Three brothers get life term in UP’s Muthber village murder case

first_imgA special CBI court on Thursday sentenced three brothers to life in prison for killing a 17-year-old girl five years ago. Special Judge Vinayak Singh also imposed a fine of ₹1.30 lakh each on the convicts – Rohtash, Sunil and Lalit – after holding them guilty under Sections 302 (punishment for murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They were directed to pay ₹1.50 lakh and ₹50,000 to the girl’s parents Suresh Pal and Anita, respectively. Public prosecutor Darshan Singh said due to a land dispute, the assailants barged into the girl’s house in Muthber village under the Bhorakala police station and attacked her parents in March 2014. As the assailants fired upon her parents, the girl came in between and sustained gunshot injuries. Later, she succumbed to her injuries, said Singh. Initially, Rohtash, who was also allegedly involved in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, had managed to evade arrest. Another suspect, Praveen, was given a clean chit during the investigation.last_img read more

Ateneo, NU bids still alive

first_imgLATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Blue Eagles rallied past University of the Philippines, 96-82, on the day when the Bulldogs saved their season with a stunning come-from-behind 87-84 victory over Far Eastern U.JJay Alejandro accounted for half of the points in a 22-2 run that erased a 15-point deficit for the Bulldogs, who survived the Tamaraws’ torrid outside shooting for only their fifth win of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is the dream,” said an emotional NU coach Jamike Jarin. “This is what I was expecting from our players. I hope it’s not too late, I hope it’s not too late. We never bowed down. I’m happy right now because I saw the maturity from the players.”The loss was a huge blow for the Tamaraws, who nailed a league record 18 three-point shots. Hitting eight of their first 16 shots from beyond the arc, the Maroons seemed poised for an upset and even led by 12 in the third period, before the Eagles clawed their way back into the contest.With the Tamaraws falling to the Bulldogs in the first game, the last Final Four berth remained up for grabs with FEU, NU and UP all in contention as they play their last elimination round games on Saturday.Unable to sustain their hot start, the Tamaraws dropped to 6-7, while NU improved to 5-8 to tie UP. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Later in the day, Matt Nieto fired 19 points, while Isaac Go hit 13 points, including a pair of triples in the final period, as the Eagles completed a 26-point turnaround in the second half for their 13th straight victory.The Eagles’ focus now shifts to their highly anticipated duel with La Salle, which is hoping to deny Ateneo an automatic finals spot when they collide in the final playdate of the elimination round on Sunday.“It was like a playoff, a Final Four game already, so I think we will expect that also [going] into our next game,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.“There was certainly a lot of fight in UP in this game, they showed their heart, they came up with a lot of intensity from the very start. But toward the end of the third and the fourth quarter, our players showed a lot of character.”Playing with urgency after their Final Four hopes got a boost with FEU’s loss, the Maroons had the Eagles on the ropes for three quarters with their hot shooting, before Nieto and Go found their groove, combining for 14 points in the final frame.ADVERTISEMENT Batang Pinoy faces possible cancellation Using another late uprising, Ateneo stayed in the hunt for an elimination round season sweep and an outright finals berth on Wednesday, while National U grabbed a lifeline in its playoff push in UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Stars’ no-show hits attendance in Guwahati

first_imgAbsence of stars such as Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian team has affected attendance in their first ODI against New Zealand, the last match to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Guwahati.Being the only stadium in the seven North Eastern states to host international cricket matches, the venue used to draw huge crowd who do not mind spending even chilly nights out to get in due to the early start of the games.However, the scene was different on Sunday for the one-day match between a new-look India under Gautam Gambhir and the Kiwis as attendance was far from satisfactory.Only about 16,000 tickets were sold for the match in the 23,000 capacity stadium, a senior Assam Cricket Association (ACA) official said.”Yes, this time the response was far from satisfactory as the stars preferred to take rest for the opening one-day match,” he said.”The response was less even from the students who get concession on the price of the ticket,” he said.Besides skipper Dhoni, India have rested star players Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh due to injury concerns ahead of the World Cup.The five-match series against Daniel Vettori’s men is India’s last outing in the sub-continent before they begin their campaign in the World Cup to be held in February-March next year to be hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.To make the matter worse for the spectators, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori had to sit out due to injury.advertisement”Today’s match should have been a memorable one as it is the last match is the stadium, but there is disappointment because of absence of stars”, Rajib Saikia, a student of Cotton College, said.The ACA has decided to host future matches at the Barsapara stadium exclusively built for cricket as the Nehru Stadium is a multi-purpose venue.”Several cultural events and other sports including football is played in the stadium and the curator gets hardly a month to prepare the ground”, the ACA official said.The vendors selling placards, Indian flags, and hats were also dejected as business was dull.”We hardly get an international cricket match in this region and people wait for it. We finish selling the articles within half an hour but today we have to go back with our bags full,” Ranbir Roy, a vendor, said outside the venue.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma joins elite list with 4000 Indian Premier League runs

first_imgRohit Sharma became the fourth batsman to score 4000 runs in the Indian Premier League, joining the likes of Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir in the prestigious list.Rohit reached the landmark with a single off Pawan Negi in Mumbai Indians’ match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.The Mumbai Indians skipper, who started off with the Deccan Chargers back in 2008, joined Mumbai Indians in the 2011 auction and since then has gone onto play for the Mumbai franchise. He was made the captain in 2013 and Mumbai won the IPL and the Champions Trophy that year. He led them to their second title in 2015.Rohit, who came into the tournament on the back of an injury, took some time to find form but with time he has eased into system and has led the team to seven victories from nine games so far.The stylish right-hander, who is looking to make a mark and earn a comeback into the Indian ODI squad ahead of the Champions Trophy in England in June has scored 122 runs so far from 10 games, with 58 being his highest.The 29-year-old, who will turn 30 on April 30, took 152 matches to reach the landmark at an average of 32.77, his highest score being 109*.last_img read more

Germany, U.S Deny Draw Deal

first_imgPORTO SEGURO, Brazil — There won’t be friendly phone calls, there won’t be any dirty deals. That’s the promise from both sides ahead of Germany’s final Group G match against the United States.A draw on June 26 in Recife would see both teams advance to the knockout stage at the expense of Portugal and Ghana, who play at the same time in Brasilia.Both sides have been answering questions about a possible conspiracy, or as the Germans call it, a “non-aggression pact,” and both have sharply rejected any suggestions of a deal.No wonder the questions are being asked, since the Germans were jointly responsible for one of the more shameful episodes in World Cup history.Germany scored after 10 minutes against Austria at the 1982 World Cup in Gijon, Spain, and the two teams just knocked the ball around for the next 80 minutes since the outcome guaranteed a slot in the next round for both. It also eliminated Algeria, which had stunned Germany 2-1 in their opener.After that match, FIFA made sure that final group matches are played simultaneously, to reduce the possibility of a ‘gentlemen’s agreement.’Germany and the United States are linked in many ways. Five players on the U.S. team have American fathers and German mothers, with four of them playing in the Bundesliga.U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was a star of the Germany team that won the last of its three World Cup titles in 1990. He also scored when the two teams last met in the group sage of a World Cup, a 2-0 victory for Germany at the 1998 tournament in France.In 2006 at home, Klinsmann guided Germany to a third-place finish as coach, with assistant Joachim Loew, who is now Germany’s coach. Berti Vogts, one of Klinsmann’s staff, was the coach of Germany when it won its last title, the 1996 European Championship.Loew and Klinsmann remain good friends, but Loew has said he would not be talking to Klinsmann during the tournament.Klinsmann too has dismissed any collusion.“I don’t think that we are made for draws, really, except if it happens like tonight — two late goals, last seconds,” Klinsmann said after his team’s 2-2 draw with Portugal, which scored deep into stoppage time. “I think both teams go into this game and they want to win the group.”“You’re talking about a game (in Gijon) that is decades away that is only part of the Germany history and not the United States,” Klinsmann said.“The United States is known to give everything they have in every single game. … We have that fighting spirit. We have that energy and that determination to do well in every single game.”The German camp was equally indignant about any suggestions of a fix. “It would be highly unsportsmanlike and unfair to other teams if anyone on the pitch had such thoughts,” defender Mats Hummels said.Assistant Coach Hansi Flick said Germany “wanted to win the match and finish first in the group.”Germany and the United States both have four points, while Ghana and Portugal have one each. Both Germany and the U.S. could even afford to lose and still advance, depending on the outcome of the other match. Germany has an edge because of its superior goal difference (+4) over the Americans (+1).Hummels said he was surprised by the quality of the U.S. team’s play at the World Cup.“They are playing a very good tournament. I did not expect them to be so strong. They beat us last year 4-3 (in a friendly) and clearly they are a good team,” Hummels said.(NESHA STARCEVIC, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ready for the beach?

first_img“THE fear Indians faced earlier in wearing a swimwear has slowly faded away,” says Deviana Gupta, who launched SaltSkin in 2017.As someone who loves surfing, paddle boating, and other water sports, Gupta realised the void in the swimwear segment here, “I could only shop from a Zara or H&M, and it was all that there was. Also, everyone was buying it,” she adds. Sourcing most of her fabric from Vietnam, Gupta manufactures and develops her pieces in Bali, where she spends half her year. A highlight is that this Indian label focuses on innovation.”From reversible swimwear to hand-woven pieces and crochet swimsuit, there’s a lot in offer,” adds Gupta who also retails in Sri Lanka, Hanoi, South of France, and other places.last_img

Pro Kabaddi League 2019, All you need to know: Schedule, teams, match timings, live streaming

first_imgThe second most costliest league in country after the Indian Premier League — the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) — is all set to kick-off its seventh season on Saturday.On the eve of the opening match, all the twelve captains of the PKL came together to express their plans and strategies for the seventh season.In an event where defending champions Bengaluru Bulls’ captain Rohit Kumar put the trophy back in contest for the new season, the 12 captains seemed confident of their strategies and plans, but at the same time expressed that they can’t take any of the teams lightly.Speaking on the new season, Tamil Thalaivas captain Ajay Thakur said they will prove that they are a much improved team than last season as the franchise has roped in Rahul Chaudhary, the so called ‘Raid Machine’.Thakur said: “Rahul and I have been playing together for Team India for some time now and we share a great chemistry. But this is the first time that both of us will be seen together in PKL. I believe it is going to be great for our fans. I have always believed that hard work pays off and we have been working very hard for the success of our team.”Telugu Titans skipper Abozar Mohajermighani said: “Our team is made up of strong raiders, a formidible defense line and some good coaches. You can call us the strongest team in the competition. Our players are fit and have been practicing continuously for the tournament. We aim to win one match at a time.”advertisementFazel Atrachali, captain of U Mumba, said, “We fought hard last season and we will continue to do the same this year as well. This season we also have youngsters with us who have shown great dedication and promise.”Jaipur Pink Panthers captain Deepak Hooda said: “We have 8 to 9 youngsters in our team this year and the new talent will certainly bring some energy and help the team win matches. We have been practicing very hard and the youngsters have shown the right intent and hard work necessary to play games at this level.”Delhi Dbangg may not have had a great run in the first five seasons of PKL, but they proved thier mettle last season and their skipper Joginder Narwal said that they have worked on their weaknesses and this time thier performence would get even better.Joginder said: “Our performance last season was very encouraging, and the team has been training with the same energy and passion for the last one-and-a-half months. Last season, the only place we lacked was our defense and we’ve worked hard to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes. Last year, we made it all the way to the semifinal and this year we hope to make it to the final.Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls’ skipper Rohit Kumar said: “All teams are extremely competitive, but I believe Gujarat Fortunegiants and Tamil Thalaivas are our strongest competitors this season. This year we aim to win maximum number of matches and even if we lose, I will hope to lose with the minimum difference. The 45-day long camp has made us train and practice extremely hard and with that intensity we will prepare for the match against Patna Pirates on Saturday.”Meanwhile, newly appointed Puneri Paltan skipper Surjeet Singh said: “We have a very good combination of both senior and young players this season which makes us a very strong team as we have the best of the talent. We have practiced on our skills and techniques to make sure we give our best on the mat.”Gujarat Fortune Giants skipper Sunil Kumar said: “This season, just like last season, we have got a lot of new young talent which we believe will be our secret weapons. They will not only enthrall and surprise the audience but also our opponents on the mat. We are putting all our efforts to make sure we win the final this time.”Where will the first match of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) be played?In the opening fixtures on Saturday, Telugu Titans will lock horns with U Mumba, while Bengaluru Bulls will take on Gujarat Fortune Giants at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.What time will the Pro Kabaddi League matches start everyday?The Pro Kabaddi 2019 matches will be start at 19:30 PM IST. On double headers, the first match will start at 19:30 PM IST while the second match will start at 20:30 PM IST.Where can I watch the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2019) matches live?advertisementThe matches will be shown on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Meanwhile, you can also watch online coverage on Indian streaming service, Hotstar.Which teams are participating in the Pro Kabaddi League 2019?Dabang Delhi KC 2019Elite Retained Players: Meraj Sheykh, Joginder NarwalChandran Ranjit, Ravinder Pahal, Vijay Malik, Vishal Mane, Anil Kumar, Saeid Ghaffari, Sombir, Pratik, Neeraj Narwal, SatywanGujarat Fortunegiants 2019Elite Retained Players: Sachin Tanwar, Sunil KumarLalit Chaudhary, Rohit Gulia, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rituraj Koravi, Vinod Kumar, GB More, Amit Kharb, Abolfazl Maghsoudloumahali, Mohammad Shazid Hossain, Pankaj, Gurvinder Singh, Sonu, Abhishek, Sonu GahlawatHaryana Steelers 2019Elite Retained Players: Kuldeep Singh, Vikash KhandolaVinay, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vikas Kale, Naveen, Ravi Kumar, K Selvamani, Amir Mohammad Maleki, Tim Phonchoo, Vikram Khandola, Subhash NarwalJaipur Pink Panthers 2019Elite Retained Players: Deepak Niwas Hooda, Sandeep Kumar DhullAjinkya Pawar, Lokesh Kaushik, Pavan TR, Sachin Narwal, Sushil, Amit Hooda, Deepak Narwal, Nilesh, Vishal, Sunil Siddhgawali, Dong Gyu Kim, Malinda, KaramvirPatna Pirates 2019Elite Retained Players- Pardeep Narwal, Vikas Jaglan, Jawahar DagarMohit, Surender Nada, Neeraj Kumar, Jang Kun Lee, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak, Ravinder, Ashish, Mahendra ChoudharyPuneri Paltan 2019Retained players: NoneNitin Tomar, Manjeet, Surjeet Singh, Girish Maruti Ernak, Darshan Kadian, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Satpal, Amit Kumar, Emad Sedaghat, Jadhav, Hadi, Deepak Yadav, Sagar B KrishnaTamil Thalaivas 2019Elite Retained Players: Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chhillar, Victor Onyango ObieroHimanshu, M. Abhishek, Rahul Chaudhari, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Ajeet, Milad Sheibak, Shabeer Bapu, Yashwant Bishnoi, Vineet SharmaTelugu Titans 2019Elite Retained Players: Armaan, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Krushna MadaneManish, Akash Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Abozar Mighani, Vishal, Duet Jennings, Amit Kumar, C Arun, Suraj Desai, Suraj Kumar, Sombir, Mula Siva Ganesh Reddy, Rakesh GowdaU Mumba 2019Elite Retained Players: Fazel Atrachali, Rajaguru Subramanian, Arjun DeshwalAnil, Gaurav Kumar, Mohit Balyan, Surender Singh, Sandeep Narwal, Rohit Baliyan, Dong Geon Lee, Athul MS, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Young Chang Ko, Abhishek Singh, Vinoth Kumar, Harsh Vardhan, Harendra KumarBengal Warriors 2019Elite Retained Players: Baldev Singh, Maninder SinghAdarsh, Ravindra Kumawat, Sahil, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, K Prapanjan, Jeeva Kumar, Rinku Narwal, Sukesh Hedgde, Amit Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Mohammad Taghi, Amir, AR Avinash, Vijin Thangadurai, Bhuvneshwar, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Dharmendra SinghBengaluru Bulls 2019Elite Retained Players: Rohit Kumar, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ashish KumarAmit Sheoran, Sumit Singh, Mohit Sehrawat, Banty, Mahender Singh, Vijay Kumar, Sanjay, Lal Mohar Yadav, Sandeep, Raju Lal Choudhary, Vinod Kumar, AmanUP Yoddha 2019Elite Retained Players: Amit Narwal, Sachin KumarNitesh Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Azad Singh, Arkam Shaikh, Monu Goyat, Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank, Mohsen, Narender, Masud Karim, Surender Singh, Gulveer Singh, Gurdeep, AnkushHere is the full schedule along with start timings for all the matches of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 (PKL 2019):20th July 2019:Telugu Titans vs. U MumbaBengaluru Bulls vs. Patna Pirates21st July 2019:Bengaluru Bulls vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsTelugu Titans vs. Tamil Thalaivas22nd July 2019:U Mumba vs. Jaipur Pink PanthersPuneri Paltan vs. Haryana Steelers24th July 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Bengal WarriorsTelugu Titans vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.advertisement25th July 2019:Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. Tamil Thalaivas26th July 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsTelugu Titans vs. Patna Pirates27th July 2019:U Mumba vs. Puneri PaltanJaipur Pink Panthers vs. Bengal Warriors28th July 2019:Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. Haryana SteelersU Mumba vs. Bengaluru Bulls29th July 2019:Tamil Thalaivas vs. Patna PiratesBengal Warriors vs. Puneri Paltan31st July 2019:Haryana Steelers vs. Jaipur Pink PanthersU Mumba vs. UP Yoddha1st August 2019:Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.2nd August 2019:Telugu Titans vs. UP YoddhaU Mumba vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants3rd August 2019:Patna Pirates vs. Jaipur Pink PanthersBengal Warriors vs. Bengaluru Bulls4th August 2019:Haryana Steelers vs. Tamil ThalaivasPatna Pirates vs. Puneri Paltan5th August 2019:Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. Jaipur Pink PanthersGujarat Fortune Giants vs. Puneri Paltan7th August 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Tamil ThalaivasPatna Pirates vs. Haryana Steelers8th August 2019:Telugu Titans vs. Bengaluru Bulls9th August 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. U MumbaPatna Pirates vs. UP Yoddha10th August 2019:Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Tamil ThalaivasPuneri Paltan vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.11th August 2019:Bengaluru Bulls vs. Haryana SteelersGujarat Fortune Giants vs. Telugu Titans12th August 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Telugu TitansUP Yoddha vs. Bengaluru Bulls14th August 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Haryana SteelersGujarat Fortune Giants vs. Bengal Warriors15th August 2019:Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Puneri Paltan16th August 2019:U Mumba vs. Patna PiratesGujarat Fortune Giants vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers17th August 2019:Tamil Thalaivas vs. Bengaluru BullsBengal Warriors vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.18th August 2019:Haryana Steelers vs. Telugu TitansTamil Thalaivas vs. Puneri Paltan19th August 2019:U Mumba vs. Haryana SteelersUP Yoddha vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers21st August 2019:Puneri Paltan vs. Bengaluru BullsTamil Thalaivas vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers22nd August 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Patna Pirates23rd August 2019:Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Patna PiratesTamil Thalaivas vs. U Mumba31st August 2019:Bengaluru Bulls vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsU Mumba vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers1st September 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Bengal WarriorsBengaluru Bulls vs. Tamil Thalaivas2nd September 2019:Puneri Paltan vs. Haryana SteelersTelugu Titans vs. Tamil Thalaivas4th September 2019:Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.Bengaluru Bulls vs. Patna Pirates5th September 2019:Puneri Paltan vs. U Mumba6th September 2019:Patna Pirates vs. UP YoddhaBengaluru Bulls vs. Telugu Titans7th September 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsDabang Delhi K.C. vs. Haryana Steelers8th September 2019:Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. Tamil ThalaivasBengal Warriors vs. Puneri Paltan9th September 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsTamil Thalaivas vs. Patna Pirates11th September 2019:Haryana Steelers vs. Jaipur Pink PanthersBengal Warriors vs. U Mumba12th September 2019:Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Patna Pirates13th September 2019:Telugu Titans vs. U MumbaBengal Warriors vs. Bengaluru Bulls14th September 2019:Puneri Paltan vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsTamil Thalaivas vs. Haryana Steelers15th September 2019:Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsPuneri Paltan vs. Patna Pirates16th September 2019:Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. UP YoddhaTelugu Titans vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.18th September 2019:U Mumba vs. UP YoddhaPuneri Paltan vs. Tamil Thalaivas19th September 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Haryana Steelers20th September 2019:Telugu Titans vs. Patna PiratesPuneri Paltan vs. Bengaluru Bulls21st September 2019:Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsUP Yoddha vs. Tamil Thalaivas22nd September 2019:U Mumba vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsJaipur Pink Panthers vs. Bengal Warriors23rd September 2019:Patna Pirates vs. Haryana SteelersDabang Delhi K.C. vs. Bengaluru Bulls25th September 2019:Telugu Titans vs. Bengal WarriorsJaipur Pink Panthers vs. Puneri Paltan26th September 2019:Patna Pirates vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.27th September 2019:U Mumba vs. Bengaluru BullsJaipur Pink Panthers vs. Telugu Titans28th September 2019:Haryana Steelers vs. UP YoddhaGujarat Fortune Giants vs. Tamil Thalaivas29th September 2019:Puneri Paltan vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.Haryana Steelers vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants30th September 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.Tamil Thalaivas vs. U Mumba2nd October 2019:U Mumba vs. Patna PiratesHaryana Steelers vs. Bengaluru Bulls3rd October 2019:Telugu Titans vs. Puneri Paltan4th October 2019:Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Bengaluru BullsHaryana Steelers vs. Telugu Titans5th October 2019:UP Yoddha vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Patna Pirates6th October 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Patna PiratesUP Yoddha vs. Puneri Paltan7th October 2019:Telugu Titans vs. Gujarat Fortune GiantsTamil Thalaivas vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers9th October 2019:Bengal Warriors vs. Tamil ThalaivasUP Yoddha vs. Telugu Titans10th October 2019:U Mumba vs. Haryana Steelers11th October 2019:Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. U MumbaUP Yoddha vs. Bengaluru BullsPlayoffs:14th October 2019:3rd Ranked Team vs. 6th Ranked Team (Eliminator 1)4th Ranked Team vs. 5th Ranked Team (Eliminator 2)16th October 2019:1st Ranked Team vs. Winner of Eliminator 1 (Semi-Final 1)2nd Ranked Team vs. Winner of Eliminator 2 (Semi-Final 2)19th October 2019:Winner of Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner of Semi-Final 2 (Final)last_img read more

Nathan Lyon wants Australia to enjoy cricket on challenging India tour

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 09:17 IST Nathan Lyon said Australia have got the ability to “compete against the best” in foreign conditions (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia and Australia will play 2 T20Is and 5 ODIs from February 24Nathan Lyon has been named in the Australian squad for India tour”We get a great opportunity to play a lot of white-ball cricket before the World Cup,” Lyon saidOff-spinner Nathan Lyon has backed the Australian team to do well in the upcoming limited-overs series in India starting February 24. India and Australia will play two Twenty20 Internationals followed by five one day internationals.Nathan Lyon, who has been named in the squad, said Australia have got the ability to “compete against the best” in foreign conditions.”We get a great opportunity to play a lot of white-ball cricket before the World Cup so I think if we can go out and enjoy ourselves, make sure our preparation is right, then we can compete against the best in their conditions as well. It will be a great challenge for us, there’s no point shying away from that. It’s a great opportunity for a young side,” Lyon was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.Coach Justin Langer has already said that the team travelling to India was not the final 2019 ICC World Cup squad.Lyon will be taking part in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Sydney Sixers before flying to India and he believes his stint in the tournament would help him strengthen his chances of playing in the World Cup.”Hopefully my World Cup campaign, my selection, will start on Sunday. I just need to keep putting in good performances with the ball and making sure I can play my role, whichever side I’m playing in whether that’s the Sixers or Australia,” Lyon said.”I know my role in the Australian set-up with captain Aaron Finch, we just have to keep working on it and ensuring we are playing an exciting brand of cricket. There’s a massive couple of goals just around the corner for the Australian side,” he added.advertisementAustralia will open their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.Australia squad for India tour:Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy ShortAlso Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Nathan LyonFollow Aaron FinchFollow Usman Khawaja Nathan Lyon wants Australia to enjoy cricket on challenging India tourNathan Lyon, who has been named in the squad, said Australia have the ability to “compete against the best” in foreign conditions.advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Caution Advised on Provincial Roads

first_imgHeavy rain followed by rapidly dropping temperatures is creating slippery conditions on provincial highways. The province was salting roads but due to the drop in temperatures they were freezing again immediately after the salt was applied. Transportation officials are now also sanding the roads to provide traction. It is taking longer than usual to cover all plow routes due to the difficult conditions. Conditions are deteriorating from south to north across the province. Drivers should reduce speed and use extra caution. -30-last_img

Flavours of the world inside the Charlevoix microbrewerys La G7 summit brew

first_imgBAIE-SAINT-PAUL, Qc – Brewers in Quebec’s Charlevoix region have put the world inside a pint glass by creating a special beer fit for a head of state.As a nod to the 44th annual G7 summit taking place June 8-9 in Charlevoix, the Microbrasserie Charlevoix brewery — renowned across the province — blended ingredients from all seven member countries into a true international lager.Even its alcohol content reflects the summit: at seven per cent, La G7 is on the strong side.“I was looking for a concept, not just a recipe,” said Nicolas Marrant, the beer’s creator.The brewer is originally from northern France, a region bordering Belgium he said is simply called the “North”“They didn’t break their heads coming up with a creative name,” he mused. Marrant moved to Quebec in 2001 after he learned the province was undergoing a craft beer renaissance and he now proudly considers himself Quebecois.“I am passionate about Charlevoix,” Marrant said in an interview in Baie-Saint-Paul, about 90 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.“I was thinking about a way to brew something special for this fantastic event.”The leaders of Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and the United States — countries that represent the majority of world GDP — will be welcomed for the summit at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, which has been serving La G7 beer for a few months.The base ingredient is a Canadian barley malt supported by an oat malt from the United Kingdom. Italian orzo pasta gives the brew a fruitiness savour similar to the role wheat plays in a white beer.Down the list are three types of hops.Summit hops from the United States bring a bitterness to the drink; strisselspalt hops from France offer a floral note and Japanese sorachi ace hops added in uncooked at the end, right before bottling, carry a touch of citrus flavour.Finally, the beer is fermented by a German yeast.Russia used to be a member of the exclusive association — when it was called the G8 — but the country was kicked out in 2014 after President Vladimir Putin forcefully annexed Crimea.When asked if a secret eighth ingredient was added for Russia, Frederick Tremblay, founder and president of the brewery, said categorically, “No.”Then, seemingly as though he had made the joke before, he held up a pint glass emblazoned with La G7’s logo and filled with that beer and said: “But this does go well with poutine!”Tremblay’s microbrewery, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is an elder statesmen in the province’s craft beer industry, which has exploded over the past several years.Between 2002 and 2017, the number of breweries in Quebec increased to 190 from 87, a jump of almost 120 per cent, according to the province’s microbrewers’ association.Brewing beer is particularly popular with Quebecers who live outside big cities: 60 per cent of all brewers in the province are located in towns with a population under 100,000 people.Quebec’s craft beer companies come up with inventive flavours and names for the products, as well as especially colourful labels, reflecting their regions.The rapid increase in craft beer across the province has forced the big players to take notice.In late 2017, the craft beer division of Molson Coors snapped up Shawinigan’s Le Trou du Diable company, makers of the well-known “Shawinigan Handshake” beer, a term popularized by ex-prime minister Jean Chretien when he choked social activist Bill Clennett in 1996.The beer’s label features a cartoon of Chretien — who is from Shawinigan — with his hand around the neck of Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry.Charlevoix’s brewers are part of a larger community of local food producers and restaurateurs who have united to create what’s called the “Flavour Trail.”Tourists travelling through the mountains and rivers of the region can also take a tasting tour along the trail of cider houses, cheese and chocolate factories, and visit farms that raise ducks and other kinds of organic meat.The trail also includes a series of restaurants in the many Charlevoix villages that make food with local products.Tremblay said opening a brewery was an excuse to return home from Montreal with his wife.“One of the reasons I started brewing was to come back to Charlevoix,” he said. “It was a good opportunity for us to do something with the Flavour Trail.”Tremblay’s ethos reflects a community of food artisans who work together to raise each other’s profile and give back to the region.He has deliberately sacrificed expanding his market share across the country and internationally in order to ensure Quebecers don’t go without his products.“We wanted to make sure that all our customers in Charlevoix and Quebec have access to it,” he said. “Sometimes, when you start to export you can create a shortage of your beers and that’s not what we wanted.”La G7 is being made available throughout Charlevoix, in Quebec City and in select places across the province.last_img read more

Prince Charles almost lost his Hong Kong handover speech after cleaner threw

The Prince of Wales’s speech was nearly lost just minutes before the historic handover of Hong Kong, it has emerged.The rain-soaked last hurrah had already been beset with problems including the fact that the heir to the throne was completely drenched as he took to the grandstand alongside outgoing governor Chris Patten.Now a new book has revealed how the carefully prepared words he was about to deliver on behalf of the Queen were thrown in the bin by an over zealous cleaner in the run up to the midnight ceremony on June 30, 1997.Grandstands for thousands of spectators and VIPs had been erected around the parade ground at HMS Tamar, the main British base, which was to become headquarters 496 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army as the clock struck 12.It was essential for British prestige and national pride that the symbolic moment should be conducted without a hitch.According to Robert Hardman, author of Queen of the World, the Prince’s equerry Lieutenant Commander John Lavery had placed the Prince’s speech on his own seat for safekeeping before introducing his boss to the VIPs.“As the Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch ushered all the military detachments into the centre of the parade square, Lavery reached for the Prince’s speech. It was not there,” writes Hardman.A frantic search ensured as Lavery began contemplating the end of his career when he suddenly spotted a diligent cleaner emptying the contents of a dustpan into a bin off to one side.With moments to spare, he found the royal speech in the bin, extracted it and returned to the VIP grandstand, where he handed it to the Prince.The book adds: “The proceedings were not helped by a tropical downpour, which, in the absence of covered grandstands, drenched all those without an umbrella – including the Prince himself. Dressed in full Royal Navy uniform, he at least had the luxury of a peaked cap. The outgoing governor, Chris Patten, looked as if he had gone swimming fully clothed.”The heir to the throne’s misery was further compounded by the fact that the trip was his last on Royal Yacht Britannia before it was decommissioned.He later courted controversy when diaries he wrote during the tour were leaked describing the Chinese dignitaries as “appalling wax works”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

BVI under curfew as Hurricane Maria approaches

BVI under curfew as Hurricane #Maria approachesLONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for another megastorm.“While Hurricane Maria may not be as strong as Hurricane Irma, our present reality is also very different,” Orlando Smith, the premier of the self-governing British territory, warned in a statement.“Effects such as potential flooding and high winds that can turn debris into dangerous projectiles can have a greater and more treacherous impact for us.“Many residents are still displaced, homes are not fully secured and our natural protections have had severe damage due to the passage of Hurricane Irma.“Our islands are extremely vulnerable right now.”Maria hit Dominica on Tuesday as a Category Five hurricane, the highest on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale. It was later downgraded to an “extremely dangerous” Category Four, although the US National Hurricane Center warned it could strengthen again.With officials predicting it would hit the British Virgin Islands on Tuesday or Wednesday, authorities there imposed a curfew from 6:00pm on Monday and urged residents to stay indoors until it passed.More than 100 high-risk prisoners escaped on the islands after a prison breach during Hurricane Irma, prompting London to send Royal Marines and police officers to help restore law and order.The prisoners have since all been recaptured.More than 1,300 British troops have been deployed to the region since Irma, and London has also sent food, shelter kits and buckets for clean water.Another 42 military personnel have been stationed on the British Virgin Islands ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Maria.The Foreign Office has warned against any travel to the archipelago.A military reconnaissance team is also on standby to go to neighbouring Montserrat and assess any potential needs if the storm hits there later Tuesday.In addition to government aid, the British Virgin Islands has received help from a group of sailors from Puerto Rico, who have long been visiting the territory on holiday and wanted to help.The sailors are among a group of thousands who regularly visit the BVI, dubbed the Puerto Rican Navy.They have dropped off eight containers of food, water and building supplies, according to a BVI government statement.“Many people, children, humble people, business people, all came with what they could bring to make sure that people in the BVI were taken care of,” organiser Alicia Carazo said in the statement.Irma, also a Category 5 hurricane, left around 40 people dead in the Caribbean before churning west and pounding Florida, where the death toll stood at 50 Monday. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islandsSeptember 18, 2017In “Regional”Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto RicoSeptember 20, 2017In “World”Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PMSeptember 19, 2017In “Regional” read more

Venezuelans among 5 in custody following the discovery of grenades weapons

Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations) have arrested five persons following the discovery of grenades, several weapons, and a quantity of narcotics in separate interceptions.These exercises were carried out by ranks conducting patrols in the Blackwater Creek, Cuyuni River, Essequibo on Wednesday and Thursday. Among the five persons arrested were three Venezuelans and two Guyanese.The first exercise was on Wednesday, when the ranks intercepted a boat about 13:30h and conducted a search of its occupants.During the search, ranks unearthed a live 12-gauge cartridge and 271 grams of cannabis in the possession of the 26-year-old Guyanese Captain of Eteringbang Landing.Meanwhile, about 15:30h on Thursday, the ranks intercepted another boat at Mode Hole, Cuyuni River, and two of the 17 occupants were found in possession of a live grenade each.Later in the day, a third vessel was intercepted around 17:30h and during a search, one of the two occupants who resides at Enterprise on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) were found in possession of an unlicenced pistol with 11 live matching rounds.Then, later on Thursday, about 23:30h, the ranks searched a boat at Eteringbang Landing, and found in possession of the 27-year-old Venezuelan Captain, five live rounds of ammunition.On the other hand, Police ranks in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), acting on information received, went to a location at Wismar, Linden, and found two and a half acres of cannabis with about 1100 plants measuring six inches to a foot in height, along with a nursery containing about 500 seedlings and a makeshift camp.The plants and camp were photographed and destroyed by fire, the Police said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBlackwater creek busts: 5 remanded, as Venezuelans deny being ‘Sindicato’ gang membersJanuary 21, 2019In “Court”5 arrested following police ‘stop & search’ exerciseNovember 20, 2018In “Crime”5 arrested over discovery of unlicensed guns, other suspicious items at GroveSeptember 6, 2018In “Crime” read more

North American Coal leading Americas industry in mine safety excellence

first_imgThe NMA reports that North American Coal believes that the health and safety of all employees directly relates to its business success. As a result, safety is North American Coal’s top priority in everything it does. The company has established itself as an industry leader in mining safety − having consistently achieved exemplary safety records at its multiple operations.And 2016 was no different. North American Coal was recently recognized by NMA for its superior safety performance in 2016 with a Sentinels of Safety award. The Sentinels awards recognize coal and mineral mining operations in 20 categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required for award consideration.North American Coal far exceeded the minimum goal, clocking in at 881,243 injury-free hours.North American Coal achieves safety accolades year after year by establishing management systems, providing training and conduct operations in a manner that safeguards people and property, and by responding quickly, effectively, and with care to emergencies or accidents at operations in cooperation with industry organizations and governmental agencies.Going beyond minimum state and federal regulations, the company strives to apply responsible safety standards where laws and regulations do not exist and reminds all employees, contractors and others working on the company’s behalf that they are responsible and accountable for safety behavior on and off the job.North American Coal is also an active participant in NMA’s CORESafety initiative, which was designed to help mining companies achieve excellence in mine safety and health through a management system that emphasizes continuous improvement through feedback and assessment.The picture shows a Contura Energy roof bolter virtual simulator.last_img read more

Pistorius ordered six new guns before girlfriends death

first_imgOscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns at the time he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, more than usually allowed under South African law, his murder trial heard Monday.Gun licenser Sean Rens testified that Pistorius had sound knowledge of gun laws, but also once entered full “combat mode” after mistaking a washing machine for an intruder.When Steenkamp died on Valentine’s Day last year, the Paralympic champion had recently been invoiced for six guns including a Smith & Wesson 500, described by its manufacturer as the “most powerful production revolver in the world”.Pistorius had also ordered a Vector .223-calibre rifle, a 38-calibre Smith & Wesson revolver and three shotguns: a Mossberg Maverick, a Winchester and a Carbine gun.“The transaction was cancelled a month post-incident,” said Rens, manager of a firearms training academy in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg, as the athlete’s trial entered its third week.South African law allows non-collectors to possess only four firearms.Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)Pistorius knew the country’s gun laws, says expertRens, whose job involves arranging gun sales, licensing and training, said Pistorius “had a great love and enthusiasm” for firearms and scored high on an examination intended to quiz gun owners on the lawful use of lethal weapons.Licensing examination records confirm that the 27-year-old Pistorius knew the country’s gun laws well, the court heard.He answered correctly that he could only shoot at a person if his life was directly threatened.Asked in the test if he could fire at burglars stealing a television from his house, Pistorius wrote: “No. Life is not in danger.”Pistorius says he shot dead his 29-year-old girlfriend through a locked toilet door after mistaking her for an intruder.But the state has drawn on previous gun incidents to depict the athlete as rash and trigger-happy, in support of the charge of premeditated murder.The sprinter faces three additional non-related charges over firing a gun in a restaurant and from a moving car, and for the illegal possession of ammunition.‘Combat mode’Rens met the Paralympic gold medallist in 2012 through a mutual friend. At the time, Pistorius owned a 9 mm pistol and the pair visited a shooting range together around 10 times.But despite good knowledge of gun laws, Rens said the athlete told him he once drew his gun inside his house at a suspicious noise, which turned out to be the washing machine.“He went into what we call ‘code red’, or combat mode, in other words to draw his gun and go and clear his house,” Rens testified Monday.Pistorius tweeted about the incident in November 2012 saying: “Nothing like getting home to hear the washing machine on and thinking its an intruder to go into full combat recon mode into the pantry!”He later deleted the post.Following Rens’ testimony, police photographer Bennie van Staden walked the court through pictures he took at the Paralympic gold medallist’s upmarket Pretoria home.Earlier in the morning Steenkamp’s mother June attended the trial for the first time since its opening day on March 3. She left as the court was shown photos of Pistorius’s bloodstained prostheses.June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 17, 2014, after a court break for lunch. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)Van Staden’s meticulous 15 photo albums were detailed after damaging revelations concerning the credibility of the police investigation.Defence lawyers argue police contaminated the scene after officers last week conceded to moving evidence, handling a gun without gloves and even stealing from Pistorius’s house.Van Staden said he moved the athlete’s duvet and bloodied towels in his bathroom to look for further evidence, and only after documenting their original position.Images also showed damage to the bedroom door and a blood splatter on bedsheets and a bedroom wall, suggesting a possible tussle the night Steenkamp died.- © AFP, 2014Explainer: Why do they keep saying ‘My Lady’ at the Oscar Pistorius trial?Read: Friend says Pistorius fired gun out of car sunroof after fight with policemanRead: Oscar Pistorius vomits in court as details of Reeva Steenkamp’s autopsy are givenlast_img read more

Obama meets Ecumenical Patriarch

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram US President, Barack Obama, met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, for brief talks in his hotel in Istanbul during his official visit to Turkey.The private meeting lasted 15 minutes and was attended by  White House chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel and Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America Demetrios.The visit followed US President Barack Obama’s earlier address to the Turkish Grand National Assembly where he urged Ankara to reopen the Halki Orthodox Seminary near Istanbul as a gesture to show its commitment to freedom of expression.President Obama urged the Turks to drop their resistance to reopening a historic Orthodox seminary located on an island near Istanbul, a key demand by the European Union, which Turkey hopes to join. “The United States strongly supports Turkey’s bid to become a member of the European Union… [but] Turkey has its own responsibilities,” Obama told an audience which included his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul. “Freedom of religion and expression lead to a strong and vibrant society that only strengthens the state, which is why steps like reopening the Halki Seminary will send such an important signal inside Turkey and beyond.”The Turks have consistently dodged Greek appeals for the reopening of the seminary, asserting that a religious institution cannot exist in Turkey without government oversight.Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on Tuesday expressed optimism for the reopening of the Halki seminary and for the resolution of the long-standing problems faced by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, after the 15 minute meeting in Istanbul.The Ecumenical Patriarch said he thanked the US president for his appeal to Ankara to reopen the Halki Orthodox Seminary near Istanbul.“This institution is necessary to renew its (the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s) clergy and officials, and to fulfil its lofty mission with dialogues with other Christian Churches, as well as the dialogue we have commenced in the past 20 years with the other monotheistic religions,” the spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians emphasised.  The patriarch also expressed his appreciation for Obama’s backing of Turkey’s aspirations to join the European Union, noting that this was something that he himself had promoted for years.The US president followed talks with the patriarch with a historical visit to Hagia Sophia, accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.In his address to the Turkish Grand National Assembly,  President Barack Obama also pushed for a solution to the Cyprus deadlock problem.and offered US support for the new  intensified drive to reunify Cyprus. “The United States is willing to offer all the help sought by the parties as they work toward a just and lasting settlement that reunifies Cyprus into a bizonal and bicommunal federation,” he said.last_img read more

Xydias to pay victims

first_imgConvicted Greek-Australian sex fiend John Xydias has been ordered to pay a total of $1.08 million in compensation to five of his victims.Xydias, who filmed his drugged victims as he raped them, did not oppose or defend the proceedings brought against him.Chief Justice Marilyn Warren said yesterday that Xydias’ victims only learned of the crimes committed against them when watching the films in a police station.“The applicants knew the respondent (Xydias) as a Dr Jekyll, but in the films they saw him as a hideous, sexual Mr Hyde, abusing their bodies,” Chief Justice Warren said.“No compensation will really compensate for their physical and psychological pain,” she said.Police have found 17 films of drugged women being sexually assaulted, some of whom have not been identified.Xydias pleaded guilty to 25 counts of rape and 61 counts of indecent assault committed between 1991 and 2006 at his parents’ Glen Iris home, or at a holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula.In June he was jailed for 28 years with a non-parole period of 20 years. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Backyard chickens face potential killer

first_imgA deadly virus that is sweeping through feral pigeons has the potential to threaten backyard chickens kept in urban gardens. The paramyxovirus, currently suffered by the pigeons, has the potential to adapt to other birds, such as chickens. Australia’s chief veterinary officer Mark Schipp told The Age that you should always keep backyard chickens isolated from other birds. “I keep backyard chickens myself and I protect them from interacting with wild birds by netting,” said Dr Schipp. This virus is closely related to the Newcastle disease that caused the death of thousands of chickens between 1998 and 2002. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Mimétisme un papillon de nuit déguisé en araignée

first_imgMimétisme : un papillon de nuit ‘déguisé’ en araignéePlusieurs sites Internet publient ces jours-ci des photos d’une espèce thaïlandaise de papillon de nuit décrite pour la première fois en 2005 et dont les ailes sont ornées d’un motif rappelant la forme d’une araignée – ce qui est sûrement très dissuasif pour les prédateurs de l’insecte. Fragile et… arachnéen (c’est le mot !) : tel est Siamusotima aranea, un papillon de nuit originaire de Thaïlande, découvert en 2005 et décrit dans les annales de la Société entomologique américaine. Les ailes de ce minuscule papillon arborent en effet, lorsqu’elles sont déployées, un motif évoquant une araignée aux huit pattes étendues.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Différent du camouflage (qui consiste à se confondre sur le milieu ambiant) et du mimétisme cryptique (qui consiste à ‘brouiller’ la vue des ennemis par des combinaisons de couleurs), cette forme de mimétisme permet à ce papillon de dissuader ses prédateurs – les (vraies) araignées, notamment – de l’attaquer. Mais ce motif évoquant une araignée pourrait aussi surprendre l’adversaire, laissant au papillon le temps de s’échapper. Se nourrissant de fougères, Siamusotima aranea possède d’autres caractéristiques étonnantes. Sa chenille ressemble à la larve d’un coléoptère, et l’adulte possède à l’arrière du corps des segments blindés semblables à ceux de ces insectes – un trait unique chez les papillons de nuit.Le 9 juin 2013 à 09:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek Deals Save Big on the One Ring RPG with Humble Bundle

first_imgIf you and your fellow RPG players love the world of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, the One Ring RPG is a great way to add your own personal flare to Middle-earth. And right now, you can acquire a lot of the books and maps for that game for $15 or less thanks to Humble Bundle. • Humble RPG Bundle: Lord of the Rings RPG by Cubicle 7For those of us just now starting down the path of tabletop RPGs, spending a buck for the core experience is a great deal. You’ll get the rules, some pre-made maps, some extra mechanics for traveling in the water, and a 30 percent coupon for a purchase at the Cubicle 7 store.Pay at least $1The One Ring Roleplaying GameJourneys and MapsThe One Ring Roleplaying Game Maps30 Percent Off Coupon for Cubicle 7 StoreStepping up to the $8 level, and various One Ring resources, guides, and locations will be yours. And since they’re DRM-free, you can keep those files forever. Pay at least $8In the Heart of the Wild The Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-town Tales from Wilderland BreeBree MapThe Adventurer’s CompanionAt the highest tier, you’ll get multi-format digital versions of multiple new maps, more than ten extra adventures, supplements, and a massive campaign spanning 30 years.Pay at least $15Oaths of the Riddermark Oaths of the Riddermark Map Ruins of the NorthRuins of the North MapErebor The Lonely MountainErebor The Lonely Mountain MapThe Horse-lords of RohanThe Horse-lords of Rohan MapRivendellRivendell MapsThe Darkening of MirkwoodMore importantly, a chunk of your purchase will be donated to WaterAid – a UK-based charitable organization that focuses on providing clean water and sanitation to those in need.Sale Ends: September 5th, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more