The tale of timeless Wasim Jaffer

first_imgAdvertisement assNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbem83vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5m4yWould you ever consider trying this?😱3irlfp68Can your students do this? 🌚f14Roller skating! 1jzSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morec3gzu4Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1neorlHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies2lnjzaA visualization of how Karma works vr1kiidPowered by Firework Former India opener and domestic cricket stalwart Wasim Jaffer talks about cricket, IPL and more in an exclusive interview with Sports India ShowAdvertisement Considered by many as one of the finest batsmen ever to play for Mumbai and India, Wasim Jaffer is an uncomplicated fellow, much like his batting technique.Jaffer’s name is taken in the same breath as Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara by the purists’ of the game. His ability to bat for long hours, in addition to possessing a solid technique and watertight defence-Jaffer is often referred to Indian cricket’s marathon man.Advertisement After all, not many can boast of a first-class career spanning for 24 years, but for Jaffer, his passion for the game knew no limits. In his distinguished career, the 42-year old Jaffer bagged many accolades that will make players with much more international experience look pale in comparison.“Playing for this long has been a matter of great pride for me, it gives me a lot of satisfaction. But a more important thing for me has always been the success of the team that I’m playing for. I always wanted to contribute to the team’s winning cause, records come in the process,” Jaffer who retired from all forms of cricket this year said.Advertisement Wasim JafferJaffer’s fitness mantraThe testament to Jaffer’s longevity in domestic cricket is explained by his never-ending appetite to improve as a batsman. Having made his first-class bow in 1996-97 season, Jaffer plied his trade for more than two decades.Apart from the being the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup, Jaffer holds a distinction to have scored two double tons in first-class cricket after turning 40.“Once you are an athlete, you have to make sure that you maintain a certain fitness level. The earlier part of my career, going to the gym was not a regular thing. But then while playing for India, we were introduced to foreign trainers with more exposure and expertise. Working on fitness with Adrian Le Roux really helped me prolong my career in many ways,” Jaffer recalls.Success and records in Ranji TrophyAfter plundering runs on a domestic circuit on a regular basis, a call-up to the national setup was inevitable, something that Jaffer looks back with mixed emotions.It is fair to say that Jaffer’s international career was short-lived, which was only a shadow of his domestic exploits. Nonetheless, he sparkled with a few spectacular innings for India between 2000 and 2008, scoring 1944 runs with five tons to his name.“Definitely I would’ve loved to play more Tests. Maybe I was not as consistent on the international level but I had my opportunities to make the opening spot mine. There was a good competition for the opening batsman’s position and I’m happy with my stint, but I could’ve done better,” Jaffer says, letting out a bitter-sweet emotion.However, during his relatively limited time in the Test Arena, Jaffer is remembered for pivotal centuries on tours of South Africa and the West Indies. He made a career-best 212 against the WIndies in trying conditions at St Lucia.Known for his stylish strokeplay, especially the cover drives and his backfoot play, Jaffer’s batting was poetry in motion for many. On flat and placid Indian tracks, tall-standing Jaffer was a nemesis of the bowlers, tormenting them with his patient knocks. Jaffer attributes his backfoot play for the early learnings in gully cricket.“Growing up in Mumbai, the monsoon was a major factor during the season. More often than not, we used to practice with the rubber balls on matting-wickets, which helped me with my backfoot strokes,” Jaffer informs.Domestic cricket coachingRemembered for his feats in domestic cricket, particularly in the Ranji Trophy, Jaffer is the first and only man to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic competition.The lanky right-handed opening batsman spent most of his career playing for Mumbai, and towards the fag end also represented Vidarbha, winning two titles with them.After such an accomplished career, one would think Jaffer has had enough of cricket, but the 10-time Ranji Trophy winner has no intention to stop anytime soon as he makes a move in the coaching fraternity. As he wades off into the sunset of his playing career, Jaffer is eyeing an equally meaningful coaching stint as he prepares to take over the Uttrakhand Cricket team.“I am becoming the head coach any team for the first time. From whatever I’ve picked up from my team-mates with the Indian team and on the domestic front, I’ll look to pass it on to the next generation. It is a very challenging and exciting prospect to coach a Ranji team and I’m looking forward to it,” Jaffer enthused with an air of expectation.Next-generationThe 42-year old has had a company of illustrious team-mates like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble etc and for Jaffer, there’s no better feeling than coaching, mentoring and moulding the next crop of players.“In my last five-six years as a player, I’ve mentored youngsters and had a couple of stints as a batting coach. It is something that I enjoy immensely and it gives me a feeling of moulding something meaningful to help youngsters and see them grow,” Jaffer adds.When pressed upon to single out the next big thing in Indian cricket, Jaffer says more than the outcome, the process needs to hog the limelight.“The likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan and Kartik Tyagi have great potential to be the next superstars. However, they will have to keep working hard on their physical fitness and mental attributes to add to their natural talent that they possess,” Jaffer suggested.Kings XI Punjab batting coachThe seasoned campaigner, who featured in 31 Tests and a couple of ODIs for India, will have a taste of the glitz and glamour of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Kings XI Punjab.In his new job as their batting coach, Jaffer would be working with the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Glenn Maxwell and Mayank Agarwal. Anil Kumble, the head coach and director of cricketing operations of the franchise was keen to have Jaffer on board for the new role. And for the 42-year old Jaffer, IPL presents life in a different state of affairs.“IPL is an important tournament for BCCI on many fronts. It’s a great platform for young Indian cricketers to hon their skills in the company of outstanding international cricketers. In addition, it gives a huge financial lift for the BCCI, which in return improves domestic cricket as well.” Jaffer opined, shedding more light on the flow of things.For as much as Wasim Jaffer’s legendary numbers will be remembered, so will be his dignified demeanour and gentle conduct.ALSO READ:Read why Sourav Ganguly just prevented Ravindra Jadeja from playing in Ranji trophy finals!  Advertisementlast_img read more

Crossroads: Results of First Editorial Meeting About Pedestrian Safety in the…

first_imgIN PROGRESS:Sen. Beck also recommended a pedestrian marketing campaign. RiverCenter Executive Director James Scavone has agreed to participate. Police Chief Darren McConnell said he believes any effort should be a collaboration with what he calls the “Three Es”: Education, Enforcement and Engineering and promised stepped up enforcement.Next steps:Assess progressDiscuss Shrewsbury Avenue and cut-through street trafficSpeed on Route 35 through Red Bank IN PROGRESS:The senator also suggested additional signage to keep drivers aware of the state law, requiring them to always yield to pedestrians. Red Bank RiverCenter, the management organization for the borough’s commercial special improvement district, will assist in promoting a safety program, including signage. IN PROGRESS:Mayor Pasquale Menna is asking the Borough Council approve a resolution that would allow the county engineer to study the traffic light at West Front Street and Broad Street intersections, where traffic is permitted to turn, while pedestrians have the crossing light. Freeholder Thomas Arnone said the county would evaluate requests, whether it be for traffic signals or other projects, made directly by municipal governing bodies. County engineering reports could take as long as eight weeks to complete. Senator Jennifer Beck said any initiatives borough or county officials agree upon, she would present and advocate for to the NJ Department of Transportation. The DOT has some already planned safety upgrades under consideration.last_img read more

17 Families Celebrate With Love and Gratitude on Adoption Day

first_imgBy John Burton |FREEHOLD — There is always much to give thanks for this time of year, but for 17 Monmouth County families and their newest members, it’s going to be a very special holiday season.“These kids deserve a home, they deserve love,” said Seegal Moses, who, in recognition of National Adoption Day, welcomed 5-year-old Steven into her already large family last Friday.“They just want to be loved,” Moses observed of her children and all the others who continue to wish for a permanent home.Jeff and Kate Johnson, a Middletown couple, are the proud parents of 4-month-old Ellianna, as they finalize her adoption last week at the Monmouth County Courthouse, Freehold.“It really does feel like Christmas!” added a beaming Kate Johnson, holding her adopted infant daughter.Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and the seven judges assigned to Family Court in state Superior Court at the Monmouth County Courthouse on Nov. 17, were on hand to celebrate finalizing 17 adoptions, joining together loving families with those who need that love.The courts and the Surrogate’s Office aren’t always happy places, acknowledged Peters and Judge Kathleen A. Sheedy, noting they’re usually the places for people facing difficult and stressful circumstances.But on this day, “For our office, this is wonderful,” Peters said. “This is happiness.”Sheedy said for her and her colleagues, “I can tell you this is the happiest day of the year.”Sheedy added, “Today we get to create new families.”The Moses family is already a pretty big one by contemporary standards. Red Bank residents Richard and Seegal Moses have six biological children and with the finalized adoption of Steven last week, have three adopted children.Seegal was adopted as a young child and is more than willing to bring as many children into the fold as they can, Richard said. “She’s the instigator in this,” he said affectionately. “It still touches me in deep ways,” the commitment her adopted family made to make her a part of their lives, Seegal added.And with Steven they couldn’t say no, Seegal acknowledged. The boy was found when he was only about 1, living on the streets in Ecuador, being cared for as much as was possible by his two only slightly older sisters. “The parents were M.I.A.,” Richard explained. “We don’t know what happened.” And no one really knows exactly how old Steven is, Richard said, although they have settled on 5.The boy has been with the Moseses for the past five months and is loved by all his siblings, Seegal said. “It’s just awesome,” Seegal said. “It really is.”According to Moses, Steven’s sisters have also been adopted and are living with families in the U.S.For Kate and Jeff Johnson, 4-month-old Ellianna was part of their lives within about an hour of being born. “We were able to meet her at the hospital,” Jeff said.The Johnsons, who live in Middletown, had entered into a private adoption agreement with the birth mother. “So, she’s been part of us,” Kate said.But with the formal adoption now done, “We can kind of relax now,” Jeff said, acknowledging there was always the concern the birth mother may change her mind. “This is the day,” Jeff said, joking he now has to start saving for Ellianna’s college and wedding.“We’re just so excited,” Kate offered. And while it is a lengthy process, having taken the Johnsons about four years total, Jeff recommended to anyone thinking about adopting: “Don’t hesitate, just do it,” because it brings so much joy and happiness.Victoria Smith and her life partner, Karen Mitcham, are old hands at this, yet it still feels so joyful, they said. “It’s wonderful,” Smith said, as the couple’s adoption was completed for two children.Karen Mitcham, left, Victoria Smith and Mya, 7, are all smiles with the adoption of Samantha and Jaylen last Friday, part of the Monmouth County’s celebration of National Adoption Day.Jaylen, 2, and Samantha, 5, are joining the Mitcham and Smith family, alongside Mya, a 7-year-old who the couple adopted in June 2012. Smith and Mitcham have been foster parents for these children and for a total of 32 kids over the years. Most of the children returned to their original families or were placed in other homes. “I’m retired now and I love kids,” said Smith, which made the decision to adopt Jaylen and Samantha an easy one.Mitcham said it’s a lot of work dealing with three youngsters but, “We have a lot of help…we have our church family” to lend support.Smith believed she and Mitcham are the ones receiving all the benefits. “They keep us young,” she said of the children.“We learn so much every day,” from the children, Seegal Moses said, believing she and her husband are the lucky ones. “I look at their faces and see so much love.”National Adoption Day is sponsored annually by a coalition of national organizations, such as the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network, to raise awareness of the approximately 100,000 children nationally, and 300 in Monmouth County, currently in foster care hoping for permanent homes.Those adopted last Friday range in age from 4 months to 29 years old. There were 122 adoptions finalized in Monmouth County over the course of the year, according to Peters.This article was first published in the Nov. 23-30, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon goes silver

first_imgThe Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the only run in Africa to receive Silver Label status from the International Association of Athletics Federations. It’s also been declared as carbon neutral. The scenic run will take place on 20 September, and organisers hope to reach Gold Label status soon. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has received Silver Label status from the International Association of Athletics Federations. (Image: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Facebook) • Rugby’s full story: the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum • Watch: Giving South Africa the #HomeGroundAdvantage  • South Africa’s Rugby World Cup journey  • South Africa in top 20 best places to raise children • Clive Rice: South African cricketing icon dies at 66 Priya PitamberCape Town is world renowned for its tourist attractions such as Table Mountain and Robben Island.Now, the Mother City can add another accolade to its growing list: the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has been granted Silver Label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The race will be held on 20 September 2015; it is the first race in Africa to receive the status. In addition, it has been declared carbon neutral.Marathon ambassador Elana Meyer, an Olympic gold medallist, said the organisers were delighted that the marathon received the status. She was proud to be associated with an event that was sustainable, Meyer added.To receive the silver status, a race has to meet certain criteria, such as having international runners take part in the race running faster times than the IAAF’s guidelines; the race route should be closed to motor traffic; and using full electronic timing to generate the results. The highest level, with the strictest guideline is gold, followed by silver, then bronze.This means the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon met the international guidelines set out by the IAAF to make the race a world-class event. “The annual event, relaunched last year, achieved the necessary criteria to be listed among 22 road races around the world with second-tier status,” reports the Times Live website.“The Silver Label status puts the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on the race calendar for the top tier international runners in 2015,” Meyer said. “We are excited to be planning a spectator-orientated event over the Heritage Day weekend.”As for sustainability, “the marathon endeavours to benchmark itself against leading international city marathons in order to pioneer and be seen as leaders in sustainability initiatives”, she added.“The marathon’s three core focus areas are to demonstrate concern for sustainability; to minimise its environmental impact and to maximise engagement of all key stakeholders.”The 2015 marathonThe IAAF noted the route for the 42.2km run has been designed to offer runners a view of the city’s natural and cultural attractions. “Our fast picturesque route sees you weave through the city centre’s sky-scrapers,” reads the marathon website.“Past the many masts of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, along the banks of the Liesbeek River, under the shaded canopy of the tree-lined Southern Suburbs, around the historic Rondebosch Common, the world famous Newlands Cricket ground, the President’s residence – Groote Schuur, Africa’s finest tertiary institution – the University of Cape Town, historic District Six, the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Town City Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the City Gardens, St Georges Cathedral, and the Nederduitse Kerk all beneath the watchful gaze of Table Mountain.” Runners enjoy a scenic view of the Mother City as they run the marathon. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon)Other than the 42.2km marathon, there is a 10km Peace Run, a 4.2km Community Fun Run, and 22km and 11km Peace Trail runs.Going for goldShortly after the silver status announcement, organisers and sponsors were already eyeing gold status.“The bar has certainly been raised quite high and as we launch this year’s event, the organisers have set yet another challenge – the IAAF’s Gold Label status for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon,” said Carl Roothman, chief executive: retail of title sponsors Sanlam Investments. “We are confident that this will also be achieved in no time.”Besides achieving that, organisers would like the marathon to become popular all over the continent. “We want this to be the must-run marathon in Africa,” said Janet Welham, a member of the race’s executive committee to news website, Times Live.“We want it to become Africa’s largest running event and one of the biggest fundraising sporting events in South Africa.”Ready to runRunners have showed their excitement on social media, some even sharing their training tips.Its very close now, just days away, training done, just rest now #CTmarathon — Simon Cox (@akindofstranger) September 16, 2015Almost time for me and my legs to sit down and have a serious talk on whats waiting for them @ #[email protected] suuuper excited!! #pb — Stefan Wahl (@wahl_stefan)September 15, 2015Great last few weeks of running. Feeling ready for #ctmarathon this weekend. I may have done just enough mileage (long runs) +speed is there — Drew Fisher (@DrewFisher3) September 15, 2015Families and friends supporting their runners, and the public, can also make use of the supporter bus routes.Are you ready to support the @CTMarathon runners next Sunday? Get onto the FREE Sanlam hop-on-hop-off spectator bus. pic.twitter.com/KUOqO05GNq — Cape Town Marathon (@CTMarathon)September 12, 2015last_img read more

Youth the key to competitiveness and growth in Africa

first_img6 May 2016Brand South Africa presented an overview of the organisation and its efforts to encourage competitiveness in Africa at the 2016 Junior Chamber International (JCI) Africa and Middle East Conference, held in Johannesburg from 4 to 7 May 2016. The organisation presented during the conference’s Active Citizenship Workshop on 5 May 2016.Brand SA talking vision 2013 and active citizenship at the JCI Africa and the Middle East Conference. #JCIAMEC pic.twitter.com/LkZ9cnFiqt— Tshepo Thlaku (@Thlaku) May 5, 2016CEO Kingsley Makhubela also gave a keynote address on nation branding and the power of the youth in strengthening the nation brand.The Active Citizenship Workshop, presented by members of JCI Africa, focused on encouraging young people to become partners in progress for socioeconomic development. The aim of the workshop, and the conference itself, was to harness effective youth development practices to engage young people in the active roles they can take to build social cohesion.Delegates included JCI president Paschal Dike of Nigeria, and Tshepo Thlaku, chairman of the 2016 JIC event and president of JCI South Africa.The BSA presentation highlighted the many strides the country has made in building its reputation in Africa and the world. It also looked at the social and economic advancement of the country through active citizenship and a strong focus on trade and industrial competitiveness.The presentation aimed, in the words of the Brand South Africa slogan, to inspire new ways to motivate other African countries to become storytellers for the continent.#LatestIssue: @Brand_SA CEO Kingsley Makhubela on branding SA positively despite issues: https://t.co/ftCdU7EL4D pic.twitter.com/7L9WUSlGq9— Destiny Man (@Destiny_Man) March 31, 2016In his keynote address, Makhubela spoke about how young people have the ability and passion to continuously change the world. He used the examples of both the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto student uprisings and last year’s #FeesMustFall demonstrations.“South African youth demonstrated how they could come together and collectively fight for a cause that would change the conditions for millions of young people in our country,” Makhubela said. “Education is a critical enabler for development and equally for national competitiveness. The youth of South Africa did more than just fight for no increases and additional funds, they are fighting for the country’s very development.”Turning to global issues, particularly those affecting Africa and the Middle East, Makhubela said youth power was key to spreading democracy and reducing inequality. “Young people are playing a critical role in raising levels of awareness about the unsustainability of current frameworks and paradigms,” he said.Concluding, Makhubela emphasised that young people must understand that with every right comes a responsibility to change the world without destroying it. He quoted the African Union’s Agenda 2063 for long term growth and development on the continent, which states: “Present generations are confident that the destiny of Africa is in their hands, and that we must act now to shape the future we want.”Annually, the JCI conference brings together over 1 000 young active citizens, representing more than 50 partner countries from Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The attendees participate in a host of inspirational sessions, practical workshops, meetings with important political and economic players, as well as fun social events. These all encourage emerging young talent to share best practices, exchange ideas and determine the future of the organisation and the young people in the regions it represents.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Solutions to the Attic Duct Problem

first_imgIn last week’s blog, I discussed the practice of burying attic ducts in deep insulation. Since burying ducts is simply one of several ways to address the energy waste associated with the decision to locate ducts in a vented unconditioned attic, it’s worth taking a fresh look at all of the possible solutions to the attic duct problem.Energy experts have been advising builders for at least thirty years that it’s a bad idea to locate ducts in vented unconditioned attics, yet the practice persists. Why? Building scientist Joe Lstiburek blames the problem on architects and builders, and he’s partly right. But it’s also fair to blame regulators, most of whom are too timid to approve code changes that would make the practice illegal.According to NREL researchers David Roberts and Jon Winkler, moving the ducts from a vented attic to a new location inside the conditioned space will reduce electricity used for cooling by 15% to 20%, and will reduce the size of the needed air conditioning equipment by 0.5 to 1 ton.In this article, I’ll look at a variety of solutions to the attic duct problem — a topic that I first tackled seven years ago in an article titled Keeping Ducts Indoors. The presumed reader is a designer or builder who wants to know the best way to avoid the energy penalties associated with attic ductwork.In my 2011 article, I listed five possible solutions to this problem:In this article, I’ll also discuss three additional approaches:I wish I could announce that bringing ducts inside a home’s thermal envelope is easy. In fact, it isn’t. If you are used to building slab-on-grade homes with attic ducts, you’ll find that there is no easy, inexpensive way to move the ducts indoors. All good solutions are… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Steph Curry climbs Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after making a 3 point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason.Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors’ turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up again and turned what looked to be another blowout into a closer-than-needed 120-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess That’s why Kerr seemed so bothered by his team’s breakdowns.“They had about 17 or 18 more possessions than we did,” Kerr said. “That’s kind of our specialty. We like to give other teams an advantage and then have to shoot our way out of it.”Green had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 15 points and eight assists, and Quinn Cook scored 14 to help the Warriors (55-24) inch closer to clinching the Western Conference in their second-to-last regular-season game at Oracle Arena.With 16,283 points, Curry trails only Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) and Rick Barry (16,447) on the Warriors’ career scoring charts.The Warriors need one more win or a loss by Denver to secure the top spot and home court advantage in the West.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSCavaliers: Brandon Knight was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. … Thompson returned to the lineup after getting a day off Thursday in Sacramento. … Matthew Dellavedova remains in concussion protocol.Warriors: Klay Thompson scored 11 points and went 1 of 7 on 3s. … DeMarcus Cousins (load management) and Andre Igoudala (sore left toe) were held out.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host San Antonio on Sunday.Warriors: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES View comments Curry is a big reason why Golden State is back on top despite a sometimes tumultuous season. The two-time MVP made 9 of 12 3s and had seven assists in the wire-to-wire win, the Warriors’ ninth consecutive over the Cavaliers.“You knew Steph was going to have a good night because he had a tough night last night,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He rarely has an off night two nights in a row. He was great right from the outset tonight.”Collin Sexton scored 27 points, one night after becoming the third rookie in Cavaliers history to reach 1,300 points. Cleveland has lost seven straight.“I thought our guys did a good job of continuing to compete and taking the ball to the basket,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said. “We recognize the fact of where we are and who we are at this particular stage. But again, the most important thing is that we continue to plat at a high level, and we did that tonight.”Golden State led by 21, then had to hold off a late flurry by Cleveland.Larry Nance Jr. scored seven points as part of a 12-4 run. Then, Sexton scored on a 3-pointer and reverse layup to pull the Cavs within three points at 115-112.Curry made his ninth 3-pointer, then added two free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining.GETTING THE GOLDGreen presented Nick Young with his championship ring from last season during a ceremony before the game, but the celebration lasted longer than expected and the Warriors were issued a warning for delay of game before tip-off.“The last two years, we’ve had five or six of those celebrations and it usually spills over,” Curry said. “I wish (the referee) would have just gave it to Nick Young because he was taking his sweet time, as he should have.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Draymond Green understands Kerr’s reasoning, but thinks the two-time defending NBA champs will be just fine once the playoffs begin.Stephen Curry scored 40 points to move into third place on Golden State’s career list, and the Warriors won despite Golden State’s 13 turnovers and getting outrebounded 12-4 by the Cavs on the offensive end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s just a focus thing,” Green said of the Warriors’ inconsistencies. “When you’re playing against teams that don’t quite match up talent-wise and are not really playing for anything, it’s hard to keep that focus. It hasn’t bothered me one bit because we’ve locked in at stretches and we’ve had that focus for stretches, and that’s important.”The game had a lot less hype than previous seasons when the Warriors and Cavaliers squared off in four straight NBA Finals. While Golden State is headed back to the postseason for a possible third consecutive championship, Cleveland is limping to the finish with hopes of getting the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

CLT20: Tournament to be played Sept 13-Oct 4 in India

first_imgThe United Arab Emirates was looking to host the event after successfully staging the opening leg of the Indian Premier League 2014. The international cricket competition is jointly owned by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa.last_img

17 days agoEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwall

first_imgEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwallby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton hero Tim Cahill could be returning to English football.The Telegraph says he’s a candidate for the Millwall manager’s job.Following Neil Harris’ surprise resignation last week, the Championship outfit are now eyeing a replacement and Cahill is reportedly among those linked with the post.The 39-year-old Australian is on a list of managerial candidates listed as potential suitors for the vacant role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

IBC cannot resolve power sector crisis but ARCs can Power Secy

first_imgMumbai: Financially crippled power companies cannot be revived or resolved under the provisions of the existing bankruptcy laws, but asset reconstruction companies can better deal with them, a senior government official said Friday. Crucial agreements on the power purchase and fuel supply come apart if an asset goes for bankruptcy by sending it to NCLT as required under the law now, leaving only the plant and machinery, Union power secretary SC Garg said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe power sector is one of the worst performing from an asset quality perspective for banks and Garg pegged the overall stressed portfolio at around Rs 4 trillion or over 65,000 mw of generation capacity. “Not every kind of industry or every kind of asset can be best reconstructed through the IBC,” Garg told an event on ARCs organised by industry lobby Assocham. If a power sector asset goes to NCLT, “practically nothing will survive, except the plant”, he said, adding PPAs and FSAs will come off. Any new buyer will lose interest asset because of this, he said, recommending the ARC route to resolving the stress in the sector. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostHe said the dozen-odd ARCs, which have been around for over a decade now, can collaborate with an industry expert, to help in resolution. However, absence of strong homegrown power companies which can team up with financial investors to resolve an asset, is delaying the resolution process. Meanwhile, Garg also pitched for an amendment in the powers of ARCs, underlining that they need to be empowered to act like an asset manager, much beyond the current limited role of being a debt manager. “The ARC model is perhaps not fully developed as they reach the asset via the debt route and not equity,” he said. Garg, who was recently shunted out from the finance ministry and is seeking VRS, said the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill will have to be bought back to deal with stressed cases in the financial sector. “As the economy grows, financial entities are becoming equally significant. They will also face insolvency. We see some problems in the NBFC space today, they need to be resolved,” he said. Garg also warned that the impact of financial entities going down “is much larger systemically than of a single entity in one of the real sector”. It can be noted that the financial sector companies are not included under the provisions of the IBC at present. Garg, meanwhile, refused to answer questions on the slowdown and fiscal stimulus. He said the power ministry is creating a new framework on the lines of the Uday scheme to ensure that discoms pay for the power that they are using. Under this, “discoms will buy power and would pay for that on time. We are also talking about creating a new scheme where the reforms can be brought in backed by incentives and investment support from government,” he said, refusing to share a timeline for the introduction of the new scheme. Even after Uday scheme, some entities have started delaying payments and over Rs 40,000 crore of bills are unpaid now, he said.last_img read more