In a scathing report submitted to the apex court, the Supreme Court appointed Lodha panel told the apex court that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is stalling all attempts to reform and is resisting any move for change. The special panel appointed by the Supreme Court has further sought the ouster of the entire top brass. It has further recommended that an interim panel be appointed meanwhile to facillitate the reform process. The panel through its report has communicated to the court that BCCI has been in complete disregard for Supreme Court directions and the committee’s recommendations. The report points out that the reform moves pertaining to accounting, choice of selectors have been ignored by the BCCI. The cricket body is likely to conduct an AGM to consider changing the rules however, the Lodha Panel recommendations are binding on the BCCI. (Complete Lodha Panel recommendations)A review petition filed by the BCCI is still pending at the apex court. The Supreme Court will take up the Lodha Panel report on hearing on October 6. A clearly miffed Chief Justice of India observed that the BCCI cannot think that it is a law unto itself. “BCCI thinks itself a law unto itself, it seems will go to the extent of defying SC orders. We have no difficulty in passing orders to enforce orders. Don’t appreciate such tactics by the BCCI its conduct is in poor taste,” said a bench headed by CJI TS Thakur. The court also added that it has been anticipating such disregard by the BCCI and will ensure compliance. The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment had declared BCCI as a public body discharging public functions. The court had further said that it must be open to the scrutiny of the CAG. The special panel appointed by the Supreme Court under the Chairmanship of Former CJI RM Lodha has recommended a slew of measures including barring of people holding public offices as being the BCCI office bearers. BCCI is yet to implement these reforms and has filed a review petition before the Supreme Court.advertisementHere are some key observations made by the Supreme Court:- BCCI thinks itself a law unto itself.- BCCI it seems will go to the extent of defying SC orders.- We have no difficulty in passing orders to enforce orders.- Don’t appreciate such tactics by the BCCI.- Conduct of BCCI in poor taste.- Had been anticipating such disregard being shown by the BCCI.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton teen Haydon Roberts stunned by goalscoring debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton teen Haydon Roberts is still floating after scoring on debut in midweek.The defender, 17, headed home from a second half corner in their Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa.He told brightonandhovealbion.com, “I didn’t think it was real, it’s what you dream of when you’re growing up. “To do it for my hometown club as well was just amazing and makes it even better, although we didn’t go through it’s a night I’ll never forget.“I didn’t get much sleep, I wanted to spend the time afterwards with my family – there were so many messages and I wanted to share it with them.“I still can’t really get over it now, scoring on your debut with man of the match as well is fantastic.”
Arsenal and Bayern Munich face the toughest test of their preparations for the new campaign yet as they face off in the USA to kick-start a stacked and hectic warm-up schedule.The Gunners and the Bundesliga champions will square up at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the LA Galaxy, in their first match of the 2019 International Champions Cup.Unai Emery’s side came through their first fixture in America on Monday in good form against the Colorado Rapids, despite the ongoing saga of captain Laurent Koscielny’s refusal to play as he attempts to force a move away from the Emirates Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Bayern meanwhile could very well blood their one of their new superstar signings, French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard, following his arrival at the Allianz Arena, though international team-mate Lucas Hernandez has remained behind to continue his recovery from surgery. Game Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Date Thursday, July 18 / Wednesday, July 17 Time 4am BST / 11pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the US, the match can be watched live on ESPN2 and will be streamed on ESPN Deportes+. US TV channel Online stream ESPN2 ESPN Deportes+ In the UK, the match will be shown on Premier Sports 1 and livestreamed on Premier Sports HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Sports HD Squads & Team News Position Arsenal squad Goalkeepers Leno, Martinez, Macey Defenders Bellerin, Jenkinson, Chambers, Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Mavropanos, Medley, Monreal, Kolasinac, Thompson, Maitland-Niles Midfielders Xhaka, Burton, Olayinka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Nelson, Smith Rowe Forwards Martinelli, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah, John-Jules Major names aside from Koscielny to be missing for Arsenal include Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny, both of whom are on Africa Cup of Nations duty.Otherwise, Unai Emery has brought a blend of strength, experience and youth as he looks to lead the Gunners to victory. Position Bayern Munich squad Goalkeepers Neuer, Ulreich Defenders Kimmich, Pavard, Sule, Boateng, Alaba Midfielders Thiago, Goretzka, Martinez, Sanches, Tolisso, Davies Forwards Arp, Gnabry, Coman, Lewandowski, Muller New signing Lucas Hernandez is, as mentioned, the major absentee for Niko Kovac’s side, following knee surgery, but the former Frankfurt boss has otherwise named a strong squad.Alphonso Davies, who was not originally included in the travelling party, has reversed his decision to sit out the tour following Gold Cup duty with Canada, and will link up with the rest of his team-mates in California.Match Preview With their pre-season campaign up and running with a convincing victory against the Colorado Rapids, Arsenal will face a much sterner test when they clash with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in their first game of the 2019 International Champions Cup.The Gunners, who have seen their preparations become embroiled in turmoil following captain Laurent Koscielny’s decision to boycott their tour of the USA as he attempts to push through an exit from the Emirates Stadium, ran out 3-0 winners in a friendly encounter at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park earlier this week.Unai Emery will hope to put the issues back in London behind his squad over the next week as they criss-cross North America to face Fiorentina in North Carolina and Real Madrid in Washington D.C.First up however is arguably the biggest threat of the three, with Niko Kovac’s side running hot after a domestic double in Germany last season.The Bavarian giants were slow to start in 2018-19 and their manager, the former Eintracht Frankfurt boss, was continuously linked with an early exit from the Allianz Arena.He subsequently delivered the goods however, and with the addition of French World Cup-winning pair Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard, has set around bolstering an already fearsome side.Arsenal meanwhile are arguably yet to get seriously started on the recruitment front, save for the arrival of Gabriel Martinelli – and with deals for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha still very much in the air, a strong showing from their current crop would go some way to assuaging the fears of fans hoping for a stronger season, despite last year’s excellent Europa League exploits.
Kirk Herbstreit.College Football Week 8 is underway. On Thursday Stanford dispatched Arizona State to take the lead in the Pac-12.Friday will be relatively quiet with Boise State hosting Colorado State and Air Force going to UNLV. Saturday is where we’ll see the biggest matches.Here are the announcers for every Power Five game of College Football Week 8.All times are ET:Sat. 10/20 – No. 9 Oklahoma at TCU – 12 p.m. – ABCBob Wischusen, Brock HuardNo. 6 Michigan at No. 24 Michigan State – 12 p.m. – FOXGus Johnson, Joel KlattAuburn at Ole Miss – 12 p.m. – ESPNAdam Amin, Rod GilmoreMaryland at No. 19 Iowa – 12 p.m. – ESPN2Mark Jones, Dusty DvoracekIllinois at No. 23 Wisconsin – 12 p.m. – FS1Justin Kutcher, DeMarco Murray, Petros PapadakisTulsa at Arkansas – 12 p.m. – SECNTaylor Zarzour, Matt StinchcombNorthwestern at Rutgers – 12 p.m. – BTNBrandon Gaudin, Glen MasonNorth Carolina at Syracuse – 12:20 p.m. – RaycomTom Werme, Dave ArcherVirginia at Duke – 12:30 p.m. – ACC RSNsWes Durham, James BatesNo. 18 Penn State at Indiana – 3:30 p.m. – ABCSteve Levy, Brian GrieseNo. 1 Alabama at Tennessee – 3:30 p.m. – CBSBrad Nessler, Gary DanielsonColorado at No. 15 Washington – 3:30 p.m. – FOXJoe Davis, Brady QuinnNo. 15 NC State at No. 3 Clemson – 3:30 p.m. – ESPNSean McDonough, Todd BlackledgeWake Forest at Florida State – 3:30 p.m. – ESPN2Clay Matvick, Dan OrlovskyKansas at Texas Tech – 3:30 p.m. – FS1Brian Custer, Ben LeberMinnesota at Nebraska – 3:30 p.m. – BTNKevin Kugler, James LaurinaitisMemphis at Missouri – 4 p.m. – SECNMike Morgan, DJ ShockleyCalifornia at Oregon State – 4 p.m. – PAC-12 NetworkTed Robinson, Yogi RothNo. 22 Mississippi State at No. 5 LSU – 7 p.m. – ESPNDave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom LuginbillNo. 2 Ohio State at Purdue – 7:30 p.m. – ABCChris Fowler, Kirk HerbstreitNo. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington State – 7:30 p.m. – FOXTim Brando, Spencer TillmanVanderbilt at No. 14 Kentucky– 7:30 p.m. – SECNTom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole CubelicUSC at Utah – 8 p.m. – PAC-12 NetworkRoxy Bernstein, Anthony HerronArizona at UCLA– 10:30 p.m. – ESPN2Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
Sharath, Manika crash out, Sathiyan lone survivor at ITTF World ChampionshipsSathiyan was the lone survivor at the 2019 ITTF World Championships as the Indian edged past Christian Pletea of Romania in Budapest.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 16:22 IST G Sathiyan is the last Indian left in singles contention at the IITF World Championships 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSG Sathiyan is the last Indian left in singles contention at the IITF World Championships 2019The World No 28 will meet Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the round of 32 on WednesdaySharath Kamal and Manika Batra bowed out in round 2G Sathiyan was the lone survivor at the 2019 ITTF World Championships as the Indian edged past Christian Pletea of Romania 11-5 11-9 6-11 11-7 11-6 in a round of 64 match in Budapest.The world No. 28 will meet Hugo Calderano of Brazil, ranked No. 7, in the round of 32 later Wednesday.Sathiyan, who beat Belgian Robin Devos in the first round 4-0, had little difficulty against Pletea, ranked 131, as he disposed of him in 35 minutes.Sathiyan, leading 2-0, lost the third game as the Romanian won six consecutive points to cause a minor ripple. But the Indian was up to the task to sew it up winning the next two games.BOOMMBlasted my way into the Last 32 at the ITTF World TT Championships 2019 here at Budapest!!Played some top notch TT and secured two good wins today#TeamIndia #ittfworlds2019@RamanS22905417 @ttfitweet @UltTableTennis @GoSportsVoices @baselineventure @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/ptWH6tbtul Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (@sathiyantt) April 23, 2019Sharath Kamal, on the other hand, was woefully out of sorts against Tomislav Pucar of Croatia when he went down 9-11 10-12 11-8 4-11 9-11 in the round of 64.The Indian, ranked No. 36, failed to come to grips against the world No. 58, who had a better control over the match and Sharath. The Indian, however, registered a 4-0 win over Uzbek’s Zokhid Kenjaev in the first round.Manav Thakkar, who had made the main draw cut, failed to go past Austrian Robert Gardos despite a very good fight. The young Indian paddler lost 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 2-11, 10-12, 6-11 in the round of 128.advertisementBoth Manika Batra and Suthirta Mukherjee ended their world championships campaign, bowing out in round of 64 Tuesday night.Taipei’s Szu-Yu Chen beat Manika 11-2, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 as the world No. 24 needed mere 34 minutes against the world No. 56 Indian. In contrast, Suthirta managed to take two games of her rival before losing to Puerto Rican Adriana Diaz 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 5-11, 3-11, 9-11.Earlier Tuesday evening, the Japanese duo of Honoka Hashimoto and Hitomi Sato defeated Manika Batra and Archana Kamath 11-3, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 in women doubles round of 32.In Day four action, Sathiyan and Archana failed to cope with the higher-ranked Lee Sangsu and Jihee Jion in mixed doubles as the Korean pair moved into the quarterfinals with a 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8.Also Read | Sathiyan Gnanasekaran aims to be in top 15 by end of 2019Also Read | Sharath Kamal targets world top-20 in 2019 in table tennis rankingsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow G SathiyanFollow Sharath KamalFollow Manika BatraFollow Table Tennis ChampionshipsFollow ITTF Worlds Next
Indo-Asian News Service India Today Web Desk SingaporeSeptember 29, 2019UPDATED: September 29, 2019 10:47 IST Paras Khadka scored 106* off 52 balls on Saturday (Twitter: @paras77)HIGHLIGHTSParas Khadka scored 106* off 52 balls on SaturdayNepal chased the 152-run target setup by Singapore with 9 wickets remainingParas’ century was also the 4th fastest T20I century by an Asian batsmanNepal cricket team captain Paras Khadka became the Himalayan nation’s first batsman to score a T20I century as they registered a nine-wicket victory over hosts Singapore in the tri-series here on Saturday.Khadka also became the first skipper to slam a century in T20I cricket while chasing.The 31-year-old remained unbeaten on 106 from 52 deliveries, which included seven boundaries and nine sixes as Nepal chased down a target of 152 in 16 overs. They scored 154/1.Khadka took 49 balls to complete the hundred, also making it the fourth-fastest T20I century by an Asian batsman.Singapore elected to bat first and put up a total of 151/3 in 20 overs.Earlier this year, Nepal’s Rohit Paudel broke Shahid Afridi’s record to become the youngest half-centurion in one-day internationals. Paudel, aged 16 years and 146 days, scored 55 in the second ODI of Nepal’s tour of the United Arab Emirates.Paudel, who batted at No.7, scored 55 off 58 balls and his innings was studded with 7 boundaries. Thanks to the 16-year-old’s exploits, Nepal finished with 242 for 9 off their 50 overs before UAE collapsed to 29 for 4 in their chase.Overall in international cricket, the record was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 59 in a Test against Pakistan at 16 years and 213 days.Also Read | Yuzvendra Chahal a must for India in the T20 format: Sourav GangulyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Paras KhadkaFollow Nepal Cricket Team Nepal captain Paras Khadka creates T20I world record vs SingaporeNepal skipper Paras Khadka on Saturday became the 1st ever captain to hit a T20I century while chasing. Paras’ 106* was also the 1st century from a Nepal batsman.advertisement Next
zoom World Point Terminals, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, has announced the acquisition of two terminals in Mobile, AL, with a total shell capacity of 1,826,000 barrels once necessary repairs and upgrades are made to the tanks.Port of MobileWorld Point Terminals will pay approximately $14m in cash for the acquisition.The Blakeley Island terminal has a total storage capacity of 1,182,000 barrels for the storage of crude oil, distillates and residual fuels.The terminal is currently served by ship and barge with the ability to add truck access. None of the tankage is currently under contract.The Chickasaw terminal has a total storage capacity of 644,000 barrels for the storage of asphalt, crude oil, and residual fuels.The terminal is served by ship, barge, truck and rail. Approximately 450,000 barrels is currently under contract.The partnership expects to incur between $8m and $12m capital expenditures, including the purchase of land that is currently leased, to return both terminals to full operational capacity.World Point Terminals believes these terminals will align well within its existing geographic footprint, and support its strategy for growth through stable fee-based revenues.While these assets will not immediately have a significant impact on EBITDA or distributable cash flow of the partnership, they provide a 14% increase in their available storage capacity.June 19, 2014, Image: ASDD
Sandvine accepts Francisco Partners takeover bid, plan to combine with Procera by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2017 11:24 am MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WATERLOO, Ont. – Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC) has switched allegiance to a new takeover offer worth $562 million, about 16.5 per cent more than its original suitor was going to pay before a rival came forward late last month.Francisco Partners is offering $4.40 per share cash for Sandvine and intends to combine the Waterloo, Ont.-based company with Procera Networks, Inc. of Fremont, Calif.Both Sandvine and Procera provide technology used by communications networks to manage costs and subscribers.A special meeting of Sandvine shareholders that was scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to an undetermined date.The bidding for Sandvine began in May when it accepted a friendly offer of $3.80 per share from an affiliate of Vector Capital.Vector matched its rival’s original bid of $4.15 per share, announced June 27, but didn’t move again after Franciso hiked its offer to $4.40 on July 7.Sandvine announced Monday that it has ended the relationship with Vector and paid it about $16.9 million as part of their initial arrangement.Francisco Partners plans for Procera CEO Lyndon Cantor and Procera chief financial officer Richard Deggs to lead the combined company, which will retain the Sandvine name.“Sandvine has done a tremendous job becoming a leader in its market,” Cantor said in a statement.Dave Caputo, Sandvine’s president and chief executive officer, will join the combined company’s board of directors and become its non-executive chairman.
In a statement marking the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), reiterated the importance of cultural diversity as humanity’s “shared heritage,” adding that it holds “the promise of renewal and dynamism, and an engine of innovation and development.” According to Ms. Bokova, however, this promise is under increasing threat. In fact, with conflict engulfing both Syria and Iraq and Islamist extremists fanning across a region rich in archaeological and cultural heritage, the UNESCO chief has increasingly voiced outrage over the practice of cultural cleansing which, she says, risks destroying millennia of history. Just yesterday, she voiced deep concern over reports that militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had breached the perimeter of the ancient city of Palmyra, in Syria, “putting at risk one of the most significant sites in the Middle East and its civilian population.” The extremist group has been blamed for numerous acts of cultural cleansing in Iraq where they reportedly devastated relics at Mosul’s museum of archaeology. “Today again, cultural diversity is under attack by violent extremists who lay waste to the heritage and persecute minorities,” said Ms. Bokova. “These crimes confirm still further our conviction that the enemies of human dignity will always seek to destroy cultural diversity, because it is the symbol of free thought and the infinite creativity of the human being.” “It is this link that we must defend,” she continued. “We must respond to all those who seek to proscribe difference and the plurality of ideas, opinions and beliefs by protecting freedom through the wealth of our cultures and creative expressions.”The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2002 and celebrated annually on 21 May, provides an opportunity for mobilization on the part of governments, policy makers, civil society organizations, communities and cultural professionals to promote culture in its diversity and in all its forms, according to UNESCO.Special attention is given to national cultural policies that recognize the contribution of traditional knowledge, particularly when it to comes to the protection of the environment and the management of natural resources. For this year’s celebration, UNESCO has urged participants to engage in ten simple activities which, it says, can help boost appreciation for the world’s cultural diversity, including visiting art exhibits and museums devoted to other cultures, engaging in cultural activities from other countries, and experiencing the wealth of diverse religious traditions. “In a diverse world, the destruction of cultures is a crime, and uniformity is a dead-end: our aim must be to enhance, in one movement, the diversity that enriches us and the human rights that bring us together,” concluded Ms. Bokova.“This is what the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development means. It is an opportunity to unleash the creative potential of our different languages and traditions – and to ensure that these differences enrich and strengthen us, instead of dividing us.”
A warrant was issued by the Court last August for the arrest of Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, a Major in the Libyan National Army, accused of murdering 33 of his fellow Libyans during the long-running conflict that has destabilized the country since the fall of former leader, Muammar Gaddafi, in 2011.The executions he is alleged to have committed or ordered, were filmed and depicted in videos posted on social media.“Since the issuance of the warrant, I have repeatedly called on the Libyan national authorities to comply with their obligation to arrest and surrender Mr. Al-Werfalli to the ICC,” Ms. Bensouda, told Council members.“ICC suspects who are indicted with charges of grave crimes under the Rome Statute cannot be sheltered or given refuge. They must be apprehended and face justice before the Court so that their guilt or innocence can be established.”The Libyan people deserve answers. The victims of atrocity crimes in Libya deserve to have justice done and see that it is genuinely done – ICC Prosecutor Fatou BensoudaIn January, new photographs and videos emerged on social media that appear to show Mr. Al-Werfalli brutally murdering ten people – who were blindfolded and had their hands tied behind their backs – in front of a mosque in Benghazi.“The Libyan people deserve answers. The victims of atrocity crimes in Libya deserve to have justice done and see that it is genuinely done,” stressed the Prosecutor, reiterating her call for all States, as well as Libyan authorities, to act upon ICC warrants, authorizing the arrest and surrender of suspects.Ms. Bensouda also informed the Council that warrants for the arrest of the former dictator’s son, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, and Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled, the former head of the Libyan Internal Security Agency, also remain outstanding.“Without arrests, both the cause of international criminal justice in Libya and the very raison d’être of UN Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011) will be undermined,” she said.Alarming human rights situationIn her briefing, the ICC Prosecutor further told the Security Council that the volatile security situation in Libya is being exacerbated by the ongoing conflict between militias in many parts of the country.Extra-judicial killings, civilian casualties and systematic use of arbitrary detention of individuals, who are often subjected to serious violations of human rights, continue to be reported at an alarming rate, the Council heard.At the same time, there are reports of large numbers of migrants still being held in detention centres – run either by national authorities or militia – many of whom are being killed, abused and mistreated while in detention or in transit to and from centres.
Credit: Genius FootballTHE MANCHESTER UNITED and Swansea players gave Alex Ferguson a guard of honour before the Scot’s final game in charge at Old Trafford, which the Premier League champions won 2-1 thanks to a late Rio Ferdinand goal.Credit: RDinHDThe fans were out in force to say goodbye.Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesCredit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS SportThere was no place for Wayne Rooney in the match day squad, fuelling speculation that the striker will leave United at the end of the season.Credit: MUFCOFFICIALIt didn’t matter though, as Javier Hernandez put the home side in front six minutes before half-time.YouTube credit: LadsLifeTVAnd Ferguson celebrated with his famous fist-pumping followed by a frantic clap:Credit: Genius FootballHowever, Spanish striker Michu equalised with a brilliant volley on 49 minutes and threatened to spoil the party.YouTube credit: LadsLifeTVAnother legend calling it a day was Paul Scholes, who was given rapturous applause upon being substituted.Credit: 101GreatGoalsWith time running out, United found a winner from an unlikely source. A corner found its way to the back post where Rio Ferdinand smashed the ball home with three minutes on the clock. What an occasion for the defender to score his first goal in 5 years.YouTube credit: TheAllGoalsHDAfter the final whistle, he had a message for the fans.And lifting the trophy for the last time:Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesSky Sports presenter loses his mind after stunning Watford breakaway goalLate Adebayor strike earns Spurs huge win at the Britannia
With the release of Sandy Bridge, and subsequent delay, earlier this year, every laptop manufacturer has released refreshed or entirely new models featuring Intel’s latest chipset. Alienware’s M18x laptop is quite new, which is why it’s such a surprise to see a deal on it already. Don’t get too excited those, Alienware is just going to save you a few bucks on their new 18-inch flagship gaming rig… but every dollar counts, right?If the black or red chassis with six different backlight colors fits your style, then the M18x is just the kind of beast necessary to satiate your portable gaming desires. The massive machine houses an 18.4-inch 1080p LCD, quad-core Sandy Bridge Core i7 processors, up to 32GB DDR3 RAM, up to dual NVIDIA or AMD graphics, dual hard drives, and a slot-loading DVD or Blu-ray drive.If all of these goodies sound expensive, you would be right. The M18x starts at $1,999, but there is a little relief with a $75 coupon and a free shipping coupon. You can get out the door for $1,924 (excluding any applicable tax) with these coupons, as long as you order by May 18th.Visit LogicBuy for the Alienware M18x
OLYMPIA — Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been re-elected to a second term.Wyman defeated Democrat Tina Podlodowski, a former Microsoft manager, with about 54 percent of the vote.Wyman narrowly won her election four years ago and voting in August’s top two primary was tight, with Wyman getting 48 percent of the vote and Podlodowski receiving 46 percent.Podlodowski attacked Wyman on issues ranging from low primary voter turnout to a translation mistake in the Spanish version of the voters guide that could have led some who were convicted of misdemeanor crimes to think they were not qualified to vote. Wyman apologized for the error and sent out mailers to voters who were potentially affected.In an emailed statement, Wyman wrote that her re-election was a “huge victory.”“In the face of the most money ever spent on a Washington Secretary of State race, and in the crosshairs of one of the most negative campaigns ever run for this office, we held firm,” she wrote. “We proved that running a positive, issues-driven campaign still works. We proved that integrity and fairness do matter in our elections.”Podlodowski raised more than $900,000 in her bid to oust Wyman, and spent more than half of that on negative TV ads. Wyman raised more than $855,000 in her race.In other election developments, voters have rejected a measure that creates a publicly funded voucher system for political contributions.Initiative 1464’s voucher system would have given voters three $50 “democracy credits” that they can use in state races every two years. To pay for the statewide system, the measure would’ve repealed the non-resident sales tax exemption for residents of sales-tax-free states like Oregon and Montana who shop in Washington. To be eligible to redeem the vouchers, participating political candidates would have to have pledged to limit self-financing, as well as the size of donations they accept.
Clark County – The Clark County council is currently seeking someone with a background in higher education or business to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. The board meets at 5:15 p.m. the first Wednesday of every other month and advises the county on issues facing disabled individuals and ways to improve programs for this population.The three-year term for the position begins immediately and a person familiar with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred.To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Councilors Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666, or to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 360-397-6058.The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 13 by 5 p.m.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new website to help people locate their pension savings.The new website from the Pension Tracing Service allows users to find information about workplace pension schemes they may have contributed to by entering former employers’ details into an online database.The database includes contact details for more than 320,000 pension scheme administrators.According to the DWP, there is an estimated £400 million in unclaimed pension savings.In 2015-2016 the Pension Tracing Service received 169,000 tracing requests. The service has seen a 436% increase in tracing requests over the last 10 years.Baroness Ros Altmann, minister for pensions, said: “People have had on average 11 jobs during their working life which can mean they have as many workplace pensions to keep track of. The new DWP online Pension Tracing Service helps reunite people with their lost pensions, giving details of providers to help people track them down.”Tom McPhail, head of retirement policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, added: “This is a welcome development; the Pension Tracing Service will help people track down lost pension pots and can dovetail with the forthcoming development of the expanding Pension Wise service.“The government and pensions industry is also working on the pension dashboard, which will help investors view all their pension pots in one place.”
Hyderabad: Due to cable meggering works between Kacheguda Yakatpura, the following MMTS services are partially cancelled:Train no 47212 Lingampalli–Falaknuma MMTS service scheduled to depart Lingampalli on July 28 is partially cancelled between Kacheguda and Falaknuma stations.Train no 47214 Falaknuma–Lingampalli MMTS service scheduled to depart Falaknuma on July 28 is partially cancelled between Falaknuma and Kacheguda stations.Train no 47181 Lingampalli–Falaknuma MMTS service scheduled to depart Lingampalli July on 28 is partially cancelled between Kacheguda and Falaknuma stations.Train no 47200 Falaknuma–Hyderabad MMTS service scheduled to depart Falaknuma on July 28 is partially cancelled between Falaknuma and Kacheguda stations.
Four people were arrested on the charges of human trafficking at Dhantanpalli village of Tiryani mandal of Komaram Bheem Asifabad district. The incident came to light on Saturday after the woman managed to escape from the miscreants and approached police. Getting into details, the woman had gone missing in July 2019 and a complaint was lodged by her father with Tiryani police. According to the woman, she was kidnapped and trafficked to Madhya Pradesh for an amount of Rs 1.3 lakh. A police constable was also involved in the racket, said the woman. The police launched an inquiry and arrested four people.
Voting in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election concluded on Tuesday afternoon. This photo is taken from Sataish School and College in Tongi of Gazipur on 26 June. Photo: Dipu Malakar//Prothom AloVoting in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election concluded on Tuesday afternoon amid BNP’s various allegations of irregularities and vote fraud at many polling stations, reports UNB.However, the ruling party and its mayoral candidate claimed that the balloting was largely fair and BNP brought the allegations to make the polls controversial.The voting was suspended in seven polling centres, including Khartoil Mansur Ali Adarsha School, West Joydebpur Madinatul Ulum Madrasah, Bhogra Government Primary School and DaffodilKindergarten-2, due to violence and capturing of polling stations and giving fake votes, said Dewan Mohammad Humayun Kabir, deputy commissioner of Gazipur.The polling that began at 8:00am ended at 4:00pm without any break at 425 polling stations. Later, the counting of votes began.The turnout of voters was said to be around 50 per cent.Earlier, in the day, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker demanded the election commission (EC) stop voting immediately. He came up with the demand at a press conference in Gazipur.”They (AL men) captured over 100 centres since the morning after driving out my polling agents and established full control over all the polling stations by 1pm,” the BNP mayoral candidate alleged.He said the ruling party men were stuffing ballots and casting fake votes in absence of his agents.Later, he went to the returning officer with written allegations and demanded cancellation of the election.Sarker cast his vote at Bashiruddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi in the morning.Ruling party candidate Jahangir expressed his hope for the victory while casting his vote at Kanaia Government Primary School under ward no. 30 in the morning.About BNP’s allegation, he said, “It is BNP’s old nature.”The BNP candidate brought various false allegations to make the election controversial, UNB quoted Jahangir as saying.Jahangir also denied that his supporters drove BNP candidate’s agents out of any polling station. “It’s the weakness of the BNP mayoral runner that he couldn’t send his agents.”Two councillor candidates– Hannan Mia Hannu and Zillur Rahman Mukul of Wards 26 and 38 respectively — were injured in separate incidents of scuffle that took place during the polling.Of them, Zillur was taken to a local hospital.Meanwhile, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that ruling party men captured over 100 voting centres and stuffed ballots in the GCC polls.”As per the information we’ve received so far, over 100 polling stations have been captured …a grand festival of fake voting is going on,” he said while speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office around 11:00am.He also alleged that their party mayoral candidate’s polling agents were forced out of many centres by the ruling party men with the help of police.Meanwhile, a two-member BNP delegation, led by party joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, met chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda at his office to lodge various complaints over the GCC polls.Talking to journalists after the meeting, Alal said they conveyed the commission their various allegations and observations about the election.He said police played a fierce role in favour of the ruling party.The BNP leader said they are frustrated after meeting the CEC as he could not do anything for ensuring fair balloting. “He (CEC) requested us to stay in polls until the last minute. We’re sorry as we couldn’t be assured of fair polls by him. We thank him for giving us time.”Trashing BNP’s various allegations, Awami League joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak at a press conference at the party president’s Dhanmondi office said BNP could not give its agents at many centres because of its intra-party conflict and the party mayoral candidate’s weakness.He also said BNP is making false allegations to put the election into questions and create controversy.Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used in six centres while closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in two.Seven mayoral candidates — AL’s Jahangir Alam, BNP’s Hasan Uddin Sarker, CPB’s Kazi Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Islami OikyaJote’s Fazlur Rahman, Islami Andolan Bangladesh’s M Nasir Uddin, Bangladesh Islami Front M Jalal Uddin and independent runner Farid Ahmed — are there in the race.Besides, some 254 general councillor and 84 reserved-seat female councillor candidates are also there in the race. However, a councillor has already been elected unopposed.There are a total of 1,137,736 voters — 569,935 males and 567,801 females -in the city corporation.
Share Sen. Ted Cruz, challenger Beto O’Rourke agree to debateThe University of Houston (UH) will host a debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Congressman Beto O’Rourke on September 30.Ryan Poppe/Texas Public RadioSenator Ted Cruz.Cruz, a Republican who represents Texas in the Senate, and O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents Texas’ 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced three debates last week.The first one will take place on September 21 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.UH will host the second debate and the third one will take place on October 16 before a live television studio audience in San Antonio.Al Ortiz/Houston Public MediaU.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke.O’Rourke is a three-term Congressman from El Paso who’s giving up his seat to challenge Cruz, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012.Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994, but O’Rourke’s campaign has attracted considerable attention nationally.