(REOPENS DEL 38) (REOPENS DEL 38) OKeefe was seen bowling during the second days lunch break with Sriram keeping a close eye on him. He didnt have a good first session when KL Rahul had taken him on. So what did he tell OKeefe at the break, Sriram said: “I came down from the viewing area and I knew he (OKeefe) was a little disturbed. He was walking around. I didnt know whether to really speak to him or not. But the conversation happened and he said I think I need to have a bowl with you in the centre.” “He told me he was a bit nervous to start off and he was in his comfort zone and trying to bowl as he would do in Australia. But, I said Sok (OKeefes nickname), what do you think you need on this wicket? and he said I need to go a little bit rounder and quicker. And I just said to him go for it mate because you know what you can do and you know what you need to do. Just go for it. And I think he adapted beautifully.” Sriram said when he wasnt directly working with OKeefe, he was still tracking his Sheffield Shield performances on Cricket Australias website. “I have not been with him right through. Ive seen him in patches. But the good thing is, you can even follow him bowling in the Sheffield Shield game because I can see it on Cricket Australias website. I can see what hes doing. “So Ive been following him quite a bit in that I have watched even some games live, Ive watched the Sheffield Shield games. So, I think he wanted it badly. He knew that he was the sort of sub-continent expert that the Australians were looking for and he knew that he had to play over here, so I think he sort of stepped up to that beautifully.” Talking about the teams preparation in Dubai, Sriram said: “You prepare for the worst. Then if you get the best, you go for it. But I think the preparation in Dubai was excellent. We prepared different tracks. We made a rough. We made rank turners. We made slow and low pitches. So I think it was a great preparation in terms of trying different surfaces and being prepared for whatever you get.” On a lighter note, he was asked if this was the worst pitch that he has seen, the former Tamil Nadu stalwart said, “I cant speak about one particular match. But Ive seen worse than this. I can tell you.” PTI KHS PM PMadvertisement
India and Pakistan have played some memorable cricket matches in the past and the one that arguably tops the list is the 1996 World Cup quarter-final in Bengaluru played on March 9. It had plenty of nerve-racking moments from even before the start of the match to the final ball at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.There was plenty of buzz around the tie as it was only the second World Cup meeting between India and Pakistan. India had beaten Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup by 43 runs in Sydney.Akram pulls out with an injuryWith a plethora of superstar cricketers in both the sides, the expectations hit the roof. However, Pakistan fans faced a huge shock when their captain, Wasim Akram pulled out of the match hours before the toss with an injury. Akram’s decision created a lot of tension in Pakistan as his effigy was burnt on the streets of the cricket-crazy country.Following Pakistan’s defeat, quite a few violent incidents were reported from across the border. One fan reportedly shot his television set before shooting himself.It all began well for India as Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar stitched a 90-run stand. However, much to the disappointment of the crowd, Tendulkar fell for 31.While the likes of Sanjay Manjrekar, captain Mohammad Azharuddin and Vinod Kambli failed to convert their starts, Ajay Jadeja played a blinder, hitting 45 runs from just 25 balls to help India post 287 on the board.In reply, Pakistan began the run chase with a bang. The opening duo of Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar took the Indian fast bowling attack to the cleaners, scoring 84 runs in the first 10 overs. The crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium were watching the on-field action in disbelief but local boy Javagal Srinath gave India the first breakthrough removing Anwar for 48.advertisementPrasad-Sohail exchange adds drama to the proceedingsSohail though kept the scorers busy even after Anwar’s dismissal and brought up his fifty with an eye-catching push to the extra-cover boundary. Words were exchanged between the bowler and the batsman and Sohail pointed at the cover boundary and sledged Prasad, who was also booed by the local crowd.In a dramatic change of fortunes, Sohail was cleaned up Prasad in the following delivery after the Pakistan opener tried to repeat his cross-bat slap. Prasad gave Sohail a mouthful and a send-off as the Chinnaswamy crowd erupted in joy.Prasad made use of the shift in momentum and removed Ijaz Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq in quick succession to put India in the driver’s seat. All hopes now rested on Pakistan’s experienced campaigner Javed Miandad but the former captain disappointed by getting run out on 38.Wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif added impetus to the innings but lack of contribution from the lower-order helped India restrict Pakistan to 248.Prasad shone with figures of 3 for 45 while leg-spinner Anil Kumble also picked up three wickets and put the brakes on Pakistan’s scoring rate after the visitors got off to a flying start.Following the win, the streets of Bengaluru were filled with Indian supporters celebrating the moment. On the contrary, effigies of Pakistan cricketers were burnt and the reactions were violent on the other side of the border.Since the iconic India-Pakistan clash in 1996, the two teams have met at the quadrennial showpiece event four times and India have managed to win all of them.Cloud over India-Pakistan 2019 World Cup tieIndia and Pakistan are scheduled to meet in the 2019 World Cup on June 16 in Manchester. However, several India cricketers have urged the senior national team to boycott the tie following the terror attack on Indian CRPF personnel in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai recently said India will continue to emphasise its stand regarding the isolation of Pakistan in international cricket. The International Cricket Council had earlier turned down the BCCI’s request to sever ties with countries from which “terrorism emanates”, saying the ICC has no role to play in matters like these.In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, the BCCI, in a letter to the ICC, urged the world body and its member nations to sever ties with countries which harbour terror.The BCCI letter did not make a specific reference to Pakistan, which has been accused of harbouring terrorists by India.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Top 10 cricketing momentsAlso Read | India vs Australia: All eyes on Rishabh Pant’s 2019 ICC World Cup auditionAlso Read | Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in ODIs: Michael VaughanAlso See:
Bridge demolition work on the Interstate 29 bridge over Floyd Boulevard in Sioux City will require closing Floyd Boulevard beginning at 6 p.m. Friday evening.The Iowa Department of Transportation says the bridge will be closed, weather permitting, until 6 a.m. on Monday, February 5th.A detour on Floyd Boulevard near the interstate will be posted for motorists.The D-O-T work will be performed 24 hours a day to minimize the length of the closure.The trail along Floyd Boulevard will also be closed while the bridge work is being performed.
Dalian Yifang boss Choi Kang-hee has hit out at reported Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carrasco for “unprofessional” behaviour and claims that he got booked on purpose to incur a suspension so as to avoid playing.Carrasco has frequently reiterated his desire to return to Europe after leaving Atletico Madrid last year and has been strongly linked with the Gunners since the start of 2019.Indeed, the Chinese Super League club announced they had banned the player from training after claiming that he was “absent from the game against Hebei CFFC and missed training for no reason”. 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? In response, Carrasco took to social media to criticise certain members of the Dalian Yifang hierarchy, as well as his team-mates, and called for an end to the “problem”.However, the Belgian’s manager has not been pleased with the winger’s conduct in trying to force through a move and has issued a stinging criticism of the player.”When I first saw Carrasco, it was in Spain during the winter training. At that time, he constantly mentioned his wish to return to Europe,” Choi said at a press conference. “He repeated his appeal after the start of the season. Last night I also saw reports from his agent. When a player has a contract with the team, he still wants to force the club to let him leave. In my opinion, this is very unprofessional.”No one from our club promised that Carrasco can return to Europe in the summer transfer window. We just told him that if he can help the team, then the team will support your way back to Europe in the winter.”However, we also saw what happened in the previous game. The game against Shenhua [on May 26], we told him to be careful, do not be cautioned by the ref. But he still deliberately delayed the restart of the game to apply for a yellow card, which led to the suspension for the next game.”After the suspension, he wanted to return to Europe early. We didn’t want to let him go, but for the sake of the player, we agreed. He also promised us he would come back to play the next three games. However, after the international break, he was late and even disappeared. He was also very negative in training after his return.”After Carrasco returned, we also tried to persuade him to play, but he constantly asked the club to issue a written commitment to promise him a way back to Europe in the winter, which is very unprofessional behaviour I think.”Today, [Marek] Hamsik is also here. For professional players, they have to be loyal and they have to be responsible for their choices.”
MS Dhoni is a great, you don’t doubt greatness: Michael ClarkeICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, speaking to India Today, said MS Dhoni is not far away from playing a match-winning knock in the ongoing edition of the quadrennial global spectacle in England.advertisement India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 21:18 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Michael Clarke feels MS Dhoni is not far away from a match-winning knock (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMichael Clarke has backed MS Dhoni to play a match-winning knock in World Cup 2019MS Dhoni has been criticised over his intent in death oversAs an opposition player or captain, you would be so silly to write him off: ClarkeWorld Cup-winning former Australian captain has backed MS Dhoni to produce match-winning knocks for India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 even as the veteran India star is under the pump over the approach to his innings at the death overs.Clarke said oppositons captains would be “silly” to write MS Dhoni off and that people haven’t learnt their lesson to not Dhoni’s match-winning capabilities.MS Dhoni has been questioned over his intent in the death overs in World Cup 2019 after the wicketkeeper-batsman took time to get going in India’s close win over Afghanistan and their 31-run defeat to England on Sunday in Edgbaston.’You don’t double greatness’Nonetheless, Clarke said a big innings form MS Dhoni is on the cards and that he is confident Dhoni will get going in knockout stages of the World Cup. India became the 2nd team after Australia to qualify for the semi-finals after they beat Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston on Tuesday.”People haven’t learnt by now to not doubt MS Dhoni. I will say this… over and over and over again. You don’t doubt greatness. And MS Dhoni is a great. He is the greatest finisher to ever play to this game,” Michael Clarke told India Today.”Right now, India is doing it without MS Dhoni firing. Don’t waste him now. Save him for when India really need him. He might do it in the semi-final, he might do it in the final,” Clarke added.”As an opposition player or captain, you would be so silly to write him off.”advertisementNotably, former cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain were left baffled by Dhoni’s approach as the India star was knocking around singles when the asking rate was shooting up towards the end overs of India’s unsuccessful chase against England.Dhoni finished with 42 off 31 balls while Jadhav remained unbeaten on 12 but the duo didn’t show enough intent to take India past the finish line.Dhoni made a 33-ball 35 against Bangladesh as India went on to post 314 after looking good for a score in excess of 350. He kept denying singles to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the non-striker’s end before getting out in the third ball of the final over.Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar defended MS Dhoni’s approach vs Bangladesh, saying he was doing what is needed for Team India.”I felt it was an important innings and he (MS Dhoni) did exactly what was right for the team. If he stays till the 50th over, he can help other guys around him. He is expected to do that and he did that.” Tendulkar said.”For him, it is more about the team. Whatever is the need of the hour, one needs to do that and on Tuesday, he did that perfectly.”Also Read | Enough of your verbal diarrhoea: Ravindra Jadeja slams Sanjay Manjrekar on TwitterAlso Read | Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral. Here’s what happenedAlso Read | MS Dhoni retiring only speculation, no official wordAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Michael ClarkeFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India cricket team Next
Nokia 6.2 key specifications and price leaked, may launch in AugustA new report claims that the Nokia 6.2 will be a smaller version of the Nokia X71, which suggests the phone will come with a punch-hole display and Snapdragon 660 SoC.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 09:26 IST Nokia X71HIGHLIGHTSNokia 6.2 is expected to launch alongside Nokia 7.2 next month.Nokia 6.2 will reportedly be a smaller version of Nokia X71.The smartphone may bring a punch-hole display and Snapdragon 660 chipset.A few days ago, reports surfaced that HMD Global is planning to launch the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 in some markets including India in August or September. The reports, however, did not shed any light on the specs or design of these upcoming Nokia phones. A fresh report has now provided some information about the Nokia 6.2 including key specifications and possible pricing.Chinese publication ITHome has reported that the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7.1 successors, which are likely to be called Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2, will be made official in China soon. Based on the latest report, the Nokia 6.2 will be a smaller version of the Nokia X71 that was launched in Taiwan earlier this year. This means that Nokia 6.2 will sport a punch-hole display with a FHD+ resolution like the Nokia X71.If the Nokia 6.2 turns out to be an exact version of the Nokia X71, you can also expect the upcoming Nokia phone to be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM. The report adds that the Nokia 6.2 could offer a vertical triple camera setup with Zeiss lenses. The camera system may include a 20MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and 5MP depth sensor. The Nokia X71, however, offers a 48MP triple camera setup.The Nokia 6.2 is also said to come with a 3,300mAh battery and stock Android Pie as part of Android One program. The report further speculates that the Nokia 6.2 4GB RAM variant will cost CNY 1,199 (approx Rs 12,000) while the 6GB RAM variant will cost CNY 1,499 (approx Rs 15,000).advertisementFor now, one should take this leak with a pinch of salt. We should also hear something on the Nokia 7.2 as we get closer and closer to their rumoured launch.ALSO READ | Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2 India launch tipped, may come in August with 48MP camerasGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow nokiaFollow Nokia 6.2
1. Concourse Double 2. Compass 38L 3. bentchetler heli pro 4. Mod 23L 5. Sherpa Duffle The Best Backpacking Gear for Men to Get You on the Trail in 2019 The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever Whether you’re looking to take a last minute spring skiing vacation, or simply to escape the latest round of snow that winter storm Juno has brought the East Coast, your travel game is probably in need of an update. We spotted the Dakine collection at Outdoor Retailer this month, and were impressed with the entire line. In the past, Dakine has been mostly snow sports focused, but after successful forays into luggage and apparel in the last few years, they’ve proved to be a mountain lifestyle force to be reckoned with.For that sunny getaway from the dreary winter landscape, look no further than the Sherpa Duffel. Coming in at fifty-three liters, this behemoth will swallow a week’s worth of clothes and beach gear for a cruise or a quick trip down the Cuba (at least as long as the sanctions are lifted). Combined with the Mod 23, you’ve got the perfect foundations for a tropical getaway kit. Cocktails served out of a pineapple not included.If you’re eschewing sandy beaches for snow and rugged peaks this spring break, you’d better have a bombproof travel case for your skis or board. Our favorite for hauling serious gear across the globe is the Concourse Double. With a fully padded interior for skis and poles, and three outer pockets that will accomodate boots and outerwear, you’ll be packed like a pro in no time. Add in Chris Benchetler’s signature Heli Pro pack, and you’ll have everything you need to haul your gear on the snow, and your laptop and GoPro back to the hotel to edit your POV footage from a few laps on that out-of-bounds hunt for fresh powder.Finally, if you’re like us and have to get in a little of everything on your long weekend away from the office, the Compass 38 is the weekend travel pack perfected. Cinch up side pockets and side panel access for your laptop make this much more flexible that just a simple top loader. The removable panel on the front converts to a handy hip pack, perfect for stashing a little fishing gear for an early morning river session, or better yet to catch dinner and impress your friends with those backwoodsman skills. Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations The Best Labor Day Deals on Outdoor Gear from REI, Backcountry, and More 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States
Speaking at the official listing ceremony at the JSE premises in downtown Kingston, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the Government is being instrumental and proactive in promoting ownership while facilitating wealth creation for Jamaicans at all levels.He said the concept of ownership for many Jamaicans over the years includes owning a piece of land or a home.“Now we are expanding that concept of ownership to the average Jamaican to say that you can own a piece of a profitable company, and more than that, as a shareholder you have a powerful vote, not just the Directors. I believe the Government has fulfilled its policy objectives and, indeed, the higher objective of starting the ownership culture,” Mr. Holness said.He argued that there is significant gain in value in owning assets in companies. “The investment that you have made in Wigton is one that I am certain will yield great future gains,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said the Government is looking at divesting its shares in other entities, such as the Central Waste Water Company, the Jamaica Public Service Company, and the Jamaica Mortgage Bank.Regarding the Jamaica Mortgage Bank, the Prime Minister said the Cabinet submission has been approved “for us to move forward with that divestment. The modality, whether it is an IPO or otherwise, will be declared shortly”.“The Government has a duty to make sure that there is a steady flow of investment-grade assets in the market to address the liquidity that is there and the need for investment as a good tool of monetary and fiscal management of the Government’s affairs,” he noted.In the meantime, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, said the offering is significant as it is the first IPO of a government-owned company in almost 30 years.For her part, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, said the IPO has provided an opportunity for many ordinary Jamaicans, especially public-sector workers, “to kick-start their investment in stocks”.“As a Government, we are pleased to have been able to provide the opportunity for our people to own a national asset,” the Minister said.In her remarks, Managing Director of the JSE, Marlene Street-Forrest, said over 64 per cent of those who invested are under 50 years of age, with approximately 50 per cent under 40.“The gender mix was also quite interesting, as more females applied for shares within this IPO, that is 56 per cent to 44 per cent female-male ratio. The average spend for a new investor was approximately $124,000, which on the basis of all this, one can conclude that the public believes in this company and expects that it will continue to do well. This is confirmed by the oversubscription of the offer by over 158 per cent,” she said.The divestment and listing form part of the Government’s thrust to enable ordinary Jamaicans to own shares in State entities that are being privatised.A subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Wigton Windfarm is the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean and was built by the Government to help diversify Jamaica’s energy mix.The company began operating in 2004 with the commissioning of a 20.7-megawatt generating plant, Wigton I.This was followed by the development of Wigton II in 2010, which generates 18 megawatts of energy. Wigton III, the 24-megawatt expansion of the facility, was officially commissioned into service in June 2016 by Prime Minister Holness. The offer was oversubscribed as the IPO generated some $14 billion. Each share was sold for 50 cents. Wigton Windfarm Limited in Manchester is now listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) – the world’s best-performing stock market.The listing, which took place today (May 22), followed the success of the company’s initial public offering (IPO), which saw some 31,200 Jamaicans taking up the opportunity to own 11 billion shares in the company.The offer was oversubscribed as the IPO generated some $14 billion. Each share was sold for 50 cents.A total of 11,772 Jamaicans or 38 per cent are new investors on the country’s stock market.Wigton Windfarm is the 82nd company to be listed on the JSE combined market and will trade under the symbol WIG.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), has the attention of Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Marlene Street-Forrest (second left), during the listing ceremony for Wigton Windfarm on May 22 at the Jamaica Stock Exchange premises in downtown Kingston. Others from left are Chief Executive Officer, Mayberry Investments Limited, Gary Peart; Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds; Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams; Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke; Audit Committee Chairman, Wigton Windfarm Limited, Gregory Shirley; and Chief Regulatory Officer, Jamaica Stock Exchange, Andrae Tulloch. Wigton Windfarm Limited in Manchester is now listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) – the world’s best-performing stock market. The listing, which took place today (May 22), followed the success of the company’s initial public offering (IPO), which saw some 31,200 Jamaicans taking up the opportunity to own 11 billion shares in the company. Story Highlights
Kolkata: Sixteen popular singers from across the country have come on board to dish out Bengali songs with influences from genres ranging from Baul, Bihu to new-age pop, in a new music series that will be streamed on YouTube from Friday afternoon. Artistes including Papon, Shaan, Sona Mohapatra, Anupam Roy, Javed Ali, Ash King, Akriti Kakar, Shalmoli Kholgade and Nikhita Gandhi will belt out the songs in the show — ‘Oriplast Originals’. With Bengali classical and contemporary music in the foreground, the renditions will derive inspiration from folk music of Assam, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, the producers of the show said in a statement Tuesday. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers It will be the first such Bengali show recorded in a live studio format, to be streamed on YouTube, and featuring so many big names, the statement said. Composers such as Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Subhadeep Mitra and Anupam Roy are also part of the initiative. On the first day of the show on Friday, ‘Aajo Cholechhi’, a Bengali song with Himachali folk references, sung by Papon and Shalmali Kholgade will be streamed. “It feels great to be associated with Bengal’s biggest music collaboration and to share the platform with artistes from across the country,” Papon said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The renditions by other artistes will be streamed on July 23, 26, 30 and August 2, 6, 9, 11, 13, concluding on August 15, the statement said. Shaan will belt out ‘Baundule’ which will be streamed on July 30, while Akriti Kakar and Assamese singer Dikshu Sarma will render ‘Rongila Re Mon’, a Bengali contemporary romantic song infused with Assamese folk, on August 9. “‘Baundule’ is such a beautiful composition and I am glad Arko (composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee) assigned this song to me,” Shaan said. “The free-flowing folk Reggae vibe and the lyrics got stuck in my heart. Arko and I have collaborated for the first time and the experience was grand,” he said. While Ash King will sing ‘Ami Sudhu Tomar’ on August 11, Anupam Roy’s rendition ‘Agomonir Gaan’, a Bengali contemporary track infused with folk, will be streamed on the last day of the project on August 15. “We are hopeful that the second version of the show with popular singers will be streamed in 2020,” a producer said.
EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton have issued Canada-wide warrants for two women allegedly involved in a national auto-theft ring targeting luxury vehicles.Police say the ring originated in Ontario and involves dealerships across the country.It was uncovered following a report in March of two high-end cars being stolen from an Edmonton dealership.Investigators say thieves used stolen or fraudulent identification to apply online to buy the cars and came from out of province to pick them up.Since then, three stolen luxury cars and one truck have been recovered in Saskatoon and another high-end vehicle was found in Edmonton.Police say the total estimated value of the five is about $525,000.Gene Nikota, 45, faces several charges, including fraud and possession of stolen property.Kimberly Barlow, 38, and Jennifer Callihoo, 33, are wanted for a total of 40 auto and identity-theft offences.
19 January 2009The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed progress toward a key agreement between the Congolese Government, Rwanda and a rebel militia that last year launched a devastating offensive in the eastern region of the vast central African country. “If this accord brings a genuine cessation of hostilities between the Congolese parties, it would be a truly significant advance toward peace,” Alan Doss, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for the DRC said in a statement released today.In the statement, Mr. Doss, who heads the UN Mission in the DRC known as MONUC, praised the decision of the leaders of the rebel group, known as the National Congress in Defense of the People (CNDP) to put an end to their rebellionHe stressed that he awaited the details of the agreements reached in the talks, which began in Nairobi last month in a bid to end the bloody conflict, which has uprooted an estimated 250,000 people since late August on top of the 800,000 who were already displaced in the region, mainly in North Kivu.He reiterated his appeal to all parties to take into account the protection of civilians and to ensure humanitarian access to civilians in need of assistance.In a briefing to the Security Council on 15 January, Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Olusegun Obasanjo, who is facilitating the talks, reported that cooperation between DRC and Rwanda, whose troops were accused of fighting alongside the rebels, had improved after a period of deterioration late last year.He said that DRC and Rwanda have agreed on a military plan to put pressure on the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed militia involved in clashes in North Kivu where the national army (FARDC), the CNDP, and other rebel groups such as the Mai Mai have fought in various permutations and shifting alliances.The two sides also settled on a document establishing the ground rules for substantive discussions, slated to start later this month, and stating the desired outcome of the dialogue should incorporate the January 2008 Goma agreement.That accord included a commitment by rebels to withdraw their troops and to either disarm or join the brassage process, whereby ex-combatants from armed groups are retrained to form part of FARDC.In other news from the region, a UN spokesperson said today that John Holmes, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, expressed grave concern over massive human rights violations carried out in the DRC by the Ugandan-based rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), when he briefed the Security Council on Friday. Mr. Holmes also expressed regret that LRA leader Joseph Kony had again refused to sign the peace agreement that his own delegation negotiated through the Juba Peace Talks.In a press statement read out on Friday afternoon, the Security Council President, Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert of France, said that Council members strongly condemned recent attacks carried out by the LRA and emphasized that those responsible must be brought to justice.Council members demanded that the members of the LRA cease all attacks on civilians immediately, and urged them to surrender, assemble, and disarm, as required by the Juba agreement, Mr. Ripert said.
Stock markets mixed as Fed releases minutes, signals that rate hike is coming by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 12, 2016 9:36 am MDT Last Updated Oct 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Rising gold and materials stocks helped push the Toronto stock market higher Wednesday, while New York indices finished flat after the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes that showed its decision to hold interest rates last month was a “close call.”The S&P/TSX composite index in Toronto gained 69.37 points at 14,618.97, with the energy sector being one of only two sectors that were down.The Canadian dollar fell 0.10 of a cent to 75.42 cents US.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average added 15.54 points to 18,144.20, while the S&P 500 advanced 2.45 points to 2,139.18. The Nasdaq composite lost 7.77 points at 5,239.02.Minutes from the U.S. Fed’s Sept. 20-21 meeting showed officials were inching closer to hiking rates for the first time since last December, but had decided to hold off due to inflation and little sign of rising wage pressures.The minutes said that some officials believed it would be appropriate to raise rates “relatively soon” if the labour market kept improving.Many economists expect the Fed to keep rates unchanged at the next meeting in November due to the U.S. presidential election, but raise rates by a modest quarter-point in December.Senior portfolio manager Susan Da Sie of Manulife Asset Management said the central bank continues to send a clear signal that it’s moving towards a rate hike, but that decision can still change if the economic data in the next two months doesn’t support such a move.She said the Fed is facing a time crunch because rates need to be higher than current levels in case the economy goes into a recession again.“You have to reload interest rates so (that) in the next four years, if there is a recession, you do have higher rates,” said Da Sie.She noted that the markets will likely continue to stay volatile until the U.S. election. Most are expecting Democrat Hillary Clinton to win, with a Republican majority in Congress. If that turns out to not be the case, the markets will likely react negatively.Da Sie said a Democratic majority in Congress could be seen as a negative to financial services, health care and energy firms. A win by Republican candidate Donald Trump could be seen as having a dampening effect on global economic growth due to his stance on trade.In commodities, the November crude contract faded 61 cents at US$50.18 per barrel. Oil prices had briefly dipped below US$50 a barrel earlier in the day, after hitting their highest level in more than a year on Monday.Elsewhere, the December gold contract fell $2.10 to US$1,253.80 an ounce, November natural gas dipped three cents at $3.21 per mmBTU, and December copper contracts were down a penny to $2.18 a pound.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.
After two years, THW Kiel again wins German Super Cup. In Munich, the boys of Alfred Gislason was better in the clash against the biggest rival, HSV Hamburg 24:23 (15:14). Match was decided in the last seconds. HSV has the last attack, Domagoj Duvnjak lost the ball, “Zebras” took it and celebration in front of 8.600 spectators began.HSV Handball: Beutler (4 saves, 1.-30.); Bitter (4 s);Hens 7, Lindberg 4/2, Duvnjak 3, Jansen 3/1, B. Gille 2, Lackovic 2, Vori 1, Schröder 1, Flohr, G. Gille, Stumps, Schliedermann n.e.THW Kiel: Omeyer (14 saves); Palicka ();Andersson 9, Ilic 8/4, Palmarsson 3, Sprenger 1, Ahlm 1, Narcisse 1, Lundström 1, Klein, Jicha, Dragicevic n.e., Kubes n.e., Reichmann n.e.Result: 0:1 (4.), 0:3 (7.), 1:3 (7.), 2:4 (8.), 2:6 (9.), 5:8 (14.), 5:10 (17.), 7:10 (19.), 9:12 (23.), 11:12 (24.), 12:14 (27.), 14:14 (29.), 14:15 (30.) – 14:16 (33.), 15:16 (34.), 15:18 (37.), 17:18 (40.), 18:18 (43.), 18:19 (44.), 20:19 (46.), 20:20 (47.), 22:20 (49.), 22:21 (50.), 23:22 (52.), 23:24 (56.), 23:24 (60.) German Super CuphandballHSV HandballTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Vladimir Temelkov from Germany to Luxembourg Next Story → Women’s EHF CL 2011/2012 Qual.1 – Michalovce and Patras waiting for the Champions
Visitation to Macau has increased each day over the first three days of Golden Week, with the total number of arrivals reaching 424,179 by midnight on Wednesday – 14.0% higher than the same period in 2017.The increase included a 24.1% surge in visitors from mainland China to 364,234, including 127,803 on Wednesday alone. Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Macau welcomed a combined 131,971 arrivals on Monday, 144,12 on Tuesday and 147,996 on Wednesday.Well over half of those visitors have arrived via the border gate (268,043), while 56,508 have entered through the Cotai Checkpoint and almost 77,000 via Macau’s two ferry terminals.Despite the strong start to the week in terms of visitation, analysts have warned that Golden Week is shaping up weaker than expected.Bernstein’s Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gong and Kelsey Zhu stated in a note, “While hotel bookings looked strong going in, recent checks of OTAs, group travel and property websites imply remaining room availability. Last year, there was a similar development with initially strong bookings that did not result in outsized GGR.“Q4 year-on-year growth is estimated to be in the range of 5% to 8%.”China’s National Day celebration, also known as Golden Week, runs from Monday 1 October to Sunday 7 October. RelatedPosts Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, January 4, 2019:#1) Drop-In Preschool Story Time At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a preschool storytime at 10am. Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults. No registration required.#2) Needleworkers At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meeting of its Needleworkers from 10am to noon. If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you. Bring a project and learn from others while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie. No registration required.#3) WHS Boys & Girls Basketball In ActionThe Wilmington High School Girls Varsity Basketball team travels to Stoneham High at 5:30pm, followed by the Boys Varsity Basketball Team at 7pm. The Boys & Girls Track Teams battle Stoneham High at Boston University at 4:30pm.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, January 11, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, February 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.Getty ImagesMeghan Markle was at Wimbledon to support one of her besties, Serena Williams. Reportedly, the Duchess of Sussex was joined by two old friends at Wimbledon today as she made a surprise appearance to cheer her pal Serena Williams to victory.Meghan Markle looked well-rested and joyous as she cheered on the Tennis champ. Meghan Markle was a fan in the stands as she watched Williams beat Kaja Juvan on Court One – alongside two friends from her days at Northwestern University in the U.S, sparking speculation they could be her son’s godparents.The two friends who joined Meghan were Lindsay Roth, who was expected to be her maid of honour until she decided against having one, and Genevieve Hillis, who co-hosted Meghan’s baby shower with Williams. Williams herself could be in the running to be baby Archie’s godparents. But at the moment, the couple Sussex is keeping their godparent preferences a secret. But it does look, like Meghan’s Hollywood friends are being favoured over the Royal Family. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesOn any other day, Prince William and Kate Middleton would have been a given to be godparents to Prince Harry’s child. But recent events in the Royal household has raised concerns. The couple Cambridge and the couple Sussex split the Royal household. Meghan and Hary also moved away from the Palace for the sake of baby Archie. They have made their thoughts clear about the Palace. So, it could be possible that baby Archie’s godparents may not be Royals at all. We have to say, that would be one controversial decision, even more so than deciding to hold baby Archie’s christening in private.
A woman and her granddaughter were electrocuted in Amrakhali village of Benapole in Jashore on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Aratan Begum, 50 and her granddaughter Masura Khatun, 16.Police and locals said Aratan Begum got electrocuted when she was trying to hang her wet cloth on an electric wire at the kitchen of their house around 4:00pm.Later, Masura got electrocuted when she went to rescue her grandmother.They were rushed to a local hospital where physicians declared them dead.
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more Technology | December 04, 2008 NightRays Teleradiology Launches Quick Video/Voice Report News | Teleradiology | May 10, 2018 DocPanel Partners With University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Teleradiology company DocPanel announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of… read more News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Philips Integrates Reacts Tele-Ultrasound Platform on Lumify Portable Systems Philips in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) announced an industry-first integrated tele-… read more News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019 Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography… read more December 4, 2008 – NightRays Teleradiology launched its VidRay software solution at RSNA this week, which allows radiologists to create an e-mail capable audio/video report to more quickly and accurately explain findings.The company said it is the first software solution of its kind and provides an easier way to send a concise, easy to understand report to patients and doctors, in addition to the written reports, which sometimes take time to read and match up with images. The software is currently available on NightRay’s Radiology Information System.During the dictation session, the radiologist can toggle between usual dictation and the VidRay interface to capture audio/video recording of crucial study findings. The radiologist can explain the image while scrolling through images and using the mouse to point out highlights. The file is saved with the report. When a clinician reviews the report and images, they can also play the streaming video. The company plans to expand VidRay in 2009 so it can be used on other radiology information systems. For more information: www.nightrays.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018 Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the release of their Care… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more News | PACS | March 19, 2018 Exa PACS Helps Teleradiology Provider Increase Productivity 400 Percent Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) from Konica Minolta… read more News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 09, 2017 Sectra to Provide Orthopedic Post-Operative Follow-Up for Teleradiology Company International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra recently signed an agreement with the global… read more
Over 900 Google workers signed a letter, yesterday, urging Google to treat its contract workers fair. The contract workers at Google make up to nearly 54% of the workforce. The letter was published on Medium by the Google Walkout For Real Change group. It states that on 8th March, about 82% of the Google’s ‘Personality team of 43 members’ were informed that their existing contract term has been shortened and they will be terminated by 5th April. Personality team describes themselves as an international contract team responsible for the voice of Google Assistant across the world. “We are the human labor that makes the Google Assistant relevant, funny, and relatable in more than 50 languages”, reads the letter. Given that the contract team consists of expats from around the world, means that many would have to make big changes in their personal life and move back to their respective homes, without any financial support. The letter states that contractors were assured by their leads that the contract would be respected, however, the onset of layoff globally at the Google offices seemed to belie that assurance. Other than this, the contractors were not informed by Google about the layoffs and termed it as a “change in strategy”. The letter also sheds light on the discriminatory environment within Google towards its TVCs (temps, vendors, contractors). For instance, neither are the contractors offered paid holidays nor any health care. Moreover, during the layoff process, Google had asked the managers and full-time employees to distance themselves from the contractors and to not offer them any support for Google to not come under legal obligations. The letter condemns the fact that Google boasts of its ability to scale up and down with agility, stating, “the whole team thrown into financial uncertainty is what scaling down quickly looks like for Google workers. This is the human cost of agility”. The group has laid down three demands in the letter: Google should respect and uphold the existing contract. In case, the contracts were shortened, payment should be made for the remaining length of the contract. Google should respect the work of contractors and should convert them to full-time employees. Google should respect humanity. A policy should be implemented that allows FTEs (full-time employees) to openly empathize with TVCs. FTEs should be able to thank TVCs for the kind of job they’ve done. Google’s response to the letter Google responded to the letter yesterday, stating that they are improving the working conditions of TVCs. As per the new changes, by 2022, all contractors who work at least 33 hours per week for Google would receive full benefits including: comprehensive health care paid parental leave a $15 minimum wage a minimum of eight days of sick leave $5,000 per year in tuition reimbursement for workers wanting to learn new skills and courses. “These changes are significant and we’re inspired by the thousands of full-time employees and TVCs who came together to make this happen”, reads the letter. However, the Personality Team is still waiting to hear back from Google on whether the company will respect the current contracts or convert them into full-time positions. Eileen Naughton, VP of people operations, Google told the Hill “These are meaningful changes, and we’re starting in the U.S., where comprehensive healthcare and paid parental leave are not mandated by U.S. law. As we learn from our implementation here, we’ll identify and address areas of potential improvement in other areas of the world.” Check out the official letter by Google workers here. Read Next #GooglePayoutsForAll: A digital protest against Google’s $135 million execs payout for misconduct Google confirms it paid $135 million as exit packages to senior execs accused of sexual harassment Google finally ends Forced arbitration for all its employees