Former BCCI chief P.M. Rungta passes away

first_imgPurshottam Rungta, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), died here on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 84.Rungta was the BCCI chief for a three-year term 1972-75 and was also the longest-serving president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, managing its affairs for over three decades.Popularly known as ‘Bhaiji’, Rungta was suffering from a terminal illness. He collapsed Wednesday night and passed away in the early hours of Thursday.Rungta’s brother Kishen was a former Rajasthan captain and chairman of selection committee and his son Kishore was a BCCI treasurer.Rungta was a key player in the BCCI affairs for over four decadesBCCI President N. Srinivasan described him as an “invaluable guide”.”Mr. Rungta was an individual who lived and breathed cricket. He served the BCCI with distinction as its President, and was an invaluable guide in later years. He will always be missed,” Srinivasan said in his condolence message.Offering his condolences, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale recalled his services to the Board.”The BCCI owes a lot to Rungta. He served the Board with distinction, as president, and in several other capacities. He worked hard to make Indian cricket a force to reckon with,” Jagdale said.In Kolkata, former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said he had lost a “friend, philosopher and guide”. “I have so many fond memories with him. Mr Rungta was a great personality. He was in equal control of cricket administration, the finance part of sports, as also sports as a subject.”advertisement”The vacuum that has been created by his death would be difficult to fill. I have lost a very good friend, philosopher and guide,” Dalmiya told IANS.Jaywant Lele, a former BCCI secretary and a close associate of Rungta, said he was highly respected by the Board members and was a regular at all annual general meetings of the Board till 2000.last_img read more

End of the road for Sachin Tendulkar?

first_imgIt looked as if it was waiting to happen. A rare sight which is fast becoming a common one – stumps all over the place and Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar walking back amid the ruins.Since the time Sachin took guard on Monday with India at a precarious 83 for two chasing 261, New Zealand knew what exactly they needed to do to get rid of the world’s best batsman.The plan was set – attack the stumps, and Sachin’s defence would be breached. Twice in the series, the master blaster had been bowled through the gate. A hat-trick followed in the second innings of the Bangalore Test. Fast bowler Tim Southee crashed through Sachin’s defence and was fittingly rewarded with the prized wicket. Not one to let emotions get the better of him, it was uncharacteristic of Sachin to lift his bat in rage with the intention of almost smashing it to the ground. On his way back to the pavilion though, he pulled himself back and shook his head.Sachin faced 34 balls and hit five fours for his 27, but all the while New Zealand bowlers kept the ball up to him, making him play every delivery. They waited patiently for Sachin’s defence to fall apart. After 78 minutes of battle in the middle, Sachin caved in, setting tongues wagging it is time for him to retire.Sachin was bowled by Trent Boult in the 1st Test, and in the 2nd Test, by Doug Bracewell.Senior cricketers have also started suggesting that Sachin should call it a day. Captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team Kapil Dev said: “From what we have seen in the last three months, he (Sachin) should have announced his retirement after the World Cup (2011) or even earlier. It’s important to know that every cricketer has his time. Having served India for 22-23 years, there surely is no greater cricketer than him. But he should have announced his decision to retire from the shorter format soon after the World Cup.”advertisementSunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar wondered whether age has made Sachin slow on his feet after he was clean bowled in the first innings of the Hyderabad Test. When his stumps were shattered for the third consecutive time on Monday, Abbas Ali Baig felt Sachin was perhaps overconfident. Ajit Wadekar, also a former coach of the Indian team, said it was wrong shot-selection that caused his dismissals. “He seems to be going through a bad patch,” Wadekar added.So what ails Sachin’s batting? Is it the fact he has not scored a Test century in 24 innings, spanning more than a year? Or is there something wrong with his technique? Or is it, if someone dare ask, a mental thing?Fact is that Sachin’s last century came in January 2011, against South Africa in Cape Town, and since then he has got out twice in 90s and once in 80s. And he has hasn’t scored a half-century in the last seven innings.Sachin has ruled out retirement as of now. Even if he is thinking about his future, he hasn’t shared it with the media so far.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly felt the little master’s presence was justified in the team. “Sachin knows when he has to retire. He is just going through a lean patch as he is playing after quite some time. There is no dip in his ability. He cannot be judged in just three innings. And he is obstructing no youngsters’ entry into the team,” he said.If the captain’s words make any difference to a player’s performance, Sachin has every reason to believe Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Backing the senior-most player in the team, the India captain said: “The good thing is that whenever people talk about Tendulkar’s form, he comes up with a brilliant performance and I’m waiting for that. I don’t really get worried about that.”last_img read more

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari calls all-party meet to end deadlock in Parliament over Coalgate

first_imgRajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday called an all-party meet to end the ongoing crisis in Parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG’s) report on coal scam indicting the UPA government. Ansari discussed the situation with the leaders from the ruling as well as opposition parties and got their views on how deadlock could be ended. However, no solution emerged from the meet. The BJP-led NDA has been stalling Parliament proceedings demanding resignation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been directly blamed for the Rs 1.86 lakh crore coal scam. It has allowed no business in both the Houses this week.Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar invited the opposition leaders to talk over the issue. However, they refused to come. According to sources, the speaker had appealed the opposition leaders on government’s request to resume work. However, the Opposition communicated that it would spell its stand on Monday. Sources said that the BJP communicated to the speaker that it could not compromise on the issue at the moment. She has now called leaders of all the parties to end the deadlock.last_img read more

Australian Sports Commission newsletter

first_imgOur Sporting FutureAustralia’s leading sports forum will be held on 29-30 July 2010.WIN $500 worth of HART Sport gear for your club or school!Do you know a volunteer in your local sporting community? Coaches and officials can now apply for $1.6 million in grantsLocal Sporting Champions grants support junior sport. New tool to build better sports clubsClub Health Check helps clubs plan for the future. Helping more golfers with disability to tee offGreater opportunities for people with disability to play golf. Winners announced in music video competitionCompetition encourages kids to turn to sport and play for life. Winners announced in music video competition2009 Media Awards recognise excellence in sports journalism. 5 Star Community Coach Awards for 2009Recognising outstanding achievement in coaching. Super Site Awards for 2009Recognising outstanding delivery of the AASC program. Get On Board!Encouraging young people to ‘Get On Board!’ this holidays. Ten tips to promote inclusion in your sporting club Embracing sports inclusion for all cultures. Free resourcesNew volunteers resources Local Sporting Champions grants New videos for coaches and officials Sports Ability Gala Day resources Recipes from AIS Survivallast_img read more

Adequate Supply of Medication to Treat Dengue – Health Minister

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says there is an adequate supply of medication to treat the dengue outbreak.“There is no shortage of medication in the public or the private health system,” he said, adding that paracetamol is available to both public and private distributors.Addressing the House of Representatives on February 12, Dr. Tufton noted that the stock level of certain drugs continues to be monitored, including paracetamol tablets, paracetamol syrup, oral rehydration products and intravenous fluids.Providing an update on the dengue outbreak affecting the island, the Minister said more than $600 million has been allocated in response to the outbreak.“A part of our community engagement has been the involvement of members of the House and the Municipal Corporations, of which Cabinet has approved $55.7 million to Members of Parliament and $100 million to the Corporations to undertake vector control activities,” he noted.Dr. Tufton said for the month of February, the Ministry will continue to work with regional and international collaborators to sustain the ramped up vector control management, public education and clinical management.“We urge Jamaicans to search for and destroy mosquito breeding sites around their homes; visit their doctors if they experience symptoms and follow the prescribed course of treatment,” he advised.Dr. Tufton reassured the public that the Ministry team is doing all it can to ensure the best possible health outcomes for those currently affected by dengue, to prevent the spread of the virus to other members of the population.Meanwhile, he said work continues in clinical management with the sustained sensitisation of all private and public doctors. “Parish medical officers of health were resensitised on response and enhanced surveillance, the integrated management strategy to include enhanced vector control activities and clinical management,” he added.The Minister pointed out that a series of training workshops for clinicians across the four health regions were held, and electronic copies of current clinical guidelines on dengue prevention and control were disseminated.Dr. Tufton said the extended opening hours programme continues to facilitate increased access by patients needing medical care at selected health centres.He noted that as at February 8, the Ministry classified 1,166 suspected, presumed or confirmed cases with dates of onset in 2019. He added that in 2018, the Ministry classified 1,023 suspected or confirmed cases.“The weekly number of cases appears to be plateauing, and while we need to wait for another two to three weeks to be sure, this is an encouraging sign,” the Minister said, adding that the experts theorise that numbers will begin to trend downwards.He further reported that as at February 8, 2019, there were six confirmed deaths, five from Kingston and St. Andrew and one from Portland. “These confirmed deaths have been children under the age of 14 years old,” he added. “There is no shortage of medication in the public or the private health system,” he said, adding that paracetamol is available to both public and private distributors. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says there is an adequate supply of medication to treat the dengue outbreak. Story Highlights Addressing the House of Representatives on February 12, Dr. Tufton noted that the stock level of certain drugs continues to be monitored, including paracetamol tablets, paracetamol syrup, oral rehydration products and intravenous fluids.last_img read more

Pitchin Community Clean Up Week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City staff are inviting you to show your civic pride and participate in Pitch-in Community Clean Up Week.Community registration forms will be available on May 1st, gearing up for Pitch-In Week which starts May 25th and runs till May 27th.Honorariums will be awarded on a first come first serve basis shares the City and the deadline to register is May 13, 4:30 pm. You can pick up a registration form in person at the Visitor Centre, City Hall or CLICK HERE.Completed forms can be returned back to the Visitor Centre, City Hall or emailed to the Community Development Coordinator at Event Page; CLICK HEREFor the City’s webpage; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Certainly not a patriot

first_imgMahatma Gandhi’s India suddenly started hearing the clamour about Godse for reasons that must be dissected to comprehend the polity pushed to the brink of crumbling in this just-concluded election season. Nathuram Godse was a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism belonging to RSS whose fundamentalism drove him to plot Mahatma Gandhi’s murder (along with seven others) and shoot him down at point-blank range in New Delhi January 30, 1948. He believed that Gandhi favoured the political demands of India’s Muslims during the Partition. This ideology is a crucial takeaway: intolerance for demands of Indian Muslims and allowing them a kind of privileged status. The ghost of this ideology, irrespective of who endorses it, haunts the culture of Indian politics even today. Muslim appeasement is a potent tool in electoral politics. When an entire community is reduced to a count of votes, they are already violated and parenthesised for their religion. Development and upliftment do not figure in this scheme of affairs. On the flipside, intolerance for this approach can be rationalised for diversion of resources. Either way, at the receiving end is the vote-bank community that continually has games played upon it. From the very inception, Muslim appeasement was an incorrect approach to perpetuate. Had there been genuine assimilation, the unsettling issue of appeasement through preferential treatment and (supposedly) positive discrimination of a significant part of society would not have been a tough struggle today. Also Read – A strong standpointGodse walked into the picture with Kamal Hassan, while campaigning in Tamil Nadu’s Aravakurichi, when he said that “India’s first extremist was a Hindu”, referring to Nathuram Godse. Subsequently, 76 complaints are reported to have been received against him. At least two police complaints were filed against the actor-turned-politician and he was accused of “promoting enmity between different groups”. As expected, Hassan’s remark prompted sharp reactions from political parties. BJP and the ruling AIADMK said he was trying to “incite communal hatred in a Muslim-dominant area”. Tamil Nadu Minister KT Rajenthra Bhalaji, in reaction to this comment, said that Kamal Haasan’s “tongue should be cut off”. “Extremism has no religion, neither Hindu nor Muslim nor Christian,” he had said. It was also demanded that Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan should be sacked for such a comment. The Election Commission also denied permission to Kamal Haasan for campaigning in Sulur after Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, the state BJP chief, complained to the election body. On his part, Kamal Haasan denied the allegations and claimed that his speech was “misquoted with malafide intent”. He told the High Court that his comments on Nathuram Godse are a “historic fact”. He also said that in his seven-minute long speech, he had only attempted to explain that “extremists are in all religions” and that he was focusing on the need of “religious co-existence”. In agreement with Kamala Hassan, the comment on Nathuram Godse is indeed a historic fact and that extremism can exist anywhere irrespective of religion. Affirming this is the BJP’s controversial candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur, who praised Godse and hailed him a patriot. As is politically correct, she has been cornered by her fellow party members who are embarrassed by her senseless remark. Notwithstanding the level of discussions that has hit historical lows this time, peaceful co-existence and respect for difference and diversity are the needs of the hour.last_img read more

No respect for coupinstalled rulers says Turkey in Egypt row

first_imgANKARA- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday his government would never respect military-installed rulers, in remarks made after Egypt’s expulsion of Ankara’s ambassador. “I will never respect those who come to power after coups,” Erdogan told reporters.Egypt announced earlier that it was downgrading its diplomatic relations with Ankara, and expelled the Turkish ambassador over Erdogan’s “provocative” criticism of Cairo, in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries. In return, Ankara declared the Egyptian ambassador “persona non grata” and downgraded diplomatic relations to the level of charge d’affaires.Both Turkey and Egypt had recalled their respective envoys in August for consultations, but while the Turkish ambassador eventually returned to Cairo in September, Egyptian Abderahman Salah El-Din stayed home.The August 14 police and military crackdown on supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi sparked a storm of international condemnation and strained relations between Turkey and Egypt.Erdogan, a supporter of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, angered Egypt’s new rulers after calling the July ouster of Morsi an “unacceptable coup.”The Turkish premier said Saturday his government backed democracy movements in the world, adding: “We never respect those who do not respect the people’s sovereign rights.”After the spat with Cairo, Erdogan flashed the “Rabaa” salute during a rally in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon early on Saturday.He has often used the gesture during his ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) rallies to show solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood.last_img read more

Camaraderie effort trigger fast start for mens soccer

The potential for success is there for the Ohio State men’s soccer team, but with 11 newcomers from last season there are questions at almost every position.Eighteen of the 25 players are freshmen and sophomores, but it’s the hope of coach John Bluem that competition at every position will be the ingredient for success.“We are young, we are inexperienced and there are going to be some growing pains along the way,” Bluem said. “But we’re beginning to see what players are capable of and where they might be able to play.”Despite all the newcomers to the team, the coaching staff has been pretty pleased. Six games into the schedule the Buckeyes stand at 3-0-3 heading into their game on Wednesday night. At the outset of the season, the team set out to be more fit and organized than any opposing team. They planned to exert maximum effort. The team worked on those things in the offseason. Bluem said that is the key to having a successful season.    “If you do those three things, if you’re fit, organized and you work hard, you’re going to like the results,” he said. The offense is coming together and as OSU plays more games the underclassmen will gain more and more experience, helping to cut down the mistakes that a young team like this tends to make. The coaching staff is also still trying to find the starting lineup and style of play they want to run this season to put them in the best position to win. But so far the Buckeyes have to feel good about themselves, considering all the unanswered questions surrounding the team.“It’s a learning process to get good results,” Bluem said. “But at the end of the day we’re pleased.”  Something seems to be working, as the team has not lost on the season so far and their last game was a 0-0 draw to SIU Edwardsville. The Buckeyes have now gone six games without a loss, the longest stretch since the start of the 2001 season when they opened 6-0-1.The team opened its season against Cincinnati getting a 5-1 win. The team’s other two wins included Cal State Fullerton and Butler. They also faced Gonzaga, Louisville and SIU Edwardsville, all three games ending in draws.The Buckeyes’ next opponent will be IUPUI on Wednesday at 7 P.M in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Columbus Blue Jackets RJ Umberger back at Ohio State as volunteer coach

Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger should be 10 games into his eighth NHL season as of Tuesday night. But instead of playing games at Nationwide Arena, Umberger can be found at the Schottenstein Center.With the NHL in the midst of its second lockout in nine seasons, Umberger has temporarily traded in his blue jersey for scarlet and gray as a volunteer coach for Ohio State men’s hockey team.“I’m very fortunate to be able to come here and help out, and I’m glad they want me to be here,” Umberger said.Umberger, who played at OSU from 2001 to 2003, said it’s fun helping out his alma mater, but he would rather be playing.The NHL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players’ Association expired in September, and the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. Until they do, the jobs of Umberger and every other NHL player are on hiatus. All scheduled games in November have already been canceled.The NHL and NHLPA resumed talks Saturday after more than two weeks apart, but Umberger said it was a “disappointing moment” when the previous round of negotiations ended Oct. 18 without a deal.“The NHL gave their offer and we came back at them and they kind of walked out in 10 minutes,” Umberger said. “That was a little bit of a reality moment … this could go a long time. This is something that might not end shortly.”Umberger said working with the Buckeyes has helped him stay focused during the lockout.“I’ve been on the ice so I’m staying in shape … (and) just being around the game and staying fresh and staying prepared mentally,” Umberger said. “This (lockout) is such an unknown thing, it could be tomorrow and they tell us we got to be at the rink, so it’s a challenge to stay fresh every day.”While many NHL players have continued to play professional hockey overseas during the lockout, Umberger said he decided to stay close to his family.“That first decision was staying in Columbus, and then it was … what can I do while I’m here in Columbus?” Umberger said. “(OSU coach Mark) Osiecki presented me with this offer, and it was something I couldn’t pass up.”Osiecki said having an NHL player leading by example at practices is “worth its weight in gold.”“His practice habits, how he takes care of his body after practice, what he puts into his body nutritionally, he can speak to that,” Osiecki said. “If you don’t approach the game that way … you don’t have a chance to get to the NHL level.”Junior forward Travis Statchuk said he has been motivated by practicing with Umberger.“It’s a huge honor for us having him on the ice,” Statchuk said. “For a guy like that who’s obviously a veteran in the NHL to come back and give back to where he played college, he didn’t have to do that.”Umberger, who completed his bachelor’s degree in marketing from OSU in 2011, said “one small reason” for finishing his degree was so he can pursue coaching following his playing career.As a minor league player at the time, Umberger said he was not affected by the league’s previous lockout in 2004-2005 but said the current lockout is unnecessary and disappointing.“I think both sides just need to realize they need to … meet in the middle,” Umberger said. “Both sides got to be willing to give concessions. Both sides got to realize that there’s more damage that could be done by letting this (lockout) progress any longer.” read more

Opinion Alabama running back tweet unfairly sexist toward women

Sophomore Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) avoids defenders during a game against Kentucky Oct. 12 at Commonwealth Stadium. Alabama won, 48-7.Courtesy of MCTThere are few things that bring us together as a country like football.Small towns everywhere gather together under Friday night lights to bask in the glory of high school games. College towns huddle together through scorching heat and blistering cold for the love of the game. Even big cities jump on board to cheer on their own professional teams.Quite simply, football is inescapable. Hell, other countries call it American football. It’s ours. We made it and we love it. We have parties based around it, and companies across the nation bid for their advertisements to be featured alongside the game.So to imply that half of the population can’t follow football is insulting and downright sexist.Yet, here we are. Bring in University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, who tweeted Jan. 20 from his personal account, @KDx17, “Most girls like basketball more than football (because) they can follow it alot (sic) easier.”Sure, we can blow it off as another stupid thing an athlete sent out to the cyber world and another thing for which an athlete received a major repercussion (re: backup OSU quarterback Cardale Jones’ infamous tweet about how he didn’t come here to “play school” but rather to play football). But to me, it’s more than that.The idea that women can’t “follow” football easily is a blatant exclusion of women from part of the American identity and it’s downright insulting. Football has always been a boy’s club, sure, but there would be a great deal fewer fans without women filling the stands.But let’s play along with his stereotypes.All those women who cook your meals before games and after practices (because that’s where women belong, right? In the kitchen?) don’t know what’s going on in the game. They’re just there to serve you.Same with that woman who knows how to get grass, blood, mud and the smell of sweat out of your uniform. Football is too complicated for her to realize how all those stains got there, but thank God she can wash it for you.And don’t forget the cheerleaders who follow you to every game, throwing themselves in the air to celebrate your achievements? Surely they have a man nearby telling them when to cheer because they’re too stupid to know what’s happening by themselves.Most importantly, what about all the mothers out there? All the mothers who drive their sons to practices, adorn themselves with buttons with their son looking dashing in his uniform so they can properly cheer him on, pray for his safety in every single play and never miss a game — all those mothers are so blissfully ignorant of what their son is doing.Of course, football has always been a male-dominated sport. It takes almost no common sense to figure that out. But to say girls can’t follow it is sexist, insulting and dated.Sexism starts in the most basic jokes. Saying someone can’t follow something or that they follow a certain stereotype, even in a joking matter, makes sexist comments down the line seem less insulting and detracts from the reality of exclusion.The worst part to me is that Drake later retweeted Iowa State redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Duaron Williams (@UntamedBigDawg), who replied back “Or cuz they basic lol,” as a response to his first tweet. He isn’t sorry for what he did and he doesn’t realize his actions are insulting.But football has and always will be a part of my life that I definitely can follow and no, I’m not “basic.” read more

Luis Suarez reveals his ONE great Barca regret from last season

first_imgBarcelona striker Luis Suarez has revealed that he regrets playing against Leganes before the club’s shock Champions League exit at the hands of AS RomaJust a few days earlier, manager Ernesto Valverde fielded a strong side for a 3-1 win over the lowly Leganes at the Camp Nou with Lionel Messi grabbing a hat-trick.The win restored their nine-point lead at the top of La Liga.But Suarez feels that they paid a dear price for the three points with the majority of the squad feeling fatigued afterwards.Barcelona would then spectacularly blow a 4-1 aggregate lead from the first leg to lose at the Italian capital in the return leg 3-0.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Roma would progress to semi-finals on the away goal ruling.“I really regret playing against Leganes last year at home,” Suarez told RAC1, via Marca.“I played the whole game when we had so many points advantage in the league and three days later we had the ‘final’ against Roma.”Barcelona will begin their Champions League campaign on September 18 at home to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.last_img read more

Navas Ill only leave Real Madrid when I cannot be the

first_imgKeylor Navas revealed that he will only consider his Real Madrid future once it’s crystal clear to him that he’s no longer the first-choice goalkeeperSince Thibaut Courtois’ €35m arrival from Chelsea last summer, Navas has found himself demoted to the bench this season in favour of the Belgium international.Although Courtois’ hip injury could give Navas a chance to have a few games in goal and stake his claim for a regular starting spot to manager Santiago Solari.Amid reported interest from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal, the Costa Rican also made it clear he won’t be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.“The day when I realise that I cannot be the first-choice goalkeeper will be the day I leave,” said Navas, according to AS.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“That is what I have always worked towards, but after that, there is someone who makes the decisions and it’s up to us to train hard and perform well when we get the chance to play.“In the meantime, you have to wait for your turn. We don’t know what’s going to happen [with Courtois’ injury], only the coach knows what the situation is.“I am at the coach’s disposal 100 per cent – we have to be united.”Navas received the Iberoamericana Community Trophy at the National Sports Awards from Spanish King Felipe VI at the Royal Palace in El Pardo in Madrid on Thursday.last_img read more

TCI Will Host National Money Laundering Workshop in June

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – At the 13th meeting of the Cabinet held on Wednesday, 17 May 2017, His Excellency, Governor Dr. John Freeman announced that he is to approve funding from the National Forfeiture Fund to host the final workshop in TCI.The final workshop is facilitated by the World Bank and will conclude the TCI National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (National Risk Assessment) project. The workshop is scheduled for June 28-30.#magneticmedianews#moneylaunderingworkshop Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #moneylaunderingworkshop Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

David Bowie Is Mobile App Makes Museum Exhibit Virtual

first_imgArriving on the GRAMMY winner’s birthday, Jan. 8, the virtual museum exhibit features narration by Gary OldmanPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 3, 2019 – 2:31 pm Curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the “David Bowie Is” exhibit ran from March 23 through Aug. 11, 2013 before going on world tour, ultimately attracting more than two million visitors by its July 15, 2018 closing at New York’s Brooklyn Museum. On Jan. 8, the day David Bowie would have turned 72, the exhibit’s new home in digital reality will premier as a mobile app for Android and iOS, narrated by Oscar-winning actor and close friend of Bowie’s, Gary Oldman.”This brings the amazing ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition to a wider audience,” said Oldman. “It’s great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.” As fellow Londoners, the two became friends in the 1980s and Oldman appeared in Bowie’s music video for “The Next Day.” “David Bowie Is” Mobile App Makes Museum Exhibit Virtual “David Bowie Is” App Makes Museum Exhibit Virtual david-bowie-mobile-app-makes-museum-exhibit-virtual News Facebook Twitter Email The app’s website describes some of the more than 500 “costumes, sketches, notes, handwritten lyrics, music videos and original works of art” that will be coming to virtual life, in 360 degrees when appropriate, accompanied by extensive annotations and immersive audio. The initial app is billed as an “augmented reality” experience to contrast it with a fuller “virtual reality” version still under development.Taking advantage of digital media’s convenience, the app is able to present even more than the pieces included in the dozen versions of the real-world “David Bowie Is” exhibit. Testifying to Bowie’s range of styles and relentless innovation, the greatest virtue of this digital museum exhibit is its power to inspire.David Bowie Takes Over New York With David Bowie Is ExhibitRead morelast_img read more

PaturiaDaulatdia ferry services halt for bad weather

first_imgLaunch and ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma river have been suspended due to bad weather, according to UNB.The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the services on the route around 10:45am on Monday, said Mahiuddin Russel, manager of BIWTC Aricha ghat.last_img

Louisville Postgame Notes vs Miami

first_img Louisville is 140-22 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have won 148 consecutive games when scoring 85 or more points. Through its first 14 games this season, Louisville has produced 25 runs of 8-0 or better, including runs of 11-0 in the first half and a pair of 8-0 runs in the second half. Louisville erased a 15-point deficit (30-15 in the first half) in Sunday’s win marking its largest deficit overcome in a victory since battling back from a 17-point difference (45-28) in the 73-69 win at Florida State on Jan. 10, 2018. Sunday’s performance marked the second time this season Louisville has scored 90 or points in a game and the first since the 104-54 win over Southern on Nov. 13, 2018. The Cardinals set season highs for field goals made (33) and three-pointers made (13) while also matching a season high with 69 field goal attempts. The 13 three-point baskets were the most for Louisville since they had 13 triples against Virginia Tech on Jan. 13, 2018. The Cardinals committed a season low seven turnovers – their lowest total since finishing with just seven against Wake Forest on Jan. 27, 2018. UofL had a season high five players score in double-figures in the win over the Hurricanes. The 19 assists for Louisville landed just one shy of a season high total (20) achieved against Central Arkansas. The Cardinals moved to 9-2 this season when outrebounding their opponent after finishing with a 39-35 edge on the glass. With 15 offensive rebounds on Sunday, Louisville has registered 10 or more rebounds on the offensive glass eight times this season, including each of the last five games. Louisville had one blocked shot on Sunday extending their streak to 283 consecutive games with a blocked shot.PLAYER NOTES McMahon dished out a career best nine assists, three more than his previous high total of six achieved against Southern earlier this season. McMahon’s assist total on Sunday was also two more than Miami had as a team. With his trio of three-pointers on Sunday, McMahon has connected on three or more triples three times this season. McMahon set a career high with his nine three-point attempts, while his 10 field goal attempts equaled a career high. Story Links The Cardinals have won nine of their last 11 conference openers, including six of the last seven. Sunday’s performance marked the 22nd career double-figure scoring outing for Nwora, including the 13th this season. Nwora has scored 20 or more points in seven of his 14 games this season. Nwora equaled a season high with his eight field goals, the fourth time this season he has reached that total. In his last seven games, Nwora has averaged 19.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 52.0 percent (50-for-96) from the field and making 20-of-39 (51.2 percent) of his three-pointers. Dwayne Sutton scored 13 points for his eighth double-figure scoring outing in two seasons with the Cardinals, including the seventh this season. Christen Cunningham earned his sixth double-figure scoring game of the season and the 77th of his collegiate career after finishing with 11 points against the Hurricanes. SERIES NOTES Cunningham was 3-for-5 on three-pointers marking the second straight game he has made a trio of three-pointers. With his five assists on Sunday, Cunningham equaled a season-high achieving the total for the third time. Malik Williams came off the bench to register his second career double-double totaling 19 points and 11 rebounds. The 19 points were a career-high total for Williams, who had 17 points in a win over Southern earlier this season. Williams set a career high with his 11 rebounds, one more than his 10 rebounds against Lipscomb this season. Williams also established career highs with his eight field goals made and 14 field goals attempted. With Sunday’s outing, Williams achieved his seventh career double-figure scoring game, including the fourth this season. Ryan McMahon registered his 10th career double-figure scoring performance, including the third this season, after totaling 12 points against Miami. UofL has won six of its last seven conference openers at home. The Cardinals have won four of their five conference openers in the ACC. Jordan Nwora led the Cardinals in scoring for the eighth time this season as the sophomore had a game-high 20 points. Louisville holds an 11-4 lead in the all-time series with Miami, which dates back to 1951. The Cardinals are 6-0 at home against the Hurricanes, including a 3-0 record at the KFC Yum! Center.TEAM NOTES Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

2 arrested for running cricket betting racket in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested for running a cricket betting racket here, Kolkata Police said on Sunday. Based on prior information, a team of the Kolkata Police conducted a raid at a residence in Rabindra Sarani and arrested Rajkumar Lihala, 54, and Amit Kumar Gupta, 24, on Saturday, an officer said. Two mobile phones, a television and cash amounting to Rs 1,02,200 were recovered from their possession, the officer said.last_img

Mobile Broadband Goes to 4G

first_img Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Now that we’ve all gotten used to the concept of 3G, it’s time to look ahead to 4G. Mobile broadband over 3G EV-DO and EDGE networks currently delivers real-time traffic info, video clips, push e-mail and internet access to most large cities across the U.S. There still isn’t a clear delineation between that and 4G, but the next generation’s upside potential could be fixed download speeds in the 1Gbps neighborhood and downloads at 100Mbps when you’re on the move. That’s a whole lot of bandwidth, but you’re going to have to wait for it. Large-scale commercial 4G networks aren’t expected until 2010, and Japan and South Korea will likely lead the way in rollouts.Some big companies have been dropping big hints about 4G. Samsung recently conducted a field demonstration of its 4G technology in South Korea. Sprint Nextel–along with partners Intel, Motorola and Samsung–also announced a 4G wireless broadband initiative based on the mobile WiMAX technology standard. They expect download speeds between 2Mbps and 4Mbps and a relatively fast deployment. The Sprint network should be in trials by the end of 2007.For entrepreneurs, 4G should bring better mobile internet access and more powerful wireless multimedia applications for laptops and other devices. But as we learned with 3G, it can take time for services to become available.–Amanda C. Kooser This story appears in the January 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Call for ServiceMake your phone your own with services tailored to you.So-called mobile virtual network operators, or MVNOs, are buying up capacity from traditional wireless telecom carriers and offering up phones tailored to specific audiences. Service revenue related to MVNO offerings is expected to reach $10.7 billion by 2010 according to a Yankee Group prediction, and operators focused on entrepreneurs are vying for a piece.In particular, carriers are embracing search applications that can tie Yellow Pages-type listings and other special content to where a user physically happens to be, says Collin Holmes, vice president of product management for V-Enable, a San Diego company that provides technology for making such searches possible through voice commands.”Most of this content today is very hard to find with a mobile phone browser,” Holmes says. “All the carriers are focused on a better user experience.”Among those hoping to claim a piece of your cell phone bill, with services ranging from integrated home wireless voice mailboxes to bundled international long-distance and translation services, areAtlanta-based Cbeyond; Embarq in Overland Park, Kansas; Los Angeles-based TelePlus Group; and Voce in Beverly Hills, California.Heather Clancy, editor of technology newsweekly CRN, has been covering the industry for 14 years.center_img How Success Happens January 1, 2006 3 min readlast_img read more

TPI named Top Host Agency in Canada at STAR Awards

first_imgTags: Sandals Resorts, TPI Thursday, February 1, 2018 Share Posted by TPI named Top Host Agency in Canada at STAR Awardscenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TURKS & CAICOS — Travel Professionals International (TPI) took home a slew of awards at last week’s 16th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (STAR) Awards, which took place at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa.Not only was TPI named ‘Best of the Best Agency’, thanks to high sales productivity from its independent agents between Aug. 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017, it was also once again named the Top Host Agency in Canada.And the awards kept on coming, with Travel Time TPI in St. John’s Newfoundland receiving the ‘Best of the Best Agency’ award for its outstanding sales performance, and Western Canada TPI taking home the Top Butler Travel Agency award for its high percentage of butler bookings.Moreover, Lois Barbour of Travel Time TPI was named once again to the exclusive Chairman’s Royal Club, an honour reserved for the world’s top performing agents and one that she has received each year since the program was implemented in 2011. Barbour is the only agent in Newfoundland to ever receive this honour, and one of only three in Canada for 2018.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“Congratulations to all our advisors across Canada for the outstanding job they do each and every day,” said TPI’s CEO Zeina Gedeon, who was on hand to receive the awards on behalf of TPI. “I am constantly amazed at all of the hard work our advisors do to grow their business. They are the backbone of our company and it is a great pleasure to see them succeed. Being recognized with awards such as these truly shows the strength of the TPI organization and the commitment our advisors have to supporting their clients and our preferred partners.”The STAR awards celebrate excellence in sales and recognize the agencies and individual advisors who utilize innovative selling techniques and employ outstanding marketing initiatives to sell the luxury Sandals and Beaches brand. Travelweek Group last_img read more