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Modi’s win gives Manipur Chief Minister a breather

first_imgManipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday succeeded in steadying his boat for some time after leaders of the Naga People’s Front were assured of fulfilment of their demands in the presence of the BJP’s national secretary in-charge of the Northeast, Ram Madhav.The NPF, which has four MLAs in Manipur, has been a major partner of the Biren Singh government formed on March 15, 2017.Last week, the NPF had held a meeting at its headquarters in Kohima and after that the party’s national president T.R. Zeliang said, “We have agreed in principle to part ways with the BJP in Manipur.”Manipur NPF unit president Awangbou Newmai, who is also an MLA, had said, “Our party is no longer a partner in Nagaland anyway. But the Manipur final decision would be taken by our president once the election process is over.”Ministerial berth The NPF, said sources, is not happy with just one of its MLAs getting a ministerial post in Manipur.The National People’s Party, which too has four MLAs in the State, was given four Cabinet posts. In fact, one of its MLAs was made the Deputy Chief Minister.Mr. Newmai said, “It is discriminatory since the agreement at the time of the formation of the coalition Ministry was that two of our MLAs would be made Ministers while the remaining two would be accommodated with the rank and status of Ministers.”12 MinistersNow that Mr. Biren Singh has given his word to the dissenting NPF leaders, the party may not pull out of the government.In the 60-member Manipur House, the Chief Minister is allowed to have 12 members in the Council of Ministers.last_img read more

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Axis Bank plans to raise Rs 3,000 cr through bond sale

first_img*Countrys third largest private sector lender Axis Bank is planning a Rs 3,000 crore tier-II bonds issue, sources said today.The paper has been rated IND AAA with a stable outlook by the domestic rating agency India Ratings.In a statement, the rating agency said the ratings have been equated to the banks long term issuer rating which reflects the banks diverse earnings profile and robust profitability.When contacted, a bank spokesperson declined to share additional information on the transaction.******** Flipkarts EKART launches courier service *EKART, the logistics arm of Flipkart, today launched EKART Courier, marking the foray into a direct consumer facing business.The company aims to add structure to the fragmented courier market in India offering doorstep slotted pickup services with complimentary packaging, it said in a statement.EKART will deliver across 3,800 pin codes with pick-ups enabled in eight cities by June 2016.”We aim to address significant fundamental challenges faced by consumers such as hunting for a courier agent/shop, tracking the parcel, ensure the parcel is packed securely so it does not get damaged,” Flipkart VP Amitesh Jha said.******** Fantasy Sport Tech launches new app Ballr *Fantasy Sport Technologies today launched a new app Ballr, a rapid fire micro game that replaces monetary prizes with experiences and premium prizes.”I believe this will be a great platform for fans to connect with the game. It gives them the chance to play alongside, test their skills and get rewarded by brands,” Ballr founder and CEO Sam Jones said.Following the launch with cricket in India, Ballr will launch soccer and basketball games in China, Thailand and Vietnam.advertisementBallr has received USD 4 million in seed capital to date and will use this, as well as celebrity athlete endorsements, to pursue a market of an estimated 281 million adult sports fans in China and 93 million in India.******** TaxiVaxi receives second round of funding from investors *TaxiVaxi today said it has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from individual investors.The second round comes within seven months of the previous round.”The second round will be a structured transaction and we will be using the funds to expand into more cities, strengthening our technology base and increasing workforce,” Neeraj Tayal, co-founder and CEO of, said. (MORE) PTI SR AA NRB SBT ABIlast_img read more

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T20 champions West Indies step into familiar territory with India as underdogs

first_imgWhen it comes to the T20I format, no other team in the world has as many big hitters in their side as the West Indies. As the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Carlos Brathwaite return to national duty, the team will be extremely confident heading into the two-match series against India starting August 27.The two-time world champions look like a completely different side in the shortest format. After a disappointing loss in the Test series against India, the Windies will now head into the T20I series as the favourites. Their record against the Men in Blue is also a factor which will give them the psychological edge. (MS Dhoni to feature in just seven more games in 2016)NUMBERS GAMEIn head-to-head battles, the West Indies lead India 3-2 out of the five games played so far. Their latest face-off happened during the World T20 where West Indies handed India a seven-wicket defeat in the semi-finals at the Wankhede stadium. Lendl Simmons was the wrecker-in-chief in that match as he smashed an unbeaten 82 in 51 balls to blunt the Indian bowling attack.Lendl Simmons single-handedly knocked out India from the World T20 this year. (Reuters Photo)India though, have the advantage of playing more T20 matches this year and apart from the rare blemish in the World T20, their record in 2016 has been pretty impressive. MS Dhoni’s boys have played 19 matches this year, winning 15 and losing just 4 games so far. West Indies on the other hand, have played just 6 games this year, all during the World T20. Their only loss came against minnows Afghanistan in the group stages. (Whitewash of West Indies won’t be enough for India to get top T20I rank) advertisementOverall in T20Is, India have been much more consistent and have a win percentage of 61.84 as compared to Windies’ 51.95.CHASE MASTERSBoth teams prefer to chase when it comes to the shortest format. Out of the 19 games that India have played this year, 11 times they have batted second and won 9 of them while chasing. The world champions meanwhile, have had the pleasure of batting second in all of their six games this year. (Also read: Cricket tips to Miami Heat stars, Team India wooing the United States)But both the teams will be in a dilemma as the ground in Florida usually favours the team batting first, although it is still early days to take a call on that. Out of the 10 matches that have taken place at the Lauderhill stadium, 6 have been won by the team batting first. The pitch is more inclined towards the batsmen with the average first innings total being 160. The toss therefore, will play a crucial role in the outcome of both the matches. (Also Read: Probe launched after farcical washout India-West Indies 4th Test)INDIA’s FIRST MATCH IN USADhawan, Kohli and Rohit will be key for India in the T20Is. (BCCI Photo)Another big advantage that the West Indies have over the Indians is that they have played on this ground twice before in 2012 and on both occasions they beat New Zealand quite convincingly. India will be making their debut on this ground and will have to adapt to the conditions quickly. (Also read: De Villiers, not Kohli, is the most exciting batsman for Richard Hadlee)The winning momentum might be on India’s side after the Test series triumph and the return of Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah will also be a big boost for the Men in Blue, but they still head into the series as the underdogs. The West Indies will be playing their first match under new captain Carlos Brathwaite, but they posses one of the most dangerous batting lineups in world cricket which is why they are the team to beat in the T20I format.Most runs (India)Runs    Players           SR1641    V Kohli          135.171292    RG Sharma   126.911203    SK Raina      132.921134    Yuvraj Singh 136.951069    MS Dhoni     120.92932    G Gambhir     119.02416    S Dhawan      113.35394    V Sehwag      145.38364    AM Rahane   113.75249    RV Uthappa   118.00Most wickets (India)Wkts    Player             Econ50    R Ashwin             6.9131    A Nehra              7.6929    RA Jadeja           7.0428    Yuvraj S              7.0628    IK Pathan            8.0225    Harbhajan S        6.2024    JJ Bumrah           6.3417    AB Dinda            8.1617    Zaheer Khan      7.63Most runs (West Indies)Runs    Player                SR1519    CH Gayle         145.491133    MN Samuels     120.661054    DJ Bravo          117.76843    LMP Simmons    117.08664    KA Pollard          142.18582    DR Smith           122.78580    J Charles           113.06534    DJG Sammy       148.74533    ADS Fletcher     113.16421    D Ramdin          115.65Most wickets (West Indies)Wkts    Player        Econ49    DJ Bravo        8.4444    DJG Sammy   7.2840    S Badree       5.3940    SP Narine      5.6929    R Rampaul    8.5124    JE Taylor       8.2222    KA Pollard     8.1920    AD Russell    9.0619    MN Samuels  7.75last_img read more

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Striker Andre Gray leaves Burnley for Watford after girlfriend is banned from sitting in director’s box

first_imgStriker Andre Gray has completed his move from Burnley to Watford for a club record fee of 18.5 million pounds in a five-year deal after reports emerged that he was unhappy that his girlfriend Leigh-Anne Pinnock was blocked from sitting in the director’s box.??? | #watfordfc have completed the signing of @AndreGray7 from @BurnleyOfficial for a club record fee.Info ? Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 9, 2017Reports stated that Burnley manager Sean Dyche had blocked Pinnock, who is a part of a successful girl group Little Mix, from sitting in the director’s box because she was too famous.Gray was reportedly unhappy with the treatment meted to his girlfriend and opted to move on from Burnley.Gray had joined Burnley on August 21, 2015 from Brentford when Burnley were playing in the Championship. Burnley went on to win the Championship and secured a berth in the Premier League for the 2016-17 season as Gray was named Championship Player of the Year and won the Golden Boot finishing as the top scorer with 25 goals.Champppiooonnnssssssssss Andre Gray (@AndreGray7) May 7, 2016Seriously overwhelmed, surreal feeling! Top scorer, player of the year and CHAMPIONS! Indescribable feeling!- Andre Gray (@AndreGray7) May 7, 2016In the Premier League, Gray made 36 appearances for Burnley and scored 9 goals helping his club finish 16th and stay in the English top division.Burnley had previously turned down two offers for the striker from Watford saying they wanted to keep Gray at the club but Watford increased their offer and the player opted to Andre Gray (@AndreGray7) August 9, 2017last_img read more

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Jessica Mendoza Hired as Mets Adviser but Keeps ESPN Job (Pic,Vid)

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza was hired as a baseball operations adviser for the New York Mets on Tuesday while remaining a broadcaster for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball,” part of an increasing number of television commentators who also work for teams.She will be involved in player evaluation, roster construction, technological advancement and health and performance, the team said.Mendoza, a member of the U.S. Olympic softball team in 2004 and 2008, did not address any potential conflict of interest — working for a team while simultaneously commentating on all clubs.Jessica Mendoza (@jessmendoza) will join our baseball operations department as an advisor to the team. #MetsFull Details:— New York Mets (@Mets) March 5, 2019In the team statement, Mendoza, thanked ESPN and Disney for their “understanding and confidence as I balance both tasks moving forward.”ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz wrote in an email to The Associated Press there are “numerous examples across networks of these type of arrangements where commentators work closely with teams, and we will be fully transparent about Jessica’s relationship with the Mets.”He added: “We have complete faith in her ability as a leading MLB voice for ESPN.”MLB Network announcer Bob Costas, a winner of the Hall of Fame’s Frick Award, said Mendoza’s role in game broadcasts is not the same as it would be on a news show such as ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” or HBO’s “Real Sports.”“I think at least some people in the media will watch more closely for traces of conflict of interest and she can dispel that,” he said. “The proof is in the performance.”.@GMBVW says @jessmendoza will be a new voice and bring a fresh perspective to the team.— New York Mets (@Mets) March 5, 2019Team announcers long have worked for national networks, such as Vin Scully, Tim McCarver and Joe Buck. But they did not report to general managers.Before nationally televised games, managers routinely give private briefings to the network broadcasters, and some might be more reticent to disclose information to an employee of an opponent.“I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” Costas said. “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information.”Former pitcher Al Leiter was hired a day earlier as a Mets baseball operations adviser and will continue in his role as a studio analyst for the MLB Network, according to the network. Leiter told the Yankees’ YES network earlier in the offseason he was leaving his role there.Alex Rodriguez, a member of the Sunday night ESPN booth along with Mendoza and play-by-play commentator Matt Vasgersian, has been a New York Yankees adviser since his retirement. His work for the team appears to be primarily several days of on-field coaching annually with young players.ESPN also says Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will contribute to the network this season as a studio analyst and make appearances on several of its shows. Sabathia has said this will be his final season as a player.David Ortiz and Frank Thomas are Fox studio analysts; Ortiz is a special assistant for the Boston Red Sox and Thomas a special consultant for business operations for the Chicago White Sox.Retired catcher David Ross has been a Chicago Cubs special assistant to baseball operations and an ESPN analyst and in-game broadcaster since before the 2017 season.___By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba still on FC Barcelona’s radar

first_imgFC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has not ruled out a late move for the Spanish football club to sign Manchester United’s French international midfielder Paul Pogba.Although Barcelona have signed Brazilian duo Malcom and Arthur this summer, along with Arturo Vidal and French central defender Clement Lenglet, there is still room in the squad after the departure of Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, Andre Gomes and Andres Iniesta, reports Xinhua news agency.Asked about Pogba after Barcelona kicked off their season with a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup, Bartomeu commented that he wouldn’t speak about names, “as we have respect for other clubs and there are 20 days left (before the transfer window shuts).””We will see which players become available and we are focused on the league, so it’s best to ask (Director of Sport) Eric Abidal about players… There is still time to do business,” he said.Pogba was rumoured to be the subject of interest from Barcelona earlier in the summer and it was reported in the press that he was keen to join the La Liga champions, partly due to his difficult relationship with Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho.Although Mourinho made Pogba captain as Manchester United kicked off their English Premier League (EPL) campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday, Pogba’s post-game comments also hinted that he would be keen to leave Old Trafford.”If you’re not happy, you cannot give your best… There are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined,” commented Pogba.advertisementHowever, with the transfer window closed in the EPL, Mourinho would be unwilling to lose a player he cannot replace until January.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Pay Rs 8L penalty or face life ban WFI to tell Reena

first_imgNew Delhi: Suspended for flunking a dope test, wrestler Reena will be handed a life ban if she fails to pay half of the Rs 16 lakh penalty, which the Wrestling Federation of India is bound to give to sport’s governing body for the offence. For every doping offence by its wrestlers, the national federation has to pay Rs 16 lakh to the United World Wrestling (UWW). In yet another embarrassing doping episode for Indian wrestling, U-23 Asian Championship silver medallist Reena has been handed a provisional suspension for failing a dope test during the event in March. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunThe WFI is now waiting for outcome of the final hearing, to be conducted by NADA here soon, and it has been learnt that the wrestler will be asked to pay Rs 8 lakh if she fails to come out clean. The WFI last year paid Rs 32 lakh in penalties to UWW for two doping offences committed by Jatin and Manish. They have already been handed life bans for failing to share the penalty with WFI. “Why should the national federation pay the price for wrestler’s mistake all the time. We paid Rs 32 lakh penalty to UWW last year and in all likely-hood we will have to cough up another Rs 16 lakh. Reena will be asked to share the amount and if she fails to do that, she will also be banned for life,” said a WFI official, who did not wish to be named. “Jatin and Manish were banned for two years, as is the norm in junior wrestling, but they were handed life bans by WFI because they did not share half of the penalty,” added the official. Jatin (69kg) had won a gold in the Cadet Asian Championship in 2016 while Manish (50kg) was a bronze medallist at Junior Greco Roman championship in 2017.last_img read more

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Exastronaut Thirsk to help define Canadas place in Mars mission

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Space Agency says it wants to hire former astronaut Robert Thirsk to help it figure out how to contribute medical expertise to a human mission to Mars.Thirsk is a medical doctor who holds the Canadian record for time spent in space, thanks to an extended mission on the International Space Station in 2009.Those are two of the qualifications the space agency considers essential for the $95,000 contract it is making public today, saying Thirsk is the only person on Earth who fits the bill.The job involves spending the next two years determining what Canadian scientists and health experts can do to help astronauts beyond low Earth orbit, and selling the public on the benefits of investing in space-health science.Long space missions degrade astronauts’ muscles and bones, expose them to radiation and can even damage their senses.Thirsk led the agency’s expert panel that recommended work on minimizing these dangers should be how Canada helps the human race explore space.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Four commuters travelling on train footboard killed in accident

The lorry had been parked near the Angulana railway track when the accident occurred.Several commuters tend to travel on the foot-board of a train when trains are packed, especially during rush hour. Four commuters travelling on a train foot-board were killed following an accident in Angulana today.The Police said that the commuters were killed and several others were injured after being struck by a parked lorry. The railway department said that passengers travelling on the foot-board of a train have been the cause of several accidents in the past. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Drivers injured in cube van collision

Two drivers were sent to hospital for treatment of their injuries following a collision involving two cube vans at the intersection of Highway 3 and Haldimand Road 55 in Jarvis on Tuesday morning.Police say that a cube van was travelling on Haldimand Road 55 and collided with another cube van that was travelling through the intersection on Highway 3.A 30-year-old male driver was transported by paramedics to an out of town hospital with serious injuries.The other driver involved was transported to an area hospital for treatment.OPP continue to investigate.Vehicle rolls over after driver veers for deerPolice responded to a single vehicle collision on May 7 at 3:29 a.m. on Highway 3.OPP say that the vehicle was travelling westbound along Highway 3 between Fertilizer Road and Lynedoch Road when the driver swerved to avoid a collision with a deer located on the roadway.The vehicle left the roadway and subsequently rolled over. The 19-year-old driver from Norfolk County did not suffer any injuries as a result of the collision.“If you suddenly have a deer or wildlife in your path, we encourage drivers to stay in control, reduce as much speed as possible, and whatever you do, steer straight. Don’t veer for wildlife. By changing your direction quickly, you increase the risk of losing control, running off the roadway and rolling your vehicle. This increases the likelihood of sustaining greater damage to your vehicle and serious injury,” said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP. read more

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Afghanistan top UN official appalled by bombings in capital

“These have served no purpose other than to terrorize the population, and kill or maim ordinary citizens going about their every day business,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative to Afghanistan Tom Koenigs said in a statement. “I am appalled by these callous and cruel acts. The people of Kabul and of Afghanistan as a whole have endured great suffering during the past decades. It is an outrage that anyone should attempt to inflict new pain and loss upon the people of this country at a time when its wounds are still not healed.” He noted that the UN has been present in Afghanistan for more than half a century and has witnessed much suffering in the country. “We know of no good that comes from it,” he said. “My thoughts, and those of the entire United Nations family in Afghanistan, are with all those who have been affected by these attacks.” read more

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Toronto stock market poised for higher open as commodity prices rise

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 8:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto stock market poised for higher open as commodity prices rise TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was poised for a higher open as gold and oil prices moved higher and in advance of U.S. housing data that most economists expect will paint an improving picture.New York futures markets were positive ahead of the open. The Dow futures were up one point to 13,220, the Nasdaq futures rose 3.5 points to 2,696.50 and the S&P futures inched ahead 0.4 points to 1,433.5.The U.S. National Association of Realtors releases its monthly report on previously occupied homes. Economists predict it will show that sales are hitting levels not seen in more than 2 1/2 years.The Canadian dollar was down 0.11 of a cent to 101.09 cents US.After a week of taking baby steps toward a compromise, President Barack Obama threatened Wednesday to veto a new plan floated by the speaker of the Republican-controlled Congress, John Boehner — sparking an early sell-off on global markets.The markets later recovered their poise, however, as some investors viewed the latest spat mostly as posturing.By midday in Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.1 per cent to 5,967.69 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.1 per cent to 7,658.15. France’s CAC-40 was fractionally higher at 3,664.69.Stocks in Asia were also mixed. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.2 per cent to close at 10,039.33, following a strong rally the day before. The Bank of Japan, as expected, announced at the end of a policy meeting that it was expanding its asset-purchase program by about 10 trillion yen ($119 billion) to shore up its flagging economy.Commodity prices were mixed with the February oil contract up 14 cents to US$90.12 and February gold futures up $1.80 to US$1,669.50 per ounce. Copper prices shed four cents to US$3.56 per pound.Meanwhile, trading halts are place for NYSE Euronext, operator of the New York Stock Exchange, and IntercontinentalExchange Inc. ahead of a major takeover deal.IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) is offering US$33.12 in cash and stock to buy NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NXY) That”s about 38 per cent above the NYSE stock price ahead of the trading halt.The deal was announced before markets opened Thursday.And in Canadian corporate news, Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) has a firm deal to sell at least 10 of its new CSeries passenger jets to AirBaltic, which has an option to buy an additional 10 planes. The Latvian airline’s firm order has a list value of US$764 million. The deal could be worth up to US$1.57 billion if AirBaltic fully exercises options to buy an additional 10 Bombardier CS300s.It’s the second major order for the new-generation CSeries planes announced this week by the Montreal-based aerospace company. Bombardier said Thursday that an unidentified airline based in the Americas wants to buy 12 to 30 CSeries planes, worth up to US$2.08 billion.After markets close Thursday, traders will get the last peek into RIM’s (TSX:RIM) financials before it releases its much anticipated new line of smartphones in the new year.Analysts will closely be watching the company’s cash volume and subscriber numbers after the BlackBerry-maker surprised in the last quarter with better-than-expected numbers on both fronts.RIM has already said it expects to report an operating loss in its most recent third quarter. Analysts are expecting a quarterly loss of 32 cents per adjusted share on revenue of $2.6 billion. read more

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Ohio State wrestling wins first dual against Iowa since 1966

No. 4 Logan Stieber threw up his arms, victorious for 19th time this season. After knocking off Iowa’s No. 2 Tony Ramos, 7-0, the redshirt freshman finally had a second to breathe. He looked up to see an electric home crowd, all eyes on him. “We haven’t beat Iowa in forever. It’s a big win for us,” Stieber said. For the No. 7 Ohio State wrestling team, Stieber’s win was just the beginning. OSU defeated the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes, 21-9, Friday night at St. John Arena. It is their first win against Iowa since Feb. 12, 1966. For OSU coach Tom Ryan, the win was extra special, with Iowa being his alma mater and the place where he was named an All-American twice. “I feel great, I feel great,” Ryan said. “You know, because these guys put so much time into what they do. Six o’ clock mornings, back in the afternoon; sometimes they’re back in the evening. They got eight hours of study tables. They got so many things on their lives.” The Buckeyes improved to 9-2 on the year and 3-2 in the Big Ten Conference. “It shows we can fight a little bit more, at the beginning of the year some close matches weren’t going our way, you know, we weren’t fighting as well, but we had a lot of close matches tonight and we fought well,” Stieber said. It was Iowa’s first loss in the Big Ten and only their second on the entire season, the other being a one-point defeat against No. 1 Oklahoma State. The Hawkeyes took an early 3-0 lead after Iowa’s Matt McDonough took down OSU’s Johnni Dijulius, 5-2. But OSU roared back with five straight wins from Stieber, his younger brother freshman Hunter Stieber, freshman Cam Tessari, redshirt freshman Josh Demas and freshman Derek Garcia. The flurry rocketed OSU to a 15-3 lead. For Logan Stieber, it was his second win in eight days against a top 10-ranked opponent. One-hundred-forty-one-pound Hunter Stieber gave OSU a 6-3 lead, scoring a 4-2 decision against Iowa’s senior Montell Marion, the No. 3 wrestler in the nation. Tessari brought the OSU lead to 9-6 after defeating Iowa’s Mike Kelly, 9-4, in the 149-pound match. Demas followed suit scoring a takedown with 10 seconds remaining in the 157-pound match to secure a 7-3 win against Iowa’s Derek St. John. Garcia narrowly beat Iowa’s redshirt freshman Mike Evans, 6-5. For No. 6 Evans, it was only his third loss on the season. Garcia also claimed the Russ Hellickson Award, which is given to the most outstanding wrestler of the night. “I think the best feeling is beating Iowa,” Garcia said. “Honestly I can guarantee everybody on the team would say the same thing.” Iowa wouldn’t score again until the 174-pound match where sophomore Ethen Lofthouse beat OSU’s sophomore Joe Grandominico, 7-1. Grandominico, who usually wrestles at 157-pounds, started in place of redshirt junior Nick Heflin. Rather, Ryan started Heflin at 184-pounds in place of injured redshirt junior C.J. Magrum. Heflin defeated Iowa’s Vinnie Wagner, 7-4, despite wrestling a weight class up. At 197-pounds, OSU’s freshman Andrew Campolattano beat Iowa’s junior Grant Gambrall giving OSU a 21-6 commanding lead against the Hawkeyes with only one match left to wrestle. By the time Iowa’s heavyweight senior Blake Rasing beat OSU’s Peter Capone, 7-2, an OSU victory was already in hand. The OSU crowd directed chants of “overrated” at Iowa before forming a mass near the entrance of the locker rooms to celebrate what some are calling the Buckeyes’ biggest dual win in program history. “We’re no joke,” Garcia said. “We showed everybody right now that we are real.” read more

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Thad Matta to his team Represent the university in NCAA Tournament

OSU coach Thad Matta barks orders to his team during a game against Michigan State in the 2015 Big Ten Tournament in Chicago on March 13. OSU lost, 76-67. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWith the Ohio State men’s basketball team heading into its seventh straight NCAA Tournament with a unique mix of freshmen and seniors, coach Thad Matta said he doesn’t want his team playing for him, or themselves.“The biggest battle cry they have heard from me throughout this year has been play for one thing, and one thing only, and that’s Ohio State,” he said.Matta’s reasoning for what some might call his own version of the ‘Buckeye Battle Cry,’ came from an unusual, but personal experience.The 11-year OSU coach was getting lunch at a sandwich shop before a game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., when he came across two elderly people donning Buckeye gear, he said.“They said, ‘Coach Matta we are shocked to see you sitting in here on game day, could we take a picture with you? This is our Christmas gift to each other,’” Matta recalled. “(They said) ‘We live in Toledo and we came to Chicago to watch the Buckeyes.’“I wonder how many guys on this team would understand what that means? It touched me, and it made me say, ‘Damn it Thad, you’ve got to win for those two people who saved their money to come watch us play in Chicago.’”With a current roster that has just four Ohio natives on it, the OSU men’s basketball team also holds five freshmen and six seniors, but Matta said he wants them to come together and win for the school and its fans.“It’s a heck of a lot bigger than us. We have something that we have to represent. I think when we do that, we play pretty good basketball,” Matta said. “I don’t care what (class) you are, just represent the university.”The senior class on the OSU roster has seen almost all there is to see when it comes to the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Final Four and the Elite Eight before being bounced in the first round last year against Dayton.The current senior class has just one Ohio native on it — forward Jake Lorbach, who joined the team prior to the 2012-2013 season — but is hungry to get back to past glory.“I can’t speak for everybody, but I have a good feeling everybody is going to play their hardest basketball right now,” senior guard Shannon Scott said. “We might not shoot the ball well, we might get outrebounded and all that stuff, but (they) are not going to have more heart than us on the court.”The Buckeyes were given a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament and are set to play Virginia Commonwealth, a team that made its own Final Four run just a year before OSU’s seniors walked into Columbus.Senior forward Sam Thompson said while he doesn’t know much about the Rams, he remembers their Cinderella run.“I was a fan when they made their deep run. We know that they are going to play hard,” Thompson said. “They are going to play with a ton of energy, and we are going to do the same thing.”Going back to Matta’s theme, Thompson said that regardless of their seeding in the tournament, he came to OSU for a reason.“This is the best time of the year, this is what we came to Ohio State to do – to play in the NCAA Tournament and have a chance to compete in the month of March,” Thompson said.The Buckeyes will have a chance to do just that on Thursday as they are set to tip against VCU from Portland, Ore. read more

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Hamšík spoke about his illness

first_imgMarek Hamšík hasn’t been in the greatest form for Napoli lately and he admitted that it was caused by his illness as he was suffering from Angina Tonsillaris and his tonsils were removed on Wednesday.The Slovak’s form has been questionable lately as he has been unable to help his team in the fight for Scudetto with better performances – but apparently, it was caused by this illness that he was suffering from.The team’s captain wrote on his website about his fitness, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I suffered from Angina Tonsillaris and had my tonsils out on Wednesday.”“Over the last few months, I regularly suffered from Angina Tonsillaris. The doctors advised me to have my tonsils taken out.”“I was meant to have the surgery this summer, but in the end, we decided it was best to act immediately and I had my tonsils taken out on Wednesday morning.”last_img read more

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4 college students collect over 3000 pounds of donated items for Bahamas

first_imgCOCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – College rivalry is common in South Florida, but when it comes to helping others, four students have teamed up to donate items to the Bahamas.Two students from Miami-Dade College and two students from the University of Miami joined together to form the Island Relief Group to collect supplies and team up with local businesses to deliver them to the storm-ravaged Bahamas.Clothing, food, water and other essential items were collected in Coconut Grove on Sunday.After the organization was created just days ago by student Logan Pathman, over 3,000 pounds of supplies have been donated.The college students are organizing a fleet of boats to deliver the items to the Bahamas later this week.Global Pro Cares is assisting the organization by helping them store the items collected.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Smart dashcams and what they do

first_img No service fees, uses your phone or hotspot See at Best Buy $299 + $8 to $16 per month after the first 3 months Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know More From Roadshow Raven A comprehensive example of a smart dashcam. 360-degree view and radar sensing Nexar 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better $450 and up depending on storage and cloud package Waylens Secure360 The 50 weirdest Amazon Prime Day deals ever The premium quality, forward view only Garmin 66W is another example of a dashcam without built-in 4G LTE but that still qualifies as smart due to its use of proprietary voice commands to start, stop and preserve clips, as well as offering warnings of lane drift or a potential forward collision. Like the Nexar, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for transferring recordings to your phone without having to fuss with the camera’s internal memory card. Get it for $250. Nextbase Garmin 4G LTE Amazon LG Samsung Apple What makes this dashcam smart? Owlcam While most American drivers are just getting familiar with dashcams, the next generation of those devices is already arriving: smart dashcams. As with many categories of tech, the “smart” label is a bit generous but the features it signifies are important to consider before you buy. Your main decision will be whether those features are worth the monthly service fees they often require. Before you can appreciate a smart dashcam you need to understand what a basic one does. A dashcam constantly records the view out your windshield as you drive, sometimes including a second camera that also records the interior of your car simultaneously. Many also have the ability to wake from sleep and record if your car is bumped or broken into when parked. Standard dashcams record to an internal microSD card and overwrite the oldest footage first. Most have a screen on the back where you can view footage and adjust settings. When you go dashcam shopping you’ll be entering a world of largely unfamiliar brands: This is not a market populated by Samsung, LG, Apple or Amazon products. Instead, the big names include Thinkware, Vantrue, Owlcam and even Garmin.Here’s what smart dashcams add on top of the basic features.Read more: Buy the best 2019 dash cam by knowing their key features4G LTE connectivity Smart dashcams usually have built-in 4G LTE connectivity along with the more common Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 4G LTE allows the cam to work independently of any phone or hotspot and be online continuously. None are 5G yet, but as smart dashcams are interactive, high-res video devices, that innovation will be welcome in the future. Remote access Thanks to their built-in LTE, these cameras can alert you when your car is tampered with or moved, as well as sending a live view to your phone in response to alerts or when you just want to see what’s going on around your vehicle. Think smart doorbell on wheels. Crash detection & notification Many smart dash cams use their internal sensors to detect a significant collision and go into an emergency protocol: If you don’t move your phone for some time or respond to prompts from it after a crash, a service connected to the dashcam can call your contacts or 911. Smart clip isolation Own a standard dashcam for long and you’ll realize its biggest weakness: Scrolling through hours of video to find a moment that was recorded hours or days ago. Smart dashcams have numerous ways of isolating and transferring important moments for easy access. Drive assistance alerts By intelligently analyzing their forward view, some smart dashcams can warn when you are closing too fast on a car in front of you or drifting out of your lane. No intervening action is taken, however, as can be done by a similar factory-installed technology. Voice control Voice is starting to show up in dashcams in the form of Alexa or proprietary voice technology unique to the camera. In the case of Alexa integration, the cam becomes another node for controlling some in-car media and navigation, as well as devices in your smart home. Here are some of the best examples of smart dashcams with these features. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. No connected features, but still rather smart The Owlcam pushes all the major smart dashcam buttons with built-in 4G LTE that supports cloud upload of critical clips and remote viewing of captured footage, as well as a live view from either its outward or inward facing cameras. There’s major collision detection and automatic 911 calling, car location for when you just don’t remember where you parked, and an unusually good interface via the 2.4-inch touchscreen.In the event of a major impact, Owlcam asks occupants to respond if they are OK. If the answer is no or there is no answer at all after a period of time, an automatic 911 alert with vehicle location is initiated.Voice tech is here but minimal: Say “OK, presto” (a family-friendly analog of “Oh, sh*t”) and the device creates and uploads a 20-second clip — 10 seconds before your utterance and 10 seconds after it — for easy access to what is assumed to have been quite a moment.Owlcam’s $99 a year service fee isn’t a trivial amount of money at a time when many of us are getting “subscribed” to death, but the fee now includes the 911 calling service and support for up to five people to have live video access to a single Owlcam, something of a teen driver’s nightmare. See at Amazon BlackVue Owlcam Waylens Garmin 66W The Nexar dashcam lacks built-in 4G LTE, getting its connection from your paired phone. Nonetheless, it qualifies as a smart device in its use of image recognition to detect incidents on the road and automatically save clips of them, like a pedestrian stepping in front of you or a car swerving into your lane. Nexar is also developing traffic signal and road sign recognition technology for this camera to enrich its driver alerts. The first thing you notice about the Nextbase 522 is its prominent proboscis and the fact that it uses Amazon Alexa voice technology, a significant differentiator. Alexa can field the usual in-car music, navigation and smart home requests, and soon new dashcam specific skills that are in development.The 522GW doesn’t capture an in-car view but it can be connected to an optional rear-facing camera that captures the road behind. That’s handy for the ubiquitous and often disputed rear-end collision.Like many smart dashcams, the Nextbase 522 has major collision sensing and 911 call technology, but will also send your blood type, medical conditions and vehicle description if you choose to enter that data in the Nextbase app.After the first year, the monthly fee for the connected SOS features is $3.99. There is no ongoing fee for the Alexa skills connectivity.  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Garmin Nextbase 522GW See at Amazon Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Pro tip: Respect privacy By now you’ve noticed how many smart dashcams record video and audio inside the car, as well as upload it to phones and cloud services. This can lead to angry passengers who expected privacy, especially in two-party consent states. Let people know what your dashcam is doing if you enable the interior camera and especially the microphone.Update, July 25, 2019: Added monthly service pricing for Nextbase 522GW and CNET product revenue disclosure. 1 See at Raven Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Driven by Amazon Alexa reading • Best features of new smart dashcams Now playing: Watch this: Amazon Prime Day 1:43 BlackVue DR900S See at Amazon Apple Owlcam 50 Photos The BlackVue DR900S goes to lengths to make connectivity an option that doesn’t cripple the camera if you skip it. Unconnected, the DR900S is a premium 4K forward camera with a separate rear camera to monitor the road behind. Add a connectivity subscription and you can view the camera in real time, get push alerts from its sensors, locate your car and talk to its occupants via the cam’s speaker and mic.This camera connects via any available Wi-Fi hotspot, but If that hotspot is your phone it obviously can’t function as a hotspot and remote camera access device at the same time. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Nexar dashcam Raven HUD and dash cam See All 2020 Cadillac XT6 first drive: Sometimes ‘more’ is more See also Share your voice See at Amazon See at Amazon Roadshow Comment Tags While the Owlcam uses distinct front and rear cameras to cover the road and car’s interior, the Waylens Secure360 stitches together a single 360-defree view that can be seen as a VR-like “swipe around,” a front or rear 180-degree view, or dual 180-degree views in horizontal split mode on the Secure360 app.The Secure360’s internal 4G LTE connection supports clip upload and live remote viewing, along with alerts to your phone if your car is being tampered with or just changing its location based on GPS — another handy tool for the parent of a teen driver. Multiple viewers of a single Secure360 are not supported.Secure360 lacks automatic 911 calling in the event of a major crash, though it can at least detect one and will automatically secure video of it to the cloud.The Secure360’s use of radar along with accelerometers to detect what’s happening around the car is unusual, as its claim of class-leading 360 hours or 15 days of standby monitoring of your parked car.Waylens best value service fee is $100 per year. As dashcams go, the Raven is an odd bird: a 4G LTE dash top display with a rich display screen, turn-by-turn navigation, and front and interior dashcams that are remote viewable. It can recognize a hand gesture to save a video clip of what just happened.Raven portrays its product as the ultimate helicopter parenting tool, able to alert you when a car has exceeded a certain speed and connect you to its interior camera immediately. Once that happens, though, you’ll mostly just fume: Raven’s internal mic and speaker don’t support voice communication.Raven service fees run between $8 and $16 a month, after the first three months, depending on how much video access time you want and at what resolution. Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound barlast_img read more

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Snapdeal Flipkart plan cost cutting measures Report

first_imgBig Indian e-commerce retailers Flipkart and Snapdeal have been looking at ways to cut down costs by reducing hiring and curtailing discounts and advertising. The Mint reported, citing sources, that both the companies have cut down on hiring since March this year. Bengaluru-based Flipkart has reportedly put on hold hiring people for various senior positions, including vice-presidents, and has also stopped going to B-schools for hiring fresh talent.At the same time, New Delhi-based Snapdeal is planning to lay off about 10 percent to 15 percent of its workforce and would not replace them, besides increasing targets for its employees.The two companies have lost significant market share to competitor Amazon India in recent times.Flipkart’s workforce rose to 35,000 people from 14,000 in the last one and half years, of which more than half work in the company’s logistics business eKart. Snapdeal also doubled its staff during the same period, the Mint report added.Flipkart recorded a net loss of Rs. 2,000 crore for the financial year ended March 2015. The e-commerce firm spent “heavily” in a bid to remain ahead of its rivals Amazon India and Snapdeal, the Economic Times reported. Snapdeal’s owner Jasper Infotech reported a loss of Rs. 1,328 crore during the same time.When contacted by International Business Times, India, a spokesperson for Flipkart denied that the company was considering to cut down on hiring. Snapdeal did not respond. [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

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Tata Consultancy Services to increase Bhubaneswar units employee capacity by 3000

first_imgTata Consultancy Services (TCS) Chief Executive N. Chandrasekaran speaks during a news conference in Mumbai July 18, 2013. [Representational Image]Reuters FileTata Consultancy Services (TCS) plans to increase the capacity of its Bhubaneswar unit so that the facility can accommodate an additional 3,000 employees at its Kalinga Park SEZ office in the city. The campus currently has about 3,200 employees and has a capacity to house about 4,500 workers.”The civil structure for the third phase is ready. It will add a capacity of 3,000 employees. There is only need to develop the internal infrastructure”, Manoj Kumar Panda, centre head, TCS Kalinga Park IT/ITes SEZ, told Business Standard.The IT giant has been operating in Odisha for the last 18 years and has added to the value of the brand. The company also believes that the employee retention rate at the Bhubaneswar office is much better than other centres and hence increasing the capacity of the particular facility bodes well not just for the company but also for the government to achieve their economic objectives.The policy outlined in 2014 aims to achieve a $4 billion turnover and also achieve an employment of 60,000. “The four IT companies TCS, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro have made huge expansion of their development centres in Bhubaneswar last three years. Due to this expansion in the last three years the four IT behemoths have created additional employment of 4,700 IT professionals in the state. The plans of TCS will be a big boost to the IT sector of the state”, the website quoted government sources as saying.Meanwhile, TCS is also set to shut down its operation in Lucknow and the employees at the facility have reportedly been told about it by their managers. The move will leave about 2,000 IT employees – 50 percent of them women — in limbo. The processes functioning out of the Lucknow office are likely to be shifted to other cities such as Noida and Indore.While some of the concerned employees have reportedly written to UP CM Yogi Adityanath requesting an intervention in the matter, many have even written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) chief executive and managing director N. Chandrasekaran speaks during a news conference in Mumbai October 6, 2009. File photoReutersAfter news of TCS shutting down its Lucknow office broke, the IT giant, which has been operating in the city for 33 years now, spoke about it in an official statement as said: “The Lucknow centre had less than 1000 employees. It was not a convenient place for client related work. TCS is looking to consolidate its operations in Uttar Pradesh and the current Lucknow workforce will shift its operations to Noida and Varanasi. All employees will be relocated, no one will be fired.”last_img read more

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Mother kills self after killing daughter

first_imgA woman allegedly committed suicide after killing her 2-year old daughter at Kasba village of Gangni upazila in Meherpur district, reports UNB.The deceased are Aduri Khatun, 27, wife of Lokman Hossain of Gangni village in Alamdanga upazila and her daughter Samiha.Police quoting Kanchan Mala, grandmother of Aduri, said hanged herself after drowning her daughter in a pond near their house.Aduri along with her child and husband went to her grandmother’s house in Kasba village few days back. She might have committed suicide following family feud, said officer-in-charge of Gangni police station Anwar Hossain.The bodies were sent to Meherpur hospital for autopsy.last_img read more

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