Tag Archives: SUNDAY

PHF’s official website was down for a week | Instant News

KARACHI: The official website of the Hockey Federation of Pakistan (PHF) was not operational for several days because it did not pay dues.

The company that operates the website closes the website.

During the social distancing period due to COVID 19, the official PHF website became the main source for information related to Pakistani hockey.

It was surprising because the payment that was due was only a few thousand rupiahs, but due to the lethargy of the PHF officers in Lahore up to three months the fee had not been paid.

PHF is planning a number of activities for Pakistan’s senior and junior teams as well as domestic competitions. The two teams’ training camp is expected to start this month. Due to the closure of the PHF website, the hockey fraternity remains unaware of these developments. No PHF official was available to comment.


image source

Many areas of Karachi remained without electricity until Sunday evening | Instant News

After power cuts across the country on Saturday night, parts of Karachi remained without power until Sunday evening as efforts to restore electricity continued.

Electricity cannot be restored to many areas such as Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, Surjani City and parts of the East and South Districts until the night.

The city’s sole electricity supplier, K-Electric (KE), said in a statement that the nationwide power outage due to a national grid blackout was flowing into the KE grid and affected Karachi’s electricity supply as well.

The power company claims that since midnight 12, his team has been working to restore electricity to the city. By evening, according to a KE spokesperson, the electricity supply from the national grid could be continued through the existing connection points with KE.

The power company said its team was ready to handle any customer complaints it received at its 118 call centers.

Meanwhile, Energy Minister Sindh Imtiaz Sheikh said the massive power outage across the country was simply the incapacity of the federal power ministry.

Even after 12 hours, he pointed out in a statement, the federal ministry could not find the right fault. He demanded that the chairman of the National Transmission and Shipping Company (NTDC) be suspended immediately and a questionnaire committee formed to investigate the matter. Sheikh said it was a matter of great concern for state institutions that the whole country fell into darkness just because of one power plant.

He regretted that due to the lack of provincial representation in NTDC, there were no checks and balances. The federal government, he said, was ignoring the need to improve mechanisms for distributing power over two and a half years in office. The only job the federal government is doing is blaming the previous government, said Sindh’s energy minister.

Meanwhile, the Karachi Water and Waste Disposal Agency (KWSB) said that its main water pump station experienced a disruption after the power went out, resulting in the water supply to the city being cut off.

Only small distribution pumping stations, according to a water council spokesman, can run on generators. On Sunday evening, the water board said that with the restoration of electricity, the water supply was resumed to various parts of the city.

KWSB Managing Director Asadullah Khan said that as long as the power goes out, the city cannot receive around 357 million gallons of water. “The water board will take all steps to fill the water supply gap,” he said.


image source

New Zealand’s best beaches – how to nominate your favorites | Instant News

Wainui Beach, Gisborne. Photo / J Dobson

Don’t miss your chance to nominate your favorite stretch of sand in our search for New Zealand’s Best Beaches 2021

We’re looking for the best beaches in New Zealand and we need your help. We want you to nominate your favorites, tell us why you love this beach and what makes it so special. Send us a photo of your favorite beach, too, and we’ll profile some of your entries over the summer. But hurry up, the nominations close at midnight [Sunday, January 10].

From there, your entries will be counted and the top 10 beaches will be named as our finalists, with the bonus of three wildcard entries chosen by the Herald Travel team.
You can then select one beach from the top 13 beaches to be crowned the ultimate winner.

Meanwhile, here are some of the nominees so far. Don’t see your favorite here? Vote below, or open nzherald.co.nz/bestbeach

May the best beaches win!

Matarangi Beach, Coromandel

This is one of the few beaches that are truly north facing in New Zealand with fine white sand, beautiful clear water. There is a wide variety of sea conditions for all – young shallow swimmers, ocean swimmers, boogie boarders, surfers, kite surfers, paddle surfers. The beach is never overcrowded and apart from that you can often see dolphins passing by.
Sally Waters

Kaiteriteri Beach, Nelson Tasman

I think Kaiteriteri beach is one of the best in New Zealand, known for its unique golden sand and crystal clear waters. An ideal and popular summer spot, it has everything you need for an action-packed day, from sailing, kayaking, bicycle tours and more. Even better, Kaiteriteri has more beautiful and unique beaches that are all located next to each other.
Yulan Black

Aramoana, Dunedin

Pumps up the surf, there’s awesome wildlife (sea lions and penguins) and some really cool cliffs and rocks.
Felix Page

Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park

It’s secluded (you have to get there by hiking or by boat), has a sloping white sand beach, with clear, sheltered sea water and deep enough to swim. It’s also supported by a national park, so it’s 99 percent natural.
Zoe Cromwell

Mangawhai Surf Beach, Northland

Mangawhai Surf Beach, Northland.  Photo / John Anggot
Mangawhai Surf Beach, Northland. Photo / John Anggot

Mangawhai is truly magical because the sunsets are amazing, you can surf, you can walk on the cliffs to see amazing bird’s eye views from places that cannot be caught on camera, there is local dune protection. Everyone must experience the Mangawhai miracle.

John Anggot

Cable Bay in Doubtless Bay, Northland

There’s an ice cream shop there, golden sand, blue water, happy people – the perfect place.
Parry Jay

Ruakaka, Northland

Ruakaka Beach, Northland.  Photo / Koby Jonas
Ruakaka Beach, Northland. Photo / Koby Jonas

Soft white sand and clear clear water that stretches for miles make this beach our favorite. Ice cream in “the chilly bin” after a day in the sun is a bonus.
Koby Jonas

Campbells Bay, Kakanui, Waitaki

Campbell Bay, Waitaki.  Photo / Sarah Hailes
Campbell Bay, Waitaki. Photo / Sarah Hailes

It’s great for families, surfers, and dog-friendly. This can keep you busy or treat you as your only friend. Take a walk to All Day Bay and back, or try a small kite. I like it.
Sarah Hailes

Matapouri Beach, Northland

Matapouri Beach, Northland.  Photo / Mark Gibson
Matapouri Beach, Northland. Photo / Mark Gibson

This beach has soft sand, warm water, and small waves perfect for swimming and body boarding. Ample parking makes it easy to prepare for a long day at the beach.
Anushree Sen Gupta

Kano Beach, on Mapoutahi in Otago

Canoe Beach has it all – beautiful for a walk with your dog, caves to walk through at low tide, rope swings, history, pā to hike and watch surfers, lovely long beaches to walk along the other side of the headland. Kano Beach is also great for swimming as it’s sheltered – you can kayak around to Osborne bay, and now there’s even a local brewery in Waitati. Nothing is missing.
Amanda Church

Wainui Beach, Gisborne

Wainui not only greets the sun before anywhere else on mainland New Zealand, it also has a fun and nurturing community, incredible waves and beautiful clear water. There is a rock pool at each end with interesting creatures. The Okitu shop, about half way down, has excellent summer food and the most friendly staff.
J Dobson

Castlepoint, Wairarapa

Castlepoint is a superb coastal formation with a variety of coastal experiences. Wild surfing and calm and safe lagoons. Stunning rock forms, lighthouses and sand dunes. Great fishing, swimming, surfing and kayaking. Stunning views and walking opportunities. Sitting under the lighthouse after dark is also a real experience. This is an authentic Kiwi beach and bach environment, with an annual horse race on the beach.
Melissa de Souza-Correa

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay.  Photo / Patel Veerick
Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay. Photo / Patel Veerick

Wharariki only cut Mataī Bay and Castlepoint Northland for me. The three of them were very beautiful. But Wharariki won because it had exposed rocks like Cathedral Cove, providing a unique sight to behold. Has a rock pool for baby seals to swim and play. The distance is far away, which adds to its charm. There is plenty of room for multiple people to enjoy at once. Good surf. You need to take a short walk to access it, which might be considered negative, but people who tend to make an effort to reach it are less likely to litter and wreck the place. There are lots of walks, which can also expose you to a variety of wildlife.
Patel Veerick

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel.  Photo / Mahdi Algargoosh
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel. Photo / Mahdi Algargoosh

Cathedral Cove is a slice of heaven. There are stunning walks to the beach, pristine clear water, waves and waterfalls. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Mahdi Algargoosh |


image source

PSP postponed Sunday’s rally against 2017 census approval | Instant News

Showing solidarity with the Hazara community after the Machh massacre, Pak Sarzameen’s party announced a postponement of Sunday’s protests against the approval of the federal government’s controversial census results.

The party directed its workers and supporters to attend sit-in protests staged by Hazara communities across the country. In a statement issued by the Pakistan House on Friday, the party said a new date for pending protests against controversial census approval would be announced soon.

“All PSP workers share their sorrow with the Hazara community,” said a party statement. PSP also demanded Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to immediately contact Quetta and file a complaint with the victim’s family.

Last week, PSP announced a January 10 rally against the federal cabinet’s approval of the 2017 ‘controversial’ census results. PSP chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal has made the announcement at a press conference, saying that Karachi, the economic lifeline and home to all the country’s sub-nationalities , is being subdued by the worst hostilities by the government in both the province and the federation.


image source

NFL Games on TV Today (Sunday, January 3) | Instant News

That NFL The regular season will finally end on Sunday, January 3, with 16 games Week 17. Even though there is no game where the winner makes his way to the playoffs and the loser is eliminated, there is still an impressive play. 11 games with huge playoff implications.

Eleven teams are competing for the final seven playoff spots, and the top seed – and the only goodbye – on NFC is still a hot battle between the Packers, Saints and Seahawks. NFC East will determine whether Washington can win or draw “Sunday Night Football“against Philadelphia, and by defeat, the Cowboys-Giants winners will be champions of shame.

Tennessee and Indianapolis both have a chance to win AFC South, but each can still make the playoffs as wild cards. They compete with the Browns, Ravens and Dolphins for four playoff spots. Meanwhile, the NFC wild card will drop to two places for Ram and Cardinal, who are playing each other, and the Bears.

So if you are wondering “What are the NFL games today?“Know this: There are 16 schedules for today, Sunday, January 3.

Note: Games are sorted by start time. All times are ET.

NFL Games on TV Today

Miami in Buffalo, 1pm on CBS

Miami hasn’t won at Buffalo since 2012 and won only four games there since 2004. But after recording nine wins in their last 11 games, they are playing their best football in decades. Without Ryan Fitzpatrick (COVID-19), the weight of the playoff push fell on the shoulders of rookie Tua Tagovailoa.

Baltimore in Cincinnati, 1pm on CBS

The Ravens are in the playoffs with a win, and they already stomped the Bengals 27-3 in Week 5. However, even without Joe Burrow, the Bengals won twice in a row and amassed 64 points in the process. This may not be a layup as it seems.

Pittsburgh in Cleveland, 1pm on CBS

While the Steelers could go from AFC’s No. 3 seed to No. 2 seed, they rested their starters because no byes were at stake. That’s a huge advantage for the Browns, who could claim their first playoff place since 2002 with a win. Watch out for the first encounter between Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett after last year’s fight.

Minnesota in Detroit, 1pm on FOX

Only pride and draft order is at stake in this game, but at 6-9 and 5-10, respectively, the Vikings and the Lions can change who drafts first depending on who wins the game.

New York Jets in New England, 1pm on CBS

After starting 0-13, the Jets won twice in a row. That already locked them in second choice in the draft, but a win over the Patriots rivals will be the real cherry on top of their season. Could it save Adam Gase or Sam Darnold’s long-term prospects with the team?

Dallas in the New York Giants, 1pm on FOX

These teams will operate as if victory punches their ticket to the postseason. The winner will stare at “Sunday Night Football” and cheer louder for the Eagles than ever before.

Atlanta in Tampa Bay, 1pm on FOX

The Falcons have dropped four times in a row, and the Buccaneers have won three in a row, but no team has that much stakes today. Atlanta has been out of the playoff picture for a while, and Buc is locked in the top wild card spot. Expect to see a bit of Tom Brady in the second half, as in last week’s romp over Detroit.

Green Bay in Chicago, 4:25 pm on FOX

The Packers can grab the top seed on NFC with a win, but the Bears have a lot more to bet. They need a win at Soldier Field or a defeat to the Cardinals – or both games to end in a draw – to reach the postseason for the second time in three years.

Las Vegas in Denver, 4:25 pm on CBS

The Raiders have had bad luck in the regular season finals, having lost their last nine games, including four defeats to Denver. They won’t qualify for the postseason, but a win will break a three-year losing streak.

Jacksonville in Indianapolis, 4:25 pm on CBS

The Colts need help qualifying for the playoffs, but it all started with beating Jaguar at home. It has to be very doable, even though the Jags’ only win this year was in Week 1 against the Colts. Will the lightning strike twice?

Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, 4:25 pm on FOX

With the top seeds in the AFC wrapped up and nothing to play for – the Chiefs already have a record 14 regular season wins – Patrick Mahomes will be watching from the bench while Chad Henne gets his first start since 2014. On the other hand, Anthony Lynn may be coaching for his job.

Arizona in the Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 pm on CBS

Each team will grab a playoff place with a win, although the Rams can still make a playoff with a loss if the Bears lose too, and the Cardinals can go on to draw and the Bears lose. The midfielder’s play is unlikely to be evenly matched in this contest as Kyler Murray gets hit and Jared Goff exits with a broken thumb.

Seattle in San Francisco, 4:25 pm on FOX

The Seahawk have already snatched their first NFC West division title since 2016 – and the 49ers are out of the hunt – but San Francisco could still spoil their rivals’ chances of getting a first-round bye. Seattle won their previous fight on Week 8, but these teams have had successive wins in their last five fixtures.

New Orleans in Carolina, 4:25 pm on FOX

These NFC Southern rivals ended the regular season against each other for the third straight campaign. And for a third successive season, the Saints head into the playoffs while the Panthers have nothing but a draft positioning on the line. The Saints could still get the No. 1, with victories, Seahawks victories, and Packers defeats.

Tennessee in Houston, 4:25 pm on CBS

Win, and the Titans are AFC South champions for the first time since 2008. Lose, and it gets a little more complicated. These teams’ Week 6 matches are in extra time, so it will be another fun game.

Washington in Philadelphia, 8:20 pm on NBC (SNF)

Neither team is great, but this is the game of Week 17 with the highest playoff stakes. Washington could make its ticket to the postseason with a win – or a draw if the Dallas-New York tie is also tie – but lose. That’s a lot of pressure to finish Ron Rivera’s first season in the nation’s capital.


image source