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first_img Rajarshi Gupta MelbourneJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 19:05 IST India clinched its third trophy of the series after winning the ODI series 2-1 on Friday (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav helped India chase down 231 vs Australia in the 3rd ODI at MCGIndia won the ODI series 2-1 to create history: they had never before won a bilateral ODI series in AustraliaYuzvendra Chahal also played a crucial role on Friday, picking up 6 for 42Brief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardMS Dhoni scored his 70th half-century as India chased down 231 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win their first ever bilateral ODI series in the country. After losing the first ODI in Sydney, India bounced back to win the second match in Adelaide by 6 wickets and the series decider in Melbourne by 7 wickets.India were dealt an early blow when Rohit Sharma fell to Peter Siddle for 9 in the sixth over of the innings. Shikhar Dhawan looked good once again but he was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis for 23. Dhoni walked in to bat at No.4 and added 54 for the third wicket with Virat Kohli to give the Indian chase a sense of stability.India were cruising along before the Australians netted the big fish in the 30th over. Jhye Richardson dismissed Virat Kohli for the third time in the series – on Friday, Kohli was furious after he pushed at a delivery which was far outside the off-stump. He was out for 46 and Australia had started to believe they could win this one.But MS Dhoni had other ideas. He was watchful on a pitch which still had plenty to offer the bowlers even in the closing stages of the match. Tother with Kedar Jadhav, Dhoni ensured India got towards their target. This was a chase tailor-made for Dhoni. India did not really need a lot of runs and the huge ground allowed Dhoni to rotate the strike, run the twos and confuse the Australians with his brilliant placement.advertisementCredit is also due to Kedar Jadhav who was playing his first ODI of the series. Brought into replace Ambati Rayudu, Jadhav made an immediate impact with his off-spinners, giving away only 35 runs from 6 overs. And in a disciplined partnership with Dhoni, Jadhav scored at a good clip and did not allow the required run rate to go beyond India’s reach.While India will rejoice in Dhoni’s return to form and Kedar Jadhav’s spectacular innings, the victory was really set up by Yuzvendra Chahal, who became the first spinner in history to take six wickets in an ODI in Australia.India had preferred Kuldeep Yadav for the first two ODIs in Sydney and Adelaide but Chahal was pressed into action in Melbourne and he delivered immediately when he snared the highest scorer in the series Shaun Marsh with his first ball. In the same over, Chahal dismissed the well-set Usman Khawaja before running through the Australian batting line-up.Chahal now has two five-wicket hauls – in February 2018, Chahal had destroyed South Africa with figures of 5 for 22.Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami also did a lot of damage. Both pacers picked up two wickets apeice. It was Bhuvneshwar who applied the early pressure by removing Australian openers Alex Carey and Aaron Finch.This has been a memorable tour for India. They won their first ever Test series in Australia and now they will return home with their heads held high. Bhuvneshwar, the highest wicket-taker in the series, MS Dhoni, the only man with three fifties in the series and Chahal have given India fresh hope months ahead of the World Cup.Also Read | After no fifty in 2018, MS Dhoni has 3 fifties from 3 ODIs in 2019Also Read | India vs Australia: Another lucky escape for MS Dhoni, this time at MCG. WatchFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow Kedar JadhavFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Bhuvneshwar Kumar MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal script India’s 1st bilateral ODI series win in AustraliaBrief Scores: India (234/3) beat Australia (230) by 7 wickets: MS Dhoni scored 87 not out after Yuzvendra Chahal’s 6 for 42 as India beat Australia by 7 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win their first ever bilateral ODI series in Australia.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Rohan Sen New DelhiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 17:41 IST IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh bagged man-of-the-match award in CSK’s campaign opener vs RCB (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHabhajan Singh and Chris Gayle picked up the man-of-the-match awards in their respective first gamesYuvraj Singh top-scored for MI in their campaign opener vs DCImran Tahir also impressed with the ball, picking up 3 wickets in CSK’s opening matchThe Indian Premier League is up and running with all the eight teams opening their campaigns. Four teams got the results they were looking for while the remaining four have much to ponder over and improve before playing their second matches in the tournament.One thing which has stood out so far in the first four games is the performance of four of the oldest players in the tournament this year – Harbhajan Singh (38), Yuvraj Singh (37), Chris Gayle (39) and Imran Tahir (39).Harbhajan Singh and Chris Gayle even got the man-of-the-match awards for Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab respectively, while Yuvraj was the top-scorer for Mumbai Indians in their opening game and Imran Tahir also impressed with the ball, picking up 3 wickets in CSK’s opening match.Out of these four players, only Gayle and Tahir are expected to represent their respective countries in the ICC World Cup in May. Yuvraj and Harbhajan have gone off the Indian selectors’ radar but one can never rule them out. This season of the IPL might just be the year of the veterans.HARBHAJAN & TAHIR DESTROY RCBBhajji roars loud with bowling figures of 4-0-20-3 #CSKvRCB (@IPL) March 23, 201938-year-old Harbhajan Singh played the first qualifier for Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad but did not bowl on May 22, 2018. Between the last IPL and this one, he played three matches for Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but did not pick a single wicket.advertisementIn the 2019 IPL opener on March 23, Harbhajan Singh dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers in a four-over spell to fire CSK to a big win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk. Bhajji finished with figures of 3 for 20 off his 4 overs as CSK bowlers took full advantage of the spin-friendly track at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in front of a sea of yellow jerseys.Last year, Harbhajan Singh got 7 wickets in 13 matches. In the new season, he destroyed RCB with three top wickets. Harbhajan’s IPL tally now stands at 137 wickets.For figures of 4-0-20-3 with wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali – @harbhajan_singh was adjudged Player of the Game for #CSKvRCB #VIVOIPL (@IPL) March 23, 2019While Harbhajan ran through the RCB top-order, it was Imran Tahir who finished off the rest with his 3 wickets for 9 runs in four overs in the same match.Tahir, who is the oldest player in the tournament at 39 years and 364 days, is the one of only two specialist leg-spinners in the CSK attack but got the nod ahead of the much younger Karn Sharma in the first game. Tahir has been Dhoni’s go-to man since the two got together in Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 and then came over to CSK in 2019.VINTAGE YUVRAJ ON SHOW vs DC”I’ll play till the time I enjoy playing cricket.” – @YUVSTRONG12 reveals having consulted former teammate and @mipaltan mentor @sachin_rt on playing as long as the spirit & desire remains! #VIVOIPL (@IPL) March 25, 2019Delhi Capitals, the franchise which paid the record amount of Rs 16 crore for Yuvraj Singh in 2015 and then released him a year later, had to face his wrath in their opening match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.Yuvraj, who played for Delhi Capitals for one season, smashed his first IPL fifty in nearly two years and almost pulled off an improbable victory for MI against his former team with his 35-ball 53. It was his 13th fifty in the tournament..@YUVSTRONG12 rolled back the years in a stroke-filled 53 (35) on his @mipaltan debutWatch the key highlights again – #VIVOIPL #MIvDC (@IPL) March 25, 2019At 37, Yuvraj is no longer as fit and fast as he used to be in his prime but he still waged a lone battle for his new team as he rolled back the years and smashed five boundaries and three sixes.But he kept losing partners at the other end which ultimately resulted in MI’s downfall. Had Yuvraj got some support from the other MI batsmen, the result could have been very different at the Wankhede on March 24.UNIVERSE BOSS DAZZLES IN JAIPUR#VIVOIPL #RRvKXIP (@IPL) March 25, 2019″Kings XI Punjab youngsters want to win the IPL for the Universe Boss,” said 39-year-old Chris Gayle after he nearly smashed his seventh hundred in the tournament on Monday night.advertisementThe second oldest player in the tournament after Tahir at 39 years and 186 days, West Indies legend Chris Gayle once again showed why he is arguably the greatest T20 player of all time as he warmed-up with a 47-ball 79 against Rajasthan Royals and led Kings XI to a 14-run victory in their opening game.During the knock, Gayle also celebrated his entry into the 4000-run club with his 25th fifty in IPL. Playing his 112th innings, Gayle became the fastest player to reach the landmark in the IPL, beating David Warner’s mark of 114 knocks to complete 4000 runs.4000 IPL runs for the #UniverseBossHe becomes the 2nd overseas player to achieve this feat (@IPL) March 25, 2019The self-proclaimed Universe Boss, Chris Gayle holds numerous other records in the league including the highest individual score (175 not out) and the most hundreds (6) in the tournament’s history. Gayle is a legend of the IPL and all that he has achieved has come after he turned 35.With the Universe Boss hitting a purple patch for the West Indies just before the IPL started, Gayle might once again be the player to watch out for in the league this year and then again in the subsequent ICC World Cup in May.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Harbhajan SinghFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Chris GayleFollow Imran Tahir Harbhajan, Yuvraj, Gayle and Tahir shine: Could IPL 2019 be the year of the veterans?Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle are all in their late 30s but have been the best performers in their teams’ opening match in IPL 2019.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgInjured player turns coach, guides Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa to historic Asian successIndian squash player Harinder Pal Sandhu, who was recovering from a serious back injury, had to travel with the Indian squash team as a makeshift arrangement for the head coach. Not only did injured Sandhu did his job but also guided the team to a historic triumph at the Asian Individual Squash Championship.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 6, 2019 18:21 IST Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal won the Asian Individual Squash Championships on Sunday. (twitter/@joshnachinappa)HIGHLIGHTSJoshna Chinappa retained her title at the Asian Individual Squash ChampionshipJoshna defeated world No.11 Annie Au 11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6 at the eventSaurav Ghosal beat Leo Au Chun Ming 11-9, 11-2, 11-8 to grab the men’s title.With the national team without a head coach for more than a year, Indian stars Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa had to rely on injured teammate Harinder Pal Sandhu for coaching advice en route their historic triumph at the Asian Individual Squash Championship in Kuala Lumpur.Sandhu, who is an active player and Ghosal’s best friend, was sitting courtside when the 10th-ranked Indian outplayed the reigning Asian Games champion Leo Au in straight games to become the first male from India to win the continental title on Sunday night.But this time, Sandhu was not sitting as a teammate but as the ‘official’ coach travelling with the squad.Though Sandhu, who is recovering from a serious back injury, did really well for a makeshift arrangement, national coach Cyrus Poncha did not travel with the team for one of the most important events of the year.However, the scenario is not new in Indian squash as the players had to bank on each other’s advice during the Asian Games last year, creating an embarrassing situation for travelling support staff comprising Poncha and Bhuvneshwari Kumari.When asked why Poncha did not travel with the team to Kuala Lumpur, especially when the team doesn’t have a foreign coach since March 2018, Indian squash federation (SRFI) president Debendranath Sarangi sounded clueless.”National coach Poncha was very much with the team,” Sarangi told PTI.However, the players, including Ghosal, who were in Kuala Lumpur, confirmed they had not seen Poncha around during the competition.Poncha, who was conspicuous by his absence in Malaysia, had told PTI last month that the SRFI had decided to rope in foreign coaches on an event to event basis rather than having one full-time, which is the norm in major Indian sports federations.advertisementA foreign expert was supposed to travel with the contingent to Kuala Lumpur but Sarangi said he is still awaiting sports ministry’s approval on the appointment.”There are elections going on in the country and the government is busy. We hope to get the sanction in the next couple of weeks and when the next event comes, there will be a foreign coach travelling with the squad,” said the SRFI chief when asked why no coach has been hired in more than a year.Ghosal and Chinappa, arguably the finest players to have come out of India, produced their A game to beat their highly-rated opponents. Chinappa defended the women’s singles crown by beating long-time rival Annie Au for the first time since September 2017.Choosing not to comment on the coach-less conundrum, Ghosal said it was good to have Sandhu by the courtside.”He is my best friend and knows my game inside out. I had spoken to David Palmer (his personal coach and former world number one) before the final and Sandhu knew what he had discussed. He knows what I can do on the court and it surely helped me,” Ghosal said.”It was a good coaching stint for him but it is something he can explore after retiring from professional squash. Hoping he is back on court soon,” he added.Chinappa too credited Sandhu and physio Dimple for keeping her in good shape.”Honestly, it was amazing to have Harry (Sandhu) as coach. He is an active player who could not take part due to his injury but was really professional as a coach. He in fact started preparing with me one week in advance and being my mixed doubles partner, knows my game really well,” she said.Also Read | Kedar Jadhav ruled out of IPL 2019 playoffs due to injuryAlso Read | IPL 2019: Warner, Rabada and Russell chart-toppers after league stageAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Joshna ChinappaFollow Saurav GhosalFollow Asian Games Nextlast_img read more

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 14:55 IST Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD had safety features like dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags.HIGHLIGHTSTesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD was employed during the crash tests.The electric vehicle scored 96 per cent Adult Occupant Protection category.Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD had scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests also.Tesla Model 3 has achieved five stars in the ANCAP safety ratings. The crash tests were conducted on the electric vehicle’s Long Range RWD LHD variant across four categories — Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable Road User Protection and Safety Assist.ANCAP safety ratings are published for a range of new passenger, sports utility and light commercial vehicles entering the Australian and New Zealand markets, using a rating system of 0 to 5 stars.Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD that was employed during the tests had safety features like dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags. There were features like autonomous emergency braking (city, interurban and vulnerable road user), lane keep assist with lane departure warning and emergency lane keeping, and advanced speed assistance system.The electric vehicle scored 96 per cent and 87 per cent in Adult Occupant Protection and Child Occupant Protection categories, respectively. It achieved 74 per cent in Vulnerable Road User Protection section and 94 per cent in Safety Assist bracket.”This is an impressive result and great to see electric vehicles continuing to prioritise safety,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James Goodwin said, adding that it is encouraging to see Tesla give equal attention to the active safety systems and technologies on board as well as the safety fundamentals through the structure and restraints.Recently, Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD LHD had scored five stars in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests as well. Tesla might launch its electric vehicles in India in 2020, company CEO Elon Musk has hinted.advertisementALSO READ | Hyundai Venue bookings touch 50,000 mark, 18,000 units of compact SUV delivered since launchALSO READ | Renault Kwid to be offered on Zoomcar shared mobility platformALSO READ | Honda recalls 5,088 units of previous-gen Jazz, City, CR-V, Civic, Accord to replace faulty Takata airbagsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Tesla Model 3Follow ANCAP safety ratings Tesla Model 3 scores 5 stars in ANCAP safety ratingsANCAP safety ratings are published for a range of new passenger, sports utility and light commercial vehicles entering the Australian and New Zealand markets, using a rating system of 0 to 5 stars.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 19:45 IST India got a favorable draw for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. (Hockey India)HIGHLIGHTSIndian men’s hockey team will face Russia in FIH Olympic QualifiersThe women’s team will face 13th ranked USA in the QualifiersThe men’s team had mauled Russia 10-0 during the FIH Series Final in BhubaneswarIn a favourable draw, India’s men’s hockey team was on Monday pitted against lower-ranked Russia while the women’s team drew a tricky USA in the final round of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers.Eight-time Olympic champions India are ranked five in the world while the Russians are placed 22 in the FIH world rankings. India had mauled Russia 10-0 during the FIH Series Final in Bhubaneswar earlier this year.The women American team is placed four places below India (ranked 9) it won’t be a cake walk for the Rani Rampal-led side when they take the field for the FIH Olympic qualifiers in October-November this year.The Indian women had played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against USA in their last meeting at the Women’s World Cup in London last year.The nations will compete in two back-to-back matches to seal their tickets for the Tokyo Games.The Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid said they are confident of qualifying for the big-ticket event.”We are committed to achieving the Olympic qualification and in that pursuit we continue to emphasise on improving our defence. I believe training and playing against some of the best teams of the world will give us a good platform for the qualifiers,” Reid said.The Indian women’s hockey team’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne too sounded optimistic about their chances.”The team has been performing well in the last few months. All the players are confident, very excited to take part in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers at home and they are charged up to achieve the team’s goal,” said Marijne.advertisementAs part of preparation for the Qualifiers, the Indian women’s team will play a five-match series against England this month.”I’ve always believed that the opponent we play does not matter as long as we are better prepared and that’s been our focus,” said Rani Rampal”We knew the areas we had to work on to be in the best form to play two back-to-back matches and we are working towards winning them.”Among other FIH Olympic matches in the men’s section, Netherlands will host Pakistan, Germany will play Russia, Great Britain are up against Malaysia, Spain have drawn France, New Zealand will play Korea and Canada have been pitted against Ireland.In the women’s section, Australia will play Russia, Germany will lock horns with Italy, Great Britain are up against Chile, Spain have drawn Korea, Ireland will face Canada and China are slated to meet Belgium.Also Read | PM Modi, Sports Minister Rijiju pay tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports DayAlso Read | Will not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Dhyan Chand’s sonAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Tokyo Olympics qualifiersFollow Indian hockey team Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: India men to play Russia, women draw tricky USAIndian men’s hockey team will face Russia in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. India are ranked five in the world while the Russians are placed 22 in the FIH world rankings.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Next Realme launch: Realme XT, Buds Wireless and everything else announced this weekIn addition to launching the Realme XT 64MP quad camera phone in India, Realme also announced the Realme Buds Wireless, a new 10,000mAh power bank and key specs of Realme XT 730G.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 08:07 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme XT comes with a 64MP quad camera setup starting at Rs 15,999.Realme XT 730G with Snapdragon 730G to launch in December.Realme Buds Wireless and 10,000mAh power bank also launched.Realme launched a few new products in India on Friday, September 13 to further expand its ever-growing portfolio. In addition to the much-anticipated Realme XT, the company also announced the Realme Buds Wireless earphones and a 10,000mAh Realme Power Bank. Towards the end of the event, Realme also announced the Realme XT 730G coming to India in December.The Realme XT was the star of the event yesterday as it is the company’s latest premium mid-range smartphone. It is Realme’s first 64MP quad camera phone that comes soon after the launch of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Here’s a quick look at everything the company announced at its Realme XT event.Realme XTThe Realme XT is part of the Realme X-series that the company announced a few months ago. This is the first smartphone in India to bring a 64MP quad camera system, which is what separates it from the competition in its segment. Realme is using Samsung’s 64-megapixel GW1 sensor to offer high-res photos. Additionally, the camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.Realme XT is also the first phone from the company to feature Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, which offers a more premium look and feel. It comes in Pearl White and Pearl Blue colour options and also features an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Realme XT sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC. It comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.advertisementWe just reviewed the Realme XT and called it yet another winner from the company as it offers a combination of attractive features for a price even cheaper than the Realme X.Realme XT India price starts at Rs 15,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. It also comes in 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB configurations, priced at Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999, respectively. Realme XT 730GRealme XT will get a new variant in December. It will be called the Realme XT 730G. As the name suggests, this phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G mid-range processor. The 8nm SoC is made for gaming enthusiasts and that’s how the company will be pegging the Realme XT 730G.Realme revealed some other key specs of the Realme XT 730G as well. It will bring a similar glass design as the regular XT. It will also get a 64MP quad camera setup, 4,000mAh battery, Super AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint sensor.The other big highlight of the Realme XT 730G will be its 30W VOOC fast charging support, which will be faster than the 20W VOOC support seen on current Realme phones. No word on pricing and availability of the Realme XT 730G just yet.Realme Buds WirelessSmartphones aside, Realme is also looking to offer a wide range of accessories. It already offers some wired earphones, but the company has now launched the Realme Buds Wireless. The Bluetooth earphones cost Rs 1,799 and is currently available on and Amazon for a 24-hour period.Realme Buds Wireless will take on the likes of Beats X, Boat 225F and Xiaomi’s Mi wireless earphones. It sports a silicone neckband and metal cases on two ends, where one houses the battery and the other a remote control. The earbuds house 11.2mm bass boost drivers to deliver powerful and dynamic bass.Realme says the Buds Wireless has been tuned by Norwegian DJ Alan Walker to deliver good bass and quality sound, especially for EDM genre. The earphones are IPX4 rated for splash resistance and come with 12 hours music playback. The Buds Wireless also supports fast charging. 10,000mAh Realme Power BankLastly, Realme announced a 10,000mAh power bank for Rs 1,299. The power bank comes in yellow, red and black colour options with a smooth, matt-like finish. It supports two-way fast charging over Type-C port at 18W input and output.The power bank is compatible to charge not only phones but other devices like laptops and video game consoles. You can also charge two devices simultaneously by using both the USB and Type-C ports at the same time.ALSO READ | Realme XT review: Stands out from the crowd with a 64MP quad cameraALSO READ | Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: What’s different between the two 64MP camera phones?ALSO READ | Realme XT 730G with 30W VOOC fast charging to launch in India in December: Specs revealedGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPavni Jain Tags :Follow Realmelast_img read more

first_img Akshay Ramesh PuneOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 07:13 IST India vs South Africa, 1st Test match: Players in action (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia take on South Africa in the 2nd Test in Pune from ThursdayIn-form India favourites to clinch unbeatable series leadSouth Africa will look to revamp bowling attack after listless display in VizagIndia have been unbeatable at home for quite some time now. Since 2013, the Asian giants have lost only 1 Test in 30 Tests. However, that rare defeat came when in Pune — the venue of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa — in 2017.Steve Smith scored a second innings hundred. Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon outshone India’s lethal spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin to hand India a crushing 333-run defeat.The decision to prepare a rank-turner backfired. India were made to come back from behind and beat Australia in the hugely-exciting 4-match series.Can South Africa seek inspiration from what Steve Smith’s men did to India at their own backyard?South Africa will be battling to stay alive in the series when the 2nd Test gets underway at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Thursday. They were expected to be rolled over after India made 502 for 7 declared in the 1st innings of the Visakhapatnam Test last week. However, the visitors showed fight and reduced the deficit to less than 100 only to suffer a collapse in the 2nd innings and concede a 1-0 lead to India in the 3-match series.Pune pitch has been under the spotlight in the lead up to the 2nd Test. One thing is for sure — India will not risk playing on a rank-turner once again despite South Africa not possessing the same quality that the visiting Australian team had in their spin department in 2017.There was reportedly a tinge of green on the MCA pitch a day ahead of the 2nd Test.advertisementMoreover, Virat Kohli’s men will be keen to prove a point in Pune and banish the memories of the unforeseen defeat from 2017.The odds are stacked heavily in favour of India. They have two world class spinners who seem to have just warmed up to their partnership after not playing together for nearly a year. They have a newly-promoted opener who is hungrier than ever for runs, especially in red-ball cricket. They have a fast bowler who refuses to go away even if he is asked to bowl on a wearing 5th-day wicket in the sub-continent.And they have a captain who believes in hitting the refresh button before the start of every single Test. The World Test Championship and the points up for grabs in it has only made him even more focused.South Africa are certainly staring at an uphill task. As conceded by their captain Faf du Plessis at the pre-match press conference, South Africa need to find a bowling attack that is capable of bowling India out twice in a Test. The one that they had fielded in Visakhapatnam was a big letdown when it came to putting pressure on the mighty Indian batting unit.And more importantly, their batsmen need to figure out a way to keep the scoreboard moving without losing wickets at regular intervals against India’s quality spin attack.Faf du Plessis said he wanted his batsmen to find the right balance between attack and defence. Easier said than done, the South African skipper added. He is spot on.Also Read | Harbhajan: People will have their opinions but Virat is the best captainAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow MCA Stadium Next India vs South Africa, Pune Test: Well-oiled India look to banish memories of rare home defeatIndia vs South Africa, 2nd Test preview: India return to Pune — the venue they suffered a rare home defeat in 2017. With South Africa looking to fightback after losing in Vizag, India will have a point to prove when they begin the battle at the MCA Stadium from Thursday.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men 1. Graf & Lantz 2. L.L. Bean 3. Ernest Alexander 4. Howe 5. Gitman Vintage 6. Cockpit 7. Burkman Bros. 8. Coach 9. Rodd & Gunn 10. Jack Spade 11. 34 Heritage 12. Tretorn 13. Lot Stock and Barrel 14. SuperDry 15. United Nudecenter_img After this long winter we’ve all endured, the unofficial kick-off to summer starts this weekend! Finally, right? The Manual has pulled together a few items to rock your grilin’ or chillin’ style, whether you’re headed to the beach, countryside or having a stay-cation.Our favorite bags:Graf & Lantz – Handmade in Los Angeles, this expandable cotton canvas and leather duffle grows into the ultimate weekend bag. It’s shoulder strap and zippered exterior pocket are just the right details to make this a great addition to any weekend.L.L. Bean – Called the Nor’easter Tote for a reason. Spill your micro pub brew, no worry ! This combo of sturdy canvas has water-repellent coating on the bottom. It’s 100% sealed-and-taped seams and waterproof treatment on the inside. With the interior zippered pocket and pouches at the top, it’s a great place for your phone, bottle opener and/or sunglasses.Ernest Alexander – The Banker’s Weekender bag gets its inspiration from another era, when men traveled in superior style. With a bespoke combination of leather and canvas, this bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, is lined in navy cotton twill, and has one interior zippered pocket.And now what to put in your bag:Howe – Nothing better than a button-up fleece hoodie to bring comfort to your weekend. With two slash side pockets and two military gusseted chest pockets, this cardigan/hoodie is great to take to a cookout.Gitman Vintage – It’s not a holiday party ‘til someone busts out a Gitman Vintage print shirt. This geometric seersucker short sleeve button down can be paired with denim or shorts to make your weekend #wickedgoodCockpit USA – This 100% cotton graphic tee might just be the best tribute on Memorial Day weekend.Burkman Bros. – Perfect for the weekend, these shorts are reversible ! Blue one day and white the next. This 100% cotton chambray short makes packing even easier…and less laundry too.Coach – The Parker striped flip flop combines a leather ‘foot-floss’ with a rubber sole. Paired with shorts, chinos or denim, this is packing light perfection.Rodd & Gunn – The Kennedy’s Sweat is a turned-up authentic rugby jersey. It’s pairing the New Zealand passion for rugby, with the love of true sportswear. Great for a cool night around the campfire.Jack Spade – Inspired by the brand’s well known Cole Bag. This short, with it’s printed contrast hem, in all-cotton, can be worn with tees, oxfords or a lightweight cardigan.34 Heritage – Headed to a casual dinner? Throw in this pair of dark washed denim, dark wash, and a crisp white oxford, and you’re always on-point. Pack the jeans at the bottom of your bag, and they won’t take up too much room, and you’re ready to go !Tretorn – No Laces Req’d ! This is the perfect update to an iconic shoe. The Skymra Canvas shoe features cross-over elastic straps to ensure a secure fit, and features Swedish Massage Teknology™ – a removable molded insole.Lot Stock and Barrel – Yes, this is actual vintage. Told through great narratives, this tee is so spot-on for Memorial Day weekend. #cadetsSuperdry – The Commodity Short features a button fly and soft all-cotton chino. Color and more color seems to be getting us ready for summer.United Nude – A subtle paring of stripes and a classic slip-on sneaker, makes this one of the go-to shoes for summer. 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads last_img read more

first_imgThe Super Bowl is behind us and another NFL season has come to a close. Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, so it’s time to make up for all that time you spent rooting for your favorite team, drinking beer with your buddies and devote your full attention to that special someone in your life.Going out on Valentine’s Day can be a hassle though. Even those of us that are most prepared will often end up scrambling to get a good reservation at either a great new restaurant or even a reliable favorite. Sometimes, just staying in and having a romantic evening is the best call. And if you do that, you’re going to need the perfect spirit to set the right mood. That’s why you’re going to want to pick up a bottle of Vilarnau Brut—an excellent cava.For those of you that don’t know, cava is a sparking Spanish wine that is comparable to a champagne or prosecco. Cava literally means “cave” or “cellar” and the term was invented in the 1970’s so that Spanish winemakers could definitively distinguish their product from the French champagne—even though the Spanish have been making cavas (in the manner they are known today) since the 19th century.Vilarnau is a prestigious cava that was, until recently, only available to the select connoisseurs who knew of the vineyard. The first Vilarnau cava was made in 1949, but in 1982, the Gonzalez family (known for making sherry for more than two centuries) purchased the property and slowly expanded production to where it stands today.The Vilarnau Brut is comprised of 55% Macabeo, 40% Parellada, and 5% Xarel-lo grapes, which are the three distinguishing varieties of cava. The wine is a bright, pale yellow that brings to mind early morning sunshine in the country. It is aged for over twelve months and brings notes of apples to the nose. The taste is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. You can drink a few glasses of the Vilnarau Brut without feeling any lingering stickiness on your teeth. In fact, you may even want to try it with a chocolate-covered strawberry or two—that is if you’ve brought some of those home for your special someone.Before we forget, the Vilarnau Brut is best served cold—between 43 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit (6-8 degrees Celsius). We know that its cold enough outside, but cuddling up with a crisp refreshing glass of cava could just be the perfect way for you to spend this Valentine’s Day. (Yes we are getting mushy on you, tis the season) World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That last_img read more

first_img 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs Dive In Feet First With the Best Rubber Boots for Men The 9 Best Men’s Gym Shorts to Wear When You Work Out Editors’ Recommendations On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?Long story short – they’ve been around since 1973 and they’ve never fallen out of style. First designed by Adidas in the early 70s for the namesake tennis star. In the last few years, the Stan Smith has become a staple of sneakerheads and classic casual wear enthusiasts alike, a testament to the simplicity and comfort of the classic Adidas sneaker.Though available in many colors, the easiest choice is to pick one with the clean white leather upper. Adidas refers to it as “running white” harkening back to the days when the Stan Smith was as much a tennis shoe as a fashion statement. Now the clean white upper shows that you know your way around a great sneaker, and it pairs with everything, from khakis to shorts. With or without socks, you’re bound to look fly in a pair of Stan Smiths.The key to the Adidas Stan Smith is the simple design. The flat white upper takes advantage of perforations on the sides for a clean take on the three stripes logo, allowing greater breathability and flexibility than stitched stripes might. They also look great when applied with a more graphically interesting upper, keeping the same clean silhouette and comfortable fit.There have been many like it, but the Adidas Stan Smith can’t be beat. With a synthetic lining for supreme comfort, a full-grain leather upper, and a simple and timeless silhouette, these are the perfect shoe for spring or summer. They come in a few options with white uppers and different highlight colors, or for the more adventurous, full print graphic designs. Unlike a lot of modern sneakers, they aren’t in short supply, so you can always pick up a pair over at, or in a local shoe store.Related: Futuristic kicks from Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men last_img read more

first_imgThroughout its extensive history, Porsche has created a number of spicier 911 models, but its first stab at extracting more performance from its standard car wore the 911S badge in 1966. By 1973, the 911S had a power-to-weight ratio of just 12.7 pounds-per-horsepower. That year, Suzie Hunt and Scott Campbell purchased one of the last ’73 model year 911S cars at a time when these models were restricted to just six cars per dealership.The couple had no plans to baby their new purchase. Soon after they took delivery, Campbell and Hunt drove from Reno to Salt Lake City at an average speed of 95.8 mph. During the run, Campbell would hit 150 mph. Over the next three years, the couple dominated Porsche Club of America autocross events across Nevada and Northern California. In 1977, Hunt won the Porsche Club of America Porsche Parade.Twenty six years after taking home their silver beauty, the couple sold the car to its current owner, who has taken meticulous care of the car ever since. Inside and out, the 911S looks spectacular. The engine was professionally bored from 2.4-liters to 2.7 liters, adjustable Koni shocks and disc brakes were added, and forged Fuchs wheels, staggered to fit the car’s RS fender flares, spin Pirelli P6000s tires.At $345,000, this 911S is reserved for serious collectors and purists, but anyone is free to appreciate its classic looks and enthusiast-owned history. Editors’ Recommendations What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts This 1973 Porsche 911S Is The Poster Car of Automotive Enthusiasm Closecenter_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:12Loaded: 0.00%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The car collector world is a strange one. Attempting to predict which vehicles will surge in value, and, more importantly – when – is about as arduous as winning the lottery. Just look at classic Porsche 911 models.For decades, all manner of first generation 911s (built between 1963 and 1989), 964s (built between 1989 and 1994), and 993s (built between 1994 and 1998) changed hands at a fraction of a rate they do today. Seemingly overnight, $30K daily drivers became $120K collectors’ items. We can’t say the valuation is unwarranted – Porsche’s 911 has stayed truer to its heritage over the last 86 years than any other nameplate.With this wild upswing affecting even unremarkable or poorly maintained examples, rare and unique cars have taken an especially impressive leap. Which brings us to the latest offering from RK Motors: a 1973 Porsche 911S with an incredible story. You might remember our last feature on RK, which detailed an immaculate 1971 Hemi Cuda.last_img read more

first_img How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes Own An Epic Wibit Water Obstacle Course in Your Own Backyard Close Regardless of property size or budget, the Wibit water obstacle course comes in modular designs which vary in size and capacity. Though they’re a little too big for your average-sized pool, Wibit’s products can be found at commercial pools, resorts, camps, and open water locations all around the world. Or you just need is to own a lake, or some sort of lakeside property. Of course, it is also inflatable, so if you can make arrangements to take in on a community lake, I bet you’d be the coolest guy in town.The WiBit aqua parks feature a heap of different obstacles and activities to transform your summer for the better. And because their designs are always evolving, they can create a customized solution for you. Boasting commercial grade construction, tough German safety standards, and devoted passion for sports, WiBit’s will give you trouble-free yet challenging entertainment for your guests.  Each Wibit product also comes equipped with the necessary setup parts, as well as an accessory kit, depending on your combination.Check out the experience below to see if you’re ready to have what could be the best summer of your life. Waterslides, trampolines, obstacles – you name it and Wibit’s water obstacle course probably has it and more.German watersports company, Wibit has been transforming beach side backyards and commercial pools into wild and wacky inflatable obstacle courses for over two decades. Creators and friends Robert Cirjak and Romann Rademacher experienced their first feature for their water trampoline in an American watersports magazine in 1996, only to have their one and only trampoline idea stolen at the BOOT show in Dusseldorf.Despite this, Robert and Romann stuck it out until their creation of a commercial grade floating aqua park design hit the market in 2000. Fourteen years later, Wibit sports is now the world leader in floating water parks and can configure an inflatable adventure right in your own backyard. If your backyard is a beach, that is. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_imgSouthern SympathySouthern Sympathy“I always look for a bone-in, fully cooked, not sliced, smoked city ham with no water added. Sliced hams tend to dry out when being reheated and water-added hams can have a spongy texture. And a ham bone is a great thing to have around for cooking greens or making soup. Sometimes I order online from wonderful Southern smokehouses or go to a local meat market,” says Magness.Ingredients:1 (7- to 8-pound) bone-in half ham, unsliced1.5 cups water.75 cups light brown sugar2 tbsp cider vinegar4 sprigs fresh mint3 garlic cloves2 black tea bagsMethod for the glaze:Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan with a lid.Peel the garlic cloves and crush with the flat side of a knife.Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags, garlic cloves, and mint. Cover the pan and leave to steep for 30 minutes.Fish out the tea bags, garlic, and mint, then add the brown sugar and vinegar and return to a medium-high heat. Cook the glaze, stirring frequently, until it has reduced by a little more than half and is thick and syrupy, about 20 minutes.Keep the glaze warm over low heat.Method for the ham:Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.Place the ham on the rack of a roasting pan (I use the one that came with my oven). Use a sharp knife to score a diamond pattern in the top of the ham, about 1 inch deep and ¼ inch apart.Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of the roasting pan, then bake the ham for 2½ to 3 hours, about 20 minutes per pound, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the ham reaches 130ºF. I like to insert a probe thermometer with an alarm, so I can get on about my business until the alarm sounds.Brush the top and sides of the ham with half the glaze and bake for a further 20 minutes, then finish with the remaining glaze and another 10 minutes in the oven.Remove the ham to a large cutting board and cover loosely with foil. The ham can be sliced and served warm, or left to cool then refrigerated, covered, for up to three days.You can buy The Southern Sympathy Cookbook here. How to Cook Steak in the Oven The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make center_img There’s no two ways about it: funerals can suck. The loss of a loved one is never easy, and the fact that so many different things have to happen in the week or so after the death doesn’t make things any easier. The family not only needs to figure out all of the logistics of a funeral and a burial, but also has to tie up loose ends and make all of the necessary calls. While all of this is going on, the people in question still have to eat— a task that, when buried under a mountain of grief and paperwork, may easily be forgotten about. That is where —in most communities, but especially in the South — friends and extended family come in.Southern SympathySouthern SympathyWhen the grieving attend to logistics, the myriad aunts, uncles, neighbors, and friends take it upon themselves to make food for the family. These meals are meant to comfort and provide solace in a rough time … the dishes aren’t necessarily the healthiest, but they certainly are the most delicious. If you grew up in a Southern family, these recipes may come as second nature. You know how to make sweet tea bread and sausage balls already. If you didn’t, you should take a look at Perre Coleman Magness’ new book, The Southern Sympathy Cookbook (Countryman Press, 2018).In the book, Magness says that funeral foods are a necessity. “Nothing motivates one to get in the kitchen more than a funeral,” she writes in the introduction. “We all seem to harbor the primordial need to comfort with food.”It’s this mindset that informs the recipes. If you needed comfort after a loss, you’d want these foods. If a friend or family member loses someone, these are the things you need to make. The book is broken into six parts covering breakfast and breads (“The Great Awakening”), starters and snacks (“The Pearly Gates”), fruits and veggies (“The Eternal Garden”), chicken (“The Gospel Bird”), meat (“Growing Glory”), and desserts (“The Sweet Hereafter”). Each section contains a variety of recipes fit for any number of circumstances.Southern SympathySouthern SympathyNot only does the book offer recipes for delicious and easy-to-make meals, it also provides great education in Southern cuisine along the way, such as this explanation of the different kinds of ham, found on page 115:“City ham: We distinguish in the South. City ham is your standard Easter ham, wet-cured or brined, then smoked and sold fully cooked, it just needs to be warmed through, though a glaze is certainly worth it.Country ham: The most glorious of the Southern meats, country hams are dry-cured with salt and sugar, hung, and aged for months or years. Some are smoked, as well. A whole country ham needs to be soaked and boiled before serving, though many smokehouses sell ready-to-eat center-cut slices or small pieces cut biscuit-sized.”(More on ham soon).Southern SympathySouthern SympathyYou can’t overlook the fact that Magness includes obituaries, which are full of Southern charm and wit. Take this obit from Memphis, Tennessee on page 27:“[Her first] marriage … was a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering … ‘I never knew what happiness was until I remarried, and by then it was too late’ … [She] slipped away and joined her daughter in heaven. Fortunately, [her husband] preceded her and joined his mother in a much warmer climate.”What you realize while reading is that this cookbook is more than just a collection of foods to make for those that have experienced one of the worst things to ever happen to a person. It is a repository for Southern culture — a peek at how a section of society grieves and how others in that same society help with that process. It doesn’t matter if you’re prepping for Great Aunt Sally’s imminent demise or not, The Southern Sympathy Cookbook is a great read and an easy-to-follow cookbook that provides delicious Southern dishes.Who would we be if we didn’t share at least one of our favorites? One of the most iconic dishes that can be served to a large group of people is a baked ham. With this recipe, Magness glazes the ham in sweet tea. It literally could not get better than that (unless you through a shot of bourbon in the sweet tea, of course).Baked Ham with Sweet Tea Glaze Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_img A sum of $703.7 million has been budgeted for 2019/2020 to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change, through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors. Details of the project are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure tabled recently in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke. Story Highlights The money will be used to begin adaptation measures in the Upper Rio Minho Sub Watershed to include an agro forestry programme, grass nursery establishment, community reforestation programme, and conduct testing of climate-resilient crop varieties. A sum of $703.7 million has been budgeted for 2019/2020 to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change, through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors.Details of the project are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure tabled recently in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.The money will be used to begin adaptation measures in the Upper Rio Minho Sub Watershed to include an agro forestry programme, grass nursery establishment, community reforestation programme, and conduct testing of climate-resilient crop varieties.It will also be used to establish a post-harvest storage and processing facility; conduct climate change awareness seminars/training, and continue implementation of climate change public awareness.Also, check dams, rainwater harvesting systems, operating aquaponic systems and green/shade houses will be established.The money will also be used to facilitate the operation, administration and promotion of Adaptation Line of Credit and Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund.The project, entitled, ‘Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience II-Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism’, is being funded by the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).It is slated to end in March 2020 and is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.last_img read more

first_imgManaging Director of the National Housing Trust (NHT), Cecile Watson, says that there will be no reduction in the number of schemes developed by the Trust, even while it contributes $11 billion per year to the national purse.She was responding to questions at a Jamaica House press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday, February 21.She noted that on Wednesday, February 20, the Trust presented keys for 918 housing solutions at Longville Park in Clarendon. Approximately 882 families will benefit from the scheme, which was built at a cost of $4.8 billion.She also said Hellshire phase four in St. Catherine will come on stream in August with 250 solutions, as well as another 250 solutions in Perth, Manchester to be launched next month. Overall, the NHT is committed to the completion of another 10 schemes.“The intention is to shift the benefit down to the lower income earners, so that they become more affordable. We don’t want to be building houses that persons cannot afford,” Mrs. Watson explained.The NHT will be contributing $44 billion over a four-year period to help with the country’s debt management. The move is critical in securing a funding agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The Trust’s Managing Director said there will be a deliberate thrust to ensure that the agency remains viable over the period.She added that as part of this focus, the Trust will be modifying its business plan to ensure the shoring up of surplus.last_img read more

first_imgDirector General of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Foundation, David Ward, has lauded Jamaica on its “impressive” road safety model, which he said, can be emulated by other countries. “It’s extremely impressive how well you have structured your road safety effort over the last 20 years and it is an exemplar to many other countries of how to do it,” he stated. Mr. Ward was addressing a press conference hosted by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) on Thursday (April 18), at Jamaica House, to provide highlights of the visit of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent. The FIA Foundation Director General is part of the delegation, which arrived with the Prince on Monday (April 15), for a five-day working visit, as part of the NRSC’s 20th anniversary celebrations.    In commending the work of the NRSC, he said that through the Council’s efforts, Jamaica is “doing extremely well,” surpassing even the United States in its quest to reduce road fatalities. Jamaica has lowered road fatalities to 9.2 per 100,000 population compared to 11.4 per 100,000 in the US.  “You are beating the United States hands down,” Dr. Ward said. “You should be very proud of what’s been achieved.” Mr. Ward also pointed out that the elements of Jamaica’s road safety programme, such as the “engagement from the top, the multi-sectoral and inter-ministerial approach, the results that are being delivered, and the targets that have been set and exceeded, is what is considered to be best practice internationally”. “Many industrialised countries in Europe and so on, are not doing the organisational side as well as you are,” he stated. He noted, however, that much more can be done in terms of enforcing certain safety measures such as the wearing of seat belts and helmets. Vice Chairman and Convenor of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Dr. Lucien Jones, described the reduction in fatalities the country has achieved, from 18.6 per 100,000 in 1993 to 9.2 per 100,000 in 2013, as “dramatic and almost miraculous”. “This is the single most important fact which is driving all the excitement and the celebration of our 20th anniversary, because it means that many Jamaicans have been spared from dying and from being injured in our roads because of the work of the NRSC,” he stated. Director of Road Safety, FIA Foundation, Adrian Walsh, who is also part of the visiting delegation, praised Jamaica on its excellent data collection system on road safety. “Most road safety data collection systems, all they do is focus on casualties. In other words, they focus on negatives. Yours actually goes a step further and this is what’s clever and it’s not replicated everywhere in the world,” he stated. He pointed out that the United Kingdom (UK) has only just adopted this process, which Jamaica has been engaging in for quite some time on a national level. “You look at where the problem is, what the problem is and you then get the communities to help to solve the problem, and that’s innovative in itself and its worth highlighting,” he noted. For his part, Co-Chairman of the NRSC’s Below 240 Project, Earl Jarrett, said the visit of the Prince “has certainly given the drive to improve road safety in Jamaica a significant boost”. The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity, which supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, the environment and sustainable mobility, as well as funding motor sport safety research. The Prince departs the island today (April 19). CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH-EDWARDSlast_img read more

first_img The observatory was initially slated for piloting in 12 Inner City Basic Services Project communities The move will ensure standardisation and accessibility to timely and reliable crime statistical data The Ministry of National Security on September 19 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several government agencies to facilitate collaboration and information exchange for the Jamaica Crime Observatory.The move will ensure standardisation and accessibility to timely and reliable crime statistical data, to support government’s efforts at reducing the incidence of crime and violence, particularly in high risk and vulnerable inner-city communities in Jamaica.Speaking at the signing, held at the Ministry’s Oxford Road offices, Permanent Secretary, Major General (retired) Stewart Saunders, welcomed the partnership, stating that the MoU would “allow us in many ways to not only understand more about the crime that we have to confront everyday in our society, but most importantly, to assist us to have a more informed strategy, as we move forward to tackle the problem”.The Crime Observatory or Integrated Crime and Violence Information System (ICVIS) is a web-based crime and violence statistics databank covering the five parishes with the highest incidence of crime. These are Kingston, St. Andrew, St. James, St. Catherine and Clarendon. It was set up in 2011 through a grant from the Japan Social Development Fund, with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) implementing and managing activities under the grant.The observatory, which is hosted by the National Security Ministry, was initially slated for piloting in 12 Inner City Basic Services Project communities, but following consultation with government stakeholders, it was recommended that it be more broadly adopted across the five targeted parishes.In her remarks at the signing, Managing Director of the JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, said that the Crime Observatory is an empowering tool.“Stakeholders in crime and violence can analyze the data and feed results to the policy level to ensure that targeted decisions are made about responding in the immediate to long-term to security risk factors, while strengthening the capacity of first responders to violence,” she stated.Meanwhile, Acting Director, Research and Evaluation in the National Security Ministry, Rochelle Clarke-Grey, stated that the observatory is a part of the Government’s strategic drive for evidence-based approach in crime fighting, and is articulated in the Vision 2030 National Development Plan, as well as the Ministry’s National Crime Prevention and Community Safety Strategy.The observatory captures data for homicides, sexual assaults, traffic fatalities, and suicides. The data is presented either once or twice per month, depending on volume, and the information is then processed and standardised in variables of gender, age, and incident context.Now in its third year, Ms. Clarke-Grey said the observatory can provide reliable and accurate data, in which the Ministry has confidence. “We are (focusing on) presenting bulletins, trying to assist requests for community data – and as such, we are moving from strength to strength,” she stated.The signatories to the MoU are: the Ministry of Justice; Registrar General’s Department (RGD); Ministry of Education; JSIF; Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN); Forensic Science Laboratory; JCF; Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing; Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP); Court Management System; Child Development Agency (CDA); Bureau of Women’s Affairs; Ministry of Local Government and Community Development; Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ); Violence Prevention Alliance; and the Insurance Association of Jamaica. Story Highlights ICVIS is a web-based crime and violence statistics databank covering the five parisheslast_img read more

first_img Mr. Shaw emphasised that Jamaica “cannot afford to miss this boat”, and encouraged all Jamaicans to be “bold and move with a deep sense of urgency” towards tapping into the derivable economic benefits. Addressing the opening ceremony for the University of Technology’s (UTech) third annual Jamaican Medical Cannabis Integration Symposium (JAMECANN) on Thursday (July 5) at the institution, the Minister noted that several other countries are “rushing” to take advantage of this “multibillion-dollar global industry”. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says he is committed to providing the leadership to mobilise the requisite resources and personnel for the development and success of the medical cannabis industry. Story Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says he is committed to providing the leadership to mobilise the requisite resources and personnel for the development and success of the medical cannabis industry.Addressing the opening ceremony for the University of Technology’s (UTech) third annual Jamaican Medical Cannabis Integration Symposium (JAMECANN) on Thursday (July 5) at the institution, the Minister noted that several other countries are “rushing” to take advantage of this “multibillion-dollar global industry”.Mr. Shaw emphasised that Jamaica “cannot afford to miss this boat”, and encouraged all Jamaicans to be “bold and move with a deep sense of urgency” towards tapping into the derivable economic benefits.He said Jamaica cannot ignore the tremendous growth that has taken place globally in the medical cannabis industry, adding that he is currently formulating a strategy to help fast-track its development locally.However, Mr. Shaw said the Government is mindful of its responsibility to abide by local and international laws in treating with cannabis.The Minister reiterated amended provisions under the Dangerous Drugs Act for possession of two ounces or less of the weed. Additionally, he said there is acknowledgement of the Rastafarians’ rights to use cannabis as a sacrament.He underscored the need for a close working relationship to be established between the Ministry of Health and State regulatory agency, the Cannabis Licensing Authority, “because there are clear demarcations there in respect of the roles and responsibilities”.Importantly, Mr Shaw added, is the need for consensus on the outcomes of this undertaking to develop the medical cannabis industry, while emphasising that public education will be pivotal.Mr. Shaw also lauded UTech’s role in and contribution to this dispensation, adding that “it is great to have a partner such as UTech bringing much-needed science to help (to) shape our path”.“The more we are able to educate the general public… the greater (I believe will be) the pace of general acceptance. So, it is in that role that I look forward to working with you and others, including our international partners, to make Jamaica the best of the best in the world. Jamaica is building a medical cannabis industry as the rest of the world is doing,” he said.The two-day event is being held under the theme ‘Merging Science, Spirit and Business’.The symposium is focusing on several key topics, including the ‘Legislative Implications of the Dangerous Drugs Act (2015)’, and ‘Medical Cannabis Product Innovation’.last_img read more

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 ADPC, December 16, 2013 zoom Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) have recently celebrated a record number of containers handled through Khalifa Port in its first year of operation.A million TEUs or containers have now been handled by container terminal operator ADT at Khalifa Port, since its commercial opening at the end of 2012.In October of this year, more than 100,000 TEUs passed through the port in just one month. These are very significant figures for Khalifa Port and the highest number of containers ever handled in a single month in the Emirate.Mohamed Al Shamisi, Acting CEO ADPC said: “One million containers is an important record for Abu Dhabi, not just Khalifa Port. It’s a great achievement for everyone working at the port, demonstrating that the container terminal operations are efficiently and effectively handling the growing import and export volumes that the port was designed for.”Martijn Van de Linde, CEO, ADT, commented: “We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the past year. Surpassing the one million TEU mark is very a significant milestone in the development of Khalifa Port and a clear testament to the efforts and hard work of our teams but even more so, the strong and loyal support we have witnessed from our ever growing customer base.”Khalifa Port began commercial operations at the end of last year when all container traffic was transferred from the city centre port Zayed Port, to the new state of the art flagship Khalifa Port.Zayed Port had been serving the emirate for more than 40 years, but had reached full capacity with no space to expand. When Zayed Port opened the shipping container- which has revolutionized global trade – was a very recent invention.Introduced in the 1960s, the container is a brilliantly simple idea. Loaded in a factory, the steel box can be put on a lorry to travel by road, loaded onto a railway train, or onto ship to travel by sea.The term TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit and refers to the length (20 feet = 6.1 meters) of one standard intermodal steel container.In recent years, the ships carrying containers have got bigger and bigger, the largest ships sailing today can carry 18,000 TEU in total, these containers are stacked 23 across and the ships need much deeper water because of their size.Zayed Port cranes are not wide enough and the water is not deep enough, but Khalifa Port is the emirate’s purpose built port of the future and can meet all of these requirements with ease.Khalifa Port also has excellent hinterland connectivity with direct access to one of the world’s most modern road networks, good connections to multiple international airports and in the near future, as the very first port in the region, direct rail connection to the GCC rail network.A million TEUs is the equivalent of more than six million camels or 18,500 medium-sized dhows. That is a lot of goods being exported and imported into the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and as the population continues to grow and the Emirate diversifies its economy, those volumes are predicted to increase.Currently, Khalifa Port has the capacity to handle 2.5 million TEU with its six super panamax ship to shore cranes, its 30 automated stacking cranes and 20 straddle carriers. This capacity will be developed as the trade increases and the market demands.By 2030, as part of the drive to diversify the Emirate’s economy away from hydro carbon revenue, Khalifa Port will be able to handle 15 million TEUs a year and together with the adjacent Kizad industrial zone, is expected to contribute 15% of non-oil GDP. Print  Closelast_img read more

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Viking Offshore & Marine Limited (Viking) said that the company would participate in the ownership of a second cantilever drilling jack-up rig, further strengthening its partnership with Singapore rig veteran, Mr Chan Kwan Bian as it accelerates its entry into mainstream offshore rig chartering.Mr Chan has a contract with a yard to build the CJ46-X100-D GustoMSC jack-up rig designed for use in water depth up to 375 feet and can accommodate 120 men during operation.Earlier, in  November 2013 Viking announced its first investment in Smart Earl Investments (SEI) which has a contract with a yard to build a rig – of similar price and specifications – in partnership with Mr Chan. Both the first and second rig is expected to be completed within the fourth quarter of 2015.A renowned industry veteran with extensive experience in offshore and marine, Mr Chan co-founded Labroy Marine Ltd (Labroy), a then-SGX listed offshore and marine specialist which was sold to Dubai Drydocks World LLC for S$2.4 billion in 2008.Viking’s offshore system solutions business also secured the rights to supply all its three main types of offshore-related products and services for the first rig, and is confident of securing similar rights for the second rig.Mr Daniel Lin, Executive Director of Viking and Chief Executive Officer of VAM, said: “Viking is moving rapidly to develop its new pillar of growth – mainstream offshore rig chartering. This second rig, being finalised four months after the first one, underscores the faith that Viking has in extending its partnership with an experienced offshore rig operator such as Mr Chan Kwan Bian.”“In securing rights for the supply of our core offshore products and services for the first rig, and the likelihood of securing the same for the second rig, we are accelerating the synergy of our core business divisions. Additionally, this will pave the way and open up potential for our products and services to be the standard for all CJ46 rig specifications,” he added. My location Viking Offshore & Marine, March 12, 2014last_img read more