Former Indian captain Kris Srikkanth feels Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to be one of the best leaders ever for the cricket team, given his “adaptability skills”.”Adaptability skills which Virat has are fantastic. You see Virat Kohli’s game approach, he adapts beautifully in all the three formats. As a cricketer if you want to be a complete cricketer, you need adaptability skills and that is what cricket teaches you,” Srikkanth said at a programme organised by Right Management last evening.The former chairman of selectors also appreciated Kohli for his “never-give up attitude”.”He does not give up and fights from the front. That is Virat’s style.” Also read: Dhoni doubtful as India take on Bangladesh in Asia Cup opener Srikkanth, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad, also looked back at the glorious days and praised Kapil Dev’s leadership.”Kapil Dev was different, (Sunil) Gavaskar’s approach as a captain, was first perfection and then go for a win, but Kapil Dev’s approach was different, both (were) positive,” he said. Also read: Rain threat for India vs Bangladesh match “He was one guy whose attitude was, who are these West Indians, who are these fast bowlers, who are these guys… and that attitude helped us win the World Cup in 1983,” he said.”If one man was responsible for winning the 1983 World Cup it was Kapil Dev, he led from the front,” he added.
Chief Minister said Financial Commissioner Planning and Development Department and Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce Department will coordinate the skill training of the jail inmates by establishing institutionalised Skill Development Centres in various jails.”We should try to make productive use of the time the inmates spend in prisons by imparting them education and skill training so that once they come out, they gel with the social milieu immediately and earn respectable livelihood,” she said.Efforts should be made to match the trades, in which training is imparted, to the needs of the society so that on release from prisons these individuals can not only adjust in the society but also get gainful employment, she added.She said some of the jail inmates can be also trained in making furniture and furnishings and if they are able to produce quality products, the government departments will be asked to make maximum purchases from such jails which have developed the capacity for large-scale production.The Chief Minister also asked the Youth Services and Sports Department to create additional sports and recreational facilities in the jails for the inmates.She said the period spent by under-trials and convicts in jails must be utilised to the benefit of the inmates.Responding to the plea of Director General of Prisons that there were not many qualified teachers and Vocational Training Instructors available in jails, she asked the Commissioner Secretary Education and Secretary Technical Education to provide the necessary staff to all the jails and also design a sustainable and workable educational curriculum for the inmates.advertisementMehbooba also called for providing adequate medical, correctional and supervisory staff to all the jails, besides organising regular health awareness programmes in the jails.She said the new Jail at Pulwama, to be opened soon, should become a model of reformation and a model prison instead of being a traditional jail.Earlier, the Director General of Prisons S P Vaid, through a detailed power point presentation, informed the CM about the status of various jails, the number of inmates, infrastructure requirement and other issues related to prison management.The DG Prisons said there are presently 14 jails in J&K, out of which nine are in Jammu and five in Kashmir with a total lodging capacity of 3031 inmates. He said 3 new jails are coming up at Pulwama, Bhaderwah and Kargil.Vaid said 2367 people including 2268 men and 99 women are lodged in various jails of the state. These include 192 inmates involved in militancy related cases. PTI MIJ RCJ RG RCJ
Mumbai, Apr 27 (PTI) An under-19 football tournament, jointly organised by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) under the aegis of the All India Police Sports Control Board, is to be held in three centres here from May 2-9.The OORJA?CAPF Youth Under?19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament 2017, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and featuring CRPF, BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP and Assam Rifles, is being held at the behest of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, a media release said today.The tournament is being held ahead of the FIFA Under- 17 World Cup scheduled to be held in India from October 6-28.”While emphasising on the successful hosting of the event, the Hon?ble Prime Minister has said that this alone cannot be our final objective. FIFA Under-17 World Cup must be a catalyst for change, the tipping point for football in the country, which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it,” the release said.All CAPF units have been asked to conduct the Oorja? CAPF Youth Under-19 tournament in different parts of the country.CISF is conducting the tournament in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and in the Union territories of Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, besides Daman and Diu.In Mumbai, the opening ceremony is scheduled to be held on May 2 at the Cooperage football ground, which will also host the finals of both boys and girls categories on May 9.The preliminary league-cum-knockout matches will be held from May 2 at the JNPT Sheva Stadium (for boys) and RCFL Stadium, Chembur (for girls), respectively.advertisementThe winner of the tournament in the two categories would be awarded the Shankar Subramaniam Narayan Trophy, the release added. PTI SSR RSY RDS
“Paul made a big effort to try to give me what I asked. Paul replaced Ander [Herrera] and tried to give the game the same qualities. He lost a couple of possessions, but he gave us also stability. We had a good percentage of the ball and that means control of the game, and Paul had the responsibility for that.” Herrera limped off after 17 minutes with what Mourinho described as “a bad injury”, and the United manager appeared to be unhappy with his own club’s medical staff.“I think it is a bad injury,” Mourinho said. “He had a small injury that stopped him from playing the last couple of matches, but the medical department said he was 100% ready for last Saturday [against Huddersfield Town]. We didn’t play him to give him more time to work and more protection, but it looks like he was not fully fit.” José Mourinho refused to be drawn on the absence of Paul Pogba from his starting lineup in Seville where Manchester United held on for a dogged scoreless draw. Instead United’s manager had praise for the “fantastic” performance of Scott McTominay, who started in Pogba’s place, and called on Old Trafford to produce “a big Champions League night” in three weeks’ time.“I think we finished the game with more space than we had in the beginning, more close to the possibility of scoring a goal,” Mourinho said, batting away the suggestion United might have been relieved to emerge with a clean sheet after David de Gea again produced a series of fine saves. news Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Sevilla Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Champions League Share on Facebook Reuse this content Topics José Mourinho continues bizarre and divisive power-play over Paul Pogba Share on Twitter Play Video 1:01 Manchester United Mourinho dismisses claims he was ‘relieved’ to leave Sevilla with draw – video Paul Pogba “The only moment we felt relieved was at the end of the first half, where by a couple of mistakes in possession they had a couple of good situations that gave this fantastic stadium the emotion they normally have for 90 minutes. Apart from that the game was even. Sometimes you have 15 shots but 13 of them are what I call statistic shots. So I feel the result reflects what the game was. Was it a good result? It’s not good, its not bad. Now we have one match to decide everything at Old Trafford. Old Trafford needs a big Champions League night and it’s going to get it.”Mourinho had already told the TV cameras that the presence of Pogba on the bench for United’s most significant game of the season to date was due to the player not “feeling one hundred per cent”. He also suggested once again it had been Pogba’s “own decision” not to play against Huddersfield at the weekend. After the game in Seville, the United manager suggested the focus from the media on Pogba’s absence was “a bit strange”.“If I was one of you [the media] I would ask if the Manchester United manager agrees that Scott McTominay had a fantastic performance. My answer would be yes he looked a senior player with great maturity, tactical sense, good in possession, good in pressing. Share via Email Read more José Mourinho
Liverpool boss Klopp: 6 points are nothing. We’re creating our own historyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn’t getting carried away after victory over Newcastle United.The Reds have been installed as the new title favourites after they comfortably beat Newcastle 4-0 and Manchester City lost for successive matches, going down 2-1 at Leicester City.Now six points clear at the top of the table, Klopp said: “That means nothing. We play Arsenal and City. I had no idea how any other teams were playing, I didn’t even know where they were playing.”Afterwards I got the results and I can say it didn’t do a lot for me. It is just information. It’s good that we have six points than other teams, or seven, but that is pretty much all.”Klopp added: “We want to create our own history. It is the first Liverpool team in the Premier League unbeaten (at the halfway stage of the season).”All good numbers but there are 19 games to go. So we play Arsenal, we play City, we play Tottenham. We play all of them again. There is a long way to go, we all know that.”We have to win our games we have to be focused, we have to be really in the mood and have tunnel vision and see where it leads us to.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
week 7 college basketball coaches poll Twitter/@MSU_FootballMichigan State continues to roll. The 12-0 Spartans are one of just three power conference programs that remain undefeated so far this season, and should enter Big Ten play with an unblemished record. Things won’t be easy for Michigan State going forward, however, with the injury to do-it-all star guard Denzel Valentine, who will be out for 2-3 weeks. For now, Michigan State remains on top of the college basketball world. Here are the week seven Top 25 polls. AP Poll:1. Michigan State 2. Kansas 3. Oklahoma 4. Maryland 5. Virginia 6. Xavier 7. North Carolina 8. Arizona 9. Butler 10. Providence 11. Iowa State 12. Kentucky 13. Miami (FL) 14. Purdue 15. Duke 16. Louisville 17. Villanova 18. SMU 19. West Virginia 20. George Washington 21. Texas A&M 22. Cincinnati 23. Baylor 24. Utah 25. South Carolina USA Today Coaches Poll: 1. Michigan State 2. Oklahoma 3. Kansas 4. Maryland 5. Virginia 6. Xavier 7. North Carolina 8. Arizona 9. Iowa State 10. Duke 11. Kentucky 12. Butler 13. Purdue 14. Providence 15. Louisville 16. Miami (FL) 17. Villanova18. West Virginia 19. Texas A&M20. George Washington 21. Cincinnati22. Baylor 23. South Carolina 24. Gonzaga 25. Vanderbilt
Hong Kong: Hong Kong airport authorities on Tuesday suspended all check-ins, but reversed a previous statement saying that all departing flights had been cancelled as pro-democracy protesters blocked the facility. “Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended,” a statement on the airport website said. “All passengers are advised to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible.” The statement did not clarify how many flights would be cancelled and whether arriving flights would be affected by the decision. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The statement walked back a previous announcement that said all departing flights had been cancelled. The decision came after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded into the airport for the second consecutive day and blocked passengers from reaching entrances to the departure area in both terminals. It came a day after authorities announced the unprecedented complete cancellation of all arriving and departing flights over a massive rally.
Highlights from the news file for Monday, Dec. 11———PROVINCES TO GET 75% OF POT TAXES, MORNEAU SAYS: The federal government has agreed to give the provinces and territories a 75 per cent share of the tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the agreement Monday after a day-long meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts. Morneau says Ottawa will retain the remaining 25 per cent share to a maximum of $100 million a year, with any balance over and above that limit going to the provinces and territories. The larger share, he added, will allow the provinces to “fairly deal with their costs and so they can work with municipalities,” which had been asking for at least a one-third portion of the revenue. All 14 jurisdictions at the table agreed to the key principles reached at the meeting, Morneau said, calling it a “very good outcome.” The original model put forward by the federal government proposed an even 50-50 split, a plan that was immediately shot down by the provinces, many of which wondered aloud what sort of costs Ottawa would be incurring to deserve such a share.———DOCTORS ANGRY OVER MEDICAL POT TAX: More than 50 doctors from across Canada are calling on Ottawa to withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana. The doctors, who describe themselves as physicians who routinely prescribe marijuana to their patients, say applying a sales or excise tax to medicinal pot would discriminate against those who use the drug to manage their symptoms. They say the measure would introduce financial barriers to Canadians looking to access the drug. Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been meeting today with his provincial counterparts to discuss issues including the impact of an excise tax on cannabis. NDP health critic Don Davies says an excise tax on medicinal pot could end up affecting its affordability and availability to those who need it. Patients have also raised concerns since the Finance Department signalled in November it was looking to apply excise tax to both non-medicinal and medicinal pot.———B.C.’s Site C DAM TO BE BUILT, BUT AT $10-BILLION COST: The Site C hydroelectric dam will be completed with the backing of British Columbia’s NDP government, but it is warning the price tag will be higher than estimated. Site C was projected to cost $8.3 billion to complete, but the government now estimates the project will total $10.7 billion. An estimated $4 billion has been spent so far on the dam and the NDP government was debating whether to continue construction or cancel the work midway through the job. The financial impact of cancelling the project on ratepayers and B.C.’s bottom line were the major factors in the government’s decision to proceed rather than cancel. The government says the province risked a credit downgrade and debt-servicing costs of up to $150 million annually if the project was cancelled and the treasury absorbed the $4 billion loss. The decision on the project’s future is one of the first major decisions that faced the minority NDP government. The massive hydroelectric project has been at the centre of a polarized debate between politicians, environmentalists, First Nations, labour groups and landowners in the Peace River Valley.———ONTARIO PREMIER SUING OPPOSITION LEADER: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is suing the Opposition leader for defamation. A spokeswoman for Wynne says a statement of claim was filed today in order for the premier to be able to continue with her case against Patrick Brown. Wynne’s lawyer first demanded in a letter in September that Brown withdraw comments he made a day before the premier testified as a witness at a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two provincial Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges. Brown had told reporters he hoped Wynne would give answers about the scandal “maybe when she stands trial” and went on to describe her as a “sitting premier, sitting in trial.” Brown refused to apologize for the statements both after the initial lawyer’s letter and following a libel notice in October. Wynne’s spokeswoman says this case can be resolved with an apology from Brown, but if he continues to refuse to apologize the premier will be able to continue the legal action.———MAN SETS OFF PIPE BOMB IN NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY: A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway. Surveillance cameras captured the man walking casually through the crowded passage when the bomb went off at 7:20 a.m. amid a plume of white smoke, which cleared to show the man sprawled on the ground and commuters scattering to get away. Investigators said it was not clear if he set the bomb off intentionally or prematurely. “This was an attempted terrorist attack,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. “Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.” Law enforcement officials said Ullah was inspired by the Islamic State group but apparently did not have any direct contact with the group and probably acted alone. Gov. Andrew Cuomo later told the NY1 cable channel that the suspect went online to learn how to make a bomb.———WOMEN ACCUSING TRUMP OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SEEK CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION: The White House is pushing back on sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump, saying he has already denied them. Three women who previously accused Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories Monday on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” They’re calling for a congressional investigation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump “has addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” She says the people decided in November to elect him regardless. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks are among the women who have alleged harassment by Trump. The White House has called the claims false and “totally disputed in most cases.” The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has said the women should be heard.———LIBERALS NOMINATE NEW ETHICS WATCHDOG: The Liberals are tapping a long-time public servant to be the new ethics watchdog for the House of Commons. Government House leader Bardish Chagger says Mario Dion is being nominated to become the next ethics and conflict of interest commissioner. Dion is currently the chairman of the Immigration and Refugee Board, but has previously served as chairman of the National Parole Board and the public sector integrity commissioner. He is also a former legal adviser to a number of government bodies. Monday’s announcement comes after a heated question period during which the Conservatives peppered the government about who would take over from outgoing commissioner Mary Dawson, who is looking into a conflict-of-interest controversy involving Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Justin Trudeau and some of his top aides sat out the selection process because Dawson is investigating whether the prime minister broke ethics rules during a vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island last Christmas.———DON’T DESTROY GAY-SEX RECORDS, HISTORIANS SAY: Four leading researchers say a federal plan to destroy the criminal records of people convicted of same-sex activity is a “troubling feature” of proposed legislation intended to help make amends to the LGBTQ community. While the academic researchers applaud ensuring the records can never be used against those convicted, they say preservation is integral to the democratic process and the telling of history. The Liberal government recently introduced legislation that would allow people to apply to have their criminal convictions for consensual sexual activity between same-sex partners erased from the public record. The Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act would provide for the destruction and removal of records for the offences of gross indecency, buggery and anal intercourse. Once passed, the legislation will allow applications by the convicted individual in question or family members of deceased people with criminal records. The researchers — all of whom have ties to Ontario universities — say the scope of offences covered by the bill is too limited, and the application process too vague and potentially onerous.———PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OPENS FORMAL UBER PROBE: The federal privacy commissioner has opened a formal investigation into the large data breach that Uber announced in November. The decision to launch the probe comes weeks after Uber disclosed that hackers stole the personal information from 57 million Uber accounts close to a year earlier. News of the breach prompted authorities in the U.S. and U.K. to launch formal investigations immediately, while the commissioner in Canada initially asked that Uber file a report explaining how the breach happened and its impact on Canadians. In response to the now formal investigation, Uber Canada spokesman Jean-Christophe de le Rue wrote in an email that the privacy of Uber riders and drivers is of paramount importance and the company will continue to work with the commissioner. Uber has yet to say how many Canadians may have been affected, but has told U.K. authorities that about 2.7 million people may have had information stolen. The company said when announcing the hack that it had not seen evidence of fraud or misuse from it, and that it had arranged to have the stolen data destroyed.———‘THE BREADWINNER’ GETS GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION: Canadian author Deborah Ellis was ecstatic about Monday’s Golden Globe nomination for “The Breadwinner,” an animated film that’s based on her children’s novel, but said she won’t be attending the awards show next month. While Ellis is hopeful the nomination for best animated film will spark discussions about the story of a young girl and her family under Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in 2001, she doesn’t plan to go to the Jan. 7 gala in Los Angeles due to President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of mostly Muslim nations. “I’m not travelling to the States because of basically the Islamic travel ban,” Ellis said in a phone interview after the Golden Globe nominations were announced. “I write about refugees often in Islamic countries and it would make no sense for me to be able to go to this kind of a celebration when they can’t get in.” The film is a Canadian co-production with a Toronto cast, many of whom are Muslim and have Afghan heritage. Oscar-winning actor-director Angelina Jolie is an executive producer.
8 June 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran staffer Youssef Mahmoud of Tunisia as the new head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), which is due to wrap up by the end of the year. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran staffer Youssef Mahmoud of Tunisia as the new head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), which is due to wrap up by the end of the year.Mr. Mahmoud succeeds Victor da Silva Angelo of Portugal, who served as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative from the mission’s inception until the end of March this year. The veteran UN staffer arrived in Chad on 21 March with a delegation tasked with holding discussions with Chadian authorities on the future of MINURCAT and had been serving as the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General since 1 April. Before his arrival in Chad, Mr. Mahmoud served for three years as Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB). Prior to that, he was the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for the peacekeeping mission that preceded BINUB. He has also held a number of senior positions within the Organization, including in New York, Guyana and Cambodia.MINURCAT was established by the Council in September 2007 to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan. Last month the Council voted to end the mission by the end of this year, after the Chadian Government requested the move and said it would assume full responsibility for protecting civilians on its territory. The 15-member body ordered that MINURCAT’s military component be reduced from its current 3,300 troops to 2,200 military personnel – 1,900 in Chad and 300 in the CAR – by 15 July. Withdrawal of the remaining troops will begin on 15 October, and all military and civilian personnel are to be withdrawn by 31 December.