Dal Khalsa to hold march against temple demolition

first_imgUpset over the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi’s Tughlakabad, Sikh radical outfit Dal Khalsa along with two other political parties have announced to hold a protest march in Jalandhar on September 3.The temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court. ‘Reconstruct temple’“We would be holding the march to express solidarity with the Ravidasia community and to send a message to the Delhi government that nothing short of reconstruction of the temple would soothe the hurt sentiments of the aggrieved community,” said Kanwar Pal Singh, spokesperson of the Dal Khalsa on Sunday.Mr. Singh said the demolition of the temple was as painful to the Sikhs as it was to Ravidasia community. “Bhagat Ravidasji’s hymns are part of Guru Granth Sahib, hence both the communities have shared bonds. Moreover forceful demolition of any holy place, irrespective of religion, leaves followers in pain and stress,” he said.‘Mann to lead march’The spokesperson said the march will be led by Simranjit Singh Mann of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and Harpal Singh Cheema of Dal Khalsa.“We will support Ravidasia community in their future action plan to build the temple in case the government fails to reconstruct the same at the original location,” he said.last_img read more

Porto hopes veteran Iker Casillas can lead team to a comeback

first_imgPorto’s Danilo Pereira, center, Pepe, center right, and Iker Casillas, far left, attend a training session at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 8, 2019. Porto will play Liverpool in a Champions League quarter final soccer match on Tuesday. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)Porto didn’t think twice when it saw an opportunity to bring in a veteran like Iker Casillas.The goalkeeper was gradually losing his starting place at Real Madrid, the team where he thrived for more than a decade, and Porto immediately grabbed the chance to lure him in to a new career in Portugal.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We have a two-goal deficit to make up against a very strong team that is quick on the break,” Porto coach Sergio Conceicao said Tuesday. “Getting the attacking balance right is fundamental. We have to work for defensive organization and we are 100 percent focused and aware of what our opponents are doing.”Casillas didn’t play when Porto was routed 5-0 by Liverpool at the Estadio do Dragao last season in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Conceicao’s decision at the time to go with Jose Sa in goal proved costly, as the demoralizing home defeat started with a mistake by the goalkeeper.The coach isn’t expected to make the same mistake this time, and Casillas is set to start on Wednesday against Liverpool’s powerful attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, the players who netted all five goals in Liverpool’s rout last season.“Last year was a false result,” Liverpool midfielder James Milner said. “We know how good they are.”Casillas was in the Real Madrid team that lost 5-0 on aggregate to Liverpool in the round of 16 of the Champions League in 2009, but he succeeded against the English team in a pair of victories for the Spanish club in the group stage of the 2014-15 season. The 37-year-old goalkeeper won three Champions League trophies with Real Madrid, in addition to one World Cup and two European Championships with Spain’s national team.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono was ready Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ He is the player with the most appearances and most clean sheets in Champions League history, and has played the most consecutive seasons in the competition.Helping Casillas on Wednesday will be the return of central defender Pepe, who also has the experience of having won three Champions League titles with Real Madrid. Pepe missed the first leg in England because of a suspension, as did playmaker Hector Herrera.“There is no desire for revenge. Last year’s result is in the past,” Herrera said. “We have a great opportunity to continue to make history and we do not want to waste this opportunity. They have the advantage, but I believe in the ability we have as players and as a team. I am very confident and I believe we can get a good result and keep our Champions League dream alive.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The club knew all that international experience and those numerous Champions League records would soon come in handy.With the Spanish World Cup winner in goal, Porto won its first Portuguese title in five years, and is playing in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 2014-15. It is trying to reach the semifinals for the first time since it won the tournament in 2004 under Jose Mourinho for its biggest triumph.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPorto on Wednesday will need the best of Casillas — who signed from Real Madrid in the summer of 2015 — to reverse a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Liverpool.A clean sheet by the veteran Spaniard will be crucial if Porto is to advance, as a goal conceded at the Estadio do Dragao will force the Portuguese side to score four times to reach the last four. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, NBA’s first millennial head coach

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ View comments When Rosas was hired earlier this month , Timberwolves chief executive officer Ethan Casson said there was no mandate from owner Glen Taylor to keep Saunders in charge on the sideline, but even Casson acknowledged Taylor’s unabashed fondness for the son of the late Flip Saunders, who was one of the most instrumental figures in the history of the 30-year-old franchise.After Thibodeau was fired on Jan. 6 , the Timberwolves finished just 17-25 under Saunders, but players unabashedly endorsed his leadership. His fifth season as an assistant coach with the team presented a most unexpected promotion to the job his father held over 11 different seasons, including a one-year return in 2014-15 before he died of cancer. Ryan Saunders, who is the 13th head coach in Timberwolves history, even has some of the same facial expressions and nervous tics on the sideline that his dad once displayed.The highlight of the season for the Timberwolves, after they started slowly during Jimmy Butler’s trade demand saga and before they faded late amid a slew of injuries, was their first win under Saunders, a 119-117 decision at Oklahoma City on Jan. 8 on the heels of the ouster of Thibodeau, who held the dual role of president and coach. Saunders was soaked with water by the players, a handful of whom being older than him, in a joyful postgame celebration in the visiting locker room .Though the Timberwolves wound up with a 36-46 record in 11th place in the Western Conference, players spoke often of an enlightened environment around the team after Saunders took over. While also showing an eagerness to experiment with more innovative on-court strategies, he developed a rapport with the majority of the roster.Much of the tension present last season traced to Butler’s dissent, before he was dealt to Philadelphia, but Thibodeau’s old-school style and in-game intensity never appeared to bring out the best in some of the team’s younger players.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this March 9, 21019, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders directs his players against the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ryan Saunders are finalizing a contract to make the 33-year-old their permanent head coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, May 20, 2019, because the Timberwolves had yet to announce the decision made by new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)MINNEAPOLIS— The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA.The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this past season, the role long held by his father. The widely expected decision was made by new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Though the won-loss record didn’t receive a bump, several of the players were noticeably more productive in the second half of the season under Saunders than in the first half with Thibodeau. All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns and second-leading scorer Andrew Wiggins, for example, each posted increases in shooting, scoring, rebounding and assists.“He gets guys. He connects with them, and you are willing to go that extra mile,” backup point guard Tyus Jones told reporters late in the season.Said Towns, prone to hyperbole: “He’s the greatest communicator, possibly, in the NBA. The process has been so much easier when you have a person like that. The culture is getting better every single day.”Saunders spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards before returning to his home state to work for his father. He was a walk-on in college at Minnesota, where Flip Saunders also played.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ve known Ryan for many years and have always respected his approach to the game, work ethic, basketball knowledge and passion,” Rosas said in a statement.“His coaching style and philosophies are ideal for the modern NBA, and I am confident that as a partner he will get the most out of our players as we build an identity and a sustainable winning model.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWith Saunders and the 40-year-old Rosas, the Timberwolves have a leadership duo that, at the combined age of 73, is only three years older than San Antonio president and coach Gregg Popovich and 12 years older than their predecessor Tom Thibodeau.The next-youngest coach in the league behind Saunders is Sacramento’s Luke Walton, who is 39. He just missed the millennial cutoff, defined by the Pew Research Center as people with birth dates between 1981 and 1996.last_img read more

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first_imgQadir noted that the ICC earned millions of dollars by Qadir noted that the ICC earned millions of dollars by always scheduling India and Pakistan match in the group stage of an ICC event and the same had been done for next years Champions Trophy. “It is time we stopped running after India and said thank you to them,” he added. The PCB recently said that the BCCI had backed out of a womens bilateral series in the UAE saying it had not got clearance from its government to play the series. Former Test batsman, Mohsin Khan said cricket and politics should not be mixed. “I just feel that Anurag Thakur should not give political statements in his capacity as BCCI President,” he said. PTI Cor ATK ATKlast_img

Earl Eddings to remain Cricket Australia chairman till October 2019

first_imgEarl Eddings was named the new permanent chairman of Cricket Australia (CA) by the board on Wednesday, four weeks after taking up the post on a temporary basis when David Peever was forced to resign.A director on the board for the 10 years, Eddings would serve until next October’s annual general meeting when the post would be filled by a candidate nominated after consultation with the state associations, Cricket Australia said.Eddings takes on the role at a difficult time for the game in Australia after last year’s bitter pay dispute with the players was followed by a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March that rocked the sport.Peever resigned a little more than a week after being re-elected for a second three-year term, bowing to public pressure in the wake of a scathing review of the board’s governance and culture.”There’s no question this year has been a challenging one for cricket and for Cricket Australia. Our aim is to ensure management are empowered to rebuild trust and strengthen the game,” CA director Jacquie Hey said in a statement,”Earl’s involvement over the past decade provides continuity in a time of change and enables the board to maintain strong relations with the ICC (cricket’s governing body), other member countries and our valued partners.”The Longstaff report, which was not released until after Peever’s second term was secured, found the board partially culpable for the events in Cape Town which led to bans for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.advertisementThe report also said CA was perceived as “arrogant” and “controlling” by stakeholders and had nurtured a culture of “winning without counting the costs”.”Cricket is only what it is in Australia because of the commitment of our people, the fans and the thousands of volunteers around the country.”I am honoured to serve in this position and am committed to making cricket stronger and a game that we can all be proud of,” Eddings said.last_img read more

World Rugby says plans for Nations Championship will include relegation

first_imgnews World Rugby came under considerable fire last week after reports that its Nations Championship would feature the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship sides, as well as the USA and Japan, and that there would be no promotion or relegation for 12 years. There was also a backlash from senior players including the England captain, Owen Farrell, amid fears their welfare was being ignored as well as the threat of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga boycotting the World Cup.In a statement issued on Wednesday however, World Rugby revealed its original proposal – made to the relevant unions last September – which includes relegation from both the Six Nations and a six-team Rugby Championship, also featuring Japan and Fiji (the next two highest teams in the world rankings), referred to as the Rest of the World.Under the proposal the competition would start in 2022, be held in its full form every two years – but not in World Cup years – and a truncated version in British & Irish Lions years. One team from the Six Nations and one from the Rest of the World would face relegation each time the competition is played in full, or every two years. Share on Facebook Pacific Islands’ uproar is justified. So what about their Super Rugby exclusion? “With the proposed model incorporating competitions that are not owned or run by World Rugby, not all unions are presently in favour of immediate promotion and relegation. We continue to consider the feedback, but remain absolutely committed to an eventual pathway for all.”World Rugby is also seeking to address the players’ concerns and will meet the International Rugby Players Council, of which Farrell and Johnny Sexton are members, on Monday. The council has also said it will convene again next week to discuss World Rugby’s latest proposals. Rugby union Read more World Rugby Robert Kitson Support The Guardian World Rugby has insisted promotion and relegation will be a part of its proposed new world league despite opposition from within the Six Nations. The global governing body has also staunchly defended its proposal – described as “undercooked” by the Rugby Football Union – and responded to accusations it was planning to exclude the Pacific Islands. Rugby union’s World League plans risk forfeiting the game’s soul World Rugby’s decision to go public comes before the emergency meeting next week in Dublin – called by the governing body’s chairman, Bill Beaumont – where representatives from all tier one nations, as well as Japan and Fiji, will be present. Support for World Rugby’s September proposal is far from unanimous – leading to a number of different suggestions including that which leaked last week – with promotion and relegation the main stumbling block. It remains to be seen if and how it can be overcome at next week’s meeting.“Contrary to reports our proposed competition provides opportunities for all teams to compete at the top level on merit, with promotion and relegation,” read World Rugby’s statement. “Under this model, the Pacific Islands and all teams outside the current Six Nations and the Rugby Championship would have a potential pathway. Bret Harris Topicscenter_img Since you’re here… Share on Messenger The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Six Nations Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Read more Rugby Championship Reuse this contentlast_img read more

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni ruled out of CSK vs MI match with fever

first_img No data available! scorecard graphs view more view less commentarycenter_img IPL 2019: MS Dhoni ruled out of CSK vs MI match with feverMS Dhoni had earlier missed the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 17 due to back spasm. advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 19:41 IST MS Dhoni’s absence will be a big blow for CSK on Friday as they look to seal their spot in the playoffs (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSThis is only the 5th IPL match MS Dhoni is not playing for Chennai Super KingsDhoni had earlier missed the match vs SRH on April 17 due to back spasmMumbai hold a 15-12 advantage over Chennai in head-to-head IPL encountersMahendra Singh Dhoni will miss his second match for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019 as he is down with fever. Suresh Raina will lead the Super Kings in their match against Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Friday.CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will also miss this key clash due to fever. This is only the 5th IPL match that MS Dhoni is not playing for Chennai Super Kings. CSK vs MI Live BlogDhoni had earlier missed the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 17 due to back spasm. Raina had led the Super Kings in that match and suffered a 6-wicket defeat at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.Dhoni’s absence will be a big blow for Chennai on Friday as they look to seal their spot in the playoffs. The defending champions are on top of the table with 16 points from 11 matches and need just one more win to become the first team to advance to the playoffs.Wishing MS Dhoni a super speedy recovery!#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/9AZxP51JAhMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 26, 2019Mumbai Indians on the other hand, are placed third with 12 points and yet to consolidate their position in the top four and need at least two more wins to seal a play-off berth.Mumbai Indians, who are returning to play at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, will be confident, considering they had beaten the defending champions in their early-season meeting at home. After posting 170 on the board, CSK were jolted by the pace trio of Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff and Hardik Pandya who shared 7 wickets between them.advertisementThe @ChennaiIPL win the toss and elect to bowl first against the @mipaltan #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/a4Un17kV7QIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 2019Chennai Super Kings have enjoyed a lot of success against most teams in the IPL but Mumbai Indians have always proved to be worthy opponents. In fact, CSK have a winning percentage of less than 50 against only MI in the IPL.In 27 meetings between the two sides across all competitions, Mumbai Indians have managed to win 15 with Chennai Super Kings winning 12.Mumbai however, must be cautious against Chennai as they have not lost a single game at their home so far in this year’s league. Chennai have won all of their five games at the Chepauk.More importantly, Mumbai Indians have enjoyed considerable success over the years at Chepauk, considered Chennai Super Kings’ fortress.CSK have not lost a single match at Chepauk in IPL 2019. In fact, they have lost only one match out of their last 18 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. However, the said defeat came against MI in IPL 2015 and Rohit Sharma’s men are the last team to beat MS Dhoni’s men at the iconic venue.In fact, Mumbai Indians completed a double over Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk in IPL 2015, also winning the final at Chennai’s home venue.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow CSK vs MIFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Malaika Arora turns up the heat in ganji and mini shorts at gym. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora was recently spotted outside her gym in Bandra, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Her attire gave us goals for gym look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: The 45-year-old donned a grey sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She teamed the sports bra with a white top which she wore over it.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The actress completed her attire with a pair of grey mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: With her gym look, Malaika carried her favourite Gucci backpack to the gym.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: And paired her bag with black workout shoes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: The Chaiyya-Chaiyya girl looked stunning in her all natural avatar without any makeup.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: And let her long flowy hair down.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: Malaika Arora recently returned from a vacation in Austria with boyfriend, Arjun Kapoor.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Malaika AroraGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora was recently spotted outside her gym in Bandra, Mumbai. Her attire gave us goals for gym look.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d711a51308291567693393_1595997_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 – 18:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika turns up the heat in ganji and mini shorts at gym. See picsApp headline: Malaika turns up the heat in ganji and mini shorts at gym. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

Summer’s End: 10 Items to Soothe the Icy Sting of Reality

first_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations Summer is almost over. Though we may try to fight the passage of time, the rising winds, and the swelling clouds, fall draws nigh. Instead of lamenting the dying of the light, the best we can do is snap ourselves out of vacation mode and prepare for classes or work (or both, as the case may be). We thought we’d share this list of excellent products to help soothe the icy sting of reality and boost productivity.1. Neo Smartpen N2 This neat little device will change the way you take notes, either in the classroom or the boardroom. It works as a normal pen, but it also makes a digital copy of everything you write down, which you can then access from your mobile device. Never again will you lose important notes from lectures or meetings; on the down side, it will be harder for your instructor to buy the “dog ate my iPad” defense.$169 2. Troubadours Whether you’re in a loud dorm room or a loud workplace, these cans can serve as a classy way to stay focused on the matter at hand. The zebra wood casing gives it an attractive appearance, while the plush cups help prevent headphone fatigue. These handsome headphones are $25 off on Huckberry, and every pair boasts a unique wood grain. Also, for every pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.$125 3. Leather Business Card Case As you slip out of vacation mode and into work mode, you’ll find yourself at more and more business cocktail parties, networking events, and conferences. In other words, you’ll need to start whipping out those business cards again. This handsome leather case, hand-stitched in Philadelphia and made of 100% American materials, will prevent your business cards from being unceremoniously bent.$50Related: The Unspoken Suit Rules You Need to Know4. Smart Kapp Dry Erase Board If you’re looking for something for the whole office, you might give the Smart Kapp dry erase board a closer look. In addition to behaving like a normal dry erase board, the Smart Kapp makes a sharable digital copy of everything you write or draw on it. This way, you won’t have to worry about kids coming in and erasing your Q4 projections — nor do you have to worry about erasing said kids’ precious drawings. It’s a lot like the Neo smartpen, only it’s more collaborative and designed for commercial use.$8995. Dodgeball Eco-Fleece Pant Who says that all work attire has to be fancy? If you work from home, comfort is likely your number one fashion priority. Still, these pants are a bit more stylish than your typical sweatpants, and made from a blend of cotton, recycled polyester, natural rayon, and fabrics like Eco-Jersey and Eco-Fleece. You might be interested in pairing these comfortable mamma jammas with the Rocky Eco-Fleece Zip Hoody ($58) from the same company.$46 6. Filson Original BriefcaseIf you’re looking for a simple, non-pretentious briefcase, you might check out this black number from Filson. It’s got a sleek look to it, with plenty of straps and pockets for all your professional effects. And like any good briefcase in 2015, the Filson Original has a great spot for a laptop. It’s made with oil finish tin cloth and 100% genuine bridle leather. In short, it’ll do.$265 7. Infinity Alliance BackpackMany modern professionals eschew briefcases in favor of the backpacks of their school days. However, that old Scooby Doo backpack probably won’t cut it in the professional environment. This sharp-looking backpack from Hex has plenty of space for everything you need — including a 15-inch laptop. If you like the look but not the style, we suggest you look at the other 16 pieces in Hex’s Infinity collection, ranging from overnight travel bags to laptop sleeves to iPhone cases.  The tan waxed canvas is attractive, water-resistant, and well suited for fall.$808. Chuck Taylor All Star II Virtually everyone has owned a pair of the original Chuck Taylors in his or her life. If you’re looking to revisit the glory of Chuck Taylor All Stars, or want to check them out for the first time, allow us to suggest the updated Chuck Taylor All Star II. Purists may scoff, but the All Star II is really a pretty excellent update. Though the styling is roughly the same, the All Star II boasts more curves, more durability, and more comfort. It’s a pretty cool shoe for a new school year.$759. Dodgeville Leather Boots If you want more professional look for your feet, feast your eyes on these handsome devils. These durable boots can withstand the increase in moisture that inevitably comes with fall. The Dodgeville boot in particular has a stylish silhouette and ample ankle protection. Thorogood is an excellent company that has spent 120 years perfecting its leathercraft at its Wisconsin factory. Every boot is 100% American made.$37510. Mod Laptop Craft Edition If you’re looking to carry around some key pieces of technology, but would rather not haul around a bulky bag, you might check out the Mod Laptop Craft Edition from This Is Ground. This unique carrying case is extraordinarily useful, with a laptop slot, a phone slot, plus credit card slots, snap button loops, and much more. This comes discounted from Huckberry’s aptly named Back to Reality Shop.$425 What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! last_img read more

Mitsubishi Christens New Sayaringo STaGE LNG Carrier

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, held a christening ceremony for the next-generation Sayaringo STaGE type LNG carrier on April 19.The vessel, which is under construction for Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), was named Diamond Gas Sakura. It is the third Sayaringo STaGE unit for the two companies, featuring significantly improved carrying capacity and fuel performance due to the adoption of a more efficient hull structure and hybrid propulsion system.After completion and handover in May, the Diamond Gas Sakura will join the parties’ first two ships, the Diamond Gas Orchid and the Diamond Gas Rose, in transporting LNG for the Cameron LNG Project in the U.S.Featuring a length of 293.5 meters and a width of 48.94 meters, the Diamond Gas Sakura has a total tank holding capacity of 165,000m3.Launched on September 15, 2018, the 73,800 dwt vessel was ordered through MI LNG Company, Limited, a joint venture for the design and sale of LNG carriers established by MHI and Imabari Shipbuilding.Image Courtesy: Mitsubishi Heavy Industrieslast_img read more

Video evidence Masters works to catch every shot on camera

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Staid and tradition-driven Augusta National is suddenly on the cutting edge of technology.The club that hosts the Masters isn’t particularly known for its embrace of the new. The club agonizes over the slightest change to its course layout. Etiquette is paramount. History is revered.A pimento cheese sandwich at concession stands is still just $1.50 for crying out loud.But pop open a laptop when the tournament begins Thursday and for the first time the Masters plans to have nearly all of the 20,000-plus shots available to view on its website just a few minutes after they happen.Club chairman Fred Ridley said the option is the first of its kind in golf.“It’s been two or three years in developing,” Ridley said Wednesday. “We had it in a beta test mode previously, but now I feel like that we can actually execute on this. So we just thought it was something that people wanted and which supplemented our other forms of providing coverage of the tournament.”The tournament’s online trailblazing is mildly surprising because the in-person mystique of the Masters has always been a huge part of its charm.In an era where many major professional franchises and college teams struggle to attract a live audience — at least partly because of numerous online and television viewing options — the decision-makers at Augusta National have no such worries.The throngs that walk the course in Augusta have often paid a small fortune to watch even the practice rounds. In a strange twist, they’ll be pretty much the only golf fans who can’t enjoy the new technology: Cell phones aren’t allowed on the course.Ridley said he doesn’t believe the tournament’s extra online features will detract from the live experience.“I think there’s always that discussion,” Ridley said of how much access is too much. “I think it’s a balance — what really drives us is quality. We could have come out with this a year or so ago, but we weren’t ready.”The reason they weren’t ready isn’t entirely clear: The club is secretive about pretty much everything that happens in its real or digital world. Still, it’s fairly obvious it’s a prodigious undertaking.The Masters Digital wing takes up a sizable chunk of the media centre and the room was buzzing with dozens of workers. The new technology was tested one final time during the inaugural Augusta Women’s Amateur tournament last week.The increased video is the most obvious new feature. Users would conceivably be able to watch a player’s round in a fraction of the time it takes to watch a full round, getting an unprecedented view at how players navigate the course from the first tee to Amen Corner to the uphill dogleg right finale on No. 18.The only time shots might not be captured is situations with difficult lies or if a group’s shots end up in vastly different locations. Ridley called it an “extensive library of content” that could be particularly useful during the first and second rounds when someone unexpected makes a charge up the leaderboard and TV isn’t capturing every move.The Masters has always had one of the smallest TV broadcast windows for a major and this is the first time that pretty much every shot will be captured on camera. Now every random hole-on-one, double eagle or gigantic mishap will come with video evidence.The new technology might not beat standing under the Georgia sunshine watching the world’s best players, but for the golf fans who can’t be here, it’s a potentially big upgrade in how they experience the tournament.“We’re not going to sacrifice quality,” Ridley said, “but we thought this was a great supplement to our traditional means of providing coverage.”___For more AP golf coverage: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDavid Brandt, The Associated Press read more

JPMorgan Chase and Anadarko Petroleum rise Netflix stumbles

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Anadarko Petroleum Corp., up $14.98 to $61.78Chevron will buy the rival oil company for $33 billion as it seeks more growth from deep-water exploration in the gulf and in the Permian Basin.JPMorgan Chase & Co., up $4.98 to $111.21The nation’s largest bank by assets reported a 5% increase in quarterly profit on more revenue from loans, beating Wall Street forecasts.The Walt Disney Co., up $13.46 to $130.06The media and entertainment company will launch its new video streaming service in the U.S. as early as October.Allegheny Technologies Inc., down $1.54 to $25.66The maker of steel and specialty metals warned investors that supply and cost problems will severely cut into its first-quarter profit.Wells Fargo Co., down $1.25 to $46.49The bank’s first-quarter profit beat forecasts, but its assets, loans and deposits all fell as it deals with regulatory restrictions.National Oilwell Varco Inc., down $2.46 to $26.87The oil services company said lingering impacts from a slide in crude oil prices last year will weigh down quarterly profit and revenue.Netflix Inc., down $16.51 to $351.14The streaming video service’s $13.99 monthly cost will soon be undercut by Disney’s streaming service at $6.99 per month.PNC Financial Services Group Inc., up $3.98 to $132.70The bank’s first-quarter profit met Wall Street expectations and its revenue beat forecasts thanks to more interest income.The Associated Press read more

Derek Jeter Is Not The Greatest Yankee Of All Time

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (May 16, 2017), FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner helps us make sense of one of the latest developments in the NBA playoffs: the ankle injury that forced Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Can the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors without him? Next, Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey was retired by the New York Yankees on Sunday. We debate whether Jeter’s career was as great as the Yankees like to think it was. Finally, the prevailing wisdom is that playing at home during the playoffs matters — but is that true across all sports? We discuss. Plus, a significant digit on softball.Here are links to what we discussed:The Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia stepped on Leonard’s foot in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, injuring Leonard. Was Pachulia’s play dirty, accidental or both? The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman investigates.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg argues that the Spurs cannot beat the Warriors without Leonard.In 2014, Neil Paine found that Derek Jeter wasn’t clutch — he was just good.Last week, Neil discovered that a home playoff game can be a big advantage — but not in hockey.Earlier this year, FiveThirtyEight found that coaches’ yelling at refs actually works.Significant Digit: 1 — the ranking of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the top ranked college softball team in the nation, according to a new coaches poll released this week. Despite this, the NCAA tournament’s selection committee said the Gophers did not deserve one of the tourney’s top 16 seeds. read more

Albert Pujols Is The Worst Player In Baseball

Nap Lajoie1901, 1904, 1906451916 Frank Bolling1964231961 *Inverse rank is a player’s ranking from the bottom of the league (i.e., No. 1 represents the worst player in baseball by WAR)Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Tris Speaker1912, 1914, 1916471907 Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels is the most feared hitter of his generation — one of the greatest ever to step into a batter’s box. He ranks eighth all-time in home runs, seventh in extra-base hits and 10th in total bases. At his peak, he won three MVP awards and was also the best position player in baseball — according to wins above replacement (WAR)1Taking the average of Baseball-Reference.com’s and FanGraphs.com’s versions of WAR. — three times (in 2006, 2008 and 2009). Pujols’s resume makes him a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer.But this season, a new title can be assigned to Pujols: He’s the worst player in baseball.Pujols has flat-out stunk up Angel Stadium. He’s hitting .230 (79 points below his previous career average) with an on-base plus slugging 26 percent worse than league average. Even in an age of ineffective designated hitters, Pujols has easily been the worst hitter at the position that provides the least defensive value (i.e., zero value). As a result, no player has been less valuable than Pujols this year: His -1.99 WAR ranks dead last among all players (including pitchers).If he finishes the season in last place — which seems quite possible, as L.A. continues to pencil him into its starting lineup, day after day, despite his poor numbers — Pujols will become the first modern2Since MLB’s two-league era began in 1901. position player ever to be both baseball’s best and worst player at various points in his career. The worst finish by a former No. 1 player previously belonged to the delightfully named New York Yankees second baseman Snuffy Stirnweiss. Snuffy was baseball’s top position player in 1945, when many of the league’s best (such as Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Joe DiMaggio) were serving in the military. But he was also the league’s second-worst player in 1950, a miserable season that saw him hit .216 and get traded from the 98-win Yankees to the 58-win St. Louis Browns.Here are the worst finishes by WAR for position players who were also the best in baseball at some point in their career: From the penthouse to the outhouseWorst ranks (from the bottom of MLB) in wins above replacement for players who were best in the league for at least one season, 1901–2017 Bill McKechnie1913321914 WORST SEASON PLAYERNO. 1 SEASONSINV. RANK*YEAR Adam Dunn2011232004 Jim Rice1978341989 Pete Rose198341973 Fred Lynn1979501990 George Sisler1918311926 Mel Ott193871946 Albert Pujols2006, 2008, 200912017 Obviously, it isn’t good to take two wins away from a club’s ledger, relative to what it could’ve gotten from a minimum-salary scrub. That’s especially true for the Angels, who are a single game in back of the Minnesota Twins for the American League’s final wild-card berth and fighting for their postseason lives. But in a funny way, Pujols’ last-place ranking this year is also a kind of testament to how good he’s been over the course of his long, storied career.The bottom of the WAR leaderboard provides a good lesson in the difference between “ability” and “value”. Ability-wise, Pujols isn’t actually MLB’s worst baseball player — that distinction would probably go to a fringe player who was called up at midseason and rarely plays — but he has been its least valuable, in no small part because of the ample opportunities he’s received.3Pujols is third on the team in plate appearances. Simply being bad isn’t enough; in order to even get the chance to finish last in WAR, a player needs to have earned the confidence from management to let him play through a prolonged slump.That’s why, even though no former No. 1 player has sunk as low as Pujols this season, the list of league-worst players by WAR includes plenty of guys who were, at one point, extremely good at baseball. Most notably, the worst player in 1983 was the all-time hit king, Pete Rose, who — unlike Pujols — was eventually benched by the Phillies because of his poor play. PLAYERLAST-PLACE SEASONRANKYEAR(S) Rickey Henderson1985, 1989, 1990321979 Ted Simmons1984101978 Billy Urbanski1935321934 Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, Fangraphs Ernie Banks1959381971 Albert Pujols201712006, 2008, 2009 Bobby Byrne1908121910 Alex Rodriguez2000, 2005, 2007102016 Alexei Ramirez2016252010 Lou Gehrig1934, 1936501939 Al Rosen1953331949 Jimmie Foxx1932, 1933491944 Lee Magee1917231918 Willie Keeler1907151904 Milt Stock1924151919 Snuffy Stirnweiss194521950 Even the worst players used to be goodBest ranks (from the top of MLB) in wins above replacement for players who ranked last in WAR in a season, 1901–2017 George Scott1968131973 Derek Jeter1999422013 Marquis Grissom2005101994 Ken Griffey1996222010 In addition to Pujols, there are a few other names on this year’s worst-players list who peaked as stars not too long ago. Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies, the second-worst player this season, ranked as high as No. 15 in 2010. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez fell from 10th-best in 2009 all the way to sixth-worst this season. And Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays, who clocks in as baseball’s 26th-worst player by WAR this year, ranked third-best as recently as 2011. It takes a great reputation to be afforded such a bad season.Since signing a massive contract with the Angels before the 2012 season, Pujols has had a few solid renaissance seasons, and he was an above-average hitter as recently as last season. So it wasn’t unreasonable for the Angels to expect him to eventually snap out of his funk at some point this season. And he may well end up with 100 runs batted in despite the poor sabermetric numbers — though it would be one of the least valuable 100-RBI seasons ever. Either way, he’s just the most glaring example of a phenomenon that probably won’t go away anytime soon. As long as there are managers dreaming of a turnaround — and ones who lack any better options4Pujols’ contract, which will pay him another $28.5 million per year for the next four seasons, may also play a role. — once-great players like Pujols will always get the chance to play themselves to the bottom of the WAR charts. BEST SEASON Mickey Doolin1918251910 read more

Julius Kuhn to miss WCh 2019

Big trouble for German national team caused injury of Julius Kuhn in win over Kosovars at Round 2 of the EHF EURO 2020 qualifications.The 26-years old shooter of MT Melsungen suffered knee ligaments injury which will put him out of the court until end of the season.This means left back of generation which won EHF EURO 2016 in Krakow will  be forced to miss one of the highlights of career – World Championship 2019 on home court next January. Julius Kuhn ← Previous Story NOT EVEN YELLOW CARD!? Swiss line-player Lucas Meister broke Lazar Kukic nose Next Story → SEHA BEST 7 in October 2018

Canadian ad compares social smoking to farting

first_imgYouTube/Nikolay SlavovGraphic images to appear on cigarette packets>1 in 3 women in Ireland are smokers> “JUST BECAUSE I fart at parties now and then, it doesn’t make me a farter”.That’s the logic being applied to social smoking by this new ad from Canada’s Ministry of Health as part of the “Quit the Denial” campaign.last_img

Indonésie vague dévacuations en prévision dune éruption volcanique

first_imgIndonésie : vague d’évacuations en prévision d’une éruption volcaniqueIle de Java, Indonésie – Par crainte d’une éruption, les autorités indonésiennes ont élevé à son maximum le niveau d’alerte autour du volcan Merapi. Situé sur l’île de Java, ce volcan a vu son activité fortement augmenter au cours du week-end, et par précaution, les populations vivant à proximité ont été évacuées.Près de 500 secousses sismiques ainsi que des coulées de lave ont été observées ces deux derniers jours, laissant imaginer que le volcan Merapi pourrait entrer en éruption dans les heures à venir. En prévision de ce réveil imminent, le niveau d’alerte a été porté à son niveau le plus élevé ce lundi 25 octobre à 6h00.”Les responsables ont prévenu que s’il entrait en éruption, le magma coulerait sur le flanc gauche”, a indiqué Sri Purnomo, chef du district de Sleman sur l’île de Java. Ce sont alors quelque 11.400 personnes vivant dans un rayon de 10 kilomètres autour du cratère qui seraient confrontées à une évacuation d’urgence, à laquelle elles sont heureusement préparées.Situé à 2.968 mètres d’altitude, le volcan Merapi est le plus actif des 69 volcans en activité en Indonésie. Il a connu sa dernière éruption il y a quatre ans, quelques jours après qu’un meurtrier séisme d’une magnitude de 6,3 a touché la ville de de Yogyakarta et ses environs. “L’énergie est plus forte qu’avant l’éruption de 2006. Nous n’avons pas d’indications permettant de dire qu’une éruption explosive pourrait se produire comme en 1930, mais cela reste possible” a indiqué M. Surono, un vulcanologue. Cette éruption avait provoqué la mort de 1.300 personnes.Le 25 octobre 2010 à 15:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Poll More than a third are not planning to report ethnicity pay

first_imgEmployee Benefits poll: More than a third (34%) of respondents are not planning to report their organisation’s ethnicity pay gap data.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 29 responses, also found that 31% of HR professionals are planning to report their business’ ethnicity pay gap data at some point in the future, while an equal amount (31%) simply do not know if this is on their organisation’s agenda.Only a minority (3%) have committed to reporting their organisation’s ethnicity pay gap data this year.On 30 January 2019, professional body The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) voluntarily disclosed its ethnicity pay gap across 243 employees, reporting a 1% mean ethnicity pay gap for hourly pay in 2018. This action formed part of a report aiming to encourage dialogue around diversity and inclusion.The CII’s median ethnicity pay gap is 16% in favour of black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) employees. Just under a quarter (23%) of the organisation’s workforce is of ethnic origins, compared to 77% white staff members.Around a quarter (24%) of the CII’s Bame employees are in the organisation’s lowest pay quartile. This compares to 21% in the third pay quartile, 22% in the second and 27% in the highest.For employees who identify as white, 76% are in the lowest pay quartile, 79% are in the third, 78% are in the second and 73% are in the highest pay quartile.Tali Shlomo, people engagement director at the CII, said: “The opportunities and rewards for employers [that] embrace diversity and inclusion are huge, and the insurance profession has an opportunity to take a positive lead by preparing early and addressing diversity issues meaningfully, whether such requirements become statutory or not.”How can small to medium organisations support employees’ mental health? Cast your vote in our poll today…last_img read more

Indiana Depot LRA Seeks Executive Director for Industrial Park

first_imgThe Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority (NeCDRA) is searching for an executive director to oversee the business development, redevelopment initiatives, and economic incentives and policy of the Vermillion Rise Mega Park, a 7,500-acre industrial park in west central Indiana. The position serves under the direction of the NeCDRA board.The position’s duties include:Advises all aspects of economic development and redevelopment issues affecting the Vermillion Rise Mega Park, including vision, goals and objectives.Manages economic development projects and property land use, including real estate and land development agreements.Implements NeCDRA economic development strategy, including business retention and expansion, business attraction, and business ombudsman/advocacy.Nurtures community, regional and state networks to enhance business development opportunities.Manages the NeCDRA master plan including land use, zoning, transportation studies; administers local planning, and transportation planning programs.Works cooperatively with jurisdictions within the county.Conducts regional water district studies; prepares and presents open space proposals.Oversees and approves the NeCDRA community engagement activities.Minimum qualifications include:Minimum three years in same or related field.Staff management experience.Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, urban planning, public policy or a related field and a minimum of direct experience associated with business development in areas such as commercial, manufacturing and industrial development, and/or experience in community planning in a municipal environment; or equivalent.Commercial real estate knowledge.Budget preparation and resource management experience.Seeks sources of funding including federal, state and local revenues; revenues from sale of credits; and revenue from land and building rentals and sales.A full position profile is available on the Vermillion Rise website. Email resume and cover letter by Aug. 19 to len.helt@vermillionrise.com. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more