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Kohli, Yuvraj fire India to 319/3 in rain-hit match

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first_imgcricket COMMENTS × Published on June 04, 2017 Virat Kohli (file phot)o   –  PTI India Virat Kohli (file phot)o   –  PTIcenter_img Pakistan Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh stood out in an all—round batting effort, propelling India to 319 for three against Pakistan after rain halted proceedings twice in the marquee clash of the Champions Trophy here today.Indian batsmen remained focussed despite the rain breaks with Rohit Sharma (91 off 119), Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 65), Virat Kohli (81 not out off 68) and Yuvraj (53 off 32) rising to the occasion in a game reduced to 48 overs a side.Thanks to the big hitting by Yuvraj, Kohli and Hardik Pandya, India amassed 72 runs in the last four overs with the 46th and 48th going for 21 and 23 runs.Pakistan’s target, though, is 324 in 48 overs.While Kohli punished pacer Wahab Riaz, Pandya smashed three consecutive sixes off left—arm spinner Imad Wasim in the final over.In a match watched by Sachin Tendulkar from the stands, Indian batsmen went on the rampage in the death overs after patiently seeing off two rain breaks.Play was stopped first when India were 46 for no loss in the 10th over and rain played spoilsport again when they were 173 for one in the 34th over with Rohit and Kohli holding fort.It was not surprising that Sarfraz Ahmed sent India in to bat after winning the toss under overcast conditions.The atmosphere around the ground was electric though the day began on a sombre note with players of both teams observing a minute’s silence for the people killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack.The start of the Indian innings increased the excitement levels by a few notches with a charged—up Mohammad Amir beating Rohit’s bat three times in what turned out to be a maiden over.It was a cautious start by both the openers with just 15 coming in five overs.Amir’s first spell of four overs was exceptional as he gave away 14 runs and was a tad unlucky to not get a wicket.Skipper Ahmed started with the pace of Amir and left—arm spin of Wasim. Though Wasim was economical, facing a spinner early on released the pressure on Rohit and Dhawan with Amir cranking up good pace at the other end.The experienced duo then played their strokes, especially Rohit, who exquisitely punched through the off—side. He brought his fifty by depositing spinner Shadab Khan over deep mid—wicket for a six. The stylish batsman was playing in his first international game since October last year, having undergone a thigh surgery in November.After Rohit reached his half century, Dhawan too changed gears as he smashed pacer Wahab Riaz for three successive fours before completing his half century.After the fall of openers, Kohli and Yuvraj took the innings forward. While Kohli was scratchy for a major part of his innings, Yuvraj was in full flow from the word go, hitting the Pakistani bowlers to all parts of the ground.The stylish southpaw hit eight crisp boundaries and a six in his entertaining knock, while Kohli made up for a sluggish start with a late flourish, ending with six fours and three sixes.Pakistan were ordinary on the field with Hasan Ali guilty of dropping Yuvraj when he was on 9. A little later, Fakhar Zaman dropped Kohli on 43, eventually hurting Pakistan badly. COMMENT SHARE 0 SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

Australian Youth and Masters Head Coach Expressions of Interest

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first_imgOver the next four years from 2016-2020 Touch Football Australia (TFA) will have numerous representative teams competing in various international events. The cycle will culminate in the 2019 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup being hosted in Malaysia. Leading up to 2019 Australia will compete on the international stage annually. The full list of international events appears below: 2016 Auckland, NZ Open Trans Tasman2017 Australia Open, Youth & Masters Trans Tasman2018 New Zealand Open Trans Tasman2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia FIT Touch World Cup & Youth Trans Tasman Expression of Interest To support the High Performance Program TFA is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active elite level coaches to fill the following Youth & Masters coaching positions. Youth ProgramBoys 17’s Head CoachGirls 17’s Head CoachBoys 19’s Head CoachGirls 19’s Head CoachMixed 17’s Head CoachMixed 19’s Head Coach Masters ProgramMen’s 30’s Head CoachMen’s 35’s Head CoachMen’s 40’s Head CoachMen’s 50’s Head CoachWomen’s 30’s Head CoachSenior Mixed Head Coach For more information on the application process, please click on the attached memo below. Related Filestfa_youth___masters_coach_eoi_promotion-pdfRelated LinksHead Coach EOIlast_img read more

9 months agoMan City boss Guardiola says Danilo deserves his place

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola says Danilo deserves his placeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Danilo deserves his place at right-back.The manager has started Kyle Walker on the bench for City’s last two league games as he went with Danilo.“I think they know that already, but maybe you realise more on the bench,” said the Catalan. “They know it.“From the beginning of the season, we spoke about that. We can imagine a different starting XI and not everyone can play.“When we don’t win, it’s always ‘Why didn’t we play this guy?’ When we win, people don’t think about the players who don’t play. But the players who don’t play know they have to be at a high level, because the other ones, if they’re injured, they can play.”Guardiola claimed Brazilian Danilo earned his chance.“There’s no doubt about how important Kyle is for us, so we need him,” he said. “We need the best Kyle.“But one day I decided to put Danilo in and he played top, so I gave him more minutes because he also said he’d arrived here from Real Madrid and I’d never given him four or five games in a row.“You can’t judge a player when he plays once and then has three or four games beside me [on the bench]. The players need time.“The winter time was so demanding, I decided to put Danilo in for a game and he played well. So I said I wanted him for one or two more games.” last_img read more

Education Minister Open for Discussion with JTA

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first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev, Ronald Thwaites, says his office is open for discussions with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), to deal with concerns about the proposed changes to the teachers’ leave benefits.“I respect the body that represents the teachers of Jamaica and my door is open (and) obviously, discourse is only helpful if it is civil and respectful,” Rev. Thwaites said.The Minister was responding to concerns raised in the Education sector about the proposed changes to leave entitlements of teachers.Rev. Thwaites was speaking on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, on June 6.During his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 15, the Minister announced that the Ministry wouldbe making adjustments to the entitlement of paid study leave granted to the nation’s teachers this year.He explained that the Government could no longer afford the $2.5 billion per annum cost of study and vacation leave incurred by the country’s teachers.Rev. Thwaites informed the JIS that in respect of the matters covered in his Sectoral presentation, all of them have been discussed with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association over a period of a year.“In the final analysis, it is the Minister of Education who has to make the decisions on matters which are left to the Ministry’s discretion by the Code of Regulations, and what we are asking to be done are entirely within the Code of Regulations,” he argued.“I don’t think they (teachers) could have been caught by surprise. In fact, I invited them to come to a meeting with me before I finished crafting the speech. They didn’t find it possible to come. I did the same with the parents and I did the same with the churches who are major partners in education,” he added.In addition, Rev. Thwaites stated that the Letter of Intent for the recently signed Extended Fund Facility with the IMF and the Government of Jamaica contains obligations on the part of the education sector.“In fact, I went beyond what I think was the remit and shared what those obligations were in the IMF Letter of Intent even before it became public knowledge. This was with the JTA because I felt it important for them to know what we were facing. So, there is always room for further discussion and of course my door is open, but I do not think that the leadership of the JTA could claim to be taken by surprise,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Rev. Thwaites said the proposed changes to the leave entitlements to the teachers are in the interest of efficiency of the education system and the rebalancing of the budget.“The rebalancing of leave and leaving entitlements is specifically mentioned (in the Letter of Intent), as is the teacher-student ratio, as is the issue of retirement, which in my view, is the most controversial issue and which has not been taken up,” he stated.Currently, $574 million is owed to schools for substitute teachers. Teachers are entitled to four months leave with pay for every five years of service.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Kidnapped MSC Mandy Crew Released

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first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The six crew members of MSC Mandy, who were kidnapped on January 2, 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea, have been released.“MSC is pleased and relieved to confirm that the six crew members, who were reported as missing after a small container ship was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea on January 2, have returned home safely,” Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) confirmed to World Maritime News.“MSC has no further comment at this time, out of respect for the crew members and their families.”The terms of the crew’s release were not disclosed.According to NATO’s Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG), the vessel was attacked and boarded by pirates some 55 nautical miles off the coast of Cotonou, while it was traversing through the Gulf of Guinea.The 2,668 TEU ship was sailing from the Port of Lome, Togo, when it was boarded. It had 24 crew members on board, including 23 Russian nationals, according to the information from the Russian Embassy in Nigeria. Six Russian crew members were taken, while the remaining crew members were reported safe.Following the attack, the ship was secured and left Nigerian waters immediately.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Provincial Parks Set to Welcome Visitors

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first_img The Park Events Guide is a co-operative effort by government agencies, recreation clubs, interested people and community organizations, and is co-ordinated by the Department of Natural Resources. Most events are free with some others requiring advance registration. For more information and updates visit www.novascotiaparks.ca On Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m., a butterfly garden party will take place at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Participants will have a chance to help create a butterfly garden and learn which species will best attract butterflies to your backyard. Mira River Provincial Park in Cape Breton will once again host Come Walk Our Park at 1 p.m., on Sunday, May 22. The Friends of Mira Park Society will feature a day of nature walks, wildlife displays, family events and children’s games. People are being encouraged to discover nature by participating in events at provincial parks that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The 2011 Park Events Guide highlights educational opportunities and fun outdoor adventures. The guide includes more than 180 nature-based events and activities from May 20 to March, 2012 in more than 55 provincial parks, wilderness areas, nature reserves and on Crown land. “Our improved park system provides an affordable way for families and friends to spend quality time together and discover Nova Scotia’s natural beauty,” said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker. “We encourage people to experience the outdoors and take advantage of this year’s events in our parks.” They include natural or cultural history education, paddling, astronomy, and outings to keep communities green such as a beach cleanup and nature art. There are attractions for all ages and activities for everyone, from the observer to the experienced outdoors person. Events scheduled for opening weekend of May 20-22 include:last_img read more

Cong fields Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Saturday fielded actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha as its Lok Sabha poll candidate from the Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar, hours after he joined the party quitting the BJP. The 72-year-old Sinha, the incumbent MP from the seat, will face senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Congress also announced that former Himachal Pradesh minister Ramlal Thakur will contest from the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat in the state against sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In Punjab, the party fielded Jasbir Singh Gill Dimpa from Khadoor Sahib, former IAS officer Amar Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib (reserve), and folk singer Mohammed Sadique from the Faridkot Lok Sabha seat. With the latest list of five candidates, a total of 377 names have been announced by the party for the Lok Sabha elections. The names were announced after party leaders from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar met Congress president Rahul Gandhi earlier during the day. Among those present during the meeting were: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AICC secretary and the party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari, Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore and state CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri.last_img read more

Canadas main stock index down slightly after surging Monday

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Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down slightly this morning following a significant gain Monday.The S&P/TSX composite index was off 19.79 points at 16,231.58 after 90 minutes of trading. The index had its highest close in nearly seven months on Monday after gaining 111.02 points.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 113.2 points at 26,027.30. The S&P 500 index was up 8.7 points at 2,841.64, while the Nasdaq composite was ahead 20.27 points at 7,734.75.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.29 cents US, compared with an average of 74.93 cents US on Monday.The May crude contract was down 17 cents at US$59.21 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up 0.8 of a cent at $2.86 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up $6.30 at US$1,307.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 2.2 cents at $2.93 a pound. read more

Middle East countries must commit to antilandmine treaty says Ban Kimoon

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18 November 2007The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty has been an incontestable success since it entered into force 10 years ago but acceptance of the pact in the Middle East remains disturbingly low, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. In a message to the eighth meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan, Mr. Ban called for the entire regime to embrace the treaty.Commending Jordan for its support for mine action, he voiced “hope [that] you will continue to promote awareness on this issue, lobby for adequate funding for all five pillars of mine action, and push for universal acceptance of the Convention in the Middle East.”The Secretary-General detailed some of the successes produced by the Convention, which now has 155 States Parties.“The production, sale and transfer of anti-personnel mines have increased drastically,” Mr. Ban said in the message, delivered on his behalf by Sergio Duarte, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.“Vast areas have been cleared, and untold thousands of lives have been saved as a direct result. At the same time, mine victims are being provided with better assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration.”But he warned that it was vital to not forget that anti-personnel mines still kill and maim in great numbers every year.“They terrorize populations long after conflicts have ended. Their presence denies communities avenues to rebuild long after conflicts have ended and combatants have gone home.”He urged the countries that have not yet acceded to the Convention to do so as soon as possible. read more

SecretaryGeneral announces new UN chief of protocol

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Mr. Parker, who has served as Deputy Chief of Protocol since 2007, spent seven years in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his country of origin, which he represented as First Secretary and Alternate Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).He also served in various offices in UN peacekeeping operations in Haiti, Liberia and Nepal, as well as the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) in New York.Mr. Parker takes on the post of Chief of Protocol, effective 1 April, from Alice Hecht of Belgium who retired last year.Among its numerous roles, the UN Protocol and Liaison Service assists permanent and observer missions with the preparation of official visits to the Headquarters by heads of State or government and other dignitaries, and publishes a comprehensive list of diplomatic personnel and the composition of the principal organs of the United Nations known as the Blue Book. 4 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed today Desmond Parker of Trinidad and Tobago as the top official for protocol at the United Nations. read more

CRTC left out vital industry data in its annual report TekSavvy complains

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OTTAWA — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has lodged a complaint with the CRTC, saying that critical statistical information compiled by the federal telecommunications regulator was omitted from last year’s edition of an annual industry report.The Ontario-based independent internet provider (ISP) says that the CRTC’s omission of the information makes it more difficult for companies such as TekSavvy as they compete with industry giants, particularly Bell Canada.A spokeswoman for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it’s reviewing TekSavvy’s complaint. Customer complaints against Canadian telecom, TV providers soar 57% in 2017-18: report Why indie internet provider TekSavvy is building its own fibre network for the first time William Watson: ‘Managed competition’ in Canadian dairy, cannabis and telecom isn’t actually competition TekSavvy says the 2018 Communications Monitoring Report issued Dec. 20 didn’t follow the CRTC’s usual practices for reporting items such as consumer appetite for faster internet, capital spending by independent ISPs and their market share.TekSavvy and its peers have been trying for years to get the CRTC to make it easier for wholesale internet resellers like them to offer higher-speed internet service to their customers, who are also potential customers of the big players.Andy Kaplan-Myrth, TekSavvy’s vice-president for regulatory affairs, says industry data normally available in December would have helped independent ISPs make their case at CRTC hearings in December and January.Previous CRTC decisions have effectively allowed Bell Canada and other major phone companies to limit their wholesale customers like TekSavvy from offering residential services above 50 megabits per second. read more

UN urges probe into serious human rights abuses by traditional hunters in

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The report, produced by the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), documents serious human rights abuses committed by Dozos while undertaking security activities.These include violations of the right to life, including extrajudicial killings and summary executions, illegal arrest and detentions, looting and extortions, according to a news release.The investigations carried out by the UN showed that at least 228 people were killed, 164 others injured by bullets, machete and knives, and 162 arbitrarily arrested and illegally detained by Dozos between March 2009 and May 2013. In addition, 274 cases of looting, arson and extortion committed by the Dozos have been confirmed. “Dozos involved in the perpetration of human rights violations must be held accountable,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “The authorities have the duty to carry out serious investigations into the human rights violations committed by the Dozos in Côte d’Ivoire, bring the perpetrators to justice and provide appropriate redress to the victims. “The State authorities of Côte d’Ivoire have the duty to deploy appropriate security forces throughout the country to prevent the population from using Dozos on security issues. Impunity granted to Dozos in Côte d’Ivoire is unacceptable and must be stopped,” she stated. The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire, Doudou Diène, and non-governmental organizations have already made several recommendations urging the Government to take steps to address the situation of the Dozos, who continue to endanger the population. Aïchatou Mindaoudou, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNOCI, welcomed the Government’s ongoing efforts to cover the entire country with professional security forces. “These efforts are crucial in re-establishing the rule of law and in preventing Dozos from carrying out security functions,” she said. “The United Nations continues to offer its support to the Ivorian authorities for the advancement of security sector reforms. However, it is necessary that the Government investigates human rights abuses committed by the Dozos, in the interest of victims’ rights to truth, justice and reparation.” read more

Mens Hockey No 9 Ohio State continues win streak with sweep of

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Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternNo. 9 Ohio State (12-4-4, 5-4-1-0 Big Ten) swept Niagara (9-9-1, 8-4-1 Atlantic) in a two-game home stand that featured a 3-2 victory that went down to the final seconds, and a 4-1 win that was in hand from start to finish.Game OneAfter a hot two-goal start, the Buckeyes looked to be in control of the game, but Niagara never gave in, and the Purple Eagles erased the deficit with just over five minutes left in the third period.Sophomore forward Tanner Lacyznski buried the game-winner for the Buckeyes with just 6.3 seconds remaining to secure the 3-2 Ohio State victory, and keep the winning streak going.Laczynski found the puck on a rebound off a shot by junior forward Freddy Gerard, and Laczynski buried the chance past freshman goalie Brian Wilson to seal the win.The Buckeyes scored two goals in 31 seconds in the first period to take a quick 2-0 lead over Niagara. Sophomore defenseman Matt Miller opened the scoring, followed quickly by sophomore forward Sam McCormick, who tipped a shot from redshirt senior defenseman Matt Joyaux on the way to the net for his first goal of the season.The Purple Eagles cut the deficit to one in the second period on a 4-on-3 power play opportunity that led to a goal by junior forward Johnny Curran.Niagara kept the pressure up, outshooting Ohio State 22-17 after being badly outshot in the first period. The pressure paid off when senior defenseman James Roll tied the game late in the third period.The 2-2 tie held until Laczynski’s goal.Game TwoThe second matchup in the series ended in a much more decisive fashion, with the Buckeyes putting four in the back of the net on the way to a 4-1 victory.Ohio State used two power play goals to lift themselves to its fourth straight victory, all of which have been on home ice.Freshman goalie Tommy Nappier made his second career start for Ohio State in the game and made 27 saves to secure his second career victory.Miller scored for the third straight game, this time just a minute into the first period, to open the scoring up for Ohio State. Senior forward Matthew Weis made it 2-0 seven minutes later.Weis scored two of the Ohio State goals, the second of which came from a series of passes on the man advantage that left Weis wide open in the slot. Junior forward Mason Jobst and sophomore forward Ronnie Hein earned the assists on the play.Junior forward Nick Farmer scored the lone goal for Niagara in the second to make it 2-1, but Weis scored his second of the game to give Ohio State a secure 3-1 lead heading into the third.The Buckeyes added some insurance in the third on a goal by redshirt junior forward John Wiitala, and Ohio State didn’t give up a goal the rest of the way. read more

You can now buy a dinosaur for €710000

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first_imgYou are talking about a very rare item indeed. Even if you were lucky enough to find one in the first place, the digging out and the preparation then involved is an enormous undertaking. The rock that it was embedded in would have been extremely hard to break away from the bones, and you couldn’t go at it with a sledgehammer because the bones were vulnerable to breaking. Here’s Lindsay Hoadley of Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex, giving Misty a little bath. Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: Gareth Fuller Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images Source: PA Wire/Press Association ImagesWe know what you’re thinking–that’d look amazing in the living room.If you’re interested, Misty is up for grabs at the Summers Place Auctions’ evolution lot, on November 27.We’ll obviously see you there.Here are the noises that animals make in other languages>WATCH: Beavis the bengal plays fetch like a dog> BIG JURASSIC PARK fan? Always wanted your very own dinosaur–preferably one that was already dead and couldn’t attack you?Well here’s your chance. A 60ft long and 12ft high Diplodocus Longus fossil is up for grabs at an upcoming auction in the UK.The skeleton–named Misty–is set to be auctioned next month, making it the first UK sale of such a large dinosaur.Misty was found in 2009 by the two young sons of renowned palaeontologist Raimund Albersodoerfer and is now set to go for as much as €709,032 (£600,000).According to CNN, Albersodoerfer was excavating a quarry in Wyoming and sent his sons, aged 11 and 14, off to dig around and get out of his way. The two young boys discovered an initial bone, resulting in a nine-week dig to uncover the full female skeleton.She was named Misty after the ‘mysterious’ quarry and can be disassembled and reassembled as needed.Great, it’s practically IKEA standard.While the price may be steep, curator of the auction, Errol Fuller, told the Mirror that it would be hard to get a freebie.last_img read more

The numbers speak for themselves Shane Ross insists he is not failing

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first_img Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Share2 Tweet Email By Fora Staff Nov 28th 2016, 7:40 PM Image: Rollingnews.ie Image: Rollingnews.ie Short URL 8,488 Views ‘The numbers speak for themselves’ – Shane Ross insists he is not failing on tourism The minister has come under fire from hospitality bigwigs for not being proactive enough in his portfolio. https://jrnl.ie/3107816 Any criticism that I am not spending enough (time) in the tourist portfolio are complete and utter nonsense. There is simply no evidence produced by anybody to support that. Take me to Fora Minister for Tourism Shane Ross Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieValue for moneyTourism Ireland announced today that 10.5 million people will visit Ireland by end of this year, an increase of 11% compared to the same 12-month period last year.Chief executive Niall Gibbons said the state body hoped to sustain that figure in 2017 in spite of currency fluctuations in Britain, our biggest overseas market, which makes Ireland a more expensive destination to visit by comparison.Gibbons said that according to surveys of international visitors conducted by Tourism Ireland, Ireland’s value-for-money ranking was the “best it has been for a decade” this year, but acknowledged that the UK will become “a very competitive destination” in 2017.On UK visitors coming to Ireland, he said although Britain will remain an important target, Tourism Ireland will ramp up its campaigns in mainland Europe and North America, where it expects to see more robust growth. Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandWhen asked how Ireland was dealing with the imminent threat of Brexit, Ross said the government was “working day and night” on “several contingency plans”.“We’ll have to see how Brexit works out,” Ross said. “We’re considering models for all sorts of eventualities on Brexit and when we see how it works out, we’ll use the appropriate model.”‘Not my department’On Dublin’s chronic hotel room shortage – which reached a record high in September with hotels almost 94% full – the minister said he expected the problem to be resolved in 2019 or 2020 when an additional 5,500 rooms will become available.When asked about regulating the room sharing startup, Airbnb – which recently launched a tourist excursion service – Ross said “that’s not my department” and said it was the job of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, to answer questions on it.Later, when addressing a gathering of tourism and hospitality bigwigs, the minister veered off script to talk about sport, which he is also responsible for.“We are in a golden age of Irish sport,” he said, adding that the country’s recent sporting victories was having “an extraordinary impact around the world”.He said the four Euro 2020 games that Dublin will host will benefit the tourism sector, as would a winning tender for the 2023 Rugby World Cup which Ireland is looking to host.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie SHANE ROSS HAS said there is “no evidence” to suggest that he is failing businesses in his job as tourism minister.Speaking at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for 2017, Ross said “the figures speak for themselves” when asked whether he had been proactive enough in his role as minister for tourism to date.Political pundits and hospitality bigwigs have suggested that Ross – who built a reputation as a noisy commentator as a senator and journalist at the Sunday Independent – is struggling as a government minister.Dalata deputy chief Stephen McNally recently lashed out at the Independent Alliance TD and said he didn’t “get” the industry like his predecessors, Paschal Donohoe and Leo Varadkar.“I think that the figures speak for themselves,” Ross said. “I think it’s absolutely straightforward. We’ve got a record year for tourism which is something which we’re very, very proud of. I think we’ll probably have a record year next year, which we’re very proud of as well. Monday 28 Nov 2016, 7:40 PM 41 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Visitez un musée depuis chez vous avec Google

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first_imgVisitez un musée depuis chez vous avec GoogleLe moteur de recherche américain a lancé son Art Project, qui permet de visualiser les tableaux de 17 grands musées à travers le monde sur son ordinateur.Plus besoin de se déplacer pour admirer les oeuvres du MoMa de New York ou de la National Gallery de Londres. Vous n’avez qu’à vous rendre sur Google Art Project (lien non disponible)… Le géant américain de l’Internet vient en effet de lancer son service de visualisation des chefs-d’oeuvre de 17 musées à travers le monde.Les internautes peuvent effectuer la visite virtuelle de musées prestigieux grâce à la technologie développée pour visualiser en 3D les rues des plus grandes villes, le service Street View. En France, c’est le Château de Versailles que vous pourrez ainsi contempler depuis votre canapé. “Nous avons trouvé que cette technologie est particulièrement adaptée au Château de Versailles, où les grands décors et le contexte général sont au moins aussi importants que les œuvres d’arts qui y sont présentes”, explique au Figaro Denis Berthomier, administrateur général du musée et du domaine national de Versailles. En quelques clics vous pourrez donc visiter la fameuse galerie des Glaces et observer les magnifiques plafonds de Charles Lebrun. En supplément, chaque musée a choisi un tableau qui a été numérisé avec une résolution supérieure. Le luxe des détails y est alors impressionnant. Dans le palais construit à l’initiative de Louis XIV, c’est ainsi le portrait de Marie-Antoinette avec ses enfants peints par Mme Vigée-Lebrun qui est placé en tête de gondole. Des discussions avec d’autres musées, notamment le Louvre, ont d’ores et déjà commencé et le service devrait bientôt s’enrichir de nouvelles destinations…Le 2 février 2011 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Video QA Brandon Holley editorinchief Lucky Magazine

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first_imgLucky Magazine has used both content syndication partnerships and community efforts to drive referral traffic to its fashion and beauty sites. Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of the brand, described her company’s strategies in both areas at FOLIO & min’s premiere new event held in mid-April, the MediaMashup Summit.She hasn’t abandoned syndication relationships, but says they do take a lot of work. They need constant monitoring and tweaking to provide value. Community efforts, meanwhile, have proven beneficial on several fronts, including targeted advertising.FOLIO: caught up with Holley after her panel to learn more.. To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Bus services sought for benefit of students

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first_imgKushaiguda: All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and All India Youth Federation (AIYF) submitted a memorandum to Kushaiguda Depot Manager Paul, seeking bus services to Balaji Nagar and Ghatkeser. AIYF district president T Satya Prasad and AISF former executive member Dharmendra said RTC officials should increase services to help students and general public commute easily.They demanded extra buses in the morning as hundreds of students travel to colleges. AISF district vice-president Durga Prasad, ECIL president Rami Reddy, secretary Mahesh, girls wing convener Fatima and others were present.last_img read more

VIDEO Klay Thompson went off on a guy after a dirty foul

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first_imgKlay Thompson’s annual offseason goodwill tour to China got unexpectedly heated when one of his teammates got chop blocked with a dirty foul after leaving his feet on the way to the hole during a demo.The play set off Thompson, who beelined from the sideline to get in the face of the guy who committed the unnecessary foul. Klay may be the chillest dude in the NBA, but he is flat out pissed off here.Things eventually cooled down and no punches were thrown. The moral of the story is don’t kill China Klay’s vibe with some nonsense during a pick up game or catch the wrath.last_img read more

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Cant Live Without

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » September 12, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 7 min read Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?I’ve interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, The Top Entrepreneurs, and have summarized the top answers below when I asked each CEO: “What is your favorite online tool?”Here’s the list:1. HotjarCEO of ROIworks George Revutsky and Burgabox innovator Chuck Sillari use Hotjar to better understand their web and mobile site visitors. The all-in-one solution shows you heatmaps of all your traffic. Each visit to your website is also recorded in video-like form so you can see where visitors scroll, click and move around in real time.Hear how BurgaBox’s CEO uses Hotjar at 18:24 below:Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or SoundCloud2. HostGatorIf you aren’t a techie, starting a website can seem daunting. Many startup founders launched the first version of their sites using the WordPress install module in HostGator after they purchased their domain.Related: 15 Useful Tech Tools for Your Business3. Acuity SchedulingI use this to book all my interviews, and my guests Mercuris CEO Manuel Opitz, Obamacare consultant Michael Chapman and ecommerce entrepreneur Chad Rubin agree that Acuity Scheduling is fantastic for controlling your calendar and booking efficiently.Listen to Opitz share the feature he loves most about Acuity at 17:55 below:4. SlackThe messaging software Slack is perhaps the most often mentioned tool in my interviews. Recommendations come across a broad range of industries, including Chau Nguyen from restaurant hiring site Hirewire and Mathilde Collin, CEO of FrontApp, an external message manager.Hear how Collin uses FrontApp and Slack together at 22:33 below:5. FreshbooksMichael Mogill, CEO of Crisp Video Group, uses Freshbooks to quickly send invoices to clients. He likes the feature where Freshbooks will auto-remind clients to pay so that he doesn’t have to be the bad guy.Vincenzo Ruggiero, CEO of Prospect.io talks about how he uses Freshbooks at 18:20 below:6. GrammerlyTomer Levy, founder of Logz.io, wants to avoid ever sending an email with an embarrassing typo, so he uses Grammerly to automatically check all his writing for spelling and grammar mistakes.7. CapShare.comHornet App has many investors and founders and shared that they rely on CapShare to issue stock and manage equity in one place without getting bogged down in spreadsheets and paperwork.8. MetamaskCrypto entrepreneur Eric Tang uses Metamask as a digital wallet for managing his crypto tokens and other cryptocurrencies.9. KlipfolioCEOs shared a combination of tools for creating dashboards to always have their key KPIs handy. Klipfolio was most used and recommended for its modular capabilities and extensive integrations. Google Analytics, Grow and Geckoboard were also favorites.10. CalendlyDouglas Lusted, co-founder of Linkett, and Anant Kale of AppZen use Calendly, a tool similar to Acuity Scheduling, to make booking meetings and calendar management simple and straightforward.11. AsanaIn the age of distributed companies and teams, project management software often takes the place of in-office meetings. Serial entrepreneur Karan Chaudhry has utilized Asana for building businesses and successful exits.Related: 25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free12. TrelloContentSquare CEO Jonathan Cherki, marketing technologist Scott Brinker and VR master Peter Kortenhoeven all swore by Trello for daily task management and product development.13. LastPassAnthony Di Iorio, who founded Decentral, Jaxx and Ethereum, understands the importance of security and encryption in the digital age. He uses LastPass because it allows him to manage a complex and diverse collection of passwords and stay secure.14. The Top InboxFollowing up with emails in your inbox is mentally draining. Laurent Le Moal, who led Paypal’s expansion into Europe, relies on The Top Inbox to track email opens, schedule emails and set auto-followups from inside his Gmail for Business account.15. HubspotCEOs are in a constant battle to build a pipeline, manage their leads and close deals. Award-winning journalist and Biluu founder Peter Aronson uses the Hubspot CRM to generate leads, close deals, and manage his sources and pipeline.16. SocialRank.comEduardo Gonzalez has been hired by Tai Lopez and Gary Vaynerchuk to help grow their Instagram accounts, and he could not have done it without SocialRank.com, which analyzes followers and helps build a plan for finding more.17. IFTTTThe magic automation software IFTTT can be used for social media, personal to-do lists or smart devices in your home. Amarpreet Kalkat, of consumer data company Frrole, swears by it.18. ZapierAnother automation platform powering the backend of more businesses than you’d expect is Zapier. While building a business teaching kids to code, Piper CEO Tommy Gibbons has been using Zapier to automate tasks to save time.Related: The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups19. YeswareFrom mail merges to tracking and scheduling, Yesware is an industry solution for sales leaders and CEOs like Darian Shirazi of business-to-business intelligence and data company Radius.20. AhrefsAhrefs offers a suite of tools to improve your search traffic, research competitors and monitor a specific niche. Truebill founder Yahya Mokhtarzada and Matt Kepnes, of the popular travel site nomadicmatt.com, have used it to each carve out their own corner of the internet.21. HelpScoutOn his way to bootstrapping his SaaS company, KickOffLabs, to $75,000 monthly recurring revenue and over 1,000 customers, CEO Josh Ledgard relied on HelpScout to power his support team and provide great customer service.22. ChartMogulCEO of Reply.io Oleg Campbell uses ChartMogul to quickly create unit economic reports so he can spot trends in his customer base. He also uses it for cohort analysis and other financial and retention metrics.23. BuzzSumoSujan Patel of WebProfits appreciates that all companies need to market with original content. He uses BuzzSumo to analyze what content performs best and find the key influencers to promote his content.24. SkypeEntrepreneur Scott Duffy speaks around the world and has a global audience, so he needs Skype. Since Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 million more than six years ago, it is still the go-to solution for international communications and video chat, despite increased pressure from companies like Zoom.25. TopTalHiring freelancers is my number one piece of advice for entrepreneurs just getting started. You’ll save money and maintain flexibility. Johnny Reinsch of Qwil echoes this sentiment and has used TopTal to grow his development resources fast.26. StripeFirst PayPal revolutionized the world of online payments. Next, Stripe came in and built an even more complete toolkit for online business. Now, Hummingbird VC Dominik Vacikar and many more recommend it for running your business.27. DuoLingoLuke Stronach, who runs a farmland fund, uses DuoLingo to teach himself new languages in a fun and engaging way. The Pittsburgh-based company is expanding into a more comprehensive education suite.28. LeverWhen you raise $8.5 million like Craig McLuckie of Heptio, you have to hire fast. McLuckie recommends Lever to streamline the hiring process and simplify the tracking of applicants.29. KajabiOnline courses and membership sites continue to proliferate and serve as a way for entrepreneurs to scale their knowledge. If you’re not going to put it on a platform like Udemy, then use Kajabi to maintain sole ownership of the revenues.30. LeanStackLeanStack is a one-page business plan template created by Ash Maurya that helps you deconstruct your idea into its key assumptions using nine basic building blocks. Lifelong entrepreneur and CEO of Hatchbuck, Don Breckenridge, recommends more entrepreneurs utilize it.31. CanaryGavin Zuchlinski, who founded No. four tool Acuity, uses Canary as an all-in-one solution for home security and privacy.To see what tools all 700 CEOs are using along with their 2016 revenues, customer counts and more business intelligence data, check out this database.last_img read more