ICC Champions Trophy: AB de Villiers uncertain for high-profile clash against India

first_imgSouth Africa skipper AB de Villiers, who is nursing a hamstring injury, will undergo a fitness test ahead of the team’s penultimate ICC Champions Trophy group clash against India The Oval on Sunday.The 33-year-old sustained the injury during his South Africa’s 19-run defeat against Pakistan at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Wednesday.He was seen clutching his hamstring while fielding in the second innings of the match and subsequently had to walk off to get some treatment. However, he was back on the field, marshalling his resources, soon enough.Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed De Villiers would have to undergo a fitness test on Saturday to determine his availability for the India clash.De Villiers has had a horrid time with the bat, making 4 (vs Sri Lanka) and and bagging the first golden duck of his career (vs Pakistan).In case De Villiers is ruled out of the match, Faf du Plessis will in all likelihood take over the reins. Farhaan Behardien could be called in to the XI to replace De Villiers.Group B which has defending champions India, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is still wide open and any of the two teams could make it to the last-four.India and South Africa were hot favourites to go through from the group but Pakistan’s upset win over the Proteas and Sri Lanka’s stunning run chase against India has opened up different possibilities.The India-South Africa game is a must-win for both teams. The winner goes through to the semi-finals and the loser goes back home. The winner of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka game on Monday will also make it to the semis.advertisementWith all the four teams of Group B tied on two points each, Sunday’s encounter between India and South Africa is effectively a quarter-final, with the winner of the match making it to the semi-finals while the loser will be heading home.last_img read more

Augusta National vs ANA: 17-year-old Heck chooses ANA, says there is no wrong answer

first_imgMost amateurs would be green with envy over a rival having the chance to play at the home of the Masters but teenager Rachel Heck had no hesitation in turning down an opportunity to compete in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur event.Instead, the world’s 11th-ranked amateur chose to contest the first women’s major championship of the year, the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills in California.Heck was among several leading amateurs forced to choose between the Augusta National Women’s tournament that starts in Georgia on Wednesday or the ANA which begins on Thursday.Leading amateurs had nearly 12 months to weigh the pros and cons of each event since the clash in dates became apparent when Augusta National announced its new tournament, but for Heck it took more like 12 minutes to decide.The chance to play with the world’s best women was too good to pass up.”Last spring we saw that the dates were the same. I also knew without a doubt I couldn’t turn down the ANA,” the 17-year-old from Memphis said in a telephone interview with Reuters.”My experience in majors has been so amazing. This is what I’ve grown up dreaming of.”Heck took no time to show she could compete against battle-hardened professionals in her first two major appearances.A tie for 33rd at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open was followed by a share of 44th place at the Evian Championship last year.Smiles all around today #ANAInspiration pic.twitter.com/3Neyg7zyyiANA Inspiration (@ANAinspiration) April 3, 2019advertisementGame’s ElitePleased though she was with the results, Heck was even more excited at the chance of playing with some of the game’s elite – including the Jutanugarns, Ariya and Moriya, at the Evian.”I was a really big fan of theirs and I’m an even bigger fan now,” Heck said of the Thai sisters.”They’re the kind of people that made me want to choose the ANA. They are so kind. They didn’t act as if I was some amateur.”And I played the final round of the U.S. Open with Lexi Thompson when I was 15. She was the same way.”Heck would seem to have a bright future as a professional, but is in no hurry. After finishing high school next year she plans to attend Stanford University in California.”Academics are really important to me and my family,” she said. “I want the experience of playing on a team. I think my game is going to improve a lot when I’m there. There’s plenty of time to turn pro after that.”This is for every girl.#DriveOn LPGA (@LPGA) March 20, 2019Perhaps there will also be a chance one day to play Augusta National, even if it will be later rather than sooner.”We all recognise they are two great opportunities,” she said of the conflicting events this week.”There is no wrong decision.”Also Read | Tiger Woods beats Rory McIlroy in Match Play but loses in quarters to BjerregaardAlso Read | Vani Kapoor becomes first Indian to grab Australian LPGA cardAlso Read | The story of Arjun Bhati, a 14-year-old Indian golf sensationAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019last_img read more

IPL 2019: RCB playoff hopes over after rain ruins thrilling game vs Rajasthan Royals

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore were knocked out of the 2019 Indian Premier League after rain ruined a thrilling match against Rajasthan Royals in Bengaluru. Shreyas Gopal claimed a hat-trick for the Royals but his efforts were in vain as the rain returned to frustrate players and fans.The match finally started 3 hours and 26 minutes after the scheduled 8 PM start following 2 inspections by the umpires. Earlier in the evening, Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith had won the toss and decided to bowl.With the match reduced to a 5-over shootout, it was no surprise that Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers walked out to open the innings. He started off with 2 sixes off the first 2 deliveries from Varun Aaron before AB de Villiers hit Aaron for 2 boundaries.Virat Kohli then set his sights on Shreyas Gopal and hit him for a huge six. Gopal has made it a habit of dismissing Kohli and AB de Villiers in the IPL and on Tuesday, he once again had the last laugh when he snared them both off successive deliveries.Another shower proved to be the final nail in the coffin as the match between #RCBvRR is called off.#VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/iN9EbkaLdMIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019The match has been abandoned.We share points with @rajasthanroyals.This was headed towards a certain cliffhanger. But the rain gods were not amused. =(#playBold #RCBvRR #VIVOIPL2019Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 30, 2019Marcus Stoinis, the power hitter from Australia, faced the hat-trick ball and he hit it straight to Steve Smith at mid-off.advertisementShreyas Gopal became only the 3rd Indian bowler after Yuvraj Singh and Amit Mishra to record multiple hat-tricks in the T20 format. In the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Trophy, Gopal had claimed a hat-trick for Karnataka against Haryana.In response, RR openers Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone were not as fiery as Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and played out a few dot balls. But both Samson and Livingstone hit the poor balls for sixes and the Royals raced away to 40 off 4 overs and needed 23 off the final 2 overs.Yuzvendra Chahal came on for RCB and removed Sanju Samson and the match was poised for an exciting finish before the rain returned. It was then decided that the game would be called off.Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed at the bottom of the table. With 9 points from 13 matches, RCB can finish with only 11 points if they win their final match of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 4.This turned out to be another disappointing IPL season for Royal Challengers Bangalore who had made it to the final in 2016.In 2017, RCB finished last on the points table after winning only 3 out of their 14 games. Last year, RCB finished 6th with 6 wins from 14 matches.Before the start of the 2019 Indian Premier League, Virat Kohli had said his legacy would not be decided by his record in the Indian Premier League as a captain. 3 years ago, he scored a record-breaking 973 runs and 4 hundreds as Royal Challengers Bangalore reached the final only to lose to Sunrisers Hyderabad.Virat Kohli became only the 2nd batsman to score 5000 runs in the IPL this year but he has been far from his best in the tournament. He scored his 5th IPL hundred during an emphatic win against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. This season, Kohli has 448 runs under his belt so far with 1 more match remaining.AB de Villiers, the second pillar of the RCB batting line-up, scored 441 runs from 13 matches.Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals face another must-win match when they take on Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.Also Read | Will take call on MS Dhoni’s participation against Delhi Wednesday: FlemingAlso Read | Will miss you: SRH after David Warner leaves for Australia’s World Cup campAlso Read | IPL 2019: Shreyas Gopal of Rajasthan Royals claims a hat-trick in 5-over game vs RCBAlso See:last_img read more

Sensex surges 279 pts; IT, finance stocks shine

first_imgMumbai: The BSE Sensex rebounded 279 points while the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,250 level Thursday, propelled by gains in IT and financial stocks amid mixed global cues. Both the key indices rallied in the last hour of trade after trading on a tepid note through most part of the day. The 30-share BSE benchmark closed 278.60 points, or 0.75 per cent, higher at 37,393.48. It hit an intra-day high of 37,518.94 and a low of 37,052.30. Similarly, the broader Nifty rose 100.10 points, or 0.90 per cent, to settle at 11,257.10. During the day, it hit a high of 11,281.55 and a low of 11,143.35. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra Bajaj Finance was the biggest gainer in the Sensex pack, spurting 3.64 per cent, after the company reported a jump of 50 per cent in standalone net profit at Rs 1,114 crore for the March quarter. Tata Motors, Infosys, Vedanta, ONGC, PowerGrid, NPTC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, SBI, HDFC Bank, Tata Steel, TCS and RIL too rose up to 3.48 per cent. On the other hand, Yes Bank was the top loser, cracking 4.07 per cent, followed by Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, Coal India, ITC, M&M, HDFC, Maruti and Asian Paints, shedding up to 1.87 per cent. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) net sold shares worth Rs 1,142.44 crore on Wednesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased equities to the tune of Rs 671.77 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. Bourses in China, Japan and Korea ended on a mixed note after US slapped sanctions on Chinese telecom major Huawei. European stocks opened in the red. Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated by 27 paise to 70.07 against the US dollar intra-day. Global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.56 per cent higher at USD 72.17 per barrel.last_img read more

Morocco’s head of CGEM joins US Initiative for Global Development

New York – President of employers’ association (CGEM) Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun was appointed, Tuesday in New York, as a member of the board of directors of U.S. NGO “Initiative for Global Development” (IGD).Bensalah-Chaqroun is the first Arab-African woman to sit, along with 4 other new members, in the board which brings together 10 CEOs of leading African and American groups.The announcement was made by president of the board Robert Mosbacher Jr, founder of “Bizcorps”, on the sidelines of the Frontier 100 Forum (Oct. 22-23). Mosbacher welcomed Bensalah-Chaqroun’s appointment, saying that she is a key player in Morocco and would for sure help IGD boost investment to reach economic development. read more

Deloitte liable for some but not all of Livents 1990s losses Supreme

OTTAWA — The firm that audited the accounts of Garth Drabinsky’s Livent should be held financially responsible for some — but not all — of the failed theatre company’s losses two decades ago, the Supreme Court of Canada says.In a 4-3 ruling Wednesday, the high court found Deloitte was liable for negligently auditing Livent’s 1997 financial statements, though not for other conduct.The court concluded that an audit firm can only be held responsible where a company’s financial losses relate to the actual purpose of the auditors’ work.Lower court decisions left Deloitte on the hook for almost $85 million, but the Supreme Court ruling reduces the damages award to $40 million.In the 1990s, Livent brought live theatrical productions such as “Phantom of the Opera” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to audiences across North America.Drabinsky, a colourful impresario and public face of the company, was suspended as Livent’s vice-chairman and chief creative director in 1998 amid allegations of accounting irregularities. Myron Gottlieb, who served as president, was also suspended. Livent subsequently filed for bankruptcy and went into receivership.Drabinsky and Gottlieb were later found guilty of fraud and forgery. Both were handed prison sentences.Livent, through its receiver, sued Deloitte in 2001, alleging that audits between 1992 and 1998 were done negligently.The trial judge found Deloitte liable for damages, a decision upheld last year by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The appeal court said the auditors should have been able to detect serious fraud in the company’s financial statements.Deloitte argued in the Supreme Court that it was effectively being penalized for failing to resign as Livent’s auditor.Livent’s bankruptcy receiver countered that a robust audit has an important place in the statutory corporate and securities framework for public companies. It argued that accepting Deloitte’s position would make audit firms immune from civil responsibility to their clients for incompetent audits.Writing for a majority of the Supreme Court, justices Clement Gascon and Russell Brown confirmed that Deloitte negligently audited Livent’s financial statements, resulting in the company losing millions more than it would have if the auditors had uncovered the fraud earlier.“As a consequence, Livent’s corporate life was artificially prolonged, resulting in the interim deterioration of its finances,” the judges wrote.They reasoned that Livent would not have taken on greater debt through financing, instead limiting the damage by declaring bankruptcy sooner.Specifically, the court found Deloitte liable for its April 1998 audit of Livent’s 1997 financial statements, which prevented shareholders from properly scrutinizing the company. It said Deloitte was responsible for 75 per cent of the difference in the company’s financial position between the time of the audit opinion and Livent’s bankruptcy in November 1998.However, the high court disagreed with the lower courts that Deloitte should be held responsible for losses allegedly related to Deloitte’s approval of an August 1997 press release and comfort letter to investors. The Supreme Court said that work was intended to help the company attract investment, and its financial losses did not relate to this purpose.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter read more

Rich must help poorer States in post2015 development Bangladesh tells UN Assembly

“The future development agenda must meaningfully address long-standing resource and capacity constraints of low-income countries,” she said on the fourth day of the Assembly’s annual 69th high-level meeting. “The post-2015 development framework must fulfil our aspirations of building an equitable, prosperous and sustainable world where no person or nation is left behind.“It must also contribute to a strengthened multilateralism, go beyond national policy space and forge international collaboration. Greater resources would be key to the success of the post-2015 agenda. There is a need for a robust, broad-based global partnership, based on the principles of mutual trust and respect, and common but differentiated responsibility.”Turning to global warming and the possible rise in sea levels, the Prime Minister stressed that a one degree Celsius increase in temperature is estimated to cause a metre rise in sea-levels, submerging a fifth of Bangladesh. “That might force 30 million of our people to move elsewhere as ‘climate migrants’,” she said. “For Bangladesh, climate change is a matter of bare existence. In addressing [it], adaptation remains particularly key for us. We have a crucial need for adequate, predictable and additional climate finance; access to locally-adaptable technologies; and support to capacity and institution-building.”On other issues the prime minister condemned terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization and religion-based politics, and reaffirmed her country’s strong belief in “the centrality and legitimacy of the UN as the custodian of global peace, security and development,” noting that through the years, Bangladesh had contributed 128,133 peacekeepers in 54 UN peace Missions.“Bangladesh proudly contributes the highest number of women police to UN peacekeeping, commensurate with our women empowerment credentials,” she noted. read more

Sam Thompson Ohio State mens basketball overpowers offensively anemic Penn State

Ohio State’s men’s basketball team got its second scorer when it needed him the most. For much of this season, members of the No. 14-ranked Buckeyes have expressed the need for an additional offensive threat behind junior forward Deshaun Thomas. Against unranked Penn State, though, such an conundrum failed to manifest itself as sophomore forward Sam Thompson dropped 16 points on the Nittany Lions en route to a 65-51 win Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. Already a Buckeye fan favorite because of his theatrical dunks, Thompson’s 16 points helped push OSU (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) past a Penn State squad that finds itself still winless (0-8) in Big Ten play more than halfway through the regular season. Thompson, who was 6-for-7 from the floor and 2-for-2 behind the arc, proved to be a catalyst for OSU in a game that saw its other starters shoot a combined 9-for-27. Notably, Thomas struggled with his touch against Penn State (8-12, 0-8 Big Ten), shooting 4-for-13 and 1-for-3 from 3-point range. The 11 points he mustered were the lowest output for Thomas in any game this season. And, perhaps against a more formidable opponent, such a deficit would’ve proved costly – especially on the road. In losses against Duke, Illinois and Michigan State away from the comfortable confines of the Schottenstein Center, OSU stuggled to find someone – anyone – outside of the Big Ten’s leading scorer. Need an example? Most recently, against the No. 13 Spartans, Thomas scored 28 of the Buckeyes’ 56 total points. In the team’s worst loss to date, a 74-55 defeat to the Illini, Thomas notched 24 points and junior guard Aaron Craft’s 11 points made him the only other Buckeye that day to score in double digits. In its game against Penn State, however, Thomas had help – and not just from Thompson. Junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. totaled 11 points and knocked down 7 of 8 free throws to help keep the game out of reach from a gritty, yet offensively anemic, Nittany Lions crew. While OSU’s bench helped the Buckeyes manage a 43 percent outing from the floor, Penn State shot 36 percent in total and 24 percent from behind the arc (4-for-17). Most devastating for the Nittany Lions, though, was a 10-minute scoring drought in the first half that allowed OSU to mount a double-digit cushion that would withstand a late Penn State rally that cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 10 with 2:41 to play. It wasn’t enough to overcome an otherwise shaky performance, as the Nittany Lions were outrebounded, 39-25, despite only turning the ball over four times compared to OSU’s eight miscues. OSU also made 83 percent of its 23 free throw attempts while Penn State struggled its way to a 59 percent connection rate. The loss is the Nittany Lions’ 18th straight to OSU. Conversely, OSU OSU is scheduled to next play Wisconsin Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Twitters Top Trending Topics of the Week Radiohead Jeopardy Uncle Leo and

first_imgWe haven’t seen this many music-related Tweets in a long time, but this week, people were tweeting like crazy about Radiohead, the Grammys, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Rihanna, Mick Jagger, and of course, Bieber. Though heavy with music-related tweets, this week had some other interesting topics spring up. Here are the top trending Twitter topics for the week ending on February 18:1. The GrammysThe 53rd annual Grammys took place last Sunday, and all of Twitter was talking about it. If we listed all of the artists trending on Twitter, we wouldn’t have anything else to report on in this roundup. The top topics on Twitter were: Esperanza Spalding, who won the Best New Artist award, #proudofjustin (from fans who were proud of Bieber, even though he didn’t win an award), and Lady Antebellum (who won five Grammys). #grammys2. Arcade FireWinner of the Album of the Year award at the Grammy’s, everyone’s favorite indie rock band, Arcade Fire, was trending on Twitter thanks not only to its win, but also for the popular blog that popped up: http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/ (pictured above). #Arcade Fire3. RadioheadRadiohead announced this week that it would be released on Saturday, Feb. 19, but, surprise!, it was released one day early, to many Radiohead fans delight. The song “Lotus Flower” is the first to have a video, which is going viral, of course.#thekingoflimbs #Radiohead #Lotus FlowerMore after the jump!4. Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day, it’s one of those things you either really love, or really hate, like gefilte fish. So, it happened this past Monday, and people tweeted all about it, wishing people a happy Valentine’s Day, and talking about the heart-shaped donuts at Dunkin’ and the heart-shaped pizzas at Papa Johns. #HappyValentines5. Lara LoganCBS News’ Lara Logan was hospitalized after being brutally sexually assaulted during protests in Cairo. #Lara Logan6. UberTwitterUberTwitter, twidroyd, and UberCurrent are suspended due to policy violation. #UberTwitter7. Uncle LeoLen Lesser, who played Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, is dead at 88. #UncleLeo8. JeopardyFrom Gearlog: IBM’s Watson trounced Jeopardy’s top all-time winners, pulling in a cool $77,147 in winnings over three days. Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter ended the tournament with a respectable (in human terms) $24,000 and $21,600, respectively. #jeopardy #Ken Jennings9. Brit AwardsAnother big music award show this week, the Brit Awards sent #Mumford and Sons home with the Best British Album award, as well as Bieber with the International Breakthrough Act. #Brit Awards10. Lady GagaLady Gaga is No.1 on Billboard and iTunes with her new single, “Born This Way.” #QueenGagalast_img read more

White iPhone 4 Hitting by Early April Report

first_imgWe’re getting dangerously close to iPhone 5 territory here. But for those who have been holding out for the better part of a year, waiting to get their hands on a white version of the iPhone 4, good news: the thing may actually finally be coming soon, for real. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is insisting that the handset will be arriving by early April–at the latest.Of course, that report squares with Apple’s official timeline. After numerous delays for unspecified “technical issues,” the company announced that the phone will finally be available at some point this spring. Kuo also confirmed the source of the problems, telling AppleInsider that Apple had fixed the “full-lamination problem that [was] the reason why white iPhones [were] delayed.” Interest in the white version of the handset was rekindled earlier this month, when Steve Jobs unveiled a white version of the iPad 2. Due out tomorrow, that device will almost certainly beat its long-announced iPhone counterpart to the market.last_img read more

Des fossiles récoltés par Darwin retrouvés dans une armoire

first_imgDes fossiles récoltés par Darwin retrouvés dans une armoireDepuis lundi 16 janvier, le siège du British Geological Survey a mis en ligne, en une exposition spéciale, les photos d’échantillons fossiles retrouvés par hasard dans les réserves de ses collections, échantillons dont certains ont été collectés par Sir Charles Darwin en personne, lors de son célèbre voyage à bord du Beagle.Après avoir disparu de la circulation durant quelque 165 ans, des échantillons de végétaux fossilisés viennent d’être retrouvés dans une armoire au siège du British Geological Survey, près de Keyworth (Royaume-Uni). Parmi ces vénérables spécimens sous lamelles de verre, tout prêts à passer sous le microscope, certains ont été collectés par… Charles Darwin.À lire aussi15 fleurs incroyables qui ne ressemblent pas… à des fleurs !Le Dr Howard Falcon-Lang, paléontologue au Royal Holloway (Université de Londres), a retrouvé ces trésors – biologiques autant qu’historiques – dans un meuble portant la mention “plantes fossiles non enregistrées”. “À l’intérieur du tiroir, il y avait des centaines de superbes lames de verre contenant des préparations de fines et translucides feuilles de plantes fossiles. Ce procédé leur permet d’être étudiées au microscope. L’une des premières que j’ai ramassées était étiquetée : C. Darwin Esq”, a-t-il expliqué.L’élément s’est avéré être un morceau de bois fossile recueilli par Darwin sur l’île de Chiloé, au Chili, lors de son célèbre voyage sur le Beagle en 1834. Expédié en Angleterre, il avait été préparé et assemblé en 1846 par Hooker, botaniste (et ami de Darwin) (lien non disponible), qui avait malheureusement négligé de répertorier l’échantillon avant de partir lui-même en expédition, laissant le spécimen se perdre au gré des déplacements des collections du musée…Découvrez en images certaines pièces de la collection de J. D. Hooker sur Maxisciences Le 19 janvier 2012 à 14:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Three Sixty a snazzy spot for Italian in Vancouver

first_imgWhy: Three Sixty Kitchen & Bar is located in a strip mall where QFC anchors a shopping center on Southeast 192nd Avenue. The premium casual restaurant serves seasonally inspired Italian dishes, as well as pizza and desserts. It is a convenient and comfortable dinner spot and a snazzy place to meet friends for a drink.What I tried: My dining companion and I started with Nonnie’s meatballs from the small plates menu. These come in a sweet-pepper tomato sauce. I settled on the Dungeness crab ravioli, and my dining companion had the Italian sausage and sweet pepper pasta. We also tried the tomato pizza, which is topped with olive oil, garlic, fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato slices. For dessert we had the butterscotch budino with rosemary and almond brittle.The meatballs had a tasty traditional flavor, and the sweet-pepper tomato sauce was a robust, rich departure from typical marinara sauce.The crab ravioli imparted a freshly made, from-scratch quality, and the combination of asparagus, shallots, garlic, white wine, lemon and butter that completed the dish elevated it. I would revisit for this dish alone.My dining companion found the sausage and pasta dish appetizing and appreciated that there was adequate sauce for all the fettuccine.The pizza’s crust was thin and held up well to the toppings. The fresh sliced tomatoes did their duty in distinguishing the pie for its namesake.Our dessert choice brought our meal to a satisfying close. The rich, creamy custard was topped with a sweet layer of butterscotch goodness and garnished with a portion of brittle that imparted the essence of rosemary, with all its aromatic qualities, directly onto the palate.last_img read more

One million dollars invested in Freeport for Junkanoo Carnival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, 22 Apr 2015 – One million dollars is said to have been invested into Grand Bahama for the recently held Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival kick off weekend staged at Taino Beach. The event opened jointly by the Minister for Grand Bahama, Michael Darville; the Minister of Culture, Daniel Johnson; the Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and the Prime Minister and brainchild of the festivities, Rt Hon Perry Christie drew thousands to the site for two nights of concerts. While there remained criticisms of the BJC, as it is called, no one could dispute the talent display was world class. Seventeen music masters contenders, Bahamian pop artists including Avvy and Stileet, legends like Jay Mitchell and headline performance from Grammy nominated T-Connection(best of my love) kept thousands glued to the stage area. Next for the BJC is the finale on May 7-9 in Nassau; Turks and Caicos has also been invited to be a part of those event where Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Montano and Grammy Award winning Bahamians, Baha Men will perform. Former PM And Deputy PM Christie and Davis Deep in Water Debt Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island Reopens Related Items:avvy and stillet, bahamas junkanoo carnival, grand bahama, jay mitchell, perry christie, t-connection Grand Bahama International Airport Will Reopen Todaylast_img read more

Tolisso says he might return on March

first_imgThe Bayern Munich footballer has been out of the game for four months after he got an ACL injury early in the Bundesliga 2018-2019 season.Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso joined the German Bundesliga team in 2017 after being transferred from Lyon.He had a regular 2017-2018 season, but on the new campaign, he got an ACL injury early on and has missed four months of football.Now he talked to Germany’s Bild about his possible return date.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“Every day, I’m working hard to be back with the team. That drives me,” he said.“I’m in the mood to be back on the pitch with my teammates and to show what I can do. That’s my big goal, that’s what drives me.”“I want to show what I can do and help the team,” he added.“I think it’s realistic that I’ll return to the pitch and the team in March.”last_img read more

Opera for Android adds free unlimited VPN so you can browse safer

first_img $155 at Google Express Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Top 5 reasons to use a VPN 2:42 $210 at Best Buy Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 7 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Post a comment Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $520 at HP Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Chris Monroe/CNET Rylo Internet Mobile Apps Phones,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Amazon The Cheapskate HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Google Home Hub review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay $6 at Tidal Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See at Turo See Itcenter_img Sprint Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the Rylo camera preview See it Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple iPhone XS Angela Lang/CNET $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 Now playing: Watch this: Boost Mobile The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Share your voice See It $999 See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Comments Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read the AirPods review Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags Opera’s latest version of its mobile browser includes a built-in free VPN. Opera Opera has added a free, built-in VPN service to its mobile browser for Android users in version 51, which launched Wednesday. This means you won’t need to sign in, download additional apps or pay extra for protection while browsing public Wi-Fi. Opera says this gives you even more control over your online privacy.The built-in VPN creates a private, encrypted connection between your phone and the server with a 256-bit encryption algorithm. The encryption hides your physical location, and because you don’t have to log in, the VPN server doesn’t retain any activity data. Using Opera’s built-in VPN can also protect you from third parties stealing your data. “The fact is that users are exposed when they connect to public Wi-Fi without a VPN,” Opera’s Peter Wallman said in a statement. “By enabling Opera’s browser VPN service, users make it very difficult for third parties to steal pieces of their information and can avoid being tracked. Users no longer need to question if or how they can protect their personal information in these situations.”The new version of Opera for Android 51 is rolling out gradually. Once it’s live in your area, you can enable Opera’s VPN by tapping the browser settings, tapping VPN and turning on the feature according to your preference. You can also customize the region you’re in.Opera’s built-in VPN arrives after its original standalone app. The Opera VPN app was originally provided by Surfeasy until it was acquired. Opera then developed its own service, which first debuted on the desktop browser in 2016. Originally published March 20, 8:22 a.m. PT.Update, 9:55 a.m.: Adds more details about original Opera VPN app. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $299 at Amazonlast_img read more

Sahithi Puraskar for BC Commission chief

first_imgChikkadpally: The chairman of the state BC Commission, BS Ramulu was awarded ‘Sahithi Puraskar’ at a presentation ceremony organised jointly by Lakshya Sadhana and Tyagaraya Gana Sabha here at Kala Subba Rao Kala Vedika on Monday. On the occasion of birth anniversary of noted Telugu literary figure Dasharathi Rangacharya, Telangana Sahithya Academy chairman Nandini Sidda Reddy, who was invited to the programme as the chief guest, presented ‘Sahithi Puraskar’ award to Ramulu. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, the member of BC Commission, Dr Vakulabharanam Krishna Mohan Rao lauded the efforts of Ramulu to bring awareness among backward classes and described him as multifaceted personality. Nandini Sidda Reddy congratulated the organisers for awarding the modern poet like Ramulu with Sahithi Puraskar. Speaking about modern poetry, Sidda Reddy highlighted the role played by Dasharathi brothers Krishnamachari and Rangachari and described them as gems in modern Telugu verse. The organisation’s chairman Pragna Raju, founder president P Bade Saab, Rajagopala Naidu, president of Gana Sabha Kala Janardhan Murthy, Raja Ratnam and others participated in the programme.last_img read more

Micromax Brings in Strategic Investor to Sell 25 Stake to Chinese Alibaba

first_imgDomestic smartphone maker Micromax is about to sell 25% of its stakes to Ant Financial Services Group, a Chinese online financial services firm, ending months of speculation that the company is on a hunt for outside investor to face growing competition from Chinese Xiaomi.The consortium, which owns Alipay, seems to have valued country’s second largest handset maker at around $4-5 billion, The Economic Times reported quoting five persons close to the matter.Alipay, online payment solution firm launched in 2004 by China’s Alibaba Group, is expected to bring in two to three partners in the Micromax deal.”More partners will give divergence of views and comfort to the lead investor,” the source said.Micromax stake sale report follows Xiaomi’s announcement on Sunday that Ratan Tata had invested undisclosed amount in the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.However, the success of the Micromax deal partly rests on company’s promoters and its chairman Sanjay Kapoor sorting thier differences over the future strategy of the company.The promoters Rahul Sharma, Rajesh Agarwal, Sumeet Kumar and Vikas Jain account for about 80% of the stake in the company.Kapoor, a former CEO of Bharti Airtel’s Indian business, is of the view that the company should concentrate primarily on online sales, whereas the promoters differ saying that 70% of the revenue is still from retail channels.”There are also disagreements over the positioning of the phones and technology adoption. Kapoor believes Micromax should increase its average selling price while promoters feel there is still immense potential in the mass market,” one of the people said.Nevertheless, Ant Financial Services seems to go ahead with the deal regardless of these differences.Micromax had appointed Kapoor as chairman in June 2014 to boost sales and strengthen its brand before going for an initial public offer (IPO). Besides, the company hired Samsung India’s mobile head Vineet Taneja and another Bharti Airtel veteran Badal Bagri.The company has put aside its IPO plan for now to bring in strategic investors. It recorded revenue of over Rs 11,000 cross in the last fiscal 2014-15.Apart from promoters’ stake of around 80%, 15% is owned by TA Associates. While Sequoia Capital and Sandstone Capital own 2.68% each, Madison India Capital holds around 0.4% stake.last_img read more

Govt to start Rohingya relocation to island in June

first_imgTen Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village. ReutersBangladesh will begin relocating around 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a desolate island off its southern coast in June, a senior official said Wednesday, despite warnings the site is prone to violent weather.Authorities say shelters for around 50,000 refugees have been constructed at Bhashan Char, a silty strip of land that only emerged from the Bay of Bengal in 2006.The remaining shelters will be completed within two months, Bangladesh’s disaster management secretary Shah Kamal told UN agencies during a briefing about the controversial plan in Dhaka.”It will begin in the first week of June,” Kamal said of the relocation project that has attracted fierce criticism since being first proposed in 2015.”We’re building accommodation for 100,000 people,” he told AFP, adding the navy would construct more than 1,440 large shelters to house the refugees by May 31.The navy is also filling in low-lying areas and building embankments around the entire perimeter to ensure the island can resist tidal flooding and monsoon storms.Bangladesh, a low-lying riverine country at risk from rising sea levels, is prone to tropical cyclones and 120 evacuation shelters are also being constructed on the island, Kamal said.Bangladesh allocated $280 million last November to make the island suitable for habitation as hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar crammed into squalid camps near the border.Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since August alone, fleeing army violence in Rakhine state that US and UN officials say amounted to ethnic cleansing.Kamal said refugees most vulnerable to the approaching monsoon would be offered the chance to relocate to the small island, which lies west of the port city of Chittagong.The process would be voluntary, he added.The UN says 150,000 Rohingya in the camps were at risk of landslides, heavy rains and diseases when the monsoon season hits in June.UN resident coordinator Mia Seppo said Bangladesh wanted to start the process in June but said more discussion was needed.”That is the timeline they are looking at,” Mia Seppo told AFP, adding any relocation must be “voluntary” and conducted safely and with dignity.The refugees “need to have a say, need to be consulted and need to understand the conditions to which they would be moving”, she added.The island is one hour’s boat journey from the nearest inhabited land.Critics warned the whole island could be inundated by floods or wiped out by cyclones, which have killed hundreds of thousands along Bangladesh’s turbulent coast in the last half century.The plan was shelved but revived in August as unprecedented waves of refugees poured into Bangladesh’s southeast, placing enormous strain on the limited resources in the region.Many Rohingya remain opposed to the relocation plan, but officials are confident tens of thousands will be persuaded to leave dire conditions in existing camps.Meanwhile proposals for Rohingya to return to Myanmar have stalled. An agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya has not seen a single refugee return.last_img read more

Trump lawyer admits to paying 130000 to porn star

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 19 September 2017 Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump`s personal lawyer, arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, DC. AFPUS president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer told the New York Times Tuesday he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Trump.The long-time Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, said he was not reimbursed for the payment to the actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who goes by the stage name of Stormy Daniels, the Times reported.Cohen told the newspaper the payment was legal but declined to give details such as why he made it or if Trump was aware of the payment at the time.“Neither the Trump Organisation nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said, according to the Times.“The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”US media reports have said the payment was made one month before the November 2016 election to keep the liaison quiet.Trump was a private citizen when the 2006 sexual encounter with Clifford allegedly took place.He was married at the time and his wife Melania had given birth to their son less than four months earlier.The payment was first reported last month by the Wall Street Journal. Cohen’s statement to the Times marked the first time he acknowledged a role in what he termed a “private transaction.”Trump, through his lawyers, and Clifford, 38, have both denied anything ever went on between them.But last month the celebrity magazine In Touch published a 2011 interview with Clifford in which she expounds at length and in detail on their relationship and what she described as their “textbook generic” sex.In that interview, Clifford said she met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006 and had a sexual encounter with him then.She said she spoke with Trump on the phone or saw him in person for about a year.The In Touch interview, which had not been published before, was conducted before Clifford’s alleged signing of a secrecy agreement in October 2016.Clifford has been taking advantage of her new-found notoriety.She appeared at the Trophy Club strip club in South Carolina last month as part of a “Make America Horny Again” tour that will also reportedly take her to several other states over the next few months.In a recent appearance on the late night TV talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”-right after Trump delivered his State of the Union address-Clifford repeatedly deflected questions about the alleged affair and whether she had signed a non-disclosure agreement.“You can’t say whether you have a non-disclosure agreement. But if you didn’t have a non-disclosure agreement, you most certainly could say, ‘I don’t have a non-disclosure agreement’. Yes?” Kimmel asked.“You’re so smart, Jimmy,” Clifford answered.Later in the interview, Kimmel asked her, “Have you ever made love to someone whose name rhymes with Lonald Lump?”“I’ll call you whatever you want me to call you, baby,” Clifford responded.last_img

Awareness initiatives for environment in city schools and markets on KMC radar

first_imgKolkata: The Environment department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will carry out awareness programmes regarding environmental issues through out the year. There will be programmes at each of the 16 boroughs and awareness activities will be carried out in schools and market places.The observance kicked off with a programme in front of KMC headquarters to mark the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5 in presence of Mayor Firhad Hakim and other senior officials of the civic body and a number of school students. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe programme was not held on June 5 as there was a national holiday due to Eid which fell on the same day. “There will be awareness activities at the borough level to make people aware of the evil effects of air pollution, plastic pollution, pollution from construction materials etc. The borough with the best awareness programme will be awarded by the civic body,” said Swapan Samaddar, MemberMayor in Council (Environment ) said. Sammadar added that the civic body will reach out to schools in the city and market places too. “We are stressing upon awareness campaigns in schools as we feel that it is the students who can deliver the message of environment issues in the best possible way. Students will tell their parents about the need of planting more trees and preserve greenery,” the Mayor said. Plantation programmes were held across the city on Friday and school students were roped in large numbers. Immediately after taking oath as the city’s Mayor in December 2018 Hakim had announced that the civic body will be waiving property tax upto 90 percent if somebody takes to urban forestry by planting big trees on his/ her land. The tax deduction will be on the basis of the land where he takes up the plantation programme.last_img read more