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Board approves new Bar budget

first_img Board approves new Bar budget A proposed Bar budget that projects a surplus for 2006-07 and does not raise Bar members’ annual membership fees has been approved by the Board of Governors.The board got details of the fiscal plan at its April 7 meeting in Coral Gables, where incoming Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner said the budget calls for spending almost $34 million.Bar membership fees will remain at $265 for active members and $175 for inactive members, the sixth year in a row there has been no increase.“We have a balanced budget for the upcoming year,” Diner said. “We are showing a slight profit for the year.”The budget begins to address several issues, including a disaster preparedness program recommended by the Bar’s auditors and Audit Committee. That includes, Diner said, preparing the Bar headquarters in Tallahassee for a hurricane. “Regulating the practice of law continues to be a major part of the Bar budget,” he said, adding that will account for $14.9 million of next year’s budget.On the revenue side, the Bar expects to receive $20.7 million from membership fees, up almost $500,000 from the 2005-06 budget, and $3.8 million from other member fees.The Bar projects receiving $5.4 million from the sale of other services, down from almost $5.9 million in the current fiscal year. Advertising sales are expected to bring in $2.1 million, up from $1.9 million.Total revenues are projected around $35.4 million.On the expense side, the Bar will spend almost $14.9 million on regulation of the practice of law, up from $14.2 this year. That includes the Bar’s grievance program, professionalism activities, ethics and advertising operations, and membership records.Unlicensed Practice of Law operations will get $1.6 million, up from $1.49 million, and Bar communications programs, which includes public information and Journal and News operations, will go from $3.7 to $3.8 million.Total expenditures will be around $33.8 million.The budget figures also showed that the Bar began the 2005-06 year with a general fund balance of $17.4 million, and expects to begin the 2006-07 with a fund balance of almost $19.8. That means the current budget year is now projected to produce a surplus of around $2.4 million.The board will consider comments from Bar members on the 2006-07 budget at its June 2 meeting in Key West. The budget will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court for review.An official notice with complete budget details is in this News on pages 22-23. Spending plan doesn’t raise fees and projects a surplus April 30, 2006 Regular News Board approves new Bar budgetlast_img read more

Long Island Blizzard: LIE to Close at Midnight

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Satellite image of winter storm moving toward Long Island. (Photo: National Weather Service)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the Long Island Expressway will be closed within the Nassau-Suffolk borders at midnight as a powerful blizzard makes it way to the region.The driving ban includes the entire stretch of the LIE from the Queens/Nassau border to Riverhead. Officials expect the ban to be lifted at 5 a.m., though Cuomo left open the possibility of extending the road closure.“This is nothing to be trifled with,” Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters.Both the Southern State Parkway and Northern State Parkway will remain open throughout the storm.Cuomo said he could not recall ever shutting down a major roadway this early before for an impending storm.“It’s prudence,” he said, adding that his decision to close the expressway was not in response to a record blizzard last February that stranded dozens of drivers, mostly in Suffolk County. “Once cars become stranded on the road, not only is it a problem for the occupants in the car…it makes it very hard, if not impossible to plow the roads.”The governor also issued a statewide state of emergency.“Long Island looks like right now like it’s going to bare the brunt [of] this storm and we’re preparing accordingly,” he added.It’s likely that drivers will still be able to access the LIE at certain entrance ramps, but officials noted that drivers could face a B misdemeanor if they choose to circumvent the ban.The National Weather Service is predicting 8 to 10 inches of snow on LI and for temperatures to plummet overnight.Blowing and drifting snow could also cause whiteout conditions, the weather service warned.“Tomorrow,” Cuomo said, “people should seriously consider staying in their homes.” Video update from National Weather Service:last_img read more

Case Against Alleged Nassau Police Brutality Victim Dismissed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County judge has reportedly dropped charges against a 20-year-old Westbury man who alleged that he was a victim of police brutality at the hands of the officers who arrested him.Judge Alan Honorof granted prosecutors’ request Monday to drop eight charges—including counts of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and drug possession—that the officers had filed against Kyle Howell, The Associated Press reported.“They should be arrested,” Howell’s mother, Joan, told reporters during a May 9 news conference called by local lawmakers who urged for a speedy investigation into the allegations. “It is definitely an injustice.”The allegations stem from an April 25 traffic stop that was caught on surveillance video in which the officers can be seen beating Howell, who police alleged was trying to swallow marijuana. Howell has said that he was trying to keep his paycheck from blowing away when the officers opened his car door.“What you’re seeing in that video is not the whole story,” James Carver, the Nassau Police Benevolent Association president, said in a news conference last week in which defended the officers. “What’s not seen here in the video is what the struggle is going on inside that car with the police officers.”Prosecutors have said that an investigation into the officers’ actions is continuing.Howell’s attorney, Amy Marion, said earlier this month that she filed a notice of claim, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the police department. Howell has said he required surgery to heal broken bones in his face after the incident.The charges were dropped on the same day that the county legislature approved a $675,000 contract with a consulting firm that will provide ethics training for officers and brass following a string of recent scandals in the department, which include three former top cops being convicted of covering up a burglary and an officer pleading guilty to misconduct for spending his shifts with his mistress.last_img read more

Leaving Barca was Neymar’s worst mistake, says ex-image adviser

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest Car Manufacturers In The World Read Also: Neymar ‘preparing legal battle’ to quit PSGJosep Pons, a former image adviser to Neymar, was very clear when speaking to Mundo Deportivo: “Neymar delighted us until he made the most serious mistake of his life, an error which without the influence of his environment would never have happened and he constantly regrets.”Indeed, in Barcelona there’s now a determination to bring Neymar back to the club this summer, with a confidence the Brazil captain is eager to see the move happen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… And while Neymar and his father have insisted they’ve been happy with his decision to move to Paris, the same can’t be said for members of his support team.center_img Members of PSG star Neymar’s entourage believe the Brazilian made a massive mistake leaving Barcelona.Advertisement Neymar left Barca in 2017 when PSG agreed to meet his €222m buyout clause – which remains the highest ever fee paid for transfer.last_img read more

Ferguson harbours Lampard regrets

first_img Lampard is said to be on the verge of agreeing a new contract with Chelsea given the likely return of his former boss Jose Mourinho in the summer. The 34-year-old has scored 16 goals this term, taking him onto 201 career goals for the Blues, just one short of Bobby Tambling’s club record. At one stage this season, it was suggested Manchester United might snap the midfielder up if Chelsea did not. And, as the two clubs prepare to do battle at Old Trafford, Ferguson has admitted he once thought about it. “Lampard has been unbelievable,” said Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson regrets not signing Frank Lampard earlier in his career. “I don’t think a midfield player will be able to do that figure again. It’s quite phenomenal. “Like Bryan Robson, he has had a great knack of timing his runs into the box at the right time. John Wark was another one at Ipswich. “The other things is I can’t remember Lampard ever being injured. “When he’s not been playing it’s because they thought he was past it. “The guy has had a great career. I must say we looked at him when he was at West Ham as a young player and I maybe regret not having done it. “Where else could I get 200 goals?” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ashley Cole on Aston Villa’s radar as Remi Garde looks for experience

first_img Garde will have some money to spend next month on squad strengthening and he is eyeing an ambitious move for his former Arsenal team mate Cole. The 34-year-old left-back, who won three Premier League titles with Arsenal and Chelsea and has 107 England caps to his name, is in the final year of his contract at Roma but is out of favour at the Italian club having not featured so far this season. Villa are also in need of a left-back after Jordan Amavi suffered a season-ending cruciate knee ligament injury last month. “I will speak soon with the club. I am already working on the January window,“ said Garde ahead of Sunday’s home against his former club Arsenal. “ We know what we want to do. I feel we will need to improve the team to get more chances (of staying up). “Experience is something we need. Ashley is someone who has experience but he didn’t play for a while now. “Every good player is interesting for me and he is a good player. “We are going to try to improve the team in the transfer window but that is all I am going to say today. We have other games to try to win and I am only focused on that.“ Garde has only been in the job a month but already knows his team are entrenched in a relegation battle. Villa are bottom of the table with six points from 15 games – a position no Premier League side has ever survived from. The Frenchman inherited a young squad from predecessor Tim Sherwood and he thinks a lack of old heads is the problem. Jack Grealish will be back in the Villa squad against Arsenal. The 20-year-old midfielder was overlooked for first-team duty against Watford and Southampton following a breach of club discipline after he was photographed partying in Manchester just hours after Villa’s 4-0 defeat at Everton last month. Leandro Bacuna and Rudy Gestede came off injured against Saints last weekend but will be fit for Sunday, although captain Micah Richards is still struggling with the knee problem that ruled him out at St Mary’s. Remi Garde wants to add experience to his squad in the January transfer window and the Aston Villa manager is interested in bringing Ashley Cole back to the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News IND VS BAN Delhi T20I: Bangladesh Beat India By Seven Wickets

first_img# 06:05 pm: India vs Bangladesh game will be the 1000th men’s T20I game. So far, Virat Kohli is the leading run scorer in this format of the game with Rohit Sharma just 7 runs behind. WHo do you think is the highest wicket taker? Tweet us your answers and one lucky person’s tweet will feature in our blog. Also, don’t forget to tag @NewsNationTV.1ï¸Â⃣0ï¸Â⃣0ï¸Â⃣0ï¸Â⃣ and counting!The 1000th men’s T20I, between India and Bangladesh, will start in exactly one hour’s time!Which of the first 999 games has been the most exciting?#INDvBAN— ICC (@ICC) November 3, 2019#06:00 pm: Hello and welcome to News Nation live coverage of India vs Bangladesh T20I which is being played at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla. The pollution level is beyond severe and we suggest you to use masks if you are going to watch the game. Stay with us as we bring you all the live action.Prep Time! #TeamIndia begin preparations for the T20I series at the Capital #INDvBAN— BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2019 New Delhi: IND VS BAN Delhi T20I Live Score: Bangladesh embark on its mission to take down formidable India as the clash on Sunday in their first T20 International at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi even as the pollution level in the city remained hazardous. The national capital is reeling under prevailing smoggy conditions with health-emergency put in place but Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah made it clear that his team is not focusing on pollution but the game. However, an ever-bigger challenge for them will be facing formidable India without their biggest matchwinner Shakib Al Hasan, who has been banned from international cricket for 2 years by the ICC. India, on the other hand, will be led by Rohit Sharma in the absence of Virat Kohli. The men-in-blue have been in a pleasing form but would like to tread warily as taking Bangladesh for granted won’t be wise. Stay with us as we bring you ball by ball live coverage of the match.IND VS BAN Delhi T20I Live Score And Updates:#10:26 pm: SIX! Balgadesh defeated India for the first time in T20I.#10:22 pm: Interesting! Shivam Dube will bowl the final over. Seems like Rohit has also given up.#10:21 pm: 4,4,4,4 and Bangladesh needs just 4 runs in the last over. Mushfiqur Rahim has also reached his fifty. #10:20 pm: FOUR More! Rahim is showing his class and Bangladesh is now eight runs away from victory.#10:20 PM: FOUR! Back to back boundary. Rahim has taken Bangladesh a step closer towards the victory.#10:19 pm: FOUR! Short, down the leg and slow. Rahim pulled it to deep backward square leg fence for four! #10:16 pm: Khaleel Ahmed will bowl the 19th over, which means Deepak Chahar will have the responsiblity of the final over. Can India defend this? #10:15 pm: FOUR! Mahmudullah waited for it and litterally slapped it wide of Manish Pandey at long-on. He dived to failed to stop the boundary. Bangladesh needed 22 in 12 balls.#10:12 pm: Dropped! Krunal Pandya must know its criminal to drop such a catch at this moment. Moreover, its a four! Has he dropped the match as well?#10:10 pm: Chahal comes back into the attack. Skipper Mahmudullah is the new man in.#10:09: OUT! Bowled!! Khaleel provides India with a much much needed breakthrough. It was an off cutter from Kahleel and set Sarkar failed to cut it. Score after 17 overs: BAN 114-3; Soumya Sarkar39, (35)Rahim37(35)#10:07 pm: In the airrrr drops just short of fielder at wide long-on. Two runs. Run rate goes to 11 as Bangladesh need another 35 to win this.#10:01 pm: SIX! Short ball and Rahim hooked it over fine leg for six. Pressure on Khaleel. 38 runs needed in 23 balls. #09:59 pm: Six runs off the over. 44 runs required in 24 balls. Score after 16 overs: BAN 105-2, Soumya Sarkar37(33), Rahim30(31)#09:56 pm: Five single in the over. Bangladesh need 50 runs in 5 overs with eight wickets in their hand. Score after 15 overs, BAN 99-2; Rahim 28(28), Soumya Sarkar 34(30)#09:52 pm: Rohit introduces pace attack. Khaleel Ahmed is back into the attack#09:49 pm: SIX! What a shot!!! Soumya Sarkar comes down the track. Krunal bowled it wide of off. It was well out of Sarkar’s reach, what Pandya thought, but actually he reached to the ball, got the elevation and hit it over deep midwicket for a maximum. Another expensive over from Krunal. He conceded 12 runs. Score after 14 overs: BAN 94-2; Rahim 25(24), Soumya Sarkar 34(28)#09:47 pm: Krunal Pandya is back into the attack. Can he provide India with a breakthrough? Off course he can, but will he do that now is the big question. India needs it badly.  #09:46 pm: Single to end the over. Good over from Sundar, just four off it. Score after 13 overs: BAN 82-2; Soumya Sarkar 24(24), Rahim 23(22)#09:43 pm: Washington Sundar is back into the attack. India needs wickets not just one but two. Sarkar and Rahim has built nicely after the fall of Naim’s wicket. They know the target is not big. All they need to do is keep the nerve and play risk free cricket.#09:42 pm: 8 runs off the over. Bangladesh require another 71 off 48 ball. Score after 12 overs: BAN 78-2; Rahim21(20), Soumya Sarkar 22(20)#09:39 pm: Four! Another sweep shot from Rahim and the result is also the same. I am the boss of sweeps, Rahim must be feeling after taking three boundaries with the same shot.#09:37 pm: FOUR! After several appeals, Rahim releases pressure with a lovely shot. Kneels down and sweeps it backward of square. Score after 11 overs: BAN 69-2; Rahim13(15), Soumya Sarkar21(19)#09:35 pm: To salt to the injury, India didn’t take review for two LBW appeals from Chahal. And gues what, both were out. And they wasted it on Pant’s appeal.#09:33 pm: Loud appeal for caught behind from Rishabh Pant. He convinces Rohit to take the review. And there is not edge. India lost the review and Rohit Sharma’s reation is epic. Score after 10 overs: BAN 62-2; Soumya Sarkar 20(18) Rahim 7(10)#09:31 pm: Loud appeal for a LBW but turned down. India won’t take the review. Had they taken it, replay shows, Rahim would have a goner. Also missed a run out chance.#09:29 pm: Seven off Krunal Pandya’s first over. Score after 9 overs: BAN 61-2; Rahim6(5), Soumya Sarkar20(17)#09:28 pm: FOUR! Rahim goes for the reverse sweep. He knows Bangladesh can’t lose momentum here as India is known for bouncing back.#09:25 pm: Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack as India continues with spin.#09:24 pm: OUT! Naim is caught by Dhawan. Chahal strikes in his first over of the innings. Naim went for the slog sweep but the ball took the edge and went up high in the air towards long-on where Dhawan takes a good catch. A much needed breakthrough. Score after 8 overs: BAN 54-2; Soumya Sarkar19(16) Rahim0(0)# 09:15 pm: With the end of 7 overs, Bangladesh is 53/1 # 09:10 pm: With 12 runs off the over, Bangladesh is 32/1 after 5 overs# 09:05 pm: SIX! by Mohammed Naim # 09:00 pm: After the end of 4 overs, Bangladesh is 20/1 with Naim and Soumya out in the middle. # 08:56 pm: OUT! Bangladesh loses its first wicket as Liton Das is caught by Rahul at cover-point.#08:37 pm: SIX! 16 runs off the last over. 30 runs in the last two. Krunal Pandya pulled it over square leg for another six. India post 148 at board. Dew is likely to play a crucial role here but its still a fighting total. Bangladesh would be satisfied with bowling efforts. Will be back in a while, stay with us.#08:34 pm: SIX! Washington Sunder is playing a crucial cameo here. It was a slower delivery outside off and Sundar stood tall and sent it sailing over long-off for maximum.#08:32 pm: Al-Amin will bowl the final over. Can India reach 150. Looks tough but not impossible. #08:31 pm: SIX! Much needed runs for India. A cracking shot from Washington Sundar over wide long-on. 14 runs off the over. Score after 19 overs: IND 132-6; Washington Sundar7(2), Krunal Pandya8(5)#08:28 pm: OUT! Rishabh Pant wanted to go big but could not clear the boundry and the ball goes straight into the hands of Naim at long-on. He scored 27 runs off 26 balls. Washington Sundar replaces him.#08:25 pm: Just eight off the over. India needs more. The pitch is paying a little slow and if India can take it to 140, it won’t be easy for Bangladesh in the absence of Tamim Iqbal and Shakib, their two key players. Shafiul Islam comes back into the attack. Score after 18 overs: IND 118-5; Pant 25(24) Krunal Pandya 3(3)#08:23 pm: FOUR! It was a slow bouncer from Al-Amin and Pant waited for it. He looked to go for pull but then just helped it over the keeper’s head for four.#08:21 pm: Al-Amin Hossain is back into the attack. Bangladesh would be a happier side at the moment as the have kept Indian batsmen in check. #08:20 pm: Eight runs off the over. Bangladesh won’t mind. With just three more over left, India now need to accelerate from here. Score after 17 overs: IND 110-5; Krunal Pandya1(1), Pant20(20)#08:17 pm: FOUR! Wonderful shot from Pant. Opened the face of the bat and used the pace to steer it behind square for four. #08:16 pm: Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack. Krunal Pandya is the new man in.#08:15 pm: OUT! Shivam Dube, the debutant has to go back to the hut as the bowl took a leading edge in an  attempted flick by him. Afif took a good jumping catch at his follow through. Score after 16 overs: IND 102-5; Shivam Dube1(4), Pant13(15)#08:13 pm: FOUR! First boundry from Pant. He sliced it towards deep backward point for four.#08:08 pm: OUT! Dhawan is run out and its a big blow to India. But it was Rishabh Pant who ran poorly and Dhawn had to pay the price. Debutant Shivam Dube is the new man in. Score after 15 overs: IND 95-4; Shivam Dube 0(1) Pant7(12)#08:06 pm: SIX! Massive hit from Dhawan as he dances down the track and send it over the long-on. It went high and over the boundry ropes.#08:05 pm: Bangladesh introduces more off spin and this time captain Mahmudullah himself has come into the attack.#08:04 pm: Another tight over from Afif. Just two run off it. Score after 14 overs: IND 85-3; Dhawan34(39) Pant5(10)#08:00 pm: FOUR! A beautiful shot from Dhawan as rocks back and pulls this half tracker behind square on the on-side. Eight off the over. Score after 13 overs: IND 83-3; Dhawan33(37), Pant4(6)#07:58 pm: Mosaddek Hossain comes into attack as Bangladesh continue with more off spin.#07:57 pm: A very good over from Afif as he conceded just two off it. Bangladesh has succesfully kept India at the bay by taking wickets on regular interval and they would not mind anything below 150. Score after 12 overs: IND 75-3; Dhawan27(34) Pant2(3)#07:55 pm: Afif Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Dhawan has been a tad slow today. India has depth in their batting so he can takes his chances now and presses the accelerator.#07:54 pm: Rishabh Pant is the new man in. With nine more overs left, he has a very good chance to prove himself and shut the mounths of critics. Can he do that? Off course he can, but will he be able to do that today is the big question. Score after 11 overs: IND 73-3; Pant1(2), Dhawan26(29)#07:49 pm: OUT! Aminul Islam takes his second wicket of the innings. Iyer fall into the trap and went for it after Aminul gave it a plenty of air. Iyer lost the grip of the bat and played it over long-off with one hand. Could not clear the ropes and debutant Naim took a good catch near the boundry line.#07:45 pm FOUR! A gift from Soumya Sarkar and Iyer collects it with both hands. A full toss and Iyer flicked it through the gap at mid wicket. Score after 10 overs: IND 69-2; Shreyas Iyer 22(12) Dhawan 23(26)#07:42 pm: SIX! It was a good over from Aminul until Iyer decided to go after him on the last ball. IT was bowled up an Iyer stood tall and sent it back over bowler’s head. Score after 9 overs: IND 60-2; Shreyas Iyer15(8), Dhawan21(24)#07:38 pm: FOUR! Easy-peasy for Dhawan. It was on the pads and Dhawan finely glanced it past short fine leg for four. Score After 8 overs: IND 51-2; Shreyas Iyer 8(5), Dhawan19(21)#07:36 pm: Spin from both ends. Soumya Sarkar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.#07:35 pm: SIX! Looks like Iyer has come prepared from the dressing room itself. It was a tossed up delivery from Aminul and Iyer played it over deep extra cover for a six. Score after 7 overs: IND 44-2; Shreyas Iyer7(2), Dhawan13(18)#07:32 pm: OUT! KL Rahul once again fails to convert a good start, though a soft dismissal. Aminul strikes in his very first over of the innings. Shreyas Iyer comes to bat.#07:31 pm: Spin introduced in the 7th over as Aminul Islam, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack.#07:30 pm: Dhawan and Rahul are the key if India want to go big. These two have the firepower and it’s time they sould accelerate a bit. Score after 6 overs: IND 35-1; Dhawan11(15), Rahul15(16)#07:28 PM: FOUR! A back of length delivery by Shafiul Islam who changed the end. It kept low but Rahul was too classy to play a pick shot that flied over square leg for four.#07:25 pm: FOUR! First boundry from Shikhar Dhawan and it went like a bullet. Sliced it through point and third man to spoil a very good over from Mustafizur. Score after 5 overs: IND 29-1; Dhawan10(13), Rahul10(12)#07:22 pm: Now comes the Fizz. Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. #07:21 pm: Another good over from Al-Amin as conceded just 4 runs. Score after 4 overs: IND 22-1; Rahul 8(10), Dhawan 5(9)#07:16 pm: Six runs off the second over of Shafiul. Score after 3 overs: IND 18-1; Rahul6(6); Dhawan3(7)#07:13 pm: FOUR! Beautiful boundry by KL Rahul. Footwork at its best. Rahul treks back a bit and cut it towards the point for four.#07:11 pm: Very tight over from Al-Amin. Just two off it. Score after 2 overs: IND 12-1; Dhawan2(6); Rahul1(1)#07:06 pm: Lokesh Rahul, right handed bat, is the new man in. Al-Amin Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. #07:05 pm: OUT! Rohit Sharma is given LBW. He has taken review but there is no edge. Only height can save Rohit now. He has to go. The ball is hitting the top of middle. However, the review will be retained as it’s umpire’s call. Score after 1 over: IND 10-1, Rohit9(5); Dhawan1(1)#07:04 pm: Boundary! Second four of the over from Rohit Sharma and one ball is still to go.#07:01 pm: Four! Rohit Sharma, who is in the form of his life, has made his intentions very clear. It was down the leg and Rohit just flicked it past third man for bounday.#07:00 pm: And action begins. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to open India’s innings. Shafiul Islam will open Bangladeshi attack.#06:55 pm: National Anthem time. Both teams are lined up for their respective National Anthems. First Bangladesh’s National Anthem is being played. India’s ‘Jana Gana Mann’ will follow next.#06:40 pm: Shivam Dube will make his international debut in T20’s for India while Mohammad Naim will play his first T20I for Bangladesh.  Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin HossainIndia (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Krunal Pandya, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, K Khaleel AhmedA look at the Playing XI for #INDvBAN— BCCI (@BCCI) November 3, 2019#06:32 pm: Its toss time. Bangladesh has won the toss and they have decided to field first.Bangladesh wins the toss and elects to bowl first in the 1st @Paytm T20I at Delhi.Live – #INDvBAN— BCCI (@BCCI) November 3, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

NCC Tennis League: Joseph Imeh Gets His Revenge

first_imgFast rising tennis youngster Joseph Imeh got the revenge he promised by beating Abdulmumuni Babalola 6-3, 6-3 in the first singles of the NCC Tennis League opener in Abuja over the weekend.Imeh playing for Lagos based Team Muller had lost in the finals of the 2017 CBN Senior Championships to Babalola also in straight sets.The rising star who had a winning Davis Cup debut for Nigeria last month in Egypt also played a major role in securing an upset victory against Team Civil Defence, winners of the inaugural edition in 2015.Imeh beat Clifford Enosorogbe 6-4, 6-3 in the reverse singles and paired Mohammed Mohammed to win the doubles against Enosoregbe and Nonso Madueke 7-5, 2-6, 10-6.Emmanuel Idoko, playing the No.2 singles for Team Muller also did his bit by upsetting Babalola in the second singles 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. The three points for Team Civil Defence came from national ladies’ champion, Christie Agugbom who defeated Ronke Akingbade 6-2, 6-3; Enosoregbe who beat Idoko 7-5, 6-3 in the first singles and the mixed doubles where Babalola and Agugbom triumphed over Idoko and Akingbade 6-3, 6-2.The pulsating tie which has set a very good tone for the 2017 tennis league was preceded by a well attended opening ceremony which had the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udo-Udoma, a tennis player and multi talented sports person in his hay days, serve off the event.The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, who served off the event last year was away in Uganda attending the African Union ministerial conference.“This very laudable private initiative,” Udo- Udoma said in his speech, “is exactly the direction this government wants to go by allowing the private sector lead development in the major sectors of the economy. Sports has enormous capacity to engage our youth, create jobs and earn good foreign exchange that would grow our economy. It is projects like this that can bring out the sporting talent in our youth.“I therefor commend the NCC for this investment in our youth and Godwin Kienka and his team for doing such a good job.’The NCC Tennis League will continue this weekend with ties in Ibadan and Ilorin.Team Oluyole will be hosting Team VGC Lions of Lagos at the Adamasingba Stadium Ibadan while Team Optiwebb of Ilorin will take on Team Kalotari of Port Harcourt at the Kwara Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

‘The Rocket’ has a problem

first_imgThey say they never really miss you until you’re gone. Such is the case with Roger Clemens. Except, he’s not gone.Not to say he’s underrated by any means, but Clemens — arguably the best pitcher of his era — hasn’t received the hype throughout his career. One would think he is due. That is, unless he’s about to leave the game.So with the 44-year-old’s career likely coming to an end after this season, be prepared for all the media hoopla following Clemens, just like the beginning of this season.Yet, a heavy dosage of the Rocket should be had while he’s still around, because he’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime type players.Coming back to play for the slumping Astros, who also won’t miss Clemens until he’s gone with the lack of run support they’ve given him, hasn’t helped get him any attention in what is likely to be his last season.But even when he was with the two most marketable teams in baseball, he wasn’t really seen as a glorified superstar. All anyone ever cared about when he was with the Yankees was when he was going to take out Mike Piazza, whether it was with a pitch or a broken bat. Nobody cared what he did when he was with the Blue Jays because they were, well, the Blue Jays, although he had two of his best individual seasons ever in Toronto.And while his 13-year tenure in Boston was solid, it ended on a sour note when former Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette said Clemens was in the “twilight of his career.” Turns out it was just the beginning.Why Clemens hasn’t received more press is beyond me. Maybe it’s because he’s typically so humble and is a family-first guy. Maybe it’s because he’s playing in the juiced-up homerun era, or the same era with a large number of fellow Hall-of-Fame-quality starting pitchers such as Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and maybe even Pedro Martinez. Throw in Mariano Rivera and possibly Trevor Hoffman if you want to count closers.Maybe it’s because he’s bounced around so much throughout his career, and he just won’t quit.Or maybe it’s because he’s just so damn good.I retract my earlier statement about Clemens being arguably the best pitcher of his era; he’s one of the best of all time.Now I can’t honestly say I’ve ever seen the likes of Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Pete Alexander, Cy Young, Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, and whoever else is considered among the best all-time, but having seen Clemens since I was born, I would take my chances with him on the mound against anybody else, no questions asked.His stats alone speak for themselves — 11-time All-Star, seven Cy Young awards, two pitching Triple Crowns, two World Series rings (despite four losses) and he is currently second on the all-time strikeouts list behind Nolan Ryan.But it’s his no-nonsense attitude that makes him the incredible pitcher he is.Despite being rather modest about his career numbers and honors, he’s a true gamer on the mound. When Clemens won the MVP award in 1986 — the only pitcher to do so since — Hank Aaron argued pitchers shouldn’t be eligible for the honor, to which Clemens answered he’d bean the homerun king if he were still playing just to show him how valuable he really is. And you thought Pedro was being original when he said he’d plunk the Great Bambino in the buttocks.Maybe a little bit cocky, as he was in his early years with the Red Sox, but you gotta love his confidence. And though he’s been outspoken at times, it has never once affected his play on the field as he’s never, ever complained about his arm or shoulder getting tired.If that’s not enough, the way in which Clemens has put up his numbers adds even more zeal to his career. He’s done it in hitters’ parks like Fenway Park, the SkyDome and one of the worst, Minute Maid Park. He’s done it in the age of the five-man rotation. Remember, most of the pitchers considered to be some of the best all-time pitched 40 game seasons. And he’s done it just as well at the age of 40 and then some.All this makes Clemens perhaps the best pitcher of all-time and should make him baseball’s top celebrity in this day and age. He is to the sport what Wayne Gretzky was to hockey, what Michael Jordan was to basketball, and what Tiger Woods currently is to golf.Too bad nobody will ever realize it until he retires for good.Michael Poppy is a senior majoring in Journalism and Communication Arts. If you’d like to argue with him over who the best Major League pitcher of all-time is, or just have questions or comments, you can reach him at read more

Exciting Race card for hunt enthusiasts in Thurles today

first_imgNational hunt enthusiasts will be gearing up for another top-notch day at Thurles today where Willie Mullins is represented by a number of interesting sorts.Mullins’ Karalee may be the pick of his three runners. The Rich Ricci-owned mare is lightly-raced but clearly has a fair level of ability judging by her latest effort in finishing third behind Apple’s Jade in a Grade One event at Punchestown back in April.If running up to scratch, she should take the world of beating on her seasonal reappearance in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Hurdle (1.25) under Paul Townend.The champion handler will be bidding to get his afternoon off to a good start with Montalbano, also owned by Ricci and ridden by Townend, in the Killinan Beginners Chase (12.25).Meanwhile, Mullins has won the Cahir Maiden Hurdle (1.55) with Turban (2011), Lucky Bridle (2013), Max Dynamite (2014), Petit Mouchoir (2015) and Riven Light (2016) in recent seasons and relies on Real Steal in this year’s renewal.Real Steel’s main danger looks to be Daly Tiger from the Noel Meade stable who was a comfortable winner of a bumper at the track earlier this month.The racing at Thurles is underway at 12.25 and the ground is currently soft-to-heavy there. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabaylast_img read more