ISL 2019-20: In-form ATK Host Unbeaten Jamshedpur FC in Top-4 Clash

first_img atkfootballindian footballindian super league First Published: November 8, 2019, 10:40 PM IST Kolkata: ATK and Jamshedpur FC will be looking to build on their strong starts to the Indian Super League 2019-20 season when they face off at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.The teams find themselves in the top four with Jamshedpur third with seven points from three games while ATK are a spot below with six points from as many games. Two-time ISL winners, ATK, bounced back from their opening match loss against Kerala Blasters FC and are enjoying their second-best start to an ISL season. Jamshedpur FC, unbeaten in the league so far, have made their best-ever start in what is their third ISL season.While ATK have conceded only two goals so far, their attack has been on fire. Led by David Williams, who has grabbed the limelight with three goals so far, and supported by Roy Krishna, ATK’s attack has accounted for seven goals so far, a club record at this stage.”We have to respect every team now. I think Jamshedpur are a good side and have a good coach also. We have to play against Jamshedpur very carefully. We can’t target any particular player for them,” said ATK coach Antonio Habas.The striking feature for ATK has been their tactical flexibility. After an attacking display against Hyderabad FC at home which they won 5-0, Antonio Habas’ side showed defensive discipline in their 1-0 win over Chennaiyin, away from home.”Football is about attacking and defending. Maybe it (Chennaiyin match) wasn’t the best match for ATK, but we won the match. Sometimes it’s less important to play well and win the match,” said Habas.The pace and clinical nature of their attack, which is supported by the likes of Javier Hernandez and Michael Soosairaj, has the ability to hurt any team. Jamshedpur FC will be aware of that particular danger and will count on their defence to deal with the threat.Antonio Iriondo’s team loves to get on the ball, with the likes of Piti and Aitor Monroy controlling the game from midfield. Jamshedpur themselves have an in-form striker in Sergio Castel. The 24-year-old has impressed already and will look to continue his good start to life in the ISL.”We know we’re playing against a great team. It’s a very serious team and when I say serious, it’s like they know the way they want to win. They have a lot of quality in their team. I know their coach and it’s a team that gets into crazy matches who love to attack through,” said the Jamshedpur coach.While Jamshedpur FC’s foreign players have impressed, their Indian players have not been far behind. The likes of Farukh Choudhary and Aniket Jadhav carry a goal threat too for Jamshedpur.While Jamshedpur can be expected to have more of the ball, both teams are strong in attack. And they have some brilliant individual players at their disposal. The signs point towards a match that should see a fair amount of goals. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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West Indies vs England: Chris Gayle 3rd oldest batsman to hit ODI hundred

first_imgWest Indies opener Chris Gayle marked his return to the one-day international team in style as he smashed his 24th hundred in the format but was unfortunate not to end up on the winning side as England won the first ODI by 6 wickets in Bridgetown on Thursday.Gayle scored 135 off 129 balls with the help of just three boundaries but 12 sixes to consolidate his 8th spot on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in one-day international cricket.In the process he also became the third oldest player to score a century in the format after United Arab Emirates’ Khurram Khan (43 years 162 days) vs Afghanistan in 2014 and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (39 years 212 days) vs India in 2009. Gayle scored his hundred aged 39 years and 152 days.Gayle also toppled former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes during his swashbuckling innings. The Jamaican hit a six of the first ball in the 15th over of the West Indies innings off Moeen Ali to surpass Pakistan’s Afridi.Gayle, who is set to retire from international cricket after the ICC World Cup in May-June, now has 488 international sixes, while Afridi had hit 476 maximums during his 22-year career.Gayle’s first 50 had occupied 76 balls, his second 50 required only 24. He celebrated the moment by dropping to his knees and hailing the pavilion before getting to his feet, balancing his maroon helmet on top of his bat.He finally fell in the 47th over, turning a Ben Stokes slower ball into his stumps.#WIvENG WINDIES made history today finishing the innings on 360/8 – their highest ODI score ever against England and the highest in the Caribbean. England still to bat. #ItsOurGame #MenInMaroon- 135 (129) Chris Gayle- 64 (65) Shai Hope- 40 (30) Darren Bravo pic.twitter.com/LTREPMdi10advertisementWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 20, 2019But his hundred went in vain as England pulled off their highest successful run chase in the format as they chased down the target of 361 with 6 wickets in hand.England’s previous best pursuit was the 350 they scored against New Zealand in 2015 but Jos Buttler clipped his first ball for four to put England on 364-4 and seal a historic win with eight deliveries remaining.Jason Roy led England at the top of the order with 123 in 85 balls, while Joe Root all but finished the job with a measured 102 before falling with the scores tied.Also Read | West Indies vs England 1st ODI in Bridgetown: England win by 6 wickets!last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma breaks a Sachin Tendulkar record in ODIs

first_imgIndian opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday (June 9) completed 2000 runs against Australia in ODIs when the two teams met in their World Cup 2019 encounter at The Oval. In his 37th innings against Australia, Rohit Sharma became the fastest player to get to the landmark, against a particular team.Rohit surpassed his senior and Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record in the process, with the latter having taken 40 innings to complete the milestone, that too against Australia. West Indian great Vivian Richards, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni round up the top 5 on the list of players who took the fewest innings to 2000 ODI runs:37 Rohit Sharma v Australia40 Sachin Tendulkar v Australia44 Viv Richards v Australia44 Virat Kohli v Sri Lanka45 MS Dhoni v Sri LankaMost sixes in International cricket:520 Gayle476 Afridi398 McCullum355* ROHIT354* Dhoni#IndvAus #AusvInd #CWC19Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 9, 2019Rohit Sharma becomes the fourth batsman in world cricket to hit 2,000 ODI runs against Australia #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/c6I5iUpuy1Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 9, 2019Rohit has also become just the 4th batsman to notch up 2000 ODI runs against Australia with just Tendulkar (3077), Desmond Haynes (2262) and Viv Richards (2187) being the other players with this distinction against the current defending champions at World Cup 2019.Rohit Sharma was finally dismissed by Nathan Coulter-Nile for 57 off 70 balls after putting up a solid 127-run opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Michael Slater envious as India fans paint The Oval blueAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Michael Clarke backs MS Dhoni to stay focussed despite gloves rowadvertisementlast_img read more

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Talking Horses: Stradivarius lifts Doncaster Cup for John Gosden

first_imgShare on Twitter Justify drug test cover-up deals immense blow to US horse racing Read more Topics features Talking Horses Quick guide Chris Cook’s Friday tips The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage We’d have lost a thrilling duel for this year’s King George and would instead have watched Enable come home two lengths ahead of Waldgeist, possibly the most “meh” result of all time. We’d also have lost a thrilling duel in last year’s King George, for which the 1-2-3 would become: Poet’s Word, Coronet, Salouen.Thanks to Crystal Ocean, last month’s Juddmonte International was also a hugely exciting battle to the wire. He lent a veteran’s grandeur to proceedings and helped prove that his conqueror, Japan, is as good as many of us hoped.He sent Cracksman off into retirement on a tremendous high simply by trailing six lengths after him in last year’s Champion Stakes. Every Red Rum looks better with a Crisp in the race and Crystal Ocean performed that vital function as well and as often as any horse I can think of. He played his part and, while he rarely got top billing, you always need a good Horatio, or else Hamlet spends far too much time talking to himself. CC Read more Share on Messenger Show Chester 1.50 Cognac 2.25 Powertrain 3.00 Trinity Lake 3.30 Sir Maximilian 4.05 Mayne 4.40 Hereby 5.15 Salam Zayed (nb)Doncaster 2.10 Servalan 2.40 Saroog 3.10 Stradivarius 3.45 Alligator Alley 4.20 Visinari 4.55 Talap 5.30 Citron Major 6.00 BankseaSandown 2.20 Spreadsheet 2.50 Rewaayat 3.20 Miss Yoda 3.55 Casanova 4.30 Tukhoom 5.05 Gleeful 5.35 SkymanSalisbury 4.35 Red Missile 5.10 Royal Ambition 5.40 Love Powerful 6.10 Grisons (nap) 6.40 King’s Advice 7.10 Tonyx Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebookcenter_img Support The Guardian Horse racing A hastily arranged trip to Town Moor added £56,710 to John Gosden’s prize money total for the season here -yesterday as his outstanding stayer Stradivarius, sent off favourite at 1-9 in the absence of serious opposition, took the Doncaster Cup for the first time. Gosden is now nearly £450,000 clear of Aidan O’Brien in the trainers’ title race and will take another step towards retaining the crown if -Logician, the hot favourite, takes the St Leger here this afternoon.Stradavarius’s 10th win in a row was achieved by what is, by his standards, the unusually wide margin of one-and-three-quarter lengths, victory having been all but assured when Dee Ex Bee, his closest pursuer several times this season, was scratched a couple of hours before the race. Stradivarius is the first horse to win the Cup races at Royal Ascot, Goodwood and -Doncaster in the same season since Double -Trigger in 1995, having opened his campaign with a win in the Yorkshire Cup for good measure. Horse racing tips Thank you for your feedback. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Hide Share on WhatsApp Share via Email “I’d no intention of coming here,” Gosden said, “and then suddenly he’s rearing up and bouncing about [at home] and he loves to shout and play, and I thought we’d better put him in the Doncaster Cup.“It hadn’t been the plan but if you wait for Champions Day [at Ascot in October] and it’s heavy, he won’t be running there. Winning the three Cups at Goodwood, Ascot and here, Le Moss did it [in 1979 and 1980] and it puts him in that sort of department, so what a great horse.”Stradivarius has now won all five of the British Champions Series races in the long distance category this year and he is odds-on to win the seventh and final event, the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day. He is not qualified for the sixth race in the series, Saturday’s St Leger, but his stable companion Logician will start an even-money chance for the final Classic of the season, despite concerns – for his trainer, at least – that an extended 14-furlongs takes him into unknown territory.“I think the big question always with the Leger is whether he will get the trip,” Gosden said. “He’s by -Frankel, who never went beyond a mile-and-a-quarter, out of a Daylami mare. Daylami was a good miler though he did go up to a mile-and-a-half.“From our point of view, it’s that last 185 yards that often catches them out, so I’d be confident up to the mile and six and after that, you’re in no man’s land.”Ocean exits after thrilling careerCrystal Ocean, whose career has been ended by a leg injury, will not be remembered as one of the greats but anyone who cares about horse racing should pray every night for more horses like him, excellent, top-class animals who are not quite the best around. If you’re not persuaded, let’s consider how much less interesting recent Flat racing in Britain would have been without him. Share on Pinterest John Gosden Was this helpful? Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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a month ago​Duffy tips Brighton teammate Connolly for bright future

first_img​Duffy tips Brighton teammate Connolly for bright futureby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShane Duffy has no doubt that teammate Aaron Connolly will have a bright future in the game.The Brighton star hopes that he can help his club and international teammate to achieve his full potential.Connolly is a young striker from Galway who made his Premier League debut recently.Speaking about Connolly, Duffy said to reporters: “We all know he has got a bright future. He has just got to keep working hard and keep his head on his shoulders and keep battling.”He knows now there are only two strikers at the club and he is the third so he is going to get chances.”I’ve said, ‘Don’t change your mentality, keep pushing’ and he has got a big future.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Forest Policy to be Completed Soon

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, says that the new forest policy being crafted is expected to be completed soon for submission to Cabinet. He said that following Cabinet’s approval, a series of public consultations will be held to discuss the document with the various stakeholder groups. “At the end of the process, Jamaica should have a forest policy that is comprehensive and able to respond to the needs of the changing forest environment,” Minister Pickersgill stated. He was speaking on Friday (Nov. 23) at the official launch of the Sawyers Local Forest Management Committee (LFMC) in Trelawny. The Minister said he was “especially pleased” to be present at the launch as Sawyers is situated near to the Cockpit Country, which contains one of the most important forest reserves on the island. He noted that the Cockpit Country supplies 40 per cent of Jamaica’s freshwater resources and is home to a number of indigenous plants and animals.  “In fact, 27 of the 28 bird species that are only found in Jamaica live in the Cockpit Country.  It is also home to 1,500 species of plants and several species of amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates,” Minister Pickersgill informed. “The area is critical to our cultural and environmental heritage.  We must therefore do everything in our power to preserve and protect it now, for future generations.  Any encroachment on this Cockpit Country, for whatever perceived gains, puts us at serious risk of losing this most precious natural resource forever,” he stressed. He informed that the Ministry will be increasing the monitoring of the country’s forest resources, to ensure that they were protected and that all Jamaicans comply with the laws that govern their use and protection. He stated that citizens must begin now to focus their energies on reforestation, not just in the Cockpit Country but in all reserves island -wide. He pointed out that the new forest policy will allow community stakeholders to utilise the country’s forest areas in a sustainable manner. Among other things, the Sawyers LFMC will have responsibility for monitoring the use of natural resources in their area and to participate in the design and execution of conservation projects.last_img read more

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Speaker Geoff Regan opens the door to his apartment in Parliament

first_imgOTTAWA — One of the best-kept secrets inside the main building on Parliament Hill — known as Centre Block — is what’s inside room 202N.Major renovations are about to begin on Centre Block, and just before the storied building is shut for at least the next 10 years, the Speaker has decided to take out his key and shed some light on the mystery.Speaker Geoff Regan says he passed by the door hundreds of times without knowing what was on the other side.“Let’s find out,” Regan said during a recent tour.The door opened to a sparsely furnished, minuscule room. Another room beside it is just as cramped.Regan walks in, turns to his left, and pulls the knob of a wall unit.“This is the Speaker’s bed,” Regan said, as he pulled down a Murphy bed-style retractable mattress. “Sometimes the House sits until midnight or later and it’s a place where you can get a little shut-eye before the morning comes too quickly.”The room is far from a presidential suite.“Everyone has the impression that it’s very luxurious … but as you can see, it’s more like a Super 8,” he said, giggling.The Speaker of the House of Commons is the only person authorized to sleep in the Centre Block. But since Regan got the job he’s preferred to catch his shut-eye elsewhere.That’s probably because his first night in the room, in May 2016, things got a little loud.He was in the bedroom resting ahead of his turn to preside over an emergency debate in the House, when around 3 a.m., he was woken by “a loud noise,” which turned out to be construction work.“I walked in my pyjamas — no shoes, no socks — to the security guard office in the Peace Tower to ask if it was possible to stop the noise. It wasn’t a good night. It took some time before I decided to sleep here again.”There is an impossibly narrow hallway leading to the Speaker’s dining area, which is also modest in size. Inside that room is an armoire, and within that is another well kept secret: the Speaker’s scotch.Regan said beginning in early 2000s, former Speaker Peter Milliken started a tradition.Milliken saw that in the U.K., they had a Speaker’s scotch and he decided to import the tradition to Canada, Regan said.The Speaker’s office is also impressive — in large part due to the framed photo of a grumpy-looking Winston Churchill, a shot of the war hero that has become internationally recognized.Churchill’s photo was taken by photographer Yousuf Karsh on Dec. 30, 1941, inside the Speaker’s office.Regan said the British politician had entered the office and lit up a cigar after giving a speech to the House of Commons.Karsh had asked Churchill to remove the cigar, but he refused, Regan said.The photographer then walked up to Churchill and took the cigar from his mouth and then snapped the photo.“And this, it’s the reaction he got,” Regan said, referring to the less-than-thrilled look on Churchill’s face.Melanis Marquis, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rising interest rates a big worry to Canadians survey

first_imgTeetering on the financial brink, many Canadians are feeling the effects of rising interest rates, according to a new study conducted by insolvency firm MNP.The proportion of Canadians who are $200 or less away from financial insolvency at month-end has jumped a significant six points since September — from 40 per cent to 46 per cent on the MNP debt index.Thirty-one per cent say they don’t make enough to cover their monthly bills and debts — up seven per cent — and that’s just under normal day-to-day circumstances.The big problem comes with the unexpected.Less than four in 10 say they are confident in their ability to cope financially if a major expense suddenly occurred.MNP says this all follows the accumulation of debt during the years of low interest rates. The Bank of Canada has since hiked rates five times in the past year and a half.The survey found people in Saskatchwan and Manitoba are closest to the edge, where 56 per cent say they’re within $200 of insolvency.Ontario is at the national average — 46 per cent — and British Columbia is running at 41 per cent, which is up sharply from the previous survey.The data was compiled by Ipsos on behalf of MNP LTD between December 7 and December 12. For this survey, a sample of 2,154 was interviewed online. The poll is accurate to within plus or minus 2.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadians been polled.last_img read more

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Feds unheralded 102B rainy day fund kept for the improbable like cyberattacks

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government committed hundreds of millions of dollars in its recent budget to help reinforce Canada’s cyber defences — but if the effort fails to prevent a major attack, Ottawa can always turn to its little-known $102-billion emergency stash.The rainy day fund of highly liquid assets is available to keep the government running for at least a month should the country ever find itself confronted by a severe crisis, such as a cyberattack that impairs access to financial markets.The assets are held in what the government calls its “prudential liquidity plan,” part of which can be compared to a chequing account that offers Ottawa quick access to the funds, if necessary.A recently released briefing note for Finance Minister Bill Morneau explained details about the unheralded plan.“Canada holds liquidity reserves as a hedge against highly unlikely but potentially disruptive stress events,” said the August 2017 memo, obtained by The Canadian Press via the Access to Information Act.“The (prudential liquidity plan) framework ensures that the government holds sufficient high quality liquid assets to cover a ‘survival horizon’ of at least one month.”The nest egg’s contents are made up of about $2 billion worth of cash balances at the Bank of Canada; $10 billion in cash balances that are auctioned off to financial institutions for durations of typically less than one week so they generate returns; a callable demand deposit of $20 billion at the Bank of Canada; and about $70 billion of foreign reserve assets from Ottawa’s exchange fund account.In last month’s budget, the government earmarked $507.7 million over five years to strengthen the country’s protections and response capabilities in the event of an cyberattack. The investments will support a new national cybersecurity strategy, a new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and the creation of a national cybercrime co-ordination unit by the RCMP.Morneau’s plan also dedicated $2.2 billion over six years to improve the government’s IT services and infrastructure, an investment that includes support for efforts to proactively address cybersecurity threats.“Cyberattacks are becoming more pervasive, increasingly sophisticated and ever more effective,” Morneau’s budget said.“Successful cyberattacks have the potential to expose the private information of Canadians, cost Canadian businesses millions of dollars, and potentially put Canada’s critical infrastructure networks at risk.”The Bank of Canada has also issued warnings about cyber threats. It has said the country’s interconnected banks are vulnerable to a cascading series of attacks, something that could undermine broad confidence in the financial system.The central bank’s governor, Stephen Poloz, has described a severe cyberattack as his worst nightmare. Poloz has said he struggles to even imagine what such an event — and the extent of the resulting damage — might look like.Canada has long maintained a liquidity management framework but, after the events surrounding the financial crisis of 2008, prudential liquidity was highlighted as a key issue, especially for financial institutions.Ottawa decided it was important for the government too and introduced the current framework in its 2011 budget. The government calibrated its one-month target to be similar to international guidelines for large banks that followed the financial crisis.The briefing note to Morneau outlined two objectives of the prudential liquidity plan.The first is to ensure the government can continue operations and meet its payment obligations, even during stress events. The second objective for the plan is that its existence is intended to support market confidence in the government’s debt program.The Finance Department recently completed a comprehensive review of the prudential liquidity plan to ensure it held enough liquidity to cover appropriate government liabilities for at least a month, the briefing note said.Since the federal plan was implemented, the document said provinces, including Ontario and Quebec, have formalized their own liquidity reserves. Other countries, including the United States, maintain similar prudential liquidity reserves, it said.J.P. Koning, a financial writer and monetary policy watcher, has written about Ottawa’s prudential liquidity plan. He says having the plan isn’t harmful for the government but he questions whether it’s needed since Ottawa could always seek extra funds once a crisis occurs.“It seems like perhaps it might be a bit of a waste of time and resources,” said the former banker, who offered one possible explanation.“After the credit crisis, a lot of paranoia set in.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge is ordering Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data.Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding data privacy breaches.The lawsuit followed reports that the data of more than 50 million Facebook users had been misappropriated without their knowledge by British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica in 2015. At the time of the Cambridge Analytica breach, Facebook was subject to a consent decree involving the Federal Trade Commission’s determination that its data privacy measures were not adequate.The judge rejected Facebook’s argument that the plaintiffs had not stated a proper purpose for inspecting company records or demonstrated a credible basis to infer that board directors breached their duties.Randall Chase, The Associated Press read more

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Plight of urban poor spotlighted by Ban Kimoon in message to UN

16 April 2007Observing that this year half the world’s population lives in towns and cities for the first time in history, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for more efforts to mitigate the plight of the urban poor, who are among the most vulnerable to climate change. “Urban poverty should be unacceptable in the new urban era,” especially given that the number of slum dwellers is expected to reach one billion during 2007, Mr. Ban said in a message to the 21st session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.In the message, read by Inga Bjork-Klevby, UN-HABITAT’s Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Ban called for the international community’s support to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of improving the lives of 100 million slum residents by 2020, since “failure would risk massive social exclusion, with national and international repercussions.”He also noted that while cities – which consume approximately 75 per cent of global energy and emit 80 per cent of greenhouse gases – cause much environmental damage, the urban poor is rendered helpless by natural disasters, made more frequent by climate change patterns, because they tend to live in unsafe places prone to ruin.The Secretary-General said that he witnessed this problem first-hand on a visit to the Kibera slum in Nairobi, where slum dwellers, despite having resources, had no access to affordable credit, and where banks have funds but no means to lend money to the poor.“I have the clear sense that time is not on our side,” Mr. Ban noted.The meeting of UN-HABITAT, the UN agency that seeks to achieve sustainable development of human settlements, will conclude on 20 April. read more

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Construction to begin early on William Thomason Byway extension

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Western extension of the existing William Thomason Byway in Leitchfield is set to begin in early 2020 thanks to private and public contributions.By connecting U.S. 62 and KY 54 to KY 259 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, the extension will decrease the need for trucks and other large equipment to navigate tight turns and downtowns Main Street roundabout.- Advertisement – The project is also expected to reduce the number of crashes on U.S. 62 and KY 54 and enhance pedestrian safety by rerouting commercial vehicles around high-congestion areas.The bypass extension will offer access to approximately 330 acres of undeveloped land for future economic growth, while providing more efficient routes for local industrial facilities, Grayson County High School, and Lawler Elementary School. The project will also remove the at-grade railroad crossing on Quarry Road.The right of way phase is estimated to cost $5.8 million.Related Article: Two injured, one airlifted in Muhlenberg Co. crashOnce complete, the two-lane byway will feature 12-foot driving lanes and eight-foot shoulders. read more

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Salah on list of nominees for African player of year

CAIRO — Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been put on a list of 34 players in the running for the African player of the year award.The Egypt international won the award last year.Other big-name nominees announced by the Confederation of African Football include Sadio Mane of Senegal, Alex Iwobi of Nigeria, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria.Madagascar striker Faneva Ima Andriatsima was also nominated and is a long-shot after his goals helped his country qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, its first major tournament.The list will be cut to three finalists and the winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, Senegal.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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Tatran want SEHA trophy Verkic Small thing will be decisive

gazprom handballSEHA handballSvetislav Verkictatran Slovakian Tatran Presov have finished the regular part of the season at SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League at the first place. Goalkeeper Svetislav Verkic stronly believes that his team have chances to win the SEHA F4 in Novi Sad next weekend:– I am more than satisfied with our final score in SEHA this season. We’ve had some failures like the one against NEXE in Osijek, but on the other side we’ve played some fantastic matches in Skopje against Metalurg and Vardar, but also in Belarus against Meshkov – said Verkic and commented semi-final rival – Brest Meshkov:– Personally, I wanted them in semis. We love to play against them and I believe we can reach final over them. I think that we can win SEHA GSS this season. Vardar did that in Zagreb, then Zagreb made the same in Skopje, so it’s time for us. We have shown that we can play against all the rivals, doesn’t matter about the name and quality. Some small things will be decisive, as daily form and motivation.Serbian goalkeeper began his proffesional career in Novi Sad, where he played for Vojvodina, but also won Challenge Cup in 2001 with team from the suburb – Jugovic Kac.– Trophy in Novi Sad would be a crown of this season. I have a huge motivation to play at home in front of home fans. Handball fans from Novi Sad know handball very well. I hope that they will recognize importance of SEHA F4 event and come to watch the best regional handball. Our goals in Slovakia are very clear. We want “double crown”. Club’s leaders are satisfied with our results in SEHA. We, on the other hand, don’t have too much chances to progress further in EHF Cup – concluded Verkic. ← Previous Story Goppingen interested in Kevynn Nyokas! Next Story → HSG Wetzlar plans: Balic sports director, Spiler and Zelenovic new forces? read more

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PLAY The Oscars Drinking Game on DailyEdgeie

first_imgfuckyeahannehathaway.tumblr.comSomeone refers to “The brave men and women…” of something in their acceptance speech.Shutterstock.comSomeone mispronounces Quvenzhané.Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association ImagesSomeone mentions Meryl Streep.Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS EntertainmentTarantino spits out his drink.  (Yes, we know there aren’t really drinks at the Oscars but we just had to show you this.)zap2it.comJennifer Lawrence says something vaguely inappropriate.John Shearer/AP/Press Association ImagesJennifer Lawrence says something overtly inappropriate.Chris Pizzello/AP/Press Association ImagesThe camera goes to George Clooney.YouTube/BBCSeth MacFarlane tells a joke that bombs.Someone thanks a Weinstein brother.John Shearer/AP/Press Association ImagesThe cast of Chicago challenges the cast of Les Mis to a duel in the middle of their performance celebrating ‘a decade of movie musicals’.If this happens, drink everything you have in the house.  Catherine Zeta Jones is about to take them down to Chinatown.So, enjoy the Oscars and make sure you keep an eye on DailyEdge.ie – we’ll be live blogging the Red Carpet through to the end of the awards themselves.11 Oscar speeches that will leave you an emotional wreck>Presenting the 2013 Oscar nominees… as re-enacted by a toddler> THE ACADEMY AWARDS are on this Sunday night, which can only mean one thing.It’s time for an Oscars drinking game.Obviously we at DailyEdge.ie don’t condone the over-consumption of alcohol, so we suggest you grab yourself some fizzy pop or a nice glass of water, and bunker down.  This is a marathon, not a sprint.The rules are simple: we’ll start on the red carpet then get to the main event.If you see any of the following, you must drink.An actress towers over Ryan Seacrest.Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association ImagesGiuliana tells someone they look stunning.YouTube/EEntertainmentSomeone’s look is referred to as a “tribute to old Hollywood”.Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesA major celebrity arrives at the last minute and Ryan and Giuliana desperately try to grab them just before the awards start.Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAdele says “OH MA GAWD” before delivering her acceptance speech.John Shearer/AP/Press Association ImagesSomeone says “I know I’ve forgotten someone…”Featureflash / Shutterstock.comTommy Lee Jones looks unimpressed.YouTube/TEX18080Ann Hathaway wins and is breathlessly, earnestly shocked.last_img read more

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A look inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule

first_imgWhen NASA announced its plans to retire the aging fleet of space shuttles that were responsible for all American space travel, private companies scrambled to create an inexpensive vehicle that would fill the void and be able to make supply runs to the International Space Station. Of all the bids received, NASA chose the Dragon space-capsule, the brainchild of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX for short. Now, with the first launch of the Dragon happening soon, SpaceX has decided to give us a glimpse into its space-vehicle via an interactive 3D presentation on its website.Created by former Geek.com contributor Josh Korwin through the company Picturebubbles, the Dragon has been brought to life so that you can get a look at the inside of the vehicle in its various configurations. This was no small feat since the area that Korwin had to work with was barely large enough to allow a person to take images while standing up, let alone the types of shots necessary for stitching together into a seamless experience. Nevertheless, Korwin did a great job giving us an idea of what the capsule looks like on the inside.Comprised of three main components, the Dragon is a lesson in simplicity. To protect the vehicle during launch it has an aerodynamic nosecone, which sits atop the actual spacecraft. This area can house a combination of crew and equipment for travel to the ISS, as well as a service section that holds instruments and the ever-important parachute system. Last but not least is the trunk assembly, where unpressurized equipment can be placed.SpaceX has contracted with NASA to make twelve trips total to the ISS, but has yet to launch the first journey. Originally the Dragon was to make its maiden voyage last November, but that got pushed back to this February. Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed again due to further engineering work being required. No new launch date has been set yet. Hopefully the Dragon can take to the skies soon! You can take a look at the panoramic view of the Dragon capsule by going to the SpaceX site, make sure to pan around with your mouse to get the full effect.More at the LA Times and PictureBubbleslast_img read more

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11 believe staff save enough for retirement

first_imgJust over one in 10 (11%) respondents believe their employees are saving enough for retirement, according to research by Wealth at Work.Its study, which surveyed 94 employers, also found that 40% of respondents do not offer their workforce financial education around the options available to them under the pension freedoms, which came into effect in April 2015.The research also found:Around a third (32%) of respondents do not give their staff access to the pension flexibilities through their pension scheme at retirement.Just over a quarter (26%) of respondents do not allow employees to take any money from their pension from the age of 55 while they are still working for the organisation.43% still default their employees to an annuity-tracked glide path.Jonathan Watts-Lay (pictured), a director t Wealth at Work, said: “This is pretty alarming given the significant fall in annuity purchase over the last 18 months. In the new world of freedom and choice, in pensions, an annuity-tracked glide path might not be the most suitable option and it may leave many on an investment route which is not correctly aligned to their retirement plans. This could potentially result in a reduced income at retirement.“It is crucial that employers provide financial education about the different options available in order for employees to make appropriate selections to help optimise income at retirement.“It is deeply worrying that employers believe their employees are simply just not saving enough. There are also increasing numbers of employees auto-enrolling at levels which are almost certainly too low to provide sufficient savings for a secure retirement.”last_img read more

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National Hurricane Center director to leave for Weather Channel

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – The director of the National Hurricane Center is finding a new home outside of the Sunshine State.According to NHC Public Affairs Officer and Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen, Richard “Rick” Knabb, Ph. D., will accept a new position as on-air hurricane expert at The Weather Channel in Atlanta.Knabb has served as director of the NHC since June of 2012, and his last day in Miami will be on May 12.“I want to personally thank Rick for championing innovation at the National Hurricane Center during his five-year tenure as director,” said Director of the National Weather Service, Louis W. Uccellini in a news release. “Under his watch, NHC launched several new decision support tools to help America prepare for and respond to hurricane threats.”Knabb will begin work in Atlanta on May 15 but not before participating in the National Hurricane Conference and the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour.“I will forever be grateful to the entire staff of talented public servants at the National Hurricane Center for their dedication, professionalism and teamwork,” said Knabb in a news release. “They will continue to accomplish great things together with our many colleagues throughout the National Weather Service and NOAA, and with our diverse partners in emergency management, disaster safety, media, academia, and the international community.”Knabb added that this move does not waver his determination in bringing the public the best possible news on future hurricanes. “I am as determined as ever to help prepare the nation in advance and to keep the public safe and resilient when the next hurricane strikes.” last_img read more

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Uber CEO says its been a tough day on the stock market

first_img Share your voice Uber’s IPO filing dishes on frenemies, synergies and #DeleteUber Uber’s IPO hits a speed bump in its first day on Wall Street Lyft posts big loss in first quarter as a publicly traded company 3 Lyft Uber Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sends an email to employees aiming to boost morale about the company’s poor stock market performance. James Martin/CNET After a disappointing stock market debut last Friday, Uber’s shares have steadily continued to fall in day two of trading.The ride-hailing company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, sent an email to employees Monday morning aiming to address the issue head-on and boost morale, according to CNBC.”Like all periods of transition, there are ups and downs,” Khosrowshahi wrote, according to CNBC. “Obviously our stock did not trade as well as we had hoped post-IPO. Today is another tough day in the market, and I expect the same as it relates to our stock.”Uber’s initial public offering opened at $42 a share on Friday morning, which was $3 lower than its preopen price of $45. Throughout that first day of trading, it didn’t get much better. By market’s close, the company’s shares were at $41, down nearly 8%. On Monday, things got even worse. Trading opened at $38 per share and by midday, Uber’s stock was down roughly 20% to $36 a share.It’s unusual for such a well-known tech company, flush with investor funding, to do so poorly with its stock market debut. One of the only other major Silicon Valley companies that could compare is Facebook, which went public in 2012 and closed its first day of trading up just 1% over its preopen price. The social media company’s shares plummeted the weeks after its IPO.In his note to Uber employees, Khosrowshahi references Facebook’s rough start and then its rebound as a public company.”Remember that the Facebook and Amazon post-IPO trading was incredibly difficult for those companies. And look at how they have delivered since,” Khosrowshahi wrote. “Our road will be the same. Sentiment does not change overnight, and I expect some tough public market times over the coming months. But we have all the capital we need to demonstrate a path to improved margins and profits.” One of the reasons investors may be uneasy about Uber is the fact that it’s never been profitable and may never be. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last month, the company wrote, “We expect our operating expenses to increase significantly in the foreseeable future, and we may not achieve profitability.” Ride-hailing IPO woes 0:47 Tags Uber rings in its IPO Comments Uber rival Lyft is having similar problems. Lyft also said it has an issue with becoming profitable and it too is seeing poor stock performance. Lyft went public in March of this year and, despite having a positive first day of trading, its shares have plunged in the weeks since. Lyft’s preopen share price was $72 and it closed its first day at $78, but as of Monday, its shares are down roughly 39% to $47.Khosrowshahi said in his email that he’ll discuss the company’s IPO further during Uber’s all-hands meeting on Tuesday. Despite what the stock market is doing, the CEO said he remains positive.”During times of negative market sentiment, the pessimistic voices get louder, and the optimistic voices pull back,” he wrote. “We will not be able to control timing, but we will be able to control the outcome. We will be judged long-term on our performance, and I welcome that. It’s all in our hands.”Uber didn’t return request for comment. Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Tech Industry Roadshow Stock Marketlast_img read more

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