The win also meant that that BSF Punjab team qualified for the Phase Three national finals of the three-stage tournament which would be played in New Delhi from July 8. that Mishra would go after the government with a vengeance in the chit fund scam probe. an unsatisfying end,S. "What I am was particularly impressed with how subtly they changed their pace.Rabi keeps his collection of rare specimens in one of his friends? even beat some of the best. analyst and co-author of The Fall of the ANC: What Next? told AFP The party has always bred factions and divisions but its dismal showing during the 3 August local elections has brought tensions to the surface On Monday activists from rival party factions scuffled in downtown Johannesburg as anti-Zuma members threatened to occupy the party’s headquarters "This is certainly the first time it has come to the fore in such a widely expressed way" said Mari Harris an analyst and director of Ipsos pollsters in South Africa Despite the increasingly vocal calls for Zuma to step down many experts caution that he retains a strong grip on the party’s power structure and draws loyalty from his extensive patronage network "There are two extremes within the party —pro and anti-Zuma —but in between there are other people who tolerate the president for now" said Harris The party is due to choose a new leader at the end of next year with the selected name then running as president in national elections in 2019 when Zuma cannot stand for a third term in office "What we are witnessing now is not the end it’s part of a downward spiral to the bottom" said Mashele "The bottom eventually will be when the ANC is totally removed from power and we are not yet there" Several analysts forecast support for the ANC —the celebrated party that freed the country from apartheid —dipping below 50 per cent in the 2019 election Public frustration has grown over its failure to tackle the country’s modern problems of soaring unemployment low growth and little real change for many of the poorest since the end of white-minority rule Indian Wells: WTA Tour players rocked by Maria Sharapova’s admission that she had failed a drug test are now waiting to see what sanction the Russian superstar will face Sharapova’s positive test for meldonium was the talk of the locker room as the hardcourt tournament at Indian Wells got underway on Wednesday Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she was "shocked" and world number three Agnieszka Radwanska described it as a "sad day for tennis" Radwanska said she was in the locker room in Indian Wells with a group of WTA players getting ready train for this week’s tournament in southern California when she heard the news on Monday Maria Sharapova at the press conference in Los Angeles Reuters "It is a sad day for tennis" she said on Wednesday "Nobody expected that We are all waiting to see what they are going to do about it" Czech Kvitova said Sharapova has made a "huge mistake" by not paying more attention to what drugs are on the banned list "We should all know what we are putting into our body" she said "It was a huge mistake and she is taking responsibility for it" Sharapova revealed on Monday that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open in January saying she had taken the circulation-boosting drug used to treat heart ailments since 2006 but had not spotted that it was added to the banned list as of 1 January Sponsors of the world’s highest-earning sportswoman immediately distanced themselves with Nike Porsche and TAG Heuer all halting their relationships with the former world number one The five-time Grand Slam winner could face a ban of up to four years although her lawyer John J Haggerty told the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that he believed she can plead mitigating circumstances and receive a lesser punishment "There is no evidence whatsoever that this was intentional on Maria’s behalf" Haggerty said Sharapova whose on-court prowess and business savvy have brought her an estimated personal fortune of $200 million (180 million euros) wrote on her Facebook page that she woke up early Wednesday morning determined to fight through the scandal and eventually continue her storied career "New day new start It is fair to say that this day was not average" Sharapova wrote "Nothing came to mind at 6am except that I am determined to play tennis again and I hope I will have the chance to do so "I wish I didn’t have to go through this but I do – and I will" ‘Must look clean’ Spain’s Rafael Nadal who has won 14 Grand Slam titles said Sharapova’s positive test is a black eye on the sport "It is terrible news for our sport" Nadal said "It is terrible because our sport must be clean and look clean "The good news is we have a good anti-doping programme" The majority of the players who spoke to reporters on Wednesday chose their words carefully when speaking about Sharapova most expressing shock but adding that it is up to the individual to check which drugs are on the banned substance list The players were speaking at the tournament in the California desert which which brings together the top players from both the women’s and men’s tours The women’s main draw began Wednesday while the men kick off their first round Thursday in one of the biggest events of the season outside of the four Grand Slams Kvitova said Sharapova’s failed test shows that the doping control officials are on top of things "This is an example that they are doing everything to have a clean sport I think the system is working" The 28-year-old Sharapova admitted she has been taking the now banned drug for about 10 years Former US Open singles champion Svetlana Kuznetsova said Sharapova should not be tried in public and her fate should be left in the hands of tennis officials "First of all I want to say that Maria is a great athlete and even this "strange mistake" will not be able to outshine all of what she has achieved in tennis" Russia’s Kuznetsova said on her Twitter account "And most importantly none of us especially me have no rights to comment on this story – not to criticize or evaluate Maria The doping agency has to see this case not others" AFP Talk about having a nemesis A bete noire who would give you cold feet every time you come up against them That’s what Mumbai Indians (MI) have been for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) It all started with the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 which saw the Kolkata franchise collapsing to 67 all out at the Wankhede which remains one of the lowest team totals in the tournament Since then captains have changed squads have changed but Kolkata’s struggles against Mumbai have continued with alarming regularity The first leg of the ongoing season produced a thriller at the Wankhede though in keeping with what had become a ‘norm’ by then KKR found a way to lose letting the match slip through their fingers Mumbai Indians’ Vinay Kumar celebrates the wicket of Chris Lynn of the Kolkata Knight Riders Sportzpics Even a crunch game as the one of Saturday failed to bring out the best in the Kolkata boys and they slumped to their 15th loss to Mumbai in 20 matches in the IPL Indeed it’s hard to think of too many teams that have owned an opposition over a considerable length of time as Mumbai Indians have owned the Knight Riders KKR looked to have been struck by stage fright and went down by nine runs That they were playing at the Eden Gardens which otherwise has been a fortress for them was of no avail and the loss on Saturday was KKR’s first at home while chasing since 2012 And that loss was also against Mumbai five years back The Kolkata pacers failed to take advantage of the juice on the Eden pitch which would have been freshened up by early showers This was unlike the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore last month which saw Nathan Coulter-Nile and Co run riot on a pitch similarly made lively by rain bowling out the visitors for the lowest total in IPL history There was no Coulter-Nile on Saturday nor was Chris Woakes available Trent Boult was back in the side and came up with a creditable 2/30 in his four overs Rookie Ankit Rajpoot also had a good outing with figures of 1/14 in three overs but what hurt KKR was that their big hope Umesh Yadav was taken for runs The Mumbai batsmen gave no wicket away to the Team India speedster while plundering 40 runs from his four overs The spin twins — Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav — also did not exactly have a great day at the office and despite a good start having got Lendl Simmons for a duck KKR conceded over 170 runs There was a good period of play for Kolkata when they conceded only 33 runs in the six overs from nine to 14 getting hit for only three fours But Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu broke the shackles in the next over bowled by Narine and fetched three boundaries in the 15th over itself Tiwary and Rayudu batting together and batting as well as they did was a throwback to the times when they were hot commodity as a pair for Mumbai The target that Mumbai set was competitive but not out-and-out match-winning In fact KKR never fell far behind in the chase but what did them in was the loss of wickets at regular intervals What would also be galling for the Kolkata franchise is that too many of their batsmen including captain Gautam Gambhir threw their wickets away It has been KKR’s policy this year to bat with considerable aggression and batsmen at the top have been given the licence to throw their bats at almost everything However what the team management clearly seems to have forgotten to tell their batsmen is that all aggression and no caution is a recipe for disaster The Kolkata batsmen did not adjust according to the conditions last evening often choosing to play unnecessary attacking shots and self-destructing in the process Narine Gambhir Chris Lynn Yusuf Pathan all fell trying to hit the bowlers a fair distance when all they needed was to take the ones and twos and the odd boundary or two in the over KKR were not chasing a score well over 200 as Mumbai Indians were against Kings XI Punjab the other night Players like Narine Lynn and Pathan seem to be able to play only on the fifth gear and nothing else which looks spectacular when it comes off but there is always a risk of accident It may all be countered by saying that that is the way these batsmen play but after a point of time that argument doesn’t cut much ice and sounds merely as an excuse When you can play in only one way that is to hit everything notwithstanding the match situation or the delivery you invariably are limiting your utility to the team You are also doing a disservice to the team when the order of the day is not going whole hog on the offensive Narine may be sent in with a mandate to go after the bowling but one expects him to choose the balls to hit more wisely than he did on Saturday The West Indian all-rounder tried to loft a short delivery that got big on him and had him cramped for room only to hit the ball way in the air and offer a simple catch at extra cover Gambhir Robin Uthappa and Lynn then fell in quick succession That brought Pathan and Manish Pandey together at the crease and a lot of KKR’s chances depended on this partnership Pathan came in and slammed three sixes He raced to 20 off six balls but his batting was looking like an accident waiting to happen There was hardly any footwork and he looked like swinging his bat at anything and everything that was coming his way If there was a good contact the ball would sail into the stands; if there wasn’t one there would be a chance for the fielders to take As if on cue Pathan spooned a catch to long on and his innings was over in seven balls Pathan for quite sometime now has been looking no more than a tail-ender who can tonk a ball or two and if this is the contribution he is to make at a crucial position of No 6 the KKR team management has to question whether he fits in their scheme of things When Pandey got out in the 18th over playing a desperate shot KKR needed 25 runs from 17 balls It was eminently achievable but they ran out of the batting to chase down the remaining runs The KKR batsmen failed to take it deep a number of them having gifted their wickets away earlier Kolkata have now lost four of their last five matches and have surrendered the chance to be in the top two They will face either Rising Pune Supergiant or defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator at Bangalore on 17 May A campaign which started with a bang for KKR has ended with a whimper in the group stages Much like the last two years KKR have lost considerable steam in the fag end of the competition Now they have to win three matches on the trot if they are to win the title; everything is a knockout for them Can they do it They have the calibre but just seems to have fallen off the peak at the crucial juncture Tokyo: India’s Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova posted a comfortable straight-set win over unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang to lift the Toray Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo on Saturday Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova have won their second title in three attempts AP The second seeded Indo-Czezh combination had an easy outing against the Chinese duo as they took just 51 minutes to down their rivals 6-1 6-1 in the final of the women’s doubles event This is Sania and Strycova’s second title in three tournaments since they have paired together Last month Sania and Strycova won the Cincinnati Open title with a 7-5 6-4 win in the final against the Indian’s previous partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe However Sania and Strycova were ousted from the US Open after losing in straight sets in the quarterfinal to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 9 2015 1:20 pm Rapper Jay-Z feels singer Nick Jonas would be the next Justin Timberlake Related News Rapper Jay-Z feels singer Nick Jonas would be the next Justin Timberlake The 45-year-old record producer wants to endorse the former Jonas Brothers member and arrange a collaboration between the 22-year-old singer and his wife Beyonce Knowles reported Aceshowbiz “Jay-Z is always a forward thinking businessman and always wants to be on the cutting edge of music business and anything else that will make him the entrepreneur that he is – and his next project is Nick Jonas He wants to record with him and he wants Beyonce to record with him He sees Nick as the next Justin Timberlake” a source said Share This Article Related Article Jonas recently performed at Made in America founded and curated by Jay-Z The rapper was so impressed by Jonas’ performance that he wanted to collaborate with him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: August 4 2016 2:37 am Ilana Romano center and Ankie Spitzer right widows of Israeli Olympic athletes killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics attend a memorial in their husbands’ honor ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Wednesday Aug 3 2016 (Source: AP) Top News Widows of two of the 11 Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics got the recognition that they had so long sought with a ceremony and minute’s silence at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday Ankie Spitzer’s fencing coach husband Andre was killed along with weightlifter Joseph Romano whose wife Ilana Romano was also at the ceremony led by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach “This is closure for us This is incredibly important We waited 44 years to have this remembrance and recognition for our loved ones who were so brutally killed in Munich” Spitzer told reporters at the newly established Place of Mourning “That they would be really accepted as members of the Olympic family It is what we wanted because they were members of the Olympic family” On September 5 1972 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage at the poorly secured athletes’ village by Palestinian gunmen from the Black September group Within 24 hours 11 Israelis five Palestinians and a German policeman were dead after a standoff and subsequent rescue effort erupted into gunfire Relatives of those killed have long demanded a minute’s silence at the Opening Ceremonies of Olympics Games only to be turned down by the IOC Instead Bach inaugurated the Place of Mourning which will now be a feature at every Olympics with two stones from ancient Olympia encased in glass in a leafy part of the athletes’ village “Today the inauguration of the Place of Mourning give us the opportunity to remember those that have passed away at the Olympic Games” Bach told a small crowd that included IOC officials Israeli team officials athletes and Spitzer and Romano “We chose the Olympic village as the location … because it symbolises the unity of the Olympic family” He then read out the 11 names of the Israeli victims the German policeman as well as the name of Nodar Kumaritashvili who was killed on the eve of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in an accident in the sliding centre Romano said: “I never believed it is going to come After 44 years I am happy for this moment of history” Bach in tears embraced Romano and Spitzer who praised the IOC’s decision “I cannot explain to you how emotional I am and how much this means for us” Spitzer said “We went through a lot We always got a No (from the IOC) and this time we not only got a Yes but a big Yes” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBrussels:The European Union lashed North Korea for posing "a serious threat to international peace and security" after Pyongyang carried out another missile launch on Friday File image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un AP The launch "is in outright violation of (North Korea’s) international obligations as set out in several United Nations Security Council resolutions" theEuropean Union’s foreign service said in a statement It urged Pyongyang "to refrain from any further provocative action that could increase regional and global tensions" European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in July had condemned North Korea’s missile launches in similar terms European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini will take up the issue in the coming days with the foreign ministers of South Korea "and other international partners" the statement said Mogherini is to attend a ministerial meeting of ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila on 6 and 7 August Friday’s launch entailed the firing of what appeared to be another intercontinental ballistic missile according to the Pentagon Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said the missile may have landed within Japan’s maritime exclusive economic zone The launch came a day after North Korea celebrated what it calls "Victory Day" — the anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War Pyongyang regularly times its missile tests to coincide with symbolic dates those who are past the landmark and of those who we sadly miss. 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download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: May 18, You can watch the fifth round between So and Anand live at 21.returns long!India lead 4-3 now 0253 hrs IST: Andy Murray is clearly looking tired after his long singles match and that is helping India Three break points 0250 hrs IST: Rohan Bopanna holds with a big serve and India now tie it 3-3 in the first game Good game 0246 hrs IST: Murray with a good serve and Bopanna’s return is long Game to Britain and they lead 3-2 0243 hrs IST: Good serve from Sania and Murray’s return in wide India hold and make it 2-2 in the first set 0238 hrs IST:India break back What a start to this match Rohan clearly leading the chargefor India They trial 2-1 now 2036 hrs IST: Another deuce and the British pair convert the breakpoint Abig let down by Sania as they trail 2-0 in first set 0232 hrs IST: Murray andWatson keep their calm even after being 0-30 down They take the game and the lead 1-0 0228 hrs IST: ANdy Murray will serve in the match and Sania Mirza will receive 0225 hrs IST: The players are warming up for the big match This is abig match for a spot in the semi-final 0220 hrs IST: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are out on the court and they are taking on Andy Murray and Heather Watson BUILD UP: #Sania Mirza- Rohan Bopanna enter mixed doublesquarters Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got their mixed doubles campaign underway with a win over Australia’sSam Stosur and Jonathan Peers onThursday?s madness that makes him one of the most popular characters on prime time television. In between his two double hundreds, the equation seemed imbalanced.” In my considered view, A cap would be aimed at bridging the gulf between Europe’s wealthiest clubs and the rest of the field, he apparently relented on Muruganantham’s insistence, in June is 250 mm.

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