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first_imgFDJ said its “advertising and marketing strategy aims to promote a gaming model in which many players bet small amounts”.  The marketing drives undertaken by both companies should be seen in that context: strategies to modernise their respective images and attract a younger (online) player base that they can develop and maintain on a long-term basis. In theory this largely applies to their land-based activities.  French monopolies under the social responsibility spotlight “However, excessive restrictions – or even a total ban on gaming advertising – would be counterproductive, as they would favour the development of illegal online gaming activities, leaving players and minors less protected,” it continued.  France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des jeux (ANJ) pledged to pay particular attention to industry advertising and player protection in the coming year. But the companies targeted as it ramps up these efforts may be surprising, writes Jake Pollard. It is stating the obvious to say that the level of scrutiny and regulatory oversight of online operators’ marketing activities across European markets has increased significantly in recent years.  Email Address This was “fundamental to how PMU carries out its activities, the group will put in place all the necessary measures to respond to those aims.  “For this model to be viable over the long term, it is essential to build loyalty among existing players for the lowest-stakes games and to recruit new players, while developing a growth model that upholds responsible gaming principles,” it explained.  The group added it is supportive of regulation of gaming advertising in France and the ANJ’s monitoring and oversight to prevent the negative effects of excessive advertising that could encourage irresponsible gambling behaviour. Such behaviour would be detrimental to all operators, it said.  Others point to products such FDJ’s retail app (FDJ Points de vente), a bring your own device (BYOD) solution which is distinct from its betting app and allows punters to select a bet, which generates a QR code. They can then take the QR code to a high street outlet to scan and place their wager. Clearly operators need to strike a balance between marketing their products, building their appeal and attractiveness and preventing problem gambling and underage gambling.  Competitive pressures PMU started its online adventure promisingly but has faded in recent years, while Parions Sport, for a number of reasons that were not always within FDJ’s control, never really got going. In addition, newer fixed odds entrants like Zebet, the sports betting site for horse racing tote Zeturf, are growing strongly through aggressive pricing and clever marketing.  They and other betting brands will be marketing their products and promotions heavily. As a result, advertising budgets are expected to rise 26% this year on 2019 total of €239m (figures for 2020 are not accounted for as they were badly impacted by the pandemic).   1st March 2021 | By Robin Harrison Describing the “specific case of the monopoly operators (FDJ and PMU)”, ANJ commented: “From an examination of the promotional strategies of these two operators under exclusive rights, it emerges that the Authority has serious concerns […], in particular with regard to the case law of the European Court of Justice and the State Council which recalls that the advertising efforts of the monopolies must remain measured and strictly limited to what is necessary to channel consumers into controlled gambling networks. PMU told IGB that it was focused on meeting ANJ’s stated aim of preventing underage and problem gambling and fighting money laundering.  The wording is noteworthy and direct. Essentially ANJ is saying that FDJ and PMU are very close to glamorising gambling and giving it an overly positive image. Looking back at some of the recent decisions published by the ANJ’s monitoring committee (collège), things become clearer.  Meanwhile PMU’s strategy to increase “the attractiveness of its offer and modernise its image can unintentionally lead to the targeting of young adults even though this category of the population presents a high risk of developing problem gambling” behaviours, ANJ said.  Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Compliance Regulation Marketing With regard to its activities, FDJ added: “Corporate and social responsibility has always been central to FDJ’s business model; the group’s aim is to market its products, but its priority is responsible gaming.  “In addition, in connection with this case law, ANJ will be vigilant to ensure that any advertising or promotional campaign by these operators does not hide behind arguments of general interest to give a positive image of gambling or to justify it.” Regulated operators also point out that marketing enables them to channel the vast majority of players to legal betting and gaming sites, even if context is also important in this instance.  If the wording of the comments towards both historic operators was somewhat surprising, it should also be viewed within the context of the commercial and competitive pressures FDJ and PMU are under.  The pandemic has of course had a major impact on both companies’ retail activities. FDJ’s activities suffered in 2020, while for PMU the closures of many hippodromes across France last year was keenly felt. But overall both companies’ offline activities also illustrate how they need to reform and rejuvenate their clientele.  The proactive monitoring of operators’ marketing and promotional activities shouldn’t come as a surprise. ANJ’s new president Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin spelled out her intention to put players at the heart of her work in an interview with iGB last year.  Compliance But when it comes to online verticals and specifically sports betting, FDJ’s Parions Sport and lag some distance behind the leading trio of Winamax, Betclic and Unibet. Those three brands each have around a 20% share of the online market, while PMU and FDJ hover around the 5% mark along with a number of other betting brands.  Little sympathy center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter An ANJ decision published on 21 January restated the point that under European law gambling monopolies must focus on channelling consumers to regulated products as part of a campaign of controlled growth. They must protect against excessive play and any potential for underage gambling, it continued.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter With both FDJ and PMU’s retail activities hit hard by event cancellations and high street closures, the pressure is on to make up for lost revenue. Pandemic-permitting, the rescheduled European football championships and Olympic Games will present them with a major opportunity to sign up new payers.  Regions: Western Europe France It will be interesting to follow this topic in the coming months, especially if PMU and FDJ are unable to reclaim market share in the online sports betting vertical. But so far ANJ is doing what it said it would. “To this end, the group has put in place specific measures, such as the commitment to devote 10% of its TV advertising budget to responsible gaming, a commitment not made by any other French operator.” The bluntness of ANJ’s press release was striking, mainly because it is so rare to see such language directed at national operators. By way of comparison, many British operators are adamant that the National Lottery should be more closely monitored when it comes to marketing and player communications. CSR central to business model France is steering a different course on the matter. There is no talk of forbidding operators from advertising on radio or TV; even if there are regular complaints, from both inside and outside the industry, bemoaning the volume of adverts for online bookmakers during half-time breaks.  “All of FDJ’s marketing materials are developed with this ultimate goal in mind. They also help channel player demand into controlled networks.” Noting the scope and ambition of both groups’ marketing strategies for 2021, ANJ warned that FDJ’s marketing should not “encourage a natural disposition towards gambling by making it appear commonplace or giving it a positive image linked to general interest activities or through the potential for major financial rewards.”  The current situation in Great Britain is a case in point. In England alone eight Premier League clubs have gambling operators as shirt sponsors. And with marketing being the most high-profile of the industry’s activities, it was always bound to be closely scrutinised.  A quick look at this slick FDJ promotional video gives an idea of what ANJ is referring to. Furthermore, the regulator’s industry data for the third quarter of 2020 showed that 56% of operators’ marketing budgets were spent on acquisition and retention of players. This indicates why its statement focused on personalisation and customer loyalty in its statement.  It made similar points about FDJ’s targeting of younger demographics and in relation to both groups’ personalisation and customer loyalty strategies. It said this could increase the intensity and frequency of those consumers’ betting and gaming habits. When it comes to advertising however, it also showed that legal advertising was not always needed to develop a substantial vertical. Black and white hat SEO and online advertising are very efficient in developing a strong, albeit unregulated, igaming activity in a highly regulated market.  Tags: La Française des Jeux L’Autorité nationale des Jeux Pari-Mutuel Urbain Speaking to contacts working with licensed private operators in France however, there is little sympathy for either FDJ or PMU. All point to the built-in commercial and regulatory advantages those groups have benefited from since 2010.  “Betting and gaming advertising is useful in that it channels player demand to controlled environments, promoting games that encourage moderate and responsible use. In this regard, ANJ has a key role to play, particularly with respect to online gaming activities, where advertising by operators is especially prevalent.” The average age of a PMU retail client is 45 years old, compared with 35 for an online horse racing enthusiast and around 30 years old for an online sports betting and poker player. FDJ’s core demographics, considering retail sales remain by far its largest channel, are likely to be similar.  “Beyond that, PMU must be a reference when it comes to responsible gambling and executes its strategy with that in mind.”  Many of these, such as PMU’s co-mingling of online and retail player pools for horse racing, had to be fought and eventually defeated via long and costly legal battles.  “Serious concerns”  But ANJ’s remit has also expanded considerably when compared to its online-focused predecessor L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL). It oversees close to 80% of France’s gambling sector, including all FDJ and PMU retail outlets, whereas ARJEL only covered around 11% of the market. Its statements should also be seen in that context.  In late January, France’s igaming regulator the Autorité Nationale des Jeux(ANJ) published a statement in laying out its roadmap for monitoring operators’ promotional strategies for 2021. Few could have expected to read its blunt words about the marketing practices of national lottery monopoly La Française des Jeux (FDJ) and its horse racing equivalent Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU).  FDJ meanwhile told IGB that ANJ had “reminded all operators, and not only FDJ and PMU, of the need to strike the right balance in their marketing of betting and gaming activities.” In that respect Italy and Spain have gone further. The former has banned bookmakers and casinos from all major advertising platforms and the latter is set to introduce its own ban in the coming weeks.  A recent report in the financial newspaper Les Echos highlighting the €1.4bn unregulated online casino industry that targets French players was shared widely by the European Gaming and Betting Association and other stakeholders to put pressure on EU regulators. last_img read more

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first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopalians try to counter ‘startling’ problem of food insecurity among college students Problem is multilayered and the causes are many Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 19, 2019 Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Food and Faith Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Students line up near the University of Oregon in Eugene for one of the twice-weekly food distributions at the Student Food Pantry run by the Diocese of Oregon’s Episcopal Campus Ministry in partnership with the local Food for Lane County food bank. Photo: Episcopal Campus Ministry[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in college towns all over the United States are recognizing that many students have to choose between tuition and books or food, and they are trying to help.Their ministries, often done in partnership with the schools and local food banks, range from startup to long-established. Many are growing to serve an increasing need. Some are exploring whether what they do is helping. The problem they address is growing and changing.Food insecurity among college students is often hidden, bolstered by the myth that students who get financial aid have enough money to cover all living expenses. Let Steph Johnson explain it from her vantage point at Grace Café, a part of Christ Episcopal Church, which is across the street from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.A sign on the wall at Grace Café says, “It’s not cheap … it’s free.” About 100 students fill the building on the Christ Episcopal Church campus and spill out onto the deck and another building for the Thursday meal. The cafe is open 8 a.m. to midnight for coffee, snacks and companionship. Photo courtesy of Steph Johnson“I didn’t realize until I got into this ministry how there are kids who, in order to go to college and get their books, they don’t have any food,” said Johnson.Food insecurity can be an ongoing issue for some students but only episodic for others, said the Rev. Doug Hale, who runs the Diocese of Oregon’s Episcopal Campus Ministry. Some students come every week, term after term, to the ministry’s Student Food Pantry, located in Eugene one block from the University of Oregon campus. Other students come and go as financial crises hit them or their families. There are also the inexperienced young people who sometimes make bad choices within campus food service systems and the accompanying meal plans, which “assume people make good choices,” he said.Plus, “there’s always that stigma” and sense of shame that hungry students impose on themselves, said the Rev. Kathleen Crowe, a Diocese of El Camino Real deacon at Canterbury Bridge Episcopal Campus Ministry at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Bringing the need out into the open helps, she said. When Second Harvest Food Bank’s Just in Time mobile food pantry attracted between 500 to 600 people on the San Jose campus, students saw they weren’t the only ones in need, Crowe said.Schools with more commuter students find they have different types of hunger issues than schools with a more residential student body, according to the Rev. Eileen O’Brien, who until recently was part of Houston Canterbury, an Episcopal Church ministry serving students in the Texas city. Of the University of Houston’s 47,000 students, she said, only 8,000 live in student housing. Many undergrads are coming from nearby communities and may work and go to school full time. Some have families with “mixed documentation,” which raises issues about who can legally work, O’Brien said.The brand-new food pantry that St. Alban’s Episcopal Church organized for international students at the University of Texas in Arlington strives to offer culturally appropriate goods to the primarily Hindu and Muslim population. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceO’Brien and the Rev. Kevin Johnson, rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas, both said international students have different needs and face different financial restrictions. At the University of Houston, international students often get no financial aid, and many of their families back home are making big sacrifices for them to be in school. Often, money from home goes toward tuition, not food, housing or clothing. In addition, F-1 student visas carry stringent restrictions on work, making it harder to make ends meet. A number of international students O’Brien knows work “under-the-radar” jobs, such as lawn care or car parking.Up at the University of Texas-Arlington where the international student population is mainly Hindu and Muslim, Johnson said, St. Alban’s budding ministry soon realized that it had to tailor its pantry offerings to the students it hoped to reach. The organizers researched foods and spices that are more specific to their diets, according to Doug Hunt, a vestry member. “We learned there’s different types of Hindu diets,” he said, adding that the international student organization advised the group on those choices.The causes of hunger on campus are manyThe Wisconsin Hope Lab said in 2015 that its survey of more than 4,000 undergraduates at 10 community colleges across the nation found that a “startling” 20 percent of students were hungry and 13 percent were homeless. In April 2018, the group said that, out of the 43,000 students it studied at 66 institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 36 percent were food insecure in the 30 days preceding the survey.The group, now known as the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, defines food insecurity as “the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the ability to acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner,” adding that “the most extreme form is often accompanied with physiological sensations of hunger.”While some students can get federal help via the Food and Nutrition Service’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, not all of them know that. The government’s General Accounting Office, or GAO, told Congress in December that many college students may not have enough to eat, but it found that of the 3.3 million students who were potentially eligible in 2016 for SNAP, commonly known as food stamps, less than half say they participated.They may have trouble accessing information about their eligibility. The GAO recommends that the Food and Nutrition Service improve student eligibility information on its website and share information on state SNAP agencies’ approaches to help eligible students.While some may think that hunger is a low-income problem, many students from both lower- and middle-income families who get financial aid struggle to pay for tuition, room and board, books, fees and other costs. Some who do not qualify for aid also struggle.All the while, college costs continue to rise. Between 2005-06 and 2015-16, prices for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at public institutions rose 34 percent, and prices at private nonprofit institutions rose 26 percent, after adjustment for inflation, the National Center for Education Statistics said last year.Episcopalians involved in food insecurity work also look for ways to focus attention on the systemic issues that cause it, often by partnering with college administrations. Crowe was invited to serve on a San Jose State committee to address hunger on campus. Hale is also involved with the University of Oregon’s efforts.Smokey’s Pantry volunteers (from left) Kathleen Spight, Haley Channell, Lauren Donnelly and Nelly Stepanov were ready Feb. 12 to serve University of Tennessee-Knoxville students at the food pantry run by the Lutheran-Episcopal campus ministry. Photo: Tyson HouseIt isn’t always easy, though, to get beyond the day-to-day needs. At the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Rusty Graham, administrator of the Lutheran and Episcopal campus ministry known as Tyson House, which runs Smokey’s Pantry, said, “We’re very limited with the human power that we have that goes into the pantry.” Other groups on campus are trying to address the systemic issues, “but from our perspective, we have to limit our scope to solving the immediate problem.”Caitlynne Fox, Tyson House ministry coordinator and pantry intern, agreed. “As a campus community, that discussion about addressing the systemic issues has really just begun,” she said.In her work in Houston, O’Brien tried to convey this reality to Episcopalians and others who are in the position to make systemic changes. She took “the story of real, lived experiences of students on campus and told that story in other places where you had people who could do something about those problems. Campus ministry can help the church [in] building up its consciousness about the lives of young adults,” O’Brien said.Read more about itClick here for descriptions of six campus food ministries that Episcopalians are running.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

first_imgWednesday Jan 16, 2013 Fabrice Estebanez knockout hit on David Strettle Yesterday we focussed on a bit of alleged foul play from Ronan O’Gara but he wasn’t the only player to be cited following Round 5 of the Heineken Cup. Racing Metro centre Fabrice Estebanez suffered the same fate after he knocked out David Strettle.While it’s not entirely clear if Strettle was out cold from the swinging arm or from his face hitting the Stade de la Beaujoire turf, Estebenanez will have to front up at his hearing in Dublin on Thursday.The incident occured minutes after kickoff in the Pool 1 meeting between Racing Metro and Saracens in Nantes. A complaint was made by citing commision Eddie Walsh post match.The Racing Metro back’s alleged offence falls under law 10.4(a) Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the first or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s). Recommended IRB sanctions for Foul Play: Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 8+ to 52 weeks. Estebanez’s punishment will depend on a number of factors, including testimonials from players, his previous disciplinary record, and if the incident was viewed as clearly malicious or not.The knock is fairly similar to one we saw late last year, when All Black Andrew Hore took out Wales’ Bradley Davies with a swinging arm in Cardiff. Hore received a 5 week suspension.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img The Information Commissioner’s Office is holding a free webinar for charities on its updated direct marketing guidance this month.It takes place on Thursday 14th April at 2pm and will focus on the changes made in March that specifically apply to not-for-profit organisations and charities. These include more guidance for marketing calls and texts, including the requirement to screen donors against the TPS, and on explicit consent and opt-in.Group Enforcement Manager, Andy Curry and Senior Policy Officer, Ian Inman will talk through examples and there will an opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.The new version of the guidance is available on the ICO’s site and registration for the webinar is here.  49 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Information Commissioner Law / policy ICO to hold free webinar on updated direct marketing guidance Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Melanie May | 11 April 2016 | News  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

first_img  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 4 May 2018 | News  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: Finance legacies “Charities and their beneficiaries are increasingly reliant on legacy income, which funds vital services that make a real difference to our lives, ranging from finding a cure for cancer to providing emergency services and more. We know that inheritance tax exemption and reductions can be an effective incentive for legacy giving and that – because of this – solicitors regularly raise the option of legacy giving with clients. So we would be deeply concerned that the removal of these incentives could threaten one of the sector’s most significant income streams.”The Office of Tax Simplification launched its consultation on IHT last week. The consultation closes on 8 June 2018, with a report due for publication in the Autumn. Remember A Charity is preparing a response to the consultation, which will emphasise the importance of legacy income to UK charities.Last year, Remember A Charity proposed the introduction of a VAT exemption on the cost of writing any Will that includes a charitable gift, aiming to make tax benefits available to all those who choose to donate in this way. Remember A Charity calls for inheritance tax review to take legacy income into account Remember A Charity is calling for the review of Inheritance Tax to consider legacy income and to give the charity sector a voice in any reform.Legacy income generates approximately £2.8 billion each year for the sector, and the tax relief system means that any legacy gift to charity is currently exempt from Inheritance Tax (charged at 40%) and a lower rate of tax (36%) is applicable on estates where 10% or more is donated.However, a report from the think tank Resolution Foundation published this week proposes scrapping Inheritance Tax and replacing it with a new system of Lifetime Receipts Tax. The report follows last week’s Government-funded launch of the Office of Tax Simplification’s consultation into IHT.While Remember A Charity has said it welcomes review of the Inheritance Tax system and the potential to introduce a more fair and level tax system, it is also highlighting the need for the charitable sector to have a voice in reform. The consortium emphasises the importance of building understanding around the impact of gifts in Wills and the role of IHT relief in incentivising people to leave legacies to charities.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“It is critical that any review of the current inheritance tax framework fully considers the importance of gifts in Wills and impact on beneficiaries. The benefit of the current rate relief goes well beyond the immediate financial impact, creating an environment where conversations about charitable giving are becoming more commonplace. Government has long supported legacies and there is a need to ensure that future policies continue to encourage and inspire giving.”Cope added: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

first_imgCuba turns back Bay of Pigs invasion. Fidel explained, how in that forgotten area of small, impoverished coastal villages, the revolution had brought education and dignity to the people for the first time. They were not going back.This article about the Cuban Revolution by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy first appeared in the WW issue of Feb. 17, 1994.What has made the Cuban Revolution unique? Why is it such a beacon to the workers and oppressed masses, not only of Latin America and the Caribbean but around the world?There have been many uprisings, guerrilla wars, progressive electoral victories and military coups in Latin America in the course of this century. But the triumph of Fidel Castro’s guerrilla army over the Batista dictatorship did something that no previous struggle had accomplished.It broke up the old state apparatus. The revolution did not merely change governing groups, as had happened so many times before. It unseated the bourgeoisie itself from its role as the ruling class by demolishing its instrument of rule, the bourgeois state.It once again proved the monumental words of Karl Marx on the Paris Commune: that one of the fundamental characteristics of a change of class structures is the crushing of the old state apparatus and its replacement by a new state based on the popular consent of the masses.This is what happened in Paris in 1871, when popular revolutionary committees took over the functions of government. Such committees of the urban masses had first appeared in the French Revolution of 1789, when the bourgeoisie had to call out the workers and artisans to be able to completely uproot the old feudal order. In 1871, the popular committees or communes appeared again, but this time they represented the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie.In Cuba, the Committees in Defense of the Revolution became the eyes and ears of the new class power and its most important line of defense against U.S. imperialist sabotage and invasion. The bourgeoisie especially scorned and maligned the CDRs because they were the living proof that a new type of state, based on the workers, had taken over in Cuba in 1959.Political revolution in MexicoIt is instructive to compare this to the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917 which, for all its great achievements, did not go beyond progressive, bourgeois democratic reforms. It did, of course, expropriate the big land owners and distribute much of the land. This is a great revolutionary measure in the struggle against the big land holders, both feudal and capitalist. But it is not a socialist measure.The history of peasant rebellions in both Europe and Latin America demonstrates that they ultimately deteriorate. The landlords eventually lay their hands again on the best and most fertile areas, and the struggle continues until another round of revolutionary peasant uprisings.Peasant uprisings alone, even if they have some working-class support, do not abolish the basis of landlord and capitalist exploitation.The Mexican Revolution was a political revolution that reformed the state. This explains why Mexico today, despite all its historically important great reforms, is a bourgeois country. Different groupings may hold the governing positions, even at the summits of power, but this does not change the class structure of society.The imperialists themselves recognize that such reforms do not alter the character of their exploitation. They have cynically described their relations with Mexico in its revolutionary period as “continuing to do business during alterations.” Even when Mexico nationalized the lands of the foreign oil companies in the 1930s, its relationship with the U.S. continued more or less as before.The Cuban Revolution came more than 40 years after the Mexican Revolution. It came after the great October socialist revolution in Russia and the revolutions in China, Vietnam and Korea. The industrial development of Cuba was greatly advanced compared to some other areas of Latin America, despite the constraints imposed by imperialist control and ownership — and the poverty and underdevelopment of much of the countryside.Why Cuban Revolution went furtherWhile Cuba had not reached the level of the European capitalist states, the objective basis for socialist revolution had matured there. It must always be remembered that Cuba lives in the shadow of U.S. finance capital, which until the revolution controlled its most important economic arteries.Liberal writers in the U.S., some of them very well-meaning, spread confusion about the socialist revolution in Cuba. Some of it was actuated by friendly desires not to cast Cuba in communist revolutionary colors, for fear of giving aid to imperialism.Projecting a moderate image of Cuba seemed necessary in order to withstand the utterly unprecedented vileness of the imperialist press and the increasingly shrill calls by the most extreme elements for intervention. It continued even in the face of a possible nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Cuba over the latter’s alliance with the USSR.Many liberal and socialist elements in the U.S. closely studied the Cuban Revolution. Probably the best account was by Leo Huberman and Paul Sweezy in the book “Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution” (Monthly Review Press, 1960). While the Cuban leaders at that time spoke of the revolution only in terms of specific reforms, Huberman and Sweezy had “no hesitation” in concluding that “the new Cuba is a socialist Cuba.”In the United States, the discussion of the class character of the Cuban Revolution came to a rather abrupt end when Comrade Fidel Castro, in a speech made just as CIA planes were bombing Cuba during the April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, for the first time put it quite explicitly: “What the Yankee imperialists will not forgive is that we have made a socialist revolution right under their very noses.”Strong unions and Communist PartyIt’s important to note that before the rise of the 26th of July Movement that launched the revolutionary struggle for power, Cuba had for many years had a strong Communist Party and trade unions that survived years of repression. The early liberal and progressive literature in the United States about the Cuban Revolution often overlooked this. But objective and subjective conditions in Cuba had matured to the point where a strong Communist Party was possible.Mexico in 1910 did not have the conditions for the existence of a revolutionary working-class party. There were no communist parties yet in existence anywhere.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Text of the letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair:Dear Prime Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation, would like to express its concern to you about an increase in the Cuban government’s repression of independent journalists despite the fact that the European Council agreed on 13 June to extend the suspension of sanctions against Cuba for a year while at the same time condemning “the measures taken by the Cuban authorities with the aim of limiting freedom of expression and assembly and press freedom.”We would like to remind you that Cuba is currently the world’s second biggest prison for the press. A total of 24 journalists are imprisoned in Cuba and the press freedom situation there is getting worse and worse.Albert Santiago Du Bouchet Fernández, the editor of the independent Havana Press news agency and a member of the board of the Assembly to Promote Civil Society’s magazine, was sentenced to a year in prison in a summary trial on 9 August for “civil disobedience” and “resisting” the authorities at the time of his arrest while covering unrest in Artemisa (in Havana province) on 6 August. He was not able to have a defence lawyer.Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero of the Nueva Prensa Cubana agency was also convicted on 9 August of “civil disobedience” and “resisting” the authorities. She was sentenced to seven months of “conditional freedom.”Reporters Without Borders has registered many other cases of attempts to intimidate independent journalists, but will cite just the two most recent instances here. Lázaro Raúl González’s home was searched without any reason by members of the National Revolutionary Police on 19 August and he was taken to the police station for refusing to surrender his identity document. Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, who has already spent six years in Cuban prisons, was attacked by two members of the armed forces on a motor-cycle on 22 August.We must also mention the 22 July arrest of Oscar Mario González, who is now waiting trial under the draconian Law 88 and faces up to 20 years in prison.We are convinced that in these circumstances extending the suspension of sanctions against Cuba for a year would violate the Common Position adopted by the European Union in 1996, which aims to “encourage a process of transition to a pluralist democracy and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”We therefore call on you to ensure that, when the European Union’s position on Cuba is next examined, the release of the imprisoned independent journalists is made a basic condition for suspending sanctions. While the Cuba government has made a few symbolic gestures of democratic opening (including letting the Assembly to Promote Civil Society hold a meeting in Havana in May), the situation is far from improving for the independent press, despite the European Union’s diplomatic efforts.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Sincerely, Robert MénardSecretary-General October 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en News Follow the news on Cuba Organisation News CubaAmericas Following a new crackdown on Cuba’s independent journalists in which several have been arrested, Reporters Without Borders has written to the British government, the current holder of the European Union presidency, expressing concern and asking it to make any softening in the EU stance on Cuba strictly conditional on the release of the independent journalists imprisoned in Cuba.center_img to go further May 6, 2020 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council August 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU’s British presidency asked to intercede in new crackdown in Cuba News News Following a new crackdown on Cuba’s independent journalists in which several have been arrested, Reporters Without Borders has written to the British government, the current holder of the European Union presidency, expressing concern and asking it to make any softening in the EU stance on Cuba strictly conditional on the release of the independent journalists imprisoned in Cuba. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This year 1,600 people will have the opportunity to get outside, many for the first time, and explore America’s waterways.The influx of participation is a result of the Paddle Nation Grant Program, an initiative connecting young people to their rivers, streams, lakes and oceans, funded by Outdoor Retailer, National Park Service and many paddle-sport manufacturers, retailers and stakeholders. Notably, Confluence Outdoor has given $10,000 in funding, ensuring support for the best and most effective projects that introduce paddling to a new generation.The Laurel Foundation received $2,500 to support its work to engage 105 children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS in a summer paddle program. “We are excited to partner with Paddle Nation to get the kids outdoors and experience paddling on the open water!” Margot Anderson, the founder and Chief Executive Officer stated.Unique in the outdoor industry, the Paddle Nation Grant Program was launched in 2012 with financial support and leadership from Outdoor Retailer and many companies in the paddle-sport industry including Confluence Outdoor, Johnson Outdoors, Rutabaga Paddlesports, OARS, BIC Sports, Glenbrook, Advanced Elements, River Sport Outfitters and ACK. Leveraging this industry support, the National Park Service joined as a major funder in 2013, significantly expanding the grant program.Since its inception, 67 paddle projects have been funded with more than $162,000 given to noteworthy projects. Working with nearly 30 different retailers, 9,730 individuals have gotten outside on waterways including 6,023 youth. In totally, nearly 90,000 hours have been spent outside paddling.“Thanks to the leadership and support of our partners, we are investing in the ideas, and projects that drive a significant increase in participation on our waterways,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of the Outdoor Foundation. “Through these Paddle Nation Grants, young people across the country will explore rivers, lakes and streams through a variety of activities – resulting in a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards.”About The Laurel FoundationThe Laurel Foundation’s mission is to empower children, youth and families living with HIV and AIDS by providing a diverse range of educational and support programs in an emotionally and physically safe and trusting environment. The Laurel Foundation, based in Pasadena, annually helps more than 500 low-income, at-risk, needy participants living primarily in Southern California.To accomplish its mission, The Laurel Foundation programs consist of resident camps, mentorships, day programs and support programs. Each program aims to eradicate the pain and isolation associated with HIV and AIDS by teaching participants the important life skills (e.g., independence, trust, problem solving) needed to overcome the adversity of HIV and AIDS. In addition, programs focus on building social support systems with peers, developing bonds with volunteers who serve as crucial role models, and educating participants on health life choices and the consequences of at-risk behaviors. All programs support social and emotional development, boost self-esteem, and help participants reach their full potential in life. For information on how to make a donation or volunteer please visit Outdoor FoundationFounded in 2000, the Outdoor Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor leaders and enthusiasts. Through youth engagement, community grant-making, and groundbreaking research, the Foundation works with young leaders and partners to mobilize a major cultural shift that leads all Americans to the great outdoors. In just five years, the Foundation has invested $4 million into 785 not-for-profit and college programs that have connected 200,000 young people to the outdoors. Importantly, 90¢ of every dollar goes. 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first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market August 13, 2019 2,113 Views Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: New York Fed Gives Unfavorable Review of Housing Sector Next: Hurricane Barry’s $300M Cost to Insurers Loan Non-Performing Re-performing 2019-08-13 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Loan Non-Performing Re-performing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Launches 13th Re-Performing Loan Sale The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborncenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae Launches 13th Re-Performing Loan Sale Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Fannie Mae recently began marketing its thirteenth sale of re-performing loans, or mortgages that were previously delinquent but are performing again because payments on the mortgages have become current with or without the use of a loan modification, as part of the company’s effort to reduce the size of its retained mortgage portfolio. The sale consists of approximately 29,600 loans, having an unpaid principal balance of approximately $5.1 billion and marketed with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. as advisor. Pools are available for purchase by qualified bidders. Interested bidders can register here.The sale is being offered in six pools, all serviced by Mr. Cooper:Pool 1 is approximately $755.9 million in UPBPool 2 is approximately $1.5 billion in UPBPool 3 is approximately $1.1 billion in UPBPool 4 is approximately $ 586.9 million in UPBPool 5 is approximately $552.2 million in UPBPool 6 is approximately $679.9 million in UPB.Earlier this year, Fannie Mae announced the results of its twelfth reperforming loan sale transaction. The sale was originally announced on June 13 and included the sale of approximately 16,500 loans totaling $2.6 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB), divided into four pools, marketed with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as advisor. The winning bidders of the four pools for the transaction were DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. (Credit Suisse) for Pools 1 & 2, Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company (Goldman Sachs) for Pool 3, and 510 Model I, LLC (400 Capital Management) for Pool 4. The transaction is expected to close on August 27, 2019.Before this, Fannie Mae announced the winner of its fifteenth non-performing loan sale, which included 4,300 loans totaling $770.13 million in unpaid principal balance (UPB), divided among four pools. The winning bidders of the four pools for the transaction, expected to close on July 23, 2019, were Igloo Series IV Trust (Balbec Capital, LP) for Pool 1, MFRA Trust 2015-1 (MFA) for Pool 2, Elkhorn Depositor LLC (Roosevelt Mortgage Company, LLC) for Pool 3, and VRMTG ACQ, LLC (VWH Capital Management, LP) for Pool 4.Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s NPL sales are part of the FHFA’s three strategic goals as conservator of the Enterprises, including maintaining foreclosure prevention activities and credit availability, reducing taxpayer risk, and building a new single-family securitization infrastructure, the Unified Mortgage Backed Security. Subscribelast_img read more

first_img 2020-09-03 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 2Save Forty of the nation’s top 50 metro areas have reported a decline in housing supply since February, according to new data released by Redfin. Among the most dramatic examples of metros witnessing an evaporating housing inventory are San Antonio, which found its number of homes for sale down 21% year-over-year in July—back in February, the Texas city recorded a 1% uptick in available homes for sale—and Baltimore, which also saw a 21% year-over-year declines. Three metros—Frederick, Maryland; Newark, New Jersey; and Chicago—each saw 20% decreases from one year earlier. However, some of the more densely populated and pricier areas are seeing more homes on the market, most notably the San Francisco metro area with a 51% year-over-year spike in July after having dropped 2% in February. Other notable increases were found in New York City (up 13%) and San Jose (up 7%). Nationwide, the fierce competition among buyers has driven up home prices, which climbed 8% year over year to a record high of about $323,000 in July. Redfin agent Dan Borowy said he’s seeing this play out in the Baltimore area.“Buyers are willing to pay more for a house than I’ve ever seen—I’m talking $30,000 to $50,000 over the listing price, compared with maybe $5,000 or $10,000 over before the pandemic,” he said. “They’re desperate because homes are flying off the market so quickly. I’m selling all of the homes I’m listing within three days.”Redfin attributed the overall sharp decline in inventory to record-low mortgage rates encouraging a new wave of homebuyers coming into a market where supply is nowhere near the level of demand. And rising home prices has not bothered would-be buyers.Further exacerbating inventory woes is the growing trend of homeowners who are staying longer in their residences, with no eagerness to relocate. And complicating matters is the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has sparked an increase in relocations—mostly away from expensive coastal markets to more affordable inland areas.  Still, this is not an abrupt development, with Redfin acknowledging a lack of significant new home construction in the years following the 2008 financial meltdown. But that situation might be changing: Residential construction projects in the U.S. in July were up by 23.4% compared to the previous year while building permits rose by 9.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.5 million. “Builders got burned big time during the housing bubble, but they’re finally starting to climb out of the hole as homebuyer demand rebounds, which is a good sign for U.S. housing supply,” said Redfin Lead Economist Taylor Marr. “What remains to be seen is whether lumber producers, which are facing slowdowns due to the pandemic, will be able to keep up.”  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 3, 2020 1,401 Views About Author: Phil Hall Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Despite Protections Mass Evictions Are Predicted Next: Servicers Prepare for COVID-19 Aftermath Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Nationwide Housing Shortage Intensifies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Nationwide Housing Shortage Intensifieslast_img read more

first_img Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 21, 2012 Udaras appoint new CEO Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleArrest warrant issued for rape accusedNext articleSome homes will have ‘flat’ water rate imposed News Highland WhatsApp Udaras na Gaeltachta has approved the appouintment of a new Chief Executive.Last evening, the Board of Údarás confirmed that Steve Ó Cúláin will take over the top job, subject to completion of contractual arrangements.He’s been with an t-Udaras since 1980, and is currently employed as Planning and Policy Manager.Glencolmcille Udaras Chairperson Liam O’Cuinnegain says following confirmation that Udaras na Gaeltachta is keeping its job creation and economic remit, it’s been a good week for the agency……[podcast][/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesSlapping Complainant By Police Isn’t Due Discharge Of His Official Duty; Not Entitled To Protection Under S. 197 CrPC: Kerala HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay17 Oct 2020 1:43 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday (14th October) observed that in order to get the protection under Section 197 of Cr.P.C., the act constituting the offence should be so connected with the official duty or should be an act which is inseparable from such duty.In the present case, the Bench of Justice N. Anil Kumar was hearing a Criminal Revision Petition filed under Section 397 r/w Section 401…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday (14th October) observed that in order to get the protection under Section 197 of Cr.P.C., the act constituting the offence should be so connected with the official duty or should be an act which is inseparable from such duty.In the present case, the Bench of Justice N. Anil Kumar was hearing a Criminal Revision Petition filed under Section 397 r/w Section 401 of CrPC seeking to set aside the order dated 22.9.2005 in C.C.No.266/2005 on the file of the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-II, Pathanamthitta whereby the learned Magistrate had taken cognizance of the offences punishable under Sections 323 and 341 of the IPC against the revision petitioner/accused (a policeman).Under Section 197 of CrPC, no court can take cognizance of criminal charges against a public servant, unless the previous sanction has been received from a competent authority to prosecute such a public servant. This safeguard is meant to help the Government Servants perform their duties honestly without fear of malicious prosecution.Background of the CaseThe prosecution case, in brief, is that on 15.3.2005, the complainant was summoned by the police to appear before the police station alleging that the complainant assaulted one Mohanan.It is further alleged that, when he reached the police station he was called inside the closed room of the accused (the revisionist/petitioner herein) and he slapped him on his cheeks.The complainant went to the hospital and later filed the complaint. Consequent to the summons, the accused entered appearance on 16.2.2006 and he was enlarged on bail.According to the counsel for the revisionist, the occurrence, in this case, would not have happened if no notice was issued to the complainant under Section 160 of the Cr.P.C. in connection with an enquiry in a petition matter.Therefore, it was contended that the act was done in his official capacity or purported to be performed by the accused.On the other hand, the Public Prosecutor submitted that the action of the accused in assaulting the complainant was not in due discharge of his official duty and hence no sanction under Section 197 of the Cr.P.C. is required.Court’s AnalysisThe Court observed, when the act and the official duty are so interrelated that it would be difficult to separate them, it can be reasonably postulated that the act was done in the performance of official duty though possibly in excess of the needs and requirements of the situation.In this context, the Court opined,”The conduct of summoning the complainant to the police station and torturing him at the police station had no relation to the discharge of the official duties of the police. While the case of the complainant is an assault on him by the accused at the police station, sanction for prosecution was wholly unnecessary. The act complained of was not an act connected with the discharge of official duty.” (emphasis supplied)The Court also said that the protection granted under Section 197 of CrPC cannot be extended in respect of an accusation which tends to show that the act had absolutely no nexus with his official duties.Importantly, the Court said,”It is not part of the duty of the accused, actual or purported, to assault, abuse or wrongfully restrain the complainant in connection with a petition matter. It is not part of his official duty to commit a criminal offence and never can be.” (emphasis supplied)Therefore, the Court came to the conclusion that the accused was not entitled to get the protection under Section 197 of the Cr.P.C.Lastly, the Court said,”The trial court has taken cognizance of the complaint and proceeded with the complaint in accordance with the law. No interference in revision is warranted. Hence the revision is liable to be dismissed.”In the result, the criminal revision petition was dismissed. The trial court was directed to proceed with the trial of the case and decide the same on merits untrammelled by the observations contained in this order.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesOlive Ridley Sea Turtles: “Install Transponders In Fishing Vehicles, Nesting Beach Be Fenced”: Orissa HC Issues Directions To State Govt. & UOI Sparsh Upadhyay17 March 2021 2:03 AMShare This – xIn view of the suggestions given by a three-member Panel, the Orissa High Court on Monday (15th March) directed the State Government and Union of India, inter alia, that Transponders in all Fishing vehicles be installed and nesting beach be fenced in order to save Olive Ridley sea turtles. The Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Chief Justice B. P….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the suggestions given by a three-member Panel, the Orissa High Court on Monday (15th March) directed the State Government and Union of India, inter alia, that Transponders in all Fishing vehicles be installed and nesting beach be fenced in order to save Olive Ridley sea turtles. The Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Chief Justice B. P. Routray issued several directions while hearing suo-moto PIL [In Re: Olive Ridley Turtles] which was registered, taking into cognizance the Down to Earth Magazine’s report (dated 04th February) based on the death of around 800 Olive Ridley sea turtles. Death Of 800 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles In Odisha: Orissa High Court Registers Suo Moto PIL On Friday (26th February), the Court had formed a three-member Panel, inter alia, to hold consultations with stakeholders and to suggest what steps need to be immediately taken- in the short term, in the medium term and the long term- to ensure that the earlier directions issued by the Court are complied with and that the protection of the Olive Ridley turtles during the nesting season is ensured. Further, taking into account the report and suggestions submitted by the Committee, the Court directed that the following measures should be immediately put in place by the State: The prohibition of fishing activities by trawlers in the area of Devi River Mouth (Keluni Muhan to NewDevi Nasi Island North) should be strictly enforced, with the help of the three marine police stations within the jurisdiction of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, viz., Talachua, Tantiapal and Jamboo. The Coast Guard to enforce the ban stringently in association with Forest and Environment Department. The Union of India will also co-operate in this effort. No-fishing zones should be clearly demarcated. The nesting beach at Gahirmatha should be fenced up at the landward side at the end of the beach with temporary wire mesh over a length of 3 kilometers to protect the nesting olive riddles, eggs, and hatchings from predators like feral dogs, wild pigs, jackals, and hyenas. The existing temporary fencing at GogharkudaPurunabandha beach be strengthened likewise. The boundary of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary with its geo-coordinates should be uploaded in GSP systems of all fishing boats by the F&ARD Department in order that their movement in the sea can be clearly recorded. The State Government will initiate a discussion with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the feasibility of installing transponders in all mechanized fishing vessels and trawlers to enable their being tracked in the sea. The Union of India will extend its cooperation in this matter. The court has directed that a report on the implementation of the above measures be placed before the Court by the State Government by the next date. Further, the Committee informed the Court that the financial assistance of Rs.7,500/- given to the fishermen affected by the ban is too meager an amount and thus, a suggestion was put forth that fishing community affected by the ban should itself be engaged in the conservation work as well as in MGNREGA work during the ban period. Welcoming this suggestion, the Court directed that the State Government to submit its response to this suggestion on the next date. Lastly, the Union of India through the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India were added as an Opposite Party and the Assistant Solicitor General of India for Union of India was directed to get instructions in the matter. The matter has been posted for further hearing on 29th April, 2021. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesThere Shouldn’t Be A Situation Where Administration Is Caught Unawares Of Deterioration Of Situation & COVID Patients Are Deprived Of Medical Attention: AP HC Sparsh Upadhyay30 April 2021 5:52 AMShare This – xDealing with a PIL related to the COVID management in the State of Andhra Pradesh, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday (April 28) directed the State Government, “Let there be not a situation where the administration is caught unawares in the event of deterioration of the situation and patients are deprived of getting medical attention and treatment.” The Bench of Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice C. Praveen Kumar also asked the Government to continuously monitor the situation and prepare a road map for the future so that the authorities can effectively deal with the situation even if the number of infected cases continue to rise. State’s and Petitioners’ submission Pursuant to the Court’s last order, the State Government filed a comprehensive affidavit with regard to the steps taken by the State to deal with the present COVID-19 pandemic and it was submitted that presently, there was no shortage of hospital beds and a dearth of oxygen. However, the counsel for the petitioners stated that they have heard in various cases, admissions are denied in hospitals and in many cases, hospitals are demanding money and those who are unable to meet such demand, are denied admission. It was also submitted by the counsel appearing for the State that no specific instances were brought to their notice but since statements are made by the learned counsel for the petitioners, they would certainly look into this aspect of the matter and take the necessary steps. It was also submitted that appropriate directions would be given to all the hospitals not to refuse admission to any patient if beds are available and that it will be made clear that strictest action in accordance with the law would be taken if any such incident is found. Further, the Court directed the State to prominently display in each and every notified COVID hospital the name of the Nodal officer as well as his telephone number so that any patient/attendant, in case of facing any difficulty in the hospital, can easily approach such Nodal Officer and seek remedial measures. When the State submitted that flying squads have been set up to inspect the hospitals frequently, the Court asked for a Memo, by the next date, indicating number of such inspections in the hospitals by the flying squads and their observations in the hospitals. Regarding the delay in receiving testing results, the Court said, “This is an area which the State must look into with promptitude as the delayed reporting may have adverse consequences and are likely to contribute to further infections because of the contact of infected people with others. All possible steps should be taken without compromising the integrity of the sample and the process involved in such testing so that test results can be given as early as possible.” The Court also noted that in spite of the notification dated 23rd April 2021 which provides that COVID Care Centres shall render services to those patients who cannot maintain home isolation, one Nagaraju of Ajit Singh Nagar, Vijayawada, was denied admission. To this, the Court said, “It would be necessary for the State to look into the matter because it may not be an isolated incident of this kind. We also note the submission that because of such refusals many COVID Care Centres are not full.” On the next date, the State has been directed to apprise the Court with regard to the case of the said Nagaraju. Now, the matter has been posted for consideration again on 04th May 2021. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsAndhra Pradesh High Court COVID Management COVID -19 Shortage Of Oxygen oxygen beds Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Facebook Previous article18 people waiting on a bed at LUHNext articleFormal funding offer made for €15 million North West Greenway News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 2, 2017 Driving test delays in Donegal raised in Seanad Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest The issue of delays in driving test appointments in Donegal has been raised in the Seanad.In Buncrana, provisional licence holders are reportedly waiting up to 22 weeks before being able to take their test.Councillor Nicholas Crossan has emphasised the importance of holding a drivers license for young people, particularly in rural areas like Donegal and credits a decrease in the number of driving testers in the North West for the delay.Councillor Crossan says he has been assured by Senator Victor Boyhan who raised the issue in the Seanad that it will be brought before Minister Shane Ross:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_imgA further 5 people with Covid-19 have died here, bringing the death toll to 1,695.Latest Department of Health figures show 19 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed.It means there have been 25,231 confirmed cases since the outbreak began in late February.No new coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded by Northern Ireland’s health service again, for the fourth day in a row. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday June 10thNext articleFace masks up for discussion at latest NPHET meeting News Highland Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img By News Highland – June 10, 2020 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp A further 5 people with Covid-19 have died Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest A fourth body, believed to be that of a young child, has been found by police investigating a fire than killed three people in Co. Fermanagh earlier this week.The body of a woman and two children were discovered at a house in Derrylin on Tuesday.A 27 year man is being questioned on suspicion of murder as officers believe the blaze was started deliberately. The man had been hospitalised after his arrest, but police have confirmed he is now in their custody. Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 1, 2018 center_img Previous articleInstitute and Ardstraw included in UEFA disaster fundNext articleMcCarthy could be fit for pre-season News Highland Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Fourth body found at scene of Fermanagh fire tragedy Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Other featured speakers for the workshop will include Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder, Alabama Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Human and Family Studies at Auburn University, and Dr. Robert Tufts, an attorney, Alabama Extension specialist and professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.Brown said each workshop will be capped off with a discussion about planning assistance, further educational topics and future programming.Pre-registration is required so that meal arrangements can be made and materials prepared. For more information, contact the Pike County Extension office at 566-0985. Workshop offers tips to farmers You Might Like Adviser: Market returning to normal volatility Recent drops in the stock market, including a 326-point plunge in the Dow Jones on Monday, are likely a return… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… With interest in farm succession planning on the steady rise, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a series of workshops in February to provide farm families with tools to better ensure that these operations are passed successfully from one generation to the next, said Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator.The workshop for the southeast region will be Thursday at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland beginning with registration at 5:15 p.m. Dinner will follow.“There is much interest in this topic and this should be a great opportunity for anyone interested in farm succession planning,” Lyons said. “Anyone interested in learning about the critical factors for success associated with transferring a farming operation across generations is encouraged to attend.”The workshops will help families assess the feasibility of two-generation farming operations and how to develop the communication and human relationship skills essential for success, Lyons said. Print Articlecenter_img Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 3, 2014 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Families will also be advised about the most effective ways to transfer ownership and management responsibilities and to divide business income.“The training will also identify the factors most essential for securing a business arrangement that serves both generations,” Lyons said. The workshops will give families an overview of the farm business transfer process and the key factors they need to discuss before they proceed with planning.Dr. Paul Brown, Alabama Extension associate director, will be one of the featured speakers at the workshops.“The workshops will explore a four-stage transfer process where ownership, management and income are transferred from one generation to the next using a series of business arrangements,” Brown said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Book Nook to reopen “In the fall, the artists come back to visit the schools and conduct classes for the teachers who participated in the workshop. This workshop has far reaching benefits for the teachers and their students.”The Celebration of Contemporary Art in Alabama exhibition in August will feature some of the most outstanding contemporary artists in the state under one roof.“The exhibit offers the public the opportunity to view the artwork of Alabama’s contemporary artists and it is also an opportunity for these artists to exhibit their work collectively,” Pritchett said. “Alabama artists have few opportunities to exhibit their work as a body of artists. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to the public and to these outstanding Alabama artists.”Pritchett said the Alabama State Council on the Arts has been supportive of the programs of the Johnson Center for the Arts since it opened in 2008. “ASCA has played a huge role in the success of the Johnson Center,” she said. “We are appreciative of ASCA’s past and continued support of our programs.”Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, said his organization is also appreciative of the longtime support it has received from ASCA.“The first grant we received from ASCA supported our idea for a folklife play in Brundidge,” Bowden said. “The November production of  “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” closed out our 13th year. ASCA grants have supported our Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival for nine years and we absolutely could not offer the quality of storytelling festival that we do without ASCA.”Bowden said the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features four nationally acclaimed storytellers each year.“You won’t go to any festival that has more gifted storytellers than our storytelling committee brings to Pike County each year,” he said. “The grants that we receive from ASCA make it possible for us to bring in these master storytellers for our audiences and for storytelling concerts for students in the county, city and private schools.”Bowden said ASCA has supported other storytelling events of the BHS.“If it were not for ASCA, the arts opportunities would be extremely limited and probably almost non-existent in small communities like Brundidge,” he said. “We owe ASCA a great debt of gratitude.”Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism and overall quality of life in virtually all regions of the state.The Council makes grants to non-profit organizations, schools, universities, cities, and a wide range of community groups. ASCA funds are matched by contributions from businesses, individuals, local government and earned income by the grantee.Vaughan Morrissette, Council chair, said Alabama is fortunate to have so many programs that support and enhance education for students and improve the quality of life for all citizens. A vibrant arts environment helps to draw new industry and investment to Alabama, she said.The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Al Head, administers the grants programs and provides technical assistance in arts planning and programming. The Council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Troy University’s Theater and Dance Department received $1,900 in grant funding for its dance residency/performance outreach program.Vicki Pritchett, executive director of the Johnson Center for the Arts, an arm of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, said both grants make it possible for the arts center to offer programs that would be difficult to offer otherwise.“The ArtBridges Teacher Workshop is offered to teachers throughout the county each summer,” Pritchett said. “The workshop features accomplished artists and facilitators who give instructions and present demonstrations on various ways to integrate art into all areas of the curriculum. By Blood Sugar Blaster Email the author Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2014 Local art organizations receive funds Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Exhibition: Students display culminating artwork Robert Sanders admires one of the 11 works of art on exhibit during Thursday’s Senior Thesis art show in Malone… read more The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 117 grants totaling $339,050 at its Council meeting in Montgomery on December 4. This round of grants will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing, and visual arts programs throughout the year 2015.Three Pike County arts groups benefited from the awards with the amount totaling $11,300. The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received grants for the amount of $3,000 for its ArtBridges teacher summer workshop and $4,200 for the Celebration of Contemporary Art in Alabama exhibition.The Brundidge Historical Society received $2,200 for the annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, a folklife event. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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first_imgA lettings agency in Scotland has denied allegations made by ex-employees and landlords to a local newspaper that some of its customers have been overcharged for property management work.The lettings agency involved is a franchised branch (pictured) of Martin & Co in Stirling, whose owners deny any wrongdoing.Details of problems at the branch featured yesterday in the Sunday Mail, the sister paper of Scotland’s Daily Record, following complaints over incorrect invoices made by landlord Scott Buchanan.He told the newspaper that he has been contacted by 15 other landlords in the area who claim they have been over-charged for electrical and safety work at properties.Former employees of the business contacted by the Sunday Mail claim that maintenance companies were created which were used to bill landlords for work.InvoicesThe newspaper also says it has seen paperwork that shows real contractors were asked to re-submit invoices for higher amounts than originally billed for.This paperwork and other evidence has been passed to local Trading Standards officers.“I just want proof that my property has been properly looked after and that I’m not being charged some arbitrary amount,” says Buchannan.“In the absence of answers from the branch and head office, I’ve passed the evidence I gathered to Trading Standards and the Property Ombudsman.”Both the Ahmeds and Martin & Co head office have declined to comment further. Both are suing a former manager over a missing database of client details.Read more about Martin & Co.sunday mail Scott Buchanan Martin & Co Stirling November 30, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Lettings agency probed after landlord complaints about incorrect invoices previous nextAgencies & PeopleLettings agency probed after landlord complaints about incorrect invoicesMartin & Co branch in Scotland has been referred to Trading Standards and The Property Ombudsman by customer.Nigel Lewis30th November 20200821 Viewslast_img read more

first_img× NORTH BERGEN — Due to the snow storm, street sweeping was suspended from Thursday, Jan. 4 until further notice.Town hall was closed on Thursday, Jan. 4 due to current weather conditions.During the inclement weather residents were urged to avoid any unnecessary driving.Since conditions can change in an instant, the township will be posting regular updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the storm and the cleanup afterward (at The town’s Twitter and Facebook addresses are on the page.last_img read more

first_imgA living dramatic recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” is presented on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, 7:00 pm, at Ocean City Tabernacle.  Twelve men from five Ocean City churches each take the part of a disciple, with Eric Johnston (from Woodbine) as Jesus.  The presentation is jointly sponsored by St. Peter’s United Methodist and Ocean City Tabernacle.The unique setting has each character from the painting posed just as Leonardo painted the wall of the dining room of the convent Church of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan, Italy, in 1494—a mural that was larger than life-sized.  The table is flanked by a set that recreates the 15th Century Italian tempera painting.  Directed by Tabernacle pianist Carolyn Lothian, the pose changes as each disciple comes to life to talk about his relationship to Jesus and explain why his particular attitude is portrayed in the famous image.Finally, Judas leaves the scene to betray Jesus and the remaining disciples serve the audience a unique remembrance of that last supper.The drama is free (an offering is received) and has become a treasured Holy Week experience for Ocean City visitors and residents since it was first staged in the spring of 2011.Also during Holy Week, the Ministerium presents a service of worship on Good Friday, noon to 3:00 pm, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.  Local clergy present a meditation on the words of Christ from the cross:  Father Steve Connors, Rev. Paul Jerkins, Rev. Terry Lothian, Father Allen Lovell, Rev. Dr. Larry Oksten, Rev. Marcia Stanford, Pastor Gene Wilkins.On Sunday morning, the Ministerium and Ecumenical Council sponsor the Community Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 am in the Music Pier.  Rev. Dr. Larry Oksten is the speaker, with music by the young soprano soloist Treasa Hayes, pianist Jeff Seals, trumpeters David Seals and Dominic Scalfara, and guitarist Lee Martin.Arrive early to catch the actual sunrise at 6:11 am that day. A presentation of the “Living Last Supper” is at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Ocean City Tabernacle.last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Indiana high court rules creditors can take your stimulus check By Network Indiana – March 23, 2021 2 249 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Google+ (“Court Gavel” by Best Law, Public Domain) If you’re in trouble with creditors and are expecting a stimulus check, they can take all or part of your money, says the Indiana Supreme Court.The court declined to stop those kinds of seizures, despite requests from groups like Indiana Legal Services, Prosperity Indiana and the Indiana Institute for Working Families.The decision was made Monday morning and the court did not explain the decision. The previous stimulus payments could not be touched by creditors or debt collectors.Many Hoosiers began getting the new $1,400 payments last week. Twitter Previous articleIndiana, Michigan move income tax deadline to May 17Next articleFederal hunger relief coming to Indiana Network Indianalast_img read more

first_imgLast time you heard from me, I was headed to Strata, excited to be announcing the coming of the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop. This week at DATAWORKS SUMMIT, I’m proud to announce it has arrived.  The Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop was released for general availability last week – it is now available! This solution is uniquely delivering real value to customers, focusing on three key pain points:Faster time to value to get to a fully-implemented solution: Dell EMC delivers an end-to-end solution guide to simplify the architecture, use case and configuration for customersReduce the risk: The Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop enables increased productivity with the delivery of a certified architecture and infrastructure guideControl costs: Realize greater return on investment by reducing the total cost of ownership while seamlessly integrating with existing investmentsWhile this is valuable, customers that want to leverage Hadoop often do not know the critical pieces needed to make it real for the business. The business needs to see the value of investing in new technologies like Hadoop. When I say “value,” what I really mean is do more with less. Bill Schmarzo, Dell EMC’s Dean of Big Data, has a great saying when talking to the business folks about Hadoop, “Don’t make it about the 3-Vs, for the business it has to be about-Make Me More Money!”If you’re ready to “show the business the money”, then please come have a conversation with the Dell EMC and Hortonworks folks at the DATAWORKS SUMMIT.Let’s start with a business problem that is an issue across many vertical markets –- data management. Gartner research found that 70% of all Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDW) are performance and capacity constrained.  Software processes that clean and transform data before it can be used are eating up way too many resources in the EDW.  Gartner says that up to 80% of the EDW capacity is being driven by data integration and transformation jobs.[1] This results in longer data ingestion and preparation times, inability to meet SLAs for business reporting and excessively long ad hoc query response times leading to fewer business insights. This is a pain of which both Hortonworks and Dell EMC are keenly aware.Many people only think about Hadoop only in terms of data storage and analytics, however Hadoop Distributed File System and MapReduce together with technology from Syncsort form a high performance data cleaning and transformation alternative to the “best practices” for traditional EDW ETL approaches.“Enterprise Data Warehouse has become an organization’s central data repository built to support business decisions. Yet, the complexity and volume of data poses significant challenges to the efficiency of the existing EDW solution, causing a huge impact to the business. Hortonworks is excited to partner with Dell EMC to help solve this problem with the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop in the ETL Offload use case configuration.”   – Nadeem Asghar, Field CTO and Global Head of Technical Alliances/Partner Engineering at HortonworksWe will be highlighting the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop in the ETL Offload use case configuration with Syncsort at the DATAWORKS SUMMIT.  Let us show you how it is uniquely suited to solve this business problem with lower cost and more performance than traditional ETL approaches.It’s been 7 years since the initial release of Hadoop Version 1 by the Apache Software foundation but there is still a shortage of people with experience in all aspects of Hadoop including design, implementation and operation.  Since 2011, Dell EMC has helped organizations solve this Hadoop skills gap by providing expert guidance and knowhow to streamline the architecture, design, planning, and configuration of Hadoop ETL environments.  Dell EMC and Hortonworks help customers by-Removing Barriers-Avoid code generation, making it easier to deploy and maintain with no performance impactFast Tracking Projects – Allows customers faster time to value by reducing the need to develop expertise on Pig, Hive, and Sqoop, instead using SILQ for creating ETL jobs in MapReduceClosing The Skills Gap – One of the biggest barriers to offloading from the data warehouse into Hadoop is legacy SQL scripts built and extended over time. SILQ takes an SQL script as an input and then provides a MapReduce output without any codingSyncsort DMX-h was designed from the ground up to make big data integration simple – combining a long history of innovation with significant Syncsort contributions to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. With Syncsort’s DMX-h, users can begin developing Hadoop ETL jobs within hours, and the system can become fully productive within days by using a drag-and-drop interface rather than learning additional complex technologies. Adding to this convenience, the SILQ offload utility helps to obtain drilled-down, detailed information about each step within the data flow, including tables and data transformations. This can reduce expert analysis from 20-plus hours to less than 30 minutes.All the Dell EMC Ready Bundles for Hadoop enable companies to reduce Hadoop deployment times from unpacking the equipment to full productivity within days.  The new Ready Bundle for ETL offload expands the impact of our offering to include reducing development time of ETL jobs to hours instead of days or weeks.At the Dataworks Summit, we encourage you to stop by to discuss your Hadoop implementation and learn how we can help you build a solution that will “Show the Business the Money!”[1] Gartner. “The State of Data Warehousing in 2014.”     June 19, 2014.last_img read more

first_imgThe five-time Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks arrived on campus Thursday for their second straight training camp trip to Compton Family Ice Arena, with public practices on Saturday and Sunday.Tom Nevala, general manager of the Compton Family Ice Arena, said the training camp was first set up last year through discussions with Blackhawk’s manager Stan Bowan, a 1995 Notre Dame alumnus.Observer File Photo “With the facilities we have available to them, the campus environment, they thought it would be a great way to start the season,” Nevala said.The team completed physical testing at the United Center in Chicago Thursday morning before traveling to the University, where Nevala said they will reside at the Morris Inn for the duration of their visit.While at Notre Dame, Nevala said the team will participate in both private and public events.“They are doing some things, but they are private functions on campus,” he said. “They are doing some things in the community as well. I think they’ll go to the Robinson Learning Center, I want to say on Friday afternoon.”Team practice on Friday will be closed to the public, but faculty, staff and students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross are welcome to join the team for an exclusive practice at the Compton Family Ice Arena from 10:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The training camp itself will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.“Hopefully it’s a chance for everyone [to benefit],” he said. “That’s why we have the Friday event specifically for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff. It’s a great chance to get out and see these guys live in a much smaller venue than the United Center.”Nevala said hosting the team is a special experience that “certainly comes at a great price.” According to the Notre Dame website, the now sold-out general admission tickets for the weekend scrimmages were available for purchase for $10.“I think, more importantly, the 60 guys who come here as part of the Blackhawks enjoy being around the atmosphere that you enjoy every day,” he said. “Maybe a third of an NHL team played hockey in college, most of them [now] have the opportunity to experience the college environment and enjoy kind of being like you guys.”Nevala said the team seems to enjoy the training program set up at Notre Dame.“Before they’ve even started camp this year, they’re already looking forward to returning again next year,” he said.Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Compton Family Ice Arena, Training Camplast_img read more

first_imgTucked away at the edge of campus on a shady hill lies the modest cradle of Notre Dame — Old College.Old College is the oldest standing building at Notre Dame. Founded by Fr. Edward Sorin, and constructed in 1843, the building is coming up on its 175th anniversary this spring. In the past, Old College housed the Congregation of Holy Cross sisters, brothers and priests, including Fr. Sorin himself. According to the Notre Dame archives, in addition to dorms for students and Holy Cross priests and brothers, Old College once held a classroom, a clothing room, a bakery and a dining hall. Molly Chen | The Observer Old College, pictured, hosts a seminarian program that aims to foster community. The building is Notre Dame’s oldest standing structure.There are not many Old Collegians, as even the building itself is small compared to other residence halls on campus.“Physically, we could probably only fit about 18 or 20 [people],” sophomore seminarian Keenan Bross said.But such a small number has fostered a tight-knit community, sophomore seminarian James Mahoney said.“It’s smaller than dorm life, but we’re a family,” he said. “I expected formation and growth, and I have seen that. I expected a life of preparing yourself for religious life, and I really do see that in Old College. That’s how it’s structured in our community life.”Bonding naturally takes place as a result of this arrangement, Bross said.“It really is like a family, which is what we’re preparing for: to live with one another for our whole life … and live in a small, tight-knit community where there’s a lot of love, accountability, taking care of and being aware of one another, nourishing one another and just having fun sometimes,” he said.Seminarian Daniel Simmons, now in his second year at both Notre Dame and Old College, said he fell in love with the program during his senior year of high school.“Having a community of 10 guys like we do as [undergraduates] is really nice because they’re all going through the same things,” he said. With only 10 men in the program, Notre Dame’s Old Collegians are of top merit and are held to high standards. Men who decide to apply to Old College must be accepted into the program separately from Notre Dame or Holy Cross, Bross said. Before they start their undergraduate degrees, Bross said, the men are required to write essays and make two separate visits to Old College: one informal, where prospective seminarians get information about the program and the second formal, consisting of five separate interviews. Bross said this extensive application process ensures Old College will thrive.“They really want to know who you are to make sure that they’re bringing in someone who … is going to fit in with the community here,” he said. “It was a lot, but you aren’t trying to be impressive in the way you are in a college application. Sure, I wrote a 12-page essay about myself, but it was just kind of like, ‘This is me.’ I wasn’t trying to be fancy or elegant.”Once accepted, the life of an undergraduate seminarian is busy with activities such as Mass, morning prayer, holy hour and rosary, Simmons said. “It’s not the typical college experience,” he said. “For the most part, we’re normal college kids, except we have a really busy schedule.”Bross said he finds fulfillment from a tight schedule.“While being very busy, it’s very nourishing,” Bross said. “Everything that’s on our schedule, whether it be Mass or community meals together … it’s all really nourishing. So in a way, yeah, I’m the busiest I’ve ever been … but I love it. It doesn’t feel like work having to do all of the things that we do.”Aside from the focus on community and inclusion within the seminary, Bross said what makes the program at Old College distinctive is that apart from being required to take 30 philosophy credits and 12 theology credits, Old Collegians can major in any of the undergraduate programs Notre Dame or Holy Cross offers. “Something beautiful about Holy Cross is … that we understand the world in such a way that all is gift from God and all is truth, and it’s really good to be learning things like physics, it’s really good to be learning things like French,” Bross said. “These all contribute to our understanding of our creator and are things that can be useful in the future for a practical sense. I might teach physics in the future as well as be a Holy Cross priest or brother.”Simmons, who is majoring in music theory, history and philosophy, said he appreciates having the opportunity to pursue his passions.“I really did not want to study just theology and philosophy,” he said. “I have other interests than that. We can major in whatever we want to, which is rare for an undergraduate seminary. Normally, kids have to do philosophy and theology as undergrads.”Mahoney said he has found the entire program to be enriching, and the community plays a big part in this. “[The community is] a great group of guys around your age under the guidance of some great Holy Cross priests and brothers who want to prepare you for life as a Holy Cross religious, and above all, to help you know where the Lord is calling you,” Mahoney said.As campus continues expanding, the history of Notre Dame still revolves around Old College, Simmons said. “I think a lot of times it’s a little forgotten point of campus,” Simmons said. “The Dome and the Basilica tend to be the focal points, when [Old College] was the cradle of the University.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Congregation of the Holy Cross, old college, Rev. Edward Sorin, the Domelast_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Stop locking people up for victimless crimes, and you won’t have to worry about a budget increase. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone is seeking an expenditure increase of more than $520,000 from the 2020 adopted budget, according to the 2021 County Executive Tentative Budget. Quattrone told members of the Chautauqua County Legislature during a budget review last week that he budgeted 2021’s jail expenditures in anticipation of more call-offs, etc. should COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen.For years, the Chautauqua County Jail budget has experienced a degree of fiscal stress due to overtime costs and other salary expenditures.Quattrone says, however, that the overtime costs in 2020 has decreased significantly from years past. According to the Tentative Budget, the 2020 amended jail budget is more than $450,000 less than the 2020 adopted budget. He explains that there were multiple reasons for the decrease.“Part of (the lower costs) is because of the lower jail population (because of bail reform),” Quattrone said. “With COVID, people have taken less time off, less call-in time. Last year, we increased the number of full-time staff and reduced the number of part-time staff.”Quattrone says he budgeted 2021’s jail expenditures in anticipation of more call-offs, etc. should COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen. The Sheriff is seeking an expenditure increase of more than $520,000 from the 2020 adopted budget, according to the Tentative Budget.Legislator Terry Niebel asked Quattrone why there hasn’t been a cost-reduction in the jail budget as a whole despite the lower jail population. Quattrone says that the overtime costs, as well as increase in base pay for employees, are the major reasons.The Sheriff acknowledged that he’s been approached before about closing parts of the jail in an effort to reduce staffing costs. He says his office has done that to an extent, adding that he also has to consider various requirements from New York State when considering those moves.Additionally, the Sheriff confirmed during the review that three SRO’s were recently laid off due to some school districts pulling from agreements due to COVID budget concerns. He says that two of the three SRO’s were hired by the Jamestown Police Department.The third SRO, meanwhile, is working on logistics in an effort to obtain employment, according to Quattrone.last_img read more

first_img Grease 2, the 1982 movie sequel of Grease, tells the love story of Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone and English transfer student Michael Carrington. The musical follows their road to romance from bowling alley to burger joint, sing-a-long-a-sex education class to talent show, and long (and beautifully lit) romantic motorcycle rides to a slightly incongruous luau ending.  View Comments One-night-only was clearly not enough for fans of Grease 2. Cool Rider, the stage adaptation of the cult musical sequel to Grease, is to return to the west end for one-week-only. Ashleigh Gray and Aaron Sidwell will once again sing the roles of Stephanie and Michael, immortalized on screen by Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield. The concert will play at the Duchess Theatre April 15 through 19, with opening night set for April 16. The concert will feature the songs “Who’s That Guy?,” “Score Tonight,” “Cool Rider” (which will be sung precariously atop a step ladder without the aid of wires for safety), “Girl for All Seasons” and the haunting melody of “Rock-a-Hula Luau (Summer Is Coming).” Cool Rider is directed by Guy Unsworth and choreographed by Matt Krzan, with musical direction by Lee Freeman, lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones and costume design by Christopher Wilmer. Further casting will be announced in due course. At least one member of the team is already booking his flights to London.last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PVTech:Some of the world’s top green energy players have tabled ultra-low bids under the second round of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy programme, set to contract 1.47GW all in all. The kingdom’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) recently identified the firms and consortia shortlisted to develop a slew of solar projects across the country, with some proposing tariffs below the 2-US-dollar-cent-per-kWh threshold.At 600MW in planned capacity, the Al-Faisaliah PV project is the largest of the lot and will be either contracted to a consortium led by Saudi player ACWA Power, or a rival partnership led by United Arab Emirates-headquartered firm Masdar.According to REPDO, the bids for Al-Faisaliah from either side were “extremely close”. The gap between the figures for levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) each had produced was, the government agency said, “within statistical margin of error”. REPDO’s next step for the 600MW project will be to have the two consortia compete under a ‘best and final offer’ approach. The tendering results for this particular project will be revealed at some point in April 2020, the Office added.Held under the so-called National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), Saudi Arabia’s tenders are part of a plan to drive a renewable boom in the space of a decade. Previously floated targets would have the country reach major volumes of installed solar (40GW) and wind and others (20GW) by 2030.The country – which relies on oil revenues to prop up national budgets – has recently seen sharp declines in reference barrel prices, as lockdown plans enacted due to the COVID-19 crisis forced downwards revisions of demand for the fossil fuel. Analysts believe however that solar growth will be forthcoming, amid predictions the country will be one of a few global “growth engines” – installing 1-GW of PV every year – by 2024. NREP’s round-one already delivered the 300MW Sakaka PV plant, while round-three is set to unlock a further 1.2GW.The solar bids of US$0.0162/kWh now being touted in Saudi Arabia mirror the tariffs of US$0.016953/kWh scored last October by a 900MW project in Dubai. The Middle Eastern solar milestones emerge after similar numbers were reported for PV tenders in Brazil and Portugal.[José Rojo Martín]More: Bids of US$0.0162/kWh emerge as Saudi Arabia shortlists firms for 1.47GW solar tender Saudi solar solicitation attracts ultra-low bids, with prices at $0.016/kWhlast_img read more

first_imgWomen’s Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26 each year. It commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote and has been celebrated in the U.S. since 1973. While much progress has been made in the area of gender equality since that time, digging a bit beneath the surface unearths some telling trends.The bad newsHere are some global stats, based on research conducted by Filene, to consider as it relates to gender parity:Women generate 65 percent of consumer discretionary spending, but their presence in the economy and representation in leadership roles remains unbalancedWomen are 20 percent less likely than men to have a formal bank account and often lack access to savings, credit and other financial servicesThe World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186When it comes to the credit union industry, some progress has been made, but not enough. Women are still very under represented in senior leadership positions within the industry, and the disparity becomes especially apparent when you look at credit union asset size. In the U.S., women make up 70 percent of credit union employees, yet only 53 percent of all federally insured credit unions have female CEOs and 20 percent have female board presidents. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img“Being digital-ready will be more important than ever in the new normal. Grab can help businesses adapt by making the shift online through services like GrabFood and GrabKios,” Riyadi added.Earlier this month, Grab Indonesia introduced a new app called GrabMerchant, aimed as a one-stop service platform that allows micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), including those in food and beverage, to digitally manage their operational hours, orders, employees, as well as menus and promotions.Meanwhile, the head of the CSIS department of economics, Yose Rizal Damuri, noted that Grab, as a digital platform, played a supporting role during the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).“We see how digital platforms and gig work help logistics activities during the PSBB, like with the services offered by Grab with goods delivery,” he said.In a statement issued on May 5, Grab Indonesia reported a 22 percent and 21.5 percent increase in GrabMart and GrabExpress orders respectively from February to March, when people largely avoided going out. GrabMart is an online grocery shopping service and GrabExpress is a courier service.Tenggara Strategics researcher Stella Kusumawardhani said that, based on the 2019 findings, GrabFood also helped small businesses expand at minimal cost.“Unlike the conventional restaurant, where additional investment is required to increase capacity at their dine-in locations, we found that 48 percent of GrabFood merchants could increase their sales without the need to spend on additional costs,” Stella said.In 2019, the research found that GrabFood merchant-partners saw their monthly sales increase by 35 percent to Rp 49.6 million per month from the average of Rp 36.7 million per month in 2018. Grab Indonesia managing director Neneng Goenadi welcomed the study, stating that, with the current economic uncertainties, the company could help with the country’s economic recovery through the digitalization of MSMEs.“It is part of our commitment to support the prosperity of gig workers and the MSMEs joining our ecosystem, as well as benefitting the Indonesian people,” she said. “As Indonesia starts to move past COVID-19, we believe that platforms like Grab and the gig economy can support the country on its road to recovery,” said Riyadi Suparno, executive director of Tenggara Strategics, on Thursday.With the economic downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have warned that the country’s 70.49 million informal workers, the majority of the Indonesian workforce, are considered the most vulnerable. Motorcycle taxi drivers association Two-Wheeled Action Movement (Garda) reported a 70 percent decrease in drivers’ daily earnings during the pandemic.However, the research notes that Grab has provided earning opportunities for those dealing with unemployment, like in 2019, when 31 percent of GrabBike and 26 percent of GrabCar partners had no income prior to joining Grab.The company’s digital platform would also aid the merchant-partners’ transition to a post-pandemic economy, Riyadi stated. Ride-hailing firm Grab Indonesia contributed Rp 77.4 trillion (US$5.45 billion) to the Indonesian economy last year, largely thanks to its food delivery service, while providing gig work for the country’s informal workers, research released Thursday has shown.The research, conducted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Tenggara Strategics, revealed that the biggest source of Grab’s contributions to the economy came from its food delivery service GrabFood, which contributed Rp 37.3 trillion of the total Rp 77.4 trillion. The overall 2019 figure marks a 58.3 percent increase from the firm’s Rp 48.9 trillion in 2018.The data was calculated based on the incomes of more than 5,000 surveyed Grab partners and merchants before and after joining Grab, across its four services – motorcycle taxi service GrabBike, ride-hailing service GrabCar, GrabFood and merchant GrabKios.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgColumbus, IN—The Columbus Police Department is seeking information on the identity of a man who reportedly stole a car and struck an unoccupied CPD patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene of the crash early Thursday morning.Just before 7 am,  CPD officers responded to a report of a suspicious person knocking on the doors of homes on Brookside Court. A CPD officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood a short time later and when the driver of the vehicle stepped out to speak with the officer, his unidentified passenger quickly got into the driver’s seat and took off in the sliver Volkswagen Jetta. The suspect crashed into an unoccupied CPD patrol vehicle moments later before exiting the subdivision.Officers observed the stolen Volkswagen a short time later and noted that the vehicle was traveling recklessly and the car had extensive front end damage. The officers observed that the driver of the stolen car was traveling at a high rate of speed without working headlights as it continued north on Jonesville Road towards the road construction area near SR 46 and SR 11. Due to the heavy morning traffic, the officers opted to terminate the vehicle pursuit.Anyone with information on the location of the stolen vehicle and the identity of the driver is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at (812) 376-2600. Tips and information can be submitted anonymouslylast_img read more

first_imgTHE Youth Basketball Guyana’s (YBG) 11th Annual National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) will tip into its final quarter today, with a series of Under-19 games from 17:00hrs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Action in the tournament has been ongoing for two weeks and today’s quarterfinals mark the first of the last three days in the event.The first game of the day will see defending champions Kwakwani Secondary match up against Mackenzie High. The Mackenzie side will be looking to deny the defending champs another run at the title.However, it will not be an easy task since Kwakwani will be led by Road to Mecca 3 MVP Stanton Rose. For Mackenzie, shutting down Rose will only be a small part of the game plan with Kwakwani boasting two other Junior National players in Damair ‘Bubba’ Gladstone and Troy ‘Rambo’ David.Following their match-up, President’s College will take on Linden Technical Institute (LTI). Both teams are coming into the game with dominating performances against their opponents in the opening rounds.Jaleel Duke will be hoping to lead his East Coast side into the semifinals while Tahquille Johnson of LTI will be looking to spoil the party. LTI have a history of excelling in knockout stages, but with a fairly new cast, the Linden side will have pressure on their shoulders.St Rose’s High will take on New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary (NAMS) in the third game of the day. This will be an interesting matchup with both teams boasting high-calibre big men as well as guards.New Amsterdam will have to find a way to cut off the head of Rose’s offence in duo guards Patrice Agrippa and Shamar Huntley. For NAMS, Ramone Fogenay and Kelmar Carmichael’s point guard combo will be crucial. The battle of the big ones will see NAMS’ Neil Marks, Tafawa Daly, Sherland Gillis take it to St Rose’s Akil Vaughn and Leon Ross. So far, Marks has seemed unstoppable with Daly spreading the floor to hit threes and Gillis’ scrappers approach to the game giving NAMS the edge.Georgetown Technical Institute received a bye and will head straight to the semi-finals to await an opponent. Tomorrow will see all semifinals played with the final and closing ceremony on Sunday.The tournament is sponsored by Digicel, Banks DIH Limited and Beharry Group of Companies.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government will not have any say on whether India should participate in next month’s Davis Cup tie in Pakistan as the event is not a bilateral engagement. India’s participation in the Asia-Oceania Zone Group 1 Davis Cup tie, scheduled on September 14 and 15 in Islamabad, is uncertain owing to high political tensions with Pakistan. The country has downgraded diplomatic ties with India after provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, were done away with and the state was turned into a Union Territory.  “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” Rijiju said on the sidelines of an event of the ministry of youth affairs.”Since India is a signatory to the Olympic charter. Therefore, the government of India or the national federation do not have a say on whether India will participate or not,” he added. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) will be seeking a neural venue for the tie but its Pakistani counterpart on Sunday made it clear that it would not agree to a change as preparations are already underway in Islamabad.The AITA will cite the diplomatic tensions and security concerns while seeking a change of venue from the ITF. No Indian Davis Cup team has travelled to Pakistan since 1964 and bilateral cricket ties between the two countries have been dormant since the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.Since 2017, Pakistan have played four of their five home ties in Islamabad, hosting Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Iran. Hong Kong had refused to travel to Pakistan in 2017, giving them a walkover. The last time Pakistan played on a neutral venue was when it hosted China in Colombo in 2016. In 2015, Pakistan played both their home ties on neutral venues. They played Chinese Taipei in Turkey while hosting Kuwait in Colombo.  highlightscenter_img No Indian Tennis team has visited Pakistan since 1964.India will play in Islamabad on September 14 and 15.Pakistan last played in a neutral venue when it hosted China in Colombo in 2016.last_img read more

first_imgAs the completion of the John McKay Center nears, Trojan players and fans alike have a lot to be happy about. The new three-story athletic facility features 110,000 square feet of space which includes weight rooms, football offices and even an indoor practice field. Such facilities are vital in this era of college football, where flash and glamor are often selling points for recruits.Quite the character · John McKay coached USC from 1960-1975. He won four national titles, but was known just as much for his wit. – Photo courtesy of USC AthleticsAs USC fans, however, we should not only celebrate this historic building as a tool to make players better, but must see it in its historical context, for the man it was named for: John McKay. For without the legendary coach, USC football would not be where it is today.McKay took the coaching job at USC in 1960 after being an assistant for both Oregon and, later, USC. His tenure hardly started well; the Trojans finished with eight total wins in his first two seasons. It did not look like the McKay era was going to be anything special.The tide turned, however, in 1962. McKay’s squad finished the season 11-0 and capped off the season with a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. The Trojans would win three more national championships under McKay in 1967, 1972 and 1974. They won the Pac-8 Conference nine times in his 16 seasons.Though the wins and losses are crucial to McKay’s legacy, he was much more than just a 127-40-8 record. He was a character. He was a man that changed football in Los Angeles for good.McKay saw two Heisman Trophy winners walk through campus in Mike Garrett (1965) and OJ Simpson (1968). He coached quarterback Pat Haden, NFL Hall of Fame receiver Lynn Swann, “Notre Dame Killer” Anthony Davis and Sam Cunningham — the runningback who, for all intents and purposes, caused the South Eastern Conference to integrate in 1970, forever changing the landscape of college football.McKay might be most noted for his wit and his quotations, many of which Trojan fans remember to this day.When asked why Simpson had 47 carries in a game, he replied, “He doesn’t belong to a union. Anyway, the ball doesn’t weigh that much.”When asked about his team’s less-than-stellar performance, he retorted with, “We didn’t tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking.”Perhaps his most famous line came while he was the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was asked what he thought of his team’s execution in a loss. His response? “I’m all for it.”John McKay changed football at USC. Yes, the Trojans had success in prior years, winning championships under legendary coach Howard Jones, but McKay created a culture of winning.Pete Carroll brought USC football back; McKay made the tradition a legend. The legacy of “Tailback U” would not exist if McKay hadn’t installed the I-Formation into his offenses. The Trojans would have four less banners to show in Heritage Hall were it not for McKay. There would be two less Heisman Trophies.But most of all, there is a good chance that USC football would have been stuck in mediocrity. Sure, a great coach could have come in and won many games. But McKay didn’t just win games; he won students and fans with his success and character.The next time you walk by the McKay Center, which is expected to be finished in the fall, admire it for more than its impressive exterior. Admire it for more than the fact that it gives the Trojans another edge in recruiting the best players in the country.Instead, admire it for the man it is named after. The man who made USC football what it is today. The man who changed college football for the entire country. “Goal Line Stand” runs Thursdays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Michael at [email protected]last_img read more

first_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 2nd January, 2020 11:17 IST Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 11:17 IST Winning Watson Prepared To Lead Houston Texans Into Playoffs Deshaun Watson doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t competing. Whether it was trying to outrun his older brother while taking out the trash as a child or running away from defenders during a game of flag football he had the same mentality. Deshaun Watson doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t competing. Whether it was trying to outrun his older brother while taking out the trash as a child or running away from defenders during a game of flag football he had the same mentality.”It’s definitely in my DNA to go out there and compete and try to win in everything I do,” Watson said.Years later the Houston Texans quarterback has maintained that same mindset, and when you ask almost anyone about him that’s one of the first things they’ll bring up. As the Texans prepare to host the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, coach Bill O’Brien reminisced about his early interactions with Watson and when he knew he was special.”He’s a winner, cares about winning, will do whatever it takes to win,” O’Brien said. “That came across in the first two meetings, so I would say it was way before he got here and on the practice field.”Since then as O’Brien has gotten to know Watson better and watched him lead the Texans he’s only become more impressed with him.”He’s got great poise,” O’Brien said. “Anybody that’s been around him for a long time, (knows) he doesn’t have any fear. He has no fear and …. he has a lot of fun playing, you see the smile on his face, he loves playing football and he loves being out there with his teammates.”Watson takes great pride in being a leader and knows how he carries himself will rub off on the rest of the team and impact how others perform.”You’re the face of the franchise and everyone is looking (at) you,” he said. “So regardless if you’re down, if you’re up, you’re facing that adversity (or) you’re having success too, people want to still see that fight and that will to continue to finish what you started and try to win the game or what you’re competing in. Everyone is going to follow that and everyone will see it.”Receiver DeAndre Hopkins loves that quality in Watson and thinks that’s one of the reasons why he’s so successful.”Everybody in this locker room, offense and defense feeds off of his game and how he never feels like we’re out of a game no matter what the score is,” Hopkins said. “He’s a winner. He’s won his whole career and it shows every day in everything he does.”Watson has a penchant for shining in the biggest moments. He did it when he helped Gainesville high school to a state title and at Clemson when he led the Tigers to a national championship in the 2016 season. Watson has continued that success with the Texans where he’s helped them to consecutive AFC South titles and had some of his biggest games when Houston was playing in prime time.But in perhaps the biggest game of his NFL career, Watson came up short. Last season in his playoff debut Watson threw an interception and struggled to move the offense effectively in a 21-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.He believes the experience in that playoff game will help him on Saturday when he gets another chance to notch his first postseason win.”Just knowing that … the game is going to go by faster, the plays, the players play a little bit faster than the regular season. Everything just speeds up,” he said. “So, just being able to be prepared and see how the energy and everything changes in a playoff game, it really helps out to get that firsthand look last year. I know it didn’t go our way, but we’ve got another opportunity this year.”He has thrown for 3,852 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and ran for 413 yards with seven more scores this season. Watson, who sat out last week with Houston’s playoff spot set, struggled with turnovers in his last three starts. He threw five interceptions in those games after only being picked off twice in Houston’s previous five games. He said those miscues are a big reason the offense hasn’t been as powerful recently as it was earlier in the season.”My turnovers,” he said. “That’s pretty much it … if I don’t turn two balls over in Tennessee that’s 14 extra points and who knows how the game goes. It’s something that we corrected.”O’Brien has no doubt that Watson will get back on track this week and raved about how much he’s improved in his three seasons with the Texans.”He gets better every day,” O’Brien said. “I wouldn’t be able to pick out one thing. He gets better every day at everything. He tries to work on everything from mechanics to knowledge of the game plan to defensive knowledge.” LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The 2015 season progresses for the Oxford boys baseball team. The Wildcats are now 6-9 after sweeping Elk Valley/Fredonia but losing to Udall.The game reports are as follows: Game  1: Oxford 16 Elk Valley/Fredonia 1  Game over in three innings:Pitching: WP — Grant Smith, 3 IP, 6 K’s, 2 BB, 1 ER.Batting:Grant Smith  3-3, 2 singles, double, 1 BB, 3 RBI’s.Oggie Shimkus 1-1, single, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 run scored.Cal Shimkus 1-1, single, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored.Dalton Silhan 2-3, 2 singles, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs scored.Game 2: Oxford 9 Elk Valley/Fredonia  2Pitching:WP — Cal Shimkus: 7 IP, 13 K’s, 2 BB, 1 ERBatting:Grant Smith 2-2, single, double, 2 BB, 2 RBIs.Cameren Clements 1-2, single, BB, 2 RBIs.Oxford head baseball coach comments on Elk Valley/Fredonia doubleheader:We didn’t know what to expect coming in vs. EV/Fredonia. They are no longer a league game for us as Elk Valley is coopting with Fredonia, which makes them a big 3A school. There were a lot of unknowns. Our kids did a great job of working counts at the plate and we were able to get runners on via the walk early. Then we executed with runners on and were able to score a pile of runs in Game 1 in the 3rd inning to put it away.I believe we put up 11 runs in that frame. Grant did a great job on the mound, kept his pitch count low and pitched to the zone. He also did a great job at the plate. We got quality production out of the Shimkus boys and Dalton Silhan.  Game 2, our offense was a little sluggish compared to game 1. We had some poor execution of situational hitting early in that game. Cal Shimkus got his first career varsity win on the mound for us.He did a great job of filling it up with strikes and getting outs when he needed too. Cal’s a freshman and it’s been great to see his confidence continue to build on the mound as the year has gone on. Grant and Camren led the offense in game 2. We executed some little things to extend the lead and then Cal basically locked them up for the win. This was a sweep we needed at this point in the year. It was key especially for our freshman to have a little bit of success. Freshman Dalton Silhan had been struggling at the plate coming into these games and he busted out of that in a big way in Game 1.Credit to him, he just keeps working everyday and getting better. Not letting little things get him down.4-27-15Game 1: Udall 9 Oxford 1Pitching: LP — Grant Smith: 4 IP, 7 K’s, 8 BB, 4 ER. Cameren Clements - 3 IP, 4 K’s, 1 BB, 1 ERBatting:Oggie Shimkus 1-2, single, 1 RBI, 1 BB.Dalton Silhan 1-2, single.Game 2:Udall 4 Oxford  2Pitching:LP — Oggie Shimkus 6 IP, 5 K’s, 2 BB, 3 ER.Cal Shimkus - 1 IPBatting:Dalton Silhan  2-3, 2 singles.Dakota Mitchell 1-2, single, scored 1 run, 1 sac bunt.Derek Williams 1-3, single.Green’s Comments on Udall double header:I thought we had a chance to compete with Udall coming into these games. The are tied for first in our league and we had lost a close game two weeks ago to Flinthills who is tied with Udall for the league lead and we thought we had a shot. Grant didn’t have his best outing on the mound after pitching well the week before. Credit to the maturity of him, he flat said I didn’t pitch well. For a sophomore to say that says a lot about his character.We continued to battle but after we got in a hole early it proved to be tough. We barreled up some balls really well. Udall’s 2B Tanner Roberts had a heck of a game for them. He made several plays that as a baseball guy, you just say wow, what a great play. He had himself a day robbing us of hits in key situations in Game 1 especially.Game 2, we played well, we just did not get timely hitting. Oggie threw well as did Billy Barnett from Udall. It was a well played game for the most part and both pitchers just competed and battled. We scratched out 2 runs but couldn’t get closer.Udall is about as solid a team defensively as you will see in our league. I was proud of our kids for competing in the 2nd game and battling. That’s the type of development you want to see out of a young team. We had 6 freshman, 2 sophomores, and one senior on the field the majority of the game. You always worry about how young kids will respond in tough situations but our kids have done a great job handling adversity as the year has gone on. Next up: West Elk on Monday, May 4th. We have two JV double headers, one tonight, one Friday.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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first_imgMartin Pedroza731013614%$376,750 -30- Tyler Baze11714111612%$897,344 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Elvis Trujillo911213813%$778,336 TEXAS RED STARTS DOWN KENTUCKY DERBY PATHKent Desormeaux has won the Kentucky Derby three times, but trainer Keith, his brother, has never started a horse in the Run for the Roses.That could change if Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red makes it to Churchill Downs for the first jewel of the Triple Crown on May 2. But first things first, and that would be Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes in which Texas Red makes his 3-year-old debut.“We’re ready to get the show on the road,” said Keith, who will give his younger brother a leg up on the son of Afleet Alex for the seven furlong race. “I’m happy with where he is right now, no doubt.“I’ve said before that this is a building process towards the first Saturday in May. We’re prepared. I just think the sprint is the right thing for him. I’m sure that’s up for discussion, but it seems like the right thing to do.“This is a building process and this is the first step. I’ve been to the Kentucky Derby before, but have never run a horse in the race. We’ve come close to getting there, winning a couple of prep races, but never actually participated.”Texas Red and Eclipse Award winner American Pharoah were assigned co-highweight of 126 pounds in the Experimental Free Handicap announced Thursday by The Jockey Club.The field for the San Vicente, which goes as the sixth race with an approximate post time of 1:30: Lord Nelson, Rafael Bejarano; Serbian Syclone, Elvis Trujillo; Jazzy Josh, Flavien Prat; Texas Red, Kent Desormeaux; Bench Warrant, Tyler Baze; and Sir Samson, Joe Talamo.Punctuate and Magic Taste were scratched.FINISH LINES: Hoppertunity is scheduled to work at Santa Anita Sunday after which Bob Baffert said he would have a better line on whether to run the San Pasqual winnerin nextSaturday’s $500,000 San Antonio Invitational against California Chrome and Shared Belief. Shared Belief, meanwhile,is slated to have his final major breeze for the race on Tuesday at Golden Gate, and will ship to Santa Anita Wednesday, Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward said . . .Trainer George Papaprodromou said Charles Town Classic winner Imperative is under consideration for the San Antonio after the son of Bernardini worked six furlongs Saturday in 1:13 . . . Zenyatta offspring Cozmic One worked six furlongs with Victor Espinoza up in company for John Shirreffs in 1:14. Stablemate Captain Tim was clocked in 1:13.80 . . . On a firm turf course, Abbey Vale worked five furlongs in 1:05 for Phil D’Amato; Quadrivium the same distance in a bullet 1:02.40 for Graham Motion; and Power Ped and Skyring six furlongs in 1:17.60 and 1:18.20, respectively, for Neil Drysdale. Each horse is nominated to the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf next Saturday. Impressive newcomer Flavien Prat, who has seven wins from just 39 rides this meet, has the mount on Power Ped in the San Marcos, agent Derek Lawson reports . . . Los Alamitos Futurity runner-up Firing Line worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 for Simon Callaghan in preparation for the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes next Saturday . . . Santa Anita invites fans to its Big Game Party Sunday in the Bud Light Lounge & Sirona’s. Enjoy a buffet, program, big screen HDTV’s, two full-size pool tables, and $3 Budweiser and Bud Light brews all day for only $20. Tickets are available online at Must be 21 or older to enter this area on a first come, first served for seating. Call 626-574-6400 for group rates. First post time Sunday is 11 a.m. There will be no Early Bird Wagering at Clockers’ Corner Sunday due to the early post time . . . Through 23 racing days, perennial champion Rafael Bejarano holds a 28-19 lead over resurgent Kent Desormeaux in Santa Anita’s jockey standings, while Hollendorfer has a 16-12 advantage over runner-up Peter Miller among trainers, winning with 23 percent of his starters and leading in purse earnings with $1,363,004, some $640,000 more than Miller . . . Favorites are winning above the national norm of around 33 percent, at 38.95 (74 of 190). The average is even higher for winning favorites on dirt, 42.54 percent (57 of 134), but dips precipitously on turf to 30.36 percent (17 of 56). Odds-on choices are scoring at 58.14 percent (25 of 43); in the money favorites at 66.84 percent (127 of 190); and in the money odds-on favorites at 83.72 percent (36 of 43). (Statistics provided by Santa Anita Race Wire Operator Jason Hom).-more- Peter Miller631215619%$718,980 James Cassidy2945414%$170,210 2/2/2/2 Eddie Truman840150%$168,030 Richard Baltas2652319%$151,308 Richard Mandella2453521%$230,780 Doug O’Neill6187813%$406,030 Drayden Van Dyke88991510%$540,426 Tiago Pereira545379%$154,820 Joseph Talamo91612127%$551,844 Gary Stevens3985721%$474,400 John Sadler4646109%$289,332 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Corey Nakatani5488715%$460,100 Flavien Prat3972518%$271,430 Mark Casse2754419%$371,570 Brice Blanc1931216%$106,860 Mike Smith50109820%$765,761 Edwin Maldonado523386%$184,776 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 30) Mark Glatt3457515%$276,142 Philip D’Amato3248613%$270,490 Jerry Hollendorfer691610823%$1,363,004 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won A. C. Avila1440129%$83,160 Fernando Perez8088710%$323,054 Rafael Bejarano10528181527%$1,240,004 Jeff Bonde1640325%$163,570 Bob Baffert3969515%$550,868 Felipe Valdez1033230%$65,390 Kent Desormeaux76199925%$976,792 Peter Eurton3364718%$304,958 Michael Pender1643025%$120,400 Brandon Boulanger5152410%$117,360 Martin Garcia50710514%$580,190 Victor Espinoza701213717%$729,990 EYES OF THE RACING WORLD ARE ON TEXAS REDHOPPERTUNITY TO DRILL; SAN ANTONIO NEXT?last_img read more

first_imgThe data speak of a remarkable team in attack and ripped in defense. He is sixth in shots, in goal plays, in possession and in passes, records that would keep you in Europe, but colista in recoveries and third by the tail in conceded goals (42 in 26 days). Of these, 16 correspond to strategy moves. Only Mallorca defends them worse.Tonight recover Bartra, low by penalty in Mestalla, and it is possible that Loren will take the place from Borja Iglesias. The forecast is to play with three centrals and Edgar as a midfielder.Mendy Modric, headlinesIn Madrid, the room for maneuver of Zidane It narrows. Much of plan B has been come down, starting with Bale, who barely played a quarter of an hour against City and did not leave the bench against Barça, and following by Jovic, again off a list where they are Rodrygo and Mariano. And, in addition, he has encountered three unexpected casualties (Carvajal and Nacho, for the flu, and Isco, for a low back pain). That will force him to use Militao as a right back. The Brazilian has played less than a third of the games of the course (12 of 38) and in the last month and a half he only played 90 minutes in the Cup against Real Sociedad. Isco will have A natural relay, Modric, and Mendy is also expected to be the left back, the place with the most rotation in the team.Betis is encouraged by the immediate past (he has not lost to Madrid the last two duels) and not so much the remote one: only two victories in the 12 closest clashes. La Liga and Rubi hang by a thread. The only defeats Madrid in this League arrived before teams from the south of the table (Mallorca and Levante). And there, in that awkward geographical situation, live Betis, made for something else after spending 100 million in signings between summer and winter (follow the game live on It has not turned out, as neither it has done Ruby, in which the club put so much faith that it paid its termination clause to get him out of Spanish, to the one who had taken to the Europa League, and signed a three-year contract. Today, with the fourteenth team, without having spent a single day in European positions and to 12 points of Valenciaseventh That faith has been lost.The need match, Well, he is from Madrid, recovered verticality with the victory in the Classic and the League in his hand. The Betis is far from the glory and not so much from the abyss (his mattress with the descent is only five points). Alone the lack of a relay from true shaft keeps Rubi in his position, but after Madrid the derby will arrive, a match that lasts two weeks in Seville, the previous one and the subsequent one, regardless of its usefulness. And there You can finish the technician’s journey.Nothing went well in a Betis with high expectations. William Carvalho, absent in Valencia, was low from October to February. Borja Iglesias, the star signing (28 million), has scored three goals in the course. Past year, in Espanyol, signed 20. Loren, his alleged substitute has played more and scored 11 points. Laínez, recently operated on appendicitis, has punctured. Juanmi carries injured since August and Pedraza, since November. Feddal disappeared from the team in early January was at point of being sold to Valencia. Only Fekir, the player who has caused the most penalties in the League, seems up to his resume. And the winter reinforcements, Guido Rodríguez and Aleñá, they turn out Insubstantial so far. The arithmetic summary of the situation is that the team has seven consecutive games without winning, it was thrown out of the Cup by a Second (lightning) and has added only three of the last eighteen points in the league.last_img read more

first_imgIs “all paradísimo“, they acknowledge from Espanyol AS once they ask about the next season planning. Stagnation additionally refers to doable renewals, and that 9 footballers and the coach himself, Abelardo Fernández, finish their contract (Not less than it has been doable to agree with them on the continuity past June 30). The crossroads is full.To A pandemic and uncertainty in case LaLiga will probably be in a position to conclude, and with it the revenue (some which have already been invested, akin to the 40 million of January in transfers), which impacts the remainder of skilled golf equipment, is added in the case of Espanyol the impossibility of figuring out whether or not to incorporate footballers for First or Second. Earlier than the break, the staff was working backside, six factors from permanence. However there are, or can be, 11 days to play. The key all the things, the skilled soccer director, Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete, acknowledged on Tuesday, is about figuring out the monetary ‘honest play’ that LaLiga marks, which in December raised the wage restrict exceptionally to 80 million, and that in a lower it could possibly be minimize in half. Data that, in any case, will probably be delayed.And, though nonetheless Espanyol has not obtained any notification, at the very least for the second, the Short-term Employment Regulation File (ERTE) executed on this ultimate stretch of the season could additional prohibit spending on transfers, since the membership has obtained State assist, though they belief that the employers will work to cut back that influence.last_img read more

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and was unlucky not to have another as Real Madrid beat Manchester City 4-1 in front of almost 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly yesterday.Madrid broke through in the 21st minute when Karim Benzema volleyed in a close-range scissor kick off a long Gareth Bale pass from the right.Ronaldo doubled the lead two minutes later to a deafening roar from the crowd when he collected a deft Toni Kroos chip from midfield and poked in a shot just beyond City goalkeeper Joe Hart.Pepe made it 3-0 nodding in an Isco corner just before half-time.City answered in first-half stoppage time with a Yaya TourÈ penalty, after Sergio Ramos was called for a handball in the box.Second-half substitute Denis Cheryshev converted an Isco pass to finish the scoring.Devastating injuryCity midfielder Fabian Delph, signed from Aston Villa for £8 million (US$12.5 million) last week, was carried from the field in the 20th with an apparent hamstring injury. He will have scans today.”This injury is not the best news because he was just starting the season with our team, but we’ll see tomorrow,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said.The match marked Rafa BenÌtez’s first win as Madrid manager.”I’m very pleased,” BenÌtez said. “When you are working so hard, when the players are training in double training sessions and doing so well in every training session, you can see the commitment.”Ronaldo had a goal disallowed in the 57th for offside, but video indicated the goal should have been granted.The crowd of 99,382 was the MCG’s largest for a football match, eclipsing the 95,446 in 2013 for a Liverpool-Melbourne Victory friendly.The match was the last of the three-game International Champions Cup that also included Roma.last_img read more

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Adamson wasted no time and handed University of the Philippines its second straight loss, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, victory in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phelps overjoyed to announce new baby Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Lady Falcons soared to their second straight win for a 2-1 card, already eclipsing their one-win total from Season 79, while the Lady Maroons slipped to their second straight loss and a 1-2 record.With the Lady Falcons leading two sets to none and 23-18 in the third, Diana Carlos managed to score two straight points to cut the margin to three, 23-20, and give UP a semblance of fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCarlos’ back-to-back hits prompted Adamson head coach Air Padda to call time, and Jema Galanza calmed her mentor down with a pinpoint kill that went through UP’s defense and put the Lady Falcons at the 24-20 match point.UP’s Marian Buitre then gave Adamson the win when she failed to get the ball over from her side of the floor. “It feels good, because last year was really tough for us and only winning one game it was hard so getting our second win, we’ve already our record and it feels good,” said Padda. “It shows that there’s been growth in the program and our team is not a pushover from last year.”Although the Lady Maroons managed to go hit-for-hit with the Lady Falcons in the second and third sets, the same can’t be said for the opening set when Adamson looked flawless.Adamson tallied eight service aces in the first set alone, and that mark was two more than UP scored in spikes.“That first set really hurt UP and our passing was really good,” said Padda as her team finished with 17 aces. “I’m surprised we got 17 aces, our team’s growing. And if we had to define us, I won’t define us as a strong serving team, we’re a strong defensive team.”Adamson outgunned UP, 40-26, in terms of spikes and was ahead 53-39 in excellent digs.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mylene Paat led Adamson with 15 points, eight coming off aces, while Galanza added 14.Mary Joy Dacoron and Chiara Permentilla also finished in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.Carlos led UP with 12 points while Isa Molde added seven. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgWomen have been kept in the back or kitchens for too long with few, like President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other prominent women, braving the storm to match-up with their male counterparts. But since the President’s ascendency, there have been a crusade for women’s social, political and most especially economic empowerments.This, however, hasn’t been on the scale that will bring about significant improvement in the lives of women across the country because the impact from what has been practiced in the society for centuries cannot just be removed or erased in ten or twenty years. This not only takes time, but a lot of negotiations and sacrifices.African women have lived in the shadows of their husbands for centuries, but twenty-five year old Rebecca (not her real name) thinks this shouldn’t be the case anymore. “Because it is like we are in slavery. We don’t do anything on our own. They dictate our lives, telling us how and what to and not do. They practically control our lives,” she said.Rebecca feels sorrow for her mother, grandmothers and other women who had to live their entire lives through servitude. “Some of us are blessed that we who are seeing the light at an early stage do not see it this way anymore. We can say that we are blessed and I thank God for Red Cross and its partners who initiated this program. We will now work to lead our own life and not be dictated to by anymore, but negotiated with now,” she added.She was one of 198 females from West Point who received certificates in several trainings ranging from catering, cosmetology, tailoring and others, at a well-attended ceremony in that township.The initiative is the 5th cycle graduation exercise of the Liberia National Red Cross Society’s Women Training and Integration (WIN) project. The project was established in 2008 for the purpose of developing war affected women (associated with conflict trauma and vulnerabilities), who are victims of social and economic exclusion.Rebecca, like many of her peers, is a victim of abuses. In spite of her young age, she has lived in an abusive home with a drunkard, who is also a drug addict, adding, “When you can make your own money nobody can take you for anything as it has been in the past.” She noted that she had been constrained to live in her home because she had no skills to fend for herself and her two kids.But with her newly acquired cosmetology skills Rebecca has already begun to make little money for herself and is deciding on finding a place to move with her kids. “I’m so grateful to Red Cross for this initiative. I was in this West Point doing nothing for myself and only dependingon my husband every day. He abuses me every day when even giving food money,” she said.Rebecca is just one of the many women who undergo humiliation on a daily basis because they can’t fend for themselves. Most of them are either totally illiterate or semi-literate.What appeared to be the slogan of the training exercises, “Women don’t sit there; do your hands something positive with,” reverberated across the hall—invoking consciousness in women to go beyond their limits and rebuild their lives.“We hope that this training will help us to contribute not just to our individual homes, but our communities and country,” another graduate, Patience Doe, said.She believes no society or nation can strive without the meaningful contribution of women. “Nobody can build this country for us; we have to do it ourselves. Therefore any little way we can help, we will,” Ms. Doe said.Serving as guest speaker was UN Women Program Manager Ramon Garway. He urged the graduates to use their acquired skills to benefit society as well as to achieve gender equality.Garway said women and girls are important actors of change for national development in Liberia and should play a key role in the decision-making processes to ensure inclusion, while also committing his entity to providing financial assistances to the graduates.Red Cross Director of Program Ambullai Perry lauded the graduates for their patience throughout the exercise and noted that the Red Cross is proud of them.“We are happy that we are supporting women. The Red Cross is here to help communities and the Government of Liberia and we are happy for that mandate given us. Today we are happy for the people of West Point that have given their fullest,” Perry said. The WIN project is a socially inclusive intervention that aims to restore the dignity and values of vulnerable and marginalized women in Montserrado. Since its inception 900 plus women have benefitted. It targets women and girls 13-45 years with eight key criteria for selection. These include single mother/self-supported, economically vulnerable, commercial sex workers, rape/ domestic violence victims and others.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPlans to borrow US$15 billion to pay off the liabilities of two sugar factories belonging to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will trigger a local financial crisis the likes of which have never been seen domestically.This is the view of economic advisor to the Opposition, Peter Ramsaroop, who advised that Government not get this loan, as it would be a huge debt to repay.Ramsaroop said this decision could lead to the treasury swelling tenfold or more in the near future.The economic advisor said this large debt could place even more pressure on the country to repay its current loans to bilateral partners like China and India, and financial institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank.Advisor to the Opposition Peter RamsaroopRamsaroop views this decision as taking a backward step to the 1980s, when Guyana had most of its revenues servicing debt. He said that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) managed to reduce the debt-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio to 47.9 per cent and it should be maintained rather than burdened.“(Finance Minister Winston) Jordan is banking on oil, but the contract signed by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman is so lopsided, Guyana, at current world market prices, will only earn about US$400 million per year.”According to him, the price of oil on the world market is currently US$64 per barrel, which at 120,000 barrels per day gives US$2.8 billion a year. Under the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed by the Guyana Government and ExxonMobil, of the US$2.8 billion earned on oil sold, ExxonMobil gets US$2.4 billion, while Guyana gets a paltry US$400 million. The US$400 million includes profit and royalty.Government has said it hoped to repay the loan over the next three to five years. Finance Minister Jordan explained that the money would be used specifically to fund the operations of the Skeldon and Enmore Sugar Estates, which were likely to reemploy some workers.The Minister said the idea was to keep the Estates operational as it searched for buyers. He said open the Estates stood a better chance of being sold to a private company, as opposed to being closed. He noted that the idea was to close deals in another six to nine months to have these Estates sold in full.Jordan said revenues generated from the sale of Estates and other assets would be used to repay the loan. The Government will be turning to commercials banks for this syndicated bond.But Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has since warned the nation that Guyanese taxpayers may ultimately foot the bill for the repayment of this loan while the “handpicked” investors would reap the gains and maximise their profitability.Jagdeo has said he was not buying the economic and financial arguments put forward by the Finance Ministry and the Government to justify this move.He has said it defied logic that Government wanted to borrow $15 billion to keep these Estates open for a few months, when that sum could have assisted the reopening for close to one year.last_img read more

first_img…legal counsel says tax claim was previously rejected by courtOn the same day that Finance Minister Winston Jordan was supposed to pay Dipcon US$2 million in a court-awarded judgement, it has emerged that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has slapped the Trinidad-based company with a tax bill of over $500 million.The Guyana Revenue AuthorityGuyana Times was able to confirm with Dipcon’s legal representative, Timothy Jonas that the GRA sent his client the letter claiming it owed the tax authority the money. According to reports reaching this publication, the alleged debt is $527.8 million.“What I can tell you is that a similar letter from the GRA, about six months ago, was challenged by Dipcon and thrown out by the court. The timing was about the same, when a claim was made for a mandamus for Jordan to pay the money. The same day we appeared in court, that letter came,” the Attorney said.Section 101 (1) of the Income Tax Act states that “When the Commissioner General has knowledge or suspects that a person is or is about to become indebted or liable to make a payment of tax under this Act, he may, by registered letter or by letter served personally, require such first-mentioned person to pay the monies otherwise payable to such second-mentioned person in whole or in part to him on account of the liability of the second mentioned person under this Act.”It goes on to say, “The receipt of the Commissioner General for monies paid as required under this section shall to the extent of the payment be a good and sufficient discharge of the original liability: – (a) of the person who pays such monies to the Commissioner General to the person liable to make a payment tax under this Act; (b) of the person liable to make a payment of tax under this Act to the Commissioner General.”Efforts to contact GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia were futile. Last month, High Court Judge, Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry had ordered Minister Jordan to pay Dipcon a US$2.2 million award or face jail time. The Trinidad-based construction company had taken the Finance Minister to court for failing to honour the payment of millions of dollars, which was awarded to Dipcon by Justice Rishi Persaud in 2015.After Dipcon took the Government to court back in 2009 to recover monies owed for road works done, Justice Persaud had ordered Government to pay the company US$665,032.17 as payment for the works done along with US$1,563,368.50 for costs it incurred for those works, together with interest on both amounts, at a rate of six per cent annum from February 10, 2009, to October 21, 2015 and thereafter at the rate of four per cent per annum until fully paid.However, since none of the payments owed were made, Dipcon had successfully approached the High Court for an administrative order to compel the Minister to pay.On Friday, Justices Diana Insanally and Simone Morris-Ramlall threw out Jordan’s application, filed by Attorney General Basil Williams, for a stay of the court order. In their judgement, the Judges expressed the view that his application had no merit.last_img read more

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has dropped his wage demands to just £80,000-a-week in a bid to seal a move to Arsenal. (Metro)Louis van Gaal has identified Argentina hard man Ezequiel Garay as the player to fix Manchester United’s leaky defence. United sent two scouts to watch the Zenit St Petersburg centre-half play in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday with a view to making a January bid. (Daily Mirror)Van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes. The United boss has allowed the 32-year-old to use the club’s training facilities as he bids to return from the anterior cruciate ligament injury that has kept him out since March. (Daily Express)Chelsea and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado is just ‘details away’ from penning a new deal with Fiorentina. (Daily Express)Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident England goalkeeper Joe Hart will sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest headlines…Lambert reveals Aston Villa have option to sign on-loan midfielder on permanent dealVan der Sar responds to Januzaj links: ‘Ajax can’t afford Man United starlet’Blow for Man United and Chelsea as Juventus star signs new contractFulham starlet given green light to leave Craven CottageExclusive – Meluensteen warns Man United: ‘Chelsea are still a threat without Costa’Ex-Man United coach hopes Valdes’ arrival has been ‘communicated well’ to De GeaExclusive – Liverpool fans will be agitated by ‘infuriating’ Balotelli, claims former Reds coachlast_img read more

first_imgThat would be a massive boost for Spurs, with Barca already guaranteed to finish first in Group B, and possibly ready to rest their Argentinian star ahead of Sunday’s game against Levante, the only team to beat them in La Liga last season.For Tottenham to reach the Champions League next round, they need to match or better the result of Group B rivals Inter Milan, faced with the easier task of winning at home to PSV Eindhoven.Vermaelen, back from a hamstring injury, could be called on to play against an opponent he knows well and against whom he enjoyed some of his favourite moments for Arsenal in the Premier League before his move to Barcelona four years ago.“My favourite was maybe in my first or second year when we were losing 2-0 and ended up winning 5-2,” Vermaelen said. “I can still remember now the celebrations after in the changing room. The smell of the game, the noise. Those games against Tottenham at the Emirates were amazing.”In 2012, Arsenal were still the lead force in their duel with Spurs while Vermaelen was one of the division’s most impressive central defenders, known as the “Verminator”.Vermaelen still watches Arsenal and thinks Unai Emery is doing a “great job”.“I saw the last derby and you can see the atmosphere, how much it means every time, it was unbelievable,” he says. “I was really happy to be there for five years, I miss it. When I see the stadium and them doing well…I have good memories.”He left in 2014 when Barcelona made an offer of 19 million euros but injuries have limited his impact in Spain, especially during his debut season when he played only a single match.Messi made me better“I have no regrets. I came here to be surrounded by the biggest players in the world and that is something very special,” Vermaelen said. “It is not easy to start every game of course but overall I’ve been very happy. To be on the pitch with these guys, every day, I feel very blessed.”Messi is one of those. “In training he is the same as he is in matches,” Vermaelen says. “Imagine facing that every day! He has made me a better player.”With Samuel Umtiti out injured, Vermaelen could yet play an important role this term but his contract expires next summer and the 33-year-old is considering his options, including a return to England.“It is not impossible, I have warm memories of my time in England and I was very happy there.”Much can change in six months and Barcelona are competing on all fronts. They won the double in May but disappointment lingers from the shock defeat to Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals. Their coach, Ernesto Valverde, was blamed for not resting players enough.“The expectations are very high,” Vermaelen said. “We can’t think of it as a problem because that can also make it more difficult. It is just the Champions League is very tough to win,” he said.Complicating matters is the possibility of a controversial trip to Miami next month, where La Liga want to stage Barcelona’s away fixture against Girona.“It’s all a bit strange,” Vermaelen said. “Girona misses a home game and players have to travel so many hours already, on top you then have to go to Miami? That’s not very easy on us.”On Tuesday against Tottenham at Camp Nou he expects to see Belgian pals Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld but also Harry Kane, whom he faced twice during Belgium’s wins over England at the World Cup.Kane has four goals already in the Champions League and his name is regularly linked with Real Madrid.“He scores goals but in play too he is strong, which is not so common now,” Vermaelen said. “He is at that level where he could play for any club in the world, a complete player, no doubt.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thomas Vermaelen knows Tottenham well from his five years with Arsenal in the Premier League. © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVBARCELONA, Spain, Dec 10 – Thomas Vermaelen still has a Whatsapp group with his Belgium team-mates at Tottenham but when it comes to Barcelona’s plans for their Champions League match at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, all concerned are keeping quiet.“We talk all the time but they know they can’t do anything about who will play,” says the former Arsenal defender in an exclusive interview with AFP, referring to the possibility that Lionel Messi may take the night off.last_img read more

first_imgThere were quite a lot of Liverpool fans annoyed at the club’s failure to land Memphis Depay recently when the Dutch flyer ended up joining Man United instead of their beloved Reds.It can’t be nice watching your bitter rivals sign someone you hoped would join your club, but then Kopites old enough to remember 1989 will recall Fiorentina’s Glenn Hysen snubbing Fergie’s Man United in order to play at Anfield.Having won three Swedish titles with IFK Gothenburg and the UEFA Cup twice, Hysen was playing for Italian side Fiorentina.By this time he was Sweden captain and one of Europe’s best players, with Ferguson keen to bring him to England. Hysen even flew to Manchester to meet the boss, chairman Martin Edwards and captain Bryan Robson but talks stalled and a couple of weeks later he was playing for Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool.“Liverpool came to see me in Gothenburg. Discussions lasted 10 minutes and I signed. [Chief executive] Peter Robinson and [chairman] John Smith arranged the deal. It was a good offer, but it was also simple,” he told LFC magazine.Hysen made his debut in the 1-0 win Charity Shield win against Arsenal and shortly afterwards he scored his first goal for the club in their 9-0 win against Crystal Palace (see the video below) before ending the 1989/90 season as champion, Liverpool’s last title triumph.Over the course of the campaign, the Reds’ 37 goals conceded was the fewest of all 20 teams and they finished nine points clear of second place Aston Villa.United, meanwhile languished in 13th spot, almost 30 points adrift of their north west neighbours. However, Hysen, playing less frequently under Graeme Souness, left Liverpool in 1992 for IFK’s Gothenburg rivals GAIS and retired in 1994 at the age of 34. Glenn Hysen (right) celebrates the 1990 title with goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar 1last_img read more

first_img 3 Manchester City v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 21 November.Jurgen Klopp faces his biggest test yet in his short time in England as he takes his Liverpool side to title favourites and Premier League leaders Manchester City.But how well equipped is the German to deal with such a challenge? Is he walking into the lion’s den with nothing but a ball of string?Yes, Klopp is considered the better manager from his time with Borussia Dortmund, but just how many of his current Reds squad would get a look in under Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad?Raheem Sterling doesn’t seem to think many would, implying he is now working with much better players that he was at the Reds’ Melwood training ground following his £50m summer transfer.“I go into training every day and see the players of that calibre that I am work with – like Vinny [Vincent Kompany, Sergio [Aguero], David [Silva], Joe [Hart],” he said.“There is only one thing you can do and that is improve with players like that, who have been around for many years and achieving stuff.” 3 And Sterling may indeed have a point.Let’s compare the calibre of players. Joe Hart is the superior goalkeeper and what about the rest of the defence? It is unlikely Vincent Kompany is gazing longingly towards the Merseyside skyline, hoping for a centre back partner better than the ones he currently has.Liverpool fans will protest Nathanial Clyne, England’s first choice right back, deserves an inclusion in this combined XI. But is he better than Bacary Sagna, a player who has won the FA Cup, has been named in the PFA Team of the Year twice and played in the World Cup?Would he even make the bench ahead of two-time Premier League champion, and World Cup and Copa America runner-up, Pablo Zabaleta? Unlikely.But Liverpool fans knew that. Their strengths lie further up the field.However, a fully fit Jordan Henderson or Emre Can are not quite on the level of Yaya Toure or Fernandinho. James Milner was called upon many a time by Pellegrini during his spell in Manchester, and although he left on his own accord, if City had wanted to keep him, they would have. Philippe Coutinho? The Brazilian is undoubtedly Liverpool’s best player and one of the best no.10s in the Premier League. Nevertheless, David Silva is better.No player in the league, never mind in Klopp’s squad, would displace Sergio Aguero and on current form, the same can be said of Kevin De Bruyne.Therefore, Liverpool’s greatest strength in this fixture is their manager.For someone who has plotted the downfall of Bayern Munich and took Dortmund to an unlikely Champions League final, humbling Real Madrid en route, beating City should be more straightforward.And if Klopp is the mastermind his reputation leads us to believe, then it may not matter how many Liverpool players would get into a Manchester City side on paper.Pellegrini has the players, but come Saturday evening, we will see if Klopp has the brains to outmaneuver them.How many Liverpool players do you think would get into the Man City team? Let us know with a comment below. Would you have Philippe Coutinho over David Silva? 3last_img read more

first_img1 Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can take advantage of a fear of failure from Olympiacos on Wednesday night.The Greek champions are favourites to advance through to the knockout stages of the Champions League as they host the Gunners in a Group F showdown – with Wenger backing his side to be a danger in the latter rounds if they come through this stern test.Having won 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium back in September, Olympiacos can afford to lose to Wenger’s side and still progress.Arsenal meanwhile need to win by a two-goal margin or better that result from earlier in the group to get through, but Wenger feels they can get Olympiacos panicked if they play at their best.“We play against a side that will be motivated but we face that every week,” he said.“Against a side that is at the moment qualified but they can lose what they have and that can create a fear factor, the best way for us to achieve it is to believe in our quality.“Mentally, you prepare yourself to adapt to every situation and give the right response to every situation you face.“We will have to adapt to what is happening on the pitch and to all of the scenarios, accept them and respond.”Arsenal have lost on their three previous visits to the Karaiskakis Stadium but all have come as dead-rubbers at the end of group stages where Wenger’s side have long-since secured qualification.This time around the scenario could not be more contrasting but the Frenchman has backed his team to show their quality and then rattle some cages when the knockout rounds begin in February.“Before when we came here we had already qualified, that is not the case tomorrow night,” he said.“We just want to give absolutely everything to qualify tomorrow, if you want to jump over a hurdle you don’t think what happens if you miss.“If you fall down then you respond, if you want to have a chance to get across you have to give absolutely everything to get over it.“Of course we can be dangerous if we go through because we come from far back.“Overall if you look at the numbers since the start of the group stage, we have played with 10 men in Zagreb, we scored an own goal at home to Olympiacos, every single game we were a bit unlucky but if we get through we will be dangerous that is for sure.“At the moment we have two or three super-favourites (to win the competition) and whoever gets through will have to chase them.” Arsene Wenger last_img read more

first_img 3 Mohamed Salah wanted no time in continuing his sensational scoring form as Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in the United States. The Reds stars also got a surprise visit from Her Majesty’s finest, James Bond, following the final whistle.Liverpool fan and 007 actor Daniel Craig was pictured joking with Salah, Mane and James Milner in the dressing room following the game. Man City starlet Leroy Sane celebrates his goal 3 Fans were thrilled to see ‘Egyptian King’ Mo Salah in action for the first time in Liverpool’s pre-season Mo Salah was back with a bang in his first appearance for Liverpool since the World Cup center_img 52 seconds. Second touch. Mo Salah. 😉— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018 3 New number. Same old Sadio. 👊#LFCPreSeason #ICC2018— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018 The Egyptian King, in his first Reds appearance since the World Cup, scored within one minute of his introduction as Jurgen Klopp’s men came from behind to stun the Premier League champions.Sadio Mane, debuting his new No.10 shirt, was also on the scoresheet – a big bonus for visiting fans as neither Reds star was expected to feature in the International Champions Cup clash.Leroy Sane broke the stalemate at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on 57 minutes for Man City, who donned their new popular away kit for the first time.But Liverpool hero Salah buried a header – with only his second touch of the game – to draw things level, before Mane slotted a penalty past Joe Hart in stoppage-time to seal the comeback victory.Salah came close to scoring another two in the closing minutes – a header was blocked on the line and his second effort struck the crossbar.His rapid return to goal will be good news for Liverpool fans and should answer anyone who might suggest the winger was a ‘one-season wonder’ after scoring 32 goals to win the Premier League golden boot. Bond meets the boys. 😎— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018last_img read more

first_imgThings were looking pretty bleak for Chelsea after the loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield but the final moments of the transfer window which sees Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic arrive at Stamford Bridge, while Thibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid has reinvigorated the mood within the club.The Terriers have not brought in too many big names but made nine signings this summer, including wrapping up the permanent deal of Jonas Lossl and the deadline day buy of Isaac Mbenza.Huddersfield v Chelsea kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, August 11. NEW ERA Sarri ponders during Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City 2 REVEALED silverware What the managers are sayingDavid Wagner (Huddersfield): “We feel we have a better group of individuals and it’s up to the whole group to get this togetherness up to a level that makes it difficult for the opponent. If we have a Terrier spirit, we will be competitive.”Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea): “The squad is too large, so some players have to go on loan, but I don’t know who at the moment. I prefer to have 23, 24 players and three or four young players, no more.” How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible xi Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Premier League News How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday David Wagner will be hoping to keep Huddersfield in the top flight for a second year running How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings smart causal How can I listen?You can listen to Huddersfield v Chelsea live on talkSPORT 2 from 3pm on Saturday.Confirmed TeamsHuddersfield: Hamer, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo, Hadergjonaj, Mooy, Hogg, Billing, Lowe, Pritchard, Mounie.Subs: Lossl, Smith, Diakhaby, Sobhi, van La Parra, Depoitre, Stankovic.Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Morata, Pedro.Subs: Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen. Chelsea’s 2018/19 Premier League campaign gets underway with a trip to Huddersfield.The game is Maurizio Sarri’s first in the league after being appointed Blues manager last month. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

first_imgTHERE is great sadness in Co Donegal today after the family of GAA legend Jim ‘The Natch’ Gallagher announced that he has died.Mr Gallagher, who was 84, passed away earlier today at Sligo General Hospital.He lost his wife Eithne, in a tragic road accident at Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, in June 2012. Mr Gallagher, from Coolcholly, Ballyshannon, played for both Ulster and Donegal.He played on the Donegal senior team in the 1940s and 50s,starting at the age of 16 and captaining the county when they playedat Croke Park in the early 50s.He also captained Donegal when they won their first major trophy,the Dr Lagan Cup in 1952, and he represented Ulster in the Railway Cup.Nicknamed “The Natch”, he was a member of the Aodh Ruadh Club and played most of his games at centre-half-back. He is survived by a daughter, three sons and grandchildren.Funeral arrangements will be announced later. SADNESS AT DEATH OF DONEGAL GAA LEGEND JIM ‘THE NATCH’ GALLAGHER was last modified: November 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathJim GallagherThe Natchlast_img read more

first_imgQPR entertain Cardiff City in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday evening and are 23/20 to win their first home game of the campaign.Boss Chris Ramsey will have been delighted with the win at Yeovil in midweek after a disappointing result at Charlton on the opening day.A late Craig Noone strike gave Cardiff a point at home to Fulham last weekend but Ramsey’s scout is unlikely to have suggested to him that the Welsh side are anything out of the ordinary.This is a game the R’s should win – and I think they will.Incidentally, they are out to 20/1 for the Championship after the Charlton reverse. They must make Loftus Road a fortress.Fulham entertain Brighton earlier in the day and are 31/20 against a Seagulls side (19/10) who have won both their matches so far this term.Albion are invariably tough to break down and in Lewis Dunk they have one of the best defenders in the division – but for how long?This is another game where I expect to see a narrow home win and Matt Smith looks overpriced at 15/2 with BetVictor to grab the opener at the Cottage.Having come from 2-0 down in stoppage time to rescue a point against a good Ipswich side last weekend, Brentford went down 4-0 to League Two Oxford United in the Capital One Cup.The Bees are 13/8 to pick up all three points at Ashton Gate on Saturday with Bristol City 7/4 and the draw 5/2.That one looks too close to call. I think Brentford will have to settle for another draw and recommend the 6/1 for a 1-1 draw .For all the latest football oods, check out lucky.CharlieFollow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSpeaking at the launch at the Union Buildings in Pretoria this week, to which a group of school children were invited, Minister in the Presidency Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said the website would educate children on how government activities were run. A teacher from Dimakatso Primary School, Meisie Mangwane, said the website would help make classes more exciting while introducing learners to cyberspace. 24 March 2009 The Presidency has launched a section of its website for children, with the aim of promoting interaction between the government and the country’s younger citizens. “As the government, we want to create an environment where you can grow and learn about your government and what it is doing for you,” she said. Tshabalala-Msimang said it was the government’s intention to continuously improve on the website so that in the future it can include critical information such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Union Charter on the Rights and Welfare of children.center_img “Computer access is an important issue for our school,” Mangwane told BuaNews. The Presidency Kids website is designed in flash to provide an animated and interactive experience for children. Key content issues include information about the symbolic importance of the national flag and the national anthem. Beauty Banda, 13, a Grade 6 learner from Boschkop Primary school, said the site was exciting because she could listen to the national anthem. “I did not know much about how government works … but now I will know where to go when I need more information. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgMan of the match Michael Lumb, the leading run scorer in the competition, then smashed an unbeaten 82 off just 42 deliveries to take the Sixers to a 10-wicket victory with only 12.3 overs bowled. Haddin finished on 33 not out. ‘It was the pressure’“It was the pressure that we created as a team that affected the Lions,” Haddin told afterwards. The Titans and Highveld Lions came oh so close to making it a dream final for South African cricket fans in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 competition, which ended on Sunday, but Australia’s Sydney Sixers ruined South African hopes with victories over both teams in the semi-finals and final respectively. Their only defeat in the group stage came against the Sixers, who scored a five-wicket win with an over to spare at Newlands in Cape Town. Big wins, big defeatThe Titans opened their account with a convincing 39-run win over the Perth Scorchers and followed that with an even bigger win by 59 runs over the Auckland Aces. Then came a shocking performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders, who romped to a 99-run thrashing of the Titans. Nathan McCullum, with 3 for 24, and Josh Hazlewood, with 3 for 22, led the way with the ball. The tournament was a personal triumph for the Lions’ Geoffrey Toyana, who took over the coaching reins at the franchise this season. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material A decision by Brad Haddin to field after the Sixers won the toss proved to be an excellent one as the Lions stumbled to 9 for 4 in the fourth over, with the first four batsmen in the order making just eight runs between them. “We had a very good presence out there. We changed a few things up front and it did work for us. We’ve been building for this game for about two weeks.” 30 October 2012center_img The Titans, meanwhile, also finished second in their group after winning two matches, losing one and having a no result in their other outing. The Delhi Daredevils, with two wins and two no results topped the log. “While Makhaya and Gammie both came from disadvantaged rural areas, Aaron (Soshanguve) and Geoffrey (Soweto) are products of our townships and this is hugely significant for what is potentially South African cricket’s biggest growth area.” Mitchell Starc, who claimed 14 wickets in the Sixers six victories on their way to the title, was named the Player of the Tournament. The Indian Premier League (IPL) had dominated last year’s Champions League tournament and the Chennai Super Kings had beenc crowned champions when the event was previously held in South Africa in 2010, but this time around the host nation supplied two semi-finalists, Australia one and the IPL one. Unexpected successThe Highveld Lions were not expected to excel, but they did, finishing second in Group B behind the Sydney Sixes after some excellent performances that took them to impressive victories over the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire Carnegie. Unfortunately, the final, played on the Lions’ home ground, The Wanderers in Johannesburg, was a one-sided affair as the Lions faltered and the Sixers flourished. Significant for cricket developmentCricket South Africa Acting CEO Jacques Faul commented in a statement: “His success off the field, along with that of Aaron Phangiso on it, has probably made this the most significant couple of weeks for the development of our cricket in disadvantaged areas since Makhaya Ntini and Mfuneko Ngam played together for the Proteas during the 2000/01 season. A rained out showdown against the Delhi Daredevils in the last group game ensured both teams advanced to the semi-finals. FiftyJean Symes, with 51 off 46 balls, gave the home team’s innings some sort of respectability, but only three other players made it into double figures as the Lions mustered just 121 all out.last_img read more

first_imgIII. Budget Size Does Not Determine SuccessImage via United ArtistsThe production of Rocky is as much of an underdog story as the film itself. Sylvester Stallone was a struggling actor with a few background character roles under his belt. While broke and unable to find work, Stallone started writing a script in a spiral notebook. He had the first draft of Rocky completed in only three days.The script did find plenty of interested buyers, but no studio was willing to let Stallone star in the film as well. Eventually, Stallone would strike a deal with United Artists. The deal let him star in the film, but the films production budget was cut dramatically. The entire budget was just under $1,000,000.Stallone took the deal, and the movie was shot in 28 days. After its release, Rocky went on to be the highest grossing film of the year — pulling in $225 Million worldwide.IV. Think on Your Toes – Don’t Be Afraid to Make ChangesImage via MGMRocky’s limited budget required the crew and Stallone to work as quickly as possible, which would eventually lead to some minor production issues. For example, the team making the banners for the arena reversed the color of Rocky’s shorts. With the budget they had, there was no way to either fix the banner or even change the fighter’s actual shorts. In a quick moment, Stallone simply added a line to the script making fun of the situation. He did the same when Rocky’s robe was delivered oversized.The film also called for a date scene between Rocky and Adrian. Originally they would go to a popular rink and ice skate. The sequence called for hundreds of extras — which the production couldn’t afford. Instead, the crew filmed an empty rink and added a scene where Rocky bribes a janitor to let them skate after hours.The point is, something unexpected will happen. Don’t try to fix everything, not every problem needs to be solved. A quick fix is often better than losing days or weeks trying to fix a minor issue.V. You Will Make a Bad Film – Go Down, But Not OutImage via United ArtistsRocky V — Enough said.Honestly though, it’s bound to happen. There may be a film you are completely satisfied with, but the audiences don’t like. There are also plenty of times the whole film will be a disaster, and you’ll have to salvage whatever possible. Either way, just finish a project and move on. Every film offers something to learn from. Once this happens, you will then know how not to make a film. VI. Music Sets the ToneImage via United ArtistsAdmit it. You saw this picture and the song already started playing in the back of your head. Bum-Bum-Buuuuum Bum-Bum-Buuuum.Music is a huge part of storytelling, and that should be obvious with this whole franchise. From the original compositions of Bill Conti to the popular radio hits, the Rocky films have always embraced music for montage.Bill Conti’s Gonna Fly Now is an iconic song in its own right. It has not only become synonymous with Rocky, but with the story of every underdog. The film’s score was a massive hit, and Gonna Fly Now charted on the Billboard 200 for five weeks. Gonna Fly Now earned an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song.This wasn’t even the only time a song from a Rocky film was nominated. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor also an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song for Rocky III.Shameless Plug: Did you know this is also a production music site? Just sayin’…VII. Your Work Will Leave a Lasting Impact on SomeoneImage via MGMIt’s been 39 years since the first Rocky hit theaters. Sylvester Stallone had imagined that Rocky Balboa would be the final chapter in the Rocky saga. Then he was approached by up-and-coming director Ryan Coogler.Coogler had grown up on the Rocky franchise, his father watched the films repeatedly. His father would even play scenes from the movies,The scene he would always show was where Rocky is in the chapel of the hospital and Burgess Meredith, in the character of Mickey, comes in and tries to motivate him to get him out of whatever funk he’s in. Even as Rocky’s bent over, his wife is in a coma and he just had a son he hasn’t even held yet. Rocky doesn’t say anything in the scene. He just sits there and listens. Burgess Meredith goes through the gamut of emotions from frustration, to yelling. It’s a beautiful, beautiful scene, and that’s the scene that my dad always would play to get me fired up. – DeadlineCoogler turned to Stallone and asked him about continuing the franchise. The upcoming Creed takes the series in a whole new direction, as the aging Rocky takes on the role of mentor and trainer to the son of Apollo Creed.The true legacy of any artist’s work is the impact it makes. Most of the time, the creator will never even know that they’ve changed someone’s life. That is part of being an artist. Creating work for others, with the hope that what you make will live on. In some way, each project you work on will be a memory for someone. That’s why you should make the best of every project. You never know how you will truly impact others. The story of Rocky – the movie franchise, not the character – is a great source of inspiration and wisdom for anyone interested in making films.Top Image: Sylvester Stallone on the set of Rocky IV via MGMCreed, the seventh installment of the Rocky franchise, is about to hit theaters. Let’s take a look at how one small film used new technology, great music, and incredible editing to create one of the biggest film franchises ever. Here are 7 things filmmakers can learn from the Rocky franchise.I. Montage and Propaganda Are PowerfulImage via MGMThe Rocky films had a huge impact on making the modern movie montage. The first film set the tone with an iconic training montage that went on to be replicated in countless films, including nearly every sports film made since. Rocky went on to win an Oscar for Best Film Editing.Outside of the first film, Rocky IV is known for an incredible amount of montages. Heck, 31.9% of the entire film is just montages, and the movie is still awesome. The Rocky IV montages tie closely to the original Soviet Montage Theory.Sergei Eisenstein first developed the intellectual montage in Battleship Potemkin. The film was a propaganda piece designed to influence an audience with a tertium quid, or a third thing people associated with two elements. In the infamous Odessa Steps sequence, the audience would see soldiers firing among a crowd and immediately feel helpless and oppressed. That feeling of oppression is the tertium quid.Rocky IV is an incredible piece of American propaganda. The film features Rocky training in a cabin out in the wilderness, while his opponent trains in high-tech facilities with a whole team of scientists. Those two images give American audiences a feeling of perseverance no matter the opponent, a tertium quid of strength.You may think that a montage is cheating, but it really is a great technique to use. You can control your audience’s emotions with a powerful montage. It’s all in the edit.II. Embrace New TechnologyImage via NPRWhen Rocky director John G. Avildsen wanted to film part of the original training montage, he wanted the audience to move with Rocky. To accomplish this, Avildsen turned to camera operator Garret Brown. Brown had recently created a new camera stabilizer, which he called the Steadicam.Garret Brown had recently used the device on two other films, and the footage had absolutely blown everyone away. Rocky was one of the first films to use the Steadicam, which has since become a standard piece of filmmaking equipment.last_img read more

first_imgAs a section of the Congress is against any move to support the Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra if its help is sought, past instances show that though the two parties have never shared power, they have helped each other on several occasions. Sena was among the few political parties to support the Emergency declared by Indira Gandhi in 1975. The then party chief, the late Bal Thackeray, had said the move was in the interest of the country. Two years later, when the Emergency was called off, neither the Congress nor the Sena could win a majority in the Mumbai municipal polls, with the Janata Party winning more seats. Thackeray had then lent support to the late Murli Deora to become the mayor of Mumbai. To justify this decision, the Sena had said the Congress leader was married to a Marathi woman and was the son-in-law of the Marathi community. In 1980, the Congress again received the Sena’s help in the Assembly elections as a result of the personal bond between Thackeray and senior Congress leader Abdul Rehman Antulay, the then chief minister. Senior journalist and political commentator Abhay Deshpande said there have been many instances where both the Congress and Sena made moves benefiting each other. “They have never shared power. But there is a history of both helping each other out,” he said.The Sena rarely extended open support to the Congress after joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in late 1980s and turning to hardcore Hindutva ideology. In 2007, however, it went against the BJP by supporting the United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) candidate, Pratibha Patil, in the presidential election. The Sena had played the Marathi card then too, saying it couldn’t oppose a Maharashtrian. Five years later, the party again backed the UPA candidate, Pranab Mukherjee, for the President’s post. This time, Mr. Mukherjee’s personal visit to Matoshree, the Thackeray family residence, did the trick. Despite being political opponents all their lives, Thackeray had also sided with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, who was with the Congress before forming the NCP in 1999. The Sena founder had gone to the extent of saying that his party would support Mr. Pawar if he were to become prime minister.last_img read more

first_imgPadma Shri-awardee Dhrupad vocalist Ramakant Gundecha was cremated in Bhopal on Saturday, a day after he died of a heart attack in the city. The younger among the famous Gundecha brothers (Umakant-Ramakant), the 57-year-old vocalist suffered a heart attack while waiting for a train for Pune at Habibganj railway station here. “Ramakant Gundecha died on his way to hospital,” his brother Umakant Gundecha said. His last rites were performed at Bhadbhada cremation ground in the city. The deceased maestro is survived by his wife and a son.last_img read more

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates a point win over Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE, Australia— Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she’s hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her head and let out a yell.She showed she’s ready to be a Grand Slam factor once again.ADVERTISEMENT The 31-year-old Russian missed the tournament in 2017 during a 15-month doping suspension that was triggered by a positive doping test during the previous year’s Australian Open.Wozniacki was the No. 3 seed in Australia, a year after beating Simona Halep in the final to claim her first major championship.Next for Sharapova is a matchup against Australia’s Ash Barty, who beat Maria Sakkari 7-5, 6-1 to equal her best showing at any major tournament.“I know,” Sharapova said, “it’s going to be a tough crowd.”No. 15-seeded Barty took two nearly years off from the tennis tour after the 2014 U.S. Open and played cricket during that time.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Behind Kyle Kuzma’s heroics, Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sharapova grabbed the last four games to eliminate Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in nearly 2½ hours Friday and reach the fourth round at Melbourne Park, building the statement-making victory with aggressive groundstrokes that gave her a 37-10 edge in total winners.“I haven’t played many matches in the last year, especially against top players,” Sharapova said. “And these are the kinds of matches I train for.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShe cut her 2018 season short in September because of problems with her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova is seeded only 30th at Melbourne Park, where she won the 2008 title for one of her five Grand Slam trophies but hasn’t been past the quarterfinals since 2015. “Her story is phenomenal,” Sharapova said. “I know she took a little break and came back and just resurged.”Against Wozniacki, Sharapova hung in there in a back-and-forth contest.Wozniacki led 3-2 in the third set after holding at love. But Sharapova finally gained the upper hand with a break for a 4-3 lead, clinched with that big forehand she was so excited about.After holding to go up 5-3, Sharapova broke yet again to end it, closing with a big cross-court backhand.“The level was quite high,” Sharapaova said. “I knew I was going to get a tough match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

first_imgBhopal, Nov 23 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh government is organising the second “Jal-Mahotsava”- on Hanuwantiya island in the backwaters of Punasa Dam in Khandwa district from December 15.Two house boats for visitors will be the special feature of this month-long tourist festival, a MP State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) official said, adding that online booking for the event has started on events like water sports, island camping, adventure activities – hot air ballooning, para sailing, para motors, star gazing, water skiing, jet skiing, water Burma bridge, artificial climbing wall, bird watching, trekking, treasure hunt and night camping will be other added attractions.More than 100 islands have come up in the backwaters of the Punasa dam, which is one of the biggest reservoirs in Asia.The Island formation starts from Hanuwantiya, which is surrounded by backwaters of dam on river Narmada from three sides.In February this year, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also organised a cabinet meeting in a cruise boat at Hanuwantiya in a bid to promote water tourism at the site.The first Jal-Mahotsava for 10 days was organised in February this year. PTI MAS LAL DK IKA BASlast_img read more

first_imgNayan Shah an under-19 cricketer from Maharashtra arrested by the Kanpur police in connection with a betting racket in connection with the ongoing Indian Premier League is a prized catch but just a cog in the wheel. Investigations have revealed that he was just acting as per the orders of several handles spread in at least four states.The cellphone records of Nayan indicated that he was in touch with over 12 bookies spread in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.The most prominent face that has emerged in the investigation with whom Nayan was in regular touch and providing vital information about pitch was Bunty Khandelwal. A team of Kanpur police with the help of Ajmer police had conducted a raid in Ajmer at the suspected hideout of Bunty. While the team managed to get vital evidence apart from 25 cellphones, Bunty managed to give the police a slip moments before the raid. Now the Kanpur police is suspecting a spill over of the information.A lookout notice has been issued against Bunty Khandelwal and all the airports have been alerted. Nayan could be interrogated just for six hours after the arrest by the Kanpur police and now the police will move for his police custody remand.It’s learnt that Nayan was given a contract for all the IPL matches and he was tasked not just to provide information about the pitch but also ensure it was tampered by excessive watering. The design was simple — over water the pitch to make it slow and pass on the information to the bookies who would bet in hundreds of crore knowing well if the pitch in question was a bowlers pitch or that of a batsman.advertisementNayan was in touch with Ramesh Bihari, who was an employee of Green Park stadium in Kanpur, where the matches were to be played. Ramesh was paid Rs 20000 to put additional water on pitch to make it slow by Nayan and also click photographs of the pitch. The police have recovered photographs of the pitch sent by Ramesh to Nayan who in turn forwarded it to bookies with his own comments.The syndicate did not stop here. Nayan also tried contacting some players who stayed in the same Hotel where Nayan checked in and was even adjusted in room No. 1733 on the 17th floor.Nayan in a voice message to Bunty Khandelwal indicated and which is now with the police that he had established his contacts with two IPL players who were allegedly ready to influence 7 to 8 matches for them. The police is not divulging any information on the identity of these players and is neither ruling out the possibility of their interrogation in the near future.On the other hand, the police is under the impression that Nayan is a goldmine of information so he is likely to be taken on police custody remand for interrogation on Monday.Meanwhile raids are expected in several parts if the country in the days to come. The syndicate had deep roots and Nayan had got contract for all the IPL matches.last_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo scored just eight minutes after putting on the Juventus shirt in a traditional intimate pre-season friendly against the Juventus ‘B’ side on Sunday.Ronaldo, who was playing as the No.9, latched onto a looping pass over the midfield from Federico Bernardeschi and finished it off easily just eight minutes into the game. Ronaldo took one touch to control the ball and then casually slotted it past the goalkeeper into the left corner. Ten minutes later, he pressured Riccardo Capellini into an own-goal to make it 2-0 to the Bianconero.The senior team won the match 5-0 in the final pre-season friendly game before the Serie A season starts.Old Lady fans gathered in decent numbers to see the five-time Ballon d’Or winner at Villar Perosa — in a rural area of Piedmont in northern Italy and cheered him on as Ronaldo showed his full array of tricks and impressed on his Juve debut.Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus = #UCL Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 13, 2018Ronaldo stunned Madrid fans last month when he joined Juventus for an Italian league record sum of 112 million euros (now $128 million). The 33-year-old Portugal international will likely make his proper debut in Juve’s first league match of the season at Chievo Verona next Saturday.Also read – Cristiano Ronaldo moves to Juventus after 9 years at Real MadridHe moved from Manchester United to Madrid in 2009, and became the Spanish club’s all-time leading scorer with 451 goals in 438 matches. He helped Madrid win four Champions Leagues titles — beating Juventus in the final in 2017 — and also won La Liga and the Copa del Rey twice.advertisementRonaldo, who led Portugal to the European Championship in 2016, also won the Champions League at Manchester United as well as three Premier League titles and the FA Cup with the Red Devils.Juventus has won the last seven league titles but has fallen just short in Europe, also losing the Champions League final in 2015 to Barcelona.The storied Italian club hopes signing Ronaldo will help it add to the European Cups it won in 1985 and ’96. Juventus has lost five finals since its last European Cup success.Juventus will open their season against Chievo on Saturday at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 21, 2019UPDATED: September 21, 2019 15:03 IST A man ran towards the pitch during the second T20 international (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAnti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh has warned hosting associations against any security lapseACU chief has asked for beefed up security inside the stadium to avoid scenarios like in MohaliThe first episode of invasion in the second T20I took place when the South Africans were battingWith the first game in Dharamsala on September 15 washed off, the Indian and South Africa team arrived in Mohali on September 16 only to realise that there was no security arrangement made for the players by Chandigarh Police — due to non-payment of dues. While the team hotel provided for security for the teams on the first day, the police were back in charge on the second day. But Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh has warned hosting associations against any security lapse — on and off the field.Speaking to IANS, a board functionary said that a mail has been sent to all the hosting associations and they have been told that such a lapse will not be tolerated as it can lead to a dangerous situation.”ACU chief Ajit Singh has written to all the hosting associations and has made it clear that such a lapse will not be tolerated in the future. Lack of security arrangement can be a major issue and can even lead to a dangerous situation because we are all aware that fans can sometimes go overboard in order to show their love for their favourite players,” the functionary said.In fact, in the mail, accessed by IANS, the ACU chief has asked for beefed up security inside the stadium to avoid scenarios like in Mohali when two fans invaded the pitch.”To deter pitch invasions, security staff should be positioned between the boundary rope and the public fencing. The security staff should be positioned to face the crowd. The security personnel should be placed at equidistant intervals around the boundary and be placed in the immediate vicinity of traditional boundary fielding positions including long off, long on, deep fine leg, deep third man, deep mid-wicket and deep cover,” the mail read.advertisementThe first episode of invasion in the second T20I took place when the South Africans were batting. The invader was chased down by the security guards and taken away.The second incident took place with India skipper Virat Kohli at the crease and a die-hard fan breaking the security cordon to come in and shake hands with the batsman. Kohli was clearly taken aback by the turn of events and before the fan could reach him, the guards caught hold of the fan and took him away.In fact, this isn’t the first time that such a thing has happened in India and the likes of M.S. Dhoni and Kohli often face this when out in the middle. But the BCCI doesn’t wish to take any chance and the ACU chief has made it clear that these lapses should be stopped with immediate effect.Also Read | Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan set ‘squad goals’ with India teammates at NCA gymAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 BCCIFollow Ind vs SA BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit chief orders hosting associations to beef up security for IND, SA playersACU chief Ajit Singh has asked for beefed up security inside the stadium to avoid scenarios like in Mohali when two fans invaded the pitchadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgWINNIPEG – An upcoming Manitoba Opera production of “Madama Butterfly” has sparked debate over how the more than century-old tale of a doomed marriage between a Japanese teenager and an older American man fits with modern views about race.The opera company’s website describes Giacomo Puccini’s famous work as “the intensely moving story of a devoted young Japanese woman who is loved and betrayed by an American naval officer.”“Set in Japan at the dawn of the 20th century, East meets West in this clash of values and traditions.”Jenny Heijun Wills, an associate professor in the University of Winnipeg’s English department, has raised concerns about staging an opera she says reinforces harmful stereotypes of Asian women.“We may not be able to hold Puccini to our contemporary standards, but we can hold each other accountable in our contemporary moment,” she said.The female protagonist, young geisha Cio-Cio San, believes her marriage to the naval officer will last forever, but he leaves her to return to the United States shortly after they are wed. She bears their son, but the child is taken away from her years later when the officer returns to Japan with his American wife. Cio-Cio San kills herself for reasons of honour.“There are actual material consequences to this narrative of Asian women … always being patient, always being submissive, being sexually available for mostly European white foreigners to overtake,” said Wills, who is also director of the university’s Critical Race Network.Larry Desrochers, executive director of Manitoba Opera, said some concerns with the story are valid.“The original story is really influenced with this kind of imperialistic attitude and obviously there’s still vestiges of it in the opera today,” he said.But many of its themes are universal and timeless, he added.“It tells the story of a young girl who’s misled and mistreated by an older man that’s still relevant today.”Desrochers said it was important to cast a Japanese woman as lead. Renowned soprano Hiromi Omura will be playing the part of Cio-Cio San for three shows next month. When the opera company did “Madama Butterfly” eight years ago, a Chinese singer had the role.Omura, who lives in France, has performed in “Madama Butterfly” 100 times around the world since 2004. The singer, who remembers singing arias in her family’s traditional Japanese garden as a child, said the story resonates with her.“For me, it’s a story of a woman who lived with all of her might, even in a very hard situation,” she said. “Maybe somebody in the audience can be moved, can be touched by her way of life.”In the lead-up to the production, the opera has organized a talk about interracial relationships and a panel discussion on cultural appropriation.Wills said she takes issue with the panel partly because Omura is the only Asian voice on it and, as a member of the cast, is unlikely to have a critical take.The professor also said cultural appropriation isn’t the main issue with “Madama Butterfly,” because the opera is not telling a Japanese story through a white lens and capitalizing from it. Rather, she said, it tells a western story that happens to be set in Japan.Desrochers said the goal is to have a wide-ranging discussion with people in Winnipeg’s broader arts community.The Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba was invited early on to partner with Manitoba Opera on “Madama Butterfly,” said president Art Miki.The group is holding a sake and sushi night next week and will have information booths and crafts for sale during the shows. Proceeds go toward the association’s fundraising efforts.“It’s a way of promoting our culture here with a wider audience,” said Miki, who also said he takes no issue with the staging of “Madama Butterfly” because it reflects attitudes from a different time.“I have to say, ‘Well, that’s the way it was,’” he said. “Otherwise, we’re in the position of trying to censor everything that exists that may appear to be not acceptable today.”— By Lauren Krugel in Calgarylast_img read more

Rabat – The agenda of the 2018 Mawazine Festival Rythmes of the World makes today eventful as Moroccan international hip hop star French Montana will rock the OLM Souissi stage tonight starting at 10 p.m.French Montana is joining a rich star lineup set to perform in several stars across the cities of Rabat and Sale. French Montana, who officially earned his US citizenship recently, is set to charm his fans tonight with some of his famous hits, including Unforgettable, Welcome to the Party, Pop That, and Famous.The list of today’s agenda will feature a mixture of music rhymes, including Moroccan, pop, hip hop, street shows, African, and oriental music. French music lovers will have a rendezvous with Hiba Tawaji in the Mohamed V National Theater at 7:30 p.m. The star offered a stunning performance of the “Les Moulin de mon coeur” song during the 4th season of the Voice France.Hiba also played the role of Esmeralda in the musical “Notre-Dame de Paris,” in 2016.Oriental music admirers can enjoy the charming voices of Lebanese stars Saad Ramadan and Marwan Khoury at 10 p.m. in the Nahda Space Stage.Iranian traditional vocalist Alireza Ghorbani is set to charm his fans at 5 p.m. in the Chellah; while African songs will hit the Bouregreg stage by Oumou Sangaré at 10 p.m.Moroccan singer Nadia Laaroussi, who combines Moroccan rhythms in her songs, will share her music with her fans at the Sale stage at 10 p.m.Tonight’s lineup will also feature Moroccan singers Ibtissam Tiskat and Badr Sultan at the Salé stage tonight at 10 p.m.Two street shows will color the streets of Rabat. Timing Boys Batucada will perform in Avenue Fal Ould Oumeir at 5 p.m., while Groupe Soleil will be down in the El Haouz Avenue to share their art with pedestrians at 5 p.m.The 17th annual international festival kicked off yesterday, with several international stars opening the musical event successfully.The OLM Stage was rocked by international Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, generating thousands of attendees, while Iraqi star Kazem El Saher charmed his fans at Nahda Space.The festival will continue until June 30. read more

MONTREAL — Flight simulator company CAE is moving ahead with a $700-million project to develop its next generation of simulation platforms over five years — with help from the federal government.Denis Lebel, the minister responsible for economic development for Quebec, announced a $250 million loan.In making the announcement during a visit to CAE’s Montreal headquarters Thursday, Lebel said the money will help the world’s largest maker of aircraft simulators to keep its competitive edge.“The market is changing quickly and with this support, they will be able to play the game against any competitors,” he told reporters.Stephane Lefebvre, CAE’s chief financial officer, said there’s a 15-year repayment period for the $250 million loan, but it is not interest free.He said the company will begin to repay the loan over 15 years, starting after 2020.Lefebvre was evasive when asked if the project would create any additional jobs.“It’s highly dependent on the market and the number of simulators that we’ll be able to sell over the next few years,” he said. “We’ll maintain highly skilled employees, but we believe we’ll also create some jobs.”The money is being provided under Canada’s Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative. Better known as SADI, the program supports research and development in the aerospace, defence, space and security industries.CAE flight simulators are used around the world to train airline and military pilots and cockpit crews.The company also provides other training equipment and services for the civil aviation and defence markets.CAE employs 4,000 people in 15 locations across Canada, most of them in Montreal, and around 4,000 in the rest of the world.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, CAE’s shares (TSX:CAE) were little-changed on Thursday. read more

The three European Union (EU) countries, Britain, France and Germany, known as the European Three, who have been trying to resolve the issue, said they would seek a special session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog, to discuss the way ahead. They called on Iran not to resume nuclear activities and warned that any resumption would end their negotiations.The Board, as part of its mandate to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, has the power to refer the matter to the UN Security Council, which could impose political and economic sanctions. Iran has told the IAEA that it would resume activities at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Esfahan as of yesterday. Enriched uranium can be used for peaceful purposes such as generating energy or for making nuclear weapons.Several countries, including the United States, insist that Iran is seeking such weapons, but Iran denies this and last year suspended all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities as a good-will gesture while the European Three sought to resolve the issue.”The Secretary-General urges restraint and patience on the part of the Iranian authorities,” UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told the daily briefing today. “He very much believes that they should wait for the latest proposals from the European Three before making any attempts to restart their nuclear activities.””In his dealings with the three European countries, the Secretary-General is convinced that they are very much constructively engaged in a search for a solution and therefore encourages the Iranian authorities to continue to work with them. The Secretary-General very much supports the dialogue between the European Three and the Iranian authorities,” Mr. Dujarric added.The IAEA has also called on Iran to continue the dialogue and not take any action that could undermine agency inspections. It said yesterday that in order to implement effective safeguards it would need to install additional surveillance equipment at the UCF in Esfahan and would not be able to do so until some time next week.In a letter to Iran today, which they also transmitted to the Vienna-based IAEA, the European Three said a resumption of activities would breach agreements Iran had reached with them as well as the IAEA Board’s resolution last November calling for a continued moratorium.”It will also further heighten international concern about the real objective of Iran’s nuclear programme,” they said, noting that they had already informed Iran that they would be presenting their ideas for a long-term agreement covering political, security, economic and technological issues by 7 August.”We will be seeking a special session of the IAEA Board of Governors in the next few days to discuss the way ahead,” they wrote. “Were Iran to resume currently suspended activities, our negotiations would be brought to an end, and we would have no option but to pursue other courses of action.”Iran’s nuclear programme has been a matter of concern since 2003, when the IAEA determined that the country had for almost two decades concealed its nuclear activities in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). read more

TORONTO – Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF) and Malaysian state-owned investment fund Khazanah Nasional are teaming up to purchase 98 per cent of a Malaysian life insurance company from its two current owners.Toronto-based Sun Life and Khazanah are purchasing the CIMB Aviva Assurance life insurance company as well as CIMB Aviva Takaful, which provides Sharia law compliant insurance, for a total shared cost of $586 million.CIMB Group, which has its head office in the Malaysian capital, will retain a two per cent share in the company but Aviva, one of the U.K.’s largest insurance groups, will make an exit from Malaysia to focus on other parts of its business.The deal includes a new 20-year exclusive agreement that will allow the life insurance companies to sell products to CIMB Bank’s client base. Sun Life has a similar arrangement with CIMB’s banking operation in Indonesia.Recent media reports have said Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC), another Canadian company that has been growing in China and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, had also been interested in making a deal with Aviva and CIMB.Sun Life chief executive Dean Connor acknowledged in an interview Thursday that his company faced competition for Aviva’s stake in the Malaysian business but added the deal will pay off in the long run.“It’s an economy that’s showing very good and steady growth. . . . And yet, the penetration in the insurance market is still underdeveloped,” Connor said.In addition, Sun Life thinks there’s an opportunity to use its expertise in pensions to fill an emerging demand in Malaysia.Connor said the deal’s value is expected to be neutral to Sun Life in the early years and positive over the life of the 20-year agreement with CIMB.“That’s the nature of our business,” he said. “Even in Canada, some of the products we sell on individual insurance . . . take many, many years to produce returns to shareholders.”“Other products, like pensions and group insurance, have a faster payback period and those are certainly areas that we’ll be looking at for Malaysia,” Connor said.Sun Life and Khazanah are each acquiring 49 per cent of the company from Aviva International Holdings Ltd. and CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (CIMB Group), respectively.The transaction includes an exclusive right to distribute insurance products, including takaful products, through CIMB Bank’s network across Malaysia. This network includes 312 branches across the country and eight million customers.“This transaction is perfectly aligned with our strategy for expanding our footprint in Asia,” said Kevin Strain the president of Sun Life Financial in Asia.He said Khazanah and CIMB are “very strong partners with a broad distribution platform and we are investing in a country with one of the most developed economies in the ASEAN region and a growing middle class.”The transaction is expected to close by the first half of 2013, pending regulatory approvals in Canada and Malaysia.Sun Life shares were up 35 cents, or 1.25 per cent, at C$28.29 in Toronto in late-day trading Thursday. by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 17, 2013 3:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sun Life Financial to expand presence in Malaysia read more

“Stability and sustainable peace can be achieved in Rakhine state when the needs of all communities are met,” said Haoliang Xu, Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Rakhine is Myanmar’s second poorest region, with a population of more than three million, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Restrictions on the freedom of movement of hundreds of thousands of people in Rakhine severely compromise their basic rights to food, health, education and livelihoods, leaving them dependent on humanitarian assistance.In addition, several waves of clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities, the first of which occurred in June 2012, have affected hundreds of thousands of families in Rakhine. “We need both to address immediate needs of all vulnerable people and to increase the capacity of the state to provide quality basic services including healthcare, education, water, livelihoods and infrastructure,” said Mr. Xu. He also observed that “more work is needed to improve relations between different ethnic groups in Rakhine and to find durable solutions for displaced people.”Both Mr. Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging commended the Government and its partners for their efforts, while stressing that greater humanitarian assistance and development efforts are urgently needed to benefit all vulnerable people in Rakhine.“It is clear that progress has been made since my last visit one year ago and that is truly impressive given the challenges and setbacks you have faced. However, we must all redouble our efforts to do more,” said Mr. Ging. “The humanitarian situation is still unacceptably dire for far too many people, but thanks to the outstanding efforts of aid organisations the humanitarian situation is now stabilizing.” During the two-day visit, the officials saw the positive results of inter-communal dialogue, in the construction of new roads and bridges to improve economic activity between communities.“These projects give us a real basis for hope but we must not underestimate the challenges ahead, one of the most critical being a just and equitable resolution to the citizenship issue,” said Mr. Ging.During the two-day visit to Rakhine that began on Monday, Mr. Xu and Mr. Ging visited camps in Sittwe and Pauk Taw where the UN and international organizations are providing humanitarian assistance, as well as villages in Minbya and Sittwe where UNDP is working with communities to strengthen social cohesion and improve basic services.Yesterday, they joined government officials to inaugurate construction work of a bridge that will connect four villages to the Rakhine capital, supported by UNDP and the state government. Today, the two UN officials were scheduled to hold high-level meetings in Nay Pyi Taw, including with Vice President U Sai Mauk Kham. read more

first_imgValve has promised to launch Steam for Linux before the end of 2012, and last month it was confirmed that an external beta would be happening in October. It’s limited to 1,000 people, but the point is Valve seems to be on track to meet the release target of this year.What we don’t know is how many games Steam for Linux will have when it does launch. Steam for Mac had over 50 on launch day, and while we can’t guarantee that level of support will be reached, we can point to the fact 15 games on Steam support Linux already and therefore should be available on release.The first of those games is already known about and confirmed by Valve as being a launch title: Left 4 Dead 2. It’s Valve’s test game for the platform and the first in-house title to run on Linux.As for the other 14, they consist of titles that developers have already ported to Linux and decided to sell on Steam. The include:Amnesia: The Dark ProjectCubemenCrusader Kings IIDynamite JackEversionGalcon FusionSerious Sam 3: BFESolar 2SpaceChemSteel StormSuperbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EPTrine 2WaveformWorld of GooThose games were compiled using a program called CDR Parser which looks at Steam’s Content Description Record for each game and compiles a list based on certain criteria. In this case it’s games flagged as Linux compatible as tagged by Valve. With that being the case it seems likely these 14 games should be available on launch day of Steam for Linux.More at Marlamin’s CDR Parser, via Muktwarelast_img read more

first_img 6 Comments ON A SULTRY day in Bermuda, Andrew Browne was delivered the conclusive evidence to a theory that had been rattling around in his head for months on end.Rugby player was not who he was any more, nor who he wanted to be.He still loves the sport, cherishes the memories and misses the kinship of the dressing room, yet it was time to put it behind him.***The 156-cap Connacht stalwart bade farewell to the Sportsground back in April, happily slotting in behind the long shadow cast by John Muldoon as he bowed out in glory with a conversion in a seven-try trouncing of Leinster. Browne and Muldoon celebrate the win over Leinster last season. Source: Gary Carr/INPHOMuldoon deserved his day in the sun, but so few players actually get that all-action protagonist’s role to play in their final act. Browne’s last day wearing the eagle on his chest was a painful 16-minute run against the Ospreys in February, and that was his sole appearance of the season, preceded as it was by an Achilles injury and ended by a popped AC joint in his shoulder.Connacht announced his exit in mid-April and Browne resolved to get his body freshened up over summer. He could have prolonged his career by leaping at offers from clubs in England and France, but there was just nothing that seemed worth uprooting himself from Galway and hitting the hard trail of the journeyman.“They’re not looking for a 31-year-old second row who’s had quite a lot of injuries,” Browne tells The42.The reality is: I probably had enough of rugby I made that decision myself, but then the offers weren’t out there that would really tempt me back into playing at that time.”And so he waited, immersing himself in the in-between stage.“I wanted to take a bit of a break away from it. Get the body in order, but also reignite the fire to keep playing.“I went away on holiday, got a couple of decent offers, nothing spectacular, but thinking about it was nearly ruining my holiday. So I said ‘no’ to them and thought: ‘I’m obviously not ready yet. I’ll take a bit more time’. Then the longer that went on the less and less I wanted to go back playing.“Your body does get better, but your mind is saying: ‘no, I couldn’t imagine now, going into pre-season. I couldn’t imagine going into rugby training’ and stuff like that.”Some players feel something almost akin to Stockholm syndrome when they are left to their own devices. No tight schedule laid out, diet restrictions lapse and even a day’s clothing suddenly becomes a choice. No more club suit, no navy training gear on a Monday, but grey in European week.It was different for Browne. He thoroughly enjoyed the freedom and, in hindsight, he reckons his subconscious had already made its mind up. Though at the time, he would insist that he wasn’t retired and there was still a full array of options.“I was losing weight at a rapid rate as well. There’s no real reason to keep it on.“‘I’m not playing rugby at the minute, if I did go back I could easily put it back on,’ telling myself that. Knowing the reality is it’s not that easy.”On he rolled to the autumn, and perhaps the sight of a new season in full swing brought the realisation to him.“‘I’m pretty happy where I am at the minute,’” he said to himself and those closest, no need to alert the masses with a screenshot of his Notes app, “I’m happy to leave my rugby-playing career behind and move on.”Putting rugby behind him was easy. The sticking point was the same one experienced by so many retired athletes from team sports. After 11 years at the heart of a seriously close-knit and energetic community that is a sporting changing room – quite literally in a pack – post-rugby the player becomes very much an entity unto himself. File photo: Browne watches a Connacht training session from the sidelines. Source: James Crombie/INPHOLast week, Browne linked up with Rugby Players Ireland, Marcus Horan and fellow former Connacht men JP Cooney and Ronan Loughney to chat about their post-playing experience with the current crop at the Sportsground – many of whom won’t see the end of this dream job coming.Rugby is not a career to sustain you for life, though, and matters of finance were his key point when speaking to the current squad.“The big thing we tried to get across in the transition talk last week was that there might be a period when you don’t go straight into work. Probably the majority of rugby players leaving the game at the minute don’t necessarily know what they’re going to do. So there’ll be a time when they’re not bringing in any money.No matter how well-prepared you are financially, it’s still not easy when you’re looking at your bank account every month and you see it dwindling down without anything coming in. That’s been the difficult one over the last few months.”The temporary solution during this point of transition is the obvious one. After 13 years in work, Browne has been collecting the dole to keep him from fully eating into whatever savings he gathered“It’s a long way from rugby, financially, but any rugby player or anyone, shouldn’t have a problem going on social welfare. Especially if you’ve worked for so many years, you’ve earned a lot of that money back.”He is far from fully removed from rugby, becoming increasingly enamoured with coaching after bringing his insights to Galwegians’ defence and line-out. But the very act of talking through his current state of affairs with former peers and fellow former pros was a benefit for Browne.“It helped even just chatting about it. Marcus, Locks, JP and myself all went down different routes. It was a good idea by Rugby Players Ireland to have that and give players the impression of what it might be like when you finish — it’s good to let them know it’s not all bad when you finish rugby, but also to prepare for that time as well.”***Browne’s regular refrain is that there was no one day, no one instance when he became retired. The tag just formed itself gradually; an ‘i’ one week, an ‘r’ the next, then a ‘t’ and the new era before him dawned.He knew he was a former player when Fionn Carr extended an invitation to play in the annual legends get-together/ tournament in Bermuda. He was keeping himself very fit and not long removed from rugby, so it sounded like a cakewalk. And he happily jetted  off to the Caribbean ready to run riot.“‘Yeah this would be nice going out for a bit of a runaround,’” he thought, “I had visions of making big massive breaks and stuff like that.“You get out there, get some contact and you’re sucked into a maul at one stage.And I’m there: ‘ah here, I’ve no interest in being on a rugby pitch right now’.“That was the nail in the coffin to really assure me my rugby playing days were up.”Those playing days were a hell of a journey. Browne has played and battled through some of the western province’s lowest ebbs and also the most sensational high. A Pro12 final victory over Leinster in Edinburgh was the most glorious glittering chapter for anyone connected to the club.It was an unbelievable feat to witness. Imagining it was no small struggle either.“I remember when Pat (Lam) came in and his vision was to make Connacht the best team in Ireland in five years. We all rowed behind it and said ‘yeah great’. But deep down I don’t think anyone fully believed it.” Browne moves in to tackle Ian Madigan with AJ MacGinty during the 2016 Pro12 final win over Leinster.. Source: James Crombie/INPHOBelief or not, they powered on and earned the reputation of a wonderfully entertaining team, flinging passes around with abandon. Yet when push came to shove in low-scoring contests at the business end of the season, the experience of all those hard days slogging it out came to bear and Connacht seemed to surprise Leinster and then Glasgow with their ability to hang tough and dig out a win in the lead-up to the grand finale.Browne credits Lam with setting the vision and also driving the daily standards to make it a reality. The Samoan’s pre-match message that Murrayfield would be a celebration came to pass with devastating effect.Having been involved with Connacht for so long up to that point, and looking back on my career now, I count myself hugely fortunate and lucky to have been involved with Connacht at that time and to have been on the pitch that day.” “Then the following day, back to Galway with thousands lining the streets. I still look at pictures of us up on the bus that day and it’s hard to believe that it actually happened.“Not just for the players, for the fans who turned out you could see how much it meant.” Browne and Ronan Loughney proudly parade the Pro12 trophy through Eyre square. Source: James Crombie/INPHOThe Pro12 success was by some distance the pinnacle of Browne’s career.  But nine years earlier, he lifted silverware in an Ireland jersey as the engine room of Eric Elwood’s Grand Slam-winning U20s team. It’s that quality crop of 2007 who Browne’s fellow Connacht men Niall Murray and Dylan Tierney-Martin are vying to emulate when they take on Wales in Colwyn Bay tomorrow.In ’07, the Galway lock helped to set a firm base up front — with Cian Healy in the row ahead, Sean O’Brien or Tommy O’Donnell behind — for a stellar back-line featuring Felix Jones, Darren Cave, Keith Earls and Ian Keatley. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO“Our first game against Wales, we were on the back foot for the whole game,” he says, digging into his memory bank, noting how Luke Fitzgerald’s withdrawal actually brought the match-winner into the game, “Felix came in at fullback and scored two tries and we won that game.“We started believing then.”England and France came to Athlone and those victories over the traditional superpowers marked very special nights for the Connacht contingent and they went on to complete the Slam in a dramatic finale, coming back from 20-7 down to Italy in Benevento to win 25-36.The trophy-toting revelry would have done well to get out of hand.“We were stuck in some hotel, it wasn’t even near the town, we were miles out. But the Italian team were back there too, so we had our celebration there. A few weeks after, we had a celebration dinner up in Dublin and properly celebrated… ended up in Coppers I think.” Good group: Dan McFarland and Eric Elwood with their 2007 Grand Slam-winners. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOHowever great a boost it was to taste serious success, lift a trophy and claim a medal, such feats remained the realm of fantasy for Connacht – not all that long removed from a threat of being wound up. The Grand Slam stands as a terrific achievement for Browne, but the rigors of a professional season would come as an enormous step up.“The reality check of senior rugby comes in pretty quick. But (20s) does expose you to higher standards. The academies that time in Leinster, Munster and Ulster were far more advanced then in Connacht.“We had huge battles of seasons where you’re struggling. We lost 13 in a row and finally getting a win in the Heineken Cup.“It’s difficult because you’re going in week in week out, sitting through the review on a Monday and you’re trying to put a brave face on, trying to be as positive as you can.“But it’s difficult for everyone in the organisation to keep grinding. I suppose it comes back to the nature of Connacht people they show a lot of resilience because of what happened in the past.“Then over the years, the culture changes, we start to get more success and the standards of the whole place just rose. Better players coming in, better players coming from the academy and that had a vital part of Connacht’s success then.”***Browne was there through every step of the transition, through the long hard shoulder-to-wheel seasons with fruitless ends, the dispiriting losses and when the only constant was an honest will to get better.He was established in the setup when Lam arrived and radically shifted the outlook and brought about an eye-opening 2013 win in Toulouse. A result that made so much more sense with three years of hindsight than it did on a dark December night. Browne with his shoulder to the wheel against Treviso in 2012. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOIt’s all behind him now. He is more than happy to put his gumshield away and shake off the tag of ‘rugby player’. The transition between careers is not one to be rushed through as there are so many aspects to come to terms with. Financially, he has applied to NUIG to build on his degree in economics and geography with a teaching qualification.Mentally, the loss of the dressing room camaraderie has been a challenge, but he has worked to offset that with the physical challenge of training with his brother Damien – also a former professional rugby player, but currently intent on climbing the highest mountain on each continent.“Back in November,” the younger Browne recounts, “he comes and asks ‘what are you doing in January?’ And I knew where it was going anyway, knew he was climbing Aconcagua (in the Andes) in January.‘Eh, I’ve no plans, really’‘Do you fancy climbing this?’‘No.’“Mountains… people who climb obviously know how tough they are, but I can’t imagine what he’s been through. He did Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Elbrus and he says they’re some of the toughest things he’s ever done.“He’s been really pushed to his limit and his limit is,” he pauses, “way out there.”Andrew isn’t one to undermine what he might be capable of either. One offer he does take up from Damien is the an invite to join in with his training programme. And in August and the brothers found themselves acting as mutually beneficial drivers for one another as they pushed themselves physically. Browne celebrates the Pro12 title success between John Muldoon and Tiernan O’Halloran. Source: James Crombie/INPHOA fraternity outside the dressing room and a routine to put some sort of shape on all that the freedom from constraints of rugby.“It’s been really good, obviously physically, but really good on the mental side of things as well. That you have that physical outlet after finishing rugby.“We’d train early in the morning, 7am most mornings. Then you might go for a sea swim after.”“He has a really good way of looking at things. You’re starting your day with two really hard things: the gym session then a sea swim in the west of Ireland in winter when nobody really wants to get in. So if you start your day with two hard things, the rest of the day is easier after that.“I must say, he’s on to something. After that, things seem easier and you go about your day and there’s no challenge that feels too big.”Bernard Jackman joins Murray Kinsella and Ryan Bailey on The42 Rugby Weekly as Ireland bid to spoil Wales’ Grand Slam party in Cardiff, and the U20s target their own piece of history. Short URL 23,205 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 20s Slam to Connacht’s crowning moment: Browne happy out as he moves beyond rugby The Galwegian spent 11 years as a senior professional with Connacht, but at 32 he is finding a path to his next career. 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first_img Image: Labour TD Alan Kelly and former presidential candidate Joan Freeman. Image: Irish-American businessmen (including Labour TD’s brother) donate over €2k to Alan Kelly and Joan Freeman TDs and senators received almost €6,500 in donations. Apr 25th 2019, 12:13 PM Short URL 26 Comments 26,166 Views Share Tweet Email center_img By Christina Finn Labour TD Alan Kelly and former presidential candidate Joan Freeman. Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 12:13 PM POLITICIANS HAVE DISCLOSED donations last year totalling almost €6,500.The latest report from the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) reveals that Labour TD Alan Kelly declared the highest sum of €1,990.That comprises of two €995 donations, one from his brother CEO of Teneo Declan Kelly and the other from the Irish-born businessman Michael Madden who is Chairman of Teneo.Under donations declared by donors, Madden also disclosed a donation of €1,000 to Joan Freeman, who ran for the Irish presidency last year. Declan Kelly co-founded consulting firm Teneo Holdings with American businessman Doug Band, one of former US president Bill Clinton’s closest aides.Kelly is the brother of former Environment Minister and Labour TD Alan Kelly and served as Hillary Clinton’s economic envoy to Northern Ireland from 2009-2011, when she was US Secretary of State.Political donationsUnder the current law governing donations politicians cannot accept more than €1,000 from a single source, and they must disclose donations greater than €600.Each year, the political watchdog publishes the names of donors and the sums they contribute.Fianna Fáil housing spokesman Darragh O’Brien received a total of €1,590 in donations.Constituent Leo Neary from Lusk donated €740 to O’Brien while €850 was donated by Barry O’Donoghue from Malahide.Fianna Fáil’s Justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan got a €1,000 donation from the Fianna Fáil’s Dublin Bay South branch.The watchdog states that Independent Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath received a €900 donation from Donal O’Driscoll from Blackrock, County Dublin.Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn received a €1,000 donation from Donegal Office Services, which is a registered corporate donor, according to Sipo. In total, donations to politicians for 2018 accounted for a total of €6,480.The donations received last year were slightly higher than 2017 – in which politicians received €6,360. Michael Madden and Donegal Office Services featured on this list also. In 2016, the total value of donations €72,969.12 were disclosed by members, with some high-profile businessmen listed as donors, such as former U2 manager Paul McGuinness and billionaire Dermot Desmond. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgDes accents pour les domaines .frÀ partir du 3 mai, il sera possible d’enregistrer un nom de domaine comportant des accents sous .fr, .yt, .wf, .tf et .re.« Créer des noms de domaine en langage naturel qui reflètent le mode d’expression des utilisateurs français. » C’est ainsi que L’AFNIC (lien non disponible) (Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération) justifie l’ajout de 30 caractères supplémentaires pour la dénomination d’une URL. Une première depuis la création du système de “nommage internet” en 1985. L’association à but non lucratif qui gère le registre des noms de domaine en .fr, .yt, .wf, .tf et .re admet ainsi l’utilisation des caractères spéciaux suivants : ß, à, á, â, ã, ä, å, æ, ç, è, é, ê, ë, ì, í, î, ï, ñ, ò, ó, ô, õ, ö, ù, ú, û, ü, ý, ÿ, œ. Elle permet ainsi aux sites français d’avoir des noms de domaine internationalisés (IDNs), comme c’est déjà le cas de certain noms de domaines en .com ou .eu. Néanmoins, ces nouvelles possibilités peuvent augmenter le risque de cyber-squattage ou de fishing. C’est pourquoi l’AFNIC a mis une procédure en deux étapes pour protéger les titulaires d’un nom de domaine de telles éventualités. Dès le 3 mai, ils pourront réserver l’équivalent de leur URL avec accents. Et à partir du 3 juillet, la réservation des noms de site en .fr avec accents sera ouverte au public, suivant la règle du premier arrivé, premier servi.À lire aussiLe Raspberry Pi victime de son succès “Les cas de cybersquatting sont rares, rassure l’association. Quant à l’utilisation des IDNs dans des opérations de phishing, il n’y en a eu qu’un seul recensé en 2011 au niveau mondial.” Cette opération est clairement une manœuvre lucrative pour les registraires de nom de domaine, puisque les titulaires devront payer des frais supplémentaires, afin de prévenir leur site internet de tout squattage. Par exemple, Le propriétaire de aura tout intérêt à réserver été.fr, é ainsi que eté.fr.L’AFNIC assure de son côté que les dépôts à prévoir des utilisateurs “ne représentent qu’un coût limité en regard du bénéfice induit par cet outil d’amélioration de leur communication digitale.”Le 3 mai 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgIt was only a matter of time. Pokemon Go continues to rock the planet as the most popular mobile game ever made, and wouldn’t you know it, someone went and made a porn parody.If you’re unfamiliar with porn parodies… you’re in for a very weird treat. Starting a few years back with films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars, porn companies decided to embrace the thinly-veiled plots and insane camp that they’ve always been known for and go all-in on making ridiculous parody films.From there, we got films like Who’s Nailin’ Paylin (a riff on the former vice presidential nominee). Game of Bones: Winter is Cumming, Flesh Gordon, Edward Penishands and countless more. Now we can add Poke-mon Ho! to that list.Actress Penny Pax assumes the role of Misty (who’s outfit is largely unchanged from the show, unusual for a porn parody) as she tries to catch Pokemon on her phone. HoloFilm Productions is making the film, which is already available to watch if you are so inclined.The video is available entirely in virtual reality form (because of course it is) on (NSFW, obviously). Like most porn parodies, it’s completely ridiculous as is the marketing and advertising around it, like this tweet from producer Anna Lee features some eye-rollingly terrible (but also spot-on) Poke-puns.Coming soon to a Pokestop near you. @PennyPax as Misty in an amazing performance that will make you Combusken!— Anna Lee (@AnnaLeeVRX) July 31, 2016Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how true Rule 34 is, then I see something like this.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Landsat Images Show Greenland Glaciers Changing Over 46 YearsClimate Activists Use Drones to Shut Down Heathrow Airport Next Month The world’s largest amphibian is on the brink of extinction.Not what most people would consider “cute,” the Chinese giant salamander grows to nearly 6 feet long and weighs an average 60 pounds (though the largest-ever Andrias davidianus registered a whopping 130 pounds).Beady eyes peer out from either side of their flat heads, which carry a permanent, wide smirk and mottled, wrinkly skin that stretches down to a pointed tail and four squat limbs.*Shudders*Chinese giant salamanders are a flagship species for China’s freshwater river systems. But what was previously thought to represent a single breed apparently consists of at least five genetic lineages.“We weren’t surprised to find two or three [species],” Bob Murphy, senior curator of herpetology at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, told National Geographic.But “we were surprised at just how much diversity was there,” Murphy, corresponding author on a recent study, said. “At least five and up to eight species, that was quite a shock.”Some of those newfound varieties, however, may remain a mystery: Among their native rocky mountain streams and lakes of China, A. davidianus is threatened by poaching and human intervention.The amphibian is considered a luxury food item (gross) and important source of traditional medicines; despite conservation efforts, the once-widespread animal is now critically endangered.Most of those found in the wild have been raised on farms, their hybrid offspring released “under well-intentioned, but misguided, conservation management,” according to a paper published in the journal Current Biology.“The system begins to break down, and then you end up with lower developmental rates and a bunch of inefficient salamanders that can result in a population loss,” Murphy said. “You mix all of that together and the salamanders are lost.”If this continues, he explained, those five-to-eight species could dwindle to one—or none—in the next two decades. Which may have a negative effect on Chinese and global ecosystems. Only time will tell.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk was delighted to make his England debut against the USA at Wembley Stadium, saying it was a ‘dream come true’.Gareth Southgate handed Dunk his first England cap in their 3-0 friendly win over the USA and he was happy to play the full 90 minutes.“It’s a dream come true – it’s been a long hard journey for me and that’s been rewarded this evening,” Dunk told the club’s website.“I had a feeling during the week in training that tonight be my chance, because we did some shape work.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We then worked on set-pieces after that, and that’s when I knew I was starting the game.“When I was walking out there was a lot of thoughts looking back on where I’ve come from – but then it was about me being comfortable in the game – and getting the words to the anthem right!“I was thinking about a lot of people – everyone who’s worked with me over my career to get me to this point, and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them.“My dad’s the main one, he was here tonight watching me – as were all my family and friends, I’m very thankful.”last_img read more

first_imgChristina Iremonger, principal of Vancouver’s iTech Preparatory, shares success stories Friday at a national conference. PORTLAND — Three years ago, Vancouver Public Schools studied models of science-oriented schools. This year, the district’s new STEM school is the model.Just a year after opening iTech Preparatory in fall 2012, the school has been contacted by districts all over the country, said Christina Iremonger, principal.On Friday, the school’s teachers and administrators shared their success story at the National Science Teachers Conference in Portland. Thousands of science teachers from around the country gathered to learn the latest in science education.The iTech Preparatory team focused on how it has built relationships with engineers, architects and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals and has invited them into the classroom.“Getting partners into the classroom gives kids an authentic learning experience,” said Leslie Simpson, who is charged with reaching out to STEM professionals. “The partners connect school to real life.”Professionals from Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Waste Management and the Mount St. Helens Institute have taught at iTech Preparatory. Engineers from Clark Public Utilities taught students about solar power and wind energy. A student’s father, who is a team leader at Hewlett-Packard, spoke to the students about creativity and the brain. Another parent, a Boeing engineer, trained the iTech Prep teachers.last_img read more

first_imgVisakhapatnam: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights camp will be held on August 1 at Zilla Parishad Conference Hall, with the support of District Administration and AP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. In line with this, a publicity campaign by Nature’s Kalajatha teams aims at moving around tribal habitations and rural villages in north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and spreading awareness on importance of child rights and protection mechanisms. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Under the guidance of nodal officer of camp and Joint Collector L Siva Sankar, Nature – Dhimsa Foundation covered major tribal area, sandies and villages to communicate about the child rights camp information at public institutions, children to utilise the NCPCR camp services by displaying child protection IEC material in schools and villages, according to director of Nature S. Balaraju.last_img read more

first_img COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2019)   – After coaching the 2018 USA Women’s U18 National Team to a gold medal and a berth in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, head coach Jeff Walz (Louisville) and assistant coaches Natasha Adair (Delaware) and Cori Close (UCLA) will return to guide the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team.The USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by George Washington University head coach Jennifer Rizzotti, is responsible for selecting the U.S. coaching staff, which is approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors.”Jeff Walz, Natasha Adair and Cori Close did an excellent job last summer in leading the USA U18 National Team to a gold medal,” said Rizzotti. “We appreciate their commitment and the way in which they positively represented USA Basketball. The committee feels keeping the staff together and building on the continuity they gained working as a team in 2018 will give us the best opportunity at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Bangkok.”Trials to select the 12-member team will be held May 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Training camp will follow July 5-19, with the U19 World Cup competition taking place July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand.Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens, born on or after Jan. 1, 2000.This is Walz’s sixth coaching assignment with USA Basketball. Prior to the 2018 USA U18 National Team, Walz led the 2017 USA Basketball U23 National Team to a 3-0 record and a tournament title at the Four Nations U24 Tournament in Tokyo. He also helped USA Basketball to gold medals as an assistant coach for the 2014 USA U18 and 2015 USA U19 national teams and served as a court coach at the 2017 USA National Team training camp.”It has been an absolute privilege to work with USA Basketball the past four summers, and I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to do so again,” Walz said. “I had an amazing experience last summer in Mexico City as the head coach of the U18 team, and I look forward to working with this group again. Working with USA Basketball is something that I have always dreamed of doing, and I look forward to leading the U19 team. USA Basketball possesses impeccable standards and a winning tradition, and it is an honor to once again be entrusted with such an important role.”Walz recently completed his 12th season (2007-08 to present) as University of Louisville head coach. The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and 2019 Naismith Coach of the Year candidate holds a 331-100 (.768) career record as a head coach.In 2018-19, the Cardinals finished 32-4 overall after advancing to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Finishing 14-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, the Cardinals also captured their second consecutive ACC regular season title.In 2017-18, he led the Cardinals to a 36-3 record, the ACC regular season and tournament titles and the NCAA Tournament Final Four.Under Walz, Louisville has made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 nine times, the Final Four three times and to two national title games. He has coached four All-Americans, including two-time Olympic and two-time World Cup gold medalist Angel McCoughtry and Asia Durr, the second overall pick in this year’s WNBA Draft. Prior to Louisville he spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach with Western Kentucky, Nebraska, Minnesota and Maryland.Adair will undertake her third USA Basketball coaching assignment after having served as an assistant coach for the 2018 USA Women’s U18 National Team and as a court coach during the 2017 USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team trials. She recently completed her second season at the University of Delaware (2017-18 to present) where she has compiled a 35-28 (.556) overall record.”It’s a coach’s dream to stand there and represent the United States,” Adair said. “Coming off of a championship a year ago, we’re just really excited to do it again. I can’t say enough about USA Basketball and the people affiliated with it and the experience. So for me, it’s an honor.”In 2018-19, the Blue Hens finished 16-15 overall and 11-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association. On Feb. 1, Adair celebrated her 100th career win over William and Mary.In 2017-18, Adair led the Blue Hens to a 19-13 record and a WNIT appearance, which was the most wins and first postseason appearance for the program since 2013-14.Prior to Delaware, she spent three seasons (2014-15 to 2016-17) as the head coach at Georgetown University and two seasons (2012-2014) as the head coach at College of Charleston. She also spent 14 seasons (1998-2012) as an assistant coach at Georgetown (1998-99 through 2003-04) and Wake Forest University (2004-05 through 2006-07) before being promoted to associate head coach at Wake from 2007-08 through 2011-12.”I just feel like working with [Jeff and Cori] our chemistry was phenomenal,” Adair added. “Jeff was a great coach and we were able to work together. There was no hierarchy, it was just in the best interest of USA Basketball and the young ladies we work with. They are more than just colleagues, they’re friends, so I’m really excited to be back alongside them.”2019 will also be Close’s third USA Basketball coaching assignment after she was an assistant coach for the 2018 USA U18 National Team and a court coach at the 2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team Training Camp. Close recently completed her eighth season at UCLA (2011-12 to present) and has compiled an overall record of 172-99 (.635).”It’s an honor to be a part of the organization,” Close said. “I learn so much from the other coaches and colleagues that I get a chance to work with and I get a chance to help grow the game. That’s a pretty cool combination: represent your country, grow as a coach, and grow the game. That’s a trifecta of winning. I’m just really thrilled to have the opportunity to represent my country and to have a whole lot of fun in the process.”In 2018-19, the Bruins finished 22-13 overall and 12-6 in the Pacific-12 Conference and advanced to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. On Feb. 10, the Bruins upset No. 17 Utah and made school history by scoring 40 points in the fourth quarter, which was the highest point tally ever in a single quarter. In the Pac-12 Tournament, UCLA beat Arizona State before falling in overtimeto No. 5 Oregon in the semifinals.”We had really great chemistry last year,” Close said of the USA U18 team. “I learned so much from them. They’ve continued to be a resource throughout this year, so it feels like we’re hitting a really cool stride going into this next summer where we hope to lead our U19s in a really good way. They really are excellent coaches, both in their x’s and o’s and the way that they care for players.”Close has led UCLA to at least 20 wins in each of the past three seasons, including 2017-18, where the Bruins finished 27-8 and reached the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Close was named the 2018 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I Region 5 Coach of the Year, her second such honor. She also has 18 seasons of experience as an assistant coach at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Florida State.The USA Junior National Team Committee, in addition to Rizzotti, includes 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kara Lawson as the athletic representative; and collegiate head coaches Karen Aston (Texas), Tonya Cardoza (Temple) and Wes Moore (North Carolina State) as the NCAA representatives. FIBA U19 World Cup for WomenOriginally known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the tournament was held every four years starting in 1985. FIBA changed its calendar in 2005 and now conducts the U19 World Cup every other year.USA women’s teams are 79-13 in U19/Junior World Cups, capturing a sixth-consecutive gold in 2015 with a 7-0 record. In 2017, USA Basketball fell four points short against Russia in the gold medal game in an attempt to capture a seventh-straight gold medal.Notable players to represent the U.S. include: Angela Aycock (1993), Alana Beard (2001), Essence Carson (2005), Tamika Catchings (1997), Crystal Dangerfield (2015, 2017), Bria Hartley (2011), Ruthy Hebard (2017), Crystal Langhorne (2005), Erlana Larkins (2005), Jantel Lavender (2007), Lisa Leslie (1989), Rebecca Lobo (1993), Maya Moore (2007), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2009), Vickie Orr (1985), Courtney Paris (2005), Cappie Pondexter (2001), Katie Smith (1993), Dawn Staley (1989), Azura Stevens (2015), Breanna Stewart (2011 and MVP of the 2013 U19 World Cup), Diana Taurasi (2001), Morgan Tuck (2011 and 2013) and A’ja Wilson (2013 and MVP of the 2015 U19 World Cup). Story Linkscenter_img About USA BasketballBased in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five and 3×3 international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball.Connect with USA Basketball at and on Facebook (USABasketball and USABYouth), Twitter (@usabasketball, @USABYouth, @USAB3x3), Instagram (@USABasketball) and YouTube (therealusabasketball). Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Four best players of the Friendship Cup Football Tournament of the Kolkata Police and similar tournament of West Bengal Police will be sent to Germany for an exposure trip.The four players will be leaving for Frankfurt (Germany) for an exposure trip on the invitation of the famous football club Eintracht Frankfurt. It may be mentioned that organising football tournaments is one of the community development programmes of the police and it has helped many to get established by playing the sport. According to a senior police officer, the visit of the four boys to Eintracht Frankfurt will motivate many others in playing the game. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Kolkata Police has selected two players, Loknath Mondal and Sekh Rintu from the Kolkata Police Friendship Cup. The two other players were selected by the West Bengal Police. One of them was selected by Darjeeling Police while the other is from Jhargram district. The football player, who was selected by the Darjeeling Police for the Germany trip, is Manish Subba. The boy from Jhargram is Deb Kumar Khirali. The exposure trip to Frankfurt city in Germany would be initiated from Kolkata. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe four players will be leaving Kolkata on November 6 and will return on November 13. They will be watching a match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04 of Bundesliga on November 12 at Commerce Bank Arena in Frankfurt. During their stay, they will be undergoing training sessions for four days and will also get the opportunity for a “footballing session” with main players of Eintracht Frankfurt. Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Police, and Dr Michael Feiner, Consul General, German Consulate in Kolkata, were present at the programme that was organised on Wednesday to introduce the four players. Dr Feiner handed over the formal invitation letters from the football club to the Commissioner of Police. It may be recalled that the Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police had introduced organising football matches to encourage youths to participate in the game. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also distributed prizes among players in the tournaments organised by the police and it had motivated the youths in playing football. Moreover, the state government has taken several measures to support the clubs where youths practice the sport.last_img read more

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Marketing automation has come a long way — from merely being a tool for marketers to automate repetitive tasks to becoming a fortune ball to understand the high demanding customers of today. The technology advancements in this field have empowered marketers to use customer data to unearth valuable insights and create highly personalized marketing communication, sent at the right time and in the right channel. No wonder it’s slated to become a $5.5 billion industry by 2019.Related: This Is How You Discern the Person in All That Customer Personalization DataHere are three examples of how deep learning in marketing automation is making marketers’ life easier.1. Identifying deeper patterns in data for hyper-personalization.“Personalization” is a widely used term, but it has started to wear down its significance. Don’t get me wrong; I am not suggesting that you should stop personalizing your online shopping experience and marketing messages. What I am proposing is focusing on hyper-personalization.Marketing automation with machine learning (ML) allows you to personalize customer experience based on their history of interactions, like purchasing habits, behavioral traits and digital preferences. But it does not take the intent of the customer into consideration.Deep learning technology, on the other hand, will not just rely on the interaction history of the customer but will consider their intent. For example, a customer comes to your site and buys a dress. During their second visit, the same customer starts checking out footwear. In this scenario, the equation will not rely on transactional and interaction data to personalize the experience, but will consider the intent.Deep learning is much better than other ML and AI techniques in understanding what customers want as it has the potential to find patterns inside of patterns. According to Michio Kaku, AI is only as smart as a “lobotomized, mentally challenged cockroach.” Deep learning techniques identify and analyze patterns so it can predict real-life outcomes. But the technology is still in its infancy, and what it’s capable of is yet to be seen.Related: 3 Competitive Advantages of Deep Learning for Your Company2. Use deep learning to drive customer retention.Every business knows that retaining customers costs less than acquiring them. And, customer retention can increase company profit by manifolds. According to Bain and Co., a 5 percent increase in customer retention can increase a company’s profitability by 75 percent. When it comes to improving customer retention, deep leaning can help. How? By giving customers what they need, when they need it. According to a Trendspotter report, 82 percent of people are likely to shop at a retailer that provides them with personalized offers.Marketing automation powered with AI does the same thing by ensuring the right message gets to the right person at just the right time. But deep learning can take it a notch higher. It takes into account customer taste, personal preferences, spending patterns and even micro preferences combined with external factors, like weather, to send highly customized and more relevant suggestions to their customers. Related: Think Twice About a Company When You Keep Hearing These 4 AI Buzzwords3. Customer behavior is a science: Big data analytics and deep learning.Prescriptive analytics is another technique that uses deep learning from customer data to predict future trends and behavior patterns. Marketing automation platforms have become powerful enough to anticipate predictions — like when a customer will make his next purchase, what’s the LTV of a customer, who are the most valuable customers, what time is a customer is most likely to buy, and what’s the right discount to offer to a customer segment.Deep learning has already been used in the advertising industry to make activities up to 50 percent more efficient. That’s why many marketers are super excited about it. But, deep learning is not as easy as it sounds. Still as a marketer, it’s important to know how it works and how you can use it to your advantage. Marketers who strive to be relevant to their consumer need to pay attention to this technology. August 15, 2018 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. Not as famous as the presidential airplane “Air Force One,” the modified limousine that transports U.S. President Barack Obama is practically a war tank.The armored – and always black – Cadillac often referred to as “Cadillac One” or “Limo One” includes an impressive ammount of security measures, among them, its own system of oxygenation and an armored structure able to withstand the direct impact of bombs, grenades and sniper shots. Bottles of the president’s blood are kept on board in case he needs an emergency transfusion.“The Beast,” as the Secret Service refers to the heavily armored vehicle, is driven by a chauffeur specially trained by the Secret Service in the most demanding of driving conditions, including escape and evasion and 180-degree “J-turns.” It is transported inside a C-17 Globemaster III from U.S. Air Force.The vehicle’s body has a 12 centimeters ballistic structure of steel, aluminum, titanium and ceramic to protect the base of the car in case of explosion of bombs or rolling granades. In addition, the gas tank is shielded, for preventing explotions from a direct impact. The windows are made of 12 centimeters of ballistic glass, and armour-plated eight-inch doors are the weight of a cabin door on a Boeing 757 jet.Tires are “run flat” and reinforced with kevlar, meaning that if struck, ballistic steel rims support the 10-ton weight of the car to escape at 60 miles per hour.The driver’s cabin has a communications center with GPS, fax, wireless network, and a laptop and satellite phone connected to the Pentagon, the CIA and the vice president office.The defense system has night vision cameras, pump-action shotguns and tear gas cannons.The presidential motorcade consists of up to 45 modified limousines escorting Cadillac One.Right behind The Beast, the USSS Electronic Countermeasures Suburban is used to counter nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.The number of vehicles depends on the risk level of the destination. In Costa Rica, seven vehicles likely will escort the Limo One.This is Obama’s second presidential visit to Central America after a meeting in El Salvador in 2011. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets Delays and blunders: A timeline of the Jairo Mora murder trial in Costa Rica Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs Rings, earrings, combs and bracelets are among the items seized by officials from the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) during an Easter Holy Weekcrackdown on wildlife trafficking. The 82 pieces of jewelry were made from the shells of endangered hawksbill turtles, a violation of the country’s Wildlife Law.According to a press release from SINAC, officials found the jewelry for sale along a stretch of coastline in Puntarenas popular with souvenir-seeking tourists. A marine biologist confirmed that the jewelry was made of hawksbill shells and valued the pieces at ₡300,000 ($550).According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the hawksbill sea turtle has been critically endangered since 1996. Known for its multi-colored shell, the hawksbill has long been hunted by craftsmen for jewelery. The turtles can be spotted on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast from July to October, and on the Pacific coast from July to September. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgAs of Saturday 1 July, Emirates‘ signature A380 will offer a daily service to Nice. To celebrate the launch, Emirates, a Principal Partner of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Monaco Tourism and Atout France, invited media guests, including LATTE, to enjoy a performance of the opera Pelléas et Mélisande by French composer, Claude Debussy. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra was led by visiting conductor Charles Dutoit, considered one of the greatest interpreters of French music, for the exceptional evening in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.The celebration of French culture is set to continue with the expanded capacity offered by Emirates’ new service, representing an increase of 44% between Dubai and Nice. Guests continuing on to Monaco will now have the option to transfer to the Principality via a helicopter flight with Monacair. The service will be complimentary for those travelling in First Class and €79 per passenger for those in Business Class.Australians are now among the top 10 nations visiting Monaco, intrigued by its unabashed luxury, fascinating history and five-star culture.Get a taste of Monaco’s incredible cuisine and legendary hotels with Signature Luxury Travel & Style‘s review.last_img read more

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Thank you all!” the president said on TwitterThe president may have had little choice but to abandon his desire to have leaders of the country’s largest businesses offer him counsel 3M CEO Inge Thulin’s resignation from the president’s manufacturing council Wednesday morning came after five other business and union leaders quit the panel and just before the CEOs of Campbell Soup and United Technologies did the same The strategy and policy forum had self-dissolved according to reports before the president decided to end itThe CEOs’ moves came after Trump’s comments on a white supremacist-led demonstration in Charlottesville Va Heather Heyer a 32-year-old was killed when a Ohio man who reportedly joined largely white men chanting “Jews will not replace us” and “ blood and soil” drove his car into counter-protests Many others were also injured when James Alex Fields allegedly mowed through the crowd Fields has been charged with murder and may see other chargesUnderscoring business leaders’ statements was a similar message: Trump’s refusal to unequivocally condemn white supremacists and everything for which they stand is unacceptable“I joined the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative in January to advocate for policies that align with our values and encourage even stronger investment and job growth — in order to make the United States stronger healthier and more prosperous for all people After careful consideration I believe the initiative is no longer an effective vehicle for 3M to advance these goals As a result today I am resigning from the Manufacturing Advisory Council” Thulin said in a statement Up until Wednesday morning Thulin had been silent on the issueTrump on Tuesday praised and condemned those on “both sides” of the violence winning praise from KKK supporters and other white supremacists“You had some very bad people in that group but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides” Trump said Tuesday in a press conferenceREACTION SPREADSBut officials and business leaders have said there is nothing fine about those who admire Nazis and the KKK Republican and Democratic leaders in a variety of ways said Trump was wrong in his outlook and were far more adamant in their condemnation than the president has been “Hatred and bigotry associated with the white supremacists neo-Nazis and the KKK has no place in our society The tragedy in Charlottesville is another example of the struggles our country faces to unite and confront hate” Democratic US Rep Collin Peterson who does not often send out statements said Monday afternoonAfter Trump’s Tuesday statements Republican US Rep Erik Paulsen added his voice to those countering the president“This is cut-and-dry: White supremacists & neo-Nazis have no place in our society & that should be made unequivocally clear on all levels” Paulsen a Republican from Minnesota’s suburban 3rd Congressional District said on Twitter Tuesday eveningFormer US Sen Norm Coleman a Republican who represented Minnesota and is the former mayor of St Paul co-released a statement from the Republican Jewish Coalition with RJC executive director Matt Brooks Coleman is the RJC’s national chairman“There are no good Nazis and no good members of the Klan” said their statement Wednesday afternoon “We join with our political and religious brethren calling upon President Trump to provide greater moral clarity in rejecting racism bigotry and antisemitism”Minnesota Gov Mark Dayton in a statement Wednesday said: “There is no place in our country for this rabid bigotry racism xenophobia and hatred Those who perpetrate it should be held strictly accountable for the consequences of their vile behavior”Business reassessingThe president’s words on Tuesday — coming after days of pressure and an belated initial denunciation of hate groups — forced many to re-examine their stancesUp until Wednesday morning 3M officials stayed quiet despite repeated questions and increasing attention on whether the Thulin would 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His former mentor,m. and protestors took to the tear-gassed blood-stained streets near my home in St Louis county to call for justice and revive this black freedom movement Since then the Black Lives Matter movement has gone from an unpopular effort to a cause célèbre And along the way some have predicted the movement’s demise After all we challenge traditional norms of social movements Our movement is decentralized and creative We stand in Martin Luther King Jrs legacy but we have no single leader We innovate with new media modernize civil disobedience and maintain pressure in the streets and the policy table simultaneously And I can tell you unequivocally that we aren’t going anywhere We will continue to fight because in 2015 nearly 1200 people were killed by police Last year young black menlike my brother who holds a Master’s degree from an Ivy League universitywere nine times more likely to be killed by police than other Americans despite his age demographic only comprising 2% of the population We will continue to fight because certain lives of color remain disproportionately vulnerable Many transgender women of color still suffer humiliation and harm; many black college students must still fight for their inclusion; and many children of color are still more likely to grow up in poverty than white children We will continue to fight because in Cleveland a government institution has again failed to secure justice for Tamir Rice a black 12-year-old gunned down by police in 2014 The day the grand jury returned its non-indictment it felt as though Tamir had died again And had Tamir lived the odds of racial injustice altering his life’s trajectory would have still loomed large For all these reasons and more quitting isn’t an option Who are we While we are mostly black we are diverse in belief experience and practice We are thankful to the generations that toiled before us though at times we experience the intergenerational challenges that have been repeated throughout history We reject the notion that dressing speaking or acting in less confrontational ways will save us-because respectability and accomplishment won’t protect us from the perils of blackness in America We are Jews Gentiles Muslims and the non-religious We are cisgender transgender and non-binary; straight and LGBTQ We are college graduates and high school dropouts Some of us have been trained as professionals; we have all trained by protest We are many colors and full of dedicated consistent allies who stand with us We all demand to be able to be and be freely Love for ourselves brought us to this movement Love for one another keeps us here We will continue to exert pressure for change and justice using every tool we have among us from city to city For example at Campaign Zero an activist collective of which I’m a part we have proposed community-designed policy solutions to end police violence There are many such local and national efforts throughout the Black Lives Matter movement that leverage art student activism and provocative protest to collectively create the world in which we want to live We are not a scattered group of misdirected people nor are we narrowly focused We have always understood that police violence is but one fatal branch of a larger tree rooted in systemic oppression and racism Our mission is not to just break the branch-but to uproot the tree destroying the many inequities that spring from it As we mature we will continue to take on the myriad issues that brought us to this point of pain and determination and that fuel our movement forward Only a radically inclusive equitable and democratic society will uproot that tree That is a difficult and seemingly nebulous concept but that doesnt mean it is not our responsibility to strive for it We often hear from people who ask: How can we help Here are four ways: 1 Start small The incredulous nature of the Cleveland ruling or Walter Scott’s death offers an opportunity to consider that maybe-just maybe-there is something wrong Interrogate those feelings by researching more 2 Listen intently and without invalidation to those of us most affected by injustice Leave your hero complex at home: we need no one to save us but do invite you to stand with us with respect humility and commitment 3 Examine your powerThere is some space some corner of the world in which you lead With your children classmates or loved ones; with your employees volunteers congregants or clients you possess the ability to influence how others live Will you challenge the everyday racism you hear in the carpool line or walk away Will you challenge bigotry when it sits down at your kitchen table or choose comfort Will you institute company practices that prioritize true equity or will you settle for cosmetic diversity and tokenize people of color 4 Support urgent systemic changes Public officials derive their power from we the people We the protesters have to not let them forget it We’ve taken our message to the White House and presidential campaigns alike and we’ve refused to settle for the status quo We need more than better data or non-lethal weaponry though both are necessary steps We need economic policies that will disproportionately alleviate problems for those disproportionately affected: people of color We need smart policy scored by racial impact tests that predict unintended consequences before everyday people suffer We need systems of accountability and transparency embracing radical democracy from local municipalities to Washington putting the people back in charge We need to create safe communities from the ground up instead of over-police them from the top down We need to electand becomepublic officials with the courage to do what is just even when its not politically expedient With our collective voices and votes we must push to create the political will to solve the problems this movement has helped lay bare We often say a society should be judged by how it treats "the least of these" But the fabric of our collective destiny depends on our commitment to eradicate inequity and render inequality irrelevant If you believe in democracy and freedom the current status quowhich benefits some over othersshould infuriate you Racial justice is not just our causeit’s an American cause And because of that the movement will continue Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors but the closure has forced travelers to drive at least 7 miles out of the way to other bridges.Hugging the Senate proposal would negate his legal authority to increase commissioners’ salaries.

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“looted innocent citizens and shopkeepers”. anubhava (involuntary reaction),Rakesh Kumar ? IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsItalian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are in the?spotlight for their comments on what constitutes a traditional family In an interview with Italy’s Panoramamagazine the fashion designer duo said "We oppose gay adoptions The only family is the traditional one No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow there are things that should not be changed" Dolce and Gabbana Image from Reuters Dolce and Gabbana a gay couple themselves till 2005 have now sparked a controversy amidst fans celebrities and social media circles with their comments "You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be" said Dolce in the interview as documented by Washington Post “I call children of chemistry synthetic children Rented uterus semen chosen from a catalog" Many celebrities responded with disdain including Ricky Martin Victoria Beckham and Elton John Johnposted a picture of a younger Dolce and Gabbana on instagram with the caption: "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic" And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people both straight and gay to fulfil their dream of having children Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times just like your fashions I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again #BoycottDolceGabbana" Since then the hash-tag #BoycottDolceGabbana has been trending on twitter Here are some of the responses: lets officially stop buying @dolcegabbana designers who hate on children of gay adoption dont deserve our time of day #BoycottDolceGabbana — Sebastian Castro (@Seb_Castro) March 16 2015 hey @dolcegabbana my "synthetic" quadruplet nephews want to play a little hockey with you #BoycottDolceGabbana #IVF pictwittercom/ZruSc8nufc — Charlie Isaacs (@charlieisaacs) March 16 2015 So according to Dolce&Gabbana I’m a synthetic human ironic for a company who charges $1500 for a nylon jacket #BoycottDolceGabbana — Noah Peterson (@Noahp90X) March 15 2015 So sad how @dolcegabbana have ruined beautiful clothes with their ugly words #BoycottDolceGabbana — Jessica (@spoiltface) March 15 2015 It probably wasn’t a good idea to offend the gay community I don’t see many straight men running around in D&G #BoycottDolceGabbana — Stuart McAllister (@Stu_McAllister) March 15 2015 #BoycottDolceGabbana has to be the most privileged of protests there has ever been — Stuart Gibson (@stuartgibson) March 16 2015 I’ve decided to #BoycottDolceGabbana because I can’t afford anything of theirs anyway — Danny Hayes (@thedannyhayes) March 16 2015 @dolcegabbana ur voices R 2powerfull 2B spreading so much h8 http://s.tco/30Oe2hcxNt Wake upIts 2015 Luv urselves guys #boycottdolcegabbana — Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) March 15 2015 Now I don’t feel so awful about the time I sharted my Dolce and Gabana underpants so bad I had to burn them #BoycottDolceGabbana #IVF is a miracle Celebrate that human intelligence is able to bring such love into the world don’t condemn it #BoycottDolceGabbana — Amy JB Smith (@AmyJBSmith) March 16 2015 There is stench from human faeces on the railway tracks. For Punjab, Aircel 4. Broadband subscriber base,s demise left his son-in-law speechless.was to fly to Canada with his son on Friday evening.

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” Wenger said. 2017 22:32:51 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. A death such as Mahesh’s serves as a reminder of the vulnerability of their traditional job. “Yet he hit a couple of great shots in that first round… when he was trying to play a low fade. Excellent stuff from India. Duckett just not getting the option of hitting any shot. After fighting her way to a 18-16 lead,” Shraddha will be seen sharing the screen space with Farhan for the first time. Birthday boys Former Union Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and ex-Chief Minister Madhavsinh Solanki has almost withdrawn himself from politics for reasons of age and health.

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