Harry Maguire insists he did not deserve to be sent off for a challenge on Sadio Mane before scoring Leicester City’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Premier League leaders Liverpool.Maguire brought Mane down when the Liverpool winger was running in behind the Leicester backline during Wednesday’s game at Anfield, but referee Martin Atkinson opted to only show the defender a yellow card.England international Maguire then went on to cancel out an opening goal scored by Mane, with Liverpool missing the chance to move seven points clear of Manchester City, who suffered a shock loss at Newcastle United on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Jurgen Klopp suggested that Maguire should have been dismissed for denying a goalscoring opportunity but the centre-back did not agree with the Liverpool manager’s assessment of the incident.”I didn’t actually see him coming across my body,” Maguire said to BT Sport of the Mane foul. “I did catch him, I stood on the back of his heel to be fair.”I didn’t mean to catch him so I thought it was the right decision but you’re always worried because it looked like he was going to race through on goal. I’m thankful it was a yellow card.”Inconsistency has dogged Leicester’s campaign to date but, although their performance merited a point, Maguire rued a slow start at Anfield.”It was a great team performance after the first five minutes,” Maguire added. “We’ve been really sloppy in games in the first 15 minutes, we’re the worst team in the league at it.”We keep speaking about it, but we’ve started sloppy again and given them a goal. It was a good reaction to get back into the game and we’ve had spells in the game where we probably should have scored two.”We know they are a top team, [and we] couldn’t open up as much as we’d like. We had periods where we put them under a lot of pressure, maybe we should have capitalised and gone on to win the game. But it’s a tough place to come, [we] would have taken a point before the game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Lorenzo Insigne inspired Italy to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over battling Bosnia-Herzegovina in an absorbing Euro 2020 qualifier in Turin on Tuesday.Napoli star Insigne volleyed in a brilliant equaliser soon after the interval and provided the pass for Marco Verratti’s decisive 86th-minute strike as Roberto Mancini’s men extended their winning run to five matches.Edin Dzeko had given the impressive visitors a 32nd-minute lead – the first goal conceded by the Azzurri since October – and their performance merited at least a point. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It was not to be, though, as Robert Prosinecki’s side lost ground on the top two in Group J, in which Italy have taken maximum points from their opening four matches.#EuropeanQualifiers 49′ THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! #Insigne lurks outside the box before volleying the corner home!#ItalyBosnia 1 -1 #VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/lggRtvPjFY — Italy (@azzurri) June 11, 2019 Bullish from the beginning, Bosnia-Herzegovina might have been ahead as early as the 18th minute had Leonardo Bonucci not dived to brilliantly block Edin Visca’s shot.Dzeko provided the pass for that chance and roles were reversed for the opener, the captain turning home after winger Visca broke to the byline.Italy restored parity in stunning style just over three minutes after the restart as Insigne lashed a first-time volley into the bottom-left corner from Federico Bernardeschi’s corner.Bosnia-Herzegovina bounced straight back onto the front foot with Giorgio Chiellini nodding an Eldar Civic header off the line, before Salvatore Sirigu thwarted Visca.Chiellini’s aerial prowess almost paid dividends at the other end in the 72nd minute, but Ibrahim Sehic positioned himself well to parry.Italy funnelled their attack through one man, however, and Insigne unsurprisingly had a say in the winner, finding midfielder Verratti free in the box for a measured, curling finish into the bottom-right corner. What does it mean? Azzurri strengthen grip on Group JThis was not a vintage performance from a team that has evolved encouragingly in recent months and their 3-0 weekend win in Athens was made to look less glamorous by Armenia’s defeat of Greece elsewhere on Tuesday.Regardless, it is a result that keeps Italy three points ahead of second-placed Finland and six clear of the teams outside the automatic Euro 2020 qualifying positions.Insigne the leader of Azzurri attackItaly might never have really clicked at Allianz Stadium, but that was not a necessity with Insigne scoring and assisting goals.The 28-year-old is simply the most important figure in a forward line that is yet to really adopt a consistent look under Mancini.Quandary over QuagliarellaIt does not reflect well on Fabio Quagliarella that Italy scored so soon after his half-time withdrawal, nor that the front three appeared more fluid in his absence.He tallied just nine touches and one shot of note in his 45 minutes on the pitch – head coach Mancini might have patience with peripheral displays from a young player, but not one of Quagliarella’s 36 years.What’s next?Italy visit Armenia and Finland when qualifying resumes in September. Bosnia-Herzegovina head to Armenia following a home date with Liechtenstein. read more
Former Fenerbahce official Hasan Cetinkaya says that Eden Hazard admitted would have liked to join Fenerbahce during his time at Lille.The Belgian recently completed a big-money move from Chelsea to Real Madrid, but while still plying his trade in Ligue 1 he confessed an affection for Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.Hazard’s old friend and a former official of the Turkish outfit has revealed the player’s affection for the club and believes he will wear their shirt one day. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Eden Hazard is an old friend of mine, I’ve known him since I was 15-16. Then he was playing at Lille,” Cetinkaya said to Ajansspor.“He had a great sympathy for Fenerbahce. He had a word for me: ‘Hasan, I will play at Fenerbahce someday’. We don’t know when.“He was 16 at the time when he was playing for Lille and I watched them play against PSG. Even at that age he showed what he can do.“There was Eden Hazard, Gervinho and Sow during the time that we spoke. We just got Sow from there.Cetinkaya does admit that given Hazard’s transformation into one of the world’s finest talents, landing him could prove a tough challenge.“Eden has changed into a different dimension. He got offers from the most important clubs in Europe. He was one of the greatest talented star candidates in Europe,” he added.“He would have liked to come to Fenerbahce at that time [in Lille]. Let’s see if one day he wears the uniform of Fenerbahce.”A young Hazard lit up Ligue 1, notching 50 goals and managing 53 assists in all competitions for the French side before moving to the Premier League with Chelsea, where he has scored 110 goals and registered 92 assists across all competitions.Fenerbahce are one of the biggest clubs in Turkey but finished sixth last season and have been linked with big moves in the transfer market as they seek to challenge at the top once more, having been 23 points adrift of champions Galatasaray.However, they recently denied any interest in Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil for financial reasons.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Student fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate a stop against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things are not going well for Scott Frost and the Nebraska football program this afternoon.The Huskers, still searching for their first win of the 2018 season, are getting crushed by Purdue, 27-7, in the third quarter.The game – and, really, the season – can be best summed up by Nebraska’s most-recent punt:Check it out:Let’s check in on Nebraska pic.twitter.com/gI7g5kltbH— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) September 29, 2018It doesn’t get much more embarrassing than that.Nebraska and Purdue are playing on BTN.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Apache attack helicopters fly over Kenan Stadium before the Atlantic Coast Conference football game September 15, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)It’s the busiest time of the year in the college football coaching carousel world, with several major programs opting to make a change in leadership heading into 2019.It’s important to remember the families of these head coaches at this point in the season. They’re often forced to go through quite a bit.Today, North Carolina announced that its head coach, Larry Fedora, had been fired.Fedora’s daughter took to Twitter to release a heartfelt statement:“My hero & my coach. Prouder than ever to be your daughter,” she writes.My hero & my coach. Prouder than ever to be your daughter. pic.twitter.com/pcv4OlOTc9— Sydney Fedora (@sydneyfedora) November 25, 2018Well said, Sydney.North Carolina decided it was time to move on from Fedora, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a UNC fan who wasn’t appreciative of what he did for the program.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa and his health status are one of the biggest storylines in the country heading into this year’s College Football Playoff.Alabama’s star quarterback suffered an ankle injury during the SEC Championship Game victory over Georgia. He was forced to undergo a minor procedure in anticipation of the Orange Bowl game against Oklahoma.Here’s the latest on his status.Tagovailoa opened up about his injury during an interview with ESPN’s Maria Taylor.From 247Sports:How’d you know the ankle injury was bad?“My body was telling me no. My body was telling me there’s no way. I wasn’t able to extend plays. I wasn’t able to move the same and I was basically a pocket passer. I’m glad Jalen (Hurts) had that opportunity and got to step in for us and make big things happen.Wheeling you off to the locker room, what went through your mind?“How long is this going to take for me to recover? I was looking at the recovery time.”Has has rehabilitation been post-surgery?“I’ve been hitting on all cylinders. I’ve had the opportunity to run some. I’ve been able to work on my footwork a little bit.”Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, issued a promising update on Tagovailoa’s status earlier in the week. It was good news.“He can run. I don’t think he’s 100 percent change in direction yet, but he’s already going 100 percent on the gravity treadmill,” Saban said earlier in the week. “So, he’s been able to practice, and he’s made really, really good progress, so we’re encouraged by that.”Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday, Dec. 29. Stay tuned for more updates on Tagovailoa.
Country needs to do lot more for women empowerment in sports, says Sania MirzaSania Mirza said the likes of Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have done the country proud but there is still discrimination in sports. She believes women should be paid equal prize money with men.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 17:02 IST Ace tennis player Sania Mirza Saturday said India still needs to do a lot more to bring women at par with men in sports. (IANS Photo)Ace tennis player Sania Mirza Saturday said India still needs to do a lot more to bring women at par with men in sports, though the country has come a long way in this aspect.Sania, the first Indian woman tennis player to win a Grand Slam title in doubles and mixed doubles, said the likes of Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have done the country proud but there is still ‘discrimination in sports.'”Today, we can name at least 10 superstar sportswomen like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Mary Kom, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik. We could not do this 10 years ago. So, we have come a long way (in women empowerment in sports) but still a lot needs to be done for women in sports,” Sania said.”As much as we talk about women empowerment and equality (with men) I feel we still live in a man’s world to a large extent,” she said at a panel discussion ‘Women Shaping the Future,’ organised as part of the 35th annual session of the FICCI Ladies Organisation.Sania, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, gave the example of disparity in the prize money between men and women in most sports though she said it was a world-wide phenomenon.”I have been saying for long that women should be paid equal prize money with men. This discrimination is in all sports world wide. My question is why we even need to explain that women should have equal prize money with men. I want to reach that day when we don’t need to explain this,” said the 32-year-old who has won six Glam Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles.advertisement”Even if I have made a small impact in the life of just one girl, I will feel proud,” she added.Sania said her only regret was “being a tennis player in the nation which loves cricket.”Talking about motherhood, Sania said, “Being a mother has made me realise that I have selfless love in me and made me a better person.”Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja also spoke on the occasion while Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla was the chief guest.”It was a perfect platform for sharing best practices and experiences across 16 locations pan India, in a unified effort to play a catalytic role towards women empowerment. It also marks the ushering in a new year and continuing the legacy that FLO has walked upon, in the past 35 years of its existence,” said the outgoing FICCI Ladies Organisation President Pinky Reddy.Also Read | Sania Mirza eyes comeback to tennis by the end of yearAlso Read | Sports teaches you equality, respect and humanity: Sania MirzaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Sania MirzaFollow Women empowermentFollow women in sports
Next Nubia Red Magic 3 vs Black Shark 2: Two extremely powerful gaming phones with class-leading specifications The recently launched Nubia Red Magic 3 directly competes with the Black Shark 2 in India. For less than Rs 40,000, both these phones are extremely powerful but which one is perfect to satisfy the gamer inside you? We find out.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 15:45 IST HIGHLIGHTSBoth the phones are equipped with a Snapdragon 855 chipset.The Red Magic 3 sports a 90Hz OLED display whereas the Black Shark 2 gets a pressure sensitive display.The Black Shark 2 starts at Rs 39,999 for the base variant and the Red Magic 3 starts at Rs 35,999.Gaming smartphones are all the hype these days and manufacturers are trying to come up with new offerings to appeal to those who love exercising their thumbs most of the day on PUBG, Asphalt 9 or any other game. Last month, BlackShark ventured into the Indian market with its Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone. Starting at a price of Rs 39,999, it offers the massively powerful Snapdragon 855 paired along with custom cooling solutions to ensure higher peak performance. It also comes with its host of gaming accessories that claim to improve the gameplay experience. Sounds interesting.On the other hand, Nubia launched its Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone in India yesterday. Similar to its earlier offering, the Red Magic 3 aims at an affordable segment in the market. Hence, despite offering a flagship-grade Snapdragon 855 chipset and some exclusive gaming technologies, the Red Magic 3 starts at Rs 35,999, which is quite a lot cheaper than the Black Shark 2.On paper, both these phones are neck-to-neck in terms of specifications and if you had to choose one between the two, which is the one you should pick?Both have extremely powerful specificationsGaming smartphones are supposed to massage your ego when it comes to boasting about specifications. Similar to gaming laptops, gaming phones offer the best hardware available in the market and wrap it up in an exciting body. The Red Magic 3 and BlackShark 2 prove this effortlessly.Both the phones are equipped with Snapdragon 855 chipset as their brain and employ custom cooling solutions to ensure sustained peak performance. However, both serve the experience in completely different ways.advertisement The Black Shark 2 comes in two variants – one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the other one with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 60Hz refresh rate and is pressure sensitive. It runs on JoyUI which is a customised iteration of Android 9 Pie – it’s a fairly stock interface with Black Shark’s custom Shark Space launcher to enhance gameplay when activated. For cameras, it uses a dual camera combo of a 48-megapixel primary sensor as well as a 12-megapixel secondary sensor while the front is managed by a 20-megapixel camera. It is kept alive by a 4000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.The Nubia Red Magic 3 comes in two variants as well – one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the other one with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It sports a bigger 6.65-inch OLED display with a higher refresh rate of 90Hz. This one also runs on a very stock Android 9 Pie interface with Nubia’s custom Game Space launcher built in, which can be activated by a dedicated slider button. For cameras, it uses a 48-megapixel single rear camera and a 16-megapixel front camera. The Red Magic 3 is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery and comes with 27W fast charging support. It also gets a stereo speaker setup.In terms of gaming, both these phone are almost equally matched in their capabilities. The Red Magic 3 edges out the Black Shark 2 in terms of benchmark scores but the real-world performance is almost identical. The Black Shark 2 impresses with its pressure sensitive display and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. However, the Red Magic 3 impresses with its 90Hz refresh rate and a PC-grade fan-based cooling system.Both look exciting as wellThe Black Shark 2 gets a very rugged look and feel with its multi-material surface at the rear and crazy design. It looks chunky and has all the contours to ensure a comfortable fit in hands for longer gaming sessions. Like all gaming devices, it has an RGB Black Shark logo at the rear and two LED strips on either edge. At the front, the 6.3-inch display has narrow bezels all around with slightly thick forehead and chin. A green accent runs around the frame that imparts a distinct presence. The Red Magic 3, on the other hand, wears a very slick yet striking design with its all-metal body. There’s a central ridge on the rear panel that houses a large RGB LED strip. The fingerprint sensor gets a narrow angular design while the camera gets a polygonal design to go in sync with the rest of the design. The Camo version has crazy graphics that certainly demand attention from onlookers. At the front, it has an 18:9 display with slim chin and forehead. It also gets a 3.5mm headphone jack, something which the Black Shark 2 doesn’t.Prices: The Red Magic 3 has an advantageThe Black Shark 2 starts at Rs 39,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and it goes up to Rs 49,999 for the top-end variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Red Magic 3 starts at Rs 35,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top-end variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 46,999.advertisementThe Red Magic 3 clearly offers more value, especially when you consider the base variant. It even offers the 90Hz display that makes more sense in daily gaming scenarios. The Black Shark 2 demands a premium but offers a slightly more polished experience and if you seek that, you should spend more for it.ALSO READ | Nubia Red Magic 3 review: A new benchmark for gaming smartphonesALSO READ | Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone launched at starting price of around Rs 33,000, coming to India soonGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow nubiaFollow Blackshark
Next Rohan Sen ManchesterJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 18:45 IST New Zealand’s record in the World Cup semi-finals is not something they would be proud of (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand and India will play the first semi-final on July 9, Australia will take on England in the 2nd on July 11New Zealand have lost 6 out of the 7 World Cup semi-finals they have played so farThis is the first time New Zealand will face India in a World Cup semi-finalThe first semi-final of the World Cup 2019 will be a match-up between two teams who haven’t faced each other in the competition right now. India and New Zealand’s group game had been washed out in Birmingham without a ball being bowled which is why now the two teams will get another shot at getting the better of each other after both qualified for the knockouts.India topped the table after the group phase thanks to the 7 wins and one washout, thus, pushing Australia to second place, who lost their final group game against South Africa on Saturday.England and New Zealand qualified in 3rd and 4th places respectively, to complete the top-four. India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 while Australia will face hosts England once again in this edition in the second semi-final in Birmingham on July 11.Australia and New Zealand have played the most number of semi-finals and will both be appearing in the last-four clash for the eighth time in the World Cup.While Australia have not lost in the semis in all the 7 games, New Zealand have gone beyond and qualified for the final just once in 7 attempts. They entered the 2015 World Cup final where they suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia.Kane Williamson’s New Zealand will be looking to better their last-four record this time when they get ready to face Virat Kohli’s Team India for the first time in a World Cup semi-final.advertisementSemi-final 1 India v New ZealandWinner: ________Semifinal 2 Australia v EnglandWinner: ________Final: SF1 winner v SF2 winnerChampion: ________Fill in the blanks #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/iq0bkIZYgsICC (@ICC) July 7, 2019But before their face-off against the second-ranked ODI team, let’s take a look at how New Zealand have fared in the 7 semi-finals that they have played up until now.PRUDENTIAL WORLD CUP 1975New Zealand took on eventual champions West Indies in the first World Cup semi-final they played and lost by 5 wickets in a one-sided match.Clive Lloyd’s side first bowled out Glenn Turner’s New Zealand for 158 in 52.2 overs with left-arm pacer Bernard Julien taking 4 wickets. Half-centuries from Alvin Kallicharran (72) and Gordon Greenidge (55) then helped the Windies reach the target in 40.1 overs.West Indies then defeated Australia in the final at Lord’s to clinch their first World Cup trophy.The final #CWC19 standings table!A loss to South Africa in Manchester means Australia finish second on the points table behind India. pic.twitter.com/cIMNDM4utPCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019PRUDENTIAL WORLD CUP 1979The next World Cup saw England face New Zealand in the semis and this time the game was a thriller with the hosts prevailing by 9 runs in the end.Put into bat, England posted 221 for 8 in 60 overs with Graham Gooch (71), captain Mike Brearley (53) and David Randall (42) making significant contributions to the total. New Zealand in reply were restricted to 221 for 9 with John Wright top-scoring with 69 while Mike Hendrick took 3 wickets for England at Old Trafford.West Indies then beat England in the final to retain their trophy.WORLD CUP 1992The 1992 World Cup saw Pakistan taking on New Zealand and winning by 4 wickets in a close game played in Auckland.Batting first the hosts rode on captain Martin Crowe (91) and Ken Rutherford’s (50) knocks to post a challenging 262 for 7 on the board. Pakistan in reply, chased down the target with an over to spare with Inzamam-ul-Haq (60) and Javed Miandad (57 not out) leading the way with the bat.Which two teams do you think will make it to the #CWC19 final? #TeamIndia #CmonAussie #WeAreEngland #BackTheBlackcaps pic.twitter.com/MeyRwZggRiCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019Pakistan went on to beat England in the final to win their one-and-only World Cup trophy.WORLD CUP 1999Pakistan once again had the better of New Zealand in a semi-final as they won by 9 wickets in a one-sided match in Manchester.Led by Shoaib Akhtar (3/55) and Abdul Razzaq’s (2/28) superb bowling performances, Pakistan restricted the Kiwis to 241 for 7 in 50 overs. Saeed Anwar (113 not out) and Wajahatullah Wasti’s (84) opening partnership for 194 then made the job really simple for Pakistan as they reached the target in 47.3 overs.Australia then defeated Pakistan in the final to clinch the World Cup for the second time.WORLD CUP 2007New Zealand faced Sri Lanka in the semis at Kingston where they lost yet another one-sided contest by 81 runs.Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka rode on Mahela Jayawardene’s unbeaten 115 and 73 from Upul Tharanga to post 289 for 5 in 50 overs. Muttiah Muralitharan’s four-wicket haul then derailed New Zealand’s run chase as they got bowled out for 208 in 41.4 overs.advertisementSri Lanka eventually lost in the final against Australia, retained the trophy which they had won for the fourth time.WORLD CUP 2011Sri Lanka and New Zealand once again faced each other in the semis four years late and once again the Lankans had the better off the Blackcaps as they won by 5 wickets.Three wickets each from Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis helped Sri Lanka bowl New Zealand out for 217 in 48.5 overs. Tillakratne Dilshan (73) and Kumar Sangakkar (54) then laid a superb foundation for the run chase with a 120-run partnership for the second wicket which helped Sri Lanka eventually reach the target with 13 balls to spare.India then defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to clinch the World Cup after a gap of 28 years.WORLD CUP 2015New Zealand and South Africa played out an epic semi-final match at Auckland in 2015 with the hosts prevailing by 4 wickets with 1 ball remaining (DLS method).The match was reduced to 43-overs-per-side due to rain. The Proteas decided to bat first and posted a challenging 281 for 5 on the board with Faf du Plessis (82), AB de Villiers (65 not out) and David Miller (49) scoring big.The Kiwis then rode on Grant Elliott’s superb 84 not out off 73 balls to chase down the target revised target of 299 in 42.5 overs. Captain Brendon McCullum (59) and Corey Anderson (58) also made telling contributions as New Zealand reached their maiden World Cup final.McCullum’s side had defeated Australia in their group game on home soil in the tournament but unfortunately couldn’t replicate that performance in the final in Melbourne and succumbed to defeat by 7 wickets as Australia bowled them out for 183 and then chased down the target in 33.1 overs with Michael Clarke leading by example with 74 runs. It was Australia’s 5th World Cup title and first won on home soil.Also Read | Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson were captains in India vs New Zealand Under 19 World Cup semi-finalAlso Read | Rohit Sharma playing big brother role in opening partnership with KL Rahul, says Aakash ChopraAlso Read | World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stageFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 New Zealand CricketFollow India vs New ZealandFollow World CupFollow New Zealand World Cup record New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsIndia vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: New Zealand will be playing their 8th semi-final match in the World Cup on Tuesday when they take on India in Manchester on July 9.advertisement
Australia women retain Ashes after drawn Test vs EnglandAshes Test: Australia retained the Ashes after securing a draw in the only Test against England in Taunton on Sunday. Meg Lanning’s women had dominated the ODI series, winning it 3-0.advertisement India Today Web Desk TauntonJuly 21, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 22:48 IST Australia women retained the Ashes after a dominant performance in the only Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia retained the Ashes after a dominant performance in the only TestAustralia had won Ashes ODIs 3-0 against EnglandEllyse Perry and debutant Sophie Molineux shone for the visitorsAustralia women retained the Ashes even before the T20 leg of the 3-part series began by securing a draw in the only Test at the County Ground in Taunton on Sunday.Women’s Ashes is a point-based series and the team that earns the most points at the end of the series will clinch the trophy. A team will be entitled to earn two points on winning an ODI or T20I. If the match is tied or abandoned, both teams will receive a point each. The only Test had 4 points up for grabs and England needed nothing less than a win to keep their hopes alive.Australia dominated the ODI series against England winning it 3-0 and the drawn Test has helped them retain the Ashes. England and Australia will play three T20Is, starting July 26.Australia were holders of the Ashes as they won it in the backyard of England in 2015 and then retained the trophy in Australia in 2017.Led by Ellyse Perry’s hundred, Australia posted 420/8 declared in their first innings that extended to 3 days after a rain interruption on Day 2. Australia were 230/7 in the second innings on Day 4 before players shook hands, signalling the end of a drawn Test.Ellyse Perry remained unbeaten on 76 as the senior Australia batter dominated the English bowling attack in the only Ashes Test. Ellyse Perry scored her 2nd successive hundred-plus score in an Ashes Test as her 116 in the 1st innings gave Australia the early control.Notably, Ellyse Perry was dismissed after 329 runs, 655 balls, 3 years, 11 months and 6 days in Test cricket as the Australia star fell after making a hundred on Day 2.advertisementAll-rounder Sophie Molineux scored a quickfire 41 to cap off a memorable Ashes debut. The 21-year-old will be the one to watch out for in future as she demolished the England batting unit, finishing with figures of 4 for 95 in 37 overs.Molineux got the big wickets of Heather Knight, Amy Jones and Sarah Taylor on Day 3 to dent the England reply.Natalie Sciver put up a valiant fight for England as she hit 88 to make sure England’s middle-order didn’t collapse. Amy Jones’ 64 set a good platform for the hosts but they failed to build on it.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Australia womenFollow England Women
14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene With summer temperatures starting to pick up, many of us are upgrading our gear and heading for the nearest river or lake. Whether you’re a seasoned angler, casual trout fisherman, or a novice with a rod, navigating the myriad gear bags, vests, packs and accessories available for a fly fisherman can be quite a task. We recently sat down with some of the team from Fishpond to discuss fishing gear, upcycling materials, and conservation. We were happily surprised to see how far recycled fabrics and gear have come, and to see how their company is collaborating in the industry to keep our waterways pristine.Related: Outsmart The Trout | How To Clean A FishFishpond has an entire collection of packs, bags, and gear storage accessories devoted to up-cycling old materials. Almost everything they build features Cyclepond fabric, that is recycled from commercial fishing nets. We were especially excited about the Westwater collection, which is built with a TPU-coating on the fabric to ensure durability and waterproofing for many seasons to come.Westwater Rolltop BackpackThis backpack is built as a functional drybag, keeping your essentials safe from a dip in the river or a downpour. The pack fabric is strong enough to withstand years of abuse on bushwhacks along your favorite rivers or getting soaked in rafts and fishing boats. The waist and shoulder straps are open mesh against your body, helping to wick sweat away on hikes in, and drain quickly when wet.Westwater Rolling DuffelThe Duffel is your weapon of choice when hauling gear for a couple of weeks of fishing on the coast or mountains. When you absolutely have to keep everything dry from the airport to the lodge, you won’t find a better solution. Burly 420 denier Cyclepond fabric has the same TPU welded construction as the backpack, along with reinforced zippers and rugged wheels.Chaco CollaborationFishpond doesn’t stop at the recycling though. They have teamed up with Chaco Sandals and the Western Rivers Conservancy to produce limited edition runs of two popular Chaco models, the Z2 and Flip. Featuring Vibram Megagrip rubber soles, these sandals are perfect for summer river adventures. Each pair sold benefits the Conservancy by protecting fragile ecosystems through outreach and land acquisition programs. It’s not often you can sport gear that is functional and will help you be able to share your favorite fishing spots with the next generation. Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever 1. Westwater Rolltop Backpack 2. Westwater Rolling Duffel 3. Chaco Collaboration Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations
Porsche will travel to the Los Angeles Motor Show that will throw open its doors next month to introduce a new model dubbed Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The Clubsport is essentially a track-only version of the street-legal Cayman GT4 (pictured) that was unveiled earlier this year in Geneva.Full details are being kept under wraps until the beginning of the Los Angeles show, so what the Clubsport will look like inside and out is anyone’s guess for the time being. All we know so far is that it will boast a naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine tuned to deliver 385 horsepower. The six will spin the rear wheels via a dual-clutch automatic transmission controlled by shift paddles and a locking rear differential.Performance specifications haven’t been published yet. For what it’s worth, the street-legal GT4 — which is presumably a lot heavier than the 2,866-pound track-spec Clubsport — can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and go on to a top speed of 183 mph.To help pilots make the most of the Clubsport’s power on the track, Porsche has fitted the coupe with front suspension components borrowed from the 911 GT3 Cup, an upgraded racing brake system, a full roll cage and a bucket seat with a six-point safety harness.Related: 2017 Porsche Cayman and Boxster to get a flat-four engineThe Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is scheduled to go on sale nationwide shortly after it’s fully unveiled in the City of Angels. Pricing information hasn’t been announced yet.Starting next year, the GT4 Clubsport will be eligible to participate in a long list of race series around the world, including the Pirelli World Challenge, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, and the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. Additionally, owners will be able to participate in races organized by the Porsche Club of America.This was originally a post on our brother site, Digital Trends. Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH
Editors’ Recommendations Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continues to grow in importance for automakers who wish to showcase the latest and greatest in vehicle technology, but what about tech companies who want to show the latest and greatest ways to build a car?That appears to be Faraday Future’s mission. The soon-to-be Las Vegas-based startup has $1 billion in financial backing and some of the leading minds from Tesla and other forward-thinking automakers at its disposal. Now we’re beginning to see what the organization has in mind for the future of the automobile.Ahead of the 2016 CES, Faraday distributed video teasers of a sleek-looking concept car racing around a sometimes digital, sometimes tangible racing circuit. Though considerably higher-tech. than a typical car concept teaser, it was still business as usual for the automotive industry. On the surface, even Faraday Future’ FFZero1 concept looks standard-issue. The low profile, massive arches, and stretched body panels are all familiar, but the startup’s lengthy press conference revealed that its plans are anything but ordinary.The real news is the brand’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), Farday’s “vision for the future of mobility,” as it were. Unlike current modular chassis structures, the VPA is more customizable thanks to “strings” of batteries arranged in the platform’s base. By adding or removing strings, they change the dynamic of the car – more strings could lead to a large electric SUV. Fewer stings could equate to a small economy hatchback (and everything in between).“The FFZERO1 Concept is an amplified version of the design and engineering philosophies informing FF’s forthcoming production vehicles,” said Richard Kim, head of design, Faraday Future. “This project liberated our designers and inspired new approaches for vehicle forms, proportions and packaging that we can apply to our upcoming production models.”It’s more than just body styles, too. Faraday claims that its VPA can house up to three or four electric motors and can enable front, all, or rear-wheel drive. It all boils down to Faraday’s vision for creating as many vehicle types are consumers could demand, in the most efficient way possible. Compared to the industry’s present lead time of three to five years for a new vehicle (from design to production), it would appear Faraday’s concept would be a decidedly shorter time table.As for the FFZERO1, it’s genuinely just a physical representation of how extreme Faraday can go with its platform. You want a supercar? VPA can do that. As for its styling, it’s similar to some Gran Turismo Vision Concepts that automakers have revealed over the past two years, as well as present Le Mans prototypes. Air flow appears to be the main purpose of its shape.Inside, the driver seat tilts back at a 45-degree angle, and is connected to the car’s halo safety system that supports the head and neck by attaching to a helmet designed specifically for the car. This headpiece will also gather biometric data on the driver while providing water and oxygen. Sounds like the future of racing more than casual Sunday drives on a mountain pass.Faraday Future also claims the FFZero1 is equipped with all technology needed for autonomous driving, including internet connectivity and a fly-by-wire system with built in sensors.Should the far-fetched concept reach production, Faraday Future says it would come with 1,000 horsepower and could hit 60 mph in 3.0 seconds on its way to a 200 mph + top speed.Though a 1,000-hp EV supercar sounds thrilling, let’s remember that the real wonderment is contained within the FFZero1’s forward-thinking architecture. Things will move quickly with this new kid on the block, so keep a close eye on Faraday Future. Is It a Home of the Future or a Nod to the Past? On the Rocks is Both The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording
The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells Clearly we’re not talking about shedding clothes. We’re talking about Joyce Farms from Winston Salem, NC, and their Old World approach on how to do things not only the traditional way, but the right way. Today we’ll let you in on what puts Joyce Farms in a class of their own in the farming industry and highlight a few of their noteworthy poultry recipes just in time for the Easter holiday.Established in 1962, Joyce Farms is a third-generation family owned and operated poultry, beef, and game enterprise. They raise and maintain a wide range of livestock on many of their farms across the South. You can visit their site and order anything from Heritage Black Turkey to Premium Steaks and Naked Duck, just to name a few.They believe in an Old World grazing method called the “Naked” philosophy. This basically means that their livestock are raised free of antibiotics, steroids, hormones, growth stimulants, animal by-products, and pesticides. This type of farming is so rare to witness these days because everyone wants everything quick, fast, and easy, but Joyce Farms refuses to compromise on quality. They’re sticking with their philosophy because they take great pride in being the only authentic Label Rouge Poultry producer in the United States. Now that’s something to be proud of.Related: How to Roast your own Rotisserie ChickenSo with spring right around the corner, we’ve got the all-important Easter dinner to prepare for and Joyce Farms’ executive chef Dennis Drone has some killer recipes that even your in-laws will love. Chef Drone was born in the Loire Valley region of France and was exposed to wild game at an early age. He’s a highly skilled chef with a multicultural background and experience at all levels of the restaurant industry. Bottom line is that this guy knows his way around a kitchen. For the upcoming holiday, he’s serving up a Roasted Pintade (Guinea Hen) with Spring Onions, Roast Duck, and Rosemary Garlic Roasted Heritage Chicken. Now do you understand what we meant by drool-inducing? Check out his recipes and give Joyce Farms some love on their Facebook and Instagram.1. Roasted Pintade (Guinea Hen) with Spring Onions:Serving Size: 4 peoplePrep Time: 20 min.Cook Time: 1 hr.Ingredients1 whole Joyce Farms Pintade10 pcs spring white or purple onions3 cloves garlic3 sprigs thyme1 laurel bay leaf2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp coarse salt6 rounds ground black pepperfrom mill3 oz butter6 oz dry white wine Unwrap the ducks and allow them to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. With a fork, prick the skin without piercing the meat. This will allow the fat to drain off while the ducks cook.Meanwhile, in a very large stock pot which can hold the 2 ducks, heat the chicken broth with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt until it boils. Add the ducks very carefully and bring the stock back to a boil. If there isn’t enough stock to cover the ducks, add the hottest tap water to cover. If the ducks float to the top, place a plate on top to keep them immersed. When the stock comes back to a boil, lower the heat and simmer the ducks in the stock for 45 minutes.When the ducks are finished simmering, skim off enough duck fat from the top of the stock to pour a film on the bottom of a 14 by 18 by 3-inch roasting pan. This will keep the ducks from sticking when they roast. Carefully take the ducks out of the stock, holding them over the pot to drain. Place them in the roasting pan, pat the skin dry with paper towels, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and the pepper. If you have time, allow the ducks to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow the skin to dry.Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. (Be sure your oven is very clean or it will smoke!) Roast the ducks for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to rest, covered with aluminum foil, for 20 minutes. Serve warm.3. Rosemary Garlic Roasted Heritage Chicken:Serving Size: 4 peopleIngredients4 large cloves garlic2 sprigs rosemary2 tsp. kosher salt1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper1 tsp. white wine2 oz. unsalted butter13 1/2 lb to 4 lb Joyce Farms Poulet Rouge Chicken1 leaf sage Remove the Pintade from the refrigerator 10 minutes before preparationHeat oven to 425°FWash the spring onions. Cut the green part, finely chop it and reserveCut the root of the spring onions and halve the white part lengthwise. ReserveTake the Pintade out of its bag, rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Brush the skin of the Pintade with half of the oil and place the Thyme, Bay leaf and garlic inside the cavity of the Pintade. Season with salt and pepper inside and out of the Pintade.Place an oven-proof dish a bit larger than the Pintade in the oven for 5 minutesRemove dish from oven and place the Pintade sideways on a thigh. Place in oven for 15 minutes.Remove the dish from the oven, flip the Pintade on the other thigh. Place the onions and the butter in the dish around the Pintade and return to the oven for 15 minutes.Remove the dish from the oven, place the Pintade on its back, taking care to arrange the onions around, and add the white wine. Baste the bird and return to the oven. Cook for another 30 minutes or until the internal temperature at the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°F.Add the chopped green part of the onion to the dish and baste the bird with the cooking juices.Let the Pintade rest for 10 minutes, cut in serving pieces and serve immediately with cooking juices and onions.2. Roast Duck:Serving Size: 4 peoplePrep Time: 35 min.Cook Time: 1 hr.Ingredients2 Joyce Farms Naked Ducks (5 to 5 1/2 lbs each)innards and wing tips removed6 qts. chicken brothKosher salt1 tsp black pepperfreshly ground 1. Roasted Pintade (Guinea) with Spring Onions 2. Roast Duck 3. Rosemary Garlic Roasted Heritage Chicken How to Cook Steak in the Oven Editors’ Recommendations 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Soften butter to room temperature.Preheat oven to 350°F.Mince the garlic and place in a small mixing bowl.Mince one sprig of the rosemary and add to the garlic.Add the softened butter and stir to combine. Season with the salt and black pepper. Add the white wine and incorporate thoroughly. (You can use a small food processor to make this step easier.)Remove the chicken from its packaging, and lightly rinse with cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.Slide your fingers between the skin and the breast meat to create a pocket on both lobes of the breast. Stuff this space with as much of the Rosemary-Garlic butter as possible. Be careful not to tear the skin.Place the second Rosemary sprig in the cavity, and if there is still room, add any remaining Rosemary-Garlic Butter.Tuck the wing tips under the bird and tie the legs together using butchers’ twine to create a tight package (this is called Trussing the bird).Roast in the oven until minimum internal temperature reaches 165°F, measured in the thickest part of the thigh using a probe thermometer.Allow the bird to rest for 10 minutes before untying and carving. Serve with Natural Jus.
Over 2,000 previously unregistered machines were licensed during a Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) licensing amnesty late last year. Story Highlights Over 2,000 previously unregistered machines were licensed during a Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) licensing amnesty late last year.“That was an important breakthrough in terms of bringing the kind of control we want to the industry,” said Chief Executive Officer at the BGLC, Vitus Evans, at a recent JIS Think Tank.He said that the amnesty was undertaken in preparation for the new licensing period, which begins in February.“We knew that there were a number of illegal operators out there, and so we tried to engage them to get them to register,” he noted.He said it is important for the industry to be regulated, as there are various stakeholders, as well as the Government, whose interests must be protected.The amnesty, which took place between November 15 and December 31, resulted in the BGLC discovering more than 3,000 illegal gaming machines at over 1,000 locations across Jamaica.“It is $10,000 to license each machine, so the illegal machines found would have represented $30 million in lost revenue to the Government in the gaming machines sector alone,” said Director of Licensing at the BGLC, Maurice Thompson.He noted that the illegal operators were identified by the compliance team in the field, noting that they were mostly found in community bars, hairdressing parlors and restaurants.Mr. Thompson urged persons with unregistered machines to get regularised, as they could face penalties such as seizure of the machines, and operators could be arrested and charged.He warned that players could also be arrested and charged, and will have no redress if they have difficulty getting payout from winnings on these illegal machines.All licensed machines have a disc at the front, indicating the year it is licensed, similar to a motor vehicle.The gaming industry is a major revenue source for the Government, with $6.5 billion generated in 2018.Four per cent of BGLC’s revenue goes to the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund. “That was an important breakthrough in terms of bringing the kind of control we want to the industry,” said Chief Executive Officer at the BGLC, Vitus Evans, at a recent JIS Think Tank. He said that the amnesty was undertaken in preparation for the new licensing period, which begins in February.
Government is seeking to increase business between the tourism industry and the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, in a bid to boost the economy. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the linkages will boost local production and help to reduce the country’s import bill. Dr. McNeill was speaking at a stakeholders’ consultation at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on Thursday, February 28, where the linkages between the tourism and agricultural sectors were explored. A consultation with the manufacturing sector was held last year. The Minster noted that everyone was looking to tourism as the driver of economic growth in the country, but greater effort has to be made to ensure that “our homegrown produce and manufactured goods are used in the sector to ensure that the country retains more of what it earns.” To ensure this happens, a Task Force has been created with representatives from Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Jamaica Agricultural Society, Jamaica Manufacturers Association and other entities to work together in a bid to better serve the various sectors. Dr. McNeill also reported that there will be a unit established within the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment that will facilitate the linkages. “We are going to pull all the discussions we have had with agriculture and manufacturing, with other areas, such as entertainment and transport, and what we will be doing is putting in place a policy document that deals specifically with deepening the linkages between tourism and all the other areas of our society,” he said. Speaking on behalf of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), President, Senator Norman Grant, welcomed the initiative, calling it a “game changer” and a huge opportunity to grow the economy by engaging the large and small farmers. The Senator pointed out that the tourism sector’s current overall consumption of local fresh produce, fruits and meats is at 10 per cent. He proposes an incentive to the hotels that use locally grown produce. Senator Grant noted that the Jamaican farmers have the capacity to produce a substantial amount of the $1.5 billion worth of food that is imported in the country.
“Over the past two decades, Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has grown exponentially, now employing over 26,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island in locations such as Portmore, Kingston and St. Andrew, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Lucea and Montego Bay,” Ms. Henry said. President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could soon become the country’s number-one source of employment.Speaking at the media launch of ‘Outsource2Jamaica: Symposium & Expo’ on February 8 in Montego Bay, St. James, Ms. Henry said BPO is one of the fastest growing industries, which has contributed in excess of US$450 million to Jamaica’s economy, and has exponential multiplier effects with other sectors, such as security, transportation, retail, food and beverage, insurance, financial and others.She added that based on current trajectory, the sector is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020.“Over the past two decades, Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has grown exponentially, now employing over 26,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island in locations such as Portmore, Kingston and St. Andrew, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Lucea and Montego Bay,” Ms. Henry said.“It is against this backdrop that, in collaboration with our members and partners, that the BPIAJ is pleased to be hosting the first ever Outsource2Jamaica: Symposium & Expo right here in beautiful Montego Bay,” she added.Slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the event will be staged from April 11 to 13, 2018.Ms. Henry said it will bring together a diverse group of global experts, technocrats, local entrepreneurs, government officials, BPO leaders, buyers and service providers.The President noted that as “the advocacy gateway for the sector”, the BPIAJ remains focused in promoting the interest of players in the industry, facilitating industry through investments and business growth, knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices.“Our passion for excellent outsourcing, building brand Jamaica and promoting social and economic development across Jamaica has been our mantra since inception,” she said.Ms. Henry said the BPO sector also provides real opportunities for career advancement, adding that most persons are not aware that the industry has one of the best supervisor-to-agent ratios and manager-to-supervisor ratios.“Furthermore, based on how the sector provides equal opportunity for growth, irrespective of qualification, age, colour or creed, this sector should be the centre stage in contributing to a vibrant and equitable future for our young people,” she argued. Story Highlights President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could soon become the country’s number-one source of employment. She added that based on current trajectory, the sector is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020.
Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says police officers and judges will be trained as part of the proposed implementation of the Child Diversion Programme. Child diversion is the process of implementing measures dealing with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the law, without resorting to formal judicial proceedings. Story Highlights Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says police officers and judges will be trained as part of the proposed implementation of the Child Diversion Programme.This, he said, will help in preparing them to determine when and how best to utilise the measures under this intervention.Child diversion is the process of implementing measures dealing with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the law, without resorting to formal judicial proceedings.Training is among the measures that will be undertaken as the Government seeks to introduce child diversion to the criminal justice system.Minister Chuck, while closing the debate on the Child Diversion Bill during the sitting of the House on Wednesday (May 9), said the legislation seeks to enable the implementation of child diversion measures in dealing with children who come into conflict with the law.The Minister explained that the process will begin with the police, who can first decide to release the child with an informal warning if it is a minor offence that was committed.He noted, however, that where it is a more serious offence, or the child is very unruly and refuses to accept the advice, then a formal warning will be given. The parents of the child will also be brought in and interviewed to ensure that they participate in assisting the child to steer from a life of crime.“The child and parents will be told what offence has been committed and why we are utilising the warning to avoid taking the child to court. So, if the warning is adhered to, and the child accepts that everything is okay and (agrees to) go straight, then there is no need to go further,” he said.Mr. Chuck further explained that the child diversion committee would be informed of the case, and will then observe the behaviour of the child over a period of time. He noted that if the conditions of the warning are adhered to, then the case ends, but if the child continues to misbehave, then the matter may have to go to court.“Once the child has been charged or convicted, if the continuing Child Diversion Programme is carried out, then the sentence would not be imposed and the child would be released. But if the child fails to complete the programme, he will be brought back to court and will be sentenced, which could be incarceration,” he explained.The Minister pointed out that if the child is convicted, before sentencing the child will be given another opportunity to “go straight”.“We will be doing everything to assist the young wrongdoers in our society to go straight. It is not our intention that the wrongdoers should just be charged, prosecuted and incarcerated. We want to do everything in our powers to ensure that, at every stage, we give the child as much assistance to lead on a straight and narrow path,” he said.Among the main objectives of the Child Diversion Bill are (a) ensuring that every child in conflict with the law is treated in a manner that recognises and upholds human dignity and worth; (b) diverting the child away from engaging in deviant and delinquent behaviours; and (c) instilling in the child respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.The Bill will also see to the establishment of a child diversion office; child diversion committees; and a child diversion oversight committee. It also addresses the structure of the Child Diversion Programme, the circumstances under which a child is to be referred, among other things.The Bill was passed with 33 amendments. It will now be sent to the Upper House for approval. Minister Chuck, while closing the debate on the Child Diversion Bill during the sitting of the House on Wednesday (May 9), said the legislation seeks to enable the implementation of child diversion measures in dealing with children who come into conflict with the law.