Lady Luck smiling on Kohli: 2513 international runs and 10 hundreds in 2018. 2 Tests to go

first_imgIt has been a year since world cricket’s biggest superstar, Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy.The wedding, as expected, made headlines. Even as the two celebrities didn’t divulge details about their private ceremony, rumour mills were busy in the lead up to the big day – December 11, 2017.When the photos of the celebrated couple in their wedding outfits from Tuscany hit the social media, the wedding was made “official”.Kohli took an extended break after a busy home season in 2017. So did Anushka as the power couple spent a honeymoon in Finland. A couple of wedding receptions, including the glitzy one in Mumbai, followed. Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma on December 11, 2017 (Virat Kohli Twitter Photo)Nonetheless, it has been business as usual for both Kohli and Anushka as the duo has managed a seemingly ideal work-life balance.Kohli was under considerable pressure as he led India to one of their toughest overseas challenges in South Africa, right after his marriage.In the past, a section of the media and fans had targeted Anushka whenever Kohli failed but the skipper didn’t even give scope for any such scrutiny as it was business as usual for him in the Rainbow Nation.Under Kohli, India battled hard but were undone by hostile conditions and the quality of the South African pace attack in a three-Test series. Nonetheless, the Delhi batsman continued his scoring ways, scoring 286 runs to top the batting charts.India though thrashed the hosts in a six-match ODI series and captain Kohli once again topped the charts, this time amassing 558 runs, including three centuries at a staggering average of 186.In fact, Kohli dedicated his Test ton in Centurion to his wife by kissing the wedding ring that he wears on a chain around his neck. After the tour, Kohli opened up on his partner’s contribution during their stay in South Africa.”People who contribute off the field they deserve a lot of credit as well. My wife who keeps me motivated deserves a lot of credit. She’s been criticized a lot in the past. But she’s one person who’s kept me going throughout the tour,” Kohli said after leading India to a 5-1 win in the ODI series.advertisement Virat Kohli waged lone battles with the bat during India’s overseas tours of South Africa and England in 2018 (Reuters Photo)Kohli had even called Anushka, his “lady luck” during his appearance on Breakfast with Champions last year. “Sir lady luck ka kamaal hai (I’ve got to thank the lady luck). You’ve (Gaurav) seen me, you know I had no brains before. Ever since the lady has come into my life, she’s taught me a lot of things.”The lady luck though didn’t work Kohli’s way in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where his side, Royal Challengers Bangalore have perennially struggled. The Bangalore-based franchise finished sixth after failing to gain any momentum throughout the league. The RCB skipper though had a decent outing with the bat, scoring 381 runs at 48.01.Soon after, Kohli returned to England wherein he had a disastrous tour in 2014. The right-hander had managed only 134 in 10 innings and Anushka, who had accompanied him during the initial part of the tour, came under enormous scrutiny as well.However, in 2018, it was a completely different story. With Anushka watching him from the stands, Kohli made sure he had plenty of opportunities to kiss his wedding ring as he went on a record-breaking spree. Anushka Sharma (second from right) cheered for husband Virat Kohli during India’s tour of England (Reuters Photo)Kohli batted like a man possessed, scored two centuries and ended the five-Test series with 593 runs despite his team losing 4-1.Amid a busy schedule, Kohli has needed quite a few breaks in the ongoing season. He has been able to spend time with his wife, who leads a busy life of her own. The superstar cricket hasn’t missed an opportunity to acknowledge his wife’s contribution over the last year or so.Anushka is in Australia now. She has joined her husband for their wedding anniversary in Australia wherein Kohli’s team ended a 10-year-wait for a Test win Down Under.Kohli missed out on a big knock in Adelaide but with Anushka back in the stands, expect a few big ones and some flying kisses in the coming weeks.Kohli’s stats from December 11, 2017 Tests 11; Innings 20; Runs 1100; Highest 153; Average 55; Centuries 4; Fifties 4ODIs 14; Runs 1202; Highest 160, Average 133.55; Centuries 6; Fifties 3T20Is 10; Innings 9; Runs 211; Highest 61; Average 30.14; Centuries 0; Fifties 1advertisementIPL matches 14; Runs 381; Highest 92; Average 48.1; Centuries 0; Fifties 4\Also Read | I wasn’t very practical, my wife changed me a lot: Virat KohliAlso Read | Alyssa Healy takes a dig at Mitchell Johnson for criticising husband Starc on airAlso Read | Saw Kohli and his wife give up business class seats for India pacers: Michael VaughanAlso See:last_img read more


first_imgWelcome to the latest edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, live from Coffs Harbour where we are for the National 18 Years and Under Championships. We’re a little disappointed the sun isn’t right out yet, but for the moment the rain clouds are holding off, so hopefully the weather will be fine for the tournament… * The teams have all arrived in Coffs Harbour, thankfully arriving safely, with no problems on the road. Touch Football Australia (TFA) staff have been busy setting up the fields, merchandise and doing general tournament work…tournament director Jon Pratt is getting a little worried as it all seems to be going just a little too smoothly!! * A coaching forum for those who coach our Australian Youth players is being held this afternoon from 3:00-4:00pm. It will be hosted by Gary Madders, current Australian Mixed Open Coach and Cathy Gray, TFA Elite Programs Director. Others invited to attend are Peter Bell, former Australian Womens Open coach. The forum will be held in Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Marquee (Referees tent) at the rear of the Stadium. * The Opening Ceremony for the Under 18 Championships is being held tomorrow at 11:00am. Make sure you get out to the stadium for the ceremony which will be both an opening ceremony for the event and also a farewell and best wishes to the ten Australian sides that are traveling to Christchurch. New Zealand in a few weeks for the All Nations Championships. NRL players Joe Williams and John Sutton will be on hold, and Peter Bell (TFA Hall of Fame member) will be presenting the Aussie flag to the All Nations representatives. * Managers meetings are being held this afternoon at 2pm and 4pm….Managers make sure you get there!! * `From the Fishbowl’ is up and running with Kane Weeks in town for the event, make sure you check out the daily rundown from the Fishbowl…it’s sure to entertain. * Top marks to Media assistant Lisa Plummer’s champion boyfriend Tim…who had flowers delivered to Coffs Harbour for their anniversary…the room mates were very impressed! * The merchandise room is set up and overflowing with gear…make sure you check out the new gear, kooldri t-shirts, headbands, singlets, silicon wristbands and more. Also, there is a massive table with $5 gear…plenty of old t-shirts and so forth going out at $5 each! * In non-18’s Touch news, the move to sign on new affiliates is underway with Brisbane Metro Touch Association and Berserkers Touch (formerly Central Queensland University Touch) signing on first. A restructure of the sport in Australia has resulted in the affiliates (local competitions) becoming direct members of the national body. The new structure, recommended by an independent report produced in June 2004, is being implemented across Australia. Chief Executive of TFA, Kevin Thompson, said today “It is great to see that the local competitions appreciate the benefits of the new model and are signing up. The whole theme of the restructure is to reduce duplication and administration and to divert more resources to the grass roots. The players, officials and coaches in BMTA and Berserkers will be the first to benefit.” Keep an eye on the website for the upcoming full story and all the latest info on the Unitary Model of Management and Affiliation with Touch Football Australia. * The Queensland All Schools Championships have attracted a record 198 teams…make sure you keep an eye on the website this week, we’ll be talking to Queensland School Sport legend Peter Bell about the upcoming event. * Remember, results from the Under 18’s will be updated at the end of every round throughout the tournament, make sure you keep checking the website regularly. By Rachel Moylelast_img

We are going to make India House for 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 19:26 IST Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju meets athletes for morning exercise, breakfast (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSWe have decided to allocate the diet budget according to the athlete’s requirement`: Sports Minister Kiren RijijuFor Tokyo 2020, we are going to make ‘India Houe’ to ensure we address their food-related needs, said RijijuOur athletes must be given food which they are provided as per their choice in our country, said RijijuSports Minister Kiren Rijiju has announced that India House will be set up in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics to provide hygienic food to Indian athletes who are going to participate in the Games.”In international events, our athletes must be given food which they are provided as per their choice in our country. We must make it available wherever they go. For Tokyo 2020 also, we are going to make ‘India House’ (in the Games Village) to ensure we address their food-related needs along with providing technical support to the athletes as well as the officials.”That is why I am taking the first-hand experience by visiting these iconic sports establishments in the country.”Diet forms the integral part of a player’s performance. During my visit to the National Sports Institute, Patiala, I observed that the junior athletes were given a certain range of food, while the seniors were provided different category. The budgetary allocation of the food was done on the basis of the age groups. I have learnt that all the players require different kind of food. We have decided to allocate the diet budget according to the athlete’s requirement, as well as according to the diet prescribed by the nutritionists or dieticians (and not by the age),” Rijiju said.”I have tried to pick up some of those institutes and centres where we have the best potential and can get immediate results from. These are those low-lying fruits which we need to pick up. The ASI is well known and has given us results also. I am impressed with the way the army have managed and given all kind of support to produce world-class athletes. We will see what we can do with the ministry and the army, to improve the centre further,” Kiren Rijiju said.advertisementRead more | Deepika Kumari settles for silver in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test eventAlso see: For 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Kiren RijijuFollow Sports MinisterFollow Tokyo Olympics 2020Follow Indian athletes Next We are going to make India House for 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Kiren RijijuKiren Rijiju said that he would himself lead an Indian delegation to Tokyo as a part of Olympic preparations.advertisementlast_img

Sinochem Fleet to Feature DNV GLs ShipManager

first_imgzoom China’s chemical tanker owner Sinochem International Logistics is implementing DNV GL’s data smart fleet management system ShipManager on its entire fleet of 80 vessels, in an effort to optimize operations and improve performance and efficiency.The move is part of an agreement signed between the parties in April at the opening of DNV GL’s near-zero-emission Green Office Centre in Shanghai.Sinochem Shipping operates its vessels from subsidiary Aoxing Shipmanagement offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Japan. The company “will now benefit from a standardized and integrated system for operating a growing global fleet,” according to DNV GL.“We require a global fleet management system to manage vessels in a differentiated, best-in-class manner, ensuring that all functional areas are integrated,” Zhang Xin, Vice General Manager, Sinochem International Logistics, said.“Our business relies highly on a flexible, intelligent and standardized fleet management system. Therefore, we have decided to launch the project to work closely with DNV GL. Together we will implement ShipManager to meet all our current and future requirements,” Xin added.The ShipManager fleet management solution including the Technical, Procurement, Crewing, QHSE and Analyzer modules, supports vessels and fleets in all technical, operational and compliance aspects, DNV GL informed.Additionally, Sinochem will use DNV GL’s Navigator Insight, an MRV-ready reporting solution covering operational needs. Navigator Insight feeds data to different stake­holders in addition to the ECO Insight fleet performance portal.last_img read more

TORMs Profit Dwindles due to Weaker Rates

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: TORM Danish shipping company TORM saw its earnings drop in the first quarter of the year, driven by weak freight rates.TORM delivered a revenue of USD 163.1 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to a revenue of USD 172.8 million reported in the same period in 2017.The company’s profit for the period decreased to USD 1.1 million from USD 4.8 million seen a year earlier. TCE rates were at USD 14,225 per day, down from USD 15,264 per day in the first quarter of 2017.TORM said that in the first quarter of 2018, product tanker freight rates stayed relatively flat at levels slightly below the levels seen in the second half of 2017.“We remained profitable in the first quarter of 2018 despite a muted freight rate environment, as the One TORM platform continues to deliver strong commercial results,” Jacob Meldgaard, Executive Director, said.Following the end of the first quarter, TORM exercised options for the construction of three high specification MR newbuildings for a total commitment of USD 93 million and with expected delivery in 2019 through the first quarter of 2020 and secured commitment for attractive vessel financing of up to USD 63 million, subject to loan documentation.During the quarter, the company took delivery of two LR2 newbuildings, while a third LR2 newbuilding was delivered in April 2018.last_img read more

Shah Nadda meet former JK guv Jagmohan discuss issues related to Article

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah and the party’s working president J P Nadda met former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan on Tuesday as part of its ‘sampark abhiyan’ to reach out to leading members of society over the Centre’s move to revoke provisions of Article 370. The BJP has embarked on a month-long exercise to seek people’s support on the decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, with its leaders and workers asked to fan out across the country to hold meetings. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Jagmohan (91) is known for his hardline stand on the Kashmir issue. He was also a minister in the first BJP-led NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan accompanied Shah and Nadda to the meeting. The Union government on August 5 abrogated provisions of Article 370 which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.last_img read more

JetsBills Preview Capsule

NEW YORK JETS (3-9) at BUFFALO (4-8)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Bills by 2 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jets 4-8, Buffalo 6-6SERIES RECORD — Bills lead 62-54LAST MEETING — Bills beat Jets 41-10, Nov. 11LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Titans 26-22; Bills lost to Dolphins 21-17AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 30, Bills No. 28.JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (19), PASS (30).JETS Defence — OVERALL (23), RUSH (26), PASS (16).BILLS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (17), PASS (31).BILLS Defence — OVERALL (2), RUSH (14), PASS (1).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Game features potential quarterback matchup of rookie first-round draft picks involving Buffalo’s Josh Allen, selected seventh, four picks behind Jets’ Sam Darnold, who has missed three games with strained right foot. Buffalo’s Matt Barkley outplayed New York’s Josh McCown in matchup of backups last month. … Jets’ six-game skid longest under coach Todd Bowles, and worst since dropping eight straight in Rex Ryan’s final season in 2014 when New York finished 4-12. … Darnold has 3-6 record and has thrown league-high 14 interceptions, including season-worst four in 13-6 loss at Miami on Nov. 4. … Chris Herndon leads rookie TEs with 28 catches and is second with 345 yards receiving. … PK Jason Myers has hit 14 of 15 field-goal attempts from 40-plus yards, including NFL-record five 55 or longer. … Jets limited to one field goal on 17 fourth-quarter possessions over past four games. Eight ended with punts, five with interceptions, two on downs and one missed field goal. … New York has allowed 557 yards rushing, including 212 vs. Bills, over past three games. … Allen has 391 yards passing, three TDs and two interceptions, and 234 yards rushing and TD in past two games since missing four with sprained right throwing elbow. … WR Zay Jones has 160 yards receiving and three TDs in past three, after managing only 299 yards and one TD in first nine. … RB LeSean McCoy has combined for 98 yards rushing past two games since season-best 113 yards and two TDs against Jets. … Defence allowed 175 yards against Dolphins, fewest in loss since giving up 160 in 20-6 loss at Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2004, according to Pro Football Reference. … Buffalo held past four opponents under 130 yards passing, NFL’s longest streak since 2009. … Fantasy tip: Allen is becoming reliable option, especially because of additional threat he poses as runner.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

Lady Buckeyes lose to North Carolina 5754

Like the men’s team, Ohio State’s women’s basketball team made a trip to the “Tobacco Road” portion of the state of North Carolina. They will bring a loss home. The No. 15-ranked Buckeyes were unable to win on the road in their visit to No. 22 North Carolina, falling short to the Tar Heels, 57-54. With the loss OSU falls to 4-2 on the season. Both of their losses have come against ranked opponents. OSU senior guard Tayler Hill scored a game-high 24 points on 9-21 shooting led OSU, but the Buckeyes’ likely could have used another scoring option as no other player reached double figures. Conversely, three different Tar Heels scored 11 points in the game. It was a close contest, but the Buckeyes had to claw their way back from a large deficit to make it a game. Midway through the second half, OSU trailed by 16 points at 44-28. With Hill leading the way the Buckeyes were able to cut the margin, and even took a two-point lead with 1:26 left to play. But the Tar Heels answered in a big way, forcing two turnovers down the stretch and scoring the game’s final five points to clinch the upset win. OSU returns home this weekend for a noon tipoff against Evansville. read more

HSV without Bertrand Gille for at least a month

The German Derby in the 1/8-final of the Champions League, which many consider the most interesting, Fuchse Berlin against HSV Hamburg, will be without the French pivot, once the worlds best player, Bertrand Gille. Gille, which will move with his brother to Chambery next season, injured his leg muscle, and will have to rest at least four weeks… ← Previous Story Edin Basic and Cedric Paty staying in Chambery Savoie Next Story → Women’s Eurocups (Draw, 1/2 finals): FTC against Volgograd!

Facebooks starts accepting adverts as comment questions

first_imgFacebook is trying to generate as much revenue as it can from its now 750 million users around the world, and that has spawned a new type of advertisement on the social network.From today, advertisers can start posting questions as a sponsored comment. The idea being that those questions will get a response from users, and in so doing that question becomes a part of the user’s news feed. In turn, the same question will be seen by more users, get more replies, and spread naturally across the network. As the comment thread grows the original sponsored comment turns into a sponsored story giving the brand potentially a lot of exposure.AdChoices广告The ad comments won’t be hard to spot by users. They will have “Sponsored” written above them and the questions are quite open and relate to a brand. For example, an Allstate Mayhem campaign will ask the question “What’s your mayhem?”While Facebook and advertising agencies think this is a winner, it’s unclear how Facebook users will react to such questions. There’s nothing to show sponsoresd comments won’t get ignored, and the companies putting these up run the risk of their brand getting some very negative feedback as replies.Read more at AdAge, via MashasbleMatthew’s OpinionI can’t see this being very popular unless the advertisers come up with some clever comments. The worst example I have seen so far is Hallmark’s question which asks, “How do you make summertime a special occasion?” That just doesn’t work on a number of levels, and why would anyone take time to respond to it?I’ve no doubt some advertisers will crack this and get some serious conversations going about specific events. If there’s a game on that day, related advertisers should be posting “Who do you think will win tonight, X or Y?” along with their brand picture and further branded comments when the thread gets going. Even so, surely users will notice they are being led a little and stop participating.last_img read more

Solve issues of degree students demands Telangana Vidyarthi

first_imgKarimnagar: The representatives of Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) warned the government not to play with the lives of degree students. They submitted a memorandum to Umesh Kumar, Registrar of Satavahana University, at his chamber in the university here on Wednesday, urging him to take initiation for conducting fifth and sixth semester supplementary examinations to degree students, for issuing pass memos to the students,and to solve various issues of CPGET eligible students. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, TVV district secretary Suryudu said even after making several appeals to the university officials to conduct supplementary examinations to the fifth and sixth semester degree students,they are not taking it serious and are not conducting examinations dueto which the future of the students may spoil.From August 16 onwards, CPGET certificate verifications will be held but the university authorities had not issued pass memos to the students and did not announce the results of supplementary examinations. How the students can attend certificate verifications programme? he questioned.last_img read more

Audi R8 LMX and Datsun Go Launched in India

first_imgIndia saw two auto launches on Thursday, aimed at different ends of the spectrum. With the rate cut happening on the same day, the launches augur well for the Indian car enthusiasts and customers.Audi R8 LMX ReutersVolkswagen’s Audi premium car devision launched its limited edition R8 LMX, featuring laser headlamps, twice the range of all-LED headlight. The car is touted as the fastest R8 ever, with a 5.2 litre V10 engine producing 570PS of power and 540nm in torque, with a 7-speed S-tronic transmission handling the power produced.The car also incorporates camera-based sensor to detect other road users, which allows the headlights to “adjust light patterns to avoid dazzle.”Not surprisingly, Audi has priced its premium offering at ₹2.97 crore ex-showroom in Mumbai and Delhi.Datsun Go+ ReutersDatsun has finally launched its MPV offering, with an affordable, sub-four metre, seven seater. However, by tucking away the last row of seats, which are good for children alone, the luggage-carrying space grows to 347 litres.The Indian market has grown fond of cars on stilts, featuring an increased ground clearance with more erect driver position.The Go+ is equipped with a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine coughing up 68PS of power and delivering 20.62 kmpl, as claimed by the manufacturer. It would come with four-versions with prices starting from ₹3.79 lakh to ₹4.61 lakh, based on the variant.The company, a subsidary of French manufacturer Renault has offered a standard warranty for two year unlimited mileage, extendable by another two years with no restrictions on mileage.last_img read more

3 youths killed in Brahmanbaria road crash

first_imgThree young men were killed as a bus rammed a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Malihata area in Sarail upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased are Nosor Miah, 16, son of Khorshed Miah, Arman, 17, son of Faruk Miah, and auto-rickshaw driver Saidul, 19, son of Lukku Miah, from Chor Chartola village in Ashuganj upazila, reports UNB.Md Hossain Sarker, officer-in-charge of Khatihata highway police station, said the Dhaka-bound bus rammed the auto rickshaw around 6:15am, leaving Nosor Miah dead on the spot and Saidul and Arman critically injured.Later, they were rushed to a local hospital. As their condition deteriorated, Arman was admitted to Bhairab Upazila Health Complex and Saidul to Bajitpur Jahirul Islam Medical College Hospital where they succumbed to their injurieslast_img read more

2 Rohingya men killed in alleged gunfight with BGB

first_imgA Prothom Alo IllustrationTwo Rohingya men were killed in what the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) called gunfight with them at Hoaikhyang Urubunia Katakhal in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased identified as Sarker, 22, from Kutupalong Rohingya camp and Nur Alam, 30, from Muchni Rohingya camp in Teknaf, were drug peddlers, claims the law enforcement.A BGB-2 team raided the area after being tipped-off about smuggling of a large amount of yaba, said its deputy commander major Shariful Islam Jamaddar.The border guard members signalled a boat to stop on the Naf river. But those who were on the boat ignored the signal and opened fire, triggering a gunfight, he said.“Alam and Sarker were killed in the gunfight,” the BGB officer said.BGB members recovered the bodies and sent them to the Sadar Hospital for autopsy.Around 50,000 yaba pills, a gun, three cartridges and two sharp weapons were reportedly recovered from the spot.According to the human rights body, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies including police, RAB, BGB in 2018.In the first six months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 200, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

Casino Club Colonial celebrates 30th Anniversary

first_imgNo related posts. In 1982, when Costa Rica’s casino industry was just being born, Casino Club Colonial set up operations in the center of San José, where it still operates today, in a complex known as “Casa Colonial.”In 1996, the casino expanded its facilities, offering guests a bigger space and plenty of new entertainment options, including poker tables, slot machines, two bars and Magnolia Restaurant. One year earlier, the company opened the Hotel Paseo Las Damas. Organized under the collective Grupo Colonial, all of these services continue operating today, as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary. In late September, Grupo Colonial celebrated with a huge party that included buffet dinner, live music, raffle prizes and the chance to win a Kia Sportage 2012, which will be given away on Dec. 8. For more information or to help Casino Club Colonial celebrate its anniversary, call 2258-2807 or visit Casino Club Colonial is located in downtown San José, on Avenida 1, between Calles 9 and 11. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Costa Rica EU and Latam contact group on Venezuela will meet Thursday

first_imgEuropean and Latin American countries that form an “international contact group” hoping to end Venezuela’s political crisis will hold their first meeting in Montevideo on Thursday, the joint hosts announced Sunday.The meeting will be at the ministerial level, said a statement from EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini and Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez.“The IGC aims at contributing to creating conditions for a political and peaceful process to emerge, enabling Venezuelans to determine their own future, through the holding of free, transparent and credible elections, in line with the country’s Constitution,” said the statement.The contact group comprises the EU and eight of its member states — France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom — and four Latin American countries: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay.The EU announced its creation last Thursday, giving itself a 90-day timetable to resolve the crisis in Venezuela.Mogherini said then that its aim was to enable the holding of new elections under democratic conditions — not to mediate with the government of President Nicolas Maduro.The United States and a dozen Latin American countries have already recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s acting head of state — as has the European Parliament.France, Britain, Germany, and Spain are among the EU countries that have told Maduro to call elections by the weekend or they will recognize the opposition-backed parliamentary speaker.France European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said Sunday that if Maduro had not called a fresh presidential election by Sunday evening, France would consider Guaidó interim president with the right to organize them in his place.She denounced Maduro’s election victory last May as a “tragic farce” in comments to French radio RTL.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Europeans, Latin Americans to meet on Venezuela crisis The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 28, 2019 Who is Juan Guaidó Costa Rica again voices support for new elections, peaceful transition in Venezuelalast_img read more

Police extend investigation into irregularities at football club

first_imgThe football association (CFA) on Monday postponed a hearing into the dispute concerning the validity of a player’s participation in a match last week, as police continued their investigation into possible falsification of documents submitted to the sports organisation.In a statement, the CFA said it had postponed hearing an appeal lodged by Limassol side Apollonas in relation with the medical card of Anorthosis Famagusta goalkeeper Francis Uzoho who was acquired on the last day of the January transfer period.The CFA said it will look into the matter on Wednesday.The issue emerged after Apollonas disputed Nigerian national Uzoho’s participation in a game against Anorthosis on Saturday, February 2, which the Limassol side lost 1-0.The club said Uzoho had only arrived in Cyprus on Friday afternoon, shortly before 4pm, and questioned how he could have had his health card issued about an hour after the offices of Cyprus Sports Organisation (KOA) closed on Friday at 2.30pm.Following the appeal, Apollonas also reported to police that the medical card used was possibly forged.Police have since arrested Anorthosis deputy chairman Kyriacos Yiangou, a doctor who is suspected of signing the documents filed with KOA regarding the player’s health.KOA annulled the medical card, as reports suggested Uzoho had told police he was on the airplane on his way to Cyprus when the card was issued.On Sunday, police interviewed Anorthosis chairman Andreas Panteli as well as others.Yiangou’s remand expires on Monday. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans,6666666666667" width="640" layout="responsive" class="caas-img has-width">Violence,上海龙凤论坛Temple, Chaired by the former Cross Rivers State governor, Nunn sat down with me to talk moderation in a time of hyper-partisanship the challenges of running as a mother of young children and whether she’d rather have Barack or Michelle Obama stump for her Here are excerpts from the interview: Q What do you make of the debt ceiling shenanigans of the past two years We cannot fool around with defaulting Its part of whats created the uncertainty that we know at least economically the threats of shutting down the threats of default Business needs certainty in order to invest and its important that our leaders act responsibly around this issue Q What did you make of the House Republicans last attempt to tie debt ceiling to restoring the sequester cuts to veteran pensions What I would say is we need to as much possible ask our leaders to act without brinksmanship or gamesmanship around these issues Everybody knows that we cant afford to default and we should focus on that issue We also should restore the pensions But I think that we need more maturity in our leadership and more focus on the national interests versus the political interests Q So youre against the sequester As people have said repeatedly sequestration is the absolute wrong way of making the cuts Nobody in business would cut across the board they would cut strategically And we are going to have to make difficult cuts but we are not going to do it effectively when we do it through sequestration which everybody adopted only because it was such a preposterous thing that they would never allow it to happen Q But you do talk about the problems of long-term debt that is one of your central campaign themes How would you go about cutting debt Do you support Simpson Bowles Is there a plan out there that you see that you like I think Simpson Bowles was a good step in the right direction None of this can be done unilaterally It has to be done in concert It has to be done in a bipartisan way It has to be done with trusting leaders who are also willing to speak with courage and conviction about the necessity of making hard choices and of living within the constraints of our resources and done in a holistic way because its going to take a holistic approach Q But debt is not that much of an issue any more in Washington maybe it still is on the campaign trail But Democrats are actually talking about more stimulus spending infrastructure investments because the economy cant afford more austerity at this point Im not talking about short-term deficit reduction Im talking about long-term debt And I think those are distinguishable things And so when were talking about pro-growth policies in order to invest to ensure that our economy is growing thats a part of the equation in dealing with long-term debt So I think that we often in the political discourse conflate those things in a way that lead us to make short-sighted decisions like sequestration Q Where do you stand on the Keystone pipeline I have studied it and I do believe it’s something we should move forward with based upon the practical economic imperatives energy independence and also that many of the environmental concerns have been addressed Q Who would you rather have stump for you Barack or Michelle Obama I would say that I am focused not so much on getting others to stump for me as I am on getting Georgians to stump for me right now and talking to the voters of Georgia myself directly And then getting people that are from Georgia demonstrate their willingness to come out Ive worked with President Obama Michelle Obama Ive had the opportunity to work with President Bush and Barbara Bush and it would be a hard choice to say which of the Presidents and First Ladies that I have worked with that I would have most like stump for me Q So its more Bush v Obama Well Ive just had the privilege of working with Presidents across the aisle That have embraced service and volunteerism and found common ground Its something that I believe that our presidents have done on certain issues especially around volunteer service that is admirable and that we need more of Q Some of your fellow southern candidates have run away from Obama They didnt want to be seen with him Do you have a fear of being seen with unpopular President I ultimately think that people make choices based on individual candidates As I said Ive had the real privilege and opportunity to work in different ways with the Presidents over the last several decades and I have an enormous amount of respect for all of our Presidents for the public service that they do and the leadership that they provide our country Q How do you balance appealing to younger progressive voters and older more conservative voters Because those are two very different constituencies that youre going for You know I think thats true but at the same time there’s a lot of common ground Like when I go around the table whether its young people or older people they still say jobs is their number one priority They still believe that education no matter what generation theyre from is key to our future There is a lot that binds generations cross Georgia and share a commitment to our future I certainly think that we are going to be trying to appeal and engage folks through out the state and across the generations including really mobilizing and tapping into idealism and inspiration of young people and the experience and wisdom of seniors Q Georgia’s demographics are clearly changing but are they going to be enough for your candidacy Georgias demographics are changing and we have to both mobilize the base and attract some independent and Republican voters And I think we can do both and Im having a good indication already that we can and will attract folks on both sides of the aisle for my candidacy Q How helpful has your dads name recognition been to this race and could you have run without it Its impossible to separate who I am from my parents in the same time that it is for all of us Im very grateful for his support Its an enormous lift to have his advice Hes been great councilor for all of my life certainly my professional life as well as my growing up Ill continue to look to his guidance and can’t think of a better person to give counsel based on the enormous respect that he has from so many across the state It is absolutely a wonderful thing to have his partnership and to have him as my father Q Do you ever get sexist question or feel any sexism as a female candidate You know I have not really I believe that actually a lot of people are excited about having a woman candidate I talk to a lot of women and men who look to the Senate and see for instance that it was the women that helped resolve the federal shut down that they believe that it’s a good thing to have a diverse set of leaders in our congressional body Q They say women are often more difficult to convince to run Was it difficult to convince you to run You know Im not sure that I could discriminate based on gender But will say that I spent a good bit of time thinking about it Its a very big decision for someone with a 9 and an 11 year old and a career that I loved I definitely wanted to make sure that I believed that I could make a difference that I could make a contribution that we could win in Georgia and that it was the right time for me personally Q Did you speak to other women politicians in Washington like Kirsten Gillibrand and Debbie Wasserman Schultz who have young children I did yeah Q And what was their advice The main thing that they convinced me of was that its possible to be both a great mom and also a great public servant And they sort of gave me all sorts of tips on how to do that which we all have to fund our own path but they convinced me that there was a way of doing it and I think they reinforced what I believed which is that it’s really helpful to have mothers who are keenly aware of a certain set of issues that are shared by mothers across the United States and that having their representation having their voices is an important part of our leadership Q You are one of five Democratic women running in the South This seems to be almost a strategy Do you think that Democratic women have a better shot in the South than male Democrats Theres a great opportunity for women in the south and thats part of the equation But I certainly think that people vote on who they think the best candidate will be to representing their state their interests And I hope thatll be me Q How much do you benefit from a chaotic GOP field I do believe that as I look to the Republican primary it does seem to be a race to the extremes and to embracing the political dysfunction in Washington I certainly think that the contrast is clear and that continue to be evident and potentially even to grow and the differentiation around the ideas that are there Ultimately I believe that Georgians are looking for more pragmatism more collaboration more problem solving and less extremism Q One point one of your "5 Ways to Fix Washington" bars members from becoming lobbyists You realize that most former members who lobby arent technically lobbyist right Im not saying that I dont want people in Congress to not continue to influence things for the public good I think what Im pointing out is that we should not have congressmen and women use the privilege and platform of the relationships and the understanding that they have through their service and apply it parochial or special interests Q Another point of your "5 Ways to Fix Washington" is if Congress doesn’t pass a budget they don’t get paid you realize Dems didn’t pass a budget for four of the last five years in order to protect Obamacare right Theres blame on both asides of the equation for the failure of getting things done in Washington Q So 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