Rain may delay olive ridley hatchings

first_imgHatching of olive ridley eggs at Rushikulya rookery, a major mass nesting site of the endangered marine turtles, may get delayed by a few days because of the sudden drizzle on the coast on Sunday night.Mass hatching of olive ridley eggs was expected to start at Rushikulya from April 7 or 8. “Because of the rain the sand temperature has come down and this may delay the mass hatching of eggs by a few days. It may start from April 10 or 11,” said Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer Ashis Behera.Buried under the sand, the olive ridley eggs incubate on their own in the ambient heat of the beach. The sudden rain has dampened the sand and also reduced the temperature of the eggs in the olive ridley nests. “This drop in sand temperature is expected to extend the incubation period of the olive ridley eggs. But nothing can be said for sure,” said the DFO.Nests safeThe rain has also tightened the sand covering the eggs in the nests. But as the rainfall was not very heavy, the olive ridley nests have not been affected by the rainwater or the sea waves. Tight sand cover becomes a hindrance for the hatchlings trying to come out of the nest. “The sun will surely dry up the sand in the next few days and the newborn turtles will have no problem when they will hatch after almost a week,” said Mr. Behera.Unlike 2017, the rainfall during the incubation period in 2018 is not going to have any major impact on the sex determination of the olive ridley hatchlings. In reptiles like turtles, sex determination of the offspring within the eggs happens during thermo-sensitive period (TSP). Average incubation period of olive ridley eggs is 45 days. Fall in temperature during TSP usually leads to birth of male hatchlings. This year, the rain has occurred at the end of the TSP, so it will have little impact on the sex determination. In 2017, rainfall had occurred during TSP due to which most hatchlings were males.The mass nesting of olive ridleys at Rushikulya rookery coast ended on February 27. According to the Forest Department, this year a record 4,45,091 mother olive ridleys laid their eggs at this coast during the seven-day-long mass nesting period. The figure surpassed the 2017 mass nesting number of around 3,65,000 turtles. Each nest contains around 80 to 100 eggs.last_img read more

Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth

first_imgPBA IMAGESSTA. Rosa, Laguna – Allan Durham scored 29 points, had 27 rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists in leading Meralco to a 96-90 decision of Star in a Petron Saturday Special Game that sealed a playoff berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts built big leads early and showed a lot of poise and composure in staving off rallies by the Hotshots all the way until the final buzzer, as they bounced back from a tough loss to sister team TNT KaTropa to formalize entry into the quarterfinals after rising to 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for an eighth straight win – and possibly top seeding – on Sunday when the streaking Gin Kings battle Grand Slam-seeking sister team San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Kings got the perfect workout they needed on Friday night in dispatching Blackwater, and extending the conference’s longest winning run would, in all likelihood, mean a top four berth and a twice-to-beat incentive in the first round of the playoffs.Game time is 6:45 p.m.With a 4-3 record, the Beermen are still out of the top four and a loss would greatly hamper their chancesof tabbing that win-once advantage in the quarterfinals.Despite the great form they are enjoying, Ginebra coach Tim Cone refuses to admit that they are the team to beat thus far in the conference.“San Miguel is the team to beat,” Cone said after a 98-81 win over the Elite two nights ago. “I read somewhere that coach Leo (Austria) was saying that. I just chuckled after reading it.”And Ginebra has the motivation to beat San Miguel and make life hard for the Beermen entering the homestretch of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re still hurting from that all-Filipino Finals,” Cone added. “We will come into that game with the positive energy (after beating the Elite handily), all I wished is that we had one more day to prepare for them.”In the first game, Alaska also tries to extend its own streak and get solidly in the fight for a playoff berth when the Aces battle sputtering KIA Picantos at 4:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Durham didn’t do it all, actually, as the entire Meralco starting unit finished in twin digits in scoring with Chris Newsome spiking a 17-point night with seven assists and Baser Amer making three triples in finishing with 13.The loss was the third straight after four consecutive wins for the Hotshots, who have now dropped out of the top four for the meantime and allowed the Texters to squeeze in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMeralco will still face Alaska, GlobalPort and San Miguel Beer, in that order, in closing out its elimination round schedule and would need to go at least 2-1 to seal a top four berth, and a twice-to-beat privilege.Malcolm Hill had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Hotshots. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

I miss working with Pakistan team: Waqar Younis

first_imgFormer Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis says that he regrets stepping down from the post with “unfinished business” and added that he misses the top job.Waqar was forced to resign in April after his confidential report on Pakistan’s performance in the Asia Cup and World T20 got leaked, which did not go down well with the Pakistan Cricket Board.The board immediately started looking for replacements and eventually appointed South African Mickey Arthur as the chief coach on a two-year contract.Waqar, 44, admitted he misses working with Pakistan, as he wanted to help the national team compete with top teams of the world.UNFINISHED BUSINESS”Any player, who has served the country for 10 years or more wants to see the team do well and not stay behind the rest of the world,” the former Test captain told the ‘Express Tribune’ newspaper.”A lot was being said about me when I took the job, but I wanted to serve Pakistan after receiving so much from the country. I could have taken up other big offers, but I chose to serve here.””There was some unfinished business and I will hopefully comeback to Pakistan cricket one day to complete it.”Waqar, who was in his second term as Pakistan coach, had stepped down himself during his first tenure in 2010-2011.HAPPY TO HELP ARTHURWaqar also welcomed his successor’s wish to interact with him before the tour of England begins, stating he is just a call away if Arthur needs his help.advertisement”The tour of England isn’t going to be easy for sure, but self-belief of achieving something in testing conditions can do wonders. It would have been a challenging task for me and it would be the same for Arthur.”If he wants to speak to me, I’m always available and my phone is always open for his calls. I can help him gain insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the players, their good points and bad, the dealings of the board with the team and team management etc.””Arthur has coached around the world so the required experience is there, but again it all comes down to how players respond to a coach’s or captain’s call,” he added.Reflecting on the team’s chances in the Test series against England, he said Pakistan can trouble England especially with their bowling line-up.”I feel Pakistan’s bowling would be a threat even in English conditions with Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz and others in the pace attack. And if Yasir Shah starts landing his ball in the right areas, the hosts will face some serious problems,” he said.last_img read more

Kanye West inspired Adeles Glastonbury performance

first_imgLondon, Jun 27 (PTI) British pop star Adele says her performance at the Glastonbury festival was inspired by hip-hop artist Kanye West.West, 39, performed last year at the event, which the 28-year-old songtress attended along with co-organizer Emily Eavis.The “Hello” hitmaker told the cheering crowd, “I have dreaded ever being asked to do this festival – not that I thought I would ever be asked to do it.””I have never been so frightened of a crowd that I saw last year. As I was watching it I was like, Alright, alright, Ill try,” she added.In the past the Oscar-winning singer has talked about being anxious while taking to the stage.Adele also elaborated that how her early experiences of attending the festival influenced her performance. PTI SSN SHD SHDlast_img read more

Is India’s Champions Trophy participation in danger?

first_imgSpeaking to the media on the sidelines of the Kolkata Test, BCCI president Anurag Thakur sought to bring another twist in the battle against the Lodha panel’s recommendations. Thakur claims that if one goes by the recommendations in totality, then India will not be able to participate in the Champions Trophy. (Lodha panel asks banks not to disburse funds to BCCI)”I don’t know whether India will be able to play the Champions Trophy or not. If you go by the Lodha committee report, you have to play either the IPL or the Champions Trophy. So BCCI has to take a call on that. (Defiant BCCI rejects Lodha reforms in Special General Meeting)”As per the Lodha committee recommendations, you have to give a 15-day window before and after the Indian Premier League. There is an Australia series before IPL and Champions Trophy after it. So BCCI has to take a call whether they will play IPL or Champions Trophy – you have to pick one of the two if the Lodha Committee recommendations are implemented in toto. Members can take a call at that time, whether IPL or Champions Trophy,” Thakur said. (BCCI submits compliance report to Lodha Panel)Thakur also added that the question of India and Pakistan playing each other only arises if India play the Champions Trophy in the first place.Thakur said that logistically it is impossible for them to schedule IPL in such a way that they can meet this criteria. (Thakur rules out 15-day window between IPL and domestic calendar)advertisement”It’s going to be a problem every year. You have certain months to play in India. There is a window made available for IPL so you have to take a call whether the world’s fastest growing league, which has showcased to the world how you can make domestic cricket more popular, and given birth to many other leagues like football, hockey, badminton, kabaddi and all that – has to go.”last_img read more

Kenyas Olympic champion Kipchoge wins Delhi Half Marathon

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya expectedly won the mens race of Delhi Half Marathon in a fast time but below the course record while Ethiopias Worknesh Degefa clinched the womens title as thousands of people thronged the roads of the capital city on a Sunday morning here today. The 32-year-old Kipchoge, considered one of the greatest marathoners of all time, clocked 59 minute and 44 seconds to cover the 21.097km distance and win the race at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ahead of Ethiopias Yigrem Demelash, who clocked his personal best of 59:48, in a close finish. Another Kenyan Augustine Choge was third in 60:01. Kipchoge, running here in his first competitive race after winning Rio Olympics marathon gold in August, was clearly the pre-event favourite in mens elite race but many had thought he would lower the course record of 59:06 set by Guye Adola of Ethiopia in 2014. But, neither he lowered the course record nor could do better his personal best of 59.25 in a course considered one of the fastest in the world. The three podium finishers ran together as a leading pack along with two pace setters till the 14km mark before Choge dropped out around the 17m mark. Kipchoge and Demelash were together till the final kilometer before the eventual left behind his challenger with a burst to the finish line. In the womens elite race, Degefa clocked one hour, seven minutes and 42 seconds to clinch the title ahead of fellow Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh (1:07:52) and Helah Kiprop (1:08:11) of Kenya. Reigning half marathon world champion Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya was fifth with a timing of 1:08:28. The womens course record was 1:06:54, set by Mary Keitany of Kenya in 2009. Both the mens and womens elite champions pocketed USD 27,000 (Rs 1.84 million) for their victories while the Indian winners got Rs 3,00,000 each. Among Indian men, G Lakshmanan, who has won the 2013 edition of Delhi Half Marathon and also TCS World 10K 2016, emerged the winner with a timing of one hour, 04 minutes and 34 seconds while Mohd. Yunus (1:04:38) and Man Singh (1:04:40) were second and third respectively. It was a sensational finish in Indian elite womens race as Monika Athare made a dash to the finish line with a time of 1 hour 15 minutes and 34 second just one second ahead of half-marathon debutant Sanjeevani Jadhav (1:15:35). In the third spot was pre-race favourite Swati Gadhave with a time of 1:17:43. All the three women clocked their personal best timing. After winning the elite mens race, Kipchoge, a living legend in Kenya, said he had come to run in a “polluted city” to inspire the young people of India. “The first reason that I came here is to run in a city that is polluted to inspire a whole generation and a country to take up sports. In this way, the Indians can train openly in the morning, afternoon and there is no harm,” he said. “I came here purely for running in a polluted city. For the past four days that Im here Ive been reading on twitter about the pollution scare but I told these people its not an issue. One of them told me I dont allow my kids to run for more than an hour. I showed them that its okay by running for an hour today,” added the Kenyan who had won a silver in 5000m race in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. PTI PDS/APA ATK PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Mariamma Koshy replaces Narinder Batra as Hockey India president

first_imgHockey India today announced Mariamma Koshy as it’s new president while Mushtaque Ahmad, who was earlier the secretary general, has now taken over as the chairman of the Hockey India League Governing Board.The decisions, taken at the 41st Hockey India Executive Board meeting held today, have come in the light of Narinder Batra stepping down from the post of the president due to his recent election as the new president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH).”Batra could not hold both the posts in Hockey India/Hockey India League and the International Hockey Federation and hence Mariamma Koshy will be now taking charge of leading Hockey India with immediate effect,” Hockey India said in a press release.”The decisions will require ratification in the Hockey India Congress to be held soon,” the release added.Speaking on the occasion, Batra said: “It gives me a great sense of achievement to see the independent development of Hockey India as a governing body for the sport. The organisation has been and will continue to be run by professionals headed by CEO Elena Norman and having Mariamma Koshy as its new President, I am sure we will reach new heights of success in popularizing the sport in India as I take on the mantle to do the same on a global level.”Earlier, Batra became the first non-European candidate elected as the 15th president of the FIH. It is also the first time an Indian is heading an international Olympic sports governing body.advertisementlast_img read more

(REOPENS DEL32)

first_imgThe class 12th student, who had been in peerless form through the tournament, was not the least bit intimidated by the higher-rated Cuban. With his height and reach giving Sachin a distinct advantage, the Indian controlled the bout with flawless footwork. In fact, his strategy of swaying back and forcing Grinan to lunge forward worked brilliantly as the Cuban found it difficult to keep his balance. Grinan tumbled twice, quite awkwardly, during the bout. “Sachin used his height advantage quite well. He was in tremendous form through the tournament. It was truly an exceptionally good performance,” said coach Lalit Prased, who is with the team in Russia. “We would like to thank BFI, SAI and and Sports Ministry for extending support to the boys,” he added. PTI PM PDS PDSlast_img read more

Report: N. Ireland 2 Czech Rep. 0

first_imgNorthern Ireland 2 Czech Republic 0: Evans and Brunt on target as O’Neill’s men close in on World Cup play-offs Ben Spratt 04:35 9/5/17 JonnyEvans - cropped Getty Images Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt goals secured victory over Czech Republic as Northern Ireland took a huge step towards the World Cup play-offs. Northern Ireland edged closer to a World Cup qualifying play-off place as they secured a top-two finish in Group C with a 2-0 win against Czech Republic at Windsor Park.Michael O’Neill’s men had been made to work for victory in San Marino on Friday but a 3-0 success ensured they would need just a point from this fixture to pull clear of their opponents.And the hosts earned a fifth straight triumph as West Brom duo Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt – the former the subject of heavy interest from Manchester City during the transfer window – found the net to ensure that a first World Cup finals since 1986 remains a real possibility. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Czech Republic had dropped to fourth place before kick-off with Azerbaijan’s thrashing of San Marino and their slim hopes of qualification were completely wiped out before half-time through Evans and Brunt, the pair typically profiting from set-pieces.After cruising through the second half, Northern Ireland retain a remote hope of claiming top spot ahead of Germany but a play-off place is the realistic target – and only a spectacular collapse would see O’Neill’s side fall short as Europe’s worst second-placed side.Everywhere we gooooooooooo #DareToDream #GAWA #NIRCZE— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) September 4, 2017Although tough tests against the world champions and Norway are to come, Northern Ireland – with seven clean sheets from eight and unbeaten in competitive home internationals since September 2013 – will firmly believe they can reach next year’s tournament in Russia.Exactly a year on from a hard-fought goalless draw in Prague, the home side made a bright start and Josh Magennis – twice a scorer against San Marino – nodded an early corner wide.The visitors soon settled but, faced with a defence as good as any in this campaign, they merely mustered a spell of harmless possession before the opener arrived at the other end.With a Brunt corner from the right only half-cleared and Theodor Gebre Selassie slow to push up, Oliver Norwood’s looping header behind the Czech back line found Evans onside, the defender throwing himself backwards to nod beyond Tomas Vaclik.And a second arrived before half-time as Brunt swept a superb 25-yard free-kick around the visiting wall and into the bottom-left corner.WHAT A FREEKICK! CHRIS BRUNT!!! 2-0!!! OH MY WORD, IS THAT ONE FOOT IN THE PLAYOFFS!?? #NIRCZE #GAWA #DareToDream— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) September 4, 2017The same pattern of play continued after the restart and Aaron Hughes made a vital interception as a high ball threatened to finally bounce Czech Republic’s way in the penalty area.A series of attacking changes followed from the visitors, their pressure leading to a half-chance that Marek Suchy scuffed into Michael McGovern’s grateful arms.But a capacity Windsor Park crowd roared Northern Ireland over the finish line, with a first ever win against Czech Republic representing a huge step towards the play-offs. read morelast_img read more

Chelsea’s profit on player sales fuel record turnover

first_imgChelsea’s player sales reached £113 million ($144m) last season and have helped the club to achieve a record-high profit, after tax, of £62m and a best ever turnover figure of £443.4m for the year ending on June 30 2018.The player sales were for last season and included the likes of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for £53m, Nemanja Matic to Manchester United for £40m, Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20m and Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for £17.3m. There were 17 further deals done out of the club, not including loans, leading to the figure to rise to £113m.It was a season that ended in former manager Antonio Conte leaving the club after a fifth-place finish and an FA Cup win. The manager’s complaints about the club’s business in the transfer market lead to the club becoming unsettled in the dressing room and in the board room. Conte’s severance pay is not included in the figures. 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? However, Chelsea have managed to break-even under Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and have increased many revenue streams – including those from broadcasting by £41.7m to £204.1m.Chelsea increased match day revenues by £8.4m in the 2017/18 season, having won the FA Cup and to the Carabao Cup semi-final, but having disappointed with a last-16 exit in the Champions League.The Blues also increased sponsorship from commercial activities, rising by £32m after signing a new kit deal with Nike and having other major sponsors including Carabao and Yokohama Tires. There will now be calls for Chelsea to dip into the transfer market in January, as they aim to give their star player Eden Hazard a record-breaking new deal worth over £300,000-a-week.Bruce Buck released a statement, alongside Chelsea’s accounts to celebrate a year of success away from the pitch for the club.”The club has now posted a series of record-breaking revenue figures and our profit margin has increased in consecutive years. This has occurred against a backdrop of varying participation in European football, and different degrees of achievement in the Premier League, which demonstrates we have built a sound business footing to support our on-pitch quest for success.”With our matchday income steady, despite not finishing in the top four of the Premier League last season, and our global fanbase increasing, we thank our loyal supporters as well as our hard-working staff and valued partners for helping to make a successful financial year.”Bruce Buck Chelsea 2018-19The strong financial figures will be welcome news to Roman Abramovich, who has paused the development of the club’s stadium, amid a geopolitical situation which has halted the renewal of his UK investor visa.Chelsea sources have insisted that Abramovich is committed to the club, but he is rumoured to have contracted the Raine Group to broker a sale of around £2.5bn, which would be a global record sale for any sports club.The Blues parent company which represents the interests of Abramovich, Fordstam Limited, earned a profit of £24.9m for the year.last_img read more

Bumrah talks up India domestic cricket after Kerry O’Keeffe’s controversial remarks

first_img Akshay Ramesh MelbourneDecember 28, 2018UPDATED: December 28, 2018 19:34 IST Jasprit Bumrah picked up his maiden five-for in Australia on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah said India bowlers used their first-class experience to get reverse swing on Day 3Bumrah said first-class cricket played a big role in shaping up his ODI and Test careersBumrah broke a 39-year-old Indian record with a six-wicket haul on Day 3 at the MCGEver since former Australia cricketer-turned commentator, Kerry O’Keeffe’s distasteful comments on Mayank Agarwal and Ranji Trophy hit the headlines, members from the India cricket team have been talking up the country’s premier domestic tournament and the role it has played in shaping up their careers.Call it coincidence or not, Jasprit Bumrah, on Friday, made it a point to attribute his success to the experience he had gained from playing first-class cricket back in the country.Speaking to the media in Melbourne after running through Australia’s fragile batting order on Day 3 of the ongoing Boxing Day Test, Bumrah said India’s pacers were trying to use their first-class experience to get the Kookaburra ball to reverse swing.Notably, Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma got the ball to reverse swing on the slow MCG pitch and troubled the Australian batsmen. The hosts were bowled out for 151 in their first innings, thanks to Bumrah’s maiden fifer on Australian soil.”When we play on similar wickets back home, the ball reverses. So you try to make the most of it. We were trying to use our experience in First-Class cricket where we have bowled with reverse-swinging balls. That was the plan,” Bumrah said.Bumrah also insisted that first-class cricket played a bigger role than his Indian Premier League (IPL) stints with Mumbai Indians in shaping up his Test and ODI careers.”… Yes, I have played in the IPL. But for Test match cricket, I always credit first-class cricket. IPL is four overs but over there you have to continuously bowl. So first-class cricket has really helped shape my career, even in ODI cricket and Test matches,” Bumrah said in a video interview available on BCCI’s official website.advertisementNotably, O’Keeffe had kicked up a storm during the opening day of the ongoing Boxing Day Test by passing a deplorable comment on Mayank Agarwal’s achievements in Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic tournament.O’Keeffe had quipped behind the mic while commentating on air that Mayank Agarwal would have got his triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy against a team that had “Railway canteen staff”.The senior commentator was forced to apologise after his distasteful comments hit the nerve of Indian cricket fans and the head coach, Ravi Shastri.Making a cheeky comment, Shastri responded to O’Keeffe’s remarks: “He [Mayank] has got a message for Kerry… ‘when you do open your canteen, he wants to come and smell the coffee. He wants to compare it to the ones back in India…coffee here’s better or the ones back home’.”Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal showed once again that he belongs to the highest level by coming up with a solid knock in the second innings even as Pat Cummins was removing established Indian batsmen, including Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, at the other end.Agarwal remained unbeaten on 28 (79 balls) as India huffed and puffed to 54 for 5 at stumps on Day 3.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah bowled one of the best spells ever in Australia: Javagal SrinathAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah reveals Rohit Sharma suggested slower ball to Shaun MarshAlso See:For 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow India vs AustraliaFollow MCG TestFollow Boxing Day TestFollow Kerry OFollow Mayank AgarwalFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Ranji Trophy Bumrah talks up India domestic cricket after Kerry O’Keeffe’s controversial remarksIndia vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah, who decimated Australia on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test with a six-wicket haul, insisted that first-class cricket played a big role in shaping up his ODI and Test careers.advertisementlast_img read more

Whiskey Wise Reviews Monkey Shoulder

first_img The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Whiskey WiseIn this first Whiskey Wise installment from New York Whiskey Club, founder Sarah Bronilla introduces a recent addition to the US whiskey market and gives some insight on how not to make a monkey of yourself.Being the drink of gentleman over which World history has been written, not knowing your whiskies can be a monkey on your societal back. Plainly put, you can look like an uncultured ass. Like art, knowing what you like personally goes a long way. However, knowing a little about a lot goes socially further.Scotch is the oldest of whiskies, its first written reference being in 1495. From ancient Gaelic, the modern name whisky translates to “water of life”. To be labelled as Scotch it must be produced in Scotland and aged in oak barrels for at least three years.One of today’s finest and most accessible Scotch’s is Monkey Shoulder, uniquely blended from a trio of premium Speyside single malts – Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie. Monkey Shoulder allows even the uninitiated experience a refined Scotch that is easily enjoyed, being slightly sweeter and less smoky than your average whisky.“We all know a threesome is better than a onesome and Monkey Shoulder is a blend of three amazing Speyside single malts. In taste, it’s richer than a traditional blend yet more approachable than a single malt, perfect for cocktails or legendary just on the rocks” says Brand Ambassador, Freddy May. But where does it fit on the bar – “I like to think of Monkey Shoulder as the naughty nephew of Scotch.  It’s cheeky, but not in an insolent child way.  More of a saucy, audacious, bold kind of way.”As a quality blend of great value for the price, Monkey Shoulder is perfect for the home liquor cabinet. Not only will the highland bottle design impress, with its comparison in flavor to America’s bourbon it becomes an ideal entry-level whisky that your guests can enjoy.Better to have a smooth Monkey Shoulder than an uncultured monkey on our back.Product Fact: In history, when turning the malting barley with a shiel (wooden shovel), malt men would develop a strain called “monkey shoulder” for which this whisky is named. Monkey Shoulder is one of the few remaining whisky distilleries still using manual mixing techniques during the production process.Whiskey Tip:Not all whiskies need to be drunk neat. Given its slightly sweet personality, Monkey Shoulder is best enjoyed with a single large ice cube to distinguish the three different malts. Woodford Reserve Adds a Wheat Whiskey to the Distillery’s Core Range The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United Stateslast_img read more

Scenic Group Canada Appoints New General Manager of Sales and a New Brand Manager of Ocean Products

first_imgVancouver, March 27, 2019 – Scenic Group Canada, parent organization of award-winning cruise companies Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Waterways, has announced the hiring of Juna Ueda as General Manager – Canada Sales, and Amanda McGregor as Brand Manager for Ocean Products. Both positions will work out of the company’s Vancouver office and will report directly to Lisa McCaskill, vp sales & marketing Canada, The Scenic Group. “Juna is a veteran with 23 years in the travel industry and is a results-driven business builder and a consistent achiever of high results,” states McCaskill. “Juna is described as a people leader with a strong belief in a company driven by its people and will be focused on client satisfaction, strategic business plans and client loyalty.” Juna worked for Rocky Mountaineer as national sales manager and was responsible for strategic planning and execution of Canadian sales for all trade channels. Most recently, in the position as manager, sales development, his responsibilities included sourcing new business in multiple global markets including MICE opportunities in North America. Prior to Rocky Mountaineer, Juna worked with Flight Centre and Japan Airlines in sales positions. Juna starts with the Scenic Group on March 25th and can be reached at Juna.Ueda@scenic.ca. As the new brand manager for ocean products, currently the company’s new ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse launching in August 2019, Amanda brings a well-rounded consumer marketing skill set, including ocean cruise experience. “Amanda has a strong business acumen and is trade and customer-focused,” offers McCaskill. “Her experience working on COOP marketing efforts and agent incentives and training will be integral to the marketing of the Scenic Eclipse and future sister ships to our Canadian travel partners and clients.” Amanda’s most recent position was with Expedia Group as cruise account manager, Global Cruise Supply, working directly with cruise suppliers to ensure maximum ROI and to drive co-op marketing initiatives for all online and retail channels that sell cruise. Prior to this, she worked at Great Canadian Casinos, as a marketing specialist/coordinator for three different properties. Amanda can be reached at Amanda.McGregor@scenic.ca. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 31-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations and, since 2008, truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia and Egypt on its 15 Space-Ships. In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse, and a sister ship to launch in 2020. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching in 2019 for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River. Additional information on Scenic cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents or in Canada at www.scenic.ca, or email: info@scenic.ca. For Emerald Waterways in Canada, www.emeraldwaterways.ca or email: Canada@emeraldwaterways.ca. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the websites.last_img read more

Premier Welcomes Announcement of New LieutenantGovernor

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald today, June 20, offered sincere congratulations on the appointment of Mayann E. Francis, Nova Scotia’s 31st Lieutenant-Governor since Confederation. “Nova Scotians have witnessed the dedication Ms. Francis has shown to the people of our province, most recently in her role as director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for the past seven years,” said Premier MacDonald. “Ms. Francis has an impressive record of public service and leadership throughout her professional career. I applaud the prime minister’s appointment of such a committed Nova Scotian to become Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant-Governor.” Premier MacDonald extended his praise for retiring Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman and her husband, Lawrence A. Freeman. During their Honours’ six years at Government House, they have encouraged interest from all Nova Scotians, especially young Nova Scotians, in Canadian heritage, volunteerism, leadership and public service.last_img read more

Delhi to get 1000 bus shelters outskirts will be top priority

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi is likely to get more than 1000 new bus shelters across Delhi. The Delhi government will also place this proposal in front of the cabinet soon. In this project, the outskirts of Delhi will get priority, said the sources. “We want to start work on making of nearly 1,397 new and modern bus shelters across the city, including its outer and rural areas. A cabinet note will be prepared soon and this time outskirts to get priority,” said an official. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsDelhi government is now going to entrust Public Works Department (PWD) with the job, sources said. The decision to entrust the PWD to carry out the design and construction of bus Q shelters is likely to be taken in the board meeting of the Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (DTIDC) scheduled. With private players not coming forward to construct bus Q shelters, the Delhi government has decided construct these on its own and PWD has been selected as the executing agency, according to sources. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWhile PWD would have to come up with a new design, according to sources, the theme behind the design shall have to maintain a balance between simplicity, innovation and context responsiveness. The government wants that the new bus shelters should be cost-effective without compromising on its function, experience and appearance, apart from being durable and easy to maintain. The new design of bus shelters are also expected to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists by incorporating elements of footpaths and cycle tracks. The bus shelters would also be placed keeping in mind existing trees and other street furniture and should also not obstruct passenger’s view of the bus. The design would also incorporate dust bins and street vendors, where relevant.last_img read more

Launch of Netflix Canada a recognition of Canadas creative talent and its

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement This first of its kind agreement shows that Canada’s creativity is a competitive advantage in the increasing global demand for high-quality film and television content.  Investments like this one ultimately give Canadian producers and creators more access to financing, business partners and ways to connect with global audiences.Quotes“The Government of Canada is committed to growing our creative industries with new investments that create opportunities for creators and producers across the country to make great content that stands out,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “This agreement – the first of its kind in the world – will ensure the investment of more than $500 million in original production in Canada in both official languages. It signals a meaningful partnership in supporting Canadian creators, producers and Canadian creative work, and in bringing that work to millions of viewers around the world.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“Fans around the world are already falling in love with Netflix originals produced in Canada. Today’s announcement affirms there’s more to come as Netflix launches Netflix Canada, our permanent production presence in Canada.  We look forward to continuing our work with Canadian talent, producers, broadcasters and other local partners to create Netflix originals in Canada for many years to come.”– Ted Sarandos, Netflix, Chief Content Officer Advertisementcenter_img Concluded under the Investment Canada Act, the agreement attests to Canada’s creative talent and its strong track record in creating films and television shows that stand out, both here at home and abroad. The agreement also reflects Netflix’s commitment to being a meaningful partner in supporting Canadian creators, producers and the Canadian creative expression.The agreement includes, among others, the following undertakings by Netflix:Establishing a permanent, multi-purpose film and television production presence here in Canada, the first time that the company has done so outside the United States.Investing at least CAD $500 million over the next five years in original productions in Canada that will be distributed across Netflix’s global platform. As part of this investment, Netflix will continue to work with Canadian producers, production houses, broadcasters, creators and other partners to produce original Canadian content in both English and French.Supporting Canadian French-language content on the Netflix platform through a market development strategy for Canada. Centered on a CAD $25 million investment, this strategy will include “pitch days” for producers, recruitment events and other promotional and market development activities.Ensuring that Canadians and Netflix members around the world find Canadian films and television shows on the Netflix Service by highlighting and promoting those productions on its global platform. Advertisement Twitter OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2017 – Today, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Netflix announced an agreement that will see the company create Netflix Canada – a first of its kind production  company for Netflix outside of the United States – and invest a minimum of CAD $500 million in original productions in Canada over the next five years.last_img read more

Clearly inadequate Nunavut child advocate reports on mental health

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN NewsNunavut’s Representative for Children and Youth says mental health services available to the territory’s young people are not meeting their needs.Sherry McNeil-Mulak, who led an exhaustive review of Nunavut’s mental health regime for youth, said the results were similar across the board.“While there are many positive initiatives, and dedicated individuals, working to provide mental health services to young people across the territory, the current system is clearly inadequate, and is failing to meet the needs of Nunavut’s children and youth,” McNeil-Mulak said, having interviewed 475 individuals, including 225 young people.According to the report, those responsible for mental health know more needs to be done.Eighty-two per cent of Government of Nunavut service providers told the McNeil-Mulak’s office that mental health services are not adequate, while 72 per cent said the quality of existing services isn’t enough.Members of the public were even harder on the territorial government, with 91 per cent saying there isn’t enough mental health programming for youth, and 83 per cent saying that what exists is of poor quality.There are 15 recommendations contained within the report, which will be presented to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly later this year.“Each of the recommendations in the report is aimed at improving the unacceptable state of mental health services for children and youth in Nunavut,” McNeil-Mulak explained.Among McNeil-Mulak’s recommendations is that the territory begin to follow a previously accepted 2015 recommendation from the Coroner’s office to provide a formal follow-up protocol after suicide attempts, including contacting family.“We are aware that much of what we heard during our review has been said before, and that some of the recommendations that we have made, have been made before,” she said. “However, until children and youth in Nunavut are able to access the mental health services that they need, that they have a right to, in their own territory, we will continue to urge the Government of Nunavut to implement these recommendations.”Sherry McNeil-Mulak (middle) says more than 200 youth in Nunavut were interviewed for the report. Kent Driscoll/APTN.Recommendations are broken down into five categories: mental health in schools, mental health services, mental health workforce, and awareness and recreational activities.The lack of services plays a huge role in Nunavut’s staggering suicide rate.Between Nunavut’s founding in April 1999 and the end of 2017, 545 Inuit died by suicide, 62 per cent of whom were under the age of 25.The report points out that mental health in Nunavut’s youth is linked to a variety of factors, each one weighing down on the young person. Seventy per cent of Inuit homes are food insecure, eight times the national average.Thirty-nine per cent of Inuit in Nunavut live in overcrowded homes. In 2017 and 2018, 519 people in Nunavut were admitted to family violence shelters; 268 of those were children.Nunavut’s sexual assault rate is nine times the national average.A large part of the review’s efforts were spent talking to actual Nunavut youth.“A key priority for our office when conducting this review was to elevate the voices of young people,” McNeil-Mulaq explained. “Throughout our review, young people from across this territory offered their thoughts and ideas on how to improve mental health services to better meet their needs, and we listened.”The interviews with youth are the most telling part of the report. Currently, there are no clinical mental health services in any of Nunavut’s schools, and the students told the Advocate’s Office that they are desperately needed.When asked what would improve mental health services, one youth responded: “Having a counsellor other than just our guidance counsellor in the school.”The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is used as an example throughout the report. Signed by 150 countries in 1990, it contains 54 articles that outline basic human rights for children.Of those 54, the Child Advocate’s office says Nunavut is failing on 16 of the 54.kdriscoll@aptn.ca@KentDriscolllast_img read more

Super Bowl commercials everyone is talking about

Super Bowl ads are considered to be the most highly-anticipated commercials of the year.During advertising’s biggest showcase, brands worked hard to win over audiences with their messages.Here are some of the commercials that have people talking today.“Touchdown Celebrations to Come” by NFL“Tide” by Tide“Stand By You” by Budweiser“Good Odds” by Toyota“Human” by M&M“Doritos Blaze vs. Mountain Dew Ice”“Built to Serve” by Dodge“Dundee” by Tourism Australia“WOW” by Pringles“Alexa Loses Her Voice” by Amazon read more

UN chief Guterres US President Trump commit to work together to address

According to a readout of the meeting, the Mr. Guterres and Mr. Trump discussed UN effectiveness and reform, as well as global issues of mutual concern, including Myanmar, the tensions in the Korean Peninsula, the situation in the wider Middle East, and the fight against global terrorism. “The two committed to work together to address these and other common challenges in the coming months,” the readout added. The meeting was held on Friday, 20 October at the White House, Washington, D.C.