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first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The deal is good for your prospect. The prospect will receive all the value you promise and more, but at a price that makes it impossible for your company to generate the profit necessary to serve the client and sustain a responsible margin. The deal is great for your prospect, great for you, but bad for your company.Your client has terms and conditions on their paper (read: contract) that shifts the liability so far in your direction that any profit you would stand to make would come at too great a risk. You want the deal, and your dream client wants the deal, but the risk-bearing party does not.The demands your prospective client is going to make on your operations is unlike anything anyone in that role has ever experienced—or anything any other clients has ever expected. It’s not that the service level agreements are going to stretch the operations team, but rather that they’ve been set up to fail with impossible demands that would break the laws of physics. The prospect really wants what they want, and you really want the business, but it will harm people responsible.A great company makes for a great prospect. They are financially strong and stable, and one of the ways they have such amazing cash flow is by stretching the companies that serve them with payment terms that are beyond the pale. Worse still, even though they have the money to pay and pay promptly, they make their suppliers ask for the money over and over before they pay their bills. They need your help, and you want the logo. Your company, however, doesn’t believe it is a bank.You serve your clients, and you need to care about them. They also need to believe that you create enough value to treat you like a partner, not a supplier or vendor. The best relationships are built on mutual respect and trust, something that is difficult to do with people who have a low moral intelligence (MQ).The company you work for is your house. It never makes sense to burn your own house to the ground.last_img read more

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Indian Americans Among Biggest Gainers in Higher Naturalization Rates Among U.S. Immigrants

first_imgA recently released study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that the naturalization rate among U.S. immigrants is up since 2005, with Indian Americans among the biggest gainers.The study looked at naturalization rates among immigrant groups in the U.S. from 2005 to 2015.The percentage of Indian immigrants who were eligible for U.S. citizenship who have become naturalized citizens went up 12 points from 2005 to 2015.In 2005, it was 68 percent. In 2015, it was up to 80 percent. That gap increased the same amount as that of Ecuador. No other country on the list had more than a 9 percent increase.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

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Abhishek Bachchan plays alcoholic tapori dancer in Happy New Year

first_imgFarah Khan’s magnum opus Happy New Year’s trailer has just come out and it looks like fans of Bollywood are up for another rollercoaster ride.Apart from the larger-than-life SRK at the helm of the film, we are pretty interested by the look of Junior Bachchan who plays a double role in the multi-starrer.The much awaited trailer of Farah Khan’s Happy New Year is finally outShedding futher light on Abhishek’s role, it has been revealed by a leading tabloid that the talented actor will be playing a raving alcoholic in one role while that of a tapori in the other.Abhishek is apparently very excited as this is the first time he will be seen in a double role, and also an alcoholic.It has also been added by sources that Abhi is completely indebted to SRK who helped him prepare for both the roles, having played an alcoholic in Devdas and a tapori in Josh.Moviewise, in a unique promotional strategy, the cast of Happy New Year has changed their Twitter names to the names that they have in the film.The film which is set to release on Diwali, conveys the message that in order to achieve your goals you have to respect them.last_img read more

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Boxing: Luis Ortiz targeting Tyson Fury showdown

first_imgAdvertisementWorld title challenger Luis Ortiz is not just looking for any old kind of comeback fight. Ortiz is entertaining a showdown with 6’9″ former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury who recently scored a TKO after a three-year absence. While this fight is surely not to happen anytime soon, this would be a welcomed match-up from boxing fans.With Fury scheduled to return August 18, Jay Jimenez (manager for Ortiz) stated his fighter is more than ready to go for that date. Alexander Povetkin, who is a possibility for Anthony Joshua next, is also on Ortiz’s radar.Ortiz was brutally stopped in his last fight against Deontay Wilder in a sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Although Ortiz said he wanted a rematch, that never came into fruitionRegardless of who Ortiz faces next, it’s good to hear he is ready for the best in the division. Taking a step down in competition does not appear to be one of his top interestsAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli gutted after failing to win Indian Premier League

first_imgVirat Kohli did everything he could this season of the Indian Premier League. He scored 973 runs, hammered four hundreds and finished as the leading run-scorer of all time. But that was not enough.(Scorecard | Full IPL Coverage | Match Report)On Sunday night, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in front of packed stands, Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to cross the line in the title clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Batting first, SRH amassed 208/7, thanks to David Warner’s breathtaking 69 and cameos from Ben Cutting and Yuvraj Singh. (Sunrisers Hyderabad stars thrilled: ‘It was bloody good fun’)RCB were overwhelming favourites to win this one. They had fought back after languishing near the bottom of the field for the first half of the tournament. They won four out of four with their backs against the wall, led by a spirited captain with help from AB de Villiers and occasional assistance from Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul.RCB’s bowlers, criticised for their inconsistency, fired on all cylinders. Young Yuzverndra Chahal led the charge with his wily leg-spinners while Shane Watson, showed his true class with some outstanding seam bowling. And luck brought the final to their home-ground.But that was not enough. (Record galore as Sunrisers Hyderabad lift maiden IPL title)Chasing a steep target, Gayle, who has had his shares of ups and downs this year, launched into a brutal offensive against SRH’s famed bowling attack. He brought a carnage that left Warner dispirited and deflated. Kohli, the highest scorer this year, watched and waited at the other end. He soon joined the frolic and chants of AAR CEE BEE filled the stadium.advertisementWHEN DISASTER STRUCKWith RCB 114/0 in 10.2 overs, it looked like SRH were staring at an obvious defeat. But then disaster struck. Gayle fell for 76 after striking at 200. Thereon, Kohli gave a brief glimmer of hope but that was the end of that. He played on to Barinder Sran and when de Villiers and Watson fell quickly, the writing was on the wall.Sitting at the dugout, Kohli’s face bore the look of a man, who was gutted beyond words.”I am really proud of the way we played this evening. The support was great from the crowd. I feel gutted that we could not cross the line for them,” Kohli said after the final.”We would have certainly liked to be on the other side of the result. We made 200 and still lost. That was weird. We knew that one big partnership would have done it for us. I was disappointed to get out when I did,” he said.OVERCONFIDENCE COST RCB DEAR?Rahul, the RCB wicketkeeper-batsman, had said on the eve of the final that the team had already won the tournament in their minds. Such was their domination that no one would have dared disagree. Former Team India director Ravi Shastri had backed RCB to win, Warner himself was wary of the hosts.But the high expectations came to nothing at the end. RCB were the first finalists this year. SRH had to battle elimination despite topping the table for the better part of the season. Maybe it was a just result.And Kohli, playing the gracious loser at the presentation ceremony, summed it up perfectly. “I don’t want to bore the winning team too much. They deserve to talk more.”Kohli had very little to say after breathing fire into his team’s fledgling campaign. The irony of it.last_img read more

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Salman Khan on Dhoom Reloaded: Haven’t been approached for the sequel

first_imgEver since Yash Raj Films teased fans with what looked like a teaser of Dhoom 4 in December 2015, the fans can’t wait anymore to find out who gets to play the baddie in the new film. While the first three instalments had John Abraham, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan playing the villain, buzz had it that this time around the makers are planning to rope in Salman Khan for Dhoom Reloaded.ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh to lock horns with Salman Khan in Dhoom Reloaded? In fact, there were rumours that Salman will play the bad boy in Dhoom 4 and Ranveer Singh will replace Abhishek Bachchan in the film. However, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor has rubbished all these rumours. In an interview to IndianExpress.com, the 50-year-old actor said he hasn’t been approached for the film. He was quoted as telling the website, “I don’t know, man. I don’t know why. Because they haven’t asked me yet.”Its time for an adrenaline rush. Stay tuned! #DhoomReloaded pic.twitter.com/BzkLTKO8Bm Yash Raj Films (@yrf) December 17, 2015 When asked if he would want to play the anti-hero in the fourth instalment of Dhoom, he added, “See if Abhishek (Bachchan) and Uday (Chopra) hire all of those people to come and catch me who were in earlier ones then perhaps, or else the climax will be an unfair climax.” It seems the makers still haven’t zeroed in on their star cast for Dhoom 4. On the work front, Salman will be next seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s sports-based film Sultan. The film, which also stars Anushka Sharma, is set to hit the screens on Eid this year.advertisementlast_img read more

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Rangers Rout The Sabres, 6-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist relished the big early lead his New York Rangers teammates gave him yet, at the same time, he felt some compassion for the vanquished Buffalo Sabres.Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider and Rick Nash scored power-play goals 2:32 apart in the first period, and the surging Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the slumping Sabres on Jan. 4.New York was ahead 4-0 in the first, and the Sabres were well on their way to another loss after being beaten 2-0 at home by Florida on Jan. 2.“You have to give them some credit. They didn’t give up,” said Lundqvist, who stopped 24 shots. “They kept working hard even though they were behind four, even five goals.“They played last night, and they want to try to get a good game, and that happens to them. I kind of felt for them a little bit,” he added.Dan Boyle made it 4-0 with the only even-strength goal in the first, and Carl Hagelin and Jesper Fast added second-period tallies for the Rangers, who won for the 10th time in 11 games by posting their best offensive effort of the season.Brassard, Boyle, Nash and Martin St. Louis all had two points for the Rangers, who are heading to California for three games in four nights beginning Jan. 7 at Western Conference-leading Anaheim.The trip will include a visit to Los Angeles, where the Rangers will face the defending champion Kings, who beat them in last season’s Stanley Cup finals.“It’s going to be a great test for us,” Lundqvist said. “Three really good teams, and obviously some memories out there. We’ll see how it feels walking into that building. I think we’re excited to go.”New York did its early damage against goalie Michal Neuvirth, who started for the second consecutive night. He was pulled for Jhonas Enroth after allowing four goals on nine shots in a 12:34 span.Including a 5-2 win at Florida on Dec. 31, the Rangers have scored 11 goals in two games.Drew Stafford scored in the second for the Sabres, who have lost four straight and are 1-7-1 in their last nine. Enroth stopped 28 of 30 shots at the start of a four-game road trip.Brassard got New York going 8:46 in when St. Louis fed a perfect pass from the top of the right circle onto Brassard’s stick in the slot for a crisp deflection past Neuvirth — 14 seconds into Andrej Meszaros’ tripping penalty.Sabres coach Ted Nolan was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, putting the Rangers right back on the power play. Nolan said he clapped to encourage his team. It was perceived as being a sarcastic reaction to the previous penalty.“I was clapping for the bench not for the call, which was a bad call,” Nolan said. “He assumed, and that was wrong.” It took 1:07 for Kreider to make Buffalo pay.J.T. Miller fed the puck Kreider inside the Sabres end, and he drove the net and scored for the second straight game and for the third time in eight. On the goal, Cody McCormick hooked Kreider and was sent to the penalty box, giving the Rangers their third straight power play.“We weren’t really expecting the second one,” Kreider said. “It was different for sure.”Nash made it 3-0 with his 24th goal 1:25 later. That ended the night for Neuvirth, who sat out 15 of 18 games before Jan. 2.“It’s tough to say why we weren’t better,” Neuvirth said. “It’s tough to give up four goals so quick. I have to look at the tape and figure out how to play better.”The Rangers hadn’t scored three power-play goals this quickly since Nov. 21, 1995, against Pittsburgh. The last time they netted three in one period was Feb. 4, 2010, against Washington.Hagelin pushed the lead to 5-0 at 2:26 of the second. Stafford ended Lundqvist’s shutout bid 22 seconds later.New York even benefited from video replay on Fast’s jam-shot goal with 5:00 left in the second. Play continued for 27 seconds before a horn sounded to indicate a review that determined the puck got in behind Enroth to make it 6-1.“We were probably out of it before it even started,” Nolan said. “They get one, then all of a sudden they get another one and another one, and then the game is over.”(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Panathinaikos Whips Malaga, 76-58

first_imgPanathinaikos Athens recorded its fifth consecutive win in Group E by downing Unicaja Malaga 76-58 on the road on March 3.Panathinaikos improved to 6-3 while Unicaja dropped to 2-7. Elliot Williams paced the winners with 16 points, Miroslav Raduljica added 12 while James Gist and Nick Calathes each had 10 for Panathinaikos. Calathes added 10 assists for a double-double. Mindaugas Kuzminskas led Unicaja with 15 points and Edwin Jackson added 13 for the hosts. Panathinaikos opened the game with great defense and used a 2-18 run, which Calathes capped with a fast break layup to get a 4-20 lead. Three-pointers by Antonis Fotsis and MarQuez Haynes boosted the Greens’ margin to 7-26 after 10 minutes. Kuzminskas singlehandedly brought Unciaja within 21-32, but Williams and Calathes stepped up for Panathinaikos and gave their team a 27-42 margin at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Panathinaikos boosted its margin to 46-64 after three quarters and cruised to a well-deserved win.First quarter: Great defense puts Greens in chargeBoth teams struggled to score early until Williams stepped up for Panathinaikos with a reverse layup. Fran Vazquez got Unicaja going with an alley-oop dunk, which Ognjen Kuzmic erased with a put-back slam. Calathes followed a driving layup with a mid-range jumper to boost the Greens’ lead to 2-8. Vazquez banked in a close shot, but Sasha Pavlovic copied him at the other end and added a fast break slam to put Panathinaikos ahead 4-12. Unicaja called timeout, but free throws by Kuzmic made it a double-digit game. Raduljica banked in a jump hook and followed that with a layup, as Unicaja kept struggling to score. A fast break layup by Nick Calathes made it a 16-point game. Kuzminskas struck from downtown, but Antonis Fotsis also hit one from beyond the arc. Haynes joined the three-point shootout to give the Greens a 7-26 margin after 10 minutes.Second quarter: Unicaja tries, but Panathinaikos keeps safe leadJackson nailed a triple early in the quarter and free throws by Kuzminskas gave Unicaja hope at 12-26. Raduljica scored around the basket, but Kuzminskas shined with a big basket off a spin move. Dimitris Diamantidis added a driving layup, which Carlos Suarez matched with free throws to make it 16-30. Nelson and Pavlovic exchanged power layups and a three-pointer by Kuzminskas brought Unicaja even closer at 21-32. Williams swished a five-meter jumper and added an off-balance basket. Suarez hit foul shots and Jackson added a catch-and-shoot jumper that brought the hosts within 11. After Diamantidis found Calathes for a backdoor layup, Kuzminskas and James Gist exchanged baskets and an acrobatic jumper by Haynes boosted his team’s lead to 27-42 at the break.Third quarter: Williams, Calathes give Panathinaikos full controlCalathes nailed a one-handed jumper in the lane soon after the break, which Gist followed with a layup to break the game open at 27-46 soon after the break. Williams shocked the crowd with a two-handed dunk and Raduljica added his own slam to make it a 23-point game, capping a 0-12 run. Nelson tried to change things with a three-pointer and Kuzminskas also struck from downtown to bring Unicaja within 33-50. After Pavlovic joined the three-point shootout, Jack Cooley and Gist exchanged free throws. Jackson brought the hosts a bit closer, 38-55. Diamantidis struck from downtown and a huge dunk by Gist boosted the Greens’ lead to 38-60. Richard Hendrix split free throws and added a layup, but Raduljica kept Panathinaikos way ahead, 41-62. Jackson shined with a fast break layup and bettered Williams’s free throws with a bomb from downtown to make it 46-64.Fourth quarter: Greens seal big road winWilliams shined with a driving layup early in the quarter. Dani Diez split free throws, but Williams took over with another big slam, good for a 47-68 Panathinaikos advantage. Nelson scored in penetration, but didn’t find much help. Raduljica shined with a jump hook in the paint that practically sealed the outcome at 49-70 with six minutes left. Cooley scored down low and matched Williams’s power layup with a tip-in. Diez buried a three-pointer, but everything was said and done already; Panathinaikos kept its winning streak going and returned home with a valuable road win.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Giannis, Bucks Beat Celtics 97-86 to Force Game 7

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination.Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks.Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force a winner-take-all game Saturday night in Boston.“At the end, it was (all) about will,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was out there, I was trying to make plays, I was trying to be aggressive.”He had plenty of company to help keep the Celtics on their heels down the stretch.Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each added 16 points, with Brogdon hitting a momentum-swinging 3 from the left corner to give the Bucks a two-possession lead with 5:22 left.Just getting to Game 7 is a small but significant step for a young team that lost in six games to the Toronto Raptors a year ago. The up-and-coming Bucks haven’t played a seventh game in the playoffs since losing to Atlanta in the first round in 2010.“This is what you work for. Embrace that moment. Go out as a team, attack it together … find a way to get a win,” coach Joe Prunty said.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Celtics had their shots to win in it six. They led by nine early, then drew as close as 80-78 with 7:13 left on Marcus Morris’ 3-pointer.The Bucks made the last big push to close out the Celtics.Boston had to settle for perimeter looks down the stretch. They couldn’t hit enough 3s, finishing 10 of 36 (28 percent) on the night, and the Bucks limited Boston on the glass.“We got stagnant and we weren’t very good,” coach Brad Stevens said.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a dunk during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)At the other end, Antetokounmpo led the Bucks’ charge right at the heart of the Celtics’ defense.After Eric Bledsoe picked off Jayson Tatum’s inbounds pass, Antetokounmpo converted an offensive rebound with a putback off the glass for an 89-81 lead with 3:08 left. It was part of an 11-3 run late to help the Bucks pull away for 10-point advantage.With his team facing elimination, Antetokounmpo vowed to be more aggressive following a five-point loss in Game 5.The two-time All-Star produced in the crunch time, scoring 20 points in the second half on 8-of-14 shooting.“It’s big. We’ve grown as a team,” Antetokounmpo said. “For us to win Game 6 — we have a big opportunity ahead of us.”Tatum finished with 22 points, and Terry Rozier had 18 for the Celtics. After holding the edge on the glass for most of the series, Boston got outrebounded 48-39.“Clearly their speed and length and athleticism affected us,” Stevens said. “They were quicker to the ball all night than us, best probably exemplified by the rebounding numbers.”TIP INSCeltics: Stevens stuck with the same starting five he used for Game 5, with Semi Ojeleye in for Aron Baynes for a quicker frontcourt on defense. … Former President Bill Clinton attended the game and exchanged handshakes with guard Marcus Smart. … Jaylen Brown added 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.Bucks: C John Henson (back) missed his fourth straight game, with Thon Maker getting his first start of the series over Tyler Zeller. Maker finished with four points and one block. … Held a 25-4 edge on transition points. … Jabari Parker had another strong game off the bench with nine points and 11 rebounds, while Tony Snell had six points.YOUNG CELTICSVeteran forward Al Horford chalks up Game 6 as another valuable learning experience for his young teammates.No better education than a seventh game in the playoffs on home court.“It’s going to be new for our group. This whole playoff experience has been new, we have a lot of new pieces,” Horford said. “As a basketball player, fan, one of the places that you want to enjoy and be is the TD Garden for a Game 7.”He finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.QUOTABLE“We got great looks this whole series. It’s a matter of knocking it down and trusting the pass. … We need to have that same mentality going into Game 7.” — Middleton.UP NEXTGame 7 is Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston.—By GENARO C. ARMAS , AP Sports WriterMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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MIPS: I7200 multi-threaded processor for advanced LTE/5G and networking IC designs

first_imgMIPS announced the I7200 multi-threaded multi-core processor, a new high performance licensable IP core in their midrange 32-bit product lineup. Class-leading efficiency is essential to power sensitive applications such as the high bandwidth modem subsystems in Advanced LTE Pro and upcoming 5G smartphone SoCs, as well as networking ICs, and other applications. The I7200 delivers 50% higher performance in less than 20% area increase than the previous generation from MIPS.Part of the MIPS 32-bit I-Class family of processor cores, the I7200 is built on MIPS’ multi-threading technology, which delivers not only these higher levels of performance efficiently, but is a key mechanism supporting very low latency response to high priority events in real-time embedded systems. These characteristics, in combination with the following deterministic features available in the I7200, make it the ideal processor for embedded applications requiring both high performance and fast response to real-time events: Simultaneous multi-threading with thread prioritization and zero cycle context switching Configurable memory management – options for full TLB-based MMU or simpler, deterministic 32 region memory protection unitTightly coupled, fast-access, deterministic ScratchPad RAMs (SPRAMs, up to 1 MB each) for instructions, data for each core, or unified implementationsComplementing the focus for use in embedded real-time systems, the I7200 is the first MIPS core to use the nanoMIPS ISA, which delivers industry-leading small code size. nanoMIPS is a variable instruction length ISA consisting of 16/32/48-bit instructions and numerous other optimizations that complement goals of delivering performance in smallest code size. Using an equivalent compiler and compile flags the code size is up to 10% smaller than alternative cores competing in similar applications. This reduces the overall memory footprint for a system, but is essential for high performance communications and real-time embedded systems, as it maximizes the amount of code that can be fit into the fastest, local RAM arrays for low latency, deterministic execution of high priority events and interrupts.The production released version of the IP core is available immediately for licensing, and the I7200 is gaining widespread support among MIPS partners and customers.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous VersaLogic expands Arm-based computer product lineNext Keysight: end-to-end 5G NR-ready channel emulation solutionslast_img read more

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Indian players and fans racially taunted at MCG, sections of crowd warned

first_imgA section of the crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was warned after racial slurs targeted att the Indian players and fans during the Boxing Day Test.India are 346 runs ahead after three days of attritional cricket against Australia. The players have been involved in some heated verbal battles but no incident has been reported to match officials – both teams have accepted that their players and the opposition have been well within the lines.However, there were concerns over racial chants from spectators at MCG’s Bay 13. Certain people shouted “show us your visa” and the racial slurs reportedly carried on for two days.A formal complaint was lodged with Cricket Australia.Cricket Australia has handed over footage of the chant to Victoria Police and the management at MCG.A CA spokesperson said police are now monitoring the behaviour of the crowd in the the concerned section of the stadium: “Victoria Police and stadium security are monitoring the behaviour of the crowd in that section of the stadium and have had several discussions with those fans in that bay to remind them about appropriate crowd behaviour, as per venue entry terms and conditions.”India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: DAY 3 REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDCA has now issued a warning to spectators in Bay 13 – they said if the racial chants did not stop the entire bay would be asked to leave the ground.Cricket boards across the board take racial abuse very seriously.”Across the world, cricket has a rich and diverse history and regularly demonstrates its capacity to break down boundaries and draw cultures together. There is a strong tradition of fans from rival teams enjoying matches side by side and the off-field camaraderie amongst players is a celebrated feature of the game,” states the ICC website on the world governing body’s stance on anti-racism.advertisementThere have been several other incidents at the MCG over the last two days. India captain Virat Kohli was booed as he walked out to bat in the first innings while Mitchell Starc was booed by certain sections of the crowd.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah does what Waqar, Wasim and Vaas could not doAlso Read | Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant: MS Dhoni back in the ODI side, want to play for Hobart?Also Read | Allan Border surprised Virat Kohli did not enforce follow-onAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah breaks 39-year-old Indian record in 1st year in Test cricketAlso See:last_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri still seeking solutions for Chelsea’s mental fragility

first_img Arsenal’s Petr Cech dreams of ending career in Europa League glory Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Read more Asked to elaborate, he added: “I think, sometimes, as the match we lost at Tottenham in the Premier League [showed], we had not the right approach, not the right determination. The match at City, in my opinion, was different. We had very good training sessions during the week. We arrived at the match with the right level of motivation. Then we conceded a goal after five minutes and were not able to do anything.” Chelsea Show Malmö (3–5–2, possible): Dahlin; Nielsen, Bengtsson, Safari; Vindheim, Christiansen, Bachirou, Lewicki, Rieks; Rosenberg, AntonssonChelsea (4-3-3, possible): Arrizabalaga; Zappacosta, Christensen, Rüdiger, Emerson; Kanté, Kovacic, Barkley; Willian, Higuaín, Hazard Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Maurizio Sarri and his beleaguered Chelsea players held an hour-long inquest this week into the humiliating defeat at Manchester City on Sunday, with the head coach putting that six-goal drubbing down to his squad’s mental fragility.The Italian’s side now face a critical tie with Malmö in the last 32 of the Europa League, before daunting domestic fixtures in league and cups against Manchester United, City and Tottenham, as they attempt to arrest recent desperate form. Marcos Alonso, who endured a torrid afternoon against the champions and was culpable in the lack of marking for City’s opening goal, has been omitted from the travelling squad, though Sarri claimed he had been rested rather than dropped. Facebook Twitter Share on Messenger Was this helpful? Pinterest Share on Facebook Eden Hazard and his Chelsea teammates arrive in Sweden at Malmo airport. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images The tie in Sweden is a 20,500 sell-out with the hosts, coached by the former City striker and Brentford and Leeds manager Uwe Rösler intent on an upset despite not having played a competitive game since November. Malmö have played five friendlies, including one against a local amateur team and two in Marbella during a training camp, in the build-up to this fixture having emerged from their group at Besiktas’ expense.They have not lost a home game in European competition since PSG trounced them 5-0 in the Champions League group stage in 2015. “But the higher you climb the mountain, the thinner the air gets,” said Rosler. “It gets more difficult. The mindset is ‘no respect’. We have to be aggressive with and without the ball. We have a plan.” Share on WhatsApp Maurizio Sarri Hide Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Thank you for your feedback. Europa League David Squires on … Chelsea’s humiliation at Manchester City news Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Sarri, seven months into a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge, was watched by the chairman, Bruce Buck, from the audience as he conducted his pre-match media duties on the eve of the first leg against Malmö. The Italian distanced himself from suggestions made to Italian television that he would welcome more direct contact with Roman Abramovich and stressed he was happy using the director, Marina Granovskaia, as a conduit to the owner.“I never said I’d never [spoken to Abramovich],” he said with the Russian, who now boasts Israeli citizenship, having not attended a Chelsea game all season. “Just not in this week. Not in the last three weeks. But I usually speak with Marina and that is enough.”Granovskaia was instrumental in his appointment over the summer and, while Abramovich would always make the final decision on the head coach’s future, the sense is there is no great appetite to instigate a mid-season change of management.Yet the hierarchy will expect to see evidence of improvement, meaning the next few weeks will in effect determine Sarri’s future at the club. Chelsea are still competing in three cup competitions and are only a point off the top four in the Premier League but, if their campaign unravels over the rest of this month, change would seem inevitable, whether in March or at the end of the campaign.The forward Pedro insisted the players had grasped the tactical nuances Sarri has been impressing on them. “Press really high, stay compact, create chances with good possession, a lot of the ball,” he said. “We can do this as a team. But sometimes it’s so difficult to play in this way depending on the opponents. City played very well, so it was so difficult to press, create between the lines, and to defend.” The head coach returned to a familiar theme when addressing his team’s capitulation at the Etihad Stadium, suggesting their performance had disintegrated from the moment City gained the ascendancy, though he could offer no real evidence as to how to avoid a repeat.“We talked all together for one hour the day after the match,” said Sarri. “But I think that it’s better to work. Better to react on the pitch. It’s not been too easy this week, of course, but after a match like Manchester City, that’s normal.“It’s not easy to play tomorrow after a 6-0 but we have to play and we have to play well. We want to win and react immediately. In my opinion the last game was not a problem of motivation. We were not able to react to the first difficulty during the match because, in the first four or five minutes, we’d actually started well. Then, after their first goal, we were not able to react. So the problem is different. But it’s always a mind problem, a mental problem, so we need to solve them.” Reuse this content Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Topics Read more Share via Emaillast_img read more

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Precious Shipping Offloads Old-Timer

first_imgzoom Thailand-listed Precious Shipping Public Company Limited has sold one Handysize bulk carrier named M.V. Fonthida Naree through its subsidiary Precious Cities Limited within the company’s fleet renovation plans.The 1995-built 29,503 DWT bulk carrier was sold to an unnamed company from Singapore for USD 1.51 million.The sale comes “in accordance with the company’s strategy to rejuvenate its fleet by selling its older vessels and acquiring younger and bigger vessels. This vessel is old and therefore, has been sold,” the company said in a filing.As disclosed, 50% of the sale price of the vessel was deposited to the seller’s nominee account as deposit and the balance of 50% of the sale price was paid on delivery of the vessel along withthe deposit.The ship was delivered to its new owner on Monday, March 21st.As at December 31st, 2015, the company operated a fleet of 41 bulkers and 4 cement carriers, representing 1.6 million DWT, with average age of about 10 years.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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18 Legions Receive Provincial Funding

first_imgNova Scotia veterans and communities will have access to better facilities through the Legion Capital Assistance Program. From roof repairs to heating-system upgrades to window and door replacements, 18 legions across the province will benefit from the program. “Our royal Canadian legions play a pivotal role in supporting communities and our veterans throughout Nova Scotia,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “This funding will provide repairs and improvements to 18 legions where many community activities, events and public meetings take place.” In July, the province announced the Legion Capital Assistance Program, a $100,000 application-based program that provides funding for repairs to legion buildings. “On behalf of the legion branches that will benefit from the Legion Capital Assistance Program, we thank the provincial government for this program, which will enable legion branches to repair their buildings so they can continue to serve veterans and members of their communities,” said Les Nash, president of Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command. The program provides up to 50 per cent of eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $10,000, for approved projects. The Legion Capital Assistance Program is fully committed this fiscal year.last_img read more

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Nova Scotians Urged to be Ready for Hurricanes

first_img enough food and water for all household members for three days flashlights and batteries and an auxiliary powered radio an alternative cooking device such as a camp stove or barbecue, with adequate fuel for a few days freezer packs of milk and juice, and frozen cartons of water which will also help keep food cold in a refrigerator during power outages a packed “go-kit” with food and water, key documents, cash and some clothing. Hurricane experts are predicting a relatively normal season for serious tropical storms, which may mean less activity than recent years. But the Emergency Management Office is reminding people that even one major storm can cause serious damage. Justice Minister Ross Landry said Nova Scotians should always be ready for severe weather. “It’s a fact of life in our province,” the minister said. “Estimating the number of tropical storms and hurricanes is an interesting exercise. But Nova Scotians remember Juan, and they know from experience that one such storm is more than enough.” The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today, May 24, predicted that the level of hurricane activity in the North Atlantic Ocean this year will be near normal levels. However, that means a predicted nine to 15 named storms, four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes. Environment Canada’s Canadian Hurricane Centre said in a typical year only one or two named storms directly affect Canadian land areas and two or three others are concerns offshore. “There is very little correlation between the number of storms that form in the North Atlantic and the number that make their way into Canadian waters,” Environment Canada meteorologist Bob Robichaud said. The centre, which is based in Dartmouth, said the severity and not the number of storms is the concern. The risks from Hurricanes and other tropical storms include extreme winds, torrential rains, localized flash flooding, prolonged power outages and storm surges. Proper preparation include having: These precautions will also help in case of an evacuation for a forest fire or other disaster. If a serious storm is approaching, people should monitor local media and heed weather warnings. They should secure outdoor items such as garbage cans that can become wind-borne dangers, park cars away from trees, stay away from dangerous coastal areas and turn off electrical switches during power outages. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/emo and www.getprepared.ca/ .last_img read more

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Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada leading to flooding power outages

first_imgHALIFAX – Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing two Newfoundland towns to declare a state of emergency.Environment Canada said a low-pressure system slowly tracked across the East Coast on Saturday, drenching the region in heavy rains.In southern New Brunswick, total rainfall amounts had exceeded 50 millimetres in some areas by Saturday afternoon, with isolated reports of more than 100 millimetres, according to the weather agency.Forecasters said southwestern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s south coast could be hit with up to 50 millimetres of rain.The weather agency said the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb the deluge, which, combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in some areas, could lead to substantial snowmelt and runoff.Two Newfoundland towns declared states of emergency due to the heavy rainfall and melted snow.The mayor of Corner Brook, N.L., declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon due to heavy rainfall and snow melting, infrastructure damage and an “overwhelmed” municipal drainage system.“We are dealing with a very severe rainfall event,” Jim Parsons said in a statement. “All available personnel are working to try and mitigate further damage. For the time being, we ask residents to stay off the streets in affected areas, if possible.”The town of Humber Arm South in Newfoundland’s Bay of Islands posted to Facebook early Saturday evening saying a state of emergency had been declared from Frenchman’s Cove to Halfway Point and a fire back-up plan is in place.Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball tweeted photos from a constituent of crews tending to a washed-out stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, two gaping holes flanking one of the lanes on either side as muddy water rushed underneath.“Thank you to all of the contractors and crew for the incredible hard work today,” said Ball.The province’s Transportation and Works Department tweeted that several routes had been closed due to severe flooding, plugged ditches, lost guardrails and asphalt and an “underground hole area.”Officials said the Trans-Canada Highway west of Hampden Junction is closed due to severe flooding and a washout.Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro tweeted that some communities on the Northern Peninsula were without power because of an outage caused by a landslide near Woody Point, which they estimated would be restored by Saturday evening. The utility said that restoration efforts had been delayed due to high winds and road closures.Sandy Dunphy said she was driving home on Saturday morning when she saw a hole had opened up on the highway near Little Rapids, N.L.Initially, Dunphy thought the province’s Transportation Department was trying to allow for more runoff, she said, but then she realized the road was not hanging precariously over rushing water by design.She said in a Facebook message that the water “ate” the soil under the highway, so she tried to stop traffic as she waited for provincial authorities to make their way to the scene.Dunphy took a video as a piece of drooping pavement collapsed into the hole and was swept away by the water.Social media users have posted photos of a shed and truck partially submerged in murky water in Benoit’s Cove, N.L.Resident Vaughn Keeping said a mudslide had blocked access to the only road in town, and excavators and bulldozers had to be brought in to clear the way.More than 20,000 Maritimers were without power on Saturday morning. By around 7:00 p.m., Nova Scotia Power said electricity to around 1,800 customers had been affected by outages, and New Brunswick’s power utility said around 5,300 people were blacked out.Greg MacCallum of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization told reporters on Saturday afternoon the rains have caused localized flooding and have damaged roads as well as the roofing of some houses.Several rivers are at risk of overflowing and are being monitored, MacCallum said, adding that people should be on alert for signs of ice jams.Town officials in Sussex, N.B., advised residents on a few streets to evacuate their homes due to the risk of flooding, but MacCallum said that by Saturday afternoon it appeared the river had crested and people would likely be able to return to their homes soon.He said Hoyt, N.B., had seen significant flooding, and boats would be made available to the local fire department in the event people weren’t able to evacuate.He said an “extensive” list of roads had been closed in the southern part of the province, and warned drivers to avoid any road covered in water, because there could be sinkholes and washouts.“We want to make sure people don’t take any unnecessary trips,” MacCallum said. “If you must be on the road, be sure to check for road conditions and obey all road signs.”NB Power spokesperson Marc Belliveau told reporters forceful gusts have been the primary cause of the outages, with trees knocking out power lines in some areas.Dozens of crews are working to get customers back on the grid, said Belliveau, and while the situation is “fluid,” it seems manageable enough that he estimates most customers could have their power back by the end of the day.Environment Canada said plummeting temperatures could cause pooling water to ice over as flash freezes take hold in some areas later in the day.last_img read more

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Advocate dies peacefully after plea for changes to Canadas assisteddeath law

first_imgHALIFAX – A terminally ill Halifax woman ended her life Thursday with medical assistance, after issuing a final deathbed plea asking lawmakers to change Canada’s assisted dying law.Audrey Parker was given a lethal injection and “died peacefully” in her Halifax apartment, surrounded by close friends and family, friends said in a news release late Thursday afternoon.“Her death was the beautiful, end of life experience she wanted,” they said.While the two-year-old law allowed her to end her prolonged suffering, the 57-year-old former image consultant issued a statement earlier in the day, saying the legislation had forced her to choose to die sooner than she would have liked.“I wanted to make it to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, my favourite time of the year, but I lost that opportunity because of a poorly thought-out federal law,” she wrote in a Facebook post.But Parker said she loved her life and had no regrets.“I feel like I’m leaving as my best self and I’m ready to see what happens when I die today,” she wrote. “The one thing I’m happiest about, is that I finally found ‘my people’ during my lifetime. I’ve even met new people that I already adore near the end of my journey so it’s never too late for anything in life.”Parker stressed that the law had to be changed because anyone approved for a medically assisted death must be conscious and mentally sound at the moment they grant their final consent for a lethal injection — a provision in the law called “late-stage consent.”The provision was included to protect vulnerable people.However, Parker said she would have been denied her wish to end her life with medical assistance if she had become incapacitated by her advanced illness or the pain medication she is taking.“Dying is a messy business,” she wrote. “I can’t predict when cancer will move into my brain matter or when something else big happens to make me more unwell.”Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said Parker had started an important conversation across the country.“It’s been a courageous journey that she has been on,” he said Thursday. “I think that debate will go on and it will happen at the national level and she will have been a major voice in that conversation that I’m sure Canadians are going to have. “In Ottawa, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said the issues Parker raised will be considered in a report being drafted by a panel of experts, which is due by the end of the year.“It’s a very sad situation for Miss Parker and my heart goes out to her and her family,” she told reporters Thursday.“If I would have had the authority and the power to give a specific exemption to her in her specific case, I would have been pleased to do so … we don’t make a law for one person.”She said the panel is looking at several issues around the assisted death law, and the government wants to get them right.In her final Facebook post, Parker asked people to send emails or texts to their member of Parliament to encourage them to amend the law to help people in her category, which she described as “assessed and approved.”“For those already assessed and approved for (medical assistance in dying), they should receive the opportunity to figure out when the right time to die is upon them,” Parker wrote. “They will figure it out as they live out as many days as possible.”She said the decision by Canada’s lawmakers to add late-stage consent to the legislation was a “cowardly act that completely ruined the process for people like me who are dying.”Parker said the law should be changed to allow for so-called advance requests for those who have already been approved for a medically assisted death. These instructions would allow caregivers to administer lethal drugs even if their patient is unable to give consent.Parker said she had been working with Dying with Dignity Canada to continue a campaign to change the law.A spokesman for the advocacy group said it was committed to removing a barrier to people’s rights.“As an organization, we want to make sure that no one who has been assessed and approved for assisted dying has to face the same cruel set of choices that Audrey has faced,” said Cory Ruf, spokesman for Dying with Dignity Canada.“No one should be forced to die earlier than they would like to or forgo proper pain care to access their right to a medically assisted death.”last_img read more

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Morocco Seeks to Reduce Cannabis Cultivated Areas to Less than 30000

Rabat – Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad announced, on Wednesday in Rabat, that the huge anti-drug efforts made by Morocco will enable it, in the short run, to reduce cannabis cultivated areas to less than 30,000 ha, with a complete eradication in prospect.“Our goal, in the short run, is to reduce these surface areas to less than 30,000 cultivated hectares,” said Hassad at a joint press conference with communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi and minister delegate for the Interior Charki Drais.Morocco has always dealt with the issue of cannabis cultivation with transparency and resolve, away from any useless bidding, said the minister in response to statements by some Algerian officials on anti-drug fight. He added that Morocco has adopted a voluntary approach with the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to progressively reduce the cultivation and trafficking of cannabis, saying that a joint investigation with the UN body enabled to assess the cultivated areas to 134,000 ha, an area that have being reduced to 47,000 ha, that is a decease of 65%.He pointed out that the fight against the networks of drug trafficking led to the seizure, during the first six months of 2014, of over 100 tons of Chira and the dismantling of 98 trafficking networks. read more

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Ban deeply disturbed by reported attack on refugee convoy in eastern Ukraine

“He urges all sides to respect the rules governing the status of IDPs and refugees and to allow safe passage to anyone attempting to leave areas of active military operations,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, told reporters in New York.“This tragic incident makes the urgency of a ceasefire and a diplomatic solution even more stark,” Mr. Dujarric added. According to media reports, the Ukrainian military says many people, including women and children, died when rockets and mortars hit vehicles during today’s attack.The Secretary-General has repeatedly called for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine and emphasized the need for progress in implementing the peace plan announced by President Petro Poroshenko in June that involves proposals for decentralizing power, holding early elections, and creating a buffer zone on the Ukrainian-Russian border.Mr. Dujarric added that, in continuation of his good offices, Mr. Ban has asked Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to return to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, this week. read more

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Lorry crash sends thousands of Coke cans across motorway

A lorry carrying cans of Coke crashes into a central reservation on the A13 near Dagenham. 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.

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