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IPL 2017, GL vs DD Highlights: How Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins snatched victory for Delhi from the jaws of defeat

first_imgShreyas Iyer scripted a sensational two-wicket win for Delhi Daredevils with a classy 96 against Gujarat Lions, breathing life into what otherwise was a dead rubber of the Indian Premier League. (POINTS TABLE | LIVE SCORECARD)Aaron Finch (69 off 39) stitched a 92-run stand with Dinesh Karthik (40 off 28) to lead Lions to 195 for five.Daredevils looked down and out at 121 for six, needing another 75 off 36, before Iyer came up with a dazzling display of strokeplay to stage a dramatic turnaround for Daredevils.He reached his highest IPL score but was unlucky to miss out on a well deserved hundred. Overall, Iyer hammered 15 fours and two sixes in his 57-ball knock.Amit Mishra struck consecutive fours after his team needed nine off the last over bowled by Basil Thampi.It was an inconsequential game with both teams out of the play-off race before Iyer’s special knock made it a match to remember.HIGHLIGHTS: Shreyas Iyer is the man of the match and deservingly so, This young man shined bright like a diamond tonight!#DhoomDhamaka#DDTweets#GLvDD#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/MJzvBSzbBi-  Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 2017Interesting!! Only once in their #IPL history Gujarat Lions 172/6 has successfully managed to defend a total.vs DD 171/5 – won by 1 run in 2016!#GLvDD- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 10, 2017Shreyas Iyer played a blinder. He smacked the insipid Gujarat bowling to all parts and took Delhi at the doorstep of victory. Pat Cummins gave him good support as well and should be praised for his sensible batting. With 9 needed to win off the last over, Basil Thampi cleaned up Iyer, thereby reigniting hope in the Gujarat camp. But Delhi got an unlikely hero in Amit Mishra, who hit back-to-back boundaries to earn a thrilling win.advertisement#IPL Match 50 – @DelhiDaredevils 197/8, beat @TheGujaratLions 195/5 by 2 wickets. Relive the game https://t.co/s5iTpoVhNR #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/sWOYYHgG6F- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2017DELHI INNINGS:Brilliant win for Delhi! It was an action-packed run chase with the pendulum swinging both ways. Karun Nair provided a quickfire start in spite of losing Sanju Samson cheaply. Some inspirational fielding by Gujarat saw Delhi lose three middle order wickets via run outs and that pushed them on the back foot. But, Shreyas Iyer at another end was determined to see his side through.23.36 IST: B Thampi to A Mishra FOUR! Mishra has won it for Delhi! Thampi bowls it slower but fails to execute it properly. Mishra gets a long way across and scoops it on the fullfine down the leg side. Akshdeep Nath the substitute, tries to cut itoff with a dive but fails to make the much-needed stop. The ball reaches the fence and that’s victory for the visitors. DELHI WIN BY 2 WICKETS! 23.36 IST: B Thampi to A Mishra FOUR! What a start by Mishra! He comes down the track a touch and flicks it through mid-wicket. Doesn’t time it well but finds the gap and has enough on it to take it to the fence.23.35 IST: Amit Mishra is the new batsman. 7 needed from 4 balls.23.35 IST: B Thampi to S Iyer OUT! Dragged on! Another twist in the game! Thampi bowls a low full toss around off, Iyer looks to go hard at it. Gets an inside edge and the ball hits the middle stump. The whole of Gujarat camp is delighted. Shreyas Iyer walks back disappointed. He played such a superb knock but has failed to see his team through. Can Thampi win it for Gujarat from hereon?WICKET. Basil Thampi with a perfect yorker gets Shreyas Iyer bowled. He falls for 96. Great innings! #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201723.33 IST: Basil Thampi to bowl the last over. 23.26 IST: J Faulkner to  M Shami FOUR! Another misfield! Soni is the culprit this time. Faulkner bowls a slower one. Shami looks to slog it but the bat turns in his hand and the ball slices towards short third man. Soni there, moves to his right but the ball turns away from him. He gets wrong-footed and fails to stop it even by stretching his left hand out. The ball runs to the fence behind. This is pressure. DD:187/7 (19 overs) Delhi need 9 runs in 6 balls23.26 IST: J Faulkner to P Cummins OUT! Cummins holes out! Length delivery, angling away, Cummins looks to have a go at it. Goes through with his heave but mistimes it. The ball travels straight to Smith at long on, who doesn’t make any mistake.WICKET. Cummins holes out to long on. Is there a twist in this game? #GameMaariChhe #GLvDDadvertisement- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201723.24 IST: Superb over from Basil Thampi. DD:181/6 (18 overs) Delhi need15 runs in 12 balls23.20 IST: J Faulkner  to S Iyer FOUR!  Drilled the full delivery past Finch at mid off for a boundary. 21 runs from the over! DD:173/6 (17 overs) Delhi need 23 runs in 18 balls23.18 IST: J Faulkner  to S Iyer SIX! Mistimed but over the ropes! A touch ahead of a length around off, Iyer looks to tonk but gets it off the toe end. Still has enough on it to clear long off for a biggie.23.16 IST: J Faulkner to P Cummins SIX! Into the stands! On a length and angling in, Cummins clears his front leg and smokes it over wide long on for a maximum. Another good start to the over for Delhi!23.13IST:  D Kulkarni to S Iyer FOUR! This time it’s finer! Back of a length delivery on the hips, tickled fine down the leg side for a boundary. 20 runs have been scored off the last 5 balls. Game on! DD:152/6 (16 overs)  Delhi need 44 runs in 24 balls23.12 IST:  D Kulkarni to S Iyer FOUR!   Back of a length delivery, angling in, Iyer tucks it neatly. Beats the man at short fine leg and gets another boundary. Delhi need 50 runs in 28 balls23.12 IST:  D Kulkarni to S Iyer FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Iyer makes room and punches it through extra cover for a boundary. Good start to the over by Iyer.23.10 IST: P Sangwan to  P Cummins FOUR!  17 off the over! Back of a length delivery, angling away, Cummins smashes it hard past the bowler. Beats mid off and gets another boundary DD: 138/6 (15 over) Delhi need 58 runs in 30 balls23.08 IST: P Sangwan to  P Cummins FOUR! Through the gap! Off cutter around off, Cummins makes room and drives it hard through the gap between mid off and covers for a boundary.23.07 IST: P Sangwan to S Iyer FOUR! Clever from Iyer! He first moves across and then backs away, disturbing the line of the bowler. Sangwan bowls it back of a length around off, Iyer then cuts it past backward point and gets back-to-back boundaries.23.07 IST: P Sangwan to S Iyer FOUR! Another poor fielding effort. On a length outside off, Iyer makes room and slaps it through covers. Thampi in the deep, looks to cut it off with a slide but makes a mess. Allows the ball to go through and conceded a boundary.23.04 IST:  D Kulkarni to C Brathwaite OUT! Brathwaite crumbles under pressure! Back of a length delivery, angling in, Brathwaite goes for a heave but can’t quite get the connection. The ball lobs off the higher part of the bat and Kulkarni gets underneath it to take a sitter. The dangerous Brathwaite departs. DD: 121/6 (14 overs)OUT. @dhawal_kulkarni gets his 1st wicket and #DD now find themselves in trouble. They are 121/6 in 13.5 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201723.02 IST: Dhawal Kulkarni is back on.22.58 IST: R Jadeja to C Brathwaite FOUR! Jadeja fires this one full outside off. Brathwaite looks to reverse sweep but seems to have missed it. Even Karthik behind the stumps misses as he lets it through his legs to the fence behind. The umpire, however, signals runs.  DD: 119/5 (13 overs) Strategic Timeout Delhi need 77 runs in 42 ballsadvertisement#Jaddu ends his spell. 4 overs, 31 runs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201722.57 IST: R Jadeja to C Brathwaite FOUR! Innovative! Carlos premeditates this one. Goes down on one knee and paddle scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.22.56 IST: B Thampi to S Iyer FOUR! Poor fielding from Kulkarni! Length delivery outside off, Iyer juts glides it through backward point. Kulkarni in the deep, runs across, puts in a desperate dive but fails to stop the ball from going through. Much-needed boundary for Delhi, this! DD: 110/5 (12 overs) Delhi need 86 runs in 48 balls22.55 IST: Carlos Brathwaite is the new man in.22.52 IST: B Thampi to C Anderson RUN OUT! Another direct hit from Jadeja! You just can’t keep this guy out of the game. Anderson dabs this length delivery with soft hands towards backward point and takes off. Iyer spots Jadeja there and sends Anderson back. The Kiwi, turns and tries coming back but it’s too late as Jadeja has scored another bull’s eye at the striker’s end. The umpire goes upstairs and the replay shows that Anderson was well out. Jadeja has turned this game with his brilliance in the field.A good throw from Jadeja and #CoreyAnderson has to go.#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai-Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201722.52 IST: B Thampi to C Anderson FOUR! Back of a length outside off, Anderson cuts it into the ground and gets it through point for a boundary.22.50 IST: Basil Thampi is back on.22.48 IST: FOUR! Flatter and shorter outside off, Iyer makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary. Brings up his fifty with that. He has been absolutely superb tonight. 6th IPL fifty for Shreyas Iyer! DD 98/4 (11 overs)22.47 IST: Corey Anderson is the new man in.22.46 IST: OUT! Jadeja special! A good length delivery outside off, Shreyas drops it down in front of point and calls his partner for a run. Ravindra Jadeja attacks the ball from point, picks it up and fires in a direct hit at the striker’s end. He is running in celebration and it’s referred upstairs. The replays find Samuels short. What an inspirational piece of fielding! 104 needed off 60 balls.#MarlonSamuels falls short of his ground and he has to walk back.#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201722.43 IST: FOUR! Guided it away! Faulkner delivers again on a length outside off, Iyer stays put, opens the face of the bat and gets it away from the splice. It runs wide of the diving keeper and beats the dive in the deep as well to find the fence.22.42 IST: FOUR! Gets it fine this time! Faulkner once again offers width outside off, Iyer this time calmly watches it onto his bat and guides it to third man for a boundary.22.41 IST: SIX! A mishit but it has gone all the way! Flighted ball around off, fuller in length, Shreyas swings his bat across the line, the bat face remains a touch open and he ends up skying it over mid on. For a moment Finch thought he is in with a chance but the ball sails over him. DD 82/3 in 9 overs22.38 IST: Marlon Samuels walks out in the middle. 124 runs are needed off 75 balls. The West Indian have scripted some great chases for his national team. Can he do it for Delhi this time?22.37 IST: OUT! Faulkner removes Nair for 30. OUT! Soft dismissal! Faulkner deceives the batsman with a slower delivery. It’s landing on a length outside off and Nair is early through his shot and lofts it over extra cover. Smith backtracks from inside the ring and completes the catch safely. End of a promising knock by Karun! DD 72/3 in 7.3 overs, chasing 196 22.33 IST: Time Out has been taken. After losing some early wickets, the partnership between Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer has got Delhi back on track. DD are 71/2 (7 overs)22.33 IST: FOUR! Flatter and quicker on middle, Nair brings out the reverse sweep, doesn’t middle it quite well but gets it away over short third man for a boundary. 7 from this over.22.32 IST: 50-run stand between Iyer and Nair. And a much-needed one for Delhi.22.30 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is brought immediately after the end of the Powerplay.22.29 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! 17 from the over. Smith offers width outside off with third man inside the ring. Nair just opens the face and deliberately runs it past the fielder for a boundary. DD are 64/2  (6 overs)22.28 IST: FOUR! Nair on fire! Slightly short this time, around middle, Karun thwacks it over mid on for a boundary.22.28 IST: FOUR! Nearly wen all the way! A length ball around off, Nair attacks it and dismisses it over mid on for a boundary.22.27 IST: FOUR! Poor length to start the spell. Short and wide outside off, Iyer camps back and smacks it through cover-point for a boundary.22.26 IST: Dwayne Smith comes on for a bowl.22.25 IST: SIX! Clean hit! Nair clears his front leg to a length ball and hoists it over long off for a biggie. Fine connection from Nair and it sailed into the stand. 15 from the over! DD are 47/2 (5 overs)22.24 IST: FOUR! Full and on the pads, Iyer picks it up and smashes it past short fine leg for another boundary in this over.22.22 IST: FOUR! Fabulous shot! An overpitched delivery on middle, Shreyas whips it off his pads and sends it whistling to the deep mid-wicket.22.21 IST: Basil Thampi is introduced now.22.16 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Short outside off, Iyer slaps it over backward point for a boundary. Rare freebie from Sangwan, this! DD:32/2 (4 overs)22.18 IST: There’s a streaker out in the field. He came out to meet the Gujarat skipper, who is the local lad as well.22.16 IST: P Sangwan to K Nair FOUR! In the air… but over! Fuller length delivery, angling away. Nair lofts it with the angle. Ends up slicing it over extra cover for a boundary.22.13 IST: D. Kulkarni to S. Iyer FOUR!  Back of a length ball outside off, punched beautifully through point for a boundary. DD: 22/2 (3 overs)22.09 IST: P Sangwan to R Pant  RUN OUT!  School boy error from Pant and he’s run out. DD:15/2 (2 overs) What happened there? #SureshRaina with a brilliant piece of fielding hits the stumps direct. Pant goes 2nd ball. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/bXl85vNqBx- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201722.09 IST: P Sangwan to R Pant  FOUR!  Packs a punch first up and feels the pain in his left arm. Sangwan serves a back of a length ball on off, Rishabh rocks back and smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He immediately pulls out his bottom hand after executing the shot and is feeling some discomfort.22.07 IST: P Sangwan to S Samson OUT! Aahhh…commentator’s curse, as they say. Samson drags it on! Sangwan digs in a short ball around off, Samson tries to pull across the line but gets a massive inside edge onto the stumps.WICKET. Stumps castled. Samson was looking good but his stay on the wicket has been cut short. Sangwan, you beauty! #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201722.06 IST: P Sangwan to S Samson FOUR! Cracking reply by Samson! Stays put to a length ball and plays a scorching drive through covers for a boundary. Lovely timing and placement. Looking in fine form!22.05 IST: Pradeep Sangwan to share the attack from the other end.22.02 IST: D Kulkarni to S Samson, FOUR! Samson gets going on the first ball of the innings. What a sweet beginning! Kulkarni serves a back of a length ball around off, Samson stays on top of the bounce and punches it nicely through the gap at cover-point for a boundary. DD: 7/0 (1 overs)22.00 IST: Sanju Samson and Karun Nair will begin the batting proceedings for Delhi while Dhawal Kulkarni will start Gujarat’s bowling attack.Delhi were dismal with the ball after a decent beginning. They went completely flat in the middle overs and also conceded aplenty at the death. It appears to be a two-paced surface and the visitors will have to plan their chase smartly. Gujarat also cannot afford to relax as bowling is one area where they have struggled this season. Do join us for the run chase in a short while.GUJARAT INNINGS:Gujarat finish the innings with a boundary and post a challenging total of  195/5 in 20 overs.That’s a strong total put on the board by Gujarat. After being put to bat, they suffered early blows but the pair of Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik bailed them out with a fine 92-run partnership. That stand revived the innings and helped the hosts post a total close to 200.21.45 IST: P Cummmins to J. Faulkner FOUR! Streaky runs to end the innings! On a length and angling in, Faulkner makes room and goes through with his wild slog. Gets an inside edge and the ball runs past Samson behind the stumps to the fence behind. GUJARAT FINISH ON 195/5!Four byes to end the over. The Lions end with 195/5 in their 20 overs. #DD need 196 to win. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201721.40 IST: Pat Cummins balls the last over for Delhi. Sanju Samson takes over keeping duty, as Rishabh Pant walks off the pitch. Delhi will hope, Rishabh recovers quickly, he will be required during the chase.#DilliBoy #RishabhPant looks a bit in trouble, we hope he’ll be back soon on the field.#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201721.35 IST: M Shami to A Finch OUT!  Cleaned up! Shami spears in a superb yorker on middle. Finch clears his front leg and has a wild swing at it but misses the ball completely. The ball goes through and knocks the middle pole. Superb delivery, this! End of a superb innings from Finch. Huge wicket as the dangerous Finch departs. GL:183/5 (19 overs)A fabulous innings from fabulous Finch. 69 off just 39 balls. 6 fours and 4 monstrous sixes. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/VYqtDhZi4a- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 2017Struck the stumps like thunder!What a delivery by #Shami.GL 180/5#DDTweets#GLvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201721.33 IST: M Shami to R Jadeja FOUR! High full toss around off, Jadeja makes most of this freebie. Smashes it over wide mid on for a boundary. Good start to the over.Shami gives a gift and #Jaddu gladly accepts it. Full toss, dispatched for FOUR. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201721.29 IST: P Cummins to A Finch FOUR!  Length delivery, angling in, Finch makes slight room and whips it over wide mid on for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries for the Aussie. GL: 175/4 (18 overs)Back to back boundaries for @AaronFinch5. Just the start we needed in the 18th over. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD-The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201721.29 IST: P Cummins to A Finch FOUR! Over the infield. Full outside off, Finch gets down on one knee and goes inside out over covers for a boundary. Superb shot, that!21.25 IST:  C Brathwaite to A Finch FOUR! Pierced! Back of a length outside off, Finch guides it through the gap between short third man and backward point for a boundary. 16 runs and a wicket from the over. GL:164/4 (17 overs)21.26 IST:  C Brathwaite to R Jadeja FOUR! High full toss outside off, Jadeja slashes it over backward point. There’s huge gap there and Jadeja gets off the mark with a boundary.21.25 IST:  C Brathwaite to A Finch SIX! Brings up his fifty. 13th IPL fifty for Aaron Finch! What a way to bring up fifty! Full around middle and off, Finch clobbers it straight down the ground for a maximum. This has been a superb knock from the Aussie.21.23 IST: C Brathwaite to D Karthik OUT! Karthik holes out! Brathwaite bowls a slower delivery, slightly fuller on the middle. Karthik looks to loft it with the angle, but fails to get power behind it. The ball travels towards Anderson at long on, who takes a superb catch, diving ahead. The umpire however checks upstairs and the replays show that it was a very clean catch. End of a 92-run stand. Much-needed breakthrough for Delhi.#CoreyAnderson dives forward and collects it beautifully.What a catch!#DDTweets#GLvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 2017Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik are amidst a 92-run stand and they have put Gujarat on top after early hiccups. They are well on course to get a total around 180-190 which should be challenging on this pitch. Delhi need wickets in the end overs to restrict them to as low a total as possible.21.19 IST: Z Khan to A Finch SIX!  Just over the man! Another knuckle ball, this time around leg, Finch gets into the position early and pulls it over Samson at deep square leg for a maximum. GL:148/3 (16 overs) Strategic Timeout21.18 IST: Z Khan to A Finch FOUR! Leg Byes! Huge shout for lbw! Khan bowls it very full around leg. Finch tries to be cheeky as he moves across, kneels down and looks to sweep. Misses and the ball goes off his boots to the fine leg fence. Khan appeals for lbw and is very confident but the umpire rules it not out. The replays show that the umpire was spot on as the ball pitched outside leg.21.16 IST: Zaheer Khan comes on for his last over. 21.12 IST: C Brathwaite to A Finch FOUR! Brathwaite gets his line wrong. Angles it down the leg side. Finch only has to get a fine tickle to it and he does. The ball runs to the fence and gets himself another boundary.  GL:134/3 (15 overs)21.11 IST: M Shami to D Karthik SIX! Slightly fuller outside off, Karthik just lofts it through the line over the bowler’s head for a maximum. Pure timing!  GL:126/3 (14 overs)Much needed SIX from @DineshKarthik. That definitely was a glam shot. Straight as an arrow! #GL 126/3 in 14 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/rJGMV11Gfg- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201721.07 IST: Mohammed Shami is back on.21.04 IST: C Anderson to D Karthik FOUR!  Poor delivery, punished! Angling down leg, Karthik tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 9 runs off the over already. GL:  115/3 (13 overs)21.03 IST: C Anderson to A Finch FOUR! 50-run partnership up. Angling into the batsman, Finch drags his pull off the inner half. Gets it through the vacant square leg region and a boundary is signaled.  FOUR. Corey Anderson has been treated with a delightful boundary. Finchy will be looking to get a big score tonight. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201721.00 IST: P Cummins bowls another tidy over. Just five from it. GL: 103/3 (12 overs) 20.56 IST: C Anderson to D Karthik FOUR! Through the gap! Length delivery around off, Karthik comes forward a touch, makes room and punches it through wide mid off for a boundary. GL: 98/3 (11 overs)Slapped off the backfoot. That was hit on the up. In the gap and onto the boundary. #GL 96/3 in 10.4 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.54 IST: Corey Anderson into the attack.20.52 IST: Tidy over from Carlos Brathwaite. GL:91/3 (10 overs)10 down and 10 more to go.#GL 91/3.#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201720.49 IST: After the early stutter, the current partnership is trying to revive the innings. Aaron Finch opened his arms in the last over and it seemed they will try to attack the bowlers in the middle overs. Exciting phase in the match coming up…20.45 IST: A Mishra to A Finch The bowler corrects his line and length but still suffers. Flighted and full wide outside off, Aaron latches onto it and powers it over long off for a maximum. SIX! GL: 85/3 (9 overs) Strategic Time-out20.45 IST: A Mishra to A Finch SIX! Short and put away massively by the Aussie. Finch picks the length very early, goes deep inside the crease and rockets his pull shot over mid-wicket.SIX. That was a short ball, asking to be hit and @AaronFinch5 does what’s required. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/NY9Z4qh5qF- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.42 IST: C Brathwaite to A Finch FOUR! Full in length on off, angling into the batsman, Finch stands tall, picks it off his pads and deflects it neatly through backward square leg for a boundary. GL: 70/3 (8 overs)20.40 IST: Carlos Brathwaite, the big West Indian, is inserted into the attack.20.38 IST: A MIshra to D Karthik FOUR! Mishra loses his radar and slips a quicker one down the leg side, Karthik nudges it fine down the leg side and fetches a boundary. GL: 62/3 (7 overs)Glanced away for FOUR. @DineshKarthik keeps the scoreboard ticking.#GL 62/3 in 7 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.37 IST: Aaron Finch is the new man in. Can he steady the ship for the hosts?20.35 IST: A Mishra to I Kishan OUT!  Mishra lets out a clever googly, landing it full and outside off, Kishan gets down on one knee in an attempt to repeat the last sweep shot but this time it catches the top edge. The ball loops in the air, Zaheer Khan moves across to his left and takes the simplest of catches. End of a scratchy knock by Ishan and Gujarat are in trouble!#AmitMishra strikes!The googly does the job.#IshanKishan goes for 34(25).#DDTweets#GLvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201720.35 IST: A Mishra to I Kishan FOUR! Probably a flipped this time, pushed through quicker but it’s down the leg side, Kishan gets down on one knee and sweeps it fine past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.20.33 IST: P Cummins to D Karthik FOUR! Shot of a batsman in prime form! A shade overpitched outside off, Karthik leans forward, opens the face of the bat at the right time and threads his drive through the gap at covers for a boundary. Gets off the mark in the best possible way.  GL: 50/2 (6 overs)20.31 IST: P Cummins to S Raina OUT! Cummins gets his revenge immediately. This time the bowler anticipates well. He spears it a lot fuller and in the line of the stumps, 146 kph, Raina once again makes space to go over the off side but is beaten for pace this time. The stumps are shattered and Pat is delighted.Bowled! #DilliBoy @patcummins30 strikes and gets the big wicket of Suresh Raina.#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201720.29 IST: P Cummins to S Raina FOUR! Cummins bangs in a short ball around off, Raina anticipates it superbly, moves back to make space and slaps it over cover-point for a boundary.20.28 IST: Pat Cummins, the Aussie speedster, is introduced into the attack.20.25 IST: Z Khan to I Kishan FOUR!  Zaheer hurls across a fullish delivery outside off, Ishan without much footwork tries to drive it through covers but gets a big inside edge past the stumps to fine leg for a boundary.  GL: 39/1 (5 overs)That’s the end of the 5th over and #GL 39/1#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201720.21 IST: M Shami to I Kishan FOUR!  Another poor delivery and punished! Shami keeps it short and around leg, Kishan sets himself up for the pull shot and dismisses it over short fine leg for a boundary. GL: 31/0 (4 overs)PULLED for FOUR. His pull shot is a thing of beauty. @ishankishan23 20* off 15 balls. #GL 31/1 in 3.5 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.20 IST: M Shami to I Kishan SIX!  Excellent shot, this! Full and drifting down the leg side, Ishan loves them there, kneels down and slogs it over short fine leg for a boundary.SIX. Smith’s wicket will not curb @ishankishan23’s strokeplay. That was effortless. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/uUXlftrRPm- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.19 IST: The skipper, Suresh Raina walks out to bat.20.17 IST: M Shami to D Smith RUN OUT! Shami runs in and slants in a shortish ball on middle, Dwayne mistimes his pull shot towards short fine leg and his partner calls him through for a single. The West Indian is a bit late in taking off and Amit Mishra fires in a weak throw towards the bowler’s end. Shami however is quick, he gathers the ball and deflects it onto the stumps. They appeal and the third umpire is referred. The replays show that Smith is well short. Smart work by Shami.Fantastic work by our #DilliBoys as we get the big man.#DwayneSmith walks back to the dug out.GL 21/1#DDTweets#GLvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201720.12 IST: Z Khan to I Kishan FOUR! Zaheer is too straight in line, it’s fuller in length and Ishan flicks it crisply through the gap at mid-wicket for a boundary. GL: 21/0 (3 overs)FOUR more. @ishankishan23 looking good here. Whipped away for a boundary. #GL 19/0 in 2.1 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.08 IST: M Shami to I Kishan FOUR! Fine shot! Runs for the young man. Shami delivers it on a fuller length around off, Kishan presses forward confidently and unfurls a lovely square drive for a boundary. GL: 15/0 (2 overs)Match 50. 1.3: M Shami to I Kishan, 4 runs, 13/0 https://t.co/BU34BSdHaJ #GLvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 201720.07 IST : Mohammed Shami to operate from the other end. A slip in place for him as well.20.01 IST:  Z. Khan to D.Smith FOUR!  It’s a lightning quick outfield! Zaheer strays on the pads, it’s a fuller length ball and Smith clips it sweetly past the diving backward square leg fielder for a boundary. GL: 7/0 (1 over)FOUR. That was just a touch from Smith and it raises away to the boundary. Quick outfield this. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201720.00 IST: The men concerned are out in the centre. It’s the pair of Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan to open for Gujarat. Zaheer Khan with the new ball.Captain #ZaheerKhan starts with the new ball.#DDTweets #GLvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201719.47 IST: Only change for Delhi, Carlos Brathwaite in for Kangiso Rabada. Here’s how the #PlayingXI looks like for tonight’s match against the Lions.#GLvDD#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/Z6xTlwEiJO- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201719.45 IST: Gujarat have no changes. Here’s our Playing XI for tonight’s game. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/dQja0C93lY- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201719.34 IST: Playing XIs:Gujarat Lions (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit SoniGL XI: DR Smith, I Kishan, S Raina, D Karthik, A Finch, R Jadeja, D Kulkarni, J Faulkner, P Sangwan, B Thampi, A Soni- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2017Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan(c)DD XI: S Samson, K Nair, S Iyer, R Pant, C Anderson, M Samuels, C Brathwaite, P Cummins, A Mishra, M Shami, Z Khan- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 201719.32 IST: Delhi win toss, will ball first. TOSS: @DelhiDaredevils won the toss and they have decided to bowl first. #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/ZSD68LtDsW- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201719.30 IST: Players warming up, for first match in Kanpur this season. The @DelhiDaredevils are all set to take on the @TheGujaratLions at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/nUX2E3c577- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2017The @TheGujaratLions are warming-up ahead of their game against @DelhiDaredevils #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/Bn1wVDjvjL- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 201719.12 IST: How the point table looks like as of now. Check the Points Table here#IPL Here’s the Points Table at the end of Match 49 pic.twitter.com/kRAYaO4l1o- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 201719.08 IST: Though there is some time still for the toss.Who do you think will win the toss tonight Dilli?#GLvDD#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/K5TY4OpQHX- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 10, 201719.06 IST: New pitch in new city. Skipper @ImRaina, coach @bradhodge007, assistant coach @MohammadKaif, @IrfanPathan and Pradeep Sangwan inspecting the pitch. #GameMaariChhe pic.twitter.com/kGike5Dfvd- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 201719.05 IST: The players are out, warming up.First match in Kanpur tonight and the Lions are ready for it. Bring it on, Delhi Daredevils! #GameMaariChhe #GLvDD pic.twitter.com/1CIXxCGm94- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 10, 2017Brief Preview: With their campaign in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) already done and dusted, Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions will look to salvaging some pride when they clash in a league tie at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Wednesday.Languishing at the penultimate spot in the standings, Delhi’s slimmest hopes of making the IPL play-offs were on Monday dashed when Sunrisers Hyderabad beat table toppers Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.With four wins and seven losses, Delhi have once again been hugely inconsistent this season. The 2012 semi-finalists had raised hopes of making it to the knockout stage after pulling off sensational wins over Sunrisers and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla. (Read Full Preview Here)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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4-Star OG Deyavie Hammond Is Officially Headed To Florida

first_imgA view of fans attending a Florida Gators football game.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 2: University of Florida Gators fans watch the action during the game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 2, 2006 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Eagles 34-7. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)One of the top offensive lineman recruits in the country knows where he wants to play his college football. Four-star offensive guard Deyavie Hammond announced he’s signing his Letter of Intent to play for Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators.The Lakeland, Florida product decided to stay home and play for the Gators. Florida State remained in the mix for the top Florida recruit, but Willie Taggart and company lost out on one of the state’s best.It’s a huge get for Mullen, who led the Gators to a solid 2018 campaign in his first season with the program.Welcome to the Florida Family @DeyavieH! #SwampSquadXIX pic.twitter.com/sg06fy5GBA— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) December 19, 2018Florida currently owns the No. 22 recruiting class in the nation, which is down for the program over the past few years. The addition of Hammond, along with a few of his high school teammates, will do wonders for the team’s standing in the 2019 ranks, however.Mullen and company landed a few four-star recruits over the past few minutes – most of whom played with Hammond.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Coldstream Road Coldstream Road, from Alton Road south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-7085 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road Hillside Road from Trunk 22 south for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2247 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, East of Exit 27A Traffic on Highway 104 will be detoured east of Exit 27A for about half a kilometre until Saturday, July 28, to complete construction work for the twinning project. Detour will be 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31, during construction of a bridge. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 KINGS COUNTY: Shore Road, Oglivie Wharf Shore Road will be closed for repairs to Oglivie Wharf until Friday, Aug. 31. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-670-0762 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from the Annapolis-Kings county line, east to Greenwood Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Traffic control people are on site. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2, Springhill Junction Structure The Springhill junction bridge on Trunk 2 will be reduced to one lane for road repairs until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Brooklyn Street from Morden Road easterly to New Road, Aylesford, will be closed for replacement of the Busby McMahon Bridge until Friday, July 27. Detour is in place. The bridge is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 from Exit 5A, westerly six kilometres to start of Twinned Highway will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people on site. Stop and go traffic will be in place. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge on Marble Mountain Road in Valley Mills will be closed for repairs until Friday, Aug. 10. Detour signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-625-4050center_img PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 Highway 106, from Exit 2 north to the Pictou Rotary, for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and signals are on site. The speed limit is reduced in the work zone, expect delays. Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Twinning Project Route 245, Trunk 4 and Thorburn Road, near Exit 27, Highway 104, will be periodically reduced to one lane for paving work for the Highway 104 twinning project. Construction is expected to be finished by Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2, for about six kilometres from West Brook Road to Southampton, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Monday, July 30. Traffic control people are on site. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Starting Monday July 9, Trunk 4 and Route 245 traffic will access Highway 104 via the new Exit 27 Interchange, formerly Exit 27A. Temporary traffic control will be in place in various locations along Highway 104 in Sutherland’s River during this period. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays and one-lane closures until Tuesday, July 31. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Twinning from Sydney River, Exit 6, to Grand Lake Road until June 30, 2013. Expect slow moving traffic. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, from West Dalhousie Road north to Trout Lake Road, about eight kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, driveway pipe installation, paving and patching until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway West Bay Highway, from 100 metres east of Black River Bridge for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control and a pilot vehicle are on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside-Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to traffic. Two paved detour routes are available on R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and a gravel road detour on Otter Road. Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be closed to replace the bridge and approaches. A detour is in place until Aug. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge will be replaced this construction season. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30-last_img read more

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Pilots says Boeing didnt disclose jets new control feature

first_imgBoeing didn’t tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month’s deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.Pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in the aircraft that differ from previous models of the popular 737.The automated system is designed to help pilots avoid raising the plane’s nose too high, which can cause the plane to stall. It automatically pushes the nose of the plane down.But if that nose-down command is triggered by faulty sensor readings — as suspected in the Lion Air crash — pilots can struggle to control the plane, which can go into a dive and perhaps crash, according to a Boeing safety bulletin and safety regulators.The bulletin included new details on how to stop a runaway series of events from leading to a crash, pilots say.“It is something we did not have before in any of our training. It wasn’t in our books. American didn’t have it,” said Dennis Tajer, a 737 pilot and spokesman for the pilots union at American Airlines. “Now I have to wonder what else is there?”The president of the pilots union at Southwest Airlines, Jon Weaks, told The Wall Street Journal, “We’re pissed that Boeing didn’t tell the companies, and the pilots didn’t get notice.”The MAX is the newest version of the twin-engine Boeing 737. More than 200 have been delivered to airlines worldwide, including American, Southwest and United.Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said the new automated manoeuvring system was not included in the operations manual for MAX models. American and United did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Tuesday that the Chicago-based company remains confident the MAX is a safe airplane. He said Boeing did not withhold operating details from airlines and flight crews.“We ensure that we provide all of the information that is needed to safely fly our airplanes,” Muilenburg told Fox Business News. He said Boeing bulletins to airlines and pilots “point them back to existing flight procedures” to handle the kind of sensor problem suspected in last month’s crash.The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive last week to airlines, telling them to update cockpit manuals to include instructions for how pilots can adjust flight controls under certain conditions.“The FAA will take further action if findings from the accident investigation warrant,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday.On Oct. 29, Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. All 189 people on board were killed.John Cox, a former 737 pilot and now a safety consultant to airlines, said Boeing’s steps since the crash “have been exactly correct. They have increased pilot awareness, they have reminded them of the proper procedure to disable (the automatic nose-down action), which stops the problem.”Indonesian investigators say that the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 experienced malfunctions with sensors that indicate the angle of the nose on four recent flights, including the fatal one.The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. and Indonesian investigators are increasingly focusing on the way that the plane’s automated control systems interact. They are also questioning whether the FAA and Boeing adequately analyzed potential hazards if the systems malfunction and send faulty data to the plane’s computers, according to the newspaper.Shares of Boeing Co. ended Tuesday down $7.52, or 2.1 per cent, at $349.51 after falling to $342.04 earlier in the day.___David Koenig can be reached at http://twitter.com/airlinewriterDavid Koenig, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Thailand junta poised to retain power

first_imgBangkok: Thailand’s election results were due Monday, with the junta appearing poised to hold on to power in a vote that saw its main rival diminished but vaulted a new pro-democracy force into the kingdom’s politics. Sunday’s poll — seen as a referendum on the military — was the first since a 2014 coup, and was held under new rules written by the junta to ease its transformation into a civilian government. Despite that, analysts had not expected the army-linked Phalang Pracharat party to win the popular vote, given mounting anger at junta rule and the enduring popularity of Pheu Thai — the party of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBut Thai politics is unpredictable, and as preliminary results trickled in Sunday, Phalang Pracharat — with coup leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha as its candidate for prime minister — clung to the lead, racking up more than 7.6 million votes with 93 percent of ballots tallied. “This will give them… popular legitimacy and more credibility,” Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a political scientist at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, said. Phalang Pracharat had nearly half a million more votes than Pheu Thai, despite the track record of Thaksin whose parties have won every vote since 2001, drawing on loyalty from the rural and urban poor. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsPrayut’s party is on track to cobble together the 126 votes in the lower house it needs for a parliamentary majority, in combination with a 250-seat upper house Senate that is appointed by the junta. The Bangkok Post, Thailand’s main English-language newspaper, splashed “Prayut return ‘likely'” across its front page on Monday. The poll pitted a royalist junta and its allies against the election-winning machine of billionaire-turned-politician Thaksin and featured an unpredictable wave of millions of first-time voters. As the results came in, dismay rippled out across the pro-democracy camp, with prospects diminishing of an anti-junta coalition squeezing into power. The Election Commission unexpectedly postponed the release of fuller results until Monday afternoon, including the number of lower house seats won by each party. The Election Commission has said it will finalise the results by May 9. But questions quickly began to percolate on social media over an election that saw a massive 1.9 million ballots invalidated, setting the stage for disputes. Turnout was a tepid 64 percent, much lower than forecasts. Election night was full of surprises, with the new, youth-focused Future Forward party led by telegenic billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit taking more than five million votes, which could make it Thailand’s third-biggest party. And on the eve of the poll, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a cryptic statement urging people to support “good” leaders against those who create “chaos.” Another royal command in February torpedoed the candidacy of the king’s elder sister Princess Ubolratana for prime minister via a party linked to Thaksin. Thaksin was ousted in a 2006 coup, and has lived in self-exile since 2008. The administration of his sister Yingluck was also the victim of a 2014 power grab by the military. The Shinawatra-aligned Pheu Thai party has vowed to accept the results but said it needed more “clarity” on the outcome before it took a stance.last_img read more

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Mine closures shocking but not devastating for communities mayors say

The temporary shutdown of three Saskatchewan potash mines is not raising alarms for mayors in nearby communities — despite the suddenness of the announcement.Nutrien Ltd. announced that it will “proactively” shut down three Saskatchewan potash mines — at Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy — for about eight weeks due to decreased demand for fertilizer product overseas. A Nutrien spokesperson said the shutdown will affect around 600 to 700 workers.Vanscoy Mayor Robin Odnokon said while the announcement on Wednesday came as a “shock,” it was “probably inevitable.”“Just by looking at the market … I guess it’s not as surprising that the potash would slow down too.”Odnokon said she couldn’t say exactly how many people who work at the Vanscoy potash mine live in the town or the surrounding area, but she said the shutdown — though temporary — will be felt by everyone in the community.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The silver lining to this shutdown, she said, is the eight-week timeline. Mosaic Co. announced in August that it would indefinitely close its mine at Colonsay in response to decreased demand for potash, so Odnokon said in comparison the Vanscoy shutdown is not as devastating as it could have been.“That is something positive, if you want to find something positive in this,” she said. “But it definitely will have an impact on absolutely everybody in the community.”Allan Mayor Les Alm shares that sentiment. As he puts it, mine shutdowns have been happening off and on for nearly 40 years. Alm said he’s not too concerned about the town of Allan in the long run.“Potash is cyclic. They have their ups and downs, and when sales are down they typically shut the plants down or the mines are idle,” he said. “I know this was a terrible crop year, I think, around the world.”Alm said the workforce for the Allan potash mine is drawn heavily from Saskatoon and other nearby communities as well as Allan. So while there will be a ripple effect on the town for the weeks when mine workers are laid off, he’s optimistic that this will be a passing problem that will be resolved once the mines reopen, he said.“I really dislike seeing people getting laid off from their work. It’s unfortunate, and I really don’t like seeing this happen, but it is a part of the potash business.”Related Nutrien to temporarily shut down three Saskatchewan potash mines Mosaic to indefinitely shut down Colonsay mine next month Workers safe after underground fire at Nutrien’s Allan potash mine maolson@postmedia.com read more

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Hailing Haitis bicentennial Annan urges end to political impasse

Mr. Annan congratulated all Haitians, calling the proclamation of the independent Republic of Haiti on 1 January 1804 the “beginning of the end of slavery in the Americas,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement.Today’s bicentennial marks “an anniversary of deep significance to all mankind,” he said, adding that it also serves as an “ideal” start to the UN International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition.The Secretary-General voiced hope that Haitians, while recalling the spirit of their forefathers, would find a way to overcome the current political impasse in their country.”There is a need to build a consensus that allows the goals of good governance, respect for human rights, economic and social recovery, and human and environmental regeneration to be more vigorously pursued,” the spokesman said, pledging the UN’s full support in the drive to build a better future for all Haitians. read more

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Mega Brands profits jump to US16 million as sales rise 13 per

MONTREAL – Mega Brands (TSX:MB) says second-quarter profit grew to US$1.6 million, or about five times larger than a year earlier, as its toy sales increased.The Montreal-based toymaker says the earnings were equal to 10 cents per share, which is up from $310,000, or two cents per share a year earlier.Net sales increased 13 per cent to $94.5 million compared to $83.9 million in the comparable three month period ended June 30 last year.The higher demand was fueled by sales growth in the categories “preschool” and “boys” in the toy sector of construction.The company says sales in North America were up 18 per cent and were “stable” in its international division with growth offset by unfavourable currency exchange rates.”Our second-quarter results demonstrate solid growth in our business as we head into the peak selling period of the year,” said president and CEO Marc Bertrand in a release.”The key metrics in our business are positive and we are well-positioned for a strong finish to the year.”Mega Brands designs, manufactures and markets toys and stationery products in more than 100 countries.It has some 1,300 employees with offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution centres in 14 countries. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mega Brands profits jump to US$1.6 million as sales rise 13 per cent by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 27, 2012 12:10 pm MDT read more

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Auston Matthews puts up two points in return as Maple Leafs down

TORONTO — Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return to the lineup following a month on the sidelines with a shoulder injury as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-3 for their third straight victory Wednesday.John Tavares, with two, Patrick Marleau also scored for Toronto (18-8-0), while Mitch Marner added three assists. Frederik Andersen made 37 saves to improve to 8-2-0 over his last 10 starts. Andreas Johnsson had two assists.Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson replied for San Jose (12-9-5), which dropped to 1-2-2 over its last five. Logan Couture chipped in with two assists and Aaron Dell made 24 stops as No. 1 goalie Martin Jones got the night off following the Sharks’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.Matthews sat out 14 games with a sore left shoulder after taking a clean hit from Winnipeg defenceman Jacob Trouba early in the second period of the Leafs’ 3-2 victory over the Jets on Oct. 27.The 21-year-old star centre stormed out of the gate with 10 goals and six assists through seven games this season, but was held off the scoresheet in three consecutive outings before getting hurt. The Calder Trophy winner was rookie of the year in 2016-17, Matthews was sidelined a total of 20 games last season thanks to three separate injuries, including the same problem with his right shoulder.Matthews made an almost immediate impact Wednesday, taking a pass from Marner and finding Tavares at the edge of the crease on a power play for his 16th goal of the season at 3:38.San Jose got that one back at 10:40 when Hertl banged the puck past Andersen after Leafs defenceman Travis Dermott could only partially block Kevin Labanc’s pass in front on a Sharks’ man advantage.But the Leafs restored their lead just 39 seconds later on another power play when Matthews ripped his 11th upstairs shortside on a helpless Dell.Matthews — who said Tuesday he’s been “bored to death” the last month as he recuperated — has now scored in all four career games where he’s returned from an injury.Erik Karlsson nearly tied it on a point shot for San Jose that hit the shaft of Andersen’s stick later in the period, and the Toronto netminder had to be sharp on another man advantage with stops on Pavelski and Evander Kane.Nazem Kadri hit the post on a breakaway for Toronto right after his penalty expired, but Tavares made it 3-1 with 16.3 seconds left in the first when he finished off another brilliant pass from Marner, this time on an odd-man rush for his 17th.Toronto’s power play connected a third time in three successive chances, this time with the No. 2 unit, at 1:53 of the second when Marleau took a clever pass from Johnsson and fired upstairs on Dell for his sixth and Toronto’s third goal with the man advantage against the league’s top penalty killing unit.The 39-year-old Marleau, who played 19 seasons with the Sharks, had never previously scored against his former team in three previous games as a member of the Leafs, but now has at least one goal against all 31 NHL franchises.Pavelski got San Jose back within two when he scored his eighth on yet another power play, rifling a shot from the bottom of the left faceoff circle that Andersen could only get a piece of with the inside of his pad at 4:18.The Sharks found their legs as the period went on, leading 26-17 on the shot clock through 40 minutes, but still trailed 4-2 heading to the third.Marner nearly made it 5-2 on a breakaway three minutes into the final period, but Dell did just enough to thwart his effort through the five-hole.Dermott then recovered to deny Kane’s breakaway chance at the other.Matthews put the game out of reach for good with his 12th at 11:59 when tipped Johnsson’s shot past Dell’s glove at 10:59 off a feed from Kasperi Kapanen.Melker Karlsson got one back for San Jose, his second, with 1:58 left in regulation, but the Sharks wouldn’t get any closer with Dell on the bench for an extra attacker.Notes: Toronto was 9-5-0 without Matthews and is 10-3-0 overall in its last 13 games. … Erik Karlsson, who was traded from Ottawa to San Jose in a eight-player blockbuster deal in September, will play his first game back in the nation’s capital on Saturday afternoon. The Sharks then visit Montreal on Sunday. … The Leafs are on the road for their next two, beginning Saturday in Minnesota before visiting Buffalo on Tuesday.___Follow @JClipperton_CP on TwitterJoshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press read more

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Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday or theyll be

first_imgDONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL is on the verge of collapsing after it failed to agree on a budget for 2014 in the early hours of this morning and councillors now have until next Monday to vote through spending plans.If councillors fail to agree on their spending plans for the year ahead then Environment Minister Phil Hogan has the power to remove them from office and put in place a special commissioner.With Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin looking to send a message to the government over austerity measures and particularly water charges, councillors voted 15 to 13 against budget proposal following various lengthy meetings over the past three days which included 21 adjournments.Under the Local Government Act, local authorities are required to adopt their estimates for the year within a timeframe laid down by the Minister for the Environment.For county councils this means that they had to hold their meeting between the period 24 November and 13 January with the latter date being the deadline for agreeing and voting on budget measures.If councillors can’t vote through a budget then the council can’t function or, in the words of the Department of Environment, it is a “clear contravention of the council’s statutory functions”.Under Section 216 (1)(e) of the Local Government Act 2001 if a local authority “refuses or wilfully neglects to comply” with the Act then the Minister has the power to remove the members from office.Hogan’s choiceThis leaves the Minister with two options. He can, and it seems likely this will happen in Donegal’s case, appoint a special commissioner or commissioners at the council’s expense to enable it to function.The commissioner then works with the local authority manager, in this case Donegal county manager Seamus Neely, to formulate a budget for the year.Only when councillors agree and vote through this budget can they be reinstated and the council can be reconstituted.Councillors remain councillors but they are not a council until they have a budget to spend.The other option is for Hogan to agree to extend the time councillors have to formulate and vote through a budget while warning them of the consequences (i.e. option one) if they don’t.The Department of Environment explained: “A formal Order is signed by the Minister to effect the departure. In informing the local authority of the Minister’s decision, the authority is also reminded that should it again fail to adopt a budget the Minister may exercise his powers to remove the members from office.”A spokesperson for the department declined to comment on the situation in Donegal saying it would not be appropriate to comment on what remains a matter for the county council.Read: Donegal County Council on verge of collapse after failure to agree budgetlast_img read more

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Red Alert 2 Gets Recreated in Unreal Engine 4 Looks Great in

first_imgStay on target British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Today may be a rough for some of us out there, but this story is something that should put a smile on your face. Someone has recreated the classic Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 in Unreal Engine 4. That alone would be enough, but to sweeten the deal, this person has posted of video of the game being played on the HTC Vive.The person responsible for this is Ádám Horváth. He is an Unreal Engine developer who is known for creating a virtual mirror for trying on clothes. He has recreated only a tiny slice of Red Alert 2 in UE4, but even this small taste is enough to impress those of us who played this game back in the day.Of course, the real highlight of this video is that Red Alert 2 is being played on an HTC Vive. Real Time Strategy Games seem like a natural fit for VR, and this video proves why. Horváth uses the Vive controllers to control what he does in the game. One hand controls units on the battlefield, and the other holds an in-game tablet that can be pointed at to construct troops and buildings.Modern virtual reality gaming is still in its infancy but videos like this help to show the potential the medium has beyond fancy tech demos. Seeing a tried and true gaming genre work so well in VR should give proponents of the technology hope that it won’t be just another quickly forgotten fad. Let’s hope that developers look at this video and begin to get ideas about how to bring compelling RTS experiences to VR in the future.last_img read more

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Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy Look back at Sting vs

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles Kickoff Show match set for No MercyWWE.com has announced the match set for the No Mercy Kickoff Show this Sunday night in Los Angeles airing live on the WWE Network and other platforms.Official for the show starting at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT) is Apollo Crews vs. Elias.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of No Mercy this Sunday night.BREAKING: #TitusWorldwide’s @ApolloCrews will go one-on-one with @IAmEliasWWE THIS SUNDAY on #WWENoMercy Kickoff! https://t.co/m8X04y97Gd pic.twitter.com/C7VJ8jefJy— WWE (@WWE) September 22, 2017Look back at Sting vs. Seth RollinsWWE has posted a new 360° virtual interview with Sting and Seth Rollins looking back at Sting’s final wrestling match against Rollins at Night of Champions in 2015. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Videos Articles Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Videos Articles WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Cesaro Google+last_img read more

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Reviving an endangered language in the age of social media

first_imgIn Alaska, the number of fluent Haida speakers has dwindled down into the single digits. It’s been called an endangered language. But in Juneau, one group is trying to change that. Haida Language Learners is using YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram to reach a wider audience.Download AudioEmily Rose Edenshaw-Chafin shows me her phone. She’s been using a flashcard app to practice Haida. It’s totally customizable. She can create the cards and share them with teachers and friends. On one of the cards is a picture of a horse grazing in a field, and it’s broken down into cuts of meat — labeled Gyuudáan Kiʼíi eehl Hl ʼwáadaagang.“And then the second one is a cartoon, the one in English that says ‘I have horse meat for sale.’ It’s a picture of a horse head inside a burger,” Edenshaw says.Not a real horse head, part of a costume.“For me, it makes it funny and it makes it more interesting,” she says.The Haida arrived in Southeast a few hundred years ago. Some left their ancestral home of Haida Gwaii, which is now part of Canada. They settled in villages on Prince of Wales Island. Edenshaw says the Haida language’s grammar structure is similar to Spanish. And like Spanish, it can sound like a foreign language.“And being Native you’re disappointed that you don’t know your own heritage and language. It’s hard to work past that sometimes,” she says.Edenshaw has practiced Haida for over a decade. Her family moved to Hydaburg when she was a kid, and she started picking words up.“You know, like thank you: Háw’aa. Hágwsdaa: hurry up. You hear that one a lot.”But she says it was hard to learn more complex phrases. In college, she was able to take a free class taught by a linguist.“I really fell in love with the language. I wanted to write poetry in Haida. I wanted to dream in Haida, so I continued to practice with it.”She says part of that meant finding someone to speak Haida with, to use words and phrases that are relevant in conversation today. Edenshaw met Susie Lee Edwardson in Haida class.In their YouTube video, a picture of Grumpy Cat flashes on the screen. You know, Grumpy cat. The feline celebrity meme. Edwardson repeats the word híndaa or “go away.”It has more than 200 views. Their YouTube Channel has about 145 subscribers, which may not seem like a lot. But remember, Alaska’s fluent Haida speakers are in the single digits. Edwardson has only been studying it for about three years, and says she didn’t grow up speaking the language. Her parents spoke a word here and there.“It didn’t really connect with me as it was a part of me,” Edwardson says. “But when I got into college and I started learning the language with my family, it felt really good and it felt like you were going into a community that you were a part of all your life.”The number of fluent Haida speakers has been declining for the past 100 years. Many boarding schools run by the federal government and missionaries enforced strict bans on Native languages. Edwardson says it’s a serious topic, but they’re trying to make learning Haida fun. It’s involved some compromise.She took down one of their YouTube videos because some found it offensive. In that video, she says the Haida word for penis. OK, maybe they went a little farther and said “tiny penis.” But Edwardson says they don’t want to offend anyone.“Like the little radical in me is like, ‘it’s the language,’” Edwardson says. “But at the same time we want it to be accessible. And if families are going through the YouTube videos and there’s something they don’t want them to learn yet, I don’t want them to stay away from the language.”Then there’s also the issue of finding ways to express modern notions. But Edenshaw says that’s totally doable.“We ask the elders what would make this work. What can we do to translate this into Haida?” Edenshaw says. “So we’ll all understand it and then we can use just Haida vocabulary and our thoughts and what we’re doing nowadays.”The Haida phrase for computer literally means “the box that knows everything.” A cellphone is a “purse phone” or “wallet phone.” Spinach is “iron leaf.”And she says having the web to connect with others has been huge. Haida Language Learners has received messages from a teenage fan in New York. They’ve helped people in remote communities say goodbye to a loved one at a funeral in Haida.Edenshaw recently quit her day job to focus on language revitalization full-time. She wants people to know Haida isn’t dead.“We can bring back the language. We can’t bring back every single part of the culture but we can bring back the important parts that will make us feel whole and make us feel right in the world.”She hasn’t dreamed in Haida yet. But she is writing poetry.last_img read more

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Mallott Murkowski try to put human face on King Cove road

first_imgAleutians East Borough Mayor Stanley Mack and Sen. Lisa Murkowski prepare to meet with reporters in the Senate Press Gallery. Photo: Liz Ruskin/APRNLt. Gov. Byron Mallott joined residents of King Cove in Washington, D.C. this morning to make another plea for a road between King Cove and the all-weather airport in Cold Bay.Download AudioMallott likens the road effort to other public land-use conflicts, in which, he says, federal policymakers put concern for wildlife habitat and the “national interest” ahead of the needs of rural Alaskans.“In order to preserve something that’s called ‘the greater good,’ our lives are minimized, marginalized and in many ways consciously — consciously! — determined to be unimportant, to the point where we become faceless,” he said.Mallott spoke at a hearing called by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who says she’s trying to attach faces to the issue for Washington to see. Della Trumble, a witness from King Cove, says she’s been trying to get a road for 35 years, and Alaska’s congressional delegation has tried since at least the 1990s. Road proponents say residents need a way out in bad weather, especially during medical emergencies.But 11 miles of the road would have to be built in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.“This refuge is one of the most vital and extraordinary wildlife refuges in the world, and it must remain that way for all Americans to enjoy,” said Nicole Whittington-Evans, Alaska director for The Wilderness Society, who testified against the road.She says the road would pass through a strip of land that’s an important wildlife corridor for bear, wolves and caribou. On either side of that land corridor are two lagoons that she calls the heart of the refuge.“Most of the world’s population of Pacific Black brant and emperor geese, and a significant portion of the threatened Steller’s eider population, depend on Izembek’s habitat,” she said. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell ruled out a road in 2013. She says she’s trying to find an alternative. Aleutians East Borough Mayor Stanley Mack says other alternatives make no sense, given King Cove’s often harsh weather and the realities of boat travel.“Strapping an injured patient in a gurney and hoisting them up to the dock on a boat, which can be as much as 25 feet, is always a scary situation. This is basically what we have to do,” Mack said. “Or putting elders in a crab pot and using a crane to hoist them to the top of the dock is frightening.”Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Alaska Congressman Don Young said the secretary is valuing geese over people. Young says he might just go to King Cove and build the road himself.“So I could drive that D-8 cat right down that road, right where it’s been surveyed and then see what they’re going do,” the congressman said. “Now, if they arrest me, that’s better yet.”Sen. Murkowski says she’s not giving up. She didn’t say what her next move will be, but she noted that Jewell won’t be Interior secretary much longer.last_img read more

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Avengers Endgame Trailer Smashes 24Hour Video Views Record

first_img Popular on Variety Marvel announced the record on social media Saturday, extending thanks to “the greatest fans in the world”: “To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning til the endgame and making Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours!” the studio said.The trailer also set a record for Twitter conversation for a movie trailer in the first 24 hours — with 549,000 mentions — soaring past previous record holder “Avengers: Infinity War” (389,000) and “Black Panther” (349,000).The upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” picks up where “Infinity War” left off: Thanos has just wiped out half of all life in the universe. Seemingly facing certain doom, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) joins forces with Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) — and other members of the superhero crew — to rise up and fight Thanos.Watch the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer: ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 With the Marvel fandom’s anticipation leading up to “Avengers: Endgame,” it’s no surprise that the trailer drop set a new record for most views in its first 24 hours.The “Avengers: Endgame” trailer was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours, after it was released around 5 a.m. PT Friday, according to Marvel Studios. That blasted past the previous record of 230 million views, set a little over a year ago by the studio’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” Behind that was Disney’s “The Lion King” teaser, which racked up 224.6 million views.The views for the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer were tabulated across multiple platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.“Avengers: Endgame,” the fourth Avengers movie and the sequel to “Infinity War,” is set to hit theaters April 26, 2019.last_img read more

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Five PS One Classics Hit Xperia Play

first_imgThis isn’t an April Fool’s joke. The Xperia Play, better known unofficially as the PlayStation Phone, is now available for sale in Europe, and launching right alongisde it are five PlayStation One titles:* Syphon Filter* Destruction Derby* MediEvil* Jumping Fish* Cool Boarders 2The games cost about $6.38 each. Crash Bandicoot, incidentally, comes pre-loaded on the Play for free.Via Tech Treelast_img

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Jamaica marks 50th anniversary of independence

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Jamaica moved toward independence in the 1940s, when Britain enacted policies to give its Caribbean colonies greater economic and political autonomy.At midnight on Aug. 6, 1962, in the national stadium, the flag of the British empire was lowered for the final time and replaced by the gold, black and green Jamaican flag that flies today.Since then, the island has become a hothouse for world-class athletes and musicians, even while struggling with intermittent political violence and other difficulties.___David McFadden on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dmcfadd But Monday’s anniversary was not a reason for everyone to cheer. Some islanders, especially older Jamaicans who still long for the days of stability under British rule, argue that Jamaica has clearly fallen behind in the five decades since it achieved independence, largely due to political mismanagement by the two main political parties.“Without all the `politricks’ from the parties we’d be a lot better off in this country,” said Fitzroy Reid, a clothes vendor.Opposition leader Andrew Holness said Jamaicans should be proud of their heritage but added that the country needs to do some serious soul-searching to confront its many challenges.“We must accept that the quality of life of many Jamaicans remains at unacceptable levels. The images of poverty are very disturbing. Corruption and inefficiency are almost institutionalized in the society,” Holness said in an independence day statement.Jamaica came under British control in 1655 when it was captured from the Spanish. The colony was mainly used to produce sugar, relying heavily on the work of African slaves until emancipation in 1838.Over the next century, Britain invested in infrastructure, but was criticized for repression of black activists who rebelled over high food prices and poor treatment. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Shrugging off economic hardships and high crime, people across Jamaica proudly wore the national colors of gold, black and green Monday to mark the Caribbean island’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain.Telephone poles and streetlights were wrapped in the flag’s colors across the scenic island of less than 3 million inhabitants. In the capital of Kingston, revelers wore shirts emblazoned with Jamaica’s name as they thronged a “golden jubilee village” showcasing the country’s history, food and culture. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security system On the grounds of the national stadium, displays paid tribute to prominent islanders like black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey and reggae icon Bob Marley. The air filled with the smell of sizzling jerk chicken cooked in severed oil drums.By Monday evening, thousands of Jamaicans gathered inside the stadium to watch military marching bands, gospel choirs and homegrown ska, rocksteady and reggae music. South Africa President Jacob Zuma, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan were among the dignitaries at the festivities.The celebration came a day after Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake thrilled the island by winning the gold and silver medals in the 100-meter dash at the London Olympics. Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her second consecutive Olympic title in the women’s 100 meters Saturday to start off a historic weekend for her homeland.Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who wants her Commonwealth country to sever some ties with the British monarchy so it can turn the page on its colonial past, made a special point to thank the nation’s athletes.“My fellow Jamaicans, across the city of London, with every stride that they made, our Jamaican spirits soared. With every jump high or long, we heard a proud Jamaican roar,” said Simpson Miller, the country’s first female leader. How men can have a healthy 2019last_img
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Air France pilots on strike

first_imgFor the third consecutive day, pilots extended a strike forcing Air France to cancel more than half its flights on Wednesday 17 September 2014. The movement is perceived as provocation by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who asked the pilots to stop their “incomprehensible” industrial action.Pilots have interrupted their services in response to the airline’s plan to develop Transavia France, its low cost subsidiary with pilots cheaper to employ. Unions are concerned that the company will try to cut costs by developing the low-cost Transavia services at the expense of Air France operations.An Air France pilot’s salary is around 75,000 euro per annum, while a captain of long-haul flights earns up to 250,000 euro. According to an airline source, the hourly rate of a Transavia France pilot was about 40% less than a pilot at the senior group.Air France only operated four of its10 flights on Wednesday 18 September, as unions and management failed to come to an agreement.“We have to stop this strike”, Valls said on French radio.“It is regrettable that a single category of employee, in this case pilots, can bring air transport in the country to a standstill.”He said the strike was “incomprehensible” to most French people and was “weighing heavily on Air France, on its finances but also on the attractiveness and the image of our country.”Air France president and general manager Frederic Gagey estimated the daily losses from the strike at 10 to 15 million euros.Pilots are threatening to extend the movement indefinitely, which would increase the travel disruptions. On Thursday, the airline hoped to operate at least 42% of flights.Economy minister Emmanuel Macron said, “We can no longer accept that the country is blocked by a few people… I think the strike has to stop.”Macron called on the company to make “a few concessions.” At this date, the management has limited the Transavia fleet to 30 planes instead of the 37 originally planned until 2019. Unions are asking for Air France pilots to be at the controls of any aircraft with over 100 seats, regardless of the operating company, Transavia included.Airports remain largely deserted as Air France notified passengers in advance that their flights were cancelled. The French national railway company SNCF, is benefitting from the events, reporting a three per cent increase in passenger traffic and adding extra capacity. Source = ETB News: Jessica Handysidelast_img read more

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