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‘Forest officials using vehicles gifted by mining cos.’

first_imgSeveral Forest department officials in Odisha are using luxurious vehicles allegedly gifted by mining companies, alleged Transparency International India here on Monday.Biswajit Mohanty, who had obtained the information through the RTI Act, said, “The officials cannot be expected to enforce laws if they use vehicles gifted by mining companies.” “Every Divisional Forest Officer has at least two to three government vehicles. Hence, there is no need for new vehicle,” he added.last_img

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Premier League: Manchester United Miss Two Penalties But Win 3-1 Against Norwich City

first_img anthony martialEPLfootballManchester United First Published: October 28, 2019, 12:51 AM IST Norwich: Manchester United finally ended their dismal Premier League away record with an emphatic 3-1 win at Norwich despite missing two penalties on SundayScott McTominay fired United into a first-half lead before Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial each netted — and then both missed VAR-awarded penalties. United not only halted an eight-month wait for an away league win, they did it with the style and panache that their travelling fans had been craving.It was not quite a throwback to the glory days, especially against an out-of-sorts Norwich side so lacking in confidence, but the performance was a step forward for under-fire United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Injury-plagued striker Martial had been urged by Solskjaer to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku, and the Frenchman put in a hugely impressive performance.The win lifts United up to seventh in the Premier League, seven points off the top four, while Norwich remain 19th.Non-stop noise from our travelling Red Army today – thanks for your magnificent support 👏#MUFC #NORMUN pic.twitter.com/9WyJOCuvNu— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2019 Before kick-off, sombre Norwich fans had paid tribute to club legend Duncan Forbes, who passed away last week follow a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.Yet the atmosphere was soon heated in an incredible first half which saw two well-taken goals and two missed penalties.Things may have been different if Todd Cantwell had not blazed a fifth minute sitter over David De Gea’s bar following Max Aarons’ marauding burst.Yet the visitors soon settled into their stride and a clever exchange of passes between Martial and Rashford forced the first of a series of stunning saves from Norwich keeper Tim Krul.McTominay swept in the opening goal after Norwich failed to clear Andreas Pereira’s 21st-minute corner.It was United’s 2,000th Premier League goal, making them the first side to reach that milestone.PENALTY DRAMAThe real controversy started four minutes later when Ben Godfrey eased Daniel James away from Martial’s clever through ball.The United winger seemed to lean into Godfrey and referee Stuart Attwell waved away muted penalty appeals, only for the VAR referee to scrutinise replays of the incident.Attwell’s decision was controversially overturned, but then Krul saw justice served by saving Rashford’s weak spot kick.Yet, on the half hour mark, the England striker notched his 50th goal for United with a slick finish from James’ cross from the right.Attwell had another decision overturned by VAR on 41 minutes, after he initially awarding a corner when Cantwell blocked Fred’s strike on goal.🎯 @McTominay10’s sweet strike was #MUFC’s 2000th @PremierLeague goal! pic.twitter.com/hSTfbT5LRg— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2019 This time the replays ensured the right call was made as the Norwich midfielder clearly raised his arm to an unnatural position to deflect Fred’s shot to safety.Martial took responsibility from 12 yards this time, only for Krul to dive to his left and save again.Canaries boss Daniel Farke made a double change at half time, introducing Onel Hernandez and Marco Stiepermann for Cantwell and Moritz Leitner.Yet Martial sealed United’s long-awaited win on the road with a wonderful finish from a sumptuous return pass from Rashford on 73 minutes.There was no way through the United rearguard, which was superbly held together by Harry Maguire, until a late slip-up by McTominay allowed Hernandez to drill in an 88th-minute consolation goal. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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The Good and the Bad of OSU’s Kickoff Game

first_imgThe kickoff.It’s a part of the game that amounts to an afterthought for most of us. A time for you to make one last run to the fridge before the real action starts.But don’t tell that to Mike Gundy.Special teams has always been a priority for him as a coach, often making a point to be hands-on in that phase while sitting back in more of a “CEO” mentality on offense and defense.Gundy has spoken repeatedly about the importance of special teams.“We’ve talked about today’s football, in our opinion, is the offense being able to get big plays; trying to find a way to establish some sort of a run; control the ball as best you can; be sound in special teams; try to get one big play in special teams; and defensively, try to force turnovers,” he said after Game 1.The Cowboys have shown marked improvement on their kickoffs this season, partially due to freshman Matt Ammendola who Mike Gundy has given the nickname “Philly.”Last season the Cowboys ranked 96th in the nation (6th in the Big 12) in opponent kickoff returns, allowing 23.01 yards on average. But this year they rank 17th in the nation (1st in the Big 12), only allowing 17.95 yards per return.Another big improvement? Fewer returns.You can thank “Philly’s” big leg for that. Ammendola ranks fifth in the Big 12 in kickoff yardage at 63.31 and fifth in touchback percentage at 48.57 percent. That may not seem staggering but if you look at the Cowboys’ kickoffs the last couple years you’ll see the difference.Here are the Cowboys who handled the majority of kick-off duties over the last few years. 2016 – Matt Ammendola – 63.31 avg / 48.57 TB%2015 – Ben Grogan – 60.09 avg / 23.91 TB%2014 – Kip Smith – 59.24 avg / 20.00 TB%2013 – Kip Smith – 60.04 avg / 23.33 TB%2012 – Quinn Sharp – 62.92 avg / 69.61 TB%So while he hasn’t been perfect, Ammendola has been the best at getting the ball into the back of the end zone by far since cult hero Quinn Sharp left.This has allowed Ben Grogan to focus strictly on his place kicking duties. Here’s Mike Gundy on that.“Ben has done a really good job for us,” coach Mike Gundy said. “He’s stayed consistent. He’s had two significant surgeries and has rehabbed himself over the summers to come back and kick well. We took away the kickoff duties from him because we felt it stressed his body a little much, but he’s been very consistent for us. He’s level-headed and a guy we can trust.”Return IssuesOn the other side of the field, things haven’t been so great. OSU ranks 107th in the nation (8th in the Big 12) averaging just 18.74 yards per return on kickoffs. That’s the Cowboys’ lowest average since 2009 (18.52).Kickoff return duties have been mainly handled by Barry J. Sanders as well as splitting punt returns with Jalen McCleskey. Sanders averages a decent 21.58 yards per kickoff return and 15.50 per punt return but after a couple of exciting plays early in the season has been ho-hum. Mostly it’s been just fair catch after fair catch.The Cowboys haven’t had a game-changer in the return game since Tyreek Hill. In 2014, Hill returned two kickoffs and a punt for scores. The last two seasons? Jalen McCleskey’s punt return touchdown at Texas Tech. That’s it.So while the kickoffs have been better, the other side of it has been worse. Hopefully the two can come together over the final two games as OSU goes for its second Big 12 title in the last six seasons.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

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Atlanta United clinches playoff spot

first_imgMLS Atlanta United clinches playoff spot in debut campaign Ben Valentine Last updated 2 years ago 10:15 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hector Villalba Yamil Asad Atlanta United Jason Getz MLS Atlanta United Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union Videos The MLS expansion side has become the first team since the Seattle Sounders to make the playoffs in its first season Atlanta United’s debut season just keeps getting better and better.Julian Gressel had the opener while Josef Martinez scored his 18th of the season, and ninth in six games, as the MLS expansion side defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-0 Wednesday evening. Jacob Peterson added the third for the Five Stripes.And Atlanta delivered more than just a win for their home fans to celebrate as the victory means the club has clinched a spot in the MLS postseason. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The playoff appearance makes Atlanta the fourth MLS expansion team to make the postseason in its debut campaign and first since the Seattle Sounders in 2009.He just can’t be stopped18 goals on the year for @JosefMartinez17 pic.twitter.com/XPXF7E4hT4— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 27, 2017Since the Sounders, six teams have tried and failed to make the postseason in their first season in MLS.The victory was Atlanta’s fifth in sixth games as the team remains unbeaten at its new home of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Overall, the team is unbeaten in seven straight.Sitting on 52 points, Atlanta is third in the Eastern Conference at 15-8-7, three back of New York City FC, which defeated the Montreal Impact on Wednesday, for a bye through the opening round. Atlanta also has a game in hand on NYCFC.Atlanta goes on the road to face the New England Revolution on Saturday.last_img read more

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Come on, Arsene, show Wilshere the money!

first_imgArsenal Come on, Arsene, show Wilshere the money! Arsenal ace proves worth at Palace Chris Wheatley Last updated 1 year ago 06:31 12/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Jack Wilshere Arsenal Crystal Palace Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Crystal Palace v Arsenal Crystal Palace A. Sánchez Arsène Wenger Opinion The England midfielder has yet to sign a contract extension with Arsenal but showed against Palace why the club should do everything to keep him Ahead of Arsenal’s must-win meeting with Crystal Palace, Arsene Wenger revealed that the only potential stumbling block in the club’s talks with Jack Wilshere over a contract extension could be the money on offer.”We will sit down with him,” the Gunners manager explained. “I believe if he can meet a point of agreement financially, he will want to stay.”On Thursday, Wilshere significantly strengthened his bargaining position with an imperious display in the middle of the park, as Arsenal claimed a crucial 3-2 win that moved them to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League standings. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Alexis Sanchez may have struck twice but it was Wilshere who was central to everything positive that Arsenal did on a freezing cold night at Selhurst Park.The academy product, who will turn 26 on New Year’s Day, recorded the best passing accuracy percentage of any starter (93.8 per cent), won as many fouls (7) as the entire Palace side combined, while no player regained possession more times (11).The arguments for keeping Wilshere are usually echoed across social media after every game he’s involved in: he’s an Arsenal boy, a homegrown talent who always works tirelessly’ no matter the opposition.Wilshere’s main problem over the years, though, has been getting fit and maintaining a run of games at the top level. His loan spell at Bournemouth last season was a sign of the player stepping out his comfort zone to salvage his career – and it’s clear that he’s now desperate to stay at the club he has been at since the age of nine.Jack Wilshere Arsenal Crystal PalaceIndeed, as he enthused afterwards, “I was happy with my form last year. But I’m probably playing better now. I feel fitter and I am enjoying my football.”That was plain to see at Palace. As Wenger marked his 810th Premier League match in charge of the Gunners – moving him level with Sir Alex Ferguson – Wilshere sent a reminder to the Frenchman that he is worth keeping whatever the cost.The midfielder offers an incisive presence in the final third and can retain the ball with such ease that it gives Arsenal more assurance in the central areas. Indeed, against Palace the main problem appeared to be taking chances until Alexis turned it on in the second half.Unsurprisingly, Wilshere played his part, providing a sublime through-ball that the Chilean deftly controlled and finished to put Arsenal 3-1 to the good. “It was a great assist,” Wenger purred afterwards.Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal PalaceAndros Townsend Crystal PalaceAlexis Sanchez Arsenal Crystal PalaceArsenal’s defensive frailties have been on show all season yet only Manchester United have kept more clean sheets then Wenger’s men this season. If they could cut out their sloppy defensive errors and take more of their chances, then they would certainly have been involved in this season’s title race.Unfortunately for the north Londoners, they still don’t have a preferred formation, with Wenger flip-flopping between playing three and four defenders at the back this season, while the uncertainty surrounding their three best players – Alexis, Wilshere and Mesut Ozil – is hardly stabilising.Still, while the defensive issues can be worked on, it seems increasingly obvious that Alexis and Ozil have their hearts set on moves elsewhere. Wilshere, though, wants to stay and Arsenal should do everything they can to keep him.He offers more than just sublime technique and that is one of the main reasons you can hear ‘Super Jacky Wilshere’ sung among the Arsenal supporters in every match he features in.”He had a great performance,” Wenger enthused after the game at Selhurst Park, “and that shows that Jack is coming back to form.”And that he’s worth a new, improved pay packet. Over to you, Arsene… Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Australia’s Usman Khawaja plays it cagey in battle to preserve Test place

first_imgCricket Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… England’s Mason Crane passes the Shane Warne test on Ashes debut Sportblog With both spinners operating together, Khawaja was beaten again by Moeen from his first ball back. A compelling leg-before shout was denied only by an inside edge. The same over, he hacked across the line off the inside-half of the bat. Back to Ugly Usman. But when Moeen dropped short, his adversary finally had the chance to cut. When overpitched, he clipped. Emboldened, he danced to strike over the spinner’s head. It had been 107 balls of ups and downs but the first act was complete with a half-century to Khawaja’s name.The day did not get any easier when Crane returned for a much better spell in the final session, nearly drawing a return catch before twice hitting the inside edge. Either could have found a forward short leg. Khawaja responded by dancing once more to launch straight, then was nearly in strife again as Crane clipped his outside edge, the ball bisecting wicketkeeper and slip.But by now, he was confident enough to be resourceful to get out of Dodge. So out came the reverse sweep. Believers in the unorthodox shot argue that part of its charm is it requires a full-body commitment. Khawaja had that, scoring from each of the three he played as stumps neared. Moeen found his edge one more time but it was played softly enough to neutralise the risk. A moment analogous with Khawaja’s topsy-turvy day.On the stroke of stumps, Joe Root decided to roll down his own off-breaks. It was a decent enough idea but the long-hop to begin allowed Khawaja into the 90s overnight. There would be no final-over heroics. What he has the chance to do on day three outweighs that. From the scrappiest of starts, a maiden Ashes ton at the place where it all began now awaits. Usmania won’t be the automatic response. Not this time. But some things are more important. But this week, there is none of that. Gushing about Khawaja’s cover drive has long since stopped, replaced by nagging questions about his game that felt answered long ago. His career is not at the crossroads but his immediate future as Australia’s No3 is less clear at the conclusion of a series he has not been able to influence in a meaningful way.Khawaja is smart enough to know all that. He gets that his 2017 saw him twice punted from the side in the subcontinent. He understands spreadsheet columns influence selection as much as capacity and that his added up to an average of 29 last year.In turn, when Khawaja replaced the scoreless Cameron Bancroft on the second day of the fifth Test, he would have been well aware of what was riding on what happened next. This business, as his Queensland team-mate Matt Renshaw can attest, can move fast.Just one problem: Khawaja is palpably out of form. So what to do? The only thing he could. Go slow. Limit the risks. Do it ugly. Not a word you associate with the classicist but this was an innings for replacing the natural with the essential.When driving at Jimmy Anderson early a hand came off the bat in a telltale sign all was not well. The champion seamer then beat the left-hander, so he simply shelved the shot. Tom Curran’s loosener was the type Khawaja has annihilated from the moment he could pick up a bat. On Friday, he chopped just a couple instead.The new ball dealt with, the real quiz for Khawaja was against England’s new spin twins. One has been putrid and the other was on debut but this was not the day for the Australian to get ahead of himself.Khawaja watched a Moeen Ali maiden as the battling pair had their first exchange. When settled, he danced with purpose. Then he missed a ball that was better left. It was a timely reminder of what he could not and should not be doing.Mason Crane’s turn. First up was the archetypal offering of a wrist spinner on debut, pitching halfway down. Khawaja had enough time to pinpoint exactly which grandstand he would plonk it into but patted it to the sweeper for one. The mandatory full toss shortly after got the same. Only when set, in his own time, was the cover drive allowed to boom. Now he was getting somewhere. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Topics features Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Australia sport England cricket team Australia in charge of fifth Ashes Test after Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 91 Ashes 2017-18 Read more Share on Facebook Usman Khawaja learned to bat within a cover drive of the SCG. There was a natural romance to his Test debut at the ground against England seven years ago. It inspired a bout of full-blown Usmania. The local newspaper devoted more pages than have ever been written about a knock of 37. His mum sat in the Members Stand praying for her boy’s success. The nation watched on in the belief that the stylish left-hander was a worthy find from Ashes rubble.It took five years for Usmania to come again. Between times he conceded there were moments when he thought he would not make it. Chances came and went, as did injuries and a move interstate. He was nearly 30 and it still had not clicked. Then, for one long and golden summer, the reality matched the visage that had lived in the memory from January 2011. Share on LinkedIn The Ashes Australia cricket team Read more Share via Email Share on Messengerlast_img read more

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‘We’re building a player’ – the transformation of Wolves’ Adama Traoré

first_imgAdama Traoré made his Barcelona league debut at the age of 17 by coming on as a substitute for Neymar. That was nearly six years ago. Since then he has been best appreciated as a kind of rodeo act: enjoy the thrilling ride, just do not expect a dignified finish. But now Traoré is bucking that trend and showing signs of becoming a player who is as efficient as he is exciting. There is no one else like him in the Premier League.Wolves had no one like the current him last season, even though they signed Traoré from Middlesbrough for £18m in August 2018. That, you see, was Traoré the Frustrating Winger, as opposed to the player unleashed this season: Traoré the Sharp Wing-Back. Facebook features Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Wolverhampton Wanderers Read more Adama Traoré vies for the ball with Alex Iwobi during Wolves’ defeat at Everton. Photograph: Rui Vieira/AP Topics It was fitting, then, that Traoré demonstrated his improvement this season by tormenting another player accused, famously, of needing to borrow his manager’s brain to perform. Luke Shaw, once considered a slow learner by José Mourinho, found Traoré unstoppable when the Spaniard replaced Doherty at half-time during Wolves’ draw with Manchester United last month. Traoré transformed that game by tearing through United nearly every time he got the ball and then, once he got himself into a dangerous position, showing the smarts to deliver an accurate pass or shot.He did the same in both legs of the Europa League play-off against Torino, who flew into a panic every time Traoré ran at them. Traoré, by contrast, stayed in control. His improvement was encapsulated in the way he created the first goal in the second leg at Molineux: he began with a searing dash past two opponents down the wing and concluded by splitting another two defenders with a precise cross to the near post, where Raúl Jiménez flicked into the net. The buildup was the work of a savvy player, no longer one who struggled to make the right decision after bewildering opponents. He turned 23 only in August so it would have been unfair to give up hope of him fulfilling his potential. Nuno has found a way to help him that eluded others. The way he took the team up, the way he created, unbalanced the opponents, he can do all this and other thingsNuno Espírito Santo Share on Facebook Read more Twitter Reuse this content Share via Email Lionel Messi admits he ‘would have loved’ Neymar to return to Barcelona Matt Doherty, Wolves’ trusty right wing-back ever since Nuno Espírito Santo’s men began their rise from the Championship, admitted last season that he was grateful the club had no real alternative to him when they first got promoted, a fact that gave the Irishman time to adapt to the Premier League. Doherty said he did not feel at ease in the top flight until his third match last season, during which he excelled in a 1-0 win at West Ham. Traoré, playing as a winger, happened to score the goal that day but it remains his only one for Wolves. He has never produced regularly when deployed in his most familiar role. Happily for Wolves, Nuno had a plan: to turn Traoré into a wing-back. The early indicators are that was inspired.Nuno experimented with Traoré in that role a couple of times towards the end of last season but only this term has the player got a decent run at it. Timing has been important: he got his opportunity partly because of injury and illness to Doherty and he was able to seize it having benefited from his first full pre-season under the guidance of Nuno. Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Traoré has qualities that every coach would relish harnessing – lightning speed and the build of a rugby league player – but until now there had been doubts about how coachable he was, even though he began his tuition at Barcelona at the age of eight. Too often his brilliant runs ended with wayward shots or crosses. Aston Villa never gave him a league start after buying him from Barcelona for £7m in 2015. When he moved to Middlesbrough, whose then manager, Aitor Karanka, knew him from the Spanish youth system, he was routinely instructed to switch wings at half-time so that he was always on the side of the dugout and thus able to hear instructions. Karanka suggested the player, while capable of wonderful flourishes, was tactically weak and needed constant reminders of where to go. After that home leg against Torino, Nuno described how important Traoré’s contribution was to his whole team. “The way he took the team up, the way he created, the way he unbalanced the opponents, he can do all this and other things,” said the Wolves manager. “But he has to improve a lot. This time he was stable in defence, covering his centre-back, winning balls in the air. We’re building a player.”In Wolves’ next outing, the 3-2 defeat at Everton, Traoré showed that he is, understandably, not yet complete. Although he often pushed Lucas Digne back, he also allowed the Frenchman to give him the slip too often at the other end, and he lost track of Alex Iwobi for Everton’s second goal. Doherty is better defensively. But with experience and Nuno, Traoré is likely to develop his defensive instincts while retaining his awesome attacking menace.For now, Wolves, unlike last season, have two different and attractive options at right wing-back. It will be interesting to see which one Nuno starts with if Doherty is fit when Chelsea go to Molineux on Saturday. Mason Mount, another emerging marvel, may operate off the left for the visitors. Doherty, no slouch going forward, is a sure thing at the back and, therefore, the safer choice. Traoré is a work in progress in terms of his defending but, when it comes to his attacking, an extraordinary talent is starting to bloom. Adama Traoré: ‘I am self-critical, I need to do better in the final third’last_img read more

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Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Live blog, stream & team news

first_imgUEFA Champions League Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 04:15 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Liverpool UCL Getty UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool The showpiece event of European club football takes place in Ukraine, with Zinedine Zidane’s Blancos facing Jurgen Klopp’s Reds That’s it from the Champions League final and the European club football season. Now the countdown to the World Cup in Russia truly begins!After a first half that didn’t offer much, the game came alive in the second period. A huge mistake from Loris Karius provided Karim Benzema with the easiest goal of his career but there was hope for Liverpool after Sadio Mane equalised. A moment of magic from Gareth Bale put Los Blancos back in front and another horrendous mistake from Karius gave Bale his second, with Real Madrid winning 3-1.FULL TIME!!! REAL MADRID HAVE WON THEIR THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL! Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now 90 mins: Three minutes added on at the end of this final.89 mins:  Substitution Karim Benzema Marco Asensio Willemsen.88 mins: STAT: Gareth Bale is the first player to come on as a sub and score twice in a Champions League/European Cup final.87 mins: Karius looks like he wants the ground to swallow him up and I’d be extremely surprised if he remains between the sticks for next season. He may well have just kissed goodbye to his Liverpool career, there’s no forgiving these mistakes.Loris Karius Real Madrid Liverpool UCL85 mins: Bale surges through on goal and hunts for the hat-trick but a brilliant sliding tackle from Mane. Ronaldo is furious as he was wide open for a tap-in.Marcelo the creator again but it’s Bale and Karius who will take the headlines.83 mins: Another howler from Karius! Bale takes aim from a long way out and it’s straight at Karius but he fumbles the ball into the net. He’s had a nightmare this evening.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Another Bale strike – and another incredible Karius error!81 mins: SAVE! A fantastic ball from Bale using the outside of his foot to switch the play to Benzema and the France striker sees his attempt saved by Karius. Liverpool are starting to look rather stretched.80 mins: Real Madrid edging closer to winning three Champions League trophies in a row and four in the past five years, which is frankly ridiculous. There seems to be no stopping them.78 mins: Liverpool continue to keep Real Madrid under pressure and they’ve certainly upped their game since falling behind again. Varane continues to thwart their attacking efforts though, emerging at crucial periods to bring the end to the Reds’ advances.76 mins: Less than 15 minutes remaining in the Champions League final and you’d expect Liverpool to have at least one more golden opportunity. The problem is Real Madrid will probably have the same.74 mins: What a tackle! Ronaldo look destined to score, moments after Liverpool had a penalty appeal turned down at the other end, but Robertson slid in superbly to quell the opportunity and clear the ball behind for a corner.72 mins: Liverpool are certainly not out of the game yet and Klopp still has two changes available to him. As mentioned though, his options in the final third are limited with just Can and Solanke to choose from.Amazing athleticism from Bale to put Madrid 2-1 ahead.Gareth Bale overhead kick Real Madrid Liverpool Champions League final 26051869 mins: Crucial intervention from Ramos, who stretches as far as he can to prevent Robertson’s ball finding Mane and puts the ball behind for a corner. Milner whips it in but Navas punches it away.Poll time: Whose overhead kick was better?— Goal (@goal) 26 de mayo de 201867 mins:  STAT: Gareth Bale scored 2 Minutes 2 seconds after coming on. Quite an introduction.66 mins: The best goal in a Champions League final since Zidane’s volley against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002. Sensational.63 mins: Unbelievable! Bale has only just come off the bench and has provided a moment of sheer magic. Marcelo’s cross to the edge of the area finds the Wales ace, who acrobatically volleys over his head and leaves Karius with no chance. Absolutely remarkable.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL BALE!! THAT IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS!60 mins: SAVE! Modric tees a ball through to Nacho down the right, who drills a low cross into Isco in the middle. The Spain midfielder takes one touch before firing at goal, forcing a decent stop from Karius.STAT: Liverpool are the first team in history to see three players score 10+ goals in a single Champions League season (Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mané 10).59 mins: Liverpool’s response has been magnificent and they’ve rekindled the bite that they showed in the opening stages of the match. They’re putting Real Madrid under significant pressure when they don’t have the ball and Los Blancos are finding it difficult to move into space.57 mins: STAT: Benzema is the 1st French player to score in a Champions League final since Zinédine Zidane in 2002.Simple but effective from Liverpool and Lovren put the ball on a plate for Mane. The perfect response from Liverpool.55 mins: Liverpool are level! Firmino floats the corner into the middle and Lovren heads it into the danger zone, where Mane is there to tap home from close range. Game on!GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAL SADIO MANE!!! LIVERPOOL ARE BACK IN THE RACES!51 mins: What on earth was that!? Karius easily collects a long ball forward and tries to quickly roll the ball out but Benzema sticks a toe out, diverting the ball into the net. What a howler!GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL!!!! BENZEMA!!!48 mins: OFF THE BAR! A collection of errors from Liverpool opens up the Reds’ defence, with Lallana’s attempted clearance falling kindly for Isco. Karius is quick of his line but is beaten as the Spain ace lofts an attempt against the bar. A huge chance goes begging.47 mins: The game has settled back into the same style we saw for the majority of the first period as Real Madrid dictate the tempo, while Liverpool sit back to soak the pressure.46 mins: KICK-OFF! Back underway at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, will the game be decided within 90 minutes or will extra time be needed? It’s time to find out! Liverpool idol Steven Gerrard to BT Sport: “It’s a huge blow for Mo individually and the effect it’s had on everyone out there has been really big. Madrid have grown in confidence since then. Liverpool were excellent in the first 20-25 minutes when Madrid couldn’t get out.”STAT: Liverpool mustered nine shots in the first-half with Mohamed Salah on the pitch, and none after he was subbed off. This was the moment his Champions League dream was crushed.Ramos Salah injury Real Madrid Liverpool Champions League final 26052018Liverpool came out of the blocks flying, putting Real Madrid under significant pressure, but then saw their performance levels drop significantly. The absence of Salah will be a real kick in the teeth and Klopp faces a stern task to rally his troops at the break, especially as the game looks like it could be separated by just a single goal.After a slow start, Real Madrid have controlled the tempo of the game but have struggled to create clear-cut opportunities. Barring the offside goal, Loris Karius hasn’t had too much to do and the Reds have found it fairly easy in defence.Nothing to separate the two sides in Kiev following the first 45 minutes and the major talking points will be the forced departures for Mohamed Salah and Dani Carvajal. Karim Benzema did put the ball in the net for Real Madrid but was correctly flagged offside.HALF TIME!45+1: THREE minutes of added time to end the first half.45 mins:’ WIDE! Benzema is starting to become a key figure in the match and he plays a brilliant floating cross over the defence to Nacho, who volleys into the side netting.43 mins: OFFSIDE! Real Madrid have the ball in the back of the net as Ronaldo sees a header superbly saved by Karius before the rebound was tapped home by Benzema. However, the flag is correctly raised on the far side.41 mins: Still goalless, still not really any clear-cut chances created by either side. Many predicted a high-scoring affair but it seems that this game could be decided by just a single moment of magic.39 mins: You have to feel for Salah and Carvajal, particularly in a World Cup year, and the Spain defender has been here before. Two years ago in the final against Atletico Madrid, he was also forced off injured in the first period.36 mins: Now it’s Real Madrid’s turn for concern as Carvajal is down in tears and looks like he’ll also be forced off.34 mins:  STAT: The substituted Salah has scored 33% of Liverpool’s goals in all competitions this season before this match (44/134).32 mins: Crucial period for Liverpool now until the interval as they need to ensure their heads don’t drop after losing Salah. The fans haven’t lost their voice though, booing Ramos for the part he played in Salah’s injury.Mohamed Salah Real Madrid Liverpool UCL30 mins: Heartbreaking for Salah as he leaves the field in tears and has his place taken by Lallana.29 mins: Really worrying signs for Salah again following a corner for Liverpool as the Egypt ace is down once again. It doesn’t look good at all. 27 mins: Massive sigh of relief as Salah is back on the field, though he doesn’t look fully comfortable just yet but is able to continue.25 mins: Concern for Liverpool and indeed Egypt as Salah is down in a heap after a strong challenge from Ramos. He’s holding his shoulder and will receive treatment but he looks to be in some pain.23 min: SAVE! Almost a moment to savour for Alexander-Arnold, who drives a fierce shot through the defence but cannot beat the Costa Rica goalkeeper.22 min: Since all that early Liverpool pressure, it’s been Real Madrid controlling the tempo of the match. There’s still not been too many chances created in the game though, with the majority of the play coming in the central part of the field.20 min:  STAT: Cristiano Ronaldo is playing his 6th European Cup/Champions League final – only 3 players have appeared in more (8 Paolo Maldini, 8 Paco Gento, 7 Alfredo Di Stéfano). 18 min: Carvajal rather bizarrely puts the ball behind for a Liverpool corner after trying to play a long ball back to Ramos and it’s Salah who trots across to take. Navas fails to get there in the middle but Van Dijk can only header over the bar.It’s not just in Kiev that Champions League fever has struck: Watching at the Santiago Bernabéu. Eight big screens in the centre of the pitch and the stadium close to full (of madridistas, naturally). #UCLfinal #ChampionsLeagueFinal #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/tv5snTqn0a— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) 26 de mayo de 201816 min: First defensive mistake from Liverpool sees Ronaldo unleashed down the right and, despite the tight angle, he goes for goal. It whistles over the top of the bar and doesn’t provide any threat to Karius.15 min: Ronaldo and Salah are the two players who’ve dominated the discussions this week but we’re yet to see much from either of the pair.13 min: A better period of possession for Real Madrid, as they knock the ball around in midfield. Liverpool are more than happy to allow that to happen though, as they drop back to block any room to potentially break into.11 min: Zidane’s side patient when they get the ball, whereas Liverpool are looking to immediately hit to exploit any space. With full-backs flying forward for both sides, it could be the wide areas where the best opportunities are crafted.9 min: Real Madrid are struggling to cope with Liverpool’s high press at the moment and Zidane’s side cannot play their way out of the defence. It remains to be seen whether the Reds can make their early pressure count.7 min: Varane again needing to intervene in defence as Firmino looks to thread a ball through to Mane and it looked dangerous, providing further encouragement for the English side.6 min:  A free-kick in a decent position for Liverpool is taken by Milner, who cuts it back to Salah but Modric is quick to close down the Egypt ace and block his attempt.4 min: Liverpool stretching Real Madrid again as Alexander-Arnold plays a low cross into the box that Varane is forced to fire into touch. Klopp will be thrilled by the start from his side.2 min: Real Madrid have the game’s first threatening attack, as Karius charges off his line to punch the ball away ahead of Isco. The offside flag is raised but the Germany stopper wasn’t to know.1 min: We’re off! Liverpool straight onto the attack as the Champions League final gets underway.1 minutes until KO: It’s almost time for the biggest club match of the season. The Real Madrid players have been through this so many times before, while for Liverpool it’s a chance to return to the summit of European football. Let’s hope for a cracking match!10 minutes until KO: Liverpool have continued to tear through defences right until the end of the campaign, scoring 13 times in their last five matches in all competitions. However, that run includes a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea and a goalless draw with a Stoke City side that were relegated to the second-tier of English football.Real Madrid’s inconsistent form towards the end of the season will provide encouragement to Liverpool, as Los Blancos have won just one of their last five in all competitions. However, no side has managed to stop Zidane’s side from scoring since Espanyol at the end of February.20 minutes until KO: A couple of juicy stats for tonight’s final, courtesy of Opta:11 – Real Madrid have the same starting XI as in the 2016-17 Champions League final; the first time that a team has started with the same 11 players in different European Cup/Champions League finals (excl. replays).26 – Liverpool’s starting XI is the youngest (26 y 170 d) in an UCL final since Borussia Dortmund 2013 (25 y 255 d).After finishing second in their group behind Tottenham, Real Madrid put Paris Saint-Germain to the sword in the Round of 16 and continued to face giants of Europe in their route to Kiev. A dramatic quarter-final against Juventus finished 4-3 in their favour following a dramatic late penalty from Ronaldo, then edging past Bayern Munich in the semi-finals to seal their spot in the Champions League final.30 minutes until KO: STAT: Real Madrid name the same XI that started the final against Juventus last year, while nine of the players selected by Zidane also started against Atletico Madrid two years ago.Jurgen Klopp also has a full squad to choose from and his line-up has no surprises. Milner returns to the side after missing the Premier League finale through injury, while Can returns to the bench and could play for the final time in Liverpool colours.Zidane has a full strength Real Madrid to choose from and that means that Bale starts on the bench, with Isco playing behind Benzema and Ronaldo. Carvajal missed most of the semi-final through injury but is back in the side and will be in for a tough time up against Salah.Liverpool subs: Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Dominic Solanke, Ragnar Klavan, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno.Real Madrid subs: Kiko Casilla, Nacho, Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Theo Hernandez, Gareth Bale.Liverpool XI: Loris Karius; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.Team News: Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Isco; Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.50 minutes until KO: Meanwhile, Liverpool have also been unable to compete with Manchester City domestically but their free-flowing attacking side has caught the eye on the continent. Last winning the Champions League 13 years ago, in remarkable circumstances, the Reds are seeking to dethrone Real Madrid to lift their sixth European Cup.It’s been a season to forget domestically for Real Madrid, as they surrendered their LaLiga crown to Barcelona and also saw their eternal rivals lift the Copa Del Rey. In Europe though, despite some hiccups, Zinedine Zidane’s side have remained largely untouchable and remarkably enter the game seeking their third Champions League crown in a row – also boasting three successes in the past four seasons.It’s the biggest game in the European football calendar and, once again, Real Madrid are fighting for the title. Already the most successful side in the competition’s history, they’re looking to strengthen their grip on the Champions League but face a Liverpool side who also boast strong European pedigree in their history.1 hour until KO: Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev!Confirmed Team News Champions League gfxReal Madrid XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema.Champions League gfxLiverpool XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Firmino.TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2. It can also be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’

first_img​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Joe Willock singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.The Gunners were successful away from home in the Europa League in what may have been their toughest game in the group.Saka, who recently turned 18, scored a vital goal and grabbed two assists as well. And Willock was impressed.”He’s a special player and he got two assists and one goal tonight,” he said to the club’s official website. “I’m happy to contribute to the win with one goal tonight, but as a whole I thought we did well. It was a big match for us.”They were very strong 1v1 and they pressed us very high, so we had to try to hit them on the counter. We had fast players so our game plan was to hit them on the counter and it worked. We had a lot of chances to score and we won. “We talked about the atmosphere before the game, that the fans get behind them a lot. We just had to focus on our own game and we did just that.”We love to get clean sheets and score loads of goals, that’s exactly what we did tonight. We were strong today and we’ll take that confidence into the next game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool defender van Dijk: Still plenty of room for improvement

first_imgLiverpool defender van Dijk: Still plenty of room for improvementby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van DIjk says the club are not getting carried away with their flawless start to the season.Saturday’s win over Sheffield United made it seven from seven for Jurgen Klopp’s men.”It’s the media who love statistics,” said the Dutchman. “The reality is we have nothing at the moment. We want to continue to do well and there’s still plenty of room for improvement.”Van Dijk added: “No. It’s far too early. We’re almost in October and the busy period will come. There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us.”We don’t want to look at the others because there’s no point doing that. Everyone realises that as well because last season we saw how it turned quickly. We just want to focus on the game ahead of us.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Report Three Hanjin Boxships Auctioned Off in Rotterdam

first_imgzoom Three containerships of the bankrupt Korean shipping firm Hanjin Shipping were sold at an auction in Rotterdam for a total of USD 392 million, according to Dutch media.The vessels in question are the 13,000 TEU Hanjin Europe, Hanjin Africa and Hanjin Harmony, built in 2012 and 2013, respectively.Featuring 141,000 dwt, the boxships, which were reportedly sold on behalf of the German HSH Nordbank, have all been at anchor in the Netherlands for some time now.Another Hanjin ship, the Hanjin Gold, is expected to be auctioned off by a Rotterdam court in January 2017.After it filed for court receivership on August 31, the ailing South Korean carrier started selling its assets.In November, Hanjin’s Asia-US route network was sold to Korea Line for a price of KRW 37 billion. The deal, scheduled to be finalized on January 5, 2017, includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route and subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries.Additionally, the shipping firm’s stake in Californian Port of Long Beach container terminal was also put up for sale. The terminal attracted the attention of two shipping giants, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), which jointly placed a bid for Hanjin’s 54% stake in terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI) in early December.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Joe Mantegna And Gary Sinise To CoHost Annual Night Of Remembrance

first_imgFor over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (#MemDayPBS), dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the night of remembrance will honor the over 400,000 valiant men and women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war.Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS) are set to co-host this poignant and heart-warming event for the 11th year. The acclaimed actors, whose dedication to the show is evident, are also longtime supporters of veterans’ causes and our troops in active service. The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin Powell USA (Ret.); world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning classical superstar Renee Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; gifted actress and singer Katharine McPhee (SCORPION); country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson (CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER); Award-winning actor Esai Morales (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE); plus Tony Award-winning international sensation Alfie Boe, who has just joined the Broadway cast of the smash hit FINDING NEVERLAND; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. And marking the end of an era, Trent Harmon, the final winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.” The 27th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.Also participating in the event are the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.The 2016 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will feature the following segments: • In the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery every headstone tells a story. Over 400,000 valiant men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice and are buried in its sacred soil. The concert will highlight the story of two of these American heroes. • There are millions of American veterans still suffering from the seen and unseen wounds of war. The concert chronicles the journey of one Vietnam veteran who overcame his wounds by sharing his experience and compassion with other veterans.The program is a co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producers Jerry Colbert and Michael Colbert have assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment shows including the GRAMMY AWARDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, TONY AWARDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and more.last_img read more

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Eagles Fans Praise Donovan McNabb During Retirement Ceremony

Eagles Fans Praise Donovan McNabb During Retirement Ceremony

The Philadelphia Eagles honored Donovan McNabb by retiring his No. 5 jersey during halftime of their Thursday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs.The Eagles fans cheered loudly as the former NFL quarterback, who played 11 seasons in the city, entered the stadium.“I appreciate everything you’ve done for me,” McNabb told the audience at Lincoln Financial Field. “No. 5 will always love you.”The fans chanted “Donovan, Donovan” as some of them held up their No. 5 jerseys, which was followed by green fireworks which exploded in the air as a banner with McNabb’s name and number was unveiled.Brian Dawkins, who played in Philadelphia with the QB for 10 years, amped up the fans and introduced McNabb.“It was my pleasure going to war with you all those years,” Dawkins said. “From the bottom of my heart brother, I thank you.”McNabb finished his Eagles’ career as the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns.He was the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft back in 1999. read more

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Un glissement de terrain fait 10 morts en Indonésie

first_imgUn glissement de terrain fait 10 morts en IndonésieIndonésie – Un glissement de terrain meurtrier s’est produit mardi sur l’île indonésienne de Sulawesi, emportant sur son passage au moins dix personnes dans une plantation de palmiers à huile.D’après la police locale, trois autres personnes sont portées disparues tandis que dix-huit employés de la plantation ont été blessés. Tous étaient en train de déjeuner sur les pentes d’une colline de la province de Sulawesi Centre quand le glissement de terrain s’est produit.Si cet accident a pu être engendré par les inondations qui touchent la région, des travaux de terrassement pour la construction d’une route en surplomb pourraient également en être à l’origine, a expliqué le chef de la police. L’immense archipel est régulièrement frappé par des inondations provoquant des glissements de terrain. Des catastrophes aux conséquences aggravées par la déforestation. Les autorités sont en alerte face à la forte augmentation des précipitations qui touchent l’Indonésie depuis des mois. Des pluies diluviennes liées à des températures anormalement élevées des eaux maritimes sont en effet observées. Ainsi, dans la province de Papouasie, de dévastatrices coulées de boue ont fait le 4 octobre dernier près de 150 morts.Le 13 octobre 2010 à 16:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Delta Air Lines awards 4 pay increase for 80000 global staff

Delta Air Lines awards 4 pay increase for 80000 global staff

first_imgUS-based Delta Air Lines has awarded a 4% base pay increase for its 80,000 global employees, effective from 1 October 2019.The pay increase, announced via an internal memo from the organisation’s chief executive officer, Ed Bastian (pictured), will see all hourly-paid ground and flight attendant staff worldwide receive a 4% increase to their base pay, across all pay bands. This excludes international employees who are covered by an industry, government or collective bargaining agreement.Global salaried staff, referred to internally as merit employees, will participate in a merit pool to receive a pay rise of up to 4%.Bastian additionally confirmed that the organisation’s Profit Sharing Day, an annual event on 14 February during which Delta Air Lines shares a percentage of its profits with eligible employees, promises to award larger bonus payments in 2020 compared to 2019.In February 2019, Delta Air Lines paid its staff $1.3 billion (approximately £1.1 billion) on Profit Sharing Day, equating to a bonus award worth 14% of employees’ annual salary.Bastian said in his letter to staff: “I want to thank every member of the Delta family for [their] incredible dedication and professionalism during the busiest travel season in Delta’s history.“Because of the success [they] continue to create, I’m happy to announce a 2019 pay increase, effective October 1. In addition, we expect this year’s Profit Sharing Day will be even better than last year’s.“We know we pushed the operation and our teams harder than expected this summer. Just as important as [the] pay [rise], we need to make additional investments to improve the tools and resources needed to deliver an even better product and service for our customers. We will be making the needed investments to improve a range of areas, including staffing, catering, equipment and frontline leadership development among others.”last_img read more

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Denver and Providence are next two cities to get Verizon 5G

first_img How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mobile Phones Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Verizon’s speedy 5G network has expanded to two more cities.  Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Verizon is ready to turn on its next two 5G cities.After announcing in April that Denver and Providence would be among 20 cities to get 5G in 2019, on Thursday the wireless carrier revealed that they in fact are the next two to get the service. Verizon’s new network is now live in Denver, with Providence set to be turned on July 1. The two join Chicago and Minneapolis as Verizon’s first mobile 5G cities. The carrier says it will launch 5G in “more than 30 cities” in 2019. As with the Chicago and Minneapolis launches, however, users shouldn’t expect the entirety of the cities to be blanketed with the fast new network. In Denver, Verizon says its service will initially be “concentrated in areas of Highlands, South of 37th between Tejon and Navajo Streets. Coverage can also be found throughout LoDo and around Coors Field.” The new network will also be found in “the Central Business District around popular landmarks like the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Sculpture Park, and outside Paramount Theatre” as well as in “areas of Capitol Hill and Northern Sections of The Denver Tech Center.” Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) Samsung Galaxy S10 News • Samsung Galaxy S10: The 7 best deals right now 13 Photos Now playing: Watch this: See It $899 8:24 See itcenter_img $899 $899 In Providence, Verizon will initially have 5G service in “parts of College Hill, Federal Hill, Mt. Hope, and around landmarks like Brown University (Erickson Athletic Complex, Wriston Quadrangle), Rhode Island School of Design and Providence College.” Users looking to take advantage of the new network will need a new phone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G or Motorola’s Moto Z4 paired with a 5G Moto Mod, as well as having either the “Above” or “Beyond” unlimited data plan. Similar to its prior 5G launches, Verizon will waive the $10 5G add-on fee for the service for a “limited time” for buyers of one of those new devices.  Tags We tested Verizon’s new 5G network 5G LG Verizon See It See It 0 Best Buy Post a comment Abt Electronics Share your voice $899last_img read more

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Arctic Council concludes 1st meeting under US chairmanship

first_imgThe Arctic Council wrapped up the first major meeting under U.S. chairmanship this week in Anchorage.Download AudioThe flags of the eight Arctic Council Member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations. Photo: Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea NordströmDuring the three-day meeting, Arctic Council officials made the most headway on an effort to mitigate the impacts of black carbon and methane in the Arctic. State Department deputy secretary David Balton chairs the Council’s senior-most officials.“These short-lived pollutants — black carbon and methane — cause particular climate-related problems in the Arctic,” he says.Black carbon is particulate waste from fossil fuel combustion. Unsurprisingly, it’s black. So when it lands on snow and ice, it has a warming effect.Surprisingly, the Council’s observer states showed a strong interest in the problem — more than half submitted assessment reports of their own emissions. These are nations who do not border the Arctic, but this week’s meeting made it clear that some certainly want a stronger voice on the Council.“We did something, I believe, that has never been attempted in the history of the Arctic Council. We spent a half-day with the Observers at the table, hearing from them. A lot of them have been wanting to have greater engagement, greater input.”The topics they were most interested in, Balton says, were the black carbon initiative and migratory bird fly-ways.And speaking of bigger voices on the Council… where does Alaska fit in?This is the gavel used by the Chairman of Senior Arctic Officials at Arctic Council meetings. This gavel was presented at a dinner to celebrate Canada’s second chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2013-2015). Photo: Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea NordströmThere are four voices on the Council that represent indigenous peoples of Alaska. But most the delegates representing U.S. interests are on State Department payroll in Washington, D.C.“The federal government recognizes that we are an Arctic nation because of Alaska. And we wanted to be in partnership with the state and the people of Alaska in carrying out our chairmanship.”Before the U.S. assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council in April, David Balton and colleagues made several trips to Alaska — sort of like scouting trips — to hear from Alaskans on what interests they had for chairmanship.The three key objectives the U.S. decided to focus on during its Council chairmanship are 1) improving the well-being of Arctic communities, 2) bolstering marine stewardship in the Arctic Ocean, and 3) addressing the impacts of climate change.That’s a tall order.“Everything still needs to be worked on,” Balton says. “This is a two-year process. We’re still in the early stages of it.”Other notable outcomes of the meeting were:An Arctic Council working group published the first set of guidelines for unmanned aircraft use in scientific research over the Arctic Ocean.Two new task forces are tackling telecommunications development and marine cooperation in the Arctic.The U.S., on behalf of the Arctic, will submit the joint statement signed at the GLACIER conference to the Paris climate talks (COP-21) later in the year.The Council reconvenes in six months in Fairbanks.Delegates seated around the meeting table during the Plenary SAO meeting on Wednesday 21 October. Photo: Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea Nordströmlast_img read more

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InquilabeMillat partys Chalo Delhi on Aug 28

InquilabeMillat partys Chalo Delhi on Aug 28

first_imgHyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Inquilab-e-Millat (AIMIM) has decided to hold protest demonstration at Janter Manter in New Delhi on August 28. It has invited entries for Posters Competition for its upcoming protest campaign. President of newly launched party, Syed Taraq Quadri explained that entries adjudged best by committee will be given Rs 500 in each category. The Protest demonstration will be displaying slogans, hence slogans should be Whatsapp as to reach by August 24, he said. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The topics include mob lynching; non-implementation of election manifesto by TRS government such as providing 12% quota to Muslims; empowerment of Muslims in all fields; atrocities against minorities; Waqf land & tenant mafia; harassment of both students and employees belonging to minorities; Telangana government support to Waqf land & tenant Mafia; Telangana a failed state as government owes Rs 1,500 crore to hospitals under AarogyaSri depriving poor of medical aid etc.last_img read more

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