U.P. plans law against organised crime

first_imgThe Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday gave its nod to a new law against organised crime in Uttar Pradesh along the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). At a meeting presided by the Chief Minister, the State cabinet approved the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act, 2017.The BJP government is expected to introduce the proposed legislation in the Winter Session of the State Assembly, which commences from Thursday. The government said the UPCOCA was brought to check and curb acts of oganised crime and mafia, including land grabs, illegal mining, sale of illegal medicine and illicit liquor, wildlife smuggling, extortion, abduction syndicates as well as white-collared criminals. The draft of the proposed law, which could be tabled in the Assembly soon, was prepared in consultation with the State Law Department and after an “intensive study” of MCOCA, Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma said. A similar law was passed by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2007-08 when Mayawati was in power but it had to be withdrawn after then President Pratibha Patil refused to give it assent. Shrikant Sharma, U.P. Cabinet Minister, said it was the BJP government’s “priority” to make the State “free from injustice, crime and fear, and establish the rule of law.”Under the UPCOCA, the State would be empowered to seize the property of those implicated by the law during the period of investigation and properties acquired by people through illegal activities and organised crime would also be seized. State security would also be withdrawn from persons booked under the the law. Special courts would be set up for the trial of cases under UPCOCA for speedy conclusion. “Criminals will not be able to roam free for too long,” said Mr. Sharma.The government is introducing the UPCOCA when it already has a stringent law to check crime syndicates, the Gangsters Act. However, the UPCOCA would have 28 provisions in addition to the Gangsters Act.S.R Darapuri, retired IPS officer, was critical of the UPCOCA. He said the present laws were sufficient to deal with crimes in UP and there was no need for a special Act. Mr. Darapuri also said that the general experience was that “all such laws were misused against the weeker sections of the society,” in particular Dalits and Muslims.”These Special Acts do not help much in controlling crime. The need is for the existing laws to be implemented uniformly. There is a tendency to add more laws to cover up failure of the state in implementing existing laws,” Mr. Darapuri told The Hindu.last_img read more

IPL 7, KXIP vs KKR: Punjab vs Rajasthan, Qualifier 1

first_imgPunjab won the toss and elected to field against KolkataWelcome to the coverage of the Indian Premier League 2014, Qualifier 1 between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders from the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata.Full IPL Coverage | Scorecard Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs at the Eden Gardens stadium. Kolkata win! They are through to the final. Great joy in the Kolkata camp. In front of their home crowd at the Eden too. The fans are dancing in the isles as one famous commie used to say. I guess, you already know how the final delivery panned out. Yadav has beaten Johnson with all sorts of deliveries this over, this one was the slower delivery, Johnson made room to work it to leg, missed and the ball looped on the bounce to the keeper. Once the over was called, the celebrations began in the Kolkata camp. So in a crunch game, Punjab fall short – this is the first time they have lost chasing this year; they had won 6 in a row chasing before today. They would happily swap one of those for today’s win. But that’s cricket and credit to Kolkata for strangling the Punjab power-hitters with great usage of their resources. The first 6-7 overs were all about handling the rain and other variables as one thought we could get a rain-shortened game. The D/L sheets were out in full force as the players kept checking it up regularly. Once the 5-over mark was completed, we had a game. Maxwell and Vohra – were big wickets and once they were snared, the spinners came into their own to derail the chase. Shakib in his three overs was the most difficult to get away as he hardly gave any pace on the ball. Chawla picked up wickets and his delivery to get rid of Miller was an absolute belter. The asking rate kept mounting and there was no way Punjab were winning as Narine’s two overs at the end finished off the job.advertisementWith George Bailey(3) and Rishi Dhawan(1) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 88/6 after 14 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!!Rishi Dhawan comes to the crease for Punjab.13.3 overs: OUT!! Akshar Patel has been run-out by Piyush Chawla. George Bailey flicks it towards short fine leg and sets off for a quick single while Chawla gathers it quickly fires it back towards the wicket-keeper to catch him short at the crease. Akshar Patel departs after scoring two runs off two balls. Punjab IN TATTERS here!! With George Bailey(3) and Akshar Patel(1) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 86/5 after 13 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!George Bailey comes to the crease for Punjab.12.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Piyush Chawla has bowled David Miller on a deceiving leg break. Miller goes on the backfoot looking to cut but the ball nips back in sharply to rattle the stumps. David Milleer departs after scoring eight runs off 12 balls. Punjab in a SPOT OF BOTHER now!! With David Miller(6) and Akshar Patel(0) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 80/4 after 12 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Akshar Patel comes to the crease for Punjab.Morne Morkel gets his THIRD WICKET!!11.6 overs: OUT!! Morne Morkel has got Wriddhiman Saha out caught at mid-off. Saha drives on the up and sends it straight into the hands of Umesh Yadav for a simple catch. Wriddhiman Saha departs after scoring 35 runs off 31 balls with two boundaries and two sixes. With David Miller(4) and Wriddhiman Saha(34) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 77/3 after 11 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!10.3 overs: SIX!! Wriddhiman Saha bends down and smacks it deep into the stands over midwicket for the maximum. That was MUSCLED by Saha!! 9.1 overs: FOUR!! Wriddhiman Saha picks it from outside off and smacks it towards deep midwicket for a boundary. Punjab NEED MORE OF THOSE now!! With David Miller(1) and Wriddhiman Saha(20) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 60/3 after nine overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Piyush Chawla comes into the attack for Kolkata Knight Riders. With David Miller(0) and Wriddhiman Saha(17) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 55/3 after eight overs.Duckworth Lewis is messing their heads ! Not fair man… 🙁 #KXIPvsKKR #KKRvsKXIP #PepsiIPL Roop Bhinder (@RoopBhinderr) May 28, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!!David Miller comes to the crease for Punjab.Eden Gardens COMES TO LIFE!!7.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Umesh Yadav has got Glenn Maxwell out lbw on a good length delivery. Maxwell shuffles across looking to work it towards fine leg but misses it as the ball hits the pad in front of the stumps. Glenn Maxwell departs after scoring just six runs off nine balls with a boundary. BIG WICKET for Kolkata!! advertisementWith Glenn Maxwell(6) and Wriddhiman Saha(16) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 46/2 after six overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!6.3 overs: FOUR!! Glenn Maxwell gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary. With Glenn Maxwell(0) and Wriddhiman Saha(15) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 46/2 after six overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!Glenn Maxwell comes to the crease for Punjab.Morne Morkel is PUMPED UP here!!5.5 overs: OUT!! Morne Morkel has got Manan Vohra out caught at mid-on. Vohra was looking to go over the in-field but spoons it straight into the hands of Umesh Yadav for a simple catch. Manan Vohra departs after scoring 26 runs off 19 balls with three sixes. BIG BLOW for Punjab!!5.2 overs: SIX!! Manan Vohra presses forward and bludgeons it over long-on for the maximum. Vohra is RUNNING AWAY with this one!! With Manan Vohra(20) and Wriddhiman Saha(15) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 39/1 after five overs.FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!4.2 overs: SIX!! Manan Vohra gets a big stride forward and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. Vohra TURNS IT ON for Punjab!!4.1 overs: SIX!! Manan Vohra picks the length early and slogs it over deep midwicket for the maximum. MIGHTY HIT from Vohra!!Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Manan Vohra(6) and Wriddhiman Saha(14) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 24/1 after four overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!3.6 overs: FOUR!! Wriddhiman Saha bends down and flays the sweep towards square leg for a boundary. Extremely clever by Gambhir. Trying to finish 5 overs ASAP. #PepsiIPL #KXIPvsKKR Chirag Bhaiya (@chiragbhaiya) May 28, 2014First sign of spin, Sunil Narine comes into the attack for Kolkata. It’s Narine vs Vohra here!!The DRAMA ENSUES as rain returns at Eden Gardens. The covers were coming on but the umpires have asked them to be taken away. With Manan Vohra(4) and Wriddhiman Saha(9) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 17/1 after three overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!2.6 overs: SIX!! Wriddhiman Saha swivels across and flicks it over long leg for the maximum. That was EFFORTLESS from Saha!! With Manan Vohra(3) and Wriddhiman Saha(1) at the crease, Kings XI Punjab are currently at 8/1 after two overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Wriddhiman Saha comes to the crease for Punjab.1.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Umesh Yadav has got Virender Sehwag out caught at cover. Sehwag was looking to clear the in-field but sends it straight into the hands of Shakib Al Hasan who takes it with both hands. Virender Sehwag departs after scoring two runs off three balls. EARLY BLOW for Punjab!!Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end for Kolkata.advertisementFIVE RUNS off the over!! Virender Sehwag and Manan Vohra are out in the middle for Kings XI Punjab while Morne Morkel will start the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 163 runs at the loss of eight wickets after batting first against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens stadium.@lionsdenkxip Akshar Patel has bowled the most economical spell for 4 overs 11/2 in this IPL, that to in #Qualifier1 #KXIPvsKKR ?? Ch@ndU ?? (@stylishayaan) May 28, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for Kolkata!! 19.6 overs: FOUR!! Piyush Chawla swivels across and scoops it towards fine leg for a boundary. Chawla FINISHES IT OFF in style!!19.5 overs: OUT!! Sunil Narine has been run-out by Mitchell Johnson. Piyush Chawla drills it back towards the bowler who deflects it towards midwicket as the batsmen complete the single…but there’s an overthrow and the batsmen try to seize the opportunity for a quick single as Johnson sprints across and fires in a direct hit to catch Narine short at the crease. Sunil Narine departs without facing a ball. 19.2 overs: FOUR!! Piyush Chawla rocks back and pulls it fine for another boundary. Awana is LEAKING RUNS here!!19.1 overs: FOUR!! Piyush Chawla takes it on the full and whips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Awana!!Parvinder Awana will bowl the FINAL OVER for Punjab!!With Piyush Chawla(2) and Sunil Narine(0) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 148/7 after 19 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Sunil Narine is the new man in for Kolkata.18.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Mitchell Johnson has got Ryan ten Doeschate out caught at deep midwicket. Tendo was looking for the big flick over the fielder but sends it straight down the throat of Manan Vohra who takes it comfortably. Ryan ten Doeschate departs after scoring 17 runs off 10 balls with two sixes. BIG BLOW for Kolkata!! With Piyush Chawla(0) and Ryan ten Doeschate(16) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 145/6 after 18 overs.SEVENTEEN RUNS off the over!!Piyush Chawla comes to the crease for Kolkata.17.6 overs: OUT!! Karanveer Singh has bowled Suryakumar Yadav on a quicker delivery. Yadav swivels across looking to sweep but misses it as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Suryakumar Yadav departs after scoring 20 runs off 14 balls with three boundaries and a six.17.5 overs: FOUR!! Suryakumar Yadav gets down and flays the sweep towards deep midwicket for a boundary. 17.2 overs: SIX!! Ryan ten Doeschate bends down and slams it over long-on for another maximum. Tendo is ON FIRE here!!17.1 overs: SIX!! Ryan ten Doeschate stands tall and smacks it over long-on for the maximum. With Suryakumar Yadav(16) and Ryan ten Doeschate(0) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 128/5 after 17 overs.FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!! 16.2 overs: FOUR!! Suryakumar Yadav makes room and mauls it straight down the ground for a boundary. Yadav is TURNING IT ON for Kolkata!!16.1 overs: SIX!! Suryakumar Yadav rocks back and hammers it over deep square leg for the maximum. CRUCIAL RUNS for Kolkata!! With Suryakumar Yadav(5) and Ryan ten Doeschate(0) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 114/5 after 16 overs.GOOD NEWS: The rain has stopped at the Eden Gardens and the covers are coming off. The players and the umpires are back on the field. And, we’re good to go!! BAD NEWS: It has started RAINING at the Eden Gardens. The covers are out and the players are walking off the field. It seems like a PASSING SHOWER, lets hope doesn’t stay for long. STAY TUNED for more updates!! With Suryakumar Yadav(4) and Ryan ten Doeschate(0) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 112/5 after 15 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!Suryakumar Yadav comes to the crease for Kolkata.14.3 overs: That’s OUT!! Karanveer Singh has got Yusuf Pathan out caught at long-on. Pathan was looking to heave it over long-on but finds David Miller instead. Yusuf Pathan departs after scoring 20 runs off 18 balls with two boundaries and a six. BIG BLOW for Kolkata!!Ryan ten Doeschate comes to the crease for Kolkata Knight Riders.14.2 overs: OUT!! Karanveer Singh has got Shakib Al Hasan out caught at long-off. Shakib was looking to slog across the line but mistimes it straight down the throat of David Miller who deosn’t drop those. Shakib Al Hasan departs after scoring 18 runs off 16 balls with two boundaries.14.1 overs: FOUR!! Shakib Al Hasan makes room and smacks it back over the bowler for a boundary. With Shakib Al Hasan(14) and Yusuf Pathan(20) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 104/3 after 14 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!111 SIXES for Yusuf Pathan in all IPL.!!! #KXIPvsKKR #PepsiIPL ZEE (@ZeeSharapova) May 28, 201413.3 overs: SIX!! Yusuf Pathan makes room and smashes it over long-off for the maximum. Pathan KEEPS THEM COMING for Kolkata!! With Shakib Al Hasan(13) and Yusuf Pathan(13) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 96/3 after 13 overs. SIX RUNS off the over!! 12.2 overs: FOUR!! Shakib Al Hasan shimmies down the track and drills it through extra cover for a boundary. Shakib is BREAKING THE SHACKLES here!! With Shakib Al Hasan(8) and Yusuf Pathan(13) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 90/3 after 12 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! 11.4 overs: FOUR!! Yusuf Pathan was looking to heave it ovr covers but gets an outside edge past the wicket-keeper for a boundary. Pathan was REALLY LUCKY there!! With Shakib Al Hasan(6) and Yusuf Pathan(6) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 81/3 after 11 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!10.5 overs: FOUR!! Yusuf Pathan goes on the backfoot and mauls it over backward point for a boundary. Pathan WON’T MISS OUT on those!! With Shakib Al Hasan(3) and Yusuf Pathan(2) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 73/3 after 10 overs.Nice to see the young guns fire for KXIP…Mandy,Sandy,Manan,Shivam n Akshar now…you deserve kudos @lionsdenkxip #PepsiIPL #KXIPvsKKR Varsha Rao (@Varsha_7) May 28, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Patel!!Shakib Al Hasan comes to the crease for Kolkata Knight Riders.8.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Akshar Patel has bowled Manish Pandey on a flighted delivery. Pandey goes across looking to sweep but misses it as the ball loops onto the stumps. Manish Pandey departs after scoring 21 runs off 20 balls with three boundaries. DOUBLE WHAMMY for Kolkata!!Yusuf Pathan comes to the crease for Kolkata.8.2 overs: OUT!! Akshar Patel has got Robin Uthappa out caught at long-off. Uthappa was looking to clear the fielder but holes out to David Miller under the fence. Robin Uthappa departs after scoring 42 runs off 30 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. BIG BLOW for Kolkata!! With Robin Uthappa(42) and Manish Pandey(21) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 67/1 after eight overs.@robbieuthappa u little beauty marching towards the 10th consecutive 40+ in this tournament. Mr.consistency @SonySIX #ipl2014 #KXIPvsKKR Thirumavalavan (@thirungjt) May 28, 2014NINE RUNS off the over!!7.4 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey gets forward and hoicks it over extra cover for a boundary. Karanveer Singh comes into the attack for Kings XI Punjab. With Robin Uthappa(39) and Manish Pandey(15) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 58/1 after seven overs.Akshar Patel’s bowling stats in #IPL7 341 runs 324 balls 133 dots 134 singles 18 doubles 1 three 30 fours 8 sixes #KXIPvsKKR #ipl2014 Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 28, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!Akshar Patel comes back into the attack for Kings XI Punjab. With Robin Uthappa(37) and Manish Pandey(14) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 55/1 after six overs.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!5.4 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey picks the slower delivery and thrashes it straight down the ground for a boundary. Pandey GETS INTO THE ACT now!! Robin Uthappa for @KKRiders is what Virat Kohli is to India. He’s unstoppable ATM #KXIPvsKKR Nick (@cricket_fan77) May 28, 20145.1 overs SIX!! Robin Uthappa stands tall and mauls it straight into the sightscreen for the maximum. Uthappa WELCOMES Dhawan in style!!Rishi Dhawan comes into the attack for Kings XI Punjab. With Robin Uthappa(29) and Manish Pandey(9) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 42/1 after five overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!! 4.4 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa hangs back and pummels the pull towards deep midwicket for a boundary. 4.2 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa skips down the track and heaves it over covers for a boundary. Uthappa is LOOKING SOLID for Kolkata!! With Robin Uthappa(19) and Manish Pandey(8) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 31/1 after four overs.SEVENTEEN RUNS off the over!!3.4 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa drives on the up and sends it back past the bowleer for a boundary. That was REALLY CLOSE!!3.3 overs: SIX!! Robin Uthappa rocks back and clouts the pull over square leg for the maximum. MEATY BLOW from Uthappa!! 3.1 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey leans forward and drives it on the up past mid-off for a boundary. Bailey’s DIVE GOES IN VAIN!! With Robin Uthappa(8) and Manish Pandey(3) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 14/1 after three overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!2.6 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa swivels across and clips it past short fine leg for the first boundary in the innings. POOR LINE from Patel!! First sign of spin, Akshar Patel comes into the attack for Kings XI Punjab. What a catch !! #Bailey – the super hero #KKRvsKXIP #ipl2014 #IPL #KXIPvsKKR And #Gambhir – One more flop show ;)Bhagyashree Parida (@bhagyashree986) May 28, 2014With Robin Uthappa(2) and Manish Pandey(2) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 5/1 after two overs.BRILLIANT OVER by Mitch, a big wicket and just three runs off the over!!Manish Pandey is the new man in for Kolkata Knight Riders.1.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Mitchell Johnson has got Gautam Gambhir out caught at mid-on. Gambhir goes for the pull but sends it straight down the throat of George Bailey who leaps in the air to grab that one. Gautam Gambhir departs after scoring just one run off three balls. EARLY BLOW for Kolkata!! Mitchell Johnson will bowl from the other end for Kings XI Punjab.KXIP think tank has gone mad.. Sandeep Sharma is leading wicket taker for them but he is not playing in this match. #KXIPvsKKR #IPL Suresh K Bijarniya (@S_K_Bijarniya) May 28, 2014TIDY START from Awana, two runs off the over!! Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are out in the middle for Kolkata Knight Riders while Parvinder Awana will start the proceedings for Kings XI Punjab.TEAM NEWS: Kolkata have Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and Ryan ten Doeschate as the overseas players in their Playing XI. On the other hand, Punjab will play David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey and Mitchell Johnson as the overseas players in their Playing XI today. Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders. What’s At Stake:Both Kolkata and Punjab will be eager to secure their IPL 7 finals berth with a clinical win today. However, the losing team will have another shot to make the finals cut in the Eliminator match against the winner of Qualifier 2 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.Statistics:Sunil Narine has picked up 20 or more wickets in three consecutive editions of the IPL. He picked up 24 wickets in 2012, 22 wickets in 2013 and 20 so far in 2014. Lasith Malinga is the only other bowler to have achieved this feat in 2011 (28 wickets), 2012 (22 wickets) and 2013 (20 wickets).This will be the 100th T20 game for Manish Pandey.Morne Morkel needs one more wicket to get to 150 wickets in T20s.Robin Uthappa is the only player in the history of T20 cricket to score 40+ runs in nine consecutive matches.Quotes:”There is always that fear of getting hit for long sixes, but I mainly try to stick to my strength of bowling the arm-ball and the quicker one. I don’t look to spin the ball or try different variations; I only concentrate on bowling a good arm-ball,” Kings XI Punjab spinner Akshar Patel, on his bowling.”We are going to have to be on our A game. They are a good team, a very good batting team and they could easily turn the game around, so we have to stay focused and concentrate on what we are doing,” Kolkata Knight Riders’ coach Trevor Bayliss said ahead of his side’s clash with Punjab.Kings XI Punjab:Punjab, on the other hand, have been the team to beat for oppositions. Their sheer aggression with the bat has intimidated many bowlers and it will be a big test for Gambhir and his men come Tuesday. The fact that Manan Vohra is firing all guns at the top of the order, alongside Virender Sehwag, adds to the opposition captain’s woes.If one thought those two were a destructive combination, there is more to come in the form of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. It is quite clear that the bowlers and the fielders will have to be on their toes to stop the best batting line-up of this IPL.Punjab’s Indian talent has not disappointed the team management in the bowling department. Akshar Patel has been very impressive and even when skipper George Bailey asks him to bowl in pressure situations, Patel has shown maturity and has delivered quality goods. The fact that he has not missed a single game this year tells more about the trust the captain has in him.Sandeep Sharma lost his touch in the last few games but he has troubled many a batsman with his sharp swinging deliveries. He also tops the side’s bowling charts with 17 wickets.Kolkata Knight Riders:Gautam Gambhir’s men are on a roll with seven consecutive wins under their belt, including a stunning display against Hyderabad, which helped them pip Chennai and grab the second stop in the table. The fact that the Qualifier 1 was shifted out of Chennai has now given them an added advantage – they will be playing in familiar conditions and in front of an boisterous Kolkata crowd.Robin Uthappa has grabbed eyeballs whenever Kolkata have taken the field of late. With nine consecutive 40+ scores, Uthappa is in fine form and is looking good for more. Deservingly, he is also the leading run-getter in this year’s competition. The way he has scored these runs has forced many to be glued to their seats when he is batting in the middle.Though the skipper has not made many runs in his last few games, he has had no problems in timing the ball. Shakib Al Hasan too has done well in the competition and plays a vital role with both bat and ball. Yusuf Pathan’s stunning innings against Hyderabad not only silenced his critics but also helped Kolkata grab the crucial second place on the table, which now gives them an extra opportunity to make it to the final.If you have Sunil Narine in your ranks you are normally considered to have a fine bowling line-up and the Kolkata attack is no different. He is also the leading wicket-taker in the tournament and is the trump card for Gambhir in crunch situations. The rest of the bowlers too have formed good partnerships with Narine to constitute a formidable bowling attack.Key player to watch in today’s crucial tie:Glenn Maxwell: The million-dollar man last season, Maxwell was snatched by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 6 crore this year. The 25-year-old is a terrific all-rounder to have in your side. He can bowl right-arm off-spin and bat anywhere in the middle-order. He shot to fame after smashing a 19-ball half-century in 2009-10 – the fastest fifty in Australia’s domestic cricket. His most recent antics of 33-ball 74, the third fastest fifty in T20 internationals, shows his batting prowess. He will have to play a key role if Punjab intend to clinch their first IPL title this year.Sunil Narine: The mystery spinner from West Indies, Sunil Narine, was been one of the most influential players for the KKR during their victorious IPL campaign in 2012. Narine was also the highest wicket-taker for KKR with 22 wickets in 16 matches last season. His exemplary performances also helped him in bagging the Player of the Tournament award in 2012. His ability to bowl tidy overs in pressure situations gives an edge to KKR’s bowling department.David Miller: The 24-year-old South African, aka ‘Killer Miller’ in IPL, is as explosive as they come in limited-overs cricket. After making a name for his power-hitting, Miller has turned into a gruesome strokeplayer in modern-day cricket. His ability to play a wide range of strokes, both off the front and backfoot has earned him quite a reputation in international cricket. Miller was also one of the most entertaining batsmen in the IPL last season. The young South African took the IPL by storm after scoring 418 runs with 28 fours and 24 sixes for Kings XI Punjab in 2013. The performance impressed his team owners to such an extent that he became one of the only two players to be retained by KXIP ahead of 2014 IPL auctions.Gautam Gambhir: Indian opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir, was one of the most consistent performers for KKR last season. The skipper, while leading from the front, helped Kolkata to it’s first-ever IPL title victory in 2012. The left-hander was also the highest run-scorer with 406 runs in 16 matches last season. Apart from being a devastating batsman, Gambhir is an active and responsible skipper on field.Robin Uthappa: The 27-year-old explosive batsman was the top run-scorer for now-defunct Sahara Pune Warriors with 405 runs in 16 matches in 2012. He is an outstanding fielder, a reliable wicketkeeper and can even bowl slow medium pace. Following the termination of Pune Warriors in 2013, Uthappa was bought for a whopping Rs 5 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL auctions this year. His availability in the team will provide the much-needed balance at the top-order for Kolkata.Teams(from):Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey(c), Mitchell Johnson, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag, Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Gurkeerat Singh, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Thisara Perera, Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Murali Kartik, Shivam Sharma, Beuran Hendricks, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana, Anureet Singh, Shardul ThakurKolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla, Kuldeep Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sayan Mondal, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Daslast_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd Cuts IPO Price Range

first_imgzoom German container line Hapag-Lloyd will sell its shares in a price range of EUR 20 – 22, and not EUR 23 – 29 as the company originally planned to do through its initial public offering on the stock exchanges in Hamburg and Frankfurt set to commence on November 6.Hapag-Lloyd said that due to ongoing market volatility, the company and its existing shareholders have decided to adjust the price range and the offer structure in the course of the IPO.The original offering consisted of a total of up to 15,721,035 shares of Hapag-Lloyd, including an offering of up to 11,503,197 new shares from a capital increase.Under the adjusted offer structure, the number of shares from the capital increase has been increased to up to 13,228,677 shares that Hapag-Lloyd will sell based on the offer price, and will be such number of shares as is necessary to still provide the company with gross proceeds of approximately USD 300 million.Up to 1,984,301 further shares from the holdings of TUI-Hapag Beteiligungs GmbH, which holds a 13.9% share in the company, will be offered to cover potential over allotments. The new offer structure does not provide TUI with an additional shares placement option. TUI initially planned to sell up to 4.2 million of its existing shares in the company.The adjusted offering now consists of a total of up to 15,212,978 shares of the company. The new total offering size, including primary proceeds for Hapag-Lloyd and potential over allotments, can amount up to approximately USD 345 million.This would imply a free float of up to 18 per cent across the price range, including existing Hapag-Lloyd shareholders with an ownership of below 5 per cent.The company’s core shareholders – Kühne Maritime (20.8%) and Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores, or CSAV (34%) – have reiterated their cornerstone orders of USD 30 million each.The supplement to the IPO prospectus indicating the amended terms of issue still requires approval from the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), which is expected during the course of today.The offer period for the new shares had previously been extended until November 3, 2015.last_img read more

Cong to hold next CWC meeting on August 10

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Working Committee will meet on August 10 amid a leadership crisis and finding Rahul Gandhi’s successor is likely to top the agenda when the party’s top brass meets at the AICC headquarters here.The meeting comes after several top party leaders such as Shashi Tharoor and Karan Singh voiced concern over lack of clarity over the leadership issue. The party has also seen a series of desertions by leaders from Karnataka and Maharashtra to the latest being that of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, with several leaders citing indecision and confusion within the rank and file of the party after Gandhi’s resignation as a reason to quit. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”It has been decided to hold the next Congress Working Committee Meeting on Saturday, 10th of August, 11 AM at AICC,” Congress general secretary organisation K C Venugopal tweeted. The party had said last week that the CWC will meet after the current session of Parliament, that ends next Wednesday. The meeting would be the first since Gandhi had announced his decision to quit as party chief on May 25 after the Lok Sabha polls debacle. The CWC rejected his resignation and authorised him to restructure the party at all levels. Gandhi has made it clear that he will not continue as president and neither will any member of his family be the next chief. The crucial meet is likely to deliberate on the way forward for the party in the wake of Gandhi quitting. Issues related with settling the leadership question are likely to top the agenda, sources said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayMany names have been doing the rounds as a possible choice for Congress president, with a debate generated within by some party leaders to install a young leader to lead the party. Interestingly, even though Rahul Gandhi had ruled out the possibility of a Gandhi family member succeeding him, several leaders such as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Shashi Tharoor have voiced support for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra throwing her hat in the ring. See P5last_img read more

Quebec taxi industry suspends pressure tactics after owner harms self on TV

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s taxi industry says it is suspending all pressure tactics until further notice after a member harmed himself on live television.An industry group says the decision was made today after the dramatic incident at the end of an interview with a taxi owner.It explained its decision was to protect taxi owners and drivers who are experiencing great psychological distress.Taxi drivers have been protesting all week in Montreal and Quebec City, claiming the government’s decision to overhaul the industry will drive many of them into bankruptcy.Transport Minister Francois Bonnardel tabled Bill 17 last week in an attempt to modernize the province’s taxi industry in response to ride-hailing applications like Uber, announcing it would get rid of a quota system.Quebec had regulated the number of taxis permitted in each city to control competition and provide drivers a stable revenue.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Cat Lake mould problem causing mental health issues say politicians who have

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe mould problem in Cat Lake First Nation is causing more problems than just the skin rashes that have been showing up on children and Elders.Two politicians who have been touring the community say that people in the community are developing mental health issues.More than 100 homes on the reserve 422 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ont.The leadership in Cat Lake say it has caused skin and respiratory problems for people in the community for years.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img read more

Phone companies Cellphone use heavy but still operating in Boston after explosions

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Phone companies: Cellphone use heavy, but still operating in Boston after explosions by Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2013 6:04 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Cellphone companies say service is operating in the Boston area, but with heavy traffic following of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.A law enforcement official, citing an intelligence briefing, said cellphone service had been shut down Monday in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.But officials with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel said there had been no such requests.Sprint spokeswoman Crystal Davis said: “Minus some mild call blocking on our Boston network due to increased traffic, our service is operating normally.”Two people were killed and scores injured when two explosives detonated near the finish line of the marathon. read more

Ontario starts paying wind turbines not to produce electricity when not needed

Ontario starts paying wind turbines not to produce electricity when not needed by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 11, 2013 4:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario will start paying wind power generators today not to produce electricity, but the government says the move will actually save ratepayers big bucks.Ontario has had a surplus of power since 2006, but until now, the province paid for all the electricity generated from industrial wind mills, even when it wasn’t needed.Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says the system operator can now order wind producers not to generate power, and will pay them _ just as it pays Bruce nuclear _ not to produce electricity when it’s not needed.He says they are paid at a reduced rate that will save the province $200 million a year just on the wind turbines.Ontario has signed generous contracts with wind producers for about 5,800 megawatts of electricity, only about 1,500 of which is currently connected to the grid.The Progressive Conservatives say paying wind power producers with 20-year contracts not to generate electricity shows the Liberals’ green energy act “is a failed social experiment.”Critics point out wind power is unreliable and can’t be counted on in peak demand periods like gas-fired generation or nuclear plants.Meanwhile, Chiarelli says Ontario is making a net profit of up to $6 billion a year on importing and exporting electricity, a big turnaround from 2003 when the province paid $500 million to import power because it didn’t have enough to meet demand.It’s not unusual for neighbouring jurisdictions to sell each other electricity, but the province used to frequently have to pay Quebec or New York state to take the excess power off its hands. read more

Weekend renters find corpse in Paris garden of Airbnb rental

by The Associated Press Posted Feb 29, 2016 6:27 am MDT Last Updated Feb 29, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS – French authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was found in the garden of an Airbnb rental in suburban Paris.Bertrand Daillie, the deputy prosecutor for Evry, said a group of young people who were renting the house for a weekend discovered the badly decomposed body in the garden near the edge of the property. He says it was covered by tree branches that had been placed there deliberately.Daillie told France Bleu radio the renters were to be questioned but had only rented the house for that weekend. According to Le Parisien newspaper, the listing was removed Sunday from Airbnb.The charming seven-bedroom house from the 19th century with a swimming pool is located near a forest in a well-off neighbourhood of Palaiseau, 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of Paris. Its proposed rent is 400 euros ($435) per night. Weekend renters find corpse in Paris garden of Airbnb rental read more

Baseball Is Overrun By Adam Dunns

Giancarlo StantonMarlins60841596.8 With baseballs flying out of big-league parks at an unprecedented rate — and batters getting rung up at a similarly historic clip — it’s a safe bet that Dunn’s brand of baseball is here to stay, at least for the time being. That means we’ll get to see more of both the highs and lows that come when a player swings as hard as he can and hopes for the best.As for Dunn’s view of the generation of hitters he helped spawn? In his interview with Crasnick, even Dunn himself was skeptical of an entire lineup of batters who hit like he did.“Everything evolves, and this is the era we’re in,” he said. “People see if you hit homers and drive in a lot of runs, you’re going to get where you need to get financially. Does it help a team if you have a couple of those guys? Yeah. But if you have nine of them, it’s going to be tough.” The Adam Dunn Club, class of 2017MLB hitters on pace for at least 25 home runs, 70 walks and 150 strikeouts in 2017, as of Aug. 20 Khris DavisAthletics43742121.9 Sources: FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference.com Joey GalloRangers46762003.8 Domingo SantanaBrewers26751802.1 Eric ThamesBrewers35821681.8 Justin UptonTigers34711735.9 Some of these players count among baseball’s very best. Despite his recent slump,2Don’t say we didn’t warn you! New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge — whose 6-foot-7 frame brings to mind a right-handed version of the 6-foot-6 Dunn at the plate — ranks fourth this season in wins above replacement (WAR)3Using an average of Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com versions of the metric. and is still in the American League MVP conversation. Likewise, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton are probably the front-runners for MVP honors in the National League — each projects to finish with around 150 whiffs, a minor footnote in their otherwise sparkling stat lines.Simply striking out a ton doesn’t automatically disqualify a player from being considered great anymore, as opposed to in the olden days when there was a stigma attached to strikeout kings. But some hitters can still overdo it; in fact, there are some legitimately bad ballplayers in the Adam Dunn Club these days. A year after Milwaukee’s Chris Carter smashed 41 home runs while playing what was generally agreed to be mediocre baseball,4As if to confirm this, Carter promptly got himself designated for assignment by the Yankees twice in two weeks this season. five of the 14 players tracking for membership in the club are also on pace for fewer than 2.0 WAR, which is generally the benchmark for a worthwhile major-league starter. One — Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays — is headed for a 26-homer, 91-walk season that will also likely be below the replacement level, quite possibly earning him the worst Dunn Club season in history. (And this is to say nothing of the further proliferation of Dunn-“lite” players such as Milwaukee’s Keon Broxton, for example, who check off the home run and strikeout boxes but don’t even draw enough walks to join the club.) When Adam Dunn came to the plate, he would pretty much always do one of three things: He would strike out; he would walk; or he would hit a baseball some 400-odd feet. With his propensity to produce these so-called “three true outcomes” — the three types of plays in which fielders play no role — the former Cincinnati Reds outfielder known as “Big Donkey” was the poster boy for a new generation of batters who swung for the fences and didn’t mind a strikeout or two (hundred).But he didn’t aim to be at the forefront of one of baseball’s most pervasive 21st-century trends.“You would think I would have gotten used to striking out and sucking. It devastated me every single time,” Dunn told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick in July. “At the time, I didn’t really pay attention to [strikeouts, walks and home runs]. I never looked at myself as that low-batting-average guy, but I kind of morphed into it. I always thought one day I would wake up and the old Adam would be back and we would roll.”Whether he meant to be or not, Dunn was always a harbinger of where the modern ballplayer was headed. And for better or worse, today’s game is filled with more Adam Dunns than ever before.In 2002, Dunn’s first full season in the big leagues, only three other players — Derrek Lee, Mike Cameron and Pat Burrell — joined Dunn with at least 25 home runs, 70 walks and 150 strikeouts. (Dunn went on to meet those thresholds nine more times, easily giving him the all-time mark for that kind of season.) But this season, an MLB-record 14 hitters are on track to meet those criteria. The kind of player who was once an oddity now has a place in nearly half of the league’s lineups.Dunn wasn’t the first hitter to specialize in excluding fielders from the action. Washington Senators outfielder Don Lock became the 25/70/150 club’s first member in 1963, and the Giants’ Bobby Bonds hit those marks in back-to-back seasons in 1969 and 1970. From then on, there was typically at least one Dunn-style slugger in the majors, and a variety of guys earned the label, including Greg Luzinski, Dave Kingman and Rob Deer.1All numbers prorated to a 162-game season. But their approach was also seen as a curiosity at best — and a liability at worst. “[Kingman] is regarded by many as one of baseball’s bad jokes, a flashy player but ultimately a loser,” Jonah Keri wrote in “Baseball Between The Numbers.”By the time Dunn hit the scene, however, the sabermetric movement was gaining popularity, and strikeouts were becoming more acceptable, as long as players offset them with power and patience. Likewise, teams were beginning to seek out hard-throwing pitchers with high K rates, creating a perfect storm of aligned incentives that helped lead to today’s three true outcomes-heavy game. So, from Dunn and a handful of others at the dawn of the 2000s, the number of hitters who take his approach — we’ll call guys who hit those 25/70/150 benchmarks members of the Adam Dunn Club — has only grown in recent seasons: Jake LambDiamondbacks35891632.9 Steven Souza Jr.Rays33841844.8 Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks381051507.2 Jose BautistaBlue Jays2691166-0.8 PRORATED THROUGH 162 GAMES Mark ReynoldsRockies34761791.3 PLAYERTEAMHOME RUNSWALKSSTRIKEOUTSWAR Wil MyersPadres31711891.1 Miguel SanoTwins37722263.4 Aaron JudgeYankees491192207.3 read more

Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe Why cant a gay player be who they

With the Supreme Court currently debating the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, both of which define marriage as only between a man and a woman, the national debate regarding same-sex marriage is as intense as it has ever been. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe may be one of same-sex marriage’s most well-known supporters, at least among football fans. He visited Ohio State Monday to discuss his point of view in an event sponsored by the Moritz College of Law. Kluwe has been playing an active role in the fight against Proposition 8, as the co-author of an amicus brief titled “Athletes’ Brief,” along with NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens. The brief has been signed by a number of professional athletes and sports-related figures who also support same-sex marriage, including NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and former Columbus Crew soccer player Robbie Rogers, who simultaneously came out as gay and retired from soccer in February. “I figured that athletes signing on for an amicus brief would have an effect on the Supreme Court … because that’s not generally an issue of the population that weighs in on political matters,” Kluwe said of the brief. “We did that, got a bunch of other athletes to sign on and hopefully make the court think about the fact that what they do has an impact. “What they do is where people are going to draw their inspiration from,” Kluwe added. “This is a case where they can literally make history.” Kluwe said that inside NFL front offices, the biggest concern about a player coming out is the potential distraction that it could cause for the team. “There is kind of this unwritten idea that gay players cannot come out because it would create a media firestorm around that, which in turn might distract the team from focusing on football,” Kluwe said. “My response to that would be there is tons of distractions that go on on any given year … It’s not like there’s a shortage of distractions already. Why can’t a gay player be who they are?” Not everyone in the NFL agrees with Kluwe’s point of view about the distraction blowing over. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons tweeted from his Twitter handle @chrisclemons91 on March 26 that he thinks gay NFL players should keep their sexuality private, saying a player coming out would “make themselves bigger than the team.” Kluwe said he thinks the issue will “blow over in a month or two” once a first active NFL player comes out as homosexual. “The first guy or guys that come out, yeah, there’s going to be some attention, but after that, no one will care,” Kluwe said. “Then it becomes, how well can you play football, which is the way it should be.” Kluwe said he thinks it would be “easier” for a well-known player to come out than a lesser-known player, because of their established success. “Another player, it could be harder because they may be on the verge of getting cut anyways,” Kluwe said. “Then people are going to ask, ‘well, did he get cut because of his performance? did he get cut because he was gay?’ That being said, I think any player that comes out as openly gay will have done the right thing for themselves because no one should have to hide who they are.” Kluwe said he does not know whether any of his current or former teammates are gay, but said statistics indicate that there are numerous homosexual players in the NFL. “I know that I’ve played with gay players before, I do not know who they are,” Kluwe said. “Honestly, it’s about can you play on the field on Sunday, that’s all I’m concerned about when I’m on the football field.” Kluwe said in a post-event interview that it was “awesome to be able to talk about tolerance and respect and equality” at OSU, and he thinks sports can spread that message to a new audience. “Traditionally, a lot of sports fans don’t necessarily worry about other political issues, about social issues, they look at sports as pure entertainment,” Kluwe told The Lantern. “That’s why when sports does take a stand on an issue, it’s so powerful because you reach an audience that might not otherwise be reached.” Grant Stancliff, communications manager for LGBT-advocacy group Equality Ohio, also spoke at the event prior to Kluwe. Stancliff said he thought the event was “fantastic.” “Hearing him … taking the long view about how we want to be a society that is empathetic, and that can grow together and that can function together, I really enjoyed it,” Stancliff said. Naman Mody, a first-year graduate student in computer science, attended the event and said he enjoyed hearing a different perspective on the issue of same-sex marriage rights. “When somebody of his fame and stature comes out and talks about this issue, it makes people think and reflect upon these ideas,” Mody said. Kluwe said he views the issue of same-sex marriage bans as an issue of people being “denied the freedom to live their own lives.” A political science and history major while playing football at UCLA, he compared the same-sex marriage debate to previous issues in U.S. history. “We’ve fought this fight before: it’s been segregation, suffrage and slavery,” Kluwe said. “There really has been the same fight over controlling other people’s lives, and if you can present it to people in that way and make them think about the fact that this is not freedom, this is about controlling someone, then they start to figure it out.” Same-sex marriage is currently legal in only nine U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia. The Ohio Revised Code defines that marriage “may only be entered into by one man and one woman.” read more

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe

first_imgTHE THREE MAIN political parties have approached mortgage arrears campaigner David Hall at what he says is a “junior level” about possibly running in the European elections next year.The director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, who has been a vocal campaigner on the mortgage arrears crisis, confirmed that he has been asked by people in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour about his interest in politics and running in next year’s European elections.But he cautioned that there has been “no formal request from anyone in any political party”.“A number of of people have asked me at a junior level, nothing has been decided, no formal request has been made. So it’s a little bit premature,” Hall told TheJournal.ie this week.The Irish Examiner reported on Monday that Fianna Fáil has asked Hall to consider running in the redrawn Dublin constituency. A spokesman for the party would not comment specifically on whether Hall has been approached.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson said: “The Party is currently working on putting together a strong panel of candidates across the country for both local and European elections.“Selection of candidates will be the responsibility of local organisations and we will not be commenting on potential candidacies ahead of selection conventions.”Fianna Fáil linksHall acknowledged his previous membership of Fianna Fáil but said he quit the party in the wake of the bank guarantee.“I left after the bank guarantee debacle and would have had strong views and expressed those to Brian Lenihan who I still maintained a friendship with, I’ve known his family for many years,” he said.He confirmed approaches at a junior level from members of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil but said there had been no approach from Sinn Féin.Hall continued: “There is a huge amount to consider including the current work I am doing and I’ve two four-year-old girls as well. My number one objective is ensuring there is an appropriate voice for tackling the mortgage debt issue.”The European constituency boundaries are being redrawn in the wake of Ireland’s number of MEPs being reduced from 12 to 11, meaning that the State will be divided into three constituencies.Dublin could become a three-seater or else a five-seater including other counties along the east coast.The Constituency Commission which has been working on the redraw is due to issue its report later today.Read: Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?Read: Sinn Féin won’t be waiting for the re-drawing of boundaries to pick its EU candidatesRead: 11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissionslast_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (May 20, 2019 to May 27, 2019)Tewksbury Telemedia Announces Debut Of Three Unique Cable Access ChannelsState Rep. Nguyen Presented With “Women’s Empowerment Award”Tewksbury Looking To Fill Multiple Board VacanciesSmith, White Named TMHS-Rotary Club Hats Off Winners for MayEssex Baseball Association To Bring 19th Century Vintage Baseball To Tewksburylast_img read more

Ford will pay 17 million to settle MyFord Touchrelated lawsuit

first_imgOwners and lessees with this older system are in for at least $45 if they submit a claim. Ford Infotainment is a tricky part of in-car technology even today. As automakers gradually dipped into more tech-laden systems, some got it right, and some did not.After numerous complaints, Ford has settled a class-action lawsuit surrounding its MyFord Touch infotainment system. Law firm Hagens Berman said in a release on Tuesday that the automaker will pay $17 million, and both owners and lessees are eligible for compensation.Specifically, the litigation surrounds the system equipped in 2011-2013 Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The infotainment system was notorious for being unresponsive, crashing and freezing while driving. Other complaints surrounded inaccurate GPS information and the total inability to connect with a smartphone.Compensation amounts will be based on how often an owner or lessee needed to service their vehicle for an infotainment system repair. If that figure is three times or more, they will receive up to $400. Those that serviced the system twice will receive $250, and one appointment for a MyFord Touch fix will award an individual $100. Those who didn’t have any repairs done to the system but were, as the law firm said, “dissatisfied” with MyFord Touch will receive $45 by filing a claim.To help affected folks, a dedicated website is now online to submit a claim and to search through repair claims. For those who may not remember how many times they brought their vehicle in for a repair, the website will locate the records. Furthermore, any owners who made repairs outside the warranty period can apply for reimbursement for any out-of-pocket costs.California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Washington residents are the only individuals able to file a claim and people in those states must have purchased or leased a Ford or Lincoln from an authorized dealer before Aug. 9, 2013. Ford will automatically cut a check for anyone who doesn’t submit a claim and was the original vehicle owner, in amounts ranging from $20 to $55.As for Ford’s most-recent stab at infotainment, we’re happy to report Sync 3 is pretty darn good. 4 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Checking the tech in the 2020 Ford Explorer 3:16 29 Photos 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e review: Premium plug-in hybrid feels like an efficiency half-step Share your voice Comments More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: Ford Tags Ford Auto Tech Car Industry Sync 3 gives Ford cars fast navigation, Android and iPhone love (pictures)last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday April 4 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowState Supreme Court backs decision to allow independents in Democratic primaryAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Supreme Court has cleared the way for undeclared and nonpartisan candidates to run in the state Democratic party primary. The court today affirmed a decision by a lower-court judge who ruled in favor of the party.Sullivan lauds Trump tariffs on ChinaLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan today praised President Trump’s trade strategy toward China as a “positive and needed course correction.”Anchorage elections results favor BerkowitzZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe majority of votes cast in Anchorage’s municipal elections are in. And while some races remain too close to call, a clear picture emerged Tuesday night on most of the candidates and measures.Rural Alaska struggles with 911 accessTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelThe Governor has asked the chairs of both Finance Committees in the Legislature to re-allocate 10 million dollars in the budget, and start bringing the state’s 911 system up to date. The money was originally proposed for oil and gas research, but the Governor’s office said the emergency system is more important.Juneau, Hydro One reach settlement over AEL&PJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauThe City and Borough of Juneau and Canada’s Hydro One say they’ve reached common ground over the future of Juneau’s 125-year-old private power company.Kodiak moves toward electric heat with planned hydro expansionKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakThe Kodiak Electric Association is expanding hydropower capacity, and offering an incentive to the borough to make the shift to electric heat.Juneau-Whitehorse flight to connect sister citiesDaysha Eaton, KHNS- HainesAlaska Seaplanes recently announced that they will add a new flight between Juneau and Whitehorse. This is a big deal for travelers in Southeast Alaska because it opens up international travel directly from the capital city, which hasn’t existed for some time.Ask a Climatologist: Snow melt around the state is right on scheduleAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAn early melt-out date can make for an especially bad wildfire season, but this year, it’s right on schedule for much of the state.last_img read more

Maharashtra govt increases monthly remuneration for freedom

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra government increased the monthly remuneration for all the freedom fighters here on Tuesday. Quoting the Chief Minister of state Devendra Fadnavis, CMO Maharashtra tweeted: “State Govt has increased monthly remuneration for all freedom fighters, be it for India’s freedom struggle, Goa Mukti Sangram or Marathwada Mukti Sangram. We salute and remember all the heroes for gifting us this day.” – Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us State Government has increased monthly remuneration for all freedom fighters, be it for India’s freedom struggle, Goa Mukti Sangram or Marathwada Mukti Sangram. We salute and remember all the heroes for gifting us this day; CM @Dev_Fadnavis during #AssemblyQH— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 25, 2019″We are also giving pension to Misabandis. We feel that it is not only financial assistance but a matter of respect for their role in preserving values of Indian Democracy. We will ask all Collectors to expedite all pending cases,” the tweet read. Also Read – Shia Waqf Board claims right over disputed Ayodhya land Advertise With Us We are also giving pension to Misabandis. We feel that it is not only financial assistance but matter of respect for their role in preserving values of Indian Democracy.We will ask all Collectors to expedite all pending cases: CM @Dev_Fadnavis during #AssemblyQH— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 25, 2019last_img read more

AAA Estimates Over 3 Million Travelers Over Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgHouston Public MediaTraffic on I-10 flows under the Elysian Viaduct east of downtown Houston.Triple A (AAA) estimates 3.4 million Texans will travel for Memorial Day this weekend.They say they haven’t seen that many people on the road for the holiday since 2005.Daniel Armbruster is with AAA.“We know that lower hotel, airline, and car rental costs are actually making up for the higher gas prices that we’re seeing this year and so with a strong economy even with the higher gas prices people are still traveling,” Armbruster explained.The group says the worst time to hit the road tonight is between 4 and 6 p.m. Sharelast_img read more

This New Luggage Accessory Puts Your Face All Over Your Bags

first_img Traveler Detained for Missile Launcher in Luggage Still Catches FlightThis Smart Luggage Was Designed for Space Travel Luggage tags can be cute, and you can even coordinate them with your luggage for some super-chic equipment that you can travel with. But what if you end up choosing the same combination as someone else? What if you pick the same colors and pay no attention? It’s a bad scene, right? Well, it’s a thing of the past with the Head Case, a travel case from the London-based Firebox, meant to help set your luggage apart from the thousands around it. How does it do so? By using a high-quality face photo, of course!The Head Case is a stretchy case that fits over the bit of luggage of your choice, emblazoned with your face, your friend’s face, your family member’s face, celebrity, or whoever you want. Then it sits garishly on your bags and everyone in the world can look upon your clever bag skin. All of the handles of your bag should be left uncovered as well, so you can look stylish as well as have the functionality your bag would normally have.AdChoices广告The image that was used to promote the bag is pretty garish, and honestly, I feel like there are better ways to make sure you know your bag is yours, but to each his own I suppose. It doesn’t seem like you should have to use only an image of your face, either, as you might have lots of pictures you could use instead that would be a lot more stylish.The covers come in three different sizes to make sure your luggage is covered (literally) and the image is printed front to back, but it seems to me you could just make up a design and it would be all the same to the company, what you had printed.If you’re interested, you can pick up one of the cases here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Dictum Health Unveils Virtual Exam Room for Cloudbased Telehealth System

first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more March 14, 2016 — Dictum Health Inc. unveiled its Virtual Exam Room (VER), the centerpiece of its cloud-based, cybersecure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth system.The VER connects physicians with patients anytime, anywhere. Like an actual exam room, the VER is completely private and uses clinically accurate medical devices while providing patients with secure, real-time access to their physicians. Patients can use the VER to see a physician and share real-time vital signs, cardiopulmonary data and medical images. Managing patient populations through expediting clinical decision making, extending access to quality care and preserving the physician/patient relationship is paramount today.Patients can easily create their personal exam rooms using the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared IDM100 integrated medical tablet, and physicians enter the VER using the Care Central Web interface from their laptop or tablet. The VER establishes the physician-to-patient videoconferencing session while securely sharing real-time vital signs and cardiopulmonary data. The result is the same quality and security as a medical office exam.“Few patients require the level of continual, sophisticated monitoring that cardiac patients require,” said Susan Eisenberg, M.D., medical director of the Cardiac Rhythm Center at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif. “Dictum Health’s innovative Virtual Exam Room delivers not only the highest level remote monitoring of our cardiac patients, but enables me as their cardiologist to be present with them in a way that wasn’t previously possible. That’s a critical element in patient-centric care.”For more information: www.dictumhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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