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He has made rapid strides in limited overs cricket over the past couple of months but for Kuldeep Yadav, the ultimate challenge is to bowl long spells consistently in the Test format.The 22-year-old from Kanpur, alongside another youngster Yuzvendra Chahal, have shouldered the Indian spin attack in back to back limited overs series against Sri Lanka and Australia not letting the team feel the absence of seasoned pros like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.However Test cricket remains his priority – a format which brought him into the limelight after a successful Test debut against Australia in Dharamsala, last March.”The last six months have been great and I have got plenty of chances to play for India. When you are starting off, you want to play each and every game for Indiairrespective of format. But in the longer run, I would love to win as many Test matches as possible for my country,” Yadav told PTI during an interaction ahead of the limited overs New Zealand beginning on October 22.Spin great Bishen Bedi had recently said he would like judge Yadav after he has done the hard yards in Test cricket. Yadav accepted legendary spinner’s view point with utmost humility.”He has been a great of the game and I understand where he is coming from. Bowling long spells in first-class cricket is something I have always looked forward to. There is no better feeling for a spinner than getting a batsman out after setting him up. That sort of planning is only possible in the longest format,” Yadav said.advertisementYadav’s strength has been his accuracy, which is fairly tough for a chinaman to maintain. However, it has not always been smooth sailing for him, having being hammered on a couple of occasions in the just concluded series against Sri Lanka.He went for 75 runs in 10 overs in the game after he became the third Indian to take a hat-trick in ODIs in Kolkata.And during the T20s series against Australia, he was taken to the cleaners by Moises Henriques and Travis Head leaking 46 runs in four overs.”It just goes to show that every day is a new day in international cricket. Having said that, getting a hat-trick was like a dream. I never thought I could do that so early in my career,” he sounded satisfied.Yadav loves bowling to the left-handers and two of his victims at the Eden Gardens were southpaws Ashton Agar and Matthew Wade before he had right-hander Pat Cummins caught behind with the wrong one to complete his hat-trick.”I think I am more effective against the left-handers but I did enjoy getting Cummins out that day. I went for the wrong one and it worked.”Someone who has seen Yadav from close quarters is Australian Brad Hogg, who himself has praised the younger chinaman. Yadav too can’t help raving about Hogg.”He has helped me a lot (during the KKR days) and he continues to do so. Even in the Australia series, where he was commentating, he always made time for me. I don’t think my wrist position is as immaculate as Hogg’s. I am still learning the tricks of the trade,” said Yadav, adding there is still a long way to go before he can be as effective as Hogg.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There was no perfect ending to Arsene Wenger’s iconic 22-season rivalry with Manchester United.Instead, it was an all-too-familiar feeling for the departing Arsenal manager.Honored and embraced before kickoff by past and present United managers Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, Wenger trudged away from Old Trafford nursing yet another painful loss after Arsenal’s young and weakened side conceded an injury-time goal on Sunday.Wenger gave a senior debut to 20-year-old Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos and also started Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 20, and Reiss Nelson, 18, in a severely weakened lineup that might have been expected to cave in after conceding early.Marouane Fellaini glanced in a header in the first minute of stoppage time to earn United a 2-1 win in Wenger’s last match at Old Trafford before he leaves Arsenal at the end of the season.Old Trafford has defined Wenger’s time in English soccer more than any other visiting stadium. Arsenal’s 1-0 win here in 1998 sparked an unlikely rally to win the league at the expense of United, and another 1-0 win in 2002 clinched a second league title.Since then, it’s been just one Premier League victory at Old Trafford in 16 years for Arsenal and some bad, bad memories — the 8-2 hammering in 2011, the 6-1 thrashing in 2001, the ending of the unbeaten run of the “Invincibles” in 2004 and the sending-off in 2009 that forced Wenger to watch a game among the United fans.Ferguson was Wenger’s greatest rival but Mourinho was arguably his most bitter, and a loss like Sunday’s would have hurt the Frenchman. Especially so with his young team — featuring two 20-year-olds and an 18-year-old — doing their best with many senior players rested ahead of the second leg of the Europa League semifinal against Atletico Madrid on Thursday.“Unfortunately in my job, you remember much better the defeats than the victories,” Wenger said, “and I have some painful memories here.”Wenger was applauded to the dug-out by United fans — “Once you are not a danger any more, people love you,” he said — and received a vase from Ferguson before kickoff. Mourinho then shook his hand warmly.“I am happy with the class my club showed to him,” Mourinho said. “I hope I play against him again. If not in the Premier League, who knows? We (might) have still a big match waiting for us.”The result ensured Arsenal cannot finish above north London rival Tottenham and guaranteed United a top-four finish and a spot in next season’s Champions League. United moved five points clear in second place, but is 16 points adrift of champion Manchester City.City beat West Ham 4-1 and is in sight of a slew of records.___LUKAKU INJURYA big negative for United was the sight of Romelu Lukaku limping off early in the second half with what appeared a foot injury after being challenged by Arsenal debutant Konstantinos Mavropanos.Mourinho wasn’t sure about the seriousness of the Belgium striker’s injury, with the FA Cup final against Chelsea three weeks away and the World Cup just over six weeks away.By then, United was 1-0 ahead thanks to Paul Pogba’s 16th-minute goal.Former United player Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalized in the 51st — two minutes after Lukaku hobbled off — but Arsenal’s players tired in the final 20 minutes and Fellaini made them pay, glancing in Ashley Young’s cross.CITY STROLLCity passed the 100-goal mark in the Premier League and within touching distance of a number of milestones.With games still to play Huddersfield, Brighton and Southampton, City — on 93 points and 102 goals — needs just three more points to post the most outright in a Premier League campaign and two more goals to surpass the record held by Chelsea in 2009-10. City also moved to 30 wins for the season, matching the record number of Chelsea from last season.Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho scored for City, with former City player Pablo Zabaleta deflecting in an own-goal. Aaron Cresswell curled a free kick to reduce the deficit to 2-1 for West Ham, which is three points above the relegation zone with three games left.By STEVE DOUGLAS , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: TORONTO, Canada – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced today the launch of an adventure, role-playing, gaming app based on its original, hit animated action series, Mysticons. “Secrets of Gemina” is now available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.The app allows players to guide the Mysticons – Arkayna, Em, Zarya and Piper – through a mesmerizing and engaging fantasy world as the fearless foursome take on a heroic quest to defeat evil and protect the realm. The app features a parallel storyline to the events in season one, as well as opportunities to level up characters, explore familiar locales from the series, and win battles to collect epic loot for in-game powerups, equipment upgrades, and action skills.“Mysticons is an action fantasy property that lends itself perfectly to the gaming industry,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “We’re proud to offer young audiences, especially girls, the opportunity to see themselves as the hero in a video game, as well as provide an additional platform to immerse themselves in the dynamic Mysticons world.” Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Mysticons toy line, by Playmates, and trading cards, by Topps, will add to the app playing experience, containing scannable codes that allow players to unlock special items within the game. Both Mysticonstoys and trading cards will be available soon.Mysticons tells the epic tale of four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to save the world. The series premiered in August on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and on Corus’ YTV and Teletoon in Canada and is currently the #1 animated series this fall* on YTV. The series has also surpassed 3 million views on its short form content on YouTube. Mysticons airs Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT on YTV.*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, k2-11 AMA(000), FL’17 std (Aug28/17 – Oct15/17), YTV ranker based on 3+ airingsAbout MysticonsMysticons is an original animated action series, produced by Nelvana Limited, about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into legendary warriors. After discovering a powerful mystical tome, the fearless foursome – Arkayna, Zarya, Em, and Piper – are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil and protect the realm. With real relationships, distinct personalities and already strong, confident, smart, witty, and funny characters, Mysticons focuses on the representation of girls’ strength, power and courage on the television screen. Season one consists of 40 episodes.YouTube: www.youtube.com/mysticonsWebsite: www.mysticons.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/mysticonsTV Twitter: www.twitter.com/mysticonsTVInstagram: www.instagram.com/mysticonsAbout NelvanaNelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit www.nelvana.com.
APTN National NewsA human rights tribunal hearing a case of alleged discrimination on First Nations children by the federal government heard Thursday from the person who filed the complaint and how the feds retaliated against her.As first reported by APTN National News in 2011, Cindy Blackstock alleged Aboriginal Affairs had been keeping a close eye on her, including posing as “friends” and having her accept them on her Facebook. They also followed her to conferences and looked into her Indian status records.Blackstock said she was also banned from a meeting with department officials.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has more on Blackstock’s testimony.
Mumbai: The rise in banks’ profitability, thanks to a steady decline in dud assets, can give a 0.60- percent boost to GDP in fiscal 2020, says a report. This will be possible due to the rise in profits on the back of a decline in credit costs, which is the money that banks set aside to deal with bad loans, will help banks lend more money to productive purposes, it said. “The fall in credit costs implies a positive supply impact of 1.40 percent to credit growth, which can boost real investment growth by 2 percent and real GDP growth by 0.60 percent financial year,” a report by American brokerage Goldman Sachs said Monday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Reserve Bank earlier this month pegged FY20 GDP print at 7.2 percent, down 20 bps from its February forecast. The brokerage estimates credit costs as a proportion of the total outstanding loans will nearly halve to 1.20 percent in FY20 from the peak of 2.30 percent in FY18. In absolute terms, the fall will be to the tune of Rs 1.9 lakh crore from Rs 3.3 lakh crore. Credit growth has already been coming in at a multi- year high for the last few fortnights, and printed at 13.24 per cent for the fortnight to March 29. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe brokerage report said for the past nine years, the banking system has grappled with non-performing assets, where ballooning credit costs impaired their capital, constrained credit supply, and was associated with a decline in credit and investment growth. Improvements in credit supply will now more likely stem from an improvement in banks’ profitability on a normalisation of bank credit costs, it said. This will be achieved on the back of more benign trends in stress loans and the healthier NPA provisioning ratios that “proactive policies have engendered over the past two years”, it said. The report said boost to credit growth can be higher if credit costs are lower, banks continue to substitute away from bonds into credit to the real economy, or raise more capital than the baseline. However, on the flipside, growth can be impacted by up to 0.15 percent if some of the assumptions do not come true, it warned.
This meeting lasted for two full hours where various matters on Sri Lanka, particularly in relation to Tamil affairs were discussed, the GTF said. The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), an influential diaspora group based in London, had talks today with the South African Government on Sri Lanka.The GTF said that on an invitation from the Deputy Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of South Africa, Ms. Nomaindiya C Mfeketo MP, a GTF delegation lead by Father S J Emmanuel met at the South African High Commission, South Africa House at Trafalgar Square in London today. The South African Deputy Minister was accompanied by the High Commissioner to the UK, Obed Mlaba, Deputy Director General for Asia and the Middle East Dr. Anil Sooklal, Special Advisor to the Deputy President Ms. Nokukhanya Jele, Deputy Director for South Asia Tielman Furter and several other DIRCO and High Commission Officials. (Colombo Gazette)
Job seekers can now search for “part-time jobs,” “software developer jobs” or similar unique job-seeking queries, to pull out a special module that can be expanded to a more immersive experience. Clicking on any job in this listing opens an at-a-glance view of comprehensive information about the posting such as job title, location, whether it is full-time or part-time, and several other important details – from summaries and links to reviews and ratings of the employer by trusted sources, to the commute between the workplace and home. The feature will then direct people to the job listing page on the respective website to learn more information or submit their application. Built to work both on mobile and desktop, job search comes equipped with a number of tools, making it easier for job seekers to find opportunities that fit their unique needs. With smart filters for categories such as job type, location, posting date, or company type, people can get customized results with a couple of taps. Job listings can also be saved or shared with friends and colleagues, and people can sign up for alerts to receive notifications when relevant new listings are posted for those searches. Google has unveiled a new search experience making it easier for job seekers in the region, including in Sri Lanka, to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies, the News reported.The new feature is built directly into Google Search to provide a comprehensive listing of jobs across the web. At launch, job search will have hundreds of thousands of job listings from thousands of sites. To help the larger ecosystem of job providers, Google has released open documentation, which will assist organizations big and small to make their job openings discoverable on the new search experience, using open structured schema.org web markup standards that Google supports. Businesses can benefit from the new experience by making their job listings more discoverable on Google, creating a win-win situation for both job-seekers and employers.The Search experience is available in English on the Google app on Android and iOS, and in Google Search on desktop and mobile. (Colombo Gazette)
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> She said the government wished to extend its deepest condolences to the communities affected. “I’m struck by the tragic parallel between these attacks and the one which took place in Chch on the 15th of March. “They all saw innocent lives lost in the act of peaceful prayer and worship. New Zealand stands alongside both countries in condemning all forms of terrorism.” The New Zealand Parliament has condemned the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and the shooting at a synogogue in San Diego, Radio New Zealand reported.As Parliament resumed after a two week recess today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern moved that the House condemn the attacks.
In the long and varied history of sports heroes — from Pheidippides to Johnny Football — none has signed his name more often, nor more energetically and whimsically, than Pete Rose. Signing for dollars has been at the core of Rose’s livelihood, and lifeblood, since he was banned from baseball 25 years ago. For years now he has appeared four days a week, in five-hour shifts, at a memorabilia shop in a Las Vegas mall. The crowds don’t swarm, but they do come, steadily. An autographed ball costs $99, a bat $200, a jersey $40. Items are also bundled and sold in packages. It’s not unusual for Rose to move more than $10,000 worth of merchandise in a day.Prices and item choices are set not by Rose himself but by the company, Hit King Inc., that employs him. (He gets a flat fee for his work, but if sales pass a certain level, he receives a percentage of the extra money.) That means that when he’s signing somewhere else and has a different employer, the prices, and the menu, can vary. Just the other day, for example, Rose was in Cooperstown for Induction Weekend, where he has made almost annual autograph appearances for the past two decades. He signed at the Safe at Home shop on Main Street, less than 400 feet from the Hall of Fame to which he has been famously denied induction. In Cooperstown, customers could do a lot better for themselves than they could at The Art of Music store, Rose’s autographing venue in Vegas.Here’s a look at some of the price variability of baseballs with two popular Rose inscriptions, by retailer (keeping in mind that an autographed item for sale on eBay may be less reliably authentic than one signed in person or bought from Steiner Sports):The first inscription refers, of course, to Rose’s record career hits total; the second is a winking apology for the crime (betting on baseball) that landed him in the boat he’s in. Rose likes to lampoon his situation further: In certain circumstances he’ll sign baseballs with “I’m sorry I broke up the Beatles” or “I’m sorry I shot JFK.”Downtown Cooperstown is many things to many people on Induction Weekend but it is most conspicuously a bazaar for players selling their signatures. At any moment you can find scores of former big leaguers signing things in shops or at sidewalk tables along the narrow streets. Voices ring out, carnival-barker style, to let you know where to look for your favorite players. “Ernie Banks! A Hall of Famer, he’s right here! Come on in! Ernie Banks here today!”Special inscriptions like Rose’s are sometimes part of the transaction. This year, for example, the former Braves closer John Rocker, famous for his anti-New York rant in the late 1990s, was in town, capitalizing on the influx of Atlanta fans who’d come to see Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox get inducted. You could get a ball signed by Rocker for $20, plus $10 for a personal inscription. The inscription price rose to $25, though, if you wanted him to write “F New York” or “F the New York Mets.”So how does Rose’s Cooperstown fee of $60 compare with other players’ fees? Below is a look at the rate for some notable autographs during Induction Weekend. Typically, a Hall of Famer’s autograph sells for more than a non-Hall of Famer’s. So leaving out Rose’s figure, and relying on help from a pair of fine reporters (big cheers to David Bauer and Larry Mileo), I also calculated the average price for each of those two subsets of players. The autograph prices are set by the vendor and are determined, naturally, based on demand. It sometimes happened that a player appeared at more than one venue during the weekend and his autograph sold for slightly different prices. I took that into account.In comparison with Hall of Famers (the group Rose’s supporters believe he should be part of), Rose commanded 6 percent less than the average price. (Among teammates from the 1970s Big Red Machine, Rose drew about 13 percent less than Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan and about 9 percent more than Hall of Famer Tony Perez.) Compared to other non-Hall of Famers, however, Rose killed it. Braves pitcher John Smoltz, who had the Atlanta contingent in town and who was billed on a price flyer as a “Future Hall of Famer” (he’ll get in next year) was the only non-Hall of Fame player whose autograph went for as much as Rose’s.Most surprising, given how long Rose has been at it and how deeply he has saturated the market for his own signature, is that his price has remained stable as he has continued to sell. At Safe at Home, the signed ball fee went up from $55 to $60 about seven years ago, according to store proprietor Andrew Vilacky, and has remained at that price. In Las Vegas, Rose’s autograph on a ball cost $79 when he was selling at the Field of Dreams in 2009. Today, at The Art of Music, he gets a 25.3 percent higher rate without any drop in volume.So why does Rose, now 73, still draw? As the eBay price in the first table suggests, no one is investing in his autograph in hopes of making much resale profit. Part of the allure is Rose’s continued fame — he may be the most famous non-Hall of Fame former baseball player alive. But there is more to it than that.What people keep buying is not just the autograph, but also the experience of getting it. Plenty of ballplayers can engage with the fan base, but nobody does it better or embraces it more than Rose does. Pete is extremely good at being Pete. You sit with him for five minutes during an autograph session. He’ll banter cornily (“Your name is Bob? Mind if I spell it backward?”) and crassly (“The whole time your wife was taking that photo with me, she had her hand on my ass”). He will give batting tips to kids (essentially, “Be aggressive”) and recall old at-bats with astounding clarity and detail. He’ll break off an anecdote about Willie Mays in a urinal, and he might, without warning or provocation, hold forth on the subject of blow jobs. However all this may sound to you, many customers clearly view it as value added. I have seen people wait to get their ball signed, spend the time with Rose, then get back in the queue and do it again.People are also drawn to Rose for the contradictions in his character — what to make of someone who both honored and dishonored the game so profoundly? Rose, through his gambling and his recalcitrance, has the lure of an outlaw hero. He’s also the only player in baseball history to be expressly denied a place on the Hall of Fame ballot, and that gives customers something edgy to discuss with him. As much as Rose might like to get inducted one day, he is not blind to the notoriety that his banishment has given him, nor to the understanding that, in the autograph trade, it may have helped his bottom line. “You know,” he once said to me. “Not being in the Hall of Fame — that’s my shtick!”For the right price, I’m sure, Rose will write that on a baseball for you.
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After the horrific helicopter crash outside of King Power Stadium, Leicester City has confirmed that chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in the accident.This Saturday will go down in history as one of the saddest days in football history, especially for the family of Leicester City’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who was pronounced dead this Sunday.Right after the Premier League match between the Foxes and West Ham United at King Power Stadium, the owner of the club that made the miracle season back in 2016, jumped on his helicopter with two pilots and another two unidentified people without knowing that they would suffer a horrible tragedy just seconds after taking off.There was a malfunction that didn’t give the pilots enough time to maneuver, and the helicopter crashed after losing control right behind a car park next to the stadium.The hours after the accident were very difficult for everybody, the authorities who arrived quickly to the scene refused to share any detailed information to the press.It was just minutes ago when Leicester City revealed the outcome that everybody feared, as the club’s chairman was officially confirmed dead.Puts life into prospective, HORRIBLE way to die, NEVER knew the man personally, BUT REAL recognise REAL, genuine good soul & did alot for @LCFC & their communityR.I.P Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ❤https://t.co/bDf1lWqKoH— JAYSIAH (@Jaysiah_London) October 28, 2018Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took control of Leicester City back in 2010, he transformed the whole club’s infrastructure and even accomplished the single greatest feat in football history.In the 2015-2016 Premier League season, Leicester City won the tournament and completed the ultimate underdog story that any sport has ever witnessed with odds of 5000 to 1 against them.This incredible achievement was one of the biggest reasons why the English society from the city of Leicester, accepted Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as another one of their its favorite sons.Now that the official news broke, everybody in town is mourning the passing of a truly legendary person who always poured his soul to the community and sadly left this plane sooner than expected.The whole Ronaldo.com team sends its thoughts and prayers to the families of all the people affected by this tragedy, the club posted a long statement in which they don’t give any further details of the other deceased from the accident.BREAKING:The owner of Leicester City FC Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is dead. He died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has been confirmed.Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died when the aircraft crashed on Saturday evening.#ccfmsports pic.twitter.com/muGiY6e1a2— COAL CITY FM (@coalcity929fm) October 28, 2018Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.This is the full statement was released on Leicester City Football Club official website, which was later posted on all their social media accounts.“It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium.”“None of the five people on board survived. “The primary thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss.” “In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership.” “It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the club that is now his legacy.”Awful news as Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is confirmed dead after a helicopter crash last night 😢💔 Thoughts are with his family and @LCFC 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1ZdcM33LDA— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) October 28, 2018“A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October, for supporters wishing to pay their respects.” “Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course.” “Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.” “Everyone at the club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time.”pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018Please send your message of support to the whole Leicester City family in the comment section down below.
A group of ASA Soybean Leadership College attendees try out the spinning top seats at the St. Louis City Museum during a networking event.Agriculture leaders of all ages from across the country braved the snowy weather conditions this week and traveled to St. Louis, Mo. for ASA’s 15th annual Soybean Leadership College (SLC).Becky Kinder, from Kentucky Soybean Association, prepares to slide down three floors at the St. Louis City Museum during ASA Soybean Leadership College.Soybean Leadership College provides opportunities for future and current soybean industry grower-leaders and state staff to learn how to engage soybean producers, consumers, legislators, government officials and media, to more effectively tell the story of agriculture.Approximately 130 farmers, college students and state soybean leaders attended panel discussions on water quality and rail transportation and heard keynote addresses from Jack Bobo, senior advisor for Biotechnology, U.S. Department of State, Carolyn O’Neil, MS RD., Dr. Matt Roberts, Ohio State University, and Dr. Jermaine Lewis, Seminars and Workshops Inc.SLC attendees also attended communications sessions with Alana Muller, author and consultant, and Kathleen Leighton, president of Leighton Communications. These sessions focused on tips for networking and preparing for interviews with the media.The winning group throws their hands up during the song “Shout” after ASA Soybean Leadership College night of trivia.Leadership sessions welcomed Todd Long, president of Leadership Innovations, and Cynthia D’Amour, President of Power People Unlimited. Leadership breakouts focused on aligning expectations for success and strategies for recruiting and engaging.”I decided to attend because I thought it would be a great opportunity to fine tune some of my leadership and communication skills,” said Wade Walters, a SLC attendee and grower from Nebraska. “Also I wanted to be able network with other soy leaders and professionals to learn how to get more involved in the soy association.”After each day of learning, Soybean Leadership College attendees headed to networking events. This year, SLC visited the St. Louis City Museum, where they explored caves, climbed through tunnels and rode a 10 story slide before dinner. The second night, attendees broke into groups and showed off their history, soybean and entertainment knowledge while competing in 10 rounds of trivia.“I would recommend it to any farmer looking to improve their leadership skills and meet others from across the country who are also passionate about soy,” Walters said.Special thanks to Soybean Leadership College sponsors:United Soybean BoardBASFArkansas Soybean Promotion BoardDelaware Soybean BoardIllinois Soybean BoardIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean Promotion BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean Growers AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers AssociationNorth Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean CouncilSouth Dakota Soybean CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardVirginia Soybean BoardTo learn more or for information about next year’s conference, visit www.SoyGrowers.com or contact Christine Luelf at 314-754-1291 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pair of malfunctioning traffic signals on Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue at 81st and 82nd streets were repaired Wednesday.The signals had been set on flashing red mode since the controller failed March 7. Public works officials explained that the controller, which was more than 20 years old, could not be repaired and a new one had to be custom-built and tested.The dual intersections only a few yards apart are both controlled by the same device.
WORCESTER, MA — Bridget Sullivan of Wilmington, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research through the WPI project center in Moscow. The project was titled Promoting Interest in Informatics among Russian Secondary School Students. In their project summary, the students wrote, “This project sought to assist Mail.ru Group in addressing the identified shortage of technical talent that emanates from inadequacies in the Russian education system.”At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.“The WPI project-based curriculum’s focus on global studies brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge and to solve problems,” said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of the WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division. “Students are immersed in all aspects of a different culture, from the way people live and work to the values they hold to the foods they eat – all valuable perspectives for surviving and thriving in today’s global marketplace. They also learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for any resume, or graduate or professional school application.”About Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more.(NOTE: The above announcement is from WPI.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Abbott & Johnston Graduate From Worcester Polytechnic InstituteIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Gake & Woods Complete Research Projects At Worcester Polytechnic InstituteIn “Education”
Tags Now playing: Watch this: 6:22 Share your voice But the fight over net neutrality isn’t over. Attorneys general from 22 states, along with several activist groups and tech companies, have filed suit, accusing the FCC of arbitrarily rolling back the rules and overstepping its authority to ban states from passing their own protections. The heated legal battle is headed to the Federal Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and could eventually end up at the Supreme Court.Here’s Pai’s statement in full:”I’m pleased that a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives declined to reinstate heavy-handed Internet regulation. They did the right thing — especially considering the positive results for American consumers since the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Over the past year, the Internet has remained free and open. Broadband speeds are up, with download speeds in the United States increasing more than 35 percent in 2018, according to a recent report from Ookla. Internet access is also expanding, and the digital divide is closing. For example, a recent report by the Fiber Broadband Association found that fiber was made available to more new homes in 2018 than in any previous year. In short, the FCC’s light-touch approach is working. In 2019, we’ll continue to pursue our forward-looking agenda to bring digital opportunity to all Americans.”Supporters of net neutrality say the internet as we know it may not exist much longer without the protections. Major tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, and internet luminaries, such as web creator Tim Berners-Lee, fall into that camp. Since the repeal, they’ve been working in Congress and in state legislatures to reinstate the rules.Net neutrality: The rules may be gone, but the battle continues.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Alex Wong/Getty Images Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday started the new year by expressing his pleasure that an effort in Congress to restore net neutrality regulations failed to garner the needed votes. Democrats had been trying to restore net neutrality — Obama-era rules designed to ensure that all traffic on the internet was treated equally — using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). A resolution passed the Senate, but Democrats in the House failed to gather enough votes by the end of the year to use the legislative loophole to undo the FCC’s rollback of the popular rules. 8 Politics Tech Industry Internet FCC’s Ajit Pai: Net neutrality repeal helps rural broadband Comments Net neutrality FCC
Obaidul Quader. Prothom Alo File photoRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday told Parliament that 25,526 people were killed and 19,763 others injured in road accidents in the country in the last 10 years, reports UNB.He came up with the statistics while responding to a question from BNP MP Harunur Rashid.”A total of 25,526 people were killed and 19,763 others injured in road accidents between January 2009 and April 2019,” the minister said.He, however, said his ministry is not the organisation concerned to keep the record of cases filed over road accidents.As per the statistics, 2,500 people were killed on an average every year in road accidents.In reply to a separate question from the BNP MP, Quader said police, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and Accident Research Institute of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) are keeping record of road accidents and casualties in the prescribed forms.He said a road accident usually takes place for lack of awareness of road users, including pedestrians.Lack of drivers’ skills, tendency to violate law, lack of proper enforcement of laws, technical glitches, over speed, overtaking and overload of vehicles are also among the main reasons behind road accidents.
Share Twitter user @LatinoinitUSAPuerto Rico has experienced devastating flooding.In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a lot of Puerto Ricans are setting their sights on becoming Texans. Because Puerto Rico is a territory of the U.S., its citizens are American citizens, too – free to locate anywhere in the country they wish.Mildred Lopez, a Puerto Rican community organizer and wife of the pastor of the Emanuel Church in Plano, says the members of her church are all Puerto Rican. Many, including Lopez’ husband, have family on the island who are hoping to move to Texas – some temporarily, many for the long haul.Her husband and his brothers are planning to bring their parents to Texas for at least a couple of months.“They [are] elderly. They don’t have the food, they don’t have the water. It’s very difficult for them,” Lopez says.Lopez says her church is preparing to welcome other families that are leaving the island. Texas is an attractive destination for Puerto Ricans at any time, Lopez says.“There’s a lot of jobs here in Texas,” she says. “The education is great. And I think that by word of mouth, people are going to start moving to Texas…”Despite the devastation in Puerto Rico, Lopez thinks the people will rebuild.“I know that my island is gonna rise,” she says. “I know that my island is going to be restored. I know that my island is going to rebuild. But it’s gonna take time.”
Vivid Sydney 2017, Bigger, Bolder, BrighterGlobal Summit of Women to showcase Sydney as home to major eventsSydney Airport has welcomed this weekend’s announcement that Sydney will host the 2018 Global Summit of Women.The event will attract 1,000 of the world’s public and private sector leaders to Sydney, providing a significant injection into the NSW economy.Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather congratulated Business Events Sydney for securing the event, which will spark new discussions on improving economic outcomes for women.“This is fantastic news for Sydney, once again showing the great work Business Events Sydney do showcasing our city on the global stage,” Ms Mather said.“I’m a strong supporter of bringing this event to Sydney, given the great work of our businesses, governments and communities to advance women’s empowerment here in Australia.“The Summit also highlights our ability to attract and deliver some of the biggest and best business events in the world, which brings important economic benefits to our state.”Ms Mather was among more than 50 industry and government leaders that supported Business Events Sydney’s bid for the Summit, highlighting the strong support for attracting the event to Australia.The bid was also supported by Sydney Airport non-executive director Ann Sherry AO, who has been named on the Sydney Global Summit of Women Steering Committee.The Summit aims to accelerate women’s progress worldwide and highlights programs that are improving economic outcomes for women.Delegates from about 80 countries are expected to attend the event, which was first held in 1990.Sydney Airport strongly supports diversity in the workplace and is working towards increasing female representation among its staff. In 2016, female staff made up 36.4% of the workforce, and 33.8% of all management positions were held by women.Sydney Airport’s community investment program also supports women’s leadership, as a partner of both the AFL Women’s GIANTS and the Qantas Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens teams. We’re also investing in the next generation of female business leaders through our support for the Chief Executive Women scholarship program. Global Summit of WomenSource = Sydney Airport
The disruption caused by the recent cloud of volcanic ash could put off up to one in five Brits from flying.This is according to new research from Mintel, with some 2.8 million people in the UK having already decided not to fly due to the disruption caused by the volcanic eruption in southern Iceland.However, just three percent said that the impact of the volcanic ash cloud would deter them from travelling on services operated by cheap flights carriers.Tom Rees, a senior travel analyst at Mintel, said that 2010 is looking like a far from ‘normal’ year for travel.”The Eyjafjallajokull volcano has caused a lot of disruption and air strikes are also playing a part in denting consumer confidence,” he explained.”The full effect of the volcano – and the possibility that its sister Katla will also erupt – is extremely hard to predict, but these results highlight that domestic tourism is likely to benefit as a result.”It was recently announced by the Civil Aviation Authority that it had created a Time Limited Zone, which will allow aircraft to travel in areas of higher ash density than previously permitted.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAsh disruption affects millions, data revealsNearly three million people in the UK were affected by the disruption at the country’s airports caused by the volcanic ash cloud.New Iceland Volcano Erupts: latest updatesNew Iceland Volcano Erupts: latest updatesBrits opt to stay closer to home this May Day, following recent travel chaosBrits opt to stay closer to home this May Day, following recent travel chaos