Dodgers beat Astros 3-1, force World Series to Game 7

first_imgLATEST STORIES Chris Taylor hit a tying double off Justin Verlander during a two-run rally in the sixth inning, Corey Seager followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night to push this dramatic Fall Classic to the ultimate game.Pederson homered in the seventh against Joe Musgrove, connecting off the right-hander for the second time in three games and making it a record 24 long balls that have been hit in this Series. Pederson pranced all the way to the plate, pointing at the Dodgers’ dugout and rubbing his thumbs and index fingers together to indicate what a money shot it was.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You kind of black out in a situation like that. So I’m going to have to re-watch it to see what I did,” Pederson said.It was the third home run of the Series for Pederson, who was demoted to the minors from mid-August until early September, then left off the NL Division Series roster. He had hit just one previous big league opposite-field homer this season, and teammates offered to pay him to go the other way. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments “People are trying to get me encouraged to using the whole field,” he said. “I’m not very good at it.”Yu Darvish starts Wednesday for the Dodgers, trying to win their first title since 1988, and Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw will be ready in the bullpen after getting knocked out in the fifth inning of Game 5.“I can give you 27 innings,” Kershaw said. “I’ll be ready to go, whatever they need.”Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball for the Astros in the first World Series Game 7 ever at Dodger Stadium.Darvish was chased in the second inning of Game 2, when McCullers pitched Houston to a 5-3 victory.“You’ve got two teams with a bunch of dogs in the clubhouse. No one is afraid,” McCullers said.Two nights after a 13-12, 10-inning slugfest under the roof at Minute Maid Park, pitching dominated.George Springer’s third-inning home run against starter Rich Hill had given a 1-0 lead to Verlander and the Astros, trying for the first championship in their 56-season history. On Halloween night, a title for a team with orange in its colors seemed appropriate.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Path set for Kings’ reign Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Verlander prevented more damage when Turner fouled out and the right-hander fanned Bellinger, who struck out four times for the second time in the Series.Springer homered for the third straight game and fourth time in the Series, one shy of the record set byReggie Jackson in 1977 and matched by Utley in 2009.Brian McCann singled leading off the fifth and Gonzalez doubled past Turner and down the left-field line.Hill struck out Josh Reddick and Verlander, and Springer was intentionally walked to load the bases.Morrow relieved as the crowd booed manager Dave Roberts’ decision, and Hill slapped at four cups of liquid in the dugout, sending them spraying against the wall“With Verlander on the mound, that was going to be the game,” Roberts said.Appearing in his sixth straight Series game, Morrow got Bregman to ground to shortstop on his second pitch.Watson walked Reddick leading off the seventh, Evan Gattis pinch hit for Verlander and Maeda relieved. Gattis bounced to shortstop, just beating Utley’s throw from second to avoid a double play. Springer reached on an infield single that bounced off Seager’s glove at shortstop and into left field, and Bregman’s fly to deep center allowed pinch-runner Derek Fisher to tag up and advance to third, bringing up Altuve. Walking down the dugout steps after his groundout, Altuve slammed his helmet.“The pick is big,” Hinch said.Attention quickly turned to Wednesday.“I think it seems fitting,” Roberts said. “These two teams mirror one another.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Pederson sat in the interview room with his older brother, Champ, who has Down Syndrome.“I have a feeling that everything is possible,” Champ said. “I’m not going to say they have it, but I’m just going to say they will find a way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates his home run off against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 6 of baseball’s World Series Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES— Joc Pederson sliced a drive over the left-field wall, pounded his chest and danced around the bases, taking as many twists and turns as this World Series itself.Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers forced the Houston Astros to Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT But it served only to set up the 10th blown lead of the Series, the fifth by Houston, as Verlander fell to 9-1 with the Astros.Dodgers relievers combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Morrow retired Alex Bregman on a grounder to strand the bases loaded in the fifth, winner Tony Watson got Marwin Gonzalez to fly out with two on and two outs in the sixth, and Kenta Maeda escaped two-on trouble in the seventh when third baseman Justin Turner gloved Jose Altuve’s grounder and made a short-hop throw that first baseman Cody Bellinger scooped just in time.After wasting a ninth-inning lead in Game 2 and losing Game 5, Kenley Jansen retired six straight batters (on 19 pitches) for the save and ended it by striking out 40-year-old pinch-hitter Carlos Beltran.This will be the third World Series Game 7 in four years. The road team has won the last two after home teams had won every one since 1979.Ten of the last 12 teams that won Game 6 to force a seventh game also won the title, but the Dodgers lost the previous six World Series in which they trailed 3-2. They have won just one of their six championships at home, in 1963.A heat wave over and the skies overcast, the temperature dropped to 67 degrees at game time from 103 for last week’s opener, and there was a slight drizzle in the middle innings.Los Angelenos with a laid-back reputation were on their feet for two-strike counts against Astros batters, a wave in Pantone 294 — also known as Dodger blue.“We feed off the crowd, for sure,” Taylor said. “We feel we have a huge home-field advantage.”Yuli Gurriel, who made a racist gesture toward Darvish in Game 3, was booed loudly during introductions and each time he batted, and Hill stepped off the rubber to allow the crowd extra time to jeer.Verlander has 11 postseason wins but dropped to 0-4 in the Series with Detroit and Houston, which acquired him from the Tigers on Aug. 31 to win on nights like this. He allowed just one baserunner before Austin Barnes singled leading off the sixth. Verlander bounced a pitch that hit Chase Utley on the front of his right foot, and Taylor sent a 97 mph fastball down the right-field line as Barnes came home. Seager followed with a sacrifice fly to the warning track, a ball that likely would have landed in the pavilion in last week’s hot air.last_img read more

Unfinished business brings Will Gozum back to UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments “Even when I was in Mapua, they were still watching me. Regardless if I had a good game or not, they always motivate me. They really were the reason why I returned to UP.”Gozum’s arrival further boosts the Fighting Maroons’ aspirations of finally making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997.READ: Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit GozumBut the 6-foot-6 slotman who is part of Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list is tempering everyone’s expectations but vowed to follow coach Bo Perasol’s orders and work as hard as he can.“We’ll just do our roles. I’ll adjust with the help of our coaches and I know that I should improve my game everyday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Marinero pounds Wangs-Letran for 1st back-to-back wins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Will Gozum, University of the Philippines will always be his home.And a week after making his college commitment, the NCAA Season 93 Juniors MVP has experienced nothing but love in his homecoming to Diliman.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “It warms the heart that they accepted me again,” he said in Filipino after spending the better part of the last two years with the Mapua Red Robins.Gozum reunites with former UPIS teammates Javi and Juan Gomez de Liaño as they all seek to complete an unfinished business they built from their days in UPIS.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: NCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UP“Since high school, we’ve always talked about being champions together in college. That was always part of our plan,” the 18-year-old said, baring how big of a factor the Gomez de Liaño brothers had in his decision to join the Fighting Maroons. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We all eye to make it to the Final Four before we get to what we all want: the championship.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

NCAA: Late rally lifts Lyceum past JRU to stay unbeaten

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Arm wrestling looks to climb beyond barroom bragging rights Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img The Pirates went to their star in crunch time as CJ Perez delivered seven of his 30 points in the decisive fourth quarter run that paved way for their 11th win so far. Lyceum doomed the Bombers’ plans for an upset, recovering from 68-83 deficit with seven to play with a 25-6 blast in the payoff period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Perez, who in pace for a second straight MVP award, also added 16 rebounds to his loot.“JRU played well, but we found a way to get back,” said LPU coach Topex Robinson. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Despite its valiant effort, the Heavy Bombers skidded to 2-9, just ahead of last place San Sebastian. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lyceum came away with an 82-74 win over determined Jose Rizal University to stay unscathed in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Security Council Committed to Ending Ebola Outbreak

first_imgThe Security Council is unanimous on one thing: its commitment to ending the Ebola outbreak.In the first-ever emergency Security Council meeting called on a health crisis, all 15 council members voted to declare the disease a “threat to international peace and security.”The council met on HIV/AIDS in 2000, in a non-emergency session.On Friday, the General Assembly passed, with all 193 member states in favor, its own resolution on Ebola, after holding open debate on the health crisis.The resolution had the most co-sponsors in UN history: 134.Israel’s Ambassador Ron Prosor addressed the Security Council on Thursday and expressed unequivocal support for sending aid workers and funding to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.“Israel is proud to be playing its part,” Prosor said, citing tikkun olam, the Jewish principle that it is the individual’s responsibility to improve the world.According to the Jerusalem Post, one of Israel’s leading newspapers, Israel NGOs have deployed to Sierra Leone and Cameroon, the ambassador said, to help train doctors in how to fight the spread of the highly communicable disease.Stable healthcare infrastructure is the first line of defense for combating epidemics such as these, health expert say. Ensuring that patients exposed to the disease know to go to a healthcare facility immediately and not to say goodbye to family members is critical for helping stop the disease.“This must be the moment when we enable nations to become the architects of their health systems rather than its victims,” Prosor said.During Thursday’s meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response to respond to the epidemic. UNMEER”s five priorities, Ban said, are “stopping the outbreak, treating the infected, ensuring essential services, preserving stability and preventing further outbreaks.”For weeks, officials from the World Health Organization, other UN agencies and Médecins Sans Frontières have been calling on world leaders to ramp up aid to the affected countries. WHO director-general Dr. Margaret Chan and UN Systems Coordinator for Ebola Dr. David Nabarro have spoken to the press at UN headquarters on several occasions, pleading for more resources, rather than a de facto policy of isolation.“I estimate that to get ahead of outbreak the level of response needs to be about 20 times greater than it is at the moment,” Nabarro said on Thursday during the Security Council meeting.On Thursday, the Security Council finally responded to doctors’ pleas. In her testimony, the Security Council president for September, US Ambassador Samantha Power, reiterated the unprecedented speed with which this outbreak has spread. The death toll in Liberia is greater than that of the last 20 outbreaks combined, Power said.“Instead of isolating the affected countries, we call for flooding them—flooding them with the resources that are desperately needed to turn the tide in this fight,” the US ambassador said. “The math is simple: the sooner we act, the more lives we save.”During an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Thursday, former US president Bill Clinton said that the WHO, UN, Médecins Sans Frontières and US Department of Health will speak about Ebola during this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.It will take a “Herculean effort” to isolate and stamp out the Ebola epidemic, he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgBRUCKLESS/DUNKINEELY NOTESINDOOR CARBOOT SALE BRUCKLESSDunkineely Community Ltd will be having an Indoor Car-boot Sale in Bruckless Community Centre on SATURDAY 29TH MARCH, 10AM – 2PM, so if you are interested in holding a stall, cost €10, why not come along on the day or contact the DCL for more info 074 9737052. And for all those bargain hunters out there why not come along and see what you can find!!!!! DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM 2014Dunkineely Community Ltd are hoping to run a Dunkineely in Bloom competition in 2014, to brighten up the town and surrounding areas. We are looking for volunteers!!!!Would you like to be involved, or be part of the organising, any help would be great. Please get in touch with DCL office 0749737052.KNIT AND NATTERA knitting/ crochet/ stitching group will continue Thursday 20th March 10.30am in Dunkineely Stables, where absolute beginners can learn from experienced old hands as everyone brings their own projects or chooses to knit a scarf or crochet a hat or stitch a bag for Team Hope Shoebox Appeal or some other charity. Please contact Vanessa Purdy in the DCL Office for more details on 074 9737052.DUNKINEELY J-CLUBMeets Saturday 22nd March 6.30pm-8pm, in Dunkineely Methodist Hall for all of National School age. Games, videos, Bible stories, craft and fun – all in National School are welcome – Cost €2 per sessionSTABLES YOUTH Meets Saturday 22nd March at 8.00pm. Come play Basketball/Soccer/X-Box or just chill with your friends. All in secondary school are welcome. Cost €2. Dunkineely Methodist Hall & Stables.DCL WALKING GROUPDCL walking group meets Tuesday morning, 25th March at 10am from the DCL office. Whether you would like to wander or speed walk for around an hour, it’s up to you and there will be a cup of tea afterwards…. Contact DCL office for more info on: 074 9737052DCL OFFICE Come into the office weekday mornings and use the internet (20c per half hour) or print documents (20c per page) or borrow books from DCL Library 20c per book. Contact or call 074 9737052.DD LOCAL – DUNKINEELY TO LOOK ‘BLOOMING’ GREAT IN 2014 was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:BriucklessdonegalDunkineelyNoteslast_img read more


first_imgTHE people of Glenties have come up with a unique way to beat criminals targeting the town – they’ve mapped out a text alert scheme.Fifteen people in 15 different areas of the town will coordinate the early warning system.It follows a meeting on Wednesday night where 400 local people gathered at the Highland Hotel. Community activist Brian Carr, right, helped set up the meeting following the terrible attack on local pensioner Gerry McDevitt a week ago.“We have to send out a clear message to the criminals that the people of Glenties will not stand for what happened last week,” he said.He said the text messaging service would help the community feel safer again.“We identified 15 people on different roads and different town lands in the parish. They are the links so the Garda send a text to those people and they forward to about 20 in their area so 300 people have the message in a few minutes,” said Brian. “If it’s a strange car or if it’s a robbery or anything out of the ordinary there at 300 people on the lookout straight away. Let’s hope it keeps the thugs out. We have warning signs ordered for this “Glenties Text Alert Area” and they will go up shortly.”Gardai have rejected claims that the downgrading of the town’s Garda station had left the community vulnerable.Justice Minister Alan Shatter has not, as yet, responded to an email from Mr Carr. REVEALED: GLENTIES COMMUNITY SETS UP UNIQUE ‘MAPPING’ TEXT SCHEME TO BEAT CRIMINALS was last modified: February 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:fightbackGlentiestext schemelast_img read more

DD Cooking: Push back from the table!

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s cooking columnist, Chef Martin Anderson of Sonder, gives us a few tips for shedding the pounds and shares a mouth-watering taco recipe with us…I attended the Bump & Beyond Show on Sunday and what a fun filled fantastic day was had by all, plenty of informative stands and speakers, including myself, and loads of information on services available for expectant mothers, and fathers of course! One of the stands there was Rushe Fitness and of course Emmett was there in person and we were talking about his new fitness program, The Little Black Dress challenge, I was delighted to see that he has a booklet available for those taking the challenge and in the booklet he explains in simple terms just what a portion of food looks like, there are meal plans and pictures to explain to you your needs.As I read through the booklet I realised just how much food we over consume on a daily basis and then we wonder why the belts are starting to tighten or when you try on clothes and they don’t fit and you blame the maker not the eater!If you have dined with us at Sonder you’ll appreciate that we are generous with our portions, however if you take a closer look you will see that we actually serve the correct amount of food for a balanced meal, we’re looking after you and you don’t even know it!The average person needs 2000 -2500 calories per day depending on your lifestyle, height, current weight and whether you wish to lose weight or not. Athletes need more calories but then they burn them off. Calories on menus are supposed to help, personally I believe this will not reduce the current epidemic of over eating, moderation & exercise is the only solution if you wish to lose weight.Over the years the portion sizes of certain foods has increased – unless of course you are talking about chocolate bars, they have reduced in size due to the cost – so we just eat 2 now!Take a look at the image below. It’s a good indication of how they have grown and what we need to do to burn them off!When preparing your main meal at least a third of the plate should be vegetables or salad, go easy on the dressings, 3-4oz of protein or enough to fill the palm of your hand, pasta, rice or potatoes should be no more than the size of the front or your fist 70-100g maximum.Try and cook your meat, fish or vegetables without adding extra oils. Natural fat is good – it’s when we add the extra fats that the calories start to show up.Eat raw fruit before your meal and use a smaller plate, large plates tend to be filled when cooking at home, it’s alright for us chefs to use big plates we only put a wee bit of food on them anyway. One of the easiest things to do is push back from the table!Take your time when eating and relax, it’s not a race, food is supposed to be enjoyed, all that time to cook a meal and then it’s devoured in 3 minutes!Drink a glass of water before you eat, this will fill you up and drinking water helps with weight loss too, it keeps the kidneys flushed out!It’s only 7 weeks to Christmas so now is the time to start getting in shape for the party season, remember the average person gains half a stone over the Christmas period ! This weeks recipe is for a very tasty evening meal treat, it’s easy to prepare, tasty, fun to cook and eat and it’ll go down well with all members of the family.Mushroom, Potato & Chorizo Tacos You will need:Small wraps or taco shells, warmed in an oven.1 block of Feta Cheese, crumbled400g of Wild or white mushrooms of your choice. Washed and sliced.Butter for cooking.Diced cooked potatoes , allow 1 medium cooked potato per personChorizo sausage, try to get the whole sausage and cut them yourself, 1 will feed 4 peopleFresh coriander.Method:>Take the skin off the chorizo and cut into small dice and set aside .>In a sauté pan heat a little butter and add the mushrooms, cook quickly and remove from the pan, next cook the chorizo and add to the mushrooms.>Fry the potatoes in the same pan, there should be some oil from the chorizo in the pan already .>Keeping the potatoes in the pan add the mushroom & chorizo mix and toss well together .>Warm the wraps or taco shells and fill with the finished potato, chorizo & mushroom mix .>Sprinkle with the crumbled feta cheese and chopped coriander, return to the oven and allow he feta to warm up.>Serve with a large tossed salad, loaded with cherry tomatoes, red onion & jalapeños. You may also serve wedges of lime and a sweet chilli sauce as a dressing.I love this style of food, it’s fun to share with the family, the portion sizes are correct and it’s tasty too.Follow Sonder on Facebook or add me on snapchat @cheftothestars.Check out my column next Friday where I’ll give you a simple Christmas cake recipe to begin the countdown to Christmas!DD Cooking: Push back from the table! was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Martin AndersonShare 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)Tags:dd cookingletterkennyMartin AndersonSondertacosweight losslast_img read more

Punjab to have dedicated probe wing

first_imgThe Punjab government’s decision to create a separate police wing for investigation has drawn appreciation from the India Police Service (Central) Association. Strengthened policingThe decision to create a separate wing so as to strengthen policing and ensure proper investigation of heinous crimes will also benefit other States, the IPS Association on Sunday. “Good move by CM Punjab Capt. Amarinder in line with Supreme Court judgement in Prakash Singh case. Punjab police may share their experience for benefit of other States,” the Association said on its official twitter handle. Under the proposal cleared by the Cabinet on Friday last, the law and order machinery will be separated from the investigation wing, and specialised crime investigation units established in every district. “These units will be headed by an officer, not below the rank of inspector, with an appropriate strength of officers and staff, for investigating such categories of specialised crime as may be deemed appropriate,” an official spokesperson said in a statement. The investigation staff will not be diverted for any other duty, except under exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Inspectors-General of Police concerned,.State government’s move is being seen to be prompted by the need to keep the function of investigation separate from law and order duties so that probe of heinous crimes does not get hindered.last_img read more

More brands back ISL in Season 3,More brands back ISL in Season 3

first_imgPublished on SHARE Backed by a healthy viewership, brands associating with the third season of Indian Super League football championship are set to reap benefits as the third season of format kicks in.While the first season of ISL had seen sponsors pump in ₹55 crore, the second season saw a close to ₹100 crore through sponsorship. Industry watchers says that since the current season is being held during the festival period, more sponsors may back the tournament to create a high impact visibility.Industry sources expect the number to touch close to 25 this year compared to 17 last season.Besides title sponsors Hero, several brands such as DHL, Muthoot, Amul and Maruti have continued their association. Hero already has rights for the title sponsorship as they had availed it for a three-year period.Star and IMG-Reliance together market the ISL. Industry sources said that while the title sponsor spends anywhere between ₹18-20 crore, the associate sponsors put in about ₹6-8 crore. Others like shirt sponsorship stands at ₹3-5 crore while kit sponsorship stands at ₹6 crore.“Last year, we got high brand recall in television, social media and also digital medium. We are expecting 20 per cent increase in brand recall in the third season,” RS Subramanian, SVP & Country Manager, DHL Express, India told Business Line.DHL is the associate sponsor for the third season which started from October 1. The eleven-week football league, scheduled from 1 October to 18 December 2016, features Indian and international players in eight teams playing 61 matches in eight cities across the country.TVS Tyres, which is the title sponsor Chennaiyin FC team too expects a rocking season.P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd. said, “This partnership is an exciting platform to reach out to our customers and we are confident of elevating our brand recall to a much larger audience and feel that it will add value to our brand and business.”The Muthoot Group announces association with the league for the third consecutive year.To commemorate the League, The Muthoot Group is also producing attractive limited edition HISL gold coins.As per available data, best teams notched sponsorships deals between ₹15-20 crore. Sources indicate that Atletico de Kolkata has bagged sponsorship worth ₹14 crore while FC Goa bagged close to ₹6 crore. COMMENT 0 Sponsorship to touch 25 in the third seasoncenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL football October 04, 2016 COMMENTSlast_img read more


first_imgDelhi Daredevils are boasting of WT20 star player Carlos Delhi Daredevils are boasting of WT20 star player Carlos Brathwaite, who became the toast of the cricketing world after blasting four successive sixes in last over against England, but Gambhir said their focus was on the entire team. “We dont discuss about individuals. Its not only about Brathwaite but other quality players as well. We have to beat a team of XI individuals to win a game of cricket.” Its been about two years when he last played for India but the left-handed batsman said hes not worried about selection and was totally focused on winning a record third IPL silverware for KKR. “Ive maintained every season that my goal is to win IPL each time and not to win a place in the Indian team. I dont know about others. My job is to win for KKR and win the IPL. My job is to score runs for KKR and thats it. I dont think about getting selected for Indian team. I dont know what will happen tomorrow so I cant think about the future.” On former coach Trevor Bayliss, Gambhir said its the team that made him successful. “A successful team makes a successful coach. Hes only successful because the people in the dressing room has made him successful. Its the team that made him successful coach. “Its exactly the same belief in captaincys point of view. Captain doesnt make a successful team but its the players in the dressing room who make him successful. A lot of credit goes to the entire bunch of team in the dressing room whos made him a successful coach,” he added. PTI TAP ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more