The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday took over the probe into the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old student of Ryan International School in Gurugram. “We have re-registered the case earlier lodged at Bhondsi police station in Gurugram on September 8,” said a CBI official. The move comes hours after the CBI received a notification from the Centre, on the request of the Haryana government.Earlier this week, the Punjab and Haryana High Court rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of three trustees of the school in connection with the murder case.
Welcoming Shiv Sena to join the struggle to build Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday said while it would take the lead, the others can follow. Dr. Surendra Jain, joint general secretary, VHP, welcomed the visit of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to Ayodhya later this month adding that every Hindu should do so. The VHP will be organising five major assemblies in Nagpur, Bengaluru, Ayodhya, Delhi and Mumbai. VHP will reach out to common citizens requesting them to join the struggle to construct the temple prior to these assemblies. “We will not be inviting anybody. Those who wish, can join inIt is going to be our platform,” he said. A religious convocation will be held in Prayag on January 31 and February 1. The VHP on Friday met the Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and submitted a memorandum demanding a law to build Ram temple in Ayodhya. Later, addressing a press conference, Dr. Jain said there were only three ways by which the construction of Ram mandir in Ayodhya was possible — negotiation, judiciary or legislature. “Discussions could not bring out the result, while the court hearing has been postponed for too long a time. Thus, after the October meeting of the ‘high power committee’ of the Hindu saints, it was decided that we could not wait forever for a decision, and the third method of pushing for a law must be adopted,” said Mr. Jain.He added that the politics of appeasement has ended and now nobody can dare delay the process. “We will not stop until our goal is achieved,” he said. He hoped the BJP government will bring a law within next six months to build the temple as promised in their election manifesto.
One of the hottest topics of discussion in sport in the recent past has been the possible demise of Test cricket. From administrators to players – past and present – this had become such a fancy topic that all kinds of suggestions were made as to how one could ensure sustained interest in the longest form of the game.Looking back, that seems like a futile exercise as the 2,000th Test match gets underway at Lord’s next Thursday. And what makes it even more special is this will be the 100th Test between India and England.Virender Sehwag’s triple century in Multan is undoubtedly one of India’s greatest Test moments.The previews for what is expected to be a razor-sharp series have already started coming in. Be it the armchair critics or the serious columnists, the unanimous view is that this Test series will be very intense and for India to maintain their No. 1 status will not be easy.The coming weeks will see high-voltage action and, even as fans are kept guessing as to when Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th international century, I am of the view that Test cricket has survived every challenge.In the old days, Tests were about cricket being played at an almost leisurely pace and how the men in white flannels epitomised good manners and playing in the spirit of the game.Today, Test cricket is played so hard that even the umpires come under intense pressure and the use of technology has become a must. Yet, the beauty of the game is that while there have been innumerable series involving the top nations, some remain etched in memory.advertisementFrom the Indian point of view as well, Test cricket is the ultimate thing.In an era when the slam-bang Twenty20 format has made it cricket plus huge commerce, Tests have still maintained an exalted status for all those who are involved in it, including the spectators.If people reflect on the glory of India in Test cricket, images of 1971 come in a flood, with the series wins in England and the West Indies standing out prominently.After that as well, there have been some amazing matches, with the second tied Test between India and Australia at the Chepauk in 1986 being right on top for the sheer drama and excitement it produced.Those of us who were fortunate enough to see Anil Kumble weave magic against Pakistan at the Kotla in February 1999 can never get over his 10-wicket haul in one innings.And when you rewind to the more recent years, the application which Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman showed against the mighty Australians in the Kolkata Test in 2001 – where they shared a fifthwicket stand lasting over a day – figures at the top. The same goes for Virender Sehwag’s triple hundred at Multan in 2004.When one compares all these Test performances with one-day cricket and T20, what stands out is how the longer version hasn’t needed much tinkering.The ODIs began as a 60-overs-a-side affair and currently last 50 overs each innings. From whites to coloured clothing, and the white ball instead of the red cherry, it is the ODIs which have needed more changes to sustain themselves.Add to it the rule changes, field restrictions and what not to make the game more attractive, those who run the sport have their hands full. Again, the birth of T20 is a tinkering of the ODI format, as it is believed people want to watch instant cricket just as they want to have instant Maggi noodles!But Test cricket has pretty much remained a constant and has survived all the competition well.At a time when the ICC needed to break its head about how many teams there should be in the 2015 World Cup, Tests are the preserve of elite nations, as I see it.When you talk of series involving any of India, Pakistan, Australia, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka, the action has been high voltage and nobody can complain of it having been boring.However, for maintaining the sanctity of Tests, the ICC needs to ensure the minnows aren’t playing too many lop-sided series.So what is it about the Tests that any player worth his salt wants to prove himself in the format?The answer is simple: Test cricket is the ultimate test of a player’s skill and temperament and, even in this age, a bowler or a batsman has a chance of turning things around dramatically.Today, huge chases in Test cricket bring about excitement and no one can complain there is no instant gratification in it.advertisementLooking back, there are three big incidents which rocked Test cricket and yet it survived.From the infamous Bodyline series to Kerry Packer’s breakaway World Series Cricket and the ugly match-fixing scandals, each one threatened to rock the edifice of cricket.And yet, Test cricket remains the pinnacle where the skill, stamina, concentration and application of a player are tested to the hilt. And that is why, even for someone like Yuvraj Singh, who was such a big part of India’s World Cup triumph, the England series will be a challenge.Folks, this is the time to celebrate the romance of Test cricket.
UEFA Champions League, Club Brugge vs PSG LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch Online, TV Telecast, Team News
champions leagueChampions League 2019-20Club BruggeEurope First Published: October 22, 2019, 3:59 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Club Brugge will welcome Paris St Germain on Wednesday (October 23) at the Jan Breydel Stadium in their upcoming UEFA Champion League 2019-20 third matchday fixture. In their previous outing, Club Brugge held a 2-2 draw against 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid. Whereas, PSG kept a clean slate with 1-0 victory over Galatasaray. The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Club Brugge vs. Paris Saint-Germain fixture is scheduled to start at 12:30 am.Speaking to the media in a pre-match press conference, coach Philippe Clement has said facing PSG is a much bigger challenge than Real Madrid. “A point against PSG would be a real achievement, maybe even a miracle. They are the team that beat Real Madrid 3-0 and, in my opinion, that says everything. PSG are a step higher than Real,” he said. The Belgian side will see Eder Balanta making a comeback to the side. Balanta was sidelined due to hamstring injury.On the hand, German coach Thomas Tuchel has thrown some light on Kylian Mbappe’s possibility of playing for 90 minutes. “I think 90 minutes is too much for Kylian Mbappe. It is the same for Edi (Edison Cavani),” he said.Tuchel further added, “I have some ideas, there’s a lot going on in my head. But I haven’t yet figured out the starting 11. “I’m really happy that Kylian and Edi are back. They were out for a long time.”Terming their upcoming fixture against Club Brugge as ‘big fight’, Tuchel said, “I don’t rank the opponents in order of difficulty. It’s the Champions League. Nothing is easy in this competition. It will be a big fight.”UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Club Brugge expected line-up vs PSG:Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Odilon; Deli; Diatta, Rits, Vanaken, Sobol; Bonaventure, TauUEFA Champions League 2019-20 PSG expected line-up vs Club Brugge: Navas; Meunier, Silva, Marquinhos, Diallo; Herrera, Paredes, Verratti; Mbappe, Cavani, Di MariaWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 12:30 am on October 23. There are eight Champions League games tonight with two of them in the early 10.25 pm slot (October 22), and six that will start at 12:30 am on October 23.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Champions League LIVE in India this season. Club Brugge vs. PSG will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Tuesday night.How can I stream it?The Champions League Club Brugge vs PSG live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users.
Jamshedpur, Aug 29 (PTI) On the occasion of National Sports Day, four newborn girls were today named after Indias Olympic medalists P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and archer Deepika Kumari.The request to name the girls after the four Olympic performers was made by the Deputy Collector, in-charge of Chief Minister Raghbubar Dass camp office, here to the fathers of the baby girls who were born this morning in a government hospital, MGM College.The jubilant fathers were Manoj Kumar Das, Mahesh Singh, Sibu Karmakar and Sameer Tantubai who told reporters that they would help their daughters to be sportswomen. PTI BS PR MNG KKB
Santiago Solari will not last long as Real Madrid head coach, according to Diego Maradona.Solari’s appointment on an 18-month deal was confirmed on Tuesday after he won four games out of four in an interim spell in charge following Julen Lopetegui’s sacking.Maradona, though, compared the decision to give Solari a deal to 2021 with Argentina leaving Lionel Scaloni in charge after Jorge Sampaoli departed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I would only say that in both cases that they don’t have enough backing for both teams,” Maradona told Marca.”However, if they were put there then it was because they had the backing of the Argentina federation president and the Real Madrid president, but I don’t think they will be around for long.”Coaches have a life-span and theirs will not be too long.”CONFIRMED: Zidane leaves Real Madrid after winning the #UCL three years running pic.twitter.com/cUakusNcDf— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 31, 2018Madrid will be hoping Solari can emulate the success of Zinedine Zidane, who won three Champions League titles in a row after stepping up from Castilla.”It is different when you talk about lifespans if you are called Zidane compared to Scaloni or Solari,” Maradona added.The Argentina icon is now in charge of Dorados but says he would have relished the chance to lead Madrid.”I would have loved it,” he added. “I have big enough shoulders for it but things didn’t work out that way. Now I am at Dorados and I am happy.”
End the Stigma and Start the Conversation About Men’s Mental Health Editors’ Recommendations Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country? Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Whiskey Strong, durable and uncomplicated. That’s how Brooklyn Slate Company’s co-founder Sean Tice describes slate, a metamorphic rock that he and Kristey Hadeka use for their sturdy cheese boards ($26-$44). Their black and red slate comes from Hadeka’s family-owned quarries in the Slate Valley, a 13-mile stretch of land running from upstate New York to Vermont.“The slate is formed over millions of years,” Tice says. “And our quarries use it to make roofing shingles that typically last up to 200 years.” Which means Brooklyn Slate’s boards–and placemats ($39) and beverage coasters ($22)– won’t wear out anytime soon. Another plus: Stone is resistant to fungus or mold so you won’t have to worry about discoloration, a common occurrence in wood products after repeated washing.When hosting get-togethers, spread snacks onto the spacious cheese boards and arrange in an artful way. Clean-up is simple too. Just wipe or wash with warm water and soap—and Tice says it holds up fine in the dishwater.Each ruggedly sleek board comes with a soapstone pencil for writing, a burlap bag for storage, and cork feet that adhere under the boards to prevent damage to tables and other surfaces. Want to keep the slate looking polished and brand new? “Put a drop or two of food grade mineral oil on the board every 6 months,” Tice advises. “It helps maintain the exterior of the stone and makes it shine.”Every Saturday, Brooklyn Slate hosts tastings at its Red Hook studio where visitors can sample cheeses and other treats. Be sure to check out the company’s tasty collaborations with food artisans, including Rick’s Picks and Mast Brothers Chocolates.
Editors’ Recommendations When consumers think of Mercedes-Benz, premium sedans, coupes, and SUVs come quickly to mind. Now, a pickup truck is wiggling its way into the equation. This week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its X-Class pickup, the brand’s second body-on-frame model available to the general public (the other being the G-Class), and the only model with an open bed.Last year, Mercedes-Benz showed a concept version of what would be the X-Class, but the production model looks considerably tamer. At the front, the X-Class features a large grille similar to other Mercedes SUVs, slender headlights, and a large lower fascia. At the rear, tall LED taillights are pushed to the ends of the truck to permit as large a tailgate opening as possible.Apart from these distinctions, the X-Class shares design cues with the Nissan Navara upon which it’s based. The partnership between Daimler and Renault-Nissan afforded Mercedes-Benz the opportunity to build the X-Class, which is aimed at a more premium market than the Navara.If Americans are starting to become suspicious at this point, I’ll go ahead and share the bad news: the X-Class isn’t coming to the U.S. Yes (insert sad trombone), Mercedes-Benz will offer the X-Class in Europe, South America, and Australia, but not in North America at all.The X-Class will be available in three trims with three unique outputs. The entry-level X220d uses a 2.3-liter four-cylinder diesel that makes 163 horsepower when equipped with a single turbocharger, and 190hp with a bi-turbo configuration (the X250d). A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, but the twin-turbo diesel can be paired with a seven-speed automatic for more coin. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. A range-topping X350d will be added later with a turbodiesel V6 making 258 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.Those who are up-to-date on their Mercedes-Benz history will recall that the tri-star brand has built a few pickups in the past, including the 170 V flatbed, G63 6×6, and W115 pick-up. These limited-run models notwithstanding, the X-Class will be the brand’s first mainstream cab-and-bed vehicle.All images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz/©Daimler AG Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture 1 of 14 Previous Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Next
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military personnel, pensioners, social security recipients and students into next year.The announcement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday, comes on the same day the kingdom’s 2019 budget is scheduled to be unveiled. The government will also release its deficit for this year as lower oil prices squeeze its main source of revenue.The royal decree extends a monthly payout of 1,000 Saudi riyals ($266) for civil servants and soldiers for another year. Retirees and students will also receive continued allowances.Many Saudi citizens are feeling the pinch of austerity measures from new taxes on goods and businesses. Saudis have also seen their electricity and water bills skyrocket as subsidies are reduced.The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve seems poised to pivot from keeping interest rates steady to holding out the option of cutting rates if it were to decide that the economic expansion needs support.The Fed isn’t considered ready to announce that it’s reducing rates for the first time in more than a decade. But when it ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, the central bank is expected to signal an inclination to ease credit sometime within the next several months. What it won’t likely do is indicate when that might happen.“I think the Fed is going to send the markets a clear signal that they are ready to lower rates in the very near future,” said Brian Bethune, an economics lecturer at Tufts University.Bethune said he thinks the first rate cut will occur when the Fed next meets at the end of July and then a second one at its subsequent meeting in mid-September.“I will be looking for two rate cuts to have an impact,” Bethune said.Other Fed watchers have said they aren’t sure rates will be cut anytime soon. Many think the policymakers want at least to see whether a meeting that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are to hold at the end of the month produces any breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war.The Fed will announce its decisions Wednesday in a policy statement after its meeting, followed by a news conference with Chairman Jerome Powell. The central bank will also update its forecasts for economic growth, employment, inflation and interest rates.If investors are hoping for clarity about the Fed’s policy plans for the coming months, they’re likely to be disappointed. Some analysts think Powell will merely echo the theme he struck in a speech earlier this month: That the Fed will act if it thinks the Trump administration’s trade conflicts are threatening the economic expansion. That comment signalled a shift from holding rates steady to at least the hint of rate cuts, and it ignited a stock market rally.Economists say when — or even whether — the Fed eases credit this year will depend on a host of factors that are hard to predict. Will Trump’s trade wars be resolved before they inflict real damage on the economy? Will the job market remain resilient even as growth slows? Will inflation finally edge close to the Fed’s target level?Many analysts think the Fed will wait until September at the earliest to announce its first drop in its benchmark short-term rate since 2008 and might not cut again in 2019. A few Fed watchers foresee no rate cut at all this year, especially if the United States and China reach some tentative resolution to the trade war.Complicating the timing of possible rate cuts is an escalation of public attacks on the Fed by Trump as he gears up for his 2020 re-election campaign. Trump’s public criticism, a highly unusual action for a president, has raised concern that he is undermining the Fed’s independence as a central bank. The president has asserted that under Powell’s leadership, the Fed hurt the economy by tightening credit too much last year and by failing to lower rates since then.On Tuesday, Trump was asked about a news report that the White House in February had explored whether the president had the authority to demote Powell as chairman while leaving him on the Fed’s board.“Let’s see what he does,” Trump said Tuesday of Powell. “They’re going to be making an announcement very soon. So we’ll see what happens.”The president has previously explored firing Powell. But under the law, a Fed board member, like Powell, can be fired only for cause.The Fed is meeting at a time when the U.S.-China trade war, with its escalating tariffs and counter-tariffs on each other’s products, has magnified concern and uncertainty for businesses and investors about whether and how much the economy will suffer. The U.S. manufacturing sector is already showing signs of weakness.In some encouraging news, Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken by phone with Xi and that the two leaders plan “an extended meeting” at a Group of 20 nations summit in Japan late next week. Trump also said that before his meeting with Xi, negotiators for the two sides will resume talks.Also Tuesday, Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, said the ECB was ready to provide further stimulus if the eurozone economy doesn’t strengthen soon.“Further cuts in policy rates,” Draghi said, “remain part of our tools.”Draghi’s comments sent the value of the euro tumbling against the dollar, prompting an angry tweet from Trump accusing the ECB leader of acting to weaken the euro to gain a competitive trade advantage against the United States.Some Fed watchers think that in its policy statement Wednesday, the central bank will replace a reference to being “patient” about rate changes to some new phrasing that would hint at a forthcoming rate cut should it decide the economy needs it. When the Fed adjusts its key short-term rate, it influences rates on everything from mortgages to credit cards to home equity lines of credit and can help stimulate the economy.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
The appointment of the high level delegation to attend the 22nd session of the Council comes as Sri Lanka prepares to face a barrage of allegations over human rights abuses at the Council. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been appointed at the last minute as the head of the Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva.Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinghe, who was earlier appointed to temporarily head the delegation, will still be part of the delegation under Samarasinghe. The Unites States (US) has already indicated it will submit a procedural resolution on Sri Lanka while the European Union has confirmed it will also support moves to push for reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo, a “For Sale” sign stands in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level since May 2013, driven down by financial tumult in Europe.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.41 per cent from 3.48 per cent a week ago. A year ago, the 30-year rate stood at 4.04 per cent. The 15-year mortgage rate dropped to 2.74 per cent, down from 2.78 per cent last week and 3.20 per cent a year ago.After Britain’s recent vote to leave the European Union, worried investors fled to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. Long-term mortgage rates tend to track the yield on 10-year Treasury notes, which fell to 1.37 per cent Wednesday from 1.75 per cent before the Brexit vote.The 30-year fixed rate is now close to its all-time low of 3.31 per cent in November 2012.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 per cent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage remained at 0.5 point this week. The fee for a 15-year loan was unchanged at 0.4 point.Rates on adjustable five-year mortgages averaged 2.68 per cent this week, down from 2.70 per cent last week. The fee remained at 0.5 per cent. by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2016 8:21 am MDT Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to new 2016 lows
Click to enlarge.In a sport with 22 starters, it’s rare for just one to swing a fan’s interest in attending a game.While the university hiked up the face value of OSU football tickets in 2013, the actual price to get into games this season has taken a hit since senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a shoulder injury.Miller tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder at practice Aug. 18. Just two days later, the average price to get into an OSU home or neutral site game in 2014 had already dropped about 10 percent, according to the website SeatGeek.The website is a place to search for tickets that compiles prices for different events across major secondary ticket-selling websites.A spokesman for StubHub, a major secondary ticketing website, said on Monday the website did not see a change in prices after the injury, but did see about a 10 percent drop in traffic going to the OSU ticketing page on the website compared to the week before the injury.On Tuesday, the StubHub spokesman said single game ticket prices hadn’t changed, but the website had seen about a 9 percent drop in season ticket prices since before Miller’s injury. He said StubHub has about 300 season-ticket listings from outside sellers.OSU assistant athletic director for ticketing and premium seating Brett Scarbrough said Tuesday he hadn’t had a chance to “scour the secondary market,” but added his office had not experienced a decrease in phone calls looking for tickets since Miller was injured.“As far as requests that come through my office, for both home and away games, I have not seen a dip in those at all,” he said.Scarbrough went on to say that he had never experienced a situation where one player drove down either prices or demand for OSU football tickets.The average price to get into the Buckeyes’ season opener against Navy, set to take place at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, dropped 15 percent in the first two days after the injury. Originally averaging $109 before his injury, the prices were coming in at $93 on the week of the injury.The get-in — or lowest — price for the Navy game was $77 on Aug. 17. On Tuesday night, a SeatGeek search showed the price had dropped 52 percent to as low as $37 with the game less than a week away.Even OSU’s annual matchup with archrival Michigan — better known as The Game — saw an initial drop in prices. According to SeatGeek, the average price for the Nov. 29 matchup at Ohio Stadium was $408 during the week of Aug. 11, but dropped down to $380 — or approximately a 7 percent decrease — after the injury.Regardless of secondary vendors, Scarbrough said OSU’s single-game ticket sales have been successful heading into the season, especially when it comes to Michigan.“What I can tell you is … we went on sale with our single games a few weeks ago,” he said. “We’re very successful with that. With the exception of Michigan, which is sold out, all of the other (home) games are down to scattered single seats.”With The Game sold out through OSU’s ticketing service, the prices have fluctuated multiple times since the injury.On Aug. 20, the low price for the Michigan game on SeatGeek was $210, just a $2 drop from two days earlier, but on Monday, the tickets started at $203. That was more than a 4 percent decrease for the price to watch arguably OSU’s most anticipated game of the season.As of Tuesday night, that get-in price was back to $214 after the initial plunge.OSU’s homecoming matchup with Rutgers took the most significant hit for average ticket prices, falling about 18 percent from the week of Aug. 11 to the week of Aug. 18. Those tickets were still averaging about $144, but had come in at $175 before the injury.On Tuesday night, a SeatGeek search showed a low price of $93 for an Ohio Stadium ticket for the Rutgers game, which is about a 16 percent drop from the $111 get-in price on Aug. 17.Instead of focusing on which individual players are on the field, Scarbrough said his office works with OSU’s fan experience and marketing teams to keep the game atmosphere at a desirable level.“Regardless of who’s throwing the pass on the field, we want to make sure the (OSU) football experience is all that it can be for our fans,” he said. “We don’t really tend to … focus a whole lot on individual injuries and that sort of thing.”Even though Scarbrough said his office hasn’t experienced a situation where the star quarterback went down with an injury before the season, he said there are no plans to change the strategy going forward.“Like I said, we’ve never experienced a situation like this before,” he said. “But it certainly doesn’t change our focus toward making an (OSU) football game an experience, and that in and of itself is going to drive ticket sales.”In some situations, that plan seems to have held true as not every game has seen ticket prices continue to drop since Miller was injured, even at secondary vendors.The get-in price on SeatGeek for the Buckeyes’ Sept. 6 prime-time matchup with Virginia Tech came in at $136 Tuesday evening. On Aug. 17, that price was $140 and on Aug. 20 — after the injury — it was $129. Since Aug. 20, the price has gone up a net of about 5 percent.The get-in price for the Buckeyes’ Sept. 27 game against Cincinnati also saw a rise after an initial 15 percent drop after Miller tore his labrum. The price was listed at $90 on SeatGeek Tuesday night, while it came in at $76 on Aug. 20.According to SeatGeek, tickets to get into OSU home games were still some of the most expensive in all of college football, second only to Notre Dame, as of Aug. 20.“Lots of other schools are not in the situation that we’re in with the success of their public ticket sales, or their student ticket sales or other categories for that matter,” Scarbrough said. “So, we’re constantly talking about game-atmosphere-type issues.”While still high in comparison to most of the nation, prices for every OSU home game — outside of Illinois and Michigan — and the neutral-site game against Navy are lower than they were when it was announced Miller would be out for the season. Two of those games have seen the get-in price continue to drop since Aug. 20.
Credit:Chris Jackson/Getty Credit:Hannah McKay/EPA Credit:Toby Melville/Reuters The Queen, wearing fuchsia, looked momentarily taken aback as she got out of her car to be confronted by bare-chested Fijian warriors in grass skirts.Despite the chilly 4C temperature, the underdressed islanders had waited patiently to welcome the Queen to an exhibition about Fijian art and life at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.On what was her first public engagement of the year, the Queen reminisced about her six visits to the island nation as she was greeted by Fiji’s High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, who showed his respect by performing a traditional bula welcome. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Credit:PA She was presented with a box containing a photo album depicting her visits to Fiji and the exhibition by Milla Goos,7, and her sister Roxy, 10, whose mother is one of the curators. Before she left she met Fijian students studying at the university and was treated to a traditional farewell song from the choir.Mr Tikolevu, the high commissioner, said it was a song she knew well. “She shed a tear when the choir sang it for her at the Royal Windsor Horse Show last year for her 90th birthday,” he said. Royal aides admitted that a diary mix-up was the reason for the Duke’s absence as the Queen visited the University of East Anglia on her own.The Duke, 95, had long-standing “private engagements” at Sandringham which meant he could not join the Queen, but aides in the Royal Household appeared not to have checked that before they advertised the visit as a joint one. A royal source described the mistake as an “oversight”.The Duke’s absence from the event in Norwich had prompted concerns that he was ill, forcing Buckingham Palace to admit to the mistake. Credit:Chris Radburn/PA Having visited Fiji a number of times, the Queen was well versed with some of its customs and as she was taken on her tour appeared fascinated by the exhibits.They included a traditional sailing canoe built for her 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor and mementos from her visits to the South Pacific nation. Credit:Chris Jackson /Getty Images After shaking her hand, he knelt down on one knee and clapped his hand three times. “It’s a sign of respect for the Royal Family only,” he said, insisting that many Fijians still regarded her as their Queen even though the country became a republic in 1987 after two military coups. It was not, he said, something he would do for a prime minister.At one point she was shown film footage of herself attending a ceremony beside a traditional canoe during her first visit as Queen in 1953. “Ah, the canoe..” she said, before swiftly moving on to view a whale tooth presented to her on the same tour. Fiji: Art & Life In The Pacific showcased the Commonwealth country’s sculptures, textiles and ceramics alongside ivory and shell regalia.In one part of the gallery she was shown a wedding dress made from masi – cloth produced from the bark of the paper mulberry tree – for the 1991 marriage of Adi Litia Mara to Lord Henry Dugdale. “Oh yes, she married the son of one of my ladies-in-waiting,” the Queen said.Lady Kathryn Dugdale, one of the monarch’s longest-serving ladies-in-waiting, died in 2004. It should have been the day the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh carried out their first joint engagement of the year.The only problem was, no-one seemed to have told the Duke of Edinburgh that. Credit:Chris Jackson/Getty Credit:Toby Melville/Reuters
Images (c) Michael ChiaONCE SOMEBODY HAS walked on the moon, it must be really hard to get them presents. (“Hey, I got you this jumper. No, it’s not as cool as the one you wore when you came back from the moon.”)When Sean Kelly MEP met legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in Brussels earlier today, he got the gift just right — by giving him a Kerry GAA jersey.Aldrin, 83, was visiting the European Parliament to help launch EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration, a five-day conference hosted by Kelly.We may see him in Fitzgerald Stadium before too long.Oh captains, our captains: 22 reasons why we’ll miss the Off the Ball teamArrests made as Union Jack is raised at Tallaght Stadium by Linfield fans
Facebook Jamie King Google+ Now Playing Up Next J™ October 30, 2017 at 11:46 am Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Videos Articles Hotrod stephen mccord I won’t be surprised if it’s Lio Rush. Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss NJ Louch October 29, 2017 at 11:49 pm What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? I didn’t know who this guy was till recently in NXT,but he just buried himself with that tweet. Even if he was just speaking his mind there are some lines people don’t cross. I wasn’t offended by the tweet,but some of the wrestlers were. Haydn Barker WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion October 30, 2017 at 2:38 am Screwcharger85 . October 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm November 5, 2017 at 3:39 am The WWEvil trainwreck is all about who’s ass you kiss not about your ability, it’s a .ed up evil cult! They cut her because she was tweeting over being misused on her 5 year anniversary with the company… or because she wouldn’t suck off Vinny Mac take your pick… The grammar from Rush is atrocious. I agree with Gallagher, get some English classes. Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Aaron David Harwood Anonymous It’s a PC world, everyone it seems gets butt hurt over things. After seeing that broken heart tweet, now I feel even worse for her. Also, f*ck off Lio Rush. I liked you in ROH but just lost all respect for you. What you did wasn’t “blown out of proportion.” Like Jamie here said, it’s not joking when you’re kicking someone when she’s down. Epic fail unknown October 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm Now Playing Up Next Lio WHO? Sentinel im sure he’ll say its discrimination, take a knee and throw up a #blm hashtag since its a bunch of white ppl and Gallagher’s commet will sure be “racist” for saying he’s an uneductaed black man#SJW 22 COMMENTS Are you assuming that? I guess nobody can take a joke anymore theshoebox503 WhatsApp Erik Wayne Flannagan Emma gives reaction to WWE releaseShortly after the announcement of her WWE release today, Emma only tweeted this out.https://twitter.com/EmmaWWE/status/924695421569716225She received supportive replies from talent including Sasha Banks, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce and Paige. Here are a few of the tweets below. Hardest worker!!!— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) October 29, 2017 Steven Herrera There’s a difference in joking about something and kicking someone when they’re down. Emma was an amazing competitor and deserved much better than that from someone who has only just signed with the company. The response he got with the superstars with the company was well deserved. These people spend more time with each other than their own families so its natural they will bond and become protective over eachother October 30, 2017 at 1:40 am October 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm Pinterest October 29, 2017 at 9:58 pm Now Playing Up Next October 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm October 30, 2017 at 6:50 am Cameron Huff Goldberg is handing out the releases? Anonymous Anonymous social media demands it I love you — Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) October 29, 2017https://twitter.com/WWEPeytonRoyce/status/924702580495790080#ThankYouEmma #StarterOfDivasRevolution https://t.co/U6ldux6Eya— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) October 29, 2017Lio Rush upsets WWE rosterNewly signed NXT star Lio Rush did himself no favors among the WWE roster on Sunday afternoon, tweeting about Emma’s release and referencing her two losses to Asuka.“I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka ????”Rush has since removed the tweet.Members of the WWE and NXT roster quickly responded to Rush.You aint gonna make it here with the wolves, kid.— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) October 29, 2017 November 5, 2017 at 10:43 am Videos Articles TheCyberZon Oh, Lio…. pic.twitter.com/le4V6q059C— WWE Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) October 29, 2017Rush then issued this statement, apologizing for his comments.@EmmaWWE pic.twitter.com/A0heKUK65X— M.O.T.H (@itsLioRush) October 29, 2017Jack Gallagher didn’t seem to agree with the sentiments in response.https://twitter.com/GentlemanJackG/status/924721353567203334Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With InjuryVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 9.93%0:03Remaining Time -0:37 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Dubya w00dm4n Wtf is that statement? “I’m sorry you guys got mad, my joke about Emma losing her job wasn’t even a joke”. If Spacey hadn’t opened his mouth, that might have been the worst apology of the month. I think what you call “getting butt hurt” is what anyone with any common sense would label as “the correct reaction towards mocking someone losing their job”.I agree that we now live in a world where everyone wants to be offended on someone else’s behalf; however in this instance the comments made were inappropriate and cold. October 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm I wonder who will be next. Wow, kid. Didn’t you just get here? Professionalism goes a long way.— Peyton Royce (@WWEPeytonRoyce) October 29, 2017 October 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm Xavier Woods Twitter October 30, 2017 at 4:11 am Dubya w00dm4n October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event October 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm October 29, 2017 at 6:55 pm Now Playing Up Next Cameron Huff Now Playing Up Next WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Reply by social media only, should be someone’s gimmick October 30, 2017 at 11:50 am October 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm I didn’t even know Murphy was still employed. October 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sasha Banks Wow. It’s not like a wrestler has ever made a comment like this. Quite common for someone to play out what happened on storyline to cover up a real world situation. If she’s any good then she will do just fine elsewhere. If she plays it right, she can create a better following working other places coke back even bigger and better. Like Cody Rhodes is currently doing. Not like her life is over now. Sounds like you are butt hurt over the fact people are sticking up for what’s right. Lio Rush is now nothing to me. He is DONE. gerold gonzalez October 30, 2017 at 9:58 am Comments are closed.
Romelu Lukaku has received a Premier League Milestone award for a century of goalsThe Manchester United striker reached 100 goals in the English top-flight in a home game against Swansea City in March.Since then, Lukaku has taken his tally up to 105 league goals.Now the Belgium international is setting his sights on the Golden Boot and silverware with United.“You always compete every year against [Sergio] Aguero and [Harry] Kane, and [Mohamed] Salah this year,” he told the Premier League website.“You always think about [the Golden Boot], being a striker.“But then, while I want to score as much as I can, I want to win championships. That’s why I signed for Manchester United.”Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Lukaku overtook former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba’s tally of 104 goals last weekend after scoring the opening goal in a 2-1 win for United at Watford.“He’s been a part of my process really from day one until now,” says Lukaku. “We talk almost every day.”He also revealed two other former strikers who have advised him over the years.Lukaku is the joint second-highest scorer in this season’s Premier League behind Belgium teammate Eden Hazard with four goals.”I’m really happy. It’s been a nice journey”@RomeluLukaku9 receives his @CadburyUK #PL Milestone award after joining the ? club pic.twitter.com/R6teVzqcog— Premier League (@premierleague) September 20, 2018
Photo: Carrie BraesA day after President Trump issued an executive order to stop separating families caught crossing the southern border, members of Congress are scrambling to figure out what to do with subsequent families who make the journey to the United States. Lawmakers paint different pictures of what the problem actually is and who the victims are. And that’s true even within Alaska’s all-Republican congressional delegation.Listen nowTrump’s order will continue the “zero tolerance” arrests for border crossers, with the intention that children would be detained with their parents. Sen. Dan Sullivan said it’s good to end the family separations, but the order doesn’t solve the underlying problem.“The president’s executive order gives a pause and I think brought relief to people who are concerned about the issue,” Sullivan said. “But who knows how long that’s going to last because it’s going to be litigated.”A 1997 legal settlement says children can’t be detained for more than 20 days, even with their parents. Sullivan said lawsuits will make it hard to hold families longer.“Or if (the limit of) 20 days hits, do you just say, ‘OK you’re allowed to go free into the country, even though we haven’t adjudicated your status’?” Sullivan said. “That’s the whole issue of ‘catch and release.’”Sullivan is concerned about people walking away from their immigration proceedings and taking up illegal residence in the U.S. And he sees a problem with people using children, even trafficking children, to game the system.“And the last thing we want to be doing,” Sullivan said, “is send a signal that ‘hey, if you show up in the United States with a child, somehow you’re going to get a free pass into the country after 20 days.’”Sullivan is co-sponsoring two bills that would provide more family shelters and add immigration judges to expedite court cases and asylum claims.The current family separation crisis began this spring, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed the new “zero tolerance” policy. But as Alaska Congressman Don Young sees it, the real problem is decades old, due to Congress not passing a good immigration law.“Because people don’t want to solve the problem. It’s a political issue,” Young said. “It’s politics and politics is nasty nowadays days, and they’re using the children as a pawn, and that’s wrong.”And Young, like Trump, says the people at fault are the Democrats. As for the solution, Young wants a wall — but on Mexico’s southern border.“If you build a wall in Mexico down there where the bottleneck is, that’d be a pretty short wall. I’d even pay for it,” Young said. “And then we have chance to check them out before they go through to Mexico.”Young said a compromise immigration bill in the House won’t solve the problem, but is better than nothing.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, when discussing the border problem, focuses on families from Central America who have legitimate asylum claims. She said some have tried to present their claims at official crossing points but have been turned away because the lines are long and there aren’t enough U.S. staff to accept their paperwork.“And so what are those people supposed to do?” Murkowski said. “You’ve come from a place where you live in fear. You’ve probably got very little financial assets to get you to return. Are you going to walk back 2,000 miles? That’s not going to happen.”Murkowski said people may cross the border illegally because they have no other way to contact U.S. officials and apply for asylum.She’s working with a group that includes Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on a bipartisan bill.Unlike a lot of her colleagues, Murkowski doesn’t focus on adults who may be exploiting children to better their chances of gaining access to the country.“I don’t mention them because I don’t know to what degree it’s happening,” Murkowski said. She added that she is concerned children could be exploited to gain entry to the United States. “I am not so naive as to believe there are not some bad actors out there.”But Murkowski said there are families with valid asylum claims and she doesn’t want to punish the many for the crimes of a few.
Lakshmi’s NTRTwitterLakshmi’s NTR has opened to fantastic response and made good collection at the worldwide box office on the first day. The movie has become the biggest opener for Ram Gopal Varma (RGV).Lakshmi’s NTR has been the most-talked about and highly-anticipated Telugu movie due to its controversial subject. The biopic of late NT Rama Rao showcases Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu as a backstabber of his father-in-law. Its promos have grabbed many eyeballs and generated massive hype, curiosity and expectations from the movie.The Ram Gopal Varma-directed movie was premiered in 125 screens in the US on Thursday and good advance booking helped it open to superb response. Lakshmi’s NTR collected $90,214 at the US box office in the preview shows. The word of mouth boosted its collection on Friday. As per early trends, the film has minted $55,714 on Friday, taking its total collection to $145,928.Lakshmi’s NTR had good advance booking in Telangana, Karnataka and other parts of India, where it has opened to fantastic response on Friday. The movie started on a good note in the morning shows and the positive buzz boosted its business in the later shows. It witnessed 100 per cent occupancy in several cinema halls. Lakshmi’s NTRTwitterFilm critic and trade analyst Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted, “It’s very rare to see a film getting houseful in RTC cross roads. #LakshmisNTR is full for all 3 shows so far in Sandhya 35mm despite showing in another theatre in same locality! Apart from a couple of films from sankranthi, this is only film with this kind of response in 2019.”The makers and distributors are yet to reveal its opening day numbers. If we are to go by early trends, Lakshmi’s NTR has collected over Rs 4 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. The movie has emerged as the biggest opener for Ram Gopal Varma, who has churned out back-to-back failures in recent years.The successful run of Lakshmi’s NTR in Telangana, Karnataka and everywhere suggests that Telugu people are curious to know the truth. RGV’s film once again proves that the viewers prefer to watch meaningful movies with good content. They enjoy realistic films, rather than a film with masala elements.However, Lakshmi’s NTR is not released in Andhra Pradesh, as the TDP appealed the High Court for its ban, claiming that it will have an impact on the voters in the upcoming Assembly election in the state. Ram Gopal Varma has decided to move supreme court. If it hits screens in the state, the film will become even bigger hit at the AP box office.
A high alert has been sounded across Karnataka on Thursday.Following the arrest of a suspected terrorist who is reportedly a Bangladeshi national, a high alert was sounded across Karnataka on Thursday. The accused was taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Karnataka’s Doddaballapura town, 40 km away from Bengaluru city.While addressing the reporters, Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil said that the suspect is allegedly linked to a terrorist outfit.”I had a meeting with the CID officials and as a precautionary measure a high-alert has been sounded across Karnataka,” Patil said as quoted by news agency IANS. Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil.Patil refused to speak on the recovery of two live-bombs from Ramanagara district on Wednesday afternoon. “Since it comes under the jurisdiction of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), I have nothing to say on the incident but only extend all co-operation,” Patil said.The accused, Habibur Rahman Sheikh, who was on the run since the blast, was arrested by the NIA from Doddaballapur town. Rahman is suspected to be a member of the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).A report filed by International Business Times on Wednesday stated that the probe agency has now charge-sheeted Rahman for conspiracy to wage war against the governments of India and Bangladesh. He was produced before the NIA court in Bengaluru and taken to Kolkata on a transit warrant for further investigation. Close Jaish terrorist, Mudasir Ahmad Khan who masterminded Pulwama attack killed in Tral encounter IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …