English Premier League StandingsPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Leicester City 17 11 5 1 37 24 13 382 Arsenal 16 10 3 3 29 13 16 333 Manchester City 16 10 2 4 32 17 15 324 Tottenham Hotspur 17 7 8 2 28 14 14 295 Manchester United 17 8 5 4 22 14 8 296 Crystal Palace 17 9 2 6 23 16 7 297 Watford 17 8 4 5 21 16 5 288 West Ham United 17 6 7 4 25 21 4 259 Liverpool 17 6 6 5 20 22 -2 2410 Everton 17 5 8 4 31 24 7 2311 Stoke City 17 6 5 6 14 16 -2 2312 Southampton 17 5 6 6 21 21 0 2113 West Bromwich Albion 17 5 5 7 17 23 -6 2014 Bournemouth 17 5 4 8 22 32 -10 1915 Chelsea 17 5 3 9 21 27 -6 1816 Norwich City 17 4 5 8 20 29 -9 1717 Newcastle United 17 4 5 8 19 32 -13 1718 Swansea City 17 3 6 8 15 24 -9 1519 Sunderland 17 3 3 11 18 33 -15 1220 Aston Villa 17 1 4 12 14 31 -17 7
David Warner became the 1st batsman to hit 2 scores of 150+ in World Cup history. He scored 166 off 147 balls as Australia powered towards a massive total against Bangladesh in their 6th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Nottingham on Thursday.David Warner had smashed 178 off 164 against Afghanistan in Perth in 2015. Overall, Warner now has 16 ODI hundreds in his career. Incidentally, both Warner and Virat Kohli took 110 innings to get to 16 ODI hundreds – the second fastest behind Hashim Amla who only reached the landmark in 94 innings.In fact, David Warner had the opportunity to become only the 3rd batsman in World Cups to score a double hundreds. When he fell for 166, Australia still had over 5 overs left in their innings.Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill had hit double hundreds in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.Overall, David Warner is the 7th batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill and Fakhar Zaman. Rohit Sharma has in fact scored 3 double ODI double hundreds and holds the record for the highest individual score in one-day internationals.This has been a remarkable comeback for David Warner who along with Steve Smith was banned for a year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal. Warner made a sensational return to the Indian Premier League and won the Orange Cap with 692 runs from 12 matches.In the World Cup, David Warner started with an unbeaten 89 against Afghanistan but his slow-paced 56 in a steep chase against India left many including Sachin Tendulkar surprised. However, Warner got back to his destructive ways with a scintillating 107 against Pakistan in Taunton.advertisementUp against Bangladesh, David Warner and Aaron Finch got off to a strong start before Finch departed for 53 after adding 121 for the opening wicket off 20.5 overs. Warner then joined forces with Usman Khawaja to add 193 for the 2nd wicket in a little over 20 overs.Also Read | Rishabh Pant likely to make World Cup debut against AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar suffers injury scare ahead of Afghanistan matchAlso See
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Paul Beaudry (52). He was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on January 21, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m.Beaudry is described as:CaucasianBaldBrown eyes5’6″ / 140 lbsWearing blue jeans, orange shirt and a black jacketThere is a concern for Beaudry’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible. If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is undertaking a comprehensive review of British Columbia’s Health, Safety and Reclamation Code to ensure B.C. has strong protections for health, safety and environment at mine sites.According to the Government, following a recommendation from the Mining Jobs Task Force earlier this year, the Province has created a Standing Code Review Committee to ensure that mining continues to be one of the safest heavy industries in B.C. and that regulations remain current and respond to the rapid pace of change in the industry.Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, says the Government’s number one priority is safety and that they have invested $20 million over three years to hire more inspectors. “Our government’s number one priority for this foundational industry is safety – for workers, our environment and communities. We’ve invested $20 million over three years to hire more inspectors on the ground and create a new independent oversight unit. The Standing Code Review Committee will help ensure that provincial mining regulations remain effective, innovative and world-leading.”Recently, Mungall appointed 12 mining professionals to the Standing Code Review Committee, which will be chaired by Al Hoffman, executive director, code review.Each member is appointed to the committee for a three-year term.
Kolkata: The IIT Kharagpur has signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a Petaflop high performance computing facility and data center funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. PetaFlop is the measurement of computing power based on the frequency of mathematical calculations that can be done per second. Setting up of the 1.3 PetaFlop high performance computing facility and data center is going to change the face of computation-based research and development in India, an IIT KGP statement said Thursday, adding that the MoU was signed on March 12. With the growing importance of high performance computing in newer research areas in cancer, data protection etc, such facilities as the one being built at IIT KGP will become a core factor in various research domains, the statement said. IIT KGP Director Prof P P Chakrabarti said the initiative will be undertaken at the Centre for Computational and Data Sciences, located at the institute campus and large-scale computational support will be given to the researchers, who are engaged in research activities in diverse areas of national importance. The facility is expected to come up in the next 3-4 months with the work to be carried in three phases of – ‘assembling, assembling and manufacturing and design and manufacturing,’ the statement quoted Director General, C-DAC, Dr Hemant Darbari as saying. The C-DAC is a premier R&D organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). All products and accessories will be indigenously designed and manufactured in India.
NEW DELHI: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has registered 437 FIRs and arrested 436 people under the Excise Act in the national capital till now from the date of announcement of Lok Sabha election schedule.As many as 29,855 people were booked under various Sections of the CrPC and THE Delhi Police Act. Moreover, 174 unlicensed arms and weapons along with 2,203 cartridges, explosives, and bombs have been seized from them. As many as 65 FIRs and daily diary (DD) entries were registered for the violation of Model Code of Conduct. “As many as 2,15,906 hoardings, banners, and posters were removed in all over Delhi, said an official statement on Tuesday. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”For the violation of Model Code of Conduct, FIRs and DD entries have been registered against nine workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), six of BJP, one Congress, and 40 from other parties,” said CEO Ranbir Singh. Till now, a huge quantity of liquor has been seized during the search operations. Of 437 FIRs registered under the Excise Act, 436 persons have been arrested, said Singh. As many as 144 FIRs have been registered under the Arms Act in which 175 persons have been arrested and 95.152 kg narcotics and drugs have been seized. Ten cases have been registered for other violations like misuse of vehicles, loudspeakers, and illegal meetings.
Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence through injury could give Moise Kean the chance to shine with Juventus after the teenager’s stunning breakthrough with Italy during the international break. Ronaldo looks set to miss the champions next three Serie A games, against Empoli on Saturday, Cagliari on April 2, and AC Milan four days later after picking up a right thigh injury playing for Portugal. The 34-year-old was rested by Juventus in their last Serie A game, after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh And without the Portuguese star Massimiliano Allegri’s side suffered their first league defeat this season 2-0 against Genoa. Juventus are still closing in on an eighth consecutive Scudetto with a 15-point gap on second-placed Napoli. And Kean will be hoping to get a chance to showcase his talents for their first game at home against Empoli since their dramatic victory over Atletico in the Allianz Stadium. The 19-year-old won his first cap for Italy in a friendly last November, but it was his second appearance for the former world champions that has brought him into the spotlight. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later He became the youngest Italian to score in over 60 years in their 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Finland last Saturday. He scored again in a 6-0 rout of Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Being in a star-studded squad alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo means that Kean’s opportunities of regular action have been limited. But ahead of Juventus’ return leg against Atletico, Allegri handed Kean his first Serie A start of the season against Udinese and the forward seized his rare opportunity with a brace. “I always try to be ready and train regularly so that I’m prepared when the time comes,” Kean said. “I learn from Cristiano Ronaldo, in training, I steal his secrets. I can only learn from him. It happens every day.” Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini warned that his side have settled after the Champions League excitement. “A couple of weeks have passed and I think we’ve fully realised what happened, so are now even more fired up for these final two months of the season,” said the Italian defender, who has played over 500 games for Juventus. “We have a good advantage at the top of the table, but want to get the Scudetto sorted as soon as possible.” – Carlo v Claudio – =================== In a clash between illustrious coaches, Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli travel to Claudio Ranieri’s Roma in a must-win game for both teams. Roma, in fifth, lost to struggling SPAL last time out and another upset would seriously compromise a Champions League place next season. Napoli have won just two of their last six league games, but are still seven points ahead of third-place Inter Milan, who host Lazio after an action-packed 3-2 Milan derby win. Argentina striker Mauro Icardi could make his return for Inter as he is back training having not played since February 9 amid a contract dispute. But Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij will miss Sunday’s game against his former club, along with Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, after injuries picked up on international duty. Lazio — six points adrift of the Champions League places — were deprived of elite European football this campaign by a defeat to Inter at the end of last season. AC Milan — who occupy the final Champions League spot in fourth — face a tricky task at Sampdoria. The Genoa side’s attack is spearheaded by Serie A top scorer Fabio Quagliarella, who also made history by becoming the oldest player to score for Italy during the week. Sampdoria are three points off the Europa Leauge berths and have won three of their last four games.
Kuala Lumpur: Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy crashed out of Malaysia Open 2019 on Wednesday, while P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round. Saina, playing her first match since withdrawing from Swiss Open due to acute gastroenteritis, didn’t show the stomach for fight and went down to Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 15-21, 10-21 in 54 minutes in the women’s single match. Saina has played Chochuwong five times in the BWF tour. But Wednesday’s win was the Thai’s first over the Indian. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIn another women’s singles match, Sindhu faced some challenge from Japan’s Aya Ohori in the first game, but dominated the second game and defeated her 22-20, 21-12 in 38 minutes. In the men’s singles, Srikanth registered 21-18, 21-16 win over Indonesia’s Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in 38 minutes. Prannoy, however, crashed out after suffering 21-12, 16-21, 14-21 defeat against Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin. The journey of men’s doubles pair Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy also ended as they lost their first round match.
Washington: Observing that the global financial crisis has exposed several limitations of conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said monetary economics in emerging markets needs a rethink.This includes challenging the conventional wisdom of modern central banks to hike or reduce their interest rates by 25 basis points or multiples thereof, Das said in a special address delivered on the sidelines of the annual Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Highly appreciated by the audience for his call for out-of-the-box thinking to address monetary policy challenges of the 21st century, Das said the unconventional monetary policies of advanced economies have resulted in “risks and spillovers” for the emerging markets. In his speech titled ‘Global Risks and Policy Challenges facing Emerging Market Economies’, Das observed that the global financial crisis has exposed several limitations of conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools. In despair, some have turned to the heterodox evolution of ideas that are being practiced as modern monetary theory, he noted. In the end, monetary policy must touch the real economy, spur investments, and maintain monetary and financial stability, he asserted. The time has come to think out of the box, including by challenging the conventional wisdom, he told the packed auditorium. Typically, modern central banks with interest rates as their main instrument move in baby steps — 25 basis points or multiples thereof — and announce a stance of tightening, neutrality or accommodation to guide the markets and the public on the likely future course of policy, he said. “One thought that comes to my mind is that if the unit of 25 basis points is not sacrosanct and just a convention, monetary policy can be well served by calibrating the size of the policy rate to the dynamics of the situation and the size of the change itself can convey the stance of policy,” the RBI Governor said. For instance, if easing of monetary policy is required but the central bank prefers to be cautious in its accommodation, a 10 basis points reduction in the policy rate would perhaps communicate the intent of authorities more clearly than two separate moves — one on the policy rate, wasting 15 basis points of valuable rate action to rounding off, and the other on the stance, which in a sense binds future policy action to a pre-committed direction, he said. Likewise, in a situation in which the central bank prefers to be accommodative but not overly so, it could announce a cut in the policy rate by 35 basis points if it has judged that the standard 25 basis points is too little, but its multiple, that is 50 basis points, is too much. “This approach can also be useful when the central bank is on a tightening mode and potentially help avoid policy turnaround from forward guidance via stance too far into the future, which in a highly volatile global scenario, may not even be a year,” Das said. Stating that management of global spillovers poses a formidable challenge to emerging market economies, Das told the audience that a truly global financial safety net remains elusive as in this age of mobile capital flows, consequences of their arrivals, sudden stops and reversals are to be borne nationally. As a result, emerging market economies (EMEs) are typically at the receiving end when global spillovers flare up, he said, adding that they have no recourse but to build their own forex reserve buffers. Paradoxically, the accumulation of reserves has become stigmatised, including with labels such as “currency manipulation”, he rued. “As I see it, we may be unintentionally setting the stage for several EME currencies to break out and challenge the hegemony of the dominant reserve currencies,” he said. “There is a need for greater understanding on both sides. In the meantime, so far as the Reserve Bank of India is concerned, we will continue to play by the extant rules of the game,” Das said in his special address. Das also said central banks have to interact closely with financial markets for transmission of monetary policy impulses. “In this context, ensuring a sound and efficient payment and settlement system is a pre-requisite,” he noted.