Sri Lanka was better side in Test series: Sangakkara

first_imgThey let India level the three-match series by not grabbing chances but Sri Lanka was a better side throughout, host skipper Kumar Sangakkara said on Saturday.India on Saturday won the third Test by five wickets to deny Sri Lanka a series-win but Sangakkara drew satisfaction from their dominating performance.”It is one all. It is neither here nor there. But I thought right through the Test series we took more wickets. We scored more runs and we definitely created a lot more opportunities.”Of course we did not convert those opportunities in these two tests. It was the only window India had to come back to the series,” Sangakkara said.The Lankan skipper said the third Test could have taken a different turn had they grabbed chances against Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina on Saturday.”I think we had a couple of chances this morning with Sachin and then with Raina. I think that would have made it lot more interesting. But the way they batted was excellent.They batted very positively, they kept scoring runs. And apart from Suraj Randiv and Malinga we could not exert pressure from the other end either to take wickets or to cut down runs.”Sangakkara said a score of near-300 would have made the contest more tight.”I think we would have liked to have close to 300 runs but the situation that we had 250 to defend was a great effort from Mendis and Thilan Samaraweera. Few chances here and there and all of them have proved crucial in the final analysis,” he said.advertisementSangakkara also praised the preparation of the wicket, which had something to offer to all the players.”Usually it helps the fast bowlers a bit more than that, But the statistics show that the team batting last have won every test match here in the past two years.”But probably the wicket was dry than it has been before.And probably it offered enough for every one in the first two days and more more to the spinners over the last three days.But over all a great wicket,” he said.last_img read more

Injured Ronaldo set to miss Eibar trip for stuttering Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is set be without three of his main forwards for Saturday’s trip to Eibar after Cristiano Ronaldo missed training on Friday with an ankle knock, joining the suspended Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata on the sidelines.Real visit tiny Eibar hoping to get their bid for a first league title since 2012 back on track after losing top spot to Barcelona following Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Las Palmas but Zidane said he would not risk his team’s talisman.”He (Ronaldo) felt something was not right and that’s why he did not train today. Every game is important but the most important thing is that our players are ok, and so we’ll wait and see what we do with Cristiano.”Ronaldo scored twice late on to salvage a point in a chaotic game against Las Palmas which saw Bale sent off for the first time in his Real career, earning the Wales forward a two-game ban to miss the fixtures with Eibar and Real Betis.Morata, who scored the winner in last week’s 3-2 win at Villarreal, is also suspended against Eibar for accumulating yellow cards, meaning Zidane will look to Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez to lead his side’s attack, while winger Marco Asensio could be in line for a return to the team.”I have 24 players and the message has always been the same since I arrived: every player is important, if we want to win the league we can’t drop many more points but as we play every three days we have to rotate our squad,” Zidane said.advertisementReal have dropped five points in their last three games, losing to Valencia and scraping a 3-2 win over Villarreal before drawing with Las Palmas.Zidane admitted morale was low in the dressing room after the disappointing results but said there was no reason his team could not turn things around.”I have noticed a bit of negativity, which you always get when you don’t play well or get the result you wanted,” he said.”I’m used to that but for me the word crisis doesn’t exist in Real Madrid or football because every three days you have the chance to do things better.”last_img read more

Weah expecting to play as a No. 9 with Celtic

first_imgTimothy Weah says he has “so much more to give” as he begins his loan move with Celtic, where he will be deployed differently than he has been with club or country.The U.S. national team forward joined the Scottish side from Paris Saint-Germain on Monday in pursuit of first-team minutes.Weah, the son of legend George Weah, has largely been deployed as a wide player with both PSG and the U.S. national team but, under Brendan Rodgers, the forward is expecting to be played centrally. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “The coach told me he just wants to see me playing my game, helping the team by making runs into spaces and stretching the game,” Weah said, according to the Scotsman.“He’s looking to play me as a nine and I can’t wait. I’m so excited to be here. I feel like the coach has a great plan for me and I think he’ll help me develop as a man.“The little bit of experience I have will benefit me but I feel that by being here, learning from all the other guys and the coaching staff, combined with hard work and dedication, then I’ll be able to give the fans what they want.”The 18-year-old said he is “so excited” about the move to Celtic, a place where he’ll be able to continue his development and impose himself more than he would have been able to at PSG.Weah scored two goals in six first-team appearances for the Ligue 1 champions, but, after a strong start to the season, found playing time hard to come by under Thomas Tuchel.”I went there knowing I had to put the work in to get where I wanted to be,” Weah told BBC Scotland.”A few years later, I am playing alongside Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe. It is an awesome feeling, but I know that is not even half the work done. I have so much more to give and improve on.”It is really hard to impose yourself with such great players in front of you. I feel like being at Celtic now is the place for me.”My father has played at Celtic before. He has told me it is really intense and it is good to grow as a footballer by playing for this club.”Weah said he “received “a lot of offers” to go on loan this winter, but Celtic was the one that stood out for him.The forward met with the squad met in Dubai on Tuesday as he began his stay with the club.Celtic return to action after their winter break with a Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Airdrieonians on 19 January, and Weah is already looking forward to getting going with his new club.”It is a wonderful moment for me, and such a blessing with such a great coach like Brendan Rodgers to lead me in the right direction,” he told BBC.”He and rest of the coaching staff are going to build me and form me into a really good player, and my team-mates are going to help me mature.”last_img read more

Australian Open 2019: Records on the line as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal resume rivalry

first_img Reuters MelbourneJanuary 27, 2019UPDATED: January 27, 2019 11:15 IST Rafael Nadal (R) is looking for his 2nd Australian Open title while Novak Djokovic will be aiming for his 7th. (@AustralianOpen Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNadal and Djokovic are meeting in an Australian Open final for the first time since 2012Djokovic leads Nadal 27-25 in the head-to-head tallyNadal is looking to become the first player in Open Era to win all 4 Grand Slam titles at least twiceAfter winning one-sided semi-finals that few will remember in years to come, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will face off in a blockbuster Australian Open decider on Sunday that offers much more than a clash of great players.Both have landed in the final in outrageous form, with second seed Nadal conceding only six games to Stefanos Tsitsipas before top seed Djokovic gave up only four to Lucas Pouille.Having proved, once again, untouchable by the younger generation, Serb Djokovic and Spaniard Nadal will meet for an eighth time in a Grand Slam final and their first at Melbourne Park since the record five-hour 53 minute epic in 2012, a match regarded as one of the greatest of all time.A packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena will see two of the modern day greats slug it out in their 53rd match, with Djokovic leading Nadal 27-25 in the head-to-head tally.Well might tennis fans feel privileged.While both players have added to their pile of Grand Slam silverware in recent years, they have not had to face each other in a title match at the four majors since the 2014 French Open.Nadal won that meeting in four sets, nudging to a 4-3 lead in their Grand Slam finals count, but given his fitness issues and unremarkable record at recent hard-court Slams there was those who doubted the 32-year-old would get to Sunday’s decider.”Maybe with less passion, I’d have less injuries… but I don’t change that.”@RafaelNadal @kia_motors pic.twitter.com/OXQAHvywfQadvertisement#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019The lefthander retired hurt in the quarter-finals at last year’s tournament and again at the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.But all that has been thrown aside during a scintillating run at Melbourne Park in which he has not dropped a set.Older but wiser, Nadal has added pace to his serve, allowing him to be more aggressive on the second shot and shorten the points to preserve his body.The quality of his tennis and his “happiness” in his game bodes well for his chances of upsetting the Serb, who is clear favourite to claim a record seventh title in Melbourne.”(There) have been very special moments that we share together in the court, with Novak, during all our careers in the most important stages,” 2009 champion Nadal, bidding for a second Melbourne title, said on Saturday.”We push each other to the limit of our tennis level. Tomorrow (is) going to be another episode.”‘GREATEST RIVAL’In contrast to Nadal, few would have expected anything less than seeing Djokovic feature in Sunday’s final.It has been a tournament he has owned for much of the past 11 years since beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for his first Grand Slam title in 2008 as a 20-year-old.That stays as probably the most epic match and special match I was part of, without a doubt @DjokerNole on the 2012 #AusOpen final vs #Nadal.Will tonight’s final, seven years later, dethrone the 2012 final in his memory bank? pic.twitter.com/dvV7PpeRLP#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019Now bidding for his 15th Grand Slam title and third in succession, Djokovic’s run has not quite been as dominant as Nadal’s, surviving a four-set test in the last 16 against Russian Daniil Medvedev and later complaining of back soreness.Yet he crushed all doubts about the state of his game with a 83-minute demolition of Pouille on Friday.Describing 17-times Grand Slam champion Nadal as his “greatest rival”, Djokovic has watched the Spaniard with interest in Melbourne.”With everything he possesses, all the qualities in his game, adding to that also a lot of free points on the serve makes him much tougher to play against,” he noted.While the 2017 Melbourne final between Roger Federer and Nadal was seen as a throwback for the sentimentalists, Sunday’s match may open up a new and thrilling phase to one of tennis’s greatest rivalries.It may also reopen the “greatest of all time” debate.Victory for Nadal would make him only the third player to claim both Grand Slams twice after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, while bringing him within two of Swiss Federer’s total of 20.A win for Djokovic would move him past Pete Sampras (14) to outright third on the list of Grand Slam title winners.Also Read | After US Open drama, Naomi Osaka savours Australian Open victoryAlso Read | Naomi Osaka forgets her victory speech after Australian Open gloryAlso Read | Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ready to face biggest rival Rafael Nadal in finalAlso Read | Barbecued chicken – Frances Tiafoe coins term for the ball hit by Rafa Nadal’s poweradvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rafael NadalFollow Novak DjokvicFollow Australian OpenFollow Australian Open 2019 final Australian Open 2019: Records on the line as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal resume rivalryAustralian Open: 7 years after an epic men’s singles final in Melbourne, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokvic are set to take on each other once again with records on the line for both.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Sunil Ambris hundred leads West Indies to 5-wicket win over Ireland

first_img commentary No data available! Sunil Ambris hundred leads West Indies to 5-wicket win over IrelandWest Indies completed their highest successful ODI run chase to book their place in the final of the ODI tri-series with a 5-wicket win over Ireland. advertisement scorecardcenter_img view more view less graphs AP DublinMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 08:49 IST West Indies are in the final of the ODI tri-series (@windiescricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies completed their highest successful ODI run chaseWindies beat Ireland by 5 wickets to book their place in the finalSunil Ambris scored a 126-ball 148 to trump Andy Balbirnie’s hundredSunil Ambris hit his first one-day international century to help the West Indies to a five-wicket win over Ireland at Malahide on Saturday.Ambris hit 19 fours and a six in his 126-ball 148 as Ireland’s 327-5 was overhauled with 13 balls to spare. West Indies ended on 331-5 in 47.5 overs to complete its highest successful ODI run chase.The match looked in the balance when the West Indies slipped to 112-2 in the 20th over.But Ambris and Roston Chase (46) shared 128 for the third wicket to put the visitors firmly on top.Boyd Rankin took three wickets for Ireland but Jonathan Carter (43 not out) and skipper Jason Holder (36) saw the West Indies home for a second Tri-Nations series victory over the tournament hosts.Ireland’s innings had been underpinned by Andy Balbirnie, who struck 135 off 124 balls for his fourth ODI century.West Indies moved above Bangladesh, and Ireland is without a win after three matches.Also Read | Sanath Jayasundara charged under ICC anti-corruption codeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sunil AmbrisFollow west indiesFollow IrelandFollow ODI tri-seriesFollow Ireland vs West Indieslast_img read more

TPDCO Commits to Help Transform Mount Salem

first_img Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Dr. Andrew Spencer, says his organisation is committed to playing a key role in the transformation of the Mount Salem community in Montego Bay. “We also want to use this as an opportunity to show that there is a chance for these individuals, some of them who are not yet working in the tourism industry, to have an avenue, a path to that kind of employment because, indeed, the Team Jamaica training is a requirement for many entities to get into that space and be able to have worthwhile employment,” he pointed out. Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Dr. Andrew Spencer, says his organisation is committed to playing a key role in the transformation of the Mount Salem community in Montego Bay.Dr. Spencer said the entity is providing scholarships to enable residents to participate in the Team Jamaica course, craft training and other types of self-development activities.“We also want to use this as an opportunity to show that there is a chance for these individuals, some of them who are not yet working in the tourism industry, to have an avenue, a path to that kind of employment because, indeed, the Team Jamaica training is a requirement for many entities to get into that space and be able to have worthwhile employment,” he pointed out.He was speaking at the “Bring Back the Love” community-building intervention at the Mount Salem football field on Sunday (December 10).Dr. Spencer said there are opportunities for community tourism to be a key feature of Mount Salem, citing prospects for accommodation and tours via the fast-growing online marketplace, Airbnb.He said there are many allocentric travellers across the world who would be interested in visiting Mount Salem.Allocentric travellers are more outgoing and adventurous types, who prefer less-developed spots to crowded and typical places.“They don’t want us to even package and commercialise and put something in a way that we think is saleable. They want to come in and see it as it is, and enjoy the real genuineness of the people,” Dr. Spencer pointed out.He said that as long as the Mount Salem residents express an interest in community tourism, the TPDCo “would come in to identify what it is the community would like to unearth and showcase… in a way that the guest will want to come in”.“Tourism in Jamaica is for everybody… . People want to come into the communities, and we know that Mount Salem has a lot to offer, so we really want to get the entire community really energised about tourism. We see the (tourism) growth as something that is not just to benefit one particular sector or grouping, but we want it to benefit everybody. So Mount Salem is at the top of communities that should benefit, given just how close you are to all the tourism happenings,” Dr. Spencer said.Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr. Carey Wallace, said the organisation is committed to continuing the partnership with other State agencies and community members to sustainably develop the community.He said the entity supports interventions that “help to keep the resort city of Montego Bay safe and seamless, and have a big impact on our tourism product”.“We (TEF) stand ready and willing to facilitate that process. It is a collaborative effort that ensures that, on the ground, the results are achieved and we stand ready and willing to facilitate that process,” he noted.Bring Back the Love was organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), in collaboration with the Mount Salem community and through sponsorship from TPDCo and TEF.The fun day involved a football match, health checks and concert later in the evening. The Ministry of Health, Red Cross, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), among other entities, were on hand to provide information to residents.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on September 1 declared Mount Salem and its environs as the first Zone of Special Operations under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act.The law seeks to contain crime while safeguarding the human rights of residents and promoting community development through social-intervention initiatives. He said that as long as the Mount Salem residents express an interest in community tourism, the TPDCo “would come in to identify what it is the community would like to unearth and showcase… in a way that the guest will want to come in”. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Christening Ceremony for U.S. Navy’s Newest LCS …

first_img Print  Close My location US Department of Defense, March 21, 2014; Image: Wikipedia zoom The U.S. Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.Sister ship USS IndependenceSecretary of the U.S Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the principal address at the ceremony, and Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran will serve as the ship’s sponsor. Cochran is the daughter of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.LCS 6 is the first U.S. Navy vessel christened in tribute to the capital city of Mississippi, and honors the state’s deep ties to the U.S. Navy and the shipbuilding industry.Jackson is an innovative surface combatant designed to operate in littoral seas and shallow water to counter mines, submarines and fast surface craft threats in coastal regions.The ship is capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots and can operate in water less than 20 feet deep. Jackson will address a critical capabilities gap in the littorals and conduct the Navy’s mission to enhance maritime security by deterring hostility, maintaining a forward presence, projecting power and maintaining sea control.The ship launched Dec. 14, 2013, following construction at the Austal USA shipyard. These ships are the first vessels procured under the block buy contract awarded in 2010 and represent the true beginning of “serial production” for the class.Jackson will continue to undergo outfitting and testing at Austal USA. The ship is expected to deliver to the U.S Navy in early 2015 following acceptance trials. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Adult Capacity and Decisionmaking Act to Respect Autonomy of Adults in Decisionmaking

first_img every adult has the capacity to make decisions, unless the contrary is shown decisions made for the adult will reflect the least intrusive, least restrictive course of action possible representatives have clearly defined duties, including encouraging the adult to take part in decisions as far as reasonable, and considering the adult’s prior instructions, wishes, values and beliefs when making decisions representation orders will be reviewed within a timeline specified by the court courts will protect the adult’s autonomy by limiting a representative’s decision-making authority to those areas where the adult does not have capacity to make decisions for themselves health professionals who are authorized to carry out capacity assessments include physicians, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and social workers a complaints process penalties if a representative acts in bad faith and causes harm. Nova Scotia has introduced a new act that will recognize the autonomy and independence of adults who have diminished capacity while protecting those who cannot make certain decisions for themselves. The proposed Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act introduced today, Oct. 2, replaces the outdated Incompetent Persons Act. The previous act was struck down by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in June 2016 because of its all-or-nothing approach to capacity. Parts of the former Incompetent Persons Act were ruled unconstitutional because they gave complete control to a guardian for all aspects of a person’s decision-making, even if the person had the capacity to make some decisions for themselves. The Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act recognizes the individual’s right to live their own life and make their own decisions. Where that isn’t possible because of an impairment in their capacity, it offers an avenue for someone to represent them and make necessary decisions on their behalf. “We want to respect the court’s ruling and are using this as an opportunity to update the legislation,” said Mark Furey, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “This legislation addresses concerns raised by the courts. It will better serve adults with diminished capacity and their families when important decisions need to be made.” The bill ensures protection of the adult’s well-being and financial interests. It aligns with Canada’s interpretation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Key provisions of the proposed legislation are: The legislation must take effect on Dec. 28, 2017 as ordered by the courts.last_img read more

UNESCO chief deplores latest killing of a Somali journalist

“I am appalled by news of the violent death of Mohamud Ali Keyre,” the Executive Director of the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a news release. “It is essential that the authorities do all in their power to stem the violence that is claiming so many civilian lives in Somalia, including a shocking number of media workers,” Ms. Bokova added. Mohamud Ali Keyre was killed on 12 August in Mogadishu, the country’s capital, by a single bullet to the head. The 23-year-old reporter wrote for the website horyaalmedia.com and had previously worked for the Mogadishu-based radio broadcaster Voice of Democracy, before fleeing to Kenya because of threats against his life. According to media reports, Mr. Ali Keyre decided to return to Mogadishu after deeming the security situation in the city to be improved. After decades of warfare, Somalia has been undergoing a peace and national reconciliation process, with the country winding down its transitional federal governing arrangements. Until last year, most of the capital, Mogadishu, was, for several years, riven by a fluid frontline dividing the two sides – fighters belonging to the Al Shabaab militant group and troops belonging to the Somalia Government, with the latter supported by the UN-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).In her statement, Ms. Bokova urged local authorities to implement measures improving the safety of media personnel across Somalia, while pointing out that press freedom was an intrinsic to Somalia’s growth into a full-fledged democracy. “Journalists must be able to keep the public informed without fearing for their lives,” continued Ms. Bokova. “A free and independent press is an essential contribution to dialogue and national reconciliation in Somalia. It is also necessary to democracy and the rule of law.”Since 2009, 18 journalists have been killed in Somalia. Their lives and work are commemorated on the website UNESCO Condemns the Killing of Journalists. read more

One in five Greeks lives in poverty says Greek minister

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One out of five citizens in debt-ridden Greece today lives in poverty, said Greek Labor and Social Security Minister Louka Katseli said this week.22 percent of Greeks living in poverty are pensioners, while 23 percent are minors and 42 percent are unemployed, noted Katseli addressing a forum organized by the ministry in the framework of a European awareness campaign to address the challenge this year.Noting that the poverty threshold stands at 6,000 euros (US$7,943) annual income per capita and 13,608 euros (US$17,977) per year for a four-member household, Katseli presented the basic lines of the Greek government’s plan to face the situation which has deteriorated this year due to a severe economic crisis.In late 2009 Greece was hit hard by the crisis which threatened the eurozone member country with bankruptcy this spring. Athens secured a multi-billion euro financial aid package from European Union and International Monetary Fund this May in exchange of harsh austerity measures and reforms that met strong reactions.Labor unions and opposition political parties criticize the socialist government’s three-year Stability and Growth exit plan from the crisis, arguing that places the burden of the painful policies on low income employees and pensioners who did not create the crisis.Austerity measures have decreased the purchasing power of Greek households over the past few months, inflation stands at 4.6 percent in 2010, according to the latest estimations released on Monday by European Commission, and unemployment rate for this year reaches up to 12.5 percent.The European Commission officials support Greek government officials projections that the Greek economy will return to growth in 2012, as long as Greece continues on the fiscal adjustment and reform path.“There can not be growth in a country without social cohesion. Democracy and economy can not function normally in a society divided in half,” said Katseli, stressing that the government’s efforts are focused on supporting employment, preventing unemployment and safeguarding social cohesion.Source: Xinhualast_img read more

Live notes from the Pat Patterson Tribute Night in Montreal

first_img Triple H Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Wrestleview.com Owner/Webmaster Paul Nemer is live in Montreal for tonight’s RAW taping and passed along the following live notes.Pat Patterson Tribute Night in Montreal (5/4/15):* Vince McMahon started off the tribute. He thanks Patterson, introduces Patterson and then has a tribute video played about Patterson’s career.* Bret Hart was out next. Hart said Patterson had one of the greatest minds in the history of pro wrestling. A Montreal Canadiens jersey with Patterson’s name on it is revealed.* A video airs of various WWE stars talking about Patterson.* Triple H and the rest of the WWE roster then come out. Triple H joins Patterson in the ring telling a story about how dedicated Vince McMahon and Patterson were together. He told a funny story about being in the bathroom when both Patterson and McMahon walked in. Triple H said McMahon and Patterson were in the stalls next to each other and McMahon asked Patterson if he had his book on him. Patterson said he did and they proceeded to start talking ideas. Triple H talked about Patterson singing at his wedding and he wanted Patterson to sing now for the audience in Montreal.* Before Patterson sang, Triple H presented him with an Intercontinental Championship (Patterson was the first ever Intercontinental Champion).* Patterson closed the night singing “I Did It My Way.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Facebook WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions center_img Pinterest Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WhatsApp The Miz Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Vince Mcmahon Twitterlast_img read more

Oregon Zoo mourns Packy the elephant

first_imgPortland lost one of its most beloved residents Thursday, as the Oregon Zoo announced it euthanized Packy, the 54-year-old elephant who captivated locals in the lead-up to his 1962 birth and in the decades since.Packy was the oldest male of his species in North America. In 1962, he was the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years. Although he was born at the zoo, he was bred in Southwest Washington, according to Columbian files, as H. Morgan Berry raised zoo and circus animals on a 76-acre farm outside Woodland.Throughout the course of his life, the 6-ton, 10-½-foot-tall bull Asian elephant inspired books, records and an 11-page spread in Life magazine. Locally, artist Jim Shinn was hired by the Portland Reporter to create daily cartoons leading up to the birth. “It was like a big countdown,” Shinn said. “The TV stations were talking about it all the time: ‘She didn’t give birth to the elephant today’ day after day.”Shinn’s cartoon was so popular he was asked to keep it up for the next three years or so, until the Reporter closed. He then joined The Columbian, where he worked for the next 30 years.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 14 Driver Cited After Crash Suspicious Activities Reported

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, January 14, 2019:Police stopped a vehicle for suspicious activity on Middlesex Avenue at Federal Street. Driver was a Verizon contractor checking tower signal. (2:45am)A 3-vehicle crash occurred at Concord Street and Woburn Street. No injuries reported. One driver was issued a summons for unlicensed operation. (2:42pm)A Cunningham Street caller reported a suspicious white male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a dark hoodie, walking behind her house in the woods. Police were unable to locate. (3:29pm)Police came across what appeared to be a disabled motor vehicle on Route 62, prior to the 93 South on-ramp. Driver had pulled over to adjust his GPS. Officer advised driver to get an inspection sticker. (5:37pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Instant Pots Vortex Plus proves 2019 really is the year of the

first_img Don’t believe the hype about air fryers Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Appliances CNET Smart Home Now playing: Watch this: Air fryers are a cool concept, but are they worth the price? Gourmia’s booth at IHHS 2019 sums up the feelings of nearly every small appliance brand at the show. Molly Price/CNET Earlier this year, my colleagues and I scoured the aisles of the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago looking for the hottest kitchen innovations. What we found were air fryers. Everywhere.Now, Instant Pot has released its own air fryer (with six other functions, of course), called the Instant Vortex Plus. Looks like the combination cooking trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Air frying is moving from a dedicated special appliance to a mode on your toaster oven or even your full-size oven. Other cooking functions might soon follow, too.ihhs-2019-18Cuisinart’s newest toaster oven includes an air fry button.  Chris Monroe/CNET Combining multiple cooking functions in one device isn’t new. We’ve seen products like the Thermomix TM5 attempt it in years past. Adding an air fryer to a toaster oven isn’t breaking news, either. Breville was the first to introduce the air fryer-toaster oven concept in 2018. But the trend is exploding this year. At the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, Frigidaire and Bosch both announced air fryer buttons on their newest full-size ovens. Cuisinart, Galanz Americas, Hamilton Beach and De’Longhi all showed off new air fryer toaster ovens for 2019 at IHHS. And of course, there’s Instant Pot. The brand known for its countertop multicookers released the combination air fryer in early July. The $119 Instant Vortex Plus is only available at Walmart and has a seven-in-one design with air fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat and dehydrate. There’s also a rotate option for rotisserie cooking.instant-pot-vortex-1 Chris Monroe/CNET It’s sensible enough, given that many toaster ovens already perform a myriad of heating tasks such as baking, broiling, reheating and even rotisserie-style cooking. Most models we saw included the classic wire frying basket in one form or another, and other specialty functions like modes specifically made for pizza and cookies. Combining (or as I affectionately call it, “Frankensteining”) multiple functions in one device is more popular than ever before. Some companies are taking a simple approach. Black & Decker is releasing a sous vide-slow cooker combination device this year that’s fine-tuned for those two functions.  Others are more ambitious when it comes to how many tasks one appliance can perform. Galanz, a Chinese company bringing its brand to the US for the first time this year as Galanz Americas, showcased a four-in-one appliance called the ToastWave that can microwave, convection bake, air fry and toast your food.It’s not just the heating element. Gourmia recently announced a new CoolCooker line that includes a pressure cooker and a multicooker with built-in refrigeration to keep foods cool until scheduled cooking begins. ihhs-2019-19The Black & Decker Sous Vide Slow Cooker performs both functions and includes a temperature probe.  Chris Monroe/CNET Is it great to have fewer small appliances cluttering up your countertop? Yes. Is it cost-effective (in most cases) to buy a combo device rather than two separate appliances? Yes. Still, those perks aren’t enough to convince me that a combination cooker is a smart buy. For these to really be the right choice for most homes, they need to work well. I don’t mean a passing C- grade for adequately accomplishing the tasks they advertise. I mean really work well. That’s what will make these options truly worth it. After all, I’d rather have a great air fryer making an extra crispy batch of snacks and a great toaster oven for my morning bagel than one below-average combination of the two.If small appliance makers can master the all-in-one style appliance, how does that affect their bottom line? Are they hoping these multitaskers will sell well enough to offset the demise and discontinuation of all their single-function models? Clearly, I have questions.For now, I’ll keep my task-specific workhorses around until a worthy jack-of-all-trades comes around.  reading • Instant Pot’s Vortex Plus proves 2019 really is the year of the air fryer Frigidaire Breville Hamilton Beach KitchenAid Cuisinart Bosch Share your voice Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your housecenter_img Tags 11 Photos See All Comments 7 • Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected CNET Smart Home 2:16 Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more)last_img read more

Subaru BRZ tS returns for 2020 WRX and STI see price bumps

first_img More From Roadshow Subaru More about 2018 Subaru BRZ tS 14 Photos Comments Sports Cars Sedans 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Now playing: Watch this: 4 Subaru 2018 Subaru BRZ tS: 5 things you need to know 2019 Subaru Ascent review Share your voice 2:16 Review • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS: A better BRZ, mostly Subaru WRX STI S208 is a Japan-only track special 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye review: The 797-horsepower tire slayer Tags Enlarge ImageThe tS is back and that’s a good thing. Subaru Subaru dished out prices for its family of sports cars on Thursday, but the bigger news is the 2020 model year sees the return of the mightiest BRZ model. That’s right, the BRZ tS is officially a comeback kid.The Japanese automaker originally revealed the BRZ tS for the 2018 model year with a grouping of suspension and aerodynamic modifications. Don’t call it a BRZ STI, but it’s as close as we’ve gotten to the real deal. The 2020 BRZ tS includes STI-tuned front and rear dampers, coil springs and an STI V-brace for the engine. The chassis and subframe also receive draw stiffeners to sharpen steering response. Finally, STI graces the tS variant with upgraded Brembo brakes: four-piston calipers and rotors at the front and two-piston calipers and rotors at the rear.Just one color combination is available for the 2020 BRZ tS and that is ceramic white with cherry blossom-red accents around the grille and rear bumper cover. The 18-inch wheels, meanwhile, sport a matte bronze finish. Michelin Pilot Sport 215/40R18 tires wrap them. Unlike the 2018 model, the 2020 BRZ tS foregoes the massive rear wing in favor of a subtle rear spoiler.All of the extra suspension and aero goodies will total up to $32,395, which includes a $900 destination charge. Subaru only plans to build 300 of them, so keep that in mind and choose wisely.The 2020 BRZ Limited trim is the only other option for the new model year. It starts at $29,745 and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission is a $1,100 option. Those looking for a little more performance can also add the Performance Package to BRZ Limited models with the manual transmission. It includes Sachs Performance shock absorbers, unique 17-inch wheels and upgraded Brembo brakes. Consider it the tS Lite.For Subaru’s two sport sedans, the WRX and WRX STI also see price changes. The WRX’s price climbs by a reasonable $300 and the WRX STI will be just $400 more expensive than the 2019 models. That brings the cheapest WRX to $28,395 and the least expensive WRX STI to $37,895.Not much else changes for both sedans, but the WRX STI now comes standard with keyless access and push-button start. Those looking to spend more on a regular WRX can also take advantage of a rejiggered Performance Package. It bundles Recaro seats and upgraded Brembo brakes while deleting the moonroof. Those who opt for the CVT will also get Subaru’s suite of active safety technology, called EyeSight, standard.Look for all three sports cars to reach Subaru dealerships this fall.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Sept 3 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowNOAA works to modernize state nautical chartsRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauNautical charts play a necessary role in Alaska’s economy and lifestyle. Their accuracy affects the tourism industry, the fishing industry, and resource development.UAF celebrates new power plant that replaces unreliable 56-year-old facilityTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksOfficials with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and more than a hundred invited guests gathered Wednesday at UAF to celebrate completion of the $245 million power plant.Alaska governor signs bill allowing cities to ban cellphonesAssociated PressIt is already against the law in Alaska to text while driving. It also soon may be a crime to talk while behind the wheel.SEARHC and Wrangell deal goes to the votersJune Leffler, KSTK – WrangellAfter months of negotiations between the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium – known as SEARHC – and Wrangell’s city officials, the city says it’s ready to make a deal.Mineral exploration company begins assessment of a possible mine site north of HainesHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesThe assessment is the first of three studies, and assesses at the potential of the site, which is the subject of a lawsuit about future impacts of mine development.Facebook adds Inupiaq as language optionAssociated PressAn Inupiat Eskimo language option is now available on Facebook, thanks to Alaskans who made it a reality through the social media giant’s community translation tool.Wildlife officials work to coax stray sea lion back to seaAssociated PressWildlife officials came up with a new plan to coax a Steller sea lion back to the ocean after it has been shuffling through neighborhoods in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka since Friday.Invasive grass is taking over the Brotherhood Bridge meadowJacob Steinberg, KTOO – JuneauBiologist John Hudson says reed canarygrass conquers meadows and leaves them sterile. He said it’s like replacing a forest with a parking lot.Community health aides: Alaska’s unique solution for rural health careAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorgeFifty years ago, Alaska had a really big problem: it was hard to get medical care in small, rural communities. To solve it, the Indian Health Service worked with local governments and Congress to create the Community Health Aide Program. And it’s still making communities healthier.last_img read more

US eying Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

first_imgUS Defense Secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on Tuesday. Photo: ReutersThe United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war, US defense secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday as he made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.“There is interest that we’ve picked up from the Taliban side,” Mattis told reporters before landing in Kabul, saying the signs dated back several months.Afghan president Ashraf Ghani offered talks without preconditions with the Taliban insurgents last month, in what was seen by US officials as a major overture from Kabul.Mattis said some of his indications, which he did not detail, dated back before Ghani’s remarks.“We’ve had some groups of Taliban – small groups – who have either started to come over or expressed an interest in talking,” Mattis said.“In other words, it may not be that the whole Taliban comes over in one fell swoop. That may be a bridge too far to expect. But there are elements of the Taliban clearly interested in talking to the Afghan government,” he said.The United States has in the past also expressed hope of“peeling off” elements of the Taliban and it was unclear how this new effort might be different.Western diplomats and officials in Kabul say contacts involving intermediaries have been underway with the aim of agreeing on ground rules and potential areas of discussion for possible talks with at least some elements in the Taliban.However, the insurgents, who seized a district center in western Afghanistan earlier this week, have given no public sign of accepting Ghani’s offer, instead issuing several statements suggesting they intended to keep fighting.TALIBAN CONTROLThe United States has stepped up assistance to the Afghan military and greatly increased air strikes against the Taliban as part of its new regional strategy announced last year, in a bid to break the stalemate and force the insurgents to the negotiating table.Mattis said the goal was to convince the Taliban insurgents that they could not win, which would hopefully push them towards reconciliation.However, Taliban fighters control large parts of the country, the Kabul government itself is deeply divided and thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians are killed every year.Uzbekistan is set to host an Afghan peace conference later this month, where participants are expected to call for direct talks between the militant group and Ghani’s government.However, the Taliban appears likely to miss that conference and have so far ruled out direct talks with the Western-backed government in Kabul, which they say is an illegitimate, foreign-imposed regime.They have offered to talk directly to the United States about a possible peace agreement.Asked whether the United States would be willing to talk directly with the Taliban, Mattis reiterated the US position that the talks should be led by Kabul.“We want the Afghans to lead and provide the substance to the reconciliation effort,” Mattis said.While the United States has been stepping up battlefield pressure, Afghanistan’s international partners have sought to build diplomatic support from neighboring countries to push the militants to the negotiating table.US president Donald Trump’s administration has also piled pressure on Pakistan to crack down on militant safe havens on its side of the Afghan-Pakistan border. Mattis said he had seen some positive indications from Islamabad, noting some Pakistani military operations along the border.Outlining his goals for the trip, Mattis said he wanted to get an assessment of both the re-tooled US war effort as well as the reconciliation efforts.Reconciliation, Mattis said, was “almost an equal priority of my interest going in.”last_img read more

Three college students missing in river

first_imgThree students of Dhanmondi Ideal College in Dhaka went missing due to strong currents in a tributary of Dhaleshwari river in Bank Colony (West) area of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday.The students are Akash from Bank Colony (West) in Savar, Mehedi from Shaat Feet (60 ft) road area in Agargaon and Rajon from Taltola of Dhaka.Savar police station officer-in-charge ASM Fayez said 12 students of the eleventh grade at Dhanmondi Ideal College were not allowed to enter the college today, Saturday, as they came late.One of the friends, Akash, suggest they hang out at an area near his house. Othe than Mokaddem, the rest of them swam bathed in the river for around 45 minutes. But then five of them were caught up in the strong current in the river while six managed to swim ashore around 11:30am, the OC added.The local people rescued two friends — Zihadul and Manik, said Mokaddem.Fire service and civil defence men reached the spot but the rescue work could not start as the divers did not reach there as of 2:00pm, OC ASM Fayez said.last_img read more

The Witcher 3 Game of the Year edition launches this month Gwent

first_img <> If you waited on picking up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there’s no two ways about it- you missed out one of the finest game experiences of 2015.But it turns out that waiting made sense for the more budget conscious of you, because you will soon be able to jump into the definitive edition. It was officially announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this August 30, quelling months of rumors.This GOTY version will come with the most recent patch, which improves the already wonderful game in numerous ways, as well as every bit of DLC and the two major expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. This effectively puts the game up above the 150 hour gameplay mark. The expansions in particular add dozens of hours of quests, and Blood and Wine stresses the fun and silly moments to be had with the series, acting as the perfect send-off for Geralt of Rivia. If you haven’t played those two you’re really missing out on the true ending. Let us reiterate- this is one those times when a Game of the Year tag is completely worthy. The Witcher 3 is arguably the best game of this generation, and if you’ve been missing out you will soon have no more excuses. The only thing you have to lose is every minute of your free time for the next few months!In other Witcher news, the hugely anticipated standalone Gwent, a multiplayer version of the addictive card game from the series, is on its way. A beta was supposed to be sent out to waiting players next month but CD Projekt delivered the sad news yesterday that it has been delayed a month to October 25. But the company is not known for rushing out its products until they are done, and as the delays for The Witcher 3 showed they are generally worth the wait.Considering how much fun Gwent is in the main game, this multiplayer game has the potential to completely take over our lives, just when we thought we were out. If you have yet to sign up for the beta, you can do so here.last_img read more

Doctors call for change in dietary habits to keep diabetes at bay

first_imgKolkata: Doctors on World Diabetes Day have urged people above 35 years to regulate diet and do half-an-hour exercise every day. International Diabetes Federation said 42.5 crore adults suffer from diabetes while around 11.6 lakh children suffer from the disease globally. In India, the number of people suffering from the disease is going up at a galloping rate. Almost every household in urban India has a diabetic patient. People in several villages are getting afflicted with the disease. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSedentary habits, smoking and obesity expedite the chances of getting afflicted with the disease. Dr P Mukherjee said half-an-hour exercise is mandatory for those suffering from the disease. People should try to reduce stress and take up physical activity. Dr PB Sarkar, eye specialist said patients suffering from Diabetes should visit an eye specialist every six months and get their eye sight examined. People suffering from the disease are found to be suffering from Diabetic Retinopathy but as they neglect eye issues, many patient develop major complication. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA walkathon to create awareness to check the disease was held at Swapno Bhor, the senior citizen’s park in New Town. Debasis Sen, chairman of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) along with the senior HIDCO officials and members of Swapno Bhor took part in the Walkathon. Camps were held all over the state where blood sugar tests were done free of cost. Doctors have urged the parents not to give junk food to their children and take them out for outdoor exercise.last_img read more