La Liga Genuine Santander season Champions 2018-19

first_imgThe Valencia CF training ground played host to the closing ceremony and trophy presentation for the 2018/19 LaLiga Genuine Santander campaign, which brought an end to a season in which 30 clubs have constantly championed values such as respect, camaraderie, friendship and teamwork. La Liga president Javier Tebas, Valencia president Anil Murty, Felipe Martin, head of sponsorship, events and social media at Santander Bank, Miguel Justribo, vice-president of branding and communication at the Telepizza Group, LaLiga ambassadors Cesar Sanchez and Marcos Senna, as well as representatives from the host club and LaLiga joined the LaLiga Genuine Santander players for the big finale and handed medals out to all participants.Related News Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final After seven months of competition, the champions of the second campaign proudly received their medals and trophies from Tebas and Murty. The Celta Integra Foundation clinched the sportsmanship trophy, having racked up 27 points in the table, the Malaga CF EDI Foundation took home the camaraderie trophy, thanks to a 26-point return, and the Athletic Club Foundation were once again crowned fair play champions, after registering 356 points for sportsmanship, respect and fair play in their fixtures throughout the season. Tebas thanked Valencia for the club’s considerable involvement in the competition and stated, “This league is here to stay. This project is very special to LaLiga and all of us who are part of it are extremely proud. That’s why we’ll keep working hard so that it continues to grow season on season.” The LaLiga president also congratulated the trio of winners in the competition’s second campaign and had a kind message for them: “You’re the champions of this league and your values represent all of us.” Murty thanked LaLiga in turn for organising such a huge project and described how Valencia have wanted to be involved in the initiative since the very beginning. He added, “This club and its foundation have been committed to the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities for many years. Being the hosts of LaLiga Genuine Santander has been an honour for us.” The big finale was filled with surprises, with players and supporters being introduced to KOMOYO, the official LaLiga Genuine Santander mascot who was designed in collaboration with all the participating teams and represents the league’s values. Telepizza, one of the brands associated with the competition, wanted to give a little something to every club, with Justribo handing out personalised boxes containing photographs of the players. The core values have not only played a key role on the pitch, but also in the stands at every venue that LaLiga Genuine Santander has visited, with fans and family members becoming increasingly involved in the league of values. The second season has stood out due to the incorporation of 12 more teams, taking the total up to 30. There have been four different phases held across six cities: Tarragona, Cordoba, A Coruña, Madrid, Segovia and Valencia, where nerves, emotions and joy have consistently shone through. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more


EPL: Liverpool, Manchester United share spoils in 1-1 draw

first_img Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool fans: Don’t repeat senseless attack on Manchester City Red-hot battle on cards! Manchester: Manchester United ended table-toppers Liverpool’s winning streak with a 1-1 draw in a keenly contested English Premier League encounter at Old Trafford yesterday. Liverpool failed to record what would have been a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win. Adam Lallana’s late equaliser saved the European champions from certain embarassment Manchester United’s wily forward Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling Red Devils a 1-0 lead going into the lemon break. Divock Origi was brought down during a challenge by United defender Victor Lindelof in the build up to the goal and a free-kick should have been given instead. However, VAR decided that the goal should stand. Late into the second half, the United defence left substitute Lallana unmarked at the back post and he levelled with five minutes to go.Related News EPL: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola picks on Liverpool’s Sadio Manelast_img read more


Social Job Hunting Trifecta: Opportunity, Insider Info and Connections

first_imgThere is a lot of fuss going around about using your social network(s) in job hunting. The theory is that your friends can help you find a job. Somehow, some way, you should be able to bet your future on the folks you know.On LinkedIn, it’s possible to store your resume (or its equivalent) online so that recruiters can find you. There isn’t a very good way to actually engage in a job search. If you are disciplined enough to search for all of your friends and acquaintances, you can build a network that may expose you to some opportunities.Glassdoor is the TripAdvisor or Yelp for companies. A trip through the pages of Glassdoor will tell you about working conditions, the job interview process, salaries and what employees think of the CEO. It’s a sort of a Michelin guide to employers. Over many years, the company has curated an enormous bounty of reviews, reports, salary data and help for navigating the internal HR process.By itself, it’s a diamond in the rough waiting for people to come and get smart about the companies they want to work for. Increasingly, Glassdoor is recommended as the first stop in any job search. The primary question you can answer on the site is “What’s it like to work for Company x?”This week, Glassdoor is merging two other streams of data to create a single environment for job hunters.Glassdoor has always had a flow of millions of job listings. When people come to research jobs and companies, they get the web’s most comprehensive picture of the inside of the company, the jobs available, what it’s like to work there and the details of the hiring process.With Inside Connections, Glassdoor allows job hunters to harness their Facebook network to round out the rest of the services. Using Facebook to log in to the site makes it possible for Glassdoor to evaluate your Facebook network to see who can help you with the job hunt.It’s a Social Job Hunting Trifecta: Opportunity, insider info and connections.Glassdoor is built on anonymity and the company goes to extreme lengths to keep members’ information private. Posting a review or salary on Glassdoor is still anonymous. You still get to choose the information you share, such as your job title and location.There are a host of services in the marketplace that try to serve job hunters by using social information. Glassdoor is the first to provide a comprehensive research environment where results are driven by the user’s social network.last_img read more


Liverpool can play against parked buses: Juergen Klopp

first_imgExpressing satisfaction over the improvement in his team since he took over, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has asserted that the English Premier League (EPL) is well equipped to tackle the most defensive teams.Liverpool’s improved form has seen them score the most number of goals in this year’s EPL so far, finding the net 32 times in 13 matches for a goal difference of 18. (Also read: Eden Hazard expects three-way battle for Premier League title)They beat an extremely defensive Sunderland 2-0 last Saturday. They had earlier thrashed Watford 6-1 and had thumped Crystal Palace 4-2.”There is no doubt this team is ready to play against parked buses. We have all the skills but you need to be patient. If you score early – and you saw it, if we scored the first goal, then we get the second, the third, the fourth or whatever – that’s how it is. That opens the game.”It’s about the timing of when you get the first one. And the longer you don’t, the most important thing is you don’t get frustrated because we need to get used to situations like this,” Klopp was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Sunday. (Also read: Juergen Klopp drops hint over potential Liverpool return for Steven Gerrard)Liverpool are at the second spot on the EPL points table. They currently have 30 points from 13 matches, trailing current league leaders Chelsea by a single point.”Last year the games were different. Last year of course a few teams played defensively against us but, this time, because we are better, we have forced them into situations like this. I’m sure, for example, Victor Anichebe is not a left-back and shouldn’t be playing there,” Klopp said.advertisement”But obviously there is no one else there to do the job for Sunderland so he’s trying to stop Clyney (Nathaniel Clyne). If you want to say it, it’s our fault teams are playing that deep but we can improve a lot and we are ready for teams doing that,” he added.Liverpool will play their next EPL tie against West Ham United at home on December 11.last_img read more


Can Mourinho see off his old pupil?

first_imgThere’s a rare sense of optimism around Old Trafford this week.Jose Mourinho’s side were plunged into a relative crisis in the early stages of the season as they suffered back-to-back defeats to Tottenham and Brighton.The loss to Spurs meant his side had lost two of their last five Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous 43 at Old Trafford combined. 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! The Portuguese manager, so used to finding himself leading league tables, instead found himself as one of the frontrunners in the Premier League sack race.Third-season syndrome, it appeared, was kicking in again.But his side have responded brilliantly with three consecutive wins and this week, in the Champions League, with a 3-0 at Young Boys, it felt like a corner had been turned.The much-criticised Paul Pogba was superb. And Man Utd fans were buoyed by the rare sight of seeing him joined in a starting line-up by both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.Sure Pressure 21092018Joined by two natural full-backs in Luke Shaw and new-boy Diogo Dalot, United cruised to victory in Switzerland in what could yet prove a turning point in their season.But only if Mourinho can get one over on an old friend.They host a newly-promoted Wolves team on Saturday led by Nuno Espirito Santo, who was a goalkeeper in Mourinho’s Porto side more than 15 years ago.If Mourinho can mastermind a win over his old pupil, then Man Utd may well re-join the title race. Defeat at the hands of young, modern manager, however, would pose more questions over whether his time has passed.The formbook is on his side: Man Utd have won their last six league games against Wolves at Old Trafford.And Wolves have scored just two goals on their previous seven visits to Old Trafford in the top-flight.Mourinho has never suffered back-to-back home league defeats in his managerial career and Man Utd have lost just one of their last 49 Premier League home games against promoted sides.Wolves, however, have won their last two Premier League games and are out to make it three in a row in the top-flight for the first time since March 1980.The stakes are high. The pressure is on.The Goal Pressure Index is presented by Sure, Official Partner of Chelsea FC, Everton FC and Manchester City FC. Join the conversation on Twitter @Sure.last_img read more


Pochettino: Spurs deserve a party

first_imgMauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham deserve a party given their strong start to the Premier League season amid off-field problems.Spurs sit fifth in the table, two points off the top, after claiming six wins from their opening eight matches, including a 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.The standard of their performances has come in for criticism, though, especially on Saturday, when they scrapped to a 1-0 win over 10-man Cardiff City in front of a sparse crowd at Wembley. 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! That match came just three days on from a 4-2 home defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, a result that leaves them third in their group with no points from a possible six.However, given the delay in the completion of the White Hart Lane renovation work and the fact they made no signings during the transfer window, Pochettino sees no reason to complain about their efforts.”It’s a strange feeling,” said the Spurs boss. “I think people always expect that when you have a good season and expect the next season to be better, and the season after better and better. But I think the problem is that we have improved a lot in the last year.”To take us to the next step, we have to finish the training ground and the stadium. And people talk too much about Tottenham, [saying] ‘Tottenham must win titles to improve’, but that’s not true. “We need to finish our stadium, training ground and provide the team and the fans to feel home and happy and then invest in the team and work hard. That’s not an excuse.”We take our decision to think about football and the club, too, while our contenders only think about football and try and improve the team only to win. And that’s a massive difference between us and the rest of the contenders.”We can win a title but it’s not compulsory to win a title, that’s the difference. [It is] compulsory to the team that has spent a lot of money but it’s not the case for us.”With our circumstances, I think we need to party!” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


Monaco sack Jardim amid Henry reports

first_imgMonaco have confirmed that they have parted ways with coach Leonardo Jardim, while reports continue to circulate that he could be replaced by Thierry Henry.Jardim led the club to Ligue 1 glory in the 2016-17 campaign, ending Paris Saint-Germain’s stranglehold on the title, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in the same season.But Monaco’s talented young squad has been decimated by sales since then, with stars including Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy departing. 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! And Jardim has paid the price for Monaco’s poor start to the season, which has seen them take just six points from nine league matches, while Champions League defeats to Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund leave them bottom of Group A.Speaking to the club’s official website, Jardim said: “I’m grateful and proud to have been AS Monaco coach for more than four years.”I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”#ObrigadoMisterPress Release https://t.co/0TPvs3LFH9 pic.twitter.com/nia4gw6qlD— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) October 11, 2018Jardim departs amid growing speculation that Henry, who started his professional career at Monaco, is poised to become the club’s new head coach.Henry, Arsenal’s record goalscorer who also represented Barcelona, Juventus and New York Red Bulls, was previously linked with the now-taken Aston Villa post but is heavily fancied to take his first head coach role with Monaco.Monaco have yet to comment on the speculation, with vice-president Vadim Vasilyev paying tribute to the departing Jardim.”I want to thank with deepest respect Leonardo for all the work done,” he said.”Leonardo has established himself on the bench of AS Monaco as a reference in Europe and leaves behind a very positive balance sheet.”His tenure will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club. Leonardo will still be part of the AS Monaco family.”Jardim took over at Monaco in 2014 and counts the likes of Sporting CP, Olympiacos and Braga among his former clubs.last_img read more


A-League Review: Victory dominate

first_imgReigning champions Melbourne Victory climbed to second in the A-League with a 4-0 thrashing of Western Sydney Wanderers.Kevin Muscat’s men stretched their winning run to four matches as Keisuke Honda, Raul Baena and Kosta Barbarouses all scored in the first half, with Terry Antonis adding late gloss.The result puts Victory one point behind unbeaten leaders Perth Glory, who visit Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.  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! Honda broke the deadlock after just 11 minutes, producing a pinpoint header from Antonis’ excellent delivery. Baena doubled the advantage with a cool-headed finish just past the half-hour mark and Barbarouses’ spot-kick – awarded after Tarek Elrich had clumsily felled the New Zealand international – put the game to bed before the break.The hapless Wanderers were caught on the break as Antonis lashed in a fourth with seven minutes remaining.BOOM! #MVCvWSW #ALeague pic.twitter.com/LLduHCmyAA— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) December 1, 2018Sydney bounced back from their first defeat of the league season with a 2-1 victory over winless Central Coast Mariners, Brandon O’Neill’s stunning finish settling matters.Graham Arnold’s side were beaten 2-1 by Victory last Sunday, but put that setback behind them with a come-from-behind triumph in Gosford.Matt Simon opened the scoring with a close-range finish from Matthew Millar’s searching cross, only for the in-form Adam Le Fondre to level from the spot after Rhyan Grant was fouled by Jack Clisby.With the Mariners having conceded 10 goals in their previous three matches, Sydney sensed an opportunity to get at their hosts and they were rewarded by O’Neill’s thunderous 20-yard strike.last_img read more


Madrid create history with latest Club World Cup win

first_imgFor the fourth time in five years, Real Madrid have claimed the FIFA Club World Cup and in doing so both made history and claimed bragging rights over their rivals Barcelona.Luka Modric opened the scoring for the European Champions against Al Ain in the final, scoring his first-ever goal for the club in a tournament final to round out his spectacular 2018.Marcos Llorente delivered his first-ever professional goal for the club to double their advantage while Sergio Ramos also found the back of the net for Madrid to make it 3-0. 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! Tsukasa Shiotani scored late to get Al Ain back to 3-1 down, but an own goal by Yahia Nader sealed the 4-1 victory for Madrid.Last May, Madrid became the first team to claim three consecutive modern-day Champions League crowns and now they have gone on to become the first ever to claim three straight Club World Cup or Intercontinental Cup.The victory also saw the club become the first to take home four Club World Cup titles, breaking the tie between themselves and their La Liga rivals Barcelona.Barcelona had won in 2009, 2011 and 2015, while Madrid’s first Club World Cup crown did not come until 2014, but they have now won the last three.It continues an incredible run by Madrid in the competition, as they are now unbeaten in their 12 games in the competition, winning the last eight outscoring their opposition 22-5.4 – Real Madrid have won the FIFA Club World Cup four times (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018), becoming the team with the most titles won, surpassing Barcelona (2009, 2011 and 2015). King. pic.twitter.com/SWJ8IiPrgq— OptaJose (@OptaJose) 22 de diciembre de 2018The trophy is the first silverware won by manager Santiago Solari, who replaced Julen Lopetegui at the helm in November.Solari became the first Argentinian manager to win the tournament, with the previous five who managed a final, all in charge of South American sides, having lost.It was also a good night for Ramos, who, along with Marcelo, pulled into third all-time in Madrid history with 20 titles won, behind Gento and Sanchis.And despite being a defender, Ramos became the third player to score in three Club World Cup finals – something previously only done by Lionel Messi and the Madrid captain’s former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more


Honda manufactures 100th million-unit

first_imgHonda Motor Co., Ltd. on Thursday announced that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production.ALSO READ:Honda to hike car prices by up to 3 per cent from JanuaryHonda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck, Honda’s first mass-production model, at Saitama Factory. In the same year, Honda began production of the S500 small-sized sports car at Hamamatsu Factory in Shizuoka Prefecture.In 1964, in order to move forward with full-scale automobile production, Honda employed all of the company’s production technologies and know-how and constructed the first Honda plant dedicated to automobile production, Sayama Factory in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture.The new plant began with production of the S600 small-sized sports car. In 1967, Honda began production of the N360, Honda’s first mini-vehicle model. Since then Honda has been increasing its cumulative production volume while enhancing the product line-up, with key global models including Civic, Accord, CR-V and Fit enjoyed by customers all around the world. \ALSO READ:Honda Hornet vs Suzuki Gixxer vs TVS Apache 160 vs Yamaha FZFurther, regional models have been developed to accommodate the unique characteristics of the regions where each model is sold.Since the company’s foundation, Honda has always conducted its business with an awareness of the global nature of its operations. In 1969, Honda began production of the N600 small-sized passenger car and TN360 mini-truck in Taiwan by signing a technical collaboration agreement with a local company, which became Honda’s first automobile production outside Japan.Moreover, in order to increase international competitiveness, Honda entered overseas markets on its own and began production of Accord in Ohio, in the U.S. in 1982, which became Honda’s first automobile production by its own local subsidiary outside of Japan. This Accord became the first passenger car produced in the U.S. by a Japanese automaker.advertisementALSO READ:Honda City facelift coming to India next yearGuided by an approach of “building products close to the customer” and striving for the timely offering of products that accommodate the needs of customers all around the world, Honda expanded its automobile production operations to different regions of the world including Asia, Europe, South America and China.In recent years, Honda has been pursuing the establishment of a flexible and mutually complementary production system which utilizes Honda’s 34 automobile production operations in 18 countries and territories.Through these initiatives, Honda reached the 10 crore-unit milestone in cumulative automobile production in September 2016, the 54th year since the company started automobile production.ALSO READ:Honda unveils CBR 250R Moto GP race bike replica; bookings openHonda will continue utilizing its global resources and offering attractive products for the joys of our customers all around the worldlast_img read more


Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wittiest quotes

first_imgThe Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) made the heartbreaking announcement on Wednesday that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain.Dhoni not only holds the record for most matches as captain of an international side, with 331 games across all formats, but also is the only captain to have won all three ICC trophies – ODI World Cup, World Twenty20 and the Champions Trophy. (History will remember MS Dhoni as the greatest ODI captain ever)Considered India’s most successful ever captain, Dhoni stunned everyone when he announced his decision to quit Test cricket in the middle of an Australian tour in 2014, handing the mantle to Virat Kohli who is likely to be also given the reins in the shorter formats.The wicketkeeper from Jharkhand has not only brought legacy and an energy to the game but time and again proved how wise he was as a captain with his witty one-liners. His quotes have been humorous, motivating and wise. (MS Dhoni led India in 199 ODIs, 72 T20Is: Stats)Here is a list of the instances when  the Captain Cool bowled us with his words of wisdom:ON DRS:”If I am going to buy a life jacket which does not come with a warranty, that’s a bit of a hassle for me. Especially with the huge amount of money you have to spend for the DRS. I would prefer some kind of warranty for it. The moment it comes, I will be happy.” (Dhoni made the right decision by stepping down as limited-overs captain: Ganguly to India Today)advertisementWHEN DHONI WAS ASKED HALFWAY THROUGH A SERIES IF INDIA WERE BEATEN ALREADY: “Till the full stop doesn’t come, the sentence is not complete.”ON PRESSURE:”It’s like having 100kg put over you. After that even if you put a mountain, it will not make a difference.” (Dhoni good enough to continue as a player till 2019 World Cup: Kapil Dev)ASKED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN WHITEWASH IN ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA:”You die, you die. You don’t see which is the better way to die.”ON FITNESS:”If you are not 100 percent fit and not at your best (and still play) it’s cheating” (MS Dhoni’s highs and lows as limited overs captain)ON COMPANY:”I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.”ON PERSONAL QUESTIONS:”You have every right to ask me that. It’s your prerogative. But I have the right to not answer.” WHEN HIS DAUGHTER WAS BORN A WEEK BEFORE 2015 WORLD CUP:”I am on national duty. Everything else can wait.”ON POOR PERFORMANCE:”I won’t count it as a bad performance. It was so bad that I can’t count it as a performance.” (‘Dhoni wants to play the 2019 World Cup’)WHEN ASKED BY JOURNALISTS WHAT WENT WRONG IN A GAME:”That’s why you should watch the game. What went wrong you would have realised.”ON MONEY AND CRICKET:”If you play cricket for India, money is bound to come.”ON PLAYING BAREFOOT DURING A PRACTICE SESSION:”Kya kare yaar, paise khatam ho gaye (What to do, we are all out of money).”ON MEDIA SPECULATIONS:”You [media people] change my girlfriends every two days. Please let one continue for some time.” (Dhoni steps down as India captain: Tendulkar, Sushant Singh Rajput lead tributes)HIS REACTION ON MUMBAI WELCOMING THE TEAM AT A PARADE AFTER WORLD T20 WIN:”We are told that Mumbai is a city which is always on the move. See, me and my boys have brought the entire city to a standstill today.”ON D/L METHOD: “Frankly speaking, I don’t understand Duckworth-Lewis. I just wait for the umpire’s decision.”last_img read more


Latham scores century as New Zealand chase Bangladesh’s mammoth innings

first_imgTom Latham scored his sixth test century as New Zealand made a steady 292 for three in reply to Bangladesh’s mammoth first innings total when bad light stopped play with three overs remaining on the third day of the first Test on Saturday. (Scorecard)Latham was on 119 not out with Henry Nicholls on 35.The visitors had declared their first innings closed at 595 for eight before lunch, shortly after Sabbir Rahman had brought up his second Test half century.Sabbir was 54 not out when captain Mushfiqur Rahim brought his side’s innings to a close about an hour into the day’s play.Mushfiqur (159) and Shakib Al Hasan (217) had essentially batted New Zealand out of the test with a record partnership of 359 runs for the fifth wicket on Friday.Bangladesh’s total was their second highest in test cricket, having scored 638 against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2013.Mushfiqur, who is also the wicketkeeper, did not take the field on Saturday after being struck in the hands twice while batting, with Imrul Kayes taking the gloves and Tamim Iqbal leading the side in his absence.Tamim produced something of a surprise with off-spinner Mehedi Hasan opening the bowling and while he got some drift in the blustery northerly wind and some turn from the Basin Reserve wicket he was unable to make an early breakthrough.Latham and Jeet Raval (27) put on 54 for the first wicket before Kamrul Islam had Raval caught by Imrul just before the lunch break.Captain Kane Williamson looked keen to get his side scoring quickly in an effort to drive the game on after the break as he raced to his 25th half century, but fell shortly afterwards for 53 when he became Taskin Ahmed’s first test wicket.advertisementRoss Taylor continued the counter-punching approach with six boundaries in his first 27 runs from 17 balls but he had slowed down when he became Kamrul’s second wicket, holing out to square leg for 40 to leave New Zealand on 205 for three.Nicholls and Latham, who brought up his century with three runs off his hip, then safely negotiated the rest of the day.last_img read more


Jallikattu protesters removed from across Tamil Nadu

first_imgChennai/Coimbatore, Jan 23 (PTI) In a crackdown, police today started evicting scores of pro-jallikattu demonstrators from protest venues across the state, especially from the Marina Beach, epicentre of the stir for the past one week, amid reports of stone-pelting and lathicharge at a few places.At the Marina, the police action began early in the morning with roads to the beach being cordoned off and police personnel being deployed in large numbers.Some protesters lined up at the seashore forming a human chain and a group entered the water refusing to heed police requests to disperse.Some others staged a sit-in on the sands while others regrouped in nearby areas, shouting slogans and allegedly throwing stones on policemen.Police burst teargas shells and reportedly lathicharged to chase away a section of protesters who had regrouped at Triplicane near Marina beach and allegedly started throwing stones at police personnel.The protesters had been demonstrating for the past one week demanding lifting of the ban on jallikattu.Despite promulgation of an ordinance on Saturday for conducting the bull-taming sport, they had vowed to carry on with their protest till a permanent solution was found to ensure that the sport is held annually without any hindrance.TV visuals showed men and women in khaki physically removing protesters from the beach.At Coimbatore, police forcibly evicted the protesters from VOC Park Grounds here where they were agitating for the last six days.As the appeal made by senior officials to clear the grounds failed, police in large numbers started to bodily lift the protestors and shift them out of the venue.advertisementWomen police personnel were seen taking women agitators, some elderly and some with babies in their arms, out of the grounds, despite them appealing with folded hands not to disturb the peaceful agitation.Even as some protestors were seen leaving the venue voluntarily, police removed nearly 300 protesters from there, police said.Protesting against the police action, some youths formed a human chain on the main Avanashi chain and police made a mild cane charge to disperse them, police said.A section of protestors were raising slogans in support of their demand for a permanent act for conducting jallikkatu and against PETA and police, near the Central Jail, some 200 metres from the venue, prompting the police to take into custody nearly 300 people, they said.Police said they had cleared the ground, venue for the Republic Day function, and it is under control of the district administration and police.Protests are reportedly continuing in Madurai with demonstrators allegedly throwing stones at police in Alanganallur even as officials are trying to persuade the agitators to disperse. PTI NVM VGN BN AARlast_img read more



SPORT-MUSHTAQ-T20 2 LT(SPB3)

first_imgIn the morning, Jharkhand batsman Jaggi, caught off aIn the morning, Jharkhand batsman Jaggi, caught off a no-ball off Vijay Shankar which was decided through TV replay when on 39, played the match-winning knock after having made 51 not out against Central earlier in the tournament.Jaggi, who is not among the list of players circulated to the franchises for IPL auction on February 20 in Bengaluru, could not have responded to the snub in a better manner.Coming to the crease after the early departure of the highly rated Ishan Kishan, the 28-year-old Jaggi forged stands of 64 for the second wicket with Shreevats Goswami (25) and 81 in only seven overs with big-hitting left-hander Saurabh Tiwary who made 33 in 23 balls.The duo were dismissed in close proximity but not before placing East well in sight of the victory target. Left arm pacer Sreenath Aravind gave away 21 runs in the 15th over to this duo who hit a six each and two fours in that over that virtually ended Souths hopes.Batting first, South had one big partnership to thank for in making a challenging score of 178 for 6.Opener Mayank Agarwal, who slammed 72 in just 36 balls with 3 sixes and 9 fours, provided the early momentum with captain R Vinay Kumar (68 in 47 balls), who came in at no. 3 in a surprise move.The Karnataka duo stitched a second wicket stand of 112 to put South in a good position to reach 200.But, South lost their way after Agarwal was sent back by rival captain Manoj Tiwary who also accounted for Vinay Kumar and fell short of what they were well-poised for. East skipper Tiwary finished with 3 for 31.advertisementScores:South Zone 178 for 6 (M Agarwal 72, R Vinay Kumar 68; Manoj Tiwary 3 for 31) lost to East Zone 181 for 4 in 19.4 overs (I Jaggi 90, Saurabh Tiwary 33).Central 167 for 7 (N Ojha 48, M Rawat 57 not out; A Nehra 3 for 26, Harbhajan Singh 2 for 35) beat North Zone 163 for 6 (S Dhawan 37, Yuvraj Singh 33; Manpreet Grewal 23 not out; Karn Sharma 3 for 17). PTI SSR NRB BASlast_img read more


MLA rides bullock cart, presses for lifting ban on rural sport

first_imgMumbai, Mar 6 (PTI) A BJP MLA came to the state legislature here in a bullock cart as the budget session of the house began today, demanding immediate resumption of cart races in the state lifting the ban on them.The cart rode by Mahesh Landge, who holds the Bhosari seat in Pune district, was stopped near the Mantralayla (government secretariat), close to the legislature complex by police.Langde said he took to the symbolic act as people in villages were keen on immediate resumption of cart races as the season of rural fairs is about to start.”We are waiting for the Maharashtra government to bring in a bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to pave the way for its centuries-old tradition of bullock cart racing,” Landge told PTI.When pointed out that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had already spoken of bringing in a bill to allow the bullock cart races, Landge said “we want the bill to be brought in the first week of the current session itself, as village jatras (rural fairs) are beginning and people are being denied of the races.””We had reached near Mantralaya, which is adjacent to Vidhan Bhawan, when police stopped us. We then took the bullock cart to the state BJP office, which is in the same area,” Landge said.Animal rights activists have raised objections to the move to legalise the bullock cart races, saying it amounts to subjecting bulls to cruelty and torture.Bullock cart races were banned in Maharashtra in 2011, after bulls were categorised as performing animals under the Act.advertisementShivajirao Adhalrao Patil, Shiv Sena MP from Shirur in Pune district, and Peasants and Workers Party legislator Jayant Patil have also been campaigning for lifting the ban.Adhalrao Patil had raised the issue in Parliament sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restoring the bullock cart races in the state. PTI VT RMT NM NMlast_img read more


Kurt Angle named new WWE Raw general manager

first_imgWWE legend Kurt Angle has been named the new Raw general manager barely three days after being inducted into the Hall of Fame.Following the sacking of Mick Foley from the top post, WWE chairman Vince McMahon announced that the show needed a new leader and Kurt Angle was the top choice.Angle, a fan favourite, was greeted with chants of “welcome back”.After announcing a @WWE #SuperstarShakeUp next week, @VinceMcMahon needs a new GM for #RAW…IT’S TRUE, IT’S DAMN TRUE! pic.twitter.com/TdFxV6NLG0- WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2017″I only have one thing to say: It’s great to be back on Monday Night Raw. Oh, it’s true — it’s damn true,” said Angle.Angle, former heavyweight champion in freestyle wrestling, bagged a gold for the United States in the 100kg category at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. The 48-year-old, who last competed in WWE in 2006 before leaving for TNA, has also won multiple heavyweight championships across the globe, including the World Championships in Atlanta in 1995.last_img read more


Werder Bremen confirm Sargent will be in matchday squad

first_imgUnited States international Josh Sargent will be in Werder Bremen’s squad for the first time this season on Friday, ahead of a possible Bundesliga debut against Fortuna Dusseldorf.The teenager joined the Bundesliga club last February after turning 18 but was unable to be registered for the remainder of the season since the winter window had closed.This year, Sargent has spent the entirety of the campaign with Werder Bremen II in the German fourth division, scoring seven goals in 12 appearances, all starts, for the team. 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! In October, Werder head coach Kohfeldt had hinted that Sargent would see time with the first-team squad soon, saying: “This period in which [Sargent] plays exclusively in the U23s is over.”Despite that declaration, USMNT fans hoping to see the teen get his first-team chance have been left wanting, as Sargent had yet to make a squad through November.However, that is now set to change as Kohfeldt confirmed Sargent will make his first Bundesliga matchday squad for Friday’s visit to bottom of the table Dusseldorf.“He’ll definitely be in the squad. He’s earned it with his performances in training in recent weeks,” Kohfeldt said.If Sargent plays Friday, it will be his first-team debut for the club in any competition.It will also be Sargent’s first professional minutes, as he only played at an amateur level in the United States before departing for Germany in February.Having no professional minutes under his belt has not stopped Sargent from making an impact on the senior national team for the United States.Sargent made his USMNT debut in May of this year, scoring a goal in a 3-0 win against Bolivia. He has featured in a total of six games thus far for the USMNT, all in friendlies, scoring twice.Prior to his senior team debut, Sargent starred for the U.S. at the under-17 and under-20 levels.He scored four goals in five games at the 2017 under-20 World Cup in South Korea in June 2017, followed by three goals in five games at the under-17 World Cup in India in October 2017.last_img read more


Guardiola agrees with trolls over ‘Messidependencia’ UCL criticism

first_imgPep Guardiola says he agrees with his critics who insist that his Champions League successes were only made possible by the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi at Barcelona.Guardiola won the Champions League twice in three years while in charge at Camp Nou, but was unable to repeat the feat in three years at Bayern Munich, and is currently on his third attempt at winning it with Manchester City.During a press conference held before City face Schalke in the last 16 on Wednesday, a reporter told the Catalan that he and his achievements are the centre of a “massive argument on Nigerian Twitter space”. 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! It was put to the City boss that his online detractors argue that he “has not been able to win the Champions League since leaving Barcelona” as he “does not have players like Messi, Xavi and Iniesta.”Guardiola smiled and replied: “I completely agree with them. Completely agree with them. I would not argue for one second becuase when I was there I said many times that I had incredible players.”I did as well with Munich and Manchester but in Barcelona I was a lucky guy, I’m sorry, I was lucky. I agree with them.”Guardiola guided Barca to the Champions League in 2009, his first season as a coach, and again in 2011, beating Manchester United on both occasions. The Catalan club have gone on to win it once more since he left, in 2015.His Bayern side, who were reigning European champions when he took over from Jupp Heynckes, were only able to reach the semi-finals during Guardiola’s time in Munich.City were knocked out at the last 16 stage by Monaco in 2016 and lost in the quarter-finals to Liverpool last season.Speaking earlier in the press conference, Guardiola addressed that defeat in Monaco in his first season, referring to City’s elimination that year as a “big fail”, which was almost certainly a sarcastic comment aimed at those who expected his side to have done better.”Yeah but the first season was a big fail because we were not able to win the Champions League, it was the first season,” he said, before insisting that his side are better equipped this time around. “We are together a lot of training sessions, a lot of games, a lot of meetings, we know each other better now.”This competition is special, the teams are good, with the atmosphere in the stadiums you have to control the emotions, you have to suffer the bad moments, survive the bad moments and in the right moments make the difference.”But we are confident. We arrive with many dreams in our heads to make a good game and to bring the game in a good position back to our stadium, where we are very strong, we feel confident there. We have to make a good game and of course to try to score goals, it’s important to score minimum one goal.”last_img read more


11 eco-friendly things to do for Earth Day (and every day!)

first_imgGreetings, Earthlings! A happy Earth Day to you all!This year marks the 45th annual Earth Day celebration, which is held every year on April 22nd and every day in my heart. Making changes towards sustainability can feel daunting at times, however, small drops really do make a mighty ocean. And people around the country aren’t just making these changes once a year, they’re making them daily.These small changes are all a part of what we’re calling The Quiet Revolution. From the increase in cooperative businesses, to the change in consumer interest from more to better, freelancers are carrying the torch of New Mutualism, in the hopes of creating an economy that allows for a sustainable environment and a truly independent workforce.So for today, and every day, here a few easy changes you can make for this lovely planet we call home.1. Get rid of junk mailEven if you recycle your junk mail, the cost of the raw materials, printing and shipping add up to a pretty big footprint. Chances are you’ll only give that J Crew catalog one glance and a wistful sigh anyway, right? You can reduce your footprint and give your mailbox some room to breathe using PaperKarma. This fabulous “green” app allows you to simply take a photo of your unwanted mail, and then be automatically removed from the distribution list.2. Change your lightbulbsSwitching to a compact florescent or LED bulb will lower your energy costs and consumption all while saving you money! Check out this handy guide for changing light bulbs.3. RecycleRecycling is one of the easiest ways to make a difference. It reduces waste in landfills, saves energy, and cuts back on the use of natural resources, among various other benefits. Recycling laws will vary by city/state so make sure you are up-to-speed on the particular regulations in your area.4. Use reusable water bottles/coffee cups/shopping bagsThere are some staggeringly terrible facts about plastic bags, including that over 1 TRILLION plastic bags are used every year worldwide! Cities throughout the world are banning or fining the use of plastic shopping bags, so you might as well hop on the bandwagon early. As for plastic bottles and paper coffee cups, their environmental impact is also abysmal! Reduce and reuse!5. Wash laundry with cold waterNot only is washing in cold water way better for your clothes and their colors, but it saves a TON of energy!6. DIYHere are some ideas for things you can DIY instead of buy! One of my favorites (and a great money and earth saver) is making your own cleaning supplies.7. Carbon offset air travelOn average, just one US round trip flight can produce up to 1000 pounds of carbon dioxide pollution! Many airlines allow you to offset the carbon footprint of your trip when you purchase the flight. If not, though, you can also use carbon offsetting services for air or auto travel.8. Eat less meatMuch like air travel, animal agriculture accounts for a large percent of greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Sierra Club: “If Americans reduced meat consumption by just 20 percent, it would be as though we all switched from a sedan to a hybrid.”9. Eat/shop localThere are a ton of great reasons why you should eat locally grown food. One of the many reasons is that buying local reduces the environmental impact of products by reducing the distance they have to travel to reach your plate.10. Get involved with an environmental non-profitThere are so many environmental organizations worldwide that are making great strides in the fight against a host of environmental issues. Find one that speaks to you and get involved! Whether it be a monthly donation or volunteer work, any help is good help.11. Plant these (flowers and plants) to help save beesThere are a whole lot of reasons why we need bees! The bee population is declining due to a variety of environmental issues. While we can’t all be apiarists, we can do our part to help them thrive. One artist drew up this lovely and handy guide to bee friendly flowers and plants!Freelancers, what changes are you making this Earth Day (and every day)?last_img read more