Can The Game of Thrones give competition to cricket and politics in India?

first_imgAdvertisement zgtxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjyadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebxsj0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1738Would you ever consider trying this?😱bCan your students do this? 🌚mgd0Roller skating! Powered by Firework The most awaited final season of Game of Thrones has arrived, and the social media is all gaga over it. The show has managed to get a staggering five million plus twitter mentions, that too when only its first episode has released as of now.Advertisement It seems like everyone wants to talk about the season of GoT on social media, hence we would advise you to beware of all the spoilers that might be there all around the social media.However, in India when the election’s season is going on along with the Indian Premier League with the world cup just around the corner, how easy or difficult would it be for GOT to trend on the social media long with these topics?Advertisement Interestingly, we have come across a research that suggests that the people of India are more curious about the Prime Minister’s throne as compared to the game of thrones. The following data will provide you with a better idea as to what is the priority for the people of India. (Credits to India today for the statistics)Advertisement  Peak-Time:With the World-cup squad going to be announced in the afternoon, there was a lot of buzz on Twitter with mentions and tags for ICC World Cup soaring during the 3 pm mark.In the researcher’s recorded time, tweets related to the elections had an  average of 2,419 tweets per hour, cricket tweets averaged 1,860 tweets per hour and 1,827 tweets per hour  is what Game of Thrones could garner(Credits to India today for the statistics)  Advertisementlast_img read more

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

first_imgSebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.In a thrilling race with two safety car periods, reigning champion Hamilton went from pole position to the rear of the field before finishing second for Mercedes in a superb fightback.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was third, after incurring a 10-second penalty for tangling with the slow-starting Hamilton at the third corner of the opening lap and sending the Briton spinning.The win was Vettel’s fourth of the season, 51st of his career, and once-dominant champions Mercedes’ first defeat at Silverstone since 2012 before the V6 turbo era started.“You’re a lion,” the elated team told him over the radio at the chequered flag as they celebrated Ferrari’s first win in Britain since 2011.“I was a bit concerned going into the race but I was fine, probably a bit of adrenaline,” said the German, who had struggled with a neck strain on Saturday.“The neck held up and that was a race I enjoyed a lot and I think the people enjoyed it a lot.”Hamilton was on a charge from the first lap, back up to seventh already after nine laps but still 26 seconds behind his fellow four-times world champion.The appearance of the safety car on the 33rd of 52 laps, after Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson crashed, was greeted with a huge cheer from the 140,500 crowd and was just what Hamilton needed to close the gap.Vettel pitted but Mercedes kept Hamilton out, assuring him he was “the fastest guy by miles” with everything to play for on tyres that would last the distance.Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas then led and a second safety car, after Renault’s Carlos Sainz and Haas’s Romain Grosjean collided, kept the front four nose to tail and only fractions apart.Vettel then passed Bottas five laps from the end, with the Finn’s tyres fading, and Hamilton was also through a lap later and the chase was on to the finish with the German winning by 2.2 seconds.“This is the greatest race of the year and the greatest crowd, I am sorry I could not bring it home for you today,” Hamilton told the crowd. “I will not give up, believe me, I will not give up.“My team did an amazing job this weekend, we got so much support. Interesting tactics I would say from their side, but we’ll do what we can to fight them.”Raikkonen held his hand up and admitted he had made a mistake.“At the third corner I locked the wheel so I ended up hitting Lewis on the rear corner. He spun, my bad,” said the 2007 world champion.“It was my mistake. I deserved it,” he added of the penalty. “I took the 10 seconds and kept fighting.”last_img read more

Santiago towers as Lady Bulldogs nip Lady Eagles

first_imgSantiago was head and shoulders—literally and figuratively—above everyone else as she hammered nine markers in the first set alone.She finished with 26 points and was front and center of NU’s defense that yielded 14 blocks, including the winning point against Jho Maraguinot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFar Eastern University drew its first win at the expense of Adamson, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16.Earlier in men’s action, Ateneo stunned NU, 27-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, to join FEU at the top with two wins apiece. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite The Lady Eagles tried to fight back after dropping the first two sets through the efforts of Maraguinot, Mich Morente, Kat Tolentino and Jia Morado.They were comfortably ahead in the fourth set, 12-4, and then 22-17 on a service error by NU.But an error and a block got the Lady Bulldogs going before Santiago and De Leon engaged in a shootout that extended the frame.The Lady Bulldogs found alternative offensive thrusts in Risa Sato and Singh through Jasmine Nabor’s superb ball distribution that accounted for 46 excellent sets.But Ateneo made a switch on defense, fortifying its blockade on the the wing position and putting the pressure on Santiago to carry the scoring load in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jaja Santiago played the game expected of her as National University shook off a momentary collapse to prevail over Ateneo, 25-17, 25-13, 18-25, 29-27, Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.The 6-foot-5 Santiago scored four of the Lady Bulldogs’ last six points for their second straight victory and the solo leadership.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Villanueva faction to file complaint vs Andrada group Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytelast_img read more

Filoil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ibrahim Quattara had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocks to lead the 4-2 Maroons. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Arellano stays alive for q’finals spot, grounds Mapua More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian continued its stampede in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup, ripping University of the Philippines, 64-51, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Stags now lead Group B with a 6-1 record, leaving behind their season opener loss to Adamson University into distant memory.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After a 34-34 stalemate at the start of the second half, the Stags went into overdrive and outscored the Maroons, 22-9, in the third to build a 56-43 lead.Jason David eventually finished off UP with back-to-back triples with 3:08 left to give San Sebastian a 64-49 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“Everybody is stepping up and we played good defense in the second half,” said Stags head coach Egay Macaraya. “I’m just very happy that my team is learning to win every game. Right now their character is they would never give up, no matter what.”Regille Ilagan top scored for San Sebastian with 14 points while David showed his versatility finishing with 13 points, four rebounds six assists, two steals, and a block. View commentslast_img read more

“Restore Better Community Relationship”

first_imgMr. Dorbor M. Suah, Executive Director of Hope Worldwide-Liberia (HWWL), has pledged his organization’s commitment to restore better community relationships for the good of society. He made the commitment at a program marking the closing exercise of a Community Healing Dialogue held over the weekend at the A. B. Tolbert Road. The activities included drama, singing as well as the certification of those who completed the six-week dialogue. “The approach of residents on A. B. Tolbert Road to dialogue on community matters can be decentralized to other communities. This psychosocial dialogue helps in healing communities that are broken apart,” Mr. Suah said. He observed the need to restore better community relationships through which the residents can have the confidence to discuss issues that affect their general welfare as community members. According to him, in many communities, people fall apart owing to gaps that failed to address some of their pertinent concerns, but in spite of that, he remains confident that residents of the A. B. Tolbert Community will use the dialogue to handle issues affecting them and the community. He said his organization has previously identified the need for the residents to help in handling community matters through dialogue, which also circumvented the residents from using the courts to seek redress.The chairlady of A. B. Tolbert Road Community and a participant of the dialogue, Lucy Kobbah, expressed appreciation for the initiative and she believes that the impact will help to “image the community in a more unique form.” “This dialogue will strengthen us to resolve our differences among ourselves instead of taking each other to court or to the police station,” Madam Kobbah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ignoring the state of the City Hall structure

first_imgDear Editor,Persons with an active interest in Guyana, particularly Georgetown, are unfortunately subjected to daily episodes of the real-life Georgetown City Council soap opera, known not as the ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ or the ‘Young and the Restless’ but rather as the “Incompetent” starring the ‘Queen’ and ‘King’ of the city.A recent episode featuring the continued disintegration of the once picturesque City Hall edifice caused the readers to be inadvertently placed in a time capsule and transported back into the times when fairy tales were popular.Just like Rip Van Winkle, who supposedly drank a magic potion after which he fell into a deep sleep, awakening 20 years later only to find out that he had missed the proverbial bus, similarly it was reported that the Town Clerk seemed to have just awakened and discovered that the structure of City Hall was decaying to the point where continuing to occupy the facility would be a threat to life and limb. Now really? This discovery is a comical one coming from someone who has been with the municipality for more than three decades and whose office is located in the very decrepit and ruinous facility for years now.Has this gentleman never read the reports that were done by several groups of international experts? Is he not privy to the warnings that were issued by his own building inspectors and engineering staff over the years? Is he blind and deaf? How could he not have been aware of the significant chunks of the building that periodically fall off posing a serious threat to passersby on Regent Street? Is he not aware that most of the roof is no good and is covered partially by tarpaulin? Is he unaware that the Concert Hall and Tower have long become a sanctuary for Guyana’s wildlife such as bats, pigeons, and other indigenous fauna?Had the shoe been on the other foot whereby the building was owned by someone else, the City Council would have condemned and closed that facility ages ago. But the City Council is above its own laws and public safety regulations. It must be considered downright reckless of the Town Clerk to have ignored the state of the City Hall structure over the last three years and to just unconcernedly allow scores of workers to occupy the building on a daily basis and to host frequent meetings for Councillors and others, all the while. His irresponsible actions should be roundly condemned by all.For the City Council to have failed to have carried out even the most basic of rehabilitative works to that edifice in the last three decades, in spite of receiving tens of billions of dollars in property rates, a portion of which is allotted for this purpose, is just simply scandalous and appalling.For the City Council to expect the Private Sector, foreign entities, NGOs and other charitable organisations to fund the restoration of its headquarters where they operate from, whilst they waste the citizens’ money on overseas trips, celebrating city week anniversaries, buying fancy sports utility vehicles for themselves, maintaining a bloated staff strength of nearly one thousand workers, half of whom have nothing to do, building presidential parks and petting zoos and fancy townhouses for themselves etc. Surely she could not be serious.This is not rocket science, all the City Council has to do for a project of this nature as is done in most other cities undertaking capital works, is to put up for sale municipal bonds, and once the interest rate is more beneficial than what is offered at the commercial banks, then there would be no shortage of people willing to invest in the bonds.Why are we paying these people super salaries with considerable perks to lead us and solve our problems when they are unable to come up with solutions that could be easily figured out by a ten-year-old?Sincerely,Mark Roopanlast_img read more

Soon-to-be illegal Govt clearly directing GECOM

first_imgDear Editor,The popular consensus right now is that the Government will become illegal after March 21, 2019. To fully make this proclamation, we need to understand how the “Government” derives legitimacy. The legitimacy of the Government is derived from us the people accepting their authority. The acceptance of this authority is based on being governed by the Constitution.The three arms of Government remain separate so as to keep the authority of the Constitution in check. The National Assembly (Legislative) is designed to make the laws, whereas the Courts (Judicial) is there to interpret the laws, and the “Government” (Executive) is there to enforce the laws.The People of Guyana voted for a legal and legitimate APNU/AFC Government. They expected the APNU/AFC to follow the Constitution, like they swore to do.If the Government doesn’t enforce Article 106 of the Constitution, they will be violating their very mandate and they will be in breach of the Constitution, which mandates General and Regional Elections in three months after the No-Confidence Motion was passed.President Granger should have announced a date for elections since the passing of the No-Confidence Motion, or, as he is only now saying, he should have asked GECOM for a work plan since December 22, 2018.GECOM is a creature of the Constitution and with this in mind, everyone expected that GECOM would have started preparing for elections after the No-Confidence Motion was carried. On December 27, 2018, the Guyana Chronicle quoted GECOM’s Public Relations Officer as saying that GECOM would be ready to deliver elections. Now that story has changed. The soon to be illegal Government is clearly directing GECOM to any which way they want.This soon to be illegal Government needs to accept that the Legislature has ruled, the High Court has ruled and the clock continues to tick.Guyanese will not accept an illegal Government.Sincerely,Baldeo Mathuralast_img read more

Simbas a step closer to RWC dreamland

first_imgWestern Bulls back Joshua Chisanga notched a brace while former 7s skipper Humphrey Kayange won an interception to breakthrough for his second try of the tournament keep their hopes of retaining the continental title on course.In the earlier kick-off, Namibia bounced back from a 29-22 loss to beat Zimbabwe 24-20 to see Kenya remain the only unbeaten side so far after breaking her winless jinx against Madagascar.“We just needed to keep Madagascar out of our try line and we did well with our forwards upfront since our aim was to pick maximum points. We have done it although it wasn’t a good rugby but we stuck to our game plan and that really helped us.“I made the changes because I knew up front was going to be tough and it worked on our favour so we hope to carry on the spirit to our last game against Zimbabwe that is going to be tough but I think the boys are up for it,” elated South African boss Paarwater gushed after the outcome.“We worked on our backs two days ago just to boost our defensive structures because we knew our strength and conditioning was stronger to keep them up and force them to turnovers which worked today.“We are not yet through, our focus is on the last game which we need point to qualify but so far we are on track,” the South African concluded.Paarwater made 11 changes from the team that won against Namibia with Andrew Amonde wearing the arm band as Wilson K’Opondo started on the bench.Kenya showed early intents, starting the game on a higher pace that saw the host fail to sustain the pressure with Nondescript’s Mwenesi mauling a try in the third minute to open the scoring but fly half Kenny Andola failed to convert for a 5-0 lead.Paarwater charges opted to take advantage of their physical strength rather than Madagascar’s tackles to pin down them for the better part of the first-half.In the 10th, Chisanga powered through to touch down and double the scores as Andola this time round converted to open a 12-0 lead.It only took five minutes for Mwenesi to score his second try but Andola’s kick was unsuccessful before Kayange made good use of the Makis defence lapse to intercept the ball and break through to touch the white wash and give Kenya a 22-0 lead after Andola missed his conversion.The match looked as a one way with Tusker Simba enjoying possession in the hosts try line, showing confidence and running well executed set pieces.Kayange could have scored his brace in the 35th after once again intercepting a second ball but lost it from Madagascar’s tackle.Three minutes later, Mwenesi completed his hat-trick with a maul try but Scrum half Lyle Asiligwa’s kick went wide as the visitors enjoyed a 27-0 lead at the break.Madagascar resumed attacking while Kenya played more defensive that was too solid for Madagascar to break.Tempers flared as Chisanga took on five Makis but was brought down before winger Dennis Muhanji was tacked in the neck by Claudio Ravelomananjara, only to retaliate that forced referee Luke Pearce to send both of them to the sin bin.Kenya finally settled in the game when Andola knocked on to give the hosts a scrum that was not a threat.The Makis managed to stop Simba from attacking but Chisanga wrapped up the scoring from a team maul as Asiligwa converted the second kick of the match to send his team-mates to their famous dance at the far corner.That was the last try for Kenya and the match as Paarwater kept a clean sheet waiting for the Sables to know their World Cup fate on Sunday.The result sees Kenya go top of the round robin tournament with 10 points courtesy of two bonus point wins.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 2 – Lock Ronnie Mwenesi scored a hat-trick of tries as Kenya took another step towards qualification for the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a 34-0 whitewash of hosts Madagascar in their second Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Division 1 A championship match in Antananarivo on Wednesday.Avoiding defeat against two-time World Cup campaigners, Zimbabwe on Saturday will take Jerome Paarwater’s charges to dreamland by earning their maiden ticket to the quadrennial global showpiece.last_img read more

Computer glitch delays United flights

first_imgA computer malfunction at United Airlines halted all departures systemwide, including from Los Angeles International Airport, for two hours Wednesday, the carrier said. The cause was not immediately clear, but a United Airlines spokeswoman said that there was a computer outage. “We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for customer patience as we work hard to fully resume our operations,” said Robin Urbanski, a spokeswoman. An unknown number of flights at LAX were delayed between 6 and 8 a.m., when departures were able to resume, Urbanski said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer in Seattle confirmed that all United flights across its system had been grounded because of the computer problem.last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Liverpool name Henderson as new captain

first_imgLiverpool have named Jordan Henderson as their new captain.The midfielder was widely expected to take over the armband following Steven Gerrard’s departure.Henderson, 25, has emerged as a key man for the Reds since moving to Anfield from Sunderland in a £16million deal four years ago and was vice-captain last season.He told the club’s official website: “I’m absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and a huge privilege to be named as the captain of this football club.“When Steven wasn’t in the team last season, I tried to do the best I could when I stepped in and took the armband. Now I’ll be looking to carry that on and continue to grow as a captain.“I’ll look to give my best all of the time, put the team firmly first and try to give them – or help them with – whatever they need from me.” 1 Jordan Henderson last_img read more