Lodha panel reforms: BCCI to accept age cap, end of N Srinivasan’s innings?

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) special committee on Saturday accepted the 70 years age cap and number of selectors in the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel reforms. The seven-member committee has narrowed the reservations down to four — one state one vote, cooling off period for BCCI office bearers, cooling off for apex council and demarcation functions of professionals and official bearers. The committee will meet again in another emergent meet before the Supreme Court hearing on July 14.If all goes well, the likes of N Srinivasan, Sharad Pawar and Niranjan Shah will make their way out as all the former BCCI officials are over 70 years of age.”Earlier, there were reservations against seven points but we wanted to reduce it to three or four. The committee has decided that the four points needs more consideration of the Supreme Court. One state one vote, cooling off period for BCCI office bearers and not association, functions as set out between office bearers and professionals review, cooling off for apex council also to be reviewed,” Amitabh Choudhary said.He further said, “the committee is okay with number of selectors and 70 years age cap for an office bearer.”The seven-member committee was named to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the Board’s state units is headed by senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla. The committee also comprises of former India captain Sourav Ganguly, TC Mathew (former Kerala Cricket Association president), Naba Bhattacharjee (Meghalaya Cricket Association Secretary), Jay Shah (Gujarat Cricket Association secretary and son of BJP president Amit Shah), BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who is also the convener of the committee.advertisementEarlier in a landmark judgment on July 18, 2016, the Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI and had given six months deadline to the board implement the recommendations.On October 1, the board had accepted many of the “significant recommendations” of the Lodha Committee, but excluded the important ones which have been a bone of contention between the cricket body and the Lodha Panel.The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state one-vote, age limit of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five-selectors and retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

PAOK Extends Lead in Greece, Olympiakos Upset by AEK

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Aleksandar Prijovic scored twice and set up another goal, all in the first half, to lead PAOK to a 3-1 victory at Giannena in the Greek league on Sunday.PAOK extended its lead to two points after Olympiakos was beaten 2-1 at home by AEK, which leapt over the defending champion into second place.Prijovic assisted Dimitris Pelkas in the ninth minute, before scoring in the 29th and 45th.Giannena’s Pedro Perez Conde got a consolation goal in the 71st.Violence marred the end of the Olympiakos-AEK game as 50 Olympiakos fans stormed the pitch and clashed with riot police. There had also been clashes with police before the game.Also, Levadiakos beat Kerkyra 2-0 and Atromitos drew 1-1 at Lamia.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgIowa Senator Joni Ernst says the school shooting in Florida is a tragedy, and especially since the F-B-I had received reports of alleged threats by the shooter that were not shared with local officials.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERNST.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..acted upon” :08The shooting has again prompted some to call for stricter gun control, but Ernst says the gun laws are not the issue because we have meaningful gun control laws in place already:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERNST2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..cause of the issue” :26Ernst says when she meets with law enforcement officers she doesn’t hear them calling for more gun laws.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERNST3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………telling me” :13Ernst says the federal government needs community partners at the local, state and the federal level to be sure that communities have what they need to combat substance abuse and mental illness.last_img read more

Rodriguez vows to fight FA charge

first_imgAbsolutely gutted and in disbelief at the situation I find myself in. I 100% deny the false allegation and will take the correct legal advice to prove my innocence.— Jay Rodriguez (@JayRodriguez9) February 8, 2018In a statement released following the FA charge, director of football administration Richard Garlick confirmed West Brom will stand by Rodriguez.”As a club we remain fully supportive and committed to backing Jay throughout this process,” Garlick said.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. West Bromwich Albion Absolutely gutted and in disbelief – Rodriguez vows to fight FA charge Jamie Smith 03:20 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Jay Rodriguez Getty Images West Bromwich Albion Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion The FA has charged WBA’s winger following an incident against Brighton and Hove Albion, but the player will fight the allegation Jay Rodriguez is “absolutely gutted and in disbelief” after being charged by the Football Association (FA) over a clash with Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong.On Thursday, the FA charged Rodriguez with using “abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race”.Cameroon international Bong made a complaint against Rodriguez after the forward appeared to squeeze his nose and waft a hand at the defender during Albion’s 2-0 Premier League win on January 13. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Rodriguez – who has until February 16 to formally respond to the FA charge – signalled he will fight to clear his name.”Absolutely gutted and in disbelief at the situation I find myself in,” Rodriguez wrote on Twitter.”I 100 per cent deny the false allegation and will take the correct legal advice to prove my innocence.”last_img read more

Ultimate Sports Training Competition

first_imgEnter the Ultimate pre-season Training Competition for your chance to win an eight week professional Touch Football training pack including professional training programs and training equipment valued at over $750!For more information and to enter, please visit the link below: https://www.facebook.com/UltimateSportsTrainingRelated LinksWin A Training Pack!last_img

Hilong Marine Acquires Pipe-Lay Barge from Zhenhua …

first_imgHilong Holding Limited, a leading PRC-based integrated oilfield equipment and services provider, announced that Hilong Marine Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited, a subsidiary of the Group, will acquire an underwater pipe-lay barge from Zhenhua ZHPL3 Limited at a purchase price of US$163.6 million.Zhenhua ZHPL3 Limited is a subsidiary of Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. The aforesaid vessel is a pipe-lay barge with pipe-lay capacity of 8-300 meters underwater, and is able to lay pipes with a diameter of 6-60 inches (including the coating layer). The vessel has expected maximum hoisting capacity of 3,000 tonnes at 30 meters at stationary hoisting position and 2,000 tonnes at 35 meters at full circle swinging position. The main technical parameters of the vessel, including full-load displacement, maximum operating water depth and maximum lifting capacity, are at the leading level in the PRC and are also competitive in Asian market.Mr. Zhang Jun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hilong, said: “Entering into offshore oilfield services is in line with the trend in the global energy industry as well as the future energy strategy and industrial policies as stated in the PRC National Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The Company’s selection of pipe-laying business as its starting point to march into offshore oilfield services sufficiently utilizes the Group’s existing technological advantages in high-end pipeline coating services, particularly Corrosion Resistant Alloy Line Pipe and Concrete Weighted Coating, and is expected to bring product-service synergy effect from the beginning of the new business. On such basis, manufacturing and laying of the subsea pipeline, as an important part of offshore pipe network engineering, will lay a solid foundation for the Group to further extend and integrate its industrial chain in such business, and to ultimately provide Engineering Procurement Construction Services. The Board and the management of Hilong believe that the purchase of the vessel is logical and viable while the early market entry will provide the Group with long-term stable growth impetus.” Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Hilong Holding Limited, December 31, 2013last_img read more

BC Ferries Converting Fuel Guzzlers to LNG

first_imgPress Release; September 23, 2014 zoom Canada’s BC Ferries is planning to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual fuel, as well as make modifications to the hull, in order to save approximately CAD 9.2 million per year over the remaining 27-year life cycle of the two vessels, the company says in a release. The conversion is part of an application the company submitted to the BC Ferries Commissioner for approval to proceed with mid-life upgrades of the vessels. The plans come on the heels of a BC Ferries announcement in July 2014 to build three intermediate-class dual fuel vessels for delivery in the years 2016 to 2017. BC Ferries expects total savings from LNG for the five vessels to be approximately CAD 12.0 million per year, based on current fuel price estimates, which will significantly reduce upward pressure on fares.“We are well aware that fare affordability is a concern for our customers and operating on LNG, which is approximately 50 per cent cheaper than marine diesel, is a game changer for BC Ferries,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President and CEO.“We’ve been driving a culture of cost containment in many areas of our business without compromising safety and we are moving forward with LNG conversions, which will help us realize significant environmental benefits and enormous financial savings on our fuel bill.”BC Ferries spent CAD 126 million on fuel last fiscal year and the two Spirit-Class vessels consumed approximately 15 per cent of the fleet total. These vessels are the largest consumers of fuel in the BC Ferries fleet and the company believes that the conversion will reduce their cost of fuel by approximately half.In addition to reducing fuel costs with LNG, the projects will implement measures to reduce fuel consumption. A new low friction underwater coating will reduce hull drag, reducing total fuel consumption by approximately 2.9 per cent. Also, the existing hull design, based on hydrodynamic principles from the 1980’s, will be modified at the bow and stern to further reduce drag. As a result, drag is expected to be further reduced which will further lower fuel consumption by up to 1.8 per cent. These fuel efficiency initiatives are expected to generate CAD 650,000 of the fuel savings annually.BC Ferries is planning for the Spirit of Vancouver Island’s mid-life upgrade and LNG conversion from the fall of 2016 through the spring of 2017. The Spirit of British Columbia’s project is planned to occur from the fall of 2017 through the spring of 2018.last_img read more

New Terminals Drag Down ICTSIs Q1 Profit

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ICTSI Drag from the new terminals has seen Philippine-based terminal operator ICTSI report a lower profit in the first quarter of 2018.The company said that its net income attributable to equity holders stood at USD 44.1 million, 15 percent less than the USD 51.7 million earned in the same period last year.The revenue from port operations for the period was 9 pct higher year-on-year reaching USD 325.4 million.“The increase in revenues was mainly due to volume growth, tariff rate adjustments at certain terminals, new contracts with shipping lines and services, increased storage and ancillary services, and the contribution from the company’s new terminals in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Excluding the new terminals, consolidated gross revenues increased by six percent,” the company said.During the quarter, ICTSI handled a total of 2.3 million TEUs, up by 2 pct from the same period in 2017.The increase in volume was ascribed to continuous improvement in global trade activities, particularly in the emerging markets. In addition, a considerable contribution was made by continuing ramp-up at ICTSI Iraq, and ICTSI Democratic Republic of Congo (IDRC), as well as from the company’s new terminals, Victoria International Container Terminal in Melbourne and South Pacific International Container Terminal Limited, Papua New Guinea.The increase was tapered by the volume decline in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Karachi, Pakistan. Organically, consolidated volume growth was flat, ICTSI said.last_img read more

TSX dips on real estate and financials while Wall Street mixed after

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market chalked up a small loss Tuesday amid declines in real estate and financial stocks, along with a retreat in oil prices.The S&P/TSX composite index pulled back 20.89 points to 14,065.78 as the July contract for North American benchmark crude fell 23 cents to US$49.10 a barrel.Crude prices have enjoyed a rally in recent weeks with global production slowing for various reasons, including the massive wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alta.After settling as low as US$26.21 a barrel in February, West Texas Intermediate crude now is flirting with the US$50-a-barrel mark.“It seems to be a psychological hurdle for it to get over $50,” Ian Riach, a portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments, said of Tuesday’s pullback.“I think if oil does get over $50 and a couple of dollars more, and then does stay around there, as opposed to seeing some of the violent swings we did see earlier this year… that would be a much better pricing environment for the exploration and production companies in North America.”Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar, which closely follows oil prices, was down for a third consecutive session. The loonie dipped 0.34 of a U.S. cent to 76.28 cents US.Elsewhere in commodities, July natural gas shot up 12 cents to US$2.29 per mmBtu, while August gold was up 80 cents at US$1,217.50 a troy ounce. July copper gave back two cents to US$2.10 a pound.In New York, indexes were mixed despite positive reports on consumer spending and housing as traders returned following the U.S. Memorial Day holiday.The Dow Jones industrials was down 86.02 points at 17,787.20, while the broader S&P 500 shed 2.10 points to 2,096.96. The tech-heavy Nasdaq enjoyed a modest increase, up 14.54 points at 4,948.05.In economic news, the Commerce Department said U.S. consumer spending rose one per cent in April, the biggest increase in six years, while wages and salaries, the most important component of incomes, gained 0.5 per cent.Meanwhile, Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index rose 5.4 per cent in March, keeping pace with February’s increase, although very few homes were on the market.Although the report points to signs of moderate growth, Riach doesn’t think the data is strong enough to prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve into hike interest rates sooner rather than later.“There is still a tug of war going on about what is good and bad,” he said.The Fed raised its key policy rate for the first time in nearly a decade in December, pushing the rate from a record low near zero to a range of 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.— With a file from The Associated Press read more

Brahimi welcomes US commitment to Afghanistan

A spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, said the envoy told Secretary Colin Powell that his message of the US being committed to Afghanistan for the long run was a reassuring one. “Mr. Powell’s words, if I remember correctly, were: ‘We will not walk away,’” said spokesman Ahmad Fawzi, who added that Mr. Brahimi had stressed the immediate need for cash for the Interim Administration to pay Afghan civil servants and support other urgent tasks. The spokesman expressed concern that money wasn’t coming in soon enough, noting that a lack of funds would affect the credibility of the Interim Administration and its ability to maintain security in the streets of Kabul. “If you cannot pay the police, they will not be able to do their job properly,” he said. read more

UN refugee agency extremely concerned at rising attacks in Darfur Sudan

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is “extremely concerned about the continuing deterioration of the security situation in Darfur,” agency spokesman Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva just one day after three water workers there were beaten to death by a mob in a displaced persons camp in the Zalinge area in West Darfur. “All activities by international organizations are now on hold in the IDP camps in the Zalinge area,” he said. “We are still in the process of gathering more information on what exactly happened, but this tragic incident is just adding to an already long list of security incidents that have occurred over the past three weeks.”In the past two days, two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have also been attacked by armed men in the Djebel Mara area, north of Zalinge, UNHCR reported, citing other incidents, including the killing by bandits last week of a driver working for an international NGO in El Geneina and the fatal shooting 10 days ago of an aid worker in North Darfur. There are some 14,000 aid workers operating in Darfur, according to UNHCR, which has more than 80 staff in Darfur, mainly in West Darfur.The conflict, which started in 2003, has forced more than 2 million people to flee fighting between Government forces, pro-government militias and rebels which has killed scores of thousands of others amid charges of civilian massacre, rape and other atrocities. read more

Vucevic Magic hand Lakers another loss 108104

LOS ANGELES — Nikola Vucevic had 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists and Terrence Ross made a go-ahead lay-up with 34 seconds left to help the Orlando Magic beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-104 on Sunday.Ross scored 16 points as the Magic defeated the Lakers for the second time in eight days. Orlando won 130-117 at home on Nov. 17.Aaron Gordon had 17 points and D.J. Augustin added 12 points and nine assists for the Magic.LeBron James had 24 points and seven assists for the Lakers, who had won three straight games and six of their past seven. Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points and Brandon Ingram added 17.Ross got to the rim to break the 104-104 deadlock after James missed a step-back 3-pointer. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed another 3 on the ensuing Lakers possession, and Gordon got a dunk on the runout to cap off their second straight upset win in the series.The Magic outscored the Lakers 35-19 in the third quarter to take a 86-71 lead. Gordon had 11 points and Vucevic chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds, but it was Orlando’s defence that allowed them to build the advantage. The Lakers made 5 of 21 shots in the third, with James and Kuzma a combined 0-for-5.TIP-INSMagic: Jonathan Simmons chipped in with 10. . Coach Steve Clifford has not decided whether F Wes Iwundu will remain in the starting lineup when Jonathan Isaac is no longer playing on a minutes restriction. Isaac had six points and five rebounds against the Lakers in his third game back after missing six games because of an ankle injury. “You can’t coach like that in this league,” Clifford said. “The challenges of the day are the only things I am worried about.”Lakers: JaVale McGee finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks. McGee and New Orleans C Anthony Davis are the only players in the NBA with at least five blocks in four games this season. . Lance Stephenson had 13 of the Lakers’ 21 points off the bench, but Los Angeles was outscored there by 21 points. . Lonzo Ball had nine points and 10 assists, his second game this season with double-digit assistsUP NEXTMagic: At Golden State on Monday.Lakers: At Denver on Tuesday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDan Greenspan, The Associated Press read more

Digital assistants could alleviate the loneliness of elderly

first_imgThe new Amazon  Echo devices on display during the company's product launch  Referring to how such gadgetry is increasingly being used as in-house personal trainers, Prof Gray said: “There’s significant potential here for older adults in particular, who often need extra encouragement to be active and would benefit from hearing another voice to help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation.”He said the devices, which proved popular gifts this Christmas, were an ideal way to encourage older people to take exercise, with daily reminders and hints to prevent a slide into inactivity and frailty. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He added: “Voice recognition devices have huge potential to get people being more active at home. They might seem like a novelty Christmas present at the moment, but for many people it’s just the sort of encouragement they need to keep on their feet maintaining healthy habits.“The devices can serve as a sort of virtual personal trainer, guiding mini workouts in the home as well as offering suggestions for physical activity options in their local town.”Amazon’s Echo, which launched in 2014, is now capable of answering questions, playing music, setting timers and controlling other tablet or smartphone devices. The price of the devices has also fallen dramatically in recent months.center_img Voice recognition devices for the home could help to combat loneliness for vulnerable elderly people, the clinical advisor to Public Health England has said.Prof Sir Muir Gray claims that virtual digital helpers, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, could help pensioners stave off feelings of isolation.High tech companies are currently pouring millions of pounds into developing voice-controlled smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, in the belief that the limited two-way conversations that they can hold will soon become more complex and life-like.Amazon and Google are currently vying to produce the best smart speakers and assistants in the hopg of dominating the booming market. Meanwhile, Apple has produced the HomePod, and Microsoft and Samsung are together developing a speaker for the digital assistant Cortana. The new Amazon  Echo devices on display during the company’s product launch Credit:Daniel Berman/Bloomberglast_img read more

Santner Babar rise to the top of T20I rankings

New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner has displaced team-mate Ish Sodhi as the No. 1 bowler in T20Is, following his haul of four wickets in the home series against Pakistan. Ish Sodhi, who took two wickets in the series at an economy rate of 8.66, has moved down to third place. Santner leads the second-placed Rashid Khan by one point. He is the fourth New Zealander after Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond and Sodhi to secure the top spot for bowlers.Mitchell Santner tosses one up (Photo: Getty Images)Pakistan batsman Babar Azam, who was the leading scorer in the series with 109 runs in three innings at an average of 54.50 and strike-rate of 125.28, has vaulted 11 places to become the No.1 batsman in T20Is. Babar is only the second Pakistan batsman, after former captain Misbah-ul-Haq, to the landmark. Colin Munro, who had held the top spot before the start of the series, slipped to fourth after managing 50 runs in two innings.Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continues to be the top-ranked T20I allrounder followed by Australia’s Glenn Maxwell.Shakib was also the No. 1 allrounder in the ODI rankings, having reclaimed the top spot from Mohammad Hafeez. In the ODI rankings for bowlers, Hasan Ali dropped to fifth from first. South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir leads the list followed by Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Josh Hazlewood. (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMunro, Sodhi and New Zealand top T20I rankingsJanuary 4, 2018In “Sports”Rashid Khan rises to the top of the T20 charts tooFebruary 26, 2018In “Sports”Imad Wasim surges to top of T20I bowlers rankingsJune 26, 2017In “latest news” read more

Ariane sa dernière mission de lannée réussie

first_imgAriane : sa dernière mission de l’année réussieAprès plusieurs reports en raison de mauvaises conditions météorologiques, Ariane a rempli avec succès sa sixième et dernière mission de l’année, hier. La fusée a mis sur orbite deux satellites de télécommunications espagnol et sud-coréen. Selon Arianespace, les satellites de télécommunications Hispasat 1E et Koreasat 6 ont bien été mis sur orbite hier. Le lanceur européen a décollé à 18h27 locales (21h27 GMT) du centre spatial de Kourou en Guyane Française, rapporte LePoint.fr.Hispasat 1E a été placé sur orbite de transfert géostationnaire 27 minutes et 27 secondes après le décollage d’Ariane 5. Le satellite de télécommunications espagnol doit offrir pendant une quinzaine d’années une capacité supplémentaire à l’opérateur Hispasat et une offre de service plus large (vidéo, données…).Le satellite sud-coréen, lui, a été placé sur orbite 34 minutes et 12 secondes après le lancement. Il doit être opérationnel pendant 15 ans également.Il s’agissait de la 199e mission d’Ariane depuis son vol inaugural en 1979, et la 55e d’Ariane 5.Jean-Yves Le Gall, le PDG d’Arianespace, indique qu’au moins six Ariane 5 décolleront en 2011, “une année qui s’annonce particulièrement intéressante”. Le 30 décembre 2010 à 08:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho looking for Martial replacement

first_imgAfter speculations have been going around for quite some time that Anthony Martial will be leaving Old Trafford this summer, new rumours have spread, confirming Jose Mourinho is not standing in the Frenchman’s way.Martial has reportedly been linked on a few occasions with Tottenham, Juventus and Bayern Munich. His agent is definitely working on his way out and Jose Mourinho will not be the one to stop him at the doorway.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…However, if and when Martial was indeed to leave, among all of the Red Devils there wouldn’t be a single left-footed winger, which has led the Portuguese coach to start considering looking for a replacement in the likes of Bordeaux’s Malcom, Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Ajax teenager Justin Kluivert, according to 101 Great Goals.Lemar, who has been long associated with interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, has been reportedly valued by Monaco at 90 million pounds now, which might be a key factor for Mourinho when he is taking a decision on bringing someone from the list.last_img read more

Valverde thinks the draw was a blessing

first_imgBarcelona and Villarreal ended up drawing 4-4 in their last Spanish La Liga match, and for the Blaugrana manager, this is a blessing in disguise.After a 2-0 advantage, Barcelona ended up conceding two points as they tied 4-4 against Villarreal in yesterday’s Spanish La Liga fixture.And for the Blaugrana coach Ernesto Valverde, this is a blessing in disguise, as it will allow the team to learn from its mistakes before the end of the 2018-2019 season.“I think this is a game that will help us a lot,” Valverde told Spanish media outlet Marca.“Especially in the face of the commitments we have now. We know that there’s a lot left to win La Liga Santander.”“It will be difficult and all the teams have good players,” he continued.When asked if the Blaugrana are Lionel Messi-dependant, he was clear.“Yes, of course, we are,” he said.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Any team in the world would be, but we can also play without him.”“In the first 15 minutes there was no Messi-dependence and in the last 15 there was.”“We allowed too many chances against us,” the coach added.“But it’s not because of the defence. It’s the whole team, we have to control things better.”It happened to us last year and we suffered.”Barcelona is still looking to get a triple, as they are in the first position of the Spanish La Liga table, they are in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal, and have secured their place in the Copa del Rey Final.👀 Leo #Messi 🔜🎯 🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/1P5vrwuHTL— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 3, 2019last_img read more

Clark County Historical Museum turns 50

first_imgIf you goo What: Clark County Historical Museum.o Where: 1511 Main St.o When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. first Thursday of each month.o Admission: Adults $4, seniors/students $3, children $2, families $10, members free.o On the Web: www.cchmuseum.org.Let us eat cake.That’s the philosophy of Roman Wright, 3, whose family was visiting the Clark County Historical Museum to celebrate its 50th birthday Saturday.Roman was accompanied by his father, Jacob Wright, a teacher at Peter S. Ogden Elementary; his mother, Sally Wright and his sister Josephine Wright, 1, who watched from her stroller.“We heard it was a special birthday,” Jacob Wright said. “It seemed this would be a fun time to come.”“And there’s cake!” Roman said, with enthusiasm.Indeed, there was cake. Created by instructors and students in the Clark College baking program, the enormous cake was a replica of the museum building, a red brick Carnegie Library built in 1909.On May 24, 1964 — exactly 50 years from Saturday — the old Carnegie Library building was dedicated as the Clark County Historical Museum. According to The Columbian, about 1,500 people toured the museum on its opening day. The first museum director was Joe Pagel. Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Beauchamp dedicated the building. Robert Hidden represented the Hidden family, which had donated the land for the Carnegie Library.Saturday also was Susan Tissot’s last day as the museum’s executive director. After more than 10 years at the helm, she’s accepted a position as executive director of the Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation in Eureka, Calif. She starts the job next month.Before she cut the cake, she talked about the biggest accomplishments at the museum under her leadership.The first was making the century-old building more accessible. The main entrance is up a long flight of steps. Shortly after she’d begun working at the museum, Tissot said, she stood watching a mother pushing a double baby stroller up the steep steps so her family could visit the museum. Then the mom had to push her kids in the stroller down the steps, very, very carefully. Tissot remembers watching that scene play out and hoping the stroller didn’t slip. It didn’t.last_img read more

Call to plant saplings protect environment

first_imgPatancheru: District Congress women’s wing president Sudharani and constituency party in-charge Kata Srinivas Goud stated here on Sunday that plantation of saplings would ensure protection of the environment. They were speaking after taking up ‘Haritha Haram’ programme in Navyanagar, Brundavan Teachers’ Colony, Praneeth Homes and other areas along with local residents. Both leaders planted saplings in vacant areas in the colonies, while advising residents to ensure their survival as a duty. They urged people to take up rain-harvesting pits in every house so as to boost the groundwater levels. Among those present were Congress leaders Ramesh Yadav, Rajender Reddy, Prabhakar, Gopal, Shiva, Jaya, Karuna, Srilata, Divya, Jyoti, Sudhakar, Ravinder, Bhaskar Reddy, Ravi Goud,Lingam Goud.last_img read more