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New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) In a novel gesture, the BCCI today invited the national hockey team as special guests to watch the Indian cricket teams ICC World T20 group league encounter against Bangladesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. This is the first time that BCCI has officially invited a full national team of another sport to come and watch a match at the global event. The Indian hockey team led by Sardar Singh is currently having a national camp in the Garden City ahead of their Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy encounter in Ipoh (Malaysia). Sardar confirmed that they have indeed received invitation from the BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur to come and support Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys. “Yes, the invite came from the BCCI secretary. It has been a nice gesture on the part of the cricket board. We would be cheering the national team from the stands,” Sardar told PTI today. It has been learnt that BCCI has arranged for VIP tickets as well as for the transportation of the entire hockey team. “The initiative was taken by Mr Thakur after he came to know that the hockey players are in Bengaluru,” a Hockey India official said on conditions of anonymity. The Indian hockey team was last time seen cheering the Davis Cup team during their tie against the Czech Republic in the national capital last year. However there was no formal invitation from the AITA as such but since the hockey team normally stays at the DLTA, the players often come to the stands to watch the tennis team in action. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisement
Chandigarh, May 30 (PTI) Congress General Secretary Ambika Soni today filed her nomination papers for Rajya Sabha election from Punjab.She was accompanied by party General Secretary Shakeel Ahmad, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, Secretary Harish Choudhary, former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly Charanjit Singh Channi.”Ambika Soni filed her nomination papers with the Returning Officer in the state assembly here,” an official spokesman said.After filing her papers, Soni said Congress is not divided in Punjab and will fight the next assembly polls unitedly.Earlier on May 27, SAD leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder had filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls from Punjab.Both Soni and Bhunder are sitting Rajya Sabha members from Punjab.Two Rajya Sabha seats from Punjab will fall vacant on July 4 after the terms of Soni (Congress) and Bhunder end, an election office spokesperson said here.The election to the seats will be held on June 11, he said, adding the last date for filing nominations is fixed for May 31.While the scrutiny of the nominations will be held on June 1, the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is on June 3.Both Soni and Bhunder are set to make their entry to upper House from Punjab again. PTI VJ ANP ZMN ANP
Gandhinagar, Aug 26 (PTI) Fees charged by the schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education should be as per the norms fixed by the state government, CBSE chairman R K Chaturvedi said today.”Our affiliation by-laws say the fee should be commensurate with infrastructure and facilities offered by the school. The quantum of fee should be on par with the (respective) state governments norms,” Chaturvedi said, speaking to reporters at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India here.Chaturvedis statement comes even as CBSE schools have moved the Gujarat High Court against the state governments decision to regulate fees of all private schools, including the CBSE-affiliated ones, through the Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act, 2017.”(Information about) Fee should be put in the public domain….logical explanation should be given as to on what basis the fee is charged,” he said.The CBSE is thinking of giving “accreditation” to its affiliated schools, he said.”We are discussing norms for accreditation. It will decide where the school stands in terms of quality, through a third-party evaluation. It will be then easy for parents to decide how one school is better than the other,” he said.”Results, quality of education, parents and teachers satisfaction, retention of teachers, index of happiness, infrastructure, fee, sports, all these parameters will form the basis to evaluate schools. We will begin the process from this academic year and implement it by next year,” he said.Chaturvedi was here to meet representatives of CBSE schools from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and discuss with them the Boards decision to do away with school-based examination in Class X, and addition of applied entrepreneurship as a vocational subject for Classes XI-XII.advertisement”We want to associate ourselves with EDII in this regard (additional course)…The concept has been accepted, and details are being worked out,” he said. PTI KA PD KRK
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman DK Jain on Saturday directed Hardik Pandya and opener KL Rahul to donate a sum of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. The duo have to pay the fine as a punishment for the sexist comments they made on Karan Johar’s TV show Koffee with Karan.Hardik and Rahul have also been asked to pay Rs 10 lakh each in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind, for promotion of game for the blind within 4 weeks.The Ombudsman has also said that if both the players fail to do so within four weeks from the date of the receipt of the order, the Board of Control for Cricket in India might deduct the said amount from the match fees payable to the players.BCCI Ombudsman directs KL Rahul & Hardik Pandya to pay Rs1,00,000 each to families of 10 constables in para-military forces who have lost their lives on duty & Rs 10,00,000 in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind,for promotion of game for the blind,within 4 weeks https://t.co/Ju7ZgvwsitANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019The Ombudsman noted that the players had already missed out on earning of about Rs 30 lakh as they had been sent back from the tour of Australia. But he also noted that cricketers in the country are role models and their act should be befitting the status they have acquired.advertisementBut he also noted that since both the players apologised and did not contest the action initiated against them, it is unnecessary to return a categorical finding as to whether the remarks made during the course of the chat show constitutes as an act of indiscipline or misconduct or violation of any of Rules and Regulations on part of players as contemplated under Rule 41 (1) (c) of the rules.Clearly, the matter ends with this and the two cricketers can now look forward to representing the country with aplomb in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales as the national selectors have picked the duo in the 15-member squad.The controversial episode was aired in the first week of January, triggering outrage, which prompted the COA to call the duo back from the tour of Australia, handing them provisional suspensions.The two tendered unconditional apologies and their ban was provisionally lifted pending inquiry. Once Jain assumed his role, the COA handed over the matter to Ombudsman for the completion of inquiry.The two players have also spoken publicly on the incident, recalling one of the toughest phases of their respective careers.Also Read | Hardik’s break from cricket helped him become a better cricketer: Krunal PandyaAlso Read | Hardik Pandya wishes birthday boy KL Rahul: Let’s make it our yearAlso Read | Hardik Pandya deposes before BCCI Ombudsman over Koffee with Karan controversyAlso Read | After Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul deposes before BCCI Ombudsman over TV show controversy
I loved this from OSU South on OSU.Brandon Weeden, Joe Randle, Dez Bryant, Dan Bailey and Tyler Patmon talk about their time in Stillwater.I think Dez speaks for all of us when he says about Stillwater (and college generally).“Every day I miss it.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Transfers Ronaldo, Griezmann & 20 World Cup 2018 stars who could transfer this summer Goal 16:00 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Transfers World Cup Croatia Russia Morocco Spain Saudi Arabia Uruguay Egypt Iran Portugal France Australia Iceland Argentina Denmark Peru Nigeria Serbia Costa Rica Germany Mexico Goal takes a look at a selection of big-name stars performing at the World Cup who could be making a move this summer
Australian captain Sam Kerr scored her nation’s first ever World Cup hat-trick in the Matildas 4-1 win over Jamaica, but the striker certainly isn’t at risk of getting a big head anytime soon.Kerr would in fact end the night with four goals to her name after pouncing on a shocking error late in the game but was quick to stress the win wasn’t down solely to her.”A win’s a win and that’s what we needed to build our confidence going into the next round,” Kerr said post-match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “It’s an amazing feeling (to score four goals). It was a team effort, it wasn’t just about me today.”It’s a team effort that’s got us through to the next round. We’re confident in whoever we play.” The 25-year-old is now the joint-top goal scorer at the Women’s World Cup with five goals and will spearhead Australia’s hopes in a Round of 16 clash against Norway.After losing to Italy in their opening game, the Matildas have now claimed consecutive wins in France but coach Ante Milicic is adamant more improvement is needed.”We have qualified for the next round but we need to be better,” Milicic said.”We still get caught in transition far too easily. For us to keep our mission and go further in the tournament we need to get better.”Full credit to Jamaica and I applaud them from trying to play an attacking style.”We have to review this game quickly…it’s a short turnaround and we know we have to be better to get past a very strong Norway team.” Australia will play Norway on Sunday, June 23 with kick-off at 5am AEST.
zoom German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has launched a euro bond offering with a volume of EUR 300 million and a maturity of seven years.As informed, the proceeds will be used for the early redemption of the company’s euro bond due in 2018 and the early partial redemption of the euro bond due in 2019.Currently, the redemption is envisaged for October this year, according to Hapag-Lloyd.On May 24, Hapag-Lloyd closed the merger with the UAE-based liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), expecting annual synergies of USD 435 million from 2019 onwards.A significant portion of these savings should be realized in the course of 2018, while the full amount is expected to first be reached in 2019, the company earlier said.UASC’s 58 vessels have been integrated into the fleet of Hapag-Lloyd, with Hapag-Lloyd assuming the fifth spot in terms of capacity with 230 vessels and a shared fleet capacity of approximately 1.6 million TEU.
Quick facts: Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of a payroll rebate for technology hardware firm Nautics Technical Surveillance Corporation. Nautics specializes in the development of robust and innovative technologies which serve to meet the unique challenges of covert technical surveillance and tracking of equipment. Its products serve law enforcement, government, military and global intelligence markets. By establishing operations in Halifax, the company has the potential to create up to a maximum of 28 jobs under the five-year payroll rebate agreement. Based on the maximum growth forecast of the agreement, NSBI estimates the company could spend $6,090,000 in salaries. It is also estimated the new employees would contribute provincial tax revenues of $715,000 through their income and consumption taxes. As a result, Nautics would earn a rebate up to $426,300 over five years. Nautics would be eligible for a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 28 new jobs. Information on NSBI transactions can be found at www.novascotiabusiness.com/fundingdisclosures. -30- payroll rebates are designed in a way that the tax revenue generated for the province by the new jobs in Nova Scotia is always more than the amount of the rebate payroll rebates are only paid after a business has generated actual payroll for the Nova Scotia economy for every dollar a company spends on the new jobs it receives between five and 10 cents back when a company submits an annual rebate claim, it must send NSBI audited information that confirms the number of jobs it created that year payroll rebates are paid through the Strategic Investment Fund
OTTAWA — The first 4-20 demonstration on Parliament Hill since marijuana became legal is expected to draw an even larger crowd than usual.Several thousand people normally set up shop on the Hill to smoke marijuana and highlight cannabis culture but organizers of this year’s event expect many more people to emerge from their shells and join in now that it’s legal to do so.But during a morning press conference today, the organizers also made clear there are still issues the federal Liberals have left hanging, making the job of legalization incomplete.Shawn Mac calls the legal cannabis system a “boondoggle” and accuses the government of using misleading information to justify over-regulation that has helped large companies in the market.The Marijuana Party of Canada says the Liberals need to expunge past convictions for simple possession, instead of suspending records, and issue a formal apology for the harms prohibition had particularly on black communities.There are also concerns being raised about the government’s decision to tax medical marijuana.The Canadian Press
Guy Narbonne shows Sir David Attenborough evidence of the oldest large multicellular creature in the world at Mistaken Point during the filming of a BBC special. Photo: Richard Thomas, NL Parks and Natural AreasA renowned paleontologist who studies the origin and early evolution of animals will present Brock’s first Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Alumni Lecture this month.Guy NarbonneGuy Narbonne (BSc ’75), who grew up in Niagara, is a professor and research chair in Paleontology in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University. He was recently inducted into the prestigious Royal Society of Canada, one of Canada’s highest academic honours.Narbonne’s research and descriptions of the biology, ecology and history of Ediacaran biota — the oldest forms of complex life yet discovered (575-542 million years old) — have greatly influenced our understanding of evolution.In his lecture, Narbonne will speak about the unusual soft-bodied animal fossils discovered by him and his colleagues in 2002 in 580-million-year-old rocks at Mistaken Point in Newfoundland. The discovery pushed back the age of Earth’s earliest known complex life to more than 575 million years ago, soon after the melting of massive glaciers.These Precambrian fossils help to resolve “Darwin’s Dilemma” regarding the very late appearance of large organisms, billions of years after microscopic life first appeared. Evidence suggests that large animals developed in response to dramatic environmental changes — notably the end of a global ice age and a large rise in atmospheric oxygen.The Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Alumni Lectures showcases the talents and accomplishments of notable alumni from the Faculty. These public lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.What: “When Life Got Big: Glaciation, Oxygenation and the Origin of Animals”When: Monday, Jan. 24, 5 to 6:30 p.m.Where: Academic South 217
Alert neighbours of Recht-Door-Zee Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara prevented a robbery from being executed as they got wind of what was transpiring and alerted the home owner.Sheila Griffith, 58, the owner of the home, related that she was returning home in the early afternoon hours when a neighbour alerted her that someone was inside her house.By the time this information was verified and calls were made to the Police, the suspect had escaped through a window in the kitchen.“I came home around 01:00h, and the neighbour told me not to go into my yard because someone is in my house. I called the Police, but by then they already escaped through the kitchen window,” Griffith detailed.When she entered the home, she discovered it completely ransacked, and the bandits had accumulated some items which they were attempting to steal.“My whole house was tumbled up. They empty my wardrobe and break down my bedroom door. They done had things pack up, like the TV and computer and so; but they didn’t get to carry anything,” she detailed.Griffith is convinced that she could have been harmed had she entered the home unknowingly.The traumatised woman has said that while nothing was stolen from her home, many robberies have occurred in the area because of the lack of Police presence.“I know other persons in the area who have been robbed. I came home and I was traumatised, because if they didn’t call, I would’ve come in the house and he could have done me anything. I think we need more policing groups in these areas,” she declared. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArmed bandits invade home of NA woman in robberyJanuary 8, 2019In “Crime”Fire destroys house in Agricola – female occupant appeals for helpMay 11, 2016In “latest news”Bandits targeting Eccles housing scheme – as residents cry out for helpSeptember 25, 2016In “Crime”
A Fairbanks jury has begun deliberations for a man charged with making false statements about the 1978 bombing of the trans-Alaska pipeline.Download AudioIf convicted, Phillip Martin Olson could face up to five years in prison.The FBI says an agent interviewed Olson in November and January and that Olson acknowledged responsibility for the pipeline explosion on February 15th, 1978, east of Fairbanks.The resulting small hole allowed 12,000 to 14,000 barrels of crude oil to spill before it could be sealed.The statute of limitations had run out for charges in the bombing.Federal prosecutors say Olson lied and said another man had assisted him in setting off the explosion, costing the FBI time and resources investigating.
“One year from now, we’ll know whether the community would like to own this device,” Salmon said. “If it really is going to prove itself to be an effective option for providing power.” AlexAnna Salmon is the president of Igiugig Village Council. The council has been collaborating on the project with the Ocean Renewable Power Company of Maine since 2009. The RivGen operating in the Kvichak River in 2015. (Image credit Ocean Renewable Power Company) If the project pans out, Salmon added, it can provide a useful blueprint for many villages in rural Alaska looking to move toward renewable energy. She said that, in the best case scenario, the village could be completely off diesel electricity by 2021. In late May, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave the project a key approval that will allow them to install and test the technology for up to 10 years. After that, they could apply for a commercial licence. “It’s a hope for our village to achieve the sustainability we’re looking for,” she said. “It’s environmentally friendly. And we’ve just come a long ways in developing it.” The federal approval will allow them to conduct their first year-round test of the system in Igiugig. Among other things, they will be closely monitoring how the technology interacts with local fish as well as river ice. The experimental device is placed in a river and uses the current to create electricity. In the Southwest Alaska village of Igiugig, a renewable energy project recently got one step closer to helping the village move off expensive diesel-generated electricity.
Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry.WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is out of the hospital after a weekend traffic accident.Barry resumed his public appearances Sunday. The D.C. councilmember was taken to a hospital Saturday night after a minor crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in southeast Washington.Police say the accident involved a car driving the wrong way and colliding with another vehicle. Officer Araz Alali says Barry was cited for driving on the wrong side of the street, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to have insurance.Police say a person in the other vehicle complained of neck pain and was taken to a hospital.Barry’s spokeswoman LaToya Foster says Barry suffered a hypoglycemic attack with low blood sugar and was disoriented when he collided with another car. The 78-year-old Barry is diabetic.
There was never any doubt that Grand Theft Auto V was going to be a big game. But that’s not a problem for the PS3 and its relatively massive Blu-ray discs. On Xbox 360 though, the continued reliance on a DVD drive has meant the game can’t ship on a single disc.GTA V for Xbox 360 will therefore be shipped as a two disc set, but no disc swapping will be involved during gameplay. Instead, disc one will be used to install the game, and then disc two is required to be in the drive while you play. Such a setup has also meant there’s quite a hefty install to be done.It doesn’t matter if you purchase the Xbox 360 or PS3 version, you will require 8GB of free hard drive space for the installation to be successful. If you own a 4GB Xbox 360, then Rockstar requires you use a 16GB USB stick with at least 8GB free. That drive must also be capable of at least 15MB/s transfer speeds over USB 2.0.The reason for the huge install is down to game detail. Rockstar states this is the biggest GTA game yet, and pushes both consoles in terms of their performance. In order to get that working, and so load times aren’t ridiculous, they need to transfer a large chunk of the game data to the much faster on board hard drive or at the very least a USB stick.The news of two discs and the size of the install was announced as part of a GTA V Q&A post Rockstar made live today. That same post also promises the first gameplay video is going to be released soon. And if you are wondering which console the game will look better on, Rockstar says the visual differences are negligible, so the experience beyond installing the game should be the same.
Strava, a fitness tracking platform that logs activities on Fitbits, Jawbones and Garmin wearable devices, has a security problem.In November, the platform launched a global heatmap of all the activity recorded through the tracking service. While it’s not live, it’s gathered a lot of data about user activity, patterns, routines, and locations — and it appears to be exposing some military secrets.For the U.S. military the maps look like a potential security threat. With one billion activities logged on the map, it’s a lot of useful data from all over.Known and potentially secret military bases show bursts of activity and show where military members connected to the devices are exercising or sleeping. The Washington Post pinpointed potential exposure to military operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia.See where America exercises.Image: strava global heatmapThe map could also show other agencies and organizations, including non-American patrols, but as a security expert told the WaPo, the data could help enemy forces plan an attack or ambush on troops, American or otherwise. While there’s not enough data to pinpoint American troops in low-activity areas like in the Middle East, American service members have in recent years been encouraged to use fitness trackers. A website for current and former military members lists discounts for a bevy of trackers.Strava responded to the potential secret-exposing map with a statement reiterating its privacy options and a link to its privacy blog. “Our global heatmap represents an aggregated and anonymized view of over a billion activities uploaded to our platform. It excludes activities that have been marked as private and user-defined privacy zones. We are committed to helping people better understand our settings to give them control over what they share,” the statement said.The only issue with the privacy options are that to keep things truly private you have to opt out and carve out privacy zones. So until someone goes in and fine tunes the settings, someone — like a Fitbit-wearing soldier — could inadvertently expose covert location and behavioral information.Moreover, blind spots in otherwise populated areas could themselves point out facilities that are supposed to remain a secret.That Fitbit challenge just turned into a security setback. Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland lit up on the Strava global heatmap shows activity at the military base.By Sasha Lekach2018-01-29 02:12:02 UTC
Alibaba Group and Marriott International have joined hands for a digital partnership to transform the face of travel for Chinese tourists. Their joint venture (JV) would crisscross the networks of both parties, pulling together resources onto platforms that will streamline and upgrade the travel experiences for the millions of Chinese tourists.The partnership will focus on bringing Alibaba’s technological know-how to Marriott’s hotel services. Alibaba’s massive consumer base will provide Marriott with in-depth knowledge about customers’ habits and preferences, allowing them to create highly personalised experiences from within the Marriott brand.“Together, we are elevating and redefining the travel experience for Chinese consumers to be more seamless and personalised as they embark on adventures to discover the world,” said, Daniel Zhang, CEO, Alibaba Group. “With the growing number of Chinese consumers exploring new destinations, this venture will introduce our hotels worldwide to this travelling class,” stated, Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International.Alibaba’s travel service Fliggy will manage Marriott’s digital presence on its platform, as well as the hotel’s Chinese-language digital channels, including Marriott.com and Starwoodhotels.com, as well as their mobile apps, Mobile Marriott and SPG. Alibaba will be responsible for handling content production, programming and promotions operations targeted at Chinese travellers.According to reports, the country’s outbound market is expected to triple the size of Japan’s by 2020, signalling a huge opportunity for hoteliers and travel industry players. The venture will produce customisable trip-planning services, VIP travel experiences and exclusive benefits for preferred customers. Marriott hotels will also begin accepting Alipay as a central form of payment.Through the integration of both companies’ services and big data operations, Alibaba and Marriott will be able to more effectively create packages and programs that will appeal to their customers.