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RJD announces first list of 5 candidates for Jharkhand polls

first_imgThe Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has announced its first list of five candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections.RJD State unit president Abhay Kumar Singh on Monday said as per the list released on Sunday former Jharkhand Minister Satyanand Bhokta will be the party’s candidate for the Chatra seat. He said the other four candidates are – Sanjay Singh Yadav (Hussainabad), Sanjay Prasad Yadav (Godda), Suresh Paswan (Deoghar) and Vijay Ram (Chhatarpur).Mr. Bhokta had been the Minister in the previous NDA governments between 2000 and 2005. He joined the RJD five months ago from the BJP, RJD general secretary Ashutosh Ranjan Yadav said. The JMM, the Congress and the RJD had recently announced a pre-poll alliance in the State. As per the agreement the Congress will contest 31 seats, the JMM 43 and the RJD will put up candidates in seven constituencies. The JMM and the Congress had announced their first list of candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections on Sunday. Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first one on November 30 and the last on December 20. Results will be declared on December 23. The last date of filing nominations for the first phase of the elections is November 13.last_img read more

Sunrisers Hyderabad won’t make the mistake of taking MS Dhoni lightly: VVS Laxman to India Today

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni has scored just 61 runs from five outings in the Indian Premier League so far but defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad are in no mood to take the former India captain lightly when they clash with Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday. (Dhawan-Rohit ideal opening pair for India in Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman to India Today)WATCH: Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey dominate frenetic week 3 of IPL 2017 “Dhoni is an exceptional talent. He’s a match winner and we will not take him lightly. Even a thought will never come in my mind to take Dhoni lightly,” former India batsman VVS Laxman, now a mentor with the Hyderabad team, told India Today in an exclusive chat before their seventh game of the tournament.While Pune, with just two wins from five games, are at the seventh spot in the points table, Hyderabad have made another impressive start to the season, winning four of the six games they’ve played in so far.”Yes, it’s been a very good start for the Sunrisers. Definitely, winning the championship last year has given the confidence that we can beat any side, at any situation and in any condition. Also, the new recruits in the team gave us the luxury to pick various combination as far as the playing XI is concerned.”It is great to see that we are not depending on one or two players to win us the game, the different players who are coming and playing for us and grabbing the opportunity. Someone like Williamson, who unfortunately didn’t get a chance to play the first five games, played a phenomenal innings in the last match,” says Laxman.advertisement”It is great to see young Rashid Khan to come and perform and grab this opportunity. Also, Indian domestic bowlers in the form of Mohammad Siraj and Siddharth Kaul have impressed in the limited opportunities they got. So, it’s not only the experienced players who are doing well for the Sunrisers franchise but it is also the uncapped Indian players, the youngsters, who are delivering. We just want to continue the momentum,” he added.The Indian batting legend says he would rather focus on his team’s strength instead of thinking too much about the opposition’s weaknesses.”We just want to focus on what we want to achieve and that is something which has been our strength. We always have a strategy and a gameplan for the opposition batsman or the team. All we want to focus is on executing that plan and strategy to perfection. I believe that if we play to our potential, we can beat any side from any situation.”The likes of youngsters Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana and many others grabbing the spotlight in the initial stages of the tenth edition has put a big smile on the face of the Very Very Special India legend.”I have always said this that IPL is very beneficial for the uncapped Indian players. Every day for two months, these players rub shoulders with the best in the business. They are part of a dressing room which has not only India players but also the best international players. The kind of exposure and experience they get during the IPL is invaluable.”They can see how an international player prepares, what kind of mindset he has in a pressure situation and how do they work on their fitness. I am sure the international players are also sharing their experiences with the youngsters which allows them to blossom into a good cricketer.”The transition period between being a domestic player and an international cricketer is thus reduced. The other good thing is that when you perform against the best in the world, your confidence level really goes high. Once they do well in the IPL, it is important for them to continue the good show in the domestic cricket,” Laxman concluded.last_img read more

‘Unfit’ Mohammad Amir picked for T20 series vs Sri Lanka

first_imgLeft-arm pacer Mohammad Amir, who has been struggling with a shin injury, has been named in the squad for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.Amir, who has been an automatic selection for Pakistan in all three formats of the game since his return to international cricket, had hurt his right shin during the second Test in Abu Dubai.The left-arm pacer has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan following complaints of pain in his right shin.However, he has been picked in the T20 squad after rehab in the hope that he will recover in time. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side.Meanwhile, veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who had been omitted from the squad that played the three-match T20 series against the World XI, has been included in the 16-member squad.Umar Amin, Faheem Ashraf and Aamer Yamin, among the players brought in for the World XI series, retain their spots.The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27 before teams fly to Lahore for the final game on October 29.Earlier on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed their team will tour Lahore for the third and final T20I.Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Amir (subject to fitness clearance), Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Umar Aminlast_img read more

Cavs Win NBA Draft Lottery – Uh-gain!

first_imgWith only a 1.7 percent chance to land the top pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers did just that, winning the draft lottery for the second straight year.The full order of first round picks, by team, follows.The actual NBA draft will be held on June 26.1. Cleveland2. Milwaukee3. Philadelphia4. Orlando5. Utah6. Boston7. Los Angeles Lakers8. Sacramento9. Charlotte10. Philadelphia11. Denver12. Orlando13. Minnesota14. Phoenix15. Atlanta16. Chicago (From Charlotte)17. Boston (From Brooklyn)18. Phoenix19. Chicago20. Toronto21. Oklahoma City (From Dallas via Houston and Los Angeles Lakers)22. Memphis23. Utah (From Golden State)24. Charlotte (From Portland)25. Houston26. Miami27. Indiana (From Indiana)28. L.A. Clippers29. Oklahoma City30. San AntonioTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Germany’s Mario Gomez announces retirement from international football

first_imgVeteran German striker Mario Gomez on Sunday announced his retirement from international football.Gomez, who scored 31 goals in 78 appearances for Germany, said on Facebook: “I had a very good conversation with the national coach.”For me, the World Cup in Russia was a huge dream come true. Although the miserable departure in the preliminary round has us all deeply disappointed.”For all my career I was allowed to play for the German national team. But when I had to watch injured in 2014, I finally realized how much I missed the team and what a great honour it is for me to be able to play for such a team.”With the European Championship 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, I was allowed to participate in two other major tournaments. For that I feel the greatest gratitude, even if the expectations at the last tournament could not be fulfilled.”Unfortunately you can not always leave the field as a winner.”My time in the national team was not always easy, not always successful and yet beautiful! I have met many people with whom I will remain very attached.”But now is the time to make room and give the many young and highly talented boys the opportunity to fulfil their dream, to prove themselves, to gain experience and to achieve the best for Germany.Gomez said he would only come back if Germany’s coach sees a need “for improbable reasons” at the 2020 European Championship.The 33-year-old Stuttgart player is the second to retire from Germany’s national team after its embarrassing showing in Russia.advertisementArsenal’s Mesut Ozil, amid lingering controversy over a pre-tournament photo with Turkey’s president, quit last month in an angry announcement criticizing Germany’s football federation, fans and media for what he termed racism toward people with Turkish roots.last_img read more

11 days agoHendrick admits no Europa League has helped Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hendrick admits no Europa League has helped Burnleyby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has admitted that not needing to play in the Europa League is helping his side.The Clarets struggled last season as they had to cope with additional European games.It caused them to have a very poor start to the season, which lead to a relegation battle for much of the campaign.But they have started brighter this term, and Hendrick thinks he knows why.”We’ve progressed but I think last year was a bit different,” the midfielder told reporters.”I know it was frustrating for us as players and maybe the fans, staff and everyone.”At the start of the season, with the games we had, it was difficult, it was tiring.”I was talking to my friend at Wolves when we played them and I said, ‘How are you getting on with the European football?’ and he just said he’s constantly tired.”Without even knowing, the travelling does take it out of you and that’s what happened with us last year.”Even when we were out of that, we tried to pick the performances up, but it didn’t work.”Eventually we sat down, we all got on the same track and the performances started to pick up and we got some points on the board, which we did need at the back end of last year.” last_img read more

IPL 2019: Captains of the eight franchises

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoSportsIPL 2019CricketSportsIPL 2019CricketGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: Delhi CapitalsCaption: Shreyas Iyer will captain Delhi Capitals. He took the captaincy of the franchise last year after Gautam Gambhir stepped downThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Ravichandran Ashwin will lead Kings XI Punjab for the second straight seasonThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Dinesh Karthik was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders last year and will lead the team for the second straight seasonThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to three IPL titles. He will look to take his team to the glory once againThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Rajasthan RoyalsCaption: Ajinkya Rahane will captain Rajasthan Royals for the second straight season. The franchise returned to the IPL last year after a 2-year banThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: RCBCaption: Virat Kohli has never won an IPL title with Royal Challengers Bangalore and will want to change the script this yearThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Kane Williamson took over the Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy after David Warner did not participate in IPL 2018. He led the team to the finalSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: IPL 2019captainsChennai Super KingsDelhi CapitalsRajasthan RoyalsMumbai IndiansRoyal Challengers BangaloreKolkata Knight RidersSunrisers HyderabadKings XI PunjabSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab will once again vie for the title led by their captains.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c8a95322e2201552586034_1478335_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 23:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY2NzYiLCIxMjA4NTIxIiwiMTIwNjU1MCJdLCJjYXRlZ29yeSI6WyIxMjA4NTYxIiwiMTIwNzAzNSIsIjE4MDQwNTIiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjE4MDQwNTMiXSwic3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInByaW1hcnlfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOiIxMjA2NTUwIn0=770×433:last_img read more

Rissers Beach Boardwalk Reopens

first_imgThe saltmarsh boardwalk at Rissers Beach Provincial Park inLunenburg County, which was damaged this past winter, has beenrepaired and is now open for public use. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Human Resources, made theannouncement today, June 11, on behalf of Natural ResourcesMinister Richard Hurlburt. “The saltmarsh boardwalk is a valuable resource to the localcommunity and park visitors,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. “NaturalResources staff have made temporary repairs to the boardwalk tohave it accessible for this park season. Work will be carried outto reconstruct the boardwalk.” Work will begin in the fall with completion in time for the 2005park season.last_img

Distribution des chèques et du courrier du gouvernement provincial durant linterruption du

first_imgDes mesures sont en place pour distribuer le courrier et les chèques du gouvernement provincial s’il survenait une interruption du service postal de Postes Canada. Si le conflit n’est pas réglé, les Néo-Écossais pourront utiliser les Centres Accès Nouvelle-Écosse et certains bureaux du gouvernement pour déposer du courrier destiné au gouvernement, et ce à compter du mardi 12 juillet. « Nous sommes prêts à composer avec une interruption du service postal pour aider les Néo-Écossais à recevoir le courrier important du gouvernement sur lequel ils comptent, indique le ministre par intérim des Services internes, Mark Furey. Nous avons posté à l’avance des avis de renouvellement et des chèques et les autres pourront être ramassés à divers endroits dans la province. » Pour une liste des endroits où l’on peut ramasser ou déposer des chèques et du courrier du gouvernement, et pour des détails sur les autres mesures que le gouvernement prend durant l’interruption du service postal, allez à l’adresse Les gens peuvent aussi composer sans frais le 1-800-670-4357 pour obtenir des renseignements et pour trouver le bureau de livraison du courrier le plus près de chez eux. Dans la région d’Halifax, composez le 902-424-5200. Les clients des Services communautaires devraient contacter leur travailleur en service social individualisé et les autres fonctionnaires avec qui ils travaillent dans les ministères pour des renseignements sur leur situation et pour savoir où ramasser leurs chèques. Les Néo-Écossais doivent remplir toutes leurs obligations financières à l’endroit du gouvernement et effectuer les paiements prévus. La plupart des bureaux du gouvernement sont ouverts du lundi au vendredi de 8 h 30 à 16 h 30. À partir de mardi, le courrier adressé au gouvernement peut aussi être déposé aux centres Accès Nouvelle-Écosse, qui sont également ouverts le mercredi, le jeudi et le vendredi en soirée, jusqu’à 19 h. On encourage les Néo-Écossais à joindre le ministère émetteur pour confirmer que le chèque est effectivement prêt. Beaucoup de gens utilisent déjà le dépôt direct pour recevoir des paiements du gouvernement. Les Néo-Écossais qui reçoivent leurs paiements ou leurs prestations par dépôt direct à l’heure actuelle ne seront pas touchés par l’interruption du service postal. Consultez pour des renseignements sur la manière de vous inscrire au service de dépôt direct.last_img read more

Stars Rock Safety Harbor Kids 10th Annual Concert Fundraiser

first_imgOn Sunday October 29th, Topa Mountain Winery hosted the 10th Annual Concert Fundraiser for local nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids (SHK) to support music education programs for orphans, foster and homeless children.The event, sponsored by Ventura Land Rover Jaguar and Maserati of Bakersfield, was emceed by actor/comedian Hal Sparks and featured music by Chicago co-founder and drummer Danny Seraphine, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, Jeff Beck bassist, Phil Chen, singer Tony Grant of AZ Yet and SHK Music Director and band leader, Edward Roth.The evening began with a special performance by Italian actress/singer, Maria Elena Infantino whose infectious personality and song got people out of their seats to dance. Then, as the sun set creating an Ojai “pink moment”, American Idol top four finalist Jessica Meuse took to the stage to keep the crowd going for the All Star Band to follow.Enter The All Star Band with Danny, Tommy and friends breaking into Chicago hits Make Me Smile and Just You and Me followed by The Doors hits Love Me Two Times and Touch Me without The Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger who regretted that he couldn’t do the gig due to personal reasons.The second set was absolutely explosive with KISS guitarist, Tommy Thayer (who had just given guitar lessons to disadvantaged children before the show), shredding on KISS anthem, “Rock and Roll All Night” and Danny Seraphine’s tight drumming on Chicago classic “25 Or 6 To 4” got the entire place out of their seats dancing and singing along.In addition to a legendary rock concert, guests enjoyed door prizes, silent auction and food by The Deer Lodge, Shrimp vs Chef, Ocean Pride, Rainbow Bridge and The Berry Man with drinks by Hint Water, Lori’s Lemonade and organic tea with Charles and Company.Many businesses rallied to support the cause including The Gibson Foundation, Guitar Center, Hollywood Studio Rentals, Drum Paradise, Audio Technologies GPS Security, Southern California Life Magazine, Ojai Business Center, Susan Cummings Jewelry Design, Su Nido Inn, Casa Ojai, Bamboo Creek Spa, AAA Relaxation Station, , SST, Café Fiore, California Car Rentals, Westlake Golf Course, Osea Malibu Skin Care and Mastro’s Restaurants.SHK’s Personal Enrichment Programs teach essay writing, goal achievement, work ethic, music and art in a one on one format. SHK Program Sponsors include Edison International, Santa Monica Kiwanis, Golden State Water and Harrison Industries.Safety Harbor Kids supporters include Jackson Browne, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Grammy winner Albert Lee, Apple Records co-founder Peter Asher, Danny Seraphine, Tommy Thayer, Edward Roth, Tony Braunagel, Inara George and many others in the music industry.last_img read more

East Timor group promotes protection of womens rights in constitution UN mission

The report to UNTAET chief Sergio Vieira de Mello by the East Timorese Gender and Constitutional Working Group reflects the aspirations and desires of women from all 13 districts, based on meetings, congresses and interviews conducted since last year. The report will be presented to the recently elected Constituent Assembly for its consideration when drafting the territory’s Constitution.The Working Group will meet the 23 female members of the 88-member Assembly on Saturday to garner support for the report’s 10 principles and their incorporation into the Constitution, UNTAET said. The report, which will be presented along with over 8,000 signatures backing it, spells out the political and social rights of women in East Timor.On 21 August, Mr. Vieira de Mello opened a “Support Women in the Constitution” seminar held by the Working Group. The Gender and Constitution Working Group is part of the Constitutional Working Group, a coalition of national and international organizations working to promote a participatory constitution-making process. read more

In move that could cut massive drug trade UN will revive Afghan

In a move that could curb the massive growth in opium production in Afghanistan, origin of much of the world’s heroin, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced plans to help the war-torn country to resume sugar production. Through a project financed by Germany, FAO will rehabilitate Afghanistan’s only sugar factory, which ceased operations in the late 1970s, forcing the country to rely entirely on importing 300,000 tons every year. “The revival of the sugar industry could offer an alternative to poppy production and could help to boost incomes of family farmers by introducing a profitable cash crop,” Serge Verniau, FAO Representative in Kabul, the Afghan capital, said. In what it called “a clear and present danger,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) last month released a report showing that with 131,000 hectares dedicated to opium farming this year, Afghanistan had established a double record – the highest drug cultivation in the country’s history, and the largest in the world. It called on the international community to do more in the country’s battle against the illicit drug trade or risk it becoming a “narco-State.” Germany has recently signed six new projects with FAO for a total value of $3.3 million covering not only the factory rehabilitation but also projects for animal health and livestock production. The factory is located 250 kilometres northwest of Kabul, an area which is considered to be the most suitable for sugar beet production. FAO will help to identify farmers to cultivate exclusively sugar beet under contract. Some 2 000 growers will be selected and organized into groups. read more

Japanese manufacturers business confidence rises to 6year high on optimism over Abenomics

Japanese manufacturers’ business confidence rises to 6-year high on optimism over ‘Abenomics’ by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2013 6:45 pm MDT TOKYO – Business confidence at Japan’s major manufacturers rose to a six-year high, according to a quarterly central bank survey released Monday, amid optimism over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic recovery program.The Bank of Japan’s “tankan” business confidence index rose to 16 for large manufacturers from 12 in September, and the best showing since 2007. Abe has made monetary easing, public works projects and structural reforms the key planks of his three-pronged economic plan, dubbed “Abenomics.”The yen has fallen dramatically after he took office a year ago, which helps Japan’s automobile and electronics exporters by increasing overseas income when repatriated. The bank surveyed 10,509 companies, which responded between Nov. 14 to Dec. 13.But economists say Japan still faces major economic challenges, including a bulging public debt and shrinking population.Large companies said they expect to increase capital spending by 4.6 per cent in the fiscal year through March 2014. That was slightly lower than expected, said Hiromichi Nishi, assistant general manager at SMBC Nikko Securities.“So the effect is mixed and subdued,” he said.The sentiment index among non-manufacturing companies, including construction and services, jumped to 20 from 14, according to the survey.The “tankan” showed that they are expecting the dollar to trade at mid-90 yen levels, but it has been rising to about 100 yen lately, meaning earnings results could turn out better than expected, Nishi said.Still, analysts say Japan needs drastic structural reforms to keep solid growth going. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Bills showing improvement in past 2 games

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After a poor first half of the season, the Buffalo Bills are in position to close the season on a roll.Following a 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the Bills (4-7) have won two straight and shown noticeable improvement in recent weeks.Though a return to the playoffs may be far-fetched, four of Buffalo’s final five opponents have losing records — which puts the team in position to show its recent run is no fluke.“It’s about us growing and developing a strong foundation and the culture that we want and doing things the right way, creating a mindset,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said.“You’re seeing yesterday some of the fruits of that labour and the guys buying into that. Not that they didn’t buy in before, but we’re developing now and you’re starting to see some of the results on the field.”A strong finish to the season would go a long way in providing McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane validation with their youth movement.The biggest change in recent weeks has been the uptick in production on offence. For the first time this season, the Bills have scored 24 or more points and topped 300 yards in back-to-back games.Journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley first breathed life into the offence, throwing for 232 yards in a 41-10 win over the New York Jets. The upswing continued in rookie Josh Allen’s return to the lineup after the QB missed four games with an elbow injury.On Sunday, Allen threw for 160 yards — which included a 75-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Robert Foster — and ran for 99 yards, establishing a franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game.“Love the energy he brought,” Bills offensive co-ordinator Brian Daboll said of Allen. “Competitive. Gotta be smart and know when to get out of bounds but made plays with his legs, made plays with his arm. He had a good game, but we’ve got to build off that and be better next week.”Foster and Isaiah McKenzie have provided a jolt to the Bills passing game, adding some much-needed speed to open things up on offence.While promising, the Bills still have plenty to clean up offensively. Aside from the long touchdown pass, Allen completed seven throws for 85 yards against Jacksonville and had other big gains wiped out by penalties. Penalties were an issue for both teams; Buffalo finished with 13.Buffalo’s run defence was also vulnerable against the Jaguars. The Bills allowed 95 yards and two touchdowns to Leonard Fournette on 18 attempts before Fournette was ejected late in the third quarter following a scuffle.The Bills grabbed the upper hand following Fournette’s skirmish with defensive end Shaq Lawson — which they felt was more than just a momentary boost.“That was a huge moment for our defence in this season,” safety Jordan Poyer said. “Not just in this game, but in this season in giving us confidence that we can. This defence has come a long way since the beginning of the season and we are just going to continue to work and continue to put ourselves out there on the field.”Buffalo’s next opponent is the Miami Dolphins (5-6), who have lost four of their past five games.“We focus on one game at a time,” McDermott said. “That’s really where our focus is.”___More AP NFL: and Ludwiczak, The Associated Press read more

Cam Newtons Post About His 2008 Arrest Could be

Tuesday (Nov. 21) marked the nine year anniversary of Newton’s arrest, and he posted a message about it and offered encouragement for those who’ve also made huge mistakes.“I contemplated posting this and even reluctant about it, but as I think about my life and many things I’m thankful for, I want to be an open book, so people can hear my testimony and learn from the flaws and mistakes I made on this day 11/21/2008, “he wrote. “On this date I thought my life and career was over, and the fact that I had shamed my family with media coverage surrounding this situation, I vowed to myself on this day that I will be better from this situation.”In addition, Newton said no one gave him a chance to succeed after his arrest, and they doubted he could turn things around. But he refused to listen to any of that, which led him to his current position as the on-the-field leader of the Carolina Panthers and one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks.Newton also encouraged others, who face difficult times, to keep dreaming and reaching for their goals.“If I can do it with my circumstances surely you can do it and be whatever you want to be with hard work and persistence,” he wrote. It’s possible that his post could be a direct message to young Black men, considering how unforgiving the criminal justice system is when they make a mistake that leads to an arrest.According to a 2014 study published in the journal Crime & Delinquency, nearly 50 percent of Black men are arrested by the time they turn age 23.On top of that, the Justice Department released data — published by Mother Jones — that shows Black juveniles are five times more prone than white juveniles to be sent to jail or prison.But Newton’s post could’ve also been about the recent high profile case of Meek Mill, who was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation. Or possibly to LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, the UCLA players who were arrested for shoplifting in China. But either way, he didn’t specify. InstagramIn 2008, when he was a student at The University of Florida, NFL star Cam Newton was arrested for stealing a fellow student’s laptop. He was eventually charged with felony counts of burglary, larceny, and obstruction of justice -because he threw the laptop out a window. Related news: Cam NewtonCam Newton Receives Backlash for Laughing at Female Reporter, Some Cry Selective OutragePanther’s PR Adviser Reportedly Responsible For Cam Newton’s Revised Stance on RaceCam Newton and Colin Kaepernick’s Face-to-Face Photo Goes Viral After Hilarious Meme Takes Off Elsewhere in his post, the Heisman Trophy winner said that he’s not ashamed of his 2008 arrest, and he celebrates turning his life around by the way he lives and plays football.“People wonder why I play the game the way I do, act the way I act, dress the way I dress and even live the way I live,” wrote Newton. “Because in some people’s eyes, I’m not supposed to be here but in my eyes, I’m not going to have any regrets with the second chance God has given me.”The 28-year-old then paraphrased one of JAY-Z’s lines from the 2011 song “N—– in Paris” to explain his celebratory way of life on and off the field. “I’m shocked too. I’m supposed to be locked up too. If you escaped what I’ve escaped, you’d be in Paris getting messed up too,” he wrote.After he posted his message, Newton’s followers praised him for his openness and called him brave. “Thank you for sharing, Cam,” one person wrote. “He made a mistake like we all have before,” wrote another.One man named David Phillips pointed to Newton’s level of resilience and his willingness to help others navigate the difficult days of youth.“Man, the ripple effects from a post like this,” he wrote. “At some point, life will throw everyone a curveball. It’s how you respond that makes the difference … Someone’s life will probably never be the same after reading it.” read more

Commentary Season outlook bright for Cleveland Cavaliers with new additions

Cleveland Cavalier’s guard Matthew Dellavedova (9) forces his way to the basket during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers Oct. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. The Cavaliers won, 104-93.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorA disappointing 2012-13 season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who finished 24-58 on the year, prompted a flurry of additions in the offseason.These additions to the roster have the potential to make them one of the most intriguing teams in the NBA this season.The Cavs went into last season hoping a talented young core of Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson, along with long-time Cavalier Anderson Varejao would translate to more wins. After winning only 24 games and ending up with the first pick in the NBA draft for the second time in three years, it became clear the Cavs needed more of a supporting cast to help out the young talent they had gathered.Their first move, however, was not to bring in a new player, but a new coach.Byron Scott was fired after his third season with the team, and new (or old) coach Mike Brown was brought back to Cleveland after getting fired by the Los Angeles Lakers. Brown coached L.A. to a 41-25 record in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, but was let go after the team started 1-4 last year.With a coach in place, it was time for general manager Chris Grant to assemble the roster. In all, eight new players were brought on board, five of which should make a heavy impact on the team.With the first overall pick, Cleveland took former-UNLV forward Anthony Bennett. Then, with the nineteenth pick, acquired from the Lakers, they selected Sergey Karasev, a forward and three-point specialist from Russia.Grant was not afraid to spend money, either, signing three of the bigger free agents available. Jarrett Jack, a point guard who last played with the Golden State Warriors, was signed to bring stability and veteran leadership to the backcourt. Earl Clark, who played with Brown in Los Angeles for the Lakers, was signed to be play small forward.Finally, the Cavs shocked many by bringing in another former player of Brown’s, the oft-injured but supremely talented center Andrew Bynum.If Bynum can make a full recovery from a plethora of knee injuries, suddenly the Cavs look like a viable threat to be one of the four or five best teams in the Eastern Conference.What will stand in their way could continue to be inexperience. Irving is already a superstar in the league at just 21 years old, and Waiters and Thompson could emerge to join Irving as the Cavs “Big Three.” But Waiters is only 21 and Thompson is 22. There’s a good chance they will need more experience before they learn how to win games.That could be the value of someone like Jack, who was brought in not only for his performance on the court, but his abilities to act as a player-coach both on the floor and in the locker room. The Cavs open their season Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Brooklyn in Cleveland. read more

Mega goldcopper mine project makes the grade

first_imgIM, through International Mining Project News and consideration of the IPCC aspects of the project in the February issue Leader, has already covered the Caspiche news widely, but we are pleased to present the interesting Marc Davis ( take on, as he says, “the improbable feat of commercialising Latin America’s second largest undeveloped gold deposit. [It] has achieved a major milestone validation for its unlikely owner, a small Canadian explorer named Exeter Resource. Vancouver-based Exeter [recently] completed an initial blueprint for a mine, (prefeasibility study), that suggests a mine worth over C$27 billion in future revenues is technically and economically viable.“Known as the Caspiche, this monster deposit is located in northern Chile’s gold-rich Maricunga mineral belt, where over 100 Moz of gold are already concentrated among a clutch of existing mines. Now the region has gained some additional luster with the announcement that Caspiche boasts 19.3 Moz (Proven and Probable) of gold. A further 4.6 billion pounds of copper and over 41 Moz of silver also sweetens the overall value of the deposit. This makes it one of the world’s biggest gold discoveries in recent years and one of only a tiny handful of mega deposits not yet snapped-up by the world’s major mining companies.“David West, a precious metals analyst for the Vancouver-based investment bank, Salman Partners, says that this pivotal benchmark development significantly de-risks Caspiche and makes it a prospectively tantalising takeover target for the world’s top gold producers.”“It certainly raises the company’s profile as a takeover candidate, which could be one of the usual suspects in terms of larger mining companies,” he says. “Or you might even see a Chinese company take a run at it.”In spite of the prohibitive mine development costs involved – totaling C$4.8 billion — a project of this magnitude is something that major mining companies can’t really afford to pass up on indefinitely, West adds. “Sooner or later, someone will buy-out this project.”“Caspiche’s appeal is underscored by the fact that fewer and fewer worldclass gold deposits (at least 5 Moz in size) are being found,” Davis continues. The current success rate is about one per year, regardless of how many companies are hunting for them and the approximately $4 billion per year that is being spent on this increasingly challenging quest.“In spite of bullion’s spot price having increased six-fold since its lows nearly a decade ago, the world’s deep-pocketed, big-league gold miners have found themselves scrambling to replenish dwindling inventories. So they’re aggressively targeting takeover candidates that own undeveloped multi-million ounce discoveries, rather than merely relying on organic growth.“The fact that Caspiche is projected to produce approximately 700,000 oz/y of gold for at least 19 years would be meaningful to the bottom line of any multinational gold miner, West says. This is especially the case for any of the world’s top producers, all of which need to yield up to several million ounces each year just to keep pace with their rivals.“Another major value driver for Caspiche is that it sits at the heart of the Maricunga mineral belt, which has ample mining infrastructure already in-place. This considerably reinforces the odds in favor of Caspiche becoming a mine, according to Marshall Berol. He co-manages the San Francisco-based Encompass Fund, which has a heavy weighting in mining equities, and which has been a stellar performer over the past few years as a result of a resurgent market in gold stocks.”“Significant economies of scale could be realized if the major players in the area get together to share mining infrastructure,” Berol says.“The dominant gold industry “players’ that he’s referring to are Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold and Goldcorp. In particular, Barrick and Kinross own most of the Maricunga gold camp’s prized assets. They include the two nearby mines that straddle Caspiche on each side, one of which is a comparably-sized mine in-the-making called Cerro Casale.“Unlike several other large-scale gold projects elsewhere in Latin America, Caspiche’s location in Chile also offers a key geopolitical advantage to Exeter and to any of its   suitors, Berol says. Specifically, Chile is a politically stable democracy that has long been mining-friendly, especially since this capital-intensive industry is essentially the backbone of its economy.Meanwhile, Goldcorp (the world’s fifth largest gold producer and second biggest in terms of market capitalization) is aggressively expanding its mining activities in the Maricunga region. Just last week, the company announced its decision to spend C$3.9 billion on the building of mine at its El Morro gold deposit, which is one of Caspiche’s neighbours.At 8.4 Moz of gold and 6.1 billion pounds of copper in size, El Morro is considerably smaller than Caspiche, in spite of being almost as expensive to build. And its projected annual output is only 210,000 oz of gold and 200 Mlb of copper over a 17-year mine life. On a comparison basis, this demonstrates how relatively inexpensive the Caspiche mine will be to build relative to its prolific projected gold and copper output over nearly two decades.”This reality further heightens Caspiche’s appeal as a takeover candidate. In fact, its prolific size “should draw the attention of numerous interested parties” according to Wendell Zerb, a Vancouver-based mining analyst for the brokerage house Canaccord Adams.“We continue to value Exeter on metrics related to it ultimately being acquired,” he adds in a recent 13-page investment letter to investors. “Along with the premium that Exeter’s share price should enjoy in the event of an attractive takeover offer,2 Davis says, “additional value should be built-into the stock’s pricing by the completion of a full feasibility study, which is expected to be published before the year’s end, Zerb says. Hence, he foresees considerable potential upside for the company’s share price over the next 12 months.last_img read more

Australiabased miner MMG selects Wipro as strategic partner

first_imgWipro Technologies, a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing business of Wipro Ltd, has been chosen by MMG, a mid-tier global resources company as their strategic partner to define and deliver MMG’s ‘Integrated Business Management’ program over a period of three years. MMG mines, explores and develops base metal projects in Australia and around the world and is one of the world’s largest producers of zinc as well as a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver. MMG’s Chief Operating Officer, Marcelo Bastos said, “MMG is embarking on the strategic ‘Integrated Business Management’ program to allow the business to derive value from the current and future operations by adopting a common operating platform across all assets”. He added, “MMG is excited to work with Wipro as our key strategic partner to transform key management systems and providing a foundation for MMG’s simplification and growth.”As part of the strategic relationship, Wipro will work with MMG to transform its operations, by standardising and simplifying its business processes and implementing a new SAP platform that will effectively support MMG’s future growth and profitability.Anand Padmanabhan, Sr. Vice President, Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities, Wipro Technologies said, “MMG is a very important customer for Wipro and we look forward to partnering with MMG to ensure seamless delivery of this business critical program. Information technology has emerged as a key efficiency driver in the natural resources space and clearly the future growth of the mining industry lies in increased efficiency through automation. ”Wipro’s natural resources vertical covering metals and mining is a part of its Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities – Strategic Business Unit. It addresses the core industry concerns of efficiency and optimisation in operations and management through its Consulting, Engineering, IT and BPO services, while providing solutions to customers for sustainable use of resources. Wipro’s mining capabilities are now seeing increasing traction across the globe in markets such as Australia, Latin America, Canada, Kazakhstan and Africa. Asset Management, Digital Mines, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Exploration Data Management are some of the key areas where Wipro’s focus helps both large and mid-tier mining companies address a host of challenges, resulting in high performance.last_img read more

Samsung countersues Apple for 10 patent infringements

first_imgSamsung promised to fight Apple in court after Apple sued last week, and now they’ve revealed how. The company has countersued Apple for infringing over 10 of its mobile technology patents, and has cases pending in South Korea (where Samsung is based,) Japan, and Germany. The lawsuit Apple has filed is based in the United States.The bulk of the patents that Samsung claims Apple has infringed upon include 3G quality of service technology, data communication technology, and systems for power reduction and management when sending wireless data. Samsung claimed in the lawsuits that Apple should stop infringing on the technology Samsung developed, and should compensate the company for damages.AdChoices广告It’s clear that Samsung’s new countersuit is designed to be a punitive move against Apple for its earlier lawsuit that alleged that the Samsung’s Galaxy S line of phones and Galaxy Tab tablet are too similar to the iPhone and iPad. As with many lawsuits like this, the courts will have to weigh in on the tit-for-tat legal battle. Still, it’s not as though Samsung doesn’t have a leg to stand on and this is just retaliatory. Apple is facing legal challenges from Nokia and HTC over similar patent infringement accusations.One question that’s come up through all of this is how the two companies will settle their dispute amicably, if that’s still possible. After all, Apple does rely on Samsung to provide LCDs for its displays and mobile devices, and it’s a key component manufacturer of chips for a number of Apple products. On the flip side, Apple is a big – and paying – Samsung customer. Neither company likely wants to jeopardize that relationship.It’s likely that the two companies will come up with a method to settle their disputes quietly and out of court, but until then the rest of us will have to wait and see what the courts say.Read more at Reuterslast_img read more

Creditors holding off loan approval

first_imgHaving passed a multi-bill of measures through Parliament, the government has now turned its attention back to foreign creditors who must approve the release of 2 billion euros in rescue loans and launch a critical review of Greece’s finances and reform progress.Representatives of Greece’s lenders – the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the European Stability Mechanism and the International Monetary Fund – are expected to return to Athens on Tuesday to start a review that, Greece hopes, will end successfully, paving the way for the launch of talks on debt relief.The auditors are to scour Greece’s finances too, following the presentation of the draft budget. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is expected to request flexibility, arguing that the recession estimates in the draft budget – 2.3 percent of gross domestic product this year and 1.3 percent next year – are overly pessimistic.His aim is to eliminate some of the more contentious austerity measures that Greece has suspended, such as plans for a 23 percent value added tax on private schools and higher taxes on rental income.As regards pension reform, another controversial issue, the government is keen to convince creditors to allow the inclusion of certain prior actions in a broader overhaul of the pension system, to come later.As regards the 2-billion-euro loan tranche, the Euro Working Group is to convene on Wednesday and may recommend the immediate release of the money or may ask Greece to legislate more actions from the first list of prior actions.The multi-bill approved by 154 coalition MPs early on Saturday included about a third of those measures, though Tsakalotos said they were adequate to secure the funding.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is also bracing for a busy week, culminating with a visit to Athens by French President Francois Hollande on Thursday and Friday. Hollande, who is to address Parliament on Friday, will be traveling with seven top government officials and several French entrepreneurs.A key aim is to test the potential for French involvement in Greece’s privatization program with Trainose and EYDAP among the assets drawing French interest.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more