UEFA banned Manchester United defender Phil Jones for two European games for abusing a doping control officer following the Europa League final against Ajax on May 24.The club and two of its players — Jones and Daley Blind have been fined by UEFA after they failed to comply with anti-doping regulations, European soccer’s governing body said on Monday.Blind and Jones have been fined 5,000 euros ($5,900) each and the club were handed a 10,000 euro sanction for offences occurring at the Europa League final in Stockholm.Jones, who UEFA said used “insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer” has been suspended for two matches and will miss the Super Cup match against Real Madrid on August 8 and the opening Champions League game.UEFA said the incidents breached the regulation which states that teams are responsible for ensuring that players selected to undergo doping controls are taken to the control station straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over.United, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, can appeal against the decision.($1 = 0.8510 euros)
NEW YORK — Brandon Marshall knew he was on his way out of Chicago. He heard all the rumors. Things got rocky with the Bears last season, so a change appeared inevitable.“I kind of felt it over the last two months,” Marshall said during a conference call. “So my agent and I just prepared ourselves emotionally and also from the business standpoint for that day. So, it really wasn’t unexpected.”The New York Jets agreed to a deal for Marshall on March 6, and it became official March 10 as the NFL’s free agency period started. The Jets sent a fifth-round draft pick to Chicago for the playmaking wide receiver and a seventh-rounder.For Marshall, it will be his fourth NFL team. And, he hopes, his last.“Oh, man, yeah,” he said. “That was the plan in Chicago, and that’s definitely the plan here in New York.”Marshall, who turns 31 on March 23, played the last three seasons with the Bears. But he dealt with injuries and had 61 catches last season, his lowest total since his rookie year with Denver in 2006. He also clashed with teammates at times, and even his relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler appeared a bit strained.“We’re the brothers that, we love each other and we also get into it, but it’s always been that way and it will never change,” Marshall said. “I love him.”New Jets coach Todd Bowles was in Miami as the Dolphins defensive coordinator while Marshall was there for two seasons. The two hit it off then, and Marshall is excited to be reunited with Bowles.“Look out, everybody. He’s a man’s man,” Marshall said of Bowles. “He’s a leader.”Marshall has watched what the Jets and new general manager Mike Maccagnan have done during an aggressive last few days, including trading for him and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine, and safety Marcus Gilchrist.“These guys have created something special,” Marshall said. “This is a young team, a team that’s hungry. It’s going to be a special journey.”He comes to the Jets as a true No. 1 wide receiver, a guy who has caught 100 or more passes in five seasons and had at least 1,000 yards receiving every year from 2007-13.In offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s system with the Jets, Marshall expects to be a “big piece” but used in whatever way is most effective.“I think with this offense and with what Chan does, spreading the ball around, is going to help us out a lot,” he said. “But I do think I’m going to be in position because of how great a job he does creating matchups to really take my game to another level and I’m looking forward to that.”In Chicago, Marshall saw his targets decrease from earlier in his career as the Bears brought in Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett to pair with him and running back Matt Forte to help Cutler run a potentially high-scoring offense.He sees the potential for a similar situation with the Jets, especially with Eric Decker complementing him at wide receiver.“We might be going against a team where he might have the best match-up and Decker might be the guy with 10, 11 catches and I may just have two,” Marshall said. “Five years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with that the right way.”Marshall’s actions on and off the field have sometimes been an issue in his previous stops. He’s known as a fiery competitor, and has been willing to speak his mind, calling out teammates at times and rubbing some the wrong way.He is also well-spoken and thoughtful, parlaying that into a role on Showtime’s Inside The NFL, a gig that required him to fly from Chicago to New York every Tuesday. His commute would be a lot closer now from the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.“It’s only a 30-minute ride to Showtime,” he said, “if we choose to do that again.”Marshall has said he suffers from borderline personality disorder, and has been an active spokesman for mental health during the last few years. He has been fined by the NFL in the past for wearing green cleats to support his mental illness foundation.“I was lost and really didn’t cope and deal with things the right way the first couple of years,” Marshall said. “My second year in Miami (2011) is when there really was a transformation in my life and in my heart, and I started to see the world the way it’s supposed to be seen.“Since then, I’ve been living my life in a way that, I haven’t been perfect,” he added, “but one that I would say that I’m happy with and feel that I’m being an effective, healthy citizen wherever I am.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)New Delhi, Delhi, India (NewsVoir)Swatch, the Swiss watch brand known for creating the worlds most innovative timepieces for over three decades, introduced its Fall-Winter 2018 collection with brand friend and Bollywood actress Yami Gautam at the Comic Con Delhi 2018. The collections Think fun, Deep Wonder and Worldhood fully embraces the DNA of Swatch, where colors, shapes and stripes explode into vibrant designs.Sporting a watch from the new collection and resonating with the brands core elements, Yami Gautam stated, I am honored and extremely excited to associate with Swatch at the showcase of its latest Fall-Winter 2018 collection that is inspired by fun colors and vibrant bold designs, today. Being a watch lover myself I have always looked up to Swatch as an important catalyst in bringing alive the design aesthetics. I feel ecstatic to be a part of the showcase of their new collection.”From fans dressed as their favorite comic and movie characters, to national and international comic artists taking the stage, the Delhi Comic Con in its 8th edition celebrated all things quirky and pop-culture. Swatchs presence at Comic Con is an expression of its dedication to being present at the right place and the right time to connect with younger millennial audience. Swatch, which has globally partnered with the Drone Racing League (DRL), invited technology enthusiasts and drone aficionados to participate in the virtual simulation race that combined the real and virtual world like no other sport!advertisementAbout Swatch Fall-Winter 2018 CollectionThe new designs fully embrace the DNA of Swatch, where colors, shapes and stripes explode into vibrant designs. They feature bold styles with simplistic geometries; precious Swarovski stones set on discreet-colored watches; and pins and patches on denim looks. The different themes link urban trends with local handcraft, bright colors with simple designs and understated style with statement pieces, adding up to a powerful selection that proves to be playful, colorful and joyful.About SwatchSwatch, launched in 1983 by Nicolas G. Hayek, is a leading Swiss watch maker and one of the world’s most popular brands. The first Swatch watches surprised everyone with their revolutionary concept, creative design and provocative spirit. The brand philosophy is based on colour, movement, lightness and transparency, which can be seen in every Swatch product and project.Today Swatch continues to innovate and surprise with new models, collections and special editions. The brand maintains a strong presence in the world of sports with its commitment to snowboarding, free skiing, surfing, beach volleyball and mountain bike slopestyle.Right from the start, Swatch connected with art and artists and Swatch watches remain a prominent canvas for artists from a broad range of disciplines.Image 1: Bollywood Actress, Yami Gautam with Gaurav Suri, Brand Manager, Swatch IndiaImage 2: Bollywood Actress – Yami Gautam for Swatch IndiaPWRPWR
Mumbai Indians left-arm pace bowler Jason Behrendorff sees his debut IPL season as an opportunity to help him secure a place in the Australian squad in the upcoming World Cup in England.The 28-year-old from New South Wales made an impressive start to the IPL on Wednesday by dismissing Chennai Super Kings opener Ambati Rayudu and one-down Suresh Raina for figures of 2 for 22.”Any performance here can really help me. My main strength is swinging the new ball upfront and taking some wickets, so it was good to be able to do that and keep in the selectors’ mind that I am bowing well. So, hopefully that will keep me in the frame,” said Behrendorff at the post-match media conference after MI beat CSK by 37 runs.He did not see any problem in him and senior left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc both gaining the nod for the World Cup from the Australian selection panel. The selection committee is expected pick the team in two weeks’ time.”It can happen. It is not foreign to have two left handers in the team. Australia have not done it a lot in the past but I don’t see why we can’t do that. Mitch bowls exceptionally well at the death, can also bowl at the middle and upfront. So, it might be a case if both of us are picked in the same team we can different roles.”I might bowl upfront and Mitch may look to bowl through the middle and at the end. It would be quite exciting,” Behrendorff said.advertisementHe said the dismissal of Raina, through a spectacular one-handed diving catch by West Indian Kieron Pollard at deep point, was planned well.”It was a serious catch, wasn’t it? (I was) very fortunate, to be fair. We set the plan for that knowing that he loves to back away and hit over the off side. Our plan was there and personally I was a bit little bit wider than I would have liked but Polly took the great catch which was fantastic.” Watch: The making of a very special 100th @IPL win #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/sadHCxFg3F Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2019Behrendorff noted how Hardik Pandya and Pollard took the game away from CSK with their power hitting at the end of MI innings.”It (victory) is huge. Hardik and Polly just pulled us on the front foot going into the bowling innings. 170 was really a good score after we were potentially a little bit slow at the start. And then you had to take some wickets in first couple of overs and really put them on the back foot and did not let them off from there,” he explained.”It is a great experience, really exciting. It was a good fun, good crowd out there as well. So great experience and to contribute to the win was awesome. I was not able to come last year. I was really excited to come. There is such a buzz about the IPL every time you watch it, every time you hear about it,” he said.Brothers. Teammates. #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvCSK @hardikpandya7 @krunalpandya24 pic.twitter.com/0vlgEZB2J4 Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2019Asked to compare IPL with Australia’s Big Bash League, he said, “It is different, both are extremely good competitions. This (IPL) of course has a few more stars in the competition with four international rather than two per team.”It is different conditions as well, quite warm and humid — something I am not quite used to, so making sure your hands are dry.Also Read | Want to win World Cup for India: Hardik Pandya after heroics for MI vs CSKAlso Read | Wanted to play the brand of cricket Mumbai Indians are known for: Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Hardik Pandya on playing helicopter shot in front of MS Dhoni: Happy that it came offAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS Laxman
Virat Kohli warned against complacency ahead of Team India’s departure for the 2019 Cricket World Cup which starts in England from May 30. India face a tough start to the tournament – their first 4 matches are against South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.Virat Kohli has urged his men to be normal but insisted they must maintain their intensity throughout the tournament. The format for the 2019 World Cup is new to every player – it goes back to the 1992 format where each team played each other once before the knockouts.Virat Kohli admitted this would be the most challenging of all his 3 World Cups so far because of the format. Each team plays 9 league games before the semifinals get underway.Kohli, the best batsman in the world, said his players will have no choice but to be match-ready on June 5 for their campaign opener against South Africa.”We have 4 games straight up. We have no room for complacency and that’s why it’s the World Cup. You have to arrive on the first day match-ready and that is the challenge.”All the top football clubs in the world maintain their intensity right from day one for 3-4 months, be it the Premier League or the La Liga,” Kohli told the media hours before the team’s departure for England.Virat Kohli, who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning side and the 2015 side which reached the World Cup semifinals in Australia, said he was happy with the balance of his side and expected his players to play good cricket after successful stints in the Indian Premier League.advertisement”The only expectation we have is to play really good cricket and that has been our focus. We are going to the World Cup feeling very well balanced. We expect ourselves to play the best cricket we can,” Kohli said.India will reach England a full 2 weeks before their first match on June 5 and Virat Kohli said it was important to get to the venue early so that the nerves could settle.”It’s always good to go to any place in advance. It gets rid of all the nerves in the World Cup. Playing white ball cricket in England.. the conditions are not that different there as compared to playing Test cricket,” he said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India will be world champions if they play to potential, says Ravi ShastriAlso Read | No competition between Hardik Pandya and me: Vijay ShankarAlso See
Sport politics Support The Guardian Read more Share on WhatsApp comment Reuse this content Ben Ryan: ‘If rugby were a company people would be comparing it to an Enron’ … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Read more The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Rugby union And why not, given it would guarantee a dozen years of prime broadcasting dosh and, potentially, access to loads more talented Pacific Island players? Why hang around and represent Fiji for the simple honour and privilege when you can provide for all of your extended family by playing in more compelling matches of a higher standard elsewhere? Even with a five-year qualification period, that is likely to be a better bet than spending 12 years with your nose pressed up to the window of the executive lounge. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Some of the detail was as chilling as it was brazen. Instead of Fiji, ranked ninth in the world, and Georgia (ranked 12th), the leaked proposal suggested places would be reserved instead for Japan and the US (ranked 11th and 13th respectively) on the basis of their bigger economies. Top-level rugby a game for nations of all shapes and sizes? Not any more.“The death of Pacific Island rugby” is how it has been described by one horrified union chief executive; he might have added that, were it to happen, international rugby will officially forfeit its soul. What kind of sport regards it as progress to suffocate the international aspirations of countries which, pound for pound, produce the best raw rugby talent on the planet? What kind of reputable global leisure industry decides it only wants to hang out with its well-heeled mates, cutting adrift anyone without a well-stuffed wallet? And what does it do both for the standard of rugby in countries outside the elite and the competitiveness of future World Cups?No wonder the game’s governing body, World Rugby, was quick to try to douse the resultant flames. Nothing is set in stone, only a proposal, not what we are trying to achieve etc, etc. Technically, too, World Rugby’s office holders are only the functionaries of the member unions, rather than white cat-stroking madmen operating on a whim. That said, someone with a bit of influence – and the fingerprints of one prominent rugby nation were all over the NZ Herald story – would clearly love this latest cynical world domination plan to happen. Share via Email Share on Pinterest Imagine a tent on an exposed clifftop being buffeted by gale force winds. Those inside are already grimly clinging on, only for so-called friends to sneak round and remove all the pegs. Welcome to the world of professional rugby union, where just about every aspect of the game’s future is up in the air.From player welfare and concussion to commercial uncertainty and political wrangling, there are days when it feels as if rugby is in serious danger of losing its bearings completely. That certainly seems to be the consensus among leading players, supporters and administrators following the publication of the latest blueprint for a proposed World League, a 12-team annual tournament meant to revitalise the traditional Test game for the benefit of all. There will, inevitably, be further twists to this saga. One theory is that this is all about seeking to push the Six Nations towards agreeing in future to promotion and relegation – or a play-off at the very least. After all, is a closed shop not what already exists in Europe? If the Six Nations wishes to stick to its establishment membership, how can any of the home unions complain about the system being not strictly meritocratic elsewhere?The one thing that everyone appears to agree on is that something has to change. Rugby cannot endlessly live on the razor-wire separating the rival international and club games; a way also has to be found to make the physical and mental demands on its players more manageable.As the International Rugby Players’ forceful statement emphasised, the sport’s leading names are already buckling under the strain even before they are asked to commit to five Tests on successive autumn weekends plus increased long-haul air travel. Johnny Sexton, the player organisation’s president, described the latest proposals as “out of touch” and, as such, they do not currently have the players’ support.Reforming the ad-hoc Test schedule and dovetailing it better with domestic fixture lists has topped the game’s wish-list for almost three decades now. In that sense nothing has changed, other than the feeling of urgency. “If you ask me as a businessman, the business side of rugby is not working,” said World Rugby’s vice-chairman, Agustín Pichot, in September, urging everyone within the game to come to their senses. “If you ask me the playing side is not working. Is the international game under threat? I think it is. I’m not going to be an accomplice to rugby’s ruin.”Almost six months further down the line, that last phrase continues to resonate. Rugby urgently needs to find proper answers with player welfare at their heart. Cutting off the have-nots to make life cosier for the haves cannot be the way forward if rugby wishes to retain even a semblance of a collective conscience. Topics Rugby union’s World League plans criticised as ‘under-cooked’
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne for a “lack of class” after the full-back pulled out of a loan move to the Welsh club. Clyne sealed a loan to Bournemouth for the rest of the season on Friday, a move that blindsided Warnock. Warnock confirmed his side’s interest in the 27-year-old last month, with Clyne struggling for game time at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Bluebirds boss was under the impression that Clyne would move to the Welsh capital on loan, and was dismayed to see the move fall through. “I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock told BBC Sport after his side’s shock 1-0 FA Cup loss to League One side Gillingham on Saturday. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”Warnock was especially disappointed given his history with Clyne, with the manager having given the full-back his professional debut in 2008 when the two were at Crystal Palace.”Having known the player and given him his debut, I’m disappointed not just with the boy himself but with Liverpool as well for not ringing me,” Warnock said. The 70-year-old also felt that Clyne’s late change of heart may have cost him other players that Cardiff were targeting. “The reason I’m disappointed with Nathaniel and Liverpool is that I’ve lost out on three players because of that by waiting,” Warnock said. “I lost out on a couple of full backs and a striker, so I’m doubly disappointed.””I probably should have been illegally tapping him up, but I’ve done everything right and then Bournemouth come in and I suppose Bournemouth paying £19 million for (Dominic) Solanke probably whetted their appetite a little bit.”The Bluebirds are currently fighting to keep their Premier League status, sitting one place and two points above the relegation zone.
Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 16:14 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSBhaichung Bhutia asserted that Virat Kohli’s side were “the best team in the World Cup”India lost against New Zealand by 18 runs to crash out of World Cup 2019 in the semisTeam India had finished on top in the league stage, winning 7 of their 8 matchesFormer football captain Bhaichung Bhutia lauded India’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup following the team’s heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the first semifinal, saying sometimes the best side doesn’t win.Chasing a modest target of 240 against a spirited New Zealand, India’s famed top-order imploded on a day when it mattered the most as it lost the crucial semifinal by 18 runs in Manchester on Wednesday.”As Virat (Kohli) described it, ‘it was 45 minutes of bad cricket.’ But, if we play New Zealand, we will beat them 10 out of ten times. We lost, it is part of the game. And, if you are out, you are out, it is not that it (India) was a bad team,” Bhutia told PTI on the sidelines of an event.India enjoyed an impressive run in the group stages, winning seven of their eight matches. However, a stunning top-order collapse in the semifinal shattered the dreams of lifting a third trophy, but Bhutia asserted that Virat Kohli’s side were “the best team in the World Cup”.”It is just that the best team did not win it, sometimes you become the best, but the best team does not win, it happens in sports. We (India) will have to come back strong,” he said.Bhutia, who has 107 international caps and 42 goals and is one of the most accomplished footballers to emerge from India, also urged the ICC to spread the sport.”I strongly feel that the ICC should start spreading the game to other countries. We need to see more teams, new teams picking up the game,” he said.advertisementHe cited the global fanbase of football in this regard.”In this cricket World Cup, we just saw Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani fans in the stadium, we need to see more people (from other countries), need to spread the game.Also Read | Ravi Shastri to Team India after World Cup exit: Be proud of what you have done for the last 2 yearsAlso Read | Failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit Sharma on World Cup semi-final defeatAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India players to leave for Mumbai on July 14For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Bhaichung BhutiaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Indian cricket team Next Sometimes the best team does not win: Bhaichung Bhutia after India’s World Cup defeatWorld Cup 2019: India enjoyed an impressive run in the group stages but a stunning top-order collapse in the semifinal shattered their dreams of lifting a third trophy.advertisement
Jaipur Pink Panthers, Haryana Steelers register their first wins of PKL 2019Haryana Steelers registered a thumping win over Puneri Paltan in their first match of the seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League in Hyderabad on Monday. In the first match, Jaipur Pink Panthers crushed U Mumba 42-23.advertisement Next Press Trust of India HyderabadJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 22:52 IST Naveen claimed his first super 10 to help Haryana register an impressive win. (Twitter: Pro Kabaddi)HIGHLIGHTSHaryana Steelers began their campaign in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7 with an emphatic 34-24 win over Puneri PaltanEarlier in the day, Jaipur Pink Panthers produced an all-round effort to beat U Mumba 42-23Aided by an excellent performance from Naveen, who ended up with 14 points, the Steelers came out topHaryana Steelers began their campaign in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7 with an emphatic 34-24 win over Puneri Paltan here Monday.Aided by an excellent performance from Naveen, who ended up with 14 points, the Steelers came out top of their rivals.Puneri Paltan put up a spirited performance but when it came to crucial moments, it was Haryana Steelers that came out on top.There was very little to choose between both teams, but Haryana showed immense mental strength to overcome their rivals.Pawan Kadian got a super 10 for Puneri Paltan but his effort went in vain.Pro Kabaddi League Highlights: Jaipur Pink Panthers crush U Mumba, Haryana Steelers beat Puneri PaltanIt was a special match Monday as two of India’s finest players — Anup Kumar and Rakesh Kumar — were pitted against each other.Anup is now the coach of Puneri Paltan while Haryana Steelers are being coached by his long-time teammate Rakesh Kumar.Puneri Paltan made a strong start as Pawan Kadian made a two-point raid to give them a 3-0 lead in the first few minutes of the match.Haryana came back strongly to inch slightly ahead in the first five minutes. It was an evenly-matched contest in the first 10 minutes, but Haryana Steelers shifted gears soon thereafter.First, it was Naveen who picked up a few raid points to help Haryana Steelers inflict an all-out as they led 11-6 after 12 minutes.Selvamani then produced a terrific super raid to extend Haryana Steelers lead.Puneri Paltan suffered another all out in the 15th minute to trail 8-20.advertisementAt the end of the first half, Haryana Steelers were the dominant force and held a 12-point advantage to lead 22-10.Puneri Paltan’s Amit Kumar displayed a lot of courage as he continued his fine performance on the mat despite his head being bandaged.Jaipur Pink Panthers steal the show with a crushing win over U MumbaEarlier in the day, Jaipur Pink Panthers produced an all-round effort to beat U Mumba 42-23 in the third day of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7 here Monday.Jaipur’s raiders were in fine form and picked up points at regular intervals, whereas their defence showed strength and toughness to contain U Mumba raiders.Deepak Hooda finished with a super 10, while Deepak Narwal (6 points) and Nitin Rawal (7 points) also chipped in with crucial points. Besides Amit Hooda did a fine job in defence.For U Mumba, it was their defence that let them down as they scored just five tackle points on the night.Deepak got Jaipur off to a flying start as he got three points in two raids.U Mumba were caught off guard with Jaipur’s quick start and suffered an all out in the seventh minute to trail 2-10.Jaipur raiders got the better of U Mumba’s defence and scored raid points at will throughout the first half.Fazel Sultan Attrachali had an off day by his high standards and scored just two tackle points.With less than a minute to go in the first half, Jaipur inflicted another all out to extend their dominance. At the end of the first half, Jaipur led 22-9.It was a more evenly-matched contest in the second half as U Mumba got their act together.In the first 10 minutes of the second half both the teams exchanged five points each with Jaipur leading 27-15.Dong Geon Lee put in a spirited performance for U Mumba and along with Abhishek Singh was the main contributor.In the last five minutes of the match, it was Deepak show as he picked up raid points at regular intervals to record his first super 10 of the season.Also 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Pro Kabaddi LeagueFollow U MumbaFollow Haryana SteelersFollow Puneri PaltanFollow Jaipur Pink Panthers
The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.Beer and backpacking are two of my favorite things — but unfortunately they don’t really agree with one another, which leaves often leaves me conflicted. On the one hand, beer is a pain in the ass to pack in — but then again, what could be more refreshing than cracking open a cold pint after scaling a goddamn mountain?For years I grappled with this dilemma, and apparently I wasn’t the only one. Turns out there’s this guy named Pat Tatera that had the same problem, but unlike my lazy ass, he decided to come up with a solution.Long story short, the dude developed a way to make beer from concentrate. If you care about the process, Popular Science explains it pretty well:“He boils water and malt to create wort—unfermented beer—then cools the mixture and adds yeast to ferment it. Instead of finishing the brew there, he builds a concentrate. He vacuum distills the mixture and reserves the ethanol, leaving behind a syrup. Then he starts the process again, adding the syrup instead of water. He ferments again, removes the ethanol, and repeats. In total, he brews each batch four times. He then soaks hops in the reserved alcohol and adds it to the syrup. The final concentrate is 10 times the strength of beer, and with the addition of water, it’s ready to drink. Just add bubbles.”I first heard about Pat’s Backcountry Beverages about a year ago, but it wasn’t until the other day that I actually got a chance to try ’em out. Here’s how it went:First of all, please don’t make the same mistake I did — don’t drink the concentrate straight. Or do. Whatever. Just be warned: the Black Hops concentrate tastes like soy sauce flavored moonshine, and the Pale Rail concentrate tastes like how hot compost smells.But believe it or not, once you add some carbonated water, the flavor profile really fills out and both flavors actually start to look and taste like beer. Not great beer by any means — but not horrible either.In comparison to a real pale ale, the from-concentrate version was lacking in flavor, but it easily trumps your run-of-the-mill light beer. I’d take it over a Rolling Rock any day of the week.The Black Hops was my personal favorite. It’s not quite the same as a real dark ale, and I can’t quite put my finger on what’s missing, but it’s got a lot of the same roasted malt flavors going on, and would definitely serve as a worthy stand-in for the real deal after a long day of tromping through the woods.I wouldn’t order one at a bar (not that you could anyway), but if you have some extra room in your pack, Pat’s Backcountry Brews are definitely worth the weight. Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations
The assessments by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) found that the damage was greatest where villages or cultivated fields abutted the sea with little or no coastal protection. By contrast, where natural coastal forests and vegetation were left untouched, UNEP found a reduction in soil erosion and building destruction. Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Director of UNEP, said: “The tsunami in the Indian Ocean taught the world some hard, shocking but important lessons which we ignore at our peril. We learnt in graphic and horrific detail that the ecosystems, such as coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses which we have so casually destroyed are not a luxury. They are life savers capable of defending our homes, our loved ones and our livelihoods from some of nature’s more aggressive acts.”It is, therefore vital that during the reconstruction of shattered coastlines and settlements, the environment is taken into account along with the economic and social factors,” he added.In the Maldives, the UNEP report found huge accumulations of debris, often containing asbestos from roofing materials, along with contaminated groundwater and eroded coastal zones. The country’s coral reefs experienced only minor damage.The report on Sri Lanka also found large generations of rubble and more than 15,000 unusable wells. It said that alien invasive species, such as prickly pears and salt-tolerant mesquite, were making inroads into important national parks where the waves had penetrated inland.
With pressure growing on worldwide fish stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today recommended that governments assign more fishing rights as a means of promoting conservation. Speaking at a conference in Australia, entitled Sharing the Fish 2006, Ichiro Nomura, FAO Assistant Director-General for Fisheries, said that allocating fishing rights often meant making difficult decisions about who can catch fish and who cannot. “It has been clear for some time that the world’s fisheries are finite and that our catches have to be similarly finite. It’s also clear that not everybody can participate in fisheries – access to capture fisheries must be limited,” he said. “What we need are sharing mechanisms that clearly determine who can fish and what they can fish for – systems of fishing rights that people can hold, either as individuals, in groups of shareholders, or as communities,” Mr. Nomura added. FAO’s most recent global assessment of wild fish stocks found that out of the almost 600 major commercial species groups monitored by the Organization, more than half are fully exploited while one quarter are either overexploited or depleted. Just 1 per cent of stocks are recovering from depletion, while 20 per cent are moderately exploited. Three per cent are underexploited. Wider use of fishing rights would help address not only over fishing but also the problem of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing as well as conflicts over access to fishing grounds, according to FAO. Fishing rights usually spell out what species their holders can harvest, where and when they can do so, and in what quantity. The exact details of rights and how they are assigned depend strongly on the local context. According to Mr. Nomura, the approach creates incentives for those holding rights to safeguard the well-being of fishery resources by not over fishing or otherwise degrading them. “Holders have a vested interest in responsibly managing fishery resources – fishing rights, in effect, align economic forces with conservation interests,” he explained. Before the five-day conference began, FAO conducted a workshop that looked at the allocation implications of all types of fisheries regulations used around the world, including fishing rights as well as other strategies.
A wide view of the Security Council meeting on security, development and the root causes of conflict. UN Photo/Loey Felipe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe “Today’s violent conflicts and violent extremism are often rooted in a mix of exclusion, inequality, mismanagement of natural resources, corruption, oppression, governance failures, and the frustration and alienation that accompany a lack of jobs and opportunities,” he said at the opening of the Council’s day-long debate on ‘Security, development and the root causes of conflicts.’‘Yet our responses have not caught up to these realities. We are not yet properly integrating United Nations action across the inter-dependent pillars of our work: peace, development and human rights,” he added, calling for a global recovery plan for the Middle East similar to the multi-billion dollar Marshall Plan with which the United States rebuilt Western Europe after World War Two. Turning to the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad, last month’s apparent bombing of a Russian plane over Egypt, and the mounting threat from Da’esh [also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL], which controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq, Mr. Ban warned against taking reprisals against Muslims.“No grievance or cause can justify such acts,” he said of the terrorist attacks. But, he added: “I am especially concerned about reprisals or further discrimination against Muslims, in particular Muslim refugees and migrants. This would just exacerbate the alienation on which terrorists feed.”He laid out four principles for preventing conflict and terrorism, stressing the crucial importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which calls for achieving peaceful and inclusive societies that provide access to justice and build accountable institutions. Ouided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize laureate as a member of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Cia Pak Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom, addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Cia Pak Ouided Bouchamaoui (right) greets Ambassadore Raimonda Murmokaite of Lithuania. UN Photo/Cia Pak ‹ ›First, he said, well-targeted development assistance is needed to address risk factors such as inequality and marginalization, and is especially critical when societies are emerging from conflict and risk lapsing back into it.Secondly, heightened prevention means a sharper focus on human rights, violations of which are often the best early warning signs of trouble, embodied in the Human Rights up Front initiative. This requires three types of change within the UN system: cultural change, to ensure staff recognize prevention as a core responsibility; operational change to deploy teams to assist national authorities before crises emerge; and earlier and more transparent engagement with national authorities and other Member States on deteriorating situations.Thirdly, greater coherence is needed among all actors, with the UN system pooling its strengths to bring strong analysis to the Security Council and UN Peacebuilding Commission.Finally, adequate, predictable financing is vital for UN mediation work, Country Teams, and the UN Peacebuilding Fund. “We also need to be bold when necessary – for example in rebuilding Syria and supporting the countries generously hosting large numbers of refugees, including Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey,” Mr. Ban concluded.“There is a growing global call for a recovery plan for the region perhaps akin to the Marshall Plan in scale. I urge you to give this idea due consideration when the day arrives, as I know we hope it will soon. The human costs of our failures can be seen in all-too-many places. The suffering and setbacks weigh heavily on my conscience, as they should on yours. At the same time, we have the tools with which to do better. Let us use them.”Peacebuilding Commission Chairperson Olof Skoog, of Sweden, also set out “three shifts” needed to prevent a lapse or relapse into conflict. First, one of the most effective ways to sustain peace is by building national capacity, strengthening domestic institutions and supporting good governance and standard 3-5 years programme cycles in this field should be expanded to a 15-30 year framework. Secondly, inclusive national ownership is crucial to the process. “We cannot address inclusivity without mentioning the importance of including women as actors in all aspects of our work,” Mr. Skoog stressed. Finally, greater collaboration is essential and “short-sighted turf wars” must be avoided. “Responding to challenges of conflict and post-conflict countries demand of all of us to do more and better within our respective mandates,” he said. “But above all, in order to effectively address root causes of conflict, international actors need to start acting more coherently.” Ambassador Olof Skoog of Sweden and Chairperson of the Peacebuilding Commission, addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe
Listen to or download our audio News In Brief for 31 May on SoundCloud: After visiting Julian Assange in a London prison, an independent UN human rights expert expressed urgent concern on Friday, for the Wikileaks co-founder’s well-being, accusing “a group of democratic States” of “ganging up” on the prisoner to “isolate, demonize and abuse” him and warned against extraditing the controversial publisher to the United States.“My most urgent concern is that, in the United States, Mr. Assange would be exposed to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights, including his freedom of expression, his right to a fair trial and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” said Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, in a statement.Read our full story here.Asia-Pacific resolutions provide ‘solid foundations’ towards reaching SDGs To honour former UN chief Kofi Annan, who passed away last August, the UN Postal Administration issued a definitive stamp of US$1.30 on Friday.The stamp features a portrait of the late Secretary-General by Norwegian renowned artist and engraver Martin Mörck. The quote on the stamp reads “To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”Kofi A. Annan of Ghana, was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, and served from 1997 to 2006. The UN Secretary-General called for “utmost restraint” on the part of Sudan’s military leadership on Friday, after a week of rising tension with demonstrators, over stalled talks towards a return to civilian rule. Protestors have been staging a sit-in in central Khartoum – one of the factors which led to the military overthrow of former president, Omar al-Bashir in April. But according to news reports, the military now see the sit-in as a threat, and concern is rising that they may move to clear the site by force.In his statement, António Guterres stressed “the importance of upholding the human rights of all citizens, including the right to freedom of assembly and of expression.” The UN chief noted a communique adopted by the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council last Monday, and welcomed the progress achieved by the generals and opposition leaders in transition talks so far.“The Secretary-General calls on the parties to resume and conclude the negotiations over the transfer of power to a civilian-led transitional authority as soon as possible, as required by the African Union”, said the statement. The UN is committed to working with the AU to support to process, “and stands ready to support the Sudanese stakeholders in their efforts to build lasting peace”, the statement concluded.‘To live is to choose’: the UN issues a new stamp paying tribute to Kofi Annan More Somali refugees are leaving war-torn Yemen, and choosing to return home, amid rising safety fears. That’s according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) which said on Friday that the latest boat carrying 125 refugees departed the port city of Aden this week, bringing men, women and children back to Somalia – where insecurity is also rife – in time for the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.A total of around 4,300 have returned to the Horn of Africa country, since the rollout of a UNHCR-facilitated Assisted Spontaneous Return programme, in 2017.Among those fleeing Yemen this week were Somalis born there to refugee parents, and others who had initially seen Yemen as a safer place to live and work, hoping to escape conflict at home.UN Security Council resolution extends African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, reduces troops Against of a backdrop of sustained violence in Somalia, the UN Security Council adopted unanimously on Friday a resolution to extend the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, by one year, ahead of the 2020 elections.In addition, troops are to be reduced by 1,000, in line with the existing plan to gradually transfer peacekeeping responsibilities to Somali security forces. The cuts will be implemented based on a transition plan and according to needs on the ground.UN chief calls for ‘utmost restraint’ in Sudan as military rulers declare civilian sit-in, a threat Mozambique pledging conference hopes to soften devastating blow of back-to-back cyclones As some 1.85 million people in Mozambique try to recover from back-to-back cyclones Idai and Kenneth, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday kicked off a two-day pledging forum to drum up funds to help get the vulnerable country get back on its feet.The International Pledging Conference is taking place in the coastal city of Beira, one of the areas worst hit by the cyclones, hoping to raise $3.2 billion to “facilitate the reconstruction and building of resilience in the affected areas”.Read our full coverage here. UN expert criticizes States for ‘ganging up’ on Wikileaks’ Assange; warns against extradition, fearing ‘serious’ rights violations Wrapping up a key annual conference representing the more than 4 billion citizens of the Asia-Pacific region, the head of the UN Economic and Social Commission there said that nine agreed resolutions, provided a solid foundation for reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.Addressing the closing ceremony, ESCAP Executive Secretary of ESCAP Armida Alis-jahbana said the decisions were “firmly anchored in the 2030 Agenda and provide solid foundations on which to build upon.”She said that putting resolutions into practice was “essential to achieving a transformed and resilient society in Asia and the Pacific.” Seeing action at a sub-regional level was also key: “I hope this will be a first step towards more systematically identifying common priorities”, she said.More Somali refugees opt to return from war-torn Yemen
Anyone wishing to see the pictures from last week’s great event at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, please go to http://www.im-halloffame.com/2015-2016-award-photos/Nominations are sought for the next series of inductions which will take place in Denver again in February 2019.
THOSE WITH DISABILITIES who have medical cards will be discouraged from re-entering the workforce by the proposed medical card review.That is the view of the Disability Federation of Ireland, who today said that they have “a number of concerns” about a planned review of the medical card system.On Tuesday, Health Minister James Reilly announced a medical card review in order to raise €113m in savings, raising concerns that people would lose their medical cards.The Department of Health is seeking to make the savings by improving the accuracy of the medical card system, changing the income thresholds for those over 70, and introducing amendments to the return to work arrangements.John Dolan of DFI says that changes to the back to work arrangements would discourage people with disabilities from taking up work.“For many people with disabilities, the costs associated with their condition, including general medical services, therapies, transport, and the expense of medical aids and appliances, compromise their capacity to meet other basic costs of living. Removing the medical card from these people will cause their families undue hardship and stress”.He continued, “changes in the return to work arrangements in relation to medical cards poses another worry. People with disabilities who receive Jobseekers, the Blind Pension, Invalidity Pension, Illness Benefit or Disability Allowance will now find their Medical Cards replaced with GP Visit-Only cards on taking up employment. The fear of losing this protection forces people with disabilities out of the labour market, pushing them into a poverty trap for the foreseeable future. Currently, just 20 per cent of people with disabilities are at work, compared to 50 per cent for the overall population, and this measure will only serve to widen that gap.Read: Jack & Jill CEO: Medical cards issue “turning into a crisis”Read: “There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly
Images: William Murphy/Informatique/Flickr The other ‘coolest’ location include New York’s Canal Street with its black facade:Image: MaryAtexitZero/Flickr/Creative CommonsThe decommissioned DC3 plane at the McDonalds in Taupo, New Zealand:Image: Quiltsalad/Flickr/Creative Commons The giant Happy Meal in Dallas, Texas:Image: Alexik/Flickr/Creative CommonsMcDonald’s answers: why do the burgers look different in the pictures?Must close at midnight: no 3am Big Macs in McDonald’s in Temple Bar> IF YOU’VE EVER been to McDonald’s in Bray, congrats, you’ve been to one of the ten coolest golden arches locations in the world.USA Today has chosen what it thinks are the top ten McDonalds’ restaurants, and Bray ‘city’ comes in at number five.It’s located in the tudor-style Bray Town Hall at the top of Main Street in the town.According to Buildings of Ireland the hall was built in 1882-83, although the gates in the north porch bear the date 1881.It was commissioned by Reginald Brabazon who wanted to “do benefit for the town of Bray” and the ground floor operated as a market house until the 1940s.The upper floor still serves as the chambers for Bray Town Council, while McDonald’s moved in downstairs in 1997. Cheers Lord Brabazon!
Poll: Do you intend taking your holidays abroad this year? Your daily bite-sized ballot break. Short URL Friday 7 Apr 2017, 12:44 PM Only a foreign holidayA foreign break but also one in IrelandOnly holidaying in IrelandI’m not taking any holiday at allVote Image: Shutterstock/Madhourse Poll Results: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1 Tweet Email Only a foreign holiday (4971) By TheJournal.ie Team Only holidaying in Ireland (1707) 69 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Madhourse NEW STATS RELEASED today from the CSO showed that Irish people took almost 7.6 million trips abroad last year. There’s good news on the home front too though: Irish people took 9.3 million trips around the country in 2016.If you are planning a break this year, do you intend taking: http://jrnl.ie/3328850 22,888 Views Apr 7th 2017, 12:44 PM I’m not taking any holiday at all (1789) A foreign break but also one in Ireland (5188)
Share56 Tweet Email1 Jun 12th 2017, 8:10 AM By Sean Murray Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie HALF OF ADULTS own a bike but fewer than one in ten cycle every day, according to new figures released as part of National Bike Week.Furthermore, three out of every four people who cycle every day in Ireland are men, according to the stats from the Department of Transport.The survey covered a wide range of bike-related questions, from what we wear when cycling to when we first learned to cycle a bike.Getting on the bikeMost people enjoy using bikes for leisure rather than out of necessity according to those surveyed.Only 14% of those surveyed enjoyed commuting by bike the most, with 74% of people saying they preferred cycling for leisure or recreational purposes. Source: Department of TransportSix in ten people say they cycle for fitness and health reasons, with 35% saying they do it to help the environment and 22% of people saying it helps to improve their mood and clear their head.There is a proliferation of bikes in a lot of Irish households, with almost half of all homes having two bikes or more.In terms of taking precautions when cycling, there were low numbers of people wearing cycling specific clothing, with only 13% of survey respondents saying they did so.Only 41% of people wear lights, 39% wear helmets and 29% wear reflective gear according to the survey.Dublin had by far the highest number of daily cyclists, at 15%, with other regions of the country having much lower figures. Only 5% of people in Munster reported cycling daily.The stats were compiled by Amárach Research using a sample of 1,000 people.Cycle lanesAt the launch of National Bike Week, Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Colm Ryder told TheJournal.ie that some people are wary of cycling in the city because they believe it can be dangerous.“A lot of people will not get on bikes,” he said, “because they perceive it’s dangerous to cycle in the city”.Ryder greatly supports having separate, dedicated cycle lanes on the quays and around the city centre, as this would encourage more people to get on the bike instead of driving, he said:We definitely want more and better quality routes so it can be ensured that cyclists stay safe around the city.Plans are already well underway from Dublin City Council (DCC) to restrict traffic from cars in many areas of the city.These plans include a civic plaza at College Green and the Liffey Cycle route, which see a continuous cycle path along the River Liffey, from Heuston Station to Dublin’s docklands and, in parts, incorporate a dedicated cycling boardwalk.Read: ‘A lot of people will not get on bikes because they think it’s dangerous. We need segregated routes’Read: Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says 61 Comments Three out of every four people that cycle every day in Ireland are men Half of adults own a bike, but less than one in ten cycle daily, according to stats released for National Bike Week. 11,636 Views http://jrnl.ie/3439163 Monday 12 Jun 2017, 8:10 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie
Former Manchester United and Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi has been summoned to attend a hearing by Italy’s anti-doping agency Nado ItaliaThe 31-year-old was released by Serie A side Genoa at the end of last season and remains without a club.Now to add to his woes, Nado Italia have called on Rossi to attend a hearing on October 1 after failing a drug test.Rossi reportedly tested positive for dorzolamide after a Serie A match between Genoa and Benevento on May 12.Dorzolamide is a drug that acts as an anti-glaucoma agent commonly found in eye drops.Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Should the Italian forward be found guilty, then a 12-month suspension will be expected to be pushed for by Nado Italia’s prosecutors.Rossi began his career at United, where he scored one goal in 14 games before leaving for Newcastle and Parma on loan spells.The former Italy international spent a further six seasons at La Liga side Villarreal before returning to his homeland with Fiorentina.But, amid struggles with recurring injuries, Rossi left Florence for loan moves to Levante and Celta Vigo.He joined Genoa in December last year after being released by Viola.