India vs Sri Lanka World Cup final: It’s Sachin versus Murali on the D-Day

first_imgThey were the hot favourites and they have made it to the summit – Yes, it’s India vs Sri Lanka World Cup final. And Sachin Tendulkar on his home ground, bidding for a first title in six trips to the World Cup, will take on Muttiah Muralitharan, aiming to win it again in his last game for Sri Lanka. PhotosAnother contest on the cards is Lasith Malinga vs Virender Sehwag. Both are experts in their art. Tendulkar will be under enormous pressure, with India desperate to end a 28-year wait for its second World Cup title and become the first country to win it on home soil. Tendulkar, who will be 38 next month and is showing no signs of being slowed by age, made his first-class debut at Wankhede Stadium – venue for the final – in 1998 and has been in the international arena for two decades.He has scored more runs than any batsman ever – more than 18,000 in ODIs alone – and is one shy of his 100th hundred in international cricket. His nearest rival, recently deposed Australian captain Ricky Ponting, is next on the list with 69.Tendulkar narrowly missed his century of centuries in India’s 29-run semi-final win over archrival Pakistan, but he was dropped four times and had an lbw decision overturned. Such a streaky innings wouldn’t have done the most elegant of batsmen justice.Besides, it adds even more drama to the tournament final in the thriving financial and entertainment hub, home to India’s Bollywood.advertisement”Going back to Mumbai, especially for this event, is a wonderful occasion,” Tendulkar said. “And all I want to say is, we want to be calm, focus on our job and get the job done.”Muralitharan, hobbling and doubtful with a host of nagging injuries, won the World Cup at the age of 23 when Sri Lanka stunned the cricket establishment by winning the premier limited-overs title with a seven-wicket over the Australians at Lahore in 1996.Since then, he has taken more wickets in tests and limited-overs cricket than anyone in history. And he only needs three more to equal Australian pace great Glenn McGrath’s record 71 World Cup wickets.He had his perfect Colombo send off when he took a wicket with his final ball on home soil in Sri Lanka’s semifinal win over New Zealand, when he was hoisted onto his teammates’ shoulders and later did a lap of honor with the national flag.Muralitharan has been through many trials and tribulations, not least when he was no-balled for using what umpires considered an illegal bowling action on his first tour to Australia, so he’s unlikely to let hamstring, groin and side strains stop him rolling in for his last 10 overs of off spin.”Chances are good that Murali will play,” Sri Lanka’s Australian-born coach Trevor Bayliss said Thursday. “He completed 10 overs in the semifinal, and such is the character of the man that he will play even with discomfort.” Sri Lanka’s other injury concern is allrounder Angelo Mathews, who left the field late in the semifinal with a muscle strain.Just in case, though, Sri Lanka is sending veteran seamer Chaminda Vaas and off-spinner Suraj Randiv to Mumbai on standby.The only other concern for Sri Lanka is a lack of time at the crease for its middle order. The Sri Lankans have three of the top five scorers in the tournament, led by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara is also in superb touch at No. 3 and as wicketkeeper.India’s batting is undoubtedly its strength, but the bowling attack did well to defend 260 at Mohali, with all five bowlers taking two wickets apiece.This is the first all-Asian final, and probably the hardest to pick because the combinations match up well.One thing in India’s favor has been its tougher run to the final, following the must-win group match against the West Indies with a big quarterfinal win over three-time defending champion Australia and then ousting Pakistan in a blockbuster semifinal. If India wins on Saturday, it will have beaten every former World Cup champion to capture the title.”It’s important to peak at the right time,” skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after the victory over Pakistan. “Throughout the tournament we didn’t have any easy games. Every game we had, we had to struggle. All in all, we’re ready for the finals.”In Sri Lanka’s favor is its World Cup record against India, with four wins from their six completed matches.In India, Sri Lanka is two from two, after winning both the group match and the semifinal final here in 1996, the latter finishing in sensational circumstances.advertisementThe Sri Lankans were awarded the match at Calcutta by default after the 100,000 strong crowd rioted when it became obvious that India would struggle to win. Chasing 252, India was 120 for eight in the 35th over when ICC match referee Clive Lloyd took the teams off the field and then decided to abandon the match when there was more crowd trouble.There’s unlikely to be any repeat of that disturbance, with strict security in place and Wankhede reduced to just over 30,000 in a recently completed refurbishment.With AP inputslast_img read more

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United: match preview

first_img 17 Perez Premier League 27 Button The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Lineups Newcastle 14 Hayden 8 Shelvey Venue Amex StadiumLast season Brighton 1 Newcastle 0Referee Mike DeanThis season G26 Y113 R10 5.12 cards/gameOdds H 5-4 A 5-2 D 2-1BRIGHTONSubs from Button, Balogun, Bong, Burn, Kayal, Izquierdo, Andone, Gyökeres, Molumby, Knockaert, Bruno, MarchDoubtful NoneInjured Pröpper (hamstring, unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y57 R4Form LLLLDLLeading scorer Murray 11NEWCASTLESubs from Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Barreca, Diamé, Shelvey, Kenedy, Muto, JoseluDoubtful NoneInjured Lascelles (virus, May), Longstaff (knee, Aug), Lejeune (knee, Oct), Almirón (hamstring, August)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y53 R2Form WDLLWWLeading scorer Pérez 10 50 50 10 Diame 13 Gross Substitutes 33 Burn 7 Brighton Off target 8 Newcastle 2 Brighton On target 1 Newcastle 7 9 Read more 12 Dubravka Brighton have now played 11 hours of football since Solly March’s equaliser against Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals in March. You could watch the entirety of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy in that time and still have 48 minutes to spare. So with Chris Hughton’s side struggling to tread water, the manager would surely be unable to refuse if Rafael Benítez offered him a vital point before kick-off. If they lose, though, and Cardiff beat Fulham then Brighton will just be safe on goal difference and sleeping with the fishes down in the Championship next season becomes an even more distinct possibility. Graham SearlesSaturday 5.30pm BT Sport 1 13 Muto 11 Ritchie Match stats Brighton & Hove Albion 4 Duffy 6 Stephens 26 Darlow 10 Andone 7 Kayal Corners Goal attempts 11 Knockaert Share on Facebook 30 Bernardo 22 Yedlin 3 Dummett Brighton news 19 Izquierdo Foulscenter_img 3 Bong 4 Ki 19 Manquillo NEW BRI 18 Fernandez (s 46′) Share on LinkedIn 5 Schar 9 Rondon 30 Atsu (s 73′) 23 Barreca Substitutes 20 March Newcastle United Share on Twitter 1 Ryan Topics 15 Kenedy (s 33′) 17 Murray 2 Saltor 8 Bissouma (s 49′) 9 Locadia Match previews 7 4 Reuse this content NEW50BRI50% (s 81′) Possession Share via Email (s 66′) Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger 5 Dunklast_img read more

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15 days agoSouthampton manager Hasenhuttl loses another backroom staff member

first_imgSouthampton manager Hasenhuttl loses another backroom staff memberby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has lost another member of his backroom staff.Hasenhuttl lost number two Danny Rohl to Bayern Munich two months ago.And now the club’s head of performance analysis Natasha Patel has joined New York Red Bulls.A statement on the Saints’ website reads: “Patel will oversee and expand the club’s use of analytics in areas including opponent scouting, game preparation and player evaluations from the Red Bulls First Team down through Red Bulls Academy.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Mets Announce New Update On Tim Tebow

first_imgTim Tebow staring into the distance.PEORIA, AZ – OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions watches from the dugout during the Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Peoria Stadium on October 13, 2016 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The New York Mets announced this evening a major update on the future of Tim Tebow’s baseball career.The former star quarterback-turned-minor leaguer has been invited to major league spring training.Spring training starts in a little more than a month.Tim Tebow officially invited to @Mets Major League camp this spring, per team announcement today. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 17, 2019Tebow, 31, was one of several New York Mets’ prospects who received the invite to major league spring training.We’ve invited 13 additional players to Major League #SpringTraining. #Mets pic.twitter.com/p2jAYXTY7N— New York Mets (@Mets) January 17, 2019Mets’ management has been high on Tebow since his arrival into the franchise’s farm system.New York’s new general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen,  said after he was hired that Tebow would begin his 2019 season at the AAA level, meaning he’s just one step away from the major leagues.“If Tim Tebow is the best offensive player in Triple-A at that point, he’s going to be in (manager Mickey Callaway’s) lineup,” Van Wagenen said in November.Tebow hit 273 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 84 games in 2018 for Class AA Binghamton last season. His season was cut short due to a season-ending injury in July, suffering a broken bone.It’s been a busy offseason for Tebow, who got engaged to his girlfriend earlier this month.“Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,” he wrote.It’s looking like 2019 could be a huge year for the former Heisman Trophy winner.last_img read more

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15-year-old American Coco Gauff gets US Open wild-card entry

first_img15-year-old American Coco Gauff gets US Open wild-card entryTeen sensation, Coco Gauff has received a wild-card entry for US Open. It will be Gauff’s second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.advertisement Next Associated Press FloridaAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 22:04 IST Coco Gauff in action (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCoco Gauff is currently No. 140 in the WTA rankingsGauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon, upset five-time champion Venus Williams in the first roundOther women’s wild cards went to Francesca Di Lorenzo, Whitney Osuigwe, Kristie Ahn and Katie Volynets of the USCoco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open’s main draw.It will be Gauff’s second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.Ranked just 313th at the time, Gauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon, upset five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round and wound up losing at the All England Club to eventual title winner Simona Halep.Gauff is currently No. 140 in the WTA rankings.Age restrictions set up by the women’s professional tour limit the number of tournaments someone who is 15 can enter and the number of wild-card invitations she can be offered – and Gauff already has accepted three wild cards elsewhere. But according to the WTA, the U.S. Open – which, as a Grand Slam tournament, is not overseen by the WTA or ATP tours – essentially can choose to ignore the eligibility rule and offer Gauff a wild card.Among the other players receiving wild cards from the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday for the women’s field at Flushing Meadows were 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur – an Australian who was granted that country’s reciprocal berth in the field – and 17-year-old Caty McNally, an American who won the doubles title with Gauff and reached the singles semifinals at the Citi Open in Washington this month.advertisementThe draw for the U.S. Open is Aug. 22, and play in the year’s last major tennis tournament begins Aug. 26.Other women’s wild cards went to Francesca Di Lorenzo, Whitney Osuigwe, Kristie Ahn and Katie Volynets of the U.S., along with 16-year-old Diane Parry of France, who got her country’s reciprocal invitation.Also Read | Asked AITA for neutral venue: Mahesh Bhupathi on India’s Davis Cup tie in PakistanAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Coco GauffFollow US OpenFollow Grand SlamFollow Wimbledonlast_img read more

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10 Holiday Gifts for the Wild Outdoorswoman in Your Life

first_img 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Here at The Manual, we love to talk about whiskey, boxers, and suits, but that doesn’t mean we forget about the women behind the men. The ones you’re likely shopping for this holiday season. And if you’re browsing Amazon and Main Street alike for the perfect present to gift the outdoorswoman who hikes, bikes, and explores the world by your side, don’t stress. We’re here to help.Whether it’s a girlfriend, fiancé, wife, mother, heck even grandmother that enjoys the outdoors, we scoured piles of flannels and stacks of gear to find the best female adventurer gifts she wants to unwrap under the tree. And better yet, the majority of the gifts will make her smile whether she’s an advanced hiker, recreational camper, or ‘I-wear-boots-for-fashion’ kinda gal.Ranging from over a grand to seven bucks, we’re positive you’ll find the perfect gift.Bonus: You’ll probably want to play with some of these too.Forsake Duck Boots – $140When in doubt, buy shoes. ‘But she has enough.’ No, no she doesn’t. Looking good makes us feel better on the trail, hence, the ultra-versatile Forsake Women’s Duck. All-season protection without the all-rubber exterior means a modern spin on heritage outdoors design, adding premium waterproof leather and suede in a perfect blend between rugged and trendy. So voyage into riverbeds and over ice. Your girl’s feet will remain toasty and dry.See itTrack 1 E-Board – $2,800Costing a tad more than a pair of shoes, this sneaky gift is so worth it because you’ll use it to play also. Launched on Indiegogo by the Seattle-based Flux Design Co., Track 1 allows you to “surf the earth” over snow, dirt, sand, and streets in a four-wheeler (ATV wheels) meets Razor scooter. With a top speed of 20mph, Track 1 transition from a hands-free electric board to a mini utility vehicle for unconventional outdoor play. Plus, it’s lightweight so it won’t bog down your travel bag. Note: Boards slated to ship in Nov. 2018.See itPladra Women’s Peregrine Flannel – $119Maybe you’re reading this article not because your S.O. is an outdoorswoman, but because you’re looking for a gift that persuades her to join you in the outdoors. Well, start with a flannel. Not a cheapo one, but a sturdy, warm, real-outdoorswoman flannel like the shirts from Pladra. This 100% cotton, mid-weight flannel won’t itch and can be versatile for spring and fall. Plus, the pockets, placket, collar, and back yoke were cut based on contemporary styling, so she’ll look fine as wine. Remember, it’s easier to be an outdoorswoman when you have the armor to play the part.See itTruly Spiked & Sparkling – $10-$11 per six-packTruly Spiked & Sparkling/FacebookDon’t forget stocking stuffers… and better make them spiked. We love the refreshing buzz of Truly, a gluten free spiked sparkling water that actually contains 0 percent liquor or spirit. Truly gets its alcoholic kick from fermented cane sugar and a hint of fruit. With no artificial sweeteners or flavors and 100 calories a can, it’s the perfect celebratory toast-maker for a summit … that won’t make coming down treacherous. Choose from Lemon and Yuzu, Colima Lime, Grapefruit and Pomelo, and Sicilian Blood Orange — each being crisp with a dash of sweetness.See itBiolite Holiday Bundle – $250Let there be light! BioLite, pure geniuses in outdoor camping stove and energy products, created a holiday bundle that includes both the stove and the coffee she’ll want to drink on the trail. So instead of one gift, you get points for five, including: Biolite’s famed wood-burning, electricity-producing CampStove 2 and the KettlePot and CoffeePress attachments. Plus, two 12-ounce insulated camp cups from MiiR and a four-pack of Kuju x BioLite Pocket Portions ground coffee, designed for a perfect brew on the KettlePot. Secret tip: coffee makes every woman happy.See itAether Arrow Motorcycle Jacket – $995Getting outdoors doesn’t always mean being in the backcountry. It can mean hopping a plane to Tokyo or taking a cruise along winding countryside roads (followed by a stiff whiskey). If that’s the woman your gifting for, 100% get Aether’s Arrow Motorcycle Jacket. The badass look is built off an ergonomic fit constructed with extremely soft Napa cowhide with quilted detailing. A drop-tail hem offers the perfect amount of coverage, while stretch panels at the sides allow for a customized fit and ease of movement during a long ride. Aether also teamed with D3O, a leader in shock-absorbing body armor, adding removable, CE-certified D3O armor at the shoulder, back, and elbows.See itOutessa Tickets – $799REI’s three-day retreat planned specifically for women who either love the outdoors or want to start exploring them is the life-size Barbie doll of adult presents. Write a card to your outdoorswoman with a note saying you signed her up for the 2018 adventure (SUP, mountain runs, hiking, rock climbing, the list goes on). After a successful first-year in 2017, where three retreats were offered from July – September 2018 promises to have added events, more outdoor brands doing workshops and giving away swag, and jaw-dropping locations. A ticket includes REI’s professional guides, use of on-site gear, chef-prepared meals, wine and beer, evening entertainment, inspirational speakers, and a goodie bag. She’ll get to hand-pick her itinerary of activities once the 2018 list is posted.See itPatagonia Retro Pile Hoody – $149Fair Trade Certified and warm as hell, every outdoorswoman needs (and will be grateful for) a Patagonia fleece. Heritage yet modern, we love the full-zip, tall collar, flattering paneled seams, and comfortable curved back yoke. Again, a Patagonia fleece needs little explanation. If you’ve ever worn one, you know how essential it is. She’ll own and wear this baby for years. Our favorite color? The off-white Pelican.See itTreePod – $199TreePod/FacebookA mini bungalow she can take camping, to the beach, or even the backyard will score major points for the woman who not only likes being outdoors, but relaxing in them. This Indiegogo project, TreePod, satisfies the need to kick up your feet (above ground) and simply hang. With only one hanging point and diameters of either four, five, or six, TreePod elevates the hammock experience in a luxurious yet hassle-free way. It’s a great nest to snuggle up in and watch the sunset mountain-side.See itThe Solace of Open Spaces – $7-$12A small book that packs an expanse of poetic rumination on the power of the outdoors and its impact on the people who choose to live within it. This book by Gretel Ehrlich comprises a stunning collection of personal observations and lyrical prose from a woman who ditched the big city to become a rancher in Montana. The most impactful book on the outdoors we’ve ever read… and a best-kept secret your woman will treasure, underline, dog-ear, and quote. Who knew you were so deep? Tip: your gift doesn’t have to be sparkling new and expensive so long as it’s heartfelt.See itAnd make sure to follow up the giving with our Valentine’s Day lingerie gift guide. 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Mounties widow wants moveover law broadened for Nova Scotia highways

first_imgHALIFAX – The widow of a Mountie who was struck by a van while helping motorists change a flat tire wants to see a broadening of Nova Scotia’s so-called move-over law.“I actually think that the law should be extended to anybody who is pulled over to the side of the road, whether there is emergency lights flashing or four ways,” Savannah Deschenes said Tuesday at the Nova Scotia legislature.Her husband, Nova Scotia RCMP Const. Frank Deschenes, was assisting two people in an SUV when a cargo van plowed into his cruiser and the SUV on Sept. 12 in Memramcook, N.B.Savannah Deschenes said Tuesday that widening protections would create public awareness of a 2010 law that currently requires drivers to slow down and move into another lane when they approach emergency vehicles stopped at the side of the road.“It’s important to me because my husband was killed in an accident on duty,” Deschenes told reporters.“He had his emergency lights activated and he was still struck. It’s time that everyone become aware of it (the law) and care.”The Progressive Conservatives introduced amendments that would place signage highlighting the law on all 100-series highways and would rename the law as Frankie’s Law in honour of the late officer from Amherst, N.S.The NDP had previously introduced a bill that would reduce a vehicle’s speed to no more than 60 kilometres per hour when passing a tow truck stopped at the scene of a fire or an accident and exhibiting a flashing light.Premier Stephen McNeil said the government would look at all of the proposed changes.“We will take all of the suggestions that are brought forward and combine them perhaps into a single bill,” he said.In December, the 31-year-old Pennsylvania man who was driving the van that struck Frank Deschenes was fined $3,000 and banned from driving for two years by a Moncton, N.B., court.Vasiliy Meshko was also placed on probation for two years after pleading guilty to driving without due care.Savannah Deschenes displayed for reporters her husband’s dogtag and a silver bullet casing containing some of his ashes that she wears around her neck.She said her husband, whom she married only months before his death, is “with me at all times.”“We didn’t have the typical date nights like dinner and a movie — we would go shooting his rifles and his personal pistol. This (bullet) was just fitting because we were always at the range.”The 35-year-old officer was known as a dedicated Mountie who worked hard to teach drivers about the need to slow down when driving past emergency vehicles.Originally from northwest New Brunswick, Deschenes was a former member of the force’s famed Musical Ride.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction efforts result in arrests

first_imgCharged was 38-year-old Patrick Edens of Red Deer with traffic Safety Act offences as well as a total of 11 Criminal Code offences. Edens appeared in court on September 9.Also charged was a female youth with possession of a controlled substance. The female youth appeared in September 16. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On September 5, at approximately 8:00 p.m., while conducting patrols, the Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit located a vehicle with a stolen licence plate.According to RCMP, The CRU unit conducted a traffic stop and as a result of an investigation the driver and one passenger were arrested.During the stop, police seized a small amount of methamphetamine, a loaded restricted firearm with a tampered serial number, $300.00 in counterfeit currency, two cans of bear spray, a machete, two throwing knives and an imitation firearm.last_img read more

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Enbridge plans 18billion pipeline expansion between Alberta hubs

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is planning a $1.8-billion expansion to a pipeline that runs between two major Alberta oil hubs in order to bring growing oilsands production to market.The project includes a new 91-centimetre pipeline between Edmonton and Hardisty, Alta., as well as additional tankage and terminal facilities.The new line will initially be able to carry 570,000 barrels per day, but has the potential to be expanded to 800,000 barrels.“The agreement with shippers on terms for the expansion continues our collaborative relationship, ensuring that we provide the facilities and services they need to maximize the value of their crude oil,” said Stephen Wuori, president of liquids pipelines at Enbridge.Construction could begin as early as the first quarter of 2014, with start-up targeted for mid-2015.The proposed 179-kilometre pipeline will follow the route of Enbridge’s existing line along that corridor, which the company says will minimize the environmental impact.Enbridge intends to file a regulatory application by the end of the year.Enbridge is the dominant crude shipper in the oilsands region, although rival TransCanada Corp. has been growing its presence in that market. Many of regional Alberta pipelines end up in Edmonton.Hardisty, southeast of Edmonton, is where major Enbridge and TransCanada U.S.-bound pipelines start. read more

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ConocoPhillips and Cenovus deal leads company to lay off 300

by 660 NEWS Staff Posted May 4, 2017 7:02 am MDT Last Updated May 4, 2017 at 7:03 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ConocoPhillips will be laying off 300 Alberta workers weeks after announcing the sale of its oilsands assets to Cenovus.The $17.7-billion blockbuster deal also turned over its natural gas plays.“These reductions are required to align our resources with our more focused and smaller company resulting from the Cenovus transaction,” a spokesperson said.The layoffs, which are concentrated in Calgary, began this week and all affected employees should be notified by May 15. ConocoPhillips and Cenovus deal leads company to lay off 300

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GFS gets mine haul truck LNG conversion deal in Wyoming

first_imgGFS Corp, a global leader in alternative fuel solutions for heavy-duty diesel engines, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Alpha Coal West, a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, to convert three Caterpillar 793 (240 t) mine haul trucks to liquid natural gas (LNG) operation. The converted trucks will be operated at Alpha’s Belle Ayr Coal Mine outside Gillette, Wyoming and will be utilised in both overburden and coal haul service.GFS will be converting the trucks onsite using a proprietary and fully integrated Bi-Fuel Solution that includes on-board LNG storage and engine controls. After conversion, the mine haul trucks will operate using 50% to 70% LNG for most operating modes. The trucks will retain the ability to operate on 100% diesel fuel if required. Under the terms of the agreement, all three LNG-powered mine haul trucks are scheduled to be operational in early 2012. “We look forward to working with Alpha Natural Resources, one of the world’s leading coal companies, to assist them in finding new ways to improve both the environment and the bottom line,” said Jason Green, President, GFS Corp, adding “Alpha Natural Resources is a company that is committed to sustainable operations and we are very pleased to have this opportunity to work alongside a proven innovator in the mining industry.”The Gaseous Fuel System (GFS) enables operators of diesel vehicles to substantially reduce operational costs and lower emissions by substituting diesel fuel with lower cost, cleaner burning natural gas. The GFS is comprised of patented and proprietary technologies that allow diesel engines to safely operate on gas percentages ranging from 50% to 70% of the total fuel requirement. Engines converted to Gaseous Fuel operation exhibit diesel-like performance in such critical areas as power, response and efficiency. A key feature of the GFS is its ability to switch fuel modes without interruption in vehicle operation. Conversion to Gaseous Fuel operation does not require modification of the engine and can typically be completed in a matter of hours. The GFS is compatible with both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel storage systems.last_img read more

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Man arrested in London for shining a laser at a police helicopter

first_imgA 46-YEAR-OLD man got a slap on the wrist from police in London early this morning for shining a laser directly at a helicopter.The crew of the Metropolitan Police craft used their video equipment to trace the source of a laser beam that was shone at them at about 12.40am.Local police officers on the ground were then directed to the St Paul’s Cray area of the city. The suspect was arrested at the identified address and a laser pen recovered.He was taken to a local station where he admitted the offence. He was let off with a police caution for endangering the safety of an aircraft.The incident occurred following speculation that the crash in Glasgow on Friday night could have been caused by a similar action.Detectives investigating the Clutha tragedy have said they will keep an open mind in relation to the theory and investigators are examining the possibility that the pilot was distracted by a laser pen shone from the ground.The Civil Aviation Authority in the UK and the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) have warned about the increasing dangers of laser attacks. They say the number of incidents has continued to grow since 2008.Shining a light at an aircraft is a criminal offence and can carry a penalty of up to five years in prison.Read: Iceland to write €24,000 off every household mortgageMore: Girl, 17, arrested over Phoenix Park murderlast_img read more

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Baisse du nombre dutilisateurs de Google Chrome en janvier

first_imgBaisse du nombre d’utilisateurs de Google Chrome en janvierGoogle Chrome est utilisé par moins d’internautes depuis le mois de janvier. A contrario, Internet Explorer est davantage utilisé.Le navigateur Internet Google Chrome a accusé une légère perte du nombre de ses usagers au mois de janvier. Depuis 17 mois, le nombre d’utilisateurs de Google Chrome étaient en hausse. Mais selon Net Applications, le nombre d’utilisateurs du logiciel étaient 18,94 %, contre 19,11 % en décembre 2011. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au cours de cette période, Firefox a perdu environ un point et se retrouve à 20,88 %. Safari a également vu son nombre d’utilisateurs décroître mais très légèrement (0,07 point à 4,9 %). Internet Explorer passe pour sa part de 51,87 % à 52,96 % et augmente sensiblement. La baisse de Google Chrome s’expliquerait selon Mac Generation d’un changement de politique survenu début janvier. Google valorisait jusque-là dans son moteur de recherche les pages dédiées à son logiciel dans son moteur de recherche. Une pratique jugée anticoncurrentielle. Il sera intéressant de voir si à l’avenir cette tendance se poursuit… Le 7 février 2012 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Swamp Chic Goes Mainstream This Summer With Algae Shoes

first_imgShoemaker Vivobarefoot is preparing an “ultra-eco” take on footwear.This summer, the London-based firm will launch a new version of its amphibious Ultra III sneaker—made using algae rescued from waterways.Along with partner Bloom—which uses algae biomass to make ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foams out of non-fossil fuels—Vivobarefoot aims to clean up the global shoe industry.“Our goal is to deliver the most performance-driven materials in the most environmentally responsible manner,” Bloom CEO Mike Van Drunen said in a statement. “It is a goal we constantly strive to improve upon, and we are excited to collaborate with Vivobarefoot on the new Ultra line.”Expected for release in July, the “ultimate amphibious adventure shoes” boast real-world rewards. For instance, a single pair of men’s size nine sneakers returns 57 gallons of clean water to habitats and prevents 40 balloons worth of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.“This is a true revolution for the footwear industry with the first plant-based alternative to the petro-foams in ubiquitous use,” Galahad Clark, founder of Vivobarefoot, said.via VivobarefootAccording to the firm, harmful algal blooms threaten marine environments by releasing damaging toxins, depleting oxygen in the water, and blocking sunlight, crippling ecosystems.“We are thrilled to be the first company to use Bloom in our shoes and further our mission to make the perfect shoe,” Clark said. “Perfect for feet and minimal impact on the planet.”Bloom recently gained international fame thanks to world champion surfer Kelly Slater, who released surfing traction pads using the eco-friendly foam.Adidas, meanwhile, last year launched a new shoe made from trash scooped out of the ocean, namely discarded fishing nets. The German manufacturer also introduced well-ventilated runners made from Biosteel—”the strongest fully natural material available.”Energy company NRG also joined the eco club by making a shoe built almost entirely out of carbon dioxide emissions.last_img read more

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NO POLICY DOCUMENT ON VISION 2016 THERE IS NEED FOR A

first_imgCabinet paper placed before the National Assembly on the subject.Apart from saying that the aim is to make the importation of rice unnecessary by 2016, nothing is said about the type of farming and the sources of the inputs that would make the goal realizable. Foroyaa therefore challenges the government to come up with a policy document on what Vision 2016 entails, a constructive debate would begin on its viability.Foroyaa is willing to give maximum coverage to such a debate so that the Gambian people would know what and what not to expect. The people could see experts on TV being invited after the vision was declared to indicate that they are advisors on how to make Vision 2016 a reality.The people who are purchasing a bag of rice for more than 1000 dalasis per fifty kilogram bag are very much interested in the type of domestic production that would enable them have the means to purchase rice.We hope a policy on this vision would soon be revealed to show how they would address their wish.  ]]>last_img read more

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You Bought a Print Magazine in 2017

first_img Miller: The answer is, probably not in print. We are looking to diversify our digital properties and bring them into other markets. Not necessarily in the LGBTQ space, but in some of our other businesses. Where we’ve fallen short is in digital, so we’re really positioned in the acquisition by Davler to become the number one player across the board in the LGBTQ space. Miller: Rob has done events. He’s taken a year or two off but we’re planning to bring them back. Miller: The biggest one — we recently made another acquisition of a business called Mommybites. It’s folded into our Parenting division. It’s basically a job board online for nannys, babysitters and moms that are looking for jobs. That’s already a national property as well, but not from the job board standpoint. We distribute national content and hold national education events. Now we’re looking to take our job boards and role that out nationally. That’s the one that’s furthest along in development. Folio: Is Davler looking to expand across the country with any other publications, now that you have an LA and a national magazine? Folio: What are your digital ad products? What’s available to marketers? Rob Davis: In these days of increasing desire by advertisers to go digital with their advertising buys, we really had been looking for a partner that could help us branch out in the digital world, and who had larger resources than what we were able to do as a smaller, independent company. This partnership is something that helps us go much further than we could go on our own. So why buy a niche brand like this in a market that’s moving away from tactile media products? Miller: That’s a hard one. Right now I can say that all of our print media are reasonably stable, and I think they’re reasonably stable because we’re very niche, we’re very targeted, and we still give people useful information in a print format that is digestible and helpful. Are things shifting digitally? Of course they are. One of the things about Metrosource that we really liked is that over the years, Rob has built a really strong directory component in the back. So it really is a way for readers and consumers to find doctors, and wedding venues, or gyms that really serve that community. In that regard, it’s very consistent with all of our other media and a perfect fit. All of our properties take an integrated approach — print, digital, and events — to provide consumers a targeted information source…The beauty of it is that it delivers a very efficient vehicle for our advertisers to reach those markets. They can buy an integrated program. So, the LGBTQ community has some common attributes to that. This is a community, the data shows, that has a real interest in doing business with companies that are sensitive and support the LGBTQ community. Davler CEO David Miller, left, and Metrograph publisher Rob Davis, right. It’s 2017 and Davler Media just bought three print magazines. First launched in 1990, Metrosource is an upscale brand directed at professionals in the LGBTQ community. With editions in NYC and LA, as well as a national publication, Metrosource has a combined circulation of 235,000 in print, which is also where most of its revenues come from. Folio: Rob, why was now a good time to sell Metrosource? Folio: So is print advertising the main revenue source at Metrosource? Folio: sat down with Davler CEO David Miller, and Rob Davis, longtime owner of the magazine and now its publisher, to find out what’s in store for the magazine. All of the hype in the news about gay rights, gay marriage — it’s been a very big topic — that has brought some advertisers out of the woodwork. We’re poised even more so with the Trump administration. We’re a vehicle to embrace diversity, so companies that are looking to show their support are interested more than ever in these more upscale publications. Folio: How has your advertising been affected since LGBTQ coverage has become more mainstream? Has that affected your revenues at all? Davis: When I started Metrosource, there were no publications geared toward the LGBTQ community that weren’t sexually explicit. I saw this incredible need for people in our community — professionals — who were looking for something else. Our first issue came out in 1990 and it was just overwhelmingly embraced by the local market. It became a great opportunity for national advertisers to finally come into a publication where they could show their support of the gay market and be proud of the content that they were next to. That just didn’t exist prior to the first issue of Metrosource. Folio: What did Davler see in Metrosource as a publication? We realized there was a real need and desire for the rest of the country to get the same type of content…So 10 years after Metrosource began, we launched our national edition, and then in 2004, I went to Los Angeles to get Metrosource LA off the ground. We’re the number one print publication in those two markets among any media, regional or national. Folio: As you move your focus toward digital assets, what role do you see print having in the next 10, 20 years? Davis: Because of the niche, there are so many companies that want to reach this audience. You’re right in that it’s become more and more accepted among mainstream advertisers; and they had really limited options of the places they could go into. David Miller: We have four other divisions [tourism, parenting, design, and bar/bat mitzvahs] and the commonality in all of them is that our media is almost exclusive New York focused, though not 100 percent. One of the nice things about Metrosource is that it does branch us out beyond New York, but it’s strong in New York. Miller: At the moment, yes. It’s almost exclusively print. Folio: Does Metrosource have any events? I can’t tell you what 10 years looks like, but hopefully I’ll be a grandfather.last_img read more

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Alaska Permanent Fund looks to pay investment managers incentives

first_imgAlaska Permanent Fund Corporation CEO Angela Rodell at the corporate office in 2016. The corporation’s board has adopted a policy supporting incentive pay for investment managers. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation wants to start paying its investment managers something called incentive compensation. That would mean that state employees who manage the fund’s investments would be paid in part based on how the fund itself performs. That could help recruit talented managers — and keep the ones who are already here.The corporation’s board supports the policy, but it’s up to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration and the legislature to make it happen.The corporation used to have all of its assets managed by outside organizations. But it’s shifted an increasing share of assets to corporation employees, scaling up from 40 to 61 positions in the past four years. This has saved the state money. And it means that they’ve been doing a lot of hiring lately.The corporation recently had a job applicant for a position managing investments. CEO Angela Rodell said the staff loved him as a candidate, and he loved the idea of moving to Juneau. They topped another job offer he had by $5,000.“It’s taken much longer to recruit than even any of us would have thought,” she said. “And the first question we get is, ‘Do you have incentive comp, and will I be eligible for it?’”Ultimately, the candidate took the other offer because it included an incentive worth up to 75 percent of his base salary, depending on how well his investments performed. Currently, the permanent fund doesn’t offer incentive compensation like this.Rodell said it’s become difficult for the Permanent Fund Corporation both to recruit and to retain investment managers.“We are on the fourth chief investment officer in the last 10 years, so that’s a pretty high turnover for that position, and that one in particular concerns the board,” she said.The Permanent Fund Board of Trustees has adopted a policy to start paying incentives, worth up to 50 percent of investment managers’ salaries. The payments would be a small fraction of the $63.9 billion fund. For next year, these incentive payments would be up to $1.4 million.The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees meet on Dec. 11, 2018. From left to right, they are: Carl Brady, Marty Rutherford, chairman Craig Richards, William G. Moran, Bruce Tangeman and Corri Feige. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman / KTOO and Alaska Public Media)State Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman, a member of the corporation’s board, said it’s a reasonable discussion to have.“Obviously, the permanent fund is a rather large endowment,” he said. “And it’s critical that we have the best and brightest managing that on our behalf.”But Tangeman also said that the proposed spending increase will be scrutinized by state Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin. And she’s looking to cut the budget, not add to it.“Now that we have a new governor in place, everything will be converging at OMB, and Gov. Dunleavy has made it very clear that downsizing government is going to be critical,” he said.Bob Maynard worked in Alaska for 17 years beginning in 1975, including time as the permanent fund’s deputy executive director. He’s now the chief investment officer of the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho. In that system, he used to receive incentive pay, but Idaho stopped it.He said any incentive system that depends on the legislature deciding whether to appropriate money every year is a problem. Incentives are designed so that if a person reaches a goal, they’ll receive the incentive. Maynard said that will never be certain when a governor or lawmakers could decide not to pay it.“That is a problem,” he said. “Because if you’re the legislature, you’re sitting there saying, ‘Are we creating a band of aristocrats?’”Maynard likes the concept of incentive pay. But he said the media and public criticized incentives paid to public employees who managed investments that lost value. That was true even when they did better than the market during the recession a decade ago.“And it was just too much of a burden on my board, on my chair, on the governor, etc., to have to defend the headlines,” he said. “Because the press will say … it’s a bonus.”Incentive pay schemes can be complicated. Rodell said the Permanent Fund Corporation avoided that.“Let’s keep it very simple and straightforward and very tangible for people to grasp that investors making investment decisions will benefit from the positive decisions that they make and they won’t benefit from the negative decisions they make,” she said.Managers would receive all of their incentive pay based on a combination of how the overall fund performs and how the particular assets that they manage perform. It would be based on performance over the past five years, with more weight given to the most recent year. The formula fits on a chart that takes up half of a page.The Alaska Permanent Fund’s performance has been good, growing nearly $5 billion more than a benchmark over the past five years.But Rodell is concerned that it will be a challenge to maintain that level of performance if the fund struggles to hire and keep talented investment managers.“Not only are we asking people to move to Juneau and to Alaska, we’re asking them to take a significant pay cut from what they would be offered down in the Lower 48. So part of this is for me. It’s more about positioning for new recruits than it is for retention,” she said.The deadline for Dunleavy’s administration to decide whether to ask the legislature for incentive compensation for the permanent fund is Feb. 13.last_img read more

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Hitman involved in Gauri Lankesh murder also shot dead Kalburgi

first_imgBENGALURU: Ganesh Miskin, the hitman allegedly involved in the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, had also shot literature and researcher Dr M M Kalburgi dead in August 2015, according to the special investigation team (SIT). SIT, probing the case, stated this in a charge sheet discharge sheet charge sheet filed in the district court of Hubballi-Dharwad on Saturday. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The other accused in the case were Amol Kale, Praveen Prakash Chatur, Vasudev Bhagavan Suryavamshi, Sharad Kalaskar and Amith Ramchandra Baddi, the SIT said in a press release. The gang was allegedly inspired by a book ‘Kshetra Dharma Sadhana’ brought out by the Sanatan Sanstha, a Hindu extremist group, the SIT said. The reason behind killing Dr Kalburgi, said the SIT, was his observations while delivering a keynote address during a discussion on June 9, 2014, under the topic Towards a superstition free society A debate on the enactment of Karnataka Prevention of Superstitious Practices Bill, 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan in Bengaluru. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Based on his speech, the gang depicted him as a ‘durian’ (devil incarnate), as mentioned in Kshetra Dharma Sadhana. “They all jointly hatched a conspiracy to murder Kalburgi in furtherance of the achievement of their goals and executed it,” the SIT said. The gang members stole a bike to execute their plan, did a recce of their target and did practise shooting in a rubber plantation at Pilathabettu village in Dakshina Kannada district. Advertise With Us “Praveen Chatur and Ganesh Miskin then went on a stolen bike and reached Kalburgis house at about 8. 30 am on August 30, 2015. Ganesh Miskin then went to the house and shot Kalburgi twice on his forehead and killed him, said the SIT. The same gang had allegedly killed Gauri Lankesh on the evening of September 5, 2017, outside her house. Both the killings had triggered a nationwide protest. In the Lankesh case, Miskin allegedly rode the bike while Parashuram Waghmare, another accused in the case, had fired. The bullets and empty cartridges found at the scene of Lankeshs murder had reportedly revealed that the same countrymade pistol was used to kill Kalburgi, suggesting that one outfit or group was responsible for both the killings. The SIT, formed to probe into the Lankesh case, was told by the Supreme Court in 2019 to investigate into the Kalburgi case too.last_img read more

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Morgan Stanley pays 1 million SEC fine over stolen customer data

first_imgMorgan Stanley (MS.N) has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil charges that security lapses at the Wall Street bank enabled a former financial adviser to tap into its computers and take client data home, the regulator said on Wednesday.The settlement resolves allegations related to Galen Marsh’s unauthorized transfers from 2011 to 2014 of data from about 730,000 accounts to his home computer in New Jersey, some of which was hacked by third parties and offered for sale online.Marsh was sentenced in December to three years probation and ordered to pay $600,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to one felony count of unauthorized access to a computer. Prosecutors had sought prison time.According to the SEC, Morgan Stanley violated a federal regulation known as the Safeguards Rule by failing to properly protect customer data, allowing Marsh to access names, addresses, phone numbers, and account holdings and balances.”Given the dangers and impact of cyber breaches, data security is a critically important aspect of investor protection,” Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC enforcement division, said in a statement.Morgan Stanley did not admit or deny wrongdoing.In a statement, the New York-based company said it has changed account numbers and offered credit monitoring and identity theft protection services for affected clients. The theft did not result in fraud against any client account, it added.Marsh accepted a related five-year securities industry ban from the SEC, the regulator said. He has said he did not offer to sell customer information to anyone.”We appreciate the SEC taking a look at the full weight of the evidence and making an appropriate decision,” his lawyer Derrelle Janey said in an interview. He said Marsh and his wife are now raising their 6-month-old daughter.last_img read more

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Two large marijuana crops destroyed by Sonora feds

first_imgFederal police report finding the 12,600 square-meter plot of land in the municipality of Álamos, Sonora. On site, the Regional Security Division of the Federal Police located and destroyed 84,825 kilograms of marijuana after carrying out tactical operations to locate illicit crops in the state. Álamos, Sonora — A large plot of land found cultivating marijuana has been destroyed by la División de Seguridad Regional of the Policía Federal in the state of Sonora. Police say that field research work in combination with flyovers helped them located the two illegal crops where a drug operation was deployed by land. Once accessed, federal officers carried out the destruction and incineration of around 282,750 marijuana plants. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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