Crude bomb found in train

first_imgA crude bomb was on Thursday recovered from the Amritsar-—bound Akal Takth Express here by the Government Railway Police (GRP).The GRP stopped the train at Akbarganj Railway Station to check after it had received information about a bomb on the train, an official said.“ On checking a ‘sulti bomb’ (crude bomb) was found in a packet with two lighters and a letter in the train,” a police officer said.The train was going to Amritsar from Kolkata and was stopped after the GRP, Charbagh in Lucknow, got the information, the official said.The bomb was found on the train at 1.17 am and it was defused, after which the train left the Akbarganj Railway Station, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) B C Dubey said.The bomb has been sent for forensic examination and the matter is being investigated.last_img read more

UAAP football: Zubiri’s late strike propels La Salle into Final Four

first_imgHontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I feel amazing right now,” said Zubiri in a television interview.Meanwhile, defending champion University of the Philippines barged into the final four after blanking also-ran University of the East, 3-0, in the morning’s match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Fighting Maroons finished second in the table with 26 points and set up a showdown with no. 3 Archers in the knockout semifinals next week at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The loss dropped the Tamaraws to fourth spot at 24 points.  FEU will take on elimination round topnotcher Ateneo in the other Final Four pairing. Eyes on the prize: Final Four return just first step to ultimate goal for Tigresses Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MANILA, Philipines–Rookie Xavi Zubiri’s late goal carried De La Salle to a thrilling 1-0 win over Far Eastern University that clinched the last Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament Thursrday.Coming off the bench, Zubiri scored his first-ever UAAP goal—and De La Salle’s biggest of the season—from close range in stoppage time, giving the Green Archers 25 points and eliminating University of Santo Tomas from the Final Four race.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Nick Kyrgios thinks ban will help him push for top 10 in 2017

first_imgAustralian world number 13 Nick Kyrgios thinks his ATP-imposed suspension will stand him in good stead when he makes a push for the top 10 next season.The 21-year-old rose to a career high ranking this year but his tour season ended with a $25,000 fine and a two-month ban from the ATP for not trying in a match at the Shanghai Masters.The ban was reduced to three weeks after he agreed to see a sports psychologist.”The ATP wanted me to see a psychologist to help me out and I’ve been doing that,” Kyrgios told Fox Sports after helping the Singapore Slammers to the Indian Premier League Tennis title in Hyderabad on Sunday.”It’s actually been good, just relaxing a little bit, spending more time with my family and my girlfriend as well.”So the suspension, one way to look at it, is getting more time off with the people you love and I’ve been training as well, so it’s set me up in good stead for 2017.”Obviously I wouldnt have wanted to get suspended but it gave me time to think about and analyse what Ive got to get better at.”The tempestuous Kyrgios, Australia’s brightest hope of a men’s grand slam champion since Lleyton Hewitt, clinched his first three titles this year in Atlanta, Marseille and Tokyo.He also dubbed his effort losing to Andy Murray at Wimbledon as “pretty pathetic”, however, and withdrew himself from contention for the Olympics after a public slanging match with Australia’s team leader for the Rio Games.advertisementA week after his Tokyo triumph, he clashed with fans as well as the chair umpire at the Shanghai Masters and walked off court midway through a point against Mischa Zverev.”It’s been a rollercoaster, we had a lot of highs, a lot of lows,” Kyrgios added.”But ultimately, my ranking jumped from about 30 to 13, so that’s a successful year.”I’ve got a couple of guys in my team who hopefully can help me push for that top 10 spot next year.”It was a fun year. I did a lot of fun things. I got Australia back in the world group of the Davis Cup, won a couple of titles, so it’s been a good year so hopefully I can back it up in 2017.”last_img read more

Over 18K runners for 7th Vasai-Virar Mayors Marathon

first_imgMumbai, Dec 6 (PTI) Defending champion Rashpal Singh of the Army Sports Institute and last years runner-up Pankaj Dhaka will lead the field of 36 top long distance male and female athletes in the 7th Indiabulls Home Loans Vasai Virar Mayors Marathon.The Marathon will be flagged off from two different locations in Virar and Vasai on December 10, a media release issued here said.Over 18,000 participants, among them 740 full Marathoners, more than 4000 half marathoners and over 2,000 participants for the 11 km, will take part in the event, the release added.The total prize money for the Marathon is in excess of Rs 40 lakh. The winner of the full marathon for men will stand to gain Rs 2.50 lakh, while the male and female winners of the half marathon will be richer by Rs 1.25 lakh each.Rashpal has been in good form this year, having recorded his personal best of 2:20.23 at the National Marathon in Delhi.The mens half marathon will be spearheaded by Kalidas Hirave, who has a seasons best timing of 1:03.27 clocked while winning the BSF Half Marathon in Delhi.The women?s half marathon should see a stiff competition between Swati Gadhave and Monika Atahare. The other strong contenders are Monika Raut, Meenakshi Patil and Manisha Salunkhe. PTI NRB KRKlast_img read more

IPL 2017, KXIP vs SRH Highlights: This is how Shaun Marsh’s 84 couldn’t save the day for Punjab

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the IS Bindra Stadium on Friday.Chasing 208, Punjab were restricted to 181/9 with Shaun Marsh (84), Eoin Morgan (26) and Martin Guptill (23) the only big contributors.For Hyderabad, Siddharth Kaul and Ashish Nehra scalped three wickets each while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets for 27 runs. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)HIGHLIGHTS: PUNJAB INNINGS: That’s all folks. Get more IPL stories here.#IPL Match 33: @SunRisers 207/3 beat @lionsdenkxip 181/9 by 26 runs. Relive the match here – https://t.co/We2KL6baRN #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/iEaX2LoWw4- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201723. 43 IST: Punjab skipper, Glenn Maxwell is disappointed with the loss. Adds they were sloppy on the field as well as with the ball. Agrees good players do make you pay for the dropped chances. Feels they didn’t get off to a good start which had a lot of tame dismissals. On Marsh, he says he’s someone who’s doing it since many years for Punjab. Is happy to see him striking the ball well. Hopes they do the basics right in the next game.23.42 IST: Shaun Marsh, however, had other plans. He stood tall and looked to build partnership with Eoin Morgan. The duo added 73 runs before the Englishman holed out. Marsh still carried on but the asking rate got the better of him in the end. Hyderabad were clinical with their bowling. Their three pacers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra and Siddarth Kaul shared 8 wickets among them. Rashid Khan once again was exceptional and ended with the figures of 4-0-16-1 and that too in a high scoring game. He has been such a revelation for them.advertisementPunjab Innings:23.31 IST: Hyderabad win by 26 runs against Punjab. Hyderabad win their first game away from home this season. Solid knocks from their top order helped them to post a total of 207. With such a huge target to get, Punjab needed to get off to a flier. Martin Guptill tried to provide that but departed just when got in his rhythm. Manan Vohra failed to replicate his heroics of the reverse encounter and losing skipper for a nought made the matter even worse.Here’s the summary for today’s game. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/8qjaTQgIxc- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 2017AND VICTORY! Our first away win by 26 runs against the Kings. Here’s to the #RiseOfOrange#OrangeArmy #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201723.28 IST: OUT! Anureet Singh falls on the last ball. Nehra doles out a low full toss outside off, Anureet Singh connects one but it’s straight down the throat of Williamson at long off who takes it with ease. KXIP : 181/9 (20 overs)Match 33. 19.6: WICKET! Anureet Singh (15) is out, c Kane Williamson b Ashish Nehra, 181/9 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201723.26 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs from the bat of Ishant Shrama.23.24 IST: OUT! Nehra balls the last over, gets the wicket of Mohit Sharma. Mohit Sharma looks to loft it over the off side but ends up slicing it in the air. Deepak Hooda in the deep doesn’t miss out. Easily taken!That’s the 8 nail in the coffin. Nehra strikes, and @imDeepakHooda takes his 3rd catch.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201723.23 IST: Punjab need 33 off 6 balls. KXIP: 175/7 (19 overs)23.22 IST: FOUR! Anureet Singh slices it for a boundary. Length delivery outside off, Mohit Sharma looks to slap at it but gets an outside edge which goes right between point and short third man for a boundary.23.21 IST: Punjab need 41 of 12 balls .We need 41 runs off just 12 deliveries. At least give it a go Sheron!#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201723.18 IST: FOUR! Anureet Singh finds the gap. Kaul doles out a full toss, dipping in, Anureet Singh doesn’t miss out. He swings with all his might towards square leg for a boundary. KXIP: 167/7 (18 overs)23.17 IST: OUT! Siddarth Kaul sends Axar Patel packing for the night. A length ball on middle, Axar Patel tries clearing the straight boundary but doesn’t get enough meat behind it. It goes high in the air and Warner from long off calls for it. He settles under it and takes it easily.7 down for the Kings. @sidkaul22 strikes with a slower to have #DavidWarner take a good catch.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201723.14 IST: Dropped! Williamson drops Axar Patel. 23.11 IST: FOUR! Axar Patel drives it. Nehra overpitches it on off, Axar absolutely drills it through extra cover for back-to-back boundaries. KXIP: 158/6 (17 overs)23.10 IST: FOUR! Axar Patel will take runs any way they come. Length delivery, sprayed wide outside off, Patel throws his bat at it. Gets a thick edge which goes past Ojha’s left to the keeper for a boundary.advertisement23.08 IST: Nehra is brought back by captain Warner.Nehra is into the attack!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201723.07 IST: Bhuvneshwar’s over ends with Punjab’s score at 146/6 (16 overs)23.04 IST: Strategic time-out23.03 IST: OUT! Marsh finally is caught in the deep. Shaun Marsh is out of here! It’s Hooda who dropped him earlier and he’s the one who takes it this time. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with another breakthrough! He bowls a knuckle ball on middle, Marsh looks to go big as he had no option. Miscues it high in the night sky towards mid-wicket and Deepak Hooda settles under it calmly. A monstrous innings from Shaun-the-run-machine-Marsh comes to an end!Wicket. Nooooo, that is the big wicket of @shaunmarsh9. He is caught at mid-wicket as he tries to go big ??.144/6 off 15.4 overs#KXIPvSRH- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201723.00 IST: FOUR! Marsh guides it to the ropes. Shaun the man! Kumar angles it away outside off, Marsh reaches out, takes it on the full and slices it behind point for a boundary to the start the over. If he stays, the game is on, it is certainly.22.57 IST: OUT! Saha has to depart. Short of a length delivery on middle, Saha looks to pull it away on the leg side but gets an inside edge which cannons on to the stumps. Nothing delivery that but Kaul will take it. KXIP: 138/5 (15 overs) Wicket. @Wriddhipops is out, not what we want, as he misses the pull shot & is bowled.138/5 off 15 overs.#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201722.55 IST: FOUR! Dropped! It’s David Warner who’s feeling the pressure! Back of a length ball on middle, Shaun Marsh wallops it with a pull to deep mid-wicket. Warner stationed there looks to take a reverse cup catch over his head but the ball bursts through and goes to the fence behind. Some luck for Shaun here! Can he make the most of it?22.54 IST: SIX! Marsh inside -out over cover. Length ball outside off, Marsh makes room and lofts it cleanly over extra cover for a maximum all the way. He’s keeping the crowd on its toes.A big 6? from @shaunmarsh9 over cover followed by a 4? through mid-wicket as another catch is dropped!136/4 off 14.4 overs.#KXIPvSRH #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201722.53 IST: FOUR! Marsh finds hte boundary ropes again. Short and outside off, Marsh slashes and slashes hard at it. Gets it through point and the dive in the deep by Hooda wasn’t enough to stop it from racing away for a boundary.22.51 IST: FOUR! Marsh keeps fighting a lone battle. Good use of the feet! Tossed up on middle, Marsh slinks down the track and goes bang towards long on for a one bounce boundary. Rashid ends with figures of – 4-016-1! KXIP: 121/4 (14 overs)advertisement22.50 IST: OUT! Rashid ends Morgan’s night. Saha walks in to bat. Deepak Hooda veils it up for the dropped chance! Tossed up around off, Morgan gets down on one knee and looks to slog sweep. Doesn’t get the elevation and Hooda this time takes it with ease. Big wicket this and it’s the man from Afghanistan who has provided the breakthrough.WICKET! @rashidkhan_19 strikes to dismiss Morgan. @imDeepakHooda makes no mistake this time. Great comeback troops! ???#OrangeArmy #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201722.47 IST: FOUR! Marshis in full flow. In the air… dropped! Deepak Hooda has spilled a skier here! Will this cost? Back of a length ball on middle, Marsh looks to pull but gets a top edge. It squirts up towards deep mid-wicket where Hooda places himself but fails to cling on to that one. To add to it the ball goes to the fence as well.Back of a length ball on middle, Shaun Marsh backs away and bashes it towards long on. Warner had no chance to stop that one. Boom! 5000 career T20 runs for Marsh.22.46 IST: FOUR! Marsh hits it and it races to the boundary. Back of a length ball on middle, Shaun Marsh backs away and bashes it towards long on. Warner had no chance to stop that one. Boom!22.45 IST: FOUR! Shaun Marsh completes his 50 off 36 balls. Fifty for Shaun! He knows the job isn’t done yet! Good length on the sticks, Marsh pulls it right between long on and mid-wicket for a boundary.22.44 IST: SIX! Morgan sends Moises Henriques’s ball well into the stands. Good length delivery outside off, Eoin Morgan slogs it away. Connection is such that is easily sails over long on for a biggie. They need many of those.22.40 IST FOUR! Beats the fielder! Drops it short and outside off, Shaun Marsh rocks back and cuts it past the diving Yuvraj at backward point for a boundary to start the over. KXIP: 96/3 (12 overs)Match 33. 11.1: R Khan to S Marsh, 4 runs, 92/3 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201722.38 IST: FOUR! Morgan repeats the feat. Similar length, similar short and similar result. Two in two for Morgan now. KXIP: 88/3 (11 overs)Two consecutive 4?’s from #EoinMorgan are just what we need, c’mon Sheron!#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201722.37 IST: FOUR! Morgan smashes it for a boundary. Short and outside off, gives width and slaps it through covers for a boundary.22.33 IST: Rashid Khan will look to stem the flow of runs from the bat of Shaun Marsh. KXIP: 76/3 (10 overs)22.30 IST: Strategic time-out. The Kings’ run rate is slowly dipping. Here’s to the rise of our troops!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201722.29 IST: Fiery stuff from Siddarth Kaul. KXIP:75/3 (9 overs) 22.23 IST: Rashid Khan into the attack, gives away just three runs. KXIP: 70/3 (8 overs) .@rashidkhan_19 is into the attack!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201722.21 IST: Moises Henriques’s first over goes for eight runs. KXIP: 67/3 (7 over)22.19 IST: FOUR! Marsh creams Moises Henriques to the boundary ropes. Slapped away! Back of a length outside off, Marsh slaps it past point for a boundary.He just loves the cut shot, does @shaunmarsh9 ! Another 4? ???!64/3 off 6.2 overs.#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201722.18 IST: FOUR! Hooda is sent to the cleaners. Marsh on fire! Another shortish delivery outside off, punched through the gap between covers and mid off for a single. 17 runs off the sixth, KXIP: 59/3 (6 overs)Can’t bowl there to @shaunmarsh9, he hits them in his sleep! 4? more from a cut shot through point, then a big 6? over mid-off!#KXIPvSRH- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201722.17 IST: SIX! Marsh hits Hooda into the stands. Dancing shoes are on. Served fuller outside off, Marsh gets to the pitch of the ball and hammers it straight down the ground for a maximum.22.16 IST: FOUR! Marsh greets Deepak Hooda. Great start to the over by Marsh. Short delivery outside off, punched off the back foot through covers for a boundary.22.14 IST: OUT! Maxwell goes without troubling the scorers. Disastrous start for Punjab! Maxwell goes for a silver duck. Back of a length delivery, angling in. Maxwell looks to clip it off his hips. All he had to do was get to left or right of Nehra at short fine leg. But, he played it straight in the hands of Nehra, who didn’t make any mistake. That’s a huge wicket. All the bowlers have now chipped in with a wicket apiece. KXIP: 42/3 (5 overs)22.12 IST: FOUR! Marsh gets a lucky boundary. Banged in short, Marsh goes through with his pull. Gets a top edge and the ball goes over the keeper’s head and to the fence behind.22.12 IST: Glenn Maxwell joins Shaun Marsh in the middle.Big innings required from @shaunmarsh9 as #GlennMaxwell joins his Australian teammate at the crease. C’mon Sheron!37/2 off 4.#KXIPvSRH- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201722.07 IST: OUT! Vohra has to depart. Change of pace does the trick. Slower delivery on middle and on a length. Vohra goes through with his heave but fails to get it off the middle. Mistimes it straight to Kaul at mid on, who takes the catch comfortably. Both the openers are now back in hut. SRH: 37/2 (4 overs)The veteran strikes! Nehra takes charge to dismiss Vohra to have #Shikhar take it deep down his throat.???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201722.06 IST: FOUR! Sheer timing from Marsh. Back of a length delivery outside off, cut past point. Bhuvi in the deep, runs to his left, dives but fails to stop the ball.22.04 IST: FOUR! Marsh drives and drives well. Good shot! Full outside off, Marsh leans into the shot and drives it uppishly through covers for a boundary. Found the gap beautifully there.Match 33. 3.1: A Nehra to S Marsh, 4 runs, 32/1 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201722.00 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up dangerous Guptill. In the air… Caught! Cross seam delivery, fuller outside off. Guptill goes for another big hit. Mistimes it and the ball goes high in the air. Henriques at covers, takes a couple of steps behind and pouches it safely with a reverse cup. End of an attacking cameo from Guptill. Hyderabad will be relieved to see his back. KXIP: 28/0 (3 overs)WICKET! A slower by #Bhuvi has Guptill tempted. @Mozzie21 makes no mistake. That’s No.17 for the purple cap holder. ???#OrangeArmy #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201721.58 IST: FOUR! Nehra comes from around the wicket, pitched it back of a length. Guptill latches onto it and pulls it wide of mid on. Kaul chases it and looks to cut it off but the ball wins the race. The Guptill time has started. KXIP 25/0 after two overs in their chase of 208.21.56 IST: FOUR! Full outside off, Guptill clears his front leg and tonks it over mid off. There’s long off at place but he too can’t reach there. Such power that!21.56 IST: SIX! That’s Guptill for you! Banged in short, Guptill goes back and pulls it over square leg for a maximum. What a shot!21.54 IST: Ashish Nehra to share the new ball with Bhuvi.21.53 IST: FOUR! Down the ground! Full around off, Guptill hits it powerfully down the ground. Beats the mid on fielder and the ball races to the fence. One over gone. KXIP 10/0 in their chase of 108. 21.52 IST: FOUR! Over the infield. A touch ahead of length outside off, Guptill just lofts it on the up. Fails to hit it cleanly but it still has enough to reach the fence.21.50 IST: Martin Guptill and Manan Vohra to open the innings for Punjab while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball for Hyderabad.Out come @ImMananVohra & @Martyguptill to the crease! Big knocks required from these two, let’s go Sheron!#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 2017Hyderabad innings:21.35 IST: After not getting the desired start in the last two games, the Hyderabad openers, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan came all guns blazing. After seeing off Sharma’s brilliant first over, the duo just took all the bowlers apart. First the Indian went berserk and then the Australian came to the party. Both stitched a solid opening stand before Glenn Maxwell got the better of his counterpart.21.30 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabd set a target of 208 for Punjab to chase. Required Run rate would be 10.35 Outstanding show by our troops. We set a target of 208 for the Kings. It’s time for some ball play. ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201721.28 IST: FOUR! Cheeky from Williamson. Completes third IPL fifty. Kane you absolute beauty! Back of a length ball on middle, Williamson shuffles a touch and paddles it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.Kane the bossman. Get’s his second fifty this #IPL, what a show! ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201721.27 IST: 200 up for SRH, second time this season ion the IPL.21.26 IST: Mohit Sharma to bowl the last over.21.24 IST: 20 runs off the penultimate over. SRH 196/3 (19 overs)21.21 IST: FOUR! Williamson digs it out from outside off stump. Superbly done! Very full and sprayed wide outside off, Williamson opens the bat face and slices it down to third man for another boundary.21.20 IST: SIX! Kane Williamson hits it long. Boom! Sharma bowls in the slot and Williamson makes the most of it. He launches it over mid-wicket for half a dozen.FOUR! Kane reaches out to the wide, and gets it racing to the fence.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201721.19 IST: Ishant Shrama back into bowl.21.15 IST: OUT! Maxwell strikes again, as Yuvraj finds Axar in the deep. SRH: 176/3 (18 overs)Maxi strikes! Sends it flatter through the air around off, Yuvraj Singh tries hitting it down the ground but mistimes it big time. It goes straight down the throat of Axar Patel at long on who takes the catch safely.WICKET!!!! Another wicket for #GlennMaxwell, with @akshar2026 taking the catch at deep mid-on ???!SRH 171/3 off 17.1#KXIPvSRH #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201721.13 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj sends it racing to the boundary. Easy picking for the local lad! A full toss and too much of width on offer. Yuvraj doesn’t miss out and gives it the required treatment as flays it through point for a boundary. SRH: 171/2 (17 overs)Full toss and BOOM! #Yuvi strikes that to the covers for a beautifully struck FOUR!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201721.11 IST: FOUR! Cariappa shown the Yuvraj way. Sloopy from Vohra! What should have been just a single, Yuvi gets a boundary. Tossed up outside off, drilled over covers. Vohra in the deep makes a meal of it and he gets a boundary.21.08 IST: Tidy over from Maxwell. SRH:160/2 (16 overs) 21.06 IST: FOUR! Onus on Kane Williamson now. You bowl him on the pads, he will punish you all day and night! He shuffles a touch and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boudnary. SRH: 115/2 (15 overs)Match 33. 14.3: M Sharma to K Williamson, 4 runs, 151/2 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH-IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201721.03 IST: OUT! Dhawan finds Maxwell in the deep off Mohit Sharma. n the air… Oh what a catch from Maxwell! Fuller in length around off, Dhawan whips it beautifully towards deep mid-wicket. Maxwell in the deep seemed to have misjudged the ball but then such classy a fielder he is that he times his leap to perfection to take it over his head. Dangerous Dhawan has to depart but what a knock from Shikhi, well played sir.WICKET!!!! Great catch by our captain #GlennMaxwell at deep mid-wicket off Mohit Sharma’s bowling!SRH 147/2 off 14.2 overs#KXIPvSRH #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201721.02 IST: FOUR! Dhawan hits it for a boundary. Dhawan reads the slower one and gets a gift on the pads. The southpaw shuffles across and paddles it over short fine leg for a boundary.20.59 IST:FOUR! Dhawan is turning it on. Quicker ball on off, Dhawan picks his spot. Heaves it off the inner half and drops it on the bounce to deep square leg for a boundary. Into the 70s he goes now. SRH: 143/1 (14 overs) Match 33. 13.5: KC Cariappa to S Dhawan, 4 runs, 142/1 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201720.56 IST: Strategic time-out. 20.53 IST: SIX! Axar sent for a Maximum by Williamson. Half tracker on middle, it stays really low but the Kiwi skipper is too good for it. He sinks low too and thwacks off the back foot. It’s high and over mid-wicket for half a dozen. 11 off the over. SRH: 131/1 (13 overs)SIX! Kane strikes a mighty one off deep midwicket. Bowl a short, you have it spanked!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.50 IST: KC Cariappa bowls a tight over. SRH: 120/1 (12 overs)20.48 IST: Kane Williamson comes out to bat. Just five runs off the 11 over from Axar Patel. SRH: 113/1 (11 over)20.45 IST: OUT! Captain picks up Captain. Warner has to walk. Cleaned him up! Bowls it full and straight on middle and off. Warner kneels down to slog but misses it completely. SRH: 107/1 (10 over)#GlennMaxwell celebrates getting rid of the dangerous #DavidWarner! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi#KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/NypSmUUyH8- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 2017WICKET!!!! There we go! #GlennMaxwell takes out David Warner’s middle stump ???!SRH 107/1 off 10 overs.#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 2017Maxwell strikes. One skipper dismisses the other. #DavidWarner walks. Great knock Davey!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.41 IST: FOUR! On the off-side now from Warner. Warner falls for 51 powering Hyderabad to explosive start SRH: 99/0 (9 overs)Another FOUR! #DavidWarner cuts that with such elegance.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.40 IST: FOUR! Warner places it fine for boundary. Back of a length outside leg, Warner covers his stumps and works it past short fine leg for a boundary.20.38 IST: FOUR! Unlucky for Anureet.Inside edge and FOUR! #Shikhar gets lucky and sees that racing to the ropes. #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.36 IST: SIX! Warner sends Maxwell into the stands. Dancing shoes are on! Maxwell slants it in. Warner picks that, dances down, gets to the pitch and hits it over mid-wicket for half a dozen. SRH: 83/0 (7.5) SIX! Mohali watch out, it’s raining sixes. #DavidWarner comes down the wicket to punch that! #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.35 IST: SIX! Warner launches it into orbit for his third of the night. hat’s out of here! Served full outside off, Warner gets into the position early and smokes it straight down the ground for a biggie.CLOBBERED again! #DavidWarner strikes with a maximum. That’s an opening pair for you!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.33 IST: FOUR! Dhawan brings out the Sweep. Easy pickings! Sprays it down the leg side, Dhawan kneels down and sweeps it fine to the fine leg fence.20.31 IST: KC Cariappa with the ball.20.25 IST: Strategic time-out.Third 50- run partnership this IPL for Dhawan and Warner.This is the third 50 partnership for #Shikhar and #DavidWarner this #IPL.???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.24 IST: FOUR! Dhawan punishing Ishant. Fuller length delivery outside off, Dhawan goes through with his heave. Gets it off the inner half but still has enough on it to go past the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. Dhawan is throwing his bat at everything. SRH: 60/0 (6 overs)20.22 IST: DROPPED! Saha misses a golden chance. Arm ball around middle, skidding away. Warner looks to dab it but gets an outside edge. It flies to the keeper, who can’t react quickly. Difficult chance but technically it goes down as a drop. SRH: 50/0 (5 overs)#DavidWarner was lucky to have Saha drop a difficult one off Axar. #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.22 IST: SIX! Downtown! Full on off, Warner clears his front leg and bunts it straight down the ground for back-to-back biggies. Back-to- back-maximums for #DavidWarner, he brings up the team 50. ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.22 IST: SIX! Warner on fire! Served fuller around off, Warner skips down the track and clobbers it over wide long on. Fails to get it off the middle but the ball still travels the distance.20.20 IST: FOUR! Flatter delivery, skidding through, Warner goes back and punches it through the gap between mid off and covers for a boundary.20.18 IST: FOUR! Dhawan sens Mohit Sharma to the boundary. SRH: 33 / 0 (4 overs)2-.16 IST: FOUR! Full on middle and off, Warner gets his front leg out of the way and hits it over mid on for a boundary.20.10 IST: SIX! Ishant straying again on the pads, Dhawan swings hard for a six. Fuller length delivery around leg, Dhawan covers his stumps and just helps it over backward square leg for a maximum. Good start by Dhawan! SRH: 22/0 (3 overs)Swung away in style. SIX from Dhawan. A #Shikhar dhamaal indeed!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201720.08 IST: FOUR! Dhawan nudges it on the leg side for a fine boundary. On the pads again, Dhawan just tickles it very fine. The fine leg fielder is up and the ball races away to the fence. SRH: 13/0 (2 overs)Match 33. 1.3: Anureet Singh to S Dhawan, 4 runs, 12/0 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201720.07 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan punches it for boundary. First boundary of the innings! Back of a length and angling away, Dhawan stays tall and pulls it with authority in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.Match 33. 1.2: Anureet Singh to S Dhawan, 4 runs, 8/0 https://t.co/y4igR8R23O #KXIPvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201720.05 IST: Anureet Singh sharing the new ball with Ishant Sharma.20.02 IST: Warner edged the ball, but safe. good seam bowling from Ishant Sharma. Edgy! On a length outside off, Warner looks to play it across the line. Gets a leading edge which travels past the slip. Anureet in the deep, dives and saves a couple of runs for his team. SRH: 3/0 (1 over)20.00 IST: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan walk out for SRH,Ishant Sharma with the new ball.19.50 IST: Hyderabad’s performance away from home has been poor this season and they will be eager to rectify that.Here’s our ?? Playing XI for tonight. @YUVSTRONG12 and Nehra make a comeback. ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/cvOYCADBT1- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201719.45 IST: This is Punjab’s first home game in Mohali this season.Good luck to @SunRisers if it’s anything like the last game between these two sides, we are in for a great match!#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201719.40 IST: Playing XIs-Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(w), Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth KaulSRH XI: D Warner, S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Henriques, Y Singh, D Hooda, N Ojha, B Kumar, A Nehra, S Kaul, R Khan- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2017Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Mohit Sharma, Anureet Singh, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant SharmaKXIP XI: M Guptill, M Vohra, G Maxwell, S Marsh, E Morgan, W Saha, A Patel, M Sharma, Anureet Singh, I Sharma, KC Cariappa- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2017#IPL Match 33: Here are the Playing XIs for @lionsdenkxip & @SunRisers #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/MLi89hdokG- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201719.37 IST: Hyderabad also have two changes, with Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh being back. .@SunRisers are warming up ahead of their game against @lionsdenkxip #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/Oiln6E7Vul- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201719. 35 IST: Four changes for the team from Punjab. Maxwell: “We’ve got four changes. Hashim Amla is out with a hamstring injury. Natarajan is injured too. We’ve got Morgan, Guptill, Anureet and Ishant coming in.”19.34 IST: Punjab win toss, to bowl. #GlennMaxwell wins the toss and puts us in to bat first. #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #KXIPvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201719.25 IST: West Indian Darren Sammy is fit again, may feature for the Kings XI Punjab. A T20 World Cup winner has joined the squad! Would you like to see @darensammy88 play today? #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/tH61hQYE3H- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 201719.19 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders win quite easily against Delhi. Match 32. It’s all over! Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets https://t.co/FI6l5XNCtT #KKRvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 201719.18 IST: David Warner has been in great form against Kings Xi Punjab. .@davidwarner31’s last six innings against KXIP reads – 44, 58, 81, 59, 52 and 70*.How that for a stat?#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 28, 201719.15 IST: It’s a cracker of game over at the Eden Gardens. KKR well on their way to defeating Delhi. 19.14 IST: Punajb have lost seven of the nine matches against Hyderabad, but Sunrisers have not won a single game on the road this season.19.03 IST: Kings XI Punjab eye revival at Mohali.We’re just over an hour away from our 1st game of the season in Mohali! Are you read sheron? #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/7LBVn8g2cz- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 2017Punjab coach Virender Sehwag, wants Manan Vohra to be himself and not try to emulate Maxwell or himself. Rashid Khan has been a revelation this year . He has already picked up 10 wickets. Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will start favourites when they take on the struggling-for-survival Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here on Friday.The David Warner-led Hyderabad have won four out of eight games so far and have shared the points in a rain-abandoned outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore.The visitors are placed third with nine points and would certainly have the upper-hand against Kings XI Punjab, who have managed to win just three of their seven games.KXIP’s Head of cricket of operations Virender Sehwag has said that all the upcoming matches are going to be crucial for his team.Between April 28 to May 9, KXIP will be playing four games, including against table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders here and will look to exploit the home advantage.Hyderabad have clashed with Punjab at their home ground on one occasion this season in which they secured a five-run win while defending a modest total of 159 runs.Manan Vohra’s 50-ball 95 run knock did not prove sufficient for Punjab and rest of their batting collapsed as Sunrisers’ bowling mainstay Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced a magical spell of 4-0-19-5. 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Lower Tanker Rates Hit DHT Holdings Income

first_imgzoom Due to lower tanker rates the crude oil tanker operator DHT Holdings saw a drop in its net income in the second quarter of 2017.DHT Holdings’ net income for the quarter plunged to USD 4.8 million, compared to a net income of USD 35.6 million seen in the same three-month period in 2016. The difference between the two periods reflects lower freight rates partly offset by a larger fleet.The company’s shipping revenues stood at USD 86.3 million in the period, down from USD 98.7 million reported in the second quarter of 2016.Lower freight rates in the tanker industry also affected the company’s first half of 2017 earnings, as DHT Holdings’ net income fell to USD 19.2 million in the period from USD 67.1 million reporeted in the first six months of 2016.The company’s shipping revenues for the period dropped to USD 178.4 million from USD 206.3 million reported in the first half of 2016.last_img read more

New Zealanders gather at Vancouver vigil while remembrance ceremonies take place back

first_imgMakeshift memorial at New Zealand memorial ⁦@NEWS1130⁩ pic.twitter.com/jL82Ae0aEq— Renee Bernard (@Renee1130) March 22, 2019Some say they still can’t believe what happened.“It still feels surreal that something like this could happen in New Zealand. You never expect to wake up and see the news that there’s been a terrorist attack,” said a young woman, who lingered after the vigil.Others were glad to see a crowd.“I’m proud of New Zealanders for coming together not just here but in New Zealand. We take the good out of such a horrible event. It’s good we can get so many people together and unite,” said one man.Along with the songs and words of condolence, mourners were encouraged to turn and deliver hugs to one another.New Zealanders at vigil at Sunset Beach give each other hugs @news1130 pic.twitter.com/gtoEFhrr7q— Renee Bernard (@Renee1130) March 22, 2019 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A setting sun was the backdrop for New Zealanders to gather at a vigil in the West End Thursday night, one week after the massacre at Christchurch.Gathering on the slopes of Vancouver’s Sunset Beach, the expats sang their anthem along with other traditional hymns, with the help of lyrics handed out by organizers.Anastasia Sillick was one of the people who decided to put the vigil together.“We wanted to create a space for New Zealanders to come together. The timing of it is in sync with the remembrance ceremonies happening in New Zealand.”She shares what’s been preoccupying her thoughts over the last week.“The families, I think. Today is about creating a space for people to reflect on those at home.”Two flags were placed on the grass: one, New Zealand’s national flag; the other a flag with the words “Kia Ora Vancouver,” which is the name of a local organization, based on the Maori word for “Hello.”New Zealand’s flag at Sunset memorial ⁦@NEWS1130⁩ pic.twitter.com/Qii4Atj63Z— Renee Bernard (@Renee1130) March 22, 2019last_img read more

WilsonRaybould says she never had an end game planned during SNC affair

first_imgOTTAWA — Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says there was never a specific “end game” for her during the SNC controversy that had anything to do with power.Some of Wilson-Raybould’s former Liberal colleagues and other political observers have questioned what she wanted to achieve by speaking out about pressure she felt to intervene in the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied he or his staff acted improperly but he has conceded there was an “erosion of trust” between his office and the former justice minister.Wilson-Raybould tells The Canadian Press she simply wanted to do her job.Though the affair saw her kicked out of the Liberal caucus, she says she’s comfortable with being an Independent member of Parliament and she’ll keep doing the work she’s always wanted to do.This week, she and former Liberal cabinet minister Jane Philpott —who also resigned over the government’s handling of the controversy — announced they would run for re-election as Independents in the upcoming general election.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

BC government is failing vulnerable kids and families according to its own

first_img“I look at the data and it’s crystal clear. People are routinely out of compliance with really important policy directives and standards,” says University of Victoria social work professor Susan Strega.Brielle Morgan, Francesca Fionda, Samantha Garvey, Brittany Hobson, Jon von OfenheimThe Discourse, APTN NewsThe ministry responsible for some of B.C.’s most vulnerable kids is failing to meet basic requirements for their care — according to government records.The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is the de facto parent for about 6,500 kids in foster care in B.C., but if ministry audits are any indication, the safety and well-being of these kids is in jeopardy.From 2014 to 2018, the ministry gave itself a failing grade on more than 40 per cent of its critical performance measures, our investigation reveals.The Discourse pulled data from 37 audits which measured the performance of social worker teams across B.C. for a five-year period.The data shows that social workers aren’t assessing potentially urgent calls for protection quickly enough, completing safety assessments on time, or monitoring the well-being of kids placed in foster homes and adoptive homes.“It’s shocking,” says University of Victoria social work professor Susan Strega. “I look at the data and it’s crystal clear. People are routinely out of compliance with really important policy directives and standards.”This “should be a four-alarm fire,” she says.A close look at some ‘critical measures’When a call comes in about a potential case of abuse or neglect, child-protection workers need to act fast to assess any potential danger. It’s their job to determine whether they need to visit the family within 24 hours or five days.For Strega, this is one of the most important responsibilities a social worker holds.“Absolutely the most critical thing about all these, I think, is assessing whether or not children or youth need protection,” she says.“That is the most important because that’s the core business of child welfare.”The Discourse asked Strega and other experienced social workers, instructors and people who held senior leadership positions at MCFD to look at the ministry data we compiled by region, year, practice and compliance level, and point out some of the most important tasks measured.Explore the data The Discourse made the data that was compiled from the audits available online. You can explore the data here and let us know what you think.According to the ministry’s data, none of the social worker teams audited between 2014 and 2018 in B.C. were 100 per cent compliant on promptly assessing initial reports of potential danger.Though most of the teams achieved 50 per cent or higher — and the North Fraser district scored 98 per cent in 2016 — Strega says anything short of full compliance on this measure isn’t good enough.“Ninety-eight per cent is really, really good — [but] we want to see 100 per cent compliance,” she says.Strega would also like to see 100 per cent compliance on safety assessments.Social workers are supposed to complete these assessments during their first “significant” visit with a family, according to MCFD’s child-protection policies. The purpose of these assessments is to figure out if the child is in immediate danger and what kind of help the family needs, if any.These assessments are a “really big deal because those go directly to the safety of the child,” says Margo Nelson, a social work instructor at Langara College. “If that’s done badly that’s the kind of thing where crisis happens.”In B.C., no regions achieved 100 per cent compliance for this measure. The highest was East Fraser at 95 per cent in 2016.“That should be 100 per cent,” says Strega. “I’m mystified as to why it would be lower than that.”It’s not simply at the early stages of a family’s involvement with the child-welfare system that the ministry’s failing to meet its own standards.Non-compliance runs deep — following children as they’re moved through the system into foster homes or placed with prospective adoptive parents.When a child is in care, social workers are supposed to check in with them regularly to make sure they’re safe and well. According to MCFD’s policies, social workers are to make “in-person, private contact with the child or youth at least once every 90 days.”In nearly half of the regions audited, there was zero documentation showing ongoing monitoring of children in care.“Sometimes, when things sort of seem settled, it becomes very easy for that child’s visits and things to drop — and that speaks to social workers’ capacities and caseloads,” Nelson says. “If that slips, that’s when things happen.”“Caseloads are absurd,” she adds. “There’s too much to do to actually get it done.”(“Assessments are a really big deal because those go directly to the safety of the child,” says Margo Nelson, a social work instructor at Langara College.)Chronic understaffing, resulting in stress and burnout of social workers, has been well documented in B.C. In October 2015, then-Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released Thin Front Line, an in-depth look into staffing issues in B.C.’s child-welfare system.She found that even fully-staffed MCFD offices found it impossible to keep up with workloads.Not only are social workers failing to visit youth in care on a regular basis, the audit data also shows they’re not completing annual reviews of foster homes. These reviews are supposed to be completed within 30 days of the anniversary date of a child’s placement, but in many cases no reviews were done in the 36-month period leading up to the audit.“If you’re not having annual reviews of what’s going on, that means you’re not talking to the kids alone, you’re not seeing what the home environment is like,” Nelson says.Social workers are likewise supposed to check in regularly with kids who’ve been placed in prospective adoptive families.The period after a child is placed in an adoptive home is the most “tension-filled time in their life,” says Anne Clayton, who was the ministry’s director of adoption when she retired in 2016.It’s the social worker’s job to help the family understand the child’s needs and the community services available to them.“If we put a special needs child in your home and then walk away and leave you to figure it out by yourself, the odds are that placement’s going to break down,” Clayton says.According to the audit data, the compliance rate for “post-placement responsibilities” never reached 100 per cent in any regions. The highest was North Vancouver Island in 2017 with 48 per cent.What’s the ministry doing about these low scores? Anne Clayton, the former MCFD director who retired in 2016, says she isn’t clear on how the ministry holds itself accountable for poor audit results.“From my own experience, I don’t think much happens with the audit data,” she says.While the ministry only started auditing compliance in adoption cases shortly before she left, Clayton spent 22 years working for MCFD in positions that ranged from frontline to head office, and the ministry’s been using audits for decades, despite variations in form and frequency.“The auditors go out and do their thing, they meet with the team leader and the leadership of the [Service Delivery Area], and they come up with some recommendations. It’s more like it’s a perfunctory ‘you have to’ — and they move on.”Audits “could be a wealth of information that should be telling leadership a whole lot of things,” she says, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.For over two decades, inquiries, reviews and reports have recommended that the ministry improve its auditing practices by making audits more comprehensive, looking at the data as a whole and finding ways to ensure audits resonate with social workers in the field.But according to a 2013 report from the Representative for Children and Youth, the team in charge of improving audits has “suffered periods of inattention and inactivity resulting in a rupture in accountability.”Is there a better way to measure performance? The thing about audits is they capture “only what’s documented,” says one social worker in the Lower Mainland.KB, who asked that her identity be protected for fear of losing her job, says social workers are managing one crisis after another and often don’t have time to complete their paperwork within the legally mandated timelines.Social workers are “running around like chickens with our heads cut off,” says KB. “It’s not that people are lazy, generally, or just don’t feel like doing it, or think they can cut corners. It’s not definitely that. They just don’t have time to do it… You’re trying to document everything but you can’t.”KB says she’s currently juggling 30 cases, and she’ll always prioritize a child’s immediate safety over filling out forms — even if that means low compliance scores on the audits.“At the end of the day, when there’s a child-protection concern that comes in, would the public rather that we’re going out to investigate it, or sitting and filling out a form?”This question gets at the heart of the problem with the ministry’s audits, according to Doug Magnuson. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Child and Youth Care, and he specializes in qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating and interpreting practice.“One of the things we don’t know about is the connection between the amount of paperwork completed and quality of the work,” he says. Without knowing this it’s hard to say how accurate and valuable the audits are.Chuck Eamer cautions against taking the audits at face value. During his 28 years with the ministry, he worked on the frontlines as a social worker, managed regional teams, and served as an assistant deputy minister where he sharedResponsibility for quality assurance. Since retiring from government in 2012, he’s worked as a consultant.While it’s important that standards are externally monitored because “the powers of the child protection system are some of the most onerous in government,” he says, there’s only so much we can learn from these audits.“These measures are an attempt to sort of do a biopsy and take a slice and do an analysis,” Eamer says. “In some ways, they’re a better window than none, but they’re just a window into the world of child welfare.”Magnuson thinks MCFD could develop better ways to measure performance. For example, he says, the ministry could ask children in care to evaluate the care they are receiving.“Data could be collected directly from clients — from youth in care, from youth in temporary care — about how well they’re doing,” he says. “They aren’t doing that.”He points to Wisconsin as a model for both evaluating child-welfare systems and data transparency. The state regularly publishes a wealth of comprehensive data on its website.“Their measures are very simple, but also quite powerful,” he says. “B.C. could be doing the same thing.”The bottom line is B.C. needs to do something about social workers’ inability to meet standards, says Anne Clayton.The audit data has her brimming with questions: “Are there enough social workers? Are there enough resources? … What is the leadership of the director of child welfare? Where is society in all of this?”When children are removed from their parents’ care and placed in publicly-funded government care, we’re all accountable, Clayton insists.“There’s no way the ministry can do this all by themselves as social workers. It’s a societal responsibility,” she says, “and much as we want to ignore all of our problems, we’re all at some level of responsibility for these kids.”This story was produced as part of Spotlight: Child Welfare — a collaborative journalism project that aims to deepen reporting on B.C.’s child-welfare system. It story was originally published by The Discourse. Tell us what you think about the story.last_img read more

UN chief condemns Bahrain bomb attack urges inclusive dialogue to ease tensions

Expressing concern about the increase in violence in Bahrain, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent bomb attack at a mosque in Riffa and has reiterated his call on all parties in the country to engage in an all-inclusive dialogue to ease tensions.In a statement issued by a UN spokesperson in New York, the Secretary-General condemned the bomb attack at a mosque in Riffa, which is south of the Bahraini capital, Manama. According to news reports, a car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the mosque, which was filled with worshippers attending late-night prayers. “The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the Government and people of Bahrain to engage in an all–inclusive, meaningful dialogue in order to defuse tensions, promote reforms and foster reconciliation,” the statement said.Mr. Ban has repeatedly called for dialogue among all parties in Bahrain since civil unrest, including clashes between security forces and demonstrators broke out in early 2011, when widespread protests first emerged in the country. This past January, he welcomed the initiative by the King of Bahrain to convene a national political dialogue, as well as the positive response to the proposal from opposition groups in the Persian Gulf nation. read more

Flags lowered at halfstaff in honor of Kentucky sailor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Flags at all state office buildings were lowered to half-staff Monday, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during World War II.The remains of 22-year-old Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson, of Caney, were only recently identified.- Advertisement – Johnson was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Johnson.Johnson was buried in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday.

Red Sox President Mass Gov Apologize for Fans Calling

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) celebrates with right fielder Craig Gentry (right) and left fielder Joey Rickard after defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing for fans at Fenway Park taunting Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones with racial slurs.Kennedy also apologized Tuesday for a fan throwing peanuts at Jones during Monday night’s game. He said the organization is “sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few.”Jones, who is Black, said he was “called the N-word a handful of times” in quotes reported by USA Today Sports and The Boston Globe.“It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being,” Jones said.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, in a tweet Tuesday, also called the behavior by fans “unacceptable and shameful.”Fenway fans behavior at the #RedSox game last night was unacceptable & shameful. This is not what Massachusetts & Boston are about.— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) May 2, 2017“This is not what Massachusetts & Boston are about,” the tweet said.Jones, a five-time All-Star, said he has been the subject of racist heckling in Boston’s ballpark before, but this was one of the worst cases of fan abuse he has heard in his 12-year career, according to USA Today Sports.USA Today Sports reported that Red Sox officials confirmed that a fan threw a bag of peanuts at Jones and was ejected from the stadium.“It’s pathetic,” Jones said. “It’s called a coward. What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody.”The Red Sox said they are reviewing what happened at the game, but that any spectator behaving poorly forfeits the right to be in the ballpark and could be subject to further action.The Orioles’ 5-2 victory marked the latest testy game between the AL East rivals this season, including a dustup in Baltimore a week ago.In the teams’ previous meeting at Camden Yards, Boston reliever Matt Barnes sent a pitch that whizzed behind Manny Machado’s head and hit the slugger’s bat. Barnes was suspended four games and fined.Machado had rankled the Red Sox with a hard slide into second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s left leg two days earlier. Pedroia missed a handful of games.Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy hit Mookie Betts near the left hip with a fastball Monday night, prompting loud boos. read more

Darwendale PGM feasibility study awarded to DRA

first_imgGlobal engineering and project delivery group DRA has announced that it has been awarded the feasibility study of the Darwendale PGM project in Zimbabwe by Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd (GDI), which is a Russian-Zimbabwean joint venture company. The Darwendale project is located in northern Zimbabwe and is part of the Great Dyke ore reserve. The deposit is recognised as one of the largest PGM resources in the world, with the mineral resource potential estimated at 45 Moz (1,400 t) of platinum group metals (PGM) and its development will be a major step forward in Zimbabwe’s mining industry.The feasibility study awarded to DRA will cover a wide range of components of the project, including mining, processing and associated infrastructure. It is planned that the long life project will be implemented over three phases, with Phase 1 involving a 3.25 Mt/y open pit mine and concentrator. In future phases, and as the project progresses, it is expected that mining will be by underground methods and more concentrator facilities will be added.Paul Thomson, CEO of the DRA Group, comments: “We are extremely pleased and proud to have been awarded the study of this major project by GDI. Discussions and negotiations have been taking place over the last few months and during that time a strong relationship has been established between our respective project teams. It is especially pleasing that the Darwendale study will apply a full range of DRA’s in-house expertise in mining, processing and infrastructure development.”Thomson continues: “DRA has by far the largest track-record and highest level of expertise in the PGM industry in South Africa and Zimbabwe of any our peer organisations. Earlier projects in Zimbabwe have included the Mimosa, Ngezi and Unki developments. Similarly, in South Africa the large majority of PGM production is via DRA’s concentrators. In addition, we were recently pleased to announce the award of the feasibility study of the Platreef PGM project by Ivanhoe Mines. We now look forward to the opportunity of adding Darwendale and Platreef to our already long and successful list of PGM projects.” The feasibility study of the Darwendale project is already underway in DRA’s Johannesburg office with initial trade-off and optimisation studies, and is expected to be completed by late 2016.last_img read more

Danes with 11 German legionaries for EHF EURO 2016

Danish national coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson announced the squad list for the start of preparations for the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland. The ex-Rhein Neckar Lowen coach believes in the power of DKB Bundesliga that showing his roster in which 11 from 18 players coming from Germany.Denmark are in the group D with Hungary, Russia and Montenegro.SQUAD:Goalkeepers: Niklas Landin (THW Kiel), Kevin Møller (SG Flensburg-Handewitt)Wings: Lasse Svan Hansen (SG Flensburg-Handewitt), Hans Lindberg (HSV Hamburg), Casper U. Mortensen (HSV Hamburg), Anders Eggert (SG Flensburg-Handewitt)Line-players: Rene Toft Hansen (THW Kiel), Henrik Toft Hansen (SG Flensburg-Handewitt), Jesper Nøddesbo (FC Barcelona)Back-line: Mads Mensah Larsen (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (SG Flensburg-Handewitt), Mikkel Hansen (PSG Handball Paris), Lasse Andersson (KIF Kolding Kopenhagen), Michael Damgaard (SC Magdeburg), Henrik Møllgaard (PSG Handball Paris), Mads Christiansen (Bjerringbro-Silkeborg), Peter Balling (Team Tvis Holstebro), Nikolaj Øris Nielsen (Bjerringbro-Silkeborg) ← Previous Story Hungarian coach Andras Nemeth resigns after WCh 2015 debacle Next Story → RK Vardar overtake pole position in SEHA GAZPROM league DenmarkGudmundur Gudmundsson read more

Une coque iPhone chez Fisher Price

first_imgUne coque iPhone chez Fisher PriceLe fabricant de jouet vient d’annoncer la prochaine sortie du Laugh & Learn iPhone Case…ni plus, ni moins qu’une coque pour le smartphone d’Apple, mais destinée aux bébés. Le concept est simple: un anneau assez grand, multi-activités, dans lequel on peut incorporer l’iPhone. Mais votre enfant n’a que faire de l’application pour trouver le Mac Do le plus proche… C’est pourquoi Fisher Price propose quelques applications (lien non disponible), gratuites sur l’AppStore, destinées aux petites têtes blondes. On imagine déjà les débats des “Pour” et des “Contre”… Quoi qu’il en soit, même protégé dans cet anneau, la durée de vie de l’iPhone semble tout de même en danger. Mais du moment que ça ne risque rien pour l’enfant…Si les parents sont des geeks invétérés, ils seront presque sûrs que leur progéniture suivra le même chemin pour 19,99 dollars, ici même… Le 21 janvier 2012 à 14:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Kevin Nash removed from advertising for 119 WWE RAW

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Videos Articles Shawn Michaels On WWE Return Twitter Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Hulk Hogan Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Videos Articlescenter_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ric Flair Facebook Update on Jeff Hardy’s arrest on Saturday, “Miz and Mrs” gets a new premiere date Kevin Nash has been removed from advertising by WWE for the 1/19 “RAW Reunion” episode of WWE RAW from Dallas. Nash had been previously advertised as appearing on the show alongside WWE Hall of Famers Scott Hall, Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels. WWE announced last week that Nash is currently suspended from his legends contract after being arrested on Christmas Eve due to an altercation with his 18-year old, Tristen. Source: American Airlines Center websiteRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Gene Okerlund More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FL Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Jimmy Uso’s legal issues, NXT talent on RAW and Smackdown Livelast_img read more

A Full Pledge Call Center for Public Service

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – Within the next two years the center plans to expand to a full pledge Call center which will include a Help Desk.This New Help Desk will eventually be able to accept all calls and requests from outside of the Public service as well as within the Public Service pertaining to queries, as well as maintenance issues. It will allow better functioning, as they will be able to schedule and record progress to completion of any faults and or maintenance issues received, as well as it will allow TCIG to better disseminate information to the Public overall.The initial implementation of the DIGICEL system is completed and the center currently has three CISCO switch Boards. They are also currently are still operating with two LIME switch boards as well, as the system has not been completely migrated.Within the next few months they should have the system up and running and totally functional, completing the migration and rendering the former LIME system obsolete.When the system is fully migrated additional staff will be recruited, as the automated system has been refuted. Current staff is also scheduled to receive training as required within the next two years. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Recommended for you Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands Related Items:call center, cisco, digicel, help desk, public service Thousands without power in TCIlast_img read more

Tropical Storm Philippe speeds away into Atlantic

first_imgRemnants Of #Philippe Advisory 9: Philippe Dissipates Over the Western Atlantic. This is the Last Advisory. https://t.co/VqHn0uj6EM— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) October 29, 2017The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph). High winds from the NNW roughing up the seas today. Seas could get up to 9 to 10 feet today @wsvn @7weather pic.twitter.com/9EpeCauRWX— Miss Chavis (@karlenechavis) October 29, 2017 MIAMI (AP/WSVN) — Tropical Storm Philippe is pushing away into the open Atlantic, easing conditions in Florida and the Bahamas.Forecast ConeForecast ModelsThe National Hurricane Center says the storm’s center was about 250 miles (405 kilometers) northeast of Freeport in the Bahamas Sunday afternoon and it was speeding east-northeast at 46 mph (74 kph).center_img Saturday afternoon, Florida Power and Light said a tornado touched down near Southwest 97th Avenue and Bird Road in Southwest Miami-Dade, leaving between 3,000 and 4,000 customers without power. As of 5:30 p.m., about 100 customers were still without electricity.Philippe is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by tonight and be absorbed by a large extra-tropical low on Monday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

15yearold stabs elder brother over PUBG Mobile squabble

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:50Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … This has to be the coolest PUBG Mobile trick, EVER!!! PUBG Mobile has become a household name since its debut a little over two years ago. It has both fans and critics, who are fiercely defending or condemning the popular battle royale game. While recent updates to the game have painted positive light on the game, the latest incident that took place in Maharashtra raises a serious concern. Cases of PUBG Mobile addiction aren’t new, and some have even resulted in suicides, deaths and theft. In a shocking event reported by PTI, a 15-year-old boy stabbed his 19-year-old brother to death over a squabble involving PUBG Mobile.According to the report, the elder brother, identified as Mohammed Shaikh, scolded his younger brother for playing too much of PUBG Mobile. Enraged with the victim, the young boy banged Shaikh’s head against the wall and stabbed him repeatedly with a pair of scissors, senior police inspector Mamata D’Souza was quoted as saying.The injuries were serious and the nearby government hospital declared Shaikh dead on arrival. As for the 15-year-old boy, a case has been registered under section 302 for murder of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). PUBG Mobile claims another lifeIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe tragic event has left many in shock, but it is not the first time we are hearing of such horrid incidents involving PUBG Mobile. In April, a class 10 student committed suicide after his parents scolded him for playing PUBG during exams.Similar incidents involve a teen committing suicide after his parents refused to buy an expensive smartphone to play PUBG. A fitness trainer in Jammu was admitted to hospital after he harmed himself over addiction to the game. In another incident, 2 young adults died while playing the game near the railway tracks and were run over by an oncoming train. 15-year-old stabs elder brother over PUBG Mobile squabblePlayerUnknow/Twitter (screen-grab)Owing to several such incidents, PILs have been filed in different parts of India to ban the game. Recently, few cities successfully banned PUBG Mobile during the exam season. But the temporary ban was lifted post examinations.  Individual efforts to exercise caution while gaming is advised. Parents must be aware of their children’s habits, especially when it involves using a smartphone extensively. Gaming for occasional recreation is not bad, but excessive gaming can affect academics and health as well.center_img Closelast_img read more

Once thought impossible scientists demonstrate that liquid water can generate THz waves

first_img Citation: Once thought impossible, scientists demonstrate that liquid water can generate THz waves (2017, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-thought-impossible-scientists-liquid-thz.html © 2017 Phys.org Journal information: Applied Physics Letters More information: Qi Jin et al. “Observation of broadband terahertz wave generation from liquid water.” Applied Physics Letters. DOI: 10.1063/1.4990824 First ‘water-wave’ laser created The researchers, led by Xi-Cheng Zhang, the M. Parker Givens Professor at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics in New York, as well as at Capital Normal University in Beijing and ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, have published a paper on the generation of THz waves from water in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters.The result is surprising because bulk water is a strong absorber of light in the THz frequency range, and so for a long time it seemed very unlikely that liquid water could serve as a source of THz radiation. Researchers have previously shown, however, that water can emit light at other frequencies, including white light, and that water vapor can emit THz waves. The key to getting liquid water to generate THz waves, as the scientists show in the new study, is to use a very thin (less than 200 μm-thick) free-flowing film of water. “Although it might be too early to predict any industrial or commercial applications for our work at this moment, I think it provides the last piece of the puzzle,” Zhang told Phys.org. “Solid, gas, and plasma have been used to generate THz waves already, but not liquid. With liquid, especially water, four states of matter have now been used as THz sources.”In their experiments, the researchers focused femtosecond laser pulses (which have a duration on the order of one picosecond, or 10-12 seconds) inside the water film. The laser pulses create a plasma in the water film, which ionizes the water molecules, generating free electrons, and eventually emitting THz radiation.Previous research has shown that THz waves can be generated from several other sources, including air plasma. However, the scientists in the new study found that the THz radiation from water exhibits very different characteristics compared to the THz radiation from air plasma. For example, a longer laser pulse duration increases the amount of THz radiation energy generated from water, but for air plasma the opposite is true: a shorter pulse increases the THz radiation. The scientists also found that, when positioned away from the normal incident angle of optical excitation, the strength of the THz radiation from water depends on the polarization of the laser beam, whereas the THz radiation from the air plasma is polarization-independent.The researchers explain that these observations cannot be fully explained by physicists’ current understanding of the mechanisms involved in THz wave generation. They expect that further investigation of laser-water interactions will lead to a better understanding of the physics behind the new observations, and possibly to new applications.”Water is the most important element in the human body and on our earth,” Zhang said. “Using water to generate THz waves is one step toward understanding the role of water in this frequency range. Previously, we tried to avoid water in most THz applications. Now we will likely use water for the generation of intense THz waves.”center_img (Phys.org)—By illuminating a thin film of water with ultrashort laser pulses, physicists have demonstrated that liquid water can generate terahertz (THz) waves, which are currently being researched for applications such as wireless data transmission, industrial quality control, and high-resolution imaging with the capability for penetration. Explore further Experimental setup for generating THz waves by focusing a laser beam onto a free-flowing water film. Credit: Jin et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more