27 rescue teams to man Amarnath yatra route

first_imgTwenty seven highly-trained rescue teams will man the twin routes of the Amarnath shrine this year.“Eleven mountain rescue teams will be deployed to help women and sick pilgrims in negotiating the difficult stretches on the yatra routes. They will be fully equipped and will carry oxygen cylinders,” said a Shri Amarnath Shrine Board spokesman.These rescue teams will draw its personnel from the J&K armed police, the State Disaster Rescue Force and the National Disaster Rescue Force. While seven teams will be deployed along the Pahalgam route in south Kashmir, five will man the Baltal route in central Kashmir. The annual pilgrimage will start from the first week of July this year.A forewarning system will alert pilgrims about any likely shooting stones and landslides. The decision was taken during a meeting of Governor Satya Pal Malik.last_img read more

Stallion, Ilocos eye breakthrough triumphs

first_imgMatthew Nierras scored in the third minute of stoppage time to salvage the stalemate for Stallion—a result that has the Laguna side oozing with confidence.“The morale is really high after Matthew’s equalizer gave us a draw against Global,” said midfielder Terrence Linatoc. “We’re coming in fresh. We know that we can’t allow JPV to play their game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWith three points from its first three matches, JPV seeks to pick up its second win of the season, following its 3-2 win over Davao Aguilas on May 14.“It’s a very important game for us if we want to catch up with the leaders,” said JPV coach Dan Padernal. “We were able to prepare well for this match.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Over in Vigan, Ilocos United hosts Kaya Makati at 7 p.m. in their second home match of the season at Quirino Stadium.Ilocos, which hasn’t played since the 1-2 loss to Meralco on May 13, will miss top striker Graham Caygill to injury. But coach Ian Gillan will still have captain John Kanayama, Dominic Del Rosario and Angelo Marasigan to lead the attack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Wangs scores first win via huge comeback Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Stallion Laguna and Ilocos United seek breakthrough victories when they host JPV Marikina and Kaya FC Makati respectively on Wednesday in the Philippines Football League.Coming off a gutsy 1-1 draw with Global Cebu on May 20, Stallion hopes to nail maximum points this time in the 4 p.m. kickoff against a JPV side that suffered a 0-1 defeat to Meralco Manila in its last outing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Orissa: Around 300 children lead anti-Posco agitation

first_imgIt is ‘force versus children’ in the battle for land to set up Posco’s proposed mega steel project in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpur district where the anti-displacement stir has entered the decisive phase.While a determined state government have accused the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), a body spearheading agitation against the South Korean steel major, of using the children as a “shield”, villagers sought to differ. “We involve children in the agitation to counter the state’s brute force which is trying to forcibly acquire land without consent of farmers,” PPSS President Abhay Sahu said.About 300 children are leading the anti-Posco stir for last 12 days as state government deployed more than 600 armed security personnel to enter into Dhinkia gram panchayat, considered as epicentre of the six-year-old movement.”I believe the children should never be used in agitation. The persons, be it their parents, should be held responsible for using them in this manner,” Orissa’s Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Anjali Behera told PTI. The minister said she would like to initiate action against persons involved in the practice. “It is cruel to make children agitate under scorching sun and heavy downpour,” the minister remarked.Jagatsinghpur Additional District Magistrate (ADM), S K Choudhury also demanded action against those who have ‘dragged’ children into the agitation. “We leave it to the civil society to consider whether anti-Posco brigade’s use of children is legal or otherwise,” Choudhury said. Not buying the logic of the powers-that-be, social activist Swami Agnivesh argued, “I don’t see anything wrong in children taking up the cause of their parents. Above all, they are not left alone to fight with the government.advertisement”The children are accompanied by their parents and seniors of the village,” Agnivesh told PTI. Striking a dissenting note noted child right activist Anuradha Mohanty said children must not be used in any form of agitation. “No one including their parents should be allowed to violate rights of children,” she said. The little ones, however, have their own argument.”Can the state government or Posco provide us a better future. It is our parents who will sustain us. If they are going to lose livelihood, who will give us protection,” said 11-year-old Rosalin Patra, a class-VII student of Gobindpur Upper Primary School.Like Rosalin, many students from Dhinkia High School and Patana Primary School have ‘voluntarily’ joined the ‘do-or-die battle’ against Posco project. Bapina Mandal, whose father was killed three years ago during an anti-Posco agitation says, “having already lost my father in the fight now it is left for me, my mother and elder sister to carry on the agitation on our own.”Admitting that children’s studies were affected due to their involvement in the agitation, PPSS leader Abhay Sahu claimed they have roped in teachers and provided black board and study materials to teach children at the dharna site.”Swami Agnivesh is a witness to facilities provided to children,” said the suspended sarpanch of Dhinkia and PPSS Secretary Sisir Mohapatra. Agnivesh recalled “during my visit to Dhinkia area, I taught children about the environment. They were dumping plastic water pouches here and there. I taught them to collect the plastic pouches and put all in a pit.”- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

PSA Women’s World Squash Championships: Joshna Chinappa Stretched in Opener

first_imgCairo: India’s Joshna Chinappa had a tough time against unseeded Haley Mendez of US before prevailing in her opening match at the CIB PSA women’s World Squash Championship at the Great Pyramids here.The Indian won 9-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 in a match played late on Thursday. The 12th seeded Joshna admitted she was a touch nervous in the start and with Haley playing well things turned tough. However, the Indian showed her fighting qualities to catch up and dished out a steady game towards the end to make it a comfortable finish.Another Indian, Sunayna Kuruvilla, went down in the first round against Nele Gilis of Belgium. Sunayna started off well, winning the first game but thereafter it was the Belgian all the way. Nele won 8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5.The Egyptian men’s Open is also being held simultaneously and the interest for India here is Vikram Malhotra and Saurav Ghosal. Ghosal has a bye into the second round. Earlier Ramit Tandon went down in the opening round to Leo Au of Hong Kong. Leo won 11-5, 11-7, 11-2. joshna chinappaPSAsquashwomen’s world championships First Published: October 26, 2019, 9:48 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Tony Snell perfect from field as Pistons rout Knicks

first_imgMOST READ Langston Galloway also had a four-point play for the Pistons in the fourth quarter.Randle led the Knicks with 20 points, and Marcus Morris contributed 18.SHARING THE BALLThe Pistons had a season-high 37 assists, even though they were playing without some of their most experienced playmakers. Drummond finished one assist short of a career high. Luke Kennard had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Galloway and Bruce Brown had six assists apiece.“The ball was moving, they found the open person. It didn’t stick,” coach Dwane Casey said. “Guys didn’t drive in the paint and take midrange shots. I thought we did a better job with our shot spectrum tonight, and that’s where the rhythm of the shots came.”PERIMETER DEFENSESnell wasn’t the only player making outside shots for Detroit. Morris made four 3-pointers, and the Pistons were 15 for 30 from long range as a team.“These are the best players in the world. They hit shots,” Knicks guard RJ Barrett said. “I think Tony Snell didn’t miss a shot today. But it happens. That’s basketball. Life happens and we’ve just got to move to the next one.”TIP-INSKnicks: New York was without Dennis Smith (personal reasons), Kadeem Allen (right foot strain), Elfrid Payton (right hamstring strain) and Reggie Bullock (cervical disk herniation). View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Snell scored 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons had little trouble with New York, beating the Knicks 122-102 on Wednesday. Snell made six 3-pointers, becoming the first player in franchise history to shoot 100 percent from the field with at least six 3s.He was only the ninth player in NBA history to do it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“They just depend on me to go out there and do what I do best, and shoot the ball. The best way to do it is to have ball movement,” Snell said. “They’re very confident in me. I’m confident as well.”Andre Drummond had 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Markieff Morris added 22 points for Detroit. The Pistons played without their injured trio of Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson. Detroit still shot 56 percent from the field and dropped the Knicks to an NBA-worst 1-7. FILE – Marcus Morris Sr. #13 of the New York Knicks battles with Tony Snell #17 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on November 06, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPDETROIT — Tony Snell connected from beyond the arc to open the scoring in the first few seconds of the game.Little did anyone realize he was on his way to a memorable night.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rice industry paralysis Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Pistons: Griffin hasn’t played this season because of hamstring and knee issues. Jackson, who has had back problems, has only appeared in two games. Rose missed a third straight game with a right hamstring strain. Detroit was also without Tim Frazier, who has a right shoulder strain.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.Pistons: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ New York’s Mitchell Robinson left the game with concussion-like symptoms.The Pistons have won eight straight meetings with New York.Detroit led 64-59 at halftime. It was 74-72 when Morris made a 3-pointer while being fouled. It was ruled a flagrant foul on Julius Randle, and after Morris made the free throw for a four-point play, Drummond added a layup immediately after.“It’s tough to weather a six-point play,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “It’s actually the first game I’ve seen it since I’ve been coaching.”That sequence started a 10-0 run that pushed the lead into double digits.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA says Iraq unsafe to host World Cup qualifying games What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congresslast_img read more

Barca can still win ‘beautiful’ Clasico without Messi – Griezmann

first_imgBarcelona can still win a “beautiful” Clasico even without Lionel Messi, according to Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.Messi will be reduced to the role of spectator as Barca take on arch-rivals Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday after suffering a fractured arm in last weekend’s 4-2 win over Sevilla, an injury that will sideline him for up to three weeks.Madrid are a disappointing seventh in La Liga, four points behind leaders Barca and Espanyol, and there is speculation coach Julen Lopetegui will be dismissed regardless of the result in Catalonia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Their underwhelming start to the season follows a transfer window in which Madrid allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to depart for Juventus and did not make a move to replace him.Yet even without the winners of the last 10 Ballons d’Or on the field, Griezmann, who confirmed his decision to stay at Atletico amid interest from Barca in a documentary released on the eve of France’s successful World Cup campaign, expects an enticing contest.”It’s going to be a beautiful game like all the Clasicos,” he told ESPN .”It’s a shame that Messi isn’t there for Barcelona, but they have the players to win. Madrid are in need of a win to move forwards.”It will be beautiful to watch.”last_img read more

IPL 2017: Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada heroics in vain as Mumbai defend low score

first_imgMumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jam packed Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.Asked to bat first by the visitors, Mumbai posted 142/8 in their allotted 20 overs and then produced a superb bowling performance to restrict Delhi to 128/7 despite a tough challenge from the South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris.Coming together when Delhi was reeling at 24/6, the two added 91 runs between them.Rabada scored 44 runs off 39 balls before being bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. The South African hit four boundaries and a six.Morris was the highest scorer among the Delhi batsmen, remaining unbeaten on 52 off 41 balls, hitting five boundaries and a six along the way.Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was the most successful among the Mumbai bowlers with figures of 3/24. Young pacer Bumrah returned 2/21 while Hardik Pandya notched up figures of 1/23.The Delhi batsmen had only themselves to blame for the defeat as most of them fell to poor shot selection which put the visitors under pressure early in their innings.They had a disastrous start to their run chase and suffered a blow in the very first over when Aditya Tare was run out while attempting a quick single thanks to an excellent piece of fielding by Pandya.McClenaghan sent back Sanju Samson in the next over when Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma pulled off an easy catch at mid-off.He struck twice in his next over, getting rid of Shreyas Iyer and Corey Anderson.Iyer gloved a short-pitched delivery which was going down leg to hand an easy catch to Mumbai wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, while Anderson was trapped leg before when he missed the line.advertisementAfter Mitchell Johnson had delivered a maiden over to put more pressure on the visitors, Bumrah dismissed Rishabh Pant when the left-hander edged one to Harbhajan Singh at first slip.There was more disappointment in store for Delhi in the next over when Karun Nair produced another poor shot, chopping at a Pandya delivery only to see the ball take the bottom edge and crash into the stumps.Rabada and Morris then got together to give Delhi a glimmer of hope. But when Bumrah bowled Rabada to leave Delhi struggling at 115/7 in the 19th over, the match was as good as over.Earlier, Delhi rode on an excellent bowling effort to restrict Mumbai to 142/8.Electing to bowl, they banked on their strong pace battery of Rabada, Morris, Pat Cummins, leg spinner Amit Mishra and an electric fielding effort from Samson to remove the top four — Patel (8), Jos Buttler (28), Nitish Rana (8) and skipper Sharma (5) cheaply.Patel and Buttler started well by raising a 37-run partnership before South African pace sensation Rabada broke through the defence of the Gujarat southpaw, crashing his leg stump with a yorker at 145 kms per hour.Buttler, who dispatched Morris for a consecutive six and four, was dropped on 11 the next ball by wicketkeeper Pant.The Englishman, however, failed to seize the advantage, getting out after facing 18 balls and hitting three boundaries and two sixes, when he was brilliantly run out by a direct hit from Samson.Coming in to bowl only in the eighth over, Cummins dealt another blow to Mumbai by getting the key wicket of Rana with his very first ball as his attempt to pull a short delivery from the Australian only ended at the hands of Corey Anderson at deep midwicket.Before Mumbai could do much to recover from the early jolts, leg-spinner Mishra struck with the wicket of Rohit, whose poor run with the willow continued to haunt the Mumbai Indians.Tottering at 60/4, Keiron Pollard (26) and Krunal Pandya could add only 24 runs in the next three overs before Mishra’s googly ended the latter’s 16-ball stay as his attempt to tickle the ball fine towards third man only resulted in a thin edge for stumper Pant to latch on to comfortably.With half the side back in the dugout by the 13th over, Mumbai’s hopes of posting a decent total rested on Pollard and Pandya (23).The West Indian clearly looked out of touch but managed to get two boundaries in Zaheer’s final over before Cummins got the better of him with a slower one off the first ball of the 18th over.Pollard, who added 36 for the sixth wicket with Pandya, faced 29 balls and helped the ball to the ropes on four occasions.Pandya did well to smash the ball out of the park twice but had little answer to some excellent death bowling by Delhi.advertisementRabada, bowling the penultimate over of the innings, displayed his football skills well to run Harbhajan (2) out while attempting a quick single before Nair effected Pandya’s run out in the final over.For Delhi, Mishra and Cummins were the pick of the bowlers picking two wickets each while Rabada chipped in with one.last_img read more

Neymar’s injury gives Brazil Copa America scare

first_imgNeymar sent a scare through Brazil’s national team camp when he left a training session early with a knee problem.On Tuesday, the 27-year-old limped off the Granja Comary training pitch in Teresopolis, around 100km north of here, after awkwardly striking the ball with his left foot, reports Xinhua news agency.Television footage showed the Paris Saint-Germain forward clutching his left knee and grimacing while being assessed by medical staff.The Globo newspaper reported that initial scans showed no serious damage to the knee, but Neymar was due to undergo further tests on Wednesday.The incident came just 17 days before the start of the Copa America, to be played in Brazil for the first time since 1989. The hosts will begin their campaign against Bolivia before also facing Peru and Venezuela in the group stage.The five-time World Cup champions will prepare for the tournament with friendlies against Qatar on June 5 and Honduras four days later.On Monday, the Brazilian Football Confederation announced that veteran full-back Daniel Alves has replaced Neymar as Brazil’s captain following a series of controversies surrounding the former Barcelona and Santos star.Earlier this month Neymar was banned for three matches by the French Football Federation for punching a fan after the French Cup final. In April, he was suspended for three UEFA Champions League games for insulting officials following Paris Saint-Germain’s elimination from the tournament.Also Read | Dani Alves will replace Neymar as Brazil’s captain for Copa AmericaAlso Read | Kovac hails Bayern as German champions seal domestic doubleAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

10 days agoWest Brom still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barry

first_imgWest Brom still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barryby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barry.England youth international Barry rejected a three-year contract at The Hawthorns to join Barcelona in July, says the Express & Star.The Spanish giants have to pay just £235,000 for the youngster – a figure set by FIFA for 16-year-olds who move abroad.But last month it was revealed the Baggies were considering reporting the La Liga side to football’s world governing body due to their failure to stump up the cash.Barcelona had also failed to respond to Albion’s requests for the money.Now it is understood the two clubs are in dialogue over the cash. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

#YuviDeservesProperFarewell trending on Twitter after Yuvraj Singh retirement

first_img#YuviDeservesProperFarewell trending on Twitter after Yuvraj Singh retirementYuvraj Singh said he had turned down an offer to play a retirement match but his fans want him to get a proper farewell a day after the legend announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 17:28 IST Yuvraj Singh announced retirement on June 10 during a press conference in Mumbai. (AP Photo)Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League on Monday but fans now want a proper farewell for one of the greatest white-ball cricketers of all time.On Monday, Yuvraj Singh said he had decided to move on 19 years after making his debut for India. Yuvraj also brought the curtain down on his IPL career. When he addressed the media after the announcement, Yuvraj Singh revealed he had turned down an offer to play a farewell match.”I was told.. If you cannot pass the Yo-Yo test, then you could play a retirement match. I said I do not want a retirement match and if I do not pass the Yo-Yo test, I would go home. I passed the Yo-Yo test and the rest is not my call,” he said.But Yuvraj Singh’s fans now want him to get a proper farewell. Their emotions were also echoed by Yuvraj Singh’s close friend and former teammate Rohit Sharma who said on Twitter: “You don’t know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off.”You don’t know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off. @YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/PC2cR5jtLlRohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 10, 2019Yuvraj Singh responded to Rohit Sharma’s warm message with: “You know how I feel inside ! Love u brothaman you go be a legend.”Now, #YuviDeservesProperFarewell is trending on Twitter as fans want Yuvraj Singh to get a proper farewell.advertisementVery emotional moment was the jersey no:12 was anchored??????as a fan I even not able to tolerate this one…my eyes not allowing me to dry????????How you legand tolerate this @YUVSTRONG12 #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/QvcM1LgbaKPasupathivijayuvi (@Pasupathivijay6) June 11, 2019U hav left Endless Memories And Will Never Forget Wat U Serve To Every Indian ????..Love, Pride & Thank you @YUVSTRONG12 #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/kQDY9BBQnMJehanzeb (@Jehanzeb_341) June 11, 2019#YuviDeservesProperFarewell and should get it.Though he is not in Current Indian Team but he deserved a lot to retire with much more respect.Don’t do it again like we did for Rahul Dravid.Chetan Joshi (@joshichetan08) June 11, 2019This pic show us why cricket is gentlemans game@YUVSTRONG12 @StuartBroad8 #YuviDeservesProperFarewell pic.twitter.com/wxXsA6xZhnAjay khalane???? (@Aajey26) June 11, 2019#YuviDeservesProperFarewellAbsolutely legendThe cover photo of @ICC tell’s everything pic.twitter.com/APTfbdJAy7RISHAB Srow (@rishab_srow) June 11, 2019#YuviDeservesProperFarewell #Yuvrajsingh we love you always champion ???????? #UVCan @YUVSTRONG12 @ICC pic.twitter.com/qgbiwV3TgcPraveen (@praveentweets4u) June 11, 2019Risked his Life to win world cup for the country ???? #inspiration lavel : infinity ??One of the greatest batsman , human being!!We miss you @YUVSTRONG12 ?? ?? #loveyou3000#YuviDeservesProperFarewell ?? pic.twitter.com/xEdKPXKzw1suraj dolli (@surajdolli) June 11, 2019Also Watch: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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow Indian cricket teamlast_img read more

Pack It In: Gear Essentials for Climbing

first_img Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary From long sport climbing hauls to insanely overhung bouldering problems, the La Sportiva Miura is a go to shoe for legions of climbers. The sole and rand are made of ultra sticky Vibram XS Edge rubber, helping you stay on even dime-edge toe holds. The shoe is just aggressive enough that it performs on any rock in and out of the gym, and the fit is forgiving enough that you won’t be squeezing your toenails off after a couple of climbs. To get up the wall, you’re going to need a sturdy rope (unless you’re a little crazy and prefer to free solo like Alex Honnold). Our favorite rope for any climb is the Beal Top Gun II. Most climbing ropes are woven with a core that holds your weight, and a sheath that protects the core. Beal’s line of ropes combines these sections into a combination “unicore” weave, increasing the strength, and more importantly, decreasing the weight. With the Top Gun rope, you’ve got the perfect all season safety line so you can feel just a little more in control, even when you take a twenty foot whipper. If bouldering is more your style, rather than a rope you’re going to need a crash pad to save your ankles, knees, and back when you inevitably blow off of a steep problem. Our current favorite is the Black Diamond Drop Zone. it is made of a dual layer closed cell foam throughout the main body, ensuring durability for years of falling. The cover is a 600-denier polyester that is coated in a molded abrasion resistan and water proof PU material. The best part? It folds into a convenient backpack so you can easily haul it between climbs. Editors’ Recommendations You’d be surprised how fast sandstone and granite not only destroy your shoes, but pretty much everything you wear from your helmet to your favorite hiking shorts. Climbing and yoga brand Prana solves this problem with their Zion Pants. Featuring a burly rip-stop nylon and spandex material, our pair has been up thousands of feet of desert sandstone and still looks brand new. They’re also treated with a Scotchgard coating, so they shed water when you’re hiking, and that beer your buddy is going to spill on you at the bar afterwards. The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Maybe you caught some of the Psicobloc Masters Series broadcast this year. You might have even stumbled on Chris Sharma’s mind blowing cave climbing in Oman. You know that you want to get started on your own vertical limit project (just please, don’t ever watch the movie), but you don’t know where to start. If you’re lucky enough to live near a local climbing gym or crag, you can easily head out and start scoping out gear and training tips, but not all of us are that lucky. For the beginning climber, we’ve put together an essential list of gear to stuff in your day pack for a day of pulling on steep rocks. The new Arc’Teryx Miura 45 is the perfect daypack for hauling your gear to your favorite climbing spot in the mountains, or the neighborhood bouldering gym. Its design is borrowed from the venerated Arc’Teryx LEAF (law enforcement and armed forces) line of Khard packs. Full length zippers allow it to open flat so you can organize gear and rope, and unpack it for your climb easily. The harness system is perfect for hauling heavy loads of gear on long approach hikes. 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappylast_img read more

Channel Classic Sailor Style with the N-1 Deck Jacket by Freemans Sporting Club

first_img It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations You may recognize the design of the deck jacket from cracked and yellowed pictures of men in the armed forces during the middle part of the last century. It’s the type of jacket you’d see on dudes who’d only ever had one type of haircut (flattop), and only one type of shirt (white crew neck t-shirt). And somehow they still looked cooler than anyone alive today. The MIL-SPEC N-1 Deck Jacket ($1,495), the newest adaptation of this iconic design by Freemans Sporting Club, is steeped in that old-fashioned aesthetic perfect for any man in need of throwback winter wear.Because this unique piece was made in New York and uses extremely high quality materials, it has a price to match. But FSC got so many of the details spot-on, this has become one of the most striking high-end jackets of the fall.To start, this jacket is absurdly warm. Don’t even bother with it if the temperature outside is over 60 degrees because you’ll just end up sweating out your shirt. When it does get windy or cold or wet, you may as well be on the other side of a brick wall for how well the N-1 Deck Jacket blocks the elements. The mid-length waist gives you a lot of mobility and freedom of motion, which would be perfect on a motorcycle in less-than-ideal temperature, too. The shell is cut from raw 8.25 oz MIL-SPEC TexWax that has a somewhat rough, but pliable texture, and it comes in a natural chestnut color or forest green camo pattern. Because the cotton is treated with wax, it also shows marks and wear in interesting ways, meaning this thing will age into an appealing distressed look over time. The interior, on the other hand, is lined with dense Uruguayan shearling that’s as warm as it is soft. If it gets really windy, you can fold the wide collar up around your neck for extra protection.Hidden wool storm cuffs keep your wrists warm and prevent drafts from going up the sleeves, while a waist drawstring allows you to tighten the jacket down to your specific body shape. The main zipper is a two-way Ideal zipper, which is a little sticky brand new, but may wear in with time. Covering the zipper is an extra storm flap which is held closed by horn buttons. One of the best features of the coat are the two deep pockets on the front. Since they are sewn onto the outside, you don’t have to worry about tearing out the pocket linings, and they are wide enough to accommodate gloved hands if it’s really cold out.This design was popularized back in the 1940s, when the Navy understood that if they wanted to keep sailors fighting Nazi U-boats and Japanese battleships, they had better keep them warm. It was so effective in cold and wet weather, the Navy used it another 20 years before being decommissioned. If the design worked for the armed forces all those years, it will probably serve you well, too.  9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bitelast_img read more

The Red and the Black: Topo Designs X Danner Boots Collab Arrives

first_img The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer The Pacific Northwest’s favorite boot company has teamed up with the unmistakable design brand for the latest boot and pack collaboration: Topo Designs X Danner Boots.The combination of Topo Designs’ aesthetic and manufacturing know-how with the heritage-status and quality craftsmanship of Danner Boots has resulted in this uber-handsome pairing of Danner’s Mountain Light boots and Topo Designs’ classic Daypack. Both limited-edition pieces — available now — are clad in a black and red color palette with contrasting cream accents.Topo Designs X Danner Mountain Light Boot – $390 Taking Topo’s design sense and combing it with Horween leather accents on a 12 oz cotton canvas (flecked with the same red paracord, as withthe boots’ laces), the classic Daypack is as welcome in the urban jungle as it is in a real one. Made with heavy-duty hardware to stand up to daily punishment and contoured and padded shoulder straps for extra comfort, the Topo Designs X Danner Daypack is truly an excellent piece of everyday-carry equipment. Oh, it also fits a 15-inch laptop in its own sleeve, has an interior organizer pocket, and is hand-made in Colorado.See ItThis limited edition collaboration won’t be available for long, so if either of these strike your sartorial fancy, get them now. Look Dapper, Not Drenched, in Head-to-Toe Stutterheim Rainwear The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Sun, Sand, and Suds: Here are Some of the Best Coastal Breweries Handcrafted with Horween leather, a 100-percent waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX liner, and a Virbam Sierra Outsole, Danner’s Classic Mountain Light boot is ready to tackle wet weather, whether it be on the Pacific Crest Trail or the pavement in the city. The Vibram outsole offers superb traction in slick conditions, and the GORE-TEX liner affords warmth without working up a sweat. The boot’s supple black leather is offset by the red-fleck paracord laces and the cream-colored sole. These boots will look great with anything from a pair of black jeans and a sweater to a pair of chinos and a parka. And to top it all off? They’re made in the good ole US of A.See ItTopo Designs X Danner Daypack – $189 Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

DMA Hosts 3rd Meeting of Danish-Korean Green Growth Alliance

first_imgzoom Today, 22 October 2013, the Danish Maritime Authority is hosting the 3rd meeting of the Danish-Korean Green Growth Alliance. The meeting was opened by the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the Korean Prime Minister Hong-won Chung.The meeting in the Danish-Korean Green Growth Alliance focuses on green shipping and offshore. It is arranged by the Danish Maritime Authority under the Ministry for Business and Growth, in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Embassy in Seoul, the Danish Shipowners’ Association, and Danish Maritime.“We are proud and pleased to host the 3rd meeting in the Danish-Korean Green Growth Alliance, which was opened by the Danish and Korean prime ministers. The meeting today focuses on green shipping and offshore – both of which are areas that make for an excellent match between Denmark and Korea. Korea has a stronghold on the shipbuilding side, and in Denmark we have a strong shipping sector and leading manufacturers of green technology and products being used aboard the ships”, says Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.The meeting will highlight maritime knowhow and technology, and will see participation from a number of representatives from Danish and Korean companies.Denmark and Korea enjoy close cooperation in the field of maritime policy. The bilateral cooperation was further strengthened when Denmark and Korea entered into two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the spring of 2012. On the basis of these two MoUs, the groundwork was laid down for increased cooperation. The purpose of the two MoUs is, inter alia, to strengthen the cooperation between the Danish shipping industry and the Korean shipbuilding industry in the field of green shipping.DMA, October 22, 2013last_img read more

‘Oleg Strashnov’ Installs Meerwind Topside

first_img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 Seaway Heavy Lifting’s crane vessel “Oleg Strashnov” has completed the installation of the 3,300 mT transformer topside of the WindMW Meerwind project.The installation took place at a water depth of 23 meters in the German Bight on 3rd April.With the installation of the topside the wind farm is completed. The Meerwind offshore wind farm has a capacity of 288 MW and consists of 80 wind turbines of 3.6 MW each.Seaway Heavy Lifting performed the Transport & Installation of transition pieces, the transformer topside as well as the jacket for WindMW.The Meerwind project started for Seaway Heavy Lifting in September 2011 and the offshore installation part of the transition pieces and the jacket took place in the second quarter of 2013. Print  Close Seaway Heavy Lifting, April 11, 2014last_img read more

A measure of development

first_imgWhile the world grapples with the challenge to produce enough food for a booming population in the near future, it emerges very clearly that governments across the world are making no proportionate efforts to revive the agriculture sector. Public investment in agriculture has been consistently receding for the last 17 years, showed an analysis of central governments’ investments in agriculture across the world. The agriculture sector’s share in government expenditure globally stagnated around 1.6 per cent during 2001-2017, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) latest assessment. Also Read – A special kind of bondCountries in Asia-Pacific and Africa are spending relatively more on agriculture. But considering the agriculture sector’s contribution to the overall economy, it is not proportionate. The FAO’s Agriculture Orientation Index (AOI) tool measures government spending on agriculture and its share in a country’s gross domestic product. This indicates a government’s policy intent as expenditure is usually high in the sector that contributes most to the economy. Also Read – Insider threat managementAccording to this index’s guideline: “An AOI of less than one indicates a lower orientation of the central government towards the agriculture sector relative to the sector’s contribution to the economy, while an AOI of greater than one indicates a higher orientation.” At global level, the AOI declined to 0.26 in 2017 from 0.42 in 2001. Among regions, the AOI is the lowest for Sub-Saharan Africa. This also means the world is unlikely to meet one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that commits countries to increase investment in agriculture. Barring the expenditure in 2008 — the year of unprecedented food price crisis — governments have been spending around 1.6 per cent of their central government expenditure on agriculture since 2001. Even in 2008, when government expenditure was the highest after 2001, it was only 1.85 per cent. But at the same time, agriculture’s contribution to the world GDP has increased to 6.15 per cent in 2017 from 4.13 per cent in 2001. It means government spending is around one-third of the sector’s overall contribution to global economy. According to the data accessed by FAO, countries in Asia and the Pacific region spend the highest among all continents on agriculture from central governments’ expenditure. But it is also coming down. It dipped to 3.03 per cent in 2017 from 3.85 per cent in 2001. Similarly, in Africa, the expenditure on agriculture has come down to 2.3 per cent in 2017 from 3.66 per cent in 2001. Expectedly, the developed regions of the world, including Europe and countries like Canada and the US, spend the least on agriculture. They spend around 1 per cent of their expenditure on agriculture. Malawi spends relatively the most among countries on agriculture — 16.4 per cent of its expenditure. India’s three neighbours that are counted among the poorest countries in the world — Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh — feature among the top 10 countries spending on agriculture. In 2017, 13 per cent of Bhutan’s expenditure and 8.7 per cent of Bangladesh’s was on agriculture. DOWN TO EARTH (The author is Managing Editor, Down To Earth and writes on rural affairs and development matters. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Putin critic fights to remain in Canada fears for safety if sent

first_imgOTTAWA – A vocal opponent of the Russian government who fears for her life says Canada is about to deliver her into the hands of President Vladimir Putin’s secret police.Russian scientist Elena Musikhina and her supporters are pleading with the Trudeau government to let her stay in Canada on compassionate grounds — with time rapidly running out.Musikhina believes her family fell into disfavour with Russian authorities for condemning Moscow’s military incursions in Ukraine and for saying Russia illegally annexed Crimea.In addition, Musikhina says her research work uncovered information about serious environmental hazards and pollution from military activity around the large freshwater Lake Baikal in Siberia.Her supporters say a half-dozen other researchers and officials who were aware of the data died in mysterious and violent circumstances. Musikhina’s pet dog was shot and she herself had warning shots fired over her head. The Russian FSB, an internal security service descended from the Soviet-era KGB, began asking questions.Musikhina and her husband Mikhail fled in 2015 to join their daughter, a permanent resident of Canada, in Gatineau, Que. The couple unsuccessfully applied for refugee protection and subsequent appeals have failed.The status of their application to the Immigration Department for consideration on humanitarian and compassionate grounds is uncertain. Regardless, the Canada Border Services Agency has indicated it will inform the couple next Tuesday of a deportation date.“Unfortunately, the Canadian government seems to want to send us to the waiting arms of the Russian secret police,” Musikhina told a news conference Tuesday, flanked by supporters and members of her family.Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is calling on Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to halt the removals of Musikhina and her husband.“This is an emergency. It’s a matter of life and death,” May said.“It’s one of the most desperate cases I’ve ever seen of people on the verge of being deported. There can be no doubt as to the danger posed to dissidents within Russia — that’s well-known.”Human-rights activist and former Alberta MP David Kilgour, who is also championing Musikhina’s case, said she faces genuine danger if returned to Russia, given the knowledge she has gleaned through her research.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

BC imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

first_imgVANCOUVER — The British Columbia government plans to sign a caribou protection strategy while it imposes an interim moratorium on new resource development in areas where the animals are struggling for survival.Premier John Horgan says a report on caribou recovery recommends the pause to allow for consultation with communities, industries and First Nations.The report released today by Blair Lekstrom, a former Liberal member of the legislature, makes 14 recommendations.The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades.The government says stopping what it describes as “new high-impact forestry and mining activities” is necessary while a management plan is developed. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the government is protecting caribou herds and limiting the potential economic impact.In April, Horgan said the issue of temporary protection for the caribou had inflamed passions over a lack of understanding about saving the animals.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Boeing buying stake in Embraer operations for 42B

first_imgCHICAGO — Boeing is buying a majority stake in Embraer’s commercial aircraft and services operations for $4.2 billion.The joint venture, announced Monday, gives Boeing 80 per cent ownership of those operations, with Embraer owning the remaining stake.Boeing will have operational and management control of the company. Embraer will keep consent rights for some decisions, such as the transfer of operations from Brazil.The deal still needs approval from the Brazilian government, as well as shareholders and regulators.The companies also agreed to another joint venture to promote and develop new markets for the multi-mission medium airlift KC-390. Embraer will own a 51 per cent stake in the joint venture, with Boeing owning the remaining 49 per cent. The transaction is targeted to close by the end of next year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

France: Interior Minister Sues People Who Lodged Complaints Against Moroccan Officials

first_imgRabat – Morocco’s interior minister, acting on behalf of the Moroccan state, tasked lawyers to bring legal proceedings against people who filed complaints accusing Moroccan top officials of torture allegations though aware that they were false. In a complaint lodged, this Tuesday, with the Republic’s prosecutor to the Paris high court, the interior minister condemned the gross manipulation by some individuals who were sentenced for fraud and international drug trafficking by Moroccan competent jurisdictions, said a statement by the Interior Ministry.The minister also condemns the complicity of a French association known to be “blatantly biased and active against” Morocco’s territorial integrity. The complaint lodged by the interior minister deplores the instrumentalization of the French legal procedure by people responsible for false accusations of torture and exposes the real motives behind this manipulation, namely the destabilization of security bodies under the Interior Ministry mainly the DGST, an institution renown and respected for its achievements in counterterrorism and organized crime fight, in the respect of the rule of law, the statement said.The minister recalls that the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which Morocco signed and ratified as did France, set the adequate framework to judge any torture allegation.These legal proceedings are an addition to contacts and exchanges under way between government officials of both countries to shed light on the circumstances of the grave and unprecedented incidents that took place recently and identify concrete measures to avoid such occurrences in the future, it added.The group of lawyers in charge of the interior minister’s complaint is composed of Ralph Boussier, Yves Repiquet, Abdelkebir Tabih and Omar Taieb.last_img read more