Injury-hit RCB take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL opener,Injury-hit RCB take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL opener

first_imgIPL 2017 cricket File photo of David Warner, captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a memento at the end of the 2016 edition of the IPL championship, which the Hyderabad franchise won. – K. Bhagya Prakash April 04, 2017 JSW Group keen to snap up an IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Tanmay Agarwal, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammed Siraj, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra, Naman Ojha (wk), Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Barinder Sran, Pravin Tambe, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh. File photo of David Warner, captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a memento at the end of the 2016 edition of the IPL championship, which the Hyderabad franchise won. – K. Bhagya Prakash SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on Sunrisers Hyderabad sign big-name sponsors for IPL Season 10 COMMENT RELATED × ‘CSK, TN Premier League have ingredients to become great brands’ BCCI to release IPL match funds before start of League Luz Cozi to be official merchadise partner for KKR Hampered by injuries to some of their biggest stars, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have their task cut out when they take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL lung-opener here tomorrow.Captain Virat Kohli and star batsman AB de Villiers will be unavailable for tomorrow’s match due to injuries. While Kohli is ruled out because of a shoulder injury, de Villiers is nursing a back problem.They have also lost star batsman KL Rahul for the whole tournament owing to injury. In addition, RCB’s young batsman Sarfaraz Khan will most likely be unavailable for the entire season after hurting himself on the field during a practice match in Bengaluru.Sarfaraz Khan was was expected to partner Chris Gayle in the absence of Kohli.As Kohli is likely to miss the first few matches in the tournament, the team has named Shane Watson as its captain in the interim.RCB can still bank on Gayle and Watson who are both capable of destroying any opposition on their day. Kedar Jadhav, a rising Indian star, can rise to the occasion and fill the gap caused by Rahul’s absence.Australian Twenty20 star Travis Head, Indian players Sachin Baby and Mandeep Singh, who have previous experience of playing in the IPL, are also valuable assets in the batting order.RCB boasts of some deadly bowlers in English paceman Tymal Mills, an expensive buy at the IPL 2017 auction, and Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal’s six-wicket haul had helped India clinch last year’s series against England.West Indies’ Twenty20 specialist leg-spinner Samuel Badree, Kiwi pacer Adam Milne and left-arm seamer Aniket Choudhary add to the bowling strength of the Bengaluru outfit.Indian players like Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny and all-rounder Pawan Negi are also expected to help the team’s cause.Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, are determined to repeat last year’s magic to grab the title. Hyderabad has one of the most formidable batsmen in IPL in its skipper David Warner, who led from the front last season.Though Warner was not in the best of form during Australia’s recently-concluded tour of India, he did score well in the match at Dharamshala. And he is expected to be a key player for Hyderabad.Warner opens the batting in the company of Shikhar Dhawan, who is keen to make a mark after losing his berth in the Indian national side.Dhawan was impressive in the recent Deodhar Trophy and would look to carry the good form into the IPL.Seasoned campaigner Yuvraj Singh also adds to the batting strength of SRH, but the much-talked about middle-order needs to raise the bar, especially in the event of Warner and Dhawan falling short of expectations.Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, and Vijay Shankar are no pushovers and make for a solid line-up.The SRH bowling is one of the best in IPL. Though the team would be deprived of the services of Mustafizzur Rahman for tomorrow’s match, the seasoned Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Barinder Sran are quality bowlers, who can turn the match at any given time.The team has acquired Rashid Khan, a unique leg-spinner from Afghanistan, this year to add to its bowling strength.All-rounders like Yuvraj Singh, Henriques, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan would also be crucial to the team’s fortunes.The teams (from):Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson (C), Sreenath Aravind, Avesh Khan, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Tymal Mills, Adam Milne, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Sachin Baby, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Billy Stanlake. SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

SPORT-PAK-ARTHUR 2LAST

first_img“Between them we are sandwiched with an ODI series in “Between them we are sandwiched with an ODI series in Australia which is incredibly tough,” explained Arthur who, in contrast to the teams white-ball form, saw Pakistan rise to the top of the Test rankings following a 2-2 drawn series with England earlier in the tour. – Frustrating -================= As for late call-up Irfans fitness problems in his first match of the tour, Arthur said: “Its very frustrating.”There were checks and balances in place (regarding Irfans fitness). “He was put on standby when we selected our one-day squad, he went to the national academy and did his training.” Arthur, now coaching his third Test side after spells in charge of his native South Africa and Australia, added: “Im finding my way with the one-day team. “I want to give guys opportunities and then well know by the end of the tour who we can and cant take forward.” For the first time this series, Pakistan had a chance of victory when England slumped to 72 for four at Headingley. But a century stand featuring plenty of power-hitting from all-rounder Ben Stokes (69) and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow (61) took the match away from Pakistan. “Its been an eye-opener for for me, the last four games,” said Arthur ahead of Sundays series finale in Cardiff.He then made it clear how he envied an England side who, in an encouraging sign for Pakistan, were a laughing stock in 50-over cricket as recently as last year following their first-round exit from the 2015 World Cup.advertisement”England are a phenomenal cricket team, power-hitters all the way down,” said Arthur.”We havent been able to get quick starts and clear the ropes. We just dont have the players to do that within our group of 15 at the moment.”I look at the strikers England have at their disposal — its unbelievable.” AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

Manchester derby set to ignite Premier League season

first_imgA clash between supposedly the two most expensive lineups in history overseen by two of the most decorated coaches will end the phoney war and ignite the Premier League season for real when Manchester United host Manchester City on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s United and City, under the command of his old adversary Pep Guardiola, have enjoyed 100 percent starts as tens of millions of pounds worth of summer buys bed in.But much more will be known about their title-winning credentials when the final whistle sounds on the lunchtime kickoff at Old Trafford.From the moment the fixture list was published in June, the continuation of the often frosty and occasionally volatile Mourinho-Guardiola rivalry has been eagerly-anticipated.The chance to land an early blow in the first seismic clash of the season will be irresistible.Both clubs chronically under-achieved last season — City finishing above United on goal difference in fourth.But after installing serial trophy hunters in the respective managerial hotseats and making a splurge of signings both have won their opening three games and moods have been transformed.Mourinho spent upwards of 145 million pounds ($193.58 million) in the close season signing the likes of Paul Pogba while Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who once dubbed Guardiola a ‘spineless coward’, joined for free after leaving Paris St Germain.”He is the mastermind, the masterbrain,” Ibrahimovic said of Mourinho, who he played for at Inter Milan.”He knows what he needs to do to win.”Guardiola has spent around 175 million revamping City’s creaking side with English defender John Stones and German winger Leroy Sane among those added to their already expensive ranks.advertisementWhile City’s Sergio Aguero will be suspended and Sane injured, the two starting lineups are likely to feature six of the 12 most expensive players in English football history with the total value of the 22 to line up expected to be around 600 million pounds.It should produce the kind of spectacle to justify the hype surrounding this year’s Premier League in which Chelsea, under new coach Antonio Conte, are also 100 percent after three games.But the cameras will not only be aimed at the galaxy of talent on the pitch. What happens in the respective dugouts will be equally engrossing as Guardiola and Mourinho cross swords again, having been involved in some epic past skirmishes.On the pitch former Barcelona boss Guardiola has usually mastered Mourinho — losing only three of their 16 meetings.Mourinho more than held his own off it though — regularly riling Guardiola with his barbed comments.Chelsea protect their 100 percent record at Swansea City on Sunday while the pick of Saturday’s other fixtures sees Liverpool host reigning champions Leicester City.Fourth-placed Everton go to Sunderland on Monday.last_img read more

Yanks Pummel Red Sox, 8-7

first_imgBOSTON — Brett Gardner has never considered himself a home run hitter. If he can save himself a few sprints on the basepaths, that’s enough for him.Gardner had three hits Aug. 3,  including a tiebreaking drive in the sixth for his 15th homer, sending the New York Yankees to an 8-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The speedy left fielder has five homers in six games; he had eight all of last year, his previous career high.“That’s not my game,” said Gardner, who has more triples (39) than home runs (38) for his career. “It’s nice not having to run, beat out an infield hit or a hustle double or triple for a change.”Former Red Sox infielder Stephen Drew had a pair of hits and drove in four runs in his third game with the Yankees since he was sent there at the trading deadline.Esmil Rogers (1-0), who was also picked up last week in a trade, earned the victory in his Yankees debut by throwing three hitless innings, striking out three and allowing one walk.“Two guys we just brought in a few days ago,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s what we need: contributions from everyone.” David Robertson pitched the ninth for his 29th save.Craig Breslow (2-3) came in to relieve Clay Buchholz to start the sixth inning and gave up Gardner’s leadoff homer before retiring the next three batters.Yankees starter David Phelps lasted just two innings, allowing five runs and six hits with two walks. He departed with right elbow inflammation and will be evaluated later this week in New York.Boston starter Clay Buchholz allowed seven runs in five innings. He is the only starter remaining from the opening-day rotation after the defending World Champions traded Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront to start re-tooling for the 2015 season.“It’s been a frustrating year for everyone in here,” Buchholz said. “We don’t want to go out there and wear a Red Sox uniform and perform the way I am. I need to pick it up during the season.”Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz homered for Boston. Pedroia lined a 3-2 pitch just foul with two out in the bottom of the ninth one pitch before grounding out to shortstop to end the game.The Red Sox led 3-0 after one inning, 5-3 after two and 7-4 after four. But the Yankees tied it in the fifth on Chase Headley’s RBI double and Drew’s two-run single.“We tried to get Clay through that fifth inning, and unfortunately it doesn’t happen,” Red Sox Manager John Farrell said. “The walks, once again. The walks have been a part in the runs we’ve allowed, and that was the case again tonight.(JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Syed Modi International: Saina and Kashyap enter Round 2, Prannoy stunned

first_imgSaina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap got off to a winning start at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2018 in Lucknow just a little less than one month before their wedding even as top shuttlers in HS Prannoy and top mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra-N Sikki Reddy faced first round exits.Second seed Prannoy was stunned by lower-ranked Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo of Indonesia 14-21, 7-21. The world number 99 needed just 33 minutes to beat the top-ranked Indian men’s singles shuttler at the tournament in straight games.Even as the early exit in Lucknow came as a surprise, Prannoy has endured a very ordinary season coming into the BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament.The 23-year-old, who had finished 2017 inside the top 10, concludes the season without a title and will not be part of the year-ending World Tour Finals, starting December 12 in Guangzhou. HS Prannoy faced a shocking loss in the first round of Syed Modi International 2018. (@PRANNOYHSPRI Photo)Meanwhile, Sikki and Pranaav’s title defence ended as early as the opening round after their 14-21, 11-21 loss to China’s Ren Xiangyu and Zhou Chaomin in 31 minutes.Pranaav was playing his first tournament since recovering from an injury and dengue that kept him out of action for a couple of months.On the other hand, three-time champion Saina Nehwal, who is spearheading India’s challenge in the absence of PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, sealed her second-round berth after beating Mauritius’ Kate Foo Kune 21-10, 21-10.Eighth seed Rituparna Das needed three games to beat lower-ranked Natalia Perminova of Russia and progress to the next round.advertisementThe second seed will face Indian qualifier Amolika Sisodiya Singh, who had edged past Anura Prabhudesai in three games, in the second round on Thursday.Unseeded Kashyap and world No.52 Kashyap came up with a dominant performance to outclass world No.40 Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in straight games 21-14, 21-12 to enter the second round of the tournament. Parupalli Kashyap beat the Thai player ranked 12 places above him in BWF rankings. (@parupallik Photo)Considering that Kashyap has also not enjoyed much success on the tour this season, this win against Saensomboonsuk should be confidence-booster for him.Third seed and defending champion Sameer Verma, who is still in with a chance to make the eight-man field at December’s Tour Finals, eased past Siril Verma 21-12, 21-17, while former Singapore Open champion, Sai Praneeth defeated Russia’s Sergey Sirant 21-12, 21-10.Subhankar Dey, who had claimed his maiden title at SaarLorLux Open, beat Sweden’s Felix Burestedt 21-15, 21-13 to set up a clash with Lu Guangzu of China.Sixth seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa opened their campaign with a comfortable 21-10, 21-10 win over compatriots Krishna Prasad Garaga and Rutuparna Panda.READ – The year is not over yet, hope to finish on a high: PV Sindhu to India TodaySikki put behind the disappointment of the mixed doubles defeat to combine with Ponnappa and beat compatriots Krishna Prasad Garaga and Rutuparna Panda 21-10, 21-10 in the women’s doubles first round.Indian women’s doubles pair of Shenan Christian and Riya Gajjar sprang a surprise by entering the second round after the top seeds and Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi retired within 4 minutes of the match leading 5-3 in the first game.Eight seed and India’s top men’s doubles pair Satwik and Chirag Shetty also got themselves a winning start with a 21-13, 21-14 win over Thai pair of Inkarat Apisuk and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet in 31 minutes. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (right) and Chirag Shetty are one of the top Indian hopes at Syed Modi International 2018. (BAI Facebook Photo)Top seed at the tournament Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen retired withing three minutes of the match after trailing 1-6 against Chinese pair Ou Xuanyi-Ren Xiangyu.5th seed Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark schooled Indian pair of Bhaskar Chakraborty and Prince Chaturvedi 21-6, 21-3 in just 15 minutes.Also watch – Exclusive: Hima Das keen to inspire Gen Nextlast_img read more

Football transfer rumours: Ryan Sessegnon to Tottenham Hotspur?

first_imgWhile few, if any Fulham players have covered themselves in anything approaching glory during their disastrous return to the Premier League, Ryan Sessegnon is one of several who are unlikely to be with the club when they return begin their Championship campaign next season. Assorted tabloids are reporting the left-sided 18-year-old is likely to be in big demand this summer, with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham all believed to be interested in luring him away from Craven Cottage. It is the club from the new White Hart Lane who are believed to have the whip-hand and with just one year left on his contract, Sessegnon would almost certainly be available for considerably less than the £50m he was valued at a year ago. Manchester United facing rebuilding job after Barcelona defeat, admits Solskjær Topics Rumour Mill Manchester United Fulham Read more Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp features Share on Pinterest Newcastle Unitedcenter_img Share via Email Arsenal Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Manchester City Bild say Liverpool have enquired about the availability of Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, but will have to duke it out with Juventus and Real Madrid to secure the 22-year-old’s services. The German newspaper claims the release clause on Brandt’s contract will drop to around £21m this summer; something of a steal for a player who would probably be quite cheap at twice the price. On loan at Monaco since January, Leicester’s 30-year-old midfielder, Adrien Silva, will make his move permanent come season’s end, according to the good people at France Football.Arsenal and Manchester United are prepared to go toe-to-toe in a battle to win the heart, mind and urgently required defensive talents of Barcelona central defender Samuel Umtiti. An unused substitute spectating from the bench as his side ripped Manchester United a new one at the Camp Nou last night, the 25-year-old Frenchman is believed to have his eye on a move to Juventus, whose Champions League exit at the hands of scintillating, irrepressible Ajax suggests they too are in dire need of a man of his talents. Wherever Umtiti ends up going, his departure will free up a dressing room peg for Ajax star Matthijs De Ligt at Barça. Meanwhile in Germany, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl is being courted by Manchester City and PSG.Resigned to losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer, Chelsea have identified in-demand Lille winger Nicolas Pépé as a potential replacement for their diminutive Belgian superstar, but will have to get their pesky transfer ban overturned and come up with the thick end of £70m to have any chance of landing their man. Further north, the future of Rafael Benítez as Newcastle manager remains up in the air, but the Star say he has presented his employer Mike Ashley with a summer shopping list bearing the names of Bournemouth midfield duo Ryan Fraser and David Brooks, as well as that of break-out Burnley star Dwight McNeil. If true, the Rumour Mill applauds his optimism.Having been confined to the periphery of first-team proceedings with a recurring groin injury since arriving on loan at Arsenal in January, Barcelona midfielder Denis Suárez could be headed for pastures new and Neapolitan this summer, according to his agent. Rather than take up their £20m option on Suárez, Arsenal may take a punt on PSG’s Christopher Nkunku instead. And finally, Wolves like the cut of teenage Liverpool winger Rafael Camacho‘s jib and may try to make him a card-carrying member of their Portuguese enclave ahead of next season. Barcelona Football Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Burnley vs Man Utd: Team news & TV guide

first_imgBurnley v Manchester United Burnley vs Manchester United: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 16:45 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Getty Images Burnley v Manchester United Premier League Manchester United Burnley The Red Devils can temporarily close the gap at the top of the table to nine points with a win at Turf Moor on Saturday Manchester United travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley, less than four weeks after drawing with them 2-2 at Old Trafford.Two goals from Jesse Lingard saved a point for Jose Mourinho’s side on Boxing Day, but United will be hoping for an improved performance when they take on the Clarets again.With Manchester City losing last weekend, their local rivals closed the gap at the top of the table to 12 points and will be looking to reduce that further with City not playing until Saturday evening. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Burnley vs Manchester United Date Saturday, January 20 Time 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fuboTV In the United Kingdom (UK) the game is not being shown live as it is a 15:00 GMT kick-off, but highlights will be available on BBC’s Match of the Day.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Burnley players Goalkeepers Pope, Lindegaard Defenders Taylor, Lowton, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Long Midfielders Defour, Cork, Arfield, Hendrick, N’Koudou, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Ulvestad, Marney Forwards Vokes, Barnes, Wells Jonathan Walters had been linked with a move to Sunderland, but is unlikely to play for anyone for the next few months as he underwent knee surgery on Thursday.Sean Dyche will also be without striker Chris Wood and left-back Stephen Ward. However, he will be able to call upon Scott Arfield, who missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is making progress on his fitness, but is still some way off returning.Potential Burnley starting XI: Pope, Bardsley, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Cork, Defour, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Barnes. Position Manchester United players Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, Pereira Defenders Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Young, Darmian, Tuanzebe Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini, Matic, McTominay Forwards Lukaku, Martial, Rashford Henrikh Mkhitaryan will play no part in the trip to Burnley as he finalises a move to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez going the other way. New players have to be registered by 12:00 the day before a game to feature for their new clubs.Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are both unavailable due to injury, while Daley Blind is not expected to feature as he picked up a knock in training. Ashley Young is available once again following a three-game suspension.Potential Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Young, Pogba, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Paul Pogba, Everton vs Manchester United, 17/18Manchester United are 6/10 favourites to win according to dabblebet, with Burnley priced at 11/2 to beat the Red Devils at home. A draw between the teams is available at 14/5.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.GAME PREVIEW Nick Pope BurnleyBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope will hope to continue his impressive form in Tom Heaton’s absence, but could face a busy afternoon against a Manchester United side who average more than two goals each game.The Red Devils defeated Stoke City last time out, with Romelu Lukaku netting his 11th league goal of the season. Much of the talk around the game will be about the incoming Alexis Sanchez, so Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial will undoubtedly want to impress Mourinho and not lose their places in the side when the Chilean arrives at Old Trafford.Burnley currently sit in seventh in the table, and a draw or better will keep them in that position at the end of the weekend. They are five points behind Arsenal and 10 adrift of Tottenham as they look to finish the season strongly and secure a place in Europe. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Meet Your New Favorite Bitters: Zucca Rabarbaro

first_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make The Best American Liqueur If you’ve ever had a real cocktail, chances are you’ve tasted bitters. Hell, most of the cocktails we post contain bitters in them. Angostura, orange, even celery bitters, all of these are integral in bringing out other flavors in cocktails. You may even already have bottles of all of those on your shelf. Get ready, though, because you’re going to have to make room for a new one.Zucca Rabarbaro, which has been around since 1845, is relaunching with its original recipe and a higher proof (bumping it up to 30% ABV), making it, let’s be completely honest here, harder, better, faster, stronger. First made by a homeopathic doctor in Italy for the wife of Ettore Zucca, Zucca was created—as most bitters were—to aid in digestion (where we get the term digestif from).Related: You Have To Try These 6 Cachaças before the Rio OlympicsWhile you may recognize that zucca is the Italian word for squash, the base of this spirit is the root of the Chinese rhubarb, which only grows in the mountains of the Kansu province. The rhubarb is then blended with a variety of herbs that give Zucca Rabarbaro the curative powers that many flocked to the best cafés of Milan to indulge in when it was first created.Taste-wise, the bitter flavor is balanced by a low-level sweetness that is consistent from first sip through the finish. The herbs linger on the palate long after you’ve swallowed the spirit, making it perfect as a digestif. It’s easy to see how the social elite of the early 1900’s indulged in this spirit. Originally served with a splash of club soda, an orange peel, or a drop of vanilla, Zucca has seen a resurgence in being used in takes on classic cocktails such as spritzes or negronis.Related: SaloonBox Cocktail Kit: 3-Month Subscription Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Ginlast_img read more

Nova Scotia Tables Fourth Consecutive Balanced Budget

first_img $850,000 increase to enhance export development programming for Nova Scotia businesses $500,000 increase for incubators and accelerators that support startup companies $2 million increase for Invest Nova Scotia to fund projects that increase competitiveness in economic sectors $620,000 increase to support growing immigration $15 million total funding for this year to expand and create tax credits that encourage investment in new and growing Nova Scotia businesses $415,000 increase to support Nova Scotia’s Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund and build on export success $1.7 million increase to move toward ecological forestry, including more silviculture $2 million increase in funding to make progress on revitalizing tourism icons across the province Budget investments to create the conditions for economic growth: Budget investments to support people and communities: Budget 2019-20 contains $691.3 million for capital projects including schools, roads and highway, and an investment of $156.9 million to support the largest health care redevelopment projects in the province’s history. The budget also contains the final forecast for 2018-19, which updates the surplus to $28.4 million. Additional appropriations related to the forecast, totalling $59.0 million, account for unplanned spending by eight departments and assistance to universities. For more information, see http://www.novascotia.ca/budget . $14.2 million increase for programs that support adults and children with disabilities $5.6 million in new funding to introduce the standard household rate which will increase income assistance payments to recipients $5 million total funding this year for the third year of a three-year commitment to invest in poverty-reduction initiatives $1.7 million increase to fully implement the exemption of child maintenance payments from income assistance calculations so parents have more money to take care of their children’s needs $3 million total funding this year to help prevent domestic violence $470,000 in new funding for sexual violence prevention work on university and Nova Scotia Community College campuses $3 million increase as part of a three-year plan to create 1,500 new rent supplements and reduce wait lists by 30 per cent Budget investments in education and preparing youth for the workforce: $10.2 million increase to expand pre-primary classes $67 million total funding this year for the regulated child care sector, including expanding subsidies for families $15 million increase to continue implementing recommendations from the Commission on Inclusive Education $1.4 million increase to complete the reinstatement of the Reading Recovery program to all elementary schools by September 2019 $3.6 million increase to the university operating grant as the province prepares to enter another multi-year memorandum of understanding with post-secondary institutions $10 million increase to further develop collaborative care teams $2.9 million increase to open 15 residency spaces for specialty medical positions at Dalhousie University Medical School for a total of 65 seats $1.1 million continued funding to open 10 family practice residency seats at Dalhousie University Medical School this year for a total of 46 seats $2.2 million increase to improve access to hip and knee replacement surgeries $1 million continued funding for 11 mental health and addictions staff to support an adolescent outreach program in 41 schools in western and northern Nova Scotia $1 million increase to complete the province-wide SchoolsPlus expansion by September 2019 Government tabled its fourth consecutive balanced budget today, March 26, with continued investments in health care, education, communities and the economy. “This budget builds on our strong fiscal foundation,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “Managing our finances well and balancing budgets has given us the ability to invest in new and existing programs and services for Nova Scotians, in areas most important to them.” Budget 2019-20 estimates a surplus of $33.6 million with revenue of $11.01 billion and expenses, after consolidation adjustments, of $10.98 billion. It also projects balanced budgets in each of the following three years. Budget investments to improve access to health care:last_img read more

A lot riding on Whitehorse hearings for Inquiry says NWAC President

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsThe inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women came under fire against today in Ottawa.For weeks, families have been complaining that there has been a lack of communications from the top commissioners.On Friday, head Commissioner Marion Buller promised to do better.She said if the Inquiry’s timeline was no longer achievable, it may need more time and money.But her efforts may not be enough for some very upset and frustrated family members.tlamirande@aptn.calast_img read more

Brain drain leaves Balkan nations on more uneven footing

first_imgBELGRADE, Serbia – Marina Stevanov never doubted she would leave her native Serbia as soon as she earned her medical degree with top grades.Now, the 25-year-old doctor is packing her diploma, thick medicine books and a German language dictionary for a move to Austria, where an elite hospital offered her a job that will train her to specialize in vascular surgery.She doesn’t plan to return any time soon.Rampant unemployment, low wages, corruption and a lack of opportunity to advance careers are driving thousands of young and educated adults to emigrate from Europe’s Balkan nations.As fresh talent decamps for Western Europe, the United States or oil-rich Persian Gulf countries, the massive brain drain puts their struggling countries on even more uneven footing, with populations increasingly made up of people less educated or elderly.Bosnia ranked 135th out of 137 countries for “capacity to retain talent” in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report. Serbia placed 134th and Croatia at 131st.“My colleagues who are working here are really upset. They are not satisfied,” Stevanov said in her small Belgrade apartment crammed with packed boxes and suitcases. “You don’t have enough time or money for your family and normal life, that’s a big problem.”The number of doctors and nurses in Serbia has steadily declined, prompting fears that the already strained health system might collapse. Salaries for young doctors in public hospitals average around 600 euros ($750) a month. Those are the physicians with the luck and connections to land paid jobs in the first place.In 2007, 27,000 educated people emigrated from Serbia. Only seven years later, this number more than doubled to 58,000, according to the last available official data. The exact numbers are certainly much higher as most of those who emigrate don’t report it to authorities.Serbia, where mechanical engineers and IT experts are among the 50,000 unemployed university graduates, has done little to stop the outflow except for making occasional appeals for patriotism.“I’m begging you to stay in our beautiful Serbia,” the country’s President Aleksandar Vucic said last week while handing out scholarships to top students.In neighbouring Croatia, the youth unemployment rate has averaged 35 per cent over the past decade. But young people with the motivation and means have more options since Croatia joined the European Union in 2013; its citizens can apply for jobs in other EU countries without needing visas or work permits.Official government statistics say some 40,000 Croats have left the country every year since Croatia entered the EU. Zagreb University demography Professor Stjepan Sterc estimates the number is more than double that, with most of them young people.“Something has to be done to stop this emptying of Croatia,” Sterc said. “It’s in the strategic interest of the country.”Bosnia, the site of a bloody civil war during the 1990s, has a whopping youth unemployment rate hovering at some 54 per cent, according to the World Bank figures, forcing young and old alike, to look elsewhere for work. The figure covers those up to 24 years old.Bosnia’s Labor and Employment Agency is helping place the country’s surplus workers abroad through bilateral agreements. Germany wants to attract middle-skilled health care workers and Slovenia is seeking workers for jobs that require less training, mostly welders and drivers.The agency secured employment for close to 3,500 people in Germany and nearly 20,000 in Slovenia during the past five years. It is not helping find jobs outside Bosnia for doctors or other professionals in shortage occupations.“In this time and age, everyone can find job ads in any country online and apply or seek employment abroad through a privately owned agency,” spokesman Boris Pupic said.One such is Alphabet InfoCenter, based in the impoverished northern Bosnian city of Tuzla. Along with linking job seekers with potential employers, Alphabet organizes German and English lessons, provides interpreters to help with paperwork, and works with successful applicants to arrange their stays abroad.Mersudin Mahmutbegovic, the centre’s head, said the government in Bosnia has done nothing to retain professionals or to create more jobs by addressing a mismatch between graduates and jobs available on the labour market.“They complain that there will be no one left to, for example, take care of patients in Bosnia, but it never occurs to them that they should do something to encourage people to stay,” Mahmutbegovic said.Law school graduate Nadina Redzic, 28, turned to Alphabet for help finding work in Germany.Redzic, who is fluent in German and English, obtained her law degree five years ago and immediately applied for jobs all over Bosnia. She received hardly any responses and thinks the whole process was just for show, echoing the prevailing belief that good connections matters more than a good resume.Exasperated, Redzic decided to train to be a nurse and look for work in Germany. Once she leaves, she has no intention of returning.“I would never return other than for a short visit to see my family,” she said. “I want to live in a society that appreciates my hard work and effort.”___Sabina Niksic reported from Sarajevo, Bosnia. Darko Bandic contributed from Zagreb, Croatialast_img read more

Mahinda holds talks with Chief Minister of Maharashtra

“The CM also recollected his visit to Sri Lanka in the past. Both the leaders discussed issues related to tourism and investments,” the statement said. (Colombo Gazette) Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday met the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence ‘Varsha’  in Mumbai and held talks over a host of issues, the Press Trust of India reported.A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) said Rajapaksa is on a tour of Maharashtra and as part of it, he visited Ajanta and Ellora caves (in Aurangabad) and gave his inputs to Fadnavis. “A lot of Sri Lankan tourists visit the Ajanta-Ellora caves every year. The state government will make arrangements at Ajanta as suggested by the former president,” the statement said. The chief minister also appreciated the neighbouring country’s development over the last few years, it added. read more

SecretaryGeneral and UK Prime Minister discuss regional hotspots

Africa was high on the agenda, as the leaders discussed the continent’s New Partnership for Development (NEPAD) and the development of an African conflict resolution and peacekeeping capacity, spokeswoman Marie Okabe told reporters in New York. At the meeting, Secretary-General Annan also repeated his goal to resolve the conflicts in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next 18 months.The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also spoke about the forthcoming Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development. They mapped a strategy for the Johannesburg meeting focusing on “deliverables” – specific goals that can be achieved. In addition their talks also touched India/Pakistan and the Middle East.In Italy yesterday Mr. Annan briefed Italian President, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, on efforts by the Quartet – the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations – to convene a Middle East peace conference. “They also spoke of the lingering danger as the Indian and Pakistani armies continued to face each other in disputed Kashmir,” Ms. Okabe said.The Secretary-General also met yesterday with the President of Ghana, John Kufuor, and with South African President Thabo Mbeki. With President Mbeki, he discussed the situations in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, as well as preparations for the Johannesburg Summit and NEPAD. His final meeting in Rome before heading to London en route to New York was with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. According to the spokeswoman, their discussions initially focused on US-Russian arms reductions and plans for reconstruction assistance for the Palestinian Authority. read more

Two teenagers killed within minutes of each other in London stabbing and

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating both killings, and the force said residents can expect an enhanced police presence in the Wandsworth and Plumstead areas. Police have made ten arrests after two teenagers were killed within minutes of each other on the streets of London on Friday evening.Emergency services were called to Deeside Road in Wandsworth, south-west London, at 4.42pm where the first victim – believed to be in his late teens – was found stabbed.Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.The victim has yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course, the Met said.Six men were later arrested and taken to separate west London police stations for questioning.Just a few minutes later at 4.54pm, armed police were called to Hartville Road in Plumstead, to reports of a shooting.The victim, also believed to be in his late teens, was found with critical injuries.The London Ambulance and the London Air Ambulance attended, but he died at the scene a short while later.The victim has yet to be formally identified and police were working to notify his next of kin.Three men and a woman were later arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to separate south London police stations for questioning. It urged anyone with any information on the two deaths to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I am sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other in Wandsworth and Greenwich.”Our overstretched police are working around the clock to keep Londoners safe. They need our support to end this scourge of violence.”I am in close contact with the Metropolitan Police and locally elected representatives.”Anybody who has information about what happened either in Wandsworth or Greenwich should do the right thing and call the police.”Addressing the suspected murder on Deeside Road, Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan wrote on Twitter: “My heart goes out to the family of this victim after this absolutely tragic incident.”I spoke at length with people on the Aboyne Estate tonight, anyone with concerns can contact me – I’m here to listen.”Sending love to the Tooting family tonight – this is heartbreaking.” I am sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other in Wandsworth & Greenwich. Anybody who has information about what happened should do the right thing and call the police, either on 101 or anonymously, through @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 https://t.co/yqHPMVQvzt— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 14, 2019 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

Small contractors to step in if Puran Cevons halt services –

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOwed for over 6 moths, Puran, Cevons pull services from M&CCNovember 27, 2018In “Business”Cevons, Puran Brothers to resume collection after meeting with Central Govt, M&CCDecember 8, 2018In “Business”City garbage collectors withdraw services over arrears …M&CC admits no funds to payNovember 23, 2018In “latest news” Following reports that garbage collectors have once again threatened to pull their services from the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) for failure to make outstanding payments, this publication was told that smaller contractors were placed on standby should this materialise.According to the Solid Waste Management Director, Walter Narine, these collectors will commence collection in Georgetown if Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated pursue their strike actions on Monday.Entities who were listed for the job includes Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters.“We would have engaged some smaller contractors and have them ready. On Monday morning, in the case where Puran and Cevons haven’t started their work, the guys would come out and start collecting garbage,” said Narine on Saturday.He insisted that this will not affect operations in the city since it is not confirmed as to whether services will be pulled. The collectors would have engaged the Council on Friday, asking for a substantial amount of money to continue operations.“We don’t know if they’re going to pull their services or not. They indicated that without receiving a substantial amount of money, they will withdraw. They had a meeting yesterday (Friday) and that did materialise so I’m waiting on an official letter from them, stating that they will pull their services or not.”Narine is confident that services will continue as per normal due to improvised mechanisms that he said the Council would have enforced, especially during the holiday season.“In the event that they pull off their services, we would have put mechanisms in place to continue collecting refuse in the city as per normal. We have an obligation to the citizens of Georgetown so if Puran’s and Cevons’ withdraw for a financial obligation that we did not make, we can’t leave them without refuse collection especially now in the Christmas season,” he posited.Friday’s negotiations led to no amicable solution to pay the outstanding monies and the contractors appeared positive in their decision to take strike actions.Both Puran Brothers and Cevons Waste Management had informed media operatives that they were owed over $150 million by City Hall, dating back to since the second quarter of 2018.Puran Brothers Disposal Service is owed $73 million, while Cevons Waste Disposal is owed $75 million.Since then, they were contending to cease operations until payments were made since no positive answer arose from their several meetings with the Council. For one of the collectors, the monthly operational expenditure is somewhere in the vicinity of $15 million.Services were withdrawed by the two main collectors in the past due to pending payments that were owed by City Hall.Central Government had to intervene and assist City Hall to clear is debt, allowing the entities to resume operations.However, Government has since made public its position that it could not bail out City Hall after the entity requested same to clear the recurring expenditure.Some staffers were also dismissed and later rehired when the monies were made available. read more

Chelsea Conte in a rift with The Blues

Chelsea Conte in a rift with The Blues

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte has declared and insists he is the coach of Chelsea despite their pursuit of Maurizio Sarri, reports in England claims.There have been reports that Chelsea will replace Conte with Sarri and the claims have thickened up as there were reports today that Sarri will be confirmed Chelse boss next week. However, the former Italy CT made it obvious he was no longer happy at Stamford Bridge which made supporters and fans expect he’d leave this summer.The blues are yet to agree on a fee with Napoli, where Sarri is still under contract even though Chelsea is yet to terminate Conte’s contract too.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.On the other hand, a member of Chelsea’s technical staff told the players to report for pre-season fitness tests this weekend but Conte made it clear that he doesn’t want the squad back together until Monday, and that he still very much considers himself the man in charge, according to Football Italia.This means Conte is not even planning to resign from the position, which would leave the Premier League side having to pay off his contract in full, as well as those of all his staff.While Sarri is piping low until his deal to take over matures, it appears Chelsea are not so keen at resolving things with either Conte or Napoli.last_img read more

Car pulled from water in Miami

Car pulled from water in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Crews have pulled a car out of the water after a driver drove into a river.Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive, Monday afternoon.According to Fire Rescue, all of the passengers made it out of the car, and no injuries were reported.The car has since been removed from the water and towed from the scene.It is unknown what led to the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Wall collapses in Mancherial kills one

Wall collapses in Mancherial kills one

first_imgA 55-year-old man was killed after a wall of his residence collapsed on him on Wednesday. Mukundam Anjaiah, a resident of Kotapalli succumbed to grievous injuries when a portion of the wall fell on him following a heavy downpour. Neighbours alerted the police who reached the spot and took out the body. He used to earn his living by selling vegetables, according to the locals. In a similar incident, an elderly man aged about 66 years died when a wall of his residence collapsed on him at Waghapur of Mavala in Adilabad. He died while undergoing treatment.last_img read more

Bus supervisor assistant killed in road crash

Bus supervisor assistant killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoThe bus supervisor and the driver’s assistant were killed in a collision involving three vehicles on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Cumilla’s Daudkandi on Saturday, reports UNB.One of them was identified as Fahad Ali Raji Faisal, the supervisor of Green Line and son of late Kaikobad, resident of Lalbagh in Sadar Dakkhin upazila. The driver’s assistant, named as Monoar Hossain, is son of Idris Mia, from Manikganj district town.Iliatganj police outpost inspector, Monirul Islam, said the accident took place when a Dhaka-bound Green Line bus rammed into a covered van from behind around 5:30am.Within moments, a speeding truck, running behind the bus, hit it, killing Fahad on the spot. Monoar was critically injured.He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.last_img read more

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

first_imgBy Darielis Cruz, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.I was born in Moca, a small city in the Dominican Republic, and today I am a 21-year-old junior at Mercy College, in New Jersey. Thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, I studied In South Africa last summer, and it was a transformational experience for me. For the very first time, I learned about myself, who I am as a person. Here is my story:When I was five, my father left to get a job in the United States, packing boxes at an Oreos factory in New York City. One of my earliest memories is being under the guava trees, saying goodbye to my father. Every day, he called me and told me about metal bridges that float over the water and white frozen water that fell from the sky and looked like cotton candy. Once a month, we would get care packages with Oreos in them. I would read my favorite book, The Giving Tree, and eat Oreos.Darielis Cruz (Courtesy Photo)When I was six, my mother, brother and I joined my father in New York City, moving into the back room of a relative’s apartment on West 174th Street in Washington Heights, just north of Harlem. I was so happy when I saw The Giving Tree in my classroom. A month later, we moved across the Hudson River to Union City, New Jersey, and lived on an air mattress in another relative’s home. We had 3,000 kids in my graduating class at Union City High School and a daycare for teen mothers.I felt a very special responsibility to my family to make our immigration to the United States a success story. Straight A’s, National Honor Society, honor roll. When I went to Cape Town, South Africa, in the summer of 2018, as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, I was free of the expectations — and pressure — that I had internalized within myself. All of my life, I have been translating for my parents, acting as the middleman if they needed to ask for time off with their boss at work or negotiate the other intricacies of life in America.Before South Africa, I had never before been so tuned into myself. I went hiking. I sat and talked for hours with the other Fellows. It felt so much like a time not long before when I had tried skydiving. In South Africa, I felt as if I was flying. Never before had I felt so free.One day, we sat in a circle and answered the question, “What is your prologue?”I realized I didn’t know who I was. I was always the idea of a perfect daughter. I was just lost in a sea of abyss. Being away, I was able to find myself and find my voice. I wasn’t speaking for someone else. I wasn’t translating someone else’s thoughts. I was speaking for just me. I learned how to become a personal leader to myself. And I realized that I am my ancestor’s wildest dream. I also realized there is so much that I can do. I can imagine anything for myself.When I had gone skydiving in 2016, I realized there are moments when we are flying but our feet are still on the ground. That’s what it felt like for me as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow in Cape Town, South Africa.Think about where you stand right now.What if I told you that you could fly?Ten college students from Minority Serving Institutions across the country will win a prestigious Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship that covers all costs to study in London during the summer of 2019. Any qualified applicants not selected for the Fellowship will still receive a $1500 grant toward select study abroad programs. Applications are due by February 14, 2019, and can be found HERE.  Details of the program and eligibility requirements are HERE. The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), the oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization in the U.S. that provided students with more than $8 million in scholarships and grants last year alone. Ciee.org/studylast_img read more