INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 04: Defensive back Jamel Dean of Auburn runs the 40-yard dash during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Update: We have a new leader. Ole Miss defensive back Zedrick Woods just ran a 4.29 and is the fastest player at the combine this year.Officially the FASTEST 40 of the 2019 #NFLCombine…@OleMissFB DB Zedrick Woods runs a 4.29!!! 🔥 @ZedrickW pic.twitter.com/QJNFkcifSe— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2019Earlier: The 40-yard dash portion of the NFL Combine is wrapping up. While it looks as though John Ross’ record is safe, there were still a handful of players who managed to stand out from the crowd.NFL.com released the official 40 times from the combine and there is a clear winner for fastest in the league: Auburn cornerback Jamel Dean. The All-SEC Second-Team cornerback ran the 40 in 4.30 seconds, putting him just ahead of Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell and UMass wide receiver Andy Isabella, who both ran it in 4.31 seconds..@AuburnFootball CB Jamel Dean runs a 4.31u 40-yard dash!Tied for the fastest 40 of the 2019 #NFLCombine 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZibOdL80tq— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2019For the second year in a row, none of the players managed to clock in under 4.30. In 2017, wide receiver John Ross set the all-time record with a 4.22 40-time. He ultimately went No. 9 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.Here are the top 12 performers in the 40-yard dash from the NFL combine:Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn – 4.30Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State – 4.31Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts – 4.31Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia – 4.33D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss – 4.33Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State – 4.35Mark Fields, CB, Clemson – 4.37Greedy Williams, CB, LSU – 4.37Zedrick Woods, S, Ole Miss – 4.37Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri – 4.39Darnell Savagae, S, Maryland – 4.39Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn – 4.39The skill position players may not have broken any records, but the defensive lineman and linebackers certainly did. Montez Sweat recorded a blazing 4.41, the fastest ever for a defensive lineman.Several linebackers similarly recorded wideout-level speed. LSU’s Devin White, Michigan’s Devin Bush, and Texas’ Gary Johnson all ran it in 4.43 records or better.The fastest running back was Oklahoma State back Justice Hill at 4.40. The fastest quarterback was Penn State’s Trace McSorley, who did it in 4.57 seconds.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska spring football began on March 4. Last week. the school had its spring break, which meant a bit of time in the middle of the session for the players to unwind.The older Huskers on the team had different plans, though. As spring break came to a close, they texted the team, calling for a captain’s practice over the weekend.That meant players had to cut off their vacations early. After a 4-8 season, I can’t imagine too many objections though.The call came from defensive lineman Damian Jackson, a former Navy SEAL, and naturally, one of the more respected guys on the team.Scott Frost is thrilled that so many players came back to get the second half of Nebraska spring football off to a fast start.From the Lincoln Journal Star:As Darrion Daniels, another senior defensive lineman, recounts it, the mass text to the team from Jackson read something like this, “Hey y’all, we went 4-8 last year, we don’t have the luxury to enjoy a full spring break so make sure you guys cut it off halfway through the week and then get back early so we can get in some good work.”That led to a Sunday captains’ practice before official work began again Monday morning on the tail end of spring break.“I wasn’t just happy, I was thrilled with the way the guys came back,” Frost said, making note of the players-only practice. “They handled spring break, there are 100 things that could happen on spring break, we all know that. … We had an intense fast practice on Monday and it looked like they hadn’t left or missed a step.Frost praised the team’s maturity, and compared it to last year, when he said the team experienced a dip in performance at the middle of spring.Entering year two, after a disappointing season, the Huskers won’t be hurting for motivation this fall.[Lincoln Journal Star]
“This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11,” Finebaum said.This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11. https://t.co/4hNwqlesw3— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 11, 2019Swinney’s comment came from an appearance on “Basketball & Beyond with Coach K” in February.David Hood of TigerNet.com unearthed the comment while listening to the interview and wrote about it this week.“I think it was all fun and games early on. It was, ‘Aww, isn’t that sweet’ and all that stuff. I don’t know about walls, but I am kinda like Osama bin Dabo,” Swinney said, with a laugh. “I have to navigate my way through the caves and back channels too make my way through Alabama these days. They aren’t happy to see me, but it’s all good. It’s a good problem.”Dabo made the comments in jest, but reaction fans from around the country weren’t happy.We’ll have to wait and see if Dabo comments further. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Earlier this week, a quote from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney about his home state of Alabama went viral for its interesting contest.Swinney compared himself to Osama bin Laden – yes, seriously.Not long after the comments were unearthed, they quickly went made the rounds on social media.SEC analyst and ESPN personality Paul Finebaum was not happy with Dabo’s “distasteful” comments.
Ironically, Jenkins’ high school teammate, three-star linebacker Mitchell Melton, committed to Ohio State earlier today. Melton welcomed his buddy to the rivalry in a congratulatory message on Twitter.Congrats brother, been on the same team since like 6th grade now we are going to be rivals! 😂😂 much love always.❤️ https://t.co/MLNaSmQdec— Mitchell Melton. (@m17m__) July 3, 2019Jenkins is the 18th-ranked senior in Maryland and the No. 28 strong-side defensive end in the country, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He joins four-star Braiden McGregor and three-star Aaron Lewis as defensive end commits for the Wolverines in the 2020 class.Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class currently ranks second in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and sixth overall nationally. ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel three-star defensive end Kris Jenkins Jr. is Big Ten-bound. The son of former NFL star Kris Jenkins and nephew of former NFL standout Cullen Jenkins has committed to Michigan.Jenkins Jr. officially visited Ann Arbor in June, one week after visiting Northwestern. He announced his decision moments ago.“I am beyond blessed. I wouldn’t be here without support from God, my family, my coaches, and my teammates. 100% Committed to The University of Michigan,” Jenkins wrote on Twitter.I am beyond blessed. I wouldn’t be here without support from God, my family, my coaches, and my teammates.100% Committed to The University of Michigan #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/v9JuqAAtbB— 18 (@KrisJenkinsJr1) July 3, 2019
Arguably the most-talented running back in college football, Etienne’s athleticism was on full display tonight.He took a handoff late in the first quarter and took it all the way to the house for a 90-yard touchdown run.Check it out.There goes that man Etienne pic.twitter.com/f2NUKkVrzT— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) August 30, 2019He evaded a few defenders before outrunning the competition to give Clemson a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter.The 90-yard touchdown run tied the longest touchdown run in program history.Banks McFadden (1939 vs. Presbyterian) and Buck George (1951 at Furman) both accomplished the feat before Etienne.The long touchdown run is nothing new for the electric tailback. He averaged over eight yards per tote during the 2018 season.Trevor Lawrence might be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy, but Etienne doesn’t want to be counted out just yet.The rest of the game can be seen on ACC Network. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers carries the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide n the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)On Thursday night, the reigning national champs were in action against a conference opponent.The Clemson Tigers opened their 2019 college football season against Georgia Tech. The Tigers entered the contest as a heavy favorite, and despite an early three-and-out, Clemson is handling business.Star quarterback Trevor Lawrence scampered in for a short touchdown run early in the first quarter.However, the biggest fireworks came from star running back Travis Etienne.
USC is the job everyone keeps mentioning. The Trojans got a big win on Friday night, knocking off No. 10 Utah, though most still feel that Clay Helton won’t be back.Does Meyer have interest in the USC job?Well, the former Buckeyes head coach sparked some coaching rumors with his Twitter activity over the weekend. He certainly seems to have interest in the Trojans, based on his latest Twitter like.“And Urban Meyer is thinking now I will have a quarterback to work with,” the tweet reads. It remains liked by Meyer as of Sunday morning at 9 a.m. E.T.Meyer-to-USC rumors clearly aren’t going away anytime soon. PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media after the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer says he’s happy doing TV work for FOX and that he doesn’t know if he’ll return to coaching.“Ask me in a year,” he told cleveland.com.Meyer has admitted that he misses the “fight” of coaching, though, and many believe he’ll be back on the sideline in 2020 following a needed year off.Where might Meyer return to?
India Today Web Desk KolkataMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 00:38 IST IPL 2019, KKR vs KXIP: Andre Russell bagged the Man of the Match award after coming up with an all-round effort on Wednesday (@IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell was handed an extra life when he was batting on 3 on WednesdayRussell made good use of the opportunity by playing a match-winning cameoKings XI captain R Ashwin said he would take the blame for the costly error on the fieldKolkata Knight Riders star-all rounder Andre Russell said he is thankful to Kings XI Punjab debutant (CV Varun or Hardus Viljoen) for making a costly error that handed the big-hitter an extra life at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSRussell was cleaned up by a Mohammed Shami yorker when he was batting on 3 in the 17th over of Kolkata Knight Riders’ first innings. However, the umpire called a no-ball after noticing that Kings XI had only three fielders outside the 30-yard circle (there needs to be at least four).Kings XI captain R Ashwin was fuming after Russell was gifted a reprieve while the Eden Gardens crowd were roaring in delight. Rusell made perfect use of the opportunity as he smashed five sixes and three boundaries after the missed opportunity. The West Indies big-hitter finished with 47 from 17 balls and helped KKR to a massive total of 218 for 4.Russell’s cameo proved to be the difference between the two teams at the end as Kings XI Punjab managed only 190 runs, thereby losing the encounter by 28 runs.”Thanks to that guy who was outside the ring. It’s the new guy, forgot his name. Thank you. When I got bowled, I thought I’d missed out but I saw the guys in the dugout signalling no-ball and I was like, please God, let it be a no-ball,” Russell said.Russell has been in fine form in IPL 2019. The KKR all-rounder had smashed 49 runs from just 19 balls in KKR’s win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. Russell has now two Man of the Match awards in as many matches.advertisementTalking about his impressive start to the season, Russell said he is planning to expand his garage to accommodate the awards he is expecting to receive in IPL 2019.”Keep getting cars and these awards. I’ll have to make a bigger garage. End of the day, well done to the guys,” Russell said.Russell shone with the bowl as well as he picked up two wickets, including the big wickets of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.”Gayle’s like a brother to me. A legend and to get him out early in the first six is big. The plan was to restrict him as best as possible. KL Rahul too. We have our plans and we executed them,” Russell added.Shedding light on the missed opportunity, Kings XI skipper R Ashwin said he is ready to take the blame for the goof-up on the field. Ashwin had a horrible night at the Eden Gardens as he conceded 47 runs from his four-over spell and made a couple of poor captaincy calls.”I should’ve had a look at it. At that stage, with the slog on, you hope the fielders are switched on but obviously he was a debutant,” Ashwin said.Having won two successive matches to start their IPL 2019 season on a high, Kolkata Knight Riders will travel to Delhi to take on the Delhi Capitals on Saturday.Also Read | When R Ashwin Mankaded Sri Lankan batsman in 2012, Sehwag and Sachin withdrew appealAlso Read | AB de Villiers wants RCB batsmen to step up in home game vs MIAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Andre RussellFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow IPL 2019Follow R AshwinFollow Kings XI Punjab view more view less Thank you new guy: Andre Russell thanks KXIP debutant after reprieve in KKR’s winIPL 2019: Andre Russell was handed a reprieve when he was batting on 3 during Kolkata Knight Riders innings against Kings XI Punjab. Russell went on to make 48 runs off 17 balls. advertisement No data available! graphs commentary scorecard
No data available! scorecard graphs commentary view more view less IPL 2019: Andre Russell needs freedom to express himself, feels Robin UthappaIndian Premier League 2019: Robin Uthappa said West Indian Andre Russell is very important for the Kolkata Knight Riders and added that all-rounder also knows how important his role is in the team. Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 19:26 IST Robin Uthappa had nothing but praise for Andre Russell ahead of KKR facing Delhi Capitals (IANS Photo)Andre Russell plays an integral part in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) set up and batsman Robin Uthappa made no bones about the fact that Russell firing helps the cause of the team.Speaking to the media on the eve of KKR’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals, Uthappa said the Caribbean all-rounder enjoys his role in the team.”Russell plays an important role. We understand the impact he has for the team to go from 180 to 200. It is important for him to have freedom. He looks at himself as a senior statesman in the team. He understands the role.”If he fails, it is about balance. If it wasn’t a no ball and Russell had gotten out (in the last game), I would have played an attacking role. But with him around, you have to be sensible about what the team needs. Russell will have a few bad days, it is bound to happen. We need to take that in our stride and deliver,” he explained.Training and smiles ahead of #DCvKKR!The boys look ready to get back to winning ways! #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals (1/2) pic.twitter.com/5A5oPI02rADelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 29, 2019Uthappa had himself played a quality knock in the game against Kings XI Punjab, but it was all about the Russell show and the batsman doesn’t mind serving the team.”It is sometimes a double-edged sword. Sometimes you can play a knock like I played the last day and it can fly under the radar, but it was important for the team. It’s important to hold that position. I love serving the team,” he said.advertisementFind someone who looks at you the way @rinkusingh235 looks at @Russell12A’s weapons #KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/3OrcRyyTfrKolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 29, 2019This will be KKR’s first away game and the batsman said it is important to start well as they have four away games on the trot.”First away game… This is important as we need to start well. Winning is important in away games. DC have always been a tough opponent in Delhi. It doesn’t look like a regular wicket. If it is a good wicket, we will get runs.”The importance of away wins is huge. We have four away games, so starting well is important. We need to create that momentum away from home,” he said.While there have been a lot of talks about the wickets being prepared for the IPL, Uthappa said the T20 format is meant for the batsmen.”It is not conducive for the viewership. But you want it to be evenly balanced. Slow wickets are fine, but rank turners are not conducive for T20 games. It is a batsman’s game and viewers want to watch that,” he said.Also Read | IOC bars India from hosting future sporting events after Pakistani shooters denied visasAlso Read | Pakistan Olympic Association hails IOC decision on revoking Olympic quotas from Delhi World CupAlso Read | NRAI thanks IOC for sparing 14 out of 16 Olympic quotas at Shooting World CupAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians eye first winFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Robin UthappaFollow Andre RusselFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Delhi Capitals advertisement
Rajarshi Gupta New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 00:16 IST There are 7 first-time World Cup players among the 15-man World Cup 2019 squad for India announced today (PTI photo)HIGHLIGHTSThere is a great blend of youth and experience in the Indian team for the 2019 World Cup7 players in the Indian team have never before played a World CupVirat Kohli and MS Dhoni had played in the 2011 World Cup which India wonMS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the only 2 surviving members of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad in the team for the 2019 World Cup which was named on Monday in Mumbai. MSK Prasad’s selection committee named a 15-man squad which will travel to England under Virat Kohli.There were no surprises in the squad. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami picked themselves.The debate would have centred around the other four.KL Rahul was picked as back-up opener while Vijray Shankar found a place as a batsman who could bowl. He is likely to start in the playing XI while Kedar Jadhav has had a major impact as a middle-order batsman and a partnership breaker with his part-time off-spin.The main talking point leading up to the selection meeting was Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik? Should the selectors have gone for a wicketkeeper batsman who is being seen as a possible successor to MS Dhoni? At the end, what really tilted the scales in favour of Dinesh Karthik?MSK Prasad said Pant was unlucly to miss out and Karthik’s ability to deal with pressure situations won him a berth. Rishabh Pant is only 21 and he will get many more opportunities to show he deserves a World Cup berth in four years’ time.But this is a good mix of players in the Indian team.MS Dhoni had led India to World Cup glory in 2011 and Virat Kohli had impressed as an up and coming player with crucial knocks in the opening game against Bangladesh and in the final against Sri Lanka. Dhoni led India to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup and even though he stepped down as captain 2 years ago, his experience and wisdom will be key for Virat Kohli.advertisementThen there are others in the side who played the 2015 World Cup. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja were all part of the World Cup squad four years ago in Australia and New Zealand.Dinesh Karthik had played the 2007 World Cup in West Indies when India crashed out of the group stages.That leaves as many as 7 first-timers in the Indian team for the 2019 World Cup. Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadav are among the 7 players who will be playing the World Cup for the first time (Photo: @vijayshankar260)KL RahulHe returned to the Indian team after a stunning IPL season for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 but lost his way soon. Rahul hit 2 hundreds in England in the first T20I and the last Test but lost his way thereafter. After being dropped from the Test team following a string of poor scores in Australia, KL Rahul was primed to play the 3-match ODIs when the Koffee with Karan storm threatened to rock his career.However, KL Rahul returned to the Indian team for the home series against Australia and did well in both the T20Is. He has since been in good form for KXIP in the 2019 IPL and was an automatic selection as back-up opener behind Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.Vijay ShankarHe had a horror intiation into the Indian team. In the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh, Vijay Shankar failed to put bat to ball in a tense chase before Dinesh Karthik bailed the team out with a stunning assault. A year later, Vijay Shankar flew out to Australia as replacement for Hardik Pandya who was banned in the aftermath of the Koffee with Karan controversy.Always a special feel to wear this jersey ! #BleedBlue #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/V6JCaHx8rYVijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) March 6, 2019Vijay Shankar was solid without being outstanding and grabbed his chances as a batsman who could bowl. MSK Prasad said his 3-dimension skills – batting, bowling and fielding – helped him pip Ambati Rayudu in the final squad for the World Cup.Watch: Vijay Shankar reacts after World Cup 2019 selectionKedar JadhavNo surprises here. Kedar Jadhav has been a solid middle-order batsman and his part-time off spin has broken several threatening partnerships. He may not get to bowl as much in England but if the pitches are dry, Jadhav can be called upon to deliver with his slingy actionHappy birthday to India all-rounder @JadhavKedar!Will he be a key part of their side at #CWC19? pic.twitter.com/QsdVSuJsg3ICC (@ICC) March 26, 2019Hardik PandyaHe had every reason to be worried about his immediate future after his sexist comments on Koffee with Karan. But once the suspension was lifted, he went to New Zealand and made a strong impact. The only thing the selectors wanted to see about Pandya was his fitness: in the course of the 2019 IPL for Mumbai Indians, it was clear Hardik Pandya is fit, strong and raring to go.advertisementGearing up for the @IPL season with @mipaltan. pic.twitter.com/nfdH2s3h6Vhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 13, 2019Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep YadavNo surprises there either. After the Champions Trophy in England 2 years ago, India’s focus shifted to wrist spin. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were phased out and both Chahal and Kuldeep showed they could be trusted do to the job. The two leg-spinners had a great time in South Africa where India won the ODI series 5-1.@RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/qvyri8FGJJYuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) March 19, 2019Jasprit BumrahIndia’s greatest strength in the bowling department. Jasprit Bumrah’s selection in the World Cup squad was a no-brainer. He was spotted by John Wright when he was out on a talent scouting mission for Mumbai Indians a few years ago. Today, Bumrah is the No.1 ODI bowler in the world and is reliable with both new and old ball.Back in MI colours pic.twitter.com/RD1bChXPOlJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) March 21, 2019Also Read | India World Cup squad announcement: No.4 slot set to dominate selection meetingAlso Read | India team for World Cup is well-balanced, we have covered all bases: MSK PrasadAlso Read | ICC World Cup 2019 Indian Squad Announcement Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch team announcementAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup squadFollow Indian cricket teamFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow Hardik PadyaFollow KL Rahul 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadWorld Cup 2019: India have selected as many as 7 players for the 2019 World Cup, who have never played a World Cup before. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni had won the 2011 World Cup.advertisement
OnePlus 7 Pro will have optical zoom lens, company shows off details in latest teaserIn the latest teaser, OnePlus has shared three pictures shot with the OnePlus 7 Pro and all the photos come with watermark “Shot of OnePlus powered by triple cameras”. This confirms that the OnePlus 7 Pro — as the rumours suggest will come with three cameras on the back panel.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 09:23 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 7 series in India and also globally on May 14OnePlus 7 Pro is not going to be a flagship killer but a flagship and target all the premium level phones.The OnePlus 7 Pro will come with a triple camera setup on the back panel, the company has confirmed.OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 7 series in India and also globally on May 14. This year there will be two phones from OnePlus instead of one. The phones will be the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, the company has already confirmed via teasers. Ahead of the launch OnePlus itself is flooding the internet by outing several official teasers of the OnePlus 7 series. So far, OnePlus has confirmed some details about screen and camera of the OnePlus 7 series. Highlighting the camera more OnePlus has now officially posted some camera samples shot with the top-end OnePlus 7 Pro.In the latest teaser, OnePlus has shared three pictures shot with the OnePlus 7 Pro and all the photos come with watermark “Shot of OnePlus powered by triple cameras”. This confirms that the OnePlus 7 Pro — as the rumours suggest will come with three cameras on the back panel. The placement of the cameras is yet to be officially revealed by the company but leaked renders suggest that the three camera module will sit in the middle of the back panel of the OnePlus 7 Pro.OnePlus has posted three camera samples shot with each of the three cameras of the phone. One of the three pictures is shot with the primary camera of the 7 Pro. The megapixel count of the OnePlus 7 Pro’s main rear camera is yet t be officially revealed by the company but rumours suggest it will sport a 48MP sensor. the picture shot with the main camera of the OnePlus 7 Pro appears with lots of details and good colours. The photo looks pretty much like the real scene. The second picture is shot with an ultra-wide lens while the third photo is shot with a zoom lens. A camera hands-on — posted by The Wired — of the OnePlus 7 Pro reveals that the OnePlus phone will come with a 3x optical zoom lens. The hands-on of the reports that the OnePlus 7 Pro 3x zoom is not able to beat the Huawei P30 Pro’s 5x zoom lens’ performance.advertisementGet closer to the action!Shot on OnePlus 7 Pro.#OnePlus7SeriesLaunching May 14. https://t.co/Q0eAKsxnw4 pic.twitter.com/53KWiM6olE OnePlus (@oneplus) April 30, 2019All the three photos shot appear with good amount of details and accurate colours. However, the 3x zoom picture seems to have left out on the details slightly. But overall the camera sample looks pretty original. Over here at India Today Tech will have to test the camera of the OnePlus 7 Pro to come to a conclusion on which of the two phones click better zoom shots, OnePlus or Huawei?Ahead of the launch the full specs of the OnePlus 7 Pro have been leaked. In terms of cameras, the specs sheet suggests that the OnePlus 7 Pro will include 48MP + 16MP + 8MP camera configuration on the rear panel. the front camera details of the OnePlus 7 Pro is yet to be revealed but considering Oppo and Vivo have launched their premium phones with 32MP selfie shooter, the camera can be expected of OnePlus too.OnePlus is touting that the OnePlus 7 is going to be a true successor to the OnePlus 6T while the OnePlus 7 Pr will be a “flagship” and not a “flagship killer”. The OnePlus 7 Pro is expected to come with a pop-up selfie camera on the front — first for OnePlus — Snapdragon 855 chipset, triple camera on the back and stunning display with no notch on the top like the OnePlus 6T.ALSO READ | F8 2019: Zuckerberg says future is private, hints Facebook experience set to change big timeALSO READ | Realme X with pop-up camera, rebranded Realme 3 Pro to launch in China this monthALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro gets Fortnite support with the latest MIUI update to take on Realme 3 ProGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow OneplusFollow android
PCB waiting for details from SLC on security threat on Lankan players: sourceSri Lanka Cricket board had sought assistance from the Sri Lankan government to conduct a reassessment of the security situation in Pakistan ahead of the team’s scheduled limited-overs tour to the country later in September.advertisement Next Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 23:46 IST Sri Lanka Cricket seek security reassessment in Pakistan after fresh threats. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan’s cricket authorities remained on tenterhooks awaiting word from Cricket Sri Lanka Sri Lankan cricket authorities had not shared any information with the PCBPCB had confirmed it would be hosting the Sri Lankan team for the series from September 25Pakistan’s cricket authorities remained on tenterhooks on Thursday awaiting word from Cricket Sri Lanka on the upcoming ODI and T20 Internationals series.Sources close to the Board told PTI that till Thursday the Sri Lankan cricket authorities had not shared any information with the PCB on their Prime Minister’s Office having received reliable information of a possible terrorist threat on the national team of the island country while touring Pakistan.”The PCB is waiting for some response on the tour and unless intelligence is shared what can the PCB say how reliable it is. Yes there have been background contacts but nothing definite has come out of it yet,” one source said.The PCB had confirmed it would be hosting the Sri Lankan team for the series from September 25 even after SLC announced that 10 of its main players, including ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne and T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, have pulled out due to security concerns.But hours after announcing the ODI and T20 squads for the Pakistan tour, the Sri Lankan board came out with a statement, saying it was reassessing the security situation in Pakistan ahead of the team’s scheduled departure.The reassessment was based on a warning the SLC received from the Prime Minister’s Office, sent via the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports.Sri Lanka are due to play three ODIs in Karachi, followed by as many T20Is in Lahore between September 27 and October 9 and it will be the first time after 2009 that Pakistan would be hosting a top tier team for such a long period.advertisementAnother source aware of developments in the PCB said the high-ups were concerned and a bit surprised at the Sri Lankans not having shared any information as yet on the possible threat.Pakistan is banking on the tour by Sri Lanka to also convince foreign players to come and play the entire Pakistan Super League’s 5th edition in Pakistan.Also Read | Pakistan women’s tour of India could be cancelled: PCB officialAlso See: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 Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Cricket Sri Lanka
Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says proposed safeguards against money laundering and terrorism financing are among notable developments emerging under the Government’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), since its launch in March 2017. The strategy is an ambitious portfolio of project activities designed to empower Jamaicans financially, through improved access to financial information and products tailored to meet their needs. Story Highlights Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says proposed safeguards against money laundering and terrorism financing are among notable developments emerging under the Government’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), since its launch in March 2017.The strategy is an ambitious portfolio of project activities designed to empower Jamaicans financially, through improved access to financial information and products tailored to meet their needs.Speaking at a recent NFIS forum at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew, Mr. Wynter said the policy proposals, including enhanced ‘Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, seek to institute a risk-based framework for the Government’s Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Programme.This, he said, will ensure that “our system is not hospitable to crimes of money laundering and financing terrorism”.Mr. Wynter, who heads the Financial Inclusion Steering Committee, which is coordinating implementation of the strategy, pointed out that the risk-based framework will enable persons who have been excluded or are underserved by the financial system, “merely because, for example, they may lack a formal proof of address”, to use financial products available in Jamaica.“Small things can have enormous consequences in the lives of Jamaicans… and [these] policy proposals, once adapted into the anti-money laundering framework… [are] aimed at, at least, helping us to remove [the obstacles] so that access is not impeded for the excluded and underserved,” he contended.Mr. Wynter said another notable engagement under the NFIS, is development of the National Financial Literacy Action Plan and Interim Strategy by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, which, he pointed out, “promises to be a very important programme”.Meanwhile, the Governor advised that the BOJ is designing new reporting forms to capture vital information on the extent of private-sector credit being provided to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).The value of loans disbursed to MSMEs by deposit-taking institutions as a percentage of total private-sector credit, is among the NFIS’s impact indicators.Information on this indicator in the NFIS’s annual report for 2017 shows no out-turn reflected for 2016, and 0.015 per cent for 2017, based on data collated between March and December of that year.The target is for an increase in the percentage of total private-sector credit extended to MSMEs to 12 by 2020.Mr. Wynter said the BOJ’s lack of “good data” on this area has “adversely impacted our ability to accurately measure what progress we are making towards being a more inclusive society”.He indicated that work is ongoing to improve the data-gathering processes for MSMEs, “having regard to the new definitions (of MSMEs) under the new National MSME Policy”.Meanwhile, Mr. Wynter has reaffirmed the BOJ’s “strong” commitment to ensuring the NFIS’s success.He said the Bank has commenced the process of communicating the NFIS’s goals and objectives to various interests, and assured that the institution will undertake other engagements, which “find us going to our fellow citizens, hearing their concerns and tailoring our policy responses based on their needs”.A National Financial Inclusion Council, chaired by Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, has been established to oversee the implementation of the NFIS.The Council has fostered a public-private partnership through a Stakeholder Advisory Group chaired by Jamaica National Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Earl Jarrett. Speaking at a recent NFIS forum at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew, Mr. Wynter said the policy proposals, including enhanced ‘Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, seek to institute a risk-based framework for the Government’s Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Programme.
Story Highlights The celebration of Local Government and Community Development Month in November will highlight the importance of local government to national development. “Local Government is one of the most important drivers of economic activities,” said Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie. The celebration of Local Government and Community Development Month in November will highlight the importance of local government to national development.“Local Government is one of the most important drivers of economic activities,” said Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.“We have responsibility for roads, markets, parks, infirmaries, building plans… you name it. Eight per cent of what the country relies on is provided through local government. We continue to make a huge difference in the lives of the Jamaican people… and we take great pride in executing our responsibilities,” he added.He was speaking at the launch of the Cross-Island Run in celebration of Local Government and Community Development Month 2018, at Independence Park, Westmoreland on October 10.The Cross-Island Run is a precursor to the month-long celebration observed each year by the Ministry as well as its affiliated agencies and departments.The runners will journey across Jamaica, delivering messages from the country’s leaders to mayors in the parish capitals.The Minister invited the people of Westmoreland “to become partners with us on this journey as we do positive things right across the country”.He told the residents that the Ministry will be working in conjunction with the National Housing Trust (NHT) to “spend a significant amount of money” to make the Westmoreland Infirmary more aesthetically appealing and comfortable for the residents.“We are in the stage now of constructing a brand-new matron quarters. We are also now considering the building of a brand new ward to replace the old one, so as to improve the capacity at the facility,” he informed.
The facility was constructed by Hanover Charities at a cost of $ 64 million, in partnership with The Tryall Fund, Mafessanti Builders, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hopewell, and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation. “These individuals have brought much fame and glory and have elevated brand Jamaica. It sends a message that sports is a tool to inspire and motivate our young boys and girls, showing them that no matter where they are from, they can achieve great things. This (sports and community) centre could give birth to the next great Jamaican athlete,” Mr. Terrelonge said. Story Highlights The two-storey building houses a community centre, homework centre, computer room and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions boxing gym. There are also a football field and basketball and netball courts at the location. A Community and Sport Centre was officially opened in Orchard, Hopewell, Hanover, on November 9, by Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge.The facility was constructed by Hanover Charities at a cost of $ 64 million, in partnership with The Tryall Fund, Mafessanti Builders, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hopewell, and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation.In his address at the opening ceremony, the State Minister said the centre could be the training ground for the next generation of star athletes in Jamaica.“Sports is an important asset to our nation. It is also an important aspect of Jamaica’s development,” he said, citing the exploits of sprinters, Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell.“These individuals have brought much fame and glory and have elevated brand Jamaica. It sends a message that sports is a tool to inspire and motivate our young boys and girls, showing them that no matter where they are from, they can achieve great things. This (sports and community) centre could give birth to the next great Jamaican athlete,” Mr. Terrelonge said.The facility was hailed by the State Minister as a great project, “which will become a robust training facility for the youth of Western Jamaica, as well as a central location at which parenting and other useful seminars can be held.”For her part, Chairperson of Hanover Charities, Katrin Casserly, said she was pleased with the outcome of the project, and implored residents of Orchard to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented at the centre, and to take care of the facility, as “it is for the benefit of the community, and the youth in particular.”The two-storey building houses a community centre, homework centre, computer room and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions boxing gym. There are also a football field and basketball and netball courts at the location.
zoom NYSE-listed owner and operator of LNG carriers, Dynagas LNG Partners, has priced its public offering of 3 million of its 9.0% Series A cumulative redeemable preferred units, representing limited partner interests, at USD 25 per unit. The company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 Series A units on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments, if any.Dynagas LNG intends to use the net proceeds from the public offering together with a portion of borrowings under a new secured debt facility to finance the acquisition of one of the operating LNG carriers and the respective time charter owned by Dynagas Holding Ltd.If Dynagas LNG is unable to buy the LNG carrier, it will use the net proceeds of this offering for general partnership purposes, including working capital.The purchase of the vessel is subject to, among other things, the identification of the vessel to be acquired; agreement on the purchase price; approval of the acquisition and the purchase price by the conflicts committee of Dynagas; entry into the new secured debt facility; and the negotiation and execution of definitive documentation.Dynagas LNG says that it can provide no assurance that it will be able to complete the buy.
zoom Nordic American Tankers (NAT) wrapped up the first quarter of 2016 with an operating cash flow of USD 55.9 million.The figure is somewhat higher than USD 51 million posted in Q1, 2015, however the amount is pretty much in line with last year’s quarterly figures, which produced an operating cash flow of USD 212 million for the full year 2015 – the strongest year in NAT’s history.NAT said that the “good Q1 results” were due to a cash break-even rate below USD 12,000 per day per ship, a growing NAT Suezmax fleet and spot rates of about USD 36,000 per day, projecting a positive phase of development in the tanker market in the second quarter of 2016.The company’s net income for the quarter totaled in USD 29.3 million, up from corresponding quarter in 2015 when it was USD 27.7 million, but somewhat lower that USD 30.1 million reported in Q4, 2015.“NAT is firmly committed to protecting its underlying earnings and dividend potential. We shall endeavor to safeguard and further strengthen this position for our shareholders in a deliberate, predictable and transparent way. We encourage prospective investors interested in the crude tanker sector to consider buying shares in NAT,” the company said.On May 2, 2016, NAT announced the acquisition of four existing Suezmax vessels which will be delivered to the company during May, June and July. Two were built in 2004, one in 2003 and one in 2000.Including the four newly acquired vessels, NAT will have 28 vessels on the water and two newbuildings. No equity offerings are planned in conjunction with this 30 vessel fleet.The construction of the two newbuildings for delivery in 3Q2016 and 1Q2017 is on schedule, NAT added.
zoom Japan’s three major container shipping companies established a holding and operating company on July 7 as they move toward the integration of their container shipping businesses.Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) was planning to set up the joint venture company at the strt of July, however, they pushed the establishment date despite claiming to have received all necessary approvals for compliance with local competition laws.The JV company, which includes worldwide terminal operation businesses outside Japan, received the approvals in regions and countries where compliance is required for the establishment of Ocean Network Express (ONE).In late June, the Republic of South Africa’s competition commission decided to block the trio’s proposed merger saying that the structure of the container liner shipping market “is conducive to coordination based on previous collusive conduct in the container liner market in other parts of the world.”The companies earlier said they expect to complete the approval process for compliance with competition law before the service commencement date of April 1, 2018.“Overall, there is no impact on the three companies’ integration plans for the new container shipping business, and the service commencement date for the new company is likewise unchanged from April 1, 2018,” MOL informed.
Image Courtesy: TeekayTeekay Offshore has taken delivery of Beothuk Spirit, the first of its three Heritage Class shuttle tankers, from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in South Korea. Currently, the 147,000 dwt Beothuk Spirit, which flies the flag of Canada, has a market value of USD 104.61 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Named in August this year, the three newbuildings will provide crude transportation services in East Coast Canada.Beothuk Spirit’s sister vessels, Norse Spirit and Dorset Spirit, are scheduled for delivery in November 2017 and in early 2018, respectively.The 75,000 gross ton vessels will operate at Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron offshore oil fields located in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.The tankers will replace two in-charters and one owned vessel currently servicing a 15-year, plus extension options, contract with a group of companies that includes Chevron Canada, Exxon Mobil, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating, Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil and Suncor Energy.
zoom Eight out of eleven seafarers, who were left in limbo in the port of Durban, South Africa after their ship was detained, are about to be repatriated.The 11 crewmembers from the tug/supply ship PSD2, detained following non-payment of wages, had not been paid for up to 15 months, according to the Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).The charity found out that the crew “were owed nine months’ wages; one hadn’t been paid for 15 months. Apparently the company kept delaying payment, promising to pay ‘next week’ but never doing so,” Fr Herman Giraldo, AoS Durban port chaplain, said.“Arrangements are being made for the vessel to be sold and the men are expected to get paid when this happens. The remaining crew (the master and two engineers) on board are not allowed to leave the port,” Giraldo added.The seafarers aboard the Tanzanian-flagged vessel were also in need of food and fresh water, while two crew needed medical attention. The ship, which arrived in Durban on December 10 from Mozambique, also had pest problems.AoS was able to secure an emergency grant of GBP 1,000 from the Guild of Benevolence of the IMarEST (The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology) for medical bills, food and sanitation.
zoomImage Courtesy: J. Lauritzen Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen has chartered additional bulk carriers as it expects dry cargo market improvements for the remainder of the year.“During the first quarter of 2018, additional bulk carriers were taken on long-term time-charter in anticipation of further dry cargo market improvements,” Mads P. Zacho, CEO of Lauritzen, said.Specifically, a total of six Handysize bulkers were taken on charter with options of extension as well as of purchase, J. Lauritzen said in its quarterly update.In 2017, seven Handysize bulk carriers were taken on medium-term, up to two years, time-charter with options for extension.The company also said that in Q1 2018 two gas carriers were reflagged to the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) and became the first J. Lauritzen owned gas carriers under Danish flag since 2003.During the first quarter of this year, J. Lauritzen recorded a negative EBITDA of 6.2 million, against a negative EBITDA of USD 7.4 million in the same period of 2017.“After the typical seasonal weakening at the beginning of the year, dry cargo markets picked up towards the end of Q1. The market for small gas carriers enjoyed the normal seasonal support, particularly the smallest size segments,” the company said.“Lauritzen Bulkers is well positioned for the expected dry cargo market improvements during the balance of the year. However, our core fleet of owned and long-term time-chartered bulk carriers committed in previous years are not expected to reach break-even until 2019,” J. Lauritzen added.In Q1, the average number of controlled bulk carriers were 83 compared to 82 in Q4 2017, while the average number of operated gas carriers reached 32 compared to 32 in Q4 2017, according to the company.