Two terrorists killed after failed weapon-snatching bid in J&K

first_imgAt least two militants have been killed in an encounter with security forces which broke out after a failed bid to snatch the weapon of the personal security guard (PSO) of a BJP leader.The terrorists on Thursday tried to snatch the service rifle of constable Bilal Ahmad, who is the PSO of BJP leader Anwar Khan, at Balhama in Pulwama district.The police personnel accompanying Mr. Khan foiled the attempt, during which Ahmad received a bullet injury.“Bodies of two militants have been recovered so far. Their identities are being ascertained,” a police spokesman said.“Incriminating materials, which include weapon and ammunition, have been recovered as well,” he said.Searches are going on at the encounter site as there were reports of third militant as well at the time of weapon-snatching attempt.last_img read more

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I-League 2012: Defending champions Dempo to open their campaign against Churchill Brothers

first_imgIt may not promise a footballing action that will sweep you off your feet, but then the I-League is the best domestic tournament that India can offer to its fans.With the October 6-April 28 competition kicking off on Saturday, the rivalry between the Goan and the Kolkata clubs will once again be renewed, with the latter hoping to end the former’s dominance.Indeed, the last time a non-Goan club won the national league was in 2005-06, when the erstwhile Mahindra United were crowned the champions.Going by the recent performances and signings by the teams, the Kolkata clubs seem prepared to lead an onslaught against their Goan counterparts. “It looks like this time it will be a more competitive league than earlier. There have been some big signings by most of the big clubs,” Armando Colaco, coach of defending champions Dempo, told Mail Today. Colaco’s team has been the most consistent side in recent times, finishing amongst the top-three in last three editions and winning the league on two of those occasions.Though they might have been affected by Nigerian striker Ranti Martins’s decision to join Kolkata’s Prayag United, Dempo have former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs player Rohan Ricketts in their ranks.They have the experienced Climax Lawrence and Clifford Miranda in the mid- field while Mahesh Gawli and Sameer Naik form the spine of the back line.”We will see how quickly Rohan acclimatises. He is not yet match fit but we have other players,” Colaco said. Dempo opens their campaign on Saturday against Churchill Brothers, another team to be one of the favourites.Churchill have a great midfielder in Beto while Henry Antchouet provides solidity upfront. However, their citadel too was breached when defender Gouramangi Singh was picked up by Prayag. Prayag has been one of the biggest spenders this season.They have Martins, top-scorer of the last edition, Gouramangi, Subrata Paul and Costa Rica’s World Cupper Carlos Hernandez.The Kolkata side is one of the favourites, but the Sanjoy Sencoached team need to do justice to their big signings and not fizzle out like they did in the Federation Cup, where they were ousted at the group stage.Prayag flopped in the Federation Cup, which East Bengal clinched.Playing with three foreigners, the Trevor Morgan-coached East Bengal shocked Dempo to lift the second most important trophy, after I-League.East Bengal’s Nigerian defender Uga Okpara and midfielder Penn Orji will be the ones to look out for, along with Mehtab Hossain. The red-and-gold brigade is one of the few top teams with an Indian striker, youngster Manandeep Singh, who is in top form. He has Chidi Edeh by his side and the duo forms an effective force.Another club to have a strong forward line is Mohun Bagan, who boast of Okolie Odafe and Tolgay Ozbey. But a weak defence is bound to give coach Santosh Kashyap a headache.Mohun Bagan too open the league on Saturday, against Shillong Lajong FC, one of the two sides from the Northeast. The other is the newly-promoted United Sikkim and fans across the country have a special connect with this club as it is owned by Bhaichung Bhutia.United Sikkim will have a tough task at hand when they take on Salgaocar in Gangtok on Saturday.The Goan giants, coached by Karim Bencherifa, will hope to emulate their success of 2010-11, when they won the title. But lack of big names may prove to be a factor in a long tournament like the I-league.Another club that has given big clubs a run for their money is Pune FC. Derick Pereira’s side can once again be expected to repeat its performance.advertisementlast_img read more

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India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3: As It Happened

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from Day 3 of the third Test between India and England in Mohali. (SCORECARD)England 2nd Innings:16.30 IST: England 283 and 78/4 at stumps, trail India (417) by 56 runs. Joe Root 36*, Gareth Batty 0*, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/19, Jayant Yadav 1/12.India are well on top here after stumps on day 3! Brilliant cricket by the hosts as England are still trailing by 56 runs and have already lost four crucial wickets. Earlier, their lower order took them past the 400-run mark. Handy knocks by Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant Yadav gave India a crucial 134-run lead. At Stumps on Day 3 #ENG are 78/4 in their 2nd innings, trail #IND (417) by 56 runs #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/xWd4AsxhAu BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201616.30 IST: Ashwin to Batty, Outside off, this one turns in, Batty flicks it to the leg side and that will be STUMPS ON DAY 3!CLOSE England are in deep trouble at 78-4 in Mohali – 56 runs behind India #INDvENGCatch up on the action: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/wceK5lDcqQ England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201616.27 IST: Ashwin to Stokes, OUT! DECISION OVERTURNED! Stokes has to go. Nicely tossed up around off, Stokes tries to play it off his back foot but misses and the ball brushes off the pads and goes towards third man. There is a big appeal for a leg before but the umpire says leg bye. India think for a while, Kohli doesn’t look interested first but eventually takes a review. Replays show there is no bat and the ball tracking technology shows it’s pitching in line and impact is in line and the ball would have gone to hit the off stump. Stokes starts walking back and Kohli keeps his finger on the lips. Stokes did the same earlier when he removed the Indian captain. Eng 283 and 78/4, trail by 56 runsadvertisementWICKET A huge blow before the close as Stokes goes LBW on review to Ashwin for 5. England 78-4, trail by 56Live: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201616.06 IST: Jayant to Bairstow, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Bad luck, Bairstow. This one stayed really low! Landed outside off, Bairstow tries to play it off his back foot as the ball stays very low, kisses the outside edge and Parthiv takes a good low catch behind. Jayant Yadav removes the in-form batsman. The umpire had no hesitation in raising the finger there. Big wicket! Eng 70/3, trail by 64 runs31.3: WICKET! J Bairstow (15) is out, c Parthiv Patel b Jayant Yadav, 70/3 https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201615.52 IST: England 283 and 62/2, trail India (417) by 71 runs. Root 32*, Bairstow 13* 15.18 IST: Ashwin to Moeen, OUT! Ashwin gets another one! This one’s flighted on off, Ali comes forward and tries to hit it down the ground. He doesn’t time it well at all and skies up in the air. Jayant Yadav gets under it near mid on and takes a safe catch. Moeen Ali departs, Ashwin gets his second and England slip further and still trail by 95 runs. Eng 283 and 39/2, trail by 95 runs19.5: WICKET! M Ali (5) is out, c Jayant Yadav b Ravichandran Ashwin, 39/2 https://t.co/XCN10YdeFc #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201614.59 IST: Ashwin to Cook, OUT! BOWLED ‘EM! Nicely tossed up ball around off, Cook plays for the turn but this one goes straight on. It goes through his defense, beats the inside edge and rattles the timber. Ashwin is pumped up and Cook can’t review this one. Big wicket for India! Eng 27/1, trail by 107 runs3rd Test. 13.6: WICKET! A Cook (12) is out, b Ravichandran Ashwin, 27/1 https://t.co/XCN10YdeFc #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201614.46 IST: Cook survives once again as ball-tracker shows the ball pitched outside leg-stump. Captain Cook survives 2 reviews in 2 balls! Crikey, it’s tense out there. England 23-0 #INDvENGFollow the drama: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/iyQB6gQalk England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201614.45 IST: Ashwin to Cook, huge shout for lbw once again and this time the umpire has given him out leg-before! England review. 14.43 IST: The on-field decision stays after India reviewed the lbw decision and Cook stays.   14.34 IST: So its spin from both  ends with Ashwin and Jadeja bowling in tandem. It will be interesting to watch how they operate with nothing much of help from the track.Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack and a good move by Virat Kohli. Can he provide India an early breakthrough? 14.21 IST: Nothing off the pitch with the odd one also keeping low. Indian pacers are also trying to bowl the cutters, pitch still looking good for batting. ENG 9/0 advertisement14.15 IST: Shami starts off the proceedings for India with a maiden. Eng 283 and 0/0, trail by 134 runs14.09 IST: Injured Hameed hasn’t come out to open the innings for England. Root will open with Cook.13.50 IST: India 417-all out in first innings, lead England (283) by 134. Jadeja 90, Ashwin 72, Jayant 55, Stokes 5/73, Rashid 4/118. AN EARLY TEA HAS BEEN TAKEN TOO!Pretty good batting effort by India to get a handy lead of 134 runs. They were under pressure at one stage when England removed Kohli and the score was 204 for six. After that Ashwin and Jadeja shared a crucial partnership and then Jayant Yadav joined in to extend the lead. Earlier Pujara and Kohli hit fifties each and got out as England bowled well yesterday. Innings Break! #TeamIndia all out for 417, lead #ENG (283) by 134 runs. Follow the game here – https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/8p2KJlQL7C BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201613.50 IST: Stokes to Umesh, OUT! The ball pitches just outside the off stump and Umesh Yadav knicks it straight to the keeper which brings to an end of the Indian Innings. That was lose from Umesh Yadav though.ALL OUT Stokes has 5 as Umesh Yadav edges behind for 12. India fall for 417, a lead of 134 #INDvENGFollow live: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/HWMLxGzBT6 England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201613.42 IST: Stokes to Jayant, OUT! That’s a commentators curse which did not work his way. All his luck went to vain when his drive on the leg side went directly to Moeen Ali who pounced on the opportunity standing on Mid on. A well played Knock of 55 comes to an end. India 414/9, lead England (283) by 131 runs WICKET! After 2 drops off his bowling, Stokes has Jayant caught by Moeen for 55. India 414-9, lead by 131Live: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/ws3m5Exo6G England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201613.31 IST: Stokes to Jayant, that’s a very well played fifty for Jayant Yadav. Pitched outside off and Jayant Yadav drives it towards the deep cover fielder. A beautiful knock which involved some beautiful shots and a composed knock. Ind 406/8, lead by 123 runsHere comes the 1st Test 50 for Jayant Yadav @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/Ul4ZgVaceS BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201613.28 IST: Moeen to Umesh, SIX!! 400 comes up for India with their lead now being 122 runs12.47 IST: Rashid to Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja holes out! He’ll have to wait for his international century! Fullish ball outside off, Jadeja comes down the track and looks to go big, this time he doesn’t time it that well and the ball goes high up in the air. Woakes gets under the ball near long on and takes a safe catch. Pretty good knock nevertheless. Ind 381/8, lead by 98 runs.WICKET! Jadeja perishes for 90, caught on the fence by Woakes off Rashid. India 381-8, lead by 98 #INDvENGLive: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/zbQQft7qMd England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201612.42 IST: Woakes to Jadeja, FOUR!!!! Jadeja on the charge! Short of a length ball on off, Jadeja comes forward and hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary to end the over as well. Kohli has a smile on his face, Jadeja moves to 89. advertisement3rd Test. 121.6: C Woakes to R Jadeja (89), 4 runs, 379/7 https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201612.39 IST: Woakes to Jadeja, FOUR!!! Hat-trick of boundaries! Fuller length ball outside off, Ravindra Jadeja hits it through the mid on region for another boundary.3rd Test. 121.3: C Woakes to R Jadeja (85), 4 runs, 375/7 https://t.co/XCN10YdeFc #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201612.39 IST: Woakes to Jadeja, FOUR!! Two in two! Tad short outside off, Jadeja cuts it through the backward point and gets another boundary.3rd Test. 121.2: C Woakes to R Jadeja (81), 4 runs, 371/7 https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201612.39 IST: Woakes to Jadeja, FOUR! Lovely shot! Fuller length ball outside off, Jadeja comes forward and heaves it down the ground through mid on for a boundary. 3rd Test. 121.1: C Woakes to R Jadeja (77), 4 runs, 367/7 https://t.co/XCN10YdeFc #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201612.15 IST: Play commences post lunch with India reaching 358/7, lead England by 75 runs11.33 IST: India 354/7 at lunch, lead England (283) by 71. Jadeja 70*, Ashwin 72, Stokes 3/65 At Lunch on Day 3 #TeamIndia are 354/7 (Jadeja 70*,Jayant 26*),lead #ENG (283) by 71 runs. #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/j2VSTPYQiW BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2016A good session for India. They’ve managed to score 83 runs in the session for the loss of just one wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin was the only one to depart and that too was a soft dismissal in hindsight. But Jadeja continued the good work and along with Jayant Yadav, stitched an unbeaten 53-run partnership to give the home side a lead of 71 runs. 11.33 IST: A Rashid to Yadav, Full and attacking the stumps, Jayant Yadav pushes it back to the bowler. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 3! LUNCH India are 354-7 & their lead is now a dangerous 71. A big afternoon session needed here #INDvENGCatch up: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/gWhOKhmvXH England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201611.26 IST: Fifty-run stand comes up between Jadeja (68*) and Jayant (25*). Ind 351/7, lead by 68 runs11.11 IST: India 339/7, lead England (283) runs. Jadeja 60*, Jayant 22*. Partnership: 38 (73 balls).10.42 IST: Rashid to Jadeja, Fifty up for Jadeja. And he celebrates with a ninja-like, like he swinging the nunchucks in his hands. He tucks it through square leg for a single and reaches the milestone. Ind 320/7, lead by 37 runs Watch @imjadeja do the traditional sword dance with his bat as he brings up his FIFTY!!! @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/z1EWOUC8ZC BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 201610.15 IST: Stokes to Ashwin, OUT!! c Buttler b Stokes 72 (113 balls) The bowling change works and it’s played out according to plan. All that protection in the off side has worked its magic. Fuller length delivery outside off, Ravichandran Ashwin leans across and drives it uppishly square on the off side. It’s straight towards Buttler at point who dives low to his left and takes a good catch. Ashwin’s gritty yet superb knock has come to an end. Ind 301/7, lead by 18 runs WICKET! Stokes does it again! Ashwin drives uppishly to Buttler at point & goes for 72. India 301-7 #INDvENGLive: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/qBfRWLAOw2 England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 201610.02 IST: Ashwin and Jadeja have added 88 runs for the 7th wicket so far. Ind 292/6, lead by 9 runs5 out of top 10 @ICC Test all-rounders are featuring in Mohali Test. Join the game here – https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK @Paytm Test #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/o4bUcqEu9V BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 20169.45 IST: Ali to Jadeja, FOUR!! He’s connected it this time and got the result he wanted. It’s a bit full and there’s some flight on it, Jadeja lofts this nicely over the mid off fielder for a boundary. India (287/6) now lead by 4 runs.3rd Test. 87.6: M Ali to R Jadeja (41), 4 runs, 287/6 https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 20169.38 IST: Moeen Ali joins Woakes in the attack and concedes 1 run. Ind 278/6, trail by 5 runs9.35 IST: Woakes’ first over of the day goes for 6 runs. Ind 277/6, trail by 6 runs9.30 IST: Woakes to Ashwin, FOUR!! Woakes with a freebie to start things off with, he angles it on the pads as Ashwin flicks this away. Gets it through the gap in the square leg region and picks up a boundary for it. Ind 275/6, trail by 8 runs3rd Test. 84.1: C Woakes to R Ashwin (61), 4 runs, 275/6 https://t.co/XCN10YuPwK #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 20169.25 IST: PITCH REPORT – Sunil Gavaskar doing the pitch report says that there are certain areas on the pitch which are slowly opening up due to the soil loosening a bit. Batting last will be difficult. However, it is still a good track to bat on. Hands up who reckons it’s a huge first hour in Mohali? ???????? #INDvENGFollow the action here: https://t.co/vBheEBdBuv pic.twitter.com/KqPgTTPy8Q England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 28, 20169.20 IST: Indian team hard at training for Day 3. Day 3 is here and @parthiv9 is warming up with the gloves #TeamIndia @Paytm Test cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/BvKTERIisS BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2016Day 2 wrap: India posted 271/6 in their first innings, trailing England by 12 runs at the end of the second day of the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium.Ravichandran Ashwin (57 batting) and Ravindra Jadeja (31 batting) were in the middle at stumps.England were all out for 283 runs in their first innings.Having mopped up the England tailenders early in the opening session, India rode on some excellent batting by skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and comeback man Parthiv Patel to dominate first two sessions before the visitors hit back with four quick wickets after tea.Kohli, who was involved in a 75-run partnership with Pujara, was the top scorer among the Indian batsmen with 62 runs off 127 balls. The usually flamboyant Indian captain played a patient knock, hitting nine boundaries before being caught behind off Ben Stokes’ bowling.Pujara posted a patient 51 off 104 balls before being sent back by legspinner Adil Rashid. Ashwin then continued his rich vein of form with the bat to ensure a positive end to the day for the hosts.Rashid was the most successful among the England bowlers with figures of 3/81 while pacer Ben Stokes, who received an ICC reprimand for his spat with Kohli on Saturday, returned 2/48.last_img read more

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World Championships: Justin Gatlin takes gold, pays respect to Usain Bolt

first_imgYears from now, Justin Gatlin will remember the bow more than the chorus of boos.OK, so Gatlin may have ruined Usain Bolt’s going-away party with his surprise win in the 100 meters at the world championships on Saturday night. Gatlin still did his best to soften the blow by bowing down to third-place finisher Bolt on his way off the track — a way of telling the people he knows what the Jamaican great has done for his sport.WATCH FULL VIDEO”I have nothing but respect for him,” said Gatlin, who, at 35, is five years Bolt’s senior. “Even with me being older than him, he’s such an inspiration for me.”Gatlin was booed at almost every turn this week in London — during introductions, at any time when his face showed up on the big screen, and never louder than when his name popped up on the top of the scoreboard as the winner in Bolt’s farewell 100-meter race at the worlds.By now, Gatlin is used to it. With his doping past — his suspension ended in 2010 — the American has long been portrayed as the bad guy set against Bolt’s charismatic, fun-loving personality.It doesn’t faze Gatlin anymore. He insisted he doesn’t care what anyone thinks and said all the boos were just background noise to him.”I stayed focused on what I had to do,” Gatlin said. “I guess because I’ve become more of a rival for Usain, that’s where the booing comes from. I didn’t get booed throughout 2010. No boos in ’11, no boos in ’12, and ’12 was here (for the London Olympics). Didn’t get boos in ’13, ’14 or ’15.advertisement”Just to be able to come back, regardless of boos, I still heard cheers.”They came from his support staff, his family, his friends.”That’s all I cared about,” he said.But about those friends — it sure is hard to be close to him and not be bothered by the hecklers.”I felt a hurt for him,” his manager Renaldo Nehemiah said. “I didn’t say anything to him, but I hurt for him. It was noticeable, obviously. Then again, I also know Justin. He was going to use that in the right way.”I said, ‘At the end of the day, Justin, no one can control what you do on the track. This is your world. It’s one lane, make the best of it.'”And so he did. He was Olympic champion in 2004, four years before Bolt’s reign, and world champion in 2017, with Bolt on the way out. Gatlin even borrowed some of Bolt’s tactics, too, surging from behind with a fantastic finishing kick to overtake Bolt and Christian Coleman, a fellow University of Tennessee product and new silver medalist. Gatlin’s time, 9.92 seconds, wasn’t all that electric. But this was all about the win.”It’s just so surreal right now,” Gatlin said. “Usain said, ‘Congratulations, you deserve it.’ And that’s from the man himself. He knows how hard I work.”Bolt paid respect, too, and said the stereotypical casting of Gatlin as a villain has grown stale.”He’s done his time and worked to be one of the best athletes,” Bolt said. “He’s one of the best competitors I’ve ever competed with. I know if I don’t show up, he’s always gonna win.”Two years ago at worlds, it almost happened.Gatlin made a tactical mistake in Beijing, going into his lean too early as Bolt won by 0.01 seconds. Hurtful as the loss was, an episode the next day during the medals ceremony was worse. Gatlin could be seen pointing toward the stands and chastising a fan. Turns out, that fan was heckling his mother.Gatlin finished runner-up to Bolt at last year’s Olympics. Given the stakes for Bolt in London, this competition figured to be a race for second.Turns out, there was more left in the tank for Gatlin, who says he has no immediate plans to retire and could be around for the 2020 Tokyo Games.”I’m going to take it year by year and race by race,” Gatlin said. “I’ll see where it takes me.”last_img read more

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Yuvraj Singh joins Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma welcomes Yuvi to City of Heroics

first_imgRohit Sharma welcomed Yuvraj Singh to the city of heroics after Mumbai Indians bought him for the base price of Rs 1 crore in the IPL 2019 Auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. Yuvraj was unsold in the first round of bidding before he was brought back later in the evening.Yuvraj had a miserable time in the 2018 IPL, managing only 65 runs from eight matches for Kings XI Punjab. He has not played for India since the ODI series in West Indies in 2017 and many wondered if he would even find a buyer for the 2019 IPL.However, Yuvraj was snapped up by three-time champions Mumbai Indians, who themselves had a poor season in 2018. They lost eight out of their 14 matches and finished fifth – thus failing to qualify for the playoffs.Welcome to the city of heroics @YUVSTRONG12 https://t.co/EiPXBKtUKORohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 19, 2018Rohit and Yuvraj are known to be close friends. In fact, when Rohit wished Yuvraj on his birthday, the latter replied with a cheeky remark in connection to Rohit Sharma’s rash shot in the first innings of the Adelaide Oval Test.Rohit is understandably thrilled with Yuvraj’s inclusion in the MI camp. Yuvraj had a poor time in the middle last year but he looks fitter now and can chip in with the ball too if needed.Besides, the Wankhede Stadium – MI’s home ground – holds a special place in Yuvraj Singh’s heart. In 2011, Yuvraj stood at the non-striker’s end when MS Dhoni hit a six to win India their second World Cup. Yuvraj was named man-of-the-series for his all-round performance.advertisementMumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said getting Yuvraj Singh for Rs 1 crore was the biggest steal in the history of IPL auctions.Also Read | Didn’t expect to get Yuvraj for Rs 1 crore, says MI owner Akash AmbaniAlso Read | Manoj Tiwary shocked after rejection, wonders what went wrongAlso Read | IPL’s youngest crorepati has a long-cherished dream: A selfie with Virat KohliAlso See:last_img read more

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Premier League: Manchester United thump Cardiff in Solskjaer’s first game in charge

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a dream start as Manchester United’s interim manager as his side turned on the style to thrash his former club Cardiff City 5-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.Goals from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and two from Jesse Lingard gave United an emphatic and a much-needed victory in the Norweigan’s first game in charge.It was the first time United had scored five since Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge in May 2013.Solskjaer, handed control after this week’s sacking of Jose Mourinho, spent a miserable nine months at Cardiff in 2014, getting them relegated from the top-flight.However, he was quickly celebrating on his return to the Welsh capital when Rashford scored with a fiercely-struck free kick from distance after three minutes.United doubled their lead before the half hour mark. Herrera was given time to unleash a right-footed shot from about 25 yards out which deflected off the head of Greg Cunningham and over the hand of goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.Cardiff got a lifeline before halftime, however, after Rashford gave away a penalty for handball and Victor Camarasa sent the spot kick into the top left corner for only his second goal of the season.Two minutes later, Martial started and finished a brilliant quick passing move to weave into the box and restore United’s two goal cushion.After the break, Cardiff defender Sol Bamba clumsily took down Lingard in the box and the forward got back to his feet to put resulting spot kick to Etheridge’s right.advertisementAnother quick passing move from United set up Lingard to round the keeper and score in the 90th minute to put the seal on an emphatic win.The result and the manner of United’s play, with Paul Pogba restored to the lineup, lifted the mood after United’s worst start for 28 years. They moved back up to sixth having briefly been displaced by Watford.”Football is easy if you have good players. This is such a great group of players. The quality is just unbelievable,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.”It’s been a tough week… it’s been loads of things swirling around their heads so the players have responded brilliantly.”Neil Warnock’s Cardiff, meanwhile, remain 17th and just two points above the relegation zone.”I thought we started well, even at 2-1 down I thought we had a chance but it’s not a penalty is it, dear me. But you can’t blame the referee,” Warnock said.”It’s very disappointing, but if you’d have told me at the beginning of the season we wouldn’t be in the bottom three at Christmas I would have snapped your hand off. So we’ve got to take the positives now.”Also Read | Challenges ahead for new Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar SolskjaerAlso Read | Manchester United announce Solskjaer as caretaker manager after Mourinho exitAlso Read | Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United after poor start to Premier League seasonlast_img read more

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Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Batshuayi from Chelsea, Leicester bag Tielemans loan deal

first_img Reuters LondonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 09:55 IST Michy Batshuayi had arrived at Chelsea from Olympique de Marseille in 2016 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBatshuayi made 20 appearances in Chelsea’s 2016-17 Premier League title-winning campaignLeicester swapped Adrien Silva with Youri Tielemans on a loan deal from AS MonacoMeanwhile, Fulham signed Serbian winger Lazar Markovic on a free transfer from LiverpoolCrystal Palace have signed Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League clubs have confirmed.Palace completed the deal for the 25-year-old Belgium striker minutes before the transfer window closed on Thursday.Batshuayi, who arrived at Chelsea from Olympique de Marseille in 2016, made 20 appearances in the London club’s 2016-17 Premier League title-winning campaign.He netted one goal in 15 La Liga appearances during a loan spell at Valencia in the first half of this season.Meanwhile, Fulham have signed Serbian winger Lazar Markovic on a free transfer from Liverpool for the remainder of the season, the London club confirmed on Friday.Fulham said Markovic, who has played 34 times for Liverpool but not once this season, was signed after being recommended by compatriot Aleksandar Mitrovic, and club owner Tony Khan said the 24-year-old would strengthen their attack.”Lazar Markovic is a gifted young player. We’re pleased to welcome him from Liverpool for the remainder of the season. He has the support of our manager,” Khan said.Fulham’s next game is a trip to Crystal Palace for a Premier League clash on Saturday.Former champions Leicester City on the other hand, signed Belgium international Youri Tielemans on loan until the end of the season from AS Monaco, with midfielder Adrien Silva moving the other way in a swap deal.Tielemans, 21, who played at last year’s World Cup in Russia, has scored five times in 20 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco this season, and is widely considered to be one of the brightest young prospects in European football.advertisement”I’m really excited to get going,” Tielemans told Leicester’s official website.”The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and when I was young, I always watched Premier League games. I’m really happy to be here and I’m excited to get started.”Tielemans started his career with Anderlecht and signed his first professional contract at the age of 16.He is the youngest Belgian to play in the Champions League and got 35 goals in 185 games in all competitions for Anderlecht over four seasons, helping them win two league titles.Also 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Michy BatshuayiFollow Lazar MarkovicFollow Youri TielemansFollow Crystal PalaceFollow Chelsea FCFollow Leicester City Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Batshuayi from Chelsea, Leicester bag Tielemans loan dealCrystal Palace completed the deal for the 25-year-old Michy Batshuayi minutes before the transfer window closed on Thursday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Ed Sheeran Van Morrison to Join Roger Daltrey and Friends in Epic

first_imgRock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Morrison and Roger Daltrey will join music superstar Ed Sheeran to headline a once-in-a-generation private concert this week in the L.A. area to benefit UCLA Health and Teen Cancer America (TCA), the national non-profit founded by Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who.The invite-only event, the fifth in a series that began a decade ago to raise awareness and funds for both programs, will include Judd Apatow serving as Master of Ceremonies and Howie Mandel serving as auctioneer for a rare collection of music memorabilia and art that will be auctioned off throughout the evening.Included in the lot is a guitar donated by The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation that experts are saying may be the most valuable ever built for a charity event. The handcrafted guitar, inspired by the Holly classic song, “Learning The Game,” is signed by 75 of the greatest living musicians including Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Brian May, Paul McCartney, Donovan, Brian Wilson, Keith Richards, Dion, Peter Frampton, Graham Nash, Don Everly and Elvis Costello, just to name a few. Peter Bradley Jr. of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation has spent the last 18 months traveling the world capturing the signatures and stories about how Holly inspired other artists, in preparation for donating the guitar to Teen Cancer America as part of a newly established partnership between the two organizations. It is expected to fetch north of $250,000 the evening of the event with some experts predicting it could approach the $1M mark.Other auction items include a mechanically and electrically refurbished Bally Pinball Wizard Machine built in 1975 to coincide with the release of the movie/rock opera “Tommy.” It has been autographed for the event by most of the stars of the film, including Daltrey, Townsend, Elton John, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, and Ann-Margret. Additional auction items include a first off the production line, limited edition The Who motorized scooter and high-value art from famed contemporary street-artist RETNA. The auction is being conducted live, and online here, by Heritage Auctions.last_img read more

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Disneys 1stquarter results beat expectations

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co.’s first-quarter net income beat expectations as higher revenue from its media networks and theme parks helped offset a weaker movie slate during the quarter.Disney is working on building its streaming offerings by buying 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $71.3 billion and launching its Disney Plus service later this year.The entertainment company’s net income fell 37 per cent to $2.79 billion, or $1.86 per share. The drop was due mainly to a hefty benefit from tax changes in the prior-year quarter. Excluding one-time items, net income totalled $1.84 per share. Analysts expected net income $1.54 per share, according to FactSet.The Burbank, California-based company’s revenue slipped less than 1 per cent to $15.3 billion from $15.35 billion last year. That beat analyst expectations of $15.16 billion.The Associated Press read more

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Prosecutor of International Criminal Court looking into recent events in Guinea

The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed today that its prosecutor is looking into last month’s events in Guinea, where at least 150 people were killed when security forces opened fire on an opposition rally.“A preliminary examination of the situation has been immediately initiated in order to determine whether crimes falling under the Court’s jurisdiction have been perpetrated,” according to a news release issued by the Court, which is an independent, permanent body that investigates and prosecutes people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.The Court said that the Prosecutor’s Office has taken note of “serious allegations” surrounding the events of 28 September in the capital, Conakry.“From the information we have received, from the pictures I have seen, women were abused or otherwise brutalized on the pitch of Conakry’s stadium, apparently by men in uniform,” said Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. “This is appalling, unacceptable. It must never happen again. Those responsible must be held accountable,” she added.Top UN officials have condemned the violent suppression of the 28 September demonstration which High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has characterized as a “blood bath.”Guinea has been a State Party to the Rome Statute, which set up the ICC, since July 2003. “As such the ICC has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide possibly committed in the territory of Guinea or by nationals of Guinea, including killings of civilians and sexual violence,” the Court stated. Other situations under preliminary examination by the ICC Prosecutor include Afghanistan, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Georgia, Kenya, and Palestine.Currently, four situations – the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and the Darfur region of Sudan – are under investigation by the Prosecutor. 15 October 2009The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed today that its prosecutor is looking into last month’s events in Guinea, where at least 150 people were killed when security forces opened fire on an opposition rally. read more

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Sierra Leone Council members urge rebel group to fully join in disarmament

Although the DDR programme was progressing reasonably well, Council members expressed concern about the slow progress of the RUF’s disarmament in Bombali district, according to Ambassador Richard Ryan of Ireland, which holds the rotating Presidency of the 15-member body for the month of October. “The members of the Council continue to urge the RUF – and the Civil Defence Force – to participate fully in the DDR programme,” he told reporters. “This is essential to the long-term stability of Sierra Leone.”Ambassador Ryan said concerns raised by the RUF were being addressed but added that they were no excuse for the rebel group to delay the DDR process. The RUF has the opportunity to air such concerns in the tripartite forum meetings which bring it together with the UN Mission in the country (UNAMSIL) and the Government of Sierra Leone. The next such meeting will be held on 11 October, he said.Council members also urged donors to contribute to the trust fund for the DDR programme, Ambassador Ryan said, welcoming the recently announced contributions of Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. read more

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Top police officer facing criminal probe over evidence given in fatal shooting

A top police officer is facing possible criminal charges over evidence he gave in a fatal shooting case, the police watchdog said.An investigation was launched after concerns were raised about evidence given by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Assistant Chief Constable Steven Heywood at a public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, who was fatally shot by a firearms officer in 2012.The Independent Office for Police Conduct has now referred its findings to the Crown Prosecution Service as there is “an indication that ACC Heywood may have committed a criminal offence”.Some of ACC Haywood’s notes in a log book may have been written after the shooting, it has been claimed , and not necessarily contemporaneous. He has previously admitted and apologised for his record-keeping, but strongly denies misleading the inquiry.“This was not any great conspiracy from Greater Manchester Police,” he told the hearing. “This is my personal failing as a firearms commander for not doing the paperwork.” The watchdog will consider publishing the findings of its investigations following the publication of the findings of the inquiry and the conclusion of any related proceedings.The public inquiry into the death of Mr Grainger, 36, from Bolton, began in January last year and heard officers relied on out-of-date intelligence and inaccurate briefings. The father-of-two was shot by a firearms officer through the windscreen of a stolen Audi in a car park in Culcheth, Cheshire, on March 3 2012.A GMP spokesman said: “We have received the reports and recommendations from the IOPC related to two serving police officers and now will consider the findings before responding.”It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage.” In reviewing the evidence, we have decided that there is an indication that ACC Heywood may have committed a criminal offenceIOPC statement “Our report, along with supportive evidence, has been shared with the CPS to consider if the following offences have been committed: perverting the course of justice, and misconduct in public office.”The IOPC also investigated Detective Chief Inspector Robert Cousen, who gave evidence to the inquiry as senior investigating officer, but the spokesman said there was no indication Mr Cousen had committed a criminal offence. Anthony Grainger was shot dead by a firearms officer in 2012 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. An IOPC spokesman said: “Our investigation looked at the evidence given by Assistant Chief Constable Steven Heywood at the inquiry, particularly in relation to how he recorded information in his police log book.”In reviewing the evidence, we have decided that there is an indication that ACC Heywood may have committed a criminal offence. Anthony Grainger was shot dead by a firearms officer in 2012 read more

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Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

first_imgA LOBBY GROUP based in the west of Ireland has called on the government to back proposals that will protect the future Ireland West Airport at Knock in Mayo.The Council for the West lobby group wants the government to invest some €75 million in the airport over the next five years in a bid to secure the jobs of the 150 people directly employed at the airport.The council claims that this employment supports an additional 900 jobs in the region and provides an annual tourism and related spend of €117 million in the west of Ireland.The future of the airport is currently being studied by an Oireachtas committee.Ireland West Airport has put forward proposals to the government to secure what it calls an “expansion in routes and aviation related business” on foot of plans announced for Shannon Airport last year.These plans included the merging of Shannon Airport and Shannon Development with the creation of 850 new jobs in a bid to make the loss-making airport profitable again and increase passenger numbers.Ireland West Airport has estimated the total cost of this package for Shannon Airport is some €300 million including €100 million of debt financing and is concerned that this will be at the expense of the facility in Knock.The Council for the West said that government policy should be developed in a way that is fair to both airports and it hopes a process outlining a timetable of development for the airport can be concluded by the end of June this year.“The Government has recently received excellent proposals from Ireland West Airport,” said Sean Hannick, chairperson of the Council for the West.“These proposals should be supported and we believe there should be a high-level implementation plan setting out how the Government particularly can assist Ireland West Airport in securing its aviation, enterprise and regional development objectives.”Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Transport Minister Leo Varadkar met with officials from Ireland West Airport in January and agreed that a study should be carried out to develop “strategic growth options for the airport”.The study is being chaired by local Fine Gael TD John O’Mahoney who is also the deputy chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee. The report is due to be presented to government at the end of May.Previously: Ireland West Airport Knock threatens legal challenge over Shannon planslast_img read more

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Android vs iOS vs Windows Phone 7 A mobile showdown

first_imgIf you’re a first-time smartphone shopper or a current smartphone shopper approaching an upgrade, you may be curious about the mobile platforms that are available. Everyone knows about the iPhone and iPad, and everyone knows about “Droids” (Android is the platform, Droid is one specific brand on Verizon). Often overlooked is the newcomer, Windows Phone. How do the three mobile operating systems stack up?We broke down the three platforms into some of the most distinct categories so you can better understand the differences between them. Let’s take a look…Total DevicesBefore delving into the specifics of each operating system, one of the most important things to know is how many devices you’ll have to choose from. The freely distributed Android has the most devices by a wide margin, in fact there are so many that it’s impossible to get an accurate number.At the time of publication, there are just under 100 Android devices from some of the biggest manufacturers: Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Acer. But when you add Asus, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toshiba, and a billion generic or near-generic manufacturers, that total is easily into the hundreds.Meanwhile the younger Windows Phone currently tallies 20 devices, and less-is-more iOS is only available on the 11 models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Total appsiOS leads the way with apps. Not only are there more apps in the App Store than in the Android Market, but there is generally more quality and less junk on Apple’s platform (a highly unscientific observation). This could be changing, as the flood of Android devices has led to the lion’s share of the smartphone market. While analysts have been predicting that Android will catch up for over a year now, it hasn’t happened.The Windows Phone Marketplace is the newest of the three platforms, and hasn’t yet found the mass adoption of iOS or Android. When viewed from that light, 43,000+ isn’t a bad number of apps for Microsoft’s mobile platform.Tablet-optimized appsIt’s no coincidence that the market-dominating iPad has the most tablet-optimized apps. Android tablets have been stuck in a vicious Catch-22, where they aren’t selling because they don’t have as many apps, but developers aren’t making apps because they aren’t selling. That will likely change soon (thanks in no small part to the Kindle Fire), but right now the iPad’s app library is utterly dominant.It’s worth noting that the iPad and Android tablets can all run smaller-screen phone apps, but they look better on Android than they do on iOS. The iPad doubles the pixels of iPhone apps, making them look as pixelated as an Atari game (not really, but they definitely don’t look great). While most Android phone apps don’t look so hot stretched to fit a large display, they still look much better than iPhone apps on the iPad. Taking this into consideration, Android tablets have a bit more software support than the above figures suggest.Windows Phone doesn’t run on tablets, instead Microsoft is preparing Windows 8 for future tablets.Unapproved 3rd party appsCasual users may not worry about this stat, but if you want maximum freedom in the software you install, you’ll want to pay attention. Apple and Microsoft both employ the walled garden approach, with apps needing to go through an approval process before being made available for iOS or Windows Phone. The Android Market, meanwhile, allows most anything (aside from malicious content) and you can also install 3rd party apps by sideloading or downloading from the web.iOS and Windows Phone devices require a jailbreak (hack) in order to install unapproved apps. Some Android apps that need core system permissions will require a rooted device, but Android is the obvious victor in terms of app freedom.You can argue that Android’s psuedo-open approach also has downfalls, like a glut of crap apps and less protection from malware, but that’s a debate for another time.4GAndroid is the (present moment) king of 4G. It was first to 4G with Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G, first to LTE with Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt, and has tons of phones available on all 4G networks.It’s a stretch to say iOS has 4G, but the AT&T version of the iPhone 4S is capable of HSPA+ 14.4Mbps speeds, same as the Motorola Atrix, LG Thrill, and HTC Inspire on Android.Windows Phone has three 4G devices, the Samsung Focus S 4G, Samsung Focus Flash 4G, and HTC Radar 4G. Each runs on either AT&T’s or T-Mobile’s HSPA+ networks.This will change soon, as the next iPhone will probably adopt LTE, and Windows Phone will also eventually expand into that realm.One downside to consider is that LTE devices aren’t, at this moment, particularly battery-friendly. It’s slowly improving, but runtime is a concern on every LTE device on the market.Cloud integrationOne of the buzzwords of 2011, the cloud lets you store your data on remote servers. It can save precious flash storage and help you to effortlessly keep multiple devices in sync. Google is no stranger to the cloud, with Gmail and its numerous free web-based services (Google Music, Google Docs, Google Voice). Aside from contact syncing and limited app backups, Android doesn’t have an integrated cloud service. Android users can, however, use third-party apps like Dropbox or Box.net to access cloud files.Introduced in this Fall’s iOS 5 release, iCloud serves less as direct file storage and more as an invisible syncing of content. Photos, music, contacts, reminders, browser bookmarks, notes, documents, calendar events, and some third-party app content will all stay synced up between iOS devices and Macs. You can also backup your entire device via iCloud. Defined by the lack of effort it requires, iCloud is easily the most advanced — yet simple — cloud service for any device.Microsoft’s SkyDrive is its cloud service, but it isn’t nearly as seamless as iCloud. It doesn’t even come preinstalled on Windows Phone, requiring a marketplace download. Like third-party service Dropbox, SkyDrive is more of a file locker than an invisible syncing service. It requires manual file transfers, so photos, documents, and other data won’t invisibly sync in the background like they do in iCloud.Voice controlAndroid and Windows Phone have had limited voice control for ages, but Apple stole their thunder with the arrival of Siri.Google is reportedly scrambling to come up with its own answer to Siri, but right now Apple’s assistant is in a different league than Android Voice Commands or Microsoft’s Tellme. While the other two platforms allow for dictation and specific voice commands, Siri lets you speak in natural language. It isn’t perfect, and it will improve over the next few years, but it’s more far-reaching, it creates the illusion of a conversation, and it rids you of the burden of memorizing specific commands.The only catch with Siri is that, at this moment, it’s only available on the iPhone 4S. By this time next year, though, Siri will likely be on the iPad 3, iPhone 5, and possibly a new iPod touch. It’s unknown whether Apple will retroactively port Siri to the iPhone 4 and other older devices, but we wouldn’t bet on it.MultitaskingWhile they use different methods, all three platforms now have multitasking. Power users will insist that only Android offers true multitasking, but for most of us, the app-switching experience will be the same on iOS and Windows Phone.All offer switching between apps — playing music, GPS navigation, VoIP calls, email notifications, and many other tasks to happen in the background.NavigationAll platforms offer a variety of voiced turn-by-turn GPS navigation options, but Android has a big advantage. Google Maps Navigation, which is excellent and integrated with Android Voice Commands, is free. There is a growing number of free and cheap navigation apps for all platforms, but few rival Google’s service.SearchBeing Google’s platform, Android is tied to Google search. Few people have a problem with that. Being Microsoft’s platform, Windows Phone is tied to Bing. Many people would have a problem with that.While those platforms offer search that is integrated into the OS, iOS requires you to open the browser to search. The caveat to add is that iPhone 4S owners can search the web from anywhere by querying Siri to “search the web for ___.’ iOS defaults to Google, but also gives you the option to switch the default search engine to Yahoo! or Bing.Continued on page two… 1 2last_img read more

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Protests in Greece follow Golden Dawn killing

first_imgDemonstrations are happening across Greece by anti-fascists groups following the killing of a left-wing activist by a suspected neo-Nazi.A 45-year-old man has allegedly confessed to stabbing of left wing musician Pavlos Fyssas. The suspect is a supporter of far-right party Golden Dawn, which is blamed for a tide of attacks on immigrants.Greece’s deputy PM said it must now be treated as a “criminal organisation”.Evangelos Venizelos, who is the head of the Pasok socialist party, the junior party in the coalition government, said Golden Dawn had “violence as its priority”.He and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have agreed to use all available legal powers to crack down on the movement, Greek daily Kathimerini reports.Golden Dawn has denied any connection with the killing and has turned on its accusers, calling them “miserable and wretched not only because of their brazen lies and slander but because they are exploiting a tragic event for politicking, to win votes and to divide Greek society”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Doodle Karl Fabergé le joaillier qui a changé les oeufs en oeuvre

first_imgDoodle : Karl Fabergé, le joaillier qui a changé les oeufs en oeuvre d’artAujourd’hui, 30 mai, Google a décidé de rendre hommage au célèbre joaillier russe Karl Fabergé créateur des mondialement connus Oeufs de Fabergé. Des bijoux en forme d’oeufs de Pâques ornés de métaux et de pierres précieuses. Karl Fabergé est né il y a tout juste 166 ans. C’est désormais devenu une tradition, chaque jour que les équipes de Google sont inspirées, elles remplacent le fameux logo du géant américain par un Doodle tout à fait original et censé rendre hommage à une personne célèbre. Alors il faut bien l’avouer, certains Doodle sont de vraies devinettes qui demandent de se creuser la tête pour comprendre à qui Google a bien pu penser. Mais cette fois-ci, impossible de ne pas le deviner car les objets qui remplacent aujourd’hui les fameuses lettres parlent d’eux-mêmes : des oeufs ornés de mille couleurs et trônant sur des petits piédestaux. Ça ne vous dit rien ? Des bijoux oeufs de Pâques ? En ce 30 mai, c’est en effet à Karl Fabergé, le célèbre joaillier russe que Google a décidé de rendre hommage.  Né le 30 mai 1846 à Saint-Pétersbourg en Russie, Karl Fabergé, de son vrai nom Pierre-Karl Fabergé est le fils d’un joaillier d’origine française Gustave Fabergé et de la Danoise Charlotte Jungstedt. Dès son plus jeune âge, Pierre-Karl est ainsi rapidement plongé dans le monde de la joaillerie et passe le plus clair de son enfance dans la boutique que son père a ouvert à son compte en 1842 à Saint-Pétersbourg. Toutefois, en 1860, la famille déménage à Dresde en Allemagne où Pierre-Karl alors âgé de 18 ans va entamer des études à l’Ecole des Arts et métiers. Comme le font à l’époque de nombreux jeunes gens, l’étudiant décide en 1864 d’entamer un Grand Tour afin de parfaire sa formation. Un long voyage qu’il choisit de réaliser en Europe et au cours duquel il va rencontrer plusieurs orfèvres réputés en Allemagne, en Angleterre et en France. Ce n’est alors qu’en 1872 que Pierre-Karl âgé de 26 ans revient à Saint-Pétersbourg où il épouse une jeune femme du nom de Augusta Julia Jacobs. Bien décidé à continuer d’approfondir sa formation, Fabergé se rapproche de l’artisan Hiskias Pendin, employé par son père qui devient un peu son mentor.Fabergé devient Maitre d’oeuvreEn 1870, Pierre-Karl reprend les rênes de la maison Fabergé toujours aidé par Hiskias Pendin. Toutefois, ce dernier décède quelques années plus tard et laisse le fils Fabergé seul à la tête de la société. Fort de ces années de formation, celui-ci reçoit néanmoins le titre de Maitre d’orfèvre. Ceci lui permet d’utiliser son propre poinçon en plus de celui de l’entreprise et marque ainsi un véritable tournant dans la carrière du joaillier. Peu à peu, la maison Fabergé diversifie ses créations et se met à fabriquer des objets fantaisies en plus des bijoux. En 1882, Karl et son frère Agathon font sensation à l’exposition pan-russe qui se tient à Moscou et à l’issue de laquelle le premier reçoit la médaille d’or de l’Exposition et la médaille de Saint-Stanislas. Néanmoins, au cours de cette même exposition, Karl Fabergé fait également une rencontre qui va s’avérer déterminante dans sa carrière : émerveillé par le travail du joaillier, le Tsar Alexandre III lui commande des boutons de manchettes en forme de cigales. Une commande que le créateur va s’empresser de satisfaire tout comme celles qui vont suivre.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Deux ans plus tard, Karl Fabergé se voit accorder le privilège de devenir le fournisseur de la Cour impériale, ce qui le place en concurrence directe du bijoutier suédois Bolin. Mais le joaillier russe fait largement ses preuves et se fait également reconnaitre au cours des années suivantes par les cours d’Angleterre, de Thaïlande, de Suède et de Norvège. C’est néanmoins en 1985 que Fabergé crée l’une de ces oeuvres les plus célèbres : cette année-là, il fabrique le premier Oeuf de Pâques que le Tsar Alexandre III offre à sa femme Marie Fiodorovna. Bien plus qu’un simple oeuf, l’objet cache en fait une poule multicolore en or, avec à l’intérieur une couronne, et dans la couronne un petit œuf en rubis.Cinquante oeufs créés pour les tsars de Russie L’impératrice est alors tellement ravie que le tsar décide de commander pour elle chaque année un oeuf de Fabergé. Une tradition que va prolonger son fils Nicolas II en commandant deux oeufs tous les ans. Au total, cinquante oeufs impériaux seront créés à partir de pierres semi-précieuses, d’émaux et de métaux nobles qui fournissent ainsi de riches ornements multicolores. Multipliant les commandes, la maison fabrique en 1914 plus de 100.000 pièces et ouvre deux autres magasins, un à Moscou et un à Odessa en Ukraine. En 1918, toutefois, Karl Fabergé quitte la Russie après que le comité des employés de la coopérative K. Fabergé a pris la direction de la société. Le joaillier meurt deux ans plus tard à l’âge de 72 ans à Lausanne en Suisse. Aujourd’hui, le nom comme les oeuvres créatives et multicolores de Karl Fabergé constituent encore une référence dans le monde de la joaillerie. A tel point, qu’il n’est pas rare de voir dans des films ou d’autres oeuvres des clins d’oeil aux fameux oeufs de Fabergé. En novembre 2007, l’un des oeufs du créateur baptisé Rothschild et créé en 1902 s’est d’ailleurs vendu pour pas moins de 12,5 millions d’euros à des enchères tenues à la maison de vente Christie’s.Le 30 mai 2012 à 12:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Susos failed new role at AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that his plan to move Suso from the right wing into a support striker role failedThe Rossoneri were held to another draw against Torino on Wednesday night with Milan having now failed to win in their past five matches in what has been a challenging month for Gattuso’s side against the likes of Juventus, local rivals Inter Milan, and Napoli.After Lorenzo De Silvestri’s equaliser in the 70th minute for Torino, Gattuso moved Suso to the role of a support striker in a late bid to snatch the three points. However, the move failed to pay off and the head coach admitted his disappointment.“I tried to play Suso as an attacking midfielder but sometimes you also need to see how a player reacts to something new. Sometimes if the players are struggling to do something new it’s better to stick to the plan and do what we can.” said the Italian, according to Calcio Mercato.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.Despite the failed move, Suso has had an impressive season at the San Siro and has scored eight goals and made five assists in his 42 appearances in all competitions.The Spaniard has recently reportedly caught the interest of Liverpool with the media in England suggesting that the 24 year-old will complete a move to Anfield in the summer.last_img read more

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After Border Visit Shanahan Seems Supportive of Emergency Declaration

first_imgPhoto by CBS News ADC AUTHOR DOD may commit to help with border construction projects for two to three years, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Saturday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas, according to a DOD transcript.Shanahan is tasked with finding defense budget money to pay for a border wall following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Shanahan said that after being on the ground, he does see a role for DOD and wants to make sure that’s more than quick triage.One reporter asked if that would interfere with other defense priorities.“Well it’s a priority of the Commander-In-Chief,” Shanahan said. “When you look at the DOD mission, it’s not a traditional mission for us. There’s been a history over… a number of administrations where DOD supports DHS so… it’s not a new precedent.”Here are additional developments on the President’s emergency declaration:Military construction projects that were scheduled to start later this year are the ones most likely to be put on hold to divert money to the border wall, according to Military Times.The House is expected to pass a resolution Tuesday that states formal opposition to the emergency declaration, as USA Today It would trigger a vote in the Senate within 18 days.Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told KTUU-TV that she would support the Democrats’ resolution. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) indicated last week she would also support it.AP breaks down the resolution and looks at which other Senate Republicans could help the resolution pass, though it’s unlikely to be enough to overturn a promised veto.Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), just back from a two-week Guard deployment to the border, said he agrees it is an emergency that goes beyond immigration. “It’s a security threat, with the amount of drugs coming over the border and the human trafficking that I’ve seen,” he said Sunday on Face the Nation.last_img read more

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Mancherial She Teams to protect women

first_imgMancherial: She Teams are working for the protection and safety of women under Ramagundam Police Commissionerate, stated Inspector Edla Mahesh while speaking at an awareness programme on women’s protection at Singareni Degree College under Mandamarri police station limits in Mancherial district on Thursday. He warned that strict action will be taken on those, who causes trouble to women. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Addressing the students, Police Inspector Mahesh said that parents from middleclass and poor background work hard so as to provide good education to their children. So, it is the responsibility of the students to study well to secure a good future and to get good name to their parents. He told the students not to tread on bad path and not to become prey for bad habits, which will ruin not only their career but also their lives. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us At the same time, he told the parents also to keep a check on their wards’ studies. He asked the students to Dial 100 when anyone teases girls in colleges, near bus stops, shopping malls and the police will reach within five to ten minutes and nab the culprits. He assured that the phone numbers of the informers will not be revealed. Mandamarri SI Shiva Kumar, college staff, She Team members, students and others were present at the programme.last_img read more

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Rajbahadur Venkat Ram Reddy remembered on his jayanti in

first_imgWanaparthy: The birth anniversary of late Rajbahadur Venkat Ram Reddy, who is fondly remembered as Kotwal (Police Commissioner) of Hyderabad during the reign of Nizam, was celebrated with grand fervour at his birthplace in Rayanipet village of Kottakota mandal in Wanaparthy district on Thursday.Taking part in the programme, Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy visited Rayanipet village and garlanded the statue of Rajbahadur Venkat Ram Reddy and stated that he was a great visionary leader who had excelled in maintaining law and order during the Nizam rule. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, the Agriculture Minister said that Rajbahadur Venkat Ram Reddy was the first Hindu Kotwal of Kingdom of Hyderabad in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is said that during the rule of Nizam, the Kotwal post was a powerful position and it was usually held by Muslims. However, Nizam was impressed with the excellent calibre of Reddy had let him in the post for about 14 years. Being a Hindu from the Muslim majority administration, Reddy commanded a great respect among the public for his outstanding administration. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “We are proud to have such great leaders from Wanaparthy district even during Nizams time. We need to remember the past leaders who excelled even during adversaries as it will give inspiration to the future generations,” said the Minister. Rajbahadur Venkat Ram Reddy was born in August 1869 in Rayanipet village of Wanaparthy Samsthan in Kingdom of Hyderabad (now Mahbubnagar district). His father was the head of some eight villages and was well off. He was the grand nephew of the then Raja of Wanaparthy. The Raja of Wanaparthy had employed a Catholic teacher to educate some of his boys. He was educated in his village and then at Wanaparthy where he became a classmate of Raja Rameshwar Rao 2, the Raja of Wanaparthy.last_img read more

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