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India set to play 500th Test, Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 of them

first_imgIndia will play their 500th Test match when they take on New Zealand in the first of a three-match series at Kanpur’s Green Park on September 22. (Defence will be key against Kiwi spinners: Rahane to India Today)After playing their first Test back in 1932, India have grown from strength to strength, thanks to the emergence of some superstars. After a slow start, India picked up momentum, especially over their last 99 Test matches in the last decade. (Four-day net session for Team India ahead of first Test in Kanpur)It was also in no small measure to the contributions by the Big Five – Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble. By 2006, the five had established themselves and shaped one of the most feared teams in world cricket. It was thanks to these players, that India reached the top spot in the ICC Test rankings, a far cry from the 10 percent winning ratio in their first 100 Tests. (WATCH: Virat Kohli gears up for New Zealand series)A week away from India’s historic Test, here’s a look at all the numbers you would want to know about:Chronology of India’s 500 Tests: 1st Test match:England v India at Lord’s, June 25-28, 1932 Result: England won by 158 runs Match details:-India were led by CK Nayudu, who badly damaged his hand attempting a catch in England’s first innings-Mohammad Nissar took 5-93 in England’s first innings-Jahangir Khan took 4-60 in England’s second innings-L Amar Singh scored India’s first fifty and added 74 runs in 40 minutes with Lall Singh, the first Malaysian Test cricketer ————————————————————————————————————————- 100th Test match:England v India at Edgbaston, July 13-15, 1967 Result: England won by 132 runs Match details:-India were led by Tiger Pataudi-Against fine bowling from the Indian spinners only Barrington’s solid knock of 75 held England’s first innings together-On a rain-affected pitch India collapsed for 92-England batted again despite a big lead and were restricted to 203 again by Indian spin attack-India started on the promising note and were 185 for three at one stage, but then the wickets fell in a heap and India collapsed to 277 all out.-The match ended on the third evening after 20 wickets had fallen on the second day ————————————————————————————————————————- 200th Test match:Pakistan v India at Lahore, December 10-15, 1982 Result: Drawn  Match details:-India were led by Sunil Gavaskar-Zaheer Abbas scored his 100th first-class hundred, emulating Geoff Boycott to do so in a Test match-Despite Zaheer’s double hundred Pakistan were bowled out for 485, with Dilip Doshi picking 5-90-Sunil Gavaskar became fourth batsman to aggregate 7000 Test runs. He also completed 1000 runs against Pakistan-Mohsin Khan followed his first innings 94 with a hundred in the second and completed 1000 runs in the calendar year 1982 ————————————————————————————————————————- 300th Test match:India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, November 20-23, 1996 Result: India won by 64 runs Match details:-India were led by Sachin Tendulkar-Mohammad Azharuddin became the first player to appear against all current Test playing nations, both at home and away-South Africa chasing a fourth innings target of 170 were bowled out for 105 as they lost their last six wickets for nine runs in 25 balls.-Javagal Srinath was on a hat-trick three times in South Africa’s second innings ————————————————————————————————————————- advertisement(BCCI Photo)400th Test match:West Indies v India at Kingston, June 30-July 2, 2006 Result: India won by 49 runs Match details:-India were led by Rahul Dravid-Rahul Dravid scored 81 in India’s total of 200 as Jerome Taylor took his maiden five-wicket haul-Harbhajan Singh took 5 wickets in 27 balls as West Indies were dismissed in less than two sessions-India were dismissed for 168-their lowest total in the series as once again only Dravid stood tall on a surface offering ankle-high shooters-Chris Gayle bagged a pair falling to Sreesanth in both the innings-West Indies were reeling at 29 for three, but middle and late order threatened an extraordinary comeback…but Anil Kumble took last five wickets of the innings to give India a remarkable win—————————————————————————————————————————India’s performance in each block of 100 Tests:1-100: Won 10, Lost 40, Drawn 50, Win percentage 10.00101-200: Won 25, Lost 32, Drawn 43, Win percentage 25.00201-300: Won 21, Lost 26, Drawn 52, Tied 1, Win percentage 21.00301-400: Won 32, Lost 31, Drawn 37, Win percentage 32.00401-499: Won 41, Lost 28, Drawn 30, Win percentage 41.41Total: Played 499, Won 129, Lost 157, Drawn 212, Tied 1, Win percentage 25.85Comparison with other teams while going into 500th Test:Australia: Won 244, Lost 144, Drawn 149, Tied 2, Win percentage 40.88England: Won 190, Lost 126, Drawn 183, Win percentage 38.08West Indies: Won 162, Lost 168, Drawn 168, Tied 1, Win percentage 32.46India: Won 129, Lost 157, Drawn 212, Tied 1, Win percentage 25.85Top-five batsmen:(Reuters Photo)Sachin Tendulkar: Played 200, Runs 15921, Average 53.78Rahul Dravid: Played 163, Runs 13265, Average 52.63Sunil Gavaskar: Played 125, Runs 10122, Average 51.12VVS Laxman: Played 134, Runs 8781, Average 45.97Virender Sehwag: Played 103, Runs 8503, Average 49.43advertisementTop-five bowlers:Anil Kumble: Played 132, Wickets 619, Average 29.65Kapil Dev: Played 131, Wickets 434, Average 29.64Harbhajan Singh: Played 103, Wickets 417, Average 32.46Zaheer Khan: Played 92, Wickets 311, Average 32.94World records held by Indians:Most Tests – 200 by Sachin TendulkarMost runs in Test cricket – 15921 by Sachin TendulkarMost Test hundreds – 51 by Sachin TendulkarMost catches – 210 by Rahul DravidHundreds in all Test playing countries – Rahul Dravidlast_img read more

Ancelotti: Atalanta away tougher than Liverpool

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti cheekily claimed that Napoli’s trip to Atalanta in Serie A would be “more difficult” than their crunch Champions League clash with Liverpool.Napoli beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1 at the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday to go top of Group C ahead of a final showdown with the Reds at Anfield, while second-placed Paris Saint-Germain take on the Serbian outfit.Avoiding defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s side – who are unbeaten in the Premier League – would see them through, but the Italian club could still be shunted into the Europa League qualification spot. 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! Ancelotti, though, is confident his men will get the job done and has more pressing concerns over the next match in the Italian top flight against mid-table Atalanta.”We must go there with courage and play,” said Ancelotti regarding the trip to Merseyside. “Now let’s think about Bergamo, which is more difficult than Liverpool.”Marek Hamsik’s first goal of the season turned the game against Red Star in Napoli’s favour after just 11 minutes, and a brace from Dries Mertens put them 3-0 up inside 52 minutes.The visitors rallied in the second half, scoring through El Fardou Ben, but Ancelotti was unconcerned by the way his side’s superb first-half performance trailed off somewhat in the final half an hour.FULL-TIME#NapoliRedStar 3-1@ChampionsLeague #UCL #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/24g2MQgfAn — Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 28, 2018 “I’m satisfied,” he said. “We played with great intensity for 60 minutes, then there was a physiological decline, which was inevitable.”The goal [for Red Star] could have been avoided immediately. But we cannot be doing maths when we go to play Liverpool. “We have shown our qualities, we have an advantage that makes us proud. We are leading the most difficult group of the Champions League.”PSG’s win over Liverpool on Wednesday left just three points between Group C leaders Napoli and the Reds and set up an intriguing final matchday that could potentially see all three sides on nine points at the end of the group stage, which would leave a set of tie-breakers to determine which two side made it through to the round of 16 .   Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

A-Roid Back, Yanks Open vs. Jays

first_imgNEW YORK — Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era starts for the Yankees with the April 6 opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, a season that begins with New York in the unfamiliar role of underdog.“Life had to go on without Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and Yogi and Mantle,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “It just happens.”For much of last year, it appeared the Yankees were hoping life would go on without Rodriguez, who sued Major League Baseball, the players’ association and New York’s team physician during his drug suspension and then withdrew the actions.After serving the one-year ban, he’s back on the active roster as his 40th birthday approaches in July, owed $61 million for the final three seasons of his contract.“I feel like I’m 18 years old with Lou Piniella in Seattle again,” he said.Rodriguez hasn’t played a full season since 2007 because of the suspension, two hip operations and a variety of lesser injuries. He lost his third base job to Chase Headley and figures to be primarily a designated hitter and backup to Headley and first baseman Mark Teixeira.A-Rod hit .267 in spring training (12 for 45) with one double, three homers and four RBIs.“If I was a betting man, I would have bet on him playing well,” Girardi said. “But there’s still that you’ve got to see it after two years of not playing and being 39 and a half.”And thus far, the sniping between A-Rod and management has dissipated.“He’s been great. He’s setting a good example for the whole team,” co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said.Much has changed for the Yankees since Rodriguez’s last game on Sept. 25, 2013 — the night the Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention.Just 10 players remain from last year’s 25-man, opening-day roster and just four from the start of 2012, when New York last made the playoffs: Rodriguez, Teixeira, CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner. Teixeira is the only infielder left from opening day last year.Didi Gregorius takes over at shortstop for Jeter. The Yankees know he can field, but Gregorius has to show he can hit.“It’s not about the pressure. I’m just here to play the game,” Gregorius said. “I’m not replacing him, because he’s not playing a different position. So for me, just going out there, play my game.”After a second straight poor season and knee surgery, Sabathia lost his opening-day slot to Masahiro Tanaka. The Japanese right-hander missed most of the second half of last season with a slightly torn elbow ligament, and his velocity was down during spring training.“Maybe it isn’t the wisest to ask for velocity from me this year,” he said.Sabathia starts third in a rotation that includes Michael Pineda, newcomer Nathan Eovaldi and Adam Warren.The end of games will be different, too. David Robertson, who thrived as closer last year following Mariano Rivera’s retirement, left as a free agent, joining the Chicago White Sox.New York signed Andrew Miller who will, at least for now, team with Dellin Betances to share the closer’s role and is one of three left-handers in the bullpen.Betances struggled during the exhibition season, finishing with a 5.40 ERA and .281 opponents’ batting average.“Obviously the spring was rough,” he said.New York set team records for players (58) and pitchers (33) last year, and four-fifths of the starting rotation spent time on the disabled list. The Yankees scored 633 runs, 13th among the 15 AL teams, and their .307 on-base percentage was ahead of only Seattle.Gardner (abdomen) and right fielder Carlos Beltran (elbow) return from surgery.“If we stay healthy, I expect us to be at the top of the division,” Sabathia said. “We’ve definitely got the talent. It’s matter of us staying out on the field.”Toronto was 83-79 last year — one win fewer than New York, and the Blue Jays have not made the postseason since winning the World Series in 1992-93, the longest absence in the major leagues.At 24, Drew Hutchison is Toronto’s youngest opening-day starter since Todd Stottlemyre in 1990. The Blue Jays have six rookies on their opening-day roster: center fielder Dalton Pompey, second baseman Devon Travis, starting pitchers Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez, and relief pitchers Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna.Catcher Russell Martin was signed to join a batting order that already included Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, and third baseman Josh Donaldson was acquired from Oakland.“We may have to rely on a young guy who may not be proven,” Manager John Gibbons said.___By Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich and AP freelance writers Mark Didtler, Jeff Odom and Ian Quillen contributed to this reportTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Out or not out? Virat Kohli’s controversial dismissal in Perth sparks a debate

first_imgVirat Kohli scored his 25th century on the third morning of the second Test on Sunday but fell on the stroke of lunch under controversial circumstances.Kohli’s record-breaking knock of 123 came to an end when he edged Pat Cummins to a forward-diving Peter Handscomb at second slip.Whether Handscomb got his fingers under the ball will be a matter of debate for days to come but the onfield official’s soft signal was out and the third umpire did not reverse the decision on review.Kohli was unhappy with the decision as he walked off the ground shaking his head.Here’s how it happened -Massive moment in this match. Virat Kohli is walking off the field with India still trailing by 75 runs. Cummins pitches it up and around off to invite yet another drive from the Indian skipper. Virat obliges as he gets forward to stroke it through covers. But this time his front foot is not exactly to the pitch of the delivery and he ends up edging it behind. Peter Handscomb standing at second slip goes down low to his right and takes the catch inches above the surface.Doesn’t get much closer than that! Kohli has to go… #CloseMatters #AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/v6luCLWez1cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 16, 2018Even as Kohli walked back to the pavilion amidst loud cheers and claps from the fans in attendance in Perth, social media was divided on the verdict of his dismissal.”Kohli was out or not out? What do u say guys??,” Harbhajan Singh pondered on Twitter.Kohli was out or not out ? What do u say guys ??Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 16, 2018Harsha Bhogle, commentator and expert, tweeted that even the huge advancements in technology, it is still not hundred percent correct all the the time.”The bottom line is that technology in such matters is inconclusive and will always be inconclusive because we are seeing a 3 dimensional event in 2 dimensions. And so the verdict tend to go with the on-field umpire,” he tweeted.The bottom line is that technology in such matters is inconclusive and will always be inconclusive because we are seeing a 3 dimensional event in 2 dimensions. And so the verdict tend to go with the on-field umpire.advertisementHarsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 16, 2018Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson though drew attention to earlier incidents where rather the Australian batsmen were at the receiving end.Johnson tweeted,”One batsman walked the other didn’t, both out. Handscomb catch was soft out & went to third umpire given out, Rahul catch given out on field hazelwood walked no questions. Scoreboard says out for both so happy with both decisions.”One batsman walked the other didn’t, both out. Handscomb catch was soft out & went to third umpire given out, Rahul catch given out on field hazelwood walked no questions. Scoreboard says out for both so happy with both decisions. pic.twitter.com/DQr70kZ7uTMitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 16, 2018Kohli had reached his 25th Test century in style with a flowing off-drive to the boundary then placed his helmet on the ground, pointed to his bat and made a yapping gesture with his gloved hand.It was his sixth century in Australia, which matches the tally of the great Sachin Tendulkar, and ended a drought against Australia with just 83 runs in his past seven Test innings against them.Kohli showed no lasting ill-effects from an earlier injury scare when he was struck on the forearm by a searing Mitchell Starc bouncer and required treatment.The century saw him equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 6 Test hundreds down under. Tendulkar and Kohli are actually the only two batsmen to slam six hundreds in Australia in the last 70 years.Kohli is also second on the list of captains with most runs in a calendar year in away Test matches. Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith leads the list with 1212 runs in 11 Tests in 2008. He actually managed to achieve the feat twice in his career in 2003 and 2008.Kohli went past Australia’s Bob Simpson, who scored 1018 runs in 9 Test matches in 1964 while West Indies legend Garry Sobers is next with 895 runs in 7 matches in 1966.This is also Virat Kohli’s seventh Test hundred against Australia. In Oceania, Kohli has now scored 7 hundreds while this is Indian captain’s 14th hundred in away Tests.This is also Virat Kohli’s 18th Test century as the captain of India, which goes on to show exactly how much he has led his team from the front and has taken captaincy as a means to improve himself.The 30-year-old also is the second fastest batsmen to scored 25 Test hundreds as he reached the milestone in 127 innings. Don Bradman took just a mere 68 innings to score 25 Test hundreds but Kohli has left Sachin Tendulkar behind who took 130 innings to score as many hundreds in Tests.India were eventually all out for 283, giving the hosts a lead of 43 runs.last_img read more

Will give our 100 per cent: Sunil Chhetri on Igor Stimac’s appointment

first_imgThe Indian football team led by talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri Friday welcomed new coach Igor Stimac to the new set-up and said they are determined to give their 100 per cent on the field under the former Croatian World Cupper.The 51-year-old Stimac, who was part of Croatia’s 1998 World Cup squad that finished third in France, was on Wednesday officially appointed as head coach of the Indian team. He comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring and developing football with players back home and internationally.As a coach, Stimac’s major achievement was guiding Croatia to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil.”I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the new boss, @stimac_ligor on his appointment as coach of the National team. He brings with him tremendous experience of having coached on some of the biggest stages in football. We will do well to benefit from it,” Chhetri had earlier tweeted soon after Stimac’s appointment.I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the new boss, @stimac_igor on his appointment as coach of the National team. He brings with him tremendous experience of having coached on some of the biggest stages in football. We will do well to benefit from it.Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) May 15, 2019″This will be a process, one towards which we will be giving nothing less than 100 per cent. I’ve already spoken with the boys from the national team, and we have begun working on our fitness as we need to switch modes soon.advertisement”When there is a change in guard at the helm, what doesn’t change is our desire to keep improving. What I am also assuming won’t change is the way all you fans have backed us. Let’s all turn to this new chapter,” he added.India defender Sandesh Jhingan said Stimac’s experience will be of great help to Indian football.”At the moment, Croatia are ranked 5 in the FIFA ladder, besides being the FIFA World Cup finalists, and him being one of the pioneers of that process shows his positive vision,” he said.”Personally, it’s a big bonus for me. He was a central defender during his playing days, and had such a great World Cup in 1998. So it’s an opportunity for me to learn a lot.”India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said he is eagerly waiting for the first national camp under Stimac here.”I am very excited to be honest. We have a busy year coming ahead which is really good for us to keep developing as a team. We need games like the King’s Cup, and the Hero Intercontinental Cup to challenge ourselves to grow. I am really looking forward, and very happy,” Gurpreet was quoted as saying by All India Football Federation (AIFF) in its website.”If we keep doing our jobs like we have in the recent past, I am sure we will grow even more.”Right-back Pritam Kotal also couldn’t hide his excitement.”I am very excited to have Igor Stimac as our new coach. His experience will be a great addition to the team and we will look to go one better under his leadership,” Kotal said.Also Read | FIFA deputy secretary general Boban looks forward to India’s results under Igor Stimaclast_img read more

Bale misses out on Tottenham reunion

first_imgReal Madrid Bale to miss Tottenham reunion, but Isco ready for Real Madrid Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:18 10/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Bale Isco The Wales international is back in training but is not yet fit enough to return to Zinedine Zidane’s plans for the Champions League clash at Wembley Gareth Bale will not be reunited with Tottenham in the Champions League after missing out on a place in Real Madrid’s travelling squad.The Blancos have named a 19-man party for the midweek clash at Wembley Stadium.Real 7/2 to beat Spurs to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bale had been hoping to make the cut, allowing him to face his former club, but he has only been able to return to light training ahead of the contest.Zinedine Zidane has been forced to overlook him as a result, but Isco does make the grade after shaking off a knock which kept him out of training on Monday.Our 19-man squad for the match against @SpursOfficial! #RMUCL pic.twitter.com/WQxpC02MWJ— Real Madrid C.F.(@realmadriden) October 31, 2017Isco was seen limping down the tunnel following Real’s shock 2-1 defeat to Girona, but assured reporters after that contest that he would be ready for European action.Zidane clearly believes that the Spain international is back to full health, but he has a number of other injury issues to contend with.Keylor Navas, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Mateo Kovacic are all missing for Real as they prepare to take on Spurs.The defending champions have also seen club talisman Cristiano Ronaldo hit an uncharacteristic slump which has seen the usually prolific Portuguese struggle for goals.Zidane will be eager to see a man recently honoured with the FIFA Best Award get back on track in England, while offering him and his team a welcome boost amid a testing run and regular rounds of criticism.Having swept to a La Liga and Champions League double last season, Real currently sit eight points adrift of arch-rivals Barcelona in the Spanish top-flight and were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham in their last continental outing.last_img read more

Simona Halep hopes dream Wimbledon run can end US Open nightmare

first_img Reuters New YorkAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 12:17 IST Simona Halep’s best showing at US Open was in 2015. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSimona Halep scorched 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour in this year’s Wimbledon finalHalep, who reached the Australian Open final in 2018, has not had the ideal preparation heading into the final Grand SlamThe world number four was forced to retire with a left Achilles injury in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals in Toronto earlier this monthSimona Halep is living the dream after her Wimbledon triumph and the Romanian heads into next week’s U.S. Open hoping for new dawn at the season’s final Grand Slam after early exits in the last two years.Halep scorched 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour in this year’s Wimbledon final to add a second major title to her trophy cabinet after last year’s French Open crown.The 27-year-old’s near-flawless display at the All England Club marked a spectacular return to form after her world ranking dropped from first to seventh between mid-January and July.It’s been like a dream since I left (Wimbledon). Even now, I’m living the dream, Halep, who credits her improved fortunes on the biggest stages to a more relaxed approach, told the WTA website.I felt positive and confident … like I reached my highest level of tennis. The first six months of this year were more relaxed because I was just trying to improve my game without thinking about the results.This helped me a lot and when I got to Wimbledon, I started feeling the grass like I never had before. I got more confident day-by-day. It was a process.Flushing Meadows represents a different challenge for the Romanian, who has been knocked out in the first round on her last two visits, falling to Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova in 2017 and Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi last year.Halep’s best showing at the tournament was in 2015 when she was beaten by eventual champion Flavia Pennetta in the semi-finals, and the U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam where she has failed to reach the final.advertisementThe U.S. Open is a big difference because of the crowd and atmosphere, Halep added. It’s more about entertainment so it’s not easy to adjust … I’ve made the semis in the past so I’m confident there’s a chance to do more.Halep, who reached the Australian Open final in 2018, has not had the ideal preparation heading into the final Grand Slam of the season.The world number four was forced to retire with a left Achilles injury in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals in Toronto earlier this month and lost to American Madison Keys in the Cincinnati third round.Halep’s new coach Daniel Dobre, who signed up in March after she split with Darren Cahill before the Australian Open, said last year’s Grand Slam breakthrough at the French Open had given the Romanian newfound belief.Before … she was a little bit closed, she found it easier to keep her thoughts to herself. Now she’s much more confident not only on the court, but outside it, Dobre told the French Open website in June.Martina Navratilova said Halep must bring the same aggressive approach she displayed at Wimbledon if she is to succeed in New York.Simona likes to play it, as is her nature, safe. But she had a positive … and offensive mindset in the Wimbledon final. It would be silly not to try to replicate that, the 18 times Grand Slam champion wrote in a column for the WTA.Halep enjoys a better career head-to-head record over the three players ranked above her Naomi Osaka (4-1), Ash Barty (3-1) and Karolina Pliskova (7-3) making her one of the bookmakers’ favourites at Flushing Meadows, behind Williams.Even if things don’t go her way, Simona should now have a lot more belief in herself … she’s one of the favourites to be number one at the end of the year, Navratilova said.Also Read | US Open: Djokovic, Federer in same half of draw; Serena vs Sharapova in blockbuster 1st roundAlso See: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 US OpenFollow Simona Halep Next Simona Halep hopes dream Wimbledon run can end US Open nightmareSimona Halep enjoys a better career head-to-head record over the three players ranked above her — Naomi Osaka (4-1), Ash Barty (3-1) and Karolina Pliskova (7-3) — making her one of the bookmakers’ favourites at Flushing Meadows, behind Williams.advertisementlast_img read more

G6 Alliance Implements Asia-Europe Winter Program

first_imgzoom Members of the G6 Alliance have announced the withdrawal of eight Asia-Europe sailings from late October 2013 to February 2014, in response to expected low demand over the winter season.The void sailings will be made on the following services:Asia – North Europe servicesLoop 7 services in Week 44 (ETA Qingdao 28 October 2013)Loop 4 services in Week 47 (ETA Ningbo 22 November 2013)Loop 6 services in Week 48 (ETA Kaohsiung 25 November 2013)Loop 1 service in Week 1, 2014 (ETA Kobe 3 January 2014)Loop 6 service in Week 7, 2014 (ETA Kaohsiung 10 February 2014)Asia – Mediterranean servicesEUM service in Week 44 (ETA Pusan 27 October 2013)EUM service in Week 48 (ETA Pusan 24 November 2013)EUM service in Week 7, 2014 (ETA Pusan 9 February 2014)The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between the Far East and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary. The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.MOL, October 9, 2013last_img read more

TITAN Receives Lloyd’s List Maritime Casualty Response Award

first_imgzoom TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Houston-based marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company, was presented with the prestigious Maritime Casualty Response award during the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards ceremony and dinner, held in Houston last week. Accepting the honor before more than 300 people from Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean was TITAN’s Chris Peterson, vice president.The Marine Casualty Response award recognized TITAN’s efforts in the Costa Concordia wreck removal project, which met the award criteria of representing an incident that threatened life, the environment and property. When selecting TITAN for the honor, the judges considered the team’s actions that directly attributed to protecting the marine environment during the project, including the team’s success in avoiding any additional damage to the wreck site during the parbuckling; the proactive steps taken to restore local flora and fauna; the partnership with the University of Rome to document the environmental, technical and engineering efforts, and more.The cruise ship Costa Concordia partially sank in January 2012 after hitting a reef off the Italian coast and running aground at Isola del Giglio. Since then, TITAN has worked closely with partner Micoperi, an Italian company specializing in underwater construction and engineering, to refloat the wrecked cruiseliner and tow it away to a port, where it will be scrapped. The project is considered the largest wreck removal project in history.“It was a true privilege to accept this award on behalf of the TITAN/Micoperi team and the hundreds of people who have worked tirelessly on this project,” said Peterson. “The recent successful parbuckling was special for so many reasons and to so many involved, including the residents of Giglio and Italy, our talented team, and the passengers who were impacted. And while we celebrate this, it is also important for those of us who represent an industry that responds to disaster to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of incidents such as this one, and that we honor and respect their families.”Also representing the company during the event was TITAN’s Daniel Dolson, manager, marine operations, and Jimmy Nichols, commercial director, Americas; Crowley’s Scott Craig, director, marine development and compliance; Joe Sohlberg, manager, marine compliance; Bren Wade, manager, marine compliance; Suz Michel, vice president, talent management; and Marine Response Alliance’s (MRA) Samina Mahmood, manager.TITAN Salvage, February 28, 2014last_img read more

Ottawas refusal to tax Netflix putting some Quebec Liberal MPs in a

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm on his promise not to impose a tax on Netflix and Liberal MPs from Quebec, where the province is prepared to do it alone, say they will live with a decision that puts them in a tight spot — at least for now.Backbencher Nicola Di Iorio said he doesn’t think taxing Netflix is currently possible, as it would be difficult to enforce.“We are faced with a new technological world and practices that have been devised in an era where everything was tangible,” said the MP for the Montreal riding of Saint-Leonard—Saint-Michel.Still, Di Iorio said he believes there should eventually be a tax on Netflix, once the federal government figures out how to do it.“Netflix is not a charity, so one day tax will be collected, for sure,” he said, adding that he and his colleagues in the Quebec Liberal caucus will keep pushing for that, even if it is not happening any time soon.“My colleagues do react to what they hear and what I hear from citizens of Quebec.”The issue has been at the core of objections to a revamped cultural policy unveiled in September by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.It included securing a $500-million pledge by Netflix, the online video streaming giant based in California, to set up a Canadian branch of operations and fund original homegrown content.Netflix also committed to spend $25 million on strategy to develop the market for French-language content, but the lack of a contractual obligation to actually go ahead and produce it came under heavy scrutiny in Quebec, where Joly and her plan were pilloried and dismissed as naive.The fact that the cultural policy was not accompanied by a plan to impose a sales tax on Netflix — something Trudeau promised on the campaign trail he would not do — was another irritant, with Quebec cultural industry leaders describing it as an unfair subsidyThat irritant has flared up again in recent days. Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao sent a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Nov. 7 calling on Ottawa to join the province in taxing foreign online businesses, including Netflix, but warning that Quebec is also prepared to go it alone.Then on Tuesday, Pierre Karl Peladeau, the president and CEO of Quebecor, urged Ottawa to take Quebec up on the opportunity.The federal Liberal government has no plans to change its mind, according to a spokeswoman for Morneau.“Should the province determine they want to move forward on imposing a sales tax on Netflix, they can proceed,” Chloe Luciani-Girouard wrote in an email Wednesday.Netflix did not respond to a request for comment.The decision to stand firm has put some Quebec Liberal MPs in a tough position: they understand a federal tax on Netflix is not in the cards but are hearing about it from constituents and understand their concerns with the $500-million agreement.“It’s obviously a live issue among the Canadian population, it’s a live issue in Quebec and it’s a live issue in discussions that we’re having,” said Greg Fergus, Liberal MP for Hull — Aylmer.Simon Ross, a spokesman for Joly, said the minister hears and understands the concerns of Quebecers.“That is why the government has invested more than $2.2 billion in culture, to protect and promote our culture,” he said.Liberal MP Alexandra Mendes said the general feeling in Quebec is that Netflix should pay its fair share.“Even when you explain that the tax would not do anything for the producers or for the creators, that they wouldn’t gain anything with having a consumers tax added to the product . . . they still think it’s unfair,” said Mendes (Brossard — Saint-Lambert).Not everyone is on the same page.“We have to find a way to support really, really good stuff that is Canadian in this new era where it’s a free-for-all,” said Montreal MP Marc Miller, parliamentary secretary to the minister of infrastructure.“That’s tough and we’ll make mistakes, but if we have this commitment and this deep reflection, I think it will be positive for Canadian content.”Liberal MP Peter Schiefke said he thinks Joly chose the best option available, but noted the Quebec Liberal caucus will be watching how things unfold.“I think it is up to us as a caucus to make sure that we are following how this is moving forward, that we put our own pressures on Netflix to ensure that Quebec is getting its fair share of those investments, to really be the strongest voices for Quebec content and make sure that is indeed happening,” said Schiefke (Vaudreuil — Soulanges).— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks but differences large

first_imgBEIJING — China sounded a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth, but the two sides face lengthy wrangling over technology and their future relationship.Talks were due to start Monday but there was no word from the American Embassy or China’s Ministry of Commerce on whether they were under way or details of their agenda.Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance has changed since a Dec. 1 agreement by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to postpone further increases.Envoys will have “positive and constructive discussions,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said on Friday.The American side is led by a deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, according to the U.S. government. The delegation includes agriculture, energy, commerce, treasury and State Department officials.The Chinese government gave no details of who would represent Beijing.The talks are going ahead despite tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on U.S. charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions against Iran.Trump imposed tariff increases of up to 25 per cent on $250 billion of Chinese imports over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing responded by imposing penalties on $110 billion of American goods, slowing customs clearance for U.S. companies and suspending issuing licenses in finance and other businesses.Washington, Europe and other trading partners complain Beijing’s tactics violate its market-opening obligations.The clash reflects American anxiety about China’s rise as a potential competitor in telecommunications and other technology. Trump wants Beijing to roll back initiatives like “Made in China 2025,” which calls for the state-led creation of global competitors in such fields as robotics and artificial intelligence. American officials worry those might erode U.S. industrial leadership.The ruling Communist Party is reluctant to give up initiatives it sees as a path to prosperity and global influence.China’s leaders have tried to defuse complaints by emphasizing its potential as an export market. Over the past year, they’ve promised to increase foreign access to their auto, finance and other industries.Some Chinese officials suggest the technology initiatives might be opened to foreign companies. But they have given no details, leaving it unclear whether that will satisfy Washington.Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day postponement of additional tariff increases to take effect Jan. 1. But economists say that is too little time to settle all the disputes that bedevil U.S.-Chinese relations. They say Beijing’s goal probably is to show enough progress to persuade Trump to extend his deadline.During that 90-day period, agreements “may not be reached until the last day,” said Tu Xinquan, director of the China Institute for World Trade Organization Studies at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.This week’s talks will focus on technical details before higher-level leaders “make hard political decisions,” Tu said.In the longer term, the final tariffs might “remain for several years,” Tu said. “I don’t think it will proceed that fast. It must take time.”Cooling economic growth in both countries is turning up the pressure to reach a settlement.Chinese growth fell to a post-global crisis low of 6.5 per cent in the quarter ending in September. Auto sales tumbled 16 per cent in November over a year earlier. Weak real estate sales are forcing developers to cut prices.The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.4 per cent in the third quarter, and unemployment is at a five-decade low. But surveys show consumer confidence is weakening because of concern that growth will slow this year.Beijing has tried in vain to recruit France, Germany, South Korea and other governments as allies against Trump. They criticize his tactics but echo U.S. complaints about Chinese industrial policy and market barriers.The European Union filed its own challenge in the World Trade Organization in June against Chinese rules that the 28-nation trade bloc said hamper the ability of foreign companies to protect and profit from their own technology.For their part, Chinese officials are unhappy with U.S. curbs on exports of “dual use” technology with possible military applications. They complain China’s companies are treated unfairly in national security reviews of proposed corporate acquisitions, though almost all deals are approved unchanged.Some manufacturers that serve the United States have shifted production to other countries to avoid Trump’s tariffs.UBS said Friday that 37 per cent of 200 manufacturers surveyed by the bank have shifted out of China over the past 12 months. The threat of U.S. tariff hikes was the “dominating factor” for nearly half, while others moved because of higher costs or tighter environmental regulation.“Most firms expect trade war to escalate,” the bank said.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

China factory measure improves but activity still sluggish

BEIJING — An official measure of China’s manufacturing improved in January but forecasters say economic activity is sluggish as Chinese leaders try to resolve a tariff battle with Washington.The purchasing managers’ index issued Thursday by the government statistics agency and an industry group rose 0.1 points on a 100-point scale but stayed below a level that shows activity expanding.Measures for employment and domestic demand weakened.China’s economic growth sank to a three-decade low in 2018 after activity decelerated in the final quarter of the year.Citigroup economists said in a report, “we see economic growth remaining sluggish” through the first half of 2019.Chinese and U.S. negotiators began talks Wednesday in Washington aimed at resolving the fight over U.S. complaints about Beijing’s technology ambitions.The Associated Press read more

Samsung ATIV Q hybrid laptop runs Windows 8 and Android on a

first_imgSamsung has just unveiled one of its craziest portables yet: the ATIV Q, a tablet-laptop hybrid that can boot into both Windows and Android. The craziness doesn’t stop with dual booting, however.The ATIV Q also features a razor-sharp 3200×1800 qHD+ display. It measures 13.3 inches on its diagonal — meaning the Q going to be a tad more bulky than, say, the Galaxy Note 10.1. While you might normally be concerned about the Windows performance of a device like this, you don’t need to worry about the ATIV Q. It’s not running an Atom like some other dual-booters. It’s running Intel’s latest silicon, a Core i5 Haswell. That should provide the Ativ Q with brilliant battery life in Windows and equally brilliant performance while running Android. And yes, that also means that you’re getting the full Windows 8 experience — not the confusingly limited Windows RT.You can switch easily between the two using dedicated buttons and even run both operating systems side-by-side. Samsung’s also made it so that important files you save on the ATIV Q like photos and documents are visible to both Windows and Android.Samsung has also taken a page out of Lenovo’s playbook. The hinge mechanism on the ATIV Q allows it to bend into a number of different positions — from a traditional laptop angle, to pure tablet mode, to a sort of rear-facing kiosk.Though you might expect a trackpad on a 13-inch laptop keyboard, the ATIV Q has none. That’s due to the space required by the hinge, but it’s not a huge loss. With a touchscreen within easy reach, most users won’t lament the loss.  The ATIV Q also has a 128GB SSD (no word on how much space is actually free to use), 4GB of RAM, and a battery that’s good for an estimated 9 hours of use between charges.Samsung hasn’t announced pricing for the ATIV Q yet, but you can bet it won’t come cheap. This kind of versatility and power usually commands a decent premium, but hey, at least the initial reviews are good.last_img read more

Buy Minnesotas Very Own Harry Potter House For Just Three Million Bucks

first_imgStay on target Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys Remember that time in 2011 when, after the release of Deathly Hallows Part 2, it really seemed like Harry Potter was going to go away for a bit? What fools we were. Voldemort may die but #brands never will. Harry Potter theme parks. Five-part Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts prequel franchises. Tech-powered Harry Potter wand toys. Harry Potter AR mobile games. Prepare for this to be the rest of your non-magical life.But if that sounds good to you, maybe it’s time to take your whimsical Wizarding World love to the next level. Why not straight-up live in a house that looks like it came out of Harry Potter? With a few million dollars and tolerance for Minnesota winters, now you can.In 2002 restaurant owner/musician Jeff Arundel purchased a downtown Minneapolis property, 247 10th Avenue S. By 2009 he had turned it into a castle ripped from the pages of a fantasy novel. It’s just his thing. With three beds and baths, a courtyard and rooftop deck, and 4,500-square-feet of space the place is also totally liveable in addition to being beautiful to look at. See it for yourself in this virtual tour.However, now Arundel has somehow become tired of living in a castle and has put his Harry Potter house up for sale. A brewery nearly made a deal but it fell through. So now locals are flocking to get their bids in. The home is listed at $2,995,000, which honestly seems like a small price to live in a house where the paintings probably talk. Also, most potential buyers want to turn it into a business of some kind since that’s pretty much what everything else in downtown is, and when the building looks like this it should pay for itself in no time.At the moment, the castle is still on the market. So if you’ve got a couple million dollars lying around and Harry Potter love to spare try making a go for it. And even if you couldn’t care less for wizards, it’s probably still dope to live in an actual castle, even in Minnesota.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Bud Pasmore cofounder of Walk Knock dies

first_imgA.C. “Bud” Pasmore, a key founder of Clark County’s annual Inter-service Walk & Knock food drive, died Tuesday.Archie Campbell Pasmore was 90 years old and died of natural causes after a time in hospice, according to his daughter, Mary Bailey.A volunteer-powered, countywide food drive seemed a “crazy idea” in the early 1980s, according to the Walk & Knock website — but it took off quickly and grew to become the single largest annual food drive in the area, transforming Clark County’s charitable landscape with its highly visible and successful demonstration of people helping people.“That’s a heavy duty loss,” said his partner in creating the tradition, Doug Rae. “Bud was a giant in the community when it came to Walk & Knock.”Just last year, Walk & Knock celebrated its 25 anniversary and — despite a lingering economic downturn — set new records both for tons of food collected and for money donations as well. There were 162 tons of food and $50,000 in cash and checks.Road builderDaughter Bailey said Pasmore was a native of Canada who came to the U.S. when he was 20. He worked at Vancouver’s Alcoa aluminum plant during the early days of World War II. Then he went to work as a streetcar operator in Portland. He got tired of being asked why such an able-bodied young man wasn’t serving in the military, Bailey said — the answer was that he was not a U.S. citizen — and eventually got into the Navy. The heavy equipment skills he learned there led to his eventual career as operations and maintenance manager for Clark County Public Works, a job he held from the late 1960s through 1989.last_img read more

Ft Bragg Updates Dining Options ahead of ArmyWide Revamp

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Army is refashioning the food service options it offers as it contends with force reductions and increasing competition from restaurants located inside and outside an installation’s gates, but Fort Bragg officials are confident that none of the post’s dining facilities will be shuttered as they’ve already taken steps to update their offerings.“We’re sitting in a good place right now,” James Ramey, food program manager at the installation’s Logistics Readiness Center, told the Fayetteville Observer.The post has incorporated a number of ideas included in an executive order issued last year that was intended to trim Army spending on installation support, including revamping menus, offering healthier food and expanding service outside of traditional dining facilities.“We always have to improve. If we don’t change and evolve, the customer might go away. We have to offer them what they want, when they want it,” Ramey said.The executive order called for closing 14 dining facilities, shrinking the floor space of 45 facilities and transitioning smaller facilities to larger ones. Fort Bragg features 16 dining facilities which operate at a capacity above 80 percent.Cooks tweaked the healthy menu at the 2nd Brigade and 18th Field Artillery Brigade dining facility by cutting out sodium, focusing on all-natural ingredients, and shifting from frozen and canned foods to fresh choices. Within the first month, the number of people choosing the healthy bar increased from 50 to 150, according to the story.Earlier this month, Fort Bragg opened its first drive-thru window as part of the Army’s push to make its dining facilities more attractive to soldiers.last_img read more

Full Show Opioid Lawsuit And Texas Election Security Feb 27 2018

first_imgOn Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Back in December, we told you Harris County is suing drug companies and doctors for their alleged roles in promoting the opioid epidemic. Now, county attorneys are trying to keep that suit from being moved out of Texas. For the latest, we check in with Pegi Block from the Harris County Attorney’s office.Also this hour: Texas is well behind the majority of U.S. states in providing appropriate election security, at least according to a new study from the Center for American Progress. Dan Wallach, an election security expert from Rice University, tells us if he agrees and how he’d like to improve the safety of voting machines.Then, after 47 years in broadcasting (and 17 of them here at Houston Public Media), Ed Mayberry is retiring. Before he embarks, though, he must run the gauntlet others have endured – the Houston Matters exit interview with Craig Cohen.And Commander Mark has been teaching kids how to draw for more than 40 years. His real name is Mark Kistler, and he’s hosted two television shows about drawing, including The Secret City, which aired in the 1980s and 90s. Michael Hagerty finds out what he’s up to today.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live VideoWe offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

How can I implement new technology into my business

first_img There are a number of technologies that can help you with various aspects of the business. If you don’t have one already, you should look into a good accounting package designed specifically for small businesses (rather than personal accounting software). They’re fairly easy to use and will help you keep track of your cash flow and make things easier when tax time rolls around.You’ll also want some sort of customer relationship management (CRM) system. Being able to capture information about customers — especially their preferences and quirks — really helps with building repeat business. It can also help you see who your best customers are so you can market to them more effectively. You can either purchase software to run it yourself, or you can use a “hosted” model where you login on the Internet to use it but the supplier takes care of all the technical management.You don’t say how you manage incoming orders, but if you don’t have a Web-based system for placing orders you’ll want to look into one. These days people are used to ordering just about everything online. If you can give them that option you’ll increase the convenience. Be sure the software you use allows them to schedule pickups in advance. You’ll also want to include a “live call” button on the site so customers can easily reach you by phone if they’re having problems with the online system or have questions.On the marketing and branding side, one thing you can do is invest in an application that allows you to create very versatile email campaigns without a great deal of effort. With these packages you can design and schedule campaigns, build opt-in lists (mailing lists where the recipient has already said he/she would like to receive the email), create simple email announcements and newsletters, and track results to help you refine your next campaign. Using a hosted system helps keep your costs down over purchasing and installing the software on your own servers and removes the burden of maintaining the software and hardware. April 9, 2009 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

Costa Rica Health Ministry may turn to fines to combat sprawling cases

first_imgAs the rate of dengue cases continues to rapidly rise, the Health Ministry might start looking to people’s wallets to combat the outbreak.“What we need is a different response [from the public] because when we arrive to fumigate, people aren’t going after the hatcheries themselves,” said Health Minister Daisy Corrales at the Casa Presidencial on Tuesday. “Based on our experience with tobacco, people seem to respond well to fines,” she observed.The ministry has been organizing awareness campaigns and teams have been fumigating areas with high numbers of mosquitoes, which pass the disease to humans. But as the number of cases continues to increase, the public health department has struggled to find other solutions.Corrales said that one control campaign discovered 16 “hatcheries,” or stagnant pools of water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs and multiply, in the same house.Dengue cases nationally are up over 250 percent from the same period last year, according to data published by the Health Ministry on its website.Figures collected up to July 6 reported 14,929 cases of dengue nationally, compared to 4,116 in 2012.José Luis Garcés, a doctor at the Health Ministry who works on dengue, told The Tico Times that the total number of cases as of July 25 was 22,055. Garcés added that there have been five deaths attributed to dengue in Costa Rica so far this year.Pacífico Central and Chorotega reported the highest incidences of dengue, according to the July 6 data. The cantons of Nicoya, Puntarenas, Pérez Zeledón, Orotina and Pococí also reported high numbers of cases.Costa Rica has been struggling this year with the highest number of dengue cases in Central America, according to Corrales. The head of the Health Ministry did not offer a specific reason for the explosion of dengue cases compared to past years, saying that it was a combination of factors including the tropical climate, rains and the public’s lack of effort.Costa Rica is not alone in its struggle with dengue. Dengue cases have surged around the world, from Central America to Thailand.   Despite the rising number of cases, Corrales insisted that the ministry’s recommendations, when followed, are effective.“Counteracting this situation is a human act and we see results” when people follow the recommendations, she said.Ticos may not have to worry about fines any time soon. Corrales noted that any kind of monetary punishment would have to be approved by the Legislative Assembly first. Facebook Comments Related posts:Dengue numbers finally drop in Costa Rica Dengue fever deaths climb to 12 in Nicaragua Costa Rica’s government issues warning on dengue outbreak, reports 14,000 cases in 2013 Rainy season increases worries over dengue feverlast_img read more

Three charged for illegal digging at ancient site

first_imgThe three people who were arrested in connection with unauthorised digging at an archaeological site in Kouklia, Paphos were charged and released on Monday afternoon after an investigation by the antiquities department concluded they had not stolen anything from the site.A 37-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, a 34-year-old man on Sunday and a 47-year-old resident of a Paphos village on Monday morning in connection with the incident.The 37-year-old man, who reportedly works for the government, was arrested after his car was spotted on Saturday night outside a site in Kouklia where the antiquities department was carrying out excavations. Police had gone to the site after a tip off that three people had been seen there.Officers did not find anyone at the site but found the car of the 37-year-old parked there. Various items found inside the vehicle were seized and sent for scientific testing.The site was inspected by officials of the antiquities department on Sunday and they are believed to have found an ancient tomb in the area of the excavation. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndoBon VoyagedCelebrity Mega Yachts That Are Out Of This World – Step AboardBon VoyagedUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more