I am just trying to use my experience: Harbhajan
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) After a magical bowling performance that saw him bagging the man of the match award against the Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians' veteran offie Harbhajn Singh said he was using his experience to deliver at his best.
Harbhajan, nicknamed turbanator, finished with figures of 4-1-11-2, that was praised as "magical" by his skipper Rohit Sharma after the hosts carved out a five-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a thriller at the Wankhede stadium here.
"Especially in the Wankhede you have to slow it up. I am just trying to use my experience and take the chances whatever I can do to the best of my ability," said Harbhajan after the match.
On his failure with the bat after being promoted in the order, Harbhajn said: "I need to score a few more runs to count myself as a allrounder. I played a bad shot and I should have given myself some ten balls. I was playing too many shots. Next time, I will do better."
Harbhajan departed for only 5, inside edging a Nathan Coulter-Nile delivery on to his off stump.
Drake opens nightclub in memory of grandparents
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Canadian rapper Drake has opened a nightclub in the memory of his late grandparents Rueben and Evelyn Sher, in his hometown here.
The rapper named it SherClub after them. He used the photo-sharing website Instagram as a platform to announce the details of the new club, reports aceshowbiz.com.
"Rest in peace to my grandparents Rueben and Evelyn Sher," Drake wrote alongside a photograph of him standing at the new club's entrance.
"My grandmother was the first person to ever play catch with me and my grandfather was the biggest sports fan in the world. I opened this club in the memory of both of (grandparents). Thank you to the ACC, MLSE, and Ferris.#SherClub #6Side #fightNight," he added.
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We did not hit the yorkers as well as we would have liked: Duminy
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) A downcast Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy blamed his bowlers for their inability to send down good yorkers against the Mumbai Indians.
"The ball was not that wet. We picked early wickets but they set the game up for (Kieron) Pollard. We did not hit the yorkers as well as we would have liked," said Duminy.
Pollard plundered a 14-ball unbeaten 26 aided by three over boundaries to carry the Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket victory.
Having notched up 152/6 in their innings, Duminy felt his side had fallen short.
"170-175 would have been par but to take it to the last over with that score was a good effort."
Mumbai Indians won the game by reaching 153/5 with only three balls left in the game.
After the defeat, Delhi Daredevils now find themselves in the sixth spot, but Duminy felt his boys should keep their heads up to be in the reckoning for the four play-off places.
"There are still four games to go. We have to keep our heads up and keep focussing on the next game," said the South African.
He also took heart from his teammate Yuvraj Singh crackingA a half-century.
"I thought Yuvraj played well and that's a big positive for us. There is still a long way to go."
US troops in Colombia linked to rapes
Bogota, May 6 (IANS) At least 53 underage girls were raped by US military personnel and contractors based in Colombia, according to a report prepared as part of the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group.
The 800-page document was the work of 12 experts, six picked by the government and another six by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, reports Efe.
In a section prepared by Renan Vega Cantor, head of the Department of Social Sciences at the National Pedagogical University in the central Colombian towns of Melgar and Girardot, are compiled the cases of sexual abuse committed near the country's largest military base, Tolemaida.
The US personnel not only raped the adolescents, they videotaped the assaults and made copies to sell as pornography, according to Vega's report.
One of the rape victims was only 12.
Vega said there is "plenty of information about sexual violence committed with total impunity" by US personnel in Colombia.
This impunity was possible "thanks to bilateral accords and the diplomatic immunity of US officials," according to the university professor.
"Both for the duties they (the Americans) perform and for their status of immunity, they contribute to the insecurity of people in conflicted areas, but also in other areas where they are based and make contact with the civilian population," Vega said.
The professor also noted "rape and sexual aggression are also frequent in the Colombian army."
He added that "other serious cases that have involved soldiers and mercenaries" include "homicides, drug trafficking and selling arms to paramilitaries."
The United States, which has provided Colombia with roughly $9 billion in military aid over the past 15 years, also has troops and civilian defense contractors stationed in the Andean nation acting as trainers and advisers to the Colombian military.
Kylie Jenner wants to 'invest in real estate'
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner plans to invest in real estate, says her mother Kris Jenner.
The 17-year-old star, who's openly expressed her desire to move out of her family home when she turns 18 in August, is already working out the best way to invest her ever-increasing fortune and her mother Kris, 59, has pledged to support her youngest daughter "every step of the way", reports femalefirst.co.uk.
In a new episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", Kris explained: "Kylie reminded me that she had a lot of projects that she's been working on and she really wants to take that money and invest in real estate. I think sometimes Kylie is underestimated, because she really is a bright kid.
"I just want to be here with Kylie every step of the way."
IPL scoreboard: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium here:
M Agarwal c Patel b Malinga 0
S Iyer c Vinay Kumar b Harbhajan Singh 19
J Duminy c & b Suchith AA A28
K Jadhav st Patel b Harbhajan Singh 16
Yuvraj Singh c Simmons b Malinga 57
A Mathews c Suchith b Pandya 12
S Tiwary not out 13
N Coulter-Nile not out AA A3
Extras AA A(b 1, lb 2, w 1) 4
Total(6 wickets; 20 overs) 152
Fall of wickets: 1/0 (Agarwal, 0.1 overs), 2/43 (Iyer, 5.1 overs), 3/50 (Duminy, 6.4 overs), 4/78 (Jadhav, 11.2 overs), 5/102 (Mathews, 15.4 overs), 6/143 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.6 overs)Bowling: S Malinga 4-0-33-2, M McClenaghan 4-0-37-0 (1w), R Vinay Kumar 3-0-31-0, Harbhajan SinghAA A4-1-11-2, J Suchith 3-0-24-1, H Pandya 2-0-13-1Mumbai Indians
L Simmons lbw b Khan 0
P Patel c Mishra b Mathews 13
H Pandya c Imran Tahir b Coulter-Nile 5
R Sharma b Mishra 46
Harbhajan Singh b Coulter-Nile 5
A Rayudu not out 49
K Pollard not out 26 Extras (lb 1, w 8) 9
Total (5 wickets; 19.3 overs)153
Fall of wickets: 1/1 (Simmons, 0.1 overs), 2/8 (Pandya, 1.5 overs), 3/29 (Patel, 4.2 overs),
4/40 (Harbhajan Singh, 5.2 overs), 5/100 (Sharma, 15.2 overs).
Bowling: Zaheer Khan 4-0-32-1 (3w), Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-1-30-2, A Mathews 4-0-33-1,
Yuvraj Singh 1-0-5-0, A Mishra 4-0-25-1 (2w), Imran Tahir 2.3-0-27-0 (1w).
I just hope we carry on the same performance: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Having won a thriller against Delhi Daredevils to record their fourth victory on the trot after a shoddy start in the eighth Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hoped his side would be able to retain the momentum and move forward in the grueling tournament.
"I just hope we carry on the same performance, Leave what has happened behind. We should keep moving forward," Sharma said at the presentation ceremony after the five wicket victory which propelled the hosts to the fourth position in the table.
Sharma said his boys concentrated on taking every game as it came without bothering about the position in the league table.
"Actually, we kept it very simple and we wanted to win this game. A the same time we wanted to Aconcentrate on the process. We wanted to take every game as it comes, and that's what we did today. .
" We just want to concentrate on what we can do to win the game. We don't want to take the extra pressure of what is happening in the league table. Today was a perfect game. Eventually, getting the two points was very important," said Sharma, who played a part in the side's triumph by notching up a 37-ball 46 Aand putting on 60 runs for the fifth wicket that rescued Mumbai from a precarious position of 40 for four at the Wankhede stadium. Replying to the visitors' 152/6, the hosts reached a winning 153/5 in 19.3 overs.
Praising man of the match Harbhajan Singh, who finished with enviable figures of 4-1-11-2. Sharma said the veteran offie "was turning the ball to the left-handed batsman and that was the plan. To give away only 11 runs in four overs and take two wickets was magical".
Sharma said after losing four wickets upfront, he and Rayudu knew it was important to build a partnership. "And we had a very good partnership and Polly (Kieron Pollard) finished it in the end.". Pollard remained unbeaten on 26.
Asked about the rain and lighting that caused a couple of stoppages during the Mumbai Indians innings, Sharma said: "To be honest, it (thundershowers) is quite unusual at this time of the year. You have to keep up with the game, that is why I had a piece of paper in my pocket to see where we stood at that point."
Rayudu, Rohit power Mumbai to five wicket win over Delhi (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma displayed excellent batting skills to help Mumbai Indians register a five wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter marred by rain-stoppages at the Wankhede Stadium here early Wednesday
For the winners, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 49 and 26 runs respectively to help their side reach 153/5 in 19.3 overs, in reply to the decent 152/6 posted by the Daredevils. The duo plundered 53 runs in only 4.1 overs to seal a victory for the hosts in the thrilling encounter that swung one end from the other throughout and also had a couple of rain-induced stoppages.
Chasing a 153-run target, the home sidesuffered an early blow in the very first legal ball as in-form opener Lendl Simmons had to depart for a duck. An in-swinger from Zaheer Khan struck Simmons on the front pad as he failed to make contact with the ball, making it easy for the umpire to raise his forefinger.
Hardik Pandya (5) perished in the very next over, with Imran Tahir catchign a top edge off the bowling off Nathan Coulter-Nile. Mumbai then were 8/2 in 1.5 overs then.
There were more jolts. Looking to up the scoring rate Parthiv Patel (13) and Harbhajan Singh (5) - the latter promoted in the batting order - departed in the space of two overs thereafter, leaving Mumbai wobbling at 40/4 in 5.2 overs.
But skipper Rohit Sharma looked positive from the outset as he notched aA quick-fire 37- ball 46, but was undone by a googly from Amit Mishra in the 16th over.
Earlie, electing to bat, Daredevils got off to a worst possible start, losing opener Mayank Agarwal off the very first ball. It was a puzzle from Laith Malinga, pitched up and swinging outside off, Agarwal failed to judge, and edged it to wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, as the home fans in the stadium erupted in joy..
The other opener Shreyas Iyer (19) too did not last long. Harbhajan Singh snared him with his very first delivery. The visitors were then 43/2 in 5.1 overs.
Skipper J.P. Duminy (28 off 19) looked in good form right from the start, but soon perished giving a return catch to a diving Jagadeesha Suchith.
Other Daredevils batsmen Kedar Jadhav (16) and Angelo Mathews (12) made their way back to the pavilion after brief stints in the middle.
But Yuvraj Singh's late cameo off 57 in 44 balls, with seven boundaries and two sixes helped Delhi Daredevils post a formidable score.
For Mumbai, offie Harbhajan Singh (2/11) and Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga (2/33) were the main wicket-takers. 16 dot balls bowled by Harbhajan Singh today is the second-most IPL 2015 after Mitchell Johnsona¿s 17 against Mumbai Indians.
Washington can't confirm IS was behind Texas shooting
Washington, May (IANS) The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas cartoon exhibition, despite the claim of responsibility IS issued via its Internet radio station.
"Too early to tell," White House press secretary Josh Earnest's on Tuesday responded when he was asked whether the two assailants -- who died in the attack -- had any connection to IS, reports Efe.
The two gunmen, who shot and wounded a security guard before they were fatally shot by police, were Arizona residents, and one of them had been investigated in the past for links to terrorism.
"The thing that we can say definitively, because of the quick, professional, brave work of local law enforcement forces, is an attempted terrorist act was foiled," Earnest said at his daily press briefing.
In addition, the spokesman said that the government of Barack Obama remains on the alert for attempts by the IS and other extremists to "radicalise" and recruit individuals in the US.
The attack was staged on Sunday at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, a Dallas suburb, and the two gunmen were identified as Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Soofi, 34.
Simpson was known to the FBI, given that in 2011 he was sentenced to three years on parole for lying about his plans to travel to Somalia to join a terrorist group.
In an information bulletin issued by online radio station al-Bayan, the IS took responsibility for the attack, the first that the terrorist claim to have carried out on US soil.
"Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Mohammad," an announcer said.
The Garland exhibition was being sponsored by the New York-based American Freedom Defence Initiative, which offered a $10,000 prize for the winning cartoon.
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Bribery In SADAR Lucknow RTO
Its a report of an incident about to happen, specifically 2 days from today, on Monday the RTO SADAR LUCKNOW's working day.
if u know a learner's license costs around Rs. 60 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. and a Driving license application a meagre of Rs. 100, if done without the "help" of an intermediator or the Dalal or the Bichauliyaas.
if u know a dalal it would be in your hand by 5:00 on anyworking day without any test or efforts of even visiting the RTO office. for that he would charge Rs. 1,000. and one month later an amount of Rs. 1,500 for permanent driving license for 4+2 motor vehicles. however if u will be able to show that u know how to drive then u will have to pay R. 500 only, if not then 1,500.
so in totality u pay an amount in totality of Rs. 2,500 for a 2 wheeler and a $ wheeler combined. while if u go by book and do it will still be available to you at Rs. 160 (+200 for the new smart card).
its every one in the office that has his share. the police that sits outside and takes 250-300 for release receipts for helmet cases or the person who takes the training tests at the time of permanency of the driving license.