Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said it is unlikely that the club have spoken to Jose Mourinho about replacing him.Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea in December, has been heavily tipped to take over from Van Gaal by British media in recent weeks but the Dutch coach said he had heard nothing of the sort from United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the Old Trafford board.”I can only say that I have spoken with Ed Woodward and I cannot imagine that they have spoken with each other. I think that if they speak with another manager, they would tell me because our relationship is like that,” Van Gaal told The Independent.”I not only have a strong relationship with Ed, but also with the Glazers. And that is why I am annoyed with all the publicity. I have been ‘sacked’ three times and now it is about negotiations starting with Mourinho.”United, who are fifth in the Premier League, travel to face second-from-bottom Sunderland on Saturday.
Tennis stalwart Serena Williams, who has time and again raised her voice against body shaming, has come under fire for doing something that is not very typical of her.The sports star, who was recently named among People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Women of 2016, took to her official Instagram account and posted a picture of herself looking rather stunning–but her fans noticed a little problem.Also Read : Serena Williams opens up about the struggle of learning to love her body According to a report by Mirror UK, Williams’ waist in the picture appeared to be Photoshopped and made to look thinner–something that did not go down too well with her Instagram followers, who immediately responded with comments ranging from “I love her but the bar behind her waist is so warped. Disappointing,” to “I LOVE what you stand for and wish others would quit trying to alter your message and genetics!” @people mag most beautiful 2016 ???A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:00pm PDTAlso Read: JK Rowling shuts up a Serena Williams detractor on Twitter Williams, who has advocated body-positivity for the longest time, had to subsequently put down the picture due to all the backlash pouring in.Reportedly, after deleting the Photoshopped picture, the world champion then uploaded the untouched version of the same picture, much to the delight of her fans.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) got its youngest leader (in independent India) in Anurag Thakur after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s member of parliament from Himachal Pradesh was elected unanimously as the head of the board at the Special General Meeting in Mumbai earlier today.The move comes as a refreshing change in BCCI’s leadership as Thakur is known to be a dynamic leader and a go-getter. The 41-year-old has risen through the ranks and has now taken over as the board’s president from Shashank Manohar, who resigned from his post and went on to become the International Cricket Council chairman.At a time when BCCI is facing a lot of heat from the Supreme Court over the reforms proposed by the court-appointed Lodha Committee, Thakur will have a tough time in heading the functioning of the world’s richest cricket board.However, the man is known for his bold moves and single-mindedness to bring in transparency and accountability in the functioning of the board, that was lacking since ages. A lot has been said about how the previous bosses ranging from Jagmohan Dalmiya to N Srinivasan failed to portray the board as an accountable organisation.Also, the board has seen a lot of changes in the last two decades in which the bosses were forced to step down owing to corruption charges and also power-struggle. Here is a list of BCCI presidents who have taken charge of the cricket administration in the country since the start of the 21st century.advertisementJagmohan Dalmiya 2001-04The Kolkata based administrator was the first non-cricketer and Asian to become the ICC chief in 1996. After his five-year stint with the ICC, Dalmiya was appointed as the BCCI president in 2001. Dalmiya was known for his moves that brought in a lot of money into the game. However, he was expelled from the board in 2005 for alleged misappropriation of funds. Ranbir Singh Mahendra 2004- 05Ranbir Singh Mahendra, a Congress politician from Haryana, was appointed as the 27th president of BCCI after a controversy-rich election in 2004. Mahendra, who was the outgoing president Dalmiya’s candidate, tied with rival Sharad Pawar. However, Dalmiya exercised his casting vote to break the deadlock.Sharad Pawar – 2005-08Sharad Pawar, who was the then union minister for Agriculture, ended Dalmiya’s reign at the BCCI which spanned for over a decade, to become the president in 2005. Pawar’s coup against Dalmiya and his aides began in 2004 when he contested against Ranbir. The Maharashtra strongman promised transparency and his main-man was tainted administrator Lalit Modi. Modi had promised a CEO for BCCI back then.Shashank Manohar 2008-11The Nagpur-based lawyer Shashank Manohar is known to have been the mastermind behind Pawar’s coup. Manohar eventually succeeded Pawar to become the president in 2008. Manohar rose through the ranks when he took over as the chief of Vidarbha Cricket Association in 1996. Manohar’s term spanned for three years between 2008-09 and 2010-11. Manohar is known for his transparent approach and played a crucial role in ousting Lalit Modi in 2010.N Srinivasan 2011-13N Srinivasan, who was the Board’s secretary during Manohar’s tenure, took over as BCCI president in 2011. He entered cricket administration as an ally of former president AC Muthiah. Srinivasan has been heading the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association since 2002. However, he stepped down in 2013 to give way to Supreme Court appointed panel to probe him over the spot-fixing scandal that marred the brand value of Indian Premier League in 2013.Jagmohan Dalmiya 2013-13 (Interim)Jagmohan Dalmiya again came to power, this time as Srinivasan’s aide after the Supreme Court, in September, restrained him from holding the BCCI top post. N Srinivasan 2013-14Srinivasan got back to power in November 2013, when the Supreme Court allowed him to take over as BCCI president. Again in March 2014, the Supreme Court, citing conflict of interest, ordered against him and he was forced to step down as the BCCI chief.However, he was appointed as ICC chairman in 2014 and he continued to hold on to the post till 2015. Srinivasan even gave away the World Cup trophy in 2015 to the victorious Australian team which was supposed to be the duty of the then ICC president from Bangladesh, Mustafa Kamal.Sunil Gavaskar 2014-14 (Interim)Sunil Gavaskar was appointed as the BCCI president during the 2014 IPL to handle the tournament affairs. After the end of the tournament, former off-spinner Shivlal Yadav was given the responsibility to lead the board as its interim president.Jagmohan Dalmiya 2015-15Putting an end to the Srinivasan saga, Dalmiya was unanimously elected the BCCI president for a second term in March 2015. The Cricket Association of Bengal Chief, whose health was a concern, had to be assisted in most of the board’s meetings. Dalmiya died in chair last September after he suffered a heart-attack. It again left a vacancy in the BCCI supremo position.advertisementShashank Manohar 2015-10 May 2016 Manohar was appointed as the BCCI chief for the second time in 2015. The seasoned cricket administrator promised reforms to clean the tarnished image of the board. Manohar eventually replaced Srinivasan as India’s representative at ICC. Manohar shook the administration of ICC by abolishing the concept of ‘Big Three’, which gave more financial advantages to India, Australia and England.However, the Lodha Panel heat forced him to quit the BCCI post. He went on to become the first independent chairman of the ICC earlier this year.
Kaka has dropped out of the Brazil squad for the Centenary Copa America due to injury and will be replaced by Paulo Henrique Ganso, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday.Attacking midfielder Ganso “will replace Kaka, who suffered a muscle injury that was revealed in a scan – his recovery time is estimated at 20 days,” the CBF statement said.The Centenary Copa America starts on Friday, with Brazil kicking off their campaign against Ecuador the following day. They will also face Peru and Haiti in the group stage of the tournament, which is being held in the United States for the first time.Kaka, who himself was a late replacement for Douglas Costa, is the fifth player to drop out the squad due to injury.
Corinthians manager Tite has accepted an offer to coach Brazil, the club’s president said on Wednesday.The 55-year-old, who led Corinthians to two Serie A titles, the Copa Libertadores and the World Club Cup, will replace Dunga, who was fired on Tuesday, Roberto de Andrade told reporters.Tite, whose proper name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, was the overwhelming favourite to get the job after Dunga’s side were knocked out of the Copa America at the group stage on Sunday for the first time since 1987.Brazil have lost their way in recent years and have failed to win a major tournament since 2007 when Dunga led them to the Copa America during his first spell in charge.They are in sixth place in the South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup, one spot outside the qualifying places.The top four teams qualify automatically for Russia and the fifth-placed side enter an inter-continental playoff.
Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Jarin says NU ‘didn’t show up’ in loss to UE “I don’t know, I thought it would carry on. I was a little bit frustrated that I felt my game wasn’t really where I left it.”“I just felt like today I was really riled up, not really sure why,” she added, also describing herself as “very stressed” and “very nervous”.“I also didn’t want to lose in the first round,” she said.Osaka’s triumph in the Pan Pacific Open was her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam win, at the Australian Open in January.Another two-time Grand Slam winner, Simona Halep, cruised into round two in Beijing with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of qualifier Rebecca Peterson.ADVERTISEMENT The Romanian has had ongoing problems with her back and, despite having little trouble swatting aside the Swede, admitted she was unable to play her normal game.“I’m not 100 percent recovered, I still feel pain,” said the sixth seed.“Always when you have an injury, it’s a little bit risky.“But I accepted it, I took the risk.”Venus Williams, whose sister Serena is not in the Chinese capital because of a knee problem, battled into the next round with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Barbora Strycova.– Barty shrugs off injury –Ashleigh Barty said that she expects to be fit for her opener in Beijing after the Australian world number one struggled with a calf problem in Wuhan.The 23-year-old lost to eventual champion Aryna Sabalenka in Friday’s semi-final at the Wuhan Open and needed treatment on her left calf halfway through the second set.The French Open champion, the top seed at the China Open, said: “I haven’t been on court since my match in Wuhan.“We’ll look to get on court this afternoon (for practice) and kind of test it out. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “From how it’s been going, it’s been marginally better than we expected, which is good.“I’m sure that we’ll have no issue. It’s just about now ticking the boxes and making sure it’s alright to go.”Barty has a bye in the first round. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return against Jessica Pegula of the US in their women’s singles first round match at the WTA China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on September 29, 2019. (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP)Naomi Osaka said she had been “really riled up” as Japan’s two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.The 21-year-old former world number one racked up 26 unforced errors on the way to a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) win over Jessica Pegula of the United States.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man View comments MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Fourth seed Osaka looked frustrated and disgruntled on several occasions against the 76th-ranked Pegula.Osaka, who plays Andrea Petkovic of Germany next in Beijing, was disappointed that she was unable to replicate the form which won her the Pan Pacific Open in Japan a week ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“During tournaments, the first match is always the worst for me,” said the US-based star.“But I was kind of expecting it to be better because I just played really well in Tokyo (actually Osaka). This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES
LATEST STORIES But the 28-year-old captain believes the team can bring back a medal this time around.“I’ve gone to the SEA Games four times and we did not win a medal in any but the men’s team managed to get at least a medal before that. So it’s a bit of a disappointment for me, ” said Tian Yuan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“However, this time around we have a new and younger squad compared to the previous years. Also, this team has been preparing for almost a year now.“Everyone knows each other very well as we have been training and taking part in competitions together. So, it’s not only coach (Brian Lester) who is confident we can bring back a medal but the players, too.” Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? By hook or by crook: Kuek Tian Yuan (right) will give everything he has to help bring back a medal from the Philippines. GLENN GUAN/The StarKUALA LUMPUR–In what could be his last outing for Malaysia at the SEA Games, national men’s basketball team captain Kuek Tian Yuan is hoping to end the men’s team’s 12-year medal drought.The men’s team has failed to win a single medal in their last four outings at the biennial meet. Their last medal came in 2007 in Thailand when they brought back the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “He is also one of the biggest players in our team. Without him, we will lose some presence under the basket when it comes to rebounds and defending against the other teams’ naturalized players.”But that’s not fazing Tian Yuan. “This could be my last SEA Games, so I will give everything I can to help bring back a medal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indonesia lowers medal target for SEA Games Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The men were impressive at the Maba Malaysia International Basketball Invitational at Maba Stadium here last month where they recorded a convincing 87-71 win over local professional side Kuala Lumpur Dragons who had three American imports.They also fought hard with Taiwanese pro side Formosa Dreamers, who also had several imports, before losing 78-88 in overtime.The only problem is that first-choice center Mak Lok Seng, who was recently named captain, is out with a major knee injury during the invitational.This means more responsibility for Tian Yuan, who replaced Lok Seng as captain, and his teammate Perry Lee.“It’s sad for the team because he has been with us for the better part of the year and got injured just two months before the Games.ADVERTISEMENT
Former France striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag. (Latest Football stories)Belgium went into the European Championship in France as a title favourite, but were shocked by Wales 3-1 in the quarterfinals.Martinez, announcing his first squad since taking over from Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016, said on Friday that Henry, France’s all-time top scorer and winner of the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, is “very keen to join and make sure he can pass on his experience.”Henry reacted to his surprise appointment in a tweet, saying, “Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited. Can’t wait.”
The chants of Kanu, Kanu ringed in the Emirates Stadium in London as the veteran striker converted from the penalty spot to complete his hat-trick. The match may have been a friendly between Arsenal Legends & their AC Milan counterparts but the game saw some of the best action that the Arsenal fans have seen this season. The Gunners faithful left home delighted after their heroes registered a 4-2 win over Milan Glorie. (Latest Football stories)With the likes of Kanu, Petit, Pires, Ljungberg, Parlour & David Seaman in action, the Gunners in the stadium were expecting some scintillating action. However, to their disappointment Ray Parlour was substituted with a niggle inside the first 10 minutes after shooting way off the mark with a free kick.But soon the Gunners had the lead thanks to a towering header from Kanu from a deflected cross by Petit. The fans were singing ‘one nil to the Arsenal’ in traditional fashion. Also following tradition (of recent years) the Gunners could not hold the lead as Milan equalised before the break. Arsenal Legends though must have been optimistic after playing some super ‘Wengerball’ in the first half, regularly cutting the Rossoneri defence apart, and things looked bright for the second period.KANU HAT-TRICKThe main weapon for the Gunners was Nigerian striker Nwankwo Kanu who once again found the back of the net with another header in the 70th minute. He completed his hat-trick from the spot ten minutes later after some good movement in the box by Ljungberg.advertisementWhile his hat-trick may not have been of the same quality as his famous hat-trick at Stamford Bridge which helped Arsenal come from behind to beat Chelsea 3-2 in 1999, what makes this special was the fact that the Nigerian had predicted that he will score three goals on the eve of the match.”It’s all about having fun for a good cause. That said, I reckon I could score three goals!” Kanu had declared before the match.Vieiri restored some pride for Milan Glorie with a goal in the dying minutes, but that wasn’t enough as Arsenal Legends ran out 4-2 winners.Arsenal currently lie 8th in the EPL table & will take on Southampton on 10th September when the league resumes after the international break. Arsene Wenger, who managed the legends team, has brought in Lucas Perez from Deportivo to boost his strike force. Some Arsenal fans though wouldn’t mind Kanu putting on that famous red & white jersey again in the league to boost their title chase.Club legends Thierry Henry & Patrick Viera missed the match due to other commitments. The Arsenal Foundation had aimed to raise one million pounds from the match to build football pitches for children in London, Jordan & Somalia.
Manchester United expect profits to fall back from last season’s record levels after the club splashed out on new players to try to regain its place in Europe’s soccer elite.The English club paid a world-beating 89 million pounds ($118 million) last month for French midfielder Paul Pogba and has brought in other big name players including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as it seeks to recover after failing to qualify for this season’s Champions League competition. (Jose Mourinho blames players, referee for Manchester United’s derby loss)That failure, and the cost of rebuilding the squad under new team manager Jose Mourinho, will push adjusted core earnings this financial year down to around 170-180 million pounds from a record 192 million in the year ended June 30, it said on Monday.Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said last season’s strong financial results had allowed the club to “invest in our squad, team management and facilities to position us to challenge for, and win, trophies in the coming years.” (Marcus Rashford set for Europa start after impressing Jose Mourinho)The club also said it took 15.1 million pounds in exceptional changes in the year to June 30 related to its renewal plan.This included 8.4 million pounds in payouts to previous team manager Louis van Gaal and his backroom staff and a charge of 6.7 million on the fall in “carrying value of a player no longer considered to be a member of the first team playing squad”.It did not name the player but local media said it was German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger. Signed by Van Gaal in 2015, Schweinsteiger has not yet played under Mourinho, who has said it would be “very difficult” for him to play for Manchester United again.advertisementMissing out on the pan-European Champions League will reduce the club’s revenue this financial year by more than 30 million pounds, United has said.Despite this, it forecast on Monday a new television deal for English Premier League matches would help push revenues up to a record 530-540 million pounds from last season’s 515 million.United are the world’s third-richest soccer club by revenues, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League for 2014-15, behind Spain’s Barcelona and Real Madrid.Controlled by the American Glazer family, United have won the English league title a record 20 times and last season won the FA Cup for the 12th time.But the team’s fifth-place finish in the Premier League meant it failed to qualify for the Champions League in 2016-17 and will play in the lower profile Europa League instead.The club’s shares were down 2.5 percent at $16.82 on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Cold War could be on its way back 25 years later. Not long after the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about US Olympic athletes and published it on the internet and blamed a Russian group for the attack, the American and Russian media have gone to war.WADA issued a statement attributing the attack to Tsar Team, a hacking group widely known as APT28 and Fancy Bear by U.S. cyber-security researchers.There was an immediate denial from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said any possible Russian government or secret service participation in the hacking was out of the question. (Also read: Russian doping controversy: Is the Cold War back?)However, a Reuters report said that the US government was investigating the case because there is evidence that the hackers are linked to the Russian government, though details are still sketchy, according to two sources familiar with the probe who were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.While the governments haven’t traded blows yet, top news agencies from the United States and Russia have made some aggressive posturing.CNN reported that an American group called Crowd Strike, made up mostly of ex-FBI and ex-NSA, have found signs and evidence that point to Russian involvement. The channel called the “Tsar Team” and “Fancy Bear” a cyber criminal group and said they had stolen confidential data of American athletes including Gold medal gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Venus Williams.As many as 118 Russian athletes were banned over doping allegations from this year’s Olympics. Later for the Paralympics, the Russian contingent was handed a blanket ban.advertisementUnderstandably, the Russian media and public were infuriated.While CNN called the hackers criminals and accused them of “stealing data”, Russian TV branded them “hacktivists” and said they have done a public service as greater transparency is needed in sports.Reactions from athletes were quick and prompt after the hack. Biles tweeted to say that she has been taking some medicine as a child because she suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Also read: World Anti-Doping Agency says athlete data stolen by Russian group)pic.twitter.com/tPxCJ1K2RZ Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) September 13, 2016However, RT asked how could some athletes be allowed to use banned substances while others are not. The Russian media house also claimed that these leaks were just the “tip of the iceberg” and there was more to follow (as the hackers had already announced).Travis T.Tygart, CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) condemned the hacking and said in a crisp statement.Statement from USADA CEO, Travis T. Tygart, on Russian cyber-espionage grouphttps://t.co/UTkqPY3VNI pic.twitter.com/ZPWNQCPtDz USADA (@usantidoping) September 13, 2016Russian TV was also wondered why doping authorities were more worried about how the information got leaked than what was in the leak. Whatever the outcome of these leaks, they seem to have triggered an ugly battle between the media houses of the erstwhile Cold War rivals. These could be interesting times ahead.
Trust One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles to do complete justice to his last name.Not one to shy away from fashion experiments, Styles’ hair has been a thing of awe for quite some time now. And celebrating the same are three, full-fledged magazine covers dedicated to Styles’ beautiful tresses.Also Read: Zayn Malik is welcome to rejoin One Direction, says Liam Payne From sporting his signature wavy haircut to a bowl-cut hairdo, Styles recently shared three different pictures of himself on his Instagram account. While his Instagram is replete with ambiguous monochrome pictures, the latest bunch sure makes up for all the randomness.Styles appears on the cover of the magazine, Another Man featuring his interview with music legend, Paul McCartney–that will reportedly, be released only on September 29, 2016.Here’s a look at his three looks:
The Supreme Court has barred the BCCI from releasing any more funds to its state associations without compliance. Meanwhile BCCI chief Anurag Thakur has been asked file an affidavit on his conversation with ICC boss Shashank Manohar.Four key points of the Supreme Court’s interim order:- Out of 25 associations, the 13 associations who got the money cannot use it unless they comply with Lodha reforms- The remaining 12 associations who didn’t get money have to file their unequivocal support to Lodha reforms or can’t get any money- BCCI president Anurag Thakur to file an affidavit in personal capacity on his conversation with ICC. The question he has to answer is whether he asked ICC to say that Lodha reforms amount to government interference- BCCI to file counter affidavit explaning their problems in detail on implementation of Lodha Reforms 15.56 IST: Rs 18.79 crore will be given to 13 state associations only if they abide by the Lodha recommendations. – Shetty in a fix as he has been asked to file an affidavit replying how he was authorised to file an affidavit on behalf of BCCI- Anurag Thakur has to file a personal affidavit as to the conversation between him and ICC about the government interference.- Decision on ad-hoc body will be argued on Oct 17 15.53 IST: In case a state association needs funds, they will have to pass a resolution. Ratnakar Shetty placed on record whether he was authorised to file an affidavit on behalf of BCCI.Shetty has to swear how he got all the information about the meeting between BCCI chief Anurag Thakur and ICC president Shashank Manohar.advertisementThakur will have to file an affidavit on what happened between him and ICC chief. 15: 45 IST: Chief Justice of India passing interim order: No money to state association until a resolution is passed by state associations that they will comply with Lodha recommendations. 15:42 IST: Chief Justice of India passing interim order:- Where money already given, State cannot appropriate money until above affidavit is filed before SC and Committee- Mr Shetty will place on record authorisation which showed he can swear to this affidavit14.00 IST: According to sources, the Lodha committee will object to further arguments in the matter. 13.45 IST: The Supreme Court is likely to pass only an interim order today and it could be related to fund allocation for state associations . Further arguments could resume on October 17. 13.35 IST: Will the apex court sack the entire top brass of the BCCI? In its hearing on Thursday, the Supreme Court was furious with state associations that had voted against the Lodha reforms. The Chief Justice of India told BCCI not to give any money to such associations and directed that all money paid to those states should be refunded to the Indian cricket board. 13.32 IST: Word JUST IN – The Supreme Court order will be pronounced after 2 PM. BCCI has refused to give any undertaking to accept the Lodha reforms. A defiant BCCI agreed to implement only part of a raft of changes recommended by a court-appointed panel, which was set up last year to usher in reforms at the world’s richest cricket board.The Supreme Court will today pass an order if the BCCI refuses to give any undertaking to accept the RM Lodha panel reforms. The Supreme Court is expected to pass the order at around 1PM today.Meanwhile, former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has lashed out at BCCI president Anurag Thakur and called him the “original fixer”.You might want to answer that one @ianuragthakur While at it also let all know how you played your only #RanjiTrophy game to become selector pic.twitter.com/cG4Ey0m2iL Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) October 7, 2016SUPREME COURT RAPS BCCIBCCI faced the Supreme Court’s wrath for its “defiant attitude” in implementing the directions of the Justice RM Lodha committee to reform cricket in the country and “hurriedly” disbursing around Rs 400 crore to state bodies.The apex court decided to pass an order on the issue of implementation of directions of the committee headed by former CJI Lodha on Friday after the counsel for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined to give an “unconditional undertaking by Friday” that it will seek instructions to stop funds to the state bodies and abide by the panel’s recommendations. (Let’s collectively decide whether to stop IPL: Anurag Thakur) “You must not create a defiant attitude. This is not going to lead you anywhere,” a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said, emphasising that transparency, fairness and objectivity were most important aspects in all decisions including disbursal of funds by BCCI.advertisementThe bench was pained at BCCI’s stance that the verdicts and directions of the apex court and the Lodha panel were contrary to statutory provisions, saying its reluctance to accept them was part of a “strategy” or “design”, after senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, assisting as an amicus curaie, drew attention to the BCCI’s affidavit.He also referred to constitutional provisions dealing with Supreme Court judges and criticised the board for roping in Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju who made “inappropriate remarks” against the judgement of the apex court and the deliberations of the Justice Lodha committee, to undermine the dignity of the apex court.”Once you become judge of the Supreme Court, you become part of the institution to which there is dignity attached,” he said, asking “can a former judge, once a colleague, can speak about the judgements”, talk to media or hold press conferences.Though the BCCI received the comments of Justice Katju in writing, it later distanced itself from him but used his views as an averment in the affidavit, Subramaniam said, adding that the apex cricket body was liable for both civil and criminal contempt for disobeying the binding judgement.”Can a body find out ways and means to subvert the judgement. The answer is ‘No’. It is a civil as well as criminal contempt. A binding judgement of this court cannot be disobeyed and subverted in such a manner till the time it is either modified or reviewed,” he said while stressing that all decisions of BCCI, post apex court judgement, be declared “non est (null and void).”The senior advocate said the apex court should pass an order that BCCI office bearers should be “superseded” by court-appointed administrators of “impeccable integrity”.
Sridevi, who returned to silver screen after 15-year-long hiatus in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish, is not an avid user of Instagram.On the contrary, both Jhanvi and Khushi are active on social media and have never ceased to amaze us with their posts.ALSO READ: MSG The Warrior Lion Heart movie review- Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s film only for the lionhearted ALSO READ: Mirzya movie review- Harshvardhan-Saiyami’s debut is a visual delightHowever, when Sridevi decides to click a picture with her daughter, it invariably becomes a feast for the eyes.Sridevi recently took to Instagram and posted a picture of herself chilling with daughter Khushi. Needless to say, the Himmatwala actor looked gorgeous in a blue outfit with a printed scarf around her neck. Sporting a diva look, Khushi looked stunning in a black outfit.Meanwhile, Sridevi’s elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor, who has a strong social media fan base, has reportedly been roped in for Karan Johar’s movie Shiddat which will feature Varun Dhawan in the lead.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was last seen in Freaky Ali, is all set to appear in an all-new avataar in his upcoming film Munna Michael. The film, directed by Sabbir Khan, will have Tiger Shroff in the lead role as a street kid who is a die-hard fan of pop icon Michael Jackson.Nawazuddin sports a new hairstyle, pierced ears, sunglasses and a leather jacket.The look was apparently director Sabbir Khan’s brainchild. “While writing Nawazuddin’s character, I knew exactly how I wanted him to look, how he would walk, talk. Once Nawaz had got into the skin of the character, I explained how I wanted him to look and expected him to raise a few questions but there were none. He surrendered completely and went through everything patiently,” Sabbir said.ALSO READ: Muzaffarnagar Ramlila starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui cancelled after local Hindus protestNawazuddin said that he is happy to get an opportunity to romance on-screen, as he has been wanting to show a different side of him to the audience. “Theres a lot of romance, apart from the dancing, in this film. I want to play a romantic hero.”The film, which will have Tiger showcase his dancing skills and pay tribute to Michael Jackson, will also mark the debut of newbie Nidhhi Agerwal.The shooting of Munna Michael is currently underway in Mumbai, and the film is scheduled to release next year.
9th last race: The Super Sunrise Handicap Div.II Dist 9th last race: The Super Sunrise Handicap Div.II Dist (Abt) 1400 Mts. Bang Bang (Mrs Shabana S Khan) 56 carr 55 Hindu Singh First. Yokumoku 57.5 A Ashhad Asbar Second. Blaze to Glory 53 carr 49 Rupal Singh Third. Supreme Ruler 61.5 Mudassar Nazar Fourth. All ran. Won by: 1-1/4 1 2-1/4 Time: One min 28.717 secs. Tote: Rs 32 for win. Rs 12, Rs 13 and Rs 24 for places. Fc: Rs 53 Shp: Rs 45 Tanala: Rs 384 Favourite: Yokumoku Winner trained by: Shafiq Khan — Add race Last — Jackpot: Rs 28593/- Con: Rs 2767/- Treble(1) Rs 1496/- Treble(2) Rs 6824/- Treble(3) Rs 128/- — PTI Corr LNS LNS ATK
New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) Marking centenary year of the Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library building in the Chandni Chowk area of walled city, a five day Delhi Literary Heritage Fest will held from December 9-13.”The five day festival to be held at Shanti Desai Sports Complex, Chandni Chowk, will include musical, poetic, cultural and literary events including panel discussions,” said Shobha Vijendra, secretary of the Hardayal library management committee.The festival was being held on the completion of hundred years of building of the library, which itself was 154 year old, she said.Established in 1862, the library is presumably the oldest one in Delhi. It was shifted to Chandni Chowk in 1916. After independence, it was renamed Hardayal Library to honour the freedom fighter Lala Hardayal.It has a collection of more than 1,70,000 books in different languages, with 8,000 of these in the rare category section, including books dating back to the 16th century. It has 28 branches which are spread all across the three municipalities of Delhi. PTI VIT RCJ
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the €37 million (£33m/$42m) signing of Thilo Kehrer on a five-year contract from Schalke.The 21-year-old is now tied to the Ligue 1 champions through to the summer of 2023.He is considered to be a useful addition at Parc des Princes for the present and future, with there still plenty of potential to be unlocked in the Germany U21 international. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Kehrer is delighted to have been given the opportunity to further his development in France, with the youngster excited to be joining an ambitious project.He told PSG’s official website : “It is with much joy and ambition that I have signed for Paris Saint-Germain.“Everyone in Europe knows how strong and exciting the Paris Saint-Germain project is and I couldn’t think of a better club for me to continue my progression and reach my objectives.“I am going to meet some extraordinary team-mates and work with a coach that has done a great job in Germany in recent years.“Everyone is going to be important in helping me and I in turn hope to help the team with my qualities. I also can’t wait to play at the Parc des Princes, a legendary stadium in European football.”✍️ #WillkommenKehrer pic.twitter.com/QisVLl1uHs — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 16, 2018 PSG claim to have fended off interest from “several big clubs” to land Kehrer, with club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi pleased to have emerged victorious in that particular transfer tussle.He said: “We are very happy to welcome a player with the quality of Thilo Kehrer into our squad.“During his career, Thilo has learnt to play different formations and in different positions, in defence and in midfield, and will offer a number of solutions to the coach, who already knows the player very well.“Several big clubs were chasing his signature, and he chose Paris Saint-Germain to continue his climb through the ranks of European football.“This transfer is in keeping with our policy of producing, and attracting, the talented stars of tomorrow, with the aim of helping them improve alongside great and experienced players.”Kehrer has taken the vacant No.4 jersey at PSG.
Arsenal face a second consecutive London Derby when they play West Ham on Saturday.The Gunners are set to come up against Jack Wilshere for the first time since he left Arsenal for the Hammers last month, with the Englishman revealing that he won’t celebrate if he scores against his old club.Unai Emery will pit his wits against Manuel Pellegrini once again after 10 previous meetings in La Liga, where the Spaniard won three, drew three and lost four.Arsenal injuries Left-back Sead Kolasinac is out for eight to ten weeks with a knee injury while Ainsley Maitland-Niles has suffered a fracture in his left leg and will be out for six to eight weeks. Long-term absentee Laurent Koscielny is aiming to return to training in November, as will Carl Jenkinson who has a significant sprain to his right ankle.Arsenal suspensions Arsenal have no suspensions for this game.Possible Arsenal starting line-upEmery could hand Lucas Torreira his first full Premier League start in defensive midfield while Nacho Monreal or Stephan Lichtsteiner will start at left-back.Alex Iwobi is expected to continue on the left hand side while Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will almost certainly support Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up top. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! West Ham team news Mark Noble faces a fitness test ahead of Saturday’s game while Wilshere could also start against his former club.Long term absentees Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Winston Reid are the only other players definitely unavailable for selection.TV coverage & kick-off time Kick-off is 3pm BST (10am ET) on Saturday August 25, and the game will not be shown on TV in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.Best Opta match facts Arsenal have lost one of their last 22 matches against West Ham in all competitions (W17 D4), losing 2-0 on the opening day of the 2015-16 season. Arsenal haven’t lost a Premier League London derby match at the Emirates Stadium since January 2016 (0-1 vs Chelsea), winning six and drawing three of their derby games at the Stadium since then. Only Manchester City (50) won more points at home than Arsenal (47, level with Manchester United) in the Premier League last season. Unai Emery faced Manuel Pellegrini on 10 occasions in La Liga, winning three, drawing three and losing four – Emery won his two most recent home league matches against the Chilean, doing so in January 2011 (Valencia 4-3 Malaga) and December 2011 (Valencia 2-0 Malaga). Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi has made 17 tackles & interceptions (combined) in the opening two matchdays of this Premier League season; four more than any other player. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.