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AFC Cup: Inter-Zonal & West Zone final preview

first_imgINTER-ZONAL FINAL 1st LEG: FC ISTIKLOL (TJK)  v BENGALURU FC (IND)FC Istiklol2015 runners-up FC Istiklol and 2016 runners-up Bengaluru FC both know the pain of falling at the final hurdle in this tournament and will be eager to grab another chance to set things right again. That is exactly what is on offer when the two teams meet in a two-legged tie in the Inter-Zonal final. The first leg, on Tuesday, will see Istiklol welcome the Indian team to Dushanbe where they will hope to notch a positive result. FC Istiklol are on a high, having won the Tajik League for a fourth consecutive season recently and will be primed for this continental battle. They have not lost in the AFC Cup yet in eight games and have been imperious at home. They have scored 10 goals and conceded just the one goal in four games at home in the competition. This included a comprehensive 4-0 win over Ceres Negros in the Inter-Zonal semifinal first leg which effectively killed the tie off before the second leg. This is what Bengaluru FC need to be wary about. Bengaluru FC will be eager to prove that their run to the final last year was no flash in the pan. They beat North Korean champions 4.25 SC convincingly in the previous round and will be focusing on ensuring Istiklol do not enjoy a huge advantage before they can play Istiklol at home in the second leg. Venue: Hisor Central Stadium, Hisor Kick-off: September 27, 19:00 UTC+5:30 AFC Cup AFC Cup 2017 Preview – Inter-Zonal final 1st leg & West Zone final 2nd leg Ashwin Muralidharan Last updated 2 years ago 18:17 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bengaluru FC AFC Cup 3-0 Bengalurur FC AFC Cup Istiqlol v Bengaluru Al Quwa Al Jawiya v Al Wahda Al Wahda Bengaluru Istiqlol Al Quwa Al Jawiya Last year’s finalists are still in with a shout of making the grand final of the AFC Cup….. Come Monday, we will have one of the finalists of the AFC Cup 2017 determined after the second leg of the West Zone final between Air Force Club of Iraq and Al Wahda of Syria. This week will also see the first leg of the Inter-Zonal final between Bengaluru FC and FC Istiklol as the two teams vie to reach the grand final. What can we expect in Asia’s secondary continental tournament this week? WEST ZONE FINAL 2nd LEG: AIR FORCE CLUB (IRQ) v AL WAHDA (SYR)Air Force Club celebrate Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Defending champions Air Force Club have a task on their hands when they welcome Syria’s Al Wahda for the second leg of the West Zone final on Monday. In the first leg, the Syrians had triumphed 2-1 which means a draw is enough to take them through to the Grand Final while Air Force Club will have to go for an outright win. Interestingly, both teams had played each other in the group stages, with both games ending in a draw. A draw will suit the visitors just fine on Monday. For Air Force Club, a lack of goals has been concerning and their star striker Hammadi Ahmadi has notched just the two goals after scoring 16 goals last season. But it was his strike in the first leg that gave them a vital away goal which could prove to be decisive here. Al Wahda, on the other hand, have scored the most goals in the West Zone this year – 16 goals. They have the firepower and with striker Raja Rafe in good form, will be confident of scoring against Air Force Club. All points towards a mouthwatering clash. Venue: Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium, DohaKick-off: September 26, 18:00 UTC+3last_img read more

Logos Hope comes to Grand Bahama

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 14th 2017: If you’re looking for a good book to read or something different to do this summer vacation with family, you might be interested in checking out the Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, set to anchor at the Freeport Harbour in Grand Bahama, from July 29th for a week until August 6th. The Logos Hope boasts of over Five thousand affordable books for purchase, and offers a wide array of fun filled events onboard.The ship’s team met with Ian Rolle, President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority for advanced planning and discussed their upcoming visit, and the potential unique opportunities its arrival will bring to Grand Bahamians. Logos Hope project coordinator Filipe Leite, says “The crew of the Logos Hope is very unique because we are all Christians. We all believe in Jesus as our savior and we join as volunteers for the period of two or three years.”He went on to describe the organization’s motto of “bringing knowledge, help and hope” and explained their initiative to provide easy and affordable global access to literature.Logos Hope is operated by GBA (Good Books for All) Ships, an international charitable organization registered in Germany. Since its launch in 1970, the organization has welcomed over 45 million visitors in more than 150 countries worldwide.And if you want to learn more, you can visit the Facebook page, “Logos Hope visits The Bahamas.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for November 13 Truck Does 15K In Damages Vehicles Egged

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, November 13, 2018:2 vehicles were involved in a crash in front of Starbucks on Main Street. No injuries noted. Airbags deployed. Both vehicles towed. (6:42am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Shawsheen Elementary School. (9:10am)Police received report that on Friday, October 26, a Waste Management Co. truck backed into a sign in the parking lot of Super Petroleum, causing $15,000 in damage. (3:26pm)A Shady Lane Drive caller reported her vehicle has been egged multiple times overnight. No permanent damage done. Caller requested a log entry be made and extra patrols in the neighborhood. (3:36pm)A party found a shotgun shell in their attic while cleaning. Police retrieved for destruction. (5:29pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”last_img read more

CNET Book Club Blake Crouch messes with your memories in Recursion

first_img 0 Meet Blake Crouch. Sarah Tew/CNET Blake Crouch likes messing with your mind. Whether in the Wayward Pines trilogy (recently adapted as a TV series), Good Behavior (also a TV series), or the critical gem Dark Matter (in the works as a film), his characters encounter moral dilemmas, often with a sci-fi twist. Recursion, his latest novel, takes things deeper, mixing elements of a police procedural with time travel, alternative universes and just a bit of mad scientist menace. Naturally, it’s already being developed by Shona Rhimes for Netflix.My colleague David Carnoy, author of several mystery novels, joins in for this episode of Book Club, while Scott was out of town. Subscribe: CNET RSS | iTunes | FeedBurner | Google Play | TuneIn | Stitcher  See Recursion at Amazonrecursion Random House About CNET Book ClubThe Book Club is hosted by a pair of self-proclaimed book experts: Dan Ackerman (author of the nonfiction video game history book The Tetris Effect), and Scott Stein, a playwright and screenwriter. We’ll be announcing our next Book Club selection soon, so send us your suggestions and keep an eye out for updates on Twitter at @danackerman and @jetscott. Previous episodesBorne by Jeff VanderMeerWalkaway by Cory DoctorowArtemis by Andy WeirDown the River Unto the Sea by Walter MosleyTen Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron LanierCNET Book Club: Holiday 2018 gift guide specialTeam Human by Douglas RushkoffJosh Frank on bringing the Marx Brothers and Salvador Dalí togetherTim Maughan asks, what if the internet dies?Subscribe to CNET Book Club: CNET RSS | iTunes | FeedBurner | Google Play | TuneIn | Stitcher Tags Share your voice CNET Book Club Culture Post a commentlast_img read more

Aamir Khan smartly dodges question on Kangana Ranaut being upset with him

first_imgAamir Khan dodges question on Kangana Ranaut being upset with him.IANS/Varinder ChawlaAamir Khan on his birthday was asked to speak on Kangana Ranaut being upset with him for not extending support to her film Manikarnika. However, the actor very smartly dodged the question.Aamir held a press conference to celebrate his birthday with the media on Thursday. One of the reporters asked him if Kangana called and wished him as she was upset with him.Aamir appeared surprised to know that the Queen actress was angry with him, and in his own style, dodged the question. Aamir said that he was not aware of it as Kangana did not tell him anything like that directly. He then concluded saying that he will ask her when he meets her.Kangana had targeted Aamir some days ago saying that she supported his films like Dangal and Secret Superstar, but the actor never spoke anything about her films including Manikarnika.”Arre yaar, iska na kuch ho jaye, main chup baithta hoon!” How do they do that? How does it even work? For me, this is a revelation that this film, what Rani Laxmibai has done, is this freedom only mine? Doesn’t it belong to anybody else? When Aamir called me for Dangal, Secret Superstar, I went all the way to Ambani’s house. Dangal, for me, was a film about women empowerment. But they don’t have time for any of my trials. I have two-three films coming up, but I don’t expect people to write about them,” she had told media.Apart from Aamir, Kangana had also cirticised Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and a few others for allegedly not speaking on societal or political issues.last_img read more

Sumalatha is the only wife of Ambareesh Did Yash take dig at

first_imgHD Kumaraswamy and Yash.PR HandoutThe battle for the Mandya Lok Sabha seat is heating up with Sumalatha’s supporters and the JD(S) leaders engaging in a war-of-words. People from both sides are using every opportunity to score points over each other. After Nikhil Kumaraswamy mocked Yash’s house-rent issue which recently created a controversy, the latter has now apparently taken digs at the Chief Minister’s two marriages.During his campaign at Ambarahalli, Yash told a TV channel that people should not mistake people’s innocence to ignorance. “If we assume that people are fools, they will give a befitting reply,” he said while stating that the people of Mandya know who is the wife of late actor-turned-politician Ambareesh.”Sumalatha is the only wife of Ambareesh and there is no confusion in it,” Yash pointed out, an oblique reference to HD Kumaraswamy’s two marriages.Anitha Kumaraswamy, the MLA from the Ramanagara constituency, is the wife of HD Kumaraswamy. He is allegedly also married to actress Radhika Shetty. There have enough photos of the Karnataka Chief Minister with the actress that indicate their relationship. However, they have never admitted it in open. Kumaraswamy with his wife Radhika.Radhika Kumaraswamy Facebook PageIn 2011, a public interest litigation was filed for his disqualification from the Ramanagara MP seat for violating the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. But the High Court had dismissed the plea for failing to produce necessary documents in support of the allegations.Apart from Sumalatha Ambareesh, there are two others with the name ‘Sumalatha’ who are contesting in the Mandya Lok Sabha election. Sumalatha and BJP have alleged the JD(S) is using such a trick to confuse the people in a bid to ensure Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s victory.last_img read more

Global Markets Asian shares blindsided by dismal China data

first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters file [Representational Image]Asian shares turned tail on the first trading day of the new year as more disappointing economic data from China darkened the mood and erased early gains in U.S. stock futuresMSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1.1 percent as a private survey showed China manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in 19 months.The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December fell to 49.7, from 50.2 in November, and followed a raft of soft trade data from the Asian region.The Shanghai blue chip index quickly shed 1 percent and South Korea fell 0.8 percent. Japan’s Nikkei was closed for a holiday.E-Mini future for the S&P 500 lost their early gains to be down 0.2 percent.The Australian dollar, often used as a proxy for China sentiment, lost 0.5 percent to its lowest since February 2016 at $0.7017.The safe-haven yen extended its broad rally as the U.S. dollar dropped to 109.53, near its lowest since June last year. The dollar was otherwise mixed, edging up a little on the euro to $1.1445 but off a shade on a basket of currencies at 96.166.The dollar has been dragged by a steep fall in Treasury yields in recent weeks as investors wagered the U.S. Federal Reserve would not raise rates again, even though it is still projecting at least two more hikes.AN END TO HIKESFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will have the chance to comment on the economic outlook when he participates in a joint discussion with former Fed chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke on Friday.Also looming are a closely-watched survey on U.S. manufacturing due on Thursday, followed by the December payrolls report on Friday.Fed fund futures have all but priced out any hike for this year and now imply a quarter point cut by mid-2020.The Treasury market also assumes the Fed is done and dusted. Yields on two-year paper have tumbled to 2.49 percent, just barely above the cash rate, from a peak of 2.977 percent in November.Yields on 10-year notes have dived to their lowest since last February at 2.69 percent, making a bullish break of a major chart level at 2.717 percent.The spread between two- and 10-year yields has in turn shrunk to the smallest since 2007, a flattening that has been a portent of recessions in the past.”What is clear is that the global synchronised growth story that propelled risk assets higher has come to the end of its current run,” the Treasury team at OCBC Bank wrote in a note.”Inexorably flattening yield curves and, now, partially inverted U.S. yield curve have poured cold water on further policy normalisation going ahead.”The pullback in the dollar and the chance of no more U.S. rate hikes has been a boon for gold. The precious metal fetched $1,280.40 an ounce to be close to a six-month peak.Oil prices flagged anew after a punishing 2018. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI)futures slumped nearly 25 percent last year, while Brent lost 19.5 percent.On Wednesday, U.S. crude futures eased 2 cents to $45.39 a barrel, while Brent fell 18 cents to $53.64.last_img read more

Language veteran Halima Khatun dies

first_imgHalima KhatunLanguage movement veteran Halima Khatun died on Tuesday in a city hospital, says UNB.The language veteran breathed her last around 2:00pm at the United Hospital after suffering from heart, kidney and blood-related diseases.Prominent actress Suborna Mustafa, a niece of the language movement veteran, informed newsmen about the death of Halima.Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor expressed profound shock at her death and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.Conveying sympathy to her bereaved family members, Asaduzzaman Noor said “Halima was one of the organisers who participated actively in the movement. Especially, she played a vital role in organising and inspiring women to participate in the movement.””She will be remembered forever for this participation in the movement and contribution to the Bangla literature,” the cultural affairs minister added.She was born on 25 August, 1933, in Bagherhat. She was the youngest child of Maulovi Abdur Rahman, who completed his graduation from Kolkata Alia Madrasa.Halima Khatun completed her MA in English Literature from Dhaka University and received Doctorate in Education in 1968 from University of Northern Colorado, USA.She got involved with the language movement since 1948 and took part in the movement actively after admitting into Dhaka University in 1951.Halima, also a writer who completed her Doctorate in Children Literature, received Bangla Academy Award for contribution in children literature.Alongside, she was also honoured with Bangladesh Shishu Academy Sahitya Puraskar (Award for Children Literature of Bangladesh Shishu Academy) in 1999.last_img read more

First aid flight in weeks lands in rebelheld Yemen

first_imgTechnicians unload doses of vaccines from a plane after it landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa. Photo: AFPA UN plane carrying desperately needed vaccines landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday after a three-week Saudi-led aid blockade that had sparked warnings thousands could die.Three other aircraft—two carrying UN aid workers and one carrying International Committee of the Red Cross staff—also landed at the airport, which was repaired earlier this week after a Saudi-led air strike knocked out its controls, an AFP correspondent reported.The UN humanitarian affairs office had said on Friday that it had been given clearance by the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the rebels since 2015 to resume flights into Sanaa.But it added that desperately needed shipments of food and medicines to the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida remained blocked.A official from the rebel-run civil aviation authority confirmed that the flights had landed.But he warned that Saturday’s aid delivery was not enough and demanded access to Sanaa airport for all flights in order to “save the lives of the sick”, the rebel-run Saba news agency reported.The UN children’s fund UNICEF said the flight was carrying more than 15 tonnes, or 1.9 million doses, of vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and other preventable diseases.The World Health Organization said earlier this week that diphtheria was spreading as children went unvaccinated and doctors in Hodeida reported three deaths.More than 2,000 people have died of cholera in Yemen this year, adding to the 8,600 who have died in the conflict between the Saudi-backed government and the rebels since 2015.The aid blockade, put in place after the rebels fired a missile which was intercepted over Riyadh airport, has tightened the stranglehold on Hodeida, the conduit for UN supervised deliveries of food and medicine to rebel-held territory.The UN humanitarian office said that a ship loaded with wheat and another with equipment to treat Yemen’s cholera epidemic are ready to head to Hodeida as soon as the Saudi-led coalition gives the go-ahead.The coalition had said it would lift its blockade of the port from Thursday but it remains in place.The United Nations has warned that unless the blockade is lifted, Yemen will face “the largest famine the world has seen for decades”.Yemen is highly dependent on imported wheat for its basic needs and aid groups have warned that humanitarian deliveries cover only a small portion of the need.Seven million Yemenis are completely dependent on relief supplies for their survival, according to the UN.last_img read more

Dhaka Kathmandu agree on hydel projects

first_imgNepal and Bangladesh officials hold a discussion during the energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu, on Tuesday. Photo: Bangladesh embassy in NepalDhaka and Kathmandu have agreed to develop hydropower projects for supplying electricity to Bangladesh, Nepal’s Kathmandu Post newspaper reportsThe two countries reached the agreement with government-to-government investment at an energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu on Tuesday.The electricity produced by these schemes will be exported to Bangladesh, said the newspaper report.The two countries reportedly decided to form a joint technical team to identify potential hydropower projects for development.The joint team will pick out bankable projects and recommend them to the respective governments, Kathmandu Post said quoting a high energy ministry official who joined the meeting.“The two governments will then construct the project with bilateral investment,” the official was quoted to have said.According to the report, Bangladesh has repeatedly expressed interest in developing hydropower projects in Nepal.The two countries even signed an agreement more than two years ago to develop several hydropower plants capable of generating more than 1,600 megawatt.last_img read more