent site.The Brock-owned St. Catharines gallery received a design award for the book Micah Lexier: A Week at a Glance. Designed by Lexier and Tom Koken, the book documents Lexier’s exhibit where ephemera (temporary everyday objects) is slowly rotated in and out of the display.“This is a special project for us because Micah created it specifically for that space,” she said. “The changes (to the display) are subtle, but overtime there’s definitely an aesthetic change.”A Week at a Glance runs from January 2011 until January 2012. Material used includes stationery, printed and cut cardboard, books, games, puzzles, teaching tools, printed envelopes, scribbled notes, and various items found on the street.The award was presented at the 34th annual OAAG Awards in Toronto on Sept. 30. There were 33 galleries nominated. Eighteen received awards.The OAAG Awards are juried. Rodman Hall was awarded last year for design and installation and publication of the year.Related story:• Rodman Hall celebrates provincial awards read more

FRANKFURT — A member of the European Central Bank’s top leadership has resigned after publicly questioning the need for the bank’s latest stimulus efforts.The ECB said in a statement on Wednesday that Sabine Lautenschlaeger would leave her post on the bank’s six-member executive board at the end of the month, more than two years before the end of her eight-year term.The statement did not say why she was resigning.Lautenschlaeger had questioned the need for more bond-purchase stimulus before a Sept. 12 meeting. The bank decided to launch such a program at the meeting.Lautenschlaeger is from Germany, where the ECB’s stimulus policies have been criticized for propping up less financially solid governments and depriving savers of interest earnings.The ECB sets monetary policy for the 19 countries that use the euro currency.The Associated Press read more

Fueled by a sellout crowd and need for a victory, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, Friday at Nationwide Arena. Following three periods of aggressive hockey, the Jackets and Red Wings were forced into overtime and a game-deciding shootout. After both teams’ first three shooters failed to break the stalemate, Antoine Vermette took the ice. Moving side to side, Vermette slipped the puck past goalie Joey MacDonald to break the gridlock. When Red Wings center Johan Franzen failed to score on the returning shot, the entire Jackets team took the ice to celebrate its 3-2 victory. Vermette watched as Rick Nash, Kyle Wilson and Kristian Huselius failed to make their shots, and knew he needed to try something new. “I tried a different approach, maybe try to go side to side, try to deke him, and that’s what I did,” Vermette said. “I’m glad it worked out.” Jakub Voracek and Grant Clitsome scored for the Jackets against goalie Jimmy Howard, who left the game with 7:07 left in the first period. After taking over in goal, MacDonald held the Jackets scoreless for the remainder of regulation. “I thought Joey did a good job. Obviously we were down; he did a good job,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. In the second period, Drew Miller scored the Red Wings’ first goal of the night, sparking life into the team. Less than three minutes later, Jiri Hudler tied the game at two. The goals marked the second consecutive game in which the Jackets lost a two-point lead. In their previous game against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Jackets twice had two-point leads only to lose the game, 4-3. “Going into the third period, I knew I had to shut the door,” goalie Steve Mason said after the game. “Obviously, to give up two in the second period was tough for the team considering the first period we had. I think the guys were pretty disappointed in the way we came out in the second.” In the third, the Jackets regained their aggressive play and sent the game into overtime. “Coming into the third period the guys got back to playing like we did in the first, and we put the pressure on them and got the win in the shootout,” Mason said. The Jackets failed to capitalize on a power play that carried over from the third period, however, allowing for the game to go into a shootout. “It very easily could have gone the other way, but we kept hanging in there and we persevered at the end,” Jackets coach Scott Arniel said. The win halted a five-game losing streak for the Jackets. “We wanted to stop the bleeding. We had lost a number of games and had to find a way to get back into the win column,” Arniel said. The victory was crucial for the Jackets as they look to stay in the playoff hunt. With the win, they gained two points in the Western Conference, putting them two points behind the San Jose Sharks. “That was big, finding a way to get that extra point and we certainly needed it more than they do,” Arniel said. More important than points, the team gained confidence and momentum it desperately needed. “It’s a huge win. Obviously, when you look at the standings are very important, but as far as our team trying to gain confidence and gain some momentum, this is exactly the game you want to play,” Vermette said. The Jackets will look to capitalize on the victory as they head north to face off once again with the Red Wings on Saturday. “I’d really be more impressed if we could get both games out and get four points out of it,” Arniel said. “We’ll enjoy (the win) for a few minutes and be better tomorrow.” For the players, the quick turnaround will be welcomed. “When you have a tough time like this, a couple games when you didn’t get the win, you get a good game and finally get those two points, you want to be back as soon as possible,” Vermette said. read more

Ohio State junior catcher Jacob Barnwell (42) attempts to throw out a runner at second in the fourth inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State baseball team did not want to relive its opening loss in the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes took a late lead when sophomore shortstop Noah West hit an RBI single past the third baseman in the top of the 11th inning to giving No. 3 Ohio State the 3-2 lead. However, in senior reliever Seth Kinker’s second inning of work to try and close the door in the bottom half of the 11th, he allowed the Seahawks to tie the game with four straight base-hits.After a significant rain delay, UNC Wilmington right fielder Kep Brown singled through to the right side with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th to eliminate Ohio State in a 4-3 loss Saturday.The game could have been over in the bottom of the 11th, but freshman center fielder Dillon Dingler threw the go-ahead run out at home, keeping the game tied. It was the second Seahawk base runner thrown out at the plate. Coming in with a 4.62 ERA and a career-low .275 batting average against after 16 appearances, including 15 starts, junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner kept the Buckeyes in the game, allowing two runs in six innings of work. However, it was not easy for the junior right-hander. He allowed seven runs and three walks, stranding eight runners on base. While Feltner limited the damage from the Seahawk offense, the Ohio State bats did not provide much help. The Buckeyes recorded two runs on three hits through seven innings, with junior catcher Jacob Barnwell hitting his second home run of the season on the fourth inning. Redshirt senior pitcher Austin Woodby brought Ohio State into extra innings, throwing 3.1 shutout innings while giving up five hits and a walk. With a runner on first and one out, Kinker recorded the remaining two outs, getting the Buckeyes through the 10th inning. After the loss to the Seahawks, Ohio State falls to 43-43 in its 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament in school history. read more

first_imgRonnie Coulter 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. The street in Overtown, Wishaw, where Mr Chhokar was murderedCredit:PA A man who boasted he had committed the “perfect murder” has finally been brought to justice for killing the waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar nearly 18 years ago after being tried for a second time following the abolition of double jeopardy laws.Ronnie Coulter, 48, faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted by a majority verdict of stabbing the 32-year-old through the heart as he returned home from work in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, on November 4, 1998.The jury took around 10 hours over three days to convict Coulter after a landmark four-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow. He was only the second person to be tried again for the same crime following changes to double jeopardy laws in Scotland which previously prevented someone facing the same charges more than once.Several members of the Chhokar family sobbed as the guilty verdict was announced. Aamer Anwar, the lawyer who led the campaign for justice, hugged the victim’s 73-year-old mother Gurdev Kaur Chhokar as the killer was found guilty.Judge Lord Matthews told Coulter he would be jailed for life when he returns to court for sentencing later this month.Throughout the trial Coulter claimed  he was innocent and blamed his nephew, Andrew Coulter, and another man, David Montgomery. The pair admitted being present at the scene of the murder but denied being involved.A string of further charges, including an accusation that Coulter forged Mr Chhokar’s signature on a stolen £100 giro cheque on the day of his death, were dropped during the trial.Coulter’s sister Margaret Chisholm told the court that her brother claimed to her had got away with the perfect murder.He was previously acquitted when he stood trial in 1999, while Andrew Coulter and Mr Montgomery were acquitted of the same murder the following year.center_img Overtown Two official inquiries were ordered after the original trials which were critical of the way the cases were handled, with one finding evidence of “institutional racism” in the police and the prosecution service.A report by Sir Anthony Campbell QC in 2001 into the way prosecution decisions were made said all three men should have been charged together, and recommended a review of Crown Office procedures.Another report in the same year by the lawyer Dr Raj Jandoo found evidence of institutional racism and said police failed to appreciate the impact the crime had on members of a vulnerable minority community.Following the publication of the reports, the then Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd QC, said the Chhokar family had been failed by the police and prosecution services.In his last interview before his death in November 2015, Mr Chhokar’s father Sarsham said his only wish was that those responsible for his son’s death “face justice”.Mr Anwar, who began campaigning for the Chhokar family when he was a final year law student at Strathclyde University, said: “I never thought in my wildest imaginings though it would take nearly 18 years to get justice for the family.“We can be proud of what the campaign achieved. I would hope that now no family, black or white, would ever again be treated like the Chhokar family were at the first trial of Ronnie Coulter. Revolutionary changes took place as a direct result of our campaign.”Speaking outside the court he said in a statement from the family that the verdict was not a cause for celebration, but was a source of relief that “finally justice has been done”.He added: “For any parent the loss of a child shatters the soul, but no one can imagine the devastating toll on a family having to campaign for justice for nearly 18 years, but did Surjit’s killers really think his life was so cheap that his family would just walk away.“At the end of the second trial in 2000, I stood on the steps of this court accusing our justice system of acting like a ‘gentleman’s colonial club’” of being “arrogant, unaccountable and institutionally racist’. But today the Chhokar family want to thank the prosecutors, Crown Office and Police Scotland for their unwavering commitment to justice. They have shown themselves at their finest.”Mr Chhokar’s mother, his sister Manjit Sangha, and her children, were in court every day for the trial.The 800-year-old double jeopardy law was reformed in Scotland in 2011 after Kenny MacAskill, the then justice minister, said the move would make Scots law “fit for the 21st century”. He insisted the overhaul would only affect the “worst and most sickening” cases. Ronnie Coulter was convicted of a murder dating to 1998Credit:SWNSlast_img read more

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first_imgWe know that the camera in the iPhone 4S is something special. Unless you’re a professional photographer, it could probably replace any camera you already own. But how does it stack up next to a $2,500 dSLR? We have some side-by-side pictures for you to decide for yourself.The dSLR in these samples is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It packs a whopping 21.1 MP, and is a top choice for professional photographers. The $2,500 price tag we mentioned is for the body alone, and lenses will cost hundreds more.It sounds ridiculous to even think of comparing a smartphone camera to such a piece of equipment, but the 4S’ shooter is strong enough that it’s worth looking into. The photographer of these samples used the iPhone 4S with the Camera+ app, which uses software filtering to adjust color and exposure (no additional post-processing was done though).Macro (iPhone 4S)Macro (dSLR)Looking at those two shots, I’d say that the 4S image isn’t too far off, believe it or not. Both shots have beautiful colors and rich detail. As I haven’t seen the actual set of keys, I don’t know which captured the colors more accurately.The dSLR is better able to blur the background. Sometimes known as Bokeh, blurring a background is an effective technique to draw attention to a subject. That’s one area where the 4S can’t keep up, though some Photoshopping could ultimately achieve a similar effect in post-processing.The 4S also picks up a somewhat distracting glare from the key’s reflection, while the dSLR has that coming off as much more subtle.Skyline (iPhone 4S)dSLR (skyline)Again, while the shots have key differences, the one taken by the iPhone isn’t exactly looking bad.The colors in the iPhone 4S image actually look deeper, and there may be a little more contrast. The iPhone’s biggest drawback is that the shadows lose some detail, and the dSLR shot has a more natural overall look to it.Can the iPhone 4S replace a dSLR? If you’re a pro and know how to use the full capabilities of a camera like this one from Canon, then of course you aren’t going to trade it in for an iPhone. But for everyone else, it’s amazing how close the iPhone 4S comes to being a professional-quality camera.Finally, you should definitely check out the link below. Not only does it show off the 4S camera, it also gives comparisons to all previous iPhones. You may be quite surprised to see just how bad the original iPhone camera was.via Camera+last_img read more