First time finalists: Dabang Delhi to face Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi title clash

first_img Press Trust of India AhmedabadOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 23:20 IST Pro Kabaddi 2019 semi-finals: Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBengal Warriors will face Dabang Delhi in PKL 2019 final on October 19Bengal Warriors defeated U Mumba 36-35 in a nail-biting semi-finalDabang Delhi, meanwhile, defeated Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to enter their 1st finalDabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors will clash in the final of Pro Kabaddi League Season Seven after winning their respective semifinal matches here on Wednesday.In the first semifinal, Naveen Kumar was the star as Dabang Delhi beat defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to book their maiden summit clash berth. Bengal Warriors beat U Mumba 37-35 in the other semifinal in a tightly-fought contest to also clinch a place in the final for the first time.The final will be played here on Saturday.The Delhi team produced an all-round performance, with Naveen Kumar impressing with his raids (15 raid points) and Anil Kumar dominating with his tackles (4 points) to win in front of a packed stadium at the EKA Arena by TransStadia.The Bulls, just like in the Eliminator against UP Yoddha, had a slow start, with Delhi dominating the first few plays. Ravinder Pahal seemed keen to maintain his dominance in duels against Pawan Sehrawat and started the match with a clean ankle hold of the ‘High flyer’.Delhi dominated in all departments, with Naveen Kumar spearheading the attack, and inflicted the first All-Out of the match in the fifth minute to open up a 6-point lead.Pawan secured a three-point Super Raid in the seventh minute to reduce the margin but Delhi maintained their momentum thanks to an unstoppable Naveen Kumar. They inflicted another All-Out in the 13th minute to open up an 11-point lead as Naveen Kumar secured another Super 10 (his 20th consecutive).Naveen did make a rookie error as he failed to complete a raid on time which gave the Bulls some hope going into the break. Delhi led Bulls 26-18 at half time.advertisementThe Bulls opted for a more aggressive approach in the second half with the defenders consistently getting better of the Delhi raiders in do-or-die situations.But what makes Delhi a complete unit is the presence of versatile all-rounders and the likes of Chandran Ranjit and Vijay stepped up with valuable raid and tackle points to always maintain a healthy lead of six or seven points.Despite the absence of lead raider Maninder Singh, Bengal Warriors matched the in-form U Mumba side in the early exchanges, with Sukesh Hegde looking composed in his raids.Rinku Narwal in the left corner was also having a good day for the Warriors who were helped by some uncharacteristic errors in the Mumbai defence. A two-point raid by Sukesh for the Warriors in the 12th minute, pushing away Fazel Atrachali in his way back to the halfway line, set the tone for Warriors who inflicted an All-Out with 5 minutes remaining to open a 4-point lead.The All-Out gave the Bengal the confidence they needed and they improved the lead to 6 (18-12) at the end of the half.Bengal made the mistake of slowing the pace of the match in the early minutes of the second half that allowed U Mumba to reduce the gap a little but Sukesh Hegde produced a stellar 4-point Super Raid in the 8th minute to deflate U Mumba’s confidence.The Warriors pressed home the advantage to clinch another All-Out in the 10th minute of the half to open up a 10 point gap.Despite Mumbai’s best efforts, they could not bring down Bengal’s lead as the match moved to the final minutes with Bengal well in control.U Mumba went on to clinch an All-Out with 3 minutes remaining to make it a one-point game. Sandeep Narwal’s block with under two minutes remaining made it 35-35.Arjun Deshwal failed in a Bonus Point attempt in his team’s penultimate raid and the Warriors floored the raider in the final move of the game to clinch the match.Also 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 Pro Kabaddi 2019Follow Dabang Delhi Next First time finalists: Dabang Delhi to face Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi title clashDabang Delhi outclassed defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to clinch a place in the final of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season seven.advertisementlast_img read more

Green Energy Project Planned for Cape Breton

first_imgCape Breton’s Strait-Highlands region is taking an active stand against climate change thanks, in part, to the government of Nova Scotia. “We’re pleased to support the Strait-Highlands region in its efforts to help combat climate change in Port Hawkesbury, Inverness County and Richmond County,” said Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “The green action plan will help pave the way toward a cleaner, greener province.” With sustainability driving its mandate, the Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency is embarking on a three-year, three-phase green action plan which aims at reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions — leading contributors to climate change. “Our green action plan will help us to identify ways to reduce the impacts of climate change on our environment, keep money in our communities and generate economic growth and investment by positioning the Strait-Highlands region to take advantage of the growing renewable energy market,” said Blaine Gillis, chief executive officer of the Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency. The Department of Energy is contributing $50,000 to the Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency’s $700,000 initiative. Half of the project will be funded by the Green Municipal Fund, a national fund which supports municipal governments and their partners, to improve the quality of air, water and soil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additional funding for the project has been provided by private sector employers, municipal and provincial governments, including the Office of Economic Development and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.last_img read more

Sportsman Channel suspends hunting show amid federal poaching allegations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A cable television network suspended a hunting show after the program’s host and nine others involved in the production were charged in a federal poaching investigation at a national preserve in remote northwest Alaska.The Sportsman Channel on Tuesday immediately suspended “The Syndicate” from airing on the network and launched its own internal investigation, said Jim Liberatore, CEO and president of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks.“We take this situation very seriously and have acted swiftly to suspend the show, its producers and talent,” Liberatore said in a statement. “If true, what has been alleged is clearly unacceptable, unethical and against everything our networks stand for.”Prosecutors on Monday said more than two dozen grizzly bears, moose, caribou and Dall sheep were illegally killed in the Noatak National Preserve, which is north of the Arctic Circle and near Alaska’s northwestern coast. The illegal kills ended up on the show, authorities alleged.There were at least four hunts conducted in Alaska for the show over the last five years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Skrocki, the lead prosecutor, said at a news conference Monday that all the Alaska hunts for the show were conducted illegally but were edited to appear that they were legal.The show’s host, Clark W. Dixon, 41, of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, was charged in U.S. District Court in Fairbanks with two felony violations of the Lacey Act.Dixon is accused of taking a grizzly bear for a fee in 2010 without being a licensed and registered big game hunting guide. He’s also charged with conducting an illegal outfitting operation since 2009.Dixon didn’t return a message left by The Associated Press on Monday, and the phone at his home in Mississippi rang unanswered Tuesday.Nine other people, who are from Alaska, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Nevada, and two production companies face related misdemeanours or tickets.“The Syndicate” is independently produced and purchases air time on the Sportsman Channel, Liberatore said.One of the production companies cited for using footage shot in the preserve without a permit called the network’s decision to suspend the show “unfortunate.” However, the statement from Syndicate Hunting of Reno, Nevada, adds: “While disheartened, we respect their decision to do so.”It also says once it became aware of the allegations, it severed ties with Dixon and another person charged. It was unclear when the company found out about the investigation and when ties were cut. Sportsman Channel suspends hunting show amid federal poaching allegations by Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press Posted Sep 15, 2015 3:40 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 16, 2015 at 2:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more