Kabaddi World Cup to commence tomorrow

first_imgAhmedabad, Oct 6 (PTI) The Kabaddi World Cup is all set to begin here tomorrow, with organisers and players of competing countries today expressing confidence of taking the game to new heights of popularity across the globe. Addressing the media at a pre-event press conference, International Kabaddi Federation chief Deoraj Chaturvedi said that 12 out of 32 Kabaddi playing countries will participate in the fortnight-long tournament, which will be concluding on October 22. The game, which begins tomorrow at a new multi-purpose stadium, TransStadia, built here under a public private partnership. “Twelve wonderful teams from five Olympic geographies will clash with each other. Another big milestone is that it will be played at a World Cup facilitated stadium TransStadia here, which has come up here in such a short time,” he said. “Kabaddi is our (Indias) own game and I take that today it is played in 32 countries, out of which 12 countries are participating,” he said. The 12 participating teams are India, UAE, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina, and Kenya. The tournament, being organised by the International Kabaddi Federation, will be broadcast live in 120-odd countries by Star Sports, which will be a first for a kabaddi tournament, Chaturvedi said. “It is for the first time that kabaddi will be showcased and exposed to the world, and I am sure this World Cup will create a history and will help us promoting the game throughout the world,” he said. Twelve teams have been divided into two pools of six teams each with inaugural matches being played tomorrow between India and South Korea, and United States and Iran. Speaking about the tournament, India team captain Anup Kumar accepted that there is pressure due to the presence of worlds best teams. “It is a big tournament and all teams are very good, some teams are new and playing with them will be a new experience, and I believe there is pressure. Our only target is to keep the trophy in the country,” he said. Speaking at the press conference, Anupam Goswami, head of kabaddi at Star Sports, said that the World Cup will further popularise the game across the world, after a successful show of Pro-Kabaddi League. “We strongly believe that in one of these days we will see India as a powerhouse of sports beyond cricket. Pro Kabaddi League is the second most viewed league after IPL, and we will expand it further in the coming years,” he said. “We hope to make as much an impact for Kabaddi across the world by this tournament as we did for the country with with pro Kabaddi,” he added. PTI KA PD DK CM RDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Clemson’s Shaq Lawson On Notre Dame: “They Weren’t Ready For This Environment”

first_imgShaq Lawson gets interviewed after Notre Dame game.shaq lawson notre dame post gameHeading into Saturday’s contest between Clemson and Notre Dame, there was a decent amount of banter between the two schools – especially from a few members of the Tigers’ defense and the Fighting Irish’s offense. It apparently didn’t end with the game’s final whistle.Following Clemson’s 24-22 victory, defensive end Shaq Lawson told reporters that he trash talked Notre Dame wideout Will Fuller following the Tigers’ failed two-point conversion. He also said that Notre Dame wasn’t “ready for the environment’ at Clemson.Check it out, via TigerNet.com:Clemson, at 4-0, now has the inside track on a playoff berth, should it keep winning. If that happens, the world will be seeing a lot more of Lawson.last_img read more

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Was Photobombed By Larry The Cable Guy While Taking Picture With Kenny G

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts towards an official during the first quarter of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.Jim Harbaugh keeps incredible eclectic company. After hosting a wide-range of athletes and celebrities like Derek Jeter, Migos, and Jim Leyland at Michigan’s massive National Signing Day Event, the Michigan head coach has spent time with Willie Mays and Justin Timberlake. A few of those groupings are strange, but nothing tops being photobombed by comedian Larry The Cable Guy while taking a picture with saxophonist Kenny G during an event at Pebble Beach.Hell ya that’s @officialkennyg and @GitRDoneLarry pic.twitter.com/T9ormn42RD— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 13, 2016Bill Murray and Toby Keith were also around.Pebble Beach is how you think it is, Awesome! @GitRDoneLarry @TobyKeithMusic pic.twitter.com/UoOCuoC0Kg— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 13, 2016Harbaugh lives a pretty interesting life in the off-season.[SB Nation]last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: New Solo Shows Added to the Jack Astor’s Solo Series:Tim MeadowsComedian and actor Tim Meadows boasts one of the longest runs in Saturday Night Live history. The characters he crafted during his 10 years on the show were nothing short of legendary – including the beloved Ladies’ Man Leon Phelps. You’ve also seen him on the silver screen (he played the Principal in Mean Girls, among his many others hit comedy credits). Don’t miss the chance to see his show on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:30 PM at L’Astral.Vir DasAfter selling out three shows as part of OFF-JFL, Vir Das has been upgraded to a bigger stage and larger venue with a new show! This year, Vir Das’ Netflix special Abroad Understanding was unleashed on the world, bringing his unique comedic perspective to the world. At least, the part of the world that doesn’t already know him as the Bollywood heavyweight who rose to stardom in movies like BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly,and Revolver Rani. By popular demand, we’ve moved his show to L’Astral on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM.Chris Fleming: SHOWPIGBest known for his portrayal of suburban alpha mom Gayle Waters-Waters in his hit web series GAYLE, Chris Fleming is a comedian who has been written about in Forbes, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and the New Yorker. He currently has over 20 million views on his YouTube channel. He is currently on tour with his new standup show, SHOWPIG coming to Montreal on Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 PM at Maison Theatre. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment By popular demand, we’re also adding a new show for JIM NORTON: Far from DelightfulComedy superstar Jim Norton is so excited to be coming to Montreal, he’s bringing a brand-new hour of his refreshingly unapologetic stand-up with him! Following up on Mouthful of Shame (streaming on Netflix), Jim Norton’s new show Far from Delightful is Jim’s brand spanking new hour of stand-up hotness delivered straight from the man himself. A new night has been added on Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 PM at Gesù Theatre. The roster of hosts for the Videotron Galas presented by Air Canada is finally complete … drum roll, please:Canadian comedian, entertainer and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII) comes to Montreal to host The Lilly Singh Gala on Sunday, July 30, 7:00 PM at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.Gala line-ups are rolling out with the who’s who of comedy, including: The David Spade Gala –Jeff Ross, The Lucas Bros, Katherine Ryan, K. Trevor Wilson, Godfrey, Arj Barker and Tim Meadows will join host David Spade on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM, PDA.The Colin Jost & Michael Che Gala – Lil Rel Howery, Sarah Millican, Ivan Decker, Phil Hanley, Steve Byrne and Jim Norton will join the co-hosts on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:45 PM, PDA.The Rick Mercer Gala – Arthur Simeon, David Baddiel, Carl Barron, W. Kamau Bell and Jessica Kirson will join host, Rick Mercer on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM, PDA.The Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala – Special guest Cedric The Entertainer, along with Ron Funches, Cristela Alonzo, Sasheer Zamata, Orny Adams and more will join host, Howie Mandel on Saturday, July 29 at 6:30 PM, PDA. Twittercenter_img Advertisement Advertisement THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VIDEOTRONIN ASSOCIATION WITH LOTO-QUÉBECThe Just For Laughs Festival would like to thank its public partners: Government of Canada, Destination Canada, Gouvernement du Québec, City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal for their support.The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 12th-31st, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.FIND US ON SOCIAL #JFLMTLFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughs + New Solo Shows Added!Our last Gala host this year is Lilly Singh!Canadian comedian, entertainer and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII to her 11 million subscribers worldwide) first broke out into the comedy ether via her inspirational YouTube videos. Now she has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, in feature films like Bad Moms, collaborated with big names such as Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Priyanka Chopra, and has written a New York Times Best Selling Book, entitled How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.  This Forbes 30 under 30 nominee is not only a successful entrepreneur, but she is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss her star-studded Gala on  Sunday, July 30, 7:00 PM at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Facebook Just For Laughs is presented by Videotron, in association with Loto-Québec.Videotron presents OFF-JFL & Zoofest in collaboration with Pabst Blue Ribbon.Tickets on sale now!For tickets by phone, online or in person:The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, hahaha.com presented by VideotronLooking for the best way to experience the Just For Laughs Festival? Get a JFLMTL Pass! Available passes include: the JFL 2-Show Pass for $99.99, 3-Show Pass for $139.99, and 5-Show Pass for $215. Each pass includes one free ticket every day from July 25th-29th some restrictions apply).last_img read more

Walmart moves into premium fashion with Lord Taylor partnership online

first_imgTORONTO – Discount retailer Walmart says it will soon offer premium Lord & Taylor fashion brands on its American website.Walmart says the flagship Lord & Taylor online department store is expected to launch on Walmart.com in spring 2018.Spokeswoman Denise Incandela says the company’s goal is to create a premium fashion destination as the chain’s customers are searching its website for higher-end items.She says Walmart is starting with fashion as it expands its online business to include specialized and premium shopping experiences.The company says Lord & Taylor will be able to reach exponentially more shoppers through a dedicated store on Walmart’s website and app than through its own online presence.The Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) acquired Lord & Taylor, an American department store founded in 1826 that now has 50 locations in the U.S., in 2012.last_img read more

Kinross shares fall amid request for talks by government in Mauritania

first_imgTORONTO – Shares of Kinross Gold Corp. fell more than 10 per cent in trading Wednesday as the gold miner said the government in Mauritania has requested talks regarding its activities in the country.The Canadian gold miner, which is near completion of its Tasiast mine in Mauritania, said its application to convert its Tasiast Sud exploration permit into an exploitation permit was recently rejected by the government.Kinross said the government rejected the conversion application because it failed to meet feasibility criteria, but that the gold miner disagreed with the decision.Since then, Kinross said it has received a letter from the government reaffirming the rejection and seeking “mutually beneficial discussions with respect to all of the company’s activities in Mauritania.”Kinross chief executive Paul Rollinson says the company is assessing the request.The drop in the stock came despite a better-than-expected profit for its most recent quarter.After the close of markets Tuesday, Kinross, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, reported a profit of US$106.1 million or eight cents per diluted share, down from $134.6 million or 11 cents per diluted share the year prior.On an adjusted basis, Kinross said it earned 10 cents per share, up from two cents a year ago. Analysts on average had expected a profit of a nickel per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Kinross produced 653,937 attributable ounces of gold in the quarter, down from 671,956 gold equivalent ounces a year ago.Shares in the company were down 69 cents at C$4.65 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday.Companies in this story: (TSX:K)last_img read more

800 customers without power near Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Over 800 customer are without power in Chetwynd and Moberly Lake.A motor vehicle caused Hydro customers to lose power at approximately 4:17 a.m. Monday and may not be back on until 12:30 p.m.  Hydro lists the outage as affecting customers north of Campbell Way in Chetwynd.For updates on the power outage, visit www.bchydro.com/outageslast_img

Sensex up 116 pts Nifty above 11550 mark

first_imgMumbai: The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks. Sentiments continued to be upbeat on Friday over sustained inflows of foreign funds which has supported the equities and the domestic currency alike. The rupee gained against the US dollar and selling in export-oriented IT and technology stocks was, hence, seen during the early trade. Almost all other sectoral indices traded in the green. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The Sensex of the BSE opened at 38,452.47 from its previous close at 38,386.75 on Wednesday. Markets were closed on Thursday on the occasion of Holi. At 9.19 a.m., the Sensex traded at 38,502.86 up 116.11 points or 0.30 per cent. The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 11,549.20 after closing at 11,521.05 on Wednesday. The Nifty traded at 11,554.95 during the morning trade session, up 33.90 points and 0.29 per cent. Foreign Institutional Investors bought stocks worth Rs 1,771.61 crore on Wednesday while Domestic Institutional Investors sold scrips worth Rs 1,323.17 crore.last_img read more

Jet Airways bidders must submit individual solvency certificates

first_imgNew Delhi: Bidders in a consortium that bids for acquiring stake in cash-strapped Jet Airways have to furnish individual solvency certificates, according to SBI Capital Markets. “While all soft copies of the EOIs (Expressions of Interest) are required to be submitted by the EOI due date, the hard copies may be submitted by April 14, 2019,” it said in a set of clarifications issued regarding the bid document. According to the EOI document issued on Monday, April 10 is the last date for submission of initial bids. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalJet Airways is grappling with acute financial crunch and the SBI-led consortium of domestic lenders are implementing a debt resolution plan. SBI Capital Markets has invited bids on behalf of the lenders. “Bidders are required to provide the solvency certificate … on their letterhead and certified by Managing Director/ Full Time Director / Chief Executive Officer of the bidder or a person holding an equivalent position in the bidder,” it noted. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn the case of consortium, each member has to submit solvency certificate, which is a proof of an entity’s financial stability. As part of the debt resolution plan for the full service carrier, the lenders are looking to restructure “existing facilities and infusion of funds by way of loans or acquisition/ subscription of up to 75 per cent of equity share capital of the company”. Shares of Jet Airways declined 1.59 per cent to close at Rs 263.40 on the BSE. Meanwhile, for the third time in a week, national oil marketer IndianOil Thursday stopped fuel Supply to cash-starved Jet Airways for non-payment of dues. This is the third time that the public sector oil marketing company has cut fuel supply to the airline in the past eight days, which is struggling to keep afloat amid acute liquidity crisis. “IndianOil has stopped fuel supplies to Jet Airways in Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad airports for its failure to clear dues,” the source said. Mumbai is the largest base for the airline and it operates maximum flights from the city. On March 4 and 5 also the oil company had cut supplies to Jet and restored only after getting an assurance from the airline management.last_img read more

Morocco Government council adopts 2014 finance bill

first_imgRabat- The government council, which met on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of head of the government, Abdelilah Benkirane, adopted the 2014 finance bill.The bill presented by economy and finance minister Mohamed Boussaid is an ambitious and realistic framework seeking to take on economic challenges associated with the external and internal contexts, in a delicate external economic juncture and meet the expectations of citizens and partners by scheduling a package of practical and financial measures, a release of the communication department said.The economy and finance minister stressed in his presentation that the project was developed on the basis of the Royal high instructions outlined in the Sovereign’s speeches on the occasions of the throne day, the Revolution of the King and the people and the opening of the parliament’s autumn session, the release goes on, explaining that the bill is a crucial step in implementing economic, social, political and structural reforms that are a vital element to succeed in facing the challenges of economic and social development. The bill was adopted after the various observations were taken into account, says the source which also notes that major measures include perfecting the institutional construction, speeding up the pace of structural reforms, restoring the public finance balances, preserving the stability of external assets, supporting investments and enterprises, developing employment mechanisms and supporting social cohesion mechanisms. The project was based on several hypotheses, particularly a  growth of 4.2pc and a deficit of 4.9 pc.last_img read more