South Africa beat India by 135 runs

first_imgSouth Africa got their plan right against India in the first ODI at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Wednesday.First their skipper Graeme Smith won the toss then their batsmen put a mammoth 289 on board. Later their bowlers struck thick and fast to fast-track India’s fall.AB de Villiers on way to his 76 against India. APThe end result – India were all out for 154 losing by a massive 135-run margin.South Africa bowlers couldn’t have asked a better start to their innings as Lonwabo Tsotsobe got the better of Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth over of the innings when India total was 13/2. The ball was short of length and Tendulkar tried to work it down the leg but instead top-edged it to Dale Steyn at fine leg. He could only score seven runs. Tsotsobe finished with a four-wicket haul and the Man-of-the-Match award.  This was after India lost their out-of-form opener Murali Vijay to Steyn in the very first over.Following Tendulkar’s fall, Morne Morkel claimed two wickets in the space of four balls to heighten India’s plight.Starting his spell during the Bowling Powerpaly, Morkel first accounted for Rohit Sharma and then sent Yuvraj Singh home as India score was a dismal 43/4.He deceived Rohit Sharma with a high bounce. Sharma tried to play it down with a straight bat but an inside edge landed in stumper AB de Villiers’s gloves. He fell for 11.Four balls later, Morkel sent Yuvraj Singh back with an away moving delivery on two. Yuvraj could have left it but decided to play and ended up giving a catch to the opposition captain in the slips cordon.advertisementIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli tried hard to bail India out after Morkel’s quick wickets had left them reeling. The duo put on 52 runs for the fifth wicket to arrest the wicket-fall for sometime but Dhoni threw his wicket getting run out on 25.Then Dale Steyn struck again to remove top-scorer Kohli on 54 and India were 128/6. Looking to utilise the Batting Powerplay to the maximum, Kohli went for a big hit but failed to clear Graeme Smith at mid-wicket.Soon Tsotsobe removed Suresh Raina on 32 and rest was easy.Earlier, Rohit Sharma helped India restrict a rampaging South Africa to 289. He scalped AB de Villiers on 76 and in the process broke a 131-run fourth wicket stand between him and J.P. Duminy. Later, he sent Duminy home on 73 with LWB written against his name.On both occasions it was an odd ball that brought about the desired result. De Villiers had attempted a pull-shot on a ball that could have crossed the park had he not miscued it to Harbhajan Singh in the deep. And Duminy changed his stance late to reverse sweep the ball that was coming straight at him. He failed to connect and the ball bumped against his pads.Munaf Patel celebrates the wicket of Hashim Amla. APThe two had got on with a partnership post Hashim Amla’s dismissal on 82/3. Munaf Patel had dispatched Amla just when he was beginning to settle down and go after the India bowlers. He fell on 50.He had got busy resurrecting the innings after early assaults by India.Patel had got rid of Colin Ingram on 5 with a short ball that he pulled away only to find Ashish Nehra at mid-on.Nehra struck early to send Smith back on 11. Smith charged down to go for a big shot but Nehra deceived him and a top edge was taken by Sharma in the slips.Smith’s wicket was the only high point in Nehra’s bowling as he went for 61 runs in the 6 overs that he bowled on the day.The second ODI will be played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.last_img read more

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Shahid Afridi to get NOC for county stint

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to allow sacked one-day captain Shahid Afridi to play for English county side Hampshire after he agreed to withdraw his case against the PCB in the Sindh High Court.According to well-informed sources, the Board will grant NOC to Afridi to join Hampshire by next week after he met PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt in the presence of a government official in Islamabad on Tuesday.”The meeting has had some positive outcome and for Afridi, the good news is that he can go and play for Hampshire as long as he withdraws his case and also appear before the disciplinary committee of the board,” a source said.Afridi’s manager Umran Khan also confirmed to BBC radio that the meeting went very well and both parties had come to a amicable agreement to end the dispute between them.He added that he had spoken to Hampshire manager, Giles White and “they’re very pleased that it’s all sorted out”.While the PCB confirmed the meeting took place, it refrained from sharing details of the discussion that took place between the duo. “The PCB confirms the meeting was held,” read the board’s media release issued hours after it was held.”The PCB will not make any further comment on the discussion at this stage.”- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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SPORT-ASIA-IND-STATS

first_imgMirpur, Feb 28 (PTI) Statistical highlights of the Asia Mirpur, Feb 28 (PTI) Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan, here. # India have won five and lost one out of seven T20Is played against Pakistan — winning per centage 78.57. The tied game at Durban on September 14, 2007 had resulted in Indian win in the bowl-out. # Jasprit Bumrah became the second Indian bowler to deliver two maiden overs in T20Is. Harbhajan Singh (4-2-12-4) had achieved the distinction vs England at Colombo (RPS) on September 23, 2012 # The match did not witness a single six – the sixth such instance in a completed match in T20Is. # Mohammad Amir (3/18) has produced his best bowling performance in T20Is, surpassing the 3 for 23 vs Australia at Gros Islet on May 2, 2010. # Shahid Afridi was dismissed run-out for the third time in T20Is – twice vs England at Bridgetown on May 6, 2010 and at Abu Dhabi on February 27, 2012 and vs India at Dhaka on February 27, 2016. # Rohit Sharma has recorded his third duck in T20Is – one each against Pakistan, Australia and Sri Lanka. # Hardik Pandya (3/8) has registered his best bowling performance in T20Is, surpassing the 2 for 37 vs Australia at Adelaide on January 26, 2016. His brilliant performance is the best by an Indian bowler vs Pakistan in T20Is, obliterating the 3 for 9 by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at Bangalore on December 25, 2012. # The runs conceded by Pandya are the least by an Indian bowler while taking 3 or more wickets in a T20I. Ravichandran had figures of 4-1-8-4 vs Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam on February 14, 2016. # Ajinkya Rahane has registered his second duck in T20Is – one each against Pakistan and England. # Pakistans 83 is their third lowest total in T20Is – the two lowest being 74 vs Australia at Dubai (DSC) on 10-9- 2012 and 82 vs West Indies at Dhaka on 1-4-2014. # Pakistans above score is the third lowest by a team vs India – the lowest two being Englands 80 at Colombo (RPS) on September 23, 2012 and Sri Lankas 82 at Visakhapatnam on February 14, 2016. # In Pakistans innings, not even a single duck was registered. Only once a total of less than 83 did not contain a single duck – Sri Lankas 82 at Visakhapatnam on February 14, 2016. # Ravindra Jadeja (2/11) has produced his second best bowling performance in T20Is – his best being 3 for 48 vs West Indies at Dhaka on March 23, 2014. MORE PTI Cor SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Gilas women take 47-point beating from China in Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FIBA PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines fell to its second straight loss after a 104-57 clobbering from China in the group stage of the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Wednesday at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, India.Gilas Pilipinas stayed winless at 0-2, tying New Zealand in the bottom half of Group B. China and Australia, meanwhile, lead with 2-0 records.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect PH Blu Girls suffer shock loss to China in Olympic qualifiers P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Afril Bernardino was the lone player from the Philippines to finish in double digits with 10 points to go along three rebounds, two steals, and one block.China opened up with a 21-11 first quarter lead and built on that foundation, never allowing the Philippines to muster any form of comeback.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Mingling Chen had 21 points to lead China’s offense while Zixuan Guo added 19 points and six boards.The Philippines can still qualify for the next round if they beat New Zealand on Thursday. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View commentslast_img read more

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Kevin De Bruyne set to be back for Manchester City earlier than expected

first_imgShare on Facebook Manchester City Read more news Kevin De Bruyne is on track to return from his knee injury for Manchester City’s trip to Watford on 4 December and should be fit to face Chelsea away four days later.De Bruyne injured his left knee ligaments in the Carabao Cup win over Fulham on 1 November and initially expected to be out for up to six weeks. The expectation now is he will be back earlier, because his rehabilitation is progressing smoothly.The midfielder, who had previously sustained a serious injury to his other knee, has played only fives times this season. Ederson has claimed City could have beaten Manchester United by a greater margin than 3-1 on Sunday. “We played a great game and had a deserved win,” the goalkeeper said. “We were way better than United – if we had pushed more we could have got a larger result.”Pep Guardiola has been asked by the FA to explain his pre-derby comments regarding Anthony Taylor, the referee. If it is deemed he has a case to answer and is found guilty he will face a warning and/or fine.Managers have been warned against speaking about referees before games. Guardiola had said: “Mr Taylor is from Manchester but do people know the team he supports? Mr Taylor is going to try to make a good game. All of England and all of Europe is going to watch us. The ref doesn’t want to make a mistake but, if he is a fan of United or a fan of City – everyone can be a fan of whoever he wants. So, no problem.” Kevin De Bruyne Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentcenter_img Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger David Silva sparks Manchester City’s precious derby victory over Unitedlast_img read more

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Wasn’t able to hold back tears when I heard the national anthem: PV Sindhu after historic gold

first_img India Today Web Desk BaselAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 14:13 IST PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okhura to become first Indian to win BWF World ChampionshipsSindhu has won 2 silver, 2 bronze and 1 gold medal at World ChampionshipsIt was Sindhu’s third successive BWF World Championships finalPV Sindhu on Sunday became the first ever Indian World Champion in the sport. The 24-year-old was flush with emotions as she stood on the podium with an elusive and much-awaited gold medal around her neck.The star Indian shuttler defeated Nozomi Okhura–the same opponent who robbed her of the title 2 years ago in an epic 110-minute game–in one of the most lopsided finals in the BWF World Championships. This was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal.Sindhu on Monday took to social media to admit that she was very emotional at the enormity of the moment descended on her and when the national anthem played after the medal ceremony.”I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag ???? and heard the National anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World Championship,” Sindhu wrote in an Instagram post.Sindhu defeated Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes to win create history.In the six appearances that World No. 5 Sindhu has made at the BWF World Championships, she has won 2 silver, 2 bronze and 1 gold medal to become the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet.PV Sindhu also became only the 4th singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals.Also Read | PV Sindhu wins historic gold, crushes Nozomi Okuhara in BWF World Championships finalAlso Read | PV Sindhu, Ben Stokes complete sporting ascendancy on Super SundayFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow BWF World ChampionshipsFollow PV Sindhu wins gold Wasn’t able to hold back tears when I heard the national anthem: PV Sindhu after historic goldBWF World Championships: PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to become the first Indian to win a gold medal in the tournament.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework to be Completed By Sept.

first_img Work on the fourth Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) under the country’s long-term National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica – is scheduled for completion in September.According to Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wayne Henry, the latest Framework, covering the period 2018 to 2021, is in the final stages of preparation. He was speaking at the PIOJ’s recent quarterly media briefing at the Institute’s head office in New Kingston.The PIOJ is spearheading the MTF’s development. It facilitates timely implementation of Vision 2030 Jamaica’s goals and national outcomes, and is underpinned by an extensive strategic planning and prioritisation process to guide stakeholders.Vision 2030 Jamaica aims to reposition the island to achieve developed country status within 12 years and, in the process, make it the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.The 2018-2021 MTF will consolidate the developmental gains to this end, recorded in the previous Frameworks covering 2009-2012, 2012-2015 and 2015-2018.Dr. Henry advised that over 600 stakeholders from the public and private sectors, civil society organisations, international development partners, youth and children participated in the consultations hosted, which were pivotal in advancing work on the MTF.He told journalists that the development process also took into account several other planning documents and frameworks.These include: Cabinet priorities, the Economic Growth Council’s ‘Call to Action’; the ‘whole of Government’ business plan; the corporate and operational plans of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies; the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets under each; as well as the defined SDG accelerators contained in ‘Jamaica’s Road Map for the Implementation of the SDGs’.“We note that there continues to be consensus by stakeholders on the need to undertake fundamental reforms to consolidate our macroeconomic gains over the years, improve our international competitiveness, undertake holistic development of the most vulnerable groups in our society, and strengthen the resilience of our built and natural environments,” Dr. Henry said.He said the MTF’s priorities, which are consistent with those of the Cabinet for the medium term, are intended to move Jamaica towards ensuring a secure and prosperous future for all citizens.Additionally, Dr. Henry said the 2018-2021 MTF will strengthen the foundations for achieving Jamaica’s long-term results, “taking into account the many opportunities that surround us, the current developmental challenges we are confronted with, and the global context.” The PIOJ is spearheading the MTF’s development. It facilitates timely implementation of Vision 2030 Jamaica’s goals and national outcomes, and is underpinned by an extensive strategic planning and prioritisation process to guide stakeholders. Story Highlights According to Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wayne Henry, the latest Framework, covering the period 2018 to 2021, is in the final stages of preparation. He was speaking at the PIOJ’s recent quarterly media briefing at the Institute’s head office in New Kingston. Work on the fourth Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) under the country’s long-term National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica – is scheduled for completion in September.last_img read more

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DR Congo final stop on Security Councils weeklong Africa trip

20 June 2007Members of the Security Council wrapped up their week-long mission to Africa today, holding meetings with United Nations and Government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC was the last stop on the Council’s five-nation tour which also took the 15-member body to Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, in support of ongoing peace efforts on the continent.When the delegation arrived in Kinshasa yesterday, they received briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, William Swing, and other UN officials about the work of the UN Mission in that country (MONUC), a spokesperson for the world body said.With MONUC’s support, the country last year held its first fully democratic vote since independence, resulting in the election of President Joseph Kabila and a parliament.French Ambassador Jean Marc de la Sablière, the head of this leg of the Council trip, congratulated the Congolese people for “the political maturity which they showed at the crucial stage of the elections, which allowed them to finally emerge from crisis and the transition.”Speaking to reporters in Kinshasa, he added “there are now new challenges that are a matter for the Democratic Republic of the Congo to strengthen what has been made, to create a strong democratic society on the basis of these elections.” During their meeting with President Kabila today, Council members discussed the post-electoral situation in the DRC, security issues and the reform of the military. The President also brought up proposals for a Great Lakes security summit. The delegation also met with Acting Prime Minister Nzanga Mobutu and other Cabinet officials, along with members of the Senate and National Assembly and civil society and community leaders.Council members are scheduled to arrive back in New York tomorrow. read more

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BC Securities Commission says BC man targeted seniors in 65 million fraud

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 12, 2014 3:36 pm MDT B.C. Securities Commission says B.C. man targeted seniors in $65 million fraud AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Securities Commission has found a Vancouver Island man committed a $65-million fraud on almost 500 clients, many of them senior citizens.A commission panel found between June 2007 and December 2010 David Michael Michaels illegally advised clients to sell their stocks, bonds and mutual funds to purchase high-risk exempt market securities.The panel heard Michaels paid $2,000 to conduct weekly infomercials, entitled Creating Wealth with David Michaels, on CFAX 1070 radio in Victoria, drawing about 20,000 listeners a week.The commission says Michaels — who claimed repeatedly on his shows he loved helping seniors make money — actually preyed on his clients by frightening them into leaving safe capital markets for far riskier investments.The panel heard Michaels was paid $5.8 million in fees and commissions for his sales of exempt market securities.The panel will hear submissions on sanctions at a later time. read more

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Staggering civilian death toll in Iraq – UN report

Of the total number of casualties, at least 3,855 civilians were killed and 7,056 wounded between 1 May and 31 October last year – the period covered by the report. According to the UN, the actual figures could be much higher than those documented, and about half of these deaths took place in Baghdad. “The violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering,” the report states. “The so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) continues to commit systematic and widespread violence and abuses of international human rights law and humanitarian law. These acts may, in some instances, amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide.” The report, compiled by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is based largely on testimony obtained directly from the victims, survivors or witnesses of violations of international human rights or international humanitarian law, including interviews with internally displaced people. “During the reporting period, ISIL killed and abducted scores of civilians, often in a targeted manner,” the report notes. “Victims include those perceived to be opposed to ISIL ideology and rule; persons affiliated with the Government, such as former Iraqi security forces (ISF), police officers, former public officials and electoral workers; professionals, such as doctors and lawyers; journalists; and tribal and religious leaders.” The report adds that “others have been abducted or killed on the pretext of aiding or providing information to Government security forces. Many have been subjected to adjudication by ISIL self-appointed courts which, in addition to ordering the murder of countless people, have imposed grim punishments such as stoning and amputations.” In addition, it details numerous examples of killings by ISIL in gruesome public spectacles, including by shooting, beheading, bulldozing, burning alive and throwing people off the top of buildings. There are also reports of the murder of child soldiers who fled fighting on the frontlines in Anbar. Information received and verified suggests that between 800 and 900 children in Mosul had been abducted by ISIL for religious education and military training. “ISIL continued to subject women and children to sexual violence, particularly in the form of sexual slavery,” the report states. It also documents alleged violations and abuses of international human rights and international humanitarian law by the Iraqi Security Forces and associated forces, including militia and tribal forces, popular mobilization units, and Peshmerga. The UN indicated that concerning reports have also been received of unlawful killings and abductions perpetrated by some elements associated with pro-Government forces. “Some of these incidents may have been reprisals against persons perceived to support or be associated with ISIL,” the report explains. “Moreover, as civilians move around the country, fleeing violence, they have continued to face Government restrictions on their ability to access safe areas. Once they reach such areas, some have experienced arbitrary arrest in raids by security forces and others have been forcibly expelled. The conduct of pro-Government forces’ operations raises concern that they are carried out without taking all feasible precautions to protect the civilian population and civilian objects.” Furthermore, the discovery of a number of mass graves is documented in the report, including in areas regained by the Government from ISIL control, as well as mass graves from the time of Saddam Hussein. One of them uncovered reportedly contains 377 corpses, including women and children apparently killed during the 1991 Shi’a uprisings against Saddam Hussein in the east of Basra. In a press release, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, said “despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.” Mr. Kubiš strongly reiterated his call to all parties to the conflict to ensure the protection of civilians from the effects of violence, while also calling on the international community to enhance its support to the Government of Iraq’s humanitarian, stabilization and reconstruction efforts in areas liberated from ISIL, “so that all Iraqis displaced by violence can return to their homes in safety and in dignity and that affected communities can be re-established in their places of origin.” “I urge the government to use all means to ensure law and order, necessary for the voluntary return of [internally displaced persons] to their place of origin – a task of primary importance given the recent wave of violence and killings, often of sectarian nature, notably in Diyala and Baghdad,” the top UN official added. Meanwhile, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warned that the civilian death toll may be considerably higher, and called for urgent action to rein in the impunity enjoyed by the vast majority of the perpetrators of violence. “Even the obscene casualty figures fail to accurately reflect exactly how terribly civilians are suffering in Iraq,” he underlined. “The figures capture those who were killed or maimed by overt violence, but countless others have died from the lack of access to basic food, water or medical care,” the High Commissioner said. “This report lays bare the enduring suffering of civilians in Iraq and starkly illustrates what Iraqi refugees are attempting to escape when they flee to Europe and other regions. This is the horror they face in their homelands,” he added. Mr. Zeid also appealed to the Government to undertake legislative amendments to grant Iraqi courts jurisdiction over international crimes and to become party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. read more

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Urban Meyer lauded in performance review gets 330K raise after 2013 season

OSU coach Urban Meyer stands during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Lantern file photoAlthough he’s yet to win a National Championship or a Big Ten Championship trophy at Ohio State, Urban Meyer received an 8 percent raise following the 2013 football season. The football coach’s latest performance review also showed he needed to be engaged with various groups because of recent changes with the NCAA governance structure and consideration being given to new benefits for student athletes.After he amassed a 24-game regular season winning streak to start his tenure at Ohio State, Meyer received a raise of exactly $328,640 over his three areas of income — base salary, media payment and Nike payment — heading into the 2014 campaign. In a letter obtained by The Lantern addressed to Meyer from OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith, Smith congratulates Meyer on “another remarkable season” before listing the annual salary increase for the head coach. The letter was dated March 25.A university policy says a compensation package exceeding $350,000 — which Meyer’s does — must be approved by the president and the provost, according an OSU document. Joseph Alutto was serving as interim president and Joseph Steinmetz was serving as provost at the time Meyer’s raise was approved. Meyer’s base salary jumped to $818,640 from $758,000, his media payment went to $2.05 million from $1.9 million and his Nike payment increased to about $1.57 million from $1.45 million annually.The letter concluded with Smith informing Meyer that the change in his contract would become effective Feb. 1 and would be reflected on his March 31 paycheck.Smith told The Lantern that the raise was nothing out of the ordinary.“It was part of the normal evaluation process we have each year,” Smith said in a Saturday email.Meyer’s initial contract at OSU was signed as a six-year, $24-million deal, but has since undergone various revisions throughout his time with the Buckeyes. In 2012, the OSU Board of Trustees approved changes to Meyer’s contract that included bonuses of $50,000 for any Big Ten Leaders Division championships. Meyer’s initial contract also included bonuses of $100,000 for a Big Ten Championship, $150,000 for a non-national championship BCS bowl game and $250,000 for a National Championship Game appearance.Meyer’s latest performance review — which was sent to The Lantern on Nov. 12 to fill an open records request — was conducted by Smith on June 3 and was overall positive.Smith thought Meyer exceeded expectations (out of three possible categories, “exceeds expectations” is the best) in four out of eight core competencies. These included commitment to compliance, student-athlete welfare, leadership and public and donor relations. Click to enlarge.Smith thought Meyer met expectations (which is the category between “exceeds expectations” and “opportunity for improvement”) in the remaining four categories. These included academic success of the program, competitive success of the program, communication and budget management. The performance review also included an “overall rating” box that was left blank. Above the box read text that said an overall rating must be given for all employees.When asked about the blank box in a Wednesday afternoon follow-up email, Rebecca Dickson, a paralegal and program manager in the public records office who sent the original documents, said she would work on getting an answer. In a June 3 letter from Smith to Meyer attached to the performance review, Smith said he needed Meyer to “continue to focus on the academic initiatives” of the team. Smith also said Meyer needs to be engaged with his “national organization” and the Big Ten Coaches group, because of changes in the NCAA governance structure and consideration being given to adding benefits for student athletes, which potentially pays them outside of cost of attendance.Under the former NCAA governance model, athletic directors and student athletes did not have a voice in the legislative process, but under the new model they do. “We need to be sure our position is properly represented with these groups,” Smith said.Smith also praised Meyer’s approach to developing the “total student athlete,” calling it “one of the best.”He said Meyer has created an environment where players can strengthen their values, learn life skills and strive for excellence in all that they do. Smith said he was proud of the way Meyer led the coaching staff. He said there is “clarity” in the roles, expectations and value. read more

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Reducing the cost and speeding up exploration drilling

first_imgIn Australia, Curtin University researchers are working on ways to drill mineral exploration boreholes at a fraction of the cost and time of industry standards. Currently, the cost of drilling in hard rock environments means it’s often economically prohibitive to explore new ground, and it can take weeks to receive analysis of the samples. Professor Brian Evans, Department of Petroleum Engineering, who leads the project at Curtin University, believes that by modifying existing techniques, they will be able to drill boreholes, Curtin University states, “at a cost of A$50/m, with only two staff instead of six.”“Coiled tube drilling rigs have been used in the oil and gas industry for the last 40 years to clean up existing boreholes and they are quick because they are continuously drilling – they don’t need rod changes,” Evans said. “We are adapting these coiled tube drilling rigs to be used for hard-rock mineral drilling by replacing the steel drill pipe with flexible coiled tubing, and working on embedding sensors and electronic chips in the composite laminate tube, so logging can be done in real time.“We’ve also decreased the borehole size, because by drilling continuously with small, low-cost impregnated diamond bits and increasing the speed, we are hoping to increase the rate of penetration substantially.”The project, which is a partnership with CSIRO, The University of Adelaide, and various mining and service companies through Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DETCRC), aims to increase the drilling speed for mineral exploration from 50 rpm to 7,000 rpm, while reducing costs and improving health and safety.The first trial with the prototype drilling rig was publicly demonstrated in Brukunga quarry in Adelaide last week.  Further testing is planned before the drill can be made commercially viable for industry use.last_img read more

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Aaron McKenna Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for

first_imgTHE SCALE OF negative reaction from politicians to proposals to reform their pay, perks and expenses is a handy inverse indication of how beneficial changes would be to the taxpayer. When a sitting Fine Gael councillor called one of the parties own candidates for next years local elections a “tosser” who “couldn’t be taken seriously at all” after mooting the idea that councillors might vouch for their expenses, voters should sit up and take note.Noel Rock is a Fine Gael candidate in north Dublin who has pledged not to take any tax free and unvouched expenses during his term if he is elected. In so doing he has shone a light onto the gravy train that costs the taxpayer about €28 million per year, and elicited quite a reaction.Being a councillor costs money. Travelling around one’s constituency, meeting people and helping to solve their issues or bring meaningful input to the management of the council would cost a person a lot if there was no pay or support for councillors at all.What Noel Rock has kicked off a debate about is precisely how councillors receive this money. In 2011, the last year of data available, councillors around the country received an average of €31,600 each in payments; some taxable income, but much in unvouched and tax free expenses alongside salary top ups for holding various offices and committee roles. The highest earning councillor in the country, George Jones of Fine Gael in Wicklow, managed to get €83,000 in payments in 2011.Representational allowanceSince 2002 councillors received an annual €16,724 payment called a “representational allowance”, which is paid and taxed as salary for this job, which is intended to be part time. There are top ups given to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, which are rotating and largely ceremonial roles that the parties pass around to ensure that everyone gets a go.In Fingal County Council, for example, in 2012 the Mayoral roles were shared between four Labour members; with Fine Gael getting much of the perk in 2013. Cllr’s Gerry McGuire and Cian O’Callaghan got to wear the bling and receive €32,892 in representational allowance for their troubles. Cllr’s Ken Farrell and Peggy Hammill had to make do with Deputy Mayorships and €24,379 each.Chairing boards and committees is also lucrative. Cllr Tom Kelleher, again in Fingal, received €12,000 for chairing two such posts, with the money again being taxable income.What isn’t taxable is the ridiculous amounts of expenses that councillors can claim, largely without needing to provide a receipt. Cllr McGuire claimed almost €13,000 in 2011 in expenses, including almost €6,000 in mayoral travel expenses. In general, a councillor can claim up to €4,700 to attend council meetings (AKA, ‘show up to work’ money) and conferences during a year and they also receive a €600 telephone allowance. All of this money is tax free.Each councillor is, of course, underpaid and under expensed compared to their colleagues who make it up into the rarified air of Leinster House. The idea that someone can get paid an expense without providing a receipt is not only ridiculous, it’s stringently frowned upon by the Revenue Commissioners for mere mortals.It’s also downright illegal to receive tax free expenses for travelling to and from one’s place of work, be that an office or a council building or indeed, Leinster House.Fact is, if the expenses policies enjoyed by politicians were replicated in any private sector organisation there would be Revenue investigations, back taxes and penalty fines levied for being bold.Consider the average industrial wageThe idea that councillors should be compensated so as to not be out of pocket whilst representing their constituents is a fair one. The idea that a part-time job can deliver an average payment that’s near enough the average industrial wage, and probably north of what you’d receive net of tax when it’s considered that a good chunk is tax free money, is wrong. The notion that a single penny should ever be handed over without there being a receipt provided, kept and published as a matter of public record is creating a gravy train that is open to abuse by our ever-honest political class.Noel Rock got such a severe reaction from politicians in his own party, being bombarded he tells us with calls and texts from colleagues expressing a negative sentiment for even bringing the topic up, says that he is probably on to a winner.The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. It doesn’t matter what party they’re in, when the candidates from the far right to the far left come knocking on your door – as they are sure to do between now and May – you need to if they will voluntarily take to publishing receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.We’re paying for local government in a far more direct fashion than we had to previously. You can see how much you’re paying in property tax. Unless you’re very wealthy, it’s a fraction of what a councillor can claim in showing up to work money that you cannot; or in attending conferences without receipts, something you’d be crucified for.If Noel Rock is elected to Dublin City Council in May, he says that he will bring forward a motion to end the practice of flat, unvouched expenses. If I was elected in my own ward of Castleknock to that same council, he’ll have at least one other vote. Wherever you live, you can do your bit to try and effect the same change – regardless of which party you want to vote for – by asking that your candidates pledge to do the same.Aaron McKenna is a businessman and a columnist for TheJournal.ie. He is also involved in activism in his local area. You can find out more about him at aaronmckenna.com or follow him on Twitter @aaronmckenna. 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Hadopi 400000 courriels envoyés depuis octobre 2010

first_imgHadopi : 400.000 courriels envoyés depuis octobre 2010Depuis sa mise en place en octobre 2010, l’Hadopi aurait envoyé 400.000 mails, et 3.500 courriers recommandés.Créée en octobre 2010, l’Hadopi s’apprête à communiquer ses premiers chiffres officiels. Le Figaro a néanmoins réussi à se les procurer. Ainsi, ce seraient 400.000 mails d’avertissement qui auraient déjà été envoyés, ce qui fait une moyenne d’environ 55.000 mails par mois, sachant que le compteur était à 70.000 mails envoyés d’octobre à décembre 2010. Ensuite, l’Hadopi révèle que 3.500 courriers recommandés ont été renvoyés après une première récidive. Parmi les personnes concernées “quelques dizaines ont été flashées pour la troisième fois”.À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolutionMais pas encore de dossier transmis au juge, et cela pour une raison simple. “La Commission de protection des droits s’est rendue compte que des fichiers illégaux téléchargés il y a des années devenaient disponibles au partage, dès qu’on lance un logiciel de Peer to Peer. Or, ces logiciels de partage servent bien souvent à diffuser des fichiers légaux, notamment des documents de travail. La plupart des gens pris en troisième ‘réitération’ l’ont été dans ces conditions, parce qu’ils proposaient sans le savoir un fichier dont ils n’avaient pas les droits”, explique ainsi Le Figaro. Une campagne de communication de 3 millions d’euros Autre chiffre, celui du budget de la campagne de communication qui sera lancée le 13 mai prochain : 3 millions d’euros. Cette campagne consiste en trois spots télévisés, deux spots radio et 6 visuels dans la presse écrite, mettant tous l’accent sur le danger du téléchargement illégal pour la création. “Avec sa nouvelle campagne de communication, Hadopi cherche à faire comprendre que la création est un enjeu pour la société, et pas seulement pour ceux qui en vivent. Hadopi veut susciter des comportements solidaires et responsables en émettant un message fort”, explique ainsi la Haute Autorité. “Il s’agit de fédérer le grand public autour d’une solution collective. Ainsi la campagne promeut les usages responsables, et met en avant une solution simple pour ceux qui veulent embrasser un comportement favorisant la pérennité de la culture : la labellisation de l’offre légale”. Le 7 juin 2011 à 11:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Geek deals Fourcourse machine learning and AI for business bundle for 39

first_imgAre you considering getting into the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence? For a limited time, StackSocial is offering up a massive discount on four classes that are designed to help you understand the fundamentals of one of the most interesting topics in the world.• Machine learning and AI for business bundle for $39 (List price: $1195)First off, you’ll get a course titled “Artificial intelligence and machine learning training” that delivers 17 hours of content over 91 lessons. This will provide a good starting point, and it’d usually sell for about 300 bucks on its own.Next, you’ll have two hours and 10 lessons of “Introduction to machine learning” to help you get up to speed on what machine learning is really capable of handling.Finally, you’ll get two courses about using R for machine learning. The first course has six hours of content and 33 lessons about the basics of R. The second class is focused on statistics of R, and properly mastering it — an additional 6 hours with 30 lessons.With over 30 hours of content available 24/7, this is an excellent bargain for those of us who are dead-set on getting in on the machine learning revolution.Purchased separately, these classes would typically retail for upwards of $1195. But when you buy them bundled together from StackSocial, you’ll only have to pay $39 — a massive 96% discount.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

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Shane McMahon adds big stipulation to Ziggler vs Corbin on next weeks

first_img February 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm Now Playing Up Next Google+ February 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Videos Articles Comments are closed. FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Jamal Khashoggi WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down February 8, 2018 at 1:02 pm John Oliver Takes On The WWE Ziggler vs. Nakamura for the WWE Title as an opener for WM would be typical of WWE. WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Lucas Puryear 5 COMMENTS Twitter so they are putting the title on ziggler again ???? WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterestcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud J™ John Oliver Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon announced a big stipulation for the scheduled Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin match next Tuesday night.McMahon announced that due to how the main event ended this past week with Daniel Bryan then booking AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for the WWE Championship at Fastlane, the winner of Ziggler vs. Corbin will now move on to Fastlane making the WWE Championship match a fatal four way on March 11.An unexpected end to #SDLive with a triple threat match made for #WWEFastlane…I’m going to make a bit more interesting. Next week: @BaronCorbinWWE vs. @HEELZiggler. The winner is added to the match and makes it a #Fatal4Way for the @WWE title.— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) February 8, 2018 unknown February 9, 2018 at 12:50 am February 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm Steven Herrera aces Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Videos Articles Wow man! Now Playing Up Next Push Ziggler already! Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW or at least teasing it Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebooklast_img read more

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TCIG recruiting for 150 positions

first_img Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, Tci Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI May 1, 2017 – The Turks & Caicos Government (TCIG) has announced a recruitment drive for 150 positions within the civil service. Of these positions, 104 are new while 50 are currently vacant.The drive was announced in a statement by Deputy Governor Anya Williams. The positions available are in Law & Enforcement, Finance, Trade & Investment, Home Affairs, Public Safety, Health & Human Services and Tourism and Environment. There are 18 new positions within the police staff alone. There will also be 10 positions related to Long Bay High School in Infrastructure and Special Needs.Williams said that TCIG was looking forward not only to new team members, but also to giving deserved promotions to “further create opportunities for development and new starters.” She added that the government expected to fill these vacancies in a timely manner.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIGRecruitmentDrive TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOAlast_img read more

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Jayne Republicans have made political rhetoric into art form

first_imgThe rhetoric is better in this part of the newspaper. More powerful. More articulate. More insightful and yet often more insipid.In Sports, where I spent my formative years, when you get basketball player Rasheed Wallace answering five consecutive post-game questions with nothing more than, “Both teams played hard,” it meets the low sports standard for memorable rhetoric.But politics? Well, in politics you get gems such as Clark County Commissioner David Madore talking about chickens pecking at each other and saying, “If you have ever watched that sort of behavior, it’s very motivating that we should never behave like chickens.” Now that is truly memorable rhetoric. And a good life lesson, as well.While it’s no secret that rhetoric is the linchpin of politics, I have found myself pondering the fine art of persuasion this week. And I have found myself considering how Republicans undeniably, unequivocally, unquestionably are winning the war of rhetoric.This, too, is no secret. Just look at how conservative discussion dominates talk radio. Why, in Portland — one of the most liberal cities in the country — it took a Kickstarter campaign to revive progressive talk radio and land it on a station (91.1 FM) that can’t be picked up unless you have a communications satellite strapped to your hood. Conservatives like to complain that the media is liberal — a specious argument born of a persecution complex — and yet they own (literally) the airwaves.Anyway, back to rhetoric. You see, I happened to catch a radio interview the other day on the Lars Larson Show with Allen West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former U.S. Representative, and I was struck by how effectively he articulated conservatism.last_img read more

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