Melbourne, St Thomas secure berth in final

first_img MASSIVE RESULT Melbourne and St Thomas earned the right to contest the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup after recording contrasting first-innings wins over University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club yesterday. Melbourne, in their first finals appearance since 2012, overcame the challenge of UWI after scoring 274 in response to the home team’s 244 at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI. Leading the batting exploits of Melbourne was United States batsman Steven Taylor, who ended unbeaten on 138. The left-handed strokemaker, who batted at number three and was 63 not out overnight after his team closed on 145 for one, slammed 12 fours and three sixes. He also shared in a 179-run second-wicket stand with Guyanese opener Trevon Griffith, who added six to his overnight score of 63. In-form national all-rounder Rovman Powell, with six wickets for 75, led the bowling for UWI, with off-spinner Horaine Linton, two for 73, providing assistance. Batting a second time, UWI – who were contesting their first semi-final after entering the country’s premier two-day tournament two seasons ago – closed on 172 for eight when stumps were drawn minutes after 5 p.m. “It’s a massive result for us, having not reached the final for a while,” said Melbourne captain, Nikita Miller, reacting to their win. “We have had a good season so far and it was good to see us come here and get the better of a decent UWI team,” he added. At Goodyear Oval in St Thomas, the home team, after resuming on 178 for eight in reply to Kingston’s modest first-innings total of 163, scored 190, with in-form left-arm spinner, Paul Harrison, claiming seven for 33. Captain Carlton Baugh Jr top-scored with 53. Facing a deficit of 27, Kingston then went in chase of quick runs to try and force a result, and declared their second innings on 222 for four. Big-hitting opener Aaron Johnson hit 62, with all-rounder Derval Green adding 59. Set an outright victory target of 195, St Thomas closed on 112 for four.last_img read more

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Dhanushs wacky dance moves in TEJOTF song Madaari grips internet

first_imgWoaah….what a cool move nd song too Lets nacho Jadoo ka pantra… #Madaari is rocking Madari is here to dance on his tunes Another great number by @ dhanushkraja is so great! Jadu’s box is now open what a song, Madari from the movie “The extraordinary Journey of th fakir” must watch video #MadaariManiaNow Pihu % @pihu3333 Only he can moves and still look so handsome Mostly expected Madaari mania starts #MadaariManiaNow Wow sach guyz it’s Madaari song of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is out it’s wonderful #MadaariManiaNow Mona lisa‏ @monalisa77_ I definitely Such a feet moving song, Madaari is here to make you dance to his tunes #MadaariManiaNow Nishi Singh Thakur‏ @Nishi_thakur21 Pllaying Madaari from #TheExtraordinaryJourneyOfTheFakir on loop Another brilliant number by @ItsAmitTrivedi @dhanushkraja #MadaariManiaNow प्रेरणा.xOxO‏ @pyalaa_center_img Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in the music video of the second song Madaari from The Extraordinary Journey of the FakirTwitterThe makers of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (TEJOTF) have released its second song Madaari and Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in this peppy number have wowed the music lovers.After wooing audience across India, Dhanush is now making his Hollywood debut with The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The film, which is based on the book by Romain Puértolas, revolves around an Indian street magician’s journey to Paris. He finds himself in the midst of a crazy adventure he never bargained for. It was screened at international film festivals and received a lot of critical acclaim and awards.The makers recently released the trailer and the first song Angrezi Luv Shuv from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. Both of them have got a thumbs up from the audience. Now, they have dropped its second song from Madaari. It is a peppy number composed by Amit Trivedi.The song Madaari has vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Nikhita Gandhi. Dhanush’s adorable dance moves are one of the major highlights of the number, and Oscar-nominated actress Berenice Bejo is equally terrific in this song. Many people on the internet have fallen in love with his dance moves and are busy circulating its link on social media.Here is what they have to say about Madaari.Vikas jain‏ @Vikas__Jain Velli Mamta‏ @MamtaParmar19 jiya‏ @jiyabharati Mukesh Prajapat‏ @Mukesh_p9 Avantika Pandit❤️‏ @Avantika_Pandit अस्तिमा‏ @singh_Asteema What a amazing song such amazing acted by @dhanushkraja I’m totally impressed.lets enjoy and get ready to dance at madaari tunes. Loving the vibe. Madaari just amped it up! Such a fun and peppy number MadaariManiaNow Hey guys don’t miss to watch #MadaariManiaNow Madaari is such a super cool dance @dhanushkraja ‘s dance are Let’s enjoy and Get ready to dance on madaari tunes. #MadaariManiaNowThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is directed by Ken Scott and produced by Saurabh Gupta, Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal, Aditi Anand, Samir Gupta, Luc Bossi, Jaime Mateus-Tique, Gregoire Lassalle and Genevieve Lemal. The film will be releasing in India, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Malaysia on June 21.Watch Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in the music video of the second song Madaari from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir:last_img read more

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US House votes against Trump impeachment

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos COPY LINK IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:34Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?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 … Close Close Trumps Stands By Racist Tweets About Freshmen Congresswomen: If Youre Not Happy, You Can Leavecenter_img US President Donald TrumpReutersThe US House of Representatives has killed a resolution to impeach US President Donald Trump over his “racist” tweets against four Democratic lawmakers.The House on Wednesday voted 332-95 to table the bill, signifying a deeply divided Democratic Party on whether to impeach Trump, especially after Trump fired racially charged tweets at progressive lawmakers that evoked outcry from both sides of the aisle, Xinhua reported.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to persuade fellow Democratic lawmakers that impeaching Trump was not the best strategy, but frustration against the Trump administration over immigration policies, obstruction of justice allegations and personal attacks on political opponents gave a sizable portion of House Democrats enough reason to rebel against the party leadership and back impeachment proceedings.Trump on Sunday told a group of four ethnic minority female lawmakers to “go back” to the “places from which they came,” and later doubled down on his position in saying that the lawmakers “hate” the US. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Respond To Trumps Racist Tweets The remarks received universal criticism from the Democratic Party, and many Republican lawmakers also said such statements were inappropriate.The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to condemn Trump for the remarks, with four Republican lawmakers joining the ranks of Democrats in supporting the bill.According to the Pew Research Center, there are currently 52 voting members in the House and 16 members in the Senate who are immigrants or children of immigrants, most of them are Democrats.last_img read more

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Former cricketer and CSK manager VB Chandrasekhar found dead suicide suspected

first_imgDevastated to hear that VB Chandrasekhar has passed away. I remember him in the first ever IPL auction in 2008, raising the paddle to the unheard sum of $ 1.5 million dollars to bring MS Dhoni to CSK. He will be missed.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 15, 2019 VB Chandrasekhar.TwitterFormer Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar was found dead at his residence in Chennai on Thursday. The former Indian opener was found hanging and according to police sources, he might have committed suicide, reported NDTV. According to other reports, initially it was suspected that he might have died due to cardiac arrest but later the police confirmed that he committed suicide. The police have said financial liabilities connected to his Tamil Nadu Premier League team “VB Kanchi Veerans”, may have led to the dire act. However, no suicide note has been recovered.”Financial liabilities appear to be the reason,” a senior police officer told NDTV.The former Indian cricketer is survived by his wife and two daughters. Chandrasekhar played his debut first-class match at the age of 25. He then went onto score 4,999 runs in the 81 matches he played with a career best of 237 not out. He had an average List A career scoring 1053 runs in the 41 matches he played.The 57-year-old cricketer who was six days short of his birthday represented India in seven ODI matches but due to poor performances, his career was short-lived. Post-retirement he was involved in coaching and commentary. The former right-handed batsman was also a national selector for sometime after which he had his stint as a manager of the Chennai Super Kings team for three years. Chandrasekhar was the person behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s arrival into Chennai Super King. The whole cricketing fraternity was shocked by his sudden demise and took to Twitter to write down their tribute to the former wicket-keeper batsman.Harbhajan Singh Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman expressed their disbelief and expressed condolences for his family and friends.”Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose condolences to the family,” Harbhajan wrote.Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose ☹️ condolences to the family @CSKFansOfficial @ChennaiIPL @BCCI— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 15, 2019″Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” Kumble tweeted.Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019″Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrashekar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP,” Laxman wrote.Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2019Indian cricketer Suresh Raina mentioned what a crucial role he played for the foundation of CSK. Former team director of KKR Joy Bhattacharya also mentioned how instrumental he was in bringing MS Dhoni to CSK.Extremely sad & shocked to hear about the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar sir. His consistent efforts made it possible to set the right foundation of the CSK team. He always encouraged & believed in us since very beginning. My deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/g2mtq8wRos — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2019last_img read more

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US must cut 755 diplomatic staff says Putin

first_imgRussian and the US flags running up as the US Secretary of State arrives at Moscow Vnukovo Airport. AFP file photoPresident Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new US sanctions approved by Congress.Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two US diplomatic properties after the US House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia. The White House said on Friday that US President Donald Trump would sign the sanctions bill.Putin said in an interview with Vesti TV released on Sunday that the United States would have to cut its diplomatic and technical staff by 755 people by Sept. 1.“Because more than 1,000 workers – diplomats and support staff – were working and are still working in Russia, 755 must stop their activity in the Russian Federation,” he said.The new US sanctions were partly a response to conclusions by US intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, and to punish Russia further for its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.Russia’s response suggested it had set aside initial hopes of better ties with Washington under Trump, something the Republican president, before he was elected, had said he wanted to achieve.A federal law enforcement investigation and multiple US congressional probes looking into the possibility that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia have made it harder for Trump to open a new chapter with Putin. Russia denies it interfered in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion.Moscow said on Friday that the United States had until Sept. 1 to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, matching the number of Russian diplomats left in the United States after Washington expelled 35 Russians in December.On Friday, an official at the US Embassy, who did not wish to be identified, said the embassy employed about 1,100 diplomatic and support staff in Russia, including Russian and US citizens.‘UNCALLED-FOR ACT’The State Department declined to comment on the exact number of embassy and consular staff in Russia.But a State Department official called Russia’s action “a regrettable and uncalled-for act.”“We are assessing the impact of such a limitation and how we will respond to it,” the official said on condition of anonymity.As of 2013, the US mission in Russia, including the Moscow embassy and consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, employed 1,279 staff, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report that year. That included 934 “locally employed” staff and 301 US “direct-hire” staff, from 35 US government agencies, the report said.That breakdown suggested the actual number of Americans forced to leave Russia would be far less than 755.“We dont (sic) have 755 American diplomats in Russia,” said Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia, in a post on Twitter on Sunday.The cuts would likely affect how quickly the United States is able to process Russian applications for US visas, McFaul said.“If these cuts are real, Russians should expect to wait weeks if not months to get visas to come to US,” he said.Putin said Russia could take more measures against the United States, but not at the moment.“I am against it as of today,” Putin said in the interview with Vesti TV.He repeated that the US sanctions were a step to worsening relations between the two countries.“We were waiting for quite a long time that maybe something would change for the better, were holding out hope that the situation would change somehow. But it appears that even if it changes someday it will not change soon,” Putin said.He said Moscow and Washington were achieving results on cooperation, however, even “in this quite difficult situation.” The creation of the southern de-escalation zone in Syria showed a concrete result of the joint work between the two countries, Putin said.last_img read more

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YouTube Adds Eventbrite Concert Ticketing Tour Listings for Certified Artists Music Videos

first_img“This partnership is a homerun for artists, fans and independent venues and promoters,” Andrew Dreskin, president of Eventbrite’s music division, said in a statement. “We’re fired up to leverage the power of video discovery to help our clients drive ticket sales, support artists that play their venues, and give fans the kinds of live music experiences they’ll never forget.”In addition to YouTube, Eventbrite has more than 50 distribution partners including Spotify, Facebook, Instagram and Bandsintown.Here’s a visualization of what the Eventbrite integration on YouTube’s mobile app looks  like: Popular on Variety YouTube struck a deal with Eventbrite letting musicians automatically list live performances and sell tickets for the U.S. venues and festivals that use Eventbrite as their ticketing partner.The YouTube-Evenbrite deal covers thousands of artists who have YouTube Official Artist Channels. According to YouTube, more than 1 billion people per month come to the video platform to listen to music and discover new artists.Through the pact with Eventbrite and its similar deal with Ticketmaster — which kicked off in November 2017 — YouTube now covers more than 70% of the U.S. ticketing market. “We’ll continue to add new artists and venues of all sizes to our list in North America as well as expand globally,” YouTube said in announcing the Eventbrite partnership.Starting Thursday (Oct. 18), users watching videos on YouTube Official Artist Channels will see (where applicable) an Eventbrite-fed “On Tour” section below the video listing live music performances throughout the U.S. The listings include a prominent “Tickets” button, which will let fans purchase tickets directly from Eventbrite.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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