The sessions court in Nashik on Thursday reserved judgement in the 2013 Sonai killings till January 20.Earlier this week, the court convicted six of the seven men of murdering three Dalit men, Sachin Gharu (24), Sandeep Thanvar (25) and Rahul Kandare (20), in Sonai village in Ahmednagar. They victims’ mutilated body parts had been scattered in a septic tank and a dried-up well.Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, presenting his concluding arguments, urged the court to award the death penalty to the six convicts — Ramesh Vishwanath Darandale (43), Prakash Vishwanath Darandale (38), Ragunath Vishwanath Darandale alias Popat (52), Ganesh alias Praveen Darandale (23), Sandeep Kurhe (37) and Ashok Phalke (44). Ramesh, Prakash and Popat are brothers — considering the gory nature of the murders.Speaking outside the courtroom, Mr. Nikam said, “The murders are a blot on humanity and a cruel reminder of caste prejudices. A conspiracy was hatched by the Darandales [who belong to the Maratha community] and the plan was carried out with incredible brutality just because a boy from ‘backward’ caste fell in love with a girl from a ‘higher’ caste and the couple were set to marry.” Such violent incidents only serve to perpetuate and exacerbate caste tensions, he said. All three victims were the sole breadwinners in their families and belonged to the Mehtar (Bhangi) community. They were hacked to death by the Darandales on January 1, 2013. Sachin Gharu had reportedly fallen in love with the daughter of one of the Darandales. Sachin’s mother, Kalabai, said, “My son, my sole support in old age, was cruelly snatched away from me just because he fell in love with a girl from a different caste. Nothing but death by hanging will do for the murderers.”According to the FIR, Gharu and the other two worked as sweepers the Trimurti Pavan Pratishthan School and College in Ahmednagar’s Nevasa Phata, around 30 km from Sonai village. The girl studied at the same place.
Sushil Kumar scripted history on Sunday as he became the first Indian athlete to win back-to-back Olympic medals, though the silver effort in the 66kg final did not leave him too pleased.Egged on by a huge crowd in an atmosphere resembling a Roman amphitheater, a dehydrated Sushil fought his heart out all day long before a strong Japanese opponent in the final answering to the name of Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu stopped him.This was a day full of expectations when people kept talking about only “gold”. Yet, at the end of the Games, with India’s medal tally reading two silver and four bronze medals, there is plenty of reason to celebrate.For hundreds of Indian supporters inside the arena and millions back home, this was a day when the prayer was Sushil wins gold.The way the champion fought all day long, with a superlative effort coming in the semi-final against Kazakhstan’s Akzhurek Tanatarov, Sushil had raised huge hopes.However, in the 66kg final, against Tatshuiro, Sushil looked tired. Tatsuhiro, who had won gold in the same category at the Guangzhou Asian Games, was too explosive.The strategy was simple and the Japanese wrestler went on the offensive from the start and earned a valuable point in the first round itself.In the second round, Tatsuhiro showed amazing guts and power as he lifted Sushil and dropped him to the ground. With a minute for the bout to end, it was clear Sushil had no energy to fight back.As the referee signalled victory for the star from the land of the rising sun, Sushil was dejected. The Indian slapped both his palms on his thighs and took slow, measured steps back to his coaches.advertisementAt the medal ceremony, too, Sushil never smiled as he was presented the silver medal. As he came out of the arena and walked to the waiting media, Sushil’s expressions changed.The half smile reappeared on his face and he had reason to as he is the first Indian to win two individual Olympic medals. The TV scribes wanted to grab him and the print media was also were hungry for bytes. “Yes, I had loose motions. As a sportsperson, I have to take it in my stride. It’s part of the game,” said Sushil.But the champion was not going to offer ill health as an excuse. “I had problems in the final but I have no excuses. Yes, our national anthem was not played and I would have loved to hear that,” said Sushil.Reflecting on the journey from Beijing to London, Sushil was nostalgic. “I wish to thank all the people for their love and wishes and those who prayed for me. I wish to thank my guru Satpal and my parents. I also wish to thank each one of my support staff,” he said as if it was a thanksgiving speech.Stressing on the importance of coaches, masseurs, doctors and others who assist him, Sushil said: “You see me only competing in the centre of the stage. But I have a huge support team which backs me, and they are the ones who also need to be praised.”Before I came to London I told you (the media) we will do well in wrestling and see I changed the colour of my medal. Not just that, India won two medals in wrestling and I am happy Yogeshwar also did well.”I can assure you, in future Olympics, we will do even better,” concluded Sushil.So how was Sushil going to celebrate? “I wish to rest now. The last five months have been very hectic. I need to recover well and then think of celebrations,” said the modest man.This was a day when Sushil caught the attention of all from early morning itself as he downed Beijing Olympics gold medallist Sahin Ramazan from Turkey.Having beaten the defending champion, expectations grew that Sushil would continue till the end. But the real drama came in the semi-finals when it appeared Sushil was down and out against Kazakhstan’s Akzhurek Tanatarov.However, in the second round, Sushil gathered his breath and in one clean action lifted and threw his opponent.With the Kazakh seen bleeding from the right ear there were rumours if Sushil had bit his opponent. Replays suggested the injury took place during the normal course of the bout and Sushil had not indulged in any foul play.
CLEVELAND — The New York Yankees needed something positive to happen before they headed to Toronto for an important three-game series.As it turned out, several positive things happened, most notably the end of a five-game losing streak, in an Aug. 13 8-6 win over the Cleveland Indians.New York remained a half-game behind AL East-leading Toronto, which has won 11 in a row. The teams begin their series Aug. 14, a week after the Blue Jays swept three games at Yankee Stadium.“They’ve been playing great baseball,” designated hitter Alex Rodriguez said. “We just won a game. It’s going to make for a great series.”Brian McCann hit a three-run homer and Stephen Drew also connected. Limited to a total of six runs during their skid, the Yankees shook loose as McCann hit one out in the first inning.Drew hit a solo homer in the second, his 15th of the season, added an RBI double in the fourth and wound up scoring a career-high four runs.While it’s still mid-August, the series, which sold out a week ago, will have a postseason feel. “This is what you put in all the hours in for,” McCann said. “This is fun and it’s going to be a competitive race.”Brett Gardner got three hits and drove in three runs for New York.Nathan Eovaldi (12-2) won his seventh straight decision, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander hasn’t lost since June 16, a span of 10 starts.Andrew Miller, who blew his first save of the season Aug. 11, allowed a run in the ninth on Carlos Santana’s single but struck out Abraham Almonte to end the game. Miller is 25-for-26 in save situations.Yankees Manager Joe Girardi admitted McCann’s home run couldn’t have come at a better time. “It seemed like that was more runs than we scored in a week,” he said. “It changes the mood, obviously.”Trevor Bauer (9-9) gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings as Cleveland’s four-game winning streak ended.The Indians rallied from a four-run deficit and cut the lead to 7-5 in the seventh when Dellin Betances threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded.“We just ran out of innings,” Indians Manager Terry Francona said. “You see Betances and Andrew Miller coming and that’s no picnic. But we kept hitting and guys gave themselves a chance. Tough game to win.”Jacoby Ellsbury, snapping an 0-for-19 skid, started the game with a single and Gardner walked. Bauer retired the next two hitters but fell behind McCann in the count 2-1. That prompted a visit by pitching coach Mickey Callaway, and McCann hit a towering drive to right on the next pitch.The home run was McCann’s 20th of the season and second is as many nights. TweetPinShare0 Shares
Rajarshi Gupta WayanadJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 15:56 IST Ranji Trophy Semifinals: Wasim Jaffer had previously scored 1260 runs for Mumbai in a single season. (@vinodkambli349 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn 2008-09, Wasim Jaffer had scored 1260 runs for Mumbai in the Ranji TrophyThis season, Jaffer has scored over 1000 runs for VidarbhaJaffer is the only Asian batsman to score 2 first-class double hundreds after turning 40Wasim Jaffer became the first batmsan in history to score 1000 runs in a season twice in Ranji Trophy. The 40-year-old Jaffer had scored 1260 runs from 16 innings at an average of 84 for Mumbai in 2008-09. This year, playing for Vidarbha, Jaffer needed 31 before the semi-final against Kerala.After Umesh Yadav’s seven-wicket haul blew Kerala away for 106 in their first innings on the opening day, Jaffer scored 34. Already the highest-scorer in Ranji Trophy history, Jaffer, last week, become the first rst Indian and the first Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket.In Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, Jaffer had made 206 off 296 balls in a 304-run partnership with Sanjay Ramasamy.Ranji Trophy Semifinals Day 1 Live Score: Vidarbha vs KeralaWasim Jaffer played 31 Tests for India between 2000 and 2008. However, his peak co-incided with the emergence of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. One of Mumbai’s finesh talents, Jaffer 1944 Test runs including five hundreds with a best of 212.Jaffer had made his debut against South Africa in Mumbai in 2000 and over the next few years, became a crucial member of the Indian team. On the tour of the West Indies in 2002, Jaffer scored two gritty half-centuries before a memorable Test against England in Nagpur where he made 81 and 100.Jaffer, in his days as India opener, took a special liking for the West Indies. In 2006, he made scores of 212, 43, 60 and 54. India, under Rahul Dravid won the four-Test series 1-0.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Wasim JafferFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Vidarbha vs Kerala Wasim Jaffer 1st batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season twiceRanji Trophy: Wasim Jaffer went past 1000 runs this season for Vidarbha a decade after scoring 1260 runs for Mumbai. He is the first batsman in Ranji Trophy history to score over 1000 runs in a season twice.advertisement
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 19:58 IST India’s new football coach Igor Stimac. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIgor Stimac said ISL and I-league offer a talent pool for the Indian football teamFormer Croatian player Igor Stimac was appointed India’s new football coach earlier in MayStimac’s first assignment as coach will be in the King’s Cup from June 5 in ThailandIndia’s newly appointed men’s football coach Igor Stimac on Friday said finding a balance between I-League clubs and Indian Super League franchises and using the resources both sides possess will be key to furthering football in the country. “We need to work together,” said Stimac in his first interaction with the media since his appointment.Stating that the ISL is a privately owned league and it’s normal if investors are looking to make gains, Stimac said: “But I-League has something that the ISL cannot buy — tradition.”Stimac said the presence of the two leagues was good for him because of the talent pool they offered. “The ISL is most of the competitive stuff is while most of the young players are developing in the I-League and that is good for me. I will be here to help managers of clubs from both leagues and to give my opinions,” he said.With speculation being rife of Indian Super League set to be made the top flight of the Indian football, I-League clubs in a letter demanded clarity from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on their future. When they received no response, the clubs pulled out of the Super Cup that was held in April. It has since emerged that the AIFF has imposed fines on the I-League clubs for their action and the tussle has taken the spotlight since the end of the season.Technical director Isac Doru however feels that he doesn’t view the situation as a conflict. “When I looked at this situation from the outside, it did not look good. But since coming here I have realised that it is not a conflict. It is not war. We are together. I don’t see if a club is from the ISL or I-League. It is all Indian football,” he said.advertisementDoru said that the effort should be on improving the quality of games played in the country. “It is not the quantity but the quality of the games that is important. That is when we can have a comparitive approach with all the other leagues in the world,” said the 56-year-old.Stimac’s first assignment as coach will be to lead the team in the King’s Cup that starts on June 5 in Thailand.Also Read | Igor Stimac should be demanding: Sunil ChhetriAlso Read | Will give our 100 per cent: Sunil Chhetri on Igor Stimac’s appointmentAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Indian Super LeagueFollow i-leagueFollow Igor Stimac Working with ISL, I-League clubs will be key: Igor StimacIndia’s recently appointed football coach Igor Stimac said the ongoing rift between the two clubs of India- ISL and I-League- is not serious and that these clubs offer a good talent pool for the national team.advertisement Next
zoom China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) reached a milestone during 2017 as it handled over 100 million TEUs during the year.For the year ended December 31, 2017, the port’s total throughput was at 102.9 million TEUs, up 7.5% from the previous year.Mainland China contributed 77.1 million TEUs to the total volume, while Hong Kong and Taiwan handled 7.5 million TEUs. Overseas ports reached 18.3 million TEUs, with Colombo International Container Terminals Limited (CICT) in Sri Lanka and Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Togo throughput increasing by 18.5% and 67.5%, respectively.“In times with the 25th listing anniversary of the company in Hong Kong, CMPort and its subsidiaries surpasses 100 million TEUs, setting a new record in history,” Bai Jingtao, Managing Director, said.In 2017, the company became the shareholder of the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka and TCP Participações S.A. (TCP) in Brazil. Regarding port investment in Mainland China, CMPort has taken a majority stake in Shantou Port Group Corp during the year.As of the end of 2017, the business of CMPort covered 31 ports in 16 countries and regions and over five continents, with more than 190 container berths and more than 220 bulk cargo berths.
BUDAPEST, Hungary – China’s premier outlined his hope Monday that his country’s closer co-operation with central and eastern Europe will help foster prosperity in the region.At a summit of 16 countries in the Hungarian capital, Premier Li Keqiang said efforts such as China’s “new Silk Road” initiative to expand trade across Asia, Africa and Europe, should be a boon to the countries that were formally part of the communist bloc.“Our aim is to see a prospering Europe,” he said, adding that the closer ties with the 16 countries, which includes 11 European Union members, will “usefully complement” EU-China relations.China’s rapid economic growth has seen the country ratchet up its spending on the global stage, and the “Silk Road” prospect is a key trade effort.Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, host of the “16+1” summit, said the region was in need of external technological and financial resources, including from China, to grow.“European resources are in themselves insufficient,” Orban said. “For this reason we welcome the fact that as part of the new economic world order, China sees this region as one in whose progress and development it wants to be present.”Orban mentioned the reconstruction of a railway line between Budapest and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, a project financed mainly by China, as a “flagship project” of China’s increased presence in the region.Orban said that the upgraded railroad line could become the fastest transport route to Western Europe of China’s new Silk Road.Li laid out his hope that the countries of eastern Europe, which generally are poorer than those in the west, will account for more of China’s imports, which should total some $8 trillion over the next five years.“We hope the central and eastern European countries find their place in this volume and expand their presence on the huge Chinese market,” Li told an economic forum being held during the summit.Orban, who has closed off his country to most migration from outside Europe, especially Muslims, said Europe needed “strong allies” to confront the “historical challenges” it is faced with.“If Europe shuts itself in, it loses the possibility of growth,” Orban said. “We 16 have always been open and would always like to remain so. We always saw co-operation with China as a great opportunity.”Orban has been keen to pursue a policy of “Eastern Opening” for Hungary, looking to increase trade with Asia while portraying Western Europe as economically challenged and losing its global standing. His stance is seen as an effort to discredit criticism from the European Union that he is undermining democratic principles.“We see the Chinese president’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative as the new form of globalization which does not divide the world into teachers and students but is based on common respect and common advantages,” Orban said.
OTTAWA — The federal government is stepping in to help the struggling Canadian media industry with new tax credits and incentives valued at nearly $600 million over the next five years.Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the investments will protect the vital role independent news media have in Canadian democracy.The full details of the program won’t be available until the next federal budget, after the government receives advice from an independent panel from the journalism community.It’s expected most of the funding will go to a new tax credit for media organizations to support the labour costs of producing original news content, as well as a temporary tax credit for people who subscribe to digital news.The package will also allow non-profit media organizations to apply for charitable status, allowing them to seek donations for which they can issue a tax receipt.The Conservative are critical of the government for doing anything for the media industry, accusing the Liberals in recent days of using money to curry favour with journalists ahead of the next election.The Canadian Press
24 January 2008Small-scale crop, livestock and fish producers and processors in Malawi will gain knowledge on benefiting from increased market competition under a new programme supported by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Small-scale crop, livestock and fish producers and processors in Malawi will gain knowledge on benefiting from increased market competition under a new programme supported by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).The nearly $20 million Rural Livelihoods and Economic Enhancement Programme will receive an $8.4 million loan and an $8.3 million grant for a three-year pilot period and then will be expanded to handle up to six commodities, the agency said in a news release.Initially, the Programme will focus on groundnuts and Irish potatoes. To ease the transition from subsistence to small-scale commercial farming, participants will improve the yields and quality of their produce, learn better processing and marketing methods, and improve access to financial and technical support.“Involving the private sector to drive agricultural commercialization is a new approach in Malawi,” said Miriam Okongo, IFAD’s country programme manager for the country, which is undergoing a period of economic liberalization.“However, the rural population is not yet prepared for the realities of a market-led world,” she added. “The aim of this programme is to help make them make production decisions based on market needs rather than taking the traditional production-oriented approach.”
In a joint communiqué issued Saturday at the end of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s official visit to Sudan, the Government and the UN warned that “catastrophic levels” of suffering could ensue if present conditions persist, and set up a high-level Joint Implementation Mechanism to report on progress. The Government agreed to resume political talks in Darfur “in the shortest possible time” to reach a comprehensive settlement. It undertook to deploy a “strong, credible and respected police force” in areas where internally displaced persons (IDPs) have fled attacks, and in other high-risk locations, and said it would “immediately start to disarm the Janjaweed and other armed outlaw groups.” On human rights, Khartoum committed itself to “concrete measures” aimed at ending impunity and the immediate investigation of all abuses, with perpetrators brought to justice. In May, two UN human rights reports found that the Janjaweed, bands of Arab fighters recruited or armed by the Sudanese Government as part of its fight against two rebel groups, committed murders, rapes and other crimes against Darfur’s black African population. The Government further pledged to allow the deployment of human rights monitors and to establish a “fair system, respectful of local tradition that will allow abused women to bring charges against alleged perpetrators.” During his trip eastern Chad the previous day, Mr. Annan met some of the 15,000 refugees from Darfur living at one of eight UN camps. They told of suffering abuses before fleeing for their lives. In Darfur itself on 1 July, he spoke with female IDPs who offered similar accounts. By the agreement, the Government said it would suspend all restrictions for aid workers and permit freedom of movement throughout Darfur, while ending limits on “the importation and use of all humanitarian assistance materials, transport vehicles, aircraft and communications equipment.” For its part, the UN said it would help implement Sudan’s peace accords, aid the country’s IDPs as well as refugees in Chad and assist in the deployment of African Union (AU) ceasefire monitors.
Ontario passes bill to create cap-and-trade system to fight climate change TORONTO – Ontario has passed legislation creating a cap-and-trade system to fight climate change, which the government predicts will add $5 a month to home heating bills and 4.3 cents to the price of a litre of gasoline, or $8 a month on average.“The costs, according to our economists, are $13 a month, and that’s before we consider any of the investments,” said Environment Minister Glen Murray.“So if you’re buying an electric vehicle or home heating and cooling system or new energy systems that we’ll be helping subsidize, that will lower those costs.”Under cap and trade, industries are given specific pollution limits, but can sell their emission allowances to other companies if they come in below their annual limit, or buy credits if they exceed it.The province plans to hold its first auction of pollution credits in early 2017, and expects to raise $1.9 billion a year from the plan, promising to use the money to help people and companies transition to a low carbon economy.The Chamber of Commerce urged the Liberals to delay implementation of cap and trade for one year.“We need to think about striking a balance between leading, driving and shaping, and not getting so far ahead of our competitors that we just get too far ahead,” Chamber president Allan O’Dette said in an interview Wednesday. “If we get so far out and we lose our competitive advantage, we need to be mindful of that.”The Progressive Conservatives support the idea of putting a price on carbon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but say it should be revenue neutral, and claim the Liberals will use the money generated to balance the books.PC Leader Patrick Brown, who skipped Wednesday’s vote on the cap-and-trade bill, issued a release condemning the Liberals for adding to the cost of living.Murray said economists determined that Brown’s idea of a revenue neutral carbon tax would eliminate the money the government plans to use to help people offset the costs of converting to a low-carbon economy.“The team recommended that would jump the cost per month to about $107 per household, about eight or nine times more,” he said.“That confirmed the original numbers we saw when we choose cap-and-trade over a revenue neutral carbon tax system.”Ontario will join existing cap-and-trade markets in Quebec and California starting next January. Manitoba has also signed on to join in the cap-and-trade plan with Ontario and Quebec, but will limit it to 20 large polluters in the province.Emission allowances will be capped at roughly 142 metric tonnes per year in 2017, which is expected to decline 4.17 per cent each year to 2020, when the Liberals hope to have achieved a 15-per-cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over 1990 levels.But some major Ontario industries will be given a four-year exemption from cap-and-trade, which the government says is necessary to protect Ontario jobs in sectors that compete with jurisdictions without a carbon pricing system.The carbon pricing scheme is a key part of the Liberal’s climate strategy, but their climate change action plan won’t be officially released for a couple of weeks.The Liberals denied a published report claiming their climate change plan would include phasing out the use of natural gas for home heating, and point out they are expanding the gas grid to more rural areas of the province.“There is no natural gas police, and natural gas will continue to be a part of home heating and cooling,” insisted Murray.– With files from Allison JonesFollow @CPnewsboy on Twitter by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted May 18, 2016 9:56 am MDT Last Updated May 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
BALTIMORE — Jordan Little scored 14 points and Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr. each scored 14 points and Morgan State used a second-half comeback to beat Binghamton 74-68 on Wednesday night.The Bearcats led 44-28 at halftime and extended the margin to 20 points early in the second half before Morgan State (3-5) mounted its rally. The Bears outscored Binghamton 30-8 in a 12-minute span and took a 58-56 lead with a pair for free throws by Jordan with 6:42 left.J.C. Show made a pair of free throws to knot the score, but Martez Cameron responded with a jump shot and Dervonish-Prince buried a 3-pointer and the Bears led for the remainder. Sam Sessom’s narrowed the deficit to 68-66 with 71 seconds left before the Bears closed it our making 6 of 8 from the foul line. Cameron added 13 points.Sessoms scored 22 and Show scored 19 for Binghamton (3-6).The Associated Press
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Doubt has again surfaced over the future of Holden manufacturing in Elizabeth, North of Adelaide as Holden’s General manager Mike Devereux, prepares to announce to the 2,500 strong workforce of a decision to rationalise the factory’s operations. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union says the speculation is that the Adelaide plant will reduce manufacturing from 450 cars per day to 400, but no permanent full-time workers are expected to lose their jobs. However, as many as 200 casual positions may go in the rationalisation process. Holden has blamed the high Australian dollar value for changes.The South Australian and Federal Governments are considering assistance measures, aimed at securing the Elizabeth plant’s operations for at least another decade and ensuring the car maker’s long-term manufacturing future in Australia. He said the South Australian and Federal Governments would pay a “substantial amount” of approximately $200M to GM to keep its factories in Australia, but that may still not be enough to stop the corporate giant from downsizing.
Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter WWE is featuring a preview for tonight’s Smackdown Live in Greenville, including five things you should know about the show before it airs live tonight.This includes:1. Hype for AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam2. Does Charlotte Flair have the advantage in the triple threat this Sunday?3. Shinsuke Nakamura has been undefeated since Money in the Bank4. New Day prepares to face The Bludgeon Brothers for the Smackdown tag titles5. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega are on a roll as a teamDon’t forget to join us for live coverage of Smackdown tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).New segment set for SummerSlamWWE is promoting a segment involving Elias at SummerSlam this Sunday.It’s being advertised that Elias will perform his “greatest song” in Brooklyn.We reported earlier on the updated card for SummerSlam this Sunday night. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
Stellar performances from Isco and Asensio against Melilla in Copa del Rey, Vinicius Junior was also on point with 1 goal and 1 assist.For Isco and Asensio, things were starting to get a little complicated under new manager Santiago Solari and they desperately needed a great performance in order to gain back a little confidence in their game.Isco’s case was quite more pressing as he had been constantly scrutinized for not having a good relationship with Santiago Solari, Asensio’s case was slightly less concerning as he was only underperforming since the start of the season but didn’t really have any problems with the new manager.This Thursday against Melilla, was a perfect opportunity for both players to get back on track and they didn’t disappoint.It was a relatively easy opponent after they were able to win the first Copa del Rey match with a convincing 4-0 victory, but Real was playing at the Bernabeu and they really wanted to make a good impression with the fans.Asensio started the goal-fest with a great solo goal after 30 minutes of the first half had passed, then Vinicius made his appearance two minutes later to assist Marco from the left flank and let Real Madrid take a 2-0 lead.👏 Congratulations to @Frangarcia_11 and @Alvaro10fidalgo on making their official first-team debuts! Well played, guys! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Y467DiABp8— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 6, 2018Just before the 40th minute of the game, Asensio was able to confirm his Player of the Match status with an assist to Javi Sanchez.Marco delivered two goals and one assist in the span of only six minutes, this was more than enough for Real Madrid to completely shut down any hopes Melilla had to turn the game around.But the match was still on the first half, it was far from over and we still had at least three more goals to watch.Isco hadn’t appeared yet, but he did it in the 47th minute with a beautiful long-range goal that gave Los Blancos their fourth of the night and a breath of fresh air to Isco who barely celebrated scoring this goal.Throughout the second half, it was Vinicius tho took the lead of all offensive plays with his explosive dribbling coming from the left flank.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The Brazilian was determined to score his goal, which came fifteen minutes away from the final whistle after a double effort because they goalkeeper was able to deflect his first shot.‘Vinny’ was finally able to get a proper goal, unlike the one he got the first time through a rebound.⏸ HT: @realmadrid 3-0 @UDMelilla (agg. 7-0)⚽ @marcoasensio10 33′, 35′, @javisf5 39’#RMCopa | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/wSTXPbQ4Em— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 6, 2018For Melilla, playing this stage of the Copa del Rey was already a major achievement. They had already received Real Madrid’s visit a couple of weeks back and all the players wanted was to play at the Santiago Bernabeu, they never really expected to upset Los Blancos.Any goal they scored against Real Madrid would be celebrated as if they had already won the title itself, the moment finally came through Qasmi and all the players ended up very grateful for the massive opportunity.At the end of the match, Isco was able to get his second goal that gave Real Madrid a 6-1 victory with an aggregate 10-1 in total.This victory puts both Asensio and Isco back in Solari’s radar, they really needed this performance in order to shake off the bad luck they had attracted to themselves in the last few months.Solari proved that he was really happy with not only the result, but also the fact that he seems to have recovered two of his most important players for Real Madrid.📸 Six of the best at the Bernabéu this afternoon as we ease through to the next round of the Copa del Rey! #RMCopa pic.twitter.com/pZDtRFAKb5— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 6, 2018Which goal was your favorite from Real Madrid’s 6-1 victory against Melilla? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
The House of Representatives passed a two month extension of the highway funding authorization earlier this week. The measure simply extends the current authority, which expires on May 31, through the end of July when the existing funding is also expected to run out.The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports enactment of a long-term highway reauthorization bill that provides sufficient funding to meet construction and maintenance needs for roads and bridges, increases truck weight limits on federal interstates and continues the hours of service exemption for agriculture.Upgrades to roads and bridges not only allow soy growers to more efficiently transport their products via the highway—but also take some strain off of other means of transportation like railways.This two month extension is expected to be passed by the Senate before they adjourn for the Memorial Day recess. Since there is sufficient funding in the Highway Trust Fund to carry through the end of July, Congress only had to provide an extension of the authority to keep highway maintenance and construction flowing. Before this extension expires at the end of July, Congress will need to come up with additional funding to ensure that the highway programs continue without interruption.ASA Washington staff continues to communicate ASA’s transportation and infrastructure priorities with House and Senate members on the relevant committees.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office has given Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation a grant of more than $2 million to fund four Clark County projects.The money will go toward land acquisition, habitat preservation and park development.Parks and Recreation applied for the funding through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, which provides grants to more than 85 programs throughout the state.“Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation has been really good about going out for grants, so this is really exciting,” said city spokeswoman Barbara Ayers.The four projects• Flume Creek Habitat Area will get $1.1 million to purchase 160 acres of shoreline, wetlands and mature upland forest south of Ridgefield.• Cougar Creek Woods Community Park will get a reimbursement of $558,391, half the cost of 10 acres for a future community park. The money will also preserve habitat for the western wahoo, a threatened shrub that grows along Cougar Creek.• John Ball Neighborhood Park will get a reimbursement of $224,853, half the acquisition cost of the existing 2.4-acre park at West 23rd Street and Kauffman Avenue.
Now playing: Watch this: 23 Tags “We hope people can meet under more honest or transparent circumstances with the help of the contents of the fridge, because that can tell you a lot about the personality,” said Elin Axelsson, PR manager at Samsung Electronics Nordic based in Sweden. She talked about combating the shallowness of filtered photos on social media and dating sites with something a bit more… organic.Click for more on love in the age of apps. Also, Axelsson noted, there are tons of single people in Sweden, where the idea originated. Nearly half of all households in the country consist of single adults without kids, according to Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office. Who knows? Maybe this is what gets young single Swedes together. The app, though, is available worldwide. Although online dating has been around for decades, its popularity has gone more mainstream in the past several years. The Statistic Brain Research Institute found that more than 90 percent of the 54.3 million singles in the US have tried their luck finding love, or whatever else, online.While judging love interests based on their taste in cheese or deli meat might seem like one of those April Fools’ stunts tech companies like to pull, niche dating sites are definitely a thing. You can find apps based on political or religious preferences. There are sites for the tall, the affluent, the gluten-intolerant, the Canadian. Trek Passions, a site for sci-fi fans, wants users to “love long and prosper.” And let’s not forget Farmers’ Only, in case you are “single in the country.”Hungry for loveHalf-consumed jars of condiments, cans of soda, bags of salad greens, a raw ginger root, ham — when you start swiping around on Refrigerdating, you’re getting a glimpse into the way people live. And while the app is an entertaining promotion for the Family Hub, factoring in a potential partner’s eating habits isn’t that goofy a thought. Your fridge could help you fill your stomach and your heart. Chris Monroe/CNET “Food is really a part of our lifestyle these days, and there are so many nuances of diet — there are people who are gluten-free or vegan — and often [they’re] most understood by someone who also has that diet,” said Laurie Davis, an online dating coach and author of the book Love @ First Click.Eating habits can indicate more in common than what’s on your plate, Davis said. Love in this HubRefrigerdating is available through a browser, so it’ll work on whatever phone you have. Samsung hasn’t said how many people are using it, just that they’re signing up. Be warned: The concentration of users at the moment seems to be in Sweden. Developer Peter Simonsson said the team opted for swiping since it’s a common format for dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. Samsung even worked with a relationship expert when creating the app. Samsung recommends you don’t stage your fridge to try to attract dates — be yourself and embrace the leftovers, stale bread and alarming amount of fizzy water. You never know. The right brand of almond milk might get you the love of your life. It’s Complicated: This is dating in the age of apps. Having fun yet?Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator Culture Appliances Mobile Apps Mentioned Above Samsung 4-Door Flex Family Hub Refrigerator (Stainless Steel) Could you find love in your fridge? Chris Monroe/CNET The way to your heart might actually be through your fridge.That’s what Samsung is hoping, at least. While you might mostly associate Samsung with phones, tablets and TVs, the electronics giant is trying to make inroads into your love life by launching a dating app called Refrigerdating. Yup. Refrigerdating. The free app works with the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator, a $4,000 appliance with a touchscreen on the door that you can use to view the family’s schedule, and an ingredient-tracking camera that lets you double-check whether you’re out of milk. With the app, you take a photo of the inside of your fridge to share, and you can swipe right or left based on how the contents of someone else’s speak to you. Never fear, though, you can also just take a photo with your phone if you don’t have the Family Hub.The idea is that what’s in there, whether it’s moldy leftovers or an enticing collection of craft beer, could provide a more authentic look at who you are and how you live. And ideally, keep you far away from those monsters who refrigerate their honey. Best Buy See It $3,099 See it See It Share your voice Abt Electronics Comments Preview • Samsung’s $6,000 smart refrigerator: a fridge too far? 1:34 $3,099 $3,094 Samsung wants you to find love through your fridge Review • Need? No. Want? Definitely. Samsung’s Family Hub touchscreen refrigerator reviewed Samsung
Pixel 3: 6 months in See it Google Pixel 17 Photos Google’s Pixel 3. Angela Lang/CNET Curious about what exactly will be in Google’s rumored budget Pixel 3A and 3A XL before the company likely announces it at I/O next week? You can now rest easy. In yet another leak before the May 7 developers conference, this time via Droid-Life, nearly all the hardware details have been revealed. As expected, the devices do appear to be cheaper versions of last year’s well-regarded Pixel 3 and 3 XL, according to specs posted by the site. They keep many of the Pixel 3’s standout features, however, including Night Sight for low-light photos, Google Assistant’s Call Screen for screening calls, unlimited Google Photos storage and the promise of three years of security and OS updates. 0 Rumors Google How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone $219 Now playing: Watch this: Phones 5:52 Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) Tags Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Share your voice News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Post a comment 15 Pixel 3 features you should use right now The 3A is expected to have a 5.6-inch display while the larger 3A XL will pack a 6-inch screen, according to Droid Life. Each will reportedly have a 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage plus rear fingerprint sensors. The devices will keep the Pixel lines’ “Active Edge” for squeezing the device to summon the Google Assistant, according to the leak. Battery sizes are said to be 3,000 mAh for the Pixel 3A, and 3,700 mAh for the larger 3A XL.Read more: Pixel 3 phones aren’t selling, and it’s probably Verizon’s fault It is still unclear what the processor will be, but the phones have been rumored to feature a plastic body and headphone jack. Color options leaked by Droid-Life appear to be black, white and purple. Google didn’t immediately respond to a CNET request for comment on the leak. According to the YouTube channel This is Tech Today, which obtained what it says are images of the Pixel 3A’s box, the smaller Pixel will start at $399 and the 3A XL will start at $479. Google is likely hoping the Pixel 3A line will help boost its smartphone ambitions. While the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were highly regarded, they have struggled to make an impact with consumers. On its parent company Alphabet’s earnings call this week, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said that Pixel sales were lower year over year, in part due to “heavy promotional activity industry-wide, given some of the recent pressures in the premium smartphone market.” CNET may get a commission from retail offers.
Another state legislator is calling for hearings into misconduct in the Alaska National Guard.Sen. Bert Stedman, a Sitka Republican, believes the hearings should occur when the Legislature reconvenes in January. He says to call hearings now would politicize the issue further, but that the Legislature must be involved in the reform effort. He called the abuse, which included sexual assault and fraud, profoundly troubling.“In all my years of public service, this is one of the most appalling things I’ve ever seen,” said Stedman in a phone interview.In an interview with the Alaska Dispatch News last week, Sen. Lesil McGuire, an Anchorage Republican, demanded for the Legislature to involve a special investigator. The idea has received pushback from Senate President and Wasilla Republican Charlie Huggins.