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WWE: Triple H on if there is a possibility of John Cena competing in…

first_imgAdvertisementJust ahead of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, Alex McCarthy of GiveMeSport caught up with Triple H where they discussed if John Cena can be expected in WWE NXT.Triple H is open to the idea of Cena appearing on NXT, but he said that he will not be able to afford him based on the budget alloted to NXT, unless, of course John Cena is willing to work with a pay cut.“I can’t afford his pay on my NXT budget, I just really can’t seem to hit John Cena’s level of payoff, but we’ll work on it if he wants to take a pay cut.”“I think that there’s opportunity for anything. Vince taught both of us a long time ago never say never in this, if the opportunity is right. As we talked about yesterday, there’s different styles, there’s different feels to different brands and all of that, and they all have their different places.Triple H said that if Cena wants to appear on NXT then it will happen.“Look, if John Cena comes to me and goes ‘I have to do this at the next TakeOver with this person,’ I’m like ‘Alright, if I have to put you on there, I will.”You can watch the interview in the video embedded below:@ShawnMichaels : “@JohnCena would probably work an #NXT event for free.”— Alex McCarthy (@AlMac_GMS) June 19, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

PM asks states to form committees to prepare for Olympics

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) After deciding to form a Task Force to prepare for the next three Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked states to set up similar panels as “lot more” needs to be done to improve Indias performance in sports.During his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, he hailed the girl power as he referred to Rio medal winners — shuttler P V Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi. He also hailed gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed a medal by a narrow margin.He lauded P Gopichand, ace badminton player and Sindhus coach, describing him as an example of a fine teacher.”It cannot be denied that our performance (in Rio) was not up to the expectation,” Modi said while mentioning about thousands of messages to him from people who wanted him to speak on the subject of sports in view of poor performance in Rio Olympics as they were badly disappointed.”In some cases, Indian players could not even perform to the level they do in games at home and in the medals tally, we had only two,” he added.At the same time, he said Indian participants in some events like hockey, shooting and boxing performed well, even better than the past.”But my countrymen, we need to do a lot more. If we continue doing what we have been doing, then perhaps we will again be disappointed,” he said.In this context, he referred to his recent announcement to form a Task Force under which the government will “go deep” into the subject, study the best practices in the world and prepare a roadmap for the next three Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028. “We have to formulate a long-term programme,” he said.advertisementThe Prime Minister asked state governments also to form such committees to see what could be done to improve performances in sports. He said states can also send their suggestions to the Centre in this regard.He said associations linked to sports should also do brain-storming in an unbiased manner.Modi invited even individual citizens, with interest in sports, to write to him or the government.”We should do all preparations and I am confident that the country of 125 crore people, 65 per cent of them youth, will move ahead with this resolve,” he said. PTI AKK AKKlast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy Final: How India disintegrated against Pakistan

first_imgIndia had overwhelmed Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener exactly two weeks ago, and the two teams are now battling it out in the final. Here’s our live coverage of the final of the ICC Champions Trophy between India and Pakistan at the Oval. (LIVE SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL UPDATES)India Innings: 21.25 IST: Pakistan (339/4) beat India (158) by 180 runs, clinch maiden title. Hardik 76, Amir 3/16, Hasan 3/19Respect ??#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017Pakistan came into the match seeded last and lost their very first match with a big margin against the same opponent. However, since that gameeverything went their way and they produced some amazing performanceswhich have landed them to a glorious position. Cricket is a game ofuncertainties and this tournament just proved it and Pakistan surelydeserve every bit of it.None of the Indian batsmen could do justice against the fierce Pakistanbowlers except Hardik Pandya who clobbered them all around the park.However a confusion in the field, cost him his wicket which was the last thing the defending champions needed. Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali bowledbrilliantly and they will be really happy with their performances. The Men in Green posted 338 which looked sensational at the moment. But no one would have ruled out India with the firepower they possess with the bat. Pakistan came out in the second innings with the same determination which was quite visible on the field. Each and every player played with too much grit. Amir and Junaid started to make the ball talk. The former sent the Indian top-order back in the hut in a jiffy.advertisement?? The winning moment! #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017Pakistan have scripted history and they have won the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time ever. They were exceptional from the start of the day. The only thing which went against them was the toss. After losing the toss, they were put into bat first. The Pakistani batters stood up courtesy to the fantastic knocks by Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez.Pakistan! A superb performance sees them bowl India out for 158 to win the #CT17 Final by 180 runs: #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201721.25 IST: Hassan to Bumrah, OUT! c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali. India have been bowled out. PAKISTAN WIN BY 180 RUNS! Banged in short, angling in, Bumrah puts bat on the ball and the ball lobs in the slip cordon. Sarfraz hops to take the catch to complete the proceedings. Pakistan are the new champions! This is India’s biggest defeat against Pakistan in the ODIs.Victory huddle ?#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201721.15 IST: Hassan to Ashwin, OUT! c Sarfraz b Hassan. Another one bites the dust! Hasan Ali is finishing off the tail. Good length delivery outside off and Ashwin flashes at it. Gets an outside edge to it and the ball flies straight to the keeper. Sarfraz Ahmed makes no mistake and Ashwin walks back. IND 156/9 in 28.1 overs When you’re just one wicket away from winning the ICC Champions Trophy! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017This performance will be remembered long by both Indian and Pakistani fans 🙂 Pakistan ‘ve made this #CT17 truly memorable- Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 18, 201721.14 IST: India 156/8 in 28 overs, chasing 339 against Pakistan.???#PAKvIND#CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201721.11 IST: Junaid to Jadeja, OUT! c Babar b Junaid. Jadeja departs! Good length delivery outside off, Jadeja tries to flay at it. Gets a thick outside edge on it and the ball flies straight towards the fielder at first slip. Babar Azam takes it comfortably to send Jadeja back. IND 156/8 in 27.3 ovsWICKET!Ravinra Jadeja edges to Babar Azam in the slips to leave India 156/8 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201721.05 IST: RUN OUT! Hardik Pandya run out (Mohammad Hafeez) for 76 from 43 balls. What has happened there? Length delivery outside off, Jadeja punches it towards the cover region. Hardik Pandya feels that there is a run there and he starts running. Hafeez collects it quickly and throws it back to Hasan Ali who dislodges the bails. Jadeja did not even try running as he was in his crease. Hardik Pandya has to depart after such a fantastic knock. He was furious. IND 152/7 in 26.3 ovsAs far as Pandya was concerned he was still playing to win. That’s why that reaction after getting out. Impressed! ?????????#CT17advertisement- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 18, 2017WICKET!Hardik Pandya’s cameo is over. Run out with both batsmen at the same end.India 152/7 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201721.01 IST: Fakhar to Hardik, SIX! Such a delight to watch! Fuller around leg, Pandya kneels down and slog sweeps that over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. That was a 107 metre long. Ends Fakhar’s over with two mammoth SIXES. IND 152/6 in 26 ovs21.00 IST: Fakhar to Hardik, SIX! What a shot Pandya! Hardik gets to the pitch of the ball and throws the kitchen sinks at it. Gets it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.?? An Indian fan hoping this game may yet turn out to be a ‘close shave’…#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201720.58 IST: India 137/6 in 25 overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan. Hardik 63*, Jadeja 11*20.52 IST: Shadab to Hardik, FOUR! Tossed up outside off, Pandya executes the inside out shot to perfection. Lofts it over the extra cover region for a boundary.20.51 IST: Shadab to Hardik, SIX! Three in a row! Pandya is making it count! Fuller in the line of the stumps, Hardik just hits that straight down the ground for a maximum. With that, he brings up his fifty. Such a fantastic knock from this young lad, how long can he continue? 2nd ODI fifty for Hardik Pandya!50 for Hardik Pandya!Brought up with a huge six!Taken just 32 balls. #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201720.51 IST: Shadab to Hardik, SIX! Wrong’ un tossed outside off, Pandya reads it well and sends that deep into the long on stands for half a dozen.20.50 IST: Shadab to Hardik, SIX! Pandya, you beauty! Fuller into the pads, Pandya waits for it and slogs it powerfully over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.20.47 IST: India 102/6 in 21 overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan. Hardik 34*, Jadeja 5*20.46 IST: Shadab to Hardik, FOUR! 20.39 IST: India 89/6 in 19 overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan. Hardik 24*, Jadeja 2*20.37 IST: Shadab to Hardik, SIX! Thump! Shadab tosses it up, Pandya clears his front leg and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. Hardik is looking really solid out there. However, he has to play big to win the game for his team.Final. 18.3: S Khan to H Pandya (23), 6 runs, 87/6 #PakvInd #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201720.30 IST: Shadab to Jadhav, OUT! c Sarfraz b Shadab. In the air… Gone! Another one bites the dust. Leg spinner from Shadab on the shorter side. Jadhav clears his front leg, looks to pull it away on the leg side but the ball spins a long way. Catches the top edge and the ball skies in the short cover region. Sarfraz from behind the stumps, gets under it and gobbles it. Pakistan are surely pumped up and are letting it know through their celebrations. India 72/6 in overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan.WICKET!Another one goes! Jadhav goes for the big shot, but spoons it up in the air.advertisementIndia 72/6 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201720.30 IST: India 67/5 in 16 overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan.20.27 IST: India 67/5 in 16 overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan. 20.21 IST: India 55/5 in 14 overs, chasing 339 vs Pakistan. Last 5 ovs – 22 runs, 2 wickets20.16 IST: Time for Drinks! India are in a depleted state currently. Half their side is back in the hut and Pakistan are cruising at the moment. India, on the other hand, will want something really special to chase it down.20.16 IST: Hassan to Dhoni, OUT! c Imad Wasim b Hasan Ali. Dhoni holes out! India have lost half their side in 20 overs. Short delivery by Hasan, angling in. Dhoni goes for the pull but the ball gets big on him. Gets a top edge and the ball travels over mid-wicket. Wasim in the deep, runs ahead and takes a superb catch, diving forward. The Indian fans in the stadium can’t believe their eyes. The defending champions are falling like a pack of cards. Pakistan need just 5 wickets now. IND 54/5 in 13.3 oversAnother one down as Hassan Ali joins the party! ???? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201720.12 IST: Shadab to Yuvraj, OUT! lbw b Shadab Khan. Successful review! What a call this from Shadab Khan. He was confident all the way and made his skipper take the review. Leg spinner around off, Yuvraj leans ahead to defend with bat and pad close. There are two sounds as the ball rolls on the off side. The players appeal but it’s turned down. The leggie says it’s bat first and hence his skipper takes the review. The Hot Spot shows that it’s bat first and the Hawk Eye shows that the impact is in line and going on to hit the stumps. Huge blow, this! Pakistan are on cloud nine! IND 54/4 in 12.5 overs WICKET!Yuvraj gone LBW for 22 after a successful review.India 54/4 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201720.06 IST: Fifty up for India for the loss of 3 wickets in 11.3 overs, chasing 339 against Pakistan. Yuvraj 21*, Dhoni 1*19.57 IST: Hafeez to Yuvraj, FOUR! Another top shot! Short outside off, Yuvraj Singh punches it through the cover region for a boundary. 14 runs off the over.Final. 9.6: M Hafeez to Y Singh (18), 4 runs, 47/3 #PakvInd #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201719.56 IST: Hafeez to Yuvraj, FOUR! Good shot! Yuvraj Singh charges down the track and strokes it through the mid on region for a boundary.19.55 IST: Hafeez to Yuvraj, FOUR! Tossed up around middle and leg, Yuvraj flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.19.52 IST: Amir to Dhawan, OUT! c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir. India are in a state of worry! Bowls a cross seam delivery on a length outside off, the ball nips away after pitching. Dhawan tries to poke at it. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies towards the keeper. Ahmed accepts it gleefully and the top run-scorer of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is on his way back. Pakistan are on top of the game now. IND 33/3in 9 oversWICKET!What a spell by Amir! Gets Shikhar Dhawan caught behind for 21.India 33/3 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201719.46 IST: Junaid to Dhawan, FOUR! Delightful Dhawan! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan stays in his crease, trust the bounce and punches it through the cover-point region for a boundary.Final. 7.3: J Khan to S Dhawan (19), 4 runs, 30/2 #PakvInd #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201719.45 IST: Junaid to Dhawan, FOUR! Crunched! Short delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it through the cover region for a boundary.19.44 IST: India 22/2 in 7 overs, chasing 339 against Pakistan. Required rate – 7.3719.38 IST: Junaid to Yuvraj, FOUR! Lucky runs! Short delivery into the batsman, Yuvraj Singh goes for the pull. Gets a top edge which flies over the keeper’s head for a boundary. IND 21/2 in 6 ovs19.36 IST: Good over for India, 9 runs came of that over from Amir. IND 16/2 in 5 ovs???? @TheRealPCB off to a flyer!#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201719.34 IST: Amir to Dhawan, FOUR! Precise! Fuller around off, Dhawan leans into the drive and plays it through the cover region. Wasim gives it a chase but he cannot stop it as the ball wins the race.19.33 IST: Amir to Dhawan, FOUR! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls it over the backward square leg region for a boundary. That’s a much needed boundary.19.31 IST: Excellent stuff from Junaid, maiden over. IND 7/2 in 4 overs, chasing 339 vs PAK19.24 IST: Amir to Kohli, OUT! c Shadab Khan b Mohammad Amir.Azhar Ali is a happy man! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to flick it on the leg side. Gets a leading edge to it and the ball flies towards the fielder at point. Shadab Khan goes to his right and takes a really fine catch to send the dangerman back to the hut. The best chaser of the game has to walk back to the hut. IND 6/2 in 2.4 oversWOW! ?? ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201719.23 IST: Virat Kohli DROPPED on 5! Amir does all the hard work but Azhar Ali does not support him. Length delivery outside off, Kohli prods forward in defence. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies towards Azhar Ali who cannot hold onto it. Could be a turning point in the context of the match.19.21 IST: Good over from Junaid, just 2 runs came off it. IND 4/1 in 2 ovs, chasing 339 vs PAK(AP Photo)19.13 IST: Amir to Rohit, OUT! Rohit Sharma departs on a duck! On a length around leg, the ball nips back in. Sharma fails to clip it through and gets hit flush on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire responds by raising his dreaded finger. He has a talk with his partner but he is not that keen for a review. The umpire tells them that the time is over and Rohit has to walk back to the hut. IND 2/1 in 1 overWICKET!Rohit Sharma goes without scoring! LBW to Mohammad AmirIndia 0/1 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201719.09 IST: Shikhar Dhawan Rohit Sharam striding out for India, Mohammad Amir with the ball in his hand. Ready for Part 2 ??????? ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017Pakistan Innings:18.41 IST: Pakistan 338/4 in 50 overs. Fakhar 114, Hafeez 57*, Azhar 59. Bhuvneshwar 1/44 Whatever the result today you have to admire Pakistans mindset in the big final to just go for it, love that attitude. Big couple overs left- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 18, 2017What an innings by Fakhar Zaman. Held his nerve on the big stage. Just what @TheRealPCB needed- Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) June 18, 2017Babar Azam also stepped up and made a useful contribution but it was the promotion of Imad Wasim which made the difference. He along with, Mohammad Hafeez went ablaze in the end and helped them cross the 330-run mark. Hafeez also went onto score a quickfire 50. The Men in Green will be really happy with their batting attack as they all stepped up in the game which mattered the most.A terrific batting performance from Pakistan and they have posted a huge total on the board. They were determined from the very start and an efficient start from their openers laid the perfect platform for them. Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman stitched in an 128-run stand where the latter went to score his maiden ODI hundred after getting a reprieve early in the innings. The former was dismissed courtesy of a run out but nothing went India’s way since then.Fakhar Zaman’s maiden ODI century powers Pakistan to 338/4 in the Final of #CT17.Will it be enough? #PAKvIND ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201718.41 IST: Bhuvi to Imad, Wasim makes room and slices the slower one over point for a single. PAKISTAN FINISH ON 338/4!18.38 IST: Bhuvi to Hafeez, SIX! Full outside off, Hafeez goes hard at it. Bunts it over mid off and the ball sails all the way for a maximum.18.36 IST: Bumrah to Hafeez, couple of runs taken as Hafeez gets to his 32nd fifty in 34 balls. PAK 329/4 in 49 overs That’s 50 for @MHafeez22, coming off just 34 balls #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201718.30 IST: Superb over from Bhuvi just five runs came off it. PAK 318/4 in 48 overs18.25 IST: Decent over from Bumrah, just eight runs came off it. PAK 313/4 in 47 overs 18.24 IST: Bumrah to Imad, FOUR! Slower length ball around middle and off, Imad clears his front leg and tonks it over mid off. Beats Pandya at long off and earns a boundary. Hardik had to cover only a few yards to his left but the ball was hit so hard that he couldn’t get there.Faces in the crowd ????????#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201718.19 IST: Bhuvi to Hafeez, SIX! Hammered! Slower length delivery from Bhuvneshwar. Hafeez picks it early and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket for a biggie. Moves to 40 off just 23 balls and brings up Pakistan’s 300 in 45.2 overs Mohammad Hafeez is going BIG now! ??#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201718.16 IST: Big over from Jadhav, 16 runs came off it. PAK 294/4 in 45 overs18.15 IST: Jadhav to Imad, SIX! That’s hit hard! Flatter delivery around off, this time Wasim dances down the track and bunts it down the track over long for a flat maximum. 14 runs off the over already.18.14 IST: Jadhav to Hafeez, SIX! Just over! Jadhav tosses it up, Hafeez dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over long on. Pandya in the deep, jumps full stretch but can’t get his fingers to it. The ball sails over and lands over the ropes. Hafeez is playing a gem on an innings here.18.08 IST: Excellent over from Jadhav, a wicket a four runs came off it. PAK 270/4 in 43 oversA meeting of great cricketing minds. #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201718.05 IST: Kedar to Babar, OUT! Azam misses out on his half century. Tries to take on the part-timer Jadhav. Dances down the track, goes for the big lofted shot but ends up miscuing it to Yuvraj at long off. The veteran doesn’t make any mistake and Azam has to walk back. Jadhav’s golden arm once again does the trick. India are pulling things back at the right moment. PAK 267/4 in 42.3 overs(AP Photo)WICKET!Babar Azam caught by Yuvraj at long off. Falls for 46.Pakistan 267/4 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201718.00 IST: Bhuvi to Hafeez, FOUR! Hafeez is taking the attack to the opposition. Advances down the track and pulls the back of a length delivery over mid-wicket for a boundary. Pakistan 266/3 in 42 overs. Babar 46*, Hafeez 15*17.53 IST: Bhuvi to Malik, OUT! Malik holes out! Short delivery outside off, Malik goes to play the forehand smash. Does not middle it well and the ball goes towards the deep cover region. Jadhav gets under it and takes a simple catch. Bhuvneshwar has struck at a really crucial time as Malik could have been dangerous in the latter stages. Pakistan 247/3 in 40 overs. Babar 43*, Hafeez 0*WICKET!Shoaib Malik caught in the deep by Kedar Jadhav.Pakistan 247/3 #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201717.49 IST: Kedar Jadhav’s first over goes for 7 runs. PAK 246/2 in 39 oversMeanwhile, take a look at Jadeja’s superb catch to dismiss Fakhar earlier in the inningsWhat a take from @imjadeja ??? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201717.44 IST: Another big over from Hardik, 12 runs came off it. PAK 239/2 in 38 overs17.40 IST: Hardik to Babar, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Angling into the hips, Azam stays in his crease and flicks it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.17.38 IST: Jadeja to Malik, SIX! Stand and delivery! Short delivery outside off, Azam stays in his crease and pulls it with grit. Over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.That’s how you celebrate your maiden ODI ??#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201717.35 IST: Hardik to Babar, FOUR! Stand and delivery! Short delivery outside off, Azam stays in his crease and pulls it with grit. Over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.17.32 IST: Hardik to Babar, FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss into the pads, Babar is obliged as he just helps it through the vacant square leg region for a boundary.Final. 34.4: J Bumrah to B Azam (17), 4 runs, 208/2 #PakvInd #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201717.23 IST: Hardik to Fakhar, OUT! c Ravindra Jadeja b Hardik Pandya. Jadeja does not miss those! Length delivery outside off, Zaman takes out his front leg out of the way and goes to play the slog shot. Gets a top edge on it and the ball balloons over the backward point region. Jadeja from backward point traces back and takes a really fine catch to send back the opener. A terrific innings from the southpaw comes to an end and India will want a couple of quick wickets to get back in the game. PAK 200/2 in 33.1 oversWICKET!Fakhar’s blistering innings ends caught by Jadeja off Hardik.200-2. #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201717.19 IST: Ashwin to Fakhar, SIX! Brilliant! Floated around leg, Fakhar takes out his front leg and sends that deep into the stands of the mid-wicket region for a maximum.17.19 IST: Pakistan 191/1 in 32 overs. Fakhar 106*, Babar 10*17.08 IST: Ashwin to Fakhar, FOUR! Ton for Fakhar! Fuller outside off, Fakhar Zaman sweeps it through the square leg region for a boundary. He has been sensational throughout and he is playing a terrific knock when it matters the most. PAK 186/1 in 31 oversA maiden ODI 100 for Fakhar Zaman! What a time for the @TheRealPCB opener to do it! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201717.02 IST: Good over from Ashwin, just one run came off it. PAK 176/1 in 29 overs 16.57 IST: Pandya to Fakhar, FOUR! Edgy! Shorter delivery outside off, Zaman looks to punch it with an angled bat. Gets an outside edge which runs fine down the off side. Bumrah from short third man, chases after it, gets his hands to it but fails to keep it in. 18 runs from the over. The spinners have been hammered in the past two overs!16.40 IST: RUN OUT Big mix-up! And, this time the luck goes India’s away! Ali dabs it in the mid-wicket region and takes off for a single. His partner, however, stays unmoved at the bowler’s end and both the batsman end up at one end. Bumrah, runs to his left and throws the ball to his keeper, who whips the bails off. Azhar Ali has to depart. It was an easy single. Can this open the floodgates for India? PAK 128/1 in 23 oversThat’s not how it’s done… ??#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201716.33 IST: Fakhar Zaman’s inclusion in the Pakistan team has been a super move from the Men in Green.Fakhar Zaman becomes the 1st Pakistani batsman to make three 50s in his first four ODI games!#CT2017final#IndvPak#CT17- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 18, 201716.27 IST: Jadeja to Fakhar, FOUR! Three fifties in a row for Fakhar Zaman! Tossed up outside off, Zaman cuts it through point. Yuvraj misfields there and the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. The southpaw has been in tremendous form and he has continued with it. Will look to convert it into a century tonight. PAK 114/0 in 20 overs50s for @AzharAli_ and Fakhar Zaman! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201716.25 IST: Jadeja to Fakhar, FOUR! He finally gets a boundary through his favourite region! Spinning in from around off, Zaman cuts it through the cover region for a boundary.16.19 IST: Jadeja to Fakhar, FOUR! Excellent use of the feet! Zaman comes down the track and slogs it over the wide mid on region for a boundary. 100 up for Pakistan, Azhar 46*, Fakhar 41* 16.13 IST: Drinks has been taken. Pakistan are currently on top of their game. They have been batting really well and have scored runs at a quick pace. India, on the other hand, will need some wickets to get back in the game. An interesting phase of cricket awaits. Pakistan 93/0 in 17 overs. Azhar 44*, Fakhar 36* Last time 100+ opening stand vs India187 by Warner/Finch at Canberra 20-1-2016Since then 16 inns until today#CT2017final#IndvPak#CT17- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 18, 201716.09 IST: This is the highest opening stand for Pakistan against India in ICC tournaments. They have gone past Saeed Anwar and Aamer Sohail’s 84-run partnership vs India in Bengaluru in 1996 World Cup.Excellent start boys…Keep going let’s get to a 300 plus score now. #PAKvIND- Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 18, 201716.09 IST: Jadeja is introduced into the attack, he concedes four runs. PAK 90/0 in 16 ovs16.50 IST: Hardik to Azhar, FOUR! ends the first over from Pandya with a boundary. PAK 86/0 in 15 overs 15.56 IST: Pakistan 74/0 in 13 overs. Azhar 33*, Fakhar 29*. Last 5 overs – 26 runs#TeamIndia #BleedBlue #INDvPAK #CT17 BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201715.51 IST: Ashwin to Fakhar, FOUR! Zaman is trying to match his partner! Tossed up around middle and leg, Zaman comes down the track and heaves it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.Final. 11.6: R Ashwin to F Zaman (27), 4 runs, 69/0 #PakvInd #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201715.47 IST: Bumrah to Fakhar, FOUR! Beautiful! Fuller delivery around off, Zaman drives it dead straight along the ground. Ali is down on the ground trying to reach back at the crease as the ball races away to the fence.Pakistan’s 1st PP scores in #CT1738/0 v Ind42/2 v SA65/0 v SL49/0 v Eng56/0 v Ind#IndvPak#CT17final- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 18, 201715.44 IST: End of the first powerplay – Pakistan 56/0 in 10 overs. Azhar 29*, Fakhar 16*15.42 IST: Ashwin to Azhar, FOUR! Azhar brings up Pakistan’s fifty in the 10th over with boundary off Ashwin.50 partnership up as Pakistan make a bright start v India.LIVE: #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017Good luck to @BCCI and @TheRealPCB for the final.Im sure it will be a cracker.May the best team win- Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) June 18, 201715.41 IST: Superb stuff from Bhuvi, bowls his second maiden. PAK 48/0 in 9 overs15.37 IST: Ashwin’s first over goes for 10 runs, courtesy a SIX from Azhar. PAK 48/0 in 8 ovs Change of bowling, as Ravichandran Aswhin comes into the attack #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201715.36 IST: Ashwin to Azhar, SIX! This is good intent from Ali! Not letting Ashwin settle. The Indian offie tosses it up outside off, Azhar dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over long off. The timing is so good on it that the ball sails over the fence for the first maximum of the day.SIX! First six of the Final, as Azhar Ali smashes Ashwin straight down the ground.LIVE: #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201715.28 IST: Pressure on India pacers as Bumrah bowls another expensive over. PAK 36/0 in 6 ovsA game of millimetres!Fakhar Zaman gets an early life. Can he and Pakistan make India pay? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201715.27 IST: Bumrah to Azhar, FOUR! Ali with another boundary. Slower one, angling in, Ali flicks it wristily through square leg. Yuvraj in the deep, runs to his left, dives but fails to stop it. Second boundary off the over.Final. 5.5: J Bumrah to Azhar Ali (15), 4 runs, 36/0 #PakvInd #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201715.25 IST: Bumrah to Azhar, FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside off, Ali has a go at it but gets a thick outside edge. Flies over the slip cordon and to the fence behind.(AP Photo)15.24 IST: Another good over for the batting side, eight runs came off it. PAK 27/0 in 5 overs15.23 IST: Bhuvi to Fakhar, FOUR! Zaman not getting off to his usual flier, dances down the track. Goes through with a big heave on the leg side. Gets it off the inner half through square leg for a boundary.15.22 IST: Bhuvi to Fakhar, FOUR! leg byes! Banged in short, Zaman goes for the pull but is late into the shot. The ball hits him on the helmet and goes through the gap between Dhoni and Sharma at wide slip for a boundary.15.20 IST: Good over for the Men in Green, 12 runs came off it. PAK 19/0 in 4 overs15.18 IST: Bumrah to Azhar, FOUR! First boundary from Azhar. Short outside off, Ali plays a flat-batted shot past the bowler. Beats the mid on fielder and earns himself a boundary.15.17 IST: Bumrah to Fakhar, FOUR! Edgy! On a length and angling away, Zaman goes hard at it. Gets an inside edge and the ball runs to the fine leg fence.15.15 IST: Hang on… It’s a No Ball. Length delivery, slanting away, Zama looks to poke at it but gets an outside edge and Dhoni behind the stumps celebrates. India starts celebrating but the umpire wants to check for a no ball. Bumrah’s nightmare comes true as the replays confirm it’s a no ball. Zaman survives. PAK 9/0 in 3 oversNO BALL! Fakhar Zaman caught, but Bumrah has overstepped. #PAKvIND #CT17- ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201715.14 IST: This is good tight bowling from IND, Bhuvi gives away just 4 runs. PAK 7/0 in 3 ovs(AP Photo)15.09 IST: Excellent start from both seamers, Bumrah concedes 3 from his over. PAK 3/0 in 2 ovs  15.04 IST: Bhuvneshwar starts off with a maiden over for India. PAK 0/0 in 1 over15.01 IST: Bhuvi to Azhar, terrific ball first up there was a hint of swing on offer for the medium pacer.15.00 IST: Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali are out in the middle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the attack for India.Pre-match updates:14.59 IST: PITCH REPORT – Nasser Hussain says that there is a little bit of grass on the wicket but it is dead grass. Feels that there will be nice carry on the deck. Mentions that it is a fresh pitch which has not been used in the tournament. Informs that the outfield is full of lush green grass but the boundaries are long. Ends by saying that it is a good surface for batting.14.57 IST: Both teams are on the field for the national anthems. But before that a moments silence will be observed for the tragic events which took place in London before this tournament started.14.50 IST: Virat Kohli called it right at the toss as India were always looking to chase in this final.Virat loves a run chase ??? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201714.37 IST: India are unchanged for this game, Pakistan have brought back Mohammad Amir and dropped Rumman Raees.IND XI: RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, Y Singh, MS Dhoni, K Jadhav, H Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, J Bumrah- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2017PAK XI: Azhar Ali, F Zaman, B Azam, M Hafeez, S Malik, S Ahmed, I Wasim, M Amir, S Khan, H Ali, J Khan- BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201714.33 IST: TOSS! Virat Kohli wins the toss, India will bowl first against Pakistan India have won the toss and will bowl first in the #CT17 final! #PAKvIND ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201714.17 IST: This is what the pitch looks like for today’s blockbuster clash. Both teams will be looking to chase on this batting-friendly wicket.Here’s the pitch! Win the toss and… ???? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201714.14 IST: Feel the atmosphere of the Oval, the voice of the fans at the ICC Champions Trophy. 14. 12 IST: International Sand Artist & Padma Shri Awardee, Sudarsan Pattnaik, creates magic for the all important final.Best wishes to both Indian Cricket & Hockey teams for #ICCChampionsTrophyFinal & #HWL2017 semifinal #IndiaPak .My SandArt at #Puri beach . Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) June 18, 201714.09 IST: Guess who will be cheering for India?All spruced up 2 cheer for CT17 Finals. Also excited to present the MiniTrails to the world #JabHarryMetSejal Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 18, 201714.07 IST: Pakistan players gearing up for their first ever ICC Champions Trophy final. Will the hard yards for Pakistan pay off today in the #CT17 Final? #SweatMore @gatoradeindia ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201714.05 IST: On the eve of the ICC Champions Trophy final, players were deprived of some important hours of sleep as the air conditioners of their rooms were not functioning. Read the story here14.04 IST: Team India going through the paces before the all important final. India have trained hard and are ready for the #CT17 Final! #SweatMore @gatoradeindia ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201714.01 IST: Fans have their say on the biggest clash. 13.57 IST: The game-plan in the making.Talking tactics ???? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.55 IST: Going through the paces, Indian captain Virat Kohli.In the zone ??? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.50 IST: Game face on for the Men in Blue. Game face on as @BCCI arrives at The Oval ??????? #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.49 IST: The reigning champions are making their way to the stadium. ???? The reigning champions are in the house! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.47 IST: The fan-train on its way to the stadium.90 minutes until play starts, but already the ???? fans are making themselves heard! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.43 IST: Indian soldiers at the border are hoping for Virat Kohli’s men to bring the Champions Trophy home.13.35 IST: Sports has no boundaries. India’s MS Dhoni with the son of Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Photo Credit: Twitter 13.27 IST: Fakhar Zaman says it like it is before the final.13.22 IST: The look of a focused man. Calm and focused ???????#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.18 IST: The Pakistan team is making their way into the stadium.  ???? Pakistan have arrived at the The Oval for the #CT17 final! #PAKvIND ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.15 IST: THe changing rooms await the players for the all-important FINAL. The changing rooms are looking in great condition ahead of the #CT17 Final! #PAKvIND ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.12 IST: The spirit of cricket.  13.10 IST: The superheroes on the field. Captains @imVkohli and @SarfarazA_54 and their cartoon counterparts! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 17, 201713.07 IST: Virat’s message to the team. BELIEVE. BECOME #TeamIndia #INDvPAK #CT17 BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 201713.06 IST: The Oval looks stunning, the skies looks clear.Perfect day for a spot of cricket!????v????#PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 201713.03 IST: Oval is ready, the fans are ready for a cracker of a game. The Oval is ready to receive today’s finalists! #PAKvIND #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017Brief Preview:India vs Pakistan clashes on the cricket fielded have always been huge. The two cricketing giants meet again today in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval. While holders India start the final as favourites, Pakistan will look to win their maiden title at the elite event.There’s no doubt that India have been a dominant force in world cricket in the past 10 years, with three ICC titles. If all goes well, India will not only become the first team to win the Champions Trophy thrice but become the second team after Australia to defend the title.India and Pakistan have only met in one ICC final – the 2007 World Twenty20 showpiece, which was won by India. Pakistan have never won the Champions Trophy while India are a two-time winners.Since 2000, India and Pakistan have played 50 ODIs so far and it’s 25-25 in head-to-head encounters. However, since 2010, India have dominated their old foes 7-3 in 10 ODIs. The cricketing giants have not played bilateral series since 2012 and now meet only at ICC or Asian Cricket Council tournaments.One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India.As they have done many times before, however, Pakistan suddenly found their form with wins over top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka before delivering an outstanding all-round display to stun previously unbeaten hosts England in the semi-finals.India suffered a shock loss to Sri Lanka in the group stage before overwhelming Bangladesh in the semis and their captain Virat Kohli has been impressed by Pakistan’s resurgence.last_img read more

Migrants weigh whether to stay in Mexico, resume trek to US

first_imgMexico City, Nov 7 (AP) Thousands of Central American migrants will take at least a couple of days to rest in a Mexico City stadium as they debate whether to accept offers to stay in Mexico or continue their trek to the US border.Humanitarian aid stepped up Tuesday for the roughly 4,500 Central American migrants gathered at the Jesus Martinez stadium after an arduous journey that has taken them through three countries in three weeks.Mexico City officials said they are bracing as many as 5,500 migrants at the sports complex as more trickle in.Members of the caravans of migrants, which President Donald Trump made a central issue in US midterm elections, declined to take an immediate decision Tuesday night on whether to definitively stay in Mexico or continue north, opting to remain in the capital at least a couple more days.”Nobody is in more of a hurry than me to get going (to the US border), but we have to go all together,” said Sara Rodriguez of Colon, Honduras.Rodriguez, 34, fled her country with her 16-year-old daughter Emily, after the girl began to draw unwanted attention from a drug trafficker.Mexico is offering refugee, asylum or work visas to the migrants.The government said 2,697 temporary visas had been issued to individuals and families to cover them while they waited for the 45-day application process for a more permanent status.Rina Valenzuela, who is from El Salvdor, listened attentively to aid workers from the nonprofit Institute for Women in Migration as they explained the difficulties of applying for and securing asylum in the US Valenzuela decided she would better off applying for refuge in Mexico.advertisement”Why go fight there, with as much effort and as much suffering as we have gone through, just for them to turn me back? Well, no,” she said.Meanwhile, hundreds of city employees and even more volunteers were on hand Tuesday to sort donations and direct migrants toward food, water, diapers and other basics.Migrants searched through piles of donated clothes, grabbed boxes of milk for children and lined up to make quick calls home at a stand set up by the Red Cross.Employees from the capital’s human rights commission registered new arrivals with biographical data –such as age and country of origin– and placed yellow bracelets on wrists to keep count.The atmosphere at the stadium in Mexico City was more institutional and organised than what migrants encountered on the road, where townspeople pushed bags of drinking water, tacos and fruit into their hands as they passed through tiny hamlets in southern Mexico.But there were signs that the stadium was already nearing its capacity to hold 6,000 people.Maria Yesenia Perez, 41, said there was no space in the stadium when she and her 8-year-old daughter arrived during the night, so the two from Honduras slept on the grass outside.Migrants pitched tents in the parking lot and constructed makeshift shelters from plywood covered with blankets and tarps.Forty portable toilets were scattered across the grass.The stadium’s enclosed space and government intervention makes it difficult for aid workers to reach the migrants, said Nancy Rojas, an Oxfam charity worker who has accompanied the migrants for weeks.Four big tents have been set up for women and children to sleep under with thin mattresses and blankets, while men were relegated Monday night to concrete bleachers.Temperatures dropped below 52 degrees Fahrenheit (11 Celsius) during the night in a city some 7,300 feet (2,240 meters) above sea level and still hundreds of miles from the US border.Several smaller groups were trailing hundreds of miles to the south.Mexico City Mayor Ramon Amieva said the city needs to “reinforce” to meet the needs of the migrants, especially vulnerable children and pregnant women.Mexico City’s central market supplied 3.5 tons of bananas and guavas to refuel the crowd, plus 600 bottles of water.The human rights commission said it planned to set up more tents and eating areas.Many of the migrants sought treatment for blistered and aching feet, respiratory infections, diarrhea and other maladies.Trump has seized on the caravan as an election issue and portrayed it as a major threat, though such caravans have sprung up regularly over the years and largely passed unnoticed.He ordered thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border, vowed to detain asylum seekers in tents cities and insinuated without proof that there are criminals or even terrorists in the group.In dozens of interviews since the initial caravan set out from Honduras more than three weeks ago, migrants have said they are escaping poverty and rampant violence.advertisementMany are families travelling with small children. Some say they left because they were threatened by gang members or had lost relatives to gang violence.Others say they hope to find work and send money to support relatives back home.Organisers are urging members of the caravan already in Mexico City to await the arrival of stragglers and perhaps even the other caravans further back.The idea is to find strength in numbers. The outpouring of support for the caravan that first set out from Honduras on October 13 has inspired thousands of others to march north from Central America.Former Honduran lawmaker Bartolo Fuentes, blamed by some for starting the caravan, re-joined the group in Mexico after being detained in Guatemala and deported to Honduras.Fuentes denied leading the movement, saying it was a natural response “to a situation more terrible than war.”He said about 300 to 400 Hondurans leave their country on an average day.”What do we have here then? The accumulation of 20 days” of normal emigration, he said. 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Three dead over 240 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

first_imgManila: Three people were killed and over 240 plucked to safety in the southern Philippines Wednesday after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, authorities said, as rescuers hunted for more survivors. The blaze broke out before dawn as the Lite Ferry 16 was cruising to Dapitan City from Cebu, prompting some of the terrified passengers to throw themselves overboard, one witness said. It is not clear how many passengers were on the vessel, but the Philippine Coast Guard said 245 people had so far been rescued, and three confirmed dead. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The boat’s official manifest listed just 172 passengers and crew. The Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, is plagued by poor sea transport, with badly regulated boats and ships prone to overcrowding and accidents. Coast Guard spokesman Captain Armand Balilo said search and rescue operations were continuing as authorities worked to determine the exact number of people on the boat. “We have ordered the captain to explain the discrepancy,” Balilo told AFP. The ferry’s operator, Danilo Lines, said a team was deployed to assist the rescued passengers and tugboats dispatched to bring the stricken ferry back to port. Some 30 years ago another Philippine ferry, the Dona Paz, collided with an oil tanker in an accident that claimed more than 4,000 lives in the world’s worst peacetime disaster at sea.last_img read more

Conservative MPs back Sisters in Spirit database funding

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-Some Conservative MPs on Thursday called for the return of federal dollars to the much-vaunted Sisters in Spirit database of murdered and missing Aboriginal women which remains in limbo after the Conservative government cut its funding.After listening to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) tell the Commons status of women committee that the database now was dormant, the Conservative MPs said federal funding should be found to keep it going.The database, which has nearly 600 cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women, was one of the jewels of NWAC’s Sisters in Spirit initiative which thrust the violence experience by Aboriginal women in Canada into the national and international spotlight.“Personally I think it should be kept going,” said Surrey North Conservative MP Dona Cadman, in an interview with APTN National News.“You put that much money and time and effort into something like that it is a crime to just let it fall apart and do nothing with it.”Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Conservative MP Scott Armstrong said NWAC should find a way to get funding from other departments.“I do believe there is some attributes to that database that should be supported,” said Armstrong, in an interview.“I am certainly in favour of the database, the database should be there,” said Fleetwood-Port Kells Conservative MP Nina Grewal.NWAC president Jeannette Corbiere Lavell told the committee that some women were volunteering to continue to keep Sisters in Spirit alive, but they had been unable to update the database.Corbiere Lavell said her organization was aware of 20 new cases of murders and 10 cases of missing Aboriginal women they had not been able to input. She also said there were a number of historical, unsolved cases from B.C. that the organization wanted to investigate, but couldn’t.Sisters in Spirit, which was created by the pervious Liberal government and given $5 million over five years, raised the profile of the violence faced by Aboriginal women in Canada by documenting and detailing cases of murdered and missing women.The database has also attracted the attention of police forces like the Ontario Provincial Police who sought to use of the information in their investigations. Corbier Lavell said the OPP had document only two Aboriginal murdered and missing women cases when the Sisters in Spirit database had recorded 70.The Conservative cabinet, however, decided not to renew funding and NWAC was forced to apply for money under a Status of Women Canada program that forbade the use of government dollars for research and advocacy work.Status of Women officials also informed NWAC it could not use the name Sisters in Spirit for any projects receiving additional government funding.The Conservatives then announced they would be putting $10 million toward the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women, but $4 million of the total would go to the RCMP to set up the national missing person’s branch which has no specific Aboriginal component.The RCMP is currently in discussions with NWAC to use some of the information in the database, according to Corbier Lavell.The rest of the money was set aside for community-based programs and victim’s services.The government, however, is expected to give NWAC about $1.8 million over the next three years for their “Evidence to Action” program to deal with violence against Aboriginal women.last_img read more

Grinding poverty faced by Manitoba First Nations worst in country Aboriginal Affairs

first_imgChinta Puxley The Canadian Press WINNIPEG–Federal government documents show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations people to live in Canada.Internal reports from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development show Manitoba First Nation people are more likely to grow up in poverty, drop out of school, live off social assistance in dilapidated housing and suffer family violence.Their life expectancy is also eight years shorter than that of other Manitobans.The 10 regional updates spanning 2012 to 2014 lay out the poor living conditions on Manitoba reserves, but offer little concrete action on the part of the government.They were obtained by The Canadian Press through access-to-information legislation.“Based on the UN Human Development Index, quality of life on Manitoba First Nations ranks the lowest in Canada,” said an update dated July 2014.Another update dated from September 2013 notes that 25 per cent of First Nation children live in poverty across Canada. In Manitoba, it said, 62 per cent of aboriginal children live below the poverty line.The 2014 report also noted that, at 28 per cent, the province has the lowest high-school graduation rate for First Nations in the country.Manitoba First Nations also have the highest social assistance rates in Canada, the documents show. In some communities, 80 per cent of the population is on welfare. Just under two per cent of the population has come off social assistance and moved on to education or employment.“High levels of poverty, unemployment, domestic violence and family dysfunction are prominent adverse social conditions faced by many members of First Nations, particularly those living in remote or isolated communities,” reads the September 2013 update. “Significant gaps between the on-reserve population and the Canadian population in general continue to exist.”The 2014 report said there is less money for reserve infrastructure, because the federal government has shifted resources to education and social programs. Almost one-third of Manitoba First Nations live in reserve homes “in need of major repair” the second-highest percentage in the country.“The housing backlog, overcrowding issues, mould and inadequate condition of many of the on-reserve housing units remains a significant First Nation concern,” the update said. “Key challenges continue to include affordability, low income and high social assistance rates.”The health of Manitoba First Nations is also suffering, the documents suggest. Residents have a “higher mortality, higher incidence and prevalence of chronic diabetes,” notes the 2013 update. First Nations also experience higher family violence and suicide rates, as well as higher rates of alcohol, drug and solvent abuse, it said.“First Nations in Manitoba live eight years less than other Manitobans (the second-lowest life expectancy amongst provinces),” the update said. “First Nations in the Prairies continue to have the lowest community well-being scores, as well as the largest gaps relative to non-aboriginal communities.”None of this comes as a surprise to Chief David McDougall from the remote St. Theresa Point First Nation in northern Manitoba.McDougall listens in amazement to radio ads appealing for help for African children who are living in dilapidated homes with no running water. He shakes his head reading Canadian studies on the psychological effect of the lack of adequate housing on refugee children in the Middle East.“How come they don’t come and study the situation as is in First Nations? I know the answer to that,” he said. “They’re turning a blind eye.”The government’s regional updates estimate McDougall’s community needed 379 new homes in 2010 and project that will grow to 949 by 2020. It’s not uncommon to have up to 18 people sharing a three-bedroom bungalow on the reserve, McDougall said.The government response, flagged as “behind plan” in several updates, was to direct a steering committee to create a “sub-committee to address housing backlog.” In the meantime, McDougall said, his community and three other area reserves with a combined need for just over 1,000 homes got 12 new houses this year.“I wouldn’t even call it a drop in the bucket.”Despair grows among First Nation youth on the fly-in reserve as they see luxuries on satellite television they can only dream of, McDougall said. No one is expecting a blank cheque, he added, just some sign of interest on the part of Ottawa to work with reserves to improve the situation.“We’re trying to contribute to our own well-being. We’re not just sitting here twiddling our thumbs. They’re not really working with us.”A spokeswoman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said he was unavailable to discuss the updates or what the federal government is doing to improve living conditions for Manitoba’s reserve aboriginals. Emily Hillstrom sent an emailed statement that didn’t address the poor living conditions.“Our government believes that aboriginal peoples should have the same quality of life, the same opportunities and the same choices as all other Canadians,” she wrote before outlining legislation the government has passed such as a law that requires reserves to post their financial statements online.Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, head of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said the Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have set the clock back 30 years on aboriginal relations. The government refuses to work with First Nations to address chronic lack of safe drinking water, proper housing and basic infrastructure, he said.There are solutions out there, but First Nations can’t even get federal authorities to the table, Nepinak said.“We’ve seen indifference. We’ve seen omission. We’ve seen wilful blindness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls from our communities,” he said. “We’re really looking for a new government to help address some of these very significant outstanding issues.”Grand Chief David Harper, head of the organization that represents northern Manitoba First Nations, said the internal reports echo what his people have been saying for years. It feels like they are either being punished or wilfully neglected by the Conservative government, he said.“We need drastic measures. We need a plan of action of when and how we’re going to get out of this situation we’re in. We haven’t heard that at all. Period.”last_img read more

Hurricane Gustav strikes children the hardest warns UN agency

29 August 2008Hurricane Gustav has forced some 6,300 people from their homes in Haiti, where torrential rains pounded the deforested southern peninsula of the country earlier this week, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today. Hurricane Gustav has forced some 6,300 people from their homes in Haiti, where torrential rains pounded the deforested southern peninsula of the country earlier this week, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported todayThe World Food Programme (WFP) has begun feeding those displaced by the deadly hurricane, which raged through Haiti on Wednesday, killing at least 51 people as well as destroying homes, livestock and crops.“With WFP stocks already in place, our partners on the ground have been able to begin distributing food to some of the affected families,” said WFP Country Director Myrta Kaulard.“Many people in these areas of southern Haiti already suffer from malnutrition or micronutrient deficiencies, and cannot afford this kind of upheaval,” Ms. Kaulard added.Residents of the urban cities of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Leogane – most affected by the tropical storm – are already suffering from extreme poverty and soaring food prices are aggravating the situation.“Whenever a natural disaster such as Gustav hits the region, the consequences of its impact are amplified,” said UNICEF’s Representative in Haiti Annamaria Laurini.As an immediate response, WFP’s partners in the area are distributing rice, beans and oil to 2,000 families, and 159 people in shelters are receiving two cooked meals a day, for an initial period of four days.Nearly 45 per cent of the country’s population is under the age of 18 and children are the most vulnerable to the grinding poverty, high food prices and natural disasters.UNICEF is especially concerned about the hurricane’s impact on schools. Already less than half of primary school age children in Haiti attend school, and the country can not afford to have this number further eroded. “If schools are seriously damaged or used as temporary shelter, this could seriously delay children’s return to school, which is due in about a week,” said Laurini.Media reports say Gustav has been responsible for 68 deaths so far across the Caribbean, and forecasters have indicated it could hit New Orleans and oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico next week as a category four or five hurricane, the most severe on the Saffir-Simpson scale. read more

Stocks higher BlackBerry up on Q4 results

Canadian stocks opened higher amid stronger than expected financial results from smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. and expectations that China will move to counter its economic slowdown.The S&P/TSX composite index moved ahead 58.84 points to 14,237.68, while the Canadian dollar fell 0.05 of a cent to 90.60.BlackBerry reported a loss of US$423 million or 80 cents per share for its latest quarter compared with a profit of $98 million or 19 cents per diluted share a year ago.However, excluding several one-time items, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said it had an adjusted loss from continuing operations of $42 million or eight cents per share for the quarter. Analysts on average had expected a loss of 55 cents per share, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters. Its shares rose more than three per cent, or 32 cents, to $10.28 at the open.Wall Street was also positive as the Dow Jones industrials gained 61.08 points to 16,325.31, the Nasdaq rose 16.96 points to 4,168.19 and the S&P 500 index jumped 8.2 points to 1,857.16.Meanwhile, expectations have risen on whether more stimulus will be pumped into China, as that country saw its growth slowed to its weakest level since the financial crisis. In commodities, oil gained 80 cents to $102.08, while gold prices lost ground with the June contract faded $6.20 to US$1,288.80 an ounce. May copper rose 5 cents to US$3.04 a pound. read more

Brazils state oil company denies fuel to 2 Iranian ships

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s state oil company has refused to supply two Iranian ships anchored in the southern port of Paraná because they belong to a company sanctioned by the United States.According to a statement from Petrobras, the ships hired by an Iranian export company appear on a list of the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.In addition, Petrobras said, the ships arrived from Iran transporting urea, which is subject to sanctions by the United States.Marcelo Silva De Sousa, The Associated Press

Delta tells Ann Coulter her insults are unacceptable

Delta tells Ann Coulter her insults are ‘unacceptable’ by The Associated Press Posted Jul 17, 2017 6:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment.Coulter began tweeting about the episode Saturday in which she said the airline gave away an “extra room seat” she reserved before a flight from New York to Florida departed. Coulter had booked an aisle seat, but got a window seat.She joked that Delta hires people who seek to be prison guards, animal handlers or East German police. She also tweeted a photo of a woman she said took the seat she booked and labeled her “dachshund-legged.”Delta responded to Coulter on Twitter on Sunday night that it was refunding her the extra $30 she paid for her preferred seat. It added that “your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.” In a separate statement on its website, the company called Coulter’s comments “derogatory and slanderous.”Coulter was moved to a window seat at the time of boarding as the airline was “working to accommodate several passengers with seating requests,” Delta said in the statement. Delta said that during some confusion over the assignments, a flight attendant asked everyone to move to the seats listed on their tickets. Coulter and the other passengers complied, according to the airline, and the flight departed.Coulter continued her online rant against Delta on Monday. FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Delta pushed back at Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment for a July 15, 2017, flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) read more

Police admit white powder seized during drugs bust at Gatwick airport is

Police have admitted that white powder seized during a “huge” drugs bust at Gatwick airport is actually cake mix for vegan bakery. Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza was transporting ingredients in a suitcase when a member of staff was stopped by the police on August 28.The white powder, which was divided into 25 blue bags, was sent for tests before officers accepted it was not illegal.British Transport Police said: “‘Officers were called to Gatwick Airport station at 1.34pm on August 28 after a suitcase was found containing 25 bags of powder.”Following a number of inquiries and tests, it was determined these bags of powder were cake ingredients for a vegan bakery.”They were soon reunited with the owner, who has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return.”The restaurant, which has venues in Brighton and Camden, London, later tweeted: “Thanks for going easy on us guys! “A slab of cake all round is in order when you’re next in Brighton.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Review of Eldorados new technical report for Skouries AuCu project in Halkidiki

first_imgOn March 29, Eldorado Gold Corporation (Eldorado) and its subsidiary Hellas Gold published a new technical report for the Skouries Project located in Halkidiki Peninsula in northern Greece. The information and data were prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Eldorado is an international gold mining company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hellas Gold was acquired as part of the acquisition of European Goldfields Limited (EGL) completed in February 2012. The Skouries Project is an advance stage project with development work on process facilities and infrastructure started, but it remains on care and maintenance awaiting approval of several permits necessary to complete the development plans.The Skouries Project is a gold-copper porphyry deposit to be mined using a combination of conventional open pit and underground mining techniques. The mineral process facilities will produce doré and a gold-copper concentrate.The previous technical report on the Skouries Project was filed by EGL in July 2011. The new report updates themineral resource and mineral reserve estimate and reflects updates to the open pit and underground mining production schedules, tailings and water management designs reflecting industry best practice, and updates the operating and capital cost estimates reflecting the changes to the scope of the project. The open pit optimisation was carried out using Hexagon Mining MineSight mine planning software. The Skouries open pit is constrained by the existing EIS boundary on surface and the underground mining crown pillar, whichlimits the pit depth to 420 masl. In addition to the physical boundary constraints, the open pit design and overall size is also affected by a requirement to provide construction materials for the integrated waste managementfacility (IWMF). The mineral reserves for the open pit deposit has been evaluated at a $9.47/t NSR cutoff grade.The proven and probable mineral reserves are 59.5 Mt with an average grade of 0.56 g/t Au and 0.40% Cu. The primary grinding circuit is designed to reduce the feed ore with a particle size of 80% passing 150 mm to a product with a particle size 80% passing 120 μm. The size reduction is achieved by a two-stage wet grinding circuit comprising a SAG mill driven by variable speed motors, a ball mill (with a fixed speed motor) and a pebble crushing circuit. A gravity concentration circuit is integrated in the primary grinding circuit. The flotation is carried out in six stages: rougher, 1st cleaning, cleaner scavenger, 2nd cleaning, 3rd cleaning, additional cleaning, in order to produce a clean copper/gold concentrate. The rougher flotation circuit is comprised of a bank of ten 160 m3 cylindrical tank cells. The 1st cleaning flotation circuit is comprised of the first cleaner conditioning tank, of 50 m3 net capacity, and four 50 m3 flotation cells. The cleaner scavenger flotation circuit is comprised of six 50 m3 cells. The 2nd cleaning flotation circuit is comprised of five 10 m3 cells. The 3rd cleaning flotation circuit is comprised of four 10 m3 cells.The additional cleaning flotation circuit is comprised of four 100 m3 cells. The gold gravity concentration circuit is comprised of centrifugal FLSmidth Knelson gravity concentrators. Theprinciple of operation of the gravity concentrators is based on the difference between specific gravities of gold and other accompanying minerals, through which separation is accomplished. This circuit is comprised of three stages. The underground contribution to mineral reserves has been evaluated at a diluted NSR cut-off of $33.33/t, incorporating 5% unplanned diluting material by weight that is assumed to carry no metal value, and assuming an overall mining recovery of 95%. The mineral reserves for the underground deposit has been estimated to be 98.2Mt with an average grade of 0.84 g/t Au and 0.55% Cu. The Skouries Project is designed as a two phase mining operation. Phase 1 consists of a combined open pit and underground mine, operating over 10 years. Phase 2 consists of mining from the underground mine for a further13 years. The total life of mine (LOM) is 23 years. Open pit mining will be by conventional truck-shovel operation.Based on the modelled rock types, approximately 17% of the mined material is amenable to free digging, this material will not require blasting. Direct feed ore from the open pit will be hauled to the Skouries processing plantby the owner operated fleet of 90 t trucks. During Phase 1 a portion of oxide ores will be hauled to the oxide orestockpile (OOS) where it is planned to be re-handled during the Phase 2 of the Project. Waste material will be hauled to a transfer point adjacent to the OOS by the 90 t trucks where it will be re-handled by a fleet of smaller contractor trucks and placed in one of the material management structures within the IWMF. There is no separate waste rockdump, all waste material will be utilised for construction of structures within the IWMF. The number of haulage units was determined by calculating cycle times in RPMGlobal Talpac using annual haul cycle profiles from Hexagon MineSight. Haul simulations were carried out based on the designated 90 t haul trucks and the smaller 60 t, 40 t and 15 t contractor trucks.The Skouries orebody that extends below the bottom of the open pit is amenable to a bulk underground mining methods and has been evaluated under several different design approaches since the late 1990s including block caving, SLC and SLOS. SLOS has been confirmed as the most appropriate underground mining method for the Project and was incorporated into the EIS/JMD approval in 2011. Standard stope dimensions of 65 m high x 30 m long x 15 m wide in porphyry, and 65 m high x 20 m long x 15 m wide for primary stope design in schist can be realised. Production stopes will be backfilled with cemented paste fill. The stoping methodology is the same for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. Two test stopes have been planned to provide proof of concept for the 60 m high x 15 m wide x 30 m long basic stoping units in both porphyry and potassic schist rock types. All levels in both phases have similar designs. Peripheral development ring-drives will provide access to all sides of the orebody. Ore drives for stope extraction will traverse the orebody on 15 m centres, developed incrementally to meet the production schedule and mining sequence. Both ramps are planned to be used to haul ore, with the orebody divided into East and West in order to maintain a stope extraction sequence from the center out. The material handling strategy for Phase 1 is based on truck haulage of ROM ore directly to surface from the loading bays via a dual ramp system. The blasted production ore from the stopes will be loaded into haul trucks by LHDs at remuck/loading points off the production level U-drives. Ore is then hauled by trucks to the surface and will be crushed on surface by the same crusher that processes the open pit ore. The maximum rate at which material can be moved to surface is constrained by the number of haulage trucks that can use the ramps simultaneously with other equipment that also use the ramps. This volume of material must also account for development activities generated from the Phase 2, which must begin in Year 4. The Phase 2 materials handling will involve shaft hoisting of ore to surface. Shaft hoisting is critical to enable a ramp up to the maximum production of 6.4 Mt/y from the Phase 1 production of 2.5 Mt/y. During Phase 2, all stope ore and possibly some development ore will be hoisted to surface via the shaft. Development waste will continue to be trucked to surface via the dual ramp system, but these quantities are expected to be minimal. The use of ore and waste passes within the underground mine is not planned and no provision is made to hoist waste rock to surface.In order to hoist the ore to the surface ROM ore will have to be crushed underground. The materials handling will include ROM and fine ore bins and underground crushing. The blasted production ore from the stopes will be loaded into haul trucks by LHDs at remuck/loading points off the production level U-drives. Ore is then hauled by trucks to one of two ROM bin dump pockets accessed from the 50 Level or directly to one of two crusher dump pocket on the -10 Level. The coarse ore bin dump pockets are each equipped with a grizzly and rock breaker, the crusher tipping points are equipped with a stationary rock breaker. The production hoist will be a multi-rope friction hoist and has been rated to have 25% excess hoisting capacity in line with all other fixed underground mine plant. The hoist will be operated in fully automated mode apart from maintenance or emergencies.last_img read more

Piotr Wyszomirski to Pick Szeged

Polish NT goalkeeper  Piotr Wyszomirski (26) has signed two years contract (2+1) with Pick Szeged. Hungarian vice-champion reacted quickly after “NO.1” Roland Mikler signed deal with MKB MVM Veszprem and found replacement from the third team of the domestic Championship, Csurgoi KK. Wyszomirski is member of the Polish NT. He played at Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark alongside legendary Slawomir Szmal. He also played in Azoty Pulawy and Gdansk. ← Previous Story MVM FINAL 4: Who will fight for the trophy? Next Story → VIDEO: CRAZY GOAL by Norwegian youngstar handball transferPick SzegedPiotr Wyszomirski

Forget flashing the cashwere all paying with plastic these days

first_imgIrish people are now very comfortable making everyday purchases with cardsNew payment technology like contact-less payments makes it easier for small purchasesThe migration of many Laser cards to the Visa Debit schemeWhat’s coming?Visa Europe plans to roll out a few new technologies in the next year, such as Visa Personal Payments and by Visa.Visa Personal Payments is a service on your mobile that enables anyone with a Visa card to send money from their smart phone to another person using just their mobile number.AIB recently launched an app, called Me2U, using the Visa Personal Payments mobile by Visa is a digital wallet that we access online and it takes out the need to enter card numbers, expiry dates, etc every time we want to make an online purchase. It is expected to launch here near the end of this year.Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it>Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet> OUR PLASTIC FRIEND (or foe, or ‘frenemy’) is certainly a popular payment option in Ireland these days with last year’s spend breaking all previous records.The annual expenditure on Visa cards (debit, credit and prepaid) was more than €21 billion last year, an 83 per cent increase on 2012 expenditure.According to Visa Europe, which announced the figures today, this means that out of every €4 spent by Irish consumers last year, €1 of that was on a Visa card.Cold hard cash no more?The annual results for the year ending 30 September 2013 show a 45.3 per cent increase in the average number of transactions per card.Over that time Visa Europe says “there were 358,173,000 Visa card transactions in Ireland, a 113.6 per cent increase on the previous year’s figure”.So what’s making the plastic so darn popular? Visa Europe reckons it’s down to a few key reasons, including;last_img read more

Microsoft lowers Windows Phone hardware requirements

first_imgIf you ever wondered why the original Windows Phone 7 devices all bore such similar hardware, it was due to Microsoft’s own rules. With the release of Windows Phone 7.5 and an eye on invading emerging markets, Microsoft wants retail prices to drop dramatically — and it has revised the hardware rules to help make that happen.Back when the platform was taking shape, a Windows Phone device had to feature a 4-point capacitive display at 480×800 pixels, one of three Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, a DirectX 9 compatible GPU, 256MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There also had to be a rear-facing camera of at least 5 megapixels, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and FM radio tuner. Last but not least were the hardware buttons: a half dozen to perform operations like searching, returning to the start screen, adjusting volume, and firing up the camera.But with Microsoft hoping to leverage Nokia‘s popularity in less smartphone-friendly regions, their new guidelines offer a bit more flexibility. The biggest shift is that cameras — both front and rear  — are now optional. The integration of a compass and gyroscope are also left up to the individual manufacturer. Those two omissions won’t offer significant cost savings to manufacturers, as they’re sub-$2 components.  The camera pairing could yield somewhere between $15 and $20 in savings.That’s not going to make a big dent in a $500 price tag, but every dollar counts. With other ARM processors now starting to pop up in Windows Phone devices, increased competition on that front will also help drive prices down. Microsoft and Nokia probably have some other surprises in store that will help make Windows Phones more accessible, but we’ll have to wait and see exactly what they are. Perhaps today’s event in New York will provide some insight.More at WP Central and MSDNlast_img read more

Investigation after thieves use digger to steal ATM from Fermanagh filling station

first_img Image: PSNI Investigation after thieves use digger to steal ATM from Fermanagh filling station There have been a number of similar thefts in recent months. Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 10:39 AM 16,943 Views By Cónal Thomas Share114 Tweet Email1 24 Comments Short URL Image: PSNI Mar 24th 2019, 10:39 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article DETECTIVES IN CO Fermanagh are investigating after an ATM machine was stolen from a filling station in Irvinestown this morning. Police have said the thieves used a digger to remove the ‘built in’ cash machine from a filling station on the Dromore Road at around 4:05am, causing extensive damage to the building.“We believe the culprits used a trailer to remove the ATM from the scene,” Detective Sergeant Brian Reid has said. “We also believe the digger was stolen from grounds under development nearby.”The digger was set alight at the scene immediately after the ATM machine was stolen. Detectives are now investigating whether this morning’s theft is linked to a number of similar ATM thefts in border counties. Police have appealed to anyone who may have been in the area between 3.30am and 4.10am. last_img read more

Viewer numbers for 4/20 WWE RAW, viewers see an increase

first_imgFacebook Twitter Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Last night’s 4/20 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 4.04 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 4.11 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.14 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.87 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew 3.67 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Kanye West Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Videos Articles RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11last_img read more