IPL 8: Bravo brilliance clinches Chennai win and top spot

first_imgChennai Super Kings (CSK) climbed to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table with a 12-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in a league match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.Chasing 158, Royals were restricted to 145 for 9 in 20 overs. CSK improved to 16 points from 12 matches, keeping Royals in the third spot with 14 points after 13 games.Royals began their run-making process sedately with openers Ajinkya Rahane (23) and Shane Watson (28). They mixed caution with aggression to build a strong platform for their team. Just as it seemed they have settled into a nice rhythm Rahane departed in the sixth over dismissed by Mohit Sharma.No.3 batter Steve Smith (4) also didn’t last long as Royals slumped to 48 for two in the eighth over. But they received a bigger jolt when Watson had to depart, caught brilliantly by an acrobatic Dwayne Bravo at long on off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja in the 10th over.Rajasthan’s situation worsened 11 balls later. Jadeja struck again to dismiss Karun Nair (10) to reduce Royals to 75 for 4. The asking rate steadily went up and Royals needed 73 runs off the last seven overs. But they just couldn’t muster the big hits needed to chase down the total.Earlier, Brendon McCullum’s 81 off 61 balls lifted Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a fighting total of 157 for 5. McCullum hit four sixes and seven fours and joined hands with Faf du Plessis (29) for a 101-run stand in 76 balls for the third wicket that was the driving force behind Chennai’s competitive score.advertisementAfter electing to bat first, Chennai got off to a poor start, losing aggressive opening batsman Dwayne Smith (6) and ever-reliable Suresh Raina (3) inside four overs.While left-arm spinner Ankit Sharma removed West Indian Smith, caught by James Faulkner, left-hander Raina too offered a catch to Faulkner off pacer Chris Morris to leave the hosts in spot of bother at 15/2.Charismatic right-hander McCullum first tried to settle down, waiting for weak deliveries to pounce upon, like he did against off-spinner Pravin Tambe, who got hit for two sixes in the sixth over. However, du Plessis ran himself out and afterwards McCullum also perished, offering a catch to Ankit for Morris’ second wicket. Morr is bagged his third after dismissing Pawan Negi for two.Afterwards, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (not out 13) and Dwayne Bravo (not out 15) raised 28 runs in the final 15 deliveries of the innings to take Chennai to the decent total. For Rajasthan, South African Morris was the best bowler, picking three wickets for just 19 runs in four overs.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho has no assurances over January transfers…..including that of Paul Pogba

first_imgAdvertisementThe fast approaching January transfer window brings along with it rumours and speculations that have either gone dead since the summer window or have developed over the course of the season. Two of such reports, both relating to Manchester United, are that the club might be looking to buy a solid centre back, and Paul Pogba’s clouded future at Old Trafford. Manager Jose Mourinho failed to provide a weighty comment on either matter as he himself isn’t sure what the winter transfer market holds for the Red Devils.Jose Mourinho has no assurances over January transfers…..including that of Paul PogbaUnited have been looking to sign a prominent centre back since before the season even began. Multiple bids were made but none of them materialised into anything solid. Mourinho’s defensive woes have been more prominent than ever this season, with none of his centre backs being able to perform consistently so deep into the season, and his frustrations have been made clear thanks to his touchline antics.Another matter the Portuguese has to wrap his head around is Paul Pogba’s future at the club. Mourinho has been very vocal in his criticism of the Frenchman and several reports that the duo have a very strained relationship at the moment have surfaced. Juventus are currently the forerunners to sign back Paul Pogba from United, with the Red Devils ready to hear offers for the Frenchman this transfer window.Mourinho said that he can’t say for sure what was going to happen, that it all depended on the board of directors and senior executives of the club, but remained adamant that he wasn’t complaining, but was more focussed on United’s next couple of games against Liverpool and Cardiff City respectively in the Premier League.Read full article here :https://onefootball.com/en/news/mourinho-in-the-dark-over-transfers-as-pogba-rumours-swirl-again-en-23239226?variable=20181216Read also :Manchester United center back Chris Smalling extends his stay at the clubJurgen Klopp denies Jose Mourinho’s claim that only trophies matter in football! Advertisementlast_img read more

IOA drops Kalmadi, Chautala; to regain Ministry recognition

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) Forced to remove the scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as its life presidents owing to widespread outrage, the Indian Olympic Association is set to be re-recognised by the Sports Ministry which has welcomed the bodys decision. IOA President N Ramachandran, in reply to a showcause notice from the Ministry, has clarified that the decision to appoint Kalmadi and Chautala does not stand owing to technicalities. “I have not gone through the entire letter, I have only seen the ticker. We welcome the IOAs decision that it has gone by its constitution. Our statement on the suspension clearly states that it will be lifted the moment IOA reverses the decision. That has happened and we welcome it,” Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas told PTI. The appointment of Kalmadi and Chautala has been declared “null and void” in order to not just get the recognition from Ministry but also to avoid any possible action from the IOC. Kalmadi and Chautala were elevated to the honorary position at the IOAs Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chennai on December 27, but the Olympic body was forced to reverse its decision after it was opposed by a majority of IOA members. Kalmadi declined the post till his name was cleared following the outrage, while Chautala said he would also step aside should the International Olympic Committee raise any objections. “This is with reference to the letter dated 30th December suspending the deemed recognition of the Indian Olympic Association which is uncalled for…a unilateral decision has been taken without hearing us,” Ramachandran wrote to Srinivas in reply to the Ministrys showcause notice. The IOA chief claimed that although there was a proposal to name two life presidents at the AGM, it did not imply that the IOA had accepted it. “In the Annual General Meeting held in Chennai on 27.12.2016, at the fag end of the meeting a point was raised by a member stating that IOA should nominate two life presidents. As no notice in writing was received at least 7 clear days as per the Constitution Clause VII no resolution was put to vote and passed,” Ramachandran claimed. “It is also clarified that members can make proposals in the meeting but if it does not meet provisions of the Constitution it cannot be assumed that the proposal has been approved and passed in the meeting. “In view of the above since the proposal was not in accordance with the Constitution, the inconvenience and embarrassment caused to the individuals concerned, members of IOA and to all is regretted,” he added. While Kalmadi is an accused in the 2010 Commonwealth Games corruption scam and has also spent nine months in jail, Chautala is facing a trial in disproportionate assets case. PTI BS SSC PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

My Team Sucks

first_imgPhoto Attribution: US PresswirePhoto Attribution: US PresswireEvery fan has a propensity for thinking their team gives up the most career days to its opponents.We’ve been there as OSU fans, everybody’s been there, Baylor’s been there for a long time.So what really happened in 2012?Here’s a look at which teams gave up the most Big 12 players of the week this year.[table id=67 /]Goodness, West Virginia. From 10/15 to 11/19 they gave up five of the six offensive players of the week. And they had an off week!They also gave up the most defensive players of the week.Strangely some of the worse teams (Kansas, Iowa State) barely gave up anything.OSU had some bad weeks — offensive awards to Landry and Seastrunk and defensive performances by Eddie Lackey (Baylor) and Allen Chapman (KSU).OU was the only team that didn’t give up a single player of the week award against its team.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Arsenal vs Chelsea team news: Ozil on the bench

first_imgArsenal will be keen to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Unai Emery’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Ham in their last outing, a result which widened the gap to the Blues in fourth place.However, they have a chance to regain some ground in the hunt for Champions League qualification when they welcome Maurizio Sarri’s side to north London. 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? Chelsea recovered from their Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham last week by beating Newcastle United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and they will be hoping to move up to third with a win over the Gunners. Game Arsenal vs Chelsea Date Saturday, January 19 Time 5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBC / NBC fuboTV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on TV via BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Arsenal squad Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Koscielny, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Medley, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu, Pleguezuelo Midfielders Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Willock, Saka, Gilmour Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nketiah, John-Jules Arsenal have a number of enforced absences, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding missing due to injuries.Mkhitaryan is out with a broken metatarsal, but is expected to be available in a week’s time for the Gunners’ FA Cup clash with Manchester United. Holding is laid low with a knee injury and Welbeck is nursing an ankle complaint.Mesut Ozil has missed out in recent fixtures and speculation has intensified over his future, but he returns to the bench on derby day.Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Subs: Cech, Mustafi, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi. Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Green Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odoi Forwards Morata, Giroud While Alvaro Morata has recovered from a hamstring problem, the Spain international is not involved.Ruben Loftus-Cheek misses out with a back problem, while Gary Cahill – another player linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge – has been left out of the matchday squad.Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are considered favourites, with bet365 giving odds of 11/8 on a Blues triumph at the Emirates. Arsenal are rated 21/10 to win, while a draw is available at 13/5.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19Chelsea came out on top when the sides met last August – with Marcos Alonso’s late strike securing a 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge – but while they might hold a psychological edge over the Gunners, Sarri is anticipating an entirely different experience on Saturday.”In August [against Arsenal], it was a different match,” the former Napoli coach said. “They have changed in the last seven or eight matches, but we learned that they have really very dangerous movements in the offensive phase without the ball.”I think we can be dangerous against this opponent but we have to defend with a very high level of application and attention for 95 minutes.”The Gunners come into the game a wounded animal and their defeat against West Ham means that they have registered just two wins in their last five matches in all competitions.With an FA Cup clash against Manchester United up next as well as an encounter with Manchester City in the league on the horizon, they will be eager to build their confidence and gather some momentum with a home win. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

USC Announces Decision On Head Coach Clay Helton

first_imgA closeup of Clay Helton in his USC gear.LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)USC’s football program announced this afternoon a decision on the Trojans’ head coach, Clay Helton, following the end of the regular season.Helton, in somewhat of a surprise, will be returning to the sideline in 2019.USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced the decision with a statement.“Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach,” Swann said in a statement.Here’s the full release:“Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach.”USC AD Lynn Swann explains his decision in a letter to the #TrojanFamily. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/wjr1VMv28w— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 25, 2018This is a surprising decision, but not a shocking one. ESPN’s Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit hinted at the possibility of Helton returning during their broadcast of the USC-Notre Dame game on Saturday night.USC would reportedly have to give Helton a gigantic buyout if the Trojans were to fire him, too, and giving him at least one more season would bring that number down.Still, there will be plenty of USC fans upset with the decision to bring Helton back. Several top boosters had reportedly been pressuring the Trojans to make a change.last_img read more

2Bar’s Small-Barrel Bourbon Tastes Like a 12-Year After Just a Few Months

first_img The Best American Liqueur The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.Ever have one of those awkward moments where you think she’s 18, but come to find out she’s waaay younger? I mean, I’m usually a pretty good at judging age, but a couple weekends ago I experienced this exact situation — with a bottle of bourbon whiskey.I was at a trade show for Northwestern distillers, at a booth for a distillery called 2Bar Spirits. After a first sip that left me feeling weak in the knees, I asked the guy behind the counter how long it was aged for. His reply? Thirteen months.I almost spit out my drink. Here I was, getting all googly-eyed over a glass of hooch that tasted old enough to vote, and this guy tells me it’s just barely over a year old. My mind was blown. What kind of black magic was this?Turns out, it wasn’t black magic at all; it was just 2Bar’s unorthodox aging process. Not only do these guys mash, ferment, and distill their booze from the ground up using locally-grown grains; they also age it in smaller barrels — just 15 gallons instead of the usual 55 gallon variety that most distillers use.What’s the advantage of aging in smaller casks? Well, aside from the fact that you can carry more of ’em on a forklift, smaller-volume barrels tend to speed up the aging process and help the booze develop flavors an accelerated rate. The reason bourbon makers leave their elixir in barrels for 8 to 12 years is because when you’re aging 55-gallons of whiskey, it takes a long time for the booze to extract tannins and vanillins from the charred oak. With a smaller barrel though, you get a higher surface-area-to-liquor ratio, so the chemical reactions needed to mellow the alcohol and develop the flavor profile occur more rapidly. Therefore, all those wonderful oaky flavors that would take years to achieve in a full-size 55-gallon barrel can be achieved in just a few months.Now to be fair, 2Bar isn’t the only distillery that does this — but in my humble opinion they’re doing it better than a lot of distilleries that are decades older. The company is barely two years old, and already they’re making some of the best young bourbon I’ve had in recent memory. I can’t wait to see what they’re producing a few years from now.Go find yourself a bottle. Immediately. You’ll be blown away. What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Wreckage of AN 32 aircraft found in Arunachal Pradesh

first_imgNew Delhi: The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force was spotted on Tuesday 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh, eight days after it went missing after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat.The aircraft had 13 people on board and the IAF said efforts are on to establish the status of the occupants. “The wreckage of the aircraft was spotted today 16 km north of Lipo, northeast of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12,000 ft by the IAF Mi-17 helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone,” the IAF said in a statement. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants and establish survivors. Further details will be communicated as the recovery actions progress,” it said. The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft lost contact on the afternoon of June 3 after taking off from Jorhat for Menchuka advanced landing ground near the border with China. A total of eight aircrew and five passengers were on board the aircraft. The AN-32 is a twin-engine turboprop transport aircraft and the IAF currently operates a sizeable number of it. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeThe IAF launched a massive operation to trace the missing aircraft but the search was badly hit by poor weather conditions. The assets deployed for the operation included Sukhoi-30 aircraft in addition to a fleet of C-130J and AN-32 planes and Mi-17 and ALH helicopters. The ground forces included troops from the Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and state police. ISRO’s Cartosat and RISAT satellites were also used to take images of the area around Menchuka.last_img read more

Canada to lose jobs growth thanks to budgets costcutting PBO

OTTAWA — The federal government’s most recent “jobs and growth” budget will wind up costing Canada both jobs and economic growth over the next few years, the Parliamentary Budget Officer says in a new report.The PBO’s latest estimates on the impact of the 2013 budget handed down in March show the cumulative impact will be to reduce economic growth by 0.12% and job creation by 14,000 by 2016.Government spending will act as a drag on economic growth, rather than a stimulusCombining the latest budget measures with the cutbacks unveiled in 2012 means there will be 62,000 fewer jobs in 2016, rising to 67,000 fewer in 2017, than might otherwise be the case without the cuts.The PBO cautions the estimates do not mean the cutbacks will result in a loss of jobs, but that employment will be lower than it might have been absent the measures. In economic speak, that means that government spending will act as a drag on economic growth, rather than a stimulus.The report, released on the same day the government will table legislation to enact the budget, notes that revised spending levels in the latest economic blueprint will have a minimal positive impact on jobs — actually a statistically meaningless net gain of one this year and next — but the longer-term effect is fewer jobs in 2015, 2016 and 2017.The report also projects that the economy will grow at a slower rate than Finance Minister Jim Flaherty counts on in the March budget — by 1.5 and 1.9% this year and next, compared with the budget estimate of 1.6 and 2.5% respectively — but this will not undermine Ottawa’s plans to balance to budget in 2015.In fact, the PBO calculates that the government will report an even bigger surplus — $3.7-billion rather than $800-million — in the critical 2015-16 year when the Harper government is due to face the electorate in a fall vote. That’s because it believes Flaherty has built-in a bigger-than-needed fund for downside economic risk, and because of rising employment insurance premiums.“Based on PBO’s current economic outlook and measures and revisions … PBO projects a significant improvement in the government’s budgetary balance over the medium term,” the report states.“PBO projects a budgetary deficit of $25-billion in 2012-13, which improves over the projection horizon, resulting in a budgetary surplus of $7.6-billion in 2017-18.”The lower growth profile will result in unemployment remaining above seven per cent until 2016 and the Bank of Canada maintaining its current low interest rate setting until the spring of 2015.The report is the first major analysis of the economy and government finances under interim PBO head Sonia L’Heureux, who replaced Kevin Page last month.The new breakdown will likely both be welcomed and ruffle some feathers inside the government, which has been critical of Page’s work for years.While the estimate of job losses will grate, the PBO broadly agrees with Flaherty’s contention he will be in position to balance the budget in a few years. In fact, once the budget risk adjustment is removed, the report says be about US$2.5-billion further in the black by then.The Canadian Press read more

Several Lankan tourists injured in Thai accident

Vorachot Kraisri, the driver of another tour bus, told police there were four coaches taking over 100 Sri Lankan to the floating market in Damnoen Saduak district. The buses were heading to Nakhon Pathom when one of them, driven by Boonma Nachaikham, crashed.Mr Boonma, 38, tried to overtake a 10-wheeled truck and veered off the road, said Vorachot, whose bus was following the ill-fated vehicle, stopped to assist victims and alert police. Investigators planned to Mr Boonma. A group of Sri Lanka tourists were among 22 people hurt when their tour bus overturned in a ditch in Ratchaburi’s Photharam district in Thailand this afternoon, the Bangkok Post reported.The coach was returning from the Damnoen Saduak floating market when the driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle, careening into the gulch along Phetkasem Road in tambon Nong Pho, said Pol Lt Pradit Khongprem, a duty officer at Photharam police station, who was alerted around 2pm on Thursday. The injured passengers, mostly Sri Lanka tourists, and Thai driver were hurt and rushed to Photharam Hospital, said police. They were among 34 people on board. Police and rescue workers found many tourists trapped in the overturned coach but all were rescued. Ratchaburi governor Surapol Sawaengsak rushed to the scene and ordered officials to take good care of the injured tourists. He arranged vans to take the unhurt tourists to their destination. (Colombo Gazette) read more

In Germany UN officials prepare for talks on Afghanistans future

“We need to get a transitional authority in the country as soon as possible, and all the parties agree that this is imperative – that speed is of the essence,” said Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi, the chief UN envoy for Afghanistan. Mr. Brahimi, who is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, along with his Deputy, Francesc Vendrell, and the eight other members of the official UN delegation, have already arrived in the town of Petersberg, where they have been conducting bilateral meetings with the participants on the format of the talks, the opening ceremony and the agenda. Afghan groups have also been consulting with each other.The principals attending the talks will include 11 representatives from the United Front, 11 from the Rome group and three each from the Peshawar and Cyprus groups, according to a provisional list released by the UN. The names of three women are on the list of the attendees. In addition to the Afghan participants, 18 countries and the European Union have requested accreditation as observers to the talks.In a related development, a meeting of Afghan civil society groups is scheduled to open on Thursday in Bonn. That event is expected to attract up to 50 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, journalists, professionals, women’s organizations and members of the Afghan diaspora. read more

Information on Senate meeting held Dec 9 2015

Amendments to the Faculty Handbook were approved during Senate 635 held Dec. 9 and can be viewed at http://brocku.ca/university-secretariat/facultyhandbookPlease click here for the summary report on the meeting which includes information on the amendments.

Bosna Sarajevo sign a new goalkeeper – Ivan Martinovic

Experienced goalkeeper, Ivan Martinovic (32) signed two years contract with the Champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosna BH Gas from Sarajevo. He played in ASOBAL for a few seasons (Octavio Pilotes, Teucro). Before that, Martinovic collected goalkeeping experience in the biggest teams from Croatia – C.O Zagreb, Metkovic, Pipo… Bosna SArajevo handballIvan Martinovic ← Previous Story Women’s U19 EURO 2011: Norway is out of the medals battle! Next Story → Successful Global Coaching Clinic staged in Oman read more

IRS employee convicted of wiretapping for snooping on bosss Outlook

first_imgWhat happens if you set up a rule in Microsoft Outlook to forward messages sent to someone else to your own email account when the content of those messages mention your name? Well, it depends, but in the case of one IRS employee, it’s got him convicted of violating federal wiretapping laws.Here’s what went down. David Szymuszkiewicz, a former IRS worker and a man whose last name we won’t go through the nightmare of typing again, was afraid for his job. He’d recently had his license suspended for drunk driving, and considering his job at the IRS required him to drive to the homes of delinquent tax payers, that was a problem.David’s solution? He snuck into his boss’s office and set up a rule under his boss’s Outlook that would forward him any emails that mentioned his name.Smart! Except dumb: the rule was quickly sniffed out, and David fired for the transgression… but because this is the government, it soon went much, much further than that. How far? He was brought up on charges.But which charges? Was he charged under the Wiretap Act for intercepting messages (a far worse crime) or the Store Communications Act for copying them? Both are debatable, but ultimately, Dave was convicted of the former, yet still seems to have garnered the judge’s compassion… he only got 18 months probation.Honestly, we’re glad to hear it. Sounds like Dave might be prone to stupidity, but rotting in jail for what was likely intended to be a bit of preservative eaves dropping is pushing things.Read more at Ars Technicalast_img read more

Clark County park passes go on sale next week

first_imgParking passes for 2018 at four of Clark County’s largest, most popular parks will go on sale next week.According to a county news release, the annual passes cost $30 and will be accepted at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake Regional Park.Starting on Dec. 5, passes can be purchased at the following locations:• Clark County 78th Street Operations Center, Building A, 4700 N.E. 78th St., 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.• Clark County Permit Center, first floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.• Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.Cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards will be accepted at all three locations, according to a county news release. However, a $2.95 fee will be added for debit and credit card transactions.Annual passes also can be purchased at the four parks when fee booths are staffed. Attendants will accept cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard. They will not accept checks or Discover or American Express cards.Parking passes are valid from the date of purchase through the end of 2018. Passes are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred.Customers who lose their parking pass must provide valid identification and proof of purchase and pay $10 for a replacement pass. A replacement pass should be obtained at the original purchase site.Under Clark County code, parking a vehicle without paying the required daily fee or displaying a valid parking pass could result in a $40 fine, according to the news release.last_img read more

TCI Post Cabinet Statement

first_imgReceived an information paper by the Hon. Premier up-dating Cabinet on progress to appoint a consultant to carry out a review of the TCI Statutory Bodies which would commence on 4 September 2017; Related Items: Noted the recommendations of the National Honours and Awards Committee for nominations for honours and awards for 2017 to be made at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony on 9 October 2017. Cabinet agreed to publish the names of nominated recipients in the Gazette not later than six weeks prior to 9 October in accordance with Section 3 of the National Honours and Awards Ordinance and Subsidiary Legislation 2014; Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 17, 2017 – Providenciales – His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, chaired the 20th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 16 August 2017, at the Hon. Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales.  All Ministers were present.At this meeting Cabinet:Considered a paper by the Hon. Minister of Health on the current financial position of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB). Cabinet expressed grave concern about the parlous state of the NHIB’s finances and the lack of effective management by the NHIB. Cabinet called for urgent steps to remedy the situation and agreed on immediate measures to be taken. Given financial commitments incurred by the NHIB which must be settled, Cabinet advised His Excellency the Governor to approve additional funding for the NHIB from the contingency fund to avoid the NHIB being in default to local and overseas providers;center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp His Excellency the Governor reminded Ministers of their undertaking to raise the level of hurricane preparedness across all government departments. The Hon. Premier updated Cabinet on recent discussions that she had had with the Department for Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) on the current state of preparedness.Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled Too Wealthy for British Aid

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, aid, Anguilla, britain, British aid, British territories, BVI, foreign aid budget, Hurricane Irma, relief, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 14, 2017 – Providenciales – The UK cannot use its £13billion foreign aid budget to help British islands devastated by Irma – because they’re ‘too WEALTHY’ by international rules.What this means is that Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands cannot get handouts from Britain, despite being devastated by Hurricane Irma.Known as Official Development Assistance rule, foreign aid is supposed to help the poorest countries fight poverty and fund development.Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos are said to be too wealthy, according to strict criteria set by the OECD. Repairing damage in the region also does not qualify as aid.It also means that if Britain is going to help its territories with relief efforts, rescue funding will have to come from other Government budgets.One UK Politician, Tory “MP” Phillip Davies criticized the British government and the OECD rule, saying it is “ridiculous”.“It is absolutely ridiculous that we cannot use any of our bloated overseas aid budget to help British overseas territories devastated by the hurricane. You couldn’t make it up that an overseas territory doesn’t qualify for overseas aid. Surely the Government will see sense and stop this madness and take control of taxpayers’ money and spend it on our priorities.”The Government, however, is committed to helping British territories in any way it can. They have dedicated £57million for disaster relief for islands hit by Hurricane Irma – but this money must be found from separate funds and departments. British Government Donates £5 Million to Relief Efforts in Dominica More Than 100 prisoners escaped in British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma Sandals Foundation Delivering Emergency Relief In Turks & Caicoslast_img read more

Great expectations for regions surrounding the OsakaKansai Expo 2025

first_img Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move As reported by the Mainichi Shimbun, the name of the organization is prefixed with “Kansai” and there are great expectations that it will boost inbound foreign visitors to neighboring areas such as Wakayama, which along with Osaka is hoping to be chosen as one of three sites for IR development, and Kobe, the self-proclaimed “Medical Industrial City.”Wakayama intends to partner with Osaka prefecture/city which is planning to open its own IR facility in 2024, the year before the Expo. Wakayama is close to Kansai International Airport and Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka has commented that “the Expo will be a huge factor in boosting tourist numbers and ideally a tour of Wakayama would be ready for those visitors.”Kobe City is planning to make a sea route between the port of Kobe and Yumeshima, Osaka where the Expo will be held, further boosting visitation. Moreover, a satellite venue away from Yumeshima is under consideration for the Expo with Nara prefecture looking a likely location.Along with being an economic driver for Kansai, Osaka Expo will also boost IR bids for the surrounding regions. For 185 days from 3 May through to 3 November 2025, around 28 million people are expected to attend the event. RelatedPosts The 2025 Japan International Expo Association – the organization tasked with running the Osaka-Kansai Expo – was launched on Wednesday 30 January, with its first organizational meeting held in the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building.The association is made up of the Kansai Economic Federation and Osaka Prefecture/Osaka City, and is led by President Hiroaki Nakanishi of the Japan Business Federation. Preparations for the Osaka-Kansai Expo are moving quickly with the theme of the event to be “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”last_img read more

Buzz in banking stocks amid reports of another rate cut ICICI Bank

first_imgNifty Bank is gaining momentum on the back of the report of another likely Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rate cut, led by ICICI Bank, and State Bank of India (SBI). The pause in HDFC Bank after a robust rally is also seen as a good entry point while Nifty IT is also watched as results season unfolds with Wipro set to announce results on Tuesday. Courtesy: Zerodha KiteKotak Mahindra Bank, which formed a tall candle on the daily chart yesterday to close at 1,373 has been trading sideways in the first hour after opening at 1,382 and is likely to find new upward momentum as the stock has good volume support. Nifty 50 has set a new all-time high of 11,763 points after taking a breather since coming off the high of 11,761 on April 3, 2019. The 50-scrip benchmark index has since been trading above 11,761, largely propelled by banking, metal, auto, financial services and FMCG sectors.The IT stocks that were buzzing for the previous few days seem to have taken a break on Tuesday, but there must be more upside for stocks like Wipro, TCS, and Mindtree. There could be more life in some stocks like Infosys and Tata Elxsi, which may be looking for consolidation after their last rally. Wipro, whose FY19 Q4 results are scheduled for Tuesday, has been rapidly gaining traction since a recent low of 253 on March 26, 2019, after coming off the 52-week high of 291 on March 26, 2019. The market is watching the guidance accompanying the results, which are expected to be better than predicted. The ICICI bank signboard is reflected in a puddle on a street in New Delhi in this file photo. ICICI Bank stock is leading the banking sector rally amid news of another RBI repo rate cut. REUTERS/Adnan AbidiReports that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering another repo rate cut to improve the economy’s liquidity during the ongoing general election 2019 have set the banking stocks abuzz. Nifty Bank took off on a strong rally early on Tuesday, trading at 30,371, gaining 0.89 percent in the first hour of trading. Nifty Bank is headed to the 52-week high of 30,648 set on April 1, 2019.ICICI Bank is leading the early rally with a 2.86 per cent gain in the first half hour, topping 404 close to the one-year high of 409, after yesterday’s close of 393. The ICICI Bank is far out of the muddle in which it found itself on account of the row ignited by the Chanda Kochhar episode. State Bank of India (SBI) has gained 0.81 per cent to trade at 318 after yesterday’s close of 315. Market observers suggest a buy for most banking stocks, especially for HDFC Bank, which is in a slight correction mode after a consistent rally over the past few weeks. HDFC Bank is trading 0.30 per cent down at 2,282 after opening the day at 2,290. The scrip closed yesterday at 2,279.last_img read more

Porters OrlandoMelbourne flights now departing from Toronto Windsor and Ottawa

first_img Share Travelweek Group Posted by Tuesday, December 19, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img TORONTO — Porter Airlines has ramped up its service into Orlando-Melbourne, Florida to include new flights out of Windsor and Ottawa, plus returning flights from the carrier’s hub at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with extra capacity for March Break. “Porter was our first international airline. They trust us now … we’ve proven ourselves,” says Lori Booker, Communications Director for Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.Orlando Melbourne International Airport is Porter Airlines’ southernmost destination and that really starts to resonate with Canadian vacationers at this time of year, when the snows start to fly. When Porter passengers fly into MLB, “they can be on the beach in a matter of minutes”, says Booker.Booker was in Toronto recently to update Ontario industry partners about the popular Florida gateway. Orlando Melbourne International Airport is the closest full-service airport to the beaches, Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center, with a handy location near major north-south arteries including Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1. It’s also a short drive from the Beachline Expressway (State Road 528) serving the Orlando area.Rob Himler and Lori Booker, Orlando Melbourne International AirportPorter Airlines announced yesterday that its 2017-2018 seasonal service to sunny Orlando-Melbourne is in full swing, with the new nonstop flights from Ottawa and Windsor running Dec. 16 – March 31. The airline’s seasonal service from Toronto operates through April 7 with direct flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesService from Toronto includes twice weekly flights during peak periods, plus three times weekly for March Break.Limited-time one-way, all-inclusive base fares available to book by Dec. 20 start at $240 out of Ottawa, $234 out of Windsor and $272 from Toronto.Porter started service into MLB in 2015, with flights out of Toronto. The program ramped up in 2016 with a mid-week flight option out of Toronto, a boon for cruise passengers, and this year offers not just Toronto but Windsor and Ottawa too. Porter has shown a real commitment to the airport, which is about an hour’s drive from Orlando, says Booker.Orlando Melbourne International Airport is on PrivateFly’s 2017 list of the top 10 most scenic airport approaches in the worldBooker herself is a real fan of Porter. “I travel a lot and flying with Porter was a real eye-opener for me. My first flight with Porter was so enjoyable, when they told me to put up my tray for landing I thought, ‘not yet!’ Porter is such a trusted product and we work hard to mimic their culture.”Orlando Melbourne International Airport is getting a upgrade, she adds, with renovations to the terminal fully underway. The project started earlier this year. “It’s happening in phases. The bones of the building are good. It’s just getting a facelift.”More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesNot that Porter travellers arriving at MLB necessarily notice the upgrades right away: “Porter passengers come dressed for the beach,” says Booker with a laugh.She adds: “Some people see Porter as a business airline. But passengers are saying, wait, I can take my family and have the Porter experience with them for a holiday.”And there’s plenty to do right on the airport’s doorstep, says Booker, from the laid-back and beautiful beaches, to downtown Melbourne, to Florida’s Space Coast. “People are looking for the kind of Florida getaway they had as kids. We’re recapturing the old style Florida vacation.”Meanwhile MLB’s website, at theorlandoairport.com, features big images of Walt Disney World Resort and other Orlando attractions, just over an hour’s drive away.Robert Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines, notes that Porter is the only Canadian airline flying to Orlando-Melbourne. The airport is is 20 minutes from Port Canaveral (the world’s second largest cruise port) and 30 minutes from Kennedy Space Center.Porter Escapes offers a range of packages including flights, hotels and attractions in Orlando-Melbourne and the surrounding area. Florida Everglades and the Orlando Explorer Pass are some of the attractions available to complete the package.“There is significant demand from Canadians to visit Florida throughout the winter months,” says Deluce. “Having nonstop Porter flights from three cities makes the overall trip faster and easier for more people this season.” Tags: Airports, Florida, New Routes, Porter Airlines Porter’s Orlando-Melbourne flights now departing from Toronto, Windsor and Ottawalast_img read more