Men’s basketball team given ‘Agimat’

first_imgPresidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Photo from Nike PHTroy Rosario doesn’t really believe in lucky charms, amulets or even pregame rituals.But even the 6-foot-7 forward of TNT KaTropa was awed by a shoe giant’s send-off gift for members of the Gilas Pilipinas squad that will shoot for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association crown starting Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Who’s who? Blatche still confused Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img MOST READ “The agimat is part of our culture and to read the words ‘Para sa Kadakilaan’ woven into the shoe design, it really represents the sacrifice of [Gilas Pilipinas] for the country.”It’s not like Gilas Pilipinas will need amulets against countries it basically toys around within regional competitions. But it certainly won’t harm the team to have a little good luck on their side as the competition opens.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead “When I first saw it, I was surprised to see Tagalog words and phrases printed on the shoe,” said Rosario, referring to “Agimat,” the latest model in the line of Nike’s LeBron 14 shoes inspired by the part of Filipino culture that dwells on magic and mysticism.An agimat is an amulet or charm believed to bring its wearer good luck or keep its bearer away from ill-fortune.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I don’t really believe in lucky charms,” said Rosario in Filipino. “But I really felt a lot of pride in seeing our words on the shoe of one of the greatest players in the NBA today.”Shooter Allein Maliksi of the Star Hotshots felt the same way. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going homelast_img read more

Regulations and the new economy

first_imgEven though we were located firmly on the fringes of the periphery of the developed world, which embarked on its embrace of the neo-liberal economic paradigm with the election of Thatcher in Britain (1979) and Reagan in the US (1980); by 1989, when the PNC turned to the IMF for relief for the crushing debt it had accumulated, Guyana was shanghaied into its embrace.One pillar was the “development” of our financial sector, which was forced to “liberalise”; i.e., loosen the regulatory framework, which had been painstakingly installed after centuries of struggle, on the altar of “small government”.But the “night watchman state” was not just a matter of form, but was undergirded by a philosophy of governance that rejected Government taking any responsibility for alleviating the condition of the poorer elements of society, and instead exalted unregulated private companies, buttressing their bottom line by any means necessary.That ethos was articulated a half-century ago by the influential US thinker Ayn Rand, and summarised in her novel “Atlas Shrugged. Basically, she derided altruism (“breeds immorality and evil”) and trumpeted selfishness (“the highest virtue”). She lionised the human ego, rejected God as an artifice for the expiation of human failures, extolled the separation of state and the economy, and promoted governmental deregulation.Rand inspired a devoted band of followers, including Alan Greenspan, who, as Chairman of United States Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, put their theory into practice.And it seemed to work. By the nineties, after Clinton had completed the gutting of substantive financial regulating by allowing banks to join the securities investment frenzy, the bullish stock market silenced all but a few, who were derided as Jeremiahs.But the Enron scandal in 2001 saw one of the darlings of Wall Street file for bankruptcy, after it was investigated by the SEC when its stock plunged from $90 in 2000 to $1 a year later and shareholders filed a $40 billion suit. In the words of Wiki, “Commentators attributed the mismanagement behind Enron’s fall to a variety of ethical and political-economic causes.Ethical explanations centered on executive greed and hubris, a lack of corporate social responsibility, situation ethics, and get-it-done business pragmatism. Political-economic explanations cited post-1970s deregulation, and inadequate staff and funding for regulatory oversight.” Its $63.4 billion in assets made it the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history, until WorldCom’s bankruptcy the next year. Guyana was not spared when some of the same issues forced the collapse of Globe Trust in Guyana, and a host of small investors lost their shirts.Basically, the flaw with the neo-con model goes to the very core of their central premise: the exaltation of selfishness. They miscalculated the power of its corollary – greed, which had been kept in check, however tenuously, by the old regulatory framework.In Guyana, Chancellor Carl Singh castigated the Directors of Globe Trust for their unsecured loans made to themselves and their relatives and friends; but also the Bank of Guyana, for its dereliction of duty under the Financial Institutions Act to monitor the activities of the institution. In the US, a chastened Greenspan admitted the “flaw” in his model: self-regulation in an arena of greed unbound is performatively a recipe for disaster.In practical terms, the model raises what is known in economics and related fields as “moral hazard” and “principal-agent” problems. Where does one then draw the line when, as in the modern corporation, ownership and management are not in the same hands, and the guiding philosophy is “greed is good”? Business and entrepreneurial behaviour is at the bottom, a matter of taking risks; and society has already created the legal framework for protecting individuals from those risks by forming corporations that are treated as “legal bodies”. But while society is willing to have those who take risks receive the rewards, this must be predicated by the society also benefitting as well as shareholders. And this is where we have to reintroduce governmental regulation to keep financial and business institutions in line, especially as oil funds will soon balloon their ranks.last_img read more

Stuart Pearce hopes Man City’s season doesn’t ‘implode’ after Spurs defeat

first_img Fernando Llorente scored the crucial goal to send Spurs through ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars It was a disastrous result for City manager Pep Guardiola, who was brought to the club three years ago primarily to help them lift the European Cup – his wait, and theirs, goes on.Such a defeat has come at a pivotal time in their campaign – while hopes of a mythical quadruple are now over, a domestic treble is still on the cards.The League Cup winners are one point behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race, but have a game in hand, and must look to win their five remaining games to beat the Reds to the crown.They also still have a FA Cup final against Watford to look forward to on May 18. BEST OF shining REPLY huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move And Pearce hopes the psychological blow of Wednesday’s roller-coaster defeat will not turn City’s campaign upside down.“There was this talk of the quadruple, but I never felt it was possible,” said the former Citizens manager on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s just too much of an ask, there are too many games. There is no way any team in England can win the quadruple. Maybe a foreign side, but not in England with the intensity of the matches.“I just hope their season doesn’t implode. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Man City boss has faced taunts of ‘Fraudiola’ again after his latest European failure LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “They’ve got a couple of big games coming up – Tottenham in the league and Manchester United away as well. They are tough, tough games.“But they’ve still won the League Cup and they’re in the FA Cup final, so that isn’t bad!“I still think they’ve had a wonderful season and if they get their hands on the Premier League…“That will depend, I think, on how much the double-legged semi-final takes away from Liverpool.”Listen back to Stuart Pearce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above! no dice REVEALED REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Stuart Pearce has told talkSPORT he hopes Manchester City’s season doesn’t ‘implode’ after their dramatic Champions League quarter-final defeat to Tottenham.City crashed out of Europe in stunning fashion on Wednesday night, as Raheem Sterling saw his stoppage-time winner ruled out by VAR, which meant Spurs went through on away goals after drawing 4-4 over the two legs.Fans were put through the wringer by their teams in a game packed with highs and lows, but eventually it was Tottenham who prevailed with three crucial goals at the Etihad.last_img read more

5 Ways to Take Aim at Moving LP Targets: BOPIS and Cashier-less Checkout

first_imgLoss prevention is a moving target. Every time a new retail strategy is put in place, such as buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), it’s up to loss prevention professionals to devise countermeasures to combat the new theft opportunities that arise.Lisa Brock“How do you handle customers who don’t have the right ID to pick-up orders? Or what about allowing people to designate who will pick-up a package? Are you going to use a store pick-up code?” asked Lisa Brock, national director of investigations at Best Buy, in outlining some of the issues that confront retailers and LP in a conference presentation at NRF Protect in June titled “Don’t Fumble the Handoff: LP Implications of BOPIS.”New LP challenges derived from new sales strategies were a hot subject in Anaheim at NRF Protect. Here is a sampling of advice, ideas, and questions expressed by LP leaders in education sessions.- Sponsor – Legal Assistance. Brock said her team continues to look for answers to risks in BOPIS and ship-from-store. “We don’t have the silver bullet,” she noted, but says they are continuously testing different ideas to address challenges. One of those—to combat the problem of dishonest individuals repeatedly claiming that orders were stolen after delivery—is to pursue the filing of a police report in high-value cases or to require that customers sign an affidavit about the missing package. The goal is to raise the stakes for customers who might be willing to lie that a porch pirate stole a Best Buy delivery. “The legal department is looking at it, and they’ve written a draft letter,” said Brock. “It’s something were considering, but we’re still looking at issues around it. Like, what if the customers say, ‘no’ [to signing an affidavit or filing a report?].”Data Collection. Brock said her investigative team benefits by the collection of detailed data on packages that go missing in ship-from-store orders—specifically, on which stage of the order a package is lost, such as after customer delivery or after packaging but before shipment pick-up. Greater detail in data collections permits better data analysis to identify possible fraud. Brock added that it can help to ask human resources for employee addresses to add to the data mix. That way, it’s possible to identify when a store employee is sending a ship-from-store package to him- or herself. HR may balk, but it’s an easy way to identify employee theft.Visual Identification. Jim Behrend, director of AP supply chain at Best Buy, identified one of the common challenges of using retail stores as order fulfillment centers. “It’s a real problem for stores built in the ‘70s that were built to receive, and now you’re trying to use them to prepare and pack 200 orders a day,” he said. Technology can help, of course, but some good theft deterrents are decidedly low tech, he noted. For example, to prevent a store employee from slipping in a bogus package among legitimate ship-from-store orders, he suggested the following: • “Package audits are important. A closing manager needs to be sure that if there are supposed to be 36 orders picked up by UPS, that there are 36 orders picked up.” • “Visually identify restricted areas so you highlight the point that if you’re not supposed to be in a shipping area that you can’t be there,” he said. “And then create a culture of respecting those zones.” • Use a distinct, unique shipping label so that it is easy to tell if someone tries to slip in their own package among orders waiting for pick-up. Best Buy worked with UPS to create one for their shipments from stores.Joe ConwayTraining. Acme Markets is already on their second go-round when it comes to using self-checkout machines at its grocery stores. “We’ve had sort of a unique journey, in that we were among the first groups to put it in, and then four years ago we started taking the machines out—and now we’re putting them back,” explained Joe Conway, director of asset protection, in a NRF Protect presentation entitled “To Be Or Not to Be: Frictionless Checkout in Retail.” “We saw spikes in shrink, but it was mostly the result of us failing the technology. We thought we didn’t need an attendant until after 10:00 am; we didn’t train well or implement well.”But the store is going about it differently this time, with more attention to training, as well as removing the wrap station, so that instead of an attendant overseeing self-checkout behind a station, the attendant will always be in the checkout area constantly engaging and assisting customers as they go through self-checkout. “We learned it’s better to measure twice and cut once,” said Conway. “Getting it right matters.”Michael Nelson, regional asset protection manager for Wegmans Food Markets, said they’ve tried both in-person training and e-learning for self-checkout training. “We found that training was too variable when delivered by people. The e-learning was more consistent and worked out well,” he said. “We also found it was important to get the word out early to associates that we were going to man the front-end and then to offer incentive programs for staff to find fraud.”Job Assignment. Acme Markets plans to be more careful in its latest rollout to put the right people in the critical role of wrap attendant. “Your best cashier is probably not your best wrap attendant,” said Conway. “You should be crowning new kings and queens; more active people who probably felt being a cashier was too mundane. An engaged attendant is the number one strategy [to reduce shrink in self-checkout].” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC

first_img Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Anselm Hannemann 2018-08-17T11:57:10+02:00 2018-08-17T12:41:01+00:00Building technology and software has become a very responsible job. People trust the products we create, and they can have a significant impact on their lives, too. Considering this, we not only need to think about inclusive solutions, but also stand up and advocate for ethics, reliability, and security. It’s a position that gives us power.Eric Meyer published an article elaborating the problems which an HTTPS-only web is bringing along. In it, he reveals that developing countries suffer a lot from this development as they often have bad internet connections and, due to the encryption, they now experience more website errors than before. Ben Werdmüller jumped in and published the article “Stop building for San Francisco” in which he points out one of the biggest problems we have as developers: We use privileged hardware and infrastructure. We build experiences using the latest iPhones, Macbooks with Gigabit or fast 4G connections but never consider that most people we’re building for use devices and infrastructures that are far from being that well-equipped. Making the web more secure is a great idea, beyond question, but we should also keep in mind the consequences that the latest tech and our design decisions might have for others.NewsTypeScript 3.0 was released with a couple of convenient language features and fixes.Implemented in Chrome since quite a while already, Client Hints are an amazing feature. To improve privacy, the functionality of Client Hints for responsive images changed with Chrome 67. Colin Bendell explains the differences and why Client Hints are so useful for performance.Developers have been asking a lot about Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) and how to debug websites with it enabled. Now the WebKit team shares the ITP Debug Mode which gives you a lot more flexibility and tools to track down issues.Starting in October, most browsers will distrust Symantec TLS certificates entirely and, thus, block access to websites which still use them. Please update your certificate if you haven’t already.The latest version of Chrome (68) brings a new “not secure” notification when visiting HTTP pages. Be aware of this and upgrade your sites accordingly. Also new in Chrome 68 are the new Page Lifecycle API, a great new API for page events, as well as the Payment Handler API. HTTP cache is now ignored when requesting updates to a service worker, bringing Chrome in line with the spec and other browsers. Apart from that, the cursor values grab and grabbing are now unprefixed in the new version — finally.With so much happening on the web, what should we really pay attention to? At SmashingConf New York 2018 we’ll explore everything from PWAs, font loading best practices, web performance and eCommerce UX optimization, to refactoring CSS, design workflows and convincing your clients. With Sarah Drasner, Dan Mall, Sara Soueidan, Jason Grigsby, and many other speakers. Oct 23–24. Check the speakers →GeneralIf you’re building for Open Source, you need to decide which license your project should use. Now there’s a new option, the Just World License. It’s for developers who “agree in general with the principles of open source software but are uncomfortable with their software being used as part of efforts to destroy lives, our environment and our future”.Deep-learning machines are a big topic these days, but some people are exploring even better algorithms that outperform deep-learning machines easily at video games.Drew DeVault’s “Simple, correct, fast: in that order” is a great reminder to set priorities straight in web and software development.Jonathan Fulton wrote a handy resource called “The basic architecture concepts I wish I knew when I was getting started as a web developer”, which is a great web architecture 101 and foundation for newcomers in our industry.UI/UXEthics for Design is a project where twelve designers and researchers from eight European cities discuss the, sometimes harmful, impact of design on our societies and what designers can do to work for the good of all and not just a few.ToolingPrashant Palikhe wrote a long story about the art of debugging with Chrome’s Developer Tools, which I can highly recommend as it’s a very complete reference to get to know the developer tools of a browser. If you use another browser, that’s not a big problem as most tools are quite similar.WebP is an image format with a couple of nice features and likely one of the best-known new formats besides the common JPEG/PNG ones. However, creating WebP images can still be a challenge, so Jeremy Wagner wrote a guide on how to convert images to WebP.Douglas Creager introduces the new Network Error Logging which allows you to instruct user agents to collect the same set of information that would appear in your server logs.Many of us are addicted to communication tools like Slack. The folks from Wildbit decided to shut down Slack for a week — with a significant effect on how they work. An interesting case study about how we tend to get too comfortable with a useful tool and don’t use it as we should anymore. From time to time, it’s important to reset our minds.Dennis Reimann published the first stable version of UIEngine, a workbench for UI-driven development.SecurityA new Observer is around: The ReportingObserver API lets you know when your site uses a deprecated API or runs into a browser intervention. So far, it’s available in Chrome 69. You could easily use this to send errors that previously were only available in the Console to your backend or error handling service.Web PerformanceDo you remember QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections)? The protocol engineered by Google that they use internally and that is shaping up quite well for larger use? While the IETF is currently standardizing the format towards the end of the year, Cloudflare engineers now share their experience from testing it.A QUIC handshake only takes a single round-trip between client and server to complete, whereas TCP and TLS usually need two. (Image source)HTML & SVGWhen you have user-generated content, you often don’t know if you have just one element or a list of elements to output. At Colloq, we wanted to do semantics right and built a system that allows us to output a p tag when only one element is in the container, otherwise a ol/ul list with various list items.AccessibilityDave Rupert shares the A11Y Nutrition Cards, a project that attempts to digest and simplify the accessibility expectations when it comes to component authoring.Skip links are quite common accessibility features. Hampus Sethfors now wrote an article on why many of the links are still broken and how to fix them properly.JavaScriptOne year after they introduced their Progressive Web App, Zack Argyle from the Pinterest engineering team takes a look back. It’s important to note why they decided to build a PWA: “Our mobile web experience for people in low-bandwidth environments and limited data plans was not good”. But the results for them are amazing to see.Philip Walton introduces the new Page Lifecycle API which helps us determine page states in the browser more easily via events, such as the page being in the background (not visible), active, frozen or even terminated.Whoops, you all know eval() in JavaScript is bad, right? That’s why we usually forbid its usage in Content Security Policies. But Remy Sharp reminds us that there’s a line of code which is equally bad for security.Addy Osmani researched the cost of JavaScript in 2018 and now shares evidence that every byte of JavaScript is still the most expensive resource we can send to mobile phones because it can delay interactivity significantly. This is a problem especially for not so capable phones that are widely used outside the tech industry.Hidde de Vries explains how we can make page titles accessible in JavaScript Single Page Application.What’s the real cost of JavaScript? One of the findings from Addy Osmani’s research: It takes a low-end 2018 phone 32 seconds longer than an iPhone 8 to process JavaScript for (Image source)CSSMax Böck explored a few CSS Grid techniques to build the layouts of tomorrow with relatively simple code.Sara Soueidan explains how we can build inclusive toggle switches with modern HTML and CSS.Jen Simmons shares common CSS Grid mistakes and how to solve them.Ethan Marcotte explains the still relatively new fr-unit that we mostly use for CSS Grids.Work & LifeParis Marx wrote about why he thinks digital nomads are not the future. He argues that location independence is only possible because of communication infrastructures built with public funds and that it’s not fair to abuse them.This week I learned how useful it can be to think outside the box and how remote work and pursuing your hobby can help solve technical challenges.It’s not the first time a company is testing a 4-day workweek. However, it’s great to see how the concept can be established successfully and with benefits for both — the employees and the work done.Going Beyond…Tobias van Schneider wrote about why the Sagmeister-Walsh studio is so successful by staying small and why dreaming big but staying small is so important for creative thinking.Ben Werdmüller shares his thoughts on how different it has become to start a business when you’re, for example, in San Francisco. This is a story where $117,000 are considered a “low income” in San Francisco and how this limits ideas.Jeremy Nagel makes us think about the impact of our open-source code: As developers we tend to believe that making our code freely available is an amazing move but we forget that we make it available to bad players as well — to coal miners, to pollution-contributing companies, to those who use people to get rich while mistreating them, to those who rip you off indirectly. It’s not that you can’t do anything about it; you have to be aware of these issues and apply a better license or add a dedicated statement to your code.India has a big plastic waste problem. Since a couple of months, a couple of fishers don’t ignore the plastic problem anymore but collect all the waste in their nets instead, and bring it back to the shore where it’s used to build roads. A great idea of making use of trash efficiently. (cm)From our sponsors: Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUICYou are here: Posted on 17th August 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharecenter_img HomeWeb DesignMonthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

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 : 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