ICC World Cup 2015: Key Players from Pakistan

first_imgThe team, currently ranked seventh in the ODIs, will be led by Misbah-ul-Haq. Sohail Khan, the seamer, who last represented Pakistan in 2011, has been included. Shoiab Maqsood, Junaid Khan and Ehsan Adil have all recovered from injuries and will feature in the squad.Here’s a look at the key players from Pakistan in the World Cup:Ahmed ShehzadPlaying role: Opening batsmanHaving played only 8 Tests, 56 one-dayers – Ahmed Shehzad has shown the spark to go the distance. His noteworthy performances at the domestic and  U-19 levels helped him to graduate to the national team and Shehzad after that hasn’t looked back. He is a natural stroke-player and Pakistan have found the  right man to fit as an opener.Shehzad already has six centuries and nine fifties to his credit at an average of 34.81. Pakistan will have lot of expectations from Shehzad and want him to  provide the right start in World Cup.Umar AkmalPlaying role: Middle-order batsmanUmar Akmal burst into the international showing lot of promise but was not able to sustain the pressure at top level. In his first Test innings against New  Zealand in Dunedin, Umar scored a brilliant 129 where all other Pakistan batsmen struggled against quality Kiwi bowling attack comprising Shane Bond and  Daniel Vettori.In 2010, Umar struggled for form and selectors were forced to drop him for the Sri Lanka series in UAE. After that he has been in and out of the team, but  the earlier promise shown by Umar has continued to elude him.advertisementShahid AfridiPlaying role: All-rounderIt is always good to have cricketers like Shahid Afridi playing the game for a long time. Looking at him it can be safely assumed that this could be his last  World Cup, but with Afridi one can’t be so sure. Afridi no more plays the longer format in order to prolong his international career, rightly so, because he  doesn’t have that temperament nor the style to play Test cricket.Afridi as a bowler is flat and doesn’t have much variety except for the googly and the faster one, but arguably effective in ODIs and T20s. Coming to his  batting, Afridi is no elegance rather a batsman who relishes going after each and every ball he faces. But being around for quite sometime, his approach  towards batting has changed.Younis KhanPlaying role: Middle-order batsmanYounis Khan has been one such cricketer for Pakistan who thrives in pressure situations and continues to do so. While picking up the team, the selectors  were wise enough not to ignore him for his age. Pakistan as a team are unpredictable and have the quality to play both good and bad cricket. Therefore, the  presence of veteran Younis would be assuring because he is calm under pressure, committed and a true leader.Younis has Test average above 50 with triple hundred and double hundred to his name. In the middle-order, Younis with his technique and experience brings  stability to the batting.Misbah-ul-HaqPlaying role: Middle-order batsmanMisbah-ul-Haq as captain and batsman brings in the stability to a team known for his inconsistencies. After Younis Khan, the Pakistan skipper would be a  key player in the World Cup. Misbah’s with a calm demenour, able leadership was the right man to lead Pakistan post spot-fixing scandal.Misbah’s batting credentials can’t be ignored either – a batsman of the classical mould and when needed can play the aggressive brand of cricket. He is yet to  score a century in the one-dayers, but has 37 fifties at an average of 42.83.Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khanlast_img read more

Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja not named for first three India vs Australia ODIs

first_imgIndia have recalled fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav for the first three one-day internationals against Australia while they continue to rest their frontline spinners.Yadav and Shami were part of the test squad which blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 but were rested from the subsequent five-match ODI series, which the tourists also swept.Fast bowler Shardul Thakur, who played two matches in the series and took a single wicket, was dropped from the 16-man squad for the series against Australia.The hosts will, however, continue to be without off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and left-arm tweaker Ravindra Jadeja for the first three of five matches against Steve Smith’s side.TEAM: Kohli (C), Rohit, Shikhar, Rahul, Pandey, Jadhav, Rahane, MSD, Hardik, Axar, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah, Bhuvi, Umesh, Shami #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/sC0UnBfDns- BCCI (@BCCI) September 10, 2017Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will be India’s spinners as the Virat Kohli-led side continues to build toward the 50-over World Cup in 2019 in England and Wales.”The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation policy of the Board and accordingly R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested,” India’s chief selector MSK Prasad said in a statement.”The team’s performance during the Sri Lanka tour was outstanding and players like Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal, who performed very well, are being given an extended run and this will in turn supplement our approach, to build a strong reserve strength, as we prepare for forthcoming tours.”advertisementIndia and Australia will play five ODIs and three T20 matches during their limited-overs series, starting with the first 50-over clash in Chennai on September 17.Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shamilast_img read more

10 months agoSevilla refuse to rule out move for Chelsea striker Morata

first_imgSevilla refuse to rule out move for Chelsea striker Morataby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla have refused to rule out a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.The 26-year-old has scored five Premier League goals to his name from 11 starts and the Blues are reportedly willing to move him on.Sevilla are in the market for another striker after loaning striker Luis Muriel to Fiorentina. And when asked about Morata, sporting director Joaquin Caparros refused to rule out a move for the Spaniard.He said: “We are working on many names. The important thing is that the player wants to come to Sevilla.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Male Michigan Fan Makes Questionable Gesture To Camera, Female Michigan Fan Isn’t Having It

first_imgA male Michigan fan makes a questionable gesture to the camera.One Michigan fan may be in the dog house on Saturday for a gesture he made towards FOX Sports 1’s cameras.Early in the first quarter of Michigan’s contest against Indiana, FS1’s cameraman, during a big third down play, panned to what appears to be the school’s student section. One male student started to make an inappropriate gesture.It was short-lived, however. A female student grabbed his arm and pulled it back in, flashing him a look of disgust. It’s hilarious.We’re not really sure what he was doing – but we can tell it wasn’t meant to be appropriate.@ItsAntWright Gotta love Michigan fans. pic.twitter.com/tBa67CXZiz— David (@beatledave69) November 17, 2018The Wolverines led at the time 3-0. It’s now 9-7 Michigan early in the second quarter.Michigan needs a win to keep pace in the College Football Playoff race. After Ohio State’s nail-biting win over Maryland, next week’s contest between the two will be for the Big Ten East.last_img read more

Hands-on video shows Redmi 7 with Redmi Note 7-like design but toned down specs

first_imgHands-on video shows Redmi 7 with Redmi Note 7-like design but toned down specsRedmi 7 may be priced around RMB 900 which is roughly translated around Rs 9,000, the video reveals. In India, we expect the price of the phone could be much cheaper considering the Redmi Note 7 comes for Rs 9,999. advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 10:54 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi 7 may be coming soon.Redmi 7 hands-on video shows the phone looks like Redmi Note 7.Redmi 7 is expected to be priced around Rs 9,000.Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 7 series in India. The company is now working on the successor to the Redmi 6 aka the Redmi 7. Under the Redmi 6 last year Xiaomi launched three phones Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro, this year we are hearing just about the Redmi 7. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours of late but the biggest of them all is the hands-on video that has been posted by YouTuber Boby Do. In the video the presenter compares the alleged Redmi 7 with the Redmi Note 7.The leaked hands-on video shows Redmi 7 from all sides. Overall the Redmi 7 appears to be like the Redmi Note 7. The video reveals that unlike the Note 7 series the Redmi 7 will come with a polycarbonate back and not glass. Such compromises are understandable considering similar to the Redmi 6 the Redmi 7 is also said to be an entry-level smartphone.The hands-on video further reveals that the Redmi 7 will sport the same design as the Redmi Note 7. This means that the Redmi 7 comes with Dot Drop notch display with slim bezels on the sides. The Redmi 7 also includes the Redmi by Xiaomi logo on the bottom of the back panel yet again much like the Redmi Note 7. The back panel also includes dual camera setup with the primary 12MP sensor. The details of the secondary are yet to be revealed. On the rear panel the phone also includes a circular fingerprint sensor. For selfies, the Redmi 7 is said to sport an 8MP camera.advertisementXiaomi has some more compromises on the Redmi 7 to cut down the overall cost of the phone. The video reveals that the Redmi 7 will come with micro USB port for charging and not USB Type C which the Redmi Note 7 series of phones pack.The video also reveals the complete specs of the Redmi 7. It reveals that the Redmi 7 will come packed with a 6.26-inch display with HD+ display with screen resolution 720 x 1440p. The video also reveals that the Redmi 7 also includes a Dot Drop notch which includes the single selfie camera. The video further notes that the Redmi 7 will be powered by Snapdragon 625, in contrary some other report suggest that Xiaomi may use Snapdragon 632 for Redmi 7.Going in line with the TENAA listing the hands-on video also reveals that the Redmi 7 will come in three variants – 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. The phone is said to pack a 4000mAh battery.The hands-on goes even further and reveals that the expected price of the Redmi 7. It suggests that the Redmi 7 may be priced around RMB 900 which is roughly translated around Rs 9,000. In India, we expect the price of the phone could be much cheaper considering the Redmi Note 7 comes for Rs 9,999.ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7, Galaxy M10 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Best smartphones under Rs 10,000 in March 2019ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30: Fighting for the top slotALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A50 and Poco F1: Top 5 smartphones under Rs 20,000 in March 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow androidlast_img read more

St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre Expands Phlebotomy Services

first_imgStory Highlights The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has expanded phlebotomy services at the St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre. The additional services include complete blood count (CBC), liver function, and glucose tests. NERHA Regional Medical Technologist, Dorrett Martin told JIS News that the changes have been implemented to improve service delivery and efficiency.center_img The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has expanded phlebotomy services at the St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre. The additional services include complete blood count (CBC), liver function, and glucose tests.NERHA Regional Medical Technologist, Dorrett Martin told JIS News that the changes have been implemented to improve service delivery and efficiency.“The main reasons for the changes are to increase access to services; reduce the cost to patients; improve the turnaround time for results that are needed for diagnosis, treatment and care of patients; and to reduce the patient burden on the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital,” she explained.She added that the expanded service has provided a significant boost to the quality of care provided at the health centre as previously, laboratory services were limited to tests done for sexual transmitted infections (STI’s), antenatal and family planning clinics.St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre is a type five facility that serves a population of approximately 60,000 with full-time medical, dental, laboratory and pharmaceutical services. Over 25,000 patients accessed laboratory services from January 2017 to July 2018.The phlebotomy services are available at the laboratory (Room 3) on the main clinic building.Public samples are collected on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30am – noon.last_img read more

Transmed Shipping Acquires Three Panamax Bulkers

first_imgGreek shipping company Transmed Shipping has bought three 84,000 dwt Panamax bulk carriers from Japan-based Nisshin Shipping for USD 16.75 million each, Vessels Value data shows. The ships in question are the Mangan Trader 1, the Mangan Trader 2 and The Mangan Trader 3.All three vessels were built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in 2013.The 45,955 gross ton bulkers feature a length of 229 meters and a width of 32 meters.The three sister ships are sailing under the flag of the Philippines.Market value of each of the three bulk carriers stands at USD 19.16 million, according to VesselsValue.In November 2012, Nisshin Shipping purchased the three bulker newbuildings originally ordered by Taiwan’s Today Makes Tomorrow (TMT) for around USD 25 million per vessel.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Strategic Infrastructure Fund Available

first_imgNova Scotia’s agriculture industry can access $750,000 this year to help strengthen infrastructure and partnerships. Applications are now being accepted under the Strategic Investment Fund. “This fund gives producers, processors and groups the opportunity to access funding for projects that help industry accelerate its economic potential and development.” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture. Over the next four years the Strategic Infrastructure Fund will provide a total of $6 million for projects showing a strong business plan and benefits for the industry as a whole. This is the third and final component of a $9.7 million package for the agriculture industry announced in December 2006. The first component, the Margin Enhancement Fund, has been delivered. The second component, called the Transitional Assistance Fund, is still available to farmers. “The Department of Agriculture continues to help producers and the agriculture industry,” said Mr. Taylor. “This particular fund promotes creativity and partnerships in our industry. We support winning opportunities for industry, and our communities.” The Strategic Investment Fund will be delivered through the Agri-Food Industry Development Fund. More information can be found at http://www.gov.ns.ca/agri/programs , or by calling toll free 1-866-844-4276.last_img read more

March Chamber Luncheon – Cyber security

first_imgRon provides IT security consulting to both public and private organizations, including government, merchants and service providers. Finding the most efficient, cost-effective solutions for clients and reducing their risk through the development of internal and external controls. Ron has extensive experience in payment card systems and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. He has provided services ranging from auditor (PCI QSA) to assisting with remediation activities for both small and large organizations. Ron currently holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Project Management Professional (PMP) and PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) designations.center_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon presentation is on Cyber Security and what you need to know to protect your data and your business.In the world of the internet, hackers, breaches and Cyber Security, business owners have become concerned when they see highly-publicized attacks. With the digitizing of more organizations, the number of potential access points into a company’s systems grows as does the potential for a cyber attack to the businesses network system. This can cause great disruptions to the daily operations of the business.MNP’s Ron Borsholm will present an in-depth discussion of the current cyber threat landscape and how to protect your organization, including:the most common types of cyber-attacks and recent exampleshow to assess your business’s risks and vulnerabilitiesspecific requirements for companies that handle credit card informationthe most important steps you can take to protect your organizationwhat to do (and what not to do) if you experience a cyber attackRon Borsholm, CISSP, CISA, PMP, QSA, is a Leader of the Cyber Security Services group in B.C. and a member of MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services team. Working out of the Victoria office, Ron helps a broad range of organizations improve their cyber security.last_img read more

India urged to stop Sri Lanka from amending maritime law

India’s MDMK chief Vaiko today (Thursday) urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use diplomatic channels to ensure the Sri Lankan Government does not add tough penal provisions to a 1979 law that could affect the lives of Tamil fishermen crossing maritime borders, the Press Trust of India reported.In a meeting with Modi, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (MDMK) chief informed him how the amendment to the law- that regulates foreign fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters- could affect the lives of Tamil fishermen from India. “Lives of fishermen would be destroyed if the Sri Lankan legislation is enacted. They will have to pay fines up to Rs 7 crore when they are struggling to pay back existing debt,” Vaiko told reporters. Speaking about the issue of demonetisation, Vaiko said, “I am a student of economics and that is why I am saying it is the right initiative to curb black money. Poor people welcome the initiative. Difficulty would be there for just a month or two.” (Colombo Gazette) He apprised the prime minister about the unrest among fishermen in Rameshwaram and their plans to hold a protest demanding the Centre to act against the Sri Lankan move. Apart from discussing these issues, Vaiko also sought Rs 10,000 crore for the cyclone-hit coastal areas of Tamil Nadu.“Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has sought Rs 1,000 crore in the first round. The state will need around Rs 10,000 crore from Disaster Management Fund because of the severity of the damage,” he said. read more

With Jimmy Choo Michael Kors finds shoes to match its bags

With Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors finds shoes to match its bags LONDON – In a bid to burnish its brand image, American bag and accessories maker Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds).Jimmy Choo, which counts Jennifer Lopez, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Beyonce among its fans, has a high-level profile that tempted Michael Kors to pay a premium.Shareholders in Jimmy Choo will get 2.3 pounds in cash for each share, about 36.5 per cent above the firm’s share price of 1.685 pounds on April 21.Michael Kors has struggled recently, announcing in May that it would close up to 125 stores due to weak sales.It said that Jimmy Choo is “the ideal partner” and will have its online presence bolstered as a result of the deal. Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Dennis and Creative Director Sandra Choi will remain in their jobs.“Jimmy Choo is poised for meaningful growth in the future and we are committed to supporting the strong brand equity that Jimmy Choo has built,” said John Idol, CEO of Michael Kors.Analysts from Jefferies said the deal could help Michael Kors rebuild its brand name, though that would happen in the longer-term and not have an immediate impact on the company’s stock.“We believe the strategic steps Kors is making to elevate its own brand are working, and believe the addition of Jimmy Choo, an iconic premium luxury brand, should be beneficial,” the analysts said in a note to clients.Shares in Jimmy Choo were up 17 per cent at 2.28 pounds on Tuesday, while Michael Kors was down 2.5 per cent at $34. FILE – This is a April 24, 2017 file photo of the Jimmy Choo shop on New Bond Street, London. American fashion brand Michael Kors has bought luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds.) Kors said Tuesday July 25, 2017 the London-listed Jimmy Choo is “the ideal partner” that will be bolstered with further development of its online presence. (Lauren Hurley/PA, File via AP) by The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2017 6:22 am MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

George Michaels family say they are touched beyond words by incredible outpouring

first_imgThames Valley Police said: “At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A post-mortem will be undertaken in due course.”Tributes from fans and peers have already poured in for Michael, 53, as it emerged he was planning a new album and world tour in the years to come.Paul Dainty, the Australian promoter who worked with Michael since his Wham! days in 1985, said meetings had taken place just a week ago about future plans, with a trip to Australia pencilled in for 2018. Nile Rodgers, the musician, told fans he had been at the singer’s house on December 23 to record his memories of working in the 1980s music scene, for Channel 4’s 90-minute Freedom: George Michael.Michael himself had narrated and contributed to the show, with never-before-seen images and footage of his pop heyday due for broadcast.A source said he had been heavily involved in the production, with “a lot” of new material for fans to enjoy. ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning.. I will never stop missing you xx— Fadi Fawaz (@fadifawaz) December 26, 2016 Tributes outside Michael’s home in GoringCredit:Getty George Michael’s partner has urged fans to pray for the late star, as his family say they are “touched beyond words” by the “incredible outpouring of love”.Michael’s family and close friends said there could be “no more fitting tribute” to the singer than the “many, many kind words” they have received, and the playing of his records. It was also claimed that he had recorded a new album shortly before he died.A statement released today by Michael’s publicist said: “The family and close friends of George have been touched beyond words by the incredible outpouring of love for him in the hours and days since his death. “For someone whose life was ultimately about his music and the love he had for his family and friends, his fans and the world at large, there could be no more fitting tribute than the many, many, kind words that have been said and the numerous plays his records have received.”The pop star is reportedly set to be buried  next to his mother in the family’s private plot in Highgate, north London.The death of Lesley Angold Panayiotou in 1997 had a huge impact on the musician and friends and family have told how he is now “finally at rest” with her, The Sun reported.There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, the statement said.“From the bottom of our hearts we thank those who, rightly, have chosen to celebrate his life and legacy at this most distressing of times,” his family added. Michael with his partner Fadi Fawaz George Michael, who has died aged 53 George Michael, who has died aged 53 Fans flocked to Michael's home to pay tribute “It’s a total shock,” Dainty told an Australian newspaper of the singer’s death. “I was in the process of setting stuff up with his manager.“His manager just reminded me they had a meeting this week about the new album and tour and Australia was very much in the plan.” Fadi Fawaz, Michael’s boyfriend of five years who found him dead on Christmas Day, said of Michael: “Let’s just all pray for him.”Mr Fawaz had spent the weekend with Michael in the village of Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, where his body was discovered ahead of a planned Christmas Day lunch.A source has claimed Michael had previously been treated for a heroin addiction at some point during the past year. It is understood that Michael’s team emphatically deny the claim.  Michael with his partner Fadi FawazCredit:Splash 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. A new album had also been recorded and was due for release next year, he claimed, adding: “It’s a pop album, which he wanted to do after the orchestra shows. It’s finished, from what I’ve been told, so I hope we hear it.”A documentary is also scheduled for broadcast in autumn 2017, with Michael’s team working on it just before Christmas. Tributes outside Michael's home in Goring Fans flocked to Michael’s home to pay tributeCredit:Gettylast_img read more

Antiguan teacher charged with attempted murder of student

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related17-year-old charged with attempted murder of 15-year-old schoolmateJanuary 26, 2018In “Court”30-Y-O man charged with attempted murderSeptember 10, 2015In “Crime”T&T mason charged with quadruple murderMarch 25, 2018In “Court” A secondary school teacher in Antigua is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly striking a student in the head with a rock.CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER: VENDIZ CHARLESBut the Antigua & Barbuda Union of Teachers (A&BUT) is asking police to review the charge, contending that it is too severe given the circumstances of the incident.Vendiz Charles, a 26-year-old Physics teacher at the Clare Hall Secondary School, was granted EC$10,000 (US$3,703) bail by the High Court yesterday after appearing in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court for the attempted murder of 14-year-old Akeem Scotland.Scotland had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Mount St John’s Medical Centre on January 24 with a fractured skull. Reports indicate that the teen was riding his bicycle on the school compound, after hours, when he was struck in the head with a stone. He was discharged from hospital last weekend.The A&BUT acknowledged that Charles’ alleged action was irresponsible, but in a statement said: “While we respect and support the work and professionalism of the police, we strongly beg to disagree that there was any malice in the teacher’s action that would support the conclusion that there was intent to murder that student or any other, by the teacher in question”. (Caribbean360.com) read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #NORTH KOREA: North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile and US President Donald Trump is not impressed, saying the move disrespects China’s wishes.2. #BREXIT: EU leaders are meeting in Brussels today, where they’re expected to approve a deal that would see Northern Ireland automatically rejoin the Union in the event of Irish unity.3. #MOUNTJOY: Senior officers at Mountjoy Prison have had CCTV and security systems set up in their homes after receiving death threats from gangland prisoners.4. #BREAKTHROUGH: A world-first trial in Cork has found that a single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks.5. #NMH: Mediator Kieran Mulvey has told the Irish Independent the Sisters of Charity can’t sell the land on which the new national maternity hospital is set to be built because it is tied up in financial and legal agreements.6. #AIR CORPS: An Air Corps whistleblower has claimed members’ exposure to toxic chemicals has caused deaths and chronic illnesses for them and their families, according to the Irish Examiner.7. #TERRORISM: Sweden has introduced a number of measures to crack down on terrorism, including surprise inspections at workplaces.8. #COURT: A Meath man who got “swept up in” a handover of cocaine has lost an appeal against the severity of his three-year jail term.9. #ROAD SAFETY: Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads this weekend, and to bear in mind the new mechanisms at the disposal of gardaí to test for illegal drugs. No Comments Image: Shutterstock/JeniFoto By Órla Ryan 9,690 Views Saturday 29 Apr 2017, 8:48 AM Short URL The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s everything you need to know as the bank holiday weekend kicks off. http://jrnl.ie/3365591 Share Tweet Email Apr 29th 2017, 8:48 AM Image: Shutterstock/JeniFoto Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

White House celebrates Greek Independence Day

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With Greece’s National Day coming up on Sunday 25 March, US President Donald Trump hosted a celebration on Thursday night at the White House.The event was well-attended by both Greeks and non-Greeks, who had the opportunity to hear the president speak in honour of the men and women who fought in the War of Independence.In his address, Trump praised Greece as the basis of Western culture and civilisation, and acknowledged that the founding fathers of the US took inspiration from the history of Greece’s city states to draft the US Constitution.“We renew our commitment to the values and principles that make us who we are,” he said.“We stand together for freedom and justice and democracy today and for all time.“We take renewed confidence that whatever challenges we may face any time in the future, we will face them together… as members of a great community of nations.”Also taking part in event was Thessaloniki-born Archbishop Demetrios of America, who praised the annual tradition, which started in 1986, and expressed his wishes for it to continue into the future.“I’ll be here for another seven,” he said.In his address the Archbishop also called on the US to support a number of matters of significant to the Greek American community including the heated Macedonia name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the ongoing Cyprus issue.The celebration also included performances by a group of young dancers in traditional Greek costume, and a live bouzouki band.last_img read more

Long Bay Beach Shore Club winning combination features on top travel magazine

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 30, 2017 – Long Bay beach is increasingly becoming an internationally known destination within Provo thanks largely to the investment of the Hartling Group, which last week learned its newest resort – the Shore Club at Long Bay – made the cover of a Special Edition of Travel + Leisure magazine.The feat, which is major, was revealed Thursday night at a penthouse suite at the Shore Club to developer, Stan Hartling; Mr Hartling says it was a fantastic surprise.  “They did actually surprise me, I have to admit.  Being honored by being on the cover of Travel & Leisure, it’s a dream for any resort.  To think about the amount of publications that come out in a year and the thousands of resorts world wide that are vying  for that, for a new resort like Shore Club, let alone something that we are being to daring with and the world is just responding to in such a big way, I’m excited about it.”The Winter Escapes edition is on stands now around the world and on site to congratulate Shore Club was new Tourist Board Director, Ramon Andrews.   “Brand Turks and Caicos is alive and strong, and if an individual can arrive here, twenty years ago, and twenty years later continue to reinvest in the product, that only speaks volumes about the brand, but volumes about the economy and the climate within Turks and Caicos.  So we salute you Stan and we hope that this is not the last project by the way.”  Andrews confirmed that this is a big deal for Long Bay, the biggest exposure to date for the popular kite surfing beach in eastern Provo.The Hartling Group family of resorts was on hand including Pierre Beswick, Mona Beeson and Karen Whit.  “We certainly had our work cut out for us to try and develop a different identity in a different part of the island.  But I think now gracing the cover of an international magazine such as Travel & Leisure on adds the sizzle and the excitement of Long Bay Beach.”Congratulations to Shore Club which began taking in guests since mid December. Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

E Lloyd Davis Widely Traveled Diplomat Dies at 90

first_imgE. Lloyd Davis, who delivered the AFRO as a boy and later become a globe-trotting diplomat, died May 26 at the age of 90.E. Lloyd DavisBorn in 1926, Davis began demonstrating his keen industrious trait at an early age. From scrubbing the marble steps in his Baltimore neighborhood to delivering the AFRO-American newspaper at the age of 5. One of his early claims to fame came when, as a carrier for the AFRO-American Newspaper, he sold $3,000 worth of World War II bonds to Duke Ellington.He attended Douglass High School before he enlisted in the U.S. Army (1944-1946) where he served time in Germany. After being honorably discharged he attended Morgan State College where he pledged the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and received his B.S. in economics and accounting. After Morgan he continued his education at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. where he received his Master’s in accounting and management. While attending Catholic University, he also worked in the administration office at Howard University. It was here that he began dating and later married Rebecca Howard, a pharmacist. They had three children, Lloyd, Jr, Howard and Kathleen. Rebecca preceded him in death in 2008.Upon graduation from Catholic University, he began work with the Baltimore Housing Authority. But it was not long before he was back at his alma mater, Morgan State College, as a lecturer of economics, accounting and business management.  But in 1966 he made a dramatic shift in his professional trajectory; he joined the U.S. Department of State and began his career as a Foreign Service Officer in the diplomatic corps. With family in tow, he served in the American Embassies of Ghana, France and several countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America.He was an avid numismatist and a devout Christian dedicated to Grace Presbyterian Church, where he has been a member since childhood.He retired in 1991 and settled back in his beloved hometown of Baltimore.He is survived by his children and several nephews and nieces.last_img read more

VIDEO Bill Belichick narrated an excellent World Series promo on his favorite

first_imgWhen it comes to winning, there’s no one that’s more qualified to speak on the subject than Bill Belichick. Ahead of Game 1 of the World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers, The Hoodie cut a fantastic promo on the topic that set the stage for the Fall Classic.The energy level of the spot is 100% Belichickian, but so is the message. Winning is everything, and winning a lot is even better. The man knows of which he speaks.“Through the years, the players have changed … but the goal has not.”Bill Belichick gets you ready for a rematch 102 years in the making. pic.twitter.com/SRZNqbQgg6— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 24, 2018last_img read more

How Customer Data Can Help Build Better Marketing Campaigns

first_img While online giants like Amazon endlessly analyze customer data to recommend new products, offer promotions and generate sales based on buying history, such sophisticated customer relationship management has been beyond the financial reach of most smaller e-tailers.Windsor Circle, a new plug-and-play service, is changing that. It extracts customers’ shopping-cart data and integrates it with e-mail marketing platforms such as ExactTarget, Constant Contact and VerticalResponse, allowing small shops to create targeted e-mail campaigns based on buying patterns and other trends. Call it the new era of big data writ small.Because Windsor Circle allows its clients to segment customers and create targeted promotions, merchants can easily reward big spenders, send coupons to folks who haven’t purchased in a while, recommend replenishment orders or suggest complementary products. Business Supply, an online office products company, used Windsor Circle to pull a list of its most recent, most frequent and highest-spending customers, then send them a thank-you e-mail and a $10 coupon. The blast generated a nearly 400 percent ROI.The results have also been impressive for customers like Artbeads.com, an online jewelry-supply shop. Windsor Circle co-founder Matt Williamson was convinced that Artbeads was missing an opportunity by promoting its popular seashell-theme products only during the summer. Wanting to take advantage of Artbeads’ annual end-of-year uptick in sales, he crafted a winter e-mail campaign (blasted to only 2 percent of the company’s list), which generated a conversion rate of four times the average campaign sent to Artbeads’ full list.Windsor Circle formed in January 2011; in addition to Williamson, its management team includes Brad McGinity, formerly of online marketing platform Bronto Software, and Chris Humphres and Scot Catlin, formerly of LssiData. The group closed on a $350,000 round of seed funding in just 60 days last June. Six months later, it closed on a second round of $400,000. At press time, the company was working on raising a $3 million round of Series A venture capital funding.Williamson says Windsor Circle’s fees vary depending on the size of the client, but most pay $500 to $2,500 per month. For companies like Artbeads, that investment can change their entire approach to e-mail marketing. The jewelry company now does fewer segmented e-mail blasts than before, but their overall performance has increased, says founder Devin Kimura. He adds, “Using Windsor Circle opens your eyes to different behavior and different possibilities to leverage your marketing spend.”  Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story appears in the July 2012 issue of . Subscribe » 2 min read Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 13, 2012last_img read more