Advertisement AdvertisementSachin Tendulkar believes that the young wrist spinner could still prove to be a helpful addition to the team in the upcoming five-match Test Series against England. The test series is going to start from 1st August.“Whatever I saw on television, Root picked Kuldeep from his hand and did that really well. Now, Kuldeep’s wrist action is a complex one and once he lands the ball, I don’t think too many batsmen in world cricket have got the ability to tackle him off the pitch. Root could afford to play Kuldeep late because he was picking his wrist position early,” Sachin Tendulkar told PTI.Sachin Tendulkar however, doesn’t believe that India is in an ominous situation against the English side, though Joe Root has picked Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling. We’re expecting a thrilling Test Series ahead.Also Read :Women’s Cricket: Captain Mithali Raj calls on the Indian team to regroup quickly after losing another coachCricket: Graeme Swann predicts Kuldeep to be picked ahead of Ashwin.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 10: The Villanova Wildcats (L) shoot the ball with the Xavier Musketeers during warmups at the Wells Fargo Center on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Update: The piccolo player, Roxanne Chalifoux, has chimed in on Twitter regarding the incident. She says she’s a Villanova Wildcat until she dies, through the smiles and the tears. Well done.Villanova wildcat till I die, through the smiles and the tears— Roxanne Chalifoux (@roxiechalifoxie) March 22, 2015Earlier: Saturday night, Villanova became the first 1-seed to go down in this year’s NCAA Tournament, falling to 8-seed NC State in a thriller, 71-68. The Wildcats had trouble on the offensive end all night, shooting just 31% overall, despite Darrun Hilliard II catching absolute fire toward the end of the contest. After it was over, Nova fans were understandably upset. One was taking it a bit harder than most, however.As the game ended, TBS’ cameras panned to a girl in Villanova’s band playing the flute piccolo. She couldn’t control the tears rolling down her cheeks. Video of the incident has gone viral.It’s a tough way for Villanova to lose, but the Wildcats still had an incredible year. Hopefully the young fan can take some solace in that.More: The 64 Most-Annoying Fan Bases
CINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 28: Head coach Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the first half of a game against the Providence Friars at Cintas Center on February 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 84-74 to claim the Big East Conference regular season title. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat.Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/fdfsFfI0tv— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) March 26, 2015When it comes to X vs. the ‘Cats, one of the verses is a bit prophetic.Ain’t never gave nothin’ to me But every time I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin’ something from me I ain’t got it so you can’t get it Lets leave it at that cuz I ain’t with itPeople are certainly not giving Xavier a real chance in this one. We’ll have to see if the Musketeers can pull the major upset.
OTTAWA — Confusion and partisan bickering are clouding a Senate committee’s plan to conduct an inquiry into the suspension and failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.Conservative Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais this morning accused Sen. Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the upper chamber, of all but killing the study by refusing to let the Senate defence committee sit into the summer.Dagenais sponsored a motion at the committee to study the circumstances that led to Norman’s suspension and breach-of-trust charge, which prosecutors stayed last month, and report back to the Senate by Aug. 1.But Harder’s office says he has yet to receive a written request for an extension, which is required by the Senate’s rules.The chair of the committee, Independent Sen. Gwen Boniface, meanwhile, says she signed such a letter Wednesday and it’s being sent around to the vice-chairs for their signatures.The Senate as a whole can also permit the committee to sit into the summer, but Dagenais says he will not pursue that path because he believes most of the senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who make up the majority in the red chamber, will oppose it.The Canadian Press
(Editor’s Note: APTN News has spoken to Duane Howard and will be posting a story shortly.)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe Revenant actor Duane Howard has apologized to a Vancouver woman for an “incident” that happened years ago.“I’m here today to stand my truth and apologize to Lauraleigh Paul,” Howard said in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday but was taken down later in the day.The following is an unedited video Duane Howard posted on his Facebook site on Tuesday. The video has since been taken down. Howard doesn’t elaborate on what incident was that he is apologizing for.Lauraleigh Paul told APTN News that she was 16 and Howard was 30 at the time.“I honestly thought he was an upstanding man in our community,” Paul said. “I felt safe going into those kids room to sleep on their floor. I was wrong.”She said she has talked to Howard about it since and he has apologized.So she was thrown for a loop when he denied the allegation in a statement to APTN on Oct. 12, sent by his publicist.“Mr. Howard wants his community to know that he is shocked by Ms. Paul’s allegations and that he firmly denies having ever harmed her in any way. Mr. Howard is not commenting further until after he’s spoken to his counsel.”Paul said she was was hurt and angry.But now, Howard is saying sorry to Paul and her family and her community.“I want to firstly acknowledge the pain and hurt that I have caused her. I sincerely apologize for what you have went through carrying that trauma,” he said while looking into a camera and reading a prepared statement.“I hope that this statement allows you and your family and your community to begin the healing of what was brought up.”Paul said the incident changed her life.“My self-esteem stayed at the bottom of the barrel for many years,” she wrote.“I tried to return to the pow wow circle. He mostly ignored me, except when he was talking to other men at the drum or in circle – laughing behind his hands, he and whomever he was talking to… looking directly at me, talking behind their hands and laughing hysterically.“I was so ashamed that I stopped going to pow wows, and I stopped going to the friendship center for practice. I lent my regalia out and never asked for it back. I never made another one. I never danced again.”Paul said she wrote a Facebook post after being triggered last week.She started writing after two days of what felt like anxiety.She said she was overcome with “shame and fear” once she posted the disclosure, but was bolstered by so many people supporting her online.“It goddamn feels like death. I can’t breathe,” she wrote.“I’ve got two boys, my dreams are coming true for my business and my people, and I feel so f***ing grey.”(Duane Howard as Chief Elk Dog in The Revenant)Howard, who shot to fame after starring as Elk Dog with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, is from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation on Vancouver Island.His biography on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) says he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction from a young age and lived on the streets it says until he turned to acting in the ‘90s where he could channel all of his life’s experiences.“Duane is very matter-of-fact that it took all of this, the childhood addictions, his near deaths on the street, his recovery, education and training, all of it to perform the role of ‘Elk Dog’ in The Revenant.”Howard said he is ready hold an accountability circle with Paul.“The reason why it took me a week to respond is that I was afraid and ashamed to face the truth,” he says in the video.“I’ve been going through a lot of hurt and pain and facing the shame and guilt. I have been processing a lot of this.”Danielle Jack, who knows Howard personally, supports Paul for speaking out and hopes it helps her heal.“My heart goes out to Lauraleigh and her family,” she wrote in an email to APTN.“We held him in such high regard and applauded his success while she stood alone with such a broken spirit thinking no one would believe her.”[email protected]@katmarte
OSU senior second baseman L Grant Davis (50) hits the ball during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorDown 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning to Morehead State, OSU co-captain Nick Sergakis stepped into the batter’s box, knowing he had to make up for mistake he committed in the top of the fifth inning.With two outs and a man on third, the normally sturdy third baseman tracked a hard-hit ground ball down the third base line, pushing him to the beginning of left-field grass. His arm failed him, one-hopping the throw to first baseman Troy Kuhn. The senior couldn’t handle it, which scored Eagles junior right fielder Will Schneider from third. Focused and dialed in, the senior from Columbus planted his feet in the box, pointed his bat to the outfield and connected on the very first pitch he saw in his next at-bat, sending his sixth home run of the season over the trees in deep left field, pushing the Buckeyes ahead 4-3 on the two-run blast.“To be honest with you, I didn’t know what I was going to see,” Sergakis said. “They haven’t really pitched to me at all lately. I was looking for a fastball up, and that’s what I got. I just put a swing on it, and once I hit it, I knew it and it put us ahead by one.” OSU senior third baseman Nick Sergakis (21) steps in the box before hitting a go-ahead home run during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterThe momentum provided by Sergakis in the seventh charged the Buckeyes into the eight, where they tacked on three more runs on three doubles, sealing the 7-3 win for the Scarlet and Gray.“That’s just how quickly the game of baseball can change,” Sergakis said. “You could put your team down by one, then the next inning put them up by one. That’s how it is, and that’s why you can never hang your head over an error or a strikeout or anything like that.” Earlier in the game, the Buckeyes overcame a slow start and a 2-0 hole thanks to junior center fielder Troy Montgomery. The Fortville, Indiana, native clubbed his sixth home run of the season off the scoreboard in right-center field, scoring sophomore outfielder Tre’ Gantt.OSU coach Greg Beals said Montgomery’s home run really calmed his team’s nerves and allowed it to get settled in.“Montgomery’s home run allowed everybody to be like, ‘OK we’re back into a tie ballgame, we’re not in the hole,’” Beals said. “And then Sergakis’s one was kind of the back-breaker for them, I believe, for him to get that big home run there. Both of them, really big time at-bats.”OSU senior pitcher Daulton Mosbarger was effective in his first start of his career. In the no-decision, the Bellefontaine, Ohio, product lasted 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits, two walks and one strikeout.Redshirt sophomore pitcher Kyle Michalik (1-0) picked up his first career victory for his 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits. The Brunswick, Ohio, native said it was great to pick up his first career win because his mother was in attendance to see it unfold.“It’s a really good feeling, to finally get your first career win here,” Michalik said. “I’ve just been working real hard at everything, and I’m kind of at a loss of words to be honest with you. First win just feels really good.”OSU is scheduled to return to action with a three-game Big Ten series against Rutgers. Junior lefty Tanner Tully is slated to take the mound in Game 1 for OSU, which is set to start at 6:35 p.m. on Friday.
Delfi Geli insists speculation linking Girona’s star frontman Cristhian Stuani with a surprise transfer to local rivals Barcelona has no basisThe 32-year-old has enjoyed a prolific campaign in front of goal for Girona this season with 12 goals in 17 games making him La Liga’s third highest scorer.Due to this, reports from multiple Spanish news outlets claimed that Barcelona are preparing to trigger Stuani’s €15m release fee at Girona in light of losing forwards Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi.But the Girona president Geli expects to see Stuani remain at the Estadi Montilivi beyond this month’s transfer window.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There is nothing to say about this,” Geli told Cadena Ser.“Stuani is our players, he is very happy here and we are very happy to have him here, there are no other updates.“This story does not have a basis in fact, I cannot say anything else.”Stuani scored Girona’s second goal on Wednesday night in their 3-3 Copa del Rey draw at Atletico Madrid to progress to quarter-finals on away goal difference.
Maruti Suzuki reported a consistent year-on-year growth in domestic car sales in the three months of the third quarter of FY2016, but the company saw a drop in cars sold in November and December as compared to October.The country’s largest car-maker sold 1,21,063 verhicles in October 2015, but sales declined 8.6% to 1,10,599 units in November and recovered modestly to 1,11,333 units in December 2015.On the export front, too, Maruti Suzuki has not done well. After exporting 13,146 units in October, the company could sell only 10,225 units in November and an even lower 7,816 units in December 2015.On a y-o-y basis, exports witnessed a wild swing, from a growth of 90% in October to a decline of 33% in December.Maruti Suzuki sold 10,68,846 units (domestic + exports) in the third quarter of FY2016, up 13% from 9,45,703 units in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.The company’s super compact car, Dzire Tour, registered a high growth during the third quarter, with sales growing at 142% in October, 69% in November and 115% in December.In the utility vehicles segment, the company recorded a y-o-y growth of over 50% in all three months. The company sells S-Cross, Grand Vitara and Ertiga in this segment.On a turnover of Rs 13,574.80 crore, the company reported a net profit of Rs 1,225.60 crore in the second quarter of FY2016. While revenues grew 13.2% y-o-y, net profit rose 42%.The company is planning to launch a new seven-seater MPV based on its tall boy WagonR MPV â€” codenamed YJC â€” at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, apart from the facelifted avatar of Alto 800.Shares of Maruti Suzuki closed at Rs 4,635.05 crore on the BSE on 1 January, 2016, up 0.43%. The stock has appreciated almost 38% over its 2 January, 2015 closing price of Rs 3,359.70.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 29, 2018, as they travel to attend the G20 summit.G20 powers open two days of summit talks in crisis-hit Argentina on Friday after a stormy build-up dominated by US president Donald Trump’s consensus-bucking crusade to realign world trade.Shortly before the summit kicks off, Trump’s “America First” charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA.The revamped accord, called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), looks a lot like the one it replaces. But enough has been tweaked for Trump to declare victory on behalf of the US workers he claims were cheated by NAFTA.Yet, underlining that the new deal may not be quite the game-changer he professes, the signing will be executed by senior trade negotiators from the three countries rather than their leaders attending the G20.After imposing punishing tariffs on Chinese goods and threatening more to come in January, Trump also has China in his sights as he prepares to meet president Xi Jinping on the G20 margins.Following the USMCA signing, and once Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri has opened the first of the summit’s two days, a mass protest is planned for central Buenos Aires Friday afternoon.Argentines are grappling with soaring inflation and unemployment caused by an economic crisis, which has led to a deeply unpopular bailout from the International Monetary Fund.”There’s a lot of people who don’t have houses and don’t have work. They are not focusing on the people who have needs,” barber Ariel Villegas, 47, said at one protest Thursday outside the Argentine Congress building.The government is vowing zero tolerance of violence as it hosts its biggest ever international gathering, and says it has won promises from the protest organizers to keep the streets calm.CHINA URGES COMPROMISEThe G20 summit will be accompanied by an array of diplomatic initiatives with several bilateral meetings by the leaders attending, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The United States has cast talks Saturday with Xi as a deadline for China to cave on key trade concerns of Trump, who has slapped $250 billion in tariffs on the Asian power.The state-run China Daily said Friday that both sides could find a deal in Buenos Aires but warned the United States against pushing too hard on technology, amid US accusations of widespread theft by Beijing.”Should there be any other aspirations, such as taking advantage of the trade spat to throttle Chinese growth, then an agreement is unlikely to be reached,” the newspaper said in an editorial.”But a good deal means both sides walking away happy. The US should give its habitual winner-take-all approach to international relations the weekend off,” it said.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the leaders due to sit down with Trump on Friday. But she will miss the summit’s opening after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne due to a technical problem.Her temporary absence could complicate French President Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to build a European front against Trump at a meeting of EU leaders attending the G20 on Friday morning.DISPUTE ON CLIMATELate on Thursday, Macron was defiant as he rejected those who wish to confront economic challenges by being “bellicose, isolationist and closing down borders.”He also warned that France would refuse to move forward on a trade accord with South America’s Mercosur bloc if Brazil’s incoming far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, pulls out of the Paris climate accord.G20 sources said climate change was emerging as the biggest stumbling block to agreement on a joint communique in Buenos Aires when the summit concludes on Saturday.Trump has yanked the United States out of the Paris pact, and his opposition to collective action stands in defiance of scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings that the planetary threat needs policy redress now.But with a major UN meeting on climate change starting next week in Poland straight after the G20, UN chief Antonio Guterres said in Buenos Aires that “this is a make-it-or-break-it moment.”Two major summits this year, of the Group of Seven democracies and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, ended without the once-routine statements, with Trump refusing to go along with the G7 due to a feud with his host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”Will we even have a communique? It really is an open question,” said former Canadian negotiator Thomas Bernes, a senior fellow at the Ontario-based Centre for International Governance Innovation.
By The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Some students at Spelman College aren’t happy about the selection of Atlanta’s Black female mayor as this year’s commencement speaker.The students at the city’s historically Black women’s college say they believe Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in favor of gentrification, they told WSB-TV . Pricing poor people out of available housing “doesn’t help the Black people rise up,” Spelman student Alexi Dickerson said.In this April 8, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, left, sits with U.S. Congressman John Lewis, second from left, during a tribute to Lewis in the atrium of the domestic terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)“She’s a very good role model, but that doesn’t mean that she should be a commencement speaker,” Dickerson said.The mayor has her supporters, too: Student Kiersten Mills considers her a role model, part of the “Black girl magic” phenomenon when she was elected.“The mayor is honored to deliver the commencement address and equally proud that the legacy of student engagement and activism remains vibrant at Spelman College,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.Mills said those who want another speaker aren’t considering the big picture.“They are focused on who it is and their name, and not their journey to where they are,” she said.Lance Bottoms is Atlanta’s only mayor to have served in all three branches of government, Spelman said in announcing her as its commencement speaker. She has been a judge and city councilmember before she was elected mayor.“Atlanta is fortunate to have such a dynamic leader as Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has had a tremendous impact on the city, in particular on the Westside, where Spelman is located,” Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell said in the announcement.The commencement is set for May 19 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.