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first_imgTwo stalwarts in Greek soccer’s Super League were surprised by second division teams, PAOK beaten 1-0 by Apollon Kalamarias and Panetolikos falling by the same score to Hania.A goal by Christos Efstathiou stunned PAOK in a round robin pool in which PAS Giannina beat Kerkyra 1-0. The top two of each pool of four teams advance to the next round.This group also involves cup holder Panathinaikos, which beat second division Olympiakos Volos, 1,0-, on a blast by Nigerian Abdul Ajagun.AEK Athens, now in the second tier, faced a Super League side for the first time since its relegation from the top flight almost a year-and-a-half ago, and drew 0-0 at Panthrakikos. In the group’s other match Atromitos, under new manager, Ricardo Sa Pinto. defeated Iraklis Psahnon 1-0 away.Olympiakos needed an own goal by Panahaiki to beat its second-division host 1-0 in Patra, while Panionios was held to a goalless draw by Football League side Fostiras at home.The round’s other results were: Xanthi 1 Niki Volou 0, Zakynthos 1 OFI Crete 1, Platanias 3 Ethnikos Serron 1, Iraklis Thessalonikis 1 Levadiakos 1, Veria 4 Ermionida 1, Apollon Smyrnis 2 Ergotelis 2, Kalloni 1 Tyrnavos 1 and Aiginiakos 1 Asteras Tripolis 4.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIndia take on New Zealand in an important game at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Both New Zealand and India are unbeaten so far in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India will present New Zealand their stiffest challenge in the World Cup so far and it should be a cracker of a game.However, both teams will keep an eye on the weather in Nottingham where the threat of rain looms large. The practice session was washed on Tuesday but the teams could manage to train for an hour on Wednesday after which the rain returned.India are on a roll after their victories over South Africa and Australia. New Zealand have so far defeated Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Neither team, therefore, would be keen to share points. 3 matches have already been washed out due to rain and teams would want to get as many points as they can muster in the first half of the tournament.New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson said his team was determined to get the full 2 points against India.Latest Update from Nottingham:- It has started to rain at Trent Bridge and it’s getting dark now The forecast for IND v NZ doesn’t look good (Accuweather)”It’s the World Cup. We’re playing against India in the World Cup and it’s an opportunity to get two points and we don’t want to get rained-out games,” he said.”I don’t think any players do but if that happens then so be it. We can’t control that but we’re looking forward to playing India and getting some confidence against them.”advertisementSo what does the weather look like in Nottingham for Thursday? Weather forecast in Nottingham for June 13, 2019 (Accuweather)The forecast as seen from above is not looking quite good and it should be a surprise if we get a full game today in Nottingham.Also Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Match 18: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sAlso Read | Want KL Rahul to be versatile ODI player like Dravid: Sanjay Bangarlast_img read more

first_imgThe man accused in the 2017 slaying of a Nebraska woman slashed his neck and fell from a wheelchair during his murder trial Monday.Fifty-two-year-old Aubrey Trail yelled “Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all” before swiping something across his neck in the courtroom in Wilber.Deputies rushed to help as Trail lay bleeding on the floor.It is unclear when the trial will resume, or how badly Trail is injured.Authorities say he’s had a stroke and two heart attacks since his arrest.Trail and 25-year-old Bailey Boswell are charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe.Prosecutors say the pair planned Loofe’s abduction and killing .Trail’s attorney says her death was an accident during a consensual sex fantasy.Boswell is awaiting trial.last_img read more

first_imgBayern München Muller: Ancelotti shouldn’t be a scapegoat Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 07:28 10/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Carlo Ancelotti Bayern coach Getty Images Bayern München Carlo Ancelotti UEFA Champions League Bundesliga Bayern München v Freiburg Freiburg The manager paid the price for Bayern Munich’s unimpressive start to the season, but the German says the players are to blame Thomas Muller does not believe Carlo Ancelotti should be made a scapegoat after the Italian was sacked by Bayern Munich at the end of September.Bayern made the decision to relieve Ancelotti of his position last month following the team’s 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Bayern 13/2 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. There had been rumours in the weeks leading up to his sacking that several key players in the dressing room were unhappy with his methods and had expressed that behind the scenes.Bayern sit five points behind pacesetters Borussia Dortmund after seven matches, but Muller does not believe all the blame should be laid at the feet of Ancelotti.Speaking to reporters at an Audi event, Muller said: “A big part of this [their recent struggles] is caused by the team that stands on the pitch and does not perform like people expect it to.”We must be realistic about this and not be of the opinion that Carlo Ancelotti was a scapegoat.”Jupp Heynckes was installed as Ancelotti’s replacement until the end of the season, but Muller has urged fans not to expect an instant improvement.”We should be very careful about setting targets which we can throw into the bin afterwards again,” he said.”We won’t suddenly play football from another galaxy. There will of course be matches where people see us and be very critical.”last_img read more

first_imgCleared of doping charges, Davinder Kang named in 43-member India team for Asian ChampionshipsJavelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang made a return to the Indian team among 43 athletes for the Asian Championships starting in Doha on April 21.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 16:30 IST Davinder Singh Kang was a last-minute inclusion in the team despite not qualifying in the two events he took part in this season (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavinder Singh Kang was recently cleared of doping charges Kang was handed a provisional suspension in 2017 after his urine samples returned positive for anabolic steroidsKang was a last-minute inclusion in the team despite not qualifying for his chosen events this seasonJavelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang, who has recently been cleared of doping charges by the Athletics Integrity Unit of the world governing body, made a dramatic return to the Indian team as he was named among 43 athletes for the Asian Championships starting in Doha on April 21.The 30-year-old Kang was handed a provisional suspension in 2017 after his urine samples returned positive for anabolic steroids. But he was recently cleared of doping charges by both the AIU and WADA after the National Dope Testing Laboratory here withdrew the adverse analytical finding issued to his urine sample.Kang, who has a personal best of 82.16m, did not touch the qualifying standard of 80.75m set by the Athletics Federation of India in any of the two events he took part this season after being cleared of the doping charges but has been named in the team in the last minute.He finished fifth with a throw of 79.31m in the Federation Cup in March while he managed 74.28m to win gold in the National Javelin Thrown Open Championships on Tuesday in Sonipat.The 43-member Indian team will not have star javelin thrower and national record holder Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, due an elbow injury.The AFI had earlier announced a 51-member team for the continental flagship event to be held in Doha from April 21-24 but as many as 23 were named in the list subject to confirmatory trials which were held at Patiala on April 13. On Wednesday, the team was pruned down to 43.advertisementAsian Games 800m gold winner Manjit Sungh, who did not turn up for trials due to injury, has been replaced by Kerala’s Mohammad Afsal who had clocked 1:49.01 in the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix in Patiala as against the qualifying standard of 1:48.00. Afsal was second behind Jinson Johnson in the Federation Cup with a time of 1:50.29.In the women’s 4x400m realy, Prachi was included in the team in place of Jisna Mathew. Men’s 400m hurdles national record holder Dharun Ayyasamy was also not named in the team due to injury.Veteran steeplechaser Sudha Singh, who also missed the confirmatory trials due to illness, was named by the AFI but it is learnt that the Sports Ministry has refused to clear her name.”The AFI has booked Sudha’s flight tickets for Doha and so has again requested the ministry to clear her,” a well-placed source told PTI.Women’s 10,000m runner Sanjivani Jadhav, who recently returned positive for a specified substance but was named in the team subject to clearance by the NADA, got the nod from the national anti-doping watchdog and she made it among the 43 athletes.She was not handed a provisional suspension as she tested positive for a specified substance.As expected the women’s 100m relay team of Dutee Chand, Hina, Archana Suseendran and K Ranga made it to the team after the quartet clocked 44.12 seconds in the trials as against the AFI qualifying standard of 44.50 seconds. Dutee was already named in the team in the individual 100m race.In the trials, besides the women’s 4x400m relay team, only K Gomathi (women’s 800m) crossed the qualifying standards set by the AFI. But all the others who took part in the trials but failed to touch the AFI qualifying standards, except for the men’s 100m relay team, made it to the final team announced on Wednesday.Also Read | Mary Kom wants athletes and coaches to be given anti-doping awareness trainingAlso Read | IOC sanctions three athletes from London 2012 Games for dopingAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World CupFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Davinder Singh KangFollow JavelinFollow Asian championshipsFollow Doping Charges Nextlast_img read more

first_imgEDMONTON – Karanpal Singh Bhangu and Ricky Cenabre met the same fate minutes apart while working alone on a night shift at two different Mac’s convenience stores in south Edmonton.Each clerk was robbed, beaten and shot dead.A jury heard Tuesday that three people wearing bandanas over their faces and similar clothes walked into both stores on Dec. 18, 2015. In both robberies, one suspect was armed with a handgun and another had a machete.The Crown said evidence shows that, at some point, they changed who was holding the gun.“The person who shot Mr. Cenabre is not the person who shot Mr. Bhangu,” prosecutor John Watson told court in his opening statement. “But both of the people involved are part of the group of three.”Laylin Delorme, 27, is on trial after pleading not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a prohibited restricted firearm.Two co-accused have yet to stand trial.Watson didn’t explain what role Delorme is alleged to have played in the killings. He said the month-long trial will hear from about 35 witnesses, including DNA and firearms experts.One police photo entered as evidence shows a trail of blood leading through one of the stores. In another picture, two feet are sticking out from behind a counter next to an M&M’s candy display.Bhangu, 35, had recently emigrated from India. Cenabre, 41, had come to Canada five years earlier from the Philippines.Watson said the two stores were equipped with video surveillance cameras which captured one of the robbers wearing a distinctive jacket.A short time after the shootings, police spotted a man wearing the same jacket sitting in a car in the Collingwood neighbourhood. The vehicle sped off and officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed near Whitemud Drive.Officers arrested three people in the vehicle — two men and a 13-year-old boy. Watson said police searched the car and found a gun, machete, bandanas and duffel bags filled with cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.last_img read more

Speaking on the final day of the high-level debate, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador Philip Sealy called for the resumption of the Doha Round of trade talks, which collapsed earlier this year, while ensuring that development is given appropriate attention during any fresh negotiations.“It is crucial that global trade rules be enhanced in recognition of the need for treatment to be accorded to small economies that would take cognizance of their special circumstances, and allow them to participate in world trade in a manner commensurate with their national capacity to do so,” he said.Echoing that theme, Timothy Harris, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Industry and Commerce for Saint Kitts and Nevis, said he was concerned that the needs of small island developing States were being overlooked or downplayed in favour of other issues.Citing the work of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in helping his country adjust to changes in the international sugar industry, he called for more partnerships for development within regional groups and between nations.Justin Simon, Attorney-General of Antigua and Barbuda, voiced concern about climate change and the impact of natural disasters, such has hurricanes and tsunamis, on small island countries.“My country’s Government feels that a review of existing international disaster relief funds and an increase in the amount of financial resources made available are necessary for the elimination of this sad state of economic vulnerability of so many nations,” he said.Tuvalu’s Ambassador Enele Sosene Sopoaga said that in recent years there has been unusual flooding of his country’s main islands, perhaps because of rising sea levels caused by climate change.“We are frightened, and worried. And we cannot think of another Tuvalu to move to – all by the actions of others – if nothing is done urgently and we are forced out of our islands. There is still time to act,” he said.Ruben Zackhras, Vice Speaker of the Marshall Islands, raised the issue of the United States’ nuclear weapons testing programme, which took place in his country before it became independent in 1986.Calling on the UN and its Member States to examine this issue more closely, Mr. Zackhras said “our people have paid a disproportionate sacrifice for helping the world understand the power of the nuclear bomb. We have paid with our own lives, our health, and the well-being of our land and waters that are so sacred to us.”Turning to the subject of migration, Tonga’s Chargé d’Affaires Mahe ‘Uli’Uli Tupouniua quoted a World Bank study revealing the benefits that migrants provide to sender countries when they remit some income to their families.Mr. Tupouniua said the study showed that for countries such as Tonga, remittances help to improve income distribution and alleviate poverty in sender States, as well as induce higher savings, stimulate business activities and promote increased investment in education. read more

Jordan Gahan is shown in this undated family handout photo. The grieving father of a young man who died in a workplace accident in Fort McMurray interrupted an apology from one of the owners today who had pleaded guilty in his death. Jordan Gahan, who was 21, was operating heavy equipment in 2014 when his excavator fell through the ice into four metres of water. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Gaham Family *MANDATORY CREDIT* by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2017 3:26 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Our hearts were broken:’ Family mourns son killed in workplace accident CALGARY – The grieving father of a young man who died in a workplace accident in Alberta’s oilsands region interrupted a courtroom apology Friday from one of the owners of a company that pleaded guilty in the death.Jordan Gahan, who was 21 and from Fredericton, was operating heavy equipment at a Suncor pit that was being reclaimed near Fort McMurray when his excavator fell through ice into four metres of water. His co-workers were able to get him to the surface, but he died in hospital.Brayford Trucking Ltd. pleaded guilty to two of five charges under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to protect Gahan as an employee.“There’s no words or actions or anything that can possibly express to you how sorry we are and you no longer have your son. We can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering that’s associated with losing a child,” co-owner Susan Brayford said in a statement to the court Friday.“We’re so very, very sorry.”Brayford was interrupted by Paul Gahan.“I apologize to the court, but it’s just too much,” he yelled.Judge Harry Van Harten allowed Gahan to address the court, but with a warning.“I totally appreciate how difficult a day this is for you, but it is for everyone that’s here,” he said. “I’m happy to hear what you have to say. Just do it in a respectful way please.”Gahan said he appreciated that the Brayfords had “stepped up to the plate” and changed their safety policies.“It’s sad that it has to come at the cost of my dear son. On March 14, 2014, I was sentenced to … basically life in prison with no chance of parole until I die. I was sentenced by the incompetence and the capabilities that didn’t follow procedures properly,” Gahan said.Six pictures of his son were placed in the courtroom to give the family comfort. Leica Gahan, Jordan’s mother, said she didn’t want to believe the RCMP when they told her that he had died.“I begged and pleaded with the RCMP that they had made a mistake. They made no mistake. Our son was gone and our hearts were broken,” she said.“I know that grieving for Jordan will last a lifetime. I will grieve for him until the day we are reunited in heaven. Losing my son Jordan was the worst thing that could ever happen to me in my 50 years on this earth.”The court imposed a fine of $100,000 as well as two years of corporate probation under the Criminal Code.“It was a meaningless and preventable death,” said Van Harten.But there are mitigating factors, including changes to safety measures at the company and the plea of guilty, he added.Van Harten also noted there was also a personal apology and expression of sorrow from the Brayfords, whom he described as “conscientious contributing citizens of the community.”“The Brayfords are clearly not hiding behind the corporate shield as they might legally be allowed to do. Unlike some corporations … this company is not going to pay a penalty and move on and consider the penalty the simple cost of doing business.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter read more

In a media note, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Vijay Nambiar, noted that he had just returned from a four-day visit to the country, during which he met with various senior Government officials, including Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham.During his meetings, Mr. Nambiar underlined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s concern over the continuing attacks in different parts of the country, including Rakhine state, where more than 115,000 people have been displaced due to violence related to ethnic tensions, and Kachin state, where some 75,000 people have fled their homes since fighting began in June 2011 between Government troops and rebels.Regarding the resumption of dialogue in the northern state of Kachin, the UN envoy stressed that while the matter was for the parties to negotiate among themselves, the United Nations has an interest in seeing that the continued stalemate and escalated tensions do not “undermine the overall direction of reform and transformation in the country or adversely affect the positive international atmosphere that had been generated so far.”Mr. Nambiar also reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to support Myanmar and appealed for greater humanitarian access in the region for UN agencies and other humanitarian partners so that they could “further scale up relief work and assist communities impacted by the recent escalation in the conflict.” read more