first_imgBelieve it or not! Sachin Tendulkar, once the richest cricketer in the world, revealed he had no money for a cab ride back home. Years ago, Tendulkar, then a teenager, had returned from Pune after playing an under-15 game in Pune but found himself stranded at the railway station.Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013 after becoming the first man to play in 200 Tests and score 100 international hundreds. He holds the record for most runs in Tests as well as one-day internationals.The Mumbai marauder was also the first man to score a double ton in ODIs, against the visiting South Africans. (Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar set to make debut as actor )”I was only 12 years old and was selected to play for the Mumbai under-15 team. I was excited, carried some money and we went to Poona (Pune) to play three matches and it started raining there,” Tendulkar said at the launch of ‘digibank’ initiative of DBS.”When I got my turn, I was out on 4, run-out. I was only 12 and could barely run at a decent pace. I was disappointed and came back to the dressing room crying and after that I did not get another chance to bat,” he said.”Because it had rained, we had nothing to do the whole day, except to go out, watch a movie and eat. Without knowing how to spend my money and how to equally pace myself and save money, I finished everything and when I came back to Mumbai bytrain there was not a penny in my pocket.advertisement”I was carrying two big bags, we got off at Dadar station and I had to walk to Shivaji Park because I had no money,” Tendulkar recalled, ruing that it was the pre-cell phone era.”Can you imagine, if I had a phone in my hand, one SMS and my father or my mother would have transferred the amount to my phone and may be I would have travelled by cab,” said.Tendulkar who celebrated his 43rd birthday two days ago.Tendulkar and technology are not distant cousins, far removed. The Master Blaster was the first player in the history of the game to be declared run out by the third umpire. The former India captain was found short of his crease for 11 in the Durban Test of India’s historic tour of South Africa back in 1992.”When it comes to technology, yours truly was the first one to be given out by the third umpire in 1992, I was given run out by the third umpire. Sometimes technology can’t goyour way,” he said.”While fielding you need the right decisions from the third umpire, but not while batting,” he said on a lighter note. Asked to look back on the changes that have taken place in the game during his lengthy career, Tendulkar said, “A lot of changes happened. When I started playing cricket — that was ages ago in 1989 — we did not have a proper sponsor. So guys who had been around for a while had t-shirts and trousers and all that.”We, on our first tour, had limited resources to get top clothing. So, from there it all started. We were suddenly told that there is going to be a computer in the dressing room — which was in 2002-03.”What is a computer going to do in the dressing room? Computer is not going to teach you how to bat. But over a period of time we realised that planning and executing thoseplans was not left to imagination. We could actually set up a projector and have all those data displayed on the screen,” he said.”And if we spoke about, do not bowl to this batsman in this area, because that is his strong one, it was not us 15 players imagining, but it was actually there in front of us.”Those kinds of things helped us in planning for them and to execute those plans, the thought process was clear,” he said.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

first_imgRed Bull’s Daniil Kvyat apologised to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, and braced for criticism, after crashing into the German in a moment of May Day madness at his home Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.Kvyat misjudged his braking point and hit the back of the red car twice on the opening lap to leave Vettel in the wall and fuming.”There was a bit going on,” said Kvyat by way of explanation. “I think in the last moment I didn’t expect it (the Ferrari) to slow so much.”All the mess came from me,” he added. “Of course it doesn’t feel great but these things happen sometimes. It’s probably the messiest (start) of my career. I will learn from it, and of course apologies to everyone involved.”Everyone will attack me, but I’m okay with that,” said the Russian, who had been branded a ‘madman’ by Vettel for an overtake at the previous race in China that triggered a collision between the Ferrari drivers.Vettel, who won his four world titles with Red Bull before departing to Ferrari and allowing Kvyat to graduate from sister team Toro Rosso, went to have a word with Red Bull principal Christian Horner when he returned to the pit lane.Horner accepted that his driver, who was handed a 10-second stop/go penalty by the stewards, was at fault.”The bottom line is he misjudged it, he hit the back of Seb, that concertina-ed into (Red Bull’s) Daniel (Ricciardo) and that was pretty much the end of our afternoon, unfortunately,” he told reporters.advertisementAustralian Ricciardo, who had finished fourth in the previous three races, ended up 11th with Kvyat crossing the line 15th.”I’m sure he was pumped up for his home race but I think it just took him by surprise from what he said, about how quickly the car stopped ahead of him,” said Horner.”He’s young and it’s the first time he’s been involved in an incident like this and I’m sure he’ll learn from it.”Asked what Vettel had said to him, Horner replied: “He said hello and made his thoughts well known and all I could do was apologise to him.”last_img read more

first_imgRajmane, an MFA from Shiv Nadar University, focused on theRajmane, an MFA from Shiv Nadar University, focused on the Khirkee mosque area and used threads to measure boundaries of nearly 60 houses in and around the dilapidated site.She has then created metal bars using the same measurements to create a maze-like installation inside the studio.The artwork, she says, reflects the experience of “being an outsider.””There are boundaries all around us, in family and in society. Living in Khirkee made me even more aware of about these multiple layers of society.”There used to be so many Africans here earlier, now there are more Iranians. What are the boundaries they are expected to live in? Then there is the mosque area, where there are more landowners, while the rest of Khirkee is either slum area or the glitzy malls. Who creates these boundaries?” she says.The perennially troubled issue of migration and contemporary urbanism is taken up by the youngest of the lot, Arijit Bhattacharya.The 25-year-old graduate from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University talks about art that is functional and that can be used to the benefit of those who live in makeshift shelters.For the residency he has created a leatherette bag that transforms itself into a “superhero rubber suit” which can be worn during fire emergencies.”I noticed that there is a lot of construction in Khirkee and therefore its also a huge safety hazard, especially if a fire breaks out. Since I want my art to be functional, I have designed this suit which can be worn as protective gear,” Bhattacharya says.advertisementOther projects from the residency include Kolkata based cartoonist Manojit Samantas three-dimensional jigsaw like puzzle made out of cardboard cut-outs that depict the chaotic, unruly life of Khirkee Extension and Manipuri artist Johnson Kshetrimayum s works on racial discrimination that are based on his personal experiences of abuse.”We were called everything from a chinky to chowmein and many times were slapped and beaten up,” Kshetrimayum says.He has depicted all of this in the form of wall drawings and illustrations that talk about discrimination.The five-day-long show is set to conclude on June 20. PTI TRS ANSlast_img read more

first_imgBangladesh defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the tri-series finale, including Ireland, on Wednesday at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, thus registering their first away win against the Black Caps.An unbroken 72-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah saw Bangladesh chase down the 271-run target with 10 balls to spare.Mushfiqur finished on 45 not out in a partnership that was dominated by a superb innings from Mahmudullah who scored 36-ball 46, with 6 fours and a six.Earlier, Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman scored 65 each before Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah saw their team register their first away win against the Kiwis in their 17th attempt.Put in to bat first, New Zealand were restricted to 270 for eight, courtesy some fine death overs bowling from the minnows. The Tom Latham-led side could manage only 62 runs in the last 12 overs as five wickets fell during that period.The Black Caps also had a century second wicket stand of 133 between Latham (84) and Neil Broom (63). They were 156 for the loss of one wicket at one stage before Bangladesh pulled things back.Mushfiqur was adjudged the Man of the Match while Latham was declared the Man of the Series.The win at Clontarf has promoted Bangladesh to sixth place in the ICC ODI Rankings, above Sri Lanka, with just four months to go before the cut-off date of September 30 when the top eight are guaranteed automatic qualication for the 2019 World Cup.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto Attribution: Icon SMIWelcome to a new series on what must take place for Oklahoma State to reach #1 this year. Who must win in order for the Cowboys to sit atop the college football world? Who are we, as OSU fans, pulling for?Last week we looked at Boise and today we’ll be moving southward to take a gander at their west coast brethren from Palo Alto.Stanford opens the season with a pair of killer non-conference games against San Jose St. and Duke. I guess I can at least credit them for going to Duke in what might double as the single most cerebral gathering of 300 lb. humans in the history of the world.Then they go to Arizona, who will be coming off a 10-day rest after playing OSU, before hosting UCLA and Colorado. I don’t really see a loss in there so far. I mean are we really banking on Arizona’s porous D to take down the Heisman frontrunner three weeks into the season?To Washington State in October in what should be a padding of Mr. Luck’s Heisman resume and home against Washington the week after. Uhhh…still no losses.Then it gets interesting. At SC and then up to Corvallis for Oregon State’s annual “oh, you’re in the hunt for a national title, well you should have come here in early September instead of November” game.Then a brutal home stretch of Oregon, Cal, and Notre Dame – all in Palo Alto.I feel like Stanford is going to be a problem. If you had to draw up a schedule that screamed “here’s the Heisman and title game with a fat bow tied around both of them” this would be it. Luck owns SC and he’s only lost at home once in his entire career (Cal in ’09). The bright spot for OSU fans could be that trip to Oregon State. From one OSU to another: get it done, Beavers. How worried I am:           (out of 10)Here’s your full fan’s guide to who OSU fans should be rooting for this season. Also, if you haven’t checked out our other series on the 20 most important people to a 2011 national title you can do so here. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool, Arsenal must deal with Raiola to land AC Milan target Malenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePremier League clubs will have to deal with Mino Raiola if they’re to bring PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen back to England.Liverpool and former club Arsenal are keen, along with AC Milan.Raiola is said to already have contacted AC Milan, which has fierce competition for Malen.Milan has already informed Raiola they’re interested in the 20-year-old attacker. PSV is said to be asking €30m, but the Italian club believes this is on the high side. It is said that 45 clubs have asked PSV to keep them informed of developments regarding Malen. In addition to AC Milan, Liverpool and his old club Arsenal are also keen on the attacker. last_img read more

first_imgManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained that Romelu Lukaku’s omission from the Red Devils’ squad to face Perth Glory is due to injury.The Belgian has been strongly linked with a move to Italy and Antonio Conte’s Inter, but the Norwegian manager has insisted that is not the reason for the striker’s absence.He also confirmed that three other players were in the same position and would be given the chance to recover ahead of their midweek fixture against Leeds United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “They’re all [Lukaku, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Lee Grant] OK, just small niggles that we just want to protect today. We’ll probably see them on Wednesday, I reckon,” Solskjaer said to MUTV.Lukaku has made no secret of his desire to move to Serie A after being usurped as first-choice striker by Marcus Rashford last season following Solskjaer’s appointment.Despite talks having commenced, Lukaku has continued to train with the club although he misses out on featuring in Saturday’s pre-season opener against A-League side Perth Glory.United have lined up in what appears to be a 4-2-3-1 for their first pre-season fixture, with new signing Daniel James making his first appearance for the club, while Tahith Chong is also included from the first whistle.Solskjaer revealed that he would be making 11 changes at half-time, meaning fellow new signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to make his first appearance from the bench.”Second half will be 11 new ones, so we’ll make all subs at half-time and then everyone gets 45 minutes, a good workout apart from the ones that have a few niggles,” Solskjaer continued.Axel Tuanzebe also gets a start in defence after spending last season on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship and is relishing the chance to prove himself back at his parent club.Also speaking to MUTV, Tuanzebe said: “It’s always a great opportunity to play for the club. We’ve had a good two weeks of training and now let’s get it out on the pitch. Manchester’s always been my home, to be amongst the lads again is great. It’s time to push on and show everyone I’m ready for it. “Every pre-season is the same for every player to demonstrate they’re ready, I’ve worked hard in the off-season to be in this position now so let’s go out all guns blazing.”last_img read more

first_imgNational Open Athletics Championship: Annu Rani wins gold, Neeraj Chopra pulls outStar javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who has not taken part in any competition in more than a year due to an injury, said he decided not to take part in the championships on the advice of his coach.advertisement Next Press Trust of India RanchiOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 21:53 IST Annu Rani bagged gold medal in the women’s javelin throw at the National Open Athletics Championships. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJavelin thrower Annu Rani won gold at National Open Athletics ChampionshipsNeeraj Chopra pulled out of the tournament on advice of his coachAnnu Rani secured the title with a 58.60m throwContinuing her good run, Annu Rani bagged the gold medal in the women’s javelin throw event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships here on Thursday.Annu, who set the national record at 62.43m to enter the women’s javelin throw final at the World Championships in Doha earlier this month, registered a comfortable win at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium.Each of Annu’s six throws were better than the best managed by her Railways’ team-mate and rival, Sharmila Kumari.The 25-year-old opened with a throw of 56.97m to make her intentions clear. She followed that up with a series of throws over 55.97, 58.31, 57.29 and 56.86 before securing the title with a 58.60m throw.Sharmila’s best effort was over 53.28m on her third throw.Meanwhile, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said he decided not to take part in the championships on the advice of his coach.”AFI officials talked to my coach. And coach told me you are getting better but you never know what will happen in a competition when you exert yourself after so long. Then I decided to skip the event as I thought it is not good to take part by not heeding to what they are saying,” Neeraj told PTI.ONGC’s Suresh Kuma, 28, bagged the top honours in men’s 10000m race at the national level after five years by clinching the gold with a timing of 29 minutes 41.25 seconds.He lasted emerged victorious in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Lucknow in June 2014. Asian Championships bronze medallist Murli Kumar Gavit (Gujarat) finished a distant ninth.advertisementEarlier, Jinson Johnson (AFI) and Ajay Kumar Saroj (Railways) each won their men’s 1500m heats and set up what could be an interesting final.The two runners were content to finish ahead of the pack in the two heats, nudging ahead of Rahul (Delhi) and Bir Singh (Haryana) by 0.21 seconds and 0.45 seconds respectively.Services’ T Santhosh Kumar, 21, clocked 51.78 seconds to be the most impressive athlete in the men’s 400m hurdles.MP Jabir (AFI) and Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu), who represented India in the World Championships, did enough to win their respective heats.World University Games champion Dutee Chand emerged the fastest in the women’s 100m semifinals qualifiers, clocking 11.55 seconds in the heats.Archana Suseendran also got through to the semifinals after finishing third in her heats in 11.87s behind Priyanka Kalagi (Railways) and MV Jilna (Kerala).ONGC’s Siddhanth Thingalaya was the only qualifier in the men’s 110m hurdles with a timing of 13.83 seconds, which is only six-hundredths of a second slower than the meet record he set back in Kolkata in 2011. If he can sustain his rhythm in the final, he could rewrite that mark.Results:Men: 10000m: 1. Suresh Kumar (ONGC) 29:25.56; 2. Ranjeet Kumar Patel (Railways) 29:41.35; 3. Bugatha Srinu (Services) 30:03.50.Javelin Throw: 1. Annu Rani (Railways) 58.60m; 2. Sharmila Kumari (Railways) 53.28; 3. Poonam Rani (Haryana) 50.67.Also Read | IAAF World Athletics Championships: Gopi finishes 21st in marathon, India end with mixed resultsAlso Read | Women should also be given equal opportunities in sport: Annu Rani after World Championship heroicsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Jatlast_img read more

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom The dry-cargo vessel NEVA-LEADER 7 of project RSD49, built at Nevsky Shipyard for North -Western Shipping Company, set off on sea trials on December 7th, 2013.The project RSD49 is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, JSC.The vessels of project RSD49 refer to «Volgo-Don Max» class in accordance with the classification accepted by Marine Engineering Bureau. It means that vessels displacement and dimensions meet the requirements of Volga-Don Shipping Canal.The feature of RSD49 project vessel is the existence of a large middle hold in fifty two meters length, which makes it possible to transport outsize project cargoes in one way voyage Europe-Caspian Sea.Nevsky Shipyard constructs the series of 10 sister vessels for North-Western Shipping Company. NEVA-LANDER, December 9, 2013last_img read more

first_imgRICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 An earlier detour on Trunk 4, east of St. Peter’s, is expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m., today, Aug. 12 as cleanup continues from a truck accident. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 is now reopened. It was closed earlier today, Aug. 12, so a truck that had gone off the road could be removed. -30-last_img

first_imgNew Delhi: Citing the Pulwama terror attack, President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday praised the valour and sacrifice of security forces in protecting the country and its citizens.Forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been playing a pivotal role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. “The valour and bravery with which CRPF personnel faced the terrorists, who attacked the Parliament (in 2001), have become part of the legend of the country’s security forces. “CPRF personnel have played an appreciable role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said during a remembrance service at the National Police Memorial here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The service marks the annual ‘Valour Day’ of the CRPF which remembers the gallant fight back by its personnel at the Sardar post in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch against Pakistani troop on this day in 1965. The president paid tributes to police and paramilitary personnel killed in the line of duty, including the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. He laid a wreath at the memorial, a 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne black granite structure, which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year on police commemoration day. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KKovind said a pall of gloom had descended on the country after the Pulwama attack.”People queued up to pay their respect to their (the CRPF personnel) sacrifice. I on behalf of the whole nation paid my deepest respect in remembrance of those brave hearts,” he said. Police personnel have always been alert and active to ensure the safety of the people, and have shown extraordinary commitment towards the nation, he said. This is for the first time that the president has visited the memorial located at Chanakyapuri here. Kovind, the supreme commander of the armed forces, was accorded a “national salute” and presented a guard of honour by a joint column of troops from all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba; Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain; Director of CRPF, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; and other officials from paramilitary forces, police and the Union Home Ministry attended the event. In 1965, CRPF troops were posted on border-guarding duties and the Sardar post event is mentioned as a glorious chapter in the country’s military history when only two companies (about 150 personnel) of the force stood their ground and repulsed a Pakistani brigade attack.last_img read more

“The events of the last weekend prove the pre-meditated character of the repressive measures, and show an open return by the Government to its old policy of mass repression against citizens who exercise or dispense defense for human rights provided by the constitution and international treaties,” said the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He was referring to the crackdown on March 25 and 26 against dozens of human rights defenders, both local and international, that came after hundreds of peaceful demonstrators against the Government’s social policies had been violently attacked, arbitrarily arrested and deprived of their liberty, and then summarily fined or sentenced to prison from one to two weeks.Since early February, demonstrators have been protesting against a decree under which a fine can be levied against anyone who does not work more than 183 days and is not declared officially unemployed.Mr. Haraszti said he was “particularly shocked” by the raid against non-governmental organizations, such as Viasna, in their own offices, accompanied by physical violence, and by the disappearance for three days of political opponent Mikalai Statkevich, who was eventually released from the facility of the intelligence service.“Two weeks ago, I, together with other human rights experts, had warned that further violations could be committed by the Government of President Lukashenko, known for its history of violent oppression of any form of dissenting views,” the expert said, expressing regret that his fears materialized. “I will continue to be vigilant and call on the international community to press for opening to dialogue with human rights defenders and those who promote peaceful and democratic change in Belarus,” Mr. Haraszti said.Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

first_imgASD Inc, the supplier of high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, has released the TerraSpec 4 line of portable mineral analysers for optimisation of mining production and faster mineral exploration. The new rugged, portable TerraSpec 4 line includes a twofold improvement in spectrum quality in the most important wavelengths for mineral analysis, plus more rapid data collection.The TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res spectrometer for mineral exploration has a 6 nm resolution, while the Standard-Res, at 10 nm resolution, is well suited for ore analysis in mining production. “The improved technology in the new TerraSpec line of mineral analysers helps mineral exploration experts to more quickly map new deposits, and mining production organisations to better optimise their ore analysis, which aids in maximising metal recovery and mine longevity,” said Brian Curtiss, CTO of ASD. “Within the mining industry, the new TerraSpec line will continue to be the de facto standard technology for rapid, precise mineralogical analysis.”Using near infrared technology, the newest TerraSpec mineral analysers produce cleaner, higher quality spectra. This increased spectrum clarity in the SWIR region (1,001-2,500 nm) more precisely identifies critical indicator minerals, problem gangue minerals such as swelling clays, and quantifies other important metallurgical properties. Users can also enjoy better resolution of samples with darker minerals, something that has historically been difficult with reflectance-based measurement technology.last_img read more

Rhein Neckar Lowen Rhein Neckar Lowen made the best from crazy weekend in which they had to play two matches in two days in two different countries! Schedule chaos couldn’t be solved before, so “Lions” played in Leipzig on Saturday, and then traveled to Barcelona, where they meet Barca at “Blaugrana”. However, two matches in 24 hours didn’t affectaa performance of Nikolaj Jacobsen squad. They won in Leipzig 29:23 and then played very good match against big rival – ended without winners – 26:26.26 – FC Barcelona: Pérez de Vargas (1); Tomás (2), Mem (8), Syprzak (1), Raúl Entrerríos (2), N’ Guessan (2), Rivera (3, 1p); Morros (2), Palmarsson (2), Ariño (1), Sorhaindo (1), Alexis Borges, Jallouz (1), Lenne.26 – Rhein-Neckar Löwen : Palicka; Radivojevic (2), Reinkind (3), Gedeón Guardiola (3), Schmid (5), Bliznac, Taleski; Rnic (8), Baena (3), Petersson, Tollbring, Groetzki (1),Pekeler (1) y Mensah Larsen.SC DHfK Leipzig – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 23:29 (13:15)Leipzig: Putera (ab der 43.), Vortmann – Semper (2), Rojewski (3), Jurdzs, Krzikalla, Binder (1), Janke (4), Pieczkowski (4), Kunkel (2/1), Roscheck, Rivesjo (2), Strosack (3), Meschke (1), Milosevic (1)RNL: Appelgren, Palicka – Tollbring, Sigurdsson (6), Groetzki (2), Radivojevic, Schmid (6/3), Pekeler (1), Guardiola, Bliznac, Reinkind (1), Mensah (3), Rnic, Taleski, Baena (1), Petersson (9) ← Previous Story MP & Silva takes IHF global TV/Media rights until 2025 Next Story → IHF plans to give Olympic place to USA? read more

first_imgEVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.€3,850 – The amount for which a San Diego mom auctioned off the naming rights for her forthcoming child. Natasha Hill took $5,000 from a website which is now running a public poll to decide what the child should be called.207 – The number of members of the College of Cardinals, who will attend a conclave later this month to decide who will be the next pope. Only 117 get to vote in the elections to succeed Benedict XVI, though.2,872 – The length of Benedict XVI’s pontificate.0 per cent – The quantity of horse meat in an Icelandic beef pie tested this week. That’s not all good news, though… the tests revealed, bafflingly, that the meat pies have no meat content at all.9,912 – The number of college students who have applied to SUSI for a grant but have not yet either been paid, or had a final decision made on their application. That amounts to about one in seven of all applicants.26,217,000 – The number of people who were unemployed throughout the Eurozone in January, according to Eurostat figures.33,210 – The number of soldiers for whom records appear in a military census from 1922, which was put online this week. The census was taken during the Irish Civil War to ascertain the extent of the Free State Army’s manpower.1,200 – The amount by which the numbers at work in Ireland grew in 2012. That might seem like little, but it’s the first time in four-and-a-half years that the number of people working has been higher than it was 12 months previously.€7,834.66 – The amount that the Department of Foreign Affairs spent on wine in 2012 – less than a sixth of the amount bought in 2011. The Tánaiste said he gave an instruction last year that all costs for official hospitality should be kept to a minimum.€31,500 – The approximate amount that the average former First Active mortgage holder might now have to pay to Ulster Bank, after the bank reported an error in calculating repayments for some customers. Customers who were given interest-only repayments for the first years of their mortgage were never put back onto capital repayments.€1.2 billion – The amount Ulster Bank lost in 2012. That’s about a fifth of the entire losses of its parent bank, RBS, which is mostly owned by the British taxpayer.999 – The number of senior matches played by Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs (before today’s game against Norwich, where he may have clocked up his 1,000th game for United, Wales and Great Britain). The Guardian calculate that Giggs has shared the pitch with 244 teammates in all of that time.17,985 – The number of children born in Ireland in the third quarter of 2012. 34 per cent were to parents who were not in a marriage or civil partnership.Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces>last_img read more

first_imgOverall, Time Warner reported $2.65 billion in operating profit through the first half (up more than 30 percent) on $12.69 billion in revenue. The company also upgraded its outlook for 2010, projecting adjusted earnings per share of at least 20 percent. That’s up from its May 5 outlook for adjusted EPS of growth at least in the mid-teens. Consumer publishing giant Time Inc. reported an operating income of $203 million through the first six months of 2010, nearly three times the $70 million it pulled in during the same period last year, according to parent company Time Warner, which reported its first-half financial earnings Wednesday. Revenues at the publishing group remained flat at roughly $1.72 billion.During the second quarter, Time Inc. reported an operating income of $153 million, up 50 percent from $102 million during the same three-month period in 2009. Revenues remained steady compared to last year’s period at $919 million.Time Inc. attributed the profit gains to company-wide cost savings initiatives which resulted in lower pension expenses. It also cited higher domestic magazine revenues in print and digital. Advertising revenue during the second quarter grew 4 percent, subscription revenues stayed flat and other revenues dropped 23 percent. Meanwhile, the company says it increased its share of U.S. magazine advertising to 21 percent—a gain of 1.8 percent points from the same period last year.last_img read more

first_imgBangalore-based pharmaceutical company Biocon on Thursday reported its result for the first quarter of the financial year 2016-17. The firm’s net profit rose 35 percent to Rs. 166.6 crore as compared to Rs. 123.9 crore during the same quarter in the last financial year, the company said in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Biocon’s consolidated net revenues for the June quarter rose 21 percent to Rs. 982 crore as compared to Rs. 813.9 crore during the same time in the previous fiscal. “Our strong performance this quarter has been driven by an all-round growth of our business across small molecules, biologics, branded formulations and research services,” Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, said. Biocon’s Biologics business delivered a growth of 53 percent, which was driven by the sales of Biosimilars in emerging markets. The company’s insulin business also got a boost with the launch of its Insulin Glargine in Japan.Biocon has received regulatory approvals from the ministry of health, Malaysia, for rh-Insulin and Glargine, which would enable commercialisation of these products.”We are on track for filing some of our Biosimilars and Generic Formulations in the developed market later this year,” Shaw added.The company’s net sales for the quarter that ended on June 30 was recorded at Rs. 972 crore as against Rs. 757 crore during the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.The Biocon Limited stock was trading at Rs. 745.10 at around 10:18 a.m. on Friday, up 6.22 percent from its previous close on the BSE.last_img read more

first_imgDubai International Airport continued to be the world’s busiest airport in 2016 with traffic of 83.6 million passengers, even though the number fell short of the estimated 85 million passengers, Dubai Airports authorities said on Tuesday.Also read: Demonetisation did not affect foreign tourist arrivals in DecemberAnnual traffic rose 7.2 percent in 2016 on account of new routes launched and an expansion of existing markets. India remained Dubai’s single largest destination country in 2016 with 11.4 million passengers, up 10.1 percent. Indian carriers such as Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Air India also started new services to Dubai, while Nepal Airlines and Russia’s Rossiya Airlines also started flights to the Gulf destination. The airport is expected to have 89 million passengers in 2017, 6.5 percent more over 2016’s. Paul Griffiths, the CEO of Dubai Airports, said that the figure would show Dubai is “closing the gap on Atlanta and Beijing for the top spot in overall traffic.” Dubai International Airport overtook London’s Heathrow as the world’s busiest airport for international traffic in 2014. The addition of 11 new passenger destinations by local carriers, including Emirates and flydubai, lifted passenger traffic through Dubai airport, the operator said. On January 22, Dubai Airports said that passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport (DXB) will be treated to live performances from CATS the Musical as part of its ongoing initiative #musicDXB. Selected cast members from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s globally-renowned musical – running at Dubai Opera from January 16 until January 28 – will perform two shows for #musicDXB on January 24, at 1 pm (B-Gates) and 2.15 pm (A-Gates) at the airport. Performers in the shows will include Joanna Ampil, a popular musical theatre actress from the Philippines. According to the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India’s civil aviation regulator, last week, Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Go Air, AirAsia India and Vistara flew about 95.2 lakh (about 9.5 million) passengers during December last year, an increase of 23.10 percent over the corresponding month in the previous calendar year. In full-year 2016, domestic carriers flew about 998.88 lakh passengers between the January to December period, while 810.91 lakh passengers flew in the same time period in the previous year (2015).last_img read more

first_img rains: 8 injured as cars collide in Andheri; road, rail traffic hitIBTimes IN Mumbai rains: 8 injured as cars collide in Andheri; road, rail traffic hit IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:50Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Western Naval Command is keeping a close watch on the situation.As Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express with 2000 passengers on board continues to remain stranded, eight flood rescue teams from the Indian Navy including three diving teams have been mobilised with rescue material, inflatable boats and life jackets. A helicopter has also been sent with divers equipped with auto inflatable craft for deployment in the area as advance assessment party. Western Naval Command is keeping a close watch on the situation and is in constant touch with the state administration to respond as required and provide necessary assistance in all flood-affected areas.Taking to Twitter, the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy tweeted, “Following the incessant rains over the last 24 hours in Mumbai & adjoining areas, Eight Flood rescue teams from #IndianNavy incl three Diving teams have been mobilised with rescue material, Inflatable boats and life jackets.””A Seaking Helicopter has also been launched with Divers equipped with Auto inflatable craft for deployment in the area as advance assessment party. HQWNC is keeping a close watch on the situation & is in constant touch with State Admin to respond & provide assistance as reqd,” tweeted the Navy.Following the incessant rains over the last 24 hours in Mumbai & adjoining areas, Eight Flood rescue teams from #IndianNavy incl three Diving teams have been mobilised with rescue material, Inflatable boats and life jackets 1/2 @CMOMaharashtra @Dev_Fadnavis @NDRFHQ @ndmaindia— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) July 27, 2019 The incessant rainfall in Mumbai has brought life to a standstill in the city and its suburbs. There was massive waterlogging and traffic snarls in several parts of the city. The heavy downpour has also delayed flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that isolated areas in Maharashtra are likely to witness more heavy downpour in the coming days. “Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at a few places in the districts of Raigad. Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in districts of Thane, Palghar and Mumbai in the next three days,” the IMD said.center_img rains: 8 injured as cars collide in Andheri; road, rail traffic hitIBTimes IN Closelast_img read more

first_imgA cut-out of Kim Jong-Un is burnt during a protest in South KoreaNorth Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader’s half-brother.Traces of VX — a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations — were detected on swabs from the face and eyes of Kim Jong-Nam, who was poisoned at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, Malaysian police said Friday.Malaysian detectives are holding three people — women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man — but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang.South Korea’s defence ministry said in its 2014 Defence White Paper that the North began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s and estimated that it has about 2,500 to 5,000 tonnes in stock.North Korea has chemical weapons production facilities in eight locations including the northeastern port of Chongjin and the northwestern city of Sinuiju, it said in the 2012 edition of the document.”North Korea is believed to have a large stockpile of VX, which can easily be manufactured at low cost,” defence analyst Lee Il-Woo at the private Korea Defence Network told AFP.Developed some 100 years ago, VX can be produced at small laboratories or facilities producing pesticides, he said.”Chemical and biological weapons can be delivered through various means such as artillery, missiles and planes”, he added.If absorbed through the skin, eyes or nose, just a tiny drop of the colourless, odourless nerve agent is enough to fatally damage a victim’s central nervous system.Military science professor Kim Jong-Ha at Hannam University said the North has 16 kinds of nerve agents including VX and sarin, used by a Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, in the 1995 attack at the Tokyo subway system that killed 12 people.It also possesses other lethal chemicals, including suffocating, blistering and blood agents, Kim said, as well as 13 types of biological weapons such as anthrax and bubonic plague.North Korea has not signed a global chemical weapons convention that prohibits the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.More than 160 countries signed the treaty, that went into force in 1997.last_img read more