Belgium vs England: World Cup play-off live talkSPORT commentary

first_imgWhen is the World Cup third place play-off?After the crushing heartache of a semi-final defeat, two nations must face one more game.The play-off will be held on Saturday, July 14 – the day before the final in Moscow.Kick-off will be at 3pm UK time in Saint Petersburg.The 65,000 capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium will host the match – and is notable for being one of the most expensive stadiums ever built.Where can I listen to live commentary?On talkSPORT. The broadcast team will be bringing you live coverage from the Saint Petersburg Stadium.Listen to our live commentary of all the action through here.You can also listen via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM, on the talkSPORT app, or through the following TV channels: Sky – Channel 0108, Virgin Media -Channel 927, Freeview – Channel 723, Freesat – Channel 731. Football may be coming home, but not just yet for this England team The Saint Petersburg Stadium will host Belgium vs England 2 2 England will play Belgium in the World Cup third place play-off.Gareth Southgate’s brave Three Lions fell agonisingly short in the semi-finals against Croatia, while it was sorrow for Belgium in their clash against France. What is the team news?Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Meunier, Chadli, Tielemans, Witsel, De Bruyne, Hazard, LukakuEngland: Pickford, Stones, Jones, Maguire, Trippier, Rose, Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Sterling, KanetalkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

QPR v Man City player ratings

first_imgSee also:Spirited Rangers draw with Man CityQPR moving in right direction – RedknappFernandes savours QPR turnaround after avoiding ‘rash decisions’Rangers assess yet another Sandro injuryRangers boss Redknapp hails HenryRobinson has England potential – PowellFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

More film incentives in the pipeline

first_imgAs this might be costly for smaller producers, where the cost of a completion bond could be as much as R300 000, 70% of the cost of the completion bond would be subsidised for productions costing between R2.5-million and R6-million, and 50% of the cost of the completion bond for productions costing between R6-million and R10-million. District 9, the 2009 science fiction film that was shot in Soweto with a largely South African cast and crew, has been hugely successful internationally. The department’s South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production incentive, and Foreign Film and Television Production incentive, aim to encourage large foreign and local productions in South Africa. Recognising the potential of South Africa’s film industry and the impact its growth could have on economic development, the Department of Trade and Industry has proposed the option of an incentive paid according to production milestones achieved. Film and television incentive programmes With the production of films generally regarded as high-risk, small emerging producers often have difficultly raising the necessary funding, and the department believes the proposed incentive will help producers to improve their cash-flow. “In the case of television episodes – including animation – payments can be made after the successful completion of each episode and delivered to the [department] with an auditor’s statement confirming the qualifying South African production expenditure,” the department said. “A completion bond will therefore not be necessary where payments are made after each episode.”center_img Productions over R10-million are normally required by financiers to have a completion bond in place, therefore no additional subsidy would be granted. So far, 81 productions – 44 South African productions, 12 co-productions and 25 foreign productions – have been granted a combined rebate of R387.5-million. Combined expenditure on the productions is projected to be around R2.3-billion, of which R1.2-billion would be direct foreign expenditure. “The option of milestone payments [would be] restricted to South African film and television productions and co-productions, and applicants wishing to make use of this payment method [would have to] acquire a completion bond,” the department said in a statement this week. Under the incentive programmes, the department has supported a number of award-winning movies and box-office hits, including Tsotsi, Blood Diamond, Mr Bones, White Wedding, District 9 and Diamonds. 26 October 2009 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Tarun Tejpal’s plea to quash proceedings adjourned

first_imgThe Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal’s plea to quash proceedings against him in the trial court, to December 12. The interim stay on the commencement of trial will continue.The hearing on Wednesday was adjourned at the request of Mr. Tejpal on the ground that the mother of his lawyer, Aman Lekhi passed away.Earlier, the High Court had refused to stay the process of framing of charges against Mr. Tejpal at a lower court in Mapusa in North Goa, but, simultaneously, directed that the trial could begin only after its consent.The former editor has been accused of raping a former junior female colleague during an event in Goa in 2013. Mr. Tejpal faces charges under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code had been endorsed by the court, while an additional Section 354 (b) (criminal assault with intent to disrobe) had been added.last_img read more

Polls are a mere formality, says Fadnavis

first_imgThe Assembly elections are a mere formality and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already secured the public’s mandate through the overwhelming response to its Mahajanadesh Yatra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday.He was speaking at the commencement of the third leg of the State-wide tour, which entered Ahmednagar district on Friday and is to cover western and northern Maharashtra in the next few days.Taking potshots at the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Mr. Fadnavis said: “The results to the election are a foregone conclusion… the few big leaders that the opposition has at the moment, like Ajit Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan and Supriya Sule, must get into the practice of remaining there for a long time to come as it will be impossible to dislodge the BJP in the State and the Centre for the next 25 years.”“Several people ask me what is the need of this Yatra as no pehelwan (political heavyweight) in the opposition party is left to take the field. I tell them that it is the BJP’s tradition to thank the people for their wholehearted support, detail our achievements in the past five years and take a firm resolution to finish unfulfilled tasks,” said the Chief Minister, adding that the erstwhile Congress-NCP government had squandered the good will of the people despite being given a chance to develop the State for 15 years.Promising that every person in the State would have a roof over their heads by 2021, Mr. Fadnavis claimed that no previous government had taken up and fulfilled so many public welfare projects in a span of five years.Mr. Fadnavis said the BJP-Sena government had given ₹50,000 crore in financial aid to farmers in the last five years in contrast to the ₹20,000 crore doled out by the Congress-NCP government during its 15-year regime.Claiming that Maharashtra now topped the country in investment and industry, the Chief Minister said that the government had improved the infrastructure in the rural hinterland, completing 22,000 km of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.Reiterating that the Opposition’s allegation of electronic voting machine (EVM) tampering was “ludicrous”, he said: “They [the Congress-NCP and others] do not realise that it is [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi who is in the minds of every voter whenever he presses the button.”Mr. Fadnavis addressed public meetings in Akole and Sangamner, the bastions of former National Congress Party (NCP) veteran Madhukar Pichad and State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat respectively.Mr. Pichad and his son Vaibhav Pichad, who is the sitting MLA of Akole, left the NCP to join the BJP last month.Praising the father-son duo, Mr. Fadnavis said: “The BJP has grown in strength in Akole ever since Mr. Pichad threw in his lot with us…Vaibhav Pichad, who is an articulate and knowledgable legislator, will be re-elected by a record margin in the upcoming polls.”last_img read more

HP cabinet approves 3 bills for introduction in Monsoon se

first_imgShimla (HP), August 22 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet today approved three amendment bills to be introduced in the monsoon session of Vidhan Sabha and decided to withdraw the proposed Food commission bill and Town and Country Planning (Amendment) bill.The cabinet, presided over by chief minister Virbhadra Singh approved the Excise and Taxation (amendment) bill to replace the ordinance promulgated by the government to denotify 16 state highways as major district roads to facilitate opening of liquor vends.The cabinet approved the Transfer of Land Regulation bill 2016 to facilitate the tribals to get loans from scheduled banks by mortgaging the property at district level. It also gave the nod to Himachal Pradesh Single Window Investment proposal and facilitation Bill 2017 to remove the irritants faced by investors.The cabinet dropped the Town and Country (amendment) Bill seeking to delete to clauses relating to real estate developers as these have already incorporated in the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bill passed by the parliament.The cabinet also withdrew the proposed Dood Commission Bill.The cabinet decided toincrease the remuneration of teachers appointed by School management Committees (SMC) by 20 per cent, approved development plans for Dharamshala and Nadaun towns, creation of 1000 post of JalRakshak and 300 posts of pump operators in Irrigation and Public Health department for maintenance of water supply and irrigation schemes besides creating 26 posts of ground men in youth services and sports department.A proposal to upgrade the Community Health Centres at Baddi and Jaisinghpur to 50 bedded was also given approval besides opening a fire post at Dehra. PTI PCL SMJadvertisementlast_img read more

The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are Suddenly Terrible

*Includes ties as half-wins. Data includes games against major and non-major schools since, at earliest, 1869.Source: UCLA595.560.0%1422194474 When I was growing up in the 1990s, it was hard to imagine the football programs at Florida State and Nebraska ever losing steam. The Huskers won national championships in 1994, 1995 and 1997;1Sharing the final one with Michigan. FSU took its own titles in 1993 and 1999 (plus went to two more BCS Championship Games, in 1998 and 2000). The two dynasties edged out Florida and Tennessee for the most victories in Division I-A in the ’90s, winning 218 games combined2Counting ties as half-wins. during the decade.Those halcyon days are a distant memory now, after a weekend that saw Florida State lose to Syracuse for the first time since 1966 — and saw Nebraska do the Seminoles one better, starting a season 0-2 for the first time since 1957. Now they’re part of a group of formerly great teams that have started the 2018 season as badly as any version of their programs have in the past several decades.It isn’t as if the Seminoles and Huskers have been in the dumps for this whole century, mind you: FSU won the 2013 national championship and made the College Football Playoff the following year. (It wasn’t long ago that the Seminoles were so unfazed by Syracuse that they were literally playing Hangman on the sidelines.) Nebraska won at least nine games in seven straight seasons (from 2008 to 2014). Neither stretch was as dominant as their respective heydays, though, and those runs in the 1990s had long since warped expectations for subsequent generations at each school. Although former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher spurned the Seminoles as much as they moved on from him, the Huskers fired ex-coach Bo Pelini because merely being a Top-25 fixture wasn’t enough in Lincoln.3Though Pelini’s temper didn’t help matters, either. Florida State hired Willie Taggart last offseason, while Nebraska brought aboard former Husker QB Scott Frost to great fanfare after Mike Riley’s brief, mostly disastrous time at the team’s helm.The early returns have been discouraging, to say the least. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, which measure the strength of each program over time, Saturday’s losses dropped Florida State to 55th in the country, while Nebraska fell to an astonishing 79th. In terms of Elo through the current stage of the season,4Meaning the same number of games into a season as the team has currently played. the Seminoles haven’t rated this low (a 1547 rating) after three games in a campaign since 1976, which was legendary coach Bobby Bowden’s first season at FSU. The last time the Huskers started a season rated this poorly (1423 Elo) was an astonishing 61 years ago.They’re not alone among all-time great programs struggling this year, either. UCLA, with almost 600 wins to its name, is 0-3 under new coach Chip Kelly and has seen its Elo dip to a 74-year low. Tennessee, which also dominated the college football landscape of my youth with great QBs like Heath Shuler, Peyton Manning and Tee Martin, is as bad as it’s been in 63 years. And Florida — which won Saturday against Colorado State but infamously snapped its 31-year winning streak against Kentucky the week before — is sitting at a 39-year low point. Among programs with at least 300 all-time wins and a 60 percent winning percentage, those are the five teams that are currently playing as badly as they have in at least 35 years. Nebraska878.069.81423195761 All-Time Record Some of these teams will get a chance to start turning things around soon … against one another. Florida and Tennessee play on Saturday, while Nebraska will play Michigan — a fellow titan of college football history that, while not quite on the same historically bad trajectory as the teams above, also finds itself out of sorts over Jim Harbaugh’s record against top opponents. For all of these programs, a rich history can also be a burden that weighs down future teams, forcing them into the constant pursuit of their own past.They can look to Alabama for inspiration, though. While few teams have won more all-time games than the Crimson Tide, it wasn’t long ago that Bama was also floundering, struggling to live up to the legacy of Gene Stallings, much less Bear Bryant. Now Nick Saban takes his program to new heights with each successive season. The turnaround in Tuscaloosa was dramatic, but some version of it can also happen in Lincoln, Gainesville, Tallahassee or Knoxville. Each team remains a perennial fixture near the top of the recruiting rankings, so the talent is in place for a renaissance — and luckily for today’s brand-name programs, they find it easier than ever to maintain their power base once they build it.Before that can happen, though, these once-great teams need to end their current slides. At their ’90s peaks, the Seminoles and Huskers made winning look so effortless that a collapse seemed impossible. Now that they’ve proven even the most storied programs aren’t invincible, perhaps the rebuilding process for the next great dynasties can finally begin in earnest. Some of college football’s greatest teams are strugglingMost years since the last time each Football Bowl Subdivision team’s Elo rating was as low as its current rating at this stage of a season, for teams with at least 300 wins and a 60 percent winning percentage Florida State526.068.01547197642 Tennessee835.568.01537195563 Texas A&M736.560.2167120108 USC771.070.7164020135 Florida708.562.11613197939 ProgramWins*Win Pct.Current EloWorst SinceYears read more

Bombay Dyeing shares gain 13 in 4 days

first_imgBombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited (BDMCL) shares flared up on the BSE on Thursday, hitting an intraday high of Rs 54.40 before closing at Rs 53.85, a gain of 5.80 percent. In the past four trading sessions this year, the stock has appreciated about 13 percent.BDMCL is in the news for its revival plans that are expected to bring the loss-making company back in black in the next few years.As part of its efforts to exit non-core activities, the company sold land on December 31, 2016 for ~ Rs 185 crore in Maharashtra, including a flat in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi area for Rs 9.4 crore. The other sale effected was “MIDC Land & Building and some specific utility machinery of Ranjangaon unit” for Rs 174.45 crore, the company said in regulatory filing on January 1, 2017.”What Bombay Dyeing aims to do now is to revive the loss making flagship textile business by investing in the brand, expanding store network, growing product portfolio and liaising with international designers. Manufacturing will be outsourced,” brokerage Dynamic Levels said in an update a few days ago.”From now till 2020, the Wadia group owned company plans to invest over Rs 100 crore in the brand, double its multibrand outlets to 10,000, more than double its franchise stores to 500 and commence three to four new products every year,” Dynamic Levels added.For the quarter ended September 2016, the company incurred standalone loss of Rs 71 crore on sales of Rs 430 crore. In 2015-16, the company posted loss of Rs 84 crore on total sales of Rs 1,804 crore. The company’s chairman is Nusli Wadia, who was in the news recently in the context of the ongoing corporate battle saga within the Tata Group.last_img read more

Use It or Lose It Spring Revival

first_imgThe New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, located at 6107 Franconia Road, is scheduled to host its “Use It or Lose It” Spring Revival April 26-28. The revival will feature guest ministers from local Virginia churches, including Rev. Isaac E. Howard of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax, Rev. Connie Welch of Christian Institute in Reston and Rev. Charles A. Lundy of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Woodbridge. For more information contact the church by email at or call 703-978-8770.last_img