For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India and Pakistan are the two most popular arch-rivals in the game of cricket. The player on both the sides are known for their exciting rift and sledging on the ground. However, some of the players also shares mutual admiration for each other off the field.While the bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan is still like a vague dream for the cricket fans due to the ongoing political rift.Meanwhile, Indian cricket god Sachin Tendulkar and former Pakistan’s skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq have been involved in many popular games between the two team and the former has revealed one of the interesting moment from the past in a talk show recently.Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared an episode from his career vault in a talk show ‘Walk The Talk’ where the former recounted the moment when was touched by the sweet gesture from the latter.He said, “We had a practice session in Lahore and before we began Inzi brought his son to me & said ‘He’s a big fan and wants to meet you’. With the rivalry we had and Inzi was Pakistan captain, to say something like this to a player from the other team takes a lot’’.Moments like this make the Gentlemen’s game really special when players from the arch-rivals team show mutual respect off the field.Both Sachin and Imzamam has been titans in the cricket history and has huge batting records in their name. On one hand, maestro Sachin has scored over 33,000 runs in the International cricket which is the highest run scored by any player, on the other hand, Imzamam has more than 20,000 runs scored in his career.Sachin Tendulkar “We had a practice session in Lahore & before we began Inzi brought his son to me & said ‘He’s a big fan & wants to meet you’. With the rivarly we had & Inzi was Pakistan captain, to say something like this to a player from the other team takes a lot” #Cricket— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 9, 2018
There were tense scenes in Letterkenny council this morning after Cllr John O’Donnell failed to get a second nomination to the role of Mayor.The Milford area councillor was tipped to become the next chairperson of the electoral area. He was formally proposed by Independent Cllr Kevin Bradley at this morning’s meeting in Letterkenny. However, there was silence in the room when outgoing Mayor Ian McGarvey called for a person to second the proposal.The meeting was adjourned for 15 minutes. More updates to follow.Doubts surround Cllr John O’Donnell’s expected election to mayor was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Defending champion Carl Froch insists George Groves will be “annihilated” in Saturday’s world title showdown.Speaking at the final press conference before he puts his WBA and IBF super-middleweight belts on the line against Hammersmith’s unbeaten challenger, Froch described Groves’ confident predictions of victory as “embarrassing”.And the Nottingham man suggested his punching power would be decisive.“I’m really looking forward to doing the business. I feel fit and sharp,” said Froch.Groves is confident he will become champion.“I’m looking forward to doing a job on George Groves on Saturday night. He’s had a lot to say.“My experience at the top level, my punching power and Groves’ inability to take a punch are the reasons he’s not going to do what he says he’s going to do.“He’s going to run for his life, jab and grab and try to get through it. He’s not going to stand and fight.“I’m really hoping he does have a fight with me because that’s exactly what I want. It will be a big, big mistake. He’s going to get knocked out.”The 36-year-old then told his opponent: “You’re in a world of trouble and you’ll learn some respect.“You’re getting annihilated on Saturday night, you know it and everyone knows it. I can see it in your eyes that you know you’re going to get flattened.”Groves, 25, insisted he would defy many pre-fight predictions by being the aggressor rather than boxing on the back foot.The Londoner has been widely tipped to adopt similar tactics to those that paid off when he upset the odds to beat local rival James DeGale on points in 2011.“I’ll win the fight, whether it’ll be on points because he’s running for his life or by knockout because he stands and tries to have a fight,” Froch added.See also:Confident Groves squares up to Froch after final press conferenceHearn predicts Groves will go on the attackRelaxed Groves unfazed by Froch – trainerGroves: Froch is wrong, I’m ready for himGroves reveals his plan to beat Froch in Saturday’s world title clashGroves stays cool at tense weigh-inGroves says Froch ‘has 48 hours to readjust’ after gameplan is revealedFroch v Groves: Live updatesYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The chief executives of several European airlines have jointly urged the UK government to abolish the Air Passenger Duty, or APD, to boost British tourism and the economy. Economic analysis by PwC shows that removing the APD would grow British GDP by 1.7 per cent and create 61,000 new jobs by 2020.Most countries in the world levy equivalent departing air passenger taxes, but the UK tops nearly all the league tables. Passengers last year paid the UK government’s Treasury about £3 billion (US$3.9 billion) in APD for departing from an airport in the country on a domestic or an international flight.“The UK spends hundreds of millions of pounds attracting foreign tourists and business people to the country and then charges them up to £146 in tax to return home,’’ said Thomas Reynaert, managing director or Airlines for Europe (A4E), a Brussels-based airline lobby group. “It’s time for the UK government to get rid of this tax which punishes business and consumers.”The issue of “anti-competitive” aviation taxes in Europe is one of the key policy priorities of A4E, which has the continent’s five largest airline groups — Air France KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair — among its members.Other airline and business associations also have urged the UK government to remove or drastically reduce the ADP. The British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK registered airlines, has been campaigning for this for years. It is part of the ‘A Fair Tax on Flying’ campaign and BATA commissioned the consultancy firm Steer Davies Gleave to analyze and assess the APD.The final report was released earlier this year and reveals that:The applicable rates (in nominal terms) of the APD have increased significantly between its introduction in 1994 and 2015. The rate for short-haul trips in the lowest class of travel has increased by 160 per cent, from £5 to £13. For longer haul trips the rate for the lowest class of travel has increased by 630 per cent, from £10 to £73. The corresponding increases for travel in higher classes (premium economy, business and first), have been 420 per cent for short-haul trips (from £5 to £26) and 1,360 per cent for longer-haul trips (from £10 to £146).The UK APD is the highest aviation tax levied on passengers departing from airports in the EU, Norway and Switzerland for both short-haul and long-haul journeys in all classes. On a global level, the UK has the highest tax for long-haul destinations for travel in any class, whereas it has the 61st and 27th highest tax for short-haul destinations for travel in economy and higher classes, respectively.On a per passenger-kilometre basis, the UK ranks highest globally for domestic and long-haul journeys in economy. For short-haul international journeys, the UK ranks below countries in Africa and Latin America, but above other world regions including Australia and North-America.Over the years, the UK has simplified its APD and it currently has two categories based on stage length — band A for flights up to 2,000 miles and band B for longer flights — and two categories based on the class of travel, the lowest class and the higher classes comprising premium economy, business and first.The need to abolishes the APD is even more imperative in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to A4E.The excessively high tax on the departing passengers APD puts the UK “at a competitive disadvantage as other European hubs take traffic and business away from the UK precisely because of the APD. Following the vote to leave the European Union, every effort should be made to ensure the UK economy improves its competitiveness and secures its position as worldwide trading nation,” Reynaert emphasised.He advised the UK government looks to other countries in Europe where it can find experience and “hard economic facts” showing that removing aviation taxes is beneficial to the economy and connectivity. For example, Ireland saw a 52 per cent increase in Northern Ireland residents flying from Dublin Airport in the year following the Irish government’s decision to scrap the air travel tax on passenger departures.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Plans for the 43rd annual Ohio Dorset Sale have been set for March 15 and 16 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio. Billed as “the first, the biggest, the best” Dorset sale, it will feature both Horned and Polled Dorsets. Dorsets from South Dakota to Connecticut have been entered.Established in 1977, the Ohio Dorset Sale has been a barometer used to gauge how the registered sheep industry is doing in the New Year. Entered in the sale are 100 head of Polled Dorsets and 30 head of Horned Dorsets.“The nation’s finest Dorset genetics from ten different states have been consigned to this year’s sale,” said Greg Deakin, sale manager. “The sale’s history is rich, dating back to 1977. More national breed champion rams and ewes have sold through the Ohio Dorset Sale than any other sale.”Both Horned and Polled Dorset rams and ewes will be offered consisting of classes for yearlings, fall and winter lambs. Serving as judge is Alex Wolf from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and sale auctioneers are Gary Saylor and Danny Westlake, both from Ohio. The Ohio Dorset Association is sponsoring the sale and consignment viewing may be seen at www.bannersheepmagazine.com.Sale questions may be directed to sale manager Greg Deakin, 309-785-5058.
Amazon has been adding new “skills” for its Echo personal assistant almost as fast as developers can make them, but ask any Echo owner and chances are you’ll hear a common refrain: It’s impossible to browse and find new skills to bolster what Echo can do.Not anymore.Amazon has finally overhauled the skills section of the Echo mobile app, putting all skills into 20 browsable categories and adding new search and refine tools, as well.Along with the more user-friendly skills library, Amazon has announced that there are now more than 1,400 skills available for Echo (and its companion devices, Tap and Dot).For the non-Echo user, skills are like apps for your smartphone or tablet that make Echo more useful by expanding Alexa’s capabilities. There’s a Jeopardy skill, for example, that lets you play a short game of the Jeopardy game show by talking to Echo. Brands and publishers including Kayak, NBC News, Capital One, Fitbit and StubHub have created skills for Alexa. Amazon says there are more than 10,000 registered developers working on skills.Prior to this week’s overhaul of the Alexa app, all the available skills were dumped together with no discovery tools beyond basic pagination. Now, Echo users will find all the skills organized into 20 categories such as Connected Car, Smart Home, Shopping or Travel & Transportation. There’s also a search box and some skills are highlighted in featured sections like “Customer favorites” and “Skills trending this week.” There’s also a tab for Echo owners to see the skills they’ve already turned on. It’s a huge improvement. (To be fair, there was really nowhere to go but up. Imagine your smartphone without an app store; that’s pretty much what it was like.)As this collection of skills expands, it’s imperative that Amazon continue to make them easier to find. It needs to do that to continue enticing developers to build new skills that expand what Echo/Alexa can do, and to entice consumers to buy and use Echo in the face of pending competition from Google Home and rumors that Apple will launch its own in-home device eventually.From our sponsors: Amazon finally makes it easier to find skills for Echo Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingAmazon finally makes it easier to find skills for Echo Posted on 29th June 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Amazon finally makes it easier to find skills for EchoYou are here:
These days, Unmukt Chand doesn’t even have the time to go to the market near his residence in Mayur Vihar Phase-I extension. Some of the shopkeepers who have seen the 19-year-old since the time he was a young boy and know him well are aware he is very busy, having been in the news now for almost a week.Sports View by S.Kannan.One would have wished that Unmukt made news just because of his cricket and not anything else. But these days, when anything connected with a superstar becomes big news, he is talked about more because of his university exams and St Stephen’s College.Now that the issue has been sorted out, it’s good the boy can focus on cricket all over again. Those close to the articulate young man say that he has been put through so many interviews that he has hardly been able to spend time with family and friends.And in less than two days, Unmukt will have to be ready for the grind of the India A tour to New Zealand, which will be preceded by a trip to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.What has impressed me the most about Unmukt is his confidence, temperament and clarity when he speaks. It is well known that as a youngster, he was not able to convert the 30s and 40s into big knocks. But it didn’t take him too long to figure out what it takes to get to a triple digit score as he has gained inspiration from the right people.In the good old days, when juniors looked for inspiration in any sport, they would invoke the oldtime heroes. If in football, it had to be PK Banerjee or Chuni Goswami, then in tennis it could well have been the Krishnan or the Amritraj family or Leander Paes.However, these days, in football or tennis, if youngsters are looking for role models at home, they will relate better to a Bhaichung Bhutia or Vishnu Vardhan.Times have changed in cricket as well. Someone like Unmukt relates more closely to the present, which is why he has repeatedly talked about the inspiration he gains from Virat Kohli.It is well known in India that any young batsman will talk about wanting to be like a Sachin Tendulkar. Now that the maestro is again going through a bad patch, when Unmukt talks of how Kohli and Virender Sehwag have helped him evolve as a cricketer, it is indeed very interesting.It is not as if Kohli is a veteran in cricket. Having been pitchforked into stardom recently and also coming good against New Zealand in the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday, it’s a sign of the confidence he oozes.If one goes through the winning performances of India in the under-19 World Cup, before this you had Mohammad Kaif and Kohli as winning captains.While Kaif lost his way and was unable to translate his junior success on the senior platform, Kohli has grown in stature. From a crack batsman in the ODIs, he has now shown maturity in playing good Test knocks.I am sure, even today, Unmukt would have learnt a few lessons watching Kohli bat so fluently against the Kiwis.We often wonder what cricketers do in the dressing room. Now that Unmukt has spoken about the learning process from his Delhi Ranji team seniors Kohli and Sehwag it is clear he is a fast learner.As one who hails from Uttarakhand and studied at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Unmukt has played a huge amount of club cricket in the capital.By his own admission, he has not modelled himself on any particular cricketer and his stroke production is eye-catching.Yet, as he makes the transition from here to the senior level, he knows the priority will be to do well in the India A tour and also in first-class fixtures. As a Delhi Daredevils boy, he has done well not to get swayed too much by the shorter version of the game that the IPL is. So when we hear Unmukt of wanting to excel in all formats of cricket, it’s very encouraging indeed.On a more positive note for Delhi cricket, it’s heartening to note that though the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association remains in the news for all its politics, cricketers are still emerging.In the old days, it was Bombay which produced star batsmen. But from Sehwag to Gautam Gambhir and now Virat Kohli to Unmukt Chand, the capital has a fantastic array of dashing batsmen.Maybe, when the Ranji Trophy season begins, all eyes will again be on Delhi, whose achievements in recent seasons have been below par. As for all the brouhaha over Unmukt’s college results and so on, it really doesn’t matter how many years he takes to graduate. He has a huge cricketing career ahead of him and that’s what matters to cricket [email protected]