PREMIUMTourism sector suffers $1.5 billion losses as Covid-19 hits hard

first_imgFacebook Indonesia tourism hotels restaurant impact coronavirus epidemic loss LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Topics : Linkedin Log in with your social account The Indonesian tourism sector has suffered losses of at least US$1.5 billion since January as cancelations have hit the industry, especially hotels, amid growing fears over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, an industry source has said.Chairman of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Hariyadi B. Sukamdani said that of the total estimated losses, about $1.1 billion occurred as a result of cancelations made by tourists from China and the remaining $400 million resulted from cancelations made by tourists from other countries.“The losses are growing as people prefer to stay at home rather than going on vacation,” Hariyadi, who also chairs the Indonesia Employer’s Association (Apindo), said in Jakarta on Thursday.He said that other related businesses such as the suppliers of hotels for their daily operations, which mostly comprise small- and … Googlelast_img read more

Thomas Meunier reveals transfer talks amid Arsenal and Man Utd speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Thomas Meunier has been linked with a move away from PSG (Picture: Getty)PSG defender Thomas Meunier has admitted that he has held talks with a dozen interested clubs since January amid speculation linking him to both Arsenal and Manchester United this summer.The 27-year-old has been linked with a £22m move away from PSG where he has spent the past three seasons with the Premier League tipped to be his next destination.Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who worked alongside Meunier during two seasons in the French capital, is particularly keen to sign the Belgian having encountered problems at right-back last season.Meunier has been coy over his future in recent weeks and hinted that he could leave PSG next summer on a free transfer should the club fail to receive a substantial bid for his services in the current transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Meunier reveals transfer talks amid Arsenal and Man Utd speculation Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Jun 2019 3:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link188Shares Unai Emery worked with Meunier at PSG (Picture: Getty)‘It’s something that could suit me,’ Meunier told Le Parisien when asked whether he could leave at the end of his contract next summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t think the club would make a lot of money from me, actually. I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I play one game out of three and I’m turning 28.‘It’s not like Adrien [Rabiot], who is worth €50m.’Although Arsenal and United appear to be the frontrunners to sign Meunier should he depart PSG, he insisted that a number of clubs have made contact over signing him.Meunier added: ‘There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough Meunier was not a guaranteed starter for Thomas Tuchel last season, he still made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and registering four assists.Emery is keen to sign Meunier to provide competition for Hector Bellerin while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked him as a possible successor to the departing Antonio Valencia.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Public outcry kept interest rates down, inquiry into big banks finds

first_imgAustralia’s big four banks were all part of the inquiry which is looking into residentialA FEDERAL inquiry investigating the decision making processes of Australia’s biggest banks has found that public outcry was sometimes the only thing preventing them from pushing mortgage rates higher.And the interim report of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s residential mortgage price inquiry also highlighted the need for greater transparency in mortgage rate discounts offered by the banks.The interim report, out today, pointed to public criticism and media attention acting as a handbrake on bank ambitions to raise rates to boost margins.“Expectations of strong public reaction have acted as a constraint on pricing decisions,” it said, “ … without this reaction residential mortgage interest rates could have been higher and/or increases could have been introduced earlier.”“ … In one case, for example, an Inquiry Bank began considering an interest-rate increase, but staff recommended deferring any increase until a ‘trigger event’ occurred (either an Official Cash Rate change or a rate change by a big four bank) due to concerns about adverse publicity,” the report said. “At a different Inquiry Bank, as another example, a proposal to increase fees was substantially modified due to concern about reputational damage.”The inquiry also warned that there were “signs of a lack of vigorous price competition” among the Big Four banks in particular.“The internal documents of the Inquiry Banks reviewed by the ACCC to date reveal a lack of vigorous price competition between the Inquiry Banks, and the big four banks in particular.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“The pricing behaviour of each of the Inquiry Banks appears more consistent with ‘accommodating’ a shared interest in avoiding the disruption of mutually beneficial pricing outcomes, rather than consistently vying for market share by offering the lowest interest rates.”The Big Four banks make up the lion’s share of the market, around three quarters.The Australian Banking Association was quick to defend competition levels in the banking sector, stating there were “over 140 providers, offering over 4,000 home loan products”.“Truly a vast and competitive market for Australians to choose a home loan.”It also said there were “very high levels of discounting in the Australian home loan market”.“It’s clear that competition is delivering better deals for customers, shopping around works and Australians should continue to do so to get the best discounts on the advertised rate.”The ABA said Galaxy research had found that three million people had switched banks in the last three years — with two-thirds finding that “switching was an easy process”.The ACCC was expected to issue its final report after the end of this financial year, delving into how the banks passed on the cost of the Major Bank Levy, as well as how smaller lenders can compete with bigger banks and how consumers can change residential mortgage pricing.last_img read more

How to take suburban isolation to a new level

first_img The kitchen has been renovated in a modern style.Ray White Robina agent Karyn O’Dea said the property had attracted strong interest from buyers drawn by the unusual design and the location.More from news02:37Gold Coast real estate: Custodian CEO John Fitzgerald urges Australians to buy more property now16 Sep 202002:37How COVID has changed spring buyer wishlists5 Sep 2020“Everyone who has looked through has said, wow,” she said.“It’s really unique, but it’s still got that modern touch.” Logs create a cosy feel in the bedroom at 17 Sandringham Drive, Robina.Except this is no shabby bush shack and it’s located in the central suburb of Robina Waters.The unusual home at 17 Sandringham Drive features pitched cedarwood ceilings, exposed cypress logs and, of course, a fireplace. Lots of logs in the study too.Despite the cosy appeal, Ms O’Dea has taken a proactive approach to ease any concerns around termites by addressing the issue head-on in the listing. “That is the first thing most people think of when there’s so much timber,” she said.“But termites do not like cedarwood or cypress – and that’s DO NOT in caps.” The 794sq m block is surrounded by trees and backs onto a nature strip and is only five minutes from Robina Town Centre. Luxury home sold as new restrictions announcedcenter_img The log house has been renovated at 17 Sandringham Dr, Robina.Now that we’re all bunkering down for a longer haul than expected, you might want to take isolation to a whole new level in the suburbs: Step 1, this log cabin, yes really.It’s no wonder a home built from cedarwood and cypress logs in a leafy pocket of the Gold Coast is attracting its fair share of interest.At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’d stumbled across a secluded log cabin tucked away somewhere in the Hinterland. Exposed beams and logs are a feature in the living area.Built in 1990, the log house caused a stir in the street at the time with some residents opposing the design as being out of character for the neighbourhood. The original home has been extensively renovated by the current owner who has put it to market with an asking price of $725,000. MORE NEWS: Isolated property demand surges after coronaviruslast_img read more

Lady Cardinals Split With Lady Indians In Season Opener

first_imgThe Lady St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team topped the Lady Milan Indians in their season opener. 25-12, 25-16. Kate Weber setup the Cardinals for this win with serving 6 aces within her 12 points for the night. Catherine Streator was strong at the serving line with 7 points which includes 3 aces, Maggie Beiser with 6 points, Isabelle Wonnell 5 points & 3 aces and Ella Moster served 3 aces for her 3 points. The offense was led by Wonnell with the only hit in the game. Lilly Schebler led the defense with her passing skills along with Izzi Price and Ava Owens.The Lady Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team fell to the Lady Milan Indians in their season opener 14-25 & 11-25. The scoring was led by Audrey Beiser with 3 point & 2 aces followed by Megan Raab and Izzi Price with 1 point each. Ryanna Phillips led the offense with 2 hits along with Lilly Schebler, Mary Hunter and Raab with one each. Emma Livers & Maggie Beiser was strong all around to help support the team when needed.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more

Local Musician Jimmy Buffett Launches Cannabis Brand

first_imgSouth Florida resident and musician Jimmy Buffett is collaborating with a company called Surterra Wellness to launch a new cannabis brand named after his band, Coral Reefer.The company and Buffett held a kick-off event this weekend at Surterra’s North Palm Beach facility.Buffett stops by Surterra Wellness for Coral Reefer kickoff – https://t.co/BNNIVN39TS pic.twitter.com/cbQqityPc9— Buffettnews.com (@buffettnews) April 21, 2019 Buffett says, “It never dawned on me that Coral Reefer would be anything other than a cool name for a tropical band born out of the Key West lifestyle in the mid-70s. But life is supposed to be about having fun and staying healthy enough to enjoy it. I think Coral Reefer will help a lot of folks do that.”According to a press release, Coral Reefer will initially offer a surfboard-shaped vaporizer named the TideRider, as well as a selection of cannabis concentrates to be used with the vapes.Dried cannabis along with other, edible products could be introduced later this year.last_img read more

IPL 2020: 2 players, 13 overall test positive for coronavirus

first_imgGuwahati: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially declared that 13 personnel including two players among the touring party for the IPL in UAE have tested positive for COVID-19. The Board, however, did not name the personnel, the players, or the teams.As per reports, they belong to the Chennai Super Kings camp, with the players being Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad.”13 personnel have tested positive of which 2 are players. All the affected personnel as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team,” BCCI said in a statement.As per reports, Chennai Super Kings were all set to prepare for IPL 2020 on Friday but the plan had to be scrapped after 13 members of the contingent tested positive..According to the protocols, all players and members of the support staff will remain in quarantine and will only be able to kick off the preparations for IPL 2020 starting from September 1.During this period, all the players and coaches will also have to undergo more rounds of testing.It is to be noted that the members of the Yellow Army joined in a one-week camp in Chennai before landing in UAE. As per the rules that have been issued, all the players and coaches remained in quarantine for six days following their arrival in UAE. They examined three tests during this period. The source of the virus is yet to be confirmed.The BCCI informed that a total of 1,988 tests were conducted from August 20 to 28.Besides players and coaches, the members of BCCI’s staff, IPL, hotel, and transport staff were also tested for the dreaded virus.IPL 2020 is scheduled to kick start on September 19 with the final round to be played on November 10.It is to be mentioned that the matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.ALSO WATCH: #LetsTalk: The Environmentlast_img read more

ICC World Cup New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019: New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets

first_imgNew Delhi: Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 106 off 138 deliveries while chasing a stiff target of 242 set by South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham turned out to be a match winning knock as New Zealand managed to upstage Proteas comprehensively in the end to go top on the points table. South Africa played their heart out but was overshadowed by some stupendous all-around performance from the team in form. With this loss, South Africa have been knocked out of this mega event and their losing streak against Kiwis is set to continue for a minimum of four years. 00:35 hrs IST: Kane Williamson has been awarded as the man-of-the-match and that’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for tomorrow’s game as Australia take on Bangladesh at Trent Bridge. Till then, it’s goodbye from Vedant and Aseem. Keep cheering and enjoy the World Cup. 00:24 hrs IST: RESULT: New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets (Kane Williamson 106*, Chris Morris 3/49)00:25 hrs IST: CENTURY! SKIPPER KNOCK! He played calmly and got his side over the line. 12th ODI ton. 00:17 hrs IST: Pressure! Pressure! 8 needed off 6 balls!00:10 hrs IST: WICKET! It was a slower one from Lungi and Colin de Grandhomme smashed it straight into the hands of long on fielder. Sixth wicket DOWN. Is there a twist in this game? 00:08 hrs IST: A good over under pressure from Rabada. Just 3 runs from it. New Zealand need 14 off the last two overs. After 47 overs, it’s 228/5. 00:00 hrs IST: Just 18 needed off the last three overs. This has been a clinical performance from New Zealand. They are set to stay unbeaten in the tournament. After 46 overs, it’s 225/5. 23:53 hrs IST: 200-up for New Zealand and they are getting close to the set target. Will South Africa get knocked out of the tournament today? Well, the morale is getting down. Also, Colin de Grandhomme gets to second half century. After 44 overs, it’s 211/5. 23:43 hrs IST: The equation has come down to 46 runs off 42 balls. After 42 overs, it’s 196/5. 23:33 hrs IST: 40 overs done! South Africa isn’t getting wickets and New Zealand are adding runs every over. After 40 overs, it’s 184/5. 23:23 hrs IST: New Zealand is edging towards the target. South Africa need to break this partnership if they are fancying their chances in this game. After 38 overs, it’s 173/5. 23:13 hrs IST: Kane Williamson is showing his class in chase. When half side is back to the pavilion, he is taking is time and making things looking easy at his end. With 14 overs remaining Kiwi need less than 100. After 35 overs, it’s 156/5.23:00 hrs IST: WICKET! South Africa was in need of a wicket badly, and Chris Morris provided the all-important breakthrough. Neesham, who had played 30 odd delivery departs. Kane Williamson will now be joined by a new partner. After 32.2 overs, it’s 136/5. 22:58 hrs IST: 50-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham. They are now looking well in touch. After 32 overs, it’s 136/4.22:51 hrs IST: Just 1 run of it. After 31 overs, it’s 125/4.22:46 hrs IST: After 30 overs, New Zealand find themselves at 124/4. With skipper still at the crease, it’s fair to say that team is on driver’s seat. 22:37 hrs IST: FIFTY! A single onto the on side and that’s fifty for New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson. A well deserved fifty. After 28 overs, 115/4. 22:33 hrs IST: Four runs from the over. Kiwi skipper nears fifty. After 27 overs, it’s 109/4.22:30 hrs IST: Another good over for South Africa, just two runs from it. After 26 overs, it’s 105/4. 22:27 hrs IST: A maiden over from Lungi Ngidi. After 25 overs, it’s 103/4. 22:22 hrs IST: Just one run from the over. After 24 overs, it’s 103/4. 22:18 hrs IST: 100-up for New Zealand in 22. 4 overs. Kane Williamson and Neesham are ticking ones and twos at the moment and scoreboard is moving. After 23 overs, it’s 102/4. With 26 overs remaining, Kiwis require 140 runs. 22:07 hrs IST: The first 20 overs are done and dusted and South Africa is slightly ahead in the game, picking four important wickets and not giving much runs. After 20 overs, it’s 86/4. 22:04 hrs IST: A wicket and four runs from the over. After 19 overs, it’s 84/4. 22:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Another wicket down. Tom Latham gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Tom departs for 1 and Chris Morris picks his second. The wickets are falling like a pack of cards here. 21:58 hrs IST: After two quick wickets, Africa is not letting any easy runs for New Zealand. However, with Kane Williamson still at the crease, New Zealand will be fancying their chances. After 18 overs, it’s 80/3. 21:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Another wicket down. Taylor gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Taylor departs for 1 and Chris Morris picks his first. After 16.1 overs, it’s 74/3. 21:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! How unfortunate has Martin Guptill been there? He was playing so well but gets hit wicket. Second wicket down for New Zealand. 21:38 hrs IST: The wicket is certainly tough for the batsmen. The runs have been hard to come by, but New Zealand know their target and playing accordingly. After 14 overs, it’s 61/1.21:28 hrs IST: 50-up for New Zealand in 11.3 overs. New Zealand is slowly and steadily building and getting close to the target. 21:19 hrs IST: Two runs from the over. After 10 overs, it’s 43/1.21:10 hrs IST: After 9 overs, New Zealand are 41/1 21:05 hrs IST: Single on the last ball, NZ are 33/1 after 7 overs with Guptill (19) and Williamson (3) out in the middle21:02 hrs IST: Three boundaries off the over, NZ are 32/1 after 6 overs20:58 hrs IST: With the end of 5th over, New Zealand are 19/120:55 hrs IST: Just two runs off the over, NZ are 17/1 after 4 overs 20:48 hrs IST: After 3 overs, New Zealand are 15/1 with Williamson and Guptill at crease20:45 hrs IST: First delivery of the third over, Rabada picks Munro’s wicket20:44 hrs IST: Only 3 runs added to the total, NZ are 12/0 after 2 overs20:38 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries to Rabada by Munro, New Zealand are 9/0 after 1 over20:36 hrs IST: FOUR! by Colin Munro to Kasigo Rabada in the first over20:05 hrs IST: INNINGS BREAK: South Africa 241/6 in 49 overs vs New Zealand (Van der Dussen 67, Lockie Ferguson 3/59)20:00 hrs IST: SIX on the first ball followed by two singles and three dot balls. Eight came from the second last over. After 48 overs, it’s 226/6. 19:57 hrs IST: DROPPED! Another one down. New Zealand team has been sloppy in field today. Drops van de Dussen for 56. 19:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Straight into the hands of the fielder. Andile departs for DUCK! Sixth wicket down. Lockie picks his third. After 47 overs, it’s 218/6. 19:51 hrs IST: FIFTY! Van de Dussen gets to his sixth ODI fifty. He has looked most settled for South Africa today. 19:49 hrs IST: Another good over from Trent Boult. He has been able to hit the deck hard, and continue to bowl in right line. After 216/5. 19:38 hrs IST: 4.4.1.1.WICKET! Ferguson bowled a short of a length delivery and Miller gets a top edge – straight into the hands of third man fielder. OUT for 36. After 44.5 overs, it’s 208/5. 19:36 hrs IST: BIG over for South Africa. The duo has finally decided to go after the New Zealand bowling. 11 came from the over. After 44 overs, it’s 198/4. 19:31 hrs IST: Four singles from the over. After 43 overs, it’s 187/4.19:28 hrs IST: Good over for Proteas. 10 came from it. More importantly, van de Dussen finally went down the track to smash first six of the innings. After 42 overs, it’s 183/4. 19:25 hrs IST: Add another four runs to the total. After 41 overs, it’s 173/4. South African batsmen consuming a lot many deliveries at the moment. 19:20 hrs IST: 40 overs done! And New Zealand has been right on top. With 9 overs remaining, South Africa would want to add at least 100 runs. It’s 169/4. 19:15 hrs IST: Ones and twos – That’s what Proteas seems to have in tank right now. 7 runs came from it. After 39 overs, it’s 166/4. 19:11 hrs IST: The partnership between two has notched upto 23 runs off 33 balls. Three came from Ferguson’s seventh over. After 38 overs, it’s 159/4. 19:07 hrs IST: 150-up for South Africa. It took them 36.1 overs to reach that feat. With van der Dussen and Miller still at the crease, South Africa will be hoping for a turnaround. After 37 overs, it’s 156/4. 19:03 hrs IST: Four runs from the over. After 36 overs, it’s 149/4. 18:57 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme has been the most economical bowler in New Zealand line up. In his 9 overs, he has given just 26 runs and picked one crucial wicket. After 35 overs, it’s 145/4.18:51 hrs IST: 34 overs bowled and all South Africa has managed is 140 runs. With just 15 overs remaining, they need to up the scoring rate, otherwise, New Zealand will take the game away from them. 18:47 hrs IST: WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme deserved this wicket. He has been economical and not given the batsmen anything. And this was also coming for Markram, who looked fidgety since the fall of Amla. He walks down the wicket and looks to go over mid-off, but the ball seams away enough to take the outer half of the blade and balloon towards sweeper cover. Munro runs forward and takes it comfortably. Departs for 38. After 33 overs, it’s 137/4. 18:41 hrs IST: Kane Williamson introduced Trent Boult back into the attack and was welcomed with a superlative boundary through the cover region on second ball of the spell. Eight runs from the over. After 32 overs, it’s 135/3. 18:35 hrs IST: DROPPED! Trent Boult drops Markaram on 32. Colin de Grandhomme bowls a short of a length delivery, Markaram tried to pull it over square leg fielder, but finds Boult. However, he gets lucky to get dropped. Will it affect the scenario of the game? – We’ll find out soon. After 31 overs, it’s 127/3. 18:33 hrs IST: For the first time in 30 overs, the run rate has gone over four. Good signs for Suth Africa, but the management would want this to continue. After 30 overs, it’s 123/3. 18:29 hrs IST: South African batsmen are just not able to find gaps. Kane Williamson has set up the field beautifully to keep opposition on backfoot. After 29 overs, it’s 115/3. 18:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! After consuming 83 balls for 55 runs, Amla departs! He lost his concentration in the middle, and eventually lost his wicket. Mitchell Santner picks his first. After 27.4 overs, it’s 111/3.18:19 hrs IST: As many balls runs in this over. After 27 overs, it’s 108/2. With just 22 overs remaining, Amla and Markaram need to up the scoring rate if they are fancying their chances in this game. 18:14 hrs IST: 100-up for Proteas in 26th over. It’s 102/2. 18:12 hrs IST: FIFTY! Hasim Amla gets to his 38th ODI fifty against New Zealand. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he had to work for this innings. After 25 overs, it’s 98/2. 18:08 hrs IST: Boundary for South Africa after a long time. Proteas are slowly and steadly getting back on track. After 24 overs, it’s 91/2. 18:05 hrs IST: Colin de Gradhomme has been able to maintain that pressure by bowling in the right areas. South Africa batsmen have struggled to open their arms against some class bowling After 23 overs, it’s 84/2. 18:00 hrs IST: Four runs came from Santner’s third over. After 22 overs, it’s 79/2. 17:56 hrs IST: The first 20 overs belong to New Zealand. They have not let South Africa score some easy runs, which eventually has put pressure on them. After 20 overs, it’s 73/2.17:52 hrs IST: At this stage, South African batsmen have been consuming a lot many deliveries. They are going at 3.74 runs per over, which is way below to their set standards. After 19 overs, it’s 71/2. 17:48 hrs IST: Three runs from it. After 18 overs, it’s 69/2. 17:43 hrs IST: Kiwis celebrating Faf du Plessis’ wicket17:42 hrs IST: Another good over from Colin. Just one came from it. After 17 overs, it’s 66/2. 17:40 hrs IST: Ones and twos, and that’s what South Africa has at the moment. After 16 overs, it’s 65/2. 17:35 hrs IST: Just one came from Colin de Grandhomme’s over. After 15 overs, it’s 60/2.17:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over. That was an unplayable ball from Ferguson. South African skipper departs after yet another start. 17:30 hrs IST: It’s 50-run partnership between two most experienced players in South Africa camp. The runs have started to flow. After 13.5 overs, it’s 59/1. 17:24 hrs IST: 50-up for South Africa in 13 overs. Faf du Plessis showing his class. After 13 overs, it’s 51/1. 17:17 hrs IST: A maiden over from Matt Henry. After 11 overs, it’s 40/1.17:12 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to New Zealand. They came with a set plan and have been able to execute it perfectly. After 10 overs, it’s 40/1. 17:07 hrs IST: At the end of nine overs, Hashim Amla has been the aggressor in the partnership. Faf du Plessis is still taking his time in the middle. After 9 overs, it’s 31/1. 16:55 hrs IST: With the end of 6th over, South Africa are 20/1 with Amla and du Plessis16:50 hrs IST: Only 3 runs added on the board, RSA are 15/1 after 4 overs 16:44 hrs IST: After 3 overs, South Africa are 12/1 with du Plessis and Amla at crease16:36 hrs IST: BOWLED! Quinton de Kock departs at 5, South Africa lose its first wicket16:35 hrs IST: FOUR! First boundary by Hashim Amla to Matt Henry, RSA are 5/0 after 1 over16:13 hrs IST: 16:08 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI for two sides: New Zealand: (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent BoultSouth Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir16:00 hrs IST: TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against South AFrica15:38 hrs IST: We have some good news coming from the centre. The TOSS is scheduled to happen at 16:00 hrs IST. 15:07 hrs IST: 15:02 hrs IST: The two umpires first have a word with Kane Williamson and New Zealand and then walk over to do the same with Faf du Plessis. The pitch inspection at 15:30 PM. 14:25 hrs IST: We are five minutes away from the toss and know what – it has been delayed due to wet outfield. Currently, there is no rain but the pitch remains under hover cover and the groundstaff is still working on drying the water.14:15 hrs IST: Lungi Ngidi has passed his fitness test and is set to return to the squad against New Zealand.14:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to News Nation ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Blog. South Africa will lock horns against unbeaten New Zealand in today’s game, which will be the vertual quarter final for them as losing will vanish their semi-final hopes. With pacer Lungi Ngidi back in the side, South Africa will also look to avenge their 2015 semifinal defeat while New Zealand will aim to reclaim their position at the top. The weather looks clear and we are hoping it to be a thrilling contest. Stay with us as we bring you all the live updates of New Zealand vs South Africa match. 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Barca Remain Perfect, Real Bounce Back in La Liga

first_imgBarcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension yesterday.Real Madrid remain seven points behind Barca thanks to Dani Ceballos’s double on his full debut to bounce back from a shock midweek defeat by Real Betis with a 2-1 win at Alaves to move up to fourth. Girona were hosting Barca in a Catalan derby for the first time in the top flight, but a one-sided game on the field was marked by persistent chants in favour of independence for Catalonia.Catalonia’s pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont was in attendance, while the pro-independence Estelada flag was waved by sections of both supports.“The game had its difficulties,” said Barca boss Ernesto Valverde. “It’s a derby, there was a great atmosphere, tension. It is normal, but we played well.”On the field there was much less controversy as Barca were rarely troubled after Aday Benitez turned Jordi Alba’s wayward shot into his own net after just 17 minutes. Another own goal extended their advantage three minutes after halftime when goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz was fooled by Suarez’s dummy from Aleix Vidal’s cross.And Suarez rounded off the scoring himself with just his second goal of the season by whipping the ball into Iraizoz’s near post from Sergi Roberto’s pass over the top.At Mendizorroza, Madrid were once again wasteful in front of goal, but still sneaked by an Alaves side that remain without a point after six games.“Today we needed the three points. We are not in brilliant form, but for sure we will play better on other days,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.Ceballos was one of three changes made to the side that lost to Betis by Zidane as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were left on the bench ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund.And the Spanish under-21 international settled Madrid’s nerves after just 10 minutes as he caught Fernando Pacheco flat-footed.Alaves did register their first goal of the season five minutes before halftime when Manu Garcia met Munir El Haddadi’s cross flush to power a header into the top corner.Madrid retook the lead just three minutes later, though, as Ceballos pounced on a poor punch from Pacheco to fire into the bottom corner.Earlier, Diego Costa was an interested spectator as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.Costa won’t be able to feature until January after completing his prolonged return to the club from Chelsea for a reported club record fee of 55 million euros ($66 million), plus 10 million euros in add-ons.“We are happy that a player of his stature wants to come to Atletico Madrid,” Atletico boss Diego Simeone said of Costa’s return.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Westhill volleyball beats WG; Mustangs edge Lakers

first_imgIt was only fitting that the Westhill girls volleyball team’s final obstacle in the way of another undefeated regular season was its next-door neighbors – and the coach who led them to a state championship a year earlier.The Warriors met West Genesee last Wednesday night, completing a cycle of sorts. After winning that 2018 state title, Carolyn Corley left Westhill to take over the Wildcats’ varsity program.Under new head coach Carla Prince, the Warriors, no. 2 in the New York Volleyball Coaches Association’s state Class B rankings, have remained dominant and proved that again here, sweeping WG in three sets. Right before the WG match, Westhill hosted LaFayette last Monday, honoring its senior class and then outclassing a good Lancers squad that entered the night with a 12-4 record.The 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 sweep included Schwartz earning 20 assists and Militi getting 13 digs. Galante had 12 kills and nine digs, with O’Connell getting five kills and Richardson adding three aces.WG rumbled past Corcoran 25-13, 25-17, 25-11 a night before its match with Westhill. nyder had 18 assists and Margaret Clancy got 10 assists as Allen earned 10 kills, just ahead of Mia Lamanna’s nine kills and Zajac’s six kills.And after the defeat to Westhill, the Wildcats handled Henninger Thursday and topped the Black Knights 25-13, 25-15, 25-21. Snyder had 19 assists, with Zajac earning seven kills and five aces. Lamanna and Julia Quirk both got five kills.Another big local match took place last Tuesday, Skaneateles visiting Marcellus in the wake of the Mustangs going to Phoenix Oct. 19 and claiming top honors in the Onondaga High School League tournament.And it proved a classic, the Mustangs taking the opener 25-18 before the Lakers earned 25-23 and 25-17 wins in the next two sets. Yet it was Marcellus with a comeback of its own, claiming the fourth set 25-21 and then winning the final set 25-17 to claim the match.Bronte Stahl put together 20 assists, 12 kills, five blocks, eight digs and three aces in a superb all-around effort for the Mustangs as Anna Fern added 10 kills and six blocks. Jenna Mattison, with 15 assists and seven digs, helped Stahl on the back line.Evelyn Webster earned 25 digs. Emily Falge got nine digs and Elaine Grattan seven digs as they both earned four kills. McKenzie Gutchess had four blocks as she and Brook Finarty both had three kills.On the Lakers’ side, it was Maeve Canty earning 16 kills, four aces and 22 digs. Emma Keady had 16 assists and 18 digs, while Emma Miller (19 digs), Kristen Henry (16 digs, five kills), Ellie Peterson (14 digs), Alex Csemez (13 digs) and Rory Comer (eight digs) all helped on defense.Solvay locked up a sectional playoff berth in last Tuesday’s match with Central Square, improving to 7-8 as the Bearcats put together a 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 sweep of the Redhawks.Sophia Guadagnolo finished with 28 assists, plus five aces. On a well-balanced front line, Myah Platler led with eight kills, with Genea Kadlubowski adding seven kills as Alicia Grainger and Isabella Lambert had six kills apiece. Jordan Bamba had 10 digs.Then, in four sets, Solvay topped LaFayette 25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 24-19 in another tight match. Platler had 15 kills, five aces and 12 digs, with Grainger getting nine kills and Anastasia LaFlair six kills as Guadagnolo amassed 32 assists and seven aces. Bamba had 15 digs.Bishop Ludden hosted Fulton on Thursday night, falling in four sets 25-22, 25-10, 17-25, 25-13 to the Red Raiders. Kate Ruddy had 15 assists and eight digs, with Jasmine Cuffee and Ally Royal also getting eight digs as Cuffee had five kills, Alexis Pietrowski six kills and Megan Virkler four kills.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 decision featured Sarah Schwartz earning 39 assists and nine digs, feeding a front line where Sara Galante got 12 kills and six digs. Kate Heinrich augmented her 12 kills with five blocks.Morgan Richardson continue to improve, earning eight kills as Grace O’Connell and Hannah Schmitz had four kills apiece. Defensively, Gianna Militi earned nine digs to match Schwartz as J Welch added eight digs.WG’s effort featured 12 kills from Isabella Allen and 27 assists from Anna Snyder. Phoebe Anderson gained five kills, with Brynn Zajac earning four kills and Mackenzie Winn picking up 14 digs.center_img Tags: MarcellusskaneatelesvolleyballWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more