Trump Win Stuns world
- Seeking to "bind the wounds of division" after a bitter and divisive campaign, Donald Trump today pledged to be the President for all Americans and asked Republicans, Democrats and independents across the country to come together as one united people. Skipping policy issues in his victory speech, the 70-year-old President-elect congratulated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton with whom he had crossed words during the long, often ugly campaign, saying she fought very hard. "Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country," Trump told his supporters at the campaign headquarters amid cheers and shouting. Flanked by his wife Melania and children and running mate Mike Pence, he said he mean that very sincerely.
- "Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," he said. "It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me," Trump asserted. "For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country," Trump said during his speech.
- "As I've said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family," he added. He said Clinton telephoned him to concede the race shortly after she lost in Pennsylvania. "She congratulated us -- it is about us -- on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign," he said. Trump pledged to "deal fairly with everyone," including "all other nations." "We will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will have great relationships," he added. Trump said his victory is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.
- "Working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream," he said, adding every single American will have the opportunity to realise his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer, he said. Trump said he has a great economic plan and his administration will double the growth and make the country the strongest economy anywhere in the world. "America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country's destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that.
- We"re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again," he said. "I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America"s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone," he said. "All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict," he added. He thanked his parents, his wife, children, sisters - Marianne and Elizabeth, brother Robert, late brother Fred, friends, party leaders and others. "You've all given me such incredible support, and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people that we have. Look at all of these people," he added.
Modi To Visit Japan 10 November 2016 Nuclear Deal Expected
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day visit to Japan from tomorrow during which the two countries are expected to sign a civil nuclear deal besides discussing ways to step up cooperation in the areas like trade, investment and security. Modi will be holding the annual Summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and have an audience with the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo. From Tokyo, Modi, accompanied by Abe, will travel to Kobe by the famed Shinkansen bullet train, the technology that will be deployed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway, Modi said ahead of his visit.
- He will visit the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where high speed railway is manufactured. "I will visit Japan on 10-12 November 2016 for the Annual Summit. This will be my second visit to Japan as Prime Minister," Modi said in a statement here 10 November 2016. "I will have a detailed interaction with top business leaders from India and Japan, to look for ways to further strengthen our trade and investment ties," he said. Modi said he looks forward to reviewing the entire spectrum of bilateral cooperation when he meets Abe in Tokyo on November 11. "Our partnership with Japan is characterized as a Special Strategic and Global Partnership.
Joe Hits a Sparkling Century, Moeen Unbeaten On 99- Indian Bowlers Toil Hard
- Indian bowlers were made to toil as England began their campaign on a promising note, riding on star batsman Joe Root's 11th century to finish the opening day of the first cricket Test at a solid 311/4 here. England's leading batsman in recent years, Root was his customary elegant self and made 124 off 180 balls, while Moeen Ali was one short of his fourth Test hundred when the stumps were drawn after 93 overs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Root's effort was the first Test century by a visiting batsman in India since Michael Clarke's 130 at Chennai in February 2013. This was also the first time in the last 21 innings a visiting side crossed a 300 plus score in India.
- The 25-year-old Root's maiden ton on the Indian soil was laced with one six and 11 fours, while Ali struck nine boundaries. The duo shared 179 runs for the fourth wicket to bail England out from a tricky 102/3. Ben Stokes (19) was the other unbeaten batsman at stumps. To India's good fortune, the well-entrenched Root was dismissed midway into the last session through a return catch by Umesh Yadav who bent low to accept the firm drive but then, in his enthusiasm, flicked the ball back over his head. Luckily for the home team, which looked bereft of ideas on how to dismiss the classy batsman, the third umpire ruled in India"s favour after Root stood his ground, indicating the pacer had not completed the catch.
- India, incidentally, had not taken the second new ball till stumps. Pacer Mohammed Shami going off the field with a hamstring injury was not good news for India. The seamer returned later, but clearly looked in pain. Earlier, things had seemed bright for the hosts, who are seeking their third back-to-back Test series triumph and their first in four rubbers against the tourists, when they packed off England captain and their scourge Alastair Cook for 21 who was trapped leg before by Ravindra Jadeja. Cook, dropped on zero off the third ball of the match by Ajinkya Rahane off Shami, later preferred not to review the leg before wicket decision given against him although replays suggested the ball might have missed the leg stump.
- The other two wickets that fell early in the day were grabbed by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who sent off debutant opener Haseeb Hameed for 31, earning a leg before verdict that was reviewed by England without success and Ben Dockett for 13, caught at slip by Rahane in the last over before lunch. But thereafter one-down Root, batting fluently and using his feet beautifully against the spinners, and Ali, who played the ideal foil, took centrestage as they laid the foundation for a huge first innings total.
Carolina Marin Costliest At PBL Auction
- PV SindhuK Srikanth Carolina Marin of Spain New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday said that she has to take more responsibilities and work harder than before to ensure that the Rio medal "is just the starting point" in her glowing career. Sindhu admitted that her life has completely changed after becoming India"s only woman to have reached the final of an event in Olympic history. Even though she lost to Spaniard Carolina Marin in the final, the country rained praise, adulation and financial incentives on the 21-year-old. After this, however, expectations will be high about Sindhu and the double World Championship bronze medallist is aware of the pressure that comes with being the latest big star in Indian sports. "Life has changed a lot and now, the responsibilities are always high. Everybody's eyes will be on me.
- Now, I have to work harder than I was doing before," Sindhu told reporters here on the sidelines of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) auction for players. "This (career rise) has only started and it is not over with an Olympic medal. There are many tournaments -- Superseries, All England and World Championships -- so I have to prepare for that." Sindhu said that she does not want to put extra pressure on her thinking about the expectations of her fans. IANS PV Sindhu l Saina Nehwal's uncertainty about her comeback time-frame forced the franchise owners to not wage a bid war and she was retained by Lucknow's Awadhe Warriors at her base price of Rs.33 lakh. l Veteran international shuttler Jwala Gutta went to Delhi Acers for Rs.10Ll Ashwini Ponnappa went to Bengaluru Blasters for Rs.15 lakh. K Srikanth Teams & players: Meanwhile, India's Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu went to Chennai Smashers for `39 lakh -- way below expectations. Her illustrious compatriot, Saina Nehwal, who is yet to make a comeback after her knee surgery held just after the Rio Games in August, went to Awadhe Warriors for `33 lakh.
- The second highest bid went for South Korean woman shuttler Sung Ji Hyun, with Mumbai Rockets paying `60 lakh for her. Denmark's world No.6 shuttler Jan 'O" Jorgensen proved to be the third costliest after he was bought for `59 lakh in the auction held here at a city hotel. The Dane went to Delhi Acers. Kidambi Srikanth was one of the biggest gainers from the auction and went for a cool `51 lakh to Awadhe for the league that will be played from January 1-14, 2017 in a round robin format, with each team clashing with the other once. Denmark's Viktor Axelsen too got a price of `39 lakh landing up with Bengaluru Blasters, as did Wan Ho Son who was clinched by Delhi. None of the men's singles badminton "Big Three" players -- Chinese duo of Chen Long and Lin Dan and Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei -- will play in the PBL. As anticipated, two-time reigning world champion Carolina was the biggest draw in the morning, with Hyderabad Hunters and Delhi Acers engaged in a fierce bidding battle.
- Eventually, she was bagged by the Hunters who bid `61.5 lakh, spending one-third of their maximum permitted kitty on just one player. Mumbai Rockets too decided to put most of their eggs in one basket, agreeing to pay `60 lakh for Ji Hyun. But the surprise was in store for Sindhu -- with the country still celebrating her runner-up finish at Rio. She was expected to get a huge bid. But her name came in the latter part of the draw among the list of 15 "Icon Players" and most of the franchises had already spent their money on buying their aces. Chennai Smashers, who had Sindhu in their roster even last year, smartly played the waiting game and didn't bid for a single player until her name popped out.
- They got her without much hankering, for `39 lakh, which has to go down as the bargain buy at the auction. Sindhu downplayed the underwhelming price she fetched. "It's not about the money, it's about badminton," she said. The franchise owners commented that it was part of the auction game. In Saina's case, the Hyderabadi's uncertainty about her comeback time-frame forced the franchise owners to not wage a bid war and she was retained by Lucknow's Awadhe Warriors at her base price of `33 lakh. Among other Indian players, veteran Jwala Gutta went to Delhi for `10 lakh, while Ashwini Ponnappa went to Bengaluru for `15 lakh. Among the remaining "Icon Players", Hunters landed Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia for `33 lakh and Rockets bought South Korea's star Lee Young Dae for Rs. 37.5 lakh.