BCCI seeks explanation from Rahul Johri after sexual harassment allegations

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought an explanation from its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri, who has been accused of sexual harassment.BCCI has given Johri a week’s time to “submit his explanation” over the allegation to the Indian cricket board.”There are certain media reports today, including in the social media, pertaining to Mr. Rahul Johri, CEO BCCI. The reports disclose allegations of sexual harassment made against Mr. Johri, by an unnamed person through a twitter handle. The allegations also relates to his previous employment with a large media house. The allegations have appeared as a part of the “me too” movement,” a BCCI press release stated.”Though, the said allegations do not pertain to his employment with the BCCI, the Committee of Administrators of the BCCI has deemed it appropriate to seek an explanation from Mr Johri in relation to the allegations. He has been asked to submit his explanation within a week. Future course of action will be considered on receipt of his explanation,” the release added.Also read – MeToo movement in cricket: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual harassmentJohri is the latest high-profile personality to be accused of sexual harassment.Johri, who has served as the BCCI CEO since April 2016, has been accused of inappropriate behaviour by a woman during his stint at Discovery channel.The woman posted an account of the alleged harassment on Twitter. However, the alleged victim did not wish to be named. The woman who uploaded the posts online on behalf of the alleged victim has also requested for privacy and tweeted that her posts should not be linked or embedded by any media house.Also read – After Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga accused of sexual assaultadvertisementJohri becomes the first personality associated with Indian cricket to be named in the #MeToo firestorm.Johri was selected as ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Broadcasting Industry Awards, for his contribution to the Indian television industry in 2013. In 2012, he received the ‘Media Professional of the Year’ award by the World Brand Congress.During his leadership, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific was awarded ‘Best Media and Entertainment Company’ in 2012 by the Indo-American Chambers of Commerce.In 2017, Johri was listed among the top 10 Sports Business Executives of the Year by Sport Business, for his contribution to the 550 per cent jump in the IPL media rights sale.TWO SRI LANKAN GREATS IN #MeToo FIRESTORMAlso read – Indian flight attendant claims Arjuna Ranatunga sexually harassed herEarlier, Sri Lankan greats Arjuna Ranatunga and Lasith Malinga were accused of sexual harassment.While former Sri Lanka captain Ranatunga was accused by an Indian flight attendant, singer Chinmayi Sripaada claimed Malinga sexually assaulted a woman at a Mumbai hotel.Sripaada shared a post on Twitter where she narrated the alleged incident.Malinga is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest bowlers in limited-overs formats. In 2017 ODIs he has taken 306 wickets and 90 wickets in 68 T20 Internationals.Malinga also played 30 Tests and took 101 wickets.The alleged incident, according to Sripaada, took place during an IPL season.Malinga, who has played all 10 seasons of the IPL for Mumbai Indians, has 154 wickets from 110 matches in the league. He is the highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL.On Wednesday, Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning captain Ranatunga was accused of sexual harassment by an Indian flight attendant.During one of his visits to India, Ranatunga (currently Sri Lanka’s Minister of Petroleum Resources Development), allegedly grabbed the woman by her waist and slid his hands along the side of her breasts. The woman later ran to the hotel reception and complained about Ranatunga’s actions but the staff told her, “It is your private matter.””My star struck colleague spotted Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers in the elevator of Hotel Juhu Centaur, Mumbai and decided to meet them in their room for autographs. I decided to chaperone her, fearing for her safety, we were offered drinks (perhaps laced) I declined and stuck to my bottle of water I’d brought along . They were 7 and we 2, they latched the room door putting the chain secure. My discomfort growing inside of me, I urged her to get back to our room.”She was smitten and wanted to go for a stroll by the poolside, this was at 1900 hrs, the walk to the pool a desolate, unlit pathway at the back of the hotel, I look back to find Vandana and the Indian cricketer nowhere in sight.”Ranatunga grabs me by waist, sliding his hands along the side of my breasts, I scream fearing the worst, kicking on his legs and feet. Threatening him of dire consequences, passport cancellation, reporting it to the cops etc., for he is a Sri Lankan misbehaving with an Indian. Wasting no time, I dashed for the hotel reception a good run on an incline screaming on top of my voice. The reception said, “it is your private matter” and that they can’t help me,” the woman wrote in her facebook post.advertisementlast_img read more

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Mt 10K: Pakistan Cricket Board lauds Virat Kohli’s monumental effort

first_imgVirat Kohli added yet another feather to his already-illustrious cap on Wednesday as he breached the 10000-run mark in the one-day internationals to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record.Kohli reached the milestone in his 205th innings to become the fastest batsman in history to score 10000 runs in the format. Sachin Tendulkar had the previous record as he took 259 innings to get there.Kohli got to the landmark with a single in the 37th over bowled by Ashley Nurse. The fans present at the Vizag cricket stadium erupted in joy as the Indian captain raised his bat after setting yet another record in 50-over cricket.The 29-year-old Delhi batsman on only the fourth Indian and 13th batsmen to enter the 10K club in the format.King Kohli pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62aeBCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Live Blog | Live Score | ScorecardKohli joined Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Before the start of the second ODI against West Indies in Vizag, Kohli needed 81 to reach the coveted landmark. After his stroke-filled 140 in the first ODI on Sunday, there was little doubt Kohli would get to 10K on Wednesday. India’s score read 197 for 3 in 36.3 overs when he got to the landmark.Kohli eventually went on to score his 37th ODI hundred with a boundary.Not just the fans inside the stadium, but various players and cricket pundits took to Twitter to wish the Indian run machine.advertisementCongratulations!Monumental effort.https://t.co/YYj0fLuUg5PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 201810,000 ODI runs and in no time!! Congratulations on the record @imVkohli #Virat10kJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 24, 2018No over-speeding challan here, just accolades & best wishes for more @imVkohli ! Many congratulations on your amazing feat! pic.twitter.com/JOytK0YfK2 Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) October 24, 2018Congratulations to @imVkohli to achieve milestone of 10000 runs in ODI cricket , Great player & Humble human , u entertaining all fans of cricket with ur Skills , Passion & determination , stay blessedMohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 24, 2018Take a bow Virat! Congratulations !@imVkohliWriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) October 24, 2018Software update all the time. Virat Kohli has redefined what consistency means. Got his 9000th odi run just 11 innings ago and got his 10000 th today, to go with his 37th century. Enjoy the phenomena #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/OPhvIsBRDJVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018The intensity and consistency with which you bat is just amazing. @imVkohli, congratulations on achieving 10,000 runs in ODIs. Keep the runs flowing. pic.twitter.com/tQUhY8bHnaSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 24, 2018Century pe century baar baar, run hue pure dus hazaar!Heartiest congratulations brother @imVkohliFastest player ever to complete 10,000 ODI runs! What a remarkable journey it’s been so far!#ViratKohli #Virat10K pic.twitter.com/HRzLEGaxzNSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 24, 2018The fastest to 10,000 ODI runs – take a look at some of the numbers behind @imvKohli’s remarkable record in ODIs!https://t.co/FWyJesWsic pic.twitter.com/rIIlE1Mx4LICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018Reigning Supremacy #KingKohli @imVkohli becomes the FASTEST BATSMAN to score 10000 ODI runs.pic.twitter.com/2YMoFtr2L1BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018Fastest to 8000 ODI runs. (175 innings)Fastest to 9000 ODI runs. (194 innings)And now, the fastest ever to 10,000 ODI runs. (205 innings)@imVkohli’s consistency is just unbelievable! #INDvWI #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/sycYn2CnQ6Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) October 24, 2018The fastest player to 10,000 ODI runs.Congratulations, @imVkohli! #LoveLords pic.twitter.com/mozi6uy9JDLord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) October 24, 2018The 10K club in ODIs:Sachin Tendulkar (18426)Kumar Sangakkara (14234)Ricky Ponting (13704)Sanath Jayasuriya (13430)Mahela Jayawardene (12650)Inzamam-ul-Haq (11739)Jacques Kallis (11579)Sourav Ganguly (11363)Rahul Dravid (10889)Brian Lara (10405)Tillakaratne Dilshan (10290)MS Dhoni (10123)Virat Kohli (10000)last_img read more

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Djokovic, Federer back new ATP Cup men’s team event

first_imgLondon, Nov 16 (AFP) Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have backed a new men’s team competition just a day after the Serbian raised concerns over the timing of the event, which will take place shortly after the revamped Davis Cup.The ATP Cup, announced by the ATP and Tennis Australia on Thursday during the ATP Finals in London, will be played from 2020 across three Australian cities over 10 days in the lead-up to the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, which starts in January.It will offer USD15 million (13.25 million euros) in prize money and up to 750 ATP Rankings points to the winners.”I like that it’s owned by ATP, by the players, and that we have ranking points, and it’s going to be the best way to kickstart the season,” said world number one Djokovic.”More than 90 percent of the time we’re playing as individuals and we don’t have too many team events.” Federer was upbeat about the new event and said the Davis Cup would not suffer.”Clearly if the World Team Cup is going to be held, players will want to play that first week of the year, so you would think it’s going to be exciting,” the Swiss said after reaching the last four of the ATP Finals in London.”The Davis Cup has incredibly rich history. You would think the players are going to play that. From that standpoint, I think there’s not that much change, per se, or more tournaments on the calendar. It just happens that there’s more team events, which I think the players are happy about.”advertisementThe comments from Djokovic, who is president of the ATP player council, were in sharp contrast to views he voiced the previous day, when he said having two similar team tournaments so close together would not be sustainable, also expressing concerns over the length of the tennis season.”I think in the next two years we’ll have both events happening in a very similar format if not the same, six weeks apart,” he said.”I honestly don’t think it’s good for the sport… It will happen that we will have two average events.” – Davis Cup fears -===================A revamped Davis Cup tournament will take place from November 2019, bringing together 18 nations in one place for a week at the end of the season.The Davis Cup is run by the ITF, the governing body of world tennis, while the ATP, which runs the men’s Tour, will stage the ATP Cup.Earlier this week, world number five Alexander Zverev said almost all the top players would skip the Davis Cup.”The Davis Cup has some serious issues to think about, I think,” he said.”One of them is the dates. I think the dates are very important and I think none of the top players will play, except Rafa (Rafael Nadal) because it’s in Spain. I’m very, very sure that a lot of top players will not play. We’ll see how it goes.”The format of the ATP Cup will see nations split into six groups, with eight teams emerging from the round-robin stage to compete in the knockout phase.There will be up to five players in each team, with ties comprising two singles matches and one doubles match. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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Mary Kom wins sixth world championship, named best boxer

first_imgIndia’s MC Mary Kom won a historic sixth gold medal in world championships on Saturday morning, beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48 kg category summit clash.Kom now has an incredible six gold and one silver in the showpiece, the last yellow metal coming in 2010 in Bridgetown.The results read 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in favour of Mary Kom who had beaten the opponent in a tournament in Poland this year.Speaking to reporters after her victory, Mary Kom said: “I would like to dedicate this win to my country.” Soon after her victory, wishes started pouring inA proud moment for Indian sports.Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The diligence with which she’s pursued sports and excelled at the world stage is extremely inspiring. Her win is truly special. @MangteCNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 24, 2018Even Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and uploaded a picture of the gloves gifted to him by Mary Kom and expressed how proud he is.T 3005 – MARY KOM .. what a huge honour you bring to the Country .. 6 times Gold medalist World Championship !! CONGRATULATIONS !I ever value your BOXING GLOVES that you gifted me ! they are MY gold medals !!?????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/alTP5ZOFVWAmitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 24, 2018Priyanka Chopra, who played Mary Kom in reel life, has always been inspired by the sportswoman and seemed elated at her victoryWow! Only you could do it!! What an achievement… the first female boxer to win the #WorldChampionship for an unprecedented 6th time! Congratulations @MangteC… It’s a proud moment for the nation & you are and always will be my inspiration.. Here’s to #MagnificentMary ????advertisementPRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 24, 2018Soon after winning the title, Kom was adjudged the best pugilist of the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships here.The AIBA panel which chose the Indian as the best among the competitors was a richly deserved honour to the 35-year-old Manipuri, whose endurance, perseverance and the never-say-die attitude is unparalleled in the history.Speaking during the official press conference, Mary Kom recalled her participation in the New Delhi event held in 2006. “At that time, boxers from fewer countries had participated. It was not even included in the Olympics. Though we won eight medals, four gold included but competition is much tough nowadays and considering the fact, our results here (one gold, a silver and two bronze medals) were great,” said Mary.”As far as organization, this one was better than what it was in 2006.” Asked to compare the win here with earlier gold medals, the Manipuri said it was difficult to remember.”But this one was very special. I was under pressure and had to change my weight category also. I won my last Worlds gold in 2010 and then the change of weight for the Olympics happened. The pressure was something I always felt but don’t know how to put this gold alongside the earlier five,” she reasoned.About Mary KomMangte Chungneijang (MC) Mary Kom is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion from India and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.Nicknamed ‘Magnificent Mary,’ she is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kilograms) category and winning the bronze medal.She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.She became the first Indian woman boxer to get the gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.Also read: Celebrating Mary Kom, the boxer who brushed away discouraging words and became an inspirationInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites Live Streaming, BPL 2019 Final: When, Where and How to Watch Online Coverage on DSport

first_imgTamim Iqbal’s 61-ball 141 not out has helped Comilla Victorians post a mamoth total of 199 in 20 overs vs Dhaka Dynamites. Tamim scored his first Bangladesh Premier League century in the big final, smashing 11 sixes and 10 boundaries during his sublime knock.What time does the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final between Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites start?The BPL 2019 final between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites starts at 7.00 PM IST on February 8, Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.What TV channel and live stream is the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites Live Streaming on?DSports will show live streaming of the Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites match.Where will the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites be played?The Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka from 7.00PM IST.Where can I watch Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final live?The match will be shown in DSports and can also be streamed on Youtube.Where can I check the online live updates of the Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 final between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites?Comilla Victorians: Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque(w), Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes(c), Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sanjit Saha, Wahab Riaz, Aamer Yamin, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Shahid, Mosharraf Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abu Hider RonyadvertisementDhaka Dynamites: Upul Tharanga, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Kieron Pollard, Nurul Hasan(w), Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Qazi Onik, Asif Hasan, Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Naim, Hazratullah Zazai, Andrew Birch, Shahadat Hossain, Mohor Sheikh, Aliss Islamlast_img read more

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Football Leaks whistleblower to be extradited to Portugal

first_imgA Portuguese man linked to the Football Leaks website is set to be extradited to Portugal after spending time under house arrest in Hungary, a court said on Tuesday, a move his lawyers oppose as they defend him as a “whistleblower” and not a criminal.Rui Pinto, 30, was detained in Hungary on January 16 on a European arrest warrant issued by Portuguese authorities on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations.Pinto’s lawyers plan to appeal against the court decision to extradite their client to Portugal for trial.”Everything I’ve done was in the public interest because it was necessary to expose and help European authorities understand the criminality that goes on in football,” Pinto said in the court hearing which was shown on Portuguese television.The Football Leaks website includes emails, contracts and presentations relating to soccer clubs.Also Watch:last_img read more

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Los Angeles street renamed after Barack Obama

first_imgA stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former US President Barack Obama.A concert and ceremony on Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a three and a half mile street that runs across the city’s historic black neighborhood.It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and further establishes a “presidential row” that includes Washington, Adams and Jefferson boulevards.”I get to live in a lifetime where we elected our first black president,” The Rev Russell Thornhill of South Los Angeles told KABC TV.”I get to share that with my mother, who’s 92 years old who voted and actually went to the inauguration. I called her before I came here to let her know what I was doing, and she was just in tears because she was seeing in her lifetime… the naming of a street of the first black president in this community.”Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti noted at Saturday’s ceremony that Obama Boulevard is in a section of the city that has a number of other streets named after presidents, the Los Angeles Times reported.”As we drive through this city and we see past presidents on Adams, on Washington, on Jefferson, now we’ll have one that was in our lifetime, who was a president for everybody: Barack Hussein Obama,” Garcetti said.The couple, who proposed the name change, told the Times that they wanted to raise the profile of the road, attract more funding for the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighbourhood and honour the 44th president.advertisement”With this change, we are publicly documenting what Obama’s legacy as our nation’s first black President means to our city and our South Los Angeles community,” City Council President Herb Wesson said in a statement.”For every child who will drive down this street and see the President’s name, this will serve as a physical reminder that no goal is out of reach and that no dream is too big.”While residents were receptive to having a street named after Obama, some believed that organisers should have chosen a more prominent street.Wesson argued Rodeo Road was symbolically important, as the road is home to Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, where Obama held a campaign rally when he was running for president in 2007.For decades, discriminatory practices, including the use of racially restrictive covenants on deeds to keep people of color from buying homes, kept the area off-limits to non-whites.After the USSupreme Court banned housing discrimination, and segregation was scaled back, black residents moved into the formerly white enclave of Baldwin Hills and established the first of LA’s black middle and upper-class neighbourhoods.Black-owned businesses and cultural activities once thrived on Crenshaw Boulevard. But over the years, they struggled and there are ongoing efforts to revitalise the commercial corridor.Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a political analyst and author who has lived in the area for 50 years, said he hopes the name change will lead to more investments in the neighbourhood.”The area needs not just street name change, but also fresh programs, initiatives and spending on jobs, education, and housing programs for the mostly black and Hispanic low-income residents that live on or near Obama Boulevard,” Hutchinson said.”This will truly be the greatest way to pay tribute to Obama.”Also Read | Russian plane crash: Terrifying videos capture moment Aeroflot Superjet burst into flamesAlso Read | North Korea denounces joint South Korea, US military exercisesAlso Watch | Boeing 737 jet slides into Florida river with 136 on board, no casualtieslast_img read more

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Kyle Coetzer creates new record for Scotland cricket

first_imgKyle Coetzer on Friday became the first Scottish batsman to hit 2,000 runs in one-day internationals. Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer achieved this feat while playing the second ODI against Afghanistan at Edinburgh, Scotland.Interestingly, it is not the first time when Coetzer found his way to the record books of Scotland cricket. In the 2015 World Cup, Coetzer hit 156 against Bangladesh to become the highest scorer from an associate nation.Kyle Coetzer debuted for Scotland in 2003 against Pakistan in a one-day match. He was first named the captain of the ODI side in 2013.Congratulations to Kyle Coetzer for becoming the first Scottish batsman to hit 2,000 ODI runs pic.twitter.com/H80UIS9RvF ICC (@ICC) May 10, 2019Coetzer has also had several successful stints in county cricket with Durham and Northamptonshire.Scotland are currently involved in a two-match ODI series with Afghanistan.Rain played spoilsport in the first ODI of the series between the two teams as the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.Also Read | How good is this kid: Justin Langer impressed by Steve Smith’s Australia returnAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh’s reply to Virat Kohli’s social media post is epicAlso Seelast_img read more

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4 Indian students from Mumbai and Bengaluru receive La Liga Football Schools Scholarship

first_imgThe La Liga Football Schools Scholarship is being granted to four Indian students this year — two from Mumbai and two from Bengaluru. The selected students will visit Spain from May 26 to June 5 to train with first division club, CD Leganes.Name of the studentsThe selected students for 2018/19 from Mumbai are Rian Katoch and Asik Shaikh, while those from Bengaluru are Ishan Murali and Vidwath Shetty.Process of getting shortlistedThe students, selected through a scouting process in which 32 players are shortlisted from La Liga Football Schools, will receive training from the one of La Liga clubs’ academies.”The four students showcased exemplary technical skills and sporting values throughout their time at La Liga Football Schools. We have always believed that India has strong potential to become a global footballing superpower,” La Liga India Managing Director Jose Antonio Cachaza said.He added that with this programme, young Indians would take their country one step closer to achieving the status. “During their time with CD Leganes, the students will get a chance to train with the best coaches and youth of Spain which will surely have a strong impact on them.”Role of Spain”Spain is certain of the key role that sports and football play in its public diplomacy strategy for India. Mainly because football is a capital tool in promoting fundamental personal and social values such as inclusion, camaraderie, tolerance, perseverance and team-work,” Spanish Ambassador HE JoseRamon Baranano said.He said he was grateful to La Liga for bringing these important values to Indian youth through Spanish football.advertisementAlso read: Indian-American students among 2019 US Presidential Scholarslast_img read more

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Chelsea appoint Frank Lampard as new manager

first_imgChelsea appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager on Thursday, as owner Roman Abramovich turned to a familiar face rather than an experienced hand to replace Maurizio Sarri and lead the club into a new era.Lampard, adored by Chelsea fans as the heart and soul of the club’s midfield during a trophy-laden 13 years at Stamford Bridge, was handed a three-year contract having left second tier Derby County.”I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,” Lampard told the club website”Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead.”I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”‘You can expect a young manager that will give everything, every hour in the day, to bring a team that fans can be proud of.’Watch Frank’s first interview in full on the Chelsea website and app. #WelcomeHomeFrankChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 4, 2019A relative rookie as a manager, the 41-year-old Lampard earned plaudits for taking Derby into the Championship playoff final in his first year in the dugout — even if they just missed out on promotion to Aston Villa.He faces no small task in returning Chelsea to the status of Premier League title contenders following Sarri’s departure to Juventus and Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid.His rebuilding efforts at Chelsea will also be hampered by a FIFA transfer ban.advertisementSarri, who departed after one season at Stamford Bridge, guided Chelsea to the Europa League title and third place in the Premier League but was never loved by Chelsea fans.”Lamps” will have no such problems.The former England midfielder played a key role in Chelsea’s golden era, making 648 appearances and scoring a club record 211 goals between 2001-2014. In that time, he won three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League.Chelsea director delighted with Lampard’s return, as manager”After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said.”We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.”Lampard’s former Chelsea team mate Petr Cech joined the club as a technical and performance advisor last month, and the pair will play a key role in the overhaul of the playing squad.Chelsea, however, have been handed a two-window transfer ban by world soccer’s governing body FIFA for breaching rules regarding the international transfer and registration of players under 18.The club appealed against the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last month.The ban could force Lampard to put his trust in youngsters, a blueprint he developed at Derby where he blooded a number of Chelsea loanees.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham were all involved in the playoff final at Wembley and they could all be back in west London next season.With teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi having made the breakthrough under Sarri last season, Lampard may appear the ideal choice to construct a Chelsea side based on youth.Chelsea, who finished third in the league last season, kick off their 2019-20 campaign against Manchester United on Aug. 11.Also Read | Netherlands top Sweden 1-0, to face US in Women’s WC finalAlso Read | Peru crush Chile 3-0 to set up Copa America final against BrazilAlso See:last_img read more

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WELLS TO EXPAND SOUTH ICE CREAM PLANT

first_imgWells Enterprises is looking to expand its production facilities at their South Ice Cream Plant.The company is seeking a tax abatement grant from the state to help offset the anticipated expenses.Company spokesperson Leslie Bartholomew says the expansion project will cost an estimated $40 million dollars:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/WELLS1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….what we’ll request. :21Bartholomew says the expansion work will begin soon:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/WELLS1A.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….end of the year. :20The Le Mars city council approved Wells request by Wells Enterprises, allowing for the grant request to proceed.last_img read more

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CITY COUNCIL PRIMARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY

first_imgSioux City voters will head for the polls Tuesday to vote in a city council primary election.There are nine people running for three open seats on the council.Incumbent Councilmen Pete Groetken, Dan Moore and Alex Watters are looking to retain their seats.They are being challenged by Nick Davidson, Jake Jungers, John Olson, Dennis Quinn, Doug Waples and Brett Watchorn.County auditor Pat Gill says around 1200 absentee votes had been returned as of 2:30 p.m. Monday.The polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.Thirteen vote centers will be open around town for the council primary.The 13 voting locations include:AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 600 COURT STREETCALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4400 CENTRAL ST.CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 4001 INDIAN HILLS DRIVECROSS POINTE CHURCH, 2300 W.19TH ST.FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3101 HAMILTON BLVDFIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 4600 HAMILTON BLVDMORNINGSIDE BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, 4005 MORNINGSIDE AVENUEMORNINGSIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 SOUTH MARTHA ST.PEACE REFORMED CHURCH, 4100 OUTER DRIVE NORTHREDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3204 SOUTH LAKEPORTRIVERSIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH 1817 RIVERSIDE BVLD.ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2032 SOUTH CYPRESSTRIMBLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1424 27TH ST.last_img read more

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JUDGE DISMISSES TEACHER’S UNION LAWSUIT

first_imgA judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Iowa’s largest teachers union challenging a new law that eliminated most collective bargaining rights for public workers.The judge said in his ruling that the new law does not violate workers’ constitutional rights to equal protection.The Iowa State Education Association, which represents 34,000 education professionals across the state, filed the lawsuit in April.The lawsuit claimed the law creates two classes of public sector employees, unfairly targets unions for collecting dues through payroll deductions and creates an unfair election system for unions.ISEA President Tammy Wawro says the union is considering all of its options, including appealing the ruling.The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Iowa Council 61, also has filed a lawsuit challenging the law.APlast_img read more

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TRANSIT AVENUE HOUSE FIRE RULED ACCIDENTAL

first_imgINVESTIGATORS HAVE DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A HOME IN MORNINGSIDE LAST SATURDAY.CAPTAIN RYAN COLLINS OF SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE SAYS THE FIRE IN THE 3500 BLOCK OF TRANSIT AVENUE WAS ACCIDENTAL:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TRANSITFIRE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRE. ;13FLAMES WERE COMING THROUGH THE ROOF OF THE HOME WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE.THE PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE ALL OUT OF THE HOME ATTENDING ACTIVITIES WHEN THE FIRE WAS DISCOVERED.THE STRUCTURE WAS RULED A TOTAL LOSS.last_img

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Is Mike Gundy Going to Get a New Contract?

first_imgMike Gundy is paid pretty handsomely to go out and win 8.5 games a year, glad hand with boosters and hire smart people. He might be paid even more handsomely for these activities in 2016.Before we get to that, let’s look at where Gundy’s annual compensation falls nationally. Here’s the top 23 from earlier this year. Gundy is No. 22. Dabo Swinney is No. 26 (!)Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 9.48.07 AMAnd now Bill Haisten on the rumblings in Stillwater.An Oklahoma State source indicates that university officials are considering a new contract for head football coach Mike Gundy.When the 2015 season concluded, four seasons remained on the eight-year contract signed by Gundy before the 2012 season. For established head coaches, the industry standard is a contract of at least five years.This is such a volatile thing. Should Gundy be paid more than Art Briles? Does he deserve that? Maybe not right now, but he did a few years ago and he might three years from now.I’m interested to see how this plays out for Gundy. I would be surprised if something didn’t take place but an entirely new contract rather than just an extension of what he already has would be pretty intriguing. If I’m betting, I have to bet on the extension rather than a whole new deal.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!last_img read more

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The 20 Most Important People to the 2015 Season (No. 6)

first_imgNo. 7 (Porter: Bean | Boone: Childs)No. 8 (Porter: Spencer | Boone: Taylor)No. 9 (Porter: Carson | Boone: Washington)No. 10 (Porter: Taylor | Boone: Bean)No. 11 (Porter: Maile | Boone: Burton)No. 12 (Porter: Burton | Boone: Simmons)No. 13 (Porter: Walsh | Boone: Seaton)No. 14 (Porter: Peterson | Boone: Crabtree)No. 15 (Porter: Washington | Boone: Jacobs)No. 16 (Porter: Sterns | Boone: Salako)No. 17 (Porter: Childs | Boone: Sterns)No. 18 (Porter: Sheperd | Boone: Maile)No. 19 (Porter: McEndoo | Boone: Walsh)No. 20 (Porter: Jacobs | Boone: Lampkin) While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Kyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 7 (!) days away.Porter: Yesterday, I noted how important Jimmy Bean is to OSU’s defense. The only reason he’s important, though, is because he has Emmanuel Ogbah out here doing nightmarish things to opposing backfields. Otherwise, Bean is just another above average DE on an above average defense. No. 38 makes him, and the rest of the defense, downright spectacular.“Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean are something special,” said offensive lineman Zach Crabtree on Thursday. “We’re special across the board on the d-line. Ogbah has everything, and it’s good that we get to practice against those guys. They give us an upper hand on preparing. We’re just focused on what we’re doing right now as an offensive line and how we’re going to work as a unit, rather than the other opponents.”AdChoices广告Boone: I have Brandon Sheperd slotted here. The first depth chart released yesterday has Sheperd at WR1, even with a dislocated finger. Rudolph and Sheperd’s rapport will be a great asset early on to foster Rudolph’s development. I’m betting on a big year for Shep, and honestly I feel like I am slotting him too low (or high?) here.You think he’s ready? I think he’s ready.Had to come back to back with it! Turn up poke nation, lets goooooooooo!!!!!!#rise#WTIB??⌛️ pic.twitter.com/AUcL7iY4fq— brandon sheperd (@bshep10) August 27, 2015last_img read more

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Bolt gives Man Utd ultimatum to prove title challenge

first_imgManchester United Usain Bolt gives Man Utd ultimatum to prove they are title challengers Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 20:35 9/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Usain Bolt Manchester United Getty Manchester United Premier League The Red Devils are top of the Premier League after four matches, but will need to keep winning before the Jamaican will back them to win the crown Manchester United fan and athletics hero Usain Bolt is has been impressed by the side’s early form this season, but has given them a few more games to convince him they can win the Premier League title.The Red Devils are the only side with a 100 per cent record in England’s top flight, having dispatched West Ham, Swansea City and Leicester City without conceding a single goal in 2017-18.Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in as many appearances after joining from Everton for £75 million, helping to solve the chronic attacking woes that hampered Mourinho’s men last term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Rom 2/1 to be PL top scorerEight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt took in United’s 2-0 win over Leicester at Old Trafford last month after signing off from the track at the IAAF World Championships and he believes the biggest change at United has been mental reinforcement.”We’re looking pretty good, players are playing with confidence which is a key thing,” Bolt told Omnisport at the opening of the new Hublot boutique in Kyoto, Japan. My Saturday @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/p993qVf8Vv — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 26, 2017 “I saw the games and was very impressed with them, but for me I’m waiting for the next four games to say, ‘alright, we’re on track to winning the title’. So far, we look good.”Bolt is confident Mourinho remains the right man to restore former glories at Old Trafford and hailed the impact Lukaku has had on their attacking fortunes.He added: “I said it last year – last year we just couldn’t score and that was our biggest issue.”We played well, we defended well, but we couldn’t score goals and this season we don’t have that problem. “I’ve told people that as long as we start scoring we’re going to do great, so that’s a good thing and I’m very impressed.”I told people here that I was happy when Mourinho came on board.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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