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COA chief Vinod Rai instructs BCCI to finalise coach today

first_imgIn a dramatic twist since last night the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) management to close out the selection process for Team India’s head coach today.CLICK TO WATCH FULL VIDEOSources confirmed to India Today that the coach selection process should get done by this evening. CoA chief Vinod Rai is in Singapore at the moment and has spoken to the BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and CEO Rahul Johri regarding this matter.Earlier, on Monday, the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman besides Ganguly, had put the appointment of next India coach on hold despite completion of the interview process.Ganguly had said CAC would want to speak with Kohli once he returned from USA and explain to him the way the coach aspirants wanted to work.ALSO WATCHGanguly said the CAC was in no rush to appoint the next coach and it was important for everyone to be in sync with what Indian cricket needed.”We are in no rush to announce the head coach. We are not just looking at the Sri Lankan tour. At the end of the day, neither the BCCI secretary nor us are going to play. We are part of the system. We have to make sure everyone is on the same page,” Ganguly said.”The crux of the matter: I was captain, Laxman was one of the best in the world. (We have to think of the) best way forward for the boys is important). Virat, who we respect a lot, is an important cog in the wheel. The announcement will be made after speaking to Virat.advertisement”We want to talk to Virat and tell him that the coaches want to function in a certain way and make sure that everyone is on the same page,” he said.last_img read more

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Cano: No Respect From Yankees

first_imgSEATTLE – Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear New York Yankees pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera.And then the Seattle Mariners blew him away with an offer of financial and career security the Yankees never came close to matching.“I was looking for a contract where I would just be able to play and focus on the game and wouldn’t wonder when I’m 37, 38 would I have a job one day. Would I be able to play?” Cano said. “The one thing in Seattle is I get the chance. Am I going to keep working hard? Yes. Even harder? Yes. I’m going to do my best and play the same way I was playing in New York and go out there and do my business and win games.”Cano never stopped smiling late on Dec. 12 as he was introduced as the Mariners’ new All-Star second baseman. He had $240 million reasons to grin after signing a deal that tied for the fourth largest in Major League Baseball history. He has security for the next 10 years knowing that at age 31, he’ll likely never go through the process of needing to seek another contact.With music mogul Jay Z watching from the side of the room, his first client with Roc Nation Sports inked the fifth deal in MLB history to top the $200 million mark. “Today isn’t about me. It’s about him,” Jay Z said as he declined interview requests.Cano and his negotiating team spoke glowingly of working with the Mariners and Seattle General Manager Jack Zduriencik. But Cano felt the Yankees lacked in their efforts to keep him.Asked if he ever thought he’d leave New York, Cano said, “Honestly, no.” Later, Cano said he never felt the Yankees wanted him back.“I didn’t feel respect. I didn’t get respect from them and I didn’t see any effort,” Cano said.The Yankees’ top offer was $175 million over seven years. Cano said he didn’t want to go through the contract process in his mid-to-late 30s. Seattle’s willingness to push the contract out to 10 years — and the whopping monetary commitment — sealed the agreement.Cano was New York’s most feared hitter for the past several years, and the loss of a middle infielder who bats .300 and hits 30 homers stings. Cano posted a .899 on-base plus slugging percentage last season and finished fifth in American League MVP voting.Only the two deals signed by Alex Rodriguez — first with Texas and then the Yankees — and Joey Votto’s contract with Cincinnati were worth more. Albert Pujols also signed a $240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Cano will make $24 million per season from 2014-23 and the contract includes bonuses for awards.(Tim Booth, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Perfect match: Alyssa Healy-Mitchell Starc become first couple to win best player at World Cups

first_imgAustralia defeated England by eight wickets to win their fourth Women’s World T20 title in Antigua on Sunday.Alyssa Healy was adjudged the player-of-the-tournament, as she scored 225 runs at an average of 56.25, including two fifties and a couple of forties.The final match saw the Southern Stars bowl England out for 105 in 19.4 overs and then chased it down with easy in the 16th over with Healy scoring 22 while captain Meg Lanning made 28 not out.Healy and her husband Mitchell Starc, who represents the Australian men’s cricket team, thus, became the first couple to win the best player awards at a cricket World Cup.Starc had won the honour at the 50-over World Cup in 2015, after his impressive haul of 22 wickets from eight matches. He had also finished with the best strike rate by any bowler and the best average and economy rate.Also read – Alyssa Healy proud after Mitchell Starc pockets historic hat-trickSince meeting as nine-years-olds on a cricket pitch, when the pair were giving trials for Sydney’s Northern District Cricket Association, the love story between Healy and Starc has been nothing short of a fairytale.The pair tied the knot in April 2015 and have been together for six-and-a-half years now.Also read – Mitchell Starc proud of wife Alyssa Healy’s historic ODI hundred”Lucky I brought my golf bag!”After four Player of the Match awards, there is absolutely no surprise that Alyssa Healy is your 2018 World T20 Player of the Tournament!#WT20 Women’s Cricket Team (@SouthernStars) November 25, 2018″Lucky I got my golf bag so that I can put some extra stuff. The girls played beautifully tonight,” Healy said after receiving the player-of-the-tournament award along with her four player-of-the-match awards in the tournament.”Really proud. A team effort. I’ve just really enjoyed the freedom at the top and play some fearless cricket. Looking forward to play in the Big Bash and see if I can continue. Very special. We worked really hard to build on that culture. With the group’s that we’ve got there’s many more to come,” she said at the post match presentation.Also read – Australia win 4th title with 8-wicket win over England”(Winning World T20) 2010 is still my favourite, but this one might top it. It’s an amazing place to tour and the people here are really friendly. It’s a fun place to tour,” she added.Earlier in the tournament, Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp of South Africa became the first married couple to bat together in an ICC tournament.Read – 1st married couple to bat together in an ICC tournamentThe couple were involved in a 67-run partnership for the third wicket as South Africa stormed to victory against Sri Lanka in the Women’s World T20 group stage.Also watch –last_img read more

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The 2016 Walter Camp Player Of The Year Finalists

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Walter Camp Football Foundation announced its five finalists for the 2016 player of the year.It’s almost awards season in college football. You know what that means. The finalists for each award are being announced. First up, the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Recent winners include Derrick Henry, running back from Alabama, and Marcus Mariota, quarterback from Oregon.By this time in the season, we pretty much know who will be up for each award. Usually, the player of the year comes from the offensive side of the ball. Well, that could be about to change. Two defensive players are included in the five finalists for the award.The Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient is voted on by the 129 FBS coaches and sports information directors. The award will be announced on Thursday, December 8 during the 6 p.m. E.T. edition of SportsCenter.Here are the Walter Camp Player of the Year finalists.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Says It’s Getting “Hard To Watch” These Teams Play

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit did not hold back when talking about a certain conference during his appearance on SportsCenter this morning.Herbstreit, like many others in the college football world, took some shots at the Big 12 and its defense (or lack thereof, really).The ESPN college football analyst said it’s getting “hard to watch” teams in the Big 12 play.Herbstreit said the Big 12 teams are basically playing “two-hand touch” with an insane amount of scoring and no defense to be found.This comes after Oklahoma’s 59-56 victory at West Virginia on Friday night.Herbstreit certainly isn’t alone with this thought process.ESPN’s Booger McFarland was extremely tough on the Big 12 during Friday night’s game.“This ain’t football,” he tweeted.This ain’t football— Booger (@ESPNBooger) November 24, 2018ESPN’s Greg McElroy tweeted something similar:“Ok, I’ve seen enough offense. Can we at least ATTEMPT to be fundamentally sound on the defensive side of the football? The Offenses are great, but these Defenses are PATHETIC,” he tweeted.Ok, I’ve seen enough offense. Can we at least ATTEMPT to be fundamentally sound on the defensive side of the football? The Offenses are great, but these Defenses are PATHETIC.— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) November 24, 2018We’ll likely be getting some decent defensive play in today’s big rivalry games.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. while Alabama and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.ESPN’s College GameDay is set to air from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

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HLine Shipping Eyes Construction of LNGFueled Bulker

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company H-Line Shipping is teaming up with industry partners and the government on the design and construction of an LNG-fueled 80,000 dwt bulk carrier.The project is part of a government initiative aimed at providing support for the introduction of LNG-powered ships in the country and revitalizing its shipbuilding sector which was badly hit by the industry slump.The Korean government plans to provide financial backing for the introduction of LNG-powered ships, as a way of speeding up the uptake of the technology, especially in the wake of ever more stringent environmental regulations, including the IMO 2020 Sulfur cap. The move is expected to bridge the 20 pct cost gap between investment into vessels with standard engines and those equipped with LNG tanks.H-Line Shipping will be joined by KOGAS, POSCO Terminal Co, and Kore South-East Power, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) said.The coalition is scheduled to ink a collaboration agreement with MOF and Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy on December 13.The deal will serve as the starting point for a feasibility study on the design and construction of the LNG-fuelled bulker, and if all goes well, H-Line Shipping will move forward with the ordering of the construction of a bulk carrier featuring the design in 2018.The feasibility study is expected to be completed in the first half of next year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Yasin Malik booked under PSA being shifted to Jammu jail

first_imgSRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), said a party spokesman on Thursday. “Malik sahab has been booked under the draconian law, Public Safety Act. He is being shifted to Kot Balwal jail in Jammu,” he said. JKLF strongly condemns this “arbitrary arrest” and use of PSA against a political leader, he added. Malik, who was detained on February 22, was lodged at Kothibagh police station. Earlier, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had also conducted raids at the residence of Malik on February 26. In the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF soldiers on February 14, J&K government withdrew security cover of several separatists including Malik, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shabir Shah and Saleem Geelani.last_img read more

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President says judiciary now independent

President Maithripala Sirisena says recent rulings by the Court proves that the judiciary in Sri Lanka is now independent.Speaking at an event today, the President said that the ruling on the Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa proves there is no Government influence in the judiciary. President Maithripala Sirisena said that recently he had met a group of judges and they had told him that the judges do not get directions from the Government anymore. (Colombo Gazette) The Court had recently ruled against moves to remove Ekanayake and also arrest Rajapaksa in two separate cases. read more

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In symbolic ceremony South Africa hands over site of antiracism forum to

Following the flag-raising ceremony, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and South Africa’s Foreign Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, planted a tree as a symbol to “remember the victims of racism.” The tree, one of the protected yellow wood species, is the national tree of South Africa and can live for 100 years.Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived today in Durban, where he was briefed by Mrs. Robinson, who will be serving as Secretary-General of the Conference. Mr. Annan is expected to address the Conference’s NGO Forum tomorrow, when he will also begin a series of bilateral meetings with heads of State and government and other senior officials attending the meeting, which runs through 7 September. On Friday morning he will deliver an opening address to the World Conference.Known formally as the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, the event is expected to draw the participation of more than 15 heads of State and government as well as over 12,000 representatives from 194 States and various non-governmental organizations. read more

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We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to

Basira Basiratkha, principle of the Female Experimental High School in Herat. Photo: Graham Crouch/World Bank Mazenod Reservoir on the outskirts of Maseru, Lesotho, resevoir under construction in 2009. The project is overseen by Geoffrey Hilly, (from Tanzania), a contractor with Consulting Engineering Centre. Photo: World Bank/John Hogg A farmer in Biresaw, Ethiopia. Photo: Dana Smillie/World Bank USG Gyan Chandra Acharya talks about the relationship between humanitarian relief and development assistance ahead of the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action. Credit: UN News CentreNews Centre: The LDCs conference is happening now because we’re at the midpoint of the programme of action dedicated to their development. What is the most important thing you want to see happen at the event? Mr. Acharya: In terms of the timing it is very important. The idea of the review is really to look at the success stories – and where there have been successes, we want to really make sure that those successes are maintained, they are scaled up, and they are replicated. And where we see the obstacles, we would really like to see what has been the major challenge for these countries in terms of meeting the goals. What we are also looking at from the conference is what the international community can do better. This is important because we live in a very integrated and globalized world, and the challenge of the LDCs is not only a concern for the LDCs. We live in a world where we have principles of international solidarity, this is the fundamental basis of the United Nations which promotes peace and development and human rights in an inclusive manner, and integrated manner all around the world. What we are saying is that there is a huge opportunity in the LDCs. If we work together, we can achieve very ambitious goalsWe are talking about 12 per cent of the population, we’re talking about huge natural resources, but we have not been able to really fully utilize those natural resources, so there is an opportunity for all of us to really lift the world up and eradicate poverty. And you cannot eradicate poverty if you do not look at those countries which are at the bottom of the development ladder. News Centre: You mention that countries will be learning from each other. Aside from Samoa, which countries have ‘lessons learned’ to share? Mr. Acharya: There are many countries! For example, Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania have made a lot of progress on reducing maternal mortality and child mortality in the last several years. Look at Ethiopia for its economic growth and Rwanda for the change in terms of access to energy as well as the internet. If you look at Bhutan, it has promoted huge hydro-electric projects, and Laos is also making huge progress. News Centre: What is the most important piece of information you want the public to know? Mr. Acharya: We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world. Now when I say change our world I mean to eradicate poverty, and have very strong economic as well as social bases in the countries. We believe that that opportunity must be seized by focusing our attention with enhanced levels of collaboration in these countries which are far, far away from meeting the goals on their own. We believe that this is one more opportunity to have a dedicated discussion on their challenges. Now that we have a global framework, and now that we have global attention with a very positive vibe, if we work together, we can achieve very ambitious goals. We are hopeful that we will continue to give focus on these countries. For LDC country profiles, click here.@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -480px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.2em; line-height: 1.0em; color:#00ccff; position: relative; top: 150px; xtext-align:center; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:45%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}#myCarousel2 h4,p { color:#666; text-justify:distribute; line-height:1.9em; } blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;}.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 1em; height: 0; margin-bottom:1em;}.videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} In 2011, the international community adopted the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) which charts a vision and strategy for the sustainable development of LDCs for the next decade; half way into it, this Midterm Review will take stock of successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Participation is expected at the highest political level, with representatives from governments, the private sector, multilateral organizations, civil society, and academia. It will result in an inter-governmentally negotiated and agreed outcome in the form of a political declaration. According to the UN Office that supports the world’s most vulnerable nations (OHRLLS), the LDCs represent the poorest and weakest segment of the international community, comprising more than 880 million people (12 per cent of the global population) and often suffer from governance crisis, political instability and, in some cases, internal and external conflicts. We should help these countries build their own resilience so they can deal with crisesThe category of LDCs was officially established in 1971 by the UN General Assembly to attract special international support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the UN family. The current list of LDCs includes 34 in Africa, 13 in Asia and the Pacific and 1 in Latin America. The newest to have joined is South Sudan. The UN News Centre sat down for an interview with the Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Gyan Chandra Acharya, who is also the High Representative for Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. News Centre: Mr. Acharya, since your appointment in 2012, how has the situation for people living in LDCs changed? Mr. Acharya: We have mixed results in terms of how far the LDCs have been able to go in terms of meeting the IPoA targets, the goals. If you look at the overall poverty level, yes it has reduced, but it has not reduced the way it should be reducing. Same thing with the economic growth, yes, the target was to have a seven per cent economic growth in the LDCs, but only 12 out of 48 countries have had seven per cent or more growth in the last five years. Overall economic growth was about 4.3 per cent in 2012, and now it is about 5.3 per cent. But the challenge is that it is volatile, so there is no steady progress. A young girl at the beach in the Solomon Islands. Aleta Moriarty/World Bank ‹ ›The other challenge is whether this has really impacted poverty eradication. So the short answer to your question is that yes, there has been progress, but the progress is not uniform across the LDCs. Our effort in the conference is to look at how to accelerate the progress where there has been progress, and how to make sure that all the countries can continue on the path to progress in the next five years. News Centre: Have there been countries in the last five years that have left the categorization of LDC? Mr. Acharya: Yes, Samoa is a very good example of that and it has come out of the LDC status in the last five years. But there are many which are in the pipeline as well. I think this is a good sign. Many countries, almost ten countries, are about to meet or have just met the “graduation criteria.” It is also a good sign of some of the structural changes taking place in the LDCs. The progress is not uniform across the LDCsI would also like to stress that irrespective of the criteria, there are countries in the LDCs which are saying that they want to graduate out of the LDC status. This shows their aspirations to graduate, which means that the countries will make an extra effort and we are trying to help them as much as possible through international support, how best they can accelerate that process in the days ahead. News Centre: Speaking of international support, do you feel that the global community is paying enough attention to these LDCs? Mr. Acharya: [The world] is paying attention, that is true, because if you look at many of the global agendas that have come out in the last several years, not only the IPoA but also the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, there is good attention that has been paid to the challenges of the least developed countries. But what has been a big challenge for us is that while there has been a lot of commitment, the delivery on that commitment has been a big issue. Part of the reason is of course that the global economy is not doing very well, but the other part of the issue is whether the international community is providing a coordinated and enhanced level of support to the LDCs or not. News Centre: Many of the LDCs are facing major humanitarian crises. How do you balance the need for immediate humanitarian relief and longer-term development assistance? 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Ohio State freshman tight end Marcus Baugh cited for underage consumption

Before ever stepping on the field for the Ohio State football team, freshman tight end Marcus Baugh has been reportedly cited for underage consumption for the second time since joining the Buckeyes.According to a report by Eleven Warriors’ Kyle Rowland, Baugh will be suspended indefinitely from the team because of the incident.An OSU spokesman was “not aware of any details,” Tuesday night and said he was “just now hearing about this via news reports.”This comes in the wake of Baugh being suspended for the 2013 season opener against Buffalo for a similar incident. In July, the tight end was arrested for underage possession/consumption of alcohol and displaying improper identification, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records.Coming out of high school, the Riverside, Calif., native was considered a four-star recruit by 247Sports and participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game.Baugh was redshirted by OSU coach Urban Meyer during his freshman season after not playing for the Buckeyes all year.As of now, OSU is set to return its two starting tight ends from the 2013-14 season in junior Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-sophomore Nick Vannett.Baugh did not immediately respond to an email request from The Lantern for comment.OSU is set to start its season Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium against Navy. read more

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Care homes residents would have died in blaze if stay put policy

A care home’s ‘stay put’ policy would have caused elderly people to burn to death in a fire if the commander of the fire brigade hadn’t quickly overruled the policy, the force has said.Around 150 residents were evacuated from the Beechmere residential apartments in Crewe when the fire set the care home ablaze.The fire is not thought to have been arson, and investigators are looking into why the blaze spread so quickly.Beechmere residential homes had a “stay put” policy in place, which would have required residents to remain in their apartments and be evacuated on a phased basis.This was swiftly overridden by the incident commander and they were instead evacuated immediately after the fire took hold around 4.30pm last Thursday.Lee Shears, head of protection with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It’s clear that the fire wasn’t behaving in the way that we would expect, and I must praise his swift and decisive actions in ordering the immediate evacuation of residents.”His decision undoubtedly saved lives.””Stay put” policies have been criticised in the past, most notably during the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, when residents were initially advised to stay in their flats as the building burned. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A spokesperson for Avantage Cheshire Limited, which runs the complex, said the company was “devastated” by the fire and relieved everyone on site was safely evacuated.”We would like to thank the Cheshire Fire and Rescue service who have worked tirelessly throughout the night, and all the partner agencies that are working on a multi-agency response to support residents during this incredibly difficult time,” a statement reads.”The local community have been amazing, and have really come out to support residents who have lost so much with collection points set up for donations. It is just incredible.”At this moment our priority is to ensure that all residents are safe, comfortable and have somewhere to stay, then we will start looking at a longer term plan.” read more

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SWEET REVENGE Metalurg beat Vardar in Macedonian derby

5. HC Dinamo Minsk6204162:181(-19)4 2. HC Metalurg6402149:157(-8)8 3. PSG Handball6312185:167(18)7 6. Wacker Thun6006144:204(-60)0 ← Previous Story HVIDT IS THE KING OF POLAND: Furious KIF KK win in Kielce! Next Story → FRUSTRATION IN SKOPJE: The CHAIR as the eighth player! In the second clash of the two best Macedonian teams at VELUX EHF Champions League Round 6, Metalurg made a little surprise by beating the biggest rival in front of his fans – 26:18 (10:12). Key role in success of Lino Cervar’s team had defense and fantastic Rade Mijatovic between the posts, who saved 10 balls in the second half after he replace Darko Stanic. Vardar scored only two goals for 17 minutes of the second half and that was a period in which away team in this match made the clear distance.Russian sponsor Sergei Samsonenko who still lead Vardar from the bench, took a time-out in 37th minute to stop awful series of his team (13:17), but tonight Metalurg was better rival. Renato Vugrinec and Naumce Mojsovski scored 8 goals both for the winning team, while Timur Dibirov scored 5 for home team who had support of 7000 fans in “Boris Trajkovski” hall tonight…Barca and PSG celebrated easy victories on Saturday..STANDINGS: 1. FC Barcelona6510212:151(61)11 4. HC Vardar – Skopje6222159:151(8)6 handball derbyMacedonia handballRade Mijatović read more

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Facebook plancherait sur un navigateur web

first_imgFacebook plancherait sur un navigateur webFacebook serait-il en train de travailler sur la conception de son propre navigateur web ? Une offre d’emploi pour un poste de développeur d’applications bureautique a attisé la rumeur selon laquelle le réseau social pourrait s’offrir ce luxe.Le site TechCrunch a découvert une annonce émanant de Facebook, offrant un poste de développeur d’applications pour logiciels de bureau à Seattle. L’annonce précise que le poste requiert une expertise dans le développement d’applications pour OS Mac et Windows. Une création de poste qui pour certains confirme la rumeur selon laquelle Facebook plancherait sur la conception d’un navigateur social comme Rockmelt ou Flock, qui n’ont ni l’un ni l’autre rencontré le succès escompté.À lire aussiUne incroyable intelligence artificielle donne vie à la Joconde de Léonard de Vinci (Vidéo)Selon le texte de l’annonce, Facebook ne cherche pas seulement un développeur, mais toute une équipe. “L’équipe spécialisé dans les logiciels de bureau est une nouvelle équipe de Facebook basée à Seattle.Nous allons travailler sur de nouveaux produits que nous entendons offrir à des milliers d’utilisateurs d’ordinateurs, afin de rendre leur expérience informatique encore plus sociale. Facebook est à la recherche d’ingénieurs expérimentés en logiciels à Seattle pour se joindre à cette équipe”, indique l’offre d’emploi.Ces derniers mois, les ingénieurs de Facebook se sont concentrés sur le développement d’une interface en HTML5, afin d’offrir à ses applications une compatibilité de toutes les plateformes mobiles.Le 30 mai 2011 à 16:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Licence globale le serpent de mer du web

first_imgLicence globale: le serpent de mer du webLa licence globale est l’un des sujets de discussion les plus explosifs du web. Ouverture au partage et à la culture pour les uns, destruction du droit d’auteur et d’une industrie pour les autres, l’autorisation du téléchargement contre rémunération répond à autant de problèmes qu’il ne pose de questions.La licence globale date de 2005 et l’étude au Parlement du texte de loi DADVSI. Cette proposition vise à légaliser le téléchargement illégal des œuvres culturelles sur Internet en contrepartie d’une rémunération mensuelle. Solution idéale pour développer et légaliser le partage de la culture pour les uns, coup d’arrêt et pillage des industries du divertissement pour les autres, la licence globale revient à chaque projet de loi sur le téléchargement illégal et près de six ans après son retrait du texte de loi, continue à engendrer les mêmes passions. A l’occasion des récentes déclarations du Président de la République sur la rédaction d’une nouvelle loi Hadopi portant sur les contenus en streaming, faisons l’état des lieux de la licence globale en France.Il est d’abord utile de distinguer les secteurs clairement affectés par le téléchargement illégal. Si toutes les composantes culturelles sont touchées par ce qui constitue un vrai problème de rémunération et d’atteinte aux droits d’auteur, certaines industries s’en sortent mieux que d’autres. Le cinéma continue de voir ses entrées en salles augmenter d’année en année, l’expérience d’un film sur grand écran restant un acte souvent social et impossible à reproduire chez soi. Même chose pour le jeu vidéo, qui à part sur le PC, est épargné par ce phénomène, les manipulations pour pirater sa machine de salons étant trop complexes pour un très grand public.L’industrie musicale la première touchée par le piratage C’est la musique qui reste majoritairement touché par le phénomène. Les albums sont désormais proposés par les pirates dans les mêmes soucis de qualité et de compression que les produits disponibles dans les magasins. L’expérience étant donc intacte ou quasiment, les internautes se sont rués en masse vers une consommation illégale mais aussi beaucoup plus importante de musique. Ceux-ci continuent pourtant de conserver un budget musique, qui s’est déplacé vers les concerts. Les salles de spectacle et les festivals n’ont jamais été aussi pleins que ces dernières années.Si l’on se projette dans l’établissement de cette fameuse licence globale, celle-ci serait vraisemblablement collectée à la base, via l’abonnement à Internet des utilisateurs qui choisiraient ou non ce supplément pour ensuite télécharger à l’envie sur les sites de partage, sans être inquiétés par les dispositifs légaux en place, type Hadopi. Cet argent ainsi collecté serait alors remis à une société de perception et de répartition des droits, comparable à la SACEM, qui le redistribuerait aux différents organes de production culturelle.Le coût d’une telle mesure Avant toute opinion sur le bien fondé ou non d’une licence globale se pose la question du montant de cette licence. Une étude UFC-Que Choisir datant de mai 2011 tablait sur un prix mensuel de cinq euros par mois pour parvenir à engranger 1,3 milliard d’euros par an garanti (sur la base du nombre total d’abonnés Internet en France). “Cette somme représente bien plus que la somme totale redistribuée chaque année par la gestion collective pour la musique, l’audiovisuel et le multimédia (1,25 milliard, dont 250 millions d’euros pour les ventes ou des licences directes aux usagers finaux) et l’ensemble des droits versés aux auteurs pour la vente de livres (400 millions d’euros environ)”, poursuit l’étude.Si le système semble à première vue profitable à tous les acteurs de l’industrie culturelle, se pose le problème bien plus rationnel de la faisabilité technique. Car il faudrait pouvoir inspecter l’ensemble des échanges de donnés effectués par les internautes, couplés à un fichier pour repérer qui à contribuer ou non. Il s’agirait de développer une infra-structure gigantesque, couteuse et qui devrait nécessairement imposer un système de filtrage plus poussé que ne peut l’être Hadopi aujourd’hui. Les défenseurs de la neutralité du net sont pour leur part hostiles à un tel procédé.Pour le partage universel de la culture  Les principaux soutiens à la licence globale avancent deux arguments qui visent à la meilleure redistribution des biens culturels et des profits qui en découlent. Premièrement, un système de licence permettrait finalement de prolonger le droit d’auteur dans le domaine numérique, donnant la chance à de jeunes artistes non soutenus par des majors du disque de vivre de leur talent en étant le principal bénéficiaire d’un partage des revenus. Selon un comptage des connexions, des écoutes sur des plateformes dédiées et officielles, les artistes seraient au cœur du dispositif. Le parti Pirate résume sur son site, dans un communiqué publié le 16 juin 2011, le changement qu’introduit Internet dans la création musicale: “Il n’est pas simple de gagner sa vie lorsqu’on est un artiste, et cela ne l’a jamais été, mais Internet a ouvert de nouvelles opportunités pour les créatifs qui veulent toucher un public sans avoir à vendre leur âme aux grosses sociétés qui contrôlaient jadis tous les canaux de distribution. C’est un changement très positif pour les artistes et les créateurs, à la fois dans une perspective culturelle et économique.”Le deuxième argument concerne le grand public. Il perçoit avec ce dispositif un canal de partage à moindre coût qui ne ferait que favoriser la découverte musicale, même chez des couches de population qui n’ont pas accès à une vraie richesse culturelle. La licence globale serait un soutien à la création, qui encouragerait de plus les internautes à découvrir en concert, ou à acheter des artistes par la suite. La licence globale tuerait l’industrieLes détracteurs opposent autant d’arguments que les convertis et avec autant de vigueur. C’est l’industrie musicale qui est montée au front pour vilipender la licence globale, soutenue par les pouvoirs publics en place après d’intenses sessions de lobbying. En premier lieu, les milieux culturels au sens large se posent la question de la rentabilité d’un tel système. Le partage de ces revenus permettraient-ils de financer des projets ambitieux, des albums ou des films demandant des années de production et de travail? Pour Pascal Nègre, PDG d’Universal Europe et devenu porte-drapeau médiatique des intérêts des professions culturelles, la réponse est clairement non et ne ferait que tirer la production vers le bas. Dans une interview radio donnée à Radio Campus en janvier 2011, il déclare au sujet de la licence globale: “En français ça s’appelle un kolkhoze. Et je vous le confirme, le kolkhoze n’est pas entré dans la constitution française. J’ai encore le droit de définir mes prix.”L’autre point d’achoppement porte sur la non-faisabilité technique d’un tel système. Il est impossible selon les détracteurs de pointer chaque connexion et de la relier à un artiste sur les milliards d’échanges de données effectués sur les réseaux. Par corollaire, la rémunération serait imprécise et injuste pour les artistes, là où les maisons de disque sont clairement adaptées pour apporter les moyens de production, de marketing et de diffusion necessaires à une rémunération correcte.La licence globale existe déjàLes avis sont contraires, opposés et passionnés. Il est clair que le concept d’une licence globale, très séduisant, pose de vrais problèmes de réalisation et de droit d’auteur. Elle se veut comme un palliatif dans un contexte où Internet à déjà modifié en profondeur les habitudes de consommation de biens culturels. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Pourtant, en développant un peu, la licence globale, dans son principe de base tout du moins, est déjà à l’œuvre. L’exemple typique reste Deezer ou Spotify pour la musique, mais on pourrait citer Netflix pour la vidéo. Le principe de ces sites est de proposer contre un abonnement l’accès illimité à un énorme catalogue de chansons et de pouvoir se laisser aller à la découverte musicale et au panachage. Ils restent entre les deux, pas entièrement libres comme l’idéalisent les défenseurs du partage, mais malgré les réserves (pour rester mesuré) de M. Negre à son sujet qui déclare que “le modèle du gratuit pose un problème et qu’il faut le restreindre et le dégrader”, 70% des revenus des sites de streaming partent dans les poches des maisons de disque.Tout reste à faire Le modèle de diffusion reste à perfectionner, à discuter ou à refondre, mais une chose est sûre: outre cette polémique sur la licence globale, la suprématie du disque est désormais un lointain souvenir et ces acteurs devront, au lieu de se battre par communiqués interposés, se battre pour protéger leurs positions et avant tout, la création.Le 30 novembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Griezmann Ramos is my little friend

first_imgAntoine Griezmann made a friendly jibe at Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos after the Spanish skipper questioned his ambition publicly.The Real Madrid captain urged Diego Simeone to teach Griezmann some “values” following his claims as one of the best footballers in the World.Griezmann and Ramos later traded tackles in the Madrid derby that ended in a draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.Asked about Ramos afterward, Griezmann said: “He’s my little friend, I have a lot of respect for him.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“He’s an example for the kids and a great centre-back.“For me, this is a game; I like to have fun with my team-mates and with players from other teams.“Sometimes I’m ‘poking,’ and this time I was ‘poked.’”Ramos equally shared his thoughts about Griezmann following the clash and the Spain international told “I have not spoken with Griezmann, regardless of the opinion of each other, one must always have the utmost respect for a fellow professional.”last_img read more

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International Womens Day Message from the desk of the Premier Hon Sharlene

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 8, 2017 – Providenciales –My people from across the length nd breadth of our beautiful by  nature Turks and Caicos, it is indeed an honour for me to address you today, as we join the billions of people across the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. Whilst as you Premier, and as a woman, I support the daily recognition of our women, as wives, as mothers, as sisters, as daughters, and as friends, today is especially marked for the reminiscence of the women who throughout time have endured the struggle and those who led and fought the fight for equality within their nations.  Industrially, it has been a long but good fight for the women of many countries and indeed it has been a victorious fight for the women of these Turks and Caicos Islands.Over the years we have witnessed the evolution of the role of the woman from predominance in the home, to predominance in the school, to predominance in the workplace, and in recent years, predominance in politics.  In fact, the non-traditional role of the woman has overtaken the role of males in many aspects and the paradigm shift has seen gender inequality tipping towards the male in 2017.Whilst our success as women industrially is significant and should be celebrated, we must also strive to strike and maintain the balance as the career professional woman and the nurturer family woman to ensure that there is no renunciation of our role in the home and the society, and that we continue to play our part as mothers, wives and as participants in civic and social organizations.We must continue to support the family unit realizing that, as feminists, we are ultimately responsible for the teaching and nurturing of our children through love, kindness, helpfulness and as the weavers of the moral and social fabric of our society.In recognition of the role that women play in our lives, we must also recommit to the support, edification and protection of our women.  We must make every effort to ensure proper legislations, policies and facilities are in place and functional for the protection of our women.  I am therefore calling on Governments the world over to do our utmost to ensure that our women and our girls are protected from domestic abuse and violence, and protected from rape, molestation and other sexual offences.Finally, let us also ensure that we continue to provide the fundamental access to systems and programs that will support female development and success, today an long into the future, so that we, as women, continue to be lifted up, honored, supported and recognized for the profound role that we play the world over and especially in these beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands.Press release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Kenai feels brunt of 71 earthquake

first_imgThe earthquake jarred Alaska a little about 1:30 a.m, according to the United States Geological Service. It was felt from Fairbanks to Juneau, according to reports streaming in through Twitter over the hashtag #akquake.  The USGS pegged the quake’s epicenter near Lake Illiamna, about 162 miles southwest of Anchorage.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association said at the time that a tsunami was not expected.Shortly after 2:00 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department reported that it has not received any major reports of damage or injury as a result of the strong earthquake.Early reports in over Twitter said Anchorage and the Mat-Su are dotted with power outages.Jenny Neyman, KDLL in Kenai, contributed to this report. Updated. 1:12 p.m.The most extensive damage appears to be near Kenai. The 7.1 earthquake was centered about 50 miles west of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet.Clerks at Save U More found some cleanup waiting for them after Sunday morning’s quake. (Photo by Michael Rohrbacher )Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl said there are four structures on Lilac Lane that have been impacted by fire. Gas company Enstar has shut off service to Lilac Lane, Cook Inlet View Drive and Wells Way, but is working on a temporary line for homes not affected by fire. Sandahl said the area has been evacuated.“Any evacuees wanting to know when they can return to their homes can call Kenai Police Dispatch at 283-7879 and we’ll provide them with the current status,” he said late Sunday morning.Kenai Borough Director of Emergency Services Scott Walden said his staff checked on cities, fire departments and villages Sunday morning across the Inlet and across Katchemak Bay, from to Seward and back.He said borough officials narrowed the problems down to two significant issues, damage on Kalifornsky Beach Road and the gas leak that resulted in fires on Lilac Lane.“We were called and asked to be able to arrange some housing for evacuees from the neighborhood,” Walden said. “We worked closely with the local Guard Armory in Kenai and have been able to house 15 to 20 people since early this morning.[The] Red Cross is on their way down from the Valley to assist us with shelter management and we expect them here around 2 o’clock this afternoon and so far, the housing seems to be working out very well. It’s a little close quarters.”Janice Gottschalk lived in one of the houses that was destroyed on Lilac Lane in Kenai. She, her fiancée and three kids, ages 12, 10 and 9 got out of the house with only the clothes on their backs.“About 1:30 the earthquake hit and probably about 1:40, 1:45 I heard my neighbor’s house blow up,” she said. “Her natural gas blew off the roof. And then we were all told five minutes later to evacuate.”They went to a friend’s apartment across the street and waited with a dozen people while fire crews attempted to contain the fire.“They first made sure that 1213 was clear and then they came to 1211, my house and they told us to get out because we were maybe ten feet between homes and they told us to get everybody out and we did,” she said.Gottschalk and her family were staying at the Kenai Armory, which is serving as an emergency shelter for displaced residents.The damage to Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai is at about mile post one, according to Jill Reese, a spokesperson with the Alaska Department of Transportation.“The northbound lane dropped about a foot and a half for about 150 feet. Our guys got out there and marked it off. So it will be one lane until at least Tuesday night.”The road repair will be temporary for now, with a permanent fix planned for this summer, she said. DOT engineers checked bridges in the Kenai and Anchorage area last night to make sure there was no damage, she said. The bridges will be reexamined Sunday in the daylight.The Safeway in Homer had some cluttered aisles Sunday morning after the earthquake. (Photo by Perry Lynn )Kenai Borough Mayor Mike Navarre says Tesoro shut down the gas pipeline to Anchorage.“Until they can do a fly over and assess,” Navarre said. “The refinery is up and running. All and all, for the size of the quake it was, so far, things are looking reasonably good.”Navarre says there are still some isolated power outages in the borough, but most people have electricity restored.In Anchorage, Portage and the Mat-Su Valley the earthquake knocked power out to thousands of homes. By midday Sunday, electricity had been restored to all but a handful of homes.Municipal Power and Light spokesperson Julie Harris said most of the outages were caused when fuses were blown from, “overhead lines slapping together” during the shaking.last_img read more

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Oil lease sale for National Petroleum Reserve sees little interest

first_imgAn oil lease sale for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska saw limited interest, despite more land being offered than ever before. (Photo by Bob Wick, courtesy BLM)This year, in a move heralded by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as “large and unprecedented,” the Trump administration offered the most land ever to oil companies in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. Nine hundred tracts, totaling more than 10 million acres, were up for bid.Listen NowBut at the annual lease sale held today, oil companies bid on only seven tracts. The sale lasted less than 10 minutes.In a call with reporters after the sale, Ted Murphy of Bureau of Land Management said there’s never a guarantee that oil companies will be interested.“We never know exactly how industry is going to react to the number of tracts made available,” Murphy said. “Lease sale interest is unpredictable.”Oil companies ConocoPhillips and Anadarko jointly bid on all seven tracts that sold. The acreage they bid on is located in the eastern part of the Reserve, near land Conoco is already leasing and developing.No other companies placed bids at the federal sale. The sum of all bids was just over $1 million — an underwhelming result compared to last year’s sale for the Reserve, which raked in close to $19 million.Tim Bradner, co-publisher of the Alaska Economic Report and a longtime oil and gas observer in the state, said it’s possible ConocoPhillips is already leasing the lion’s share of the available land in the Reserve with the most oil potential. Bradner said oil companies do see potential in other parts of the Reserve — commonly called NPR-A — but that land is currently off limits.“The really good stuff in the NPR-A, from a geologic perspective, was not on the table this morning,” Bradner said.Much of that land surrounds Teshekpuk Lake. The Obama administration decided not to allow oil development there because it’s habitat for migratory birds and caribou. Environmental groups want that land to stay protected, but the Trump administration is considering opening up more of the area to oil development.There was also lease sale for state land and waters on and near the North Slope today; officials saw that as a big success. The state received over $21 million dollars in high bids. That’s over $3 million more than last year’s sale, which was also considered a success.“We feel that the competitive nature of today’s bidding is very, very good for the state of Alaska and it rings loudly that people are interested,” Chantal Walsh, director of the Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas, said.The Spanish oil company Repsol was of the most aggressive bidders at the state sale. Repsol is one of the companies behind a 1.2-billion-barrel oil discovery announced on the North Slope this spring. Many of Repsol’s bids were south of that discovery.last_img read more

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SWUF to intensify stir demanding house sites to TTD employees

first_imgTirupati: TTD Staff and Workers United Front (SWUF) resolved to fight with renewed vigour to achieve the long pending demands of the employees including house sites to TTD employees which is pending for the last 25 years. SWUF affiliated to CITU held 35th annual meeting here on Sunday and discussed the pending demands of TTD employees – house sites, filling up the vacant posts, promotions and better medical facility. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us The meet also demanded the TTD to provide time-scale to the contract employees working in various departments. SWUF president M Nagarjuna said that the United Front would strive to bring unity among the employees unions in TTD for a joint agitation to achieve the pending demands. He criticised the apathy of the management for taking up recruitment to fill 6,000 vacant posts in TTD. . Also Read – Quarry checks bring down granite production Advertise With Us CITU general secretary K Murali said that the TTD management instead of focusing on improving facilities to pilgrims and improving employees working conditions, giving preference to VIPs. He flayed the TTD management policy to engage Srivari Sevak volunteers in more and more works to get free service and to avoid recruitment to fill the vacant posts. Local MLA B Karunakar Reddy who was present at the inaugural of the meet assured to take up the employees issues to TTD management.last_img read more

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