Berlin: Four days after thrashing Tottenham in Europe, Bayern Munich suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday with a shock 2-1 home defeat by Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.Second-half goals by striker Sargis Adamyan sealed a first-ever win at Bayern for Hoffenheim as Niko Kovac’s side crashed back down to earth following Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League rout of Spurs. “This is a huge dream for me,” said Armenian international Adamyan, who cost 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) from second-division Jahn Regensburg in May.”The win is very important as we have shown that we can beat anyone in the Bundesliga,” he added as Hoffenheim won the first time in five games.It was Bayern’s first home league defeat for almost a year.Robert Lewandowski equalised with his 11th Bundesliga goal this season, scoring for the seventh straight league game before Adamyan clinched the win with his second late on to stun the Allianz Arena.”We had two simple losses of possession that led to two goals against us – that must not happen,” said Kovac.Bayern captain Manuel Neuer said the defeat served as “a warning you get nothing for free”.Bayern kept first place in the table only on goal difference ahead of RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg, with the top four teams on 14 points.Schalke can become shock leaders by beating strugglers Cologne later.Likewise on Sunday both Borussia Moenchengladbach, who face mid-table Augsburg, or Wolfsburg, who are home to Union Berlin, could also finish the weekend top.In Munich, Hoffenheim deservedly took the lead when ex-Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rudy robbed Corentin Tolisso of possession and fed Adamyan, who fired past Neuer on 53 minutes.After Hoffenheim right-back Stefan Posch wasted a chance, Lewandowski equalised on 73 minutes with a towering header.However Adamyan fired through the legs of Bayern defender Jerome Boateng, as he had also done for the first goal, to seal the surprise win 11 minutes from time.NKUNKU RESCUES LEIPZIGBoth Leverkusen and Leipzig pulled level with Bayern after their 1-1 draw as Christopher Nkunku came off the bench to rescue visitors Leipzig.Following losses to Schalke and Lyon over the past week, Leipzig took out their frustrations by battering the Leverkusen goal, yet it was the hosts who took the lead.Kevin Volland’s second-half goal, against the run of play, was cancelled out when Nkunku, on for Timo Werner after a fruitless afternoon for the Germany striker, levelled with a superb finish 11 minutes from time.Freiburg are joint second with Leipzig after drawing 2-2 at home with Borussia Dortmund, who have drawn their last three league games to drop to seventh.Dortmund went ahead on 20 minutes when Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel curled a superb volley inside the post from a corner.Although Freiburg’s strong start to the second-half was rewarded by a Gian-Luca Waldschmidt equaliser, Dortmund regained the lead when a cross by Achraf Hakimi cannoned off defender Lukas Kuebler for an own goal on 67 minutes.However, Dortmund surrendered a late own goal of their own as centre-back Manuel Akanji failed to deal with a cross, watching in horror as a shot by sub Vincenzo Grifo clipped his ankle and wrong-footed goalkeeper Roman Burki on 90 minutes.Mainz climbed out of the relegation places with a 2-1 win at Paderborn thanks to an early Robin Quaison goal and a first-half Daniel Brosinski penalty. bayern munichborussia dortmundbundesligafootball First Published: October 5, 2019, 11:20 PM IST 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.
Lenovo, the company that owns Motorola Mobility, will launch the budget phone Moto E4 Plus in India on July 12, India Today Tech has learnt. The Moto E4 Plus is a slightly heftier version of the Moto E4. The Moto E4 is already available in India at Rs 8,999, unofficially however. The company is yet to make the Moto E4 official and chances are the same may happen on July 12, alongside the unveiling of the Moto E4 Plus.The Moto E4 Plus was recently launched (alongside the Moto E4) globally at a price of $179.99 (roughly Rs 11,600). It comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and an almost stock version of it. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery.On the optics front, the E4 Plus sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, and a 5-megapixel front facing camera.The India variant of the Moto E4, meanwhile, comes with a 5-inch HD display and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is also expandable via micro-SD card.The Moto E4 further sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 2,800mAh removable.Lenovo recently launched the Moto C Plus in India at a price of Rs 6,999. The phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. It comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display, 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via a micro-SD card slot and runs on a stock build of Android Nougat out of the box. The phone is further backed by a 4,000mAh battery.advertisementAlso Read: Moto E4 now available in India at Rs 8,999, Moto E4 Plus launching soon, confirms company
Kolkata, Jul 26 (PTI) Promising winger Abinash Ruidas today claimed breach of trust by East Bengal and vowed never to turn up for the red-and-gold brigade. Son of a cobbler at Budge Budge, the 22-year-old Ruidas made his name in East Bengal after a spectacular debut in 2014-15 but his love affair turned sour as his talks for 2016 -17 failed. “Ive had such a good relation with East Bengal, my father is also a die-hard red-and-gold supporter but now I will never play for East Bengal,” Ruidas told PTI. Ruidas claimed that he never signed for East Bengal for 2017-18 and they have “forged” his signature. “Ive made inquiries with IFA but they are not showing any contract. I never signed for 2017-18. They are also saying come for settlement and sign the contract. If I signed the contract then why they are asking me to sign again?” he asked. Ruidas said he was trolled on social media and charged for “betraying East Bengal”. “But they dont know my side of the story, and the kind of mental turmoil Im going through. But Im not giving up as Ive not made any foul play here. I know the repercussions.I may get suspended and can never play again if East Bengal were proved right but Ill not move an inch. Im not stopping till I prove them wrong. “I just pray that I get justice and no other junior player has to go through this predicament,” Ruidas said, indicating that he may seek the help of a top sports lawyer in Mumbai. East Bengal have claimed they still have a contract with Ruidas who has, however, submitted a copy of his expired contract before being picked by Mumbai City FC in the ISL players draft on July 23. The All India Football Federation may take up the case of Ruidas with Mumbai City FC urging the parent body to take up the matter in an urgent basis. The matter is now being heard by the Indian Football Associations players status committee. But as per Article 14.2 (r) of the AIFF Constitution, the Indian parent body has the “sole jurisdiction” of any contract related dispute. “We have signed a contract with Ruidas till May 31, 2018. The player who was earlier contracted to East Bengal has represented to us that his contract expired on may 31, a copy of which was provided to us,” Indranil Das Blah, CEO of Mumbai City FC wrote in the letter. “It has been brought to our notice that East Bengal has sent a fresh contract to AIFF for two years (2017-19), allegedly signed by the player who has assured that he has never signed any such document for extension as alleged by East Bengal. “In such circumstances, we would like to refer the matter to AIFF Player Status Committee on urgent basis.” PTI TAP PDSadvertisement
Sagarika Ghatge, known for her role as a hockey player who was dating a cricketer in “Chak De! India”, will soon be getting married to Indian cricket star Zaheer Khan in real life. The actress finds an irony in the whole plot, and says planning a wedding is exciting but stressful too.”Like everybody who is getting married, I think there is always stress, yet there is a lot of excitement because it’s a wedding that you are planning. So, we have all those emotions going on right now,” Sagarika told IANS over an email.The actress, who inaugurated the flagship store of Inc. 5, a footwear brand, in Mumbai on Wednesday, got engaged to Zaheer in April. There are reports that they will get married in November, and will hold a reception on November 27.Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You are one of them !!! Partners for life. #engaged @sagarikavghatge pic.twitter.com/rUOtObFhiX- zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) April 24, 2017But she preferred to remain mum on her wedding plans, and skipped the question.Talking about her relationship and the connection with the “Chak De! India” role, she said: “When I think of it, there is an irony in that, but it’s definitely not planned. I don’t know how to look back at it, but we can definitely call it ironic.”More than me, a lot of people think of it like, ‘Oh my God, she is actually marrying a cricketer because she dated a cricketer’. But that was a movie, this is my real life. So, I don’t know how I can associate both.”advertisementSagarika says she got associated with Inc. 5 due to Zaheer, who announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket two years back as the country’s fourth-highest wicket-taker across formats.”I think Zaheer has known Rajesh (Kadam) for a while and he met up with me saying that they are launching a new store. I was more than happy to be a part of it and come to see the collection because the brand sticks to simplicity and is contemporary and I think that’s what I am about in terms of the way I dress.”If we talk about her professional life, Sagarika has been very selective about her projects. She has featured in a Marathi film “Premachi Goshta”, Hindi film “Jee Bhar Ke Jee Lee” and Punjabi film “Dildariyaan”.She also faced her fears through TV show “Khatron Ke Khiladi – Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns”.Sagarika says it is very important that she believes in the project before she takes it up.”I think every project that I have done has always helped me grow as an actor. So, that’s why I chose a Marathi film after a film like ‘Chak De…’ because I knew doing that Marathi film would help me grow as an actor because I got to work with somebody like Atul Kulkarni, who I respect a lot in terms of the kind of body of work that he has done.”So, I choose my projects in whichever way it helps me bring out something new in me. So, maybe that has made me do selective films, but I hope to do a lot more films now.”At the moment, she has a bilingual film called ‘Haadsa’ in her kitty.”It will be releasing early next year. That’s pretty much it,” she said.
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Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form in handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson on Wednesday and set up a blockbuster third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki.The Russian 30th seed, who was suspended for 15 months for taking banned drug meldonium in 2016, broke her 23-year-old opponent twice in the opening set and peppered the court with powerful groundstrokes in a superb display of hitting.Sharapova, who beat Harriet Dart 6-0 6-0 in her opening round, won seven consecutive games to take a 4-0 lead in the second set before world number 64 Peterson could get on the board. The Russian did not face a single breakpoint in the match and sealed it in 71 minutes with a third break in the set.One to watch at #AusOpen 2019Having dropped only three games en route to the 3R, @MariaSharapova def. Rebecca Peterson 6-2 6-1.Up next: Defending champion @CaroWozniacki pic.twitter.com/AnR9POianP#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019In a clash of former world number one players, the five-time Grand Slam winner will next meet Dane Wozniacki, who eased past Johanna Larsson 6-1 6-3 earlier in the day. Third seeded Wozniacki took just over an hour to secure her second consecutive straight-sets win.12 points in a row for @MariaSharapova gives the 30th seed a first-set lead, taking it 6-2 against Rebecca Peterson. #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/qif0t5A62T#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019Wozniacki made just 12 unforced errors in her second round match against a player who constantly switched up her tactics in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to break down the brick wall defence of her higher-ranked opponent.advertisementWozniacki wobbled early in the second set, after being unable to convert a series of break points in the opening game, before settling back into her rhythm and running away with the match.”I thought it was a fine match,” Wozniacki, who is battling rheumatoid arthritis, told reporters. “I think she stepped it up a little bit in the second set. I think I served well.”Wozniacki has been in the top echelon of women’s tennis for a decade but won her first Grand Slam singles title at the start of 2018.
India medal hope PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open Super 750 tournament after losing to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in straight games of the women’s singles quarter-finals in Tokyo on Friday.In a repeat of last week’s Indonesia Open final, 5th seed PV Sindhu failed to avenge her title contest defeat as the Japanese downed the Indian 18-21, 15-21 in 50 minutes to cruise into the semi-finals of the prestigious Super 750 tournament.In a thrilling first game, both the players gave each other a hard fight for every point. The set was levelled at 3-3 before Sindhu displayed an attacking game to take a 11-7 lead into the first interval. The Indian, however, failed to maintain the lead after the lemon break as the 4th seeded Japanese found her way back to make the score 16-14 in her favour.Sindhu made Yamaguchi move all around the court but the young Japanese emerged better in the battle of endurance to gain 3 game points. Sindhu managed to save first 2 game points with back-to-back smashes but Yamaguchi, with her impressive defensive skills, took the opening game 21-18 in 25 minutes.In the second game, Sindhu made number of unforced errors since the start of the game to give Yamaguchi an early 2-4 lead. However, Sindhu kept showing glimpses of her trademark smash shots to level the game 6-6. But Yamaguchi, who looked at her very best, went into the mid-break with a four-point lead.Yamaguchi continued with her momentum after the interval and earned 5 match points. The Indian saved one but another unforced error marked the end of Sindhu in the tournament as Yamaguchi finished the game by taking the second set 21-15.advertisementEarlier, in men’s singles, Sai Praneeth entered the semi-finals of the tournament after beating Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto 21-12, 21-15 in the quarter-final.Sai Praneeth was on the top of his game as he easily wrapped up the game in two games inside 36 minutes. The World No 23, a former Singapore Open champion, was in complete control of the proceedings against his higher-ranked opponent.Notably, Sai Praneeth has become the first-ever Indian men’s singles shuttler to reach the last-four stages at the prestigious Super 750 tournament in Tokyo.In men’s doubles, the Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also crashed out of the tournament after straight games defeat to Japanese pair of Keigo Sonoda and Takeshi Kamura.Satwik and Chirag gave a tough fight to the number two seeds but the the local pair finished stronger with 21-19, 21-18 win over the Indian pair in 41 minutes.Also Read | Sai Praneeth reaches maiden Japan Open semi-finals after dominant win over Tommy SugiartoAlso Read | Japan Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth ousted after 1st-round defeat to HS PrannoyAlso See
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I posted my 10 Thoughts earlier tonight but, as always, needed to empty the notebook. Tonight’s game was the only one that even remotely approached the 100-note mark. That’s what happens when you’re undefeated in November and Iowa State leads for most of the game. Here we go.• I was thinking about this at the beginning of the game: Between the CFP rankings, the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, how do networks pick which rankings to put on the screen during their games?• Was it the lock of the decade or the century that ESPN would open with 2011 highlights? Also, Iowa State, let’s talk. You can’t do better than a piece of cardboard with “remember 2011?” scrawled on it? That was worse than you final two drives.• Mike Warren being the best freshman running back in the country and being from Lawton, OK are two facts I wish I didn’t have to type subsequently. That stings.• Mason Rudolph needs a right-handed glove that he only wears on the road. Maybe just build it in to his white jersey in 2016.• I think Oklahoma State ran more from under center in this game than it has in the rest of the post-Dana era combined. Rudolph looked like he was laboring pretty hard to get those stretch handoffs to Chris Carson and Co. It was strange to watch and resulted in just 10 real drives for OSU. The committee wants B1G football? The committee gets B1G football.• I sent a message to an Iowa State blogger friend of mine at the end of the first half asking why Joel Lanning wasn’t the starter all year. He answered that in the second half with about seven passes right into the turf. After each one I said to myself, “oh, that’s why.” Dude can run it a little bit, though. That’s why the 3rd and 1 call on the second-to-last drive was so inexplicable. You have two downs to get one yard with a running QB OSU clearly is struggling to deal with (he had 14 carries for 130 yards) and you throw to the long side of the field on Kevin Peterson? What are you doing, Iowa State?• Over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself trusting our offense more. Even when ISU punched OSU in the mouth early, I felt confident OSU could at least hang around. That’s a far cry from September.• I though James Washington played pretty poorly. He dropped some passes, ran some bad routes and just generally seemed hungover from his epic performances against TCU and Texas Tech.• If OSU had gone down to backup QBs as an undefeated team and > two TD favorites in Ames in November twice in a five-year span, I’m not sure what I would have done but I’m certain it would have involved some personal counseling.• Sometimes I forget players can’t see the yellow first down line like I can.• Carson runs like a realllllly slow AD. He obviously doesn’t perform similarly, I’m just saying their running styles are incredibly similar (straight up, no head movement, etc.)• Brandon Sheperd running the ball out of the diamond formation. Mike Yurcich is on page 178 of the playbook. Speaking of random plays, how about the implementation of a variation on the QB toss back out of shotgun (aka: the Lester)? OSU ran it to Ray Tay on a semi-sweep and it was awesome. I want more.• Iowa State was averaging 1.82 points per drive so it totally makes sense that it would score on its first four possessions against one of the two or three best defenses in the Big 12.• How good was this catch?.@david6glidden if there was an NCAA Football 16, your awareness would be a 99 pic.twitter.com/xmA3IQniwg— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) November 15, 2015• ESPN had a really interesting stat on Rudolph. On average, he gets rid of the ball in the pocked in 2.4 seconds which is in the top 20 fastest nationally for QBs. I’m not sure which poor intern had to calculate all that but I found it pretty intriguing. Part of it is scheme and part of it is Rudolph playing the part of a junior or senior even though he’s a true sophomore.• How many coverage sacks did Iowa State have. Other than the “throw it up to Ateman and hope he’s not doubled” play, OSU seemed lost in Iowa State’s secondary.• One problem I’ve noticed with J.W. in the red zone is that he has a tendency to whiff on wide open receivers that Rudolph probably would have hit. The tradeoff of him running is good enough that you almost always make the call, but it’s something to keep an eye on as OSU will need to score on every red zone appearance it has over the final 120 minutes of the season.• Still should.https://twitter.com/jasonkirksbn/status/665658354484801538• I said this in my 10 Thoughts, but OSU’s defense and special teams looked like they had nothing in the tank after last week’s slog. That’s understandable. It also makes me grateful that Iowa State only ran a B1G-like 60 plays on Saturday.• The OSU offense has done its best OSU defense impression in the last two road games. Keeping OSU in it until the defense can get it together and shut the thing down. Again, Iowa State gained 104 yards and scored seven points in the second half (on a short field on a turnover).• I laughed.The Ronald Reagan of offensive possessions right there.— Tyler Ames (@TyAmes93) November 14, 2015 • One of the announcers noted that Rudolph is much better with dudes running at him than he is just sitting back trying to pick apart secondaries. I couldn’t agree more. Also, he did a pretty good job running Saturday and might need to do it a few more times a night.• One of my notes just says, “GET MCCLESKEY THE BALL IN SPACE” in all caps.• Kevin Peterson is a gamer. I feel like he’s been hurt all year and he just gets the thing revved up on Saturdays every week. It’s impressive. I’m going to miss him next season.• This is odd to me. This game was OSU’s eighth-best yards per play performance of the season. It had 497 yards on 86 plays. It felt … much better than that.• I would have bet a sum of money Mrs. Pistols wouldn’t have been OK with that Rudolph would fake clap, draw an offsides and get a free play at some point during the game. He almost did like six times, but it never happened.• Truth bomb.Luckily I no longer feel emotion after the 2011 loss.— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) November 14, 2015• One to Iowa State getting the ball after the Weeden INT in 2011, how scared were you on the punt that “touched” an OSU guy before it got overturned? I was like a nine.• David Glidden’s mustache needs to go in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.• This was fitting.J. W. just out here trying to take on the entire state of Iowa. pic.twitter.com/BedDxOhfmp— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 14, 2015• I felt bad for Blake Jarwin on that fumble. All I wanted is retribution for the forward progress call on Kendall Hunter call at UH in like 2007 and I couldn’t get it. Of all the receivers I would expect to fumble, Jarwin would not be near the top of the list.• Why was OSU blitzing so much? Don’t you have, like, the best defensive line in school history? No need to bring a safety and a couple of LBs too. They shut it down in the fourth quarter, but my goodness, that seemed foolish.• This destroyed me.• How much money would ISU have potentially cost itself (and the Big 12) by winning this game?• If you played the Texas, WVU, Tech and ISU road games 1,000 times the same way OSU played them this year, how many times would you go 4-0? Not many.• Mrs. Pistols in the third: “I hate games like this because teams like that have nothing to lose.” Yep.• Why don’t more teams try to punt balls a little shorter and hit opposing teams in the back to try and get a fumble? That seems like a halfway decent strategy, no?• Ateman out here making Rashaun Woods proud.• Let’s talk comebacks. OSU trailed by 17 in this game which is the second-most it has ever come back from (also did it against Tech this year and A&M in 2011). It also trailed by 10 (!) in the fourth quarter which is the first time all season it has trailed by more than three in the fourth.• I’ve said it like seven times now, but Walsh going full Patrick Reed and “shhhhhh”ing the Jack Trice crowd was my favorite moment of the night.• One thought I had as Walsh scored the TD to get us within a field goal — this team is fully formed. No more debates over the rush game thing. No more “what’s the QB deal?” The 2015 OSU team is what is is, for better or worse. And it’s been a heck of a ride.• This was great.Lol. pic.twitter.com/D54MXZ5XiG— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 14, 2015• A three-man rush with Emmanuel Ogbah is like a seven-man rush with normal humans.• OSU had games very similar to this at Texas, at WVU and against Kansas State. They didn’t feel like this one, though. College football in November is a whole other thing.• Yes, it was.Gundy on Salako’s false start: “That’s the best break we got all day.”— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) November 15, 2015• I openly wondered how badly I would muff a fair catch punt in a fourth quarter in Ames if I was randomly placed on the field. It would bounce 25 yards the other direction off my helmet probably.• This dime from Rudolph to Washinton on the game-winning drive was unreal. Five dudes around him.• Oklahoma State knew what it was doing late. Did Iowa State? It didn’t seem like it. It all goes back to this.• One of my favorite random moments of the game was Zach Sinor pulling a Phil Mickelson on his last punt and Rudolph running out to smoke him upside the helmet. As always, Sinor for Heisman.• Just win.Iowa State up 17-7 on Oklahoma State. Iowa State has 222 after 1 quarter. Anyone else want to tell me how good Ok State defense is?— robert smith (@Robert26Smith) November 14, 2015• From one to the Internet ending forever, how badly did you want Mike Gundy to go with a “I AM SO PROUD..” in the locker room?• Ever.Pac 12, SEC, C-USA, whatever it takes to never return to Ames.— Dave Hudson (@okc_dave) November 14, 2015• I am glad games aren’t 59 or 61 minutes. Oklahoma State might be 6-4.• Gundy said afterwards that he wanted his offense to score with one minute left. That’s straight “12 straight and I cannot be touched” Gundy.• Until 2017, Ames.
jourdan lewis michigan wont leave earlyWednesday, it was revealed in police reports that former Michigan State star basketball player Draymond Green’s arrest this past Sunday came after an altercation with current Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. Of course, at least one University of Michigan athlete has weighed in on the situation.Michigan senior corner Jourdan Lewis, who runs an entertaining Twitter account, tweeted some thoughts on the matter. He essentially poked fun at Edmondson, saying he “told” on Draymond. The “skeeps” tweet refers to Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor.PS: If I ever give you a scholarship, I promise I won’t slap you for payment.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) July 13, 2016 The Wolverines and the Spartans meet on October 29. It should be fun.
Reuters BarcelonaMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 20:35 IST Lewis Hamilton has won four of his five titles with Mercedes since joining from McLaren at the end of 2012 (AP Photo)Ferrari could be half a second quicker than Formula One champions Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton said on Friday as Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time so far on the last day of pre-season testing.The Briton, who has won four of his five titles with Mercedes since joining from McLaren at the end of 2012, told reporters at the Circuit de Catalunya that he faced a tough challenge.”I think the gap is potentially half a second, something like that,” said Hamilton.Vettel’s best lap for Ferrari before lunchtime was the fastest time from eight days of testing – a lap of one minute 16.221 seconds on the softest C5 tyres.That was one hundredth quicker than team mate Charles Leclerc’s previous best of 1:16.231 on Thursday.The season starts in Australia on March 17.Hamilton’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was second fastest on Friday morning with a time of 1:16.561 – also on the C5 rubber and the first time Mercedes had targeted a truly quick time after days of going through their programmes.”This is going to be the toughest battle yet…their (Ferrari’s) pace is very good at the moment,” said Hamilton, winner of 11 races last year to Vettel’s five.”Last year they arrived with a car working well but they have done even better this year. It’s OK. We don’t mind the challenge, it just means we have to work harder. I’m not worried or disappointed or anything.”Vettel won the first two races of the season last year, with many people including Mercedes reckoning the German had the fastest car.advertisementFerrari’s bid for a first title in a decade unravelled in the second part of the campaign, however, with mistakes by both Vettel and the team.They have since changed the lineup, with Leclerc replacing 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, and Mattia Binotto has taken over from Maurizio Arrivabene as principal.Mercedes have been putting in plenty of laps and sounded more positive on Thursday when both Hamilton and Bottas did full race distances.”Hopefully from this week we will gain another 0.1 seconds from our understanding of the car,” commented Hamilton.”But we don’t know because everyone has different engine modes and fuel loads. Melbourne will be the first time we get a sight of it and then it will be four races before we really know where we stand.”By lunchtime, Vettel had done 68 laps to Bottas’s 71. Frenchman Romain Grosjean, in the Haas, did 73.Russian Daniil Kvyat, in the Honda-powered Toro Rosso, was third fastest in 1:16.898.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen did a mere 29 laps after his mechanics had worked through the night to finish repairs to the car after team mate Pierre Gasly’s crash on Thursday.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lewis HamiltonFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Mercedes AMGFollow Scuderia FerrariFollow Formula OneFollow F1 2019Follow F1 This is going to be the toughest battle yet: Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes-Ferrari rivalryMercedes have been putting in plenty of laps and sounded more positive on Thursday when both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas did full race distances.advertisement Next
zoom The Board of Directors of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping group, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review the financial statements for the third quarter 2013.During the period, consolidated revenue amounted to $4.1 billion, up 1.4% over the second quarter and down 2.1% year-on-year. Volumes carried rose by 11.0% year-on-year to 3.0 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a new historical record for the Group. The average revenue per TEU declined by 11.8% year on year, when Asia-Northern Europe market rates, as measured by the SCFI, contracted by more than 45% over the quarter.This performance in terms of volumes and price resistance illustrates CMA CGM’s resilience in a market that remains extremely volatile. The Group is evidencing the benefits derived from its size and global presence, which are enabling it to diversify its activities by geography, customer category and service solution, particularly in its onshore operations.During the third quarter, CMA CGM reported:– $238 million in consolidated EBIT, versus $541 million in the third-quarter 2012. Excluding non-recurring items, core EBIT stood at $271 million for the period.– A 6.6% EBIT margin before non-recurring items, one of the highest in the industry.– $70 million in consolidated net profit for the period, bringing the total to $434 million for the first nine months of the year.Business in the third quarter contributed to maintaining consolidated cash and cash equivalents at nearly $1.1 billion. Net debt amounted to $3.7 billion as of 30 September, for a gearing ratio of 0.77.Significant events during the quarterAs part of their future P3 operational alliance, CMA CGM, Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA finalized their operating agreements on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades. As announced, subject to the approval by the various regulatory authorities, these services will be deployed in second-quarter 2014.CMA CGM has signed a strategic contract with SAP to implement a new information system dedicated to container shipping that will be deployed starting late 2015. This investment will enable the Group to improve its operating performance.Outlook for 2013To further strengthen the Group’s liquidity position, an additional $200 million securitization programme was set up in October 2013.Lastly, Moody’s has upgraded the Group’s rating to B2 with a stable outlook.Given the usual year-end seasonal variations and currently prevailing freight rates, performance in the final three months of the year will likely see a decline compared with the third quarter 2013.CMA CGM Group, November 25, 2013
zoom Following the recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip, sister companies Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises have decided to steer clear of Israel, Asia Cruise News reports. The decision is also based on the close shave the German AIDAdiva had when caught amidst a rocket attack at the Israeli Port of Ashdod, with shrapnel and debris falling on the cruizer’s deck.The calls originally scheduled for Israeli ports, have been switched to Turkey and Greece.“We continue to monitor the situation in Israel and will adjust future itineraries should the need warrant,” the companies were reported saying.“Our primary concern is to ensure the safety and security of our guests and crew.”World maritime News Staff, July 23, 2014
VICTORIA – The plight of a homeless man who says he was told he couldn’t get cancer treatment while living in temporary housing in Victoria highlights the difficulties of finding a suitable home to recover for those who have been on the streets, health and housing advocates say.Terry Willis says he can’t fight non-Hodgkin lymphoma while living in the Johnson Street Community building for homeless people. The 50-year-old said he is facing his second fight against blood cancer in seven years, but was told his oncologist won’t start chemotherapy treatments because the building is not a suitable recovery environment.“I hope and pray that I do get a clean place to live and the doctor will initiate the chemotherapy,” said Willis. “I’m not ready to give up.”Willis said he was dismayed when he first heard the decision.“I thought about it and I agreed, he’s right,” he said. “My immune system will be literally shut down. I can’t fight off anything and you know, they say you can’t drink the water in there. You can’t even have a clean shower.”Island Health said it cannot comment on individual cases because of privacy concerns, but in a statement the health authority said “we can confirm a multi-agency team has determined that 844 Johnson in Victoria has appropriate measures in place to support clients who require chemotherapy.”The B.C. Cancer Agency said it also backs the position that the Johnson Street Community building is suitable for chemotherapy patients. B.C.’s Housing Ministry said in a statement it is working with “Island Health to explore all supportive housing options that would be suitable.”It wasn’t immediately clear on Tuesday whether the positions of the health authority and the cancer agency mean Willis will get chemotherapy.The Johnson Street Community building was purchased in 2016 by the British Columbia government to provide housing for homeless people who erected a tent city on the front lawn of Victoria’s court building. The former care home provides accommodation for 147 residents. Its supports for residents include four mental health workers, an on-site manager, two home support workers and a health clinic. Meals are provided twice daily and the building has an overdose prevention site.Grey Showler, health director at Victoria’s Cool Aid Society, said Willis’s health situation reveals gaps in services available to vulnerable people who require places to live that will allow them to recover from serious health issues. Cool Aid is trying to find funding to convert two former family apartments into recovery homes for people getting over illnesses, he said.“If you are couch surfing or live in a place that maybe the home-care nurses can’t get to, or if you are living in your vehicle or you’re in the shelter, it’s difficult,” said Showler. “People when they go to the hospital and they are unwell, not everybody walks out of the hospital 100 per cent.”Prof. Kelli Stajduhar, who specializes in end-of-life care for vulnerable people at the University of Victoria’s school of nursing, said Willis’s case shows the need for broader care options.“The story of Terry Willis is the story we have heard over and over again,” she said. “There needs to be more help.”Stajduhar said she was recently part of a three-year research project that followed the health issues of 25 homeless and vulnerable people in Victoria facing health struggles at the end of their lives.The Portland Hotel Society, which operates the housing facility where Willis lives, said in a statement it is working with Willis and his doctors to facilitate his treatment.“We appreciate the need for designated facilities that can best support expansive service delivery and medical oversight for rigorous treatments, such as chemotherapy,” it said.
Wanda Sykes is on the case to bring a love of reading to millions of children worldwide as the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website Storyline Online (storylineonline.net).Wanda Sykes reads The Case of the Missing Carrot CakeSykes reads The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake (storylineonline.net/books/missing-carrot-cake). Written by Robin Newman, illustrated by Deborah Zemke and published by Creston Books, The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake is a humorous, whodunit detective story filled with baked-in clues, animal suspects, video surveillance, and stake-outs.Video: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake read by Wanda SykesWhen Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake goes missing on Ed’s farm, “missing food investigators” (MFIs) and mice Detective Wilcox and Captain Griswold must track down the thieves. The entertaining and witty The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake can be used to start a conversation with children about the power of persistence, investigating a topic through asking questions, and food-based idioms and puns.Sykes concludes her reading by sharing why she chose to read The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake, “I love crime stories and these detectives, they did not give up. Also the animals they worked together to solve the problem, and most of all, I love cake!”Wanda Sykes is the latest actor to join an expanding cast of Storyline Online readers that includes Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Christian Slater, Betty White and James Earl Jones. Storyline Online features beloved performers reading cherished children’s books aloud alongside creatively produced original illustrations. The site streams more than 40 videos at no cost and with no advertising for children, parents, and educators worldwide, and receives over 6 million views every month.“We are thrilled Wanda Sykes has joined our cast of Storyline Online readers,” said Cyd Wilson, Executive Director of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake is a fun crime-solving book for kids, and Wanda’s storytelling and character portrayals bring all of the intrigue and humor to life. We’re excited to add this story to our digital library and proud to have Wanda as a champion of children’s literacy.”The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake comes with supplemental activity guides aligned with Common Core Standards for both home and school that strengthen verbal, written and comprehension skills. Aimed at students in the 2nd and 3rd grades, these activities encourage students to engage in critical thinking and ponder the themes from the book including problem solving, patience, community and friendship.The award-winning Storyline Online website recently unveiled its redesigned website and a new app for iPhone and Android. The free app features the full digital library of Storyline Online videos, complimentary educational activity guides and more.To view The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake and all of the Storyline Online videos, visit storylineonline.net, and subscribe to youtube.com/storylineonline. Keep up with new videos to be released in 2018 by following @StorylineOnline on Twitter and /StorylineOnline on Facebook.
APTN is celebrating 20 years of being the world’s first national Indigenous network. Some of the highs and lows are shared in this special report, commemorating two decades of independent story-telling by the Winnipeg, Man.,-based broadcaster.
TORONTO – The Bank of Nova Scotia says its offer to buy a sizable stake in a Chilean bank for $2.9 billion has been accepted.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) said Tuesday that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) agreed Tuesday to sell its 68.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile and its interests in certain subsidiaries.The deal, which is expected to close in June 2018, would double the the Canadian lender’s market share in Chile to approximately 14 per cent and make Scotiabank the third-largest private sector bank in the country.“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with BBVA to acquire their shares of BBVA Chile,” said Scotiabank president and CEO Brian Porter in a statement.“BBVA Chile has a proven track record … and this transaction demonstrates excellent synergy between both banks with customer-centric cultures.”BBVA Chile has $29 billion in assets and has 4,000 employees at 127 branches. Scotiabank says it intends to merge BBVA Chile with its existing Scotiabank Chile operations, subject to regulatory approvals.When the deal was initially announced last week, Scotiabank said the transaction is in line with its goal of increasing scale within the Chilean banking sector and the Pacific Alliance countries.Chile’s Said family, which owns 31.62 per cent of BBVA Chile, has waived its right of first refusal to acquire the share being sold to Scotiabank, but is willing to spend up to $650 million to own up to 25 per cent of the combined business when Scotiabank Chile and BBVA Chile are merged.“We will combine Scotiabank’s high-scale, high-sales productivity and retail portfolios with BBVA Chile’s capital markets expertise and cash management capabilities,” said Ignacio Deschamps, Scotiabank’s group head of international banking and digital transformation told analysts on a conference call Tuesday. “We have a strong cultural fit drawn from 2 leading international banks with an established local presence in Chile for several decades.”Deschamps added that Scotiabank expects pre-tax cost synergies of between $150 million and $180 million by 2020. As well, the lender expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share in the first year after completion, he added.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that BBVA had agreed to sell its 69.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile.
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s Green leader says his party would end the use of public money for loans, grants and payroll rebates for wealthy corporations.David Coon says the Greens’ economic development strategy would redirect that money to local enterprises.He says they would create a small business loan guarantee program to support start-ups and expansions of existing businesses.The provincial election is Sept. 24.Speaking in Saint John, Coon said a Green government would develop an import substitution strategy that would increase the local production of essential goods and services.He says a 10 percent shift in consumer spending on imported goods and services to New Brunswick-made products would create 14,000 jobs and add $1.8 billion to the provincial economy each year.Coon says he would consolidate the various economic development agencies into a Department of Community and Rural Development.
New Delhi: It’s 6 am in the morning when most of the people in the walled city are still in their cosy beds, a group of young women and men are already at work. With masks on their faces and brooms in their hands, they move to narrow lanes and bylanes of the walled city cleaning the garbage all by themselves.This group has young professionals from all walks of life who have taken up the cause to clean old Delhi streets and lanes. The group has given a name to this special cause “Safai Adha Iman” ( Cleanliness is half your faith ) and has declared a war on uncleanliness in the area. The member of the team feel no shame cleaning the area which is spread with garbaage thrown from the window of the houses in the lanes. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe female members of the group are given the task of interacting one to one with the housewives in the walled city. “We are also appealing the housewives through loud speakers to throw the house garbage inside the bins we have placed ourselves in the lanes. Also, we are interacting with the women of the area to take them into confidence and tell them the importance of cleanliness which will bring good health and hyegine to the area,” said Sadia Syed, a volunteer. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe male members of the group are holding a meeting with the RWAs and also the owners of food chains in the area to make a substantial change in the Walled city. The Imams of various mosques are also contacted for the same.The group is also calling for more volunteers through social media and is also appealing to youths from different parts of Delhi to apply the same concept of cleanliness in their areas. “We are doing the campaign at the micro level starting from various lanes in the area of the walled city, we are utilising the social media platforms to create awareness and also call for volunteering for the cause. We have also made vertical gardens on the walls to beautify the area,” said Irtiza Quraishi, President of an NGO Marham. The areas like lanes of Matia Mahal and Jama masjid have already started feeling the change and many lanes in Pahari imli, Gai Sayyedain, Pahari Bhjlia, Gali Andheri and Gali Mandir wali has also started looking cleaner along with others in the Walled city.
At a meeting in Jerusalem, Bank officials informed the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) that the money had been allocated from the Al-Aqsa Fund in a bid to support the Agency’s emergency job creation programme, with special emphasis on rebuilding destroyed and shelled homes in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Thanking the Bank for its generous contribution, Commissioner-General Peter Hansen said the funds would enable the Agency to address the urgent needs of refugees resulting from the continuing confrontations in the occupied territories and the consequent Israeli punitive restrictions on the movement of goods and Palestinian people.Mr. Hansen pointed out that the Bank’s contribution, along with the generous support of UNRWA’s major donors, demonstrated the international community’s trust in the Agency’s ability to respond to an emergency situation.UNRWA, which has been operating for over 50 years, is the main provider of basic services – education, health, relief and social services – to over 3.7 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East.
Ohio State associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was cited by the Columbus Division of Police for failure to obey a traffic control device. The citation is a minor misdemeanor offense. The accident occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of West Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive. Schiano’s vehicle hit a 26-year-old, male bicyclist who was taken to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.The Columbus police said that the victim was transported in critical condition with a head injury, but Sgt. Brooke Wilson, who was at the scene, said at the scene on Thursday that the bicyclist is expected to survive. There has been no update on the condition of the bicyclist.Schiano is scheduled to appear before a judge on Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. The traffic fine is $55 and, including court fees, the total cost due by Schiano is $152.