Business schedule for Wednesday, May 3, 2017

first_imgNew Delhi:- * Smartron smartphone event (1130hrs) * HP India press meet (1200 hrs) * Power Minister Piyush Goyal to inaugurate conference of state power ministers (1400 hrs) * Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate Integrated Transport and Logistics Exhibition (1600 hrs) * Toyota Innova Touring Sport launch (1830 hrs) Mumbai:- * SAT hearing RIL plea against Sebi ban and penalty (1030 hrs) * ICICI Bank Q4 earnings concall (1730 hrs). Bengaluru:- * Instadel press conference (1600hrs). PTI BEN ARS NSK TRK ABMlast_img read more

My views on Maria Sharapova shared by many: Eugenie Bouchard

first_imgAfter Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard knocked Maria Sharapova out of the Madrid Masters in a three set marathon, the 23-year-old explained the importance of her win against a player she had accused of cheating.The victory on Monday night saw Sharapova crash out of the second round as she continues her return to the WTA circuit following her suspension after being detected for using meldonium during the 2016 Australian Open, reports Xinhua news agency.Bouchard had been critical of the Russian in the past, even going as far as calling her a “cheat”, and admits she viewed the win as justification for her words.”I was extra motivated, I had never beaten her before and there were other circumstances,” said the Canadian in a press conference.”A lot of players had come up to me in private to wish me luck, players who I usually don’t speak to. And I also received a lot of messages from people in the world of tennis,” she said.The Canadian believes that these shows of support make it clear that Sharapova’s return is not popular with many of her peers.”It shows that the majority of the people have the same opinion that I have and although they are worried about speaking out in public, they will speak in private. I received a lot of support from them and that is why I was so inspired,” she commented after her 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 victory.WHAT A SHOT! ??How did @GenieBouchard get this in?! WTA (@WTA) May 8, 2017last_img read more

parshakti takes his own decisions: Ayushmann Khurrana

first_imgNew Delhi, May 15 (PTI) Aparshakti Khurrana made a successful Bollywood debut with Aamir Khans “Dangal” last year and his actor-brother Ayushmann says he is glad that the newcomer got the movie on his own merit.Aparshakti played the nephew of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir) in the biographical sports drama. His role of Omkara was the narrator of the film and provided comic relief to the plot.His second film was this years Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan starrer “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, in which he had a small role.When asked if he gives advice to Aparshakti in terms of his career, Ayushmann told PTI, “I think he takes his own decisions. I am glad he got the films on his own merit. In Dangal, he performed very well. He was the comic relief in the film. People loved his character as he was quite adorable.”Ayushmann says after making such a promising debut in Bollywood, his brother will be cautious about the kind of films he chooses to do.”As far as films are concerned, I think he is waiting for the right characters. Dangal was a very special project and his other films will also be special,” he says. PTI JCH BKlast_img read more

Chinas SAIC Motor to set up Rs 2,000cr car plant in Gujarat

first_imgGandhinagar, Jul 5 (PTI) Chinas SAIC Motor Corp will set up a passenger car manufacturing facility at Halol in Panchmahals district of Gujarat with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.The Chinese auto major today entered into an MoU with the Gujarat government to establish the plant at Halol, around 160km from here, where MG brand cars will be manufactured.The company expects to invest over Rs 2,000 crore in the next five years and begin production from 2019, a government release said.The MoU was signed between SAIC Motor officials and state government representatives in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, it said.The facility will come up at the same place where General Motors earlier had its plant, said M K Das, Gujarats principal secretary, industry and mines department.The project will create 1,000 jobs in the state and enable five auto ancillary firms – Yan Feng, Huichoung, Waling Industry, Ling Yun and Sevic – to set up their units in the vicinity, creating more employment avenues, the release said.SAIC Motor plans to bring the MG car brand in India by 2019.The Chinese firm had earlier said it plans to operate in the country through a fully-owned subsidiary, MG Motor India, and appointed ex-General Motors India head Rajeev Chaba as its president and MD.It has also roped in auto industry veteran P Balendran as executive director.As part of India entry plans, the company would introduce environment-friendly mobility solutions under its iconic MG (Morris Garages) brand.Earlier this year, SAIC signed a `term sheet to evaluate buying the Halol plant of General Motors in Gujarat after the American company decided to stop production as part of consolidation of manufacturing operations in India.advertisementIn 2009, SAIC had bought 50 per cent stake in General Motors India during the bankruptcy crisis faced by the US auto major. Later, GM had bought back the stake.SAIC is ranked 46th in the Fortune Global 500 list of companies with an annual revenue of over USD 100 billion.The introduction of the iconic British sports car brand MG in India is an important part of SAIC Motors global strategy, the company had earlier said.The MG brand, which originated as a British racing sports brand in 1924, has evolved into a modern-day innovative brand.MG products, designed and engineered at its European and global design centres, will be manufactured in India while conforming to global quality standards and aligning with the Indian regulations, emission norms and driving conditions, the company had said. PTI KA PD RSY RYSlast_img

Goa becoming a big draw during monsoons for tourists: Min

first_imgKolkata, Jul 9 (PTI) Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar today said both domestic and foreign travellers are taking interest in touring the state during monsoons to make the most of the rain-drenched beaches.”Domestic and foreign tourists are arriving in Goa during the monsoons to make the most of the rain-drenched beaches and other natural beauties in the state,” Ajgaonkar said while addressing the valedictory session of Travel and Tourism Fair organised here.He said adventure tourism is slowly becoming a big draw with water rafting and other water sports being initiated at different beaches in the state.”Beaches are being made more tourist-friendly with toilets and changing rooms in proximity,” he said.Stating that the Goa government is promoting tourism with all earnest, Ajgaonkar said “no state wants to miss Kolkata, as response from travellers here is the best among the domestic travellers.”At least 400 travel and tour operators participated in the three-day event held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here, which recorded more than 50,000 footfalls during the period, Sanjiv Agarwal of organisers Fairfest Media Limited, said.Twelve countries, including Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the fair, which also saw eight states of the country promoting their destinations, he said. PTI AMR DKBlast_img read more

Challenge increases for Sri Lanka ahead of India series

first_imgAn already tough year for the Sri Lankan cricket team is about to get more challenging as it hosts India for a three-Test series.The Sri Lankans were swept by South Africa in a three-Test series before slumping to their first ever Test defeat to Bangladesh.A week ago, the Sri Lankans struggled to beat lowly-ranked Zimbabwe by four wickets in a one-off Test after surrendering the five-match limited-overs series 3-2.That’s far from an ideal preparation for a series against top-ranked India beginning Wednesday.Both teams are below full strength, with newly-installed Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal ordered to rest after being discharged from a hospital on Sunday with a case of pneumonia. India opener Lokesh Rahul was left behind in Colombo to receive treatment for a viral flu and will miss the opening Test.Veteran spinner Rangana Herath will lead Sri Lanka in Chandimal’s absence while India were weighing up the options as to who will partner Abhinav Mukund in the absence of Rahul, who scored a pair of half-centuries in his last Test – the series-deciding win over Australia at Dharamsala in March.Left-handed Shikhar Dhawan is the reserve opener, but India could push Cheteshwar Pujara up to open batting in a bid to play an additional bowler.Chandimal’s absence for Sri Lanka could mean a Test debut for opener Danushka Gunatilleke, although Dhananjaya de Silva could be in for a recall.Allrounder Asela Gunaratne, who was receiving treatment for a hamstring injury is expected to play.advertisementASHWIN NEARS MILESTONEThe Galle match will mark India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s 50th Test, and he has fond memories of the venue after taking a 10-wicket haul the last time India played here two years ago. India won that series 2-1 and Ashwin was voted player of the series after finishing with 21 wickets.Ashwin goes into the series requiring 25 more wickets to reach 300 in Test cricket, a milestone achieved by only four other Indians. While the tourists will heavily reply on the off-spinner, Sri Lanka will look to 39-year-old left-arm spinner Herath for its inspiration.Herath, who is 16 wickets shy of reaching 400 in Tests, has bowled with great control but whether he has got the guile to deceive the Indian batsmen, who play spin well, remains to be seen.The traditional Galle wicket tends to help spin bowlers and very rarely does a game here go to the fifth day. But the track prepared for the game that starts on Wednesday has a nice layer of grass cover and a high-scoring game could be expected if it goes the distance.Despite their recent form, the Sri Lankans will take heart from their 3-0 win over Australia last year. The Aussies arrived in Sri Lanka in 2016 as the world’s No. 1-ranked team but struggled against the spin bowlers.”We have nothing to lose and we will look to the Australian series to gain inspiration,” Herath said. “In that series also we were in a similar situation whereas Australia were ranked No. 1.”India skipper Virat Kohli didn’t plan on taking rankings into account, either, particularly given Sri Lanka’s recent slide down the order.”We give equal respect to any opposition because you can be a strong or a weak side but this game is the same,” Kohli said.Lineups:Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath (captain), Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara and Nuwan Pradeep.India: Virat Kohli (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund and Shikhar Dhawan.Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Australia, and Richard Illingworth, England.Television Umpire: Rod Tucker, Australia. Match Referee: Richie Richardson, West Indies.last_img read more

Vijender Singh beats Zulpikar Maimaitiali to claim WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title

first_imgIndian star Vijender Singh defeated Zulpikar Maimaitiali of China by a unanimous decision in a tough 10-round contest here on Saturday to retain his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and take over his opponent’s WBO Oriental Super Middleweight crown.The Haryana pugilist thus extended his winning streak in the professional arena to nine bouts. It was the first defeat of Zulpikar’s professional career.Known for his ability to knockout opponents, the Uighur boxer from China was undefeated in his previous nine professional bouts. He had won eight of those — several of them by knockouts — while one bout was undecided.Both boxers were slightly tentative in an evenly matched opening round. Zulpikar tried to go on the offensive at the start of the second round but Vijender did well to negate his attacks. The Indian used his superior height to land several punches over the course of the round.The next couple of rounds were evenly matched as well although the Chinese boxer found it hard to counter Vijender’s height advantage.The Indian used his superior power and height to consistently chip away at his opponent and gradually wear him down.Zulpikar tried very hard, but found it tough to deal with Vijender’s defence and counter-punches.In his attempt to force the advantage, Zulpikar hit Vijender below the belt on a few occasions, one of which saw the contest being stopped for several seconds in the ninth round.Zulpikar tried to force the pace in the final round in an attempt to regain lost ground, but Vijender managed to evade his attacks and hold on for the win.advertisementWINNING STARTS FOR AKHIL, JITENDEREarlier in the evening, Indians did well in the undercard bouts as well with 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar, Asad Asif, Kuldeep Dhanda, Dharmender Grewal, Pardeep Kharera winning their respective fights.Making his professional debut at the age of 36, Akhil Kumar defeated Ty Gilchrist by a technical knockout (TKO) in the Junior Welterweight category after the Australian was deemed unfit to contest further at the end of the second round.Akhil suffered a nasty cut under his left eye in the early stages of the opening round. But he did not let that affect his performance, fighting with his typical open stance and tried to intimidate his opponent.Akhil came out all guns blazing in the second round with a flurry of punches, forcing the Australian to retire with an injury.Jitender, another debutant in the pro circle, also registered a TKO, thrashing Thanet Likhitkamporn of Thailand with a barrage of power-packed punches in the Lightweight category.The Thai was unable to put up much of a fight which prompted the referee to stop the contest in the second round.Kharera also registered a TKO, overpowering Wanphichit Siriphana of Thailand in a Welterweight category contest.It was scheduled to be a six-round bout, but the 21-year-old Indian rained powerful blows on his opponent right from the opening bell and the Thai was forced to leave the ring with an injury after the second round.NEERAJ GOYAT RETAIN TITLEWorld Boxing Council (WBC) Asia Pacific Welterweight champion Neeraj Goyat held onto his title by defeating Allan Tanada of the Philippines in a tough 12-round contest.Tanada was quite strong technically and held a slight edge in the early rounds. Goyat however, absorbed the early punishment and started to come into his own as the Filipino started to tire a bit.The Indian grew more confident as the fight progressed, deciding to drop his guard and tease his opponent on several occasions.The Indian finished in style, ending the last two rounds with a formidable barrage of punches.Tanada found it tough to deal with Goyat’s impressive hand speed and punching power as the Indian dominated the closing stages of the fight.Earlier, Asif defeated Larry Abbara of the Philippines in the opening fight of the evening before Kuldeep Dhanda defeated fellow Indian Sachin Bhot in the second bout.India’s Dharmender Grewal then beat Isaac Slade of Australia in the Cruiserweight category to cheer up the local crowd.SINGH IS KING! @boxervijenderWBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title ?WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title ?#BattleGroundAsia IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017He came.He saw.He conquered.@boxervijender kept his unbeaten record in Pro-Boxing intact! #BattleGroundAsia IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017A moment to cherish for all of us! The whole country is proud of @boxervijender. #BattleGroundAsia IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017Surreal atmosphere! The moment when @boxervijender was announced as the champion. Nothing less than goosebumps!#BattleGroundAsia IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017T 2507 – ??? ?? !! ???? ?? ??? ?? ?? ???? !! Vijendra beats China opponent to keep his title !! A slug fest but WE won ! Congratulations ! Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 5, 2017Tough match this,but congrats @boxervijender .Enjoyed Hakka Noodles while watching ur fight & you made Chinese Hakka Bakka#BattleGroundAsia Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2017Congratulations to @boxervijender for the great win. Chinese met a grand defeat in Mumbai and same will happen in Doklam #BattleGroundAsia Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 5, 2017Congratulations @boxervijender on yet another victory. Looked like the best match of your pro-boxing career. Superbly done#BattleGroundAsia- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2017WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champ Vijender Singh ??????????beat WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champ Zulpikar Maimaitiali from China- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017#VijenderSingh 9-0SonnyWhitingDeanGillenSamHyuseinovAlexanderHorvathMatiouzeRoyerAndrzej SoldraKerry HopeFrancis ChekaZ Maimaitiali- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Congratulations my brother @boxervijender!! Sabash shera ??#BattleGroundAsia. Keep rocking- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 5, 2017It was like a #MohammadAli vs #Tyson in styles of fighting..very well fought my brother @boxervijender..retains the title #BattleGroundAsia Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 5, 2017last_img read more

Bigg Boss 11 Day 73 preview: Priyank sports a bikini, Hiten dresses like Arshi to make the robots laugh

first_imgBigg Boss 11’s luxury budget task BB Lab will continue in tonight’s episode. The tables will be turned, as Hina, Priyank, Hiten and Akash who were robots will today will the ones who will evoke emotions in Vikas, Arshi, Shilpa and Luv who will play robots. The task has been a perfect platform for the housemates to vent out their bottled up feelings for each other. In tonight’s episode, Hina and Priyank will avenge their insults from Vikas Gupta. Vikas had lashed out at Hina and Priyank and also made personal comments on them. Hina will allege Vikas that he doesn’t know how to speak to girls. Priyank on the other hand will yell at Vikas and and say how dare he questions his friendship. He will also slam him for calling his and Divya’s relationship as fake. .@eyehinakhan aur @ipriyanksharmaa ne liya jamm kar badla! Tune in tonight at 10:30 PM to watch the second half of the BB Lab task! #BBSneakPeek COLORS (@ColorsTV) December 13, 2017Hiten Tejwani will be a surprise package in tonight’s episode. The actor will dress up in a sari and mimic Arshi Khan. He will be a laugh riot on the show. His efforts will be appreciated by Vikas, Arshi and Shilpa. Woah! @tentej has an exciting plan to make the robots laugh! Did you expect that from him? Catch all the drama tonight at 10:30 PM. #BB11 #BBSneakPeek COLORS (@ColorsTV) December 13, 2017In order to make the contestants laugh, Priyank Sharma will sport Hina Khan’s bikini. Priyank will make you laugh out loud in his bikini avatar but nonetheless will slay it the bikini look.advertisementLet’s see which team performed better and won the luxury task for this week.last_img read more

Wheeler Hurls Mats Past Nats

first_imgWASHINGTON — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler was working in and out of trouble in the early going against the Washington Nationals, walking four batters and allowing a run on a wild pitch.So he asked catcher Travis d’Arnaud and pitching coach Dan Warthen a simple question: “Do you all see anything?” Warthen went into the clubhouse to check some video from the Aug. 5 game and noticed Wheeler was “collapsing” instead of “throwing downhill,” as the right-hander put it.Thanks to that mid-game adjustment to his delivery — and Washington’s own miscues, including one runner hit by a batted ball and another thrown out at the plate — Wheeler pitched 6 2-3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, helping the Mets beat the NL East-leading Nationals 6-1.“I didn’t have my best stuff. And it wasn’t very fun. But you’ve got to find a way through it,” said Wheeler (7-8), who contributed a broken-bat RBI single at the plate.“You’re mad at yourself, and you’re trying to figure out what it is. I wouldn’t say it’s mentally draining, but it’s just frustrating.”Relying on a fastball consistently in the high 90s mph because his curveball wasn’t working, Wheeler was good enough on a muggy night when the temperature was 85 degrees at first pitch.The righty went 3-8 with a 4.45 ERA in his first 16 starts, but is 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in seven appearances since June 30.“This kid has really, really gotten better,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “I mean, as he continues to improve, the sky’s the limit.”Said Washington’s Jayson Werth: “That was the best I’ve seen him. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen him, but his velocity was a lot higher than I remember.”Werth led off the sixth with a double. When Adam LaRoche followed with a single to left, third base coach Bob Henley sent Werth home.Left fielder Eric Campbell threw out Werth with a one-hop toss; the call stood after a replay review to check whether d’Arnaud blocked the plate.“It changed the whole game right there,” said Daniel Murphy, who pushed New York’s lead to 4-1 with a two-run single in the seventh off Drew Storen.Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez (6-8) was charged with four runs and six hits over six-plus innings. He put two runners on to begin the seventh, then shook his head as he walked off the mound when manager Matt Williams yanked him with Wheeler coming to the plate.Asked if he was upset that he was removed there, Gonzalez replied: “I wanted to face the pitcher, yes.”(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Japan Beats MLB All-Stars, 6-4

first_imgNAHA, Japan — Yuki Yanagita greeted Randy Choate with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Nov. 20 in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.Japan won the series 3-2 and the teams split a pair exhibition games that preceded and followed.With Japan ahead 3-2, Nobuhiro Matsuda doubled off Jose Veras leading off the eighth, and Ginji Akaminai walked. After a pair of bunts, Choate relieved, Yanagita singled and Ryosuke Kikuchi tripled for a 6-2 lead.Justin Morneau had an RBI single in the bottom half, and Alcides Escobar hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth.Shota Takada won by allowing one run — unearned — four hits and four walks in three innings, and Yuji Nishino pitched the ninth for the save. Loser Hector Santiago gave up two runs — one earned — and four hits in four innings.Morneau’s sacrifice fly put the MLB All-Stars ahead in the first, but Kenta Imamiya hit a tying single in the second, Tetsuto Yamada had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth and Yoshihiro Maru tripled in a run off Tsuyoshi Wada in the fifth for a 3-1 lead.Evan Longoria homered in the bottom half off Takahiro Matsuba.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Amherst Women Win 100th Straight

first_imgAmherst is now in a class by itself.The Jeffs women’s basketball team set an NCAA record, winning their 100th straight home game to break UConn’s record with a 73-63 victory over Baruch on Nov. 23.“It’s hard to imagine, you never think you could do something like this,” Amherst coach G.P. Gromacki said. “It’s a testament to the type of players we have. We’ve had lots of great people come through here.”The Division III school’s streak started with a one-point win over Colby on Jan. 31, 2009. The streak has impressed UConn’s coach Geno Auriemma, who saw his team’s 99-game streak end to St. John’s in 2012.“That’s a lot of games and they probably sustained that through a lot of changes within the team,” Auriemma told The Associated Press.“It can’t be that their environment is way more hostile than anyone else’s so it’s got to be their culture and tradition of expecting to win. Anytime someone wins that many games in a row, they expect to win every game. There isn’t any doubt in their minds that they are going to win.“What Amherst is doing is incredibly difficult to do, and, if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be talking about it.”Amherst (3-0) hasn’t been challenged much at home since that first win over Colby, which came on two free throws with seconds left. Baruch hung tough tying the game at 59 with just under seven minutes left. Amherst then took control of the game with a 10-2 run.Like most of their other victories during the streak, Amherst didn’t celebrate much after the game. The PA announcer mentioned the milestone to the crowd which gave the team a standing ovation.“It’s definitely an exciting milestone for everybody,” said senior Megan Robertson. “For this year’s team, hopefully it’s the first of many accomplishments to come. It’s exciting and I can tell people that I was part of the team that set this record, but we have larger goals.”Robertson, who is sidelined with a knee injury she suffered in January, grew up watching UConn play. “I wanted to play for UConn ’til eighth grade, but then I knew that wasn’t going to be a reality,” the Tewksbury, Massachusetts, native said.The Jeffs are now 29 wins short of the NCAA men’s record set by Kentucky from 1943-55. The team set the D-III mark last season, passing Rust College’s 88 straight wins from 1982-89.The Jeffs have been quite successful under Gromacki, who is in his eighth season. Amherst reached five straight Final Fours from 2009-13 and won the 2011 national championship.“This is great, but hopefully it’s not the best thing we accomplish this season,” Robertson said.(DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rangers Star Bathgate, 83, Dies

first_imgNEW YORK — Andy Bathgate was just fine without a flashy nickname.While Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and Bobby “The Golden Jet” Hull became known for their powerful slap shots and colorful monikers, Bathgate could score with the best of them — and settled for just plain Andy.Hall of Fame winger Bathgate, one of the most prolific goal scorers of his day, has died. He was 83.Bathgate’s death was confirmed by the Hockey Hall of Fame and by the New York Rangers on Feb. 26.A dynamic shooter and playmaker, Bathgate was the NHL’s MVP for the 1958-59 season when he scored 40 goals and had 88 points. He was the first member of the Rangers to score 40 times in a season.“Andy set the bar for what it means to be a Ranger,” Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert said in a statement released by the team.“He was a true innovator of the game and my idol. As a young player, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play with him and learn from him. He was class personified, on and off the ice. He will be sorely missed by everyone in the Rangers organization and throughout the hockey world.”A two-time, first-team All-Star in an era when Gordie Howe was the dominant right wing, Bathgate played in eight All-Star games. He spent just under 12 seasons with the Rangers before being traded to Toronto in 1964, when he won his only Stanley Cup.One of Bathgate’s most famous shots was on a backhander that crashed into the face of Montreal goaltender Jacques Plante in 1959. Plante then became the first NHL goalie to wear a mask in a game.Bathgate also played for Detroit and Pittsburgh in the NHL and Vancouver in the WHA during his 18 pro seasons. He scored 349 goals and 973 points in 1,069 NHL games and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.“Andy Bathgate was a strong leader, a consistently prolific scorer and a fierce competitor,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. He said Bathgate “earned the respect of the entire hockey world.”Considered one of the Rangers’ all-time greats, Bathgate’s No. 9 jersey was retired by the team — along with that of Adam Graves, who also wore the number — in 2009.“Andy’s Hall of Fame career and many tremendous accomplishments place him among the greatest players who have ever worn a Rangers jersey,” team president Glen Sather said in a statement. “Those fortunate enough to have known him fondly remember how he always carried himself with the utmost class and dignity.”When he was dealt to Toronto in one of the biggest trades in NHL history, Bathgate held every major Rangers scoring record. That included scoring a goal in 10 straight games, a mark that still stands for the Rangers.His trademark was a blistering slap shot at a time when “the slapper” was a far less popular weapon than it is today. But Bathgate also was a creative passer and a dependable performer who played in every regular-season game from 1958-64.He joined the Rangers in 1952, playing in 18 games, then skated in 20 for them the next season. By 1954-55, he was a regular on Broadway — and a star in a sporting region dominated by baseball players.In 1961, he became captain of the Rangers, a perennial also-ran. When he was dealt to Toronto, Bathgate had skated in only 22 postseason games. He got into 14 that spring, scoring five goals to help the Maple Leafs win the championship.No cause of death was released.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

VadaTech announces new Compact MTCA.4 chassis

first_img Continue Reading Previous Cadence: Sigrity PowerDC supports open neutral file format for thermal interoperabilityNext Infineon: MIPAQ Pro intelligent power module for smart grids VadaTech announces the VT817 and VT819 chassis. The VT817 is a convenient low-cost MicroTCA.4 PCIe Gen3 Expansion solution, providing a flexible and effective method of incorporating MTCA.4 acquisition and control hardware into a PC processing environment. The shelf offers two AMC slots and an integrated MCH. The front panel ports accept PCIe Gen3 inputs from VadaTech’s PCI123 PCIe Gen3 board. In use with the PCI123, the VT817 can link x16 PCIe Gen3 to an Industrial PC. There are options for single PCIe input x16, dual PCIe inputs using x8 links or quad PCIe inputs using x4 links, supporting single-, dual- or quad-chassis expansion configuration.The VT819 is the ideal MTCA.4 Development Platform. This competitively priced unit offers two AMC slots and an integrated MCH. The double module AMCs meet the MTCA.4 specification for applications that require rear I/O and signal conditioning. The AC power is located in the rear of the chassis and is removable.  The AMCs connect directly over fabric (ports 4-11) and extended options region (ports 12-15 and 17-20) so supporting PCIe, XAUI, SRIO or very low latency protocols such as Aurora.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Pique-Isco save little bird, win hearts on social media

first_imgAs Spain huffed and puffed to 1-0 victory over Iran credit a fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa, it was a pitch intruder in the first half that stole the show.A small bird had found itself in the middle of the pitch, Gerard Pique saved the little creature from meeting a nasty end from someone’s boot.After being saved by Pique, who was playing his 100th international, the small confused bird found itself again on the pitch and this time Isco came to its rescue.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe Spanish stars became heroes for the internet as they graciously escorted the bird off to the relative safety of the touchline.Pique & Isco saving little birds is officially the cutest thing that ever happened on a football field (@woodyinha9) June 21, 2018So Pique just picked up a bird today before the match… Nbd (@Champeyon) June 21, 2018Gerard Pique helps a little bird#_ (@essam3rab_UA07) June 20, 2018Piqué lifting that little bird off the ground and letting it fly away… as if he wasnt perfect enough #WorldCup18 #spainvsiran (@SMcNallyMusic1) June 20, 2018As for the match itself, Costa claimed his third goal of the tournament in the 54th minute at Kazan Arena but the striker hardly knew about it, the ball deflecting off his knee from an attempted clearance by hapless Iran defender Ramin Rezaeian.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEadvertisementThe result put Spain joint top of Group B with Iberian rivals Portugal on four points ahead of their last match against the already eliminated Morocco.Spain’s Costa furious with Iran’s play-acting and time-wasting tacticsIran remain on three points and can reach the knockout rounds for the first time with victory over Portugal.After a match played out to a deafening blare from vuvuzelas blown by a huge army of Iranian fans, Spain will feel relieved to have emerged with the points and content that they played the better football against Carlos Queiroz’s stingy side.”We were not lying yesterday when we said in the press conference Iran is a tough team,” said Spain coach Fernando Hierro, who replaced the sacked Julen Lopetegui only two days before their opening match against Portugal.”It is very hard to score against them… We are very happy with three points.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Vijay Mallya used Kingfisher Airlines to launder Rs 9990 crore, reveals ED chargesheet

first_imgFugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya used Kingfisher Airlines to launder Rs 9,990 crore, the second chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) revealed.The chargesheet claimed that Mallya entered into a criminal conspiracy, cheated the consortium of banks by way of over invoicing, misrepresentation in diverting the outward remittances, layering and integration through a complex web of financial transactions.The ED filed a second chargesheet against Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines Ltd (KAL) and United Breweries (Holding) Ltd under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).Vijay Mallya, CEO, Chairman and controller of KAL, knowingly and intentionally participated in criminal activities and acquired Rs 9,990.07 crore by conspiring to cheat the lender banks in the consortium of banks, in connivance with the other officials of KAL.According to the chargesheet, Mallya has been accused of generating the proceeds of crime (PoC) of property involving in money laundering, and carried out criminal activities related to scheduled offences as defined under Section 2(1)(u) of the has reviewed the 5,300 page-long second chargesheet filed in the case. The chargesheet claims that Vijay Mallya used KAL as a means to launder money.”KAL was the entity fully controlled by Vijay Mallya, which was used a vehicle to launder the proceeds of crime, so generated,” the chargesheet stated.United Breweries Holdings Ltd (UBHL) has been charged for knowingly indulging itself in assisting in money laundering, as it had given corporate guarantees to the consortium of banks in case there is a default in repayment of loan amount by KAL.advertisement”UBHL as part of conspiracy, deliberately and intentionally did not honour the same and filed a suit before the Bombay High Court after a period of three years stating that the guarantee was obtained under duress,” the chargesheet said.How Mallya diverted money?Primarily, the modus operandi for siphoning off money abroad was by over-invoicing the lease rent and other payments. Mallya over-invoiced import of services to around 60 per cent.He also used to transfer funds from his foreign bank accounts such as HSBC Bank, London, giving false declaration about the purpose of remittances as operational expenses and then diverting these funds to his sister concern Force India Formula One Team Ltd, owned by Watson Ltd.The financial transactions (or laundering of money) trailed by ED includes:1. Deliberate siphoning of funds to the tune of Rs 45.42 crore (approx) was diverted for making payments towards the rental lease of Corporate Jet which was exclusively used by Vijay Mallya.2. An amount of Rs 3,432.40 crore has been siphoned off, towards lease rental for aircrafts by way of over invoicing and other payments.For instance, Veling Narain was paid Rs 102 crore for lease rentals of two aircrafts ie ATR 72-500, which were in the name of Veling Narain Ltd and Veling Sacheedanand Ltd, based in Mauritius.The chargesheet claimed that one of the senior employee of Veiling Narain namely Hitesh Patel, being an ex-employee of UB Group confirmed siphoning off/diversion of funds.3. A loan amount of Rs 15.90 cr was siphoned off and diverted from the bank account of KAL held with Deutsche Bank to Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.The investigation revealed that KAL from its bank account held with State Bank of India transferred an amount of Rs 24.30 crore to the bank account of KAL held with UCO Bank.Further, out of the said amount, around Rs 16 cr was transferred to the bank account of KAL held with Deutsche Bank in 2009. Thereafter, from the said amount of Rs 16 crore, an amount of Rs 15.90 crore was transferred to Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd.4. An amount of Rs 2.80 crore were diverted towards repayment of earlier loan of ICICI Bank contrary to the purpose of the loan amounts taken from banks.With this, it got established that Vijay Mallya through his company KAL was using the loans obtained from one bank to offset the loan of another bank without declaring the same as a purpose to obtain the loan in their loan application.Mallya misled Axis Bank to divert money in Formula OneAs per the chargesheet, between 2008-2012, KAL made payments aggregating to Rs 255 crore to Force India Formula One Team Ltd (FIF1TL).To make it happen, Mallya misled the banks on the false pretext of transferring the funds for legitimate utilisation and instead diverted and siphoned off the money to FIF1TL in guise of advertising and promotional expenditure.Investigation revealed that payments were routed through the bank account of KAL held with HSBC Plc. London to conceal and avoid scrutiny of bankers. Instances were noticed where transfers were made from the Axis Bank accounts of KAL to the HSBC Bank in London.advertisementMallya misled Axis Bank by saying, “As you are aware, we have created a branch office in London and this account has been opened for making local payments in UK such as fuel, airport charges, hotel expenditure and other operating expenses in connection with our flights to London.”Instead, the amount being credited to the HSBC Bank, London were immediately transferred to Force India who had their bank account with Fortis Bank.PoC worth Rs 9,990 croreGoing back, Vijay Mallya and KAL had obtained the loan amounts by way of gross misrepresentation of facts to the banks.The lead consortium of banks ie SBI has reported that the total outstanding loan amount is Rs 4,930.34 crore (excluding unapplied interest). These are the proceeds of crime in terms of Section 2(1)(u) of PMLA, 2002.In addition, an amount of Rs 695.50 crore was part of share of loan of IDBI Bank Ltd for which a separate case has been registered and investigated. Thus, after deducting the amount of Rs 695.50 crore from the total estimated PoC, the amount comes down to Rs 4234.84 crore.Moreover, the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) in its order dated January 2017, had made KAL, UBHL, Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Finvest (India) Ltd – (a 100 per cent subsidiary of UBHL) jointly and severally liable for an amount of Rs 6203 crore with further interest of 11.50 per cent.Thus, the SBI has calculated the total amount of proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 9990.07 crore as on May 2018.READ | Vijay Mallya loses USD 1.55 billion assets case in UK courtREAD | Exclusive: How Vijay Mallya splurged public money on IPL teamWATCH | Emails with India Today incriminate Vijay Mallya before his extradition hearinglast_img read more

Asus ZenFone 5Z launching in India on July 4, will be Flipkart exclusive

first_imgAsus is set to launch a new flagship phone in India on July 4, confirms the company. It will be the ZenFone 5Z. The Taiwan-based smartphone maker will host a launch event at 12:30 PM IST on the stated date. According to the Flipkart teaser that came into light earlier this week, the upcoming Asus ZenFone 5Z will be “Flagship Redefined”. As for the pricing, the ZenFone 5Z is expected to be priced under Rs 35,000 for the base model, which means, it will compete with phones like OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.Asus first launched the ZenFone 5Z at MWC 2018, back in the month of February this year in Barcelona alongside some of the most prominent phones like Galaxy S9, S9+, and others. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor paired with artificial intelligence engine (AIE), reveals company via a tweet. Chances are, the same model of the ZenFone 5Z, which was launched in Taiwan earlier this year will come to India as well. This means, we already know the specs of the phone. The price and availability of the phone is however still a mystery.Let’s brush up the specs of the Asus phone. The Taiwan model of the Asus ZenFone 5Z comes with a 6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and pixel resolution of 1080×2246. The phone includes a dual-SIM support and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based on ZenUI 5.0 on top. As already mentioned and teased by Flipkart, the Asus ZenFone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU.advertisementIn Taiwan, Asus ZenFone 5Z comes in three models, the top-end model comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card. While the other two variants of the phone come with 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage, expandable via microSD card.The smartphone is backed by a 3300mAh battery and comes with support for AI charging. On the optics front, the ZenFone 5Z sports a dual camera system on the rear panel. It consists of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture, and a secondary sensor of 8-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera setup is paired with Softlight LED flash.On the front, the ZenFone 5Z comes with an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone also comes with Face Unlock support, meaning users will be able to unlock the phone just by looking at the phone’s screen. On the connectivity front, the Asus flagship phone includes several options — 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and more.ALSO READ: Asus ZenFone 5Z has every ingredient in the book to make OnePlus nervousAs for the pricing, Asus launched the ZenFone 5Z for a starting price of TWD 14,990, which roughly translates to Rs 33,700 for the 6GB RAM/64GB. While the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant comes with a price tag of TWD 16,990, roughly around Rs. 38,200. If Asus launches the same models of the ZenFone 5Z, the phone may have a starting price of under Rs 35,000.last_img read more

Badminton World Championships 2018: Sindhu sets up final against Marin

first_imgPV Sindhu entered her second straight BWF World Championship final on Saturday after beating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi.The Indian badminton ace will now face Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final of the World Championship on Sunday.In a hard-fought battle that lasted for 55 minutes, Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-16, 24-22 in the semi-finals.PV Sindhu vs Yamaguchi, Badminton World Championships 2018 semi-final: HighlightsSindhu looked a bit nervous and took time to get into the groove, resulting in Yamaguchi racing away to a 5-0 lead.The Indian earned the first point with a precise smash but a couple of wide strokes on both sides of the court helped the Japanese move to 6-3.At 4-8, Sindhu reeled off five straight points to grab a 9-8 lead. However, the Japanese managed to hold a slender 11-10 lead at the break after Sindhu failed to cross the net.After the breather, Sindhu stepped up her retrieving skills and covered the court better as Yamaguchi tried to put the shuttle close to the lines and ended up committing many unforced errors.At 10-12, Sindhu rode on eight straight points to reach 18-12. However, she went out twice and also sent the shuttle long once to allow Yamaguchi make a recovery.However, the Indian eventually grabbed four game points after capitalising on a weak return from the Japanese and converted it immediately when Yamaguchi faltered at the forecourt.Just like the opening game, Sindhu again lagged 2-6 initially in the second game, before the Indian managed to reduce the gap to 7-8. But after Sindhu went out Yamaguchi unleashed a whipping cross court smash and one at the back court to move to the interval with a 11-7 advantage.advertisementThe Japanese extended the lead to 14-9 with two precise smashes. But she went long thrice after that and Sindhu too found the net twice. It was 16-12 advantage for Yamaguchi at that point.Sindhu then scripted an incredible recovery from 12-19, reeling off eight straight points to grab one match point. Yamaguchi saved one before holding a game point herself. However, the Japanese goofed up during the serve to squander her advantage.After another intense rally, Yamaguchi went long to hand over Sindhu a second match point but what ensued next was the longest rally of the contest, comprising 41 shots, which ended with Sindhu hitting wide.However, Yamaguchi hit wide again to gift Sindhu her third match point and this time she converted it after the Japanese went wide again.Meanwhile, Marin defeated China’s He Bingjiao in the first semi-final of the day.The Spaniard dished out a clinical performance as she registered a 21-17, 21-10 win over the home favourite.The Sunday final will be the 13th clash between Sindhu and Marin and a repeat of their famous 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal – which was won by the Spaniard.Their head-to-head record currently stands at 6-6.In their previous meeting, Sindhu defeated Marin 22-20, 21-19 in the Malaysia Open in June this year.The world No 8 Marin has won the World Championship earlier twice in 2014 and 2015.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Nikhil from Shantanu&Nikhil speaks on fashion designing as a career

first_img“If there is a feeling you have in your heart about your career or the things you want to do in life, one should not wait for the second life. Whatever needs to be achieved, has to be achieved in this life only,” — Nikhil MehraFashion designing is one of the most productive, engaging, and exciting career options in today’s world. Fashion comes with great talent and creativity. If you have a penchant for creativity, style and innovation, then this is the right path for your career.India Today Education has brought an exclusive interview with Nikhil Mehra, the owner of the renowned fashion brand Shantanu&Nikhil, for clothing and accessories. A successful designer who has worked hard and achieved his goals with sheer dedication and determination, Nikhil shares his experience with us:Why have you chosen Fashion as a career option? You know there are some career options you don’t choose, they choose you. I always wanted to be in the creative business. It was the best way to hide away from the subjects of Mathematics and Political Science and I felt I had a sense of design aesthetic that I could explore. Since class 9, I went ahead and explored this journey. Within this career, I have seen a lot of change in the past 16 years. In our initial days, the acceptance for the fashion industry in India was nil. But now, the idealation in this business is huge turn around because people probably realise that the creative business is a very important aspect of people’s lives. If creative people are not flourishing, then people around them won’t look good in every sphere, from architecture to interior designs, to seeing images on billboards, in computers or in their mobile phones. So, people in India have finally started to realise the value of design.advertisementWhere did you get the inspiration from?No one inspired me. The inspiration came out of need. My brother always took the cleaner uniforms to school and I was left with dirty uniforms. So, I had to figure out my own ways to make them look good. (laughs)How has your journey been?The journey has been incredible because we are the most unique brand in India. My brother runs the business and I purely create for the business. So in its totality, it’s a realistic environment to learn. The journey has been amazing because the society has opened up to some extent, allowing people to make their own decisions. So, that is very encouraging for us because there is no confusion.Is it difficult to be a Fashion Designer?If you know what you want to do or what you are doing, then I think it’s the most magnificent journey. I think of it like I’m going to Disneyland everyday to have fun; for me, the work is like that. Because I’m so much in love with my work, I make sure I create such an environment around my employees, that they also feel that they are in Disneyland. Sometimes you have to tell them to leave early so that they can go back to their families and enjoy their life.How one should decide that it’s the right career for them? In our time, we only had Fashion Designing, Mechandising and Marketing, but now you have plenty of courses for the future. You have digital, online space, sports management etc. In the past six years, when we started designing for Mumbai Indians and the other IPL teams, we have seen that there has been such an incredible burst of sports management. Every cricketer or every sportsperson today is managed by someone. Now, it’s an organised industry; so this cause will help to fill in the gaps because all the managers are eventually going to retire, and the younger lot will need younger blood to keep coming. So, where is that going to come from? So you need a course for the future that actually thinks for you and helps you to come into a class and recognise your talent. When you have availability of resources, courses, counsellors, educators who are thinking ahead, you should go and meet with them. Come back to your centre line and say, ‘Okay, I’m going to do this, because I feel I fit into this’. In 1994, no one told us that this may not be for you, but today the environment is very different.How to go about the entire process? Right after you realise you want to be a fashion designer, the first thing I would suggest you to do is, go and visit colleges. Go to the different colleges teaching fashion designing, see the faculty & courses and understand the curriculum. Speak to the teachers and understand if their mindset works with your mindset. This is the first priority and then, everything will start falling into place. Don’t run away from India and go abroad for studies. I think that mindset has to change a little bit. That was 20 years ago when we didn’t feel that we had adequate education here, but now it’s awesome.advertisementDoes fashion designing have a scope in India? I think that question has a very clear answer because India and America are the two countries where you have such a strong influences of the fashion industry. We have got Bollywood , a very strong influence where clothes are sold in millions because of a certain actress wearing a particular design. The same is the case with Hollywood, and then you have the sports environment, where again cricket stars inspire people to look good.This is similar in America as well– people would follow Tiger Woods and other golfers, tennis players, baseball players, and other superstars. So, India and America have a very similar pattern.One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who are passionate about this field? I would say, “If there is a feeling you have in your heart about your career or the things you want to do, don’t wait for the another lifetime to come for it to happen. It should happen in this lifetime, so you should follow your heart because your heart will never lie to you but your head will. So listen to your heart and just follow it. I think, when that happens, a lot of Steve Jobs’ and Bill Gates’ will be produced in the world. So listen to your heart.”last_img read more

Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in heated exchange during Oval Test

first_imgJames Anderson was involved in a heated exchange with umpire Kumar Dharmasena and India captain Virat Kohli on Day 2 of the fifth Test at The Oval.The incident took place after Dharmasena gave Kohli not out after an appeal for leg-before by the English team off Anderson’s bowling during India’s first innings.In the 29th over, Anderson hit Kohli on his pads and immediately appealed for a wicket. But Dharmasena declined the appeal after which the decision was reviewed. While the replays showed that the ball would have gone on to hit the stumps, Kohli was saved by the fact that review turned out to be umpire’s call as the ball hit Kohli just outside the line of off stump.England vs India, Day 2, The Oval Test: Live UpdatesHere’s a recap of the appeal and review:28.3 overs: J. ANDERSON TO V. KOHLINot Out! Kohli hangs on to his life and so frustrating for Anderson. He has bowled 254 balls to Kohli as of now and he is yet to get the Indian skipper out in this series. This one looked out though. Anderson bowled a full ball coming in with the swing after pitching. Kohli plays all over it and fails to connect. The English team cries out in an appeal but the umpire, after a lot of thinking, declines the request. Jimmy is convinced and so is his captain. They take the review. The replays roll in. The impact is umpire’s call and that is what saved him else it would have been curtains for Kohli. England does not lose their review but Anderson has a go at the umpire for no reason. He desperately wants to get one up on Kohli for sure. The match referee might request his presence soon!advertisement Anderson was frustrated with Dharmasena’s decision and that led to a exchange of words between the umpire and the bowler and later between Anderson and Kohli.READ – KL Rahul’s diving catch helps him set new fielding record in EnglandAnderson, who dismissed Kohli four times during India’s tour of England in 2014, is yet to dismiss the India captain in the series. Something which could have led to the unruly behaviour on the part of Anderson.Including the delivery on which the appeal was made, Anderson had bowled 254 deliveries to Kohli in the series without dismissing him even once.Meanwhile, Kohli who scored a mere 134 runs in the 10 innings in the 2014, has improved his record in the country drastically.In the four matches of the ongoing series ahead of The Oval Test, Kohli had scored 544 runs at an average of 68.Anderson, however, took two wickets immediately after failing to dismiss the India captain. He removed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya in the space of two overs. Anderson is now heading the list of bowlers with most wickets against India in Test cricket. He went past Muttiah Muralitharan (105 wickets) after picking Pujara’s wicket.At the time of publishing this article, India were 109/4, 223 runs behind England’s 1st innings total of 332.last_img read more