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IPL 2016: Rahul Dravid to mentor Delhi Daredevils

first_imgFormer India captain Rahul Dravid will mentor the Delhi Daredevils for the ninth season of the Indian Premier League. Paddy Upton has been appointed coach.Dravid reportedly turned down an offer to coach the Daredevils after a long season with the India ‘A’ and the India U-19 teams. He returned home a couple of weeks ago from Bangladesh after guiding Ishan Kishan’s team to the under-19 World Cup final.The former batting star was a key figure in the Rajasthan Royals but he was up for grabs after the team was suspended for two years by the RM Lodha committee.Dravid, it is understood, was not keen on coaching the Daredevils as he wants to spend more time with the family.The Times of India reported last Monday that Dravid and some others from the Royals core group, helped put together Delhi Daredevils’ team this year. The likes of Karun Nair and Sanju Samson, who were contracted with the Royals till last year, were bought by the Daredevils in this auction.Rishabh Pant, Khaleel Ahmed and Mahipal Lomro, who were part of the India team for the Under-19 World Cup, are also in the Daredevils squad for IPL 2016.Dravid said he was excited with the prospect of working with Delhi Daredevils because they had brought together a young and impressive squad.”I’m excited to be working with Delhi Daredevils. They have assembled a young squad for the seasons ahead. I am looking forward to working with Paddy and the rest of the support staff,” Dravid told the media after the Daredevils advertisementDravid said he made some wonderful memories with the Rajasthan Royals but insisted that he was ready to move on with his next challenge in the IPL.Rahul Dravid: “DD has a good mix of young and established players” – Live from the Press conference. #DWall pic.twitter.com/IpT1uIH4ex Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) March 1, 2016 “I really enjoyed my time with Rajasthan Royals. I worked with some very good people there and I hold some fond memories of my life there. But I am excited to be working with Delhi.”I am now looking forward to building the same memories with Delhi Daredevils. I have always admired the way they have worked and I am looking forward to add to that group,” said the legendary batsman.  Delhi Daredevils had a disastrous season in 2015, winning only five out of 14 matches and finishing seventh out of eight teams. Following the poor results, the Daredevils management decided to sack coach Gary Kirsten.last_img read more

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‘Klopp will only be a success if he lands a trophy’

first_imgJurgen Klopp has been warned that “people remember the trophies”, with John Toshack claiming the German’s reign at Liverpool can only be considered a success if he lands major silverware.A man who has previously delivered title triumphs in his homeland with Borussia Dortmund has earned plenty of plaudits for his work in England.Liverpool have been guided to three finals, including a Champions League showpiece last season, while also forcing their way into contention for the Premier League crown. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! They are, however, still waiting on their first tangible reward under Klopp’s guidance, with a last step onto the top tier of any given podium taken back in 2012 during Kenny Dalglish’s second spell at the helm.Anfield legend Toshack told the Blood Red podcast on the challenges facing the class of 2018-19: “At the end of the day, particularly at the top clubs like Liverpool, you’re going to be judged by the trophies that you win. “You might think it’s not fair, you have a terrific season and just miss out, finish runners up in a really good championship campaign, be beaten in the semi-finals of a cup or whatever. “At the end of the day, the years go by, people remember the trophies. “To be three years and four seasons at Liverpool and be trophyless, from a distance you say, ‘That is not successful. It can’t be.’ “At the same time, those of us in the game know there’s only one who can win it, three trophies or whatever. “Maybe this is a big year for Liverpool. I think Man City are just that little bit ahead of everybody else. “I think if Liverpool can do it this year, it’d be great for the club and for everybody and Klopp. It would take the pressure off. “I’m pretty sure once they win one, they’ll go on and get a couple more. It’s just getting that first one that is the most difficult and the most important.”Liverpool have already been dumped out of the Carabao Cup this season, having suffered defeat to Chelsea, but they are unbeaten through 12 Premier League fixtures, are chasing down a place in the last-16 of the Champions League and still have an FA Cup campaign to come. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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PV Sindhu smashes her racquet in frustration during PBL match

first_imgPV Sindhu showed her frustrated side on the badminton court during her match against Beiwen Zhang as Hyderabad Hunters and Awadhe Warriors clashed in the Premier Badminton League at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad.Sindhu, who is the captain of the Hunters smashed her racquet after losing the first game against Zhang in the third match of the tie on Friday. Hyderabad were trailing 0-1 in the tie when Sindhu took the court against Zhang and her team needed her to win and bring them back level.Eventually, Sindhu lost the match 13-15, 8-15 to an extremely impressive Beiwen Zhang – this is the third time this year that Sindhu has lost to the independent player on the BWF circuit. Earlier in the year, Sindhu had lost the India Open final to Zhang in New Delhi.With Sindhu’s loss, Hyderabad trailed 0-2 in the tie against Awadhe with a men’s singles and men’s doubles match left to be played on the day.Sindhu began the game on the forefront taking it to Zhang and came out with her big strokes to catch Zhang off-guard. At the halfway break in the first game, Sindhu led Zhang 8-5. Even after the break, Sindhu took a big 12-8 but Zhang just hung in there and began to find her feet in the match.Zhang initially began with just keeping the shuttles on the court and unforced errors crept in for Sindhu who just tried to make too much happen with a bad shuttle from Zhang to work with.Zhang managed to level the proceedings in the first game at 12-12 and from there, she went on the attacking front and pegged Sindhu behind. As the Indian smashed the shuttle long, Zhang brought up two game points at 14-12. Sindhu managed to save one but in the next rally, Zhang played a beautiful cross-court net shot and despite a stretch from Sindhu, she failed to reach the shuttle.In frustration, she banged her racquet on the court and then proceded to the sidelines to smash her racquet to the box once again before picking up her bag to shift to the other side of the court.advertisementBeiwen Zhang puts up a stellar performance to win the first game. ??#VodafonePBL #HYDvAWD pic.twitter.com/qH1Yo0XnvQPBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) December 28, 2018Despite the shift, Sindhu’s fortunes did not get altered as Beiwen Zhang attacked Sindhu incessantly while the Indian was forced to play defensive. None of Sindhu’s trademark smashes could come to foray as Zhang raced away to a 15-8 win in the second game and took the match.Earlier, Ashwini Ponnappa and Mathias Christiansen played a brilliant game against Kim Sa Rang and Eom Hye Won to put Awadhe ahead early on. Hyderabad had placed their trump on Kim and Eom and with their 12-15, 15-9, 11-15 loss to Ashwini and Christiansen, the tie’s scores read 1(-1) in favour of Awadhe.In the second match of the day, Mark Caljouw came out all guns blazing against Lee Dong Keun and won 15-10, 7-15, 15-7 to being Hyderabad back to nil.Also Read | Premier Badminton League: Carolina Marin in awe of Indian fan’s love for herAlso Read | Screaming! Spanish star Carolina Marin’s tactics to intimidate opponentsAlso See:last_img read more

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Danish Flag Hits Milestone with Over 20 Mn GT

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay The Danish flag has recently passed a milestone as the gross tonnage in Danish ship registers went above 20 million GT for the first time ever.The Danish government’s efforts to ensure attractive framework conditions for the maritime industry are currently yielding a very positive effect as the Danish flag continues to grow.A recent example of this effort was the removal of the registration fee for ships in Danish registries, which the Danish Parliament adopted earlier this year.“The results we are seeing are proof that Denmark is an attractive flag state. We will continue efforts to ensure even better conditions as a strong Danish flag benefits the whole of Denmark,” Brian Mikkelsen, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, said.“Plus, this is a good example of Denmark gaining from free trade – because global trade increases economic activity among shipping companies, and this becomes very fruitful when we are also having more of those companies choosing Denmark as center of gravity for this increased activity,” Mikkelsen added.Denmark is moving steadily up the ranks, and is currently the world’s 12th largest register.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_img Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 Highway 118 northbound at the Portobello Road overpass will have partial lane closures for repairs from Monday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of flashing lights and jersey barriers. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30-last_img

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36 new duplex flats ready to be allotted to newlyelected MPs in

first_imgNEW DELHI: Thirty-six new duplex flats with modular kitchens, four bedrooms each, a lift and an office area are ready to be allotted to the newly-elected MPs in Lutyens’ Delhi’s North Avenue. All the flats, which have a view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, have been constructed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the prime construction agency of the central government.A senior government official said that by the end of this month, all the newly-constructed flats will be handed over to the Lok Sabha Secretariat. He said these low-rise building flats were equipped with solar panels, LED lights, a dedicated basement parking for two cars each and all modern amenities to cater to the parliamentarians. “Thirty-six flats have been constructed at a cost of around Rs 80 crore against the sanctioned cost of Rs 92 crore. The construction work of these flats had started in October 2017,” the official said. He added that the CPWD constructed these flats after demolishing the old flats built several decades ago. “According to the plan, the old flats located in South and North Avenues, which were built a long time ago, will be demolished in a phased manner and the new ones will be constructed,” he said. The new Lok Sabha has around 300 MPs who have been elected for the first time, including cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani, singer Hans Raj Hans and Bengali actresses Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan Ruhi.last_img read more

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Holly Madison To Host Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa Run

first_imgE! reality star and Las Vegas Strip headliner Holly Madison will proudly serve as Host of Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, December 6, 2014.Marking the event’s 10th anniversary, the blonde bombshell will join thousands of Kris Kringles in Downtown Las Vegas for the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser. Madison will be joined by male revue icons, The Chippendales, who will participate as the run’s Grand Marshals.“It is an honor to be a part of this exciting community event,” said Madison. “It means the world to me to give back to such an incredible organization and celebrate the true stars of the show, Opportunity Village’s inspirational OVIPs.”As Host of the Great Santa Run, Madison will welcome more than 10,000 Santa lookalikes to the event, alongside Opportunity Village’s OVIPs. Madison will then lead the runners to the starting line in a sassy, hot pink Cadillac driven by none other than Elvis Presley. The Chippendales will await her at the start of the race, where they will don their famous bowties and cufflinks to let the runners know when it’s time to “get on your mark, get set, and go!”Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village, said “We are thrilled to have Holly Madison and The Chippendales lead us in this historic year for the Great Santa Run. They are truly some of Las Vegas’ most adored entertainers, and we love having them be a part of the Opportunity Village family.”Along with celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is currently commemorating its 60th anniversary as an organization. The beloved nonprofit provides unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 citizens with disabilities and their families throughout the Las Vegas Valley.As in years past, the Great Santa Run will entertain throughout the event with performances, food, costume contests, celebrity appearances, and more all due to local businesses’ support of Opportunity Village.last_img read more

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Moroccan Telecom Providers Block Use of Whatsapp Viber and Skype

Washington D.C. – Moroccan telecom providers have decided to restrict the use of VoIP services through free applications such as Whatsapp, Viber, and Skype.Over the past few days, internet users throughout Morocco have found difficulty in making mobile calls regionally and internationally through free applications such as Whatsapp, Viber and Skype using 3G and 4G internet, regardless of whether they are subscribers of Maroc Telecom, Meditel, or Inwi.It has been confirmed by a source that spoke with Medias 24 that all three telecom service providers in Morocco have decided to block VoIP calls that are made through 3G and 4G. All other services that are provided through these applications such as sending messages, pictures and videos, are still fully functional. The applications seem to be functional when calls are made through a Wi-Fi connection. However, according to the same source, the restrictions on such applications will be expanding to calls made through Wifi connections in the two upcoming months.Similar attempts to restrict the use of VoIP services through free applications have been made in the past. In August 2014, Maroc Telecom was accused for shortly blocking the use of Viber through there subscription, according to a report by Agence Ecofin.According to Article 1 of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT/DG/N° 04-04) in regards to the protocol of VoIP services, the commercial provision of VoIP services to the public can only be done by telecom operators with a license.Since free applications such as Whatsapp, Viber and Skype are offering similar services to those of a telecom provider, this law is applicable to them aswell. Thus, the absence of a license permits Moroccan telecom providers the legal right to restrict the use of VoIP services through these applications.While it is no doubt that the increased use of such applications that offer free VoIP services have had a negative impact on telecom companies in Morocco over the last few years, the exact reason behind this decision to block VoIP services has yet to be confirmed. read more

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