first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will soon address a press conference to clear the air over the ongoing mining impasse, the Deputy Speaker of Assembly Michael Lobo said on Monday. “He is the right person because he is the Minister of Mines as well,” Mr. Lobo said,adding, “in the next two to three days he will address a press conference and tell whether it (mining) is going to happen or not.” Mr. Parrikar, who has advanced pancreatic cancer, has not made an official public appearance for more than two months. He has also not moved out of his private residence except for a brief visit to the Goa Medical College Hospital since October 14, his return from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Reports from New Delhi indicate that the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, which mandates auctioning as the only route for allotment of iron ore mining leases, cannot be amended — as requested by the Goa government — to facilitate renewal of leases to existing holders. This has made the agitating mining dependents restless. Top Goa BJP leaders as well as some central leaders of the party have repeatedly assured the agitating mining dependent lobby in Goa, as also the mine owners, that the Central government would be amending the MMRD Act in the coming winter session of Parliament. Mr. Lobo who has been active on this front, also said it was necessary for Mr. Parrikar to communicate to the people of Goa about when and how he planned to resume mining.The Congress has beenattacking the government and accusing Mr. Parrikar as well as the BJP of trying to hide the fact that the Union Government had already rejected Mr. Parrikar’s request for amendment of MMRD Act. Mining in Goa was banned in February this year by the Supreme Court quashing second renewals of 88 mining leases, while also directing the State government to allot the leases afresh as per appropriate laws.last_img read more

first_imgKevin Pietersen says he is proud of his unbeaten double hundred that gave England the upperhand in the ongoing first cricket Test against India as he had never worked this hard for runs in his career.”It’s something to be proud of, definitely. There’s been some fairly complimentary thing being said to me in the dressing room. I’ve never had to work harder,” Pietersen, who made an unbeaten 202 in England’s 474 declared, said after the second day’s play on Friday.”With the conditions I batted in, and having to face MS Dhoni for half an hour as well, I reckon it’s right up there with the hundreds I’ve scored. They bowled really well in swinging conditions and the pitch was seaming as well. I was missing balls by a couple of inches on occasions… it was real hard graft,” he added.About the course of the match, he expects the ball to seam and swing to put Indians in a spot of bother.”History tells us that getting result at the Lord’s is quite difficult. But the wicket we have at the moment is aiding seam and swing and we all know swing is alien to Indian batting,” Pietersen stated.Emboldened with his success, Pietersen revealed his ambition to enter the 10,000 Test runs club now that he has completed 6,000 runs.”I would love to have (10,000 runs). I love to set goal for myself and hopefully I would reach there if I bat this way.”This is Pietersen’s 18th century in his 75th Test but quite uncharacteristically, he never have had to graft in the manner he has done at Lord’s over the last two days.advertisement”The conditions were very difficult and they bowled very well. Sometimes you were playing and missing by couple of inches. It was a real hard graft. It made you wonder if India were batting yesterday where they must have been,” Pietersen said.Pietersen also gave credit to Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott for consuming a lot of overs.”Credit to the first three batsmen (deserve credit) for they ate up a lot of balls. Trott was magnificent again and Strauss batted for 80 balls which was great under the circumstances.”When it’s seaming and swinging you try to get overs in the other bowlers. They did a great job for men like Prior and Swann to take advantage of what’s been created a day before.Bell also batted beautifully.”Pietersen had two moments of anxiety — the first, when he was on 49 and Rahul Dravid appeared to have caught a chance at leg slip before replays ruled it in his favour.The second moment arrived when he was on 73 and umpire Billy Bowden gave him out caught behind off Dhoni only for the Decision Review System (DRS) to come to his aid.”I was on 49 when Rahul used the technology. He wasn’t sure (so he did it). He is a fantastic servant of the game, a true Indian legend. I have played with him in IPL for 2-3 years and there is no way he would have claimed a catch when he knew it wasn’t out.”As for the second chance, I had to review it. I can’t get out to Dhoni. Having said so it was difficult to see him through. He was moving it both ways and it was nipping around.He is a talented man.”Another Indian for whom Pietersen has only admiration and affection is Praveen Kumar, who grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests. .”I captained him for a year in the IPL. He is fantastic and a very skillful bowler. If there is anyone in the Indian team, I would be happy to have got five wickets, it would be PK. He is a fantastic guy,” Pietersen said.Pietersen revealed that England had decided in advance to give Indians half an hour of batting on Friday evening.”We wanted to bowl for half an hour at Indians. I kept passing messages to Strauss that if he really wanted to pull us out (declare) now, there are no dramas. My 200 wasn’t important?I had scored quite a few runs already. Team is more important and not a 200 in a Test match.”Pietersen took a dig at his critics who have been terming his form as none too great in recent times.”It’s been only six matches that I haven’t scored a century. I got a 85 against Sri Lanka in 100 balls.”You do go through good patches and bad patches. As long as you are true to yourself and continue to do hard work, you have to be rewarded.”advertisementPietersen returned to speak about Sachin Tendulkar around whom there is a huge expectation to get his 100th international century.”There are a lot of great cricketers who haven’t done well at Lord’s ? Warne, Ponting for example. We would try and make sure Sachin doesn’t get a hundred.”He also didn’t find fault with Harbhajan Singh’s bowling who went wicketless but conceded over 150 runs in England innings.”Harbhajan bowled very well. Harbhajan on that wicket which was friendly to seamers, tied it down. On occasions, even I found it very hard to score. I don’t think he bowled badly,” he concluded.last_img read more

first_imgNahan (HP), Sep 8(PTI) About 80 students were today taken ill after consuming meal served to them during a sports tournament at a middle school in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh.The students had gathered for a mid-school level sports tournament. They started vomiting along with loose motions and giddiness soon after consuming the meal and were rushed to Sub-Divisional hospital at Shillai, an official said.Chief Medical Officer Sirmaur, Dr Sanjay Sharma said the students were out of danger.”A team of doctors has been sent to Shillai and all the children are improving and out of danger,” he said.The Sub-divisional Magistrate of Shillai, Vivek Shukla said the students were being monitored and most of them were expected to be discharged soon.”The cause of is not known but it could be due to food poisoning,” a doctor attending to the children said. PRI CORR PCL CHT RG CHTlast_img read more

first_imgUnited Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council will host its 10th annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, celebrating female leaders who have positively impacted their communities and made a difference in the lives of others.Net proceeds from the 10th anniversary event will benefit United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC initiative, which focuses on making sure young people in disadvantaged communities are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade.As premier sponsor for the second consecutive year and a brand dedicated to celebrating women, Italian luxury fashion house Max Mara will show an exclusive presentation of their Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the event. SourceMedia’s leading financial services brand, American Banker, which reaches an engaged audience of senior banking decision-makers and experts via an award-winning website, monthly magazine and its prestigious annual ranking of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, will also return as a sponsor this year. New sponsors for 2016 are renowned French winery Champagne Laurent-Perrier, which is sponsoring the 10th Anniversary Toast, and Cepi Style, leading style specialist for executive women.This year’s honorees include Monique L. Nelson, Chair & CEO of UniWorld Group, Laurie M. Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer of Macy’s, and Jennifer Warren, Managing Director and Head, U.S. Region at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC) will also be in attendance.The luncheon will also feature for the first time the “Power of the Purse” auction, where handbags from some of the most renowned designers, including a special handbag by Max Mara, will be auctioned to raise money for ReadNYC.The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) engages the power, talent and passion of women to transform communities. Previous honorees and keynote speakers of the annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon include Susan Taylor, former Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine, Soledad O’Brien, former CNN anchor and CEO of Starfish Media Group, Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.For more information, visit unitedwaynyc.org. The event will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC.last_img read more

first_imgNuno Espirito Santo is confident his team’s chances when they face bottom side Fulham despite admitting they will be difficult opposition.Wolves will be aiming to return to winning ways after losing 2-0 to Klopp’s men while Ranieri will be hoping for the perfect gift to Fulham fans.“From our point of view it will be the same, the approach will be exactly the same, so the game will tell us whether it will be harder or not. He told the club’s website“For sure, it’s going to be tough, because Fulham, we played them last season, they are the situations that they have, as the season goes by all the teams start fighting for their lives, so that changes the reality of the games. But it’s going to be tough, very tough.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s different realities. In those moments both teams were fighting for different objectives that would get them promoted. Now the squads are totally different.“I think we’ve stayed more with the core of our squad, maintained our main places. I don’t know if Fulham, the decisions that they made, but it’s not the same team that we found last season, so it will be totally different.“What I see is that it will be difficult, they have a very good manager and they’ve tried to get back on their ideas and I see a better team.”last_img read more

first_img Share your voice 2020 Toyota Corolla review: More emotional, still sensible 5 things you need to know about the 2020 Toyota Corolla 15 Photos 3:13 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety Toyota Toyota Preview • 2020 Toyota Corolla first drive: A better value in the compact sedan space 0 More From Roadshowcenter_img Sedans Hatchbacks Post a comment More about 2020 Toyota Corolla Review • 2020 Toyota Corolla review: More emotional, still sensible 2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Staying relevant in a changing segment Enlarge ImageBack in black. Toyota Blackout packages are all the rage these days among automakers. Why let precious dollars go to the aftermarket when the brand can sell popular black accents bundled in one package?Toyota is no stranger to this thinking and has revealed the fifth and sixth model to earn what it calls its Nightshade Edition looks. On Thursday, the 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition bowed in both sedan and hatchback form. Each model receives the typical slew of darkened elements that the 4Runner, Camry, Highlander and Sienna Nightshade Editions all draw on.The Corolla sedan with the Nightshade Edition starts life as an SE model with a CVT and adds blacked-out badges throughout the exterior. The same dark color finds its way to the grille surround, 18-inch wheels, rocker panels and mirrors. At the rear, a black spoiler and exhaust diffusor is finished in, you guessed it, black. Buyers don’t have to go totally dark, as the car will come in three colors: Super White, Classic Silver Metallic and Black Sand Pearl.The more utilitarian Corolla hatchback Nightshade Edition is also based on the SE model and sports a CVT. It gets all the same black equipment as the sedan except the black headlight frames that add to the look. Like the sedan, white, silver and black are the only exterior colors offered, too.The looks don’t require much additional charge either. The Corolla sedan Nightshade Edition will cost $23,705 after destination and the hatchback will command $23,245. That’s $700 more for the sedan and $900 more for the hatchback compared to either model’s respective starting price for the regular SE trim. Production for both special edition vehicles kicks off this fall. Now playing: Watch this: Tags 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition darkens the moodlast_img read more