A 32-year-old Indian-origin man was killed on a slip road of a busy highway in the UK after the cruise control of his car got jammed, an inquest into his death was told.Kaushal Gandhi was still on the phone with emergency services when his Skoda Octavia crashed into the back of a stationary truck in a lay-by off the M40 highway outside London on February 2.Emergency services later found his body in the wreckage, an inquest into his death was told this week.”My car is not coming out of the cruise control, It is not letting me stop. It (the speedometer) shows 70mph but I think I am going much faster than this,” he said according to the recording of his emergency call played at the Coroner’s Court in Buckinghamshire.The Mumbai-born car enthusiast was a company director based in Harrow, north-west London. (Photo: Daily Mail)The Mumbai-born car enthusiast was a company director based in Harrow, north-west London, ‘The Times’ reported.”My speed is increasing. I think what has happened was I tried to change the mode on the car, because I was on the sports mode. I pressed a button to come onto the normal mode and then it is not allowing me to do anything,” he said in the recording.The coroner recorded a “narrative” verdict, ruling out any suggestion that Gandhi had committed suicide.Toxicology reports showed no substances in his system that would have affected his driving.”The vehicle was badly damaged in the collision but subsequent extensive investigations have not revealed any evidence of the faults described by Mr Gandhi,” coroner Crispin Butler said.advertisementGandhi was described in court by a friend and work colleague as a “meticulous” driver.
Star Yuvraj Singh’s wedding with model-turned-Bollywood actress Hazel Keech, now Gurbasant Kaur, has been a star-studded affair so far. The couple and their families completed a second round of their marriage, this time according to Hindu rituals, today in Goa.Virat Kohli, accompanied by his girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and Rohit Sharma with his wife Ritika, were among the host of other celebrities who attended the second wedding ceremony. Brotherman down! Best wishes to my older brother @YUVSTRONG12 ! All eyes on @ImZaheer now ??? pic.twitter.com/kYYyqSSCMc Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 2, 2016While the first ceremony took place according to Sikh customs at a Gurudwara in Fatehgarh Sahib, which is 50 kms from Chandigarh, on Wednesday, the couple tied the know this time in a typical Hindu wedding at a beach-side resort in north Goa.Yuvraj, who wore a red sherwani in Chandigarh, graced a gold brocade sherwani for his Goa wedding while Hazel went for a Banarsi saree.Earlier, Yuvraj’s Chandigarh wedding function included family and very close friends. However, the Indian team, including skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble, were present at a star-studded mehendi and sangeet ceremony a day before the wedding.The reception will be held in New Delhi on December 7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to attend the reception in the capital.
Fabinho believes he is ready to make his mark at Anfield, with a €50 million (£44m/$57m) summer signing feeling more settled and fully adjusted to the demands of Jurgen Klopp.The Reds moved early to land the versatile Brazilian during the last transfer window, with a big-money deal struck with Ligue 1 side Monaco.Klopp handed Fabinho outings in all of Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies, but has favoured a more cautious approach since competitive action began. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 24-year-old is yet to see a minute of Premier League football, with his experience to date having been collected during Carabao Cup and Champions League outings.Fabinho may, however, have seen the path cleared in front of him by an unfortunate injury to James Milner, with the South American ready to step into a midfield berth if required.He said after linking up with the Brazil squad during the current international break: “My process to adapt to English football has been very good. Since pre-season I believe I’ve understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.”My relationship with my team-mates has also been very good, especially with the Brazilians. Roberto Firmino has been helping me, as well as Alisson.”I’ve been playing a little bit more and that’s important, because it’s important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches.”It’s a new experience for me, because Klopp has a different way of working from the way I’m used to. But this is something I will learn.”I’ve already learned a few things from him, but this is just the start. He’s a coach who demands a lot from his players, not only in matches, but on a daily basis in training.”Fabinho’s only Liverpool start so far came in a 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea.He will be hoping that there are plenty more to come, with the Reds looking to build on a positive start to the 2018-19 campaign which has them set among the Premier League frontrunners.Klopp’s side are yet to suffer a top-flight defeat this season and will return to domestic action on October 20 with a trip to Huddersfield. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
The Black Friday phenomenon has infiltrated the British market and retailers across the United Kingdom are cashing in on the craze.Football fans will be eager to take advantage of the various offers available at their local sports shops, while clubs across the world are applying reductions at their official stores.With Christmas just a few weeks away the day gives people a chance to get their hands on gifts for cheap, so it can be worth the long hours queueing if you want to save some money. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Another option is to do your shopping online, but you need to be prepared for delays there too, as some websites can crash with the increased traffic.So, with Black Friday 2018 here, Goal takes a look at some of the best deals and discounts for football equipment in the UK.What is Black Friday?Black Friday is the name used to describe the day after Thanksgiving in the United States when people traditionally embark on shopping excursions. While the tradition originated in the United States, businesses across the world have latched on to the phenomenon and it has been exported to the likes of the UK, Ireland and further afield.The unique appeal of Black Friday stems from the fact that retailers will apply widespread discounts to their products, thus enticing more visitors to their shops. Due to the limited supply of discounted stock there is a sense of urgency around the day and, with such a large volume of people vying for the same things, it can become difficult in terms of crowd control.In recent years there have been a number of examples of crowd disturbance and violence at retail outlets on Black Friday, but efforts have been made to minimise danger.It has been suggested that the term ‘Black Friday’ is a reference to the fact that it is a day which sees businesses go into ‘black’ (profitable) after spending much of the year in ‘red’ (loss-making).When is Black Friday 2018?The date for Black Friday is dependent on when Thanksgiving falls, so it changes every year.In the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and in 2018 that is November 22, which means that November 23 is the date of this year’s Black Friday.Black Friday will fall on November 29 in 2019 and November 27 in 2020.Black Friday football boot dealsFootball boots can be an expensive acquisition, which makes the thought of availing of a Black Friday offer all the more appealing.Pro Direct SoccerThere are some massive savings to be made by shopping at Pro Direct Soccer for boots, with reductions of up to 78 per cent already available. For example, you can pick up a pair of Puma evoSPEED – normally valued at £160 – for just £35.They are also offering a reduction of 40% on the new Adidas Predator boots – worn by the likes of Paul Pogba and Co. – which can be picked up for £150 instead of the usual price of £250. The Adidas X 18 boots are 30% cheaper on Pro Direct this Black Friday and can be bought for £160 instead of the usual £230.Nike’s Phantom Vision boots, which are normally £230, have had a 30% reduction applied too, meaning they are available for £160.If you fancy yourself a bit of a Roy Keane or Roberto Baggio, Diadora Baggio boots are available at a 39% reduction of the normal price, so they cost £140 instead of £230.Click here to see more Pro Direct Soccer Black Friday offers.DW SportsSports retailer DW Sports are offering some reasonable deals on the Nike Mercurial Superfly Elite boots, with a 31% discount being applied to the boots worn by players such as Cristiano Ronaldo. The Superfly boots can be picked up for £175 instead of £255 – a reduction of £80.The Nike Mercurial Vapor boots can be picked up for two-thirds of their normal price at £140 instead of £210, while the Adidas Copa 18 boots have a 32% discount applied and cost £115 instead of £170.Click here to see more DW Sports Black Friday offers.Adidas official storeAdidas’ official store is offering a number of Black Friday related sales, with some of their newest boots available for a cheaper price.The Nemeziz 18+, as worn by stars such as Lionel Messi, is priced at £174.96 instead of the usual £249.95, while the Predator 18+ also have a 30% discount applied and can be bought for £174.96.The X18+ will cost £160.96 on Black Friday via the official Adidas shop thanks to a 30% reduction on the normal price of £229.95.Click here to see more Black Friday offers from the Adidas store.Black Friday football jersey dealsIt can be difficult to get deals for the newest jerseys and you normally have to wait until the new season before reductions are applied. However, Black Friday means that some outlets and clubs are running discount offers.Pro Direct SoccerIf you’re a fan of Barcelona or Real Madrid, Pro Direct are offering a discount on the home jerseys of both clubs, which are available for £70.Bundesliga fans will be even happier, with this season’s home shirts of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund available at a discounted rate of nearly 40%. A Bayern home top will cost £45 instead of £70 and a Dortmund top costs £40, down from £65.When it comes to Premier League team jerseys though, the only offers that apply are to away or third kits. Manchester United’s pink and black away kit is available at the reduced price of £70, down from £110, while the yellow Chelsea away kit also costs £70, which is down from £90.Tottenham’s third jersey and Manchester City’s away edition are somewhat cheaper again at £50 and £45 respectively.JD SportsJD Sports are offering deals on jerseys with names and numbers printed on the back, such as the Manchester United third kit adorned with the names of stars such as Paul Pogba or Alexis Sanchez, with savings of 41% available in that regard.A similar offer applies to the Barcelona home kit with Lionel Messi’s name and number on the back, which can be picked up for £50 – a saving of just over 30%. The Barca home shirt without Messi’s name and number costs £42, which is £18 cheaper than the original price.You can save 40% on the new Puma AC Milan home jersey, which costs £39 down from £65.JD Sports also has a range of international jerseys and jackets on offer, including those of Brazil, Belgium and England.Click here to see more Black Friday offers from JD Sports.Official club shopsManchester United fans can get their club’s jerseys for slightly cheaper on the club’s official store this Black Friday, with the home top down to £60.13 from £80.17, with similar reductions applied to the away and third shirts too.Arsenal’s official club shop is offering deals of up to 50% off merchandise, but unfortunately it does not appear that these deals apply to jerseys. However, there are a lot of alternative options, such as the stadium shirts worn by players during warm-ups.Liverpool are running a ‘Red Weekend Sale’ to coincide with the Black Friday frenzy, which offers buyers a 15% discount if they spend £60 and a 20% discount if they spend £80. That sale is available online and in store.Borussia Dortmund are running a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’ discount period on their official shop, with the home top costing £43.67 instead of the standard price of £62.38.Real Madrid are also putting their own spin on the Black Friday ‘shopping holiday’, styling it as ‘White Friday’. The Madrid home and away jerseys can be picked up for £56.12, a 30% discount from the normal cost of £80.17.FIFA 19 Black Friday offersNot only is Black Friday an opportune moment to avail of offers for material goods such as football boots and sportswear, it is a good time for FIFA gamers too.Those who play FIFA’s Ultimate Team will get hourly pack offers which will include a variety of limited or special edition packs not available in the store. There will also be reductions of up to 50%.Savvy FUT traders will look to capitalise on the frenzy by selling some of their best items in anticipation of potentially picking the same items up again for a cheaper fee on Black Friday.Click here to read our in-depth guide to the best FIFA 19 Black Friday offers. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Former Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan believes Asian countries will have to play out of their skins to win the Champions Trophy, beginning Thursday in England and Wales.Sri Lanka go into the 50-over marquee event as underdogs and rightly so after a disorderly few months which saw them lose 0-5 in an ODI series to South Africa.They enjoyed good campaigns in 2007, 2009 (World T20), 2011 and again in 2012 (World T20) where they finished runners-up before finally ending their trophy drought in 2014.But things started going downhill ever since their maiden World T20 triumph with the senior duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene biding adieu to their international careers the following year.And things don’t seem to be on the rise and as recently as this week, the Lankan Tigers succumbed to an embarrassing loss to Scotland and had to see Bangladesh move past them in the ICC ODI rankings.Talking about Sri Lanka’s chances in the upcoming tournament, Dilshan feels that considering the conditions in English conditions, the non-Asian team — England, South Africa and Australia will have a huge advantage.”We have a young team and they are inexperienced but a talented one. Playing away from the sub-continent, especially in English conditions, is not an easy task and that is where sides like England, South Africa and Australia will have a huge advantage,” the former Sri Lankan opener said in an interview with pakpassion.net.”For Asian countries to win the trophy in England is not going to be easy. In fact, I will say that even playing 75% of their potential will not be enough and they will need to play out of their skins to win the Champions Trophy this year,” he added.advertisementThe 40-year-old, however, did hesitate to name any one team as the favourite to win the Champions Trophy.Sri Lanka will kick off their campaign against South Africa on June 3 before the two matches against their sub-continental rivals India and Pakistan.Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Pradeep, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara.
Real Madrid C.F. have rejected a 52-million pound offer from Manchester United for star striker Alvaro Morata, if reports are to be believed.It is reported that the bid has been rejected as Real Madrid C.F. are holding out for as much as 78 million pound.Manchester United F.C.’s original offer did not include David De Gea, the goalkeeper being a long-time target for the Spanish giants, reports Sport24.Morata scored 20 goals in all competitions for Zinedine Zidane’s side last season as Real Madrid C.F. won La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.It appears Morata has been identified as being the man the Premier League giants want to lead their forward line.Manchester United F.C. boss Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his front line with uncertainty continuing about the future of injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Morata being his prime target.It is also reported that Manchester United F.C. are also interested in Torino F.C.’s Andrea Belotti, who has a 87.3 million pound release clause written into his contract.Spain’s Morata made his first team debut in 2010, before leaving for Italy and Juventus F.C. in 2014 for 17.5 million pounds.The Madrid-born won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles and made the 2015 Champions League final during his two seasons at Juventus F.C. before Real Madrid C.F. bought him back from for 26 million pounds in 2016.
2100 hrs today. BOM12 TL-BJP-BEEF Hyderabad: Senior Telangana BJP leader G Kishan Reddy demands a CBI probe into a “beef mafia” operating in Hyderabad through “illegal” slaughterhouses. BOM16 BIZ-AP-GST-VENKAIAH Amaravati: Increasing national wealth by curbing black money and tax evasion, and distributing the economic benefits to all is the main objective of GST, says Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. BOM17 CHINA-BORDER-CPI Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (CPI) says the “severe warning” from the Chinese side on the border standoff with India is “a bit surprising”, but calls for settling the issue through talks. MDS6 PD-CM-BEDI Puducherry: The swearing-in of three members nominated to assembly by Lt Governor Kiran Bedi comes under attack with Chief Minister V Narayanasamy terming it as “murder of democracy” and accusing her of working like a “BJP agent.” MDS7 TN-DAM-PALANISWAMI Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government asks the Centre not to accord any clearance to projects taken up in the Cauvery basin until all the issues related to the sharing of river waters are settled. MDS10 PREZ-IT PROTECTIONISM Bengaluru: President Pranab Mukherjeesays there is no point in complaining about IT talent related protectionism by some countries and India has to prepare itself to face such challenges in the future. MDS11 KL-SECURITY-AHIR Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre will provide funds to Kerala to enhance its coastal security and keep a vigil on Pakistan-sponsored terror modules, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir says. MDS12 KL-LD OFFICIAL Thiruvananthapuram: An IAS officer who had spearheaded the anti-encroachment drive at the hill station of Munnar in Kerala is transferred by the CPI-M led LDF government, drawing condemnation from opposition Congress and BJP. MES6 TN-ONGC-PROTEST Thanjavur (TN): The protest by locals against the ONGCs oil exploration project in a village in the district continues with shops remaining shut for the fifth day and agitators picketing a government office. MES5 KL-ACTRESS-WCC Thiruvananthapuram: Women in Cinema Collective in Kerala, an outfit of women in malayalam film industry, claims that the practice of casting couch exists in the industry and urges a government-appointed commission to probe into this aspect also. SPM1 SPO-SQUASH-COACH Chennai: The contract of the national squash teams foreign coach Achraf El Karargui extended by two years by the Sports Authority of India. MCM14 BIZ-WIPRO-ISRAEL Bengaluru, Jul 5(PTI) Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) and Israels largest aerospace and defence firm Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announces a strategic alliance for manufacturing composite aerostructure parts and assemblies. PTI VS VSadvertisement
Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian Paralympian to be recommended for the Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour. However, the javelin thrower said he would have been happier had he been conferred with the award in 2005 when he broke the record and won Gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics.In September 2016, he bettered his own world record to win Gold in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here on Tuesday.Finally, Jhajharia, who became the toast of the nation since his achievement in Rio last year, has been given due recognition but the 36-year-old has mixed emotions.”I feel very happy to be awarded the Khel Ratna but I feel I should have been given the award 12 years ago when I broke the record and won Gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics,” he told India Today. “I would have been happier had I been given the Khel Ratna 12 years ago in 2005 but still I am extremely happy to be conferred with the award which I will get on August 29.Jhajharia said his award will be an inspiration for other para-athletes in India.”I believe this will be historic for Indian Parasports as well as I am the first Parathlete to get this award. My priority has always been to do well for my country.”advertisementThe champion had a message for India’s para-athletes and urged them to keep dreaming and remain focussed.”All I want to tell them is not to be disappointed in life because they may be differently-abled but if they have determination, focus and the will to fight, then no power in the world can beat them.”
By Philem Dipak Singh London, Aug 9 (PTI) Amid calls to criminalise doping in some countries, including India, IAAF President Sebastian Coe today said he prefers sports bodies to be in control of sanctioning athletes as taking matters to court would “complicate” things. Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of the ongoing World Athletics Championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief said tackling doping should remain the sole prerogative of sports bodies. In order to tackle the menace, some countries (like Ethiopia, Austria, France and Italy) have passed legislations to make doping a criminal offence. In India too, deliberations are underway to do the same. “There is a discussion going on now. Some say it is better for sports itself to deal with doping cases instead of doing that by the courts. Sometimes sports can imposed sanctions that criminal courts cannot impose,” Coe said. “Then you have the discussion that does such a case go to courts first or to sports first? If it goes to criminal courts first and a person serves a prison sentence, that may be for just three or four months. Whereas sports can imposes sanctions may be of four years and thus sports can deal with it in a tougher way. “Personally I prefer sports to be in control of sanctioning athletes. Once you allow criminal courts to be involved, the case becomes very complicated,” he added. Turning to the ongoing World Championships, Coe said it was quite a shock for some to see Usain Bolt finish third in the 100m sprint even though he was not very surprised. However, Coe feels it will not dent the affable Jamaicans status as the greatest sprinter of all time. Justin Gatlin avenged his second place finish to Bolt in five successive World Championships and Olympics finals by clinching the gold in a dramatic race on Saturday but Coe said that result will have no bearing on the Jamaican bowing out as the greatest sprinter of all time. “Everybody wanted him (Bolt) to end his career as a winner. But it is a small part of his history. He will look back and realise that it does not actually change anything about his status, who he is and how good his races have been and how much he has done for the sport of athletics,” Coe said. The Brit, on several occasions, has described Bolt as the greatest sprinter of all time, comparing the towering Jamaican to boxing legend Muhammad Ali for the impact he had beyond the sport. “He (Bolt) is a showman and his remarks at the end of the race about the other athlete (Gatlin) was very generous,” Coe added. American Gatlin, who was twice suspended earlier for doping offences, was booed by the London crowd at the packed Olympic Stadium on Saturday last. Gatlin had later said later that Bolt told him he did not deserve to be booed. Asked if he expects the London crowd to boo Gatlin again during the 4x100m relay race on August 12, Coe simply said, “I think the crowd would want to watch fantastic athletics. The relay will be very competitive.” The crowd at the stadium was stunned at the sight of Bolt being beaten in the 100m final not only by Gatlin but also by another American, Christian Coleman, who grabbed the silver. “I was not surprised because athletics as a sport is not Hollywood movie. You never know the end. You do not know the end if you dont reach the end. If you opened the book and if you dont go to the last paragraph and see the line about who wins or lose, you dont know. “I guess we have become so used to seeing Bolt win race after race in the Olympic Games and World Championships, in Diamond Leagues and breaking world records. So, it was a shock (for some) not to see him win. But I dont think anybody was thinking that it is impossible for him to lose,” said the Briton. Just hours after Bolt lost to Gatlin, Coe had said that the American would not have won the gold here had he been handed a lengthier “eight-year ban, which would have in essence been a life ban” for his second dope offence in 2006. The new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code does not have a provision for a life ban and the maximum sanction for a second dope offence is an eight-year ban. But Coe, who is helming the IAAF in the aftermath of a Russian doping scandal, maintained that the option of a life ban should not be abandoned. “We have tried on a number of occasions and we are not the only sport to do this. The IOC has looked into this, other international federations and other sports have looked at it. At the moment we have tried and failed. “But I am not saying that we cannot look at it again in some way. Our experience tells that when we test this (life ban) legally, the courts have not supported life bans,” said Coe, a double Olympic gold medal winner in 1500m. When reminded about IOC President Thomas Bachs comments in 2015 that life bans ultimately involved human rights issues, Coe said, “It is not about human rights only. Thomas (Bach) was partly right, it was partly legal and partly employment. But we need to keep looking at these issues.” Coe paid tribute to the crowd for turning out in large numbers at the ongoing showpiece here. “It is fantastic, and the global response has been fantastic, not just in United Kingdom but across the world. People bought tickets for 10 days and Bolt is not appearing in all the 10 days. People know Bolt is a fantastic athlete but he is not the only story in our sport. The crowd response has been amazing.” With more athletes taking part than ever before and sellout crowds turning up, London World Championship is turning out to be the best ever organisationally. PTI PDS PM PMadvertisementadvertisement
Huawei is working on a Mate 9’s successor, rumoured to be named as Mate 10. The company has now sent out press invites for the launch of the phone which is scheduled to take place on October 16 at an event in Germany. The invite does not reveal much about the phone. It reds,”Meet the device worth waiting for.”While the Chinese smartphone maker has remain tight-lipped on the Mate 10 but there have been speculations and rumours on the looks of the phone. Few reports suggest that the phone could sport a bezel-less display while some hint that the phone could come with 2K resolution but no photos or images of the phone were leaked, until now. Possibly real images of the phone have been spotted this time on the Chinese website Weibo giving us a sneak peak of what the phone could look like. If the image shared is to be believed then the alleged Huawei Mate 10 could come with bezel less display and sport a metal unibody design just like its predecessor- the Mate 9. The leaked image reveals the front and back side of the phone. A dual camera with Leica branding is seen at the back of the phone arranged vertically to each other. There’s also a fingerprint sensor placed just below the camera module. There have been rumours in past that Huawei could place the fingerprint sensor beneath the display of the phone. A massive 6.1-inch display with Quad HD resolution is seen on the front. Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu, last month had hinted that the Mate 10 could come with a bezel-less display. He said that the company is planning o shift to all-screen displays, indirectly hinting at the massive display of the upcoming flagship phone. advertisementAlso Read: Huawei Mate 10 will come with bezel-less display, confirms CEO Richard YuHuawei Mate 10 is rumoured to launch by the end of this year. The phone could sport dual camera set up both the front and the rear. Further, the upcoming Mate 10 is speculated to come with features like iris scanner and 2K resolution. There are also talks that the Mate 10 could also come with facial recognition, AR compatibility, 3D sensing and iris scanner.The Mate 10 is could be powered by HiSilcon Kirin 970 SoC developed on the 10nm process. There have also been rumours that the Mate 10 could run Android 8.0 with Huawei’s own UI on top. You can also expect two storage variants of the Mate 10- 6GB and 8GB model.Previously there were rumours that the Mate 10 could come with a smaller display than the Mate 9 that comes with 5.9-inch screen size. But now, fresh leaks have indicated of a 6.1-inch display which is even bigger than the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8.
AB de Villiers has stepped down as captain of South Africa’s One-Day International team but has said he is ready to play all three formats of the game after a self-imposed exile from Test cricket. (Old Trafford Test: Moeen Ali stars in England’s historic series win over South Africa)De Villiers sat out South Africa’s recent 3-1 Test series defeat to England amid speculation that he was ready to ditch the five-day game having not played in the format since January 2016 through a combination of injury and personal reasons. (Hashim Amla or Faf du Plessis likely to lead World XI against Pakistan XI)But with series to come in the 2017/18 season at home to India and Australia, De Villiers, 33, says he is now available once more.”Over the past year or so, I have tried to manage many commitments. I have felt mentally and physically tired.” – De Villiers #ABresignation pic.twitter.com/aqESvuuHnr- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″Together with CSA, we have tried to develop a viable schedule which allows me to prolong my career for as long as possible.” – De Villiers pic.twitter.com/4DbWJlg8sR- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″Following this recent break, I really do feel refreshed and revived,” De Villiers said in a statement released on his behalf by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday.”Following this recent break, I really do feel refreshed and revived.” – De Villiers #ABresignation pic.twitter.com/kR9H3B3Jwq- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″I want to get back on the field and I have today assured the national selectors that I will be available for selection in all three formats of the game during the coming season.”advertisement”I have assured the national selectors that I will be available for selection in all three formats of the game during the coming season” AB pic.twitter.com/oZi9qZndLn- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017De Villiers averages more than 50 in Test cricket and his return will bolster a batting line-up that struggled for runs against England.De Villiers has however given up on his dream of captaining his country at the 2019 World Cup. De Villiers led South Africa in the Champions Trophy in England in June when they failed to make the last four.”Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the Twenty20 and Test teams, and bearing this in mind, I have informed Cricket South Africa that I would like to step down as captain of the ODI team,” he said.”Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain…Whoever is chosen as the new ODI captain will have my complete support”De Villiers pic.twitter.com/c08R8XMPug- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″It has been an honour to lead the team for the past six years, but it is now time for someone else to take the ODI side forward,” he added.”It has been an honour to lead the team for the past 6 years,but it is now time for someone else to take the ODI side forward” – De Villiers pic.twitter.com/AxX52PKGSp- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″There is plenty of hard work ahead in the nets. I will be ready to play, if required, from the middle of October onwards.” – De Villiers pic.twitter.com/vhCdIIEsQI- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017De Villiers, who has two young children, had been stung by accusations that he was picking and choosing his matches and maintains there was an orchestrated plan with CSA to extend a career that has become beset by injury in the last few years.”My wife and I are bringing up two fantastic kids and playing in all three formats ever since 2004 has taken its toll.” – De Villiers pic.twitter.com/r68hid9UFr- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″This strategy has prompted some people to say I am picking and choosing when to play for the Proteas, and even to suggest I am somehow putting myself before the team,” he said”That is simply not true. That has never been true. Playing for South Africa is, and will always be, the greatest privilege of my life,” he added.”Playing for South Africa is, and will always be, the greatest privilege of my life.” – De Villiers #ABresignation pic.twitter.com/c9eVXvDJoB- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017″What I can absolutely guarantee is 100% commitment to the Proteas in every format of the game.” – De Villiers #ABresigation pic.twitter.com/14TH2mMyrGadvertisement- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 23, 2017Looking forward to a great summer #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/yojybIrvjZ- AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 23, 2017
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (PTI) The Kerala Government today decided to give the nod to the Sports Authority of Indiasproposal to set up a 400 metre synthetic track at a cost of Rs 8.12 crore at the Brennen college at Thalassery.The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here, a release said.The college authorties will provide the necessary land to SAI for laying the eight lane track.SAI has already sanctioned about Rs 2.5 crore for the project and construction work of the track will start immediately, SAI Regional Director G Kishore informed the meeting.A Rs 42 crore scheme for constructing students hostel, indoor hall, volleyball and basketball courts and gymnasium, will be set up by SAI in the next phase.Education minister C Raveedranath, Sports minister A C Moideen were among those who participated in the meeting.The meeting also decided to accept the SAI proposal to set up a National Football academy at Calicut university. About 20 acre for the project would be provided by the university.The first phase of the project cost is estimated to be Rs 14.7 crore, the release added.PTI UD BN
While we give full marks to the Nia Sharma for sporting a bright violet lipstick for Halloween, and managing to look absolutely ravishing, there are some people (read trolls) who think otherswise.Terming her look as subtle, Nia posted this pic on Instagram captioning it as, “when someone asks me to go easy on my choice of lip colors.”Soon, her timeline got flooded with comments dissing her for her look. Undeterred by the outrage, the actress posted some more fab pics sporting the oh-so-daring violet lipstick.This is not the first time, Nia got trolled for her looks on web. Earlier, the actress was slut-shamed for wearing bold outfits in a music video.”Oops! Here’s one more from the photoshoot!! Ready to slut-shame a girl again? Go aheadddddd.. I’ll post five more…Coz thats exactly I got this shoot done.!! And thats exactly how I’ll post pictures from the same! I appreciate everyone who took out time from their absolutely worthless lives to write filthy long comments on my previous video.! I got u job again,” (sic) she had said in response at that time.More power to you, girl!
New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang today inaugurated the 3rd All India Digvijay Singh Memorial Air Rifle/Air Pistol Championship at Noidas Billabong High International School.The championship will run from Nov 11-14 and has already seen more than 480 registrations from all over India.Olympian PN Prakash is expected to take the field on Tuesday.It is being organised by the UP State Rifle Association and conducted by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the governing body of shooting sport in India.Speaking on the occasion, rifle ace Narang, who recently returned after winning silver at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, said, “It is really exciting to see shooting spreading its wings in this country and schools slowly but surely embracing the sport.”It is from schools that Olympic champions of tomorrow will emerge. I commend Billabong High in taking this initiative to host the 3rd All India Digvijay Singh Memorial Air Rifle/Air Pistol Championship and I am very happy to be here and see students excited to know about the sport.””Shooting is a game of focus and precision. Were delighted to host this championship and set encouraging examples for young shooters to take up the sport enthusiastically and excel in it. We wish all the best to all the participants.”The tournament is open to ISSF shooters and the qualifiers of 61st NSCC.The events of this competition will follow rules set by ISSF Air Rifle Qualification (non-decimal) as they will be played on paper targets. According to these rules, the key element of this tournament clearly outlines that participants of the rifle category cannot participate in the pistol category and vice versa.advertisementWinner of the championship (pistol/rifle) will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 50,000 for gold medal, Rs 30,000 for silver and Rs 20,000 for bronze. PTI AH AH
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (PTI) India and Pakistan share one of the fiercest rivalries in world hockey and the international federation does not want to miss out on the chance to cash in on a high-voltage contest during next years senior mens World Cup to be held here.Of late, diplomatic tensions have taken a toll on sporting rivalries between the two neighbouring nations and last years Junior Hockey World Cup in Lucknow was a witness to that after Pakistan could not participate in the event following visa issues.But the International Hockey Federation (FIH) does not want a repeat of the Lucknow episode and is working closely with the hockey bodies and governments of both the countries to ensure Pakistans participation in the next years World Cup to be here from November 28 to December 16.”Absolutely (we are in talks with Pakistan),” said FIH CEO Jason McCracken when asked whether the games governing body is in touch with Pakistan regarding their participation in the World Cup.”Pakistan have qualified and we are super happy and delighted for them. It is a fantastic rivalry between India and Pakistan. We have to make sure that Pakistan get their visas on time.”They have to do all the correct things with their government and also the India government. The FIH will do its best to ensure Pakistan participates in the World Cup. Pakistan is vital and we look forward to see them here next year,” he added.Diplomatic tensions and frequent border skirmishes between the two countries have already taken a toll on bilateral sporting ties with India and Pakistan only competing in international tournaments.advertisementThe last time a Pakistani hockey side had travelled to India was in December 2014, when they took part in the Champions Trophy here. PTI SSC PDS PDS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (PTI) Odisha government has asked the corporate houses to take up projects under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives as per local need in sync with the states priorities.The suggestions were made by chief secretary A P Padhi who presided over a CSR Council meeting held here today.”The chief secretary has advised the companies and corporate houses to take up the projects as per local needs,” said an official after the meeting.Padhi further advised them to focus on 22 districts which were not covered under the District Mineral Fund (DMF) and Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC).The meeting resolved that the CSR funds should be spent on education, health services and rural development projects.Other categories of projects to be included under the funds are environment conservation and improvement, gender equality and empowerment, relief works, Swachh Bharat, preservation of development of national heritage, armed forces, sports, slum area development and technology incubators.Industries secretary Sanjeev Chopra said CSR spending in the state from fiscal year 2014-15 to 2017-18 has been to the tune of Rs 1,426 crore.Around 1,593 rural development projects, 1,119 education and skill development projects, 1,011 health care projects, 384 environment improvement projects, 273 projects for promotion of sports & culture, 204 national heritage conservation projects, 191 projects under Swachh Bharat, 160 projects relating to gender equality & improvement, 16 relief oriented projects, 7 slum area development projects have been implemented with the CSR funds so far, Chopra said.So far, an additional 1,021 projects in these sectors with estimated cost of around Rs 1,832 crore have been received from different districts and government departments, Chopra said.advertisementThe CSR is governed by Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. Companies having either net worth of Rs 500 crore or more, turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or more, or annual net profit of Rs 5 crore are required to spend at least 2 per cent of their average net profit on CSR activities. PTI AAM JM
LONDON — For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild card from Australia with a world ranking of 144, served 37 aces and used a fearless go-for-broke style — he even hit a winning between-the-legs shot — on July 1 to beat the No. 1-ranked Nadal 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals.“I was in a bit of a zone out there,” Kyrgios said. “I played some extraordinary tennis.”On a day when former champion Maria Sharapova was eliminated in the fourth round and Serena Williams could barely hit a ball and had to pull out of a doubles match with a viral illness, Krygios made the biggest splash of all.Playing in his first Wimbledon and fifth major, Kyrgios is the first player outside the top 100 to defeat a No. 1 at a Grand Slam since No. 193 Andrei Olhovskiy downed Jim Courier in the third round at Wimbledon in 1992.Kyrgios served out the match against two-time champion Nadal at love, hitting an ace on match point. He dropped his racket to the Centre Court turf and held his head in his hands in amazement. He did a little dance to celebrate.“That’s the biggest win of my career obviously, and that’s something I’m never going to forget,” he said. “I’m going to draw so much confidence out of that no matter where I play now.”Kyrgios is the first man to get to the quarterfinals in his Wimbledon debut in 10 years, the first teenager to defeat a No. 1 at a Grand Slam since a 19-year-old Nadal beat Federer at the 2005 French Open, and the lowest-ranked player to defeat Nadal at any Slam.For Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion and 14-time major winner, it marked another shocking loss at the All England Club. In 2012, he was ousted in the second round by 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol. Last year, he fell to No. 135 Steve Darcis.“The thing is this surface, when you have an opponent who decides to serve and to hit every ball very strong, you are in trouble,” Nadal said. “In the second and the third set I was better than him, but I was not able to convert opportunities. And for the rest, he played better than me.”Kyrgios, who saved nine match points in a second-round win over Richard Gasquet, looked like a star in the making, showing no nerves, flashing winners from all over the court, and dictating the play.The 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter) Australian struck 70 winners, compared to 44 for Nadal. He dominated with his serve, with a fastest delivery of 133 mph (215 kph). He hit a casual winner between his legs from the baseline in the second set.Kyrgios will next face eighth-seeded Milos Raonic, the first Canadian man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since Robert Powell in 1912. He beat No. 10 Kei Nishikori of Japan 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) 6-3.Federer kept up his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title, beating Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals without the loss of a set.Federer’s win set up an all-Swiss duel with Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka, who beat Feliciano Lopez in straight sets.Sharapova, the 2004 champion, saved six match points before falling to Germany’s Angelique Kerber 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 in a fourth-round match that lasted 2 hours, 37 minutes.Kerber will next face Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semifinals this year at both the Australian Open and French Open.Serena Williams and sister Venus pulled out after only three games of a doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele.“I thought I could rally this morning, because I really wanted to compete, but this bug just got the best of me,” Serena said in a statement a few hours later.During the warmup, Serena had trouble collecting tennis balls and missed completely on some practice strokes.In the match, she hit serves which bounced before reaching the net. Umpire Kader Nouni climbed down from his chair and walked over to speak to Serena. When the match was stopped, Serena wiped away tears as she left the court.Another former champion, 2011 winner Petra Kvitova, beat fellow Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 7-5. That set up an all-Czech semifinal against Lucie Safarova.French Open runner-up Simona Halep and 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki won fourth-round matches and will face each other in the quarterfinals.(STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
BERLIN — Barcelona won the Champions League for the fourth time in a decade on Saturday, with Luis Suarez grabbing the crucial goal in a 3-1 victory over Juventus at the end of a season that began with the Uruguay striker serving a ban for biting.The $110-million recruit from Liverpool scored Barcelona’s second in the 68th minute after Lionel Messi’s shot was palmed away by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.Neymar had a goal disallowed for handball but, with the final going into a seventh minute of stoppage time, the Brazil striker found time to score again. This time it counted.Ivan Rakitic had sent Barcelona into a fourth-minute lead, but the Spanish champions failed to build on their early dominance before Juventus leveled 10 minutes into the second half through Alvaro Morata.Juventus, though, couldn’t prevent Barcelona from collecting the European Cup for the fifth time as the formidable Messi-Neymar-Suarez front three took their goal tally to 122 this season.The triumph comes after four years without success in European competition and ensures both coach Luis Enrique and Suarez end their first season with the club with a treble.Juventus initially looked like it could cause an upset against the most dominant team in Europe in the modern era. Assertive from kick off, Juventus made Barcelona look anxious initially. It didn’t last long — just four minutes, in fact.In a move that involved all 10 outfield players touching the ball, starting with Jordi Alba’s throw in, Barcelona took the lead.So often the provider of goals, Messi delivered a precise cross-field pass in the goalward advance. It landed at the feet of Jordi Alba, who played in Neymar and the ball was then slipped through to Andres Iniesta.With a flick, Iniesta squared for Rakitic to power into the net from close range past Buffon.The expectation was that Barcelona would take a stranglehold on the final.Had it not been for Buffon’s stretching save at the start of the second half to deny Suarez, Juventus would have been two behind. Messi, for once, also couldn’t find the target after a one-two with Suarez.It proved costly. A back-heel from Claudio Marchisio began the move that led to Juve’s equalizer.An initial shot from Carlos Tevez was parried by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. But Morata, who scored in both legs of the semifinal against former club Real Madrid, sent the follow-up into the net with ease.Juve didn’t use the opportunity to swing the final in its favor, and Barca was back in front 13 minutes later after launching an electrifying counterattack.Within five minutes of Suarez’s goal, Barca was celebrating again — but the joy was short-lived. Neymar was spotted to have headed the ball onto his arm before it went past Buffon.But Neymar did have the final say in this final with the late, late goal.ROB HARRIS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares