Santiago Solari accepted Real Madrid were “weak” in their loss to Leganes, despite progressing to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.Madrid’s 3-0 first-leg win meant Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at Butarque was not enough to send them out of the tournament at the expense of Leganes for the second year in a row.Solari gave Isco a start in a rejigged team that saw Marcelo feature on the wing in the first half, with Madrid struggling to create chances without a focal point in attack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Solari accepted his side, who have lost two of their last four matches, were not good enough against Leganes, who won the second leg thanks to a first-half Martin Braithwaite goal.”A weak performance, above all the first half,” he told a news conference.”They all needed to get playing time, they got it. We got through the tie, but the performance was weak.”Sometimes we try things and if they do not work, we try to improve them.”We have lacked depth. We paid not having a specific reference in attack.”Madrid were without Karim Benzema, the striker having fractured his finger in their 2-1 win at Real Betis in the league last time out.But Solari is optimistic that the former France international will be able to play Madrid’s next game, against Sevilla on Saturday.”It is a broken little finger,” he said of the striker. “We hope to have him at the weekend, and next Wednesday, and the next weekend.”Isco lasted 68 minutes on a rare start under Solari, with the playmaker withdrawn for Cristo Gonzalez.The Spain midfielder completed 93 per cent of his passes but wasted Madrid’s best chance to score with a tame shot.Solari has regularly been questioned about his apparent lack of faith in Isco but he once again dismissed talk of a rift with the playmaker.”There is no problem, not at all,” Solari said of Isco.
October 25, 2019
Reuters ManchesterAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 22:10 IST Manchester United defeated Chelsea 4-0 in their Premier League encounter on Sunday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool started the ball rolling with a convincing 4-1 win at homeOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s United registered 4-0 win over ChelseaThe debut of VAR video reviews had an impact on several gamesFive talking points from the Premier League weekend:NO TIME FOR EASING INAfter last season’s gripping duel for the title between Manchester City and Liverpool, most observers expected this campaign to be a similar tight race with little to choose between Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions and Juergen Klopp’s European champions.But straight away?Liverpool started the ball rolling with a convincing 4-1 win at home to promoted Norwich and City responded a day later with an even more emphatic 5-0 victory at West Ham United.There was an intensity and readiness about both teams which suggests Guardiola and Klopp, along with their squads, know there is no room for error and no opportunity to gradually ease their team into the season. After last year, when City won by a solitary point – they know a slip-up, even in the opening weeks, could prove fatal.Established wisdom suggests that for mid-to-lower ranked teams it is better to play the front-runners early in the season count that as another orthodoxy that these two remarkable teams have blown away.UNITED – STRONG SIGNS OF PROGRESSOle Gunnar Solskjaer was wise to note that despite the emphatic scoreline in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, his rebuilding job at Manchester United remains a work in progress.But while the performance at Old Trafford was by no means as impressive as the result, there were a few key indicators that he is on the right track.New acquisitions Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka made strong debuts and the back four looks a much more formidable unit than last season.advertisementThe tempo of United’s play was higher than in many of the laboured performances of last year and the way United ran away with the game in the second half suggested their fitness levels, something Solskjaer and his staff have focused heavily upon, are at a much healthier level than a year ago.Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will need more time to adjust to their more central roles in attack, after the sale of Romelu Lukaku, but both were on target and Solksjaer was particularly pleased to see Martial score a poachers’ goal from close-range centrally.The average age of the team was the lowest of any side in the opening weekend and it was noticeable that the chosen central defender on the bench was 21-year-old Axel Tuanzebe, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, and not one of the more experienced Phil Jones, Chris Smalling or Marcos Rojo.United are unlikely to worry City or Liverpool this term but they are certainly faster, stronger, younger and hungrier.CHELSEA TO PAY FOR DEFENSIVE DEPARTURES?Chelsea’s defending was awful at times at Old Trafford with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen looking far from solid in the centre of defence.Frank Lampard will be hoping Antonio Rudiger is back to fitness quickly because he only has 21-year-old Fikayo Tomori as back-up.But with such limited options and the club barred from the transfer market it does raise the question as to why Chelsea were so keen to sell experienced central defenders David Luiz and Gary Cahill.PROVISIONAL GOALS AND PROVISIONAL CELEBRATIONSThe debut of VAR video reviews in the Premier League inevitably had an impact on several games and thankfully all the decisions turned out to be without controversy.But the way in which goals are checked before being confirmed creates a strange situation where players — and fans — have to hold their celebrations in check until the men in front of the screens have given the thumbs-up.It is a loss of spontaneity and natural rhythm in the game which some will find hard to accept. Is that simply the price that has to be paid for greater accuracy and consistency in decision-making?BARNES A DANCEFLOOR HIT?Burnley striker Ashley Barnes struck twice in the Clarets’ 3-0 win over Southampton, as the 29-year-old continues to be a classic late developer who has worked his way up from non-league football.Such is his popularity with the Burnley support that he is now the subject of an eponymous grime track by local born rapper Bacchus which celebrates the forward’s rough edges as much as his goalscoring talent.Also Read | Furious fans call for Neymar’s departure as PSG beat Nimes 3-0Also Read | There’s always that question mark: Paul Pogba on his future at Manchester UnitedAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier league 2019-20Follow Chelsea vs Manchester United From VAR debut to Chelsea defeat: Talking points from the Premier League weekendPremier League 2019-20: Liverpool kicked off the season with a 4-1 win over Norwich City while Manchester United ended the weekend with a resounding win over Chelsea. Here we take a look at five talking points from the Premier League weekend.advertisement Next
October 25, 2019
Reuters AustriaOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 23:41 IST American teenager Coco Gauff (Twitter: @WTALinz)HIGHLIGHTSCoco Gauff beat Latvia’s Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in a topsy-turvy contestGauff is projected to move inside the top 75 in the WTA rankings on MondayGauff started the season ranked well outside the world’s top 600American teenage sensation Coco Gauff became the youngest player to win a WTA title in 15 years as she beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Linz Open final on Sunday.The 15-year-old Gauff, who started the season ranked well outside the world’s top 600, beat Latvia’s Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in a topsy-turvy contest.She becomes the youngest WTA singles title holder since Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic claimed her maiden crown in Tashkent at the age of 15 in 2004.Gauff raced to a 5-0 lead in the final set before Ostapenko rediscovered her rhythm to save two match points and hold on for 5-1.Ostapenko went on to break Gauff at love to make it 5-2 but the American held her nerve to seal victory on her third match point.It concludes a remarkable week for Gauff, who went from failing to win her qualifier to entering the main draw as a lucky loser.Gauff made her opportunity count by beating Stefanie Vogele, Kateryna Kozlova, top seed Kiki Bertens and Andrea Petkovic to reach the final.”I’m still overwhelmed and shocked,” Gauff told reporters. “I guess it’s crazy to say it’s my first WTA title.”This was definitely not on the calendar at the beginning of the year, because I didn’t think I’d have a chance to get in, and now I’m the champion, so it’s crazy.”My dad told me when I got in, before the first main-draw match ‘You can’t lose twice in the same tournament!’ I’m sure he never thought it would come this far, to being the champion, but I guess he was right.”advertisementGauff, whose popularity soared at Wimbledon when she beat Venus Williams on her way to the fourth round, is projected to move inside the top 75 in the WTA rankings on Monday.Also Read | Daniil Medvedev edges past Alexander Zverev to win 3rd title in 6th final in a rowAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Coco GauffFollow WTA title American Coco Gauff wins her first singles title at the age of 15At the age of 15, teenage sensation Coco Gauff has becomes the youngest American woman to win a tour-level singles title since 1991.advertisement Next
October 24, 2019
此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location zoom Canadian Minister of Industry, the Honourable James Moore, visited KOTUG’s Headquarters and sailed on board of the hybrid Rotortug RT Adriaan, the so-called E-KOTUG, in the Port of Rotterdam, on March, 24th 2014.The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and the Minister of Industry, James Moore of the Government of Canada combined the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague with a working trip to the Port of Rotterdam. The visit to Rotterdam was focused on highlighting the trade and business relations between Canada and Europe.Minister of Industry, James Moore visited KOTUG’s office and sailed on board of the hybrid Rotortug RT Adriaan and was inspired by the company’s global success and forward-thinking leadership. He was also impressed with the innovative and sustainable maritime technology and the durable partnerships with several Canadian companies.After the boat trip James Moore visited the KOTUG office in Rotterdam, where a MOU Signing Ceremony has been taken place between Canadian companies and KOTUG.James Moore, Canada’s Minister of Industry: “I am delighted to witness these partnerships between Dutch and Canadian firms from coast to coast. Having companies like Teekay, Robert Allan Ltd and AKA involved in projects with KOTUG and Damen is an excellent example of collaboration opportunities between Canada and the Netherlands.”Partnership with Aspin Kemp and Associates CanadaIn 2012 the construction of world’s first fully classed hybrid Rotortug, the “E-KOTUG” was developed in partnership with Aspin Kemp and Associates Canada, supplier of the Xeropoint Hybrid Propulsion system.The E-KOTUG has many advantages: significant noise reduction, a 45% reduction in emissions, and improved fuel economy in the range of 25%. This represents a dramatic improvement in the vessel’s overall efficiency.Hybrid technology has also been integrated into KOTUG’s new building program. By mid-2014, two new hybrid Rotortugs (ART 80-32 series) will be added to the KOTUG fleet. These Rotortugs will be equipped with Aspin Kemp & Associates’ XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System, the latest generation of the hybrid system fitted on E-KOTUG, RT Adriaan.Partnership with Robert Allan Design CanadaThe revolutionary ART 80-32 Rotortugs are designed by Rotortug B.V. and naval architects and marine engineers, Robert Allan Ltd Canada. The hybrid Rotortugs will be constructed by Damen Shipyards in Europe.Recently, a prestigious contract has been awarded to KT Maritime Services Ltd (joint venture of KOTUG and Teekay) for 3 Offshore Rotortugs in order to support world’s first ‘FLNG Shell Prelude’ project. The Offshore Rotortugs are designed by Rotortug B.V. and Robert Allan Ltd. Kotug, March 26, 2014 Print Close
October 23, 2019
Geneva-based energy and commodity trading firm Vitol has signed a binding Heads of Agreement (HOA) for long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase (SPA) with Petronas LNG.Under the terms of the deal, which was signed on October 1, 2018, the LNG supply to Vitol is to commence in 2024 and would see a provision of 0.8 million tonnes of LNG per annum for a period of up to 15 years on both Delivered Ex-Ship (DES) and Free on Board (FOB) basis.The primary supply to Vitol will come from LNG Canada as well as from other Petronas LNG’s global LNG supply portfolio.“With a strong global supply portfolio, Petronas is able to provide flexible solutions within a changing and evolving LNG market,” Ahmad Adly Alias, Petronas Vice President of LNG Marketing & Trading, said.“Petronas supplied our first LNG cargo in 2005 and we have now extended our LNG relationship until at least 2038,” Pablo Galante Escobar, Vitol Head of LNG, added.LNG Canada is a major LNG project located in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada which Petronas is one of the joint venture participants with equity holding of 25%. Canada is Petronas’ second largest resource holder after Malaysia, with vast unconventional oil and gas resources in the North Montney.
October 22, 2019
GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Gaspereaux Brook Bridge on Trunk 7 at Liscomb will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control people. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Some work may be conducted on Saturdays. Terence Bay Road, 7.7 kilometres; Lower Prospect Road, 2.3 kilometres; Lower Prospect Branch, 0.30 kilometres; Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Traffic on Trunk 4 from the end of Highway 104 at River Tillard east for four kilometres to the St. Peters Canal Bridge, will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, Oct. 8, until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on hand to assist traffic safely through the construction zone. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Alton Road north to the tracks near Brookfield will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Road Traffic on Aylesford Road from the intersection of Dalhousie Road north for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane until Wednesday, Oct. 31, for repaving. Drivers should expect delays and use extra caution in the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Sluice Point Bridge Sluice Point Bridge on Surettes Island will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, Oct. 12, for repairs. NEW WORK HANTS COUNTY: Bishopville Road The Bishopville Road will be closed at Highway 101 for construction of the new Highway 101 structure over Bishopville Road until Friday, Nov. 30. Detour route via Rand Street, Bog Road and Old Post Road. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Barrington Passage – Trunk 3 Barrington Passage – Trunk 3 from the intersection of the Oak Park Road to the intersection of Route 330 will be reduced to one lane for cold planning until Friday, Oct. 12. Motorists should expect delays and speed reductions in the work zone. Cyclists should use caution. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-749-2244 Local Area Office: 902-893-0693 Fax: 902-896-2259 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 from the intersection at Trunk 16, east to MacPherson Lake Road will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally on Saturdays. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, Louisbourg Highway from Highway 125, Sydney Bypass to Landry Crescent will have one-lane closures for paving and repairs to guardrails until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 pm. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 201 The width of driving lanes on Route 201 between Paradise Lane and Nictaux Road is being restricted to allow for repaving until Friday, Oct. 26. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A 20.7 kilometre, wide-load detour is marked through Paradise Lane, Trunk 1, Elliot Connector, Highway 101, Brooklyn Street, Trunk 1, Trunk 10, and Nictaux Road. Local Area Office: 902-798-6888 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Traffic on Trunk 19, north of MacLean Street in the Town of Inverness,for about 8.3 kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Sunday Oct. 7, to allow for road improvements and repaving. Drivers should reduce speed and expect delays in the construction area. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, from Little Salmon River Bridge to Exit 18, will have one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-563-2241 Fax: 902-563-0540 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Truro Heights Connector Truro Heights Connector from Truro Heights Road, east to the entrance to Wal-Mart will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 from the Highway 105 intersection (Exit 11) north about five kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes palce from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kearney Lake Road Kearney Lake Road and the Highway 102 northbound exit will have one-lane closures for intersection improvements, signal installation and widening until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: South River Lake Road South River Lake Road, from Route 316 east for 6.1 kilometres, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Oct. 20. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from about six kilometres, south of Route 276 at Goshen, south to the Guysborough-St. Mary’s municipal boundary will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Oct. 13. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingram River Bridge Ingram River Bridge on Highway 103 will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Monday, Oct. 29. Traffic control consist of flashing unit display. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Millers Ford Bridge Millers Ford Bridge over the West River, on a connecting road between Saltsprings Loop and West River East Side Road, will be closed for replacement until Wednesday, Nov. 14. A detour route is provided on Trunk 4 and West River East Side Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Little Bass River to Economy River will have one-lane closures for ditching and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 207 Highway 207 from West Lawrencetown Road to Three Fathom Harbour, will have intermittent delays for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Lockhart Mountain Road to Lovett Road, will have one-lane closures for widening, traffic lights, sidewalk and repaving until Monday, Dec. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: MacKinnons Bridge Closed for Long Weekend MacKinnons Bridge on Hillside Road in the Marion Bridge area will be closed for repairs from noon Friday, Oct. 5, until noon Tuesday, Oct. 9. Detour routes will be marked. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, about one kilometre east of Exit 8 for 5.8 kilometres including ramps at Exit 9, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail and repaving until Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Ardoise School Road west to the St. Croix River Bridge, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists of cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to continue until Friday, Oct. 12. Motorists are advised there will be lane closures and to expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 PICTOU COUNTY: Black Brook Bridge Black Brook Bridge on Route 347 (East River, St. Mary’s) will be closed for replacement until Friday, Nov. 30. A temporary detour is parallel to the existing structure. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through the construction zone. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-625-4050 Fax: 902-625-0763 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7 metre height restriction and 15 tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou roads. Motorists are advised of a one-lane closure at the intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou roads for upgrades to the intersection until Wednesday, Oct 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16 from the intersection at Larrys River Road north to Church Street, will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally on Saturdays. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 256 (Scotsburn Road) Traffic on Route 256 (Scotsburn Road) from Durham Road west for about three kilometres to Campbell Hill Road, will be restricted to one lane to allow for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control people and signs. Reduce speed in the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sedgiwich Bridge Sedgiwich Bridge, near the intersection of the Archibald Brook Road and the Higginsville Road, will be closed until Wednesday, Oct. 31, for replacement. Traffic will be routed through the site over a one-lane temporary bridge controlled with traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Three Sections Paving has started on three sections of road in Halifax Regional Municipality. Sections being paved are: INVERNESS COUNTY: MacDougall Bridge MacDougall Bridge on Reservation Road in Waycobah will be closed to all traffic until Friday, Oct. 12, for bridge repairs. Traffic should detour on Highway 105. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Are Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-7352 CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Route 209 Route 209, from the Trunk 2/Rte 209 intersection, west toward Diligent River will have one lane closures for gravelling and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be a traffic control person and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from East Bay west for about four kilometres to the Ski Ben Eoin area, will have one-lane closures until Friday, Nov. 30, for the paving and construction of a left-turning lane into the golf and ski area. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive, about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 256 Bridge Closure The John Miller Bridge on Route 256 between Highway 246 and Kennedy Hill Road is closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 19. A detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 The intersection of Highway 104 and Beech Hill Road will have a one-lane closure for improvements and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic will move slowly and traffic control will be marked with signs. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. KINGS COUNTY: Lovett Road Lovett Road from Trunk 1 to Brooklyn Street, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-1776 -30-
October 17, 2019
TORONTO – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath responded to calls from the Liberals to adjust their platform on Monday, saying that the party will stick with their platform even though it’ll cost $1.4 billion more per year than originally expected.Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said Horwath has a responsibility to correct the error — in which the NDP counted a $700-million reserve fund as revenue rather than as an expense — as soon as possible.But Horwath said the party was still committed to it’s platform and said that they would deliver on all of its promises.“We’ve fixed the problem that was identified,” said Horwath, speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Brampton, Ont., that was attended by hundreds of supporters from southern Ontario.“I’m confident that everything in our platform is achievable, should people give us the honour of governing in Ontario, we will make life better for everyone.”The numbers have since been fixed in the online version of the New Democrats’ platform, but Wynne said the issue goes deeper.“People are counting on us as politicians in the province,” she said. “They’re counting on us to be able to put forward a plan, and to be able to be clear about what the impact of that plan would be.”The NDP initially said they would run a $3.3-billion deficit in 2018-2019, but with the error corrected that number jumps to $4.7 billion.That’s compared to the Liberals, whose budget projects a $6.7-billion deficit and the Progressive Conservatives who have indicated that they will likely run a deficit in their first year in power, but have not released a fully costed platform.Horwath was joined by federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Monday’s rally, with more than 50 NDP candidates from southern Ontario also joining the event.Campaigning from a Mexican restaurant in Toronto on Monday, Wynne said she doesn’t see how the NDP will be able to continue running on the same platform.“That changes everything about what the NDP plan says, and what is possible,” Wynne said. “So (Horwath) will have to answer questions about how she will go forward, and the impact of that mistake on the overall plan.”
October 16, 2019
It was announced on Friday that multi-platinum selling pop star Jason Derulo will take the stage to perform at An Unforgettable Evening, taking place on Thursday February 16, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.After a three-year hiatus, the renowned fundraising event returns with Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jaime Tisch. An Unforgettable Evening is presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and benefits the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).Hosted by comedian and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro, the evening will include a dinner and an awards presentation. Renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford will accept the 2017 Courage Award for his continued support and dedication to raising awareness for the disease. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to Judy and Leonard Lauder for their charitable works and contributions.An Unforgettable Evening is the flagship fundraising event of WCRF, which continues to raise support for innovative cancer research and to recognize remarkable individuals for their commitment to the cause. WCRF recently joined forces with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest rated breast cancer organization in the US and largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF investigators have been involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer research, impacting developments across a spectrum of cancers. This exciting new collaboration with BCRF allows WCRF to fast-track more effective approaches to the study and early diagnosis of women’s cancers.Saks Fifth Avenue is generously supporting WCRF to present An Unforgettable Evening for the 13th time. Over the last 18 years, Saks has donated nearly $40 million to cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.Since he first came onto the scene almost a decade ago, Jason Derulo has set the pace for pop and urban music. To date, the singer, songwriter, and dancer has amassed two RIAA platinum albums, Jason Derulo (2010) and Talk Dirty (2014), two gold albums Future History (2011) and Everything Is 4 (2015), and a gold EP Tattoos (2013)—totaling over 13.5 million albums sold globally. A multiplatinum powerhouse with 94 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide (5.5 billion streams & 58 million downloads), both his introductory breakout “Watcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while “Want To Want Me” and “Ridin’ Solo” went triple-platinum, and “Trumpets” “Wiggle” [feat. Snoop Dogg], and “In My Head” earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include “Marry Me”, “The Other Side”, and “It Girl”, while “Get Ugly” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home” were gold. Cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 5.5 billion and YouTube views surpass 3 billion. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban to Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, and Matoma, Derulo is deeply embedded in the fabric of pop culture. Whether it’s hosting the hilarious and viral “Toddlerography” on The Late Late Show with James Corden or cameoing on Empire or Lethal Weapon, he immediately captivates. Derulo proudly stands among history’s most successful artists, and he turns up the heat in 2017 with the explosive new anthem, “Swalla” [feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign].The Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, supports innovative research, education and outreach directed at the development of more effective approaches to the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of women’s cancers. Through the Women’s Cancer Research Fund Biomarker Discovery Project, world-class scientists are collaborating to develop a blood test that will detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The Women’s Cancer Research Fund is also funding BCRF grantees at prestigious NCI-designated medical institutions primarily based in Los Angeles. Click here for more information.The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF has awarded $57 million in grants to support the work of more than 250 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 14 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF is one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the US to hold both an “A+” from CharityWatch as well as the top four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
October 11, 2019
8 July 2009Former United States President Bill Clinton is wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti today, his first since being appointed United Nations Special Envoy for the impoverished Caribbean nation. During a visit to the country in March, Mr. Clinton and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assessed the situation in the wake of four back-to-back tropical storms that battered the country in 2008, killing nearly 800 people and affecting an estimated 1 million people.Mr. Clinton’s current trip was aimed at discussing how to support Government efforts to brace the country for hurricanes, generate new jobs and boost the delivery of basic social services.Today he met with representatives of the private sector, women’s groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and discussed the key challenges facing them today in Haiti. The meetings aimed to ensure private sector investments in the country, coordination of NGO activities and the inclusion of women in recovery efforts. Last night, Mr. Clinton and President René Préval had a working dinner with donors to encourage them to honour the commitments they made at a pledging conference in Washington, D.C. in April and align their contributions to the Government’s recovery plan.The dinner capped off a day that included visits to, among others, the city of Gonaïves, which was devastated by floods last year, and to an emergency hospital that has temporarily replaced one destroyed by hurricanes.Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, with an annual estimated gross domestic product (per capita) of $390.
October 6, 2019
Hijackers have reneged on an agreement to release a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship which they seized off the Somali coast three months ago while it was on its way to feed 28,000 tsunami survivors, and the Agency today declared all accords with the interim Government on the issue null and void. “WFP demands the unconditional release of the vessel, its crew and cargo,” WFP Somalia Deputy Country Director Leo van der Velden, said of the MV Semlow, seized by pirates on 27 June while on its way from Mombasa, Kenya, with a 10-man crew and 850 tons of rice for the Puntland region in northern Somalia.“The crew members have suffered long enough and the humanitarian cargo has unlawfully been denied to the people who need it. We call upon the community leaders, politicians and members of civil society in Harardhere, where most of the pirates come from, to intervene to end this ordeal peacefully, and no longer to stand passively by,” he added.Under an agreement reached agreements with Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and community leaders, the hijackers were to release the ship but they then added new ransom demands. An ultimatum to them to leave the vessel and allow off-loading of the cargo by yesterday passed without response. “It is now clear that the hijackers are not demonstrating any meaningful actions towards finding the necessary resolution of this problem,” Mr. van der Velden said. “In the light of their failure to comply with the deal reached this week and the earlier agreement to end the crisis on 5 August, we have no choice but to declare that from our standpoint, the agreements reached so far are null and void.”WFP has since replaced the Puntland food with another shipment and under the 5 August agreement between the Agency, community leaders and TFG representatives, elders and community leaders on behalf of the hijackers were to release the ship and allow it to sail to the port of El Maan. The food was to be handed over to the TFG and the crew and vessel allowed to travel on to Mombasa, in neighbouring Kenya. This is the first time in WFP history that a ship carrying relief food has been hijacked.
October 6, 2019
Political delegates for President Joseph Kabila and Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba met today for the first time as part of the opening session of the Joint Commission, a body set up under the aegis of the UN mission in the DRC, which is known by its French acronym MONUC. The three delegates from each group decided to create two sub-commissions. One of the sub-commissions will conduct an independent investigation into the three days of unrest in Kinshasa that followed the 20 August release of presidential election results.The other will define new rules aimed at preventing a repeat of violence during the upcoming presidential run-off campaign and during the post-electoral period. The two sub-commissions will begin their work tomorrow.Meanwhile, MONUC and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, William Swing, are still trying to get the two presidential candidates to meet face to face. The runoff election is scheduled for 29 October.
October 2, 2019
The three nations, from different economies and different continents working together to drive the exchange of resources, technology, and ideas between countries of the Global South, launched today the latest report of the India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation, known as the IBSA Fund, named after the lead partners, and which is a remarkable example of cooperation among developing countries for the benefit of other southern States in partnership with the UN system. “We have quite innovative projects in Africa in Latin America in the Middle East, and so far, the Fund has been doing quite well, and we hope that in the near future we are able to double the support that we are providing,” said Pule Isaac Malefane, Ambassador of South Africa to Turkey, on the sidelines of the Global South-South Development Expo 2017, hosted by Turkey, which opened today and will take running in Antalya through 30 November.The IBSA Fund, which is managed by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), was established in 2004 and has since supported projects through partnerships with local governments and institutions. Its objectives range from promoting food security and addressing HIV/AIDS, to extending access to safe drinking water. “On the 11th of December, we will announce the inauguration of the cardiological wing of the Cultural and Hospital Centre for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and the Atta-Habib Medical Center, in the Gaza Strip. These two projects will illustrate the way we work. A little bit with money but also with technological capacity, communication and other fields of the South-South Cooperation,” said Miguel Griesbach de Pereira Franco, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Brazil in Ankara. The Atta-Habib Medical Center, destroyed in the 2014 Gaza conflict, serves around 30,000 people and is the only health institute at the eastern side of Gaza City. The Fund hopes that its reconstruction will help in Gaza’s recovery plans and will aid restoring a sense of normalcy among the population. The Fund, according to its representatives, looks not only to help out financially, but to share capacities, experiences, and knowledge. Among other examples of the Fund’s activities, in Sudan, a project piloted a labor-intensive working model to rapidly create employment opportunities for 2,000 unskilled and semi-skilled young laborers; in Fiji, the Fund is teaching women to manufacture and maintain their own rocket cookstoves so that they can switch from open fire cooking and increase their knowledge about climate change adaption and mitigation; and in Haiti, teenagers are being trained in entrepreneurial capacities so that they can start their own business and have a wider access to the labour market. “The South-South Cooperation based on what we have, we favor a broader view, a border scope of this interpretation. We don’t look for monetary accountability, for us it is important the threshold of knowledge and the threshold of capacity in order to make the local population more independent to develop their own way to make their own region better,” concluded the Brazilian Minister Counsellor. IBSA called for greater efforts to combat poverty and hunger across the global South during the South-South Development Expo 2017.
September 22, 2019
Fuchse BerlinIvan Nincevic ← Previous Story Velux EHF CL TOP 16: Atletico Madrid with +9 from Schaffhausen! Next Story → Wisla believes in Walther and Kavas Croatian NT player, left wing Ivan Nincevic (31) will play in Berlin for one more season (until 2013). One of the best scorer in Dagur Sigurdsson team, came to Berlin in 2010, after he spent one year in his first proffesional team – Zadar from Croatia. Before that, he was five years in Stralsunder, German second league team, where Nincevic established himself as a good player.He was a part of the Croatian NT squad at the last EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia, where Croatia won a bronze medal.
September 22, 2019
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September 21, 2019
In January this year the FAA and Boeing were forced to ground all of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft after an overheating battery caused a fire in one that had just landed after flying from Tokyo to Boston. No one was on board at the time, but the grounding was understandable until Boeing figured out what went wrong.It turned out that the batteries used in the Dreamliner were prone to thermal runaway, where the temperature inside each unit continues to rise to the point where the battery can rupture. Boeing had fixed this in April by replacing the batteries with enhanced versions that made it much more difficult for them to break apart. They also functioned at a lower heat output with a new packaging and narrower voltage range.Everything seemed to be fixed and the Dreamliners started flying again, but today another fire has broken out aboard the aircraft. This time it’s an Ethiopian Airlines-owned Dreamliner that was parked on a remote area of Heathrow airport. No damage can be seen on the craft in the images that have appeared, but fire-retardant foam was used to put out the fire and Heathrow was closed due to the incident.For now, we don’t know if this is battery related. But whatever caused it, it’s another big blow for Boeing and the safety record of the Dreamliner. At least, again, nobody was on board to be injured. But it could lead to another grounding order and airliners getting nervous about using the aircraft in future.If it is battery related again, then Boeing needs to give Elon Musk a call. He offered to solve their battery problem last time, but it was ignored. Maybe this time they’ll be more willing to listen.
September 20, 2019
New York : le fleuve de l’Hudson rempli de bactéries résistantes ?Selon les autorités new-yorkaises, l’Hudson River contient des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques. La baignade y est donc interdite.Des chercheurs de l’Université de Columbia ont découvert dans le fleuve Hudson, qui traverse Manhattan, un taux élevé de bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques, rapporte20minutes.fr. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il semblerait que ce soit le déversement d’eaux usées sans traitement préalable directement dans la rivière qui soit à l’origine de cette contamination. “Si vous trouvez des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques dans un écosystème, c’est difficile de savoir d’où elles viennent, mais dans l’Hudson on pense vraiment que cela vient d’eaux usées non traitées”, a expliqué Andrew Juhl, micro-biologiste de l’Université de Columbia.On sait que la présence de bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques est due à une utilisation trop importante et inadaptée de ce type de médicaments (100.000 personnes par an meurent d’infections résistantes aux antibiotiques attrapées dans des hôpitaux américains). Par ailleurs, selon des militants écologistes, des eaux usées sont régulièrement rejetées dans l’Hudson. Ils soulignent que les stations d’épuration ne sont pas en mesure de traiter l’intégralité des eaux sales, notamment suite à de très grosses pluies.Pour pallier à ce problème, les autorités municipales cherchent à installer des revêtements destinés à favoriser l’infiltration des eaux de pluie dans le sol. Elles plantent également de la végétation sur les toits des immeubles afin de réduire les écoulements et de soulager les stations d’épuration.Le 19 juillet 2013 à 12:09 • Maxime Lambert
September 18, 2019
The Serie B has been suspended until October 9th by order of an Italian regional court, while the Serie C has not started yetThe Italian Lega Serie B is already three games old.Meanwhile, the Italian Serie C has not started yet.But today, a regional court has ordered the suspension of all lower-tier leagues in the Italian Calcio.This means the Serie B will be suspended until October 9th, because of the legal challenges from relegated teams or those that missed out on promotion.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The new development is that the court in Lazio, as well as suspending the ruling, has also suspended the league,” the president of Italian Olympic Committee (CONI)’s sports justice court Franco Frattini told The Daily Mail.The CONI is analyzing if they let the Serie B play with 19 or 22 teams, and Frattini said that decision would be based on “rules not sports politics.”?La classifica della #SerieBKT al termine della 3^ giornata. #FattoreB pic.twitter.com/RWkwmRPnw9— Lega B (@Lega_B) September 18, 2018
September 17, 2019
Qatar Sports League club Al Duhail have reportedly set made an offer for Juventus defender Medhi BenatiaThe Moroccan centre-back is understood to be considering a highly lucrative proposal from Al Duhail, who have allegedly made a €10m bid to Juventus.Al Duhail, who are coached by Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Rui Faria, are keen to add Benatia to their ranks as they bid to overhaul Al Sadd for the top spot in the Qatar Sports League.Currently, Faria’s side trails the league leaders by a single point after 15 games.Now Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Juventus are considering whether or not to accept the offer.The Bianconeri value Benatia at around €10m, but will only likely be able to sanction the transfer if they can find a replacement in time.Benatia has been at Turin since 2016 after arriving from Bayern Munich on an initial €3m loan deal before Juventus snapped him up on a permanent one for €17 a year later.But the Morrocan has made just six appearances in all competitions this season and recently took to social media to express his frustrations.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“In this difficult time, many of you leave me messages of support, and I thank you for it!” Benatia wrote on Instagram.“I particularly want to pay a tribute to the Moroccans of the world who take the time to write to me!“As I can not answer everyone, I confirm that there is no place for doubt and that we must continue to move with our heads held high because a LION never dies, he sleeps.”Speaking on the 31-year-old leaving Juventus at the end of December, manager Massimiliano Allegri insisted he remains a big part of his plans.“I do not think he will go away, he is an important player,” said Allegri.“He has played six games, on some occasions he was not well, but to let him go would be madness.”However, considering that Benatia hasn’t played for Juventus since conceding a penalty against AC Milan on November 11, a winter exit could well be on the table.Arsenal have also been linked with Benatia, whose contract at Juventus expires in June 2020.
September 17, 2019
KUSI Newsroom San Diego Harbor Police Rescue Three People Posted: February 16, 2019 February 16, 2019 Updated: 8:25 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI) -The San Diego Harbor police rescued three people after their rental boat capsized.It happened this morning around 10:30am where police found three people wearing life jackets in the area between Coronado North Island and Harbor Island.The boat they were on was a rental from the Marine Corps Base and everyone on board was taken back to that location. None of the victims were injured in the crash. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
August 31, 2019
After a remarkable performance in ‘Sacred Games’, Elnaaz Norouzi gears up for its second season. Read on to know what the actor has to say about her experience working with A-listers of Bollywood, and what all the audience can expect from the much-awaited second season. How did things change after the success of Sacred Games? I have never seen such craze for a series or film. So, after the show went viral on web, things changed entirely for the better. People have started recognising me because of ‘Sacred Games’, and addressing me as Zoya madam (my character’s name)… which is pretty cool. Also, the fact that audience applauds my performance and doesn’t remember me as ‘just a pretty face’ is a compliment in itself. This is what I always wanted. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Was it intimidating to work alongside established actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin and others. Is there too much pressure of proving your potential and grabbing the eyeballs for your performance while working with A-listers? Initially, when I went on the set and started working with Saif sir and Nawazuddin sir, I was very stressed. After all, it was my first project with mega stars. But luckily, not for a second I felt that I was shooting with such established actors. Both of them are amazing beings and never treated me like a newcomer. Obviously, there is a lot of pressure to deliver my best, however even when I forgot my lines, they were patient and considerate towards me. All I can say is we had a lot of fun on the set. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive How difficult is it for an outsider to create a niche in the entertainment industry? It is very difficult… I don’t think I can define it in words. It needs a lot of dedication, hard work and focus to survive in this industry. To overcome all the obstacles coming your way, and prove yourself amidst so many great talents and star kids, is a huge struggle. If you could play some other character from Sacred Games, which one would that be? I don’t think I would want to play any other character in ‘Sacred Games’ other than Zoya and Jameela. There are many layers to my character which will be unveiled in Season 2. So, yes I am happy with what I have got. What can one expect from the second season of Sacred Games? One can expect a lot of new characters in Season 2. How the story is going to unfold will be crazy and amazing at the same time and just on another level. There is going to be a lot of entertainment. I can assure you that Sacred Games season 2 will be very exciting. Tell us about your role in ‘Zee5’s web series? ‘Abhay’ is a new Zee5 original web series which is doing exceptionally well among the audience. We are coming out episode wise and will have eight episodes in total. I am playing the main lead opposite Kunal Khemmu. The name of my character is called Natasha, an ex-cop who has an interesting past with Abhay. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal much because we are still shooting for the same. You have to wait and watch. An ongoing web series you want to be a part of? Made in heaven. I really loved it. A project you regret turning down? Thank god there has never been a project that I turned down and regretted later. Whatever I have turned down has turned out to be the right decision. Web shows or movies, what’s your pick? I feel web is not just the future but also the present. It has a much higher reach. So if there is a web show where my character is amazing and the story is relevant, I would choose it over a movie. An actor you admire for his/her choice of roles? Alia Bhatt.