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Center will work shoulder to shoulder with Nitish Kumar for Bihar’s development, says Narendra Modi

first_imgOn his first official visit to Bihar after Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised that the Centre would work shoulder-to-shoulder with him for the development of Bihar.The Prime Minister shared the stage with Mr Kumar at the centenary celebrations of the Patna University and later launched a slew of road and sewerage projects worth over ₹3,700 crore at Mokamah.Lamenting that no Indian university figures among the top 500 globally, Mr. Modi said the government intends to provide ₹10,000 crore to 20 varsities to ensure that they are counted among the best in the world.Bihar is blessed with both ‘Gyaan’ and ‘Ganga.’ This land has a legacy that is unique: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 14, 2017 Responding to Mr. Kumar’s fervent plea that central university status be granted to Patna University, Mr Modi said, “Issues like grant of central status have become a thing of the past. We will provide an assistance of ₹10,000 crore to 10 private universities and an equal number of government ones for a period of five years. All these universities have to do is to demonstrate their potential to become world class.”The universities will not be selected by the Prime Minister or a chief minister or any other political figure, he said ; their potential will be assessed by a professional, third party agency.Patna University should meet the challenge to become among the 10 best public universities to get a ₹10,000 crore grant in five years and an autonomous status, he said.Prominent Patna University alumni and local BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, former finance minister, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav were conspicuously absent from the dais.“Nitishji is committed to development of Bihar…the central government would work shoulder-to-shoulder with him for the development of Bihar and by 2022 when the country would celebrate 75 years of Independence, Bihar too will be among developed States,” Mr Modi said.“Patna University should also connect with its glorious list of alumna to regain its past glory,” he added further.However, reacting to the Prime Minister’s announcement, former professor of Patna University, Nawal Kishore Choudhury told The Hindu, “It triggered great disappointment and resentment not only among teachers and student community but society at large…It’s also a cause of great worry that the Prime Minister announced to hand over government universities into the hands of private players.”Taking a potshot at Mr Kumar’s demand being turned down, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav said, “Bihar’s backstabber CM begged in front of his new almighty to accord central university status to Patna University but PM out-rightly rejected his demand while showing him his actual place and status…I feel bad for Nitish chacha (uncle)”.Though, other alumni like Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy in the cabinet Sushil Kumar Modi, union cabinet ministers Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ashwani Choubey and Upendra Kushwaha shared stage with the Prime Minister.Later, after attending Patna University’s centenary celebration function, Mr. Modi left for Mokama, 100 km from Patna and launched several development projects of national highways to bridges and sewage treatment plants worth of over ₹3,700 crore. He also listed achievements of his government and its aspirations for the development of Bihar and the country as well.last_img read more

Video: How roaches see in pitch-black

first_imgEver wonder how cockroaches scurry around in the dark while you fumble to switch on the kitchen light? Scientists know the insect navigates with its senses of touch and smell, but now they have found a new piece to the puzzle: A roach can also see its environment in pitch darkness, by pooling visual signals from thousands of light-sensitive cells in each of its compound eyes, known as photoreceptors. To test the sensitivity of roach vision, researchers created a virtual reality system for the bugs, knowing that when the environment around a roach rotates, the insect spins in the same direction to stabilize its vision. First, they placed the roach on a trackball, where it couldn’t navigate with its mouthpart or antennae. Then the scientists spun black and white gratings around the insect, illuminated by light at intensities ranging from a brightly lit room to a moonless night. The roach responded to its rotating environment in light as dim as 0.005 lux, when each of its photoreceptors was picking up only one photon every 10 seconds, the researchers report online today in The Journal of Experimental Biology. They suggest that the cockroach must rely on unknown neural processing in the deep ganglia, an area in the base of the brain involved in coordinating movements, to process such complex visual information. Understanding this mechanism could help scientists design better imaging systems for night vision.last_img read more

Former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan passes away

first_imgDeepak Shodhan   –  The Hindu Former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan, the first Indian to score a memorable ton in his debut innings, died today at his residence in his birth place, Ahmedabad aged 87.According to informed sources he died of cardiac arrest today morning after a brief battle with lung cancer.Shodhan, a left-handed batsman who could bowl medium pace, played just three Tests in all — averaging 60-plus — after rescuing India from dire straits by scoring 110 not out in his debut innings against Pakistan in the fifth and final drawn Test at Kolkata in 1952-53, the first series between the two countries after partition.He had stepped in at No 8 with India tottering at 179 for 6 in reply to Pakitan’s 257 all out and he batted with Dattu Phadkar, GS Ramchand, wicketkeeper Prabir Sen and last man Ghulam Ahmed to guide the team to a 140-run lead.Shodhan, who had replaced the indisposed captain Vijay Hazare in the XI after being in the reserves, did not get a chance to bat in the second innings in the drawn game and then got picked for the tour to the West Indies, played in the opening Test at Port of Spain and made 45 and 11 low down the order, before getting injured.He missed the middle three Tests before returning to the final one at Kingston, Jamaica only to remain absent hurt in the first innings and then making 15 not out in the second which was, strangely, his last appearance in the country’s colours although he played first class cricket till 1962.In 43 first class games he scored 1802 runs, with 4 hundreds and 7 fifties, at just over 31 per innings, besides taking 73 wickets at an average of 34.05. The final rites were being held today at Ahmedabad, the sources said. 0 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Deepak Shodhan   –  The Hindu × cricket COMMENTcenter_img Published on death SHARE May 16, 2016 First Indian to score ton in his debut innings. COMMENTSlast_img read more

2016 Toyota Fortuner debuts at Bangkok Motor Show, India launch soon

first_imgToyota seem to have an interesting year ahead, as they unveiled the all new Toyota Fortuner at the ongoing Bangkok International Motor Show, with its India launch to take place sometime next year.The India-bound Toyota Fortuner is based on an all-new ‘Toyota new-generation Architecture’ (TNGA) platform. This also seen powering the all new Toyota Innova Crysta.ALSO READ:Toyota to offer automatic emergency braking by 2017Engine:According to reports, the India-bound Toyota Fortuner will be coming with a 2.4L GD engine and 2.8L GD engine, however, details for only the 2.8L engine is known.The 2.8L diesel turbo engine churns out peak power of 180bhp and peak torque of 450 Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.Design:ALSO READ:Production of current generation Toyota Innova ends; Innova Crysta to take over Moving on, the India-bound Toyota Fortuner will come with major cosmetic changes. The new SUV will sport projector headlights with LED, chrome-surrounded fog lights, new dual-slat grille and a new bumper with integrated reflectors.Moreover, the rear end will come with new taillight cluster with LED elements, wrap-around windscreen and new bumper and will also sport new 18-inch alloy wheels.Dimensions:The upcoming Toyota Fortuner will come with a wheelbase of 2475mm and will be 4795mm in length, 1835mm in height and 1855 in width. The new SUV will also have ground clearance of 225mm.Watch this space for more information on the upcoming India-bound Toyota Fortuner.ALSO READ:Skoda Superb vs Audi A3 vs Mercedes Benz CLA vs Toyota Camryadvertisementlast_img read more

China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot

first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Becoming his own man Children wearing a panda costume group together during the official reveal of the mascots for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games at Shougang Ice Hockey Arena, Shougang Park, Shijingshan District, Beijing in September 17, 2019. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)China has chosen its most iconic animal — the panda — to be the official mascot of the Beijing Olympics in 2022, the Winter Games organizing committee announced on Tuesday.The mascot, named “Bing Dwen Dwen,” is a chubby giant panda wearing a suit of ice.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Beijing will have to rely on widespread use of artificial snow for the Winter Games, and has said it will budget $1.5 billion for investment in Olympic villages, sports venues, and other infrastructure.The country is also building a high-speed train link from Beijing to Zhangjiakou, a city northwest of the capital where many mountain events will be held.Some of Beijing’s 2008 venues, however, including its iconic Bird’s Nest national stadium, will be reused for the 2022 Games.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ The black and white bear has a “heart of gold and a love of all things winter sports,” tweeted the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.For the Paralympic Winter Games, the mascot is a blushing red lantern named “Shuey Rhon Rhon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Beijing will be the first city to host both summer and winter Games, after winning the bid in 2015, beating out underdog Almaty.The Chinese capital held the summer Olympics in 2008 in what was then seen as China sealing its place on the world stage as an emerging superpower. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Video: A Charged Up Carmelo Anthony Screams DJ Khaled Quotes At His TV After Syracuse’s Dramatic Win

first_imgcarmelo anthony warms up during a game against the lakersLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Many didn’t believe Syracuse should even be included in this year’s NCAA Tournament. All the Orange have done since receiving that fateful bid is run through the bottom of the Midwest Region, knocking off a very game Gonzaga squad in last night’s Sweet 16 to set up a date with ACC rival Virginia for a chance at the Final Four.If SU somehow crashes the party as a 10-seed, expect to see plenty of the program’s alumni supporting the program. The most famous—2003 national champion Carmelo Anthony—was incredibly fired up after watching Tyler Lydon end Gonzaga’s night with his huge block. His wife, Lala, recorded him screaming DJ Khaled quotes at the TV.  Anthony wasn’t the only former Orange forward with a big reaction to the finish. Terrance Roberts, who played at SU from 2003-2007, had a more NSFW take on Lydon’s big play. LETS G !!!!!!!!! @Tyler_Lydon14 pic.twitter.com/QDqecgRG3S— Terrence Roberts (@TjR_16) March 26, 2016Combining Syracuse’s low seed, last year’s self-imposed tournament ban and Jim Boeheim’s suspension this season, and the continued assertion by some that this SU team is not deserving, expect Syracuse fans to bunker down even more, especially if the team knocks off Virginia on Sunday.More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan nailing a tough workout will make you want to hit the gym RN

first_imgMalaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan nailing a tough workout will make you want to hit the gym RNIn a video posted by Namrata Purohit, Sara Ali Khan and Malaika Arora can be seen working out on the Cadillac reformer and they are giving us some serious Monday motivation.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 08:11 IST Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan at the gymMalaika Arora is one of the only celebs in B-Town who is known for their healthy lifestyle and great physique. The diva is often spotted heading to the gym and is often seen nailing Pilates session with her trainer Namrata Purohit.Now, it seems like Malaika has found a new gym enthusiast to nail tough workout videos with and it is none other than Sara Ali Khan.In a video posted by Namrata, the Simmba actor and Malaika can be seen working out on the Cadillac reformer and they are giving us some serious Monday motivation.Namrata posted the video with the caption, “‘Back’ with my strong #PilatesGirls @saraalikhan95 @malaikaaroraofficial killing it and giving us some serious Monday motivation.”In proper synchronised moves, the duo can be seen doing core-strengthening and muscle strengthening exercises.For their workout routine, Malaika and Sara both were seen rocking gym shorts and a tight bun. While Malaika paired her shorts with a black slogan sports bra, Sara wore it with a pastel pink tank top over a sports bra.The two divas truly slayed the workout routine with their killer moves.While Sara is still enjoying the success of her recent film Simmba, Malaika is having the best time of her life with rumoured boyfriend Arjun Kapoor.advertisementALSO SEE | Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor show how to nail gym fashion in similar outfitsALSO WATCH | Malaika-Arjun to make it official soonGet 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 byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Malaika AroraFollow Sara Ali Khan Nextlast_img read more

Talks on for Local Sports Manufacturing Outlet

first_imgMinister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, says that discussions are taking place towards the development of a manufacturing facility for the production of Jamaican-made sporting goods. “I am looking closely at a sports manufacturing outlet and I am having those discussions now. I want to see a Jamaican brand on sporting goods coming out of Jamaica, home of the fastest man, sold to the rest of the world,” she said. She was speaking at the press launch of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club’s (JMMC) Invitational Stages Rally on November 15, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Mrs. Neita Headley stated that the island needs to capitalise on the popularity of its many sports stars. “I have no difficulty with other countries gaining from our talents but I will continue to say, the country that owns the resource must also gain the most from that resource, and so I continue to push forward to ensure that whatever it is that we do in terms of development, that a team is in place…looking at marketing sports,” she said. The 21st staging of the JMMC Invitational Stages Rally will be held from November 30 to December 2. This year’s championship has attracted drivers from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as a strong local contingent.last_img read more

After partisan bickering House backs motion to end veterans homelessness

first_imgOTTAWA — The House of Commons has backed a backbench MP’s bid to have the government work to end veterans homelessness after days of partisan bickering over the fate of the private motion.The motion from Ontario Liberal MP Neil Ellis asks his own government to craft a plan to end veterans homelessness by 2025, in part by creating a subsidy similar to one in the United States that’s credited with helping to cut in half the number of homeless American veterans.Debate on the motion ended Tuesday with the Liberals blaming the Opposition Conservatives for not agreeing to an immediate vote, likely leaving the motion to die when the next election is called.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chimed in Wednesday during the daily question period, saying the government supports the motion.Conservative critic Karen Vecchio took issue with Trudeau’s comments early this afternoon, firing back before asking the Commons for its agreement to pass the motion, which MPs voted to do immediately.The motion isn’t binding on the government but advocates see it as a symbolic victory on an issue that successive governments have not tackled.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Critically ill Fort St John resident in Vancouver Gofundme account set up

first_imgCorrection to the story; Eric Stutzman is not the sole provider for the family, his wife Jenna Stutzman is employed.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Return It – Manager, Eric Stutzman has been diagnosed as critically ill, and a Gofundme account has been set up to help cover medical expenses.As his battle has been complicated by influenza, pneumonia and a bacterial infection, Stutzman was flown to Prince George Hospital and on Sunday was flown to Vancouver to get additional medical attention. The Gofundme account set up to help cover medical expenses as well as relieving pressure for Jenna, Stutzman’s wife, so she can be by his side, has received $6,290 out of $10,000 goal in under 16 hours.Stutzman who has worked for FSJ Bottle Depot for over 25 years.  After a mini-stroke at work, Stutzman went to the hospital and after many tests, it was determined that Stutzman has Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia, which is cancer of the bone marrow.A week after the diagnosis Stuzman caught pneumonia and influenza and was airlifted to Prince George where he was fully sedated and intubated.  During that time he received two blood transfusions and antibiotics. After one week in Prince George, he has now been transferred to Vancouver where there are more resources.With both parents being away, donations will also help provide for Ethan, their youngest son who is in Fort St. John with his sisters, as well as helping Jenna stay on top of the bills at home while also maintaining the living costs of being in Vancouver.Stutzman is known as a happy go lucky, active person that believes in the community as he enjoys playing baseball with his team during the summer (Kalmar Krush) and playing with his five-year-old son, Ethan.To make a donation to the Stuzman Gofundme account CLICK HERE or call Karen Stutzman at 250.262.8633last_img read more

On eve of African development meeting UN official calls for resolute leadership

Under-Secretary-General Cheick Sidi Diarra, the UN Special Adviser on Africa, told a press conference yesterday that Monday’s high-level meeting in New York on African development is expected to be attended by representatives of more than 160 countries, including many world leaders.He said the meeting should serve to help streamline actions and upgrade priorities towards the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the internationally agreed plan to help improve the continent’s economic performance.Mr. Diarra warned that Africa’s economic development still faces enormous obstacles, including violent conflict, internal public mismanagement and, in some cases, a lack of international support.Her added that “resolution and leadership [is needed] to turn existing African and international commitments into results,” urging the international community to show greater support.Many countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, are lagging in the race to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – such as the halving of extreme poverty – by the target date of 2015. 19 September 2008Resolute leadership is needed to transform existing commitments to meet African development needs into action, a senior United Nations official has stressed, days before a major United Nations General Assembly gathering on the issue. read more

December 2013 – EV registrations

Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 6,942 eligible cars registered.Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles.For questions about these figures, or to enquire about more detailed data sets, e-mail data@smmt.co.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT has published Electric Vehicle (EV) registration figures for December and the year-to-date. read more

Clippers beat Grizzlies in matchup of early season surprises

LOS ANGELES — Danilo Gallinari hit three free throws with 3 seconds left to tie it in regulation and finished with 20 points, Montrezl Harrell had 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Memphis 112-107 on Friday to end the Grizzlies’ five-game winning streak.Marc Gasol led Memphis with 27 points and 13 rebounds, and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 points. Mike Conley scored 19 points before fouling out with 2:51 left in regulation.Harrell scored five points in OT for the Clippers.The Grizzlies had an opportunity to tie it in overtime, but Avery Bradley stole the ball from Garrett Temple with 5.3 seconds to play. Bradley was fouled and made both free throws to seal the victory.The Grizzlies did not score a field goal in regulation after Conley hit a 3-pointer with 3:26 to play to put them up 93-85.TIMBERWOLVES 112, NETS 102NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota beat Brooklyn.Rose was 11 for 17 from the field, helping Minnesota get back on track after dropping two in a row. Taj Gibson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, and Jeff Teague finished with 15.Brooklyn had six players score in double figures, but shot 41.8 per cent from the field. Joe Harris and Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 points apiece, and DeMarre Carroll finished with 13.The Associated Press read more

On Deck A Sabermetric Broadcast

Although sabermetrics has substantially reshaped baseball’s on-field product over the past few decades, its progress in the broadcast booth has been slower. It’s not hard to see why the two trends haven’t moved in lockstep: While teams adopted the analytics model out of the need to win games, the same market pressures didn’t apply to commentators. For teams, integrating sabermetrics meant they were more likely to win; for commentators, it meant they were more likely to confuse. But now a younger generation is steeped in analytics, and statistically minded fans obsessively check sites such as Fangraphs, Baseball-Reference and Brooks Baseball to get what broadcasts and talk radio aren’t providing.Broadcasters have taken note. In the past few years, we’ve seen some geeky milestones: Sun Sports produced a special sabermetric broadcast of a Tampa Bay Rays game, and WGN flashed a run expectancy matrix on screen during a Cubs broadcast. And Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver, not exactly standard-bearers for the analytics movement, are off the air.On Saturday, Fox Sports 1 is hoping to facilitate the next breakthrough for on-air stat-geekery. During Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, the channel, working in conjunction with its Just A Bit Outside blog, is mounting a broadcast that promises to focus on “statistics, sabermetrics, and graphics, with plenty of debate and conversation while the action plays out on the field.” The show will feature a split-screen, with the game in one window and in the other a panel that includes longtime sabermetric proselytizer Rob Neyer and ex-players turned stat-friendly broadcasters Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski, not to mention current San Diego Padres manager Bud Black. It’s an experiment in whether mainstream America — or at least the America that watches Fox Sports 1 on a Saturday night — is finally ready for metrics to invade Morgan and McCarver’s former province.Kapler certainly seems to think it is, noting that plenty of numbers now widely used on TV (like WHIP and OPS) were once just as foreign to viewers as xFIP and Ultimate Zone Rating. “Baseball fans are ready to absorb metrics they can use to predict what’s coming,” he said.Along similar lines, Neyer hopes the JABO broadcast can put numbers to the baseball fundamentals that fans are used to. “We’ll be talking about the same things that everybody else talks about, just on a somewhat different — and ideally, higher — level,” he said.Neyer’s pet example is pitch framing. While most serious fans know that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is an expert in what Neyer calls “stealing” strikes on borderline pitches, the NLCS coverage will highlight the fact that Molina’s counterpart on the Giants, Buster Posey, is just as good at that dark art according to the numbers.But it won’t be all numbers. The coverage also aspires to effectively blend advanced statistics with the experience of the former players on hand, as well as Black’s managerial mindset. (For instance, in addition to a studio area, the set will also feature one of those whimsical mini-fields upon which Kapler and Nitkowski can perform hands-on demos.) Host Kevin Burkhardt will guide a running conversation that Kapler hopes will appeal to fans seeking hardcore analysis — statistical or otherwise.There’s a tension in any sabermetric treatment of baseball between the cool empiricism of numbers and the gauzy comfort of narrative. In the post-season that’s even more pronounced, because it’s so difficult to make sense of the randomness that short series bring. Neyer thinks the Fox broadcast can straddle that line.“We’re lucky, given the mix of the people who will be on the set, to do both things,” he said. “Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski are both quite well-versed in sabermetrics. … We can a cite a number, but [when an event] doesn’t fit the statistical narrative, Gabe Kapler can literally jump out of his chair … and demonstrate what happened, and why.”Everyone I talked to — including Kapler, Neyer and producer Matt Schnider — also emphasized that the broadcast will have room for debate between the sabermetric outlook and the conventional wisdom. “Those things do come up,” Neyer said. “One of the tricky things for us will be [when] somebody says something that maybe isn’t supported by the data, we’ve got to be able to jump in (on my laptop or with one of our researchers) quickly and find out if that’s true, and then get it out there and see if we can hash it out.”Perhaps the telecast, then, is better thought of as an update to the way baseball broadcasts are done, rather than a groundbreaking exercise in sabermetric programming. It will be the first televised, in-game manifestation of what Baseball Prospectus’s Dayn Perry famously described as the ideal marriage between sabermetrics and traditional thinking:“A question that’s sometimes posed goes something like this: ‘Should you run an organization with scouts or statistics?’ My answer is the same it would be if someone asked me: ‘Beer or tacos?’ Both, you fool. Why construct an either-or scenario where none need exist?”In a field where traditional broadcasts have clung to more or less the same format for half a century, the beer-and-tacos approach is a refreshing change of direction. read more

Young mother dies after slamming into utility pole

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGPL worker falls off rotten pole, diesJanuary 5, 2017In “Local News”Motorcyclist dies after slamming into utility poleSeptember 27, 2016In “latest news”1 injured after SUV slams into houseDecember 23, 2018In “latest news” A young mother is now dead after she collided into a utility pole at Sea Well turn, Corentyne, earlier this morning. Shabana AliAccording to reports, 28-year-old Shabana Ali of Corentyne was an employee of GBTI, Port Mourant branch and was heading to Georgetown for training, when she lost control of her motor vehicle, PNN198 and slammed into a pole, killing her on the spot.The accident reportedly occurred around 09:30hrs.Ali leaves to mourn her 4-year-old daughter, husband, and other friends and family. (Ramona Luthi) read more

Greyhound workers to march over strike

first_imgAs a result of this High Court decision we can now generate more public awareness of the cause of the dispute and the effects it could possibly have on the collection of domestic waste in the Dublin City Council area.He condemned the use of outside labour by Greyhound Household during the strike but said that peaceful official pickets will continue to be placed on Greyhound Household plants in Knockmitten, west Dublin and the company headquarters in Crag Avenue in Clondalkin.Dublin city councillors are due to discuss the dispute at Monday’s council meeting.O’Shea said that the SIPTU Greyhound workers will try to communicate to the interim workers that “they are going in crossing the picket line”.Greyhound said in a statement:Greyhound welcomes the court undertaking by the collection crews not to interfere with entry and exit from our depots and are happy the High Court injunction is no longer necessary.​ We would again like to reassure our customers that normal service is being maintained.Read: Greyhound insists striking staff should get back to work> SIPTU MEMBERS WORKING at Greyhound Household are to hold a march over their dispute with the company.The march to Dublin’s City Hall in support of the workers on strike will take place on Monday 7 July to coincide with the monthly meeting of Dublin City Council.SIPTU said that the High Court lifted three interim injunction orders today that were granted to Greyhound Household Ltd on 17 June.The union said that the decision “means that management cannot interfere with official union pickets or prevent workers from describing its actions as a lockout”.One injunction had prevented workers from interfering with access and egress from the plant.SIPTU Organiser, Henry O’Shea, said that the pickets at two Greyhound plants in west Dublin will continue “until the management sits down to discuss and find an agreed resolution”. This dispute arose because management imposed wage cuts from mid-June.O’Shea said:last_img read more

Its nearly over almost half of Garth Brooks tickets refunded in a

first_imgRead: Here are the details of exactly how to get a refund on your Garth Brooks tickets Read: What do you do now if you have a Garth Brooks ticket? TICKETMASTER HAS REFUNDED some 190,000 tickets to the cancelled Garth Brooks Croke Park gigs.The company said in a statement this evening that the refund process is “proceeding as planned” and it is advising customers to allow between seven and ten days for the refund to take effect.“We are continuing to receive refund requests from customers and will be working through those as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Ticketmaster added.center_img Earlier today, Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan defended the council’s handling of the gigs fiasco and challenged a claim he had given assurances the licence would be granted for all five events.Keegan claimed that the decisive factor in refusing the licence was “the failure of the GAA and Aiken Promotions to address the legitimate concerns of residents”.Meanwhile, solicitors for local resident Brian Duff, 43, have issued a statement categorically denying recent reports claiming he received financial or other inducement for lodging an injunction against the Garth Brooks concerts.Read: Owen Keegan: ‘I never gave an assurance that five gigs would go ahead >More: Here’s what people are planning to do with their Garth Brooks money >last_img read more