Tendulkar Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

first_imgLondon: Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. “It is an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which cherishes the contribution of cricketers over generations. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here on Sunday night. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open He thanked his family and coach, who has supported him in his journey in international cricket for close to two and half decades. “On this occasion, I would like to thank all of those who were by my side over a long international career. My parents, brother Ajit and wife Anjali have been pillars of strength while I was lucky to have someone like coach Ramakant Achrekar as an early guide and mentor,” the maestro said. Tendulkar, the most prolific batsman in history, was inducted immediately after becoming eligible for induction, which requires that a player should have played his last international match at least five years before. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs. Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. “I am also thankful to all my captains, fellow players and the BCCI and the MCA administrators over the years for their support and for making me enjoy the game so much and for so long. I thank the ICC for this appreciation of my cricket career and I am happy to note that cricket continues to grow with three popular formats.” The 52-year-old Donald is one of the finest bowlers to have played the game and had 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets to his credit before calling it quits in 2003. Fitzpatrick is the second highest wicket-taker of all time in women’s cricket with 180 ODI scalps and 60 in Tests. As a coach, she guided the Australian women’s team to three World Cup titles. Donald, known as the ‘White Lightening’, was arguably South Africa’s fastest bowler ever and finished with 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets. He is one of the players credited with South Africa’s success in the game after their return to international cricket in 1991. Fitzpatrick, the eighth woman to win the award, was the fastest bowler in women’s cricket for a period of 16 years, ending her career with 180 wickets in 109 matches, a record then. She helped Australia win two ICC Women’s Cricket World Cups and finished with 60 wickets in 13 Tests. “The biggest shock when you open an e-mail like that – it says congratulations Allan Donald, you have been inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame! It hits you, it hits you quite hard because it is a prestigious award and something that you can’t take lightly. I thank the ICC for the huge honour,” Donald said on his induction. “It all immediately takes you back to where you started. The reflection is of such a nature that everything that you have done in your career since you were a little boy starts to creep into your head. There are so many people to thank who have influenced my life as mentors, as coaches,” he said. Donald didn’t forget one of his earlier coaches Ewie Cronje, disgraced former South Africa skipper late Hansie Cronje’s father. Cronje and Donald were very close during their playing days. “If I start with Free State cricket back in the day, then the legendary Hansie Cronje’s dad Mr Ewie Cronje, helped me through school and college cricket and then there was my uncle Des Donald who was very hard on me. Bob Woolmer was a mentor, we clicked in international cricket and he showed me the road to success.”last_img read more

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Launches Campaign For World AIDS Day With New

first_imgThis year for World AIDS Day, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has partnered with Kwippit, the new mobile messaging app, to raise awareness about the global AIDS epidemic and dollars for the Foundation’s lifesaving work.Elton John and many EJAF celebrity friends who have long supported the Foundation’s work have created unique heart designs for a campaign, launched through Kwippit on World AIDS Day, December 1, and continuing throughout the month.“We’re incredibly honored to work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation on this campaign,” said Kwippit’s Chief Brand Officer, Krista Treide. “We’re excited to connect the digital/social media generation with EJAF’s important efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in our lifetime.”Every day for the month of December, one new celebrity-designed heart will be released by Kwippit to users who have subscribed to the special Elton John AIDS Foundation channel on the Kwippit mobile app for an annual fee of $0.99. Not only will subscribers have access to these custom celebrity designs, but Kwippit provides an opportunity for them to engage with the content, personalizing the hearts with text before sharing them with friends, family, and followers via social media, while simultaneously raising vital funds for AIDS prevention and research.Celebrity participants include Elton John (who contributed six designs that will be released throughout the campaign), Boy George, Andy Cohen, Chris Colfer, Ellen DeGeneres, Beth Ditto, Ansel Elgort, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Colton Haynes, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Jean King, Heidi Klum, Padma Lakshmi, Adam Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Sandra Lee, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Ozzy Osbourne, Andrew Rannells, Andy Roddick, Jake Shears, Sharon Stone, Russell Tovey, and Steven Tyler.“I am so grateful to all of the EJAF friends participating in this Kwippit project for sharing their creativity with us, supporting our work, remaining steadfast to the cause, and believing in our ideals,” said EJAF Founder Sir Elton John.One hundred percent of the proceeds from channel downloads will go to EJAF’s grant-making programs, working to ensure everyone has the information and means to prevent infection and all people living with HIV have access to high-quality medical care and treatment. To maximize the impact of this digital campaign, all 31 original heart designs (6″x 6″ heart-shaped tiles signed by each celebrity partner) will be framed and auctioned during the Foundation’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, to benefit EJAF’s work.“Ending AIDS ultimately comes down to this: We must open our hearts to love one another and help every person in need, regardless of who they are, who they love, where they’re from, or what they do,” said EJAF Executive Director Scott P. Campbell. “That’s what this campaign is all about – opening our hearts and raising funds to end AIDS once and for all – for everyone.”To participate in this special digital art campaign and support the effort to end AIDS, please download the Elton John AIDS Foundation channel on the Kwippit mobile app.last_img read more

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An abundant Christmas Hamper Campaign for the Salvation Army

first_img144 Christmas Hampers were registered in November and the Salvation Army delivered 202 Hampers to the community. “The community was so generous,” said Eggie.“We do have leftovers that will continue to help,” said Eggie “Toys become part of the Birthday program, families that registered for a Christmas Hamper are welcomed back the month of the child’s Birthday to recieve a gift the parents can take home and wrap.”The Christmas Hamper Campaign is open to anyone in the community to apply, yet unlike the Food Bank, there is an income matrix used to assess and prioritize the need. The Salvation Army assesses household income vs expenses to determine the value of the hamper.Continued donations will help throughout the year such as 644lbs of beef that was donated by a local farmer with butchering donated by a local company. This meat will really be able to supplement diets, with more than poultry and pork. Another way the community’s donations have contributed to the Salvation Army’s programs. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the generous help from the community this year, the more people donated, the more Hampers were filled.Although the closing date for applying to receive a Christmas Hamper was December 1st, 2018 with the increase of donations the Salvation Army provided Hampers up to Christmas Eve this year.“So much came in we continued to accept applications,” Cameron Eggie Executive Director of the Salvation Army said, “This is a record-breaking number as far as I know with the history being involved with this program.”last_img read more

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TISL calls for timely AG action on COPE report

In light of the allegations made in the COPE report connecting the former Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran and Perpetual Treasuries, a primary dealer connected with his son-in-law Arjun Aloysius, TISL calls on the Government to recognise and support the need for greater public awareness around the issue of conflict of interest and connected parties. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is encouraged by the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) issuing a unanimous report on the Central Bank bond controversy, following days of conflicting and contradictory statements. The report has now been forwarded to the Attorney General for his opinion.TISL calls on the Attorney General to ensure that his opinion and any related decisions are taken in light of the need to ensure justice and fairness, with the need for timely due process. TISL notes with concern past criticisms leveled against the Attorney General’s department in their untimely handling of cases, supporting the adage that justice delayed is justice denied. Furthermore, TISL recommends that the Government strengthens its processes to prevent alleged abuses of conflict of interest reoccurring. (Colombo Gazette) In providing his opinion, TISL urges the Attorney General to ensure that his actions are commensurate to the high level of integrity and public trust placed in the Attorney General’s department. read more

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Government studying strong statement by Asgiriya Chapter

The Government says it is studying the strong statement issued by the Asgiriya Chapter yesterday.Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the Government will respond to the statement after studying it. The Asgiriya Chapter also condemned attempts to bring disrepute to Buddhist monks through statements made at press conferences. (Colombo Gazette) The Asgiriya Chapter yesterday demanded an end to attempts to silence Buddhist  monks who question politicians. The Registrar of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Venerable Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thero, reading a statement on behalf of the Asgiriya Chapter, said that Buddhist monks have always fought to protect the country.The Asgiriya Chapter said that while it does not condone the behavior of the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, his concerns should not be disregarded. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne however said that monks should follow Buddhist teachings. read more

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CCOVIs Fizz Club goes national as it toasts five years at Brock

As wine consumers begin pondering which bottle of bubbly to serve this holiday season, 40 winemakers from across Canada gathered at Brock University to swap secrets for making the best sparkling wine.The fifth anniversary of the annual Fizz Club, organized by Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), took place Thursday, Dec. 7 in Inniskillin Hall.Restricted to sparkling winemakers only, the sold-out event allowed those in the industry to discuss triumphs and challenges and to learn about new research projects taking place at CCOVI and around the world.The theme this year was From Field to Fizz, which took a vine-to-glass approach for the first time by including research and discussions on both viticulture practices and winemaking, including CCOVI research on leaf removal, clones and soil type trials and their impact on sparkling wine quality.CCOVI senior oenologist Belinda Kemp, who has been organizing the event since its inception in 2013, said she is excited by how much the event has grown.“When we started this, there were fewer than 40 wineries making sparkling in the province and most of the winemakers who attended Fizz Club were based in Niagara,” she said. “Five years later, the event continues to sell out and we have winemakers coming from all across Canada, which is fantastic.”The growth in popularity of Fizz Club is reflective of the massive growth in the sparkling wine industry. As Kemp pointed out, the number of wineries with a sparkling wine program in Ontario has ballooned to 90 and is constantly increasing. This year’s Fizz Club drew in attendees from across Ontario as well as B.C. and Nova Scotia.According to the Canadian Vintner’s Association, the highest VQA wine growth category over the past year was sparkling rosé and sparkling white wine, with 12.5 per cent and 5.2 per cent growth, respectively.Norm Cole, owner of Artus Bottling in Penticton, B.C., said he made the trip to Fizz Club after hearing buzz about it from the west coast wine industry.“Like Ontario, there’s a huge thirst for sparkling wine knowledge in B.C.,” said Cole, whose company produces sparkling wine for wineries across the province. “It’s not easy to keep winemakers sitting in a room for a full day, but Fizz Club kept their attention that whole time. That tells you something.”Brock grad Emilie Aubie (OEVC ’13), who is currently a winemaker at Andrew Peller Limited, said it was great to come back to Brock and learn about CCOVI’s new research, which was shared by Kemp and CCOVI senior viticulturist Jim Willwerth.“You really see such a difference in those research wines that we tasted and it’s really exciting to know that what you do out in the vineyard really impacts the final product,” she said. “We all know that it does, but you can’t do the kinds of research trials that CCOVI does in the winery, so it’s exciting to see the viticulture differences play out in the wines.”Thomas Bachelder, who attended Fizz Club for the first time this year, agreed that having access to the latest research is extremely beneficial to the winemaking process.“It’s special because we don’t have this, that I know of, for any other wines and it’s very strong that Brock is giving us this platform,” he said. “Even the long-term winemakers with a lot of experience are here because they are in awe of what’s being done. We can’t do this on our own — we’re producers not researchers — so it’s great to see the research on this broader scale from CCOVI.”Bachelder, who has worked both in the local wine industry as well as internationally in Chile and France, said he is excited about the explosion of the sparkling wine market in Canada.He explained that Canada’s cool climate and unique terroir makes it well-suited for creating world class sparkling wines.Part of getting to the top of the pyramid, he added, is the learning and networking  opportunities that are available at events like Fizz Club.“Being here at Fizz club really makes you feel like you are in the middle of something big that is happening and if you listen to the research being presented, and the enthusiasm from everyone, you really feel like this is going to help catapult us forward as an industry,” he said. read more

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Bandit shot dead by businessman during foiled ambush

One bandit was shot dead following a shootout in Bel-Air, Georgetown, during the wee hours of this morning, while another man is left hospitalized for a wound to his elbow.Based on reports received, the incident occurred sometime after mid-night while a businessman and his two friends were returning home from a movie night out.INews understands that the three men stopped their car in Bel-Air to purchase something to eat. However, as they proceeded along their way, they found that the street had been blocked off by a car. After honking at the motor vehicle, several men reportedly exited the same vehicle, all armed.The alleged perpetrators then began to fire at the motor vehicle in which the businessman and his friends were in, however they were unaware that one of the men (the businessman) was armed as well. As the exchange of fire between the two sides continued for several minutes, the businessman’s friend who was in the driver’s seat sustained a gunshot wound to his elbow. Subsequently, as the businessman continued to return fire (he was in the back seat of the motorcar), he managed to shoot one of the bandits.After his accomplices noticed that he (gunman) was dead, they quickly scurried away leaving his body at the location.The police were informed and upon arriving at the scene, a .32pistol used by the dead bandit was found near him.The gunman is yet to be identified but police are continuing their investigations.The injured man was taken to a medical facility to seek treatment. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRamnarine lauds foiling of robbery attemptMarch 20, 2017In “Crime”Bandit shot dead, accomplice injured; another on the runJune 6, 2015In “Crime”Owner of hijacked vehicle used in foiled bank robbery arrestedJuly 5, 2017In “Crime” read more

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Frances RBLREI gets contract for EMCO 28 km Sakhalin Russia mine to

first_imgAs a result of a tender, French company RBL-REI SA, has been appointed as the contractor to perform the construction works for a 28 km main coal conveyor for East Mining Company (EMCO). The contract for the production, supply and installation of the respective equipment was signed in Moscow. East Mining Company Transportation Systems Ltd, a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok, was the signatory from the party of EMCO group.The coal conveyor in the territory of Uglegorsk Region in Sakhalin Region will be the most extensive in Russia. It will connect the key production assets of Solntsevsky Coal Mine Ltd with Coal Sea Port Shakhtersk Ltd. According to the company’s comprehensive development strategy, the construction of the conveyor is one of the key measures to further increase of coal production and export shipment from 7.5 Mt/y (as per 2018) to 20 Mt/y by 2022.The production of the equipment will start in May 2019, and by the end of the year the construction works will commence. First, the vertical levelling of the conveyor path, earthwork operations and foundation arrangement will be done. The construction is scheduled to be finished by 2021. The project’s total costs are pre-evaluated as RUB7.8 billion. EMCO is the project’s investor. In the next four years, EMCO plans to invest a total of around RUB20 billion into the development of coal production and export in the municipal unit territory.The project is supported by the Federal and regional authorities and is implemented in the mode of the Free Port of Vladivostok. “The main coal conveyor in Uglegorsk Region will be one of the most innovative not only in Russia, but in whole world. The launch of this project will considerably decrease the motorway load in the region and will have a positive impact on the ecology, as it will be ‘closed’ along its entire length. The implementation of the project will create additional high-tech workplaces, largely increase our tax payments into the regional and municipal budgets,” Oleg Misevra, the Board Chairman of EMCO, said.last_img read more

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← Previous Story Catalan derby lasted for 15 minutes – Barca easily over Granollers Next Story → Talant Dushebaev is coming to Skopje as a father: “I have one wish, but that isn’t Vardar” dkb bundesligaSC MagdeburgTHW Kiel 18.TV Emsdetten2:16-65 4.Füchse Berlin12:4+31 16.TSV GWD Minden3:13-32 12.VfL Gummersbach7:11-7 7.Bergischer HC10:6+10 17.ThSV Eisenach3:15-44 8.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf10:6-7 11.TuS N-Lübbecke7:7+2 10.TBV Lemgo8:10-15 6.SC Magdeburg11:7+20 1.THW Kiel16:2+48 2.Rhein-Neckar Löwen15:3+56 14.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten5:11-16 9.MT Melsungen10:8+6 13.FRISCH AUF! Göppingen5:11-2 5.HSV Handball12:4+17 15.HSG Wetzlar3:13-19 German champion THW Kiel suffered the first season defeat in Magdeburg against domestic “Gladiators” 34:31 in front of 7000 fantastic home fans. One of the toughest “home courts” in DKB Bundesliga were too serious hurdle for “Zebras”, who are still at the TOP, but not alone as before clash on the East of Germany. The Top scorer of home team was Kneer with 9 goals, while Filip Jicha was the most efficient for defeated “black-white” with 10 goals…Eijlers (), Quenstedt (12/2 saves); Wiegert (2), Kneer (9), Janke (2), Musche (4), Hartfiel (2), van Olphen (1), Hornke (2), Natek (2), Ackermann (n.e.), Weber (6/1), Jurecki (4); Trainer: CarstensSjöstrand ( 8 saves), Palicka (4 saves); Toft Hansen (6), Sigurdsson (3), Sprenger (1), Wiencek (1), Ekberg (1/1), Lauge, Zeitz (2), Jallouz, Palmarsson (1), Klein (n.e.), Jicha (10/6), Vujin (6); Trainer: GislasonOther favorite teams won the matches on Wednesday:Rhein Neckar Lowen – TBV Lemgo 35:27ThSV Eisenach – HSV Handball 32:39SG Flensburg – Esmdetten 33:26STANDING: 3.SG Flensburg-Handewitt13:5+17 read more

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It would be devastating if Leinster lost the Pro12 Final Cian Healy

first_imgLeinster coach Joe Schmidt made no small gesture by inviting young prop Jack McGrath to the post-match briefing after last Friday’s Amlin Cup win over Stade Francais. The invite was a show of confidence on a player that Schmidt confessed to being hard on but only because he sees a future star of the game. Competition for the loosehead position, says Healy, drives him on.“It doesn’t mean older is wiser,” he remarks. “Jack has a lot of input into what I do and I would have an input to what he does.”Healy with ‘mini-fans’ Hannah Mahony, Mark Arraj and Dan MacNeice at the launch of Specsavers’ search for Ireland’s most Unbreakable Friendship. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)As Leinster fullback Rob Kearney alluded to earlier in the week, the three-time European Cup champions may have celebrated last Friday’s cup win with a beer but it was a case of resting the bodies the following day and straight back to work on Sunday.Healy said, We’ve learned in the past that basking in the success of a Heineken Cup win doesn’t help come the next game. This time around we have been pretty clinical in our thinking and how we’ve trained and how we’ve kept that goal in mind.Everything has been tactically perfect. The meeting are quite good, point by point, which they always are. Joe has that nailed down. Training has been good as well. Everyone has their head down and is hungry for that second trophy.”Healy praises Schmidt’s drive to breed success at Leinster and credits him for adding an extra dimension, or two, to his game with ball in hand. “I’ve thrown two skip passes for tries this year so he’s obviously done something right, hasn’t he?”The Ulster defence has been warned.*While Healy is causing havoc in Australia with the Lions this summer, Specsavers will be embarking on a nationwide search, to find Ireland’s most Unbreakable Friendship. Entry forms are available in Specsavers’ 44 stores nationwide.Partying not an option for Kearney until Leinster show Ulster who’s boss‘Watch this space’ for O’Brien in Pro12 Final after miracle injury recovery CIAN HEALY IS a player that holds steadfastly to the ‘one game at a time’ doctrine. Getting the prop to talk about the upcoming Lions Tour, for which he has been selected, is not easy but he obliges briefly before swiveling the conversation to Ulster and the Pro12 Final.“It’s all Leinster for me up until now,” he proclaimed. “It wouldn’t be right to Leinster if they didn’t have my full attention and winning another cup.”Ulster, by virtue of their league form, are the designated home team at the RDS on Saturday but Healy is planning a warm welcome. Two defeats in a row to Ulster, and three successive defeats in league finals, have not weakened his position that Leinster are the team to beat. Still, he allows a compliment on Tom Court, John Afoa and Rory Best to pass his lips.“They’ve a great front row,” he told TheScore.ie. ”They’ve done a job on a lot of teams.”Two players that were part of the Ulster side that did a 22-18 job on Leinster earlier in the season were young Kyle McCall and the journeyman prop Ricky Lutton [27] who was elevated to the senior squad from Belfast Harlequins via club rugby with Canterbury in New Zealand. Healy reasoned:If a fella is in there, he is in there for a reason. They are not going to bring him in if he can’t hold up a scrum. They’ve sourced a good player there.”DevastationHealy declares that the inter-pro opposition, while they are being closely analysed in training and video sessions this week, are not the driving for motivation ahead of the final. A winning-mentality has been established at Leinster and defeats are hard to take.“For Leinster to lose this final would be devastating,” he said. “We’ve lost to them already before [this season] but it doesn’t matter who the opposition is. Losing a final is something terrible and something you don’t want to do. We’ve been working hard to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.In the last few years there has been a thrive for success at Leinster; a want to win, be the best and continually be the best. When that doesn’t pull off, that’s something that hurts.”last_img read more

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New Attack On Titan Lost Girls Trailer Dials Up The Action

first_img The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img It’s high time for some more Attack on Titan, and the anime industry is about to deliver. In addition to the third season of Attack on Titan’s main anime series, April will bring the second installment of the OVA series Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, which brings even more classic Attack on Titan action to the table. There’s even a trailer for the second episode that you can pore over right now.Attack on Titan: Lost Girls follows Annie Leonhart after the OVA’s first episode, where the Survey Corps are out on a mission in the Stohess District. The second episode finds Annie getting shot by an unknown person, which would be a problem…if Annie wasn’t a [SPOILER ALERT!!] Titan Shifter.The OVA itself is releasing on April 8, the same date as the manga’s 25th volume debut date. You’ll get the episode with a limited edition version of the manga in Japan, but there hasn’t been any information released on whether or not it’ll get a US release. There’s no doubt that it probably will, seeing as there’s so much Attack on Titan hype at any given moment in the US anime fandom these days.The manga series is comprised of three stories that you can already read as a manga collected via Kodansha, and it’s based on a light novel with the same title. As you may have already guessed, it follows female-oriented stories including Annie, Mikasa, and then the two joining forces and reminiscing about their days in the military.There’s still a lot more content to come from the Attack on Titan franchise. So if you’re raring to go and can’t wait to see the universe expand further, check out the trailer and get ready for the next installment. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls should hold you over until the next proper season.last_img read more

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Kane on Alli Hes a gamechanger

first_imgHarry Kane believes that his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Dele Alli is “a game-changing player” ahead of England’s upcoming World Cup campaignBoth players have been selected as part of Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man squad for Russia with the Three Lions hoping to end their 52-year wait for glory in football’s biggest stage.Alli has scored 14 goals and made 14 assists for Spurs in all competitions this term, but has struggled to replicate this form for England.But new England captain Kane has defended his teammate and insisted that his age must be taken into account.“Dele has scored goals, assisted goals and he’s a game-changer,” he told the Spurs website.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.“He has that ability where he can change a game in a second.“You saw that earlier this season at Stamford Bridge with his great run, great touch and a great finish to win us the game. In the big moments in the big games, he’s there – and he enjoys those moments.“I think sometimes people lose sight of his age. He just has to stay positive, keep doing what he’s doing year after year and be consistent – that’s most important.”England’s upcoming friendly against Nigeria at Wembley next Saturday will likely be Kane’s first game as the new captain of the national side.last_img read more

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Hearst and Verizon Acquire Complex Media

first_imgPublishers are scrambling quickly to launch Millennial content hubs, but Hearst is opting for the turnkey approach. The company announced that it’s extending its partnership with telecommunications giant Verizon to acquire Complex and its massive Millennial video audience.  Rich Antoniello, CEO and co-founder of Complex will stay on to continue to lead the brand. No further information on how this acquisition will impact department staffs. Complex is a sensible acquisition for Verizon Hearst Media Partners. Not only is it an established multiplatform brand, but it’s also grown its video operation considerably over the past couple years. The brand purportedly reaches a monthly average of 50 million unique video viewers, and is growing that audience by more than 400% year over year. What’s more, Hearst already had a $21M minority investment that it ponied up last fall.  This latest partnership comes just weeks after the two companies formed a 50/50 partnership—Verizon Hearst Media Partners—to develop digital video channels for Millennials, which also included significant investments, along with DreamWorks Animation, in AwesomenessTV.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the transaction is expected to close within 60 days.  “Complex will turn up the volume on our growing portfolio with Verizon, complementing the audiences targeted with our other channel investments,” says Neeraj Khemlani, co-president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication in a statement. “Complex’s smart, fresh content aims squarely at the ever elusive young male demo and drives unparalleled engagement with that audience across every social channel. Complex also represents the acceleration of Hearst’s growing partnership with Verizon, which has unparalleled ad, video and mobile technology, and an appetite to build together the digital video networks of the future.” The deal adds to a Hearst Millennial investment portfolio that already includes Buzzfeed, Vice and United Artist Media Group. last_img read more

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Putting your brain in the drivers seat w Video

first_img More information: autonomos-labs.com/ A team of German researchers, led by Raul Rojas, an AI professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, have created a car that can be driven entirely by human thoughts. The car, which has been given the name BrainDriver, was shown off to the world in a video that highlighted the thought-powered driving system on a trip to the airport. (PhysOrg.com) — Picture driving your car without ever touching the wheel, driving a vehicle that is so user responsive to you that it is literally jacked into your thoughts. It sounds like the technology of the future, something out of a sci-fi movie doesn’t it? Well, as it turns out, the future is now. New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands The BrainDriver records brain activity with the help of an Emotiv neuroheadset, a non-invasive brain interface based on electroencephalography sensors, that was made by the San Francisco-based company Emotiv. The neuroheadset was originally designed for gaming. Like most new devices the human has to be trained in order to use the interface properly. After some practice runs, moving a virtual object, the user can be up and driving a modified Volkswagen Passat Variant 3c. The driver’s thoughts are able to control the engine, brakes, and steering of the car. Currently, there is a small delay between the drivers thoughts and the cars response.No word yet on how detailed controls will be for other necessary functions, for example opening the gas cap to fill up. The researchers selected the headset after rejecting several other options, including the iPad and eye-tracking devices.The car is currently only in the prototype phase and no decision has been made as to whether or not this car will ever be made available to the public when it becomes roadworthy. Explore further Citation: Putting your brain in the drivers seat (w/ Video) (2011, February 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-brain-drivers-seat-video.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Poverty and poor teaching weigh down Costa Ricas education system

first_imgPoverty, inequality and poor teaching are some of the greatest challenges to educating young Ticos, according to the Fourth State of Education Report released Tuesday morning.Despite relatively high levels of investment in education, reaching 8 percent of gross domestic product in 2012, high rates of school desertion, violence in the classroom and little accountability from educators contribute to Costa Rica’s “vulnerable” public education system, according to the report from the National Council of University Rectors’ State of the Nation Program.According to the annual assessment of public education, 41.2 percent of children up to 6 years old live in homes with parents who have less than six years of schooling. Over 60 percent of the same group lives in poverty or on the edge of the middle class.Only 15.6 percent of Tico children live in homes with parents who have a high level of education, more than 12 years of schooling or some kind of post-secondary education or training. Poverty and years of schooling correlate, according to the report: Households with fewer years of schooling tend to have lower income and their children are less likely to attend or graduate high school.In 2000, the portion of the population with some secondary education reached 76 percent, up from 55 percent in 1984. High school graduation remains elusive, however. In 2011, only 46.3 percent of students between 17 and 21 completed secondary education.Isabel Román Vega, coordinator of the State of Education Report, observed that the reasons behind desertion are multifaceted. Poverty, the distance students have to walk to reach school, “dissatisfaction,” and gender all have varying levels of impact on students’ decisions to drop out.One of the most effective ways of keeping students in school — more than government support or the family owning their own home — was satisfaction with their instructors.Román stressed that the role teachers play educating and keeping students in school longer meant that there should be a greater emphasis on ensuring the quality and accountability of teachers.“We need teachers who are well educated and do not fear the questions their students ask, who stimulate their creativity, push them to be proactive. Sometimes what we find is that teachers are not promoting this, but rather asking students to memorize things, boring [lesson plans]. These are the teachers who do not help us move toward to kind of Costa Rican citizen we want for the 21st century,” Román told The Tico Times.Román and Jorge Vargas Cullell, director of the State of the Nation program, noted that few teachers pursue additional training or continuing education, and that the current system has no mechanism to respond to evaluate or identify ways to improve teaching quality.The study also suggested that teacher accountability and school management should be a factor in addressing violence in the classroom. According to the report, 40 percent of students reported experiencing some kind of violence in the classroom, either between students or between an instructor and a student.Violence led to fewer students completing their schoolwork, becoming more introverted and skipping class.The report highlighted that the progress made in the country’s pubic education, like securing more funds and increasing coverage, did little to allay concerns about desertion, violence and teaching quality.“We’re not going to get more resources,” Román said, “so we need focus more on the effective use of those resources.”   Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Tsipras defiant as banks shut markets rocked

first_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was defiant, urging voters to reject creditors’ demands, insisting a “No” vote in next Sunday’s referendum would strengthen Athens’ negotiating hand. Sponsored Stories Top Stories FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Greece is anxiously awaiting a decision by the European Central Bank on whether to increase the emergency liquidity assistance banks can draw on from the country’s central bank, as worried Greeks continue to line up at ATM machines after the prime minister called for a referendum on creditor proposals for reforms in return for rescue loans. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File) Check your body, save your life Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “I came here at 4 a.m. because I have to get my pension,” said 74-year-old Anastasios Gevelidis, one of about 100 retirees waiting outside the main branch of the National Bank of Greece in the country’s second-largest city of Thessaloniki.“I don’t have a card. I don’t know what’s going on. We don’t even have enough money to buy bread,” he said.The sight of an economy on the precipice hit global markets hard Monday, driving stocks down in the United States and across Europe.U.S. stocks had their worst day of the year, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping 350 points to 17,596, while The Standard & Poor’s 500 index sank 43 points to 2,057. The losses wiped out all the gains for the Dow and S&P 500 indexes this year.In Europe, the Stoxx 50 index of leading shares ended 2.5 percent lower, while Germany’s DAX slid 3.6 percent. There were also some early warning signs that Greece’s problems may prove contagious — the borrowing rates of other highly indebted eurozone countries such as Italy and Portugal inched up slightly.Investors are worried that should Greece leave the euro and say it can’t pay its debts, which stand at more than 300 billion euros, it will be forced into a chaotic return to the drachma — developments that could derail a fragile global economic recovery, as well as raise questions over the long-term viability of the euro currency itself. “The major market concern is that if Greece were to default and/or exit, then it might encourage others to do the same,” said Gary Jenkins, chief credit strategist at LNG Capital. “Thus it puts the entire eurozone project at risk of collapse.”That message was hammered home by European leaders.“It must be crystal clear what is being decided: It is essentially the question, yes or not to remaining in the eurozone,” German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.In Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he had felt betrayed by Tsipras’ left wing government and called on Greek voters to oppose him.“I’d like to ask the Greek people to vote ‘Yes.’ … I very much like the Greeks, and I’d say to them, ‘You should not commit suicide because you are afraid of death,’” he said in an emotional speech against a backdrop of giant Greek and EU flags.Throughout Greece, massive queues formed at gas stations, with worried motorists seeking to fill up their tanks and pay with credit cards while they were still being accepted.Although credit and cash card transactions have not been restricted, many retailers were not accepting card transactions Monday. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “We ask you to reject it with all the might of your soul, with the greatest margin possible,” he said on state television. “The greater the participation and the rejection of this deal, the greater the possibility will be to restart the negotiations to set a course of logic and sustainability.”Greece’s bailout program ends Tuesday, when the country is unlikely to make a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) repayment to the International Monetary Fund. But Athens and creditors from the IMF and the eurozone failed to agree on the terms of an extension.Tsipras called the referendum over the weekend, arguing that demands for tougher austerity measures could not be accepted after six years of recession.The move shook world markets, saw Greek borrowing rates skyrocket, and set off a credit downgrade further into junk status from Standard & Poor’s rating agency, which said it now sees a 50-percent chance of Greece leaving the eurozone.That has stoked fears of a crippling bank run, a messy Greek debt default and an exit from the euro.As the clock ran out on a Greece deal, Greeks were handed a daily 60 euros ($67) cash withdrawal limit, sending crowds of elderly depositors who do not have ATM cards rushing to closed bank branches. Electronic transfers and bill payments are allowed, but only within Greece. The government also stressed the controls would not affect foreign tourists, who would have no limits on cash withdrawals with foreign bank cards.For emergency needs, such as importing medicine or sending remittances abroad, the Greek Treasury was creating a Banking Transactions Approval Committee to examine requests on a case-by-case basis.Meanwhile, Greeks were dividing into two camps — with most of the opposition backing a “Yes” vote in the referendum.“If you want to stay in the euro, vote yes … If you want banks to open, vote yes … And most important, if you want to stay in Europe, vote yes,” former prime minister Antonis Samaras told lawmakers.Rallies were planned during the week by the “Yes” and “No” camps, with a pro-government protest drawing 13,000 people outside parliament late Monday.Chanting “Take the bailout and go!” thousands protesters gathered in Athens’ main Syntagma Square to back a “No” vote“The government tried too hard to get this agreement. But the creditors kept asking for more,” said pensioner Stavroula Noutsou. “I don’t know what else we are supposed to do.” 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center ____Cook reported from Brussels. Elena Becatoros in Athens, Raf Casert in Brussels, Lori Hinnant in Paris and Pan Pylas in London contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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San Francisco Wins the Homebuilding Race

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News San Francisco Wins the Homebuilding Race February 22, 2018 660 Views San Francisco has been known to have an acute shortage of housing inventory. But the Golden Gate City surprised its critics by nearly doubling its historic average number of permits for new homes in its efforts to combat its affordability crisis, according to a study by Trulia, that looked at cities across the U.S. that were building at a hectic pace in 2017.For this study, Trulia utilized U.S. building permit data on the number of permits issued annually between 1980 and 2016, and for 2017. It then compared the latter to the annual average of the former to calculate how well each metro was building homes relative to its historical average.Based on historical average, the study found that San Francisco built more new homes than any other city in 2017, having approved 94.6 percent more homes in 2017 than its average between 1980-2016. A large share of these was for multifamily units which should help rents to stabilize in one of the most expensive housing markets of the country, the study indicated.Coming in second and third were Austin and Massachusetts having built 79.5 percent and 72.4 percent more than their historic averages respectively.In terms of the total number of homes built though, Dallas beat all other cities for building new homes having approved over 47,000 new homes in 2017. Houston and New York finished second and third in this category building 42,673 and 40,687 new homes respectively, the study indicated.The analysis showed that together, just three Texas metros – Dallas, Houston and Austin – built over 115,000 new homes in 2017, which means nearly one in ten of all permits across the U.S. At the bottom of this list were Worcester, Massachusetts; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Hew Haven, Connecticut that built only 347, 408, and 467 new homes respectively.How did your city fare in the race for Homebuilding? Click here.center_img Building Buying Homebuilding homes HOUSING Housing Markets markets Permits 2018-02-22 Radhika Ojha Sharelast_img read more

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