Salman Khan plays a fabulous game of cricket on Bharat sets. Watch video

first_imgSalman Khan is currently busy with the shooting of his film Bharat and is putting his free time to good use between shots. Recently, the actor shared a video from the sets, where he plays cricket. Bhai hits the perfect shot in the montage of clips.He captioned the video, “Bharat Khelega… #onlocationstories @bharat_thefilm.”Bharat is an official remake of the Korean film An Ode To My Father and will depict the history of India through the life of an ordinary man. Salman will reportedly be sporting five different looks, spanning over 60 years.Fans were hoping to see at least a sneak-peek of Bharat on Salman’s birthday. Director Ali Abbas Zafar explained that it was intentional, and they were waiting for a special date to release the teaser.”It was our conscious decision not to release anything about @Bharat_TheFilm on Bhai’s birthday,” he wrote, adding that the shooting was not yet complete. “Naye saal mein nayi film ki baat karenge. Naam Bharat hai…date bhi special hogi,” the filmmaker promised.All the @BeingSalmanKhan fans , don’t loose your hearts , it was our conscious decision not to release anything about @Bharat_TheFilm on Bhai’s birthday, we are still shooting the film , Naye saal mein nayi film ki baat karegein , Naam Bharat hai ..date bhi special Hogiali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) December 28, 2018While Katrina has been roped in as the leading lady, the period drama also features Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi, Sunil Grover and Tabu in pivotal roles. Varun Dhawan, meanwhile, has a special appearance in the film. Earlier, Priyanka Chopra was signed on for the film. However, she exited the project, due to her marriage and Hollywood commitments.advertisementBharat is slated to open in theatres on Eid 2019.ALSO SEE: Is that Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones on sets of Salman Khan’s Bharat?ALSO WATCH: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reveal how Tiger Zinda Hai made it to the Rs 300-crore clublast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi 9T is re-branded Redmi K20 outside China, may launch in India as Poco F2

first_imgXiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi just launched the Redmi K20 series — Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro — in China last week. Looks like the company is gearing up to launch the phones in other markets soon. Outside China, in most markets, the Redmi K20 is tipped to launch as Xiaomi Mi 9T. However, the scenario in India is said to be a little different.In India, the Redmi K20 is expected to launch as Poco F2 while the Redmi K20 Pro is said to come as Poco F2 Pro. Rumours and leaks suggest Xiaomi Mi 9T is launching in some markets very soon. Ahead of the launch the retail box of the Mi 9T has surfaced online revealing the full specs. Additionally, the price of the Mi 9T is also revealed.The retail box reveals that the Mi 9T will sport the same specs as the Redmi K20. This means the Mi 9T will come with pop-up camera mechanism, triple cameras on the back panel and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 that is announced by Qualcomm only last month. As far as the specs are concerned the Mi 9T aka Redmi K20 includes 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 20MP pop-up selfie camera, 48MP + 13MP + 8MP rear camera setup, 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, among others.Ahead of the launch the Xiaomi Mi 9T is seen listed on retail website that reveals the price of the phone. However, Xiaomi is yet to officially reveal the price of the Mi 9T. The listing shows the Mi 9T price to be 649 Lev that roughly translates to Rs 25,800. This price is for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. We expect, similar to Redmi K20 the Mi 9T will also be available in several RAM and storage variants.advertisementIn China, the Redmi K20 comes in two variants. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version comes for 1999 Yuan (approximately Rs 20,000) while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model comes for 2099 Yuan that translates to Rs 21,000.ALSO READ | iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max mockup shows upcoming Apple phones with triple rear camera moduleALSO READ | Two lakh Redmi K20 Pro units sold in China in first sale, may launch in India as Poco F2 ProALSO READ | Apple WWDC 2019 begins today: India time, how to watch event live, what to expectlast_img read more

Report: Monaco 1 Besiktas 2

first_imgMonaco 1 Besiktas 2: Tosun double pours more misery on Jardim’s men Gill Clark 04:48 10/18/17 Cenk Tosun - CROPPED Getty Images Monaco suffered yet another poor result in the Champions League as Besiktas came from behind to maintain their 100% record in Group G. Cenk Tosun scored twice as Besiktas made it three wins from three in Group G of the Champions League and piled pressure on Monaco with a 2-1 win at the Stade Louis II.The visitors were a little unlucky to have a goal ruled out for offside early on and then saw Pepe escape a red card for a foul on Keita Balde when he was the last man.Monaco duly moved ahead through Radamel Falcao on the half-hour, but the lead lasted just four minutes before Tosun’s header made it 1-1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Tosun added a second nine minutes after the break to maintain his side’s perfect start to the competition. Monaco, semi-finalists last season, now have just one point from three games and face an uphill battle to qualify from a group that also features Porto and RB Leipzig.Beşiktaş in Group G:Games 3Wins 3Goals 7Conceded 2Impressed by the Black Eagles? pic.twitter.com/dEgEhLRmHZ— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 17, 2017Besiktas started the game confidently, looking very much like a side that won their opening two matches, and had the ball in the back of the net early on.Balde was dispossessed on the edge of the Besiktas box, allowing the visitors to break. Tosun’s shot then deflected into the path of Ryan Babel, who slotted home only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.A curling free-kick from Thomas Lemar forced Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri into a fine one-handed save at the other end, after Pepe had perhaps been fortunate only to receive a yellow card for bringing down a surging Balde.The chances continued to flow, Danijel Subasic diving low to save from Besiktas’ Atiba Hutchinson before Falcao fired a scuffed shot into the side-netting for Monaco.The deadlock was eventually broken just after the half-hour mark. Another Balde charge ended with him slipping in Falcao, who cut inside, beating Pepe, before poking past Fabri.13 – @FALCAO has scored 13 goals with only 16 shots on target with Monaco in all comps this season. Beast. pic.twitter.com/fesBYT8sQ1— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 17, 2017Yet Monaco’s lead lasted just four minutes, as Besiktas levelled through Tosun. Talisca started the move before spreading the play out wide to the right, and Ricardo Quaresma’s precision cross was thumped home by the striker.3 – @07RQuaresma has delivered 3 assists in the Champions League this season, more than any other player. Caviar. pic.twitter.com/b8R53OjglA— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 17, 2017Besiktas then went ahead early in the second half after some great attacking play. Tolgay Arslan’s shot smashed off the base of Subasic’s left-hand post and fell invitingly for Babel. He squared the ball and Tosun fired home his second of the game.Leonardo Jardim responded immediately, sending on Rony Lopes for the ineffective Youri Tielemans. The substitute almost made an immediate impression, setting up an unmarked Balde in the box, only for the forward to miss his shot, the ball hitting his standing leg as the chance went begging.Having gone behind, the hosts’ confidence seemed to disappear and although they pushed forward in an attempt to find an equaliser, they struggled to create chances against a disciplined and determined Besiktas.The better opportunities continued to fall to the visitors, with Tosun getting the better of Kamil Glik but failing to beat Subasic, who saved well to deny the Besiktas man his hat-trick.Monaco pressed in the final stages but could not find a way past Fabri, as Besiktas held for for another impressive victory to leave them top of the group with maximum points after three games. read morelast_img read more

a month agoWolves boss Nuno hails players’ spirit after Crystal Palace point

first_imgWolves boss Nuno hails players’ spirit after Crystal Palace pointby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno hailed his players’ spirit for their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.Diogo Jota’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point for Wolves at Crystal Palace.Leander Dendoncker’s own goal had seemed certain to give Palace victory before Jota’s late strike for the visitors, who had Romain Saiss sent off for two bookings.Wolves boss Nuno said: “This happens in football. The spirit of the team – we have it. First half was really good. When we speak of mistakes, it is from both sides. I am not happy with that. We controlled and dominated the game. When we have it so well we must punish. We speak about what can happen, with the reaction of Palace.”We risk everything. Palace had chances and we made saves. It is not the game we like to see. But we had a lot of heart and character. More with the head, though.”We know what the situation is. We have to play Thursday and Sunday and manage the game. We wish it to happen.”On Romain Saiss’ red card: “First one I am not sure. Second one was close to me and the referee decided. The VAR also. If they see it clear they have to decide. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 CMPA INDIESCREEN AWARDS

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 CMPA INDIESCREEN AWARDS!CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND/OR TO SUBMIT.ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Advertisement Facebook • Applicant(s) must have or have had a feature film screening in either 2018 or 2019 at one of the following 4 festivals:– Toronto International Film Festival– Calgary International Film Festival– FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival– Vancouver International Film Festival• Those who previously applied for the 2018 Indiescreen Awards may do so again this year. However, 2018 Indiescreen Awards nominees are not eligible to reapply.• The qualifying film must have a runtime of at least 60 minutes.• The eligible festival selection must be a Canadian film; in the case of co-productions, the film must be a majority Canadian production.• Only the lead producer (or producing team) may apply.• In the event that there is a producing team wishing to submit an application, the team must have made at least 3 features films together. Otherwise, the team must choose a producer to submit in the category for which they are eligible.• A film cannot be submitted more than once, meaning it cannot be submitted in both the established and emerging categories.• Applicant producer(s) must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada• The Established Producer Award, presented annually since 2006, recognizes a Canadian independent feature film producer’s body of work, as well as their contribution toward defining the reputation of Canadian cinema on the world stage.– – Producers wishing to apply for the Established Producer Award must have produced at least three feature films over the course of their career. This includes their eligible festival selection.• The Emerging Producer Award, renamed the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award, was added to the CMPA awards program in 2016 to highlight the extraordinary talents of an up-and-coming producer with bright career prospects.– – Producers wishing to apply for the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award must have produced two feature films or fewer over the course of their career. This includes their eligible festival selection.• Previous winners of the Established Producer Award (or the CMPA Feature Film Producer Award) are welcome to reapply five years after their award win. Emerging Producer Award winners may apply again after three years.• Applicants are not required to be CMPA members.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONSAUGUST 9, 2019 12 PM ESTCLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND/OR TO SUBMIT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

PSBs share in MSME credit dips to 39 in 2018 from 58

first_imgMumbai: Despite the many a policy thrust on helping small businesses like the Mudra and 59 seconds loan schemes, the share of the state-run banks in loan disbursals to the MSME segment has plunged to 39 percent in December 2018 from a high 58 percent five years ago, says a report. According to a report by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi), the government’s specialised vehicle to uplift the sector, and credit information company Cibil Transunion, the plunge is due to the asset quality woes plaguing the state-run banks. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAnd the loss of the state-run banks has been the gain of private sector banks and non-banking financiers, which in the meanwhile, grew at a much faster clip, leading to an increase in their market share to 33 percent in December 2018 from 22 percent in December 2013, and up to 21 percent from 13 percent, respectively. The report did not quantify the credit disbursals in absolute terms though. It can be noted that the government has been giving a lot of focus to the MSME segment through schemes like Mudra and another one under which loans are passed in just 59 seconds, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year with much fanfare. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe massive fall in the credit share of state-run banks is striking as normally, government schemes are driven on the back of state-run banks. “Going forward, we expect that state-run banks would be able to claw back some of their lost share as they come out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework of the Reserve Bank,” the report said Thursday. The PCA is the special provision wherein the Reserve Bank restricts a lender’s activities due to various reasons including high non-performing assets. From an NPA perspective, the MSME segment showed an improvement in the quarter to December 2018, and Sidbi chairman and managing director Mohammad Mustafa considers this, along with credit growth, as a promising indicator. The overall credit to the MSME segment grew 19.3 percent per annum during the five years ending December 2018, the report said. Managing director and chief executive of Transunion Cibil Satish Pillai said growth of this magnitude needs to be monitored carefully as rapid acceleration in debt build-up may indicate prospective stress in the system. Lenders should monitor their portfolios constantly for loan stacking, leverage and debt build-up, the regulators must keep systemic risks in check, he added.last_img read more

Torontoarea police warn of Bitcoin tax scam after more than 40 people

AURORA, Ont. — Police say more than 40 residents in communities north of Toronto have fallen victim to a Bitcoin tax scam, sending over $300,000 to fraudsters since August.York regional police say they have seen a significant increase in reports of scammers identifying themselves as Canada Revenue Agency employees.The suspects tell victims they have overdue taxes to pay, and threaten them with arrest if they don’t settle up.In recent months, the scammers have persuaded victims to send them money using the virtual currency Bitcoin.Officers say Bitcoin transactions are unregulated and untraceable, making it difficult to investigate the frauds.Police in York Region have advised the public that any calls or emails asking for Bitcoin tax payments should be treated as a scam.The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre said it has received more than 2,000 complaints in 2017 from people across the country who have been defrauded by someone pretending to work for the CRA.Of those victims, over 100 reported using a digital currency like Bitcoin to pay the scammers. read more

Pirates Somali forces exchange fire in battle to free Lankan crew

Somali maritime forces and pirates on board a hijacked oil tanker with a Sri Lankan crew shot at each other today, Sky News reportedThe ship – the Aris 13 – is anchored off the Somali coast near the town of Alula. Eight Sri Lankan crew were on the vessel when it was taken over on Monday and most of them were being held captive in a locked room. An official said: “We tried to intercept a boat that was carrying supplies to the pirates, but pirates on the ship fired on us and so the pirate boat escaped.” One pirate named as Abdulaahi is claiming that the pirates have killed a member of the marine force and injured another – but the official has dismissed the claim. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Suspects further remanded over killing of leopard in Kilinochchi

The villagers hunted down the animal after accusing wildlife officers of failing to do their duty. A group of suspects arrested over the recent killing of a leopard in Kilinochchi have been ordered to be further remanded.Ten suspects, including some who had been in remand till today, were ordered to be remanded till July 3rd by the Kilinochchi Magistrate. The dead animal was later dragged along the streets and displayed to the public. (Colombo Gazette) Villagers in Kilinochchi had recently captured and killed a leopard after it attacked 10 people in the area. Wildlife officers had arrived at Ambalkulam in Kilinochchi to capture the animal but they had failed to locate it resulting in agitated residents deciding to look for the animal themselves.The hunt for the leopard was captured on video and visuals showed the leopard being captured and brutally attacked and killed by the residents. read more

Texas Energy Future Holdings files Chapter 11 reorganization plan to cut about

Texas’ Energy Future Holdings files Chapter 11 reorganization plan to cut about $40B in debt AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Coal is transported up a conveyor belt into the TXU’s Big Brown coal-fired power plant in 2006 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David J. Phillip by Ramit Plushnick-Masti And Emily Schmall, The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2014 6:23 am MDT HOUSTON – Energy Future Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in a Delaware court on Tuesday, an expected move that will not harm power production or distribution in Texas as the company halves its $40 billion debt load.The company owns TXU Energy, which has the largest share of the Texas retail electricity market, and Luminant, the state’s largest power generator, but the bankruptcy is not likely to impact consumers in the short-term because distribution and production will continue.But the long-term impacts of restructuring remain unknown and could lead to the shutdown of some power plants, a large tax bill for the company or a leaner, more competitive market — a plus for consumers who could then enjoy lower electricity bills.The outcomes, though, will not be fully apparent until the restructuring is complete, which the company hopes to do within 11 months. Surprises, however, are unlikely because Energy Future has been talking to the largest stakeholders, including the IRS and environmental agencies, said James Hempstead, an analyst for Moody’s who has been following the company for more than 20 years.“It’s a little anti-climactic,” Hempstead said of Tuesday’s filing. “They’ve done a very good job in keeping everyone apprised as to what the situation is going to look like.”Still, a new owner could, for example, decide to either diminish the company’s reliance on coal as it becomes more costly to meet federal clean air regulations — such as a cross-state pollution ruling upheld Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court — or even shutter old facilities rather than invest in costly updates, Hempstead said. The impact of such decisions could be widespread because several Texas counties and school districts rely on the coal plants for taxes and jobs.Energy Future Holdings has insisted the coal plants will continue to operate, and Hempstead notes that for now, they are profitable.Energy Future’s troubles can be traced back to its bet that natural gas prices would rise, helping it repay the interest and loans it took to acquire TXU Energy in 2007. But a glut of U.S. shale production has instead brought natural gas prices to record lows, hurting the company’s bottom line and its ability to pay its debt. Recently, it skipped a deadline to pay $109 million in interest.As part of the bankruptcy, Energy Future’s subsidiary, Luminant Mining Co., will no longer be able to participate in the state’s self-bonding reclamation program. This program allows companies that have $10 million and other assets to avoid putting up cash in advance for required restoration of mined land.Now, Luminant has committed to set aside nearly $1.1 billion to restore land to its original condition.“The era of self-bonding by Luminant Mining appears to be over and rather than the taxpayers of Texas having to rely on a promise and a wink and a nod, there will actually be over $1 billion set aside in the Railroad Commission for restoration, so it’s a good first step,” said Al Armendariz, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal senior campaign representative.Another crucial part of the restructuring is a $7 billion tax liability hanging over Energy Future’s head. When the company took over TXU Corp. in 2007, the new stakeholders were spared having to pay that federal tax bill on the acquisition. However, the terms of the deal stipulated that if the company split up, the massive tax bill would come due.Stakeholders hope they have reached a restructuring framework that will allow them to shed some of their assets without having to pay that tax, and have asked the IRS to rule on their request, said Allan Koenig, Energy Future’s spokesman.And because the company has been in constant dialogue with the IRS and others, Hempstead believes this is possible.“If they think that they’ve got a deal and a structure then it’s likely that they do,” he said.As part of the restructuring, Dallas-based Energy Future Holding said it will separate its Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co. subsidiary, which includes TXU Energy, and give preferred lenders complete ownership in that reorganized business. It also will give lenders cash proceeds from new debt in exchange for eliminating about $23 billion of Texas Competitive Holdings’ funded debt.Energy Future will still own Energy Future Intermediate Holding Co. and keep its interest in Oncor Electric Delivery Co., a power transmission business, which is not part of the reorganization.The holding company was formed in the 2007 acquisition of TXU Corp. by private-equity firms KKR & Co., TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.___Schmall reported from Fort Worth, Texas.__Plushnick-Masti can be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RamitMastiAP read more

Climatechain UN to launch campaign illustrating waterenvironmentclimate change link

On the eve of the world Day, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning about the safety concerns due to climate change, as water becomes scarce during droughts, flooding damages water and sewage treatment facilities, and water-borne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoea, spread more quickly.“Now that we can test water more cheaply and efficiently than we were able to do when the MDGs were set, we are coming to terms with the magnitude of the challenge facing the world when it comes to clean water,” said Sanjay Wijeserkera, head of UNICEF’s global water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.She was referring to the MDGs or the Millennium Development Goals which led international anti-poverty efforts between the years 2000 and 2015. Last September, the international community jointly approved the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which call for “safe water for everyone.”“It’s a whole new ball game,” said Mr. Wijeserkera, noting that the new SDGs do not simply start off where the MDGs left off.In 2015, all but 663 million people had access to drinking water from improved sources. But newly available testing technology show that an estimated 1.8 billion people may be drinking water contaminated by e-coli, meaning there is faecal material in their water, even from some improved sources. In addition, there are now concerns about diseases such as Zika, which are spread by mosquitos whose populations are growing and expanding geographically due to changing weather patterns.Given these and other concerns, UNICEF is launching a global Instagram campaign that will run from World Water Day, marked tomorrow, until 22 April, when the Paris Agreement, which was adopted by world leaders in France last December, will be open for signature.UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, and UN climate chief Christiana Figueres are among the first supporters expected to illustrate these challenges using the #ClimateChain hashtag.Meanwhile at the event at UN Headquarters, which also marked the International Day of Forests, senior UN officials highlighted the importance of improving water quality and water supplies.“The need for the sustainable management of forest and water resources is explicitly recognised in SDG 6 and SDG 15; however these vital resources are important for all SDGs,” said Wu Hongbo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.He underlined that water resources maintain jobs across all sectors of the global economy –including agriculture, forestry and industry – and decent jobs and training are likewise needed in order maintain and extend water and forestry services.“This is just one example of the complex inter-linkages among forest and water issues,” Mr. Wu noted. “Clearly, if we are to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals and targets on forests and water, we can only do so through an integrated and coordinated approach.”Through the course of the event, participants heard different perspectives on how forests and water hold the key to the future – from building resilient urban communities and protecting coastal regions from storm surges, and how various stakeholders are taking action to manage and conserve these vital natural resources. read more

Josh Dezse poses dual threat for Buckeye baseball team

Josh Dezse’s name has been written on coach Greg Beals’ lineup card before all 25 games this season. He begins each game as either the designated hitter or the first baseman. But when the eighth and ninth innings roll around, Dezse can be seen jogging down to the bullpen. The 6-foot-5 freshman is a two-way player. In one game, he can play the field, get in some at-bats and make a relief appearance. He is not used in these ways simply because he can do it. He has succeeded in all facets of the game, and the Buckeyes’ coaching staff recognizes that. “He’s a great athlete, and when you have a great athlete like that, you need to get him on the field and use him as much as possible,” Beals said. As of Saturday, he is batting .316, leads the team with 17 RBIs and has the team’s second-most hits (30) and third-most doubles (5). In his 12 relief appearances this season, he has posted a 3-1 record with three saves, 13 walks, nine strikeouts and a 6.14 ERA. “It’s a special tool to work with,” pitching coach Mike Stafford said. “He has got a lot of arm strength, he’s got a good frame and his ability is ahead of him. It’s very exciting to work with a guy at that high a caliber of talent.” The Powell, Ohio, native was a three-year starter at Olentangy Liberty High School. As a high school junior, Dezse batted .348, drove in 19 runs and was 5-0 with a 1.60 ERA as a pitcher. His senior year he hit .410 with five home runs and 33 RBIs. On the mound, he was 5-2 with a save and a 2.44 ERA. His performance as a senior earned him a spot on the All-District first team and an honorable mention for the All-State team. The New York Yankees drafted Dezse in the 28th round of the 2010 first-year player draft. He turned down the pinstripes for the chance to be a Buckeye. “It would be a dream to play pro ball. To play for the Yankees, it’s like a whole different level,” Dezse said. “It was tough, but I’m proud to be at Ohio State.” He knew he was going to be a two-way player in college, and he was pleased to find out that Beals and Stafford had coached Kolbrin Vitek, a two-way player they trained while at Ball State. “That made me feel pretty comfortable,” Dezse said. Vitek was a second baseman and starting pitcher for the Cardinals. He, like Dezse, was drafted in 2010. The Boston Red Sox selected him with the 20th overall pick. Dezse was used as a two-way player in consecutive games on April 3 against Northwestern and Wednesday against Miami (Ohio). Dezse played an integral role in the 15-14 win against Northwestern. He was 1-for-3 as the designated hitter with an RBI, two walks and two strikeouts. With a 14-10 Buckeyes lead, Beals called for him to pitch the ninth inning. “Your mindset is totally different,” Dezse said. “To jump on that mound, it’s almost like a different mentality, absolutely different. You just got switch it on.” He struggled getting ahead early in the count and the Wildcats tied the game, 14-14. Dezse gave up four runs on as many hits, and walked a batter. He failed to preserve the lead, but he earned the win when OSU won the game in the bottom of the inning. The Buckeyes did not have much to be happy about after a 12-4 loss to the RedHawks on Wednesday, but Beals said he was most pleased with Dezse’s performance on the mound. “We had a little talk with him before the game about his mental preparations to pitch and handling the dual duties that he has,” Beals said. “Just being able to switch back and forth and be mentally prepared, and he had at it tonight.” Dezse was 0-for-4 at the plate that night, but he showed poise as he transitioned smoothly to the pitching mindset. In his only inning of work, he gave up one hit but he struck out the side. He said the outing was a huge confidence booster for him. “It’s challenging at times because two-way players in college are not around as much as single players,” Stafford said. “You have to manage your time wisely and put in double the work. It takes a special person mentally to do that.” The freshman was selected as the Big Ten’s first Freshman of the Week. In that week, Dezse hit .583 at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge to lead the Buckeyes, and finished both games he entered as a pitcher. Dezse had multiple hits in his first three games for OSU. He had two hits and an RBI in a loss to Cincinnati, two hits against No. 28 Louisville and three hits, a run scored and an RBI in the win against St. John’s. The right-hander allowed one run in one inning of work against No. 20 Louisville. He also picked up the win in against St. John’s, a game in which he pitched two shutout innings. He was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week again two weeks later, after leading the team offensively in its 7-1 victory against Army on March 13. He was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dezse scored the first two runs of the game, and broke the matchup open with a bases-loaded double that gave the Buckeyes a 6-1 lead. He is the first two-time winner of the award. “He has proven that he can hit, and has proven he could pitch at this level,” Beals said. “Now it’s just a matter of he and our coaching staff polishing him up and getting him the best he can be.” read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pick carriage for Royal Wedding procession

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make a “short journey” through Windsor in an Ascot Landau carriage to allow the public to catch a glimpse of them after their wedding, Kensington Palace has confirmed.The newlyweds will travel in the same carriage Prince Harry used in the procession at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, when he was surrounded by small bridesmaids and page boys.His own wedding procession, on May 19, will use just the one open-topped carriage, meaning the public will not see the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and newborn Prince Louis.Prince Harry and Ms Markle visited the royal mews at Buckingham Palace to select the Ascot Landau, which will now be the centre piece of public celebrations after they marry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.Kensington Palace said: “Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to this short journey which they hope will be a memorable moment for everyone who has gathered together in Windsor to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.” The Ascot Landau carriageCredit:PA Crown Equerry Colonel Toby Browne, who runs the royal mews, said the type of carriage chosen is one Harry knows well as two Landaus were used during William and Kate’s carriage procession after they married in 2011. Prince Harry in the Ascot Landau at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s weddingCredit:AFP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel in this carriage  A postilion rider, sat on one of the two lead carriage horses, will drive the coach and another rider will sit behind him on a Windsor Grey in the second row. Two footmen will sit behind the newlyweds at the back of the Landau.State cars from the Royal Mews include Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Daimlers and they will be used to transport members of the royal family on the day. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their weddingCredit:AP Philip Barnard-Brown, Senior Coachman to the Queen, will ride Milford Haven for the procession and describes him as a “special horse”.He said: “He normally has a lead position because he’s a very quiet horse and you’ll naturally try and put your quietest horses in the lead.“Because it’s going to be a very busy day and very noisy, we always choose our safest, most reliable horses. We tend to go for the older horses that have been around and done it before and we know are reliable.” The Ascot Landau carriage Six horses, Windsor Greys, will be included the procession ride.A team of four, Milford Haven, Plymouth and father and son Storm and Tyrone, will pull the Landau and two others – Sir Basil and Londonderry – will be outriders.All have been involved in high profile events before, including the Spanish state visit last year, Royal Ascot, Trooping the Colour, the State Opening of Parliament and the Lord Mayor’s Show. Storm is a veteran of Royal weddings, also working on the streets of London for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.  He explained the Landaus are also used at the end of the annual St George’s Chapel Garter Service to drive members of the royal family up the hill to Windsor Castle, and Harry’s carriage is in pristine condition as it was refurbished last year. If it rains on the wedding day, the wet weather option is the Scottish State Coach. Built in 1830, a new top was created in 1969 with large windows, and a partial glass roof, to allow spectators to see the passengers.Col Browne added: “The fair weather option, the Ascot Landau, it was selected because it’s a wonderfully bright, small, lovely carriage. Very easy for people to see, the passengers can sit up quite high – so there’s lots of visibility for everybody.”It was built in 1883, it’s one of five that we have, most of them are down in Windsor, we always keep one in London for occasions.” Prince Edward and Sophie during their Windsor wedding carriage ride Prince Edward and Sophie during their Windsor wedding carriage rideCredit:AFP Other members of the Royal Family will not join the carriage processionCredit:Getty “They will be just a short distance in front of the carriage itself and of course in front of them and behind the carriage will be the Household Cavalry travelling escort.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their wedding Col Browne said: “He was best man at his brother’s wedding so he rode in one of these with the bridesmaids and pages as part of the procession following the wedding.”But he’s also been in the Queen’s procession at the royal meeting at Ascot, so he’s ridden in these quite regularly.”The carriage procession will begin at 1pm after the wedding service, with the newlyweds driven along Castle Hill, into Windsor town centre before returning along the famous Long Walk for their reception. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel in this carriage Credit:PA Other members of the Royal Family will not join the carriage procession Prince Harry in the Ascot Landau at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding The Crown Equerry added: “We’ve always had two outriders and traditionally they acted to clear the path and herald the arrival of the principal in their carriage. read more

Slovakian criminal who mugged 12yearold returned to the UK just months after

Before long, British authorities were on his tail when routine checks by a dedicated foreign offender team unearthed details of Gunar’s new alias.“When any offender is deported as a result of a crime in Derbyshire, checks are carried out by the team with their home country,” said detective sergeant Stuart Kershaw, of Derbyshire Police.“If it is found they have, like in this case, been issued new documents in another name then we will conduct the relevant checks as to whether they have re-entered the country.” Patrik Gunar following his arrest this week Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A Slovakian criminal jailed for mugging a 12-year-old girl managed to return to the UK just months after being deported – by simply changing his name to fool authorities. Patrik Gunar, 23, was imprisoned for three years in March 2018 after violently snatching the teenager’s iPhone in the street in Derby, leading to a high-profile police hunt. Celebrities including Michael Vaughan, Piers Morgan and Nick Knowles helped to promote the police appeal after shocking CCTV of the February 18 robbery was released. It showed the girl bravely trying to fight off her attacker after she was targeted on the way home from buying cauliflower for her mother. Gunar pleaded guilty to robbery, but served just nine months of his sentence before being sent back to his native country thanks to the Government’s early removal scheme. Under the initiative, which aims to stem the rising prison population, foreign national offenders can be deported up to nine months before the half-way point of their sentence. It meant Gunar, who described his child victim as “easy prey”, qualified for early release after spending the minimum amount of time behind bars – a quarter of his original sentence. Once back in Slovakia, he legally changed his name to Patrik Krajnak and was issued new identity documents to match.  Officials saw Gunar – or Krajnak, as he was now known – had re-entered Britain, allowing police to track him back to the very city where he had attacked his teenage victim. The Slovakian was arrested on Thursday and taken to Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court, where he was sentenced to a further 18 weeks for breaching his deportation order, on top of the remainder of his original sentence. It is expected he will this time serve his whole sentence in a UK jail before facing deportation again, saddling authorities with considerable further expense. Mr Kershaw continued: “I hope that today’s jailing of Patrik Gunar sends a message to all those who are deported from our county.” Patrik Gunar following his arrest this weekCredit:PA This administrative sleight of hand was enough to dupe border officials when he landed at Luton Airport earlier this month and he slipped into the country in breach of his deportation order.  He added: “He will be once again deported and, should he think of trying to get back into the country again, we will be ready and waiting.” read more

Contracts for maintenance of LindenLethem road awarded – Min Ferguson

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has disclosed that it has expended in excess of $53M to maintain the stretch of road between Linden to Lethem in the first half of 2018.Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, told the National Assembly last evening that the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has awarded contracts to contractors to maintain stretches of the road.Those contractors are mobilising but have been challenged by the rainy season, the minister noted, according to a report from the Department of Public Information (DPI).Intense rainfall in the last few months has damaged the road making it impassable.The House was debating a motion brought by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira pointing out the dire state of the road and calling for a more strategic maintenance routine.Minister Ferguson discredited claims made by the opposition that the government has done nothing over the last three years to maintain the road.Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, offered apologies to residents and others using the roadway. He noted the challenge is not in getting construction underway but drainage. Minister Patterson explained to the House, the road’s surrounding was flooded, as such, the draining of the road was not possible.To prevent a recurrence of the deterioration of the road, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said it will undertake full responsibility for the funding and execution of routine maintenance in advance of the rainy season from June 2019.The ministry said it will also prioritise the use of chemical stabilisation in fair-weather road construction to ensure greater climate resilience.The ministry is also in the process of evaluating tenders for the first phase of the Linden/Lethem road project. The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the construction by the Guyanese and Brazilian governments will be ready in August.Phase one of the project covers approximately 125 kilometres of the road (Linden to Mabura Hill) and also includes a bridge across the Kurupukari River. Guyana secured funding from the British Government through its UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) programme to complete the design. According to DPI, the contract for this consultancy will be awarded shortly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMNR, MPI to collaborate in maintaining interior roadsJune 1, 2018In “Business”Maintenance works on Linden/Ituni/Kwakwani road beginJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”Linden-Lethem Road improvement project to commence soonJanuary 31, 2017In “Linden-Lethem Road improvement on the horizon” read more

UN welcomes Greek referendum

first_imgTwo United Nations human rights experts today welcomed the holding of a referendum in Greece to decide by democratic process the path to follow to solve the Greek economic crisis without deterioration in the human rights situation. The UN Independent Experts on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, and on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan, stressed that there is much more at stake than debt repayment obligations, echoing a warning* issued earlier this month by the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky. “All human rights institutions and mechanisms should welcome the Greek referendum as an eloquent expression of the self-determination of the Greek people in conformity with article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in pursuance of article 25 ICCPR on public participation. Indeed, a democratic and equitable international order requires participation by all concerned stakeholders in decision-making and respect for due process, which can best be achieved through international solidarity and a human rights approach to the solution of all problems, including financial crises.It is disappointing that the IMF and the EU have failed to reach a solution that does not require additional retrogressive austerity measures. Some leaders have expressed dissatisfaction with the idea of holding a referendum in Greece. Why? Referenda are in the best traditions of democratic governance. No one can expect the Prime Minister of Greece to renounce the commitments he made to the people who elected him with a clear mandate to negotiate a fair solution that does not dismantle Greek democracy and lead to further unemployment and social misery. Capitulating to an ultimatum imposing further austerity measures on the Greek population would be incompatible with the democratic trust placed on the Greek Prime Minister by the electorate. By nature, every State has the responsibility to protect the welfare of all persons living under its jurisdiction. This encompasses fiscal and budgetary sovereignty and regulatory space which cannot be trumped by outside actors, whether States, inter-governmental organizations or creditors. Article 103 of the UN Charter stipulates that the Charter provisions prevail over all other treaties, therefore no treaty or loan agreement can force a country to violate the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights of its population, nor can a loan agreement negate the sovereignty of a State. Any agreement that would require such a violation of human rights and customary international law is contra bonos mores and hence null and void pursuant to Art. 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.A democratic and equitable international order requires a commercial and financial regime that facilitates the realization of all human rights. Inter-governmental organizations must foster and under no conditions hinder the achievement of the plenitude of human rights.Foreign debt is no excuse to derogate from or violate human rights or to cause retrogression in contravention of articles 2 and 5 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In 2013, the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights stated that the policy austerity measures adopted to secure additional financing from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank had pushed the Greek economy into recession and generally undermined the enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights. This is the moment for the international community to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Greece, to respect their democratic will as expressed in a referendum, to proactively help them out of this financial crisis, which finds a major cause in the financial meltdown of 2007-08, for which Greece bears no responsibility. Indeed, democracy means self-determination, and self-determination often calls for referenda – also in Greece.” (*) Read the statement by the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights (2 June 2015) – “Greek crisis: Human rights should not stop at doors of international institutions, says UN expert”: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16032&L…The Independent Experts are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special Procedures’ experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.Learn more, log on to: International solidarity: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Solidarity/Pages/IESolidarityIndex.aspx International order: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IntOrder/Pages/IEInternationalorderIndex….See the 2014 report on Greece by the Independent Expert on foreign debt: (A/HRC/25/50/Add.1): http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Development/IEDebt/Pages/CountryVisits.aspxUN Human Rights, country page – Greece: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/ENACARegion/Pages/GRIndex.aspxFor more information and media requests please contact Thibaut Guillet (+41 22 917 9389 / tguillet@ohchr.org) or write to ie-internationalorder@ohchr.org– See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16170&L…Source: UN Human Rights page Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Charles Martinet Holds Guinness World Record for Voicing Mario

first_img Sealed Copy of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ for NES Fetches Over $100,000 in AuctionMario Segale, Inspiration for Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario,’… Stay on target Charles Martinet, the actor who created Mario’s famous accent, just set another Guinness World Record for his video game voiceover work.On Thursday, Guinness World Records announced Martinet’s achievement in a blog post. Martinet traveled to Guinness World Records’ London Headquarters to accept his record certificate for the most video game voiceover performances as the same character. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, which was released on Dec. 7, is the 100th time Martinet has voiced Mario.Last week, Martinet joined Guinness World Records Gamer’s Podcast to discuss how he came up with the voices of Mario and other Nintendo characters including Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi, how Mario’s voice has changed since 1992, and what it’s like to work with Nintendo’s studio staff.“That’s the biggest key to any acting, you have to become the character,” Martinet said in the podcast. “What could be more fun than becoming the character of joy, happiness, love and courage — Mario. It’s just the greatest.”With Craig receiving my record certificate @GWR for most video game voiceover performances as the same character – 100, as Mario – on 7 December 2018 upon the release of #SuperSmashBrosUltimate #woohoo! Many thanks to #Nintendo and #GWR pic.twitter.com/ICfKlK9hO1— Charles Martinet (@CharlesMartinet) December 14, 2018The podcast also highlighted its On The Record section, where they discussed other Mario series’ top record titles, including most-critically acclaimed Mario game, the most speed-run Mario game, and the best-selling video game.Watch the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Podcast with Martinet here.More on Geek.com:Mario Segale, Inspiration for Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario,’ Dies at 84Super Mario Party is Exactly How I Remember ItTurn These Super Mario Plots Into Movieslast_img read more

Jayne For Dems its not just about message its about actions

first_img It was an inexplicable loss of their own making, as if they had thrown a pass from the 1-yard line with 26 seconds left in the Super Bowl (sorry, too soon?).So, taking a break from licking the wounds of the 2016 presidential election, Democrats last week announced a new agenda geared at winning back power in Washington, D.C. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi of California revealed their plans for … oops, I think we have a problem.You see, the 66-year-old Schumer has been in Congress for 36 years; Pelosi, 77, has been in Congress since 1987. When seeking new, fresh ideas that can resonate with the populace, you probably shouldn’t trot out old, tired faces. There is a reason, after all, that Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said of his party earlier this year: “The brand is just bad. I don’t think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country.”Therein lies the problem. While Donald Trump won the Electoral College and captured the popular vote by minus-3 million votes, Republicans also won the House by a count of 241-194 and maintained control of the Senate.So, as Democrats promise to refine their message for the 2018 mid-terms, it is instructive to ask some local leaders what they think should be the foundation of that message. Greg Jayne, Opinion page editorlast_img read more

Davies Spurs derby defeat to Arsenal really hurts

first_imgTottenham full-back Ben Davies revealed the entire squad is suffering from their 4-2 defeat to rivals Arsenal on SundaySpurs headed into the break with a 2-1 lead at the Emirates after goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener.However, in light of Arsenal coach Unai Emery’s double substitution in the during half-time, Spurs conceded three goals after the break to lose the North London derby 4-2.The result also saw Arsenal leapfrog Spurs into fourth-place in the Premier League table.“It’s a horrible feeling losing the derby,” Davies told the club website.“Losing the derby hurts a lot. it’s about us dealing with that now and trying to put it right in the next few games.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s a very disappointing result but we have to go away, try to get it out of our minds now and focus on the next games coming up.“They came out of the blocks, but we had a really good go and got back into the game.“That’s why it’s so disappointing we let it slip. Those are the games where you sometimes have to grind it out and we didn’t do that well enough.“You have to deal with the highs and the lows. That’s football. Obviously, losing the derby hurts a lot and it’s about us dealing with that now and trying to put it right in the next few games.“We have to make sure we pick up three points against Southampton and bounce back straight away.”Spurs will host Southampton at Wembley on Wednesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Friday Update Swan Lake Fire Almost 90000 Acres Community Meeting Tonight

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fire behavior has increased due to hot and dry weather conditions over the fire area. Strategic planning to develop tactical objectives in the east and southeast section of the fire area continues. The fire is estimated at 89,700 acres with roughly 480 crew members and is currently at 14% containment. Type 2 Incident Management Team Northwest 13 assumed command of the fire Wednesday morning. Crews are mopping up and removing hazardous trees to secure the edge of the established line, north of the Homer Electric transmission line. Three monitors are being set up to measure air quality in Cooper Landing, Seward and Sterling. The highway remains open but firefighters will be present; use caution. Heather McLean, with the State Division of Forestry: “So, 30% they are trying to confine it, which means its allowed to burn those natural barriers. 40% of the whole perimeter is point protection, meaning important things that are not allowed to burn. 24% is full suppression.” Smoke and haze conditions on the Kenai Peninsula were moderate on Thursday, but smoke remains a concern.  For smoke forecasts from Alaska wildfires, visit UAFSMOKE at http://smoke.alaska.edu. McLean: “Right now there is a high pressure system over the fire and it is burning actively due to the hot weather so all of that smoke is just sitting on top of the fire.”  Resources continue to support the local initial attack efforts as requested by local unit.  An air resource adviser has arrived to work with the incident management team to monitor smoke conditions. Crews along the East Fork of the Moose River continue to burnout remaining green pockets and are mopping up. Remote sites to the north and northwest have additional personnel and they strengthened structure protection in place, according to McLean. A Community meeting will be held on Friday, at 6:00pm, at the Cooper Landing School, 19030 Bean Creek Road, Cooper Landing.last_img read more