Chandigarh, Aug 23 (PTI) A grand welcome awaits Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik when she arrives home tomorrow, with hectic preparations underway to give her a rousing reception at her village Mokhra Khas in Rohtak district. When Sakshi touches down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at around 3:50 a.m. tomorrow, as many as five ministers of the BJP Government in Haryana will be there to receive her. Among the ministers who will be there to receive her include Kavita Jain, Rao Narbir Singh, Manish Grover and Vipul Goel, Director of Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Haryana, Jagdeep Singh Sheoran told PTI here today. Haryanas Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij, who was present in Rio as head of state delegation, will accompany Sakshi on the return flight. “Aa rahi hoon main, apne des apne ghar! (I am coming back, to my country, to my home),” Sakshi tweeted earlier today. She also posted on twitter the pictures of sumptuous breakfast which she had in Rio. “A proper breakfast! How I have missed you!,” she tweeted. Meanwhile, giving details of the grand reception planned for Sakshi, Jagdeep Singh said, “Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will travel to Sakshis village in Rohtak tomorrow where a grand felicitation function, in which we are expecting a public gathering of over 30,000, has been kept. Over there Sakshi will be honoured with a cash award of Rs 2.5 crore for her bronze medal effort by the state government.” Before she heads to Rohtak, Sakshi will be welcomed near the Delhi-Haryana border at Bahadurgarh where prominent sportspersons, senior officials of the state government, will receive her. Along the way, Sakshi will make brief stopovers at a couple of villages in Rohtak district including Ismaila village where she will meet her maternal uncle. With requests from several village Sarpanches along the way requesting that Sakshi make a brief stopover, the wrestler may take hours before she manages to reach Rohtak. She will travel in a bedecked vehicle. PTI SUN PDS CMadvertisement
Sachin Tendulkar played numerous memorable knocks throughout his 24-year marathon career. One such knock came on his birthday in 1998 that guided India to a memorable six-wicket win over the mighty Australians in the Coca-Cola Cup final in Sharjah. (Happy birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Master Blaster turns 44)Put into bat, Australia posted a challenging 272 for nine thanks to fifties from skipper Steve Waugh and Darren Lehmann. India were off to a decent start before they lost their first wicket at 39 of Sourav Ganguly for 23.However, Tendulkar and Nayan Mongia then stitched together a stand of 89 runs to keep India on track in a tough chase. After Mongia’s fall, captain Mohammad Azharuddin joined Tendulkar and the two negated the Aussie attack and put on 120-run partnership to take India close to victory.Tendulkar was the victim this time but he had already hurt the Aussies and gave India the platform for a memorable victory. A young 25-year-old Tendulkar hit 134 off 131 balls, studded with 12 fours and three sixes in his amazing knock. India won the match by six wickets and lifted the trophy.The knock came two days after the infamous ‘Desert Storm’ when he struck 143 off 131 deliveries, laced with nine fours and five towering sixes. Though India lost that game against Australia but the Master Blaster’s innings helped India qualify for the final.Tendulkar, who was born today in in 1973 in Mumbai, holds many records in the rich history of cricket, including 100 international centuries and most international runs.He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of 16 years and 205 days and remains the youngest Indian to do so. He went on to play a record 200 Test matches for India in a career that lasted 24 years.advertisementThe Little Master hammered 51 Test hundreds and 49 centuries in one day internationals. He went to MRF pace academy but Australian fast bowling great Dennis Lillee advised Tendulkar to focus on his batting. The rest is history.He finished his career as the leading run-getter in international cricket, with 34,357 runs across formats — 15,921 in 200 Tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. He played his final match of his career — his 200th Test — at his home ground in November 2013 at the Wankhede stadium when India hosted West Indies in a Test series.Tendulkar was the first player to smash a double hundred in ODIs when he struck 200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.Tendulkar also played at the lucrative Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians. In 78 matches, the master blaster scored 2334 runs with the help of one century and 13 fifties.Interestingly, Tendulkar has batted thrice on his birthday and has tasted victories each time. Apart from Coca-Cup final, the batting legend has batted twice on April 24 — 28 against now-defunct IPL franchise Deccan Chargers in 2011 and 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013.
Imrul Kayes once again starred with the bat to give Bangladesh a series-clinching victory over Zimbabwe in the second one day international on Wednesday.Bangladesh sealed the 3-match series with a game to spare after cruising to a seven-wicket victory at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.A 148-run partnership between Liton Das and Kayes in the opening stand proved to be key as Bangladesh raced to victory in 44.1 overs, overhauling Zimbabwe’s 246/7.Kayes, the centurion of the previous match, made a useful 90, while Liton Das smashed a 77-ball 83, giving the side an early impetus. Mushfiqur Rahim was not out on 40.2nd ODI ScorecardDas could have gone for 0 in just third ball of the innings when fast bowler Kyle Jarvis convinced the umpire to give a leg-before verdict, but he stayed in after a review.Kayes was not as attacking as Das but regularly found the gap to keep the bowlers busy.Sikandar Raza (3-43) broke through twice, claiming the wicket of Das and Fazle Mahmud (0) in his consecutive two overs. But it mattered little as Kayes found a support in Mushfiqur Rahim to keep the side aloft.Raza took the wicket of Kayes when he was approaching his second consecutive century before Rahim and Mohammad Mithun (24 not out) sealed the game.Brendan Taylor was key in Zimbabwe’s batting after Mashrafe Mortaza opted to bowl first, predicting the dew would come into play in the later part of the innings. Taylor struck a 73- ball 75, with nine fours and one six and shared two important partnerships with Cephas Zhuwao (20) and Craig Ervine (47).advertisementPace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin, with his career best 3-45, stalled Zimbabwe’s progress.Bangladesh gave away just 19 runs in last five overs, which proved to be decisive.(With inputs from AP)
Rishabh Pant, only 21, is trying his best to handle success, spotlight and disappointment at the same time these days. The success of scoring Test hundreds in England and Australia, the spotlight that he is in almost always because of fans and critics and the disappointment of not making it to the India’s World Cup squad. All of it accompanied with the back-breaking schedule of ongoing Indian Premier League.”I was disappointed, obviously. Every player playing for the country dreams of participating in the World Cup. It would have been an entirely different experience,” Pant told AajTak in an exclusive interview, his first after being left out of the Indian World Cup team.The likes of Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting, Michael Vaughan, Matthew Hayden and many others were sure that the young wicket-keeper will definitely travel to England this summer. But the five wise men of Indian cricket decided otherwise.”I was disappointed but as a cricketer or a professional, I know that there is nothing I will achieve if I continue to think about it. I try to move on and focus on the matches that I am playing. If you do not think of moving on then things will be more difficult. I look at the positive aspect more. Right now doing well in the remaining games of the IPL is what I am focusing on. My biggest strength is remaining positive, irrespective of any situation,” says Pant.From making his Test debut against England at Robin Hood’s Nottingham to being talked about India’s biggest X-factor in the one-day format, Pant has had a memorable time in international cricket so far.advertisement”I think that getting an opportunity to play Test cricket for my country, even being called a Test player sounds so nice. My coach always used to tell me that he will consider me a complete cricketer only after I play Test cricket. I was really happy to get that opportunity and scoring those centuries in England and Australia.”With fame came criticism, of Rishabh Pant’s inability to finish off games, of getting out repeatedly after playing reckless, many times single-handed, shots.”In T20 cricket, I think of hitting a six off every ball, then a four or stealing three, two or one run. If anyone criticizes me then I urge them to come and help me. Many people come directly to me and I implement their suggestions in my game if need be. As a player, I try to not think much about the problem aspect. As far as the criticism for playing a single-handed shot is concerned, it happens when you try to reach for the ball. At times, you can’t reach the ball with both the hands, not possible every time. It isn’t deliberate.”Having two legends in the Delhi Capitals’ dressing room – Ganguly and Ponting – has helped Pant hugely, especially.”I try to stay focused on my process and improve my game. I focus on improving as a player every day, even if it is just by one per cent. Having the mind at right place means that you do not think much about the expectations. I have to be clear-headed and stick to the game plan. Dada (Ganguly) tells me to play with a clear mind. He tells me not to focus on what people say and keep on improving as a player. That is what I try to implement, remain positive till the end of the match. At times, it becomes difficult as, in the flow of things, you forget to improve yourself. Everyone praises you if you do well. Challenge is to keep improving by keeping rest of the things aside.”This is where learnings from MS Dhoni and India skipper Virat Kohli has come in handy.”I have learnt a lot from both MS Dhoni and Virat. The main thing I would say is discipline. Even till date, Mahi bhai is not late. He follows the same process every day. An international player believes in his process, the things that suit him well. One thing which Virat bhaiya told me and I will never forget is that playing 100 games is not necessary to become an experienced player. Learning from other player’s mistake and not repeating it is equally important. You can get that even from 10 games and there is no need to play 100 games.”Also Read | World Cup selection will be a dream come true: Rishabh PantAlso Read | Learnt the importance of discipline from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli: Rishabh PantadvertisementAlso Read | India team for World Cup is well-balanced, we have covered all bases: MSK PrasadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World Cup
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Much of the talk surrounding Ohio State’s football program right now, unsurprisingly, is about the Urban Meyer-Zach Smith controversy. The Buckeyes’ head coach has been placed on paid administrative leave and his future is in question.Ohio State’s football team, though, is still preparing for the start of the 2018 season. Week 1 is only a couple of weeks away.The Buckeyes have been in fall camp for a couple of weeks now and they had a very special visitor at practice today.Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin was on the field supporting his Buckeyes.THE LEGEND Archie Griffin came to check out @ToteNation #GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/l1TIAnwVKA— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 14, 2018There are few people, if any, that running backs can learn from more than Archie Griffin.Ohio State opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.
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“We are going to build this parliament and we are going to do it the right way. We are going to take all concerns on board, all suggestions, it is going to be bi-partisan, multi-sectoral and it will be done in the best interest of all the people of Jamaica,” stated Mr. Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored the Government’s commitment to ensuring wide participation from all sectors of the Jamaican society in the design of the new Parliament building. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored the Government’s commitment to ensuring wide participation from all sectors of the Jamaican society in the design of the new Parliament building.A section of the National Heroes Park lands, was earmarked as the site of the new Parliament building.The Prime Minister was speaking this morning (May 17) at the Official launch of Houses of Parliament Design Competition lead by the Urban Development Corporation.Noting that a wide cross section of Jamaicans, including the Jamaica Institute of Architects, have indicated that they will endorse the design competition, the Prime Minister said the Government will respectfully listen to the concerns of all persons.“We are going to build this parliament and we are going to do it the right way. We are going to take all concerns on board, all suggestions, it is going to be bi-partisan, multi-sectoral and it will be done in the best interest of all the people of Jamaica,” stated Mr. Holness.Prime Minister Holness asserted that Jamaica has dithered for far too long on the matter of building a new Parliament as the idea dates back to the 1950s.He noted that Jamaica has never had a purpose built Parliament.The Prime Minister asserted that he will pursue the building of a new Parliament as a symbol of national pride.He said that investing in building a new Parliament is not wasting the people’s money.“The [current] building itself lacks the stature and functionality of a modern Parliament. There is a sense in the country that we must not spend anything on Government. There is a sense that if you are going to invest in making the symbols of Government reflective of the hopes, dreams, ambitions, aspirations of the people that you are wasting money because there is great distrust of the state and indeed a separation of the state from the people.Investing in a Parliament is not wasting people’s money. It is because we have not as a country made the investment in the symbols of our sovereignty why we have fundamental issues with the rule of law, fairness and dignity of the state,” said the Prime Minister.In the meantime, Mr. Holness underscored the importance of including the Jamaican diaspora. He also lauded the patron for the project renowned Jamaican, international architect, Gordon Gill.“I thought it important to invite someone from the diaspora because in building our parliament we would want to have our diaspora participate in some way because the Parliament is for Jamaicans and it’s not just Jamaicans living here.When we think about Jamaica now, we have to think about Jamaicans living everywhere. We have to find a way to finance it and I believe this is a way we could incorporate the diaspora. This is a way in which we could bring them in, to become part of the creation of the sovereign building,” stated Mr. Holness.The Houses of Parliament Design competition is now open for all certified Jamaican architects to participate. Persons wishing to participate can visit www.ourjaparliament.com. The Prime Minister was speaking this morning (May 17) at the Official launch of Houses of Parliament Design Competition lead by the Urban Development Corporation.
TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. confirms it has “reviewed the opportunity” to merge with rival Newmont Mining Corp., but says no decision has been taken.The Toronto-based gold miner says it has considered an all-share transaction with Colorado-based Newmont — a move that would combine two of the world’s largest gold producers.Newmont could not immediately be reached for comment.Reports of a potential deal began circulating Thursday, after Bloomberg reported it had been told by unidentified people that Barrick had considered the feasibility of an offer in recent months.Newmont announced a friendly deal in January to acquire Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. for US$10 billion.That transaction has not yet been completed. Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX, TSX:G)The Canadian Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arrives at the Empire Club in Toronto on Monday April 28, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn by Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2014 10:46 am MDT Wynne promises $2.5B fund to keep business in Ontario TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne is promising $2.5 billion in grants to businesses over the next decade aimed at attracting and keeping companies in Ontario, a move the Progressive Conservatives denounced as corporate welfare.Ontario can’t be “idle” in a competitive world, Wynne said Monday in a speech to the Empire Club.“We need to be aggressive and creative in striking partnerships that are in the short- and the long-term interests of the people of Ontario,” she said.“We can’t simply expect to keep Ontario competitive but then pretend that we’re not in a competition.”Details about the so-called Jobs and Prosperity Fund were scant, with Wynne promising more information in Thursday’s budget.But government officials confirmed that companies who apply and meet certain criteria could receive public dollars.The Liberals have already announced a $120-million grant to Canada’s largest software company, Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC), and up to $220 million to Cisco Canada to expand their operations in Ontario.Cisco’s U.S. parent company rakes in billions of dollars each year, while Waterloo-based Open Text’s annual revenues have reached $1.36 billion.The proposed new fund is more corporate welfare, said Tory finance critic Vic Fedeli.If the Liberals want to attract businesses, they should focus on lowering Ontario’s high hydro rates, corporate taxes and payroll taxes, he said.“You need to fix those core fundamentals,” Fedeli said. “That’s all you need to attract business.”Wynne defended the Cisco and Open Text grants, saying the subsidies are tied to job creation and expanding key industries.The Tories’ approach is “wrong-headed” because they don’t believe in “partnering” with business, she said.“We are competing in an economy, globally, where other jurisdictions are putting incentives on the table,” she said.“We are competing with jurisdictions that are running right up against us and we need to make sure that we have the conditions … and make sure that (businesses) choose this jurisdiction for their expansion.”Wynne singled out the Tories in her campaign-style speech, saying leader Tim Hudak’s refusal to co-operate with business will “take us along a path toward a low-wage economy.”The New Democrats are hostile to business and would make “reckless financial decisions,” she added.The minority Liberals need at least one opposition party to support their budget to avoid defeat and an election.But Wynne has dropped the conciliatory tone she adopted in the past to win over the NDP.The New Democrats have sharply criticized the Liberals over the estimated $1.1-billion cost of cancelling two gas plants, but won’t say if they’ll topple the government they’ve propped up for the last two years.“Folks back home are telling me that it’s time to let them have a vote,” said NDP MPP Percy Hatfield.“But that’s the folks in my riding, not necessarily the folks in Toronto or the people in the north or the east or the west.”Wynne said the government will also extend the Youth Employment Fund to September 2015.The fund provides up to $7,800 for each eligible 15- to 29-year-old worker to help cover wage and training costs and offset job-related costs like tools and transportation.The premier also reconfirmed her intention to create what she’s calling the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, saying more details will be disclosed in Thursday’s budget.
Terry Bradshaw48788643616282 Donovan McNabb45677285457972 Jim Kelly76647947656456 Roger Staubach79707983407375 Dan Fouts81697160875530 After breaking down the characteristics of Manning and his teams over the years, it’s amazing to see how sharply the usual tendencies were inverted along Denver’s path to the championship. On average, Manning’s teams were middle-of-the-pack on defense, and a shade better than that at running the ball. That was more than enough to rattle off an absurd string of 10-plus-win seasons, because Manning was very good — if not completely and totally great — in every facet of passing the football. His average defense was worse than that supporting Brett Favre, Joe Montana or Steve Young, and the running game was less efficient than what Tom Brady, Drew Brees or John Elway was working with.Manning did have a lot more help than Dan Marino, but he also bested him across every passing category — like a more accurate, deeper-throwing version of the Dolphins great, who got the ball out just as fast but was more careful with it. And since we’re looking at percentiles instead of raw output, the differences between eras soften, though they don’t completely disappear.That was prime Peyton, however. This year’s version was far, far worse, particularly in categories where he once excelled. To wit: His rates of completions, touchdowns and interceptions, each typically among the top 30 percent of regular QBs, all dipped into the bottom quarter of passers this season. Meanwhile, his defensive support, usually in the middle of the pack, zoomed up to the best in football. Peyton Manning91648870956052 Sources: pro football reference, football outsiders Tony Romo80778259606954 Joe Namath42886839924930 Kurt Warner93828944676061 From a lot of angles, Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of all time. His second Super Bowl win, however, came in decidedly un-Peyton-like fashion, with Manning riding in the wake of an all-time defense while doddering well below replacement level for most of the season. Perhaps this is karma, a just reward after a career of — with a few exceptions — being shackled to some of the worst defenses ever to run deep into the playoffs. It’s the popular line of thinking, at least, and popular enough to dig a little deeper. So: Just how bad were Peyton’s defenses in his best years?Here’s a look at the statistical profiles of Hall of Fame and near-Hall of Fame QBs from the modern era — this includes the defensive and rushing support each received throughout his career, but especially his prime. To find this, I took each passer’s performance in a few categories — completion percentage, yards per completion, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, sack percentage — and sorted them by their percentile relative to the league in any given season. I then weighted each season to give more weight to a player’s best years according to value over replacement (like I did with Ken Griffey Jr. here). Then, I did the same for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average for both rushing offense and defense. It’s been a stunning reversal, the likes of which we haven’t really seen from such a good QB before; the only possible exceptions were the final full seasons of Marino, Ken Stabler and Joe Theismann’s careers. Those performances all came in the service of mediocre teams, though. Somehow Manning actually turned an even more extreme version of this formula into a championship.We aren’t sure if the Super Bowl was Manning’s final game, and it’s hard to speculate about how this changes Manning’s legacy (not that a paltry two titles will ever satiate the “Count The Ringz!!!” crowd anyway). But even if Manning happened to be dragged to a championship in the final throes of his senescence by Von Miller and Denver’s ferocious defense, it’s hard not to appreciate the strange symmetry after Manning spent a career elevating middling and worse teams with his brilliance. Troy Aikman88384677788056 Ben Roethlisberger81797157355968 John Elway59646367637649 Philip Rivers82738167644333 Brett Favre78558257704763 Dan Marino74577866945030 PERCENTILE VS. LEAGUEDVOA FROM… QUARTERBACKCMP%YD/CMPTD%INT%SK%RUSHING OFFENSEDEFENSE Ken Anderson83526784486945 Joe Montana93327484717369 Drew Brees90528267887031 Carson Palmer69597551775547 Aaron Rodgers82799388367759 Bob Griese86558756458750 Tom Brady77688485787852 Steve Young98719078428267 Warren Moon74537159705259
The appraisal process allowed a lot to slip through the net, and it was really a missed opportunityEmma Doughty, medical negligence specialist at Slater and Gordon The “tick box” process for appraising doctors allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson to “slip through the net” and should be overhauled, lawyers for his victims have said.A solicitors firm representing more than 60 maimed women said the “God complex” consultant could have been stopped if reviews by managers had been more thorough.Slater and Gordon last night revealed evidence of “short and succinct” annual appraisals during the time Paterson was carrying out hundreds of needless and negligent operations. Paterson even managed to dupe GP Marian MoranCredit:Tom Maddick/SWNS Victim Frances Perks said she Paterson should ‘rot in hell’Credit:Andrew Fox Their warning comes four months after a report commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) found the current system has “no obvious mechanism” for identifying concerns about incompetent doctors.The 59-year-old surgeon was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three of unlawful wounding against 10 private patients.But following the conclusion of the trial it emerged the NHS has already spent nearly £18 million settling more than 250 civil claims arising from his actions.Lawyers say the total number of Paterson’s victims is likely to exceed 1,000. 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. Ms Doughty is one may voices calling for an independent inquiry into Paterson’s reign of butchery, of which she wants the appraisal process for doctors to form a “major part”.“Appraisals need to allow a much wider range of colleagues to have their say,” she said.“In Mr Paterson’s case, it seemed to rely simply on someone saying “yes, he’s competent, carry on.”She also voiced concern that private hospitals often neglect to undertake their own appraisals of doctors using their premises, tending to rely on the NHS reviews.Yesterday the Sunday Telegraph revealed hundreds of Ian Paterson’s private patients may be denied compensation due to a legal loophole.Although the consultant carried out hundreds of operations at two private hospitals in the West Midlands run by Spire Healthcare between 1993 and 2012, the healthcare company is arguing it should not be held responsible because Paterson was not technically an employee.Ms Doughty said weaknesses in the surgeon’s oversight and appraisal is likely to form one of the core issues in the forthcoming litigation.On Friday the patient safety group Action Against Medical Accidents described the scale of Paterson’s offending as “Shipmanesque”, a reference to the mass-murdering GP Harold Shipman, who was finally brought to justice in 1998.Paterson is expected to be jailed at a sentencing hearing this month. Emma Doughty, who is leading the litigation at Slater and Gordon, told the Daily Telegraph: “From the evidence I have seen in relation to Ian Paterson, the appraisal process did not get the attention it deserved.“It allowed a lot to slip through the net, and it was really a missed opportunity.”She said the scandal is likely to widen after further alleged victims contacted her with accounts implicating specialists at other hospitals.Paterson was suspended from practising by the GMC in 2012, even though Heart of England NHS Foundation trust was first warned about his conduct as far back as 2003.A critical report in 2011 by Sir Ian Kennedy found that the NHS’s handling of Paterson had been a story of “secrecy and containment”.Under GMC rules, doctors must undergo an annual appraisal, as well as a “revalidation” process every five years, for which they must present a portfolio of feedback from colleagues and patients.Critics have warned, however, that the current system, introduced in 2012, allows doctors to curate their own portfolio and that it can exclude negative comments from patients and peers.
Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 920 has been generating plenty of buzz recently for both its imaging prowess and eye-catching, candy-colored shells. And while it’s been assumed that both the Lumia 920 and the more modest Lumia 820 would be very competitively priced when they arrived next month, nothing official had been announced yet. Now, however, pricing for both phones has been revealed by Nokia Italy — and the new Lumias will sell for €599 and €499 respectively.That’s really right on the money for a flagship phone in the EU, where the Samsung Galaxy S3 currently sells for about €60 less, though Apple has priced the iPhone 5 at €800 and still lists the 16GB iPhone 4S at €629 (Italy’s pricing for the iPhone has historically been pretty high, however). Prices for the Lumia 920 and 820 convert to around $775 and $645, though it’s likely that they’ll line up with competitors’ pricing in the U.S. as they do in Europe. The $599 mark has become the accepted standard for new hero devices, and it looks like the Lumia 920 will continue that trend.It’s still possible, of course, that Nokia is planning to make a splash and will opt for an even lower price point as it did with the Lumia 800 — which was listed at just $99.99 on-contract when it hit the streets back in April. Both Nokia and Microsoft have a lot riding on the launch of Windows Phone 8 and the new Lumia models, and both are keen to grab as much market share as possible from rivals like iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.More at PhoneArena
Apr 12th 2019, 6:11 AM Image: Shutterstock/PeJo Share8 Tweet Email 46 Comments Dublin man who stole €500 worth of mass donations from church gets suspended sentence Justin Murray pleaded guilty to stealing the cash from a church in Ballymun in November 2016. Short URL Friday 12 Apr 2019, 6:10 AM By Aoife Nic Ardghail and Fiona Ferguson Image: Shutterstock/PeJo 20,135 Views A DUBLIN MAN who stole €500 of mass donations from the sacristy of a church has received a suspended prison sentence.Justin Murray (40) of Moatview Court, Coolock, ran away from the church when a parishioner saw what he was doing.Gardaí later identified Murray as the thief from CCTV in the area and found his bicycle which had a sticker with “Justin Murray” on it discarded on the church grounds.At Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday, Judge Elma Sheahan noted that Murray had made efforts to rehabilitate from drug addiction and was now drug free.She suspended a 12-month prison sentence on condition he continue to get treatment and that he keep the peace.Murray had affirmed signed pleas of guilty to stealing cash at the Church of Our Lady of Victories in Ballymun, Dublin, on 6 November 2016. He has 77 previous convictions including ten thefts and 20 burglaries.Murray is serving a prison sentence for another offence and is due for release in July 2019. The suspended sentence will be consecutive to this current sentence.Earlier, Garda Ross Brierley told Fiona Murphy BL, prosecuting, that a parishioner who had been helping out after mass saw a man enter and take money from the church collection.At first she thought he was there to help, but soon realised he was stealing money. The man fled on foot when he spotted her.Garda Brierley said he arrested Murray the next day at a shopping centre after he and colleagues were satisfied he was the culprit. He said Murray was on bail for a robbery at the time.He agreed with Dean Kelly BL, defending, that Murray had gone into the church “to creep into a private area and steal money” but that he had instead come face-to-face with the parishioner.The garda agreed that Murray’s very early guilty plea to the offence was of great assistance.Kelly submitted to Judge Sheahan his client had wished to be transferred to Cork Prison as he found it easier to stay off heroin in that institution.Counsel asked the court to take into account that Murray’s convictions had been due to his addiction and that he had been stealing to get drugs. https://jrnl.ie/4588144 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 10:40 AM 68 Comments 79,646 Views Share140 Tweet Email Gardaí believe machete killers are Irish as they renew appeal for information over murder Gardaí are looking to speak to taxi drivers operating in the local area on the night of Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk’s murder. Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk with his wife Elzbieta. By Garreth MacNamee Updated Jun 13th 2018, 10:40 AM GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE murder of a father-of-two at his home in Cork over the weekend believe he was killed by four Irish men as they continue to attempt to understand the motive for the savage attack.The men entered the house in a rural area of Ballincollig, Cork, on Sunday morning and attacked Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk (35) for up to 10 minutes with machetes. His wife Elzbieta tried to protect her husband and ended up receiving serious injuries to her arms and hands. She is recovering at Cork University Hospital.Sources have told TheJournal.ie that gardaí are attempting to piece together what motive could exist for why the hard-working father-of-two was killed in such a violent manner. Seasoned gardaí have said that the crime scene was one of the worst they had seen in years on the force.Since the murder, gardaí have been checking routes out of the jurisdiction for those they consider potential suspects in the crime. They, however, found nobody to fit that profile.As things stand, gardaí believe the killers are local and that they are still in Ireland.Officers have ruled out burglary because nothing was stolen from the premises. They have also found nothing to suggest the deceased was connected with any form of criminality.Sources have said this leaves very little other than there was a personal reason for his murder or he had fallen out with a dangerous person in the course of his work.Renewed appealWilk owned his own gardening business. Gardaí will now speak to anyone he conducted business within the past six months.Gardaí have also accessed his social media profiles, as well as his phone records to check if there could have been a personal reason for the attack.Detectives believe the nature of the murder – a sustained attack with machetes for up to 10 minutes – indicates that the reason behind the killing was personal. Gardaí also recovered a gun from a car which was burnt out close to the murder scene.The fact the men had access to a firearm and decided not to use it is more evidence for gardaí, albeit circumstantial, that there was a personal motive for the case.Gardaí have this morning renewed their appeal in relation to the murder.Speaking at Gurranabraher Garda Station, Superintendent Colm O’Sullivan said: “We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or to anyone who may have witnessed this incident.”A number of people have come forward with information and O’Sullivan thanks the public for their assistance in the investigation thus far.“However, we are aware of a number of taxis and hackneys that were operating in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas on the night of the incident who have not come forward,” he said.“I would appeal to them to contact us at Gurranbraher Garda Station on 021 494 6200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Any information they may have, no matter how insignificant would assist our investigation.”With reporting by Hayley Halpin. Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk with his wife Elzbieta. http://jrnl.ie/4067253 Jun 13th 2018, 6:11 AM
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has urged his teammates to build on their 5-1 win at Cardiff City as they prepare to host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.Young wore the captain’s armband during United’s 5-1 victory at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and a brace from Jesse Lingard gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first win in his first game as caretaker boss.United will host Huddersfield Town on boxing day, and Young has demanded the same level of performance on Wednesday.“We are delighted [with the win],“ Young told the club’s website.“The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us.“There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.“We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed.“We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.“The next game is against Huddersfield, a lot of the press will talk about us, but as players we concentrate on the next game and that is what we will be doing. We have another tough few games coming up and Huddersfield is our focus.”
Budget cuts approved by the Legislature last week continue to shrink the size of Washington government, dropping worker head counts to levels not seen in a decade or more.All told, 1,266 additional full-time jobs in state government will be eliminated by June 30. The biggest single reduction is the 902 jobs to be cut from the Washington State Liquor Control Board by June 1, which is the result of voters passing Initiative 1183 to privatize state liquor sales and distribution.Other big reductions include a net 440 full-time equivalent jobs, or FTEs, cut from the Department of Social and Health Services, which has already shed nearly 17 percent of its staff since June 2008.Past reductions at DSHS, the state’s biggest general-government agency, have come even while requests for benefits such as food stamps rose by 30 percent at one point, spokesman Thomas Shapley said.Virtually all of the new cuts are to positions that currently are vacant.“We have done everything we can … to make the reductions away from the front lines,” Shapley said.The bipartisan supplemental budget passed last week authorized 104,841 state positions, according to estimates released this week by the governor’s Office of Financial Management. Given that agencies are continuing to lose staff through retirements, it is unclear how many of the job cuts — outside of the liquor agency — must be delivered via layoffs.
Some tourists in the area wondered what they would do if they were on a boat for such a close encounter. “I would be a little scared,” said one tourist.“I’m from St. Louis. We don’t get that kind of stuff in St. Louis. That’s huge!” said another tourist.When asked whether she would like to see a great white up close, an elderly woman replied, “Not right by shore, but way out there. They can stay out there and I’ll be happy with that.”The deep sea fishing crew said neither shark appeared to be tagged.The video of Wednesday’s great white encounter was posted on Facebook last week and racked up about 2,000 comments, likes and shares in one day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WSVN) — A group of fishermen spotted a 12-foot great white shark off the coast of Florida, Wednesday.Stunning video captured the marine predator swimming around the “Canaveral Princess,” about 25 miles off Port Canaveral. “It can’t get any better than that,” said one boat passenger.Another passenger said they had gone deep sea fishing when the giant fish surfaced. “It’s very out of the ordinary,” said Christine Carr. whose family owns the fishing business behind the expedition.But what’s even more out of the ordinary is that this same fishing company saw a different great white, two weeks ago. The crew got pictures after the captain hooked the 14-footer on his line.“It was very exciting for all the passengers that were on the boat, and it’s gotten a lot of excitement on Facebook,” said Carr.Carr said the social media exposure is beneficial for the entire area. “We’ve got great things to do here at Port Canaveral, and now this is one of those things we can add to this list. Now you can go off shore and see great whites, possibly,” she said.
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (WSVN) — Officials have cancelled a missing child alert for two teenage girls who went missing in Volusia County.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 15-year-olds Destiny Thompson and Brittany Pickavance, July 16.However, the alert has since been cancelled. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, recently announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Karen M. Golz as an independent director on the Board, effective immediately. Ms. Golz retired as a partner from Ernst & Young, where she held various senior leadership positions during her tenure at the firm, including most recently, Global Vice Chair, Japan. In addition to accounting and audit expertise, Ms. Golz brings extensive experience helping large organizations successfully navigate the complexities of international trade and regulation. Ms. Golz will serve on the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.“We are honored to have Karen join the ADI Board. Karen’s expertise and international experience will add additional talent to our Audit Committee,” said Ray Stata, ADI Chairman of the Board. “We are looking forward to her contributions to the company.”Ms. Golz currently serves as senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group’s Audit and Risk Committee and sits on the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Foundation.Ms. Golz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a certified public accountant licensed in several jurisdictions.About Analog DevicesAnalog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.(NOTE: The above press release is from Analog Devices.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits, Work Culture & Business GrowthIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Honors Top Suppliers At Inaugural Supplier Day 2019In “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Anantha Chandrakasan To Join Analog Devices Board of DirectorsIn “Business”
Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Saturday said steps were taken to deal with any situation arising out special circumstances prevailing in the aftermath of abrogation of Article 370. Addressing the media here, he said certain special measures had been taken against the backdrop of the irresponsible statements being made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us But, it was not easy for anyone to sabotage the efforts as the people were united. However, measures were taken to deal with any eventuality. Kishan Reddy said it was unfortunate that some political parties were seeing the abrogation of Article 370 through a political prism instead of viewing it from the point of national interest. The decision, which was long due, had been taken to protect the national interest. He said the decision would help the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us It would address the issues concerning farmers, youth, women and other sections in the State. It would help create jobs, welfare and development of people. He said there was no curfew in J&K and the prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC had been lifted in several places across the valley on Saturday. Extending Eid wishes to the people of the valley, he asked there was no untoward incident and valley was peaceful and people can celebrate Eid as usual. Responding to a question, Kishan Reddy said people of J&K are breathing freely after 70 years of suppression under Article 370.