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first_imgSushil had gone to Georgia for a three-week training Sushil had gone to Georgia for a three-week training stint there. After that he got injured and he did not take part in the inaugural Pro Wrestling League in December last year. Meanwhile, Indian womens hockey team captain Ritu Rani said that qualifying for the first time in the Olympics after 36 years was an achievement in itself and her side would look to at least finish in the top six. “We worked really hard to qualify for the Olympics and qualification itself is a big achievement. I have been playing for the last 10 years and am taking part in the Olympics for the first time,” she said. “The first match will be very important. If we do well in the first match, I feel we can do well in the Olympics. We want to be in top six at least.” Rani also said that the team was feeling better with the return of Neil Hawgood as head coach after briefly leaving the side. “He (Hawgood) was our coach earlier and we are feeling good with his return. We want to do well in the Olympics and I am hoping that we get around 20 matches before the Olympics,” she said. Rani said the womens team would be looking to improve its performance just like the mens counterparts. “They (mens side) are doing well and they have improved in rankings. We also want to do better like them.” Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran wished both Sushil and Rani to do well in Rio Olympics. “For IOA, athletes come first and I am sure Sushil and Rani will do the honours for the country and will bring the gold we are eagerly waiting for,” he said. IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta said that the preparation of the Indian athletes were going on well and the country can hope for more medals than the six won at the 2012 London Olympics. PTI PDS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Don’t have many close friends: Sania Mirza to India Today

first_imgSania Mirza’s autobiography “Ace Against The Odds” was launched today. The tennis sensation has won many laurels for India but has also been controversy’s favourite child off the court.In her book, an entire chapter is dedicated to her personal life where she talks about her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik. Malik is a Pakistan regular in the limited-overs formats after retiring from Tests late last year.The world No.1 doubles player revealed how difficult it was to pen down a chapter about how she met her husband.”I am in general quite a private person and don’t have many close friends either. I am a very private person, so it took a lot out of me to come out with that chapter,” Sania to India Today in an exclusive interview.”I am a very talkative person, am an extrovert in a lot of things but when it comes to the things that matter to me the most, I am very quiet about them. I don’t feel comfortable sharing my personal life,” she said.Sania and Shoaib married in 2010. Their wedding was even more controversial because the former Pakistan captain was accused by another girl of already being married to her.Sania is preparing for next month’s Rio Olympics where she will partner Prarthana Thombare in the women’s doubles event and Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles.More from Sania interview:- Fortunate that even at 29, I had enough experience to write a book.- Shoaib Malik is big part of my life. Families supported our decision.advertisement- Have always called my relationship with media a love-hate relationship.- Last two years have been amazing. Winning 14 tournaments were extremely amazing.- Wanted to end my career after the knee injury in 2010.- Fully focused on Rio Olympics. If I don’t win a medal there, my next target will be US Open.last_img read more

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Come work with us!

first_imgWe’re incomplete without you! Join us and it’ll be amazing.**A little about ourselves: **Freelancers Union, a national non-profit organization, represents the needs and concerns of today’s independent workforce through advocacy, information, and service. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We’re passionate about our mission to improve working life for independent workers – a community representing 30% of the U.S. workforce – and we’re the people behind all those insurance ads with the beehive that you see on the subway.We offer an excellent benefits plan that includes health coverage, dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and TransitChecks. Our offices are located in DUMBO, one stop in Brooklyn off the A, C, or F subway lines and one block from the East River and Fulton-Ferry State Park.**Our Culture: **Beyond our mission, we’re also passionate about and proud of the culture and work environment we’ve created. We believe everyone has an important contribution to make toward achieving our goals, both through collaborative teamwork and independent initiative. The atmosphere here is loose, fun, and friendly.+Community ManagerWe are seeking a Community Manager to be an integral member of the Community and Social Media team and provide support for online and offline membership outreach across the organization. The Community Manager will provide support for events, online community, and membership engagement strategy. The Community Manager should be a strategic thinker, a positive, dynamic person and a strong writer. Get more details here.+Marketing ManagerAt a time of major growth and change for our organization, including the launch of a national membership and marketing campaign, Freelancers Union is looking for an exceptional Marketing Manager. If you are a transformational leader able to build and strengthen our marketing function and can take new labor concepts and encapsulate them into unforgettable brand presence that comes to life through creative media, then this job is for you. We are seeking a strategic and organized senior leader who understands social venture opportunities and has a proven record of success in an entrepreneurial environment. You will be expected to maintain the highest level of quality as well as the highest level of respect for fellow team members, and is liked and admired by senior-level peers for your professionalism, leadership, and generosity of spirit.This position is ideal if you are passionate about work that is greater than yourself and want to use your skills to advance a new cause. This position reports to the executive director. Get more details here.+QA EngineerWe are seeking a talented QA Engineer to help test various online applications and services. We work with a diverse set of technologies and our projects span multiple domains—from health insurance to political action. You’ll be working on projects like:Automated and manual testing of member and insurance web appsTest infrastructure maintenance and ongoing efforts to increase testing coverageValidation of data transfers, file transfers, and data syncingGet more details here.+Senior Political WriterWe’re looking for a Senior Political Writer who can tell a good story, someone with demonstrated success translating complex ideas into compelling stories. We want someone whose passion about the issues can be heard from his/her words. We’re a mission-driven, social entrepreneurial organization and need a senior writer on our creative team who’s a quick study and can generate ideas and write pieces that advance our cause in the brand voice. Our new senior writer will help distinguish us with essays, op-eds, and other writing that is smart and clear, interesting, memorable, and, when appropriate, witty.Specifically, this senior writer must be able to relate our vision and work to current cultural phenomenon, demonstrating our relevance and providing a visionary voice for where we’re going. We need the senior writer to apply a historical lens, looking to the past for insight and lessons learned, not nostalgia for days gone by. The writing should be as innovative and gripping as the ideas that inform our work and the concrete manifestations of our success thus far. Get more details here.last_img read more

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Climate Adaptation: Can Developing Countries Prepare for a Hotter Tomorrow?

first_imgWhile natural disasters grab the headlines, some countries are pioneering ways to plan for both short- and long-term climate risks. It is too early to tell whether these extreme events are directly caused by human-induced climate change. What is not in dispute is that they are consistent with the broad scientific consensus that links a changing climate with more extreme events and more severe climatic cycles. Equally indisputably, the world is quickly moving towards a much hotter tomorrow.Global average surface temperature in 2010 tied as the warmest on record. According to NOAA, it also took the honors as the wettest year since records began; a development in line with models that predict that warmer temperatures will increase precipitation. The world has witnessed 0.8˚C (1.5˚F) of warming since 1880, resulting already in significant changes to physical, hydrological and ecological systems. Yet man-made climate change has barely begun to bite. According to a recent UNEP assessment, by 2100, the world can expect global average temperature rises between 2.5˚C and 5˚C (4.5˚F-9˚F) over pre-industrial levels even if all the greenhouse gas emissions cuts pledged by countries in the UN climate negotiations are fulfilled. If these pledges are not honored, warming will be even greater.The message for governments is clear. As well as urgently cutting emissions, nations everywhere need to take steps to adapt to a very different world. Such steps will require a fundamental shift in how most governments currently plan for climate-related impacts. Not only must we improve our ability to react to extreme weather events, and other climate-related surprises. Just as important, we must proactively prepare countries for new variations in local climate (such as altered monsoon patterns) and long-term changes (such as sea level rise) the combined impacts of which could affect vast populations.It is imperative that governments start now to incorporate climate risks into plans and policies in sectors such as urban development, coastal planning, agriculture, water and forestry management, and electricity production. If they don’t, major investments by governments and donors may be wasted or quickly become obsolete. And the world’s most vulnerable and resource-poor societies will miss critical opportunities to become more climate-resilient. In Pakistan, for example, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of development investments were swept away in the floodwaters.So how specifically should planners and policy makers go about incorporating climate risks into their decisions? Human society historically has not been good at forward-looking, proactive decision making. We are slow to react to, learn from, and foresee change. Yet encouragingly, while natural disasters grab the headlines, below the radar some countries are pioneering ways to plan for both short- and long-term climate risks. Over the past year, the World Resources Report, produced by the World Resources Institute with the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, and the World Bank, has engaged leaders in developing countries to learn about such efforts.Important lessons are emerging, with governments using innovative policies and pilot projects to learn which interventions can effectively address different climate risks and how to catalyze such action.Bangladesh has begun to move from disaster relief to disaster preparedness, developing pioneering early warning systems. When Cyclone SIDR battered Bangladesh in 2007, these helped keep the death toll to about 3,400 people, compared with an estimated 140,000 who perished in a 1991 cyclone of similar magnitude.Vietnam is investing more than US$100m in mangrove restoration to protect coastal towns in anticipation of climate-induced flooding. State-owned plantations have been coupled with new schools, health clinics and roads, as well as forest leases for villagers, to promote acceptance.In drought-plagued Mali, the national meteorological service transmits seasonal rainfall and soil moisture data to farmers teaching them to interpret the information to manage their crops, with yields and incomes rising in pilot areas.It is no accident that these initiatives are taking root in poor countries with the most to lose from the many impacts climate change will throw at humanity. Indeed, the developing world, out of necessity, may lead the way in learning to live with a warming planet.center_img As well as urgently cutting emissions, nations everywhere need to take steps to adapt to a very different world.Over the past year, the world has witnessed weather events on four continents so extreme that they stretch the limits of modern human experience.Last summer’s flooding in Pakistan inundated one fifth of the country and affected 20 million people. The record Moscow heat wave led to more than 10,000 deaths, widespread peat bog and forest fires, and the loss of a third of Russia’s grain crop, driving up food prices worldwide. 2011 has already witnessed flooding in Eastern Australia that submerged an area the size of France and Germany combined, followed by the most powerful cyclone to hit the country in almost a century. In Brazil, New Year floods combined with mudslides triggered the nation’s deadliest natural disaster on record.Visit the World Resources Report website for more information on decision-making in a changing climate.last_img read more

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Two runs to get, nine wickets in hand, 31 overs left and … umpires call for lunch

first_imgKohli finished unbeaten on 46, with Shikhar Dhawan 51 not out, but it was India’s bowlers who struck the biggest blows. The man of the match Yuzvendra Chahal claimed five for 22 while his fellow spinner Kuldeep Yadav took three for 20 as South Africa were skittled for 118 in 32.2 overs after being sent in.Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy and the debutant Khaya Zondo all scored in the 20s but could not go on as the hosts lost their last six wickets for the addition of just 19 runs.The Proteas have been dismissed for a lower score just seven times in their ODI history, with all of those matches coming away from home. Share on Twitter Read more The decision did not appear to go down well with the players, and the former England captain Michael Vaughan was among those left bemused.He tweeted: “Cricket is bloody bonkers … Lunch break taken with 2 runs required for Victory … Surely common sense comes into play !!!!!!!!!” Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan)Cricket is bloody bonkers … Lunch break taken with 2 runs required for Victory … Surely common sense comes into play !!!!!!!!! #SAvsINDFebruary 4, 2018 Since you’re here… Former Australia bowler Doug Bollinger retires from cricket … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Topics Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Cricketcenter_img news South Africa cricket team India cricket team Share via Email Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash)People watching the #SAvIND game right now…. #Facepalm #Cricket pic.twitter.com/939snQz2I4February 4, 2018 The former India batsman Aakash Chopra was similarly unimpressed. He wrote on his Twitter account: “Are You Serious??? Taking lunch with India needing 2 runs to win. Cricket is its own enemy.”After a break of around 40 minutes the players returned and the India captain, Virat Kohli, hit the winning runs off the ninth ball following the resumption to seal a one-sided victory. India stormed to a nine-wicket victory at Centurion after bowling South Africa out for their lowest one-day international score on home soil – but there was a bizarre conclusion to the match.India were cruising towards a 2-0 lead in the six-match series at 117 for one when, with just two runs needed from 31 overs for victory, the umpires led the teams off for lunch. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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7 days ago​Solskjaer sends message to Man Utd fans

first_img​Solskjaer sends message to Man Utd fansby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has a message for Manchester United fans concerned about the state of the club.The Red Devils are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League, only two points above the relegation zone after eight games.While Solskjaer acknowledges recent weeks have not been good enough, he believes in the quality at his disposal.The Norwegian boss gave the following message to fans in an interview with Gary Neville on Sky Sports: “It’s never an easy answer to give a message to the supporters, but we’ve got our ambition, and the ambition at this club is to win. You’ve got to win trophies, playing the right way. You want to have attacking football, but it also means defending – we haven’t always attacked.”But it’s also about giving our young lads a chance that is in our DNA. You are one of the great examples with the Class of ’92 and we’ve got some great youngsters now. We’re building for the future. We’re recruiting for the future.”Of course, at the moment we’re having a tough time, but the benefit will be there down the line I’m sure. The club is always going to be bouncing back. The last six weeks have been hard results-wise. The Chelsea game was an example of how good we can be.”It gives me a lot of confidence in our supporters when they can see what we’re trying to do as well. We’ll be back.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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RCB appoints Mike Hesson as Director of Cricket Operations, Simon Katich as head coach

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 15:06 IST Hesson will be responsible for the overall RCB cricket operations. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMike Hesson has been appointed as Director Cricket Operations for Royal Challengers BangaloreSimon Katich joins Mike Hesson as the head coachThe franchise has decided to part ways with Gary Kirsten and Ashish NehraFormer Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson has been appointed as Director Cricket Operations for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Simon Katich joins Hesson as the head coach. The franchise has decided to part ways with Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra.As the Director of Cricket Operations, Hesson will be responsible for the overall RCB cricket operations including defining policy, strategy, programs, scouting, performance management and bringing in best practices throughout all aspects of the RCB’s cricketing pathway.He will work closely with the players and the coaching team and will be a part of RCB management team. This is a new position created within the franchise. Mike Hesson brings with him strong cricketing experience of being head coach & mentor to the New Zealand team with a focus on T20 and has earned an international reputation as a leader who achieves results without sacrificing on culture.Speaking on the appointment, RCB Chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said: “RCB’s purpose is to be the most trusted, respected and best performing T20 Franchise and hence our constant endeavour is to create a culture of excellence and high performance for every member of the team.In fact, Hesson had given Ravi Shastri a run for his money in the race to be appointed India’s head coach last week.Speaking to IANS, a senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) functionary had said that it was a close call between Shastri and Hesson and New Zealand’s track record under the Kiwi from 2012 till 2018 had almost sealed the deal for the former Kings XI Punjab coach.advertisement”It was not a walk in the park for Shastri as some of you seem to believe. Hesson was really close to getting the go-ahead. It is there for all to see how the New Zealand team improved by leaps and bounds under him across all formats.”From being the perennial surprise package in big-ticket events, they had become a champion side under him and that is something that really impressed the CAC.”Under his coaching, the Kiwis reached their first-ever World Cup final in 2015. While he did resign in 2018, the Kiwis playing their second final on the trot in 2019 also had a lot to do with what Hesson brought to the table. His strategizing with the senior members in the team can’t be discounted,” the functionary explained.Asked what then turned the table back in Shastri’s favour, considering that the CAC made it clear that skipper Virat Kohli wasn’t consulted before taking the call, the functionary said it was Shastri’s experience as a player on the international stage.”The CAC felt that Shastri’s proven record as a player was one area that needed to be give due recognition as one’s own stature might become an area of concern when handling a team which has big names.”Hesson hadn’t played enough cricket himself and as we know started coaching in his early twenties. Shastri, on the other hand, played 80 Test matches and 150 ODIs. That is something that went against the Kiwi,” the functionary said.Also See: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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Mike HessonFollow Simon Katich RCB appoints Mike Hesson as Director of Cricket Operations, Simon Katich as head coachMike Hesson had applied for the role of India’s head coach but lost out to Ravi Shastri. In 2018, Hesson was named coach of KXIP in the IPL.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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American Travel to Cuba Dwindles Even As Havana Celebrates 500th Anniversary

first_imgRichmond, Va., April 1, 2019 — Cuba saw a 33 percent decline in overnight visitors from the U.S. from 2017 to 2018[1], and a recent annual survey* by leading travel insurance and assistance company Allianz Global Assistance found that Americans’ interest in traveling to Cuba in 2019 is still on the decline (75.5 percent are not interested in 2019; compared to 74.7 percent in 2018). That still leaves 14.6 percent of Americans – or about 48 million travelers – somewhat or very likely to plan a trip to Cuba. This year Cuba will celebrate the 500th birthday of its capital city, Havana, and expects to receive 5.1 million global visitors as a result. Yet according to Allianz’s survey, 90 percent of Americans are unaware of the anniversary celebration this November, highlighting an opportunity for boosters of travel to Cuba. The 6.8 percent who were aware of Havana’s anniversary said it positively impacts their interest in visiting the destination, while two percent say it negatively impacts their interest in visiting. Travel to Cuba can be confusing, especially in light of U.S. travel restrictions and advisories that often might make people think twice about visiting the island. According to the survey, a majority (63.3 percent) of Americans do not understand current travel restrictions to the island nation, which is likely preventing many from being interested in or planning a trip to the destination. The survey also asked Americans about their preferred method of travel to the island, finding that 18.1 percent would expect to arrive by plane and 6.9 percent by cruise ship. “With Havana making significant infrastructure improvements, including major hotel renovations, and planning cultural activities to celebrate the city’s 500th anniversary, it’s a great opportunity for Americans to visit,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Our survey indicates that Cuba scores highly for its resorts and beaches, as well as its cultural attractions, with 34 percent of Americans listing one of these as the top reason for their interest in visiting the island. When traveling internationally, the right travel protection policy may provide peace of mind in case of unexpected travel disruptions or health issues.”  Response201720182019% changeHow likely are you to actually plan a trip to Cuba?Very Likely5%3%2%-1%Somewhat Likely19%15%12%-3%Not Likely76%82%86%+4% Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance** through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, and other travel suppliers, as well as directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com.  Allianz Global Assistance USA  Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) serves 40 million customers annually and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies. To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.last_img read more

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Young People Urged to Think Carefully before Making Decisions

first_imgMinister of State in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, is encouraging young people to think carefully, then make decisions that will advance their lives.Speaking at a RISE Life Management Services awards ceremony for the Inner-City Youth Recycling Income Generation Project competition, on July 3, on East Street, downtown Kingston, Mr. Hayles said the youth are always faced with one challenge or another, but it is important to make the best decision possible, as this will impact their lives forever.“Anything you do, it must be up, it can’t be down. Ultimately, everything will fall into place, everything will go up after that. It is that simple,” he said. He pointed out that one of most difficult challenges facing the youth, is taking that first step.“The hard work is you getting up everyday in an environment that isn’t conducive to learning or a positive attitude and then having to stay positive. But, you can only stay positive if you say to yourself, I am here for a reason,” he told the gathering of inner city youth.The Inner-City Youth Recycling Income Generation Project competition began in 2011 with funding from the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica. The project aims to find creative and environmentally friendly ways to recycle waste and beautify the surroundings. Old tyres and other solid waste materials were utilized to beautify the surroundings.Mr. Hayles said he was very impressed with the creativity displayed by the young people in the participating communities and how they strategized to overcome the challenges faced in meeting the mandate of the competition. The Minister pointed out that inherent in their actions was the environmental legacy they will leave behind.The Minister encouraged the young people to use the challenges faced in the competition to learn something new everyday and to use every opportunity to make themselves marketable.Participating communities were Kingston Gardens, Allman Town, Parade Gardens, Drewsland, Tower Hill, Water House, Fletchers Land and Southside. The winners were Tower Hill and Kingston Gardens.By Rodger Hutchinson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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ICTSI Opens First Phase of Basra Gateway Terminal Expansion

first_imgzoom Manila-based container terminal owner and operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has formally opened the first phase of the new greenfield terminal development at its Basra Gateway Terminal in the North Port, Umm Qasr, Iraq.According to ICTSI, total investment for the first phase development, the first foreign financed development of new port infrastructure in Iraq, was USD 130 million.“Today represents a milestone in the development of Iraq’s shipping infrastructure. ICTSI’s commitment to Iraq is evidenced in major investments in the upgrade of existing berths 19, 20 and the construction of the new terminal incorporating Berth 27,” Enrique K. Razon Jr, ICTSI Chairman and President, said.He added that the new infrastructure, “equipped with state-of-the-art quayside and landside handling systems is critical for sustainable economic growth.”“We are confident the new terminal area will boost efficiency and speed the movement of import and export cargo supporting the rapid growth in Iraq’s economy,” Razon said.When fully developed, the new terminal area will comprise 600 meters of quay and 50 hectares of yard area.In April 2014, Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) was awarded the concession to take over the Government of Iraq’s container terminal in Umm Qasr as well as construct the new berth.last_img read more

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14000 TEU ONE Aquila Joins ONEs Magenta Fleet

first_imgImage Courtesy: ONEOcean Network Express (ONE) has taken delivery of its third magenta coloured containership, the 14,000 TEU ONE Aquila.The vessel was built by Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation. The ship’s sublet owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), one of the three founders of ONE, the other two being K Line and MOL.“The vessel employs a hull form that allows improved cargo-loading efficiency achieved by minimized engine-room space,” ONE said announcing the delivery.“Moreover, the vessel applies the duel system in its main engine which is capable to choose two other output ranges (high and low) that allows flexible operation and improved fuel-consumption rate, resulting in a significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. The navigation bridge has adopted the Integrated Navigation System (INS) which consolidates functions of vessel systems.”The vessel joins 14,000 TEU-class vessel ONE Minato and the 8,542 TEU ONE Commitment, which were handed over to their owner in July and May 2018, respectively.ONE Minato was built by Imabari shipbuilding while ONE Commitment, previously known as MOL’s Postpanamax containership MOL Commitment, underwent a makeover in Singapore, becoming the first boxship of the brand to boast the color.ONE Aquila will phase in THE Alliance’s Asia to North America (West Coast) PN3 service with its port rotation Hong Kong, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Pusan, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Seattle, Pusan, Kwangyang, and Hong Kong.last_img read more

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200910 Budget Overview

first_img $3.5 million will bring the number of additional police officers to 183. $6 million over three years will be used to construct and design a new forensic science facility. $500,000 will be invested for crime prevention in communities around the province. $18 million over two years will go toward the construction of a new correctional facility in Springhill. $4.4 million will be invested in corrections for training, for additional staff, and for equipment to improve safety and security in correctional facilities. The province of Nova Scotia is tabling its eighth consecutive balanced budget in 2009–10, estimating a surplus of $4 million. In 2008–09 revenues were estimated to be $8.466 billion, with expenses of $8.276 billion and a surplus of $189.7 million. Revenues are now forecasted to be $8.513 billion for 2008–09, due mainly to the Crown Share adjustment payment, with expenses of $8.491 billion and a surplus of $22.3 million. Total revenues for 2009–10, including the net income from government business enterprises, are projected to be $8.537 billion, a marginal increase of $71 million over the 2008–09 estimates. Provincial-source ordinary revenues are estimated to be down $326.3 million, offset by a $292-million increase in federal-source ordinary revenues. Other revenue sources including fees and other charges, recoveries, sinking fund earnings, and government business enterprise net income are up $105.3 million. Total expenses after consolidation adjustments for fiscal year 2009–10 are budgeted at $8.533 billion, up $256.67 million from levels estimated for 2008–09. Educating for Good Jobs Safer Homes, Safer Streets Preventing Poverty, Promoting Prosperity Building for Growth Toward a Greener Future Stimulating the Economy Through the ecoNova Scotia fund, $17 million will be spent on clean air and climate change projects throughout the province in the coming year. An additional $500,000 will help to create the climate change adaptation fund. In order to reach the goal of securing 12 per cent of protected lands by 2020, the province will offer to purchase 21,000 acres (8,500 hectares) of land in western Nova Scotia. $200,000 will be invested in our coastal management strategy to promote a healthy environment and a sustainable coast. $200,000 will help encourage the redevelopment of contaminated land and to further reduce our waste disposal rates. As part of the Poverty Reduction Strategy, $155 million will go towards improving the standard of living for low-income Nova Scotians. This builds on the initiatives put in place over the past three years, totalling almost $200 million. $2.5 million will expand the Nova Scotia Child Benefit so more families can qualify and take advantage of the children’s low-income Pharmacare program. $133 million will be invested over two years to create homes for seniors and persons with disabilities and to renovate and retrofit the social housing portfolio. More than 280,000 Nova Scotians will benefit from the Your Energy Rebate Program. Through the Heating Assistance Rebate Program, individuals with an income of $27,000 or below, and families with an income of $42,000 or below, will qualify for a rebate of up to $200. A total investment of $3.4 billion will be made in the health-care system this year. $22 million will go towards equipment, and an additional $10 million will go towards emergency repair and renewal. $27 million will be invested in IT projects that will reduce wait times and improve the delivery of health care. $87 million will go towards upgrading hospitals in the province; an additional $20 million has been invested in a new emergency room for the QEII that will be better designed to meet the anticipated 70,000 annual visits, with upgraded equipment, and more beds and staff. $5.9 million will make health information more accessible, giving Nova Scotians access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week. -30- NOTE: For further 2009-10 budget information, see the Department of Finance website at www.gov.ns.ca/finance . $1.3 billion will be invested in public education this year. $48.1 million will be invested in the Learning for Life program, to help students realize their potential. $4.1 million will be invested this year in the Black Learners Advisory Committee. A $14-million Student Information System will focus on measuring student achievement and school performance, with tangible benefits for the classroom; $2.4 million will be invested this year to begin putting the system in place. $180 million investment over three years freezes tuition rates and provides stable funding for universities. In partnership with the federal government, an investment of $114 million is going towards maintenance and upgrades to university and community college campuses. Shorter Wait Times More than $1 million will be invested in the tourism sector through the national Community Development Trust Fund to develop niche products and marketing. $2.3 million over three years will support farmers markets and direct marketing for local trade and food system development. In the past year, Nova Scotia Business Inc. has generated more than $22 million of investment in communities around the province with forecasted new job creation and retention of about 1,400. Nova Scotia’s Building for Growth stimulus plan will see $1.9 billion invested in provincially owned infrastructure projects over the next three years. $354-million investment to improve highways An estimated $40 million will be spent on tourism-related projects through the provincial stimulus plan. Over $307 million will be invested to build eight new schools and upgrade another 41. $50 million will go towards making schools, hospitals, and provincial buildings greener. Under the federal Building Canada Fund, $86 million will be invested in Atlantic Gateway projects to ensure that we take maximum advantage of this emerging trade opportunity. An additional $20-million investment in municipalities over two years will help them match federal funds for capital grants. $14.4 million will be spent to upgrade Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II, in partnership with the federal government.last_img read more

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Iran says seizure of British ship a reciprocal move

first_imgTehran: A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz was in response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier. Spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, was quoted in the semi-official Fars news agency saying “the rule of reciprocal action is well-known in international law” and that Iran’s moves to “confront the illegitimate economic war and seizure of oil tankers is an instance of this rule and is based on international rights.” Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangThe council rarely comments on state matters, but when it does it is seen as a reflection of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s views. That’s because the council works closely with Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters. The free flow of traffic through the Strait of Hormuz is of international importance because one-fifth of all global crude exports passes through the waterway from Mideast exporters to countries around the world. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: TrumpThe British-flagged Stena Impero was seized by Iran on Friday evening with a crew of 23 crew aboard. None are British nationals. Maritime trackers show it was headed to a port in Saudi Arabia. Two weeks earlier, Britain’s Royal Marines took part in the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker carrying more than 2 million barrels of Iranian crude by Gibraltar, a British overseas territory off the southern coast of Spain. Officials there initially said the July 4 seizure happened on orders from the US. Britain has said it would release the vessel if Iran could prove it was not breaching European Union sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. However, on Friday, a court in Gibraltar extended by 30 days the detention of the Panama-flagged Grace. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif characterized the seizure of Iran’s tanker as “piracy”. In comments on Twitter, he wrote that the UK must cease being an accessory to the “economic terrorism” of the US a reference to sweeping American sanctions on Iran. Iran’s subsequent seizure of the British tanker was seen as a significant escalation. Germany and France have both condemned the move, with Berlin saying it undermines all efforts to find a way out of the current crisis. In London, Tom Tugendhat, the chairman of Britain’s House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, said military action to free the British tanker would be “extremely unwise,” especially because the vessel was apparently taken to a well-protected port. Current tensions have been escalating since President Donald Trump withdrew the US from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and imposed economic sanctions on Iran, including its oil exports. In May, the US announced it was dispatching an aircraft carrier and additional troops to the Middle East, citing unspecified threats posed by Iran. The ongoing showdown has caused jitters around the globe, with each maneuver bringing fear that any misunderstanding or misstep by either side could lead to war. In June, Iran shot down an American drone in the same waterway, and Trump came close to retaliating but called off an airstrike at the last moment. Just this week, Washington claimed that a US warship downed an Iranian drone in the strait. Iran denied that it lost an aircraft in the area. There have also been attacks on oil tankers in recent weeks that the US blames on Iran an allegation denied by the Islamic Republic. Stena Bulk, the owner of the seized British tanker, said the vessel’s crew members are of Indian, Filipino, Russian and Latvian nationalities. Iranian officials say the crew remain on the tanker. The state-run news agency IRNA had reported earlier Saturday that Iran seized the British-flagged vessel after it collided with an Iranian fishing boat an explanation that portrayed the seizure as a technicality rather than a tit-for-tat move. The company that owns the ship said the vessel was in full compliance with all international regulations when it was intercepted Friday by “unidentified small crafts and a helicopter” during its transit through the Strait of Hormuz. The comments Saturday by the Guardian Council reflect how prominently Britain has featured in the rising US tensions with Iran. There was a brief standoff between the British navy and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels recently. The British navy said it warned three Guard vessels away after they tried to impede the passage of a commercial British tanker that the navy was escorting. UK-flagged vessels represented less than 0.6% of the 67,533 ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz in 2018, with 427 transits, according to maritime publication Lloyd’s List, quoting research from Russel Group. Iran’s government has desperately tried to get out of the economic chokehold, urging the other partners in the nuclear deal, particularly European nations, to find ways around the US sanctions. Meanwhile, the US is mulling a proposal called the Sentinel Program a coalition of nations working with the US to preserve maritime security in the Persian Gulf and keep eyes on Iran.last_img read more

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Not winning in India is not going to be end of world

first_imgJohannesburg: Failure to win in India is “not going to be the end of the world” for South Africa, feels the team’s Pep Guardiola-inspired interim team director, Enoch Nkwe. In a role that is all-encompassing, Nkwe, 36, is the national cricket team’s head coach, selector and team manager, with other members of the support staff reporting directly to him. His first assignment is daunting: a full-fledged tour of India. “I understand that it’s going to be a big challenge, but I strongly believe that we can really make an immediate impact,” Nkwe said at his first official press conference. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “And if it doesn’t happen, it’s not going to be the end of the world. There’s always a big picture to everything.” South Africa start the India tour with limited overs matches, the first in Dharamsala on September 15. The Tests follow in Visakhapatnam (Oct. 2-6), Pune (Oct. 10-14) and Ranchi (Oct. 19-23), the first for the team in the newly-formed ICC Test Championship. Nkwe’s role is similar to that of a European-style football manager, who enjoys sweeping powers in selection matters, and he will look to the highly successful English Premier League soccer coach Guardiola for inspiration during his side’s upcoming tour of India. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “He is on another level. There are a lot of things you can learn from different sporting codes. I have followed his work and enjoy how he backs his philosophy, he always tries to set new boundaries and break new records. “Seeing his growth, from coaching one of the biggest clubs in the world (Barcelona) at the age of 37, is an inspiration,” Nkwe said of the man who had coached the Catalan giants to many memorable triumphs during his time in Spain. Though he did not play international cricket, Nkwe tasted success coaching the Lions in the 2018/19 domestic season. He also has had coaching spells as assistant with the Netherlands national side, on the Canadian T20 circuit and with the South African ‘A’ side, including a tour to India.last_img read more

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MCC approves biggest Grant funding ever received by Sri Lanka

Further, improvement of Land Administration process also will be done in 08 districts, improving the land valuation system, upgrading 10 Land Registries and preparation of Parcel Fabric Map of all state and private land to facilitate the activities of the Survey Department. The Millennium Challenge Corporation of the US Government has approved a grant of USD 480 million to Sri Lanka at its board meeting held on the 25th of April 2019 in Washington D.C. subject to Congressional Notification, the Finance Ministry said today.On a request made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the MCC has conducted an evaluation in terms of their investment criteria and selected Sri Lanka as a qualified country to receive grant funding under their Compact Investment Program. Under this grant, Sri Lanka will receive USD 480 million for 03 main projects to be completed within a period of 5 years i.e. a special Transport Development Program covering the Colombo Metropolitan area to reduce the traffic congestion by improving flow rate, reduce travel time, reduce traffic emission and reduce accidents combined with the Bus Transport Service Modernization program including private and public sector transport service. Under transport development, improving 131 KM road network on the Central Ring Road connecting Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Eastern, North Central and Wayamba Provinces to the Colombo markets and export hubs. read more

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NY jury convicts former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager of insider trading

NY jury convicts former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager of insider trading charges AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mathew Martoma, left, leaves federal court in New York City with his wife, Rosemary, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, after being convicted of helping his company earn more than a quarter billion dollars illegally through trades based on secrets about the testing of a potential breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug. The verdict capped a three-week trial that featured testimony from two prominent doctors who confessed spilling secrets to Mathew Martoma during lucrative consultations with financiers. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister) by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2014 12:22 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – A former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager was convicted Thursday of helping the company owned by billionaire Steven A. Cohen earn more than a quarter-billion dollars illegally through trades based on secrets about the testing of a potential breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug.The verdict capped a monthlong trial that featured testimony from two prominent doctors who confessed to spilling secrets to Mathew Martoma during paid consultations in the summer of 2008.Martoma was expressionless as the jury forewoman announced he was guilty of two counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Tears streamed down the face of his wife, Rosemary, whose hands were folded on her yellow dress. No sentencing date was set.When prosecutors announced the case in November 2012, they said it may be the most lucrative insider trading scheme of all time.The trial also put a spotlight on Cohen, showing he had a 20-minute phone call with Martoma a day before the Stamford, Conn.-based firm began selling a large position in pharmaceutical stocks that enabled what prosecutors said were mammoth illegal profits.Martoma is the eighth portfolio manager or research analyst at SAC Capital to be convicted or plead guilty to criminal charges in an insider trading case. Despite his conviction, prosecutors appeared no closer to what his lawyer claimed during trial was their chief goal: to prosecute Cohen. Prosecutors, in a press release on the verdict, declined to even name Cohen, referencing him only as the “SAC Owner.”Cohen has not been criminally charged, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has accused him in a civil action of failing to prevent insider trading at the company, which he founded in 1992. He has disputed the allegations.SAC Capital pleaded guilty in November to fraud charges and agreed to pay $1.8 billion to settle charges that it allowed, if not encouraged, insider trading for more than a decade.Martoma attorney Richard Strassberg said after the verdict they were disappointed and planned to appeal. Jurors declined to comment outside the Manhattan courthouse shortly before Martoma descended its long staircase, tightly clutching his wife’s hand.In a statement, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara noted Martoma was the 79th person convicted in a stream of insider trading cases over the last four years. He compared Martoma’s actions to buying an answer sheet before an exam.“As the jury unanimously found, Mathew Martoma cultivated and purchased the confidence of doctors with secret knowledge of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug and used it to engage in illegal insider trading,” he said. “In the short run, cheating may have been profitable for Martoma, but in the end, it made him a convicted felon.”The verdict came just weeks after another jury convicted former SAC Capital portfolio manager Michael Steinberg on insider trading charges.During closings, Strassberg said his client was victimized by the testimony of doctors who traded their credibility for plea deals that left them beholden to the government. He said the doctors learned “just how frighteningly scary it can be if you get in the way of a government investigation that’s targeting someone like Steve Cohen.”Sidney Gilman, a former professor of neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School, testified he gave Martoma secret results of the drug trial sponsored by drug makers Elan Corp. and Wyeth nearly two weeks before they were publicly announced.Gilman, once one of the world’s top Alzheimer’s experts, said he was charmed by Martoma, of Boca Raton, Fla., who seemed more knowledgeable about his work than hundreds of other financial professionals who paid Gilman more than $1 million over several years for consultations.Assistant U.S. Attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown told the jury that after the doctor showed Martoma the test results in one of 43 consultations the pair had, Martoma sent Cohen an early morning email asking: “Is there a good time to catch up with you this morning? It’s important.” A half-hour later, they spoke for 20 minutes on the phone.The next day, Devlin-Brown said, Martoma and SAC Capital began selling all their shares in Elan and Wyeth and building a short position that would make millions of dollars when the stocks of both companies plummeted following the public announcement of the drug trial’s results. The government said the trades on both ends earned $275 million in profits, enough to score a $9.3 million bonus for Martoma.“Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Martoma, though all of this circumstantial evidence, has been caught with his hand deep inside the cookie jar, and defence counsel wants you to think that maybe he was just putting the cookie back,” Devlin-Brown said in his closing.Strassberg told jurors the 81-year-old Gilman’s “story at its heart makes no sense” because his memory was flawed when he met with Martoma in 2008 while he was undergoing chemotherapy for successful cancer treatments.Another doctor, Joel Ross, testified he also gave Martoma secrets about the Alzheimer’s drug test.In a statement after the verdict, FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos said a “competitive advantage gained through superior research and analysis is one thing. Cheating is another matter altogether.” read more

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Football Ohio State vs Indiana – By the Numbers

Junior wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) stands on the field during the 2017 season opener vs Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorExamining the box score after the Ohio State-Indiana football game, it is clear there are a lot of statistics that could have significant implications for the rest of the season. Certain trends to notice, problems to address or strengths the team might have will inevitably appear after the first game of the season. Here are a couple of stats worth delving into.12 – Number of pass plays allowed by Ohio State defense that went for 15-plus yards. Having lost safety Malik Hooker and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley to the draft, Ohio State has just one returning starter in safety Damon Webb and the third man of last season’s rotation of cornerbacks, Denzel Ward to lead a fresh-faced secondary. The inexperience showed Thursday as Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow systematically picked apart the Ohio State secondary, totalling 410 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. His primary wide receiver, the 6-foot-4 Simmie Cobbs, towered over all cornerbacks that covered him and bullied the defense on his way to 149 receiving yards on just 11 catches.One of the reasons Ohio State reached the College Football Playoff last season was because its secondary was among the NCAA’s elite when it came to defending the pass. The Buckeyes allowed an average of just 164.5 passing yards on 5.4 passing yards per attempt each game. It could be tough to replicate last season’s success, but the secondary will have to fare better than allowing 420 passing yards in a single game. 17 – Total Indiana rushing yards. Yes, that number is correct. The Indiana offense found plenty of success through the air, but that was the only success it had moving the ball. As expected, Ohio State’s stout defensive line looked intimidating against the Hoosiers and ensured the team found no success on the ground. Indiana failed to tally a single rushing play that went for more than 9 rushing yards. No one on its team reached even 25 net rushing yards. At the end of the game, the team averaged just 0.6 rushing yards per attempt. With defensive ends Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes, Nick Bosa and Sam Hubbard, as well as defensive tackles Tracy Sprinkle and Dre’Mont Jones returning to Ohio State’s formidable defensive line, Ohio State’s coaching staff expects opposing rushing attacks to struggle against the Buckeyes. The unit is one of the best in the nation and had a chance to flex its muscles for the first time all season in a dominant performance against the Hoosiers. Heading into the game against Oklahoma, a team that lost its two top running backs, Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine, to the draft and had no player tally more than 60 yards on the ground against the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday, expect to see the Buckeyes defensive line dominate the run game once again.0 – The number of successful deep ball passes. Heading into the season, questions persisted around the Ohio State offense about whether or not co-offensive coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day would be able to return the deep ball to Columbus. After Thursday night, those questions have still not been answered.There were instances when quarterback J.T. Barrett did everything in his power to make the deep ball work. He dropped a dime from 41 yards away into the hands of H-back Parris Campbell in the end zone, but Campbell let if fall through his arms. Then there were other times Barrett overshot his man, like when he aired out a 33-yard pass over tight end Marcus Baugh in the end zone. The Buckeyes managed to win this game in spite of no successful deep balls, but if another goose egg is found in the box score against Oklahoma on Saturday, Ohio State might not have such a favorable result at the end.67 – Ohio State red zone touchdown percentage. The Buckeyes might not have had that much success from a distance, but they were effective when close to the end zone. Against the Hoosiers, Ohio State was able to convert four of six trips into the red zone for touchdowns — three on the ground and one through the air. The only two times the Buckeyes didn’t score a touchdown inside the 20-yard line was in the first half when they settled for a pair of field goals. If Ohio State is not going to make the most of the deep ball, it has to be able to convert on nearly every opportunity to score it has once they are in the red zone. The inability to pick up yards in bulk will limit the speed that the offense can move, and in order to score at a higher rate, it will need to make the most of every opportunity. Last season, the team scored a touchdown on only 65 percent of red zone appearances and ranked 40th overall among Division I teams in red zone efficiency (87.1 percent). The results against Indiana were overall favorable, but Ohio State will need to prove they can score at a high rate once they reach the red zone if its offense is going to carry it to another title.45.3 – Average distance on punts from Drue Chrisman. Punters are not often the position fans think of when they think of team’s top talents, but Ohio State certainly had a star punter in Cameron Johnston before he graduated after last season. Replacing the Ray Guy finalist certainly was going to be a daunting task, but Ohio State almost certainly received a boost in confidence after watching Chrisman perform Thursday.The redshirt freshman averaged just 1.4 yards short of Johnston’s season average a year ago, booted two punts farther than 50 yards and placed three of six punts within the 20-yard line. For comparison’s sake, Johnston finished last season with 19 50-plus yard punts and 26 inside the 20-yard line. It still remains to be seen whether Chrisman can keep up this level of performance for the rest of the season, but if early results are any indicator, Ohio State might have found a suitable replacement at a key position. read more

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Exclusively Stefan Kretzschmar before EHF F4 Kiel and Barca favorites but Kielce

Three days left until the biggest event in our sport – VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne! “Lanxess Arena” will host 20.000 handball fans who will enjoy unforgetable time  and matches of the four biggest European teams for the fourth consecutive year. One of the handball legend, who will be there is the best ever EHF Champions League left wing Stefan Kretzschmar who speaks about F4 exclusively for Handball-Planet.com:– Of course, I am not said to see two German teams in the semi-final. It would be sad if just German teams could reach the final. Handball needs a strong European competition level and some other strong leagues. In my opinion, Kiel is the best team with the best individuals, but HSV is in good shape and they can beat “Zebras” in 60 minutes of elimination game. HSV has also a strong starting line-up – says handball guru, commentator of SPORT 1 and 2.Bundesliga team Leipzig board memberAll teams wanted Kielce in the semi-final. At the end Barca was lucky. Do you share that opinion that Polish team is outsider or we can expect more from them in Cologne? How do you see clash between Kielce and Barca?– It would be a big mistake if someone think that Kielce is the weakest team. They have a really good team and of course they have the ability to beat Barcelona. I like what Kielce build up in the last years. As I said, we need strong teams all over Europe! It will be a tough match up!Which team is the biggest favourite to win the trophy?– THW Kiel and Barca. They have a lot of world class players. Guys who leaving Kiel after this season want to say goodbye with one more trophy. They will be motivated as hell.How do you see the whole event in “Lanxess Arena”? Everything looks so perfect for handball condition. What do you think, is it possible to make even bigger and more crowded event somewhere else in the near future?– I love that event, really. I just hope that an event like that would be also possible outside of Germany, maybe Belgrade , Zagreb, in Hungary, wherever. We need to improve the other leagues too. We have a strong German Bundesliga, but just one or two strong teams in other countries. We have to change that and help that countries to bring handball on higher level. There are some ideas how to do that, but it’s all about the money unfortunately. I have a dream of a strong European handball-market with strong teams – concludes Kretzschmar for Handball-Planet.com.WHO WILL WIN THE VELUX EHF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment. ← Previous Story Torsten Laen to KIF Kolding? Next Story → Handball-Planet.com VELUX EHF F4 2013 SPECIAL Cologne handballHandball eventhandball in Lanxess ArenaStefan KretzschmarVelux EHF F4 read more

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QATAR 2015 Croatia Slovenia Spain and Qatar to quarterfinal

← Previous Story Qatar 2015 – Knock-out stage starts on Sunday Next Story → Qatar 2015: Seven European teams and host in quarterfinal The first four team who will compete in quarter-final of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Doha are known. Croatia, Spain, Qatar and Slovenia beat their rivals in Al Sadd and Lusail.Croatia – Brazil 26:25 STATISTICSSlovenia – Macedonia 30:28 STATISTICSSpain – Tunisia 28:20 STATISTICSAustria – Qatar 27:29 STATISTICS

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Adobe drops Creative Suite will only offer subscription software from June

first_imgAdobe suffered quite a bit of pricing controversy earlier this year when it was discovered it was cheaper for someone in Australia to travel to the US to buy Creative Suite than buy it locally. The situation wasn’t helped by Adobe’s CEO side-stepping pricing questions on camera.Adobe has come up with a solution to the issue of purchasing software outright, though. The company has decided to dump Creative Suite entirely as a product line and instead only offer updated versions of the applications it contains via a subscription. From June, that means brand new versions of the software called Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC and Premiere Pro CC will only be offered through Creative Cloud for a monthly fee.As for pricing, individual apps from that line up will be $19.99 per month. If you want everything then the price is $74.99 per month or $49.99 if you commit for 12 months. Anyone who has purchased Creative Suite 3 or later will be entitled to a 40 percent discount on the price of a one year subscription. That works out to $29.99 per month.For anyone who relies on Adobe’s applications day-to-day, this ultimately means the software is going to become more expensive to use. In the past you could purchase a version of Creative Suite and use it for as long as you liked before choosing to upgrade. Now that option has disappeared. You have to pay every month or year to continue to have access. The best case now is a one year commitment and $599.88 in subscription costs for access to everything.Adobe has made this change for two reasons: revenue and piracy. By switching to a subscription model the company will have regular income rather than the typical rush of cash whenever a new version of Creative Suite was released. It is also hoped that subscriptions will stop piracy because you need an account for the software to work. However, it seems likely cracked versions that don’t phone home will appear shortly after the CC suite of software launches in June.last_img read more

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