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Injured Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of limited-overs series in England

first_imgJasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the T20I and ODI series against England after breaking a finger in Ireland. India were in Dublin for a two-match T20I series which they won 2-0.Bumrah played the first match but was rested for the second as India called up Umesh Yadav and Siddharth Kaul. The 24-year-old Bumrah is the No.1 ODI bowler in the world and his absence will be a huge blow for India, who will be up against in-form English batsmen on flat pitches.Recently, England broke their own record for the highest ODI total when they hammered 481 against Australia.Bumrah, who has played 37 ODIs and 35 T20Is since his international debut in 2016, made his Test debut on the tour of South Africa earlier this year. He made an immediate impression and finished the three-match series with 14 wickets including a five-wicket haul.It is understood India will call up either Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar as Bumrah’s replacement for the limited-overs phase in England.Meanwhile, it is believed Bumrah will be fit in time for the Test series in England starting from August 1.last_img read more

Oklahoma State-West Virginia Set for 6 p.m. Kick in Morgantown

first_imgI don’t even have to implore you to get weird because, by definition, night games in Morgantown with Dana Holgorsen involved are going to be as weird as college football gets.West Virginia opens as a 6-point favorite over #okstate in Morgantown next weekend.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 4, 2015It’s one of only two night games in the Big 12 when you look at this week and next (KSU and TCU also play at night next weekend).Just know, we’re coming with (a couple of plays from your) playbook, Dana. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State has made it into October unscathed. And now they’re rewarded with a night game in Morgantown against a West Virginia team coming off a stinging loss against OU. I’m officially terrified.KICK TIME ANNOUNCEMENT: #okstate at West Virginia game next Saturday set for 6 p.m. CT kick on ESPN2.— Oklahoma State (@OSUAthletics) October 4, 2015last_img read more

Bosz: Difficult for BVB to progress in UCL

first_imgBorussia Dortmund We know it’s difficult now, admits Dortmund boss Bosz following Champions League draw Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 07:00 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) peter bosz - cropped Getty Images Borussia Dortmund APOEL v Borussia Dortmund APOEL UEFA Champions League The BVB head coach conceded his side’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout round are fading Peter Bosz acknowledged Borussia Dortmund face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League after they failed to beat APOEL on Tuesday.The Bundesliga side are still searching for their first win in Group H following a 1-1 draw in Cyprus that leaves Dortmund still six points behind titleholders Real Madrid and Tottenham in the standings.BVB 15/2 to beat Frankfurt 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ towering header cancelled out an opening goal from Mickael Pote that was gift-wrapped by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki, who compounded a stray pass by spilling a shot from Lorenzo Ebecilio straight into the scorer’s path.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a wonderful chance to win the game at the death, only for the forward to see his close-range header kept out by a combination of substitute keeper Raul Gudino’s body and a post.”The result is disappointing. We started well, but did not go on. Then we played more slowly and worse,” Bosz told”We have to look at ourselves. We did not get the ball forward quickly enough, we tried to improve that but did not manage to do so.”In such a game it is important to score the first goal. We had the chances in the first half, but failed to do so.”The result in Madrid was not good for us. We know it’s difficult now, but we will have to win the home game against APOEL and then see what the two last matches bring.”Bosz was also quick to defend Burki, who came in for criticism earlier in the European campaign after conceding twice at his near post in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.”Roman has often helped the team this season,” he added.”This happens in football, he has to carry on. The team will not blame him.”Dortmund – who saw defender Omer Toprak forced off in the second half through injury – now go on the road for their next three matches before hosting APOEL in a must-win European fixture on November 1.last_img read more

Had heard about Moon in stories: Kids after visiting Isro station before Chandrayaan-2 launch

first_img Next Had heard about Moon in stories: Kids after visiting Isro station before Chandrayaan-2 launchSwapnil and Swapnila, both Class 10 students, this week visited the Isro station in Andhra Pradesh and saw the massive rocket that will spark their lunar imagination into reality. There, they heard stories about the the Moon again, but they would have surely missed the warmth of their grandma’s storytelling.advertisement Press Trust of India JammuJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 19:31 IST In Sriharikota, scientists explained the mission to the kids and they said they feel happy about it. (Photo: Twitter/Isro)HIGHLIGHTSGSLV Mk-III rocket will launch the mission into space110 children are part of Chandrayaan-2 projectMission will be launched at 2:51 am on MondayFor a brother-sister twin from Jammu, the Moon had always been about the stories they had heard from their grandmother: a friendly celestial body so far away that they could only imagine to reach there some day. Not anymore, they say.Swapnil and Swapnila, both Class 10 students, this week visited the Isro station in Andhra Pradesh and saw the massive rocket that will spark their lunar imagination into reality. There, they heard stories about the the Moon again, but they would have surely missed the warmth of their grandma’s storytelling.”The launch was only in our imagination. We used to hear stories of moon from our grandmother. When we actually saw it (the rocket), we were spell-bound. It was amazing,” Swapnil told PTI. “It’s a dream come true.”Swapnila said they saw the GSLV Mk-III rocket that will launch the mission into space. “It was so huge,” she added.The students are among 110 children who are part of Chandrayaan-2 project. In Sriharikota, scientists explained the mission to them and they said they feel happy about it.Eleven years after the success of its first lunar mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation is set for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 project at 2.51 am on Monday.The mission on board the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mk-III will take 54 days to reach the moon’s south pole. Billed as the most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the US and China.advertisement”We saw the track through which the Chandrayaan-2 vehicle will be transported to the launch pad. We saw the launching control centre and the main control centre,” Swapnila said.Isro has launched a programme for schoolchildren, called the ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (YUVIKA), from this year in tune with the government’s ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’ vision.Swapnil and Swapnila were selected after undergoing a series of test of their academic, sports and extra-curricular record. At the age of 7, both have flown the Microlite Aircraft at Hindon Air Base as co-pilots.The government is inculcating a “scientific zest among the youth” with such programmes for students, Swapnila said. “Best scientists and technocrats will come up now in the country”. Shib Narayan Acharya, a photo officer in the Ministry of Defence, and Sarmistha Acharya are proud parents and said they are happy about their children visiting the Isro station.”The full family will see the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 launch,” said their mother.Their father said the children were invited by former president the late APJ Abdul Kalam, who spent a few hours with them.Also Read | Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft: Launcher, lander, rover, orbiter explainedAlso Read | Chandrayaan-1 confirmed presence of water on Moon. Will Chandrayaan-2 find alien life?Also Watch | Chandrayaan 2 to be launched on July 15: ISROGet 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Chandrayaan 2Follow ISROlast_img read more

SeaLand and APL Choose Port Everglades

first_imgzoom Florida’s Port Everglades will be the first and last U.S. call for SeaLand and APL’s North American Express Service (NAE/ACX) to Latin America beginning August 27, according to SeaLand.SeaLand, an ocean freight shipping subsidiary of Maersk Line, and APL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, selected Florida International Terminal, LLC (FIT) at Port Everglades to provide cargo handling and stevedoring services. The new service is expected to generate more than 20,000 container moves annually.SeaLand/APL’s NAE/ACX service will arrive in Port Everglades as a first-in call every Thursday from Manzanillo, Panama, before sailing to other U.S. East Coast ports and returning on Sundays as a last-out U.S. call before sailing to Cartagena, Colombia.SeaLand, which Maersk acquired in 1999, opened its headquarters in Broward County, FL, in the city of Miramar, earlier this year.last_img read more

Lightfoot steps in for Young in Dundas

A major announcement Thursday night for fans upset over the cancellation of Neil Young and his Crazy Horse band at the upcoming Greenbelt Harvest Picnic in Dundas.Gordon Lightfoot is going to be appearing instead. But is that going to be enough for Neil Young fans demanding a full refund?Al Sweeney is following this story tonight and joins us live. Al, what’s the response so far? 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Report ONGC denies joint 5B bid for ConocoPhillips oil sands stake in

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MUMBAI, India – State run Indian oil giant Oil and Natural Gas Corp. denied Tuesday that it and two other state-run oil companies have jointly bid $5 billion for a stake in six Canadian oilsands assets owned by U.S. energy giant ConocoPhillips, the Press Trust of India reported.However, the PTI report suggested the companies haven’t completely ruled out making an offer at some point.“I can categorically say that we have not made a bid yet for the $5 billion deal,” ONGC chairman and managing director Sudhir Vasudeva told PTI.Vasudeva said that ONGC is looking for overseas acquisitions, but declined to comment on specific deals or timelines.News reports Monday, quoting anonymous sources, said that ONGC, Indian Oil Corp. and Oil India Ltd. made a joint, non-binding bid for the Canadian assets in July.Canada’s federal government has been ambiguous about its position on major acquisitions by state-owned foreign companies. Although the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is general in favour of foreign investment in Canada, it has blocked two major deals since coming two power.A $15-billion purchase of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC has been overwhelmingly approved by shareholders but the deal will require approval by the federal government.India imports three-quarters of its oil and its state-owned oil companies have been looking to secure energy supplies overseas to meet rising domestic demand.Executives at the three Indian companies could not be reached for comment on the PTI report.“We do not comment on market rumours,” said ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Davy Kong. Report: ONGC denies joint $5B bid for ConocoPhillips oil sands stake in Canada by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2012 8:36 am MDT read more

New defensive coaches Larry Johnson Chris Ash ready to get started at

Defensive line coach Larry Johnson talks during an interview on National Signing Day Feb. 5 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash talks with media on National Signing Day Feb. 5 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer gets into recruiting mode, it isn’t all about the players. He finds a way to woo coaches, too.After the departures of co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Everett Withers and defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, Meyer had two vital positions to fill on a defense that allowed an average of 377.4 yards per game and ranked No. 47 in the country.Now after hiring two new coaches — both of whom spent time at rival schools — Meyer said he is pleased with his new hires.“We replaced (Vrabel and Withers) with Larry Johnson and Chris Ash, but a couple of comments with those gentlemen we hired. First, they wanted to be here, they both had very, very good jobs and they wanted to be here,” Meyer said to the media Wednesday.Johnson, who takes over as defensive line coach after 18 years with Penn State, inherits a unit that is set to return all four starters and helped spearhead the country’s ninth ranked running defense.Johnson said he can’t wait for a chance to work with the group of players.“Just watching from afar and watching it on videotape, I think it’s a very talented young group,” Johnson said Wednesday. “I can’t wait to get my hands on them. I’ve had two chances to watch them and I’m like a little kid. It’s like I’ve got some new toys to play with. I’m really excited to impart my wisdom to these guys and see how they respond.”Junior Michael Bennett, sophomores Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington and freshman Joey Bosa totaled 24 of OSU’s 42 sacks this past season.Meyer said he took notice of Johnson when putting together his initial staff at OSU, but didn’t hire him at the time because of Vrabel.“Larry Johnson is a guy (I have) had great respect for (for) many years,” Meyer said. “Made a phone call two years ago when I was hired here in December whatever year that was, I called Larry. We discussed Ohio State, but then I made the decision to hire Mike Vrabel. We just didn’t have a spot. Noah Spence’s dad called and said Larry (Johnson) would like to talk to you about a position … And the communication was great. We went and met in Indianapolis … and it was a no-brainer on our end.”Although Johnson’s pedigree as a coach is impressive, his abilities as a recruiter find a way to be noticed.Johnson said it is his “brand” that allows him to recruit players well.“I think obviously it’s my niche but I think the brand that I have is, I’m a teacher, I’m a fundamental development kind of guy,” he said. “I want to develop players into outstanding people and players and I think that all goes together.”Although the defensive line heads into 2014 with momentum, the Buckeyes’ secondary — which is now headed by former Arkansas defensive coordinator and secondary coach Chris Ash — doesn’t have quite the same hype.The unit finished the year ranked No. 112 in the country with an average of 268 yards per game and also loses four regular contributors in redshirt-senior safeties Corey “Pitt” Brown and C.J. Barnett, senior safety Christian Bryant and redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby.Meyer said it is Ash’s job to work on the pass defense.“He’s got a serious responsibility. That’s to improve our pass defense. He’ll be in charge of the entire back end of our defense,” Meyer said.Ash — who was named co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach upon his arrival in Columbus — said Wednesday he understood what Meyer wanted out of him as a coach.“When we met first, he discussed his vision for the defense and what he wanted to see when the film was turned on … There has been a great tradition of outstanding defenses here at Ohio State, (but) the last couple years it just wasn’t to the level that they wanted. Coach wanted to make some changes and go a different direction,” Ash said.Ash added that he expects his team to play one way: at full throttle.“Well, you play fast, you play with reckless abandon, you’re fast, you’re physical, you throw your body around. You play without hesitation,” Ash said. “There’s no confusion, you know exactly what you’re doing. You can react to your key and there’s only one speed: it’s full speed. And that’s the way we gotta play.”In each of his last two seasons at Wisconsin, before he took the job at Arkansas for what ended up being his lone year there this past season, Ash coached defenses that finished in the top 20 in passing yards allowed per game.Even with the new additions to the coaching staff, Meyer said he plans on taking a more involved role in the defense in the coming seasons.“I’m going to be more involved than I ever have been, just to make sure that we get up to standard at Ohio State on (the) defensive side of the ball with emphasis on pass defense,” Meyer said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to get their 2014 season underway Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.But before the season kicks off, there are some things the coaches need to learn about being a part of the OSU program.“There’s so much to learn. I walked in the first day and someone said, ‘Hey coach, no blue pens,’ and I didn’t know that,” Johnson said. “So there’s a lot of little things that I’ve got to learn pretty fast when you’re talking the team up north … As far as football and all those things, that’s easy. The learning (of) the ins and outs of Ohio State football, that’s the challenge for me.”But even with all of the new things he has to learn, Johnson said at least one aspect of the change is a plus.“My wife said I look good in red, so that’s a good start.” read more

The Queen smiles on as Nick Skeltons horse steals the show at

first_imgSpeaking to the Daily Telegraph this weekend. Skelton said he had had “a good innings”.  He said from the moment he met Big Star, he knew the animal had the “X-factor you look for”.”Without him I definitely wouldn’t have been there in London and Rio,” he said. The horse is also retiring from competition, and will go to stud.Skelton will continue working with young horses at his base near Alcester in Warwickshire, while also closely following the racing fortunes of his sons. Nick Skelton and Big Star  “He has been an outstanding horse, and he has never let me down.”I have an amazing team around me, and I have been very lucky all my life. Nick Skelton’s retirement prompted tears in the standsCredit:Jason Dawson  Veteran show jumper Nick Skelton raised a smile from the Queen as his horse made sure it was centre of attention at their last hurrah together. Big Star, with whom Skelton has attended two Olympic Games, bucked its hind legs as the pair walked around the arena on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday. The Queen was in the Royal BoxCredit:Jason Dawson Credit:Paul Grover  Credit:Paul Grover for the Telegraph Wearing his Great Britain team jacket and adorned by his Rio gold medal, a clearly moved Skelton said his public goodbye.”From the day we bought Big Star when he was five-years-old, I had it in my mind that he could win an Olympic gold medal,” Skelton said. Nick Skelton and Big STar The Queen, known for her love of the animals, watched on from the Royal Box as Skelton, 59, and Big Star bid an emotional farewell to showjumping at their joint retirement ceremony. It was the Olympic gold medallist’s final event of a career spanning more than four decades. He admitted: “I would do it all again if I could”. center_img He has won more championships than any other British competitor and has taken part in six Olympic Games. In Rio he became Britain’s oldest Olympic champion in more than 100 years when he took the individual show jumping title, riding on Big Star. Fans were stood several deep outside the arena, craning for a view as Skelton rode through a guard of honour formed by officials and riders.  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. Nick Skelton's retirement prompted tears in the stands Nick Skelton and Big Star Nick Skelton and Big Star who are retiring Credit:Paul Grover for the Telegraph  Credit:Steve Parsons/PA “I’ve had the most wonderful horses, great owners and great sponsors, and I am very proud of what I have done.”I would do it all again if I could.” Queenlast_img read more

Colorado School of Mines ranked worlds best mining school in inaugural ranking

first_imgThe sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released on, features a record-breaking 42 disciplines, making it the largest-ever ranking of its kind. The Colorado School of Mines has been ranked as the world’s best university for the study of Mineral and Mining Engineering, in what is the first-ever global ranking for this subject.The expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers informed the results, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database. This contributed to QS evaluating 713 institutions worldwide that provide a degree in Mineral/Mining Engineering, internally ranking 403 of these based on the data received, before publishing the world’s top 100 institutions in the final rankings.In second place for Mining Engineering is MIT, which is top in the tables of the four other Engineering disciplines QS rank as part of their global analysis of higher education. Completing the top three is its compatriot, Stanford University.Some of the rankings will be a surprise to many, with no University of Witwatersrand, nor any Canadian universities nor Camborne Scholl of Mines at the University of Essex, to name but a few missing institutions.QS’s Jack Moran explains, “we have included institutions that have been voted for by academics identifying themselves with Mining Engineering and strong research in relevant disciplines, even if they only offer clear specialist engineering programs in the Civil Engineering space.“Whilst we recognize that Mining Engineering is a distinct discipline in its own right, hence publishing a separate list, we also observe that, perhaps due to the small number of dedicated programs, many companies in the space also target graduates from Civil Engineering programs.QS welcomes input to improve the accuracy of these rankings and can be contacted through Head of Public Relations, Simona Bizzozero: simona@qs.comThis year’s Mining Engineering ranking features the world’s top 100 places to study the subject. The most-featured country in the ranking is the United States which takes 6 of the top-20 places, and 24 places overall – nearly one-quarter. The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford are also in the top five.However, excellence can be found outside the US-UK duopoly. The best university for the subject outside these countries is Switzerland’s ETH Zurich, which ranks 8th worldwide. It is closely followed by Asia’s best university for the subject, the University of Hong Kong, which is 9th. Australia is represented in the top 10 by the University of Queensland, which ranks joint 10th with Japan’s university of Tokyo. Latin America’s strongest university for the study of Mineral and Mining Engineering is the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), which ranks 36th.QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 – Mining Engineering (Top 10)2016    Institution        Country1          Colorado School of Mines       United States2          Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)            United States3          Stanford University     United States4          University of Cambridge         United Kingdom5          University of Oxford   United Kingdom6          University of California, Berkeley (UCB)        United States7          Imperial College London        United Kingdom8          ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)   Switzerland9          University of Hong Kong (HKU)           Hong Kong10=      The University of Queensland (UQ)    Australia10=      The University of Tokyo          Japanlast_img read more

Instagram Accidentally Released a Horizontal Scrolling Feature

first_img Instagram users were not pleased with Instagram’s recent horizontal scrolling update.On Monday, Instagram tested a major redesign that removed vertical scrolling, Business Insider reported.This change prompted many Instagram users to complain on Twitter, who didn’t like the social media platform’s new look. The new update allowed users to only swipe from left to right to see pictures, rather than scrolling up and down.I have the new Instagram horizontal scroll interface. I’m sure this will not be met with any backlash WHATSOEVER. But seems maybe intended to reduce mindless vertical scrolling? cc @mosseri comments at the end— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) December 27, 2018 Report: Facebook Developing ‘Threads’ App For Close FriendsFall For the Viral Instagram Hoax? So Did Lots of Celebs Me: this year can’t get any worse than it already is… #instagramupdateInstagram:— Louise (@vic_tav_fan) December 27, 2018Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, tweeted an apology to users about the horizontal scrolling update. He said the new feature was supposed to be a small test and not widely launch on multiple Instagram accounts.That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident. Should be fixed now. If you’re still seeing it simply restart the app. Happy holidays! — Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 27, 2018For those having trouble with the new update, Mosseri said to simply restart the app to change the settings back to vertical scrolling.More on Rolls Out Walkie-Talkie Voice MessagingInstagram Now Lets You Share Stories With ‘Close Friends’ Hire an ‘Instagram Sitter’ to Post Photos for You at This Swiss Hotelcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Graham discusses move to Ipswich

first_imgIpswich Town have signed Jordan Graham from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.The winger is hoping his move to the Sky Bet Championship side will help rediscover his love for football.Graham has returns to Portman Road on loan from the Premier League new boys, having spent a similar temporary spell in Suffolk while an Aston Villa player in 2013/14.He has played just 28 games of senior football since then, though, with serious knee injury in 2016 halting his progress.“It’s been quite a tough couple of years for me and there hasn’t been much enjoyment in that time,” Graham said, according to East Anglican“I was doing really well before I got such a severe injury, which knocked it out of me for quite a while.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I also want to be enjoying football and recapturing my love for it again. Coming here is the first part of achieving that. It has been difficult but Wolves know me and they know I play my best football when I’m happy.”“I find it hard when I’m not enjoying the environment I’m in. Being here with a few familiar faces that I know quite well and getting back to training and working hard, hopefully playing week in and week out, my best football will come back and everything will be alright again.”Graham is excited to be part of Paul Hurst’s squad and believes the style the new Ipswich boss is trying to play will suit his game, with the Blues sitting bottom of the Championship in no way putting him off.“I like what the manager is trying to do here, the way he is trying to play. It is quite a bit different from what Mick (McCarthy) was doing over the past few years here, so it was never going to happen straight away.last_img read more

Sainsburys appeal to dismiss equal pay claims proves unsuccessful

first_imgEqual pay legal action against retailer Sainsbury’s is set to continue, following a ruling from the Birmingham Employment Tribunal that the case should progress to a hearing.The ongoing equal pay case concerns store-based Sainsbury’s staff and those who work at the organisation’s distribution centres. The claimants, represented by the law firm Leigh Day, are current and former employees of Sainsbury’s supermarkets, who are predominantly female; they are arguing that the work performed in the stores is of equal value to tasks carried out at the distribution centres, primarily done by male employees.The case proposes that lower-paid employees working in the stores should be paid the same as higher paid staff based at the distribution centres, as the work performed is of equal value.To date, Leigh Day has amassed around 2,000 claimants in this case.The Birmingham Employment Tribunal this week (Monday 10 June 2019) dismissed an appeal from Sainsbury’s to throw out the case because of the way Leigh Day is submitting its claimants’ equal pay claim forms.The law firm has been issuing groups of claims together on the same claim form submission to the Employment Tribunal; however, Sainsbury’s argued that multiple claims should not have been put on one form and that the tribunal should disregard claims where female store-based employees did different jobs. This relates to Rule 6 of The Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013, which sets out the steps the tribunal could take if different equal pay claims are put on one claim form.The tribunal ruled that it will use its discretion to allow around 141 claims to continue, because the submission of claims forms does not impact how the claims are processed, the witness evidence needed or the length of the hearing.The next stage in the case is to determine which of the higher-paid, warehouse-based job roles will form part of the comparison for equal pay.Leigh Day currently represents around 35,000 shop floor employees across Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and the Co-Op in similar equal pay cases.Linda Wong, solicitor at Leigh Day, said: “We are pleased that the tribunal has used [its] common sense to allow these claims to proceed. Sainsbury’s had tried to get them thrown out on a technicality that made absolutely no difference to the issues in the case, but limited the amount they would have to pay out to hardworking staff. This was yet another attempt by Sainsbury’s to delay the courts from making a decision about whether they have an equal pay problem.“These claims started in 2015, and Sainsbury’s [has] continued to drag [its] feet and raise petty issues in an attempt to stall the claims. Previous judgments in the Court of Appeal have made it clear [that] equal pay claims such as these issued together should proceed. Sainsbury’s would be better placed working to pay employees fairly and resolve these claims rather than to delay the legal process with unnecessary challenges.”Sainsbury’s was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

People On The Move 42413

first_imgGlamour has named Simone Kitchens as deputy beauty editor. Kitchens was formerly a senior beauty editor at The Huffington Post.Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg has been named as an executive producer at The Atlantic. She was previously an associate editor with the company.Robert Rufino has been named interiors editor at Elle Décor. Rufino joins the magazine from Architectural Digest, where he served in the same role. Melissa Post has been named executive fashion director, advertising at Cosmopolitan. Post was previously the executive fashion director at Real Simple.The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) has promoted Ethan Grey to senior vice presient of digital strategy and initiatives. Grey was previously vice president of digital at MPA.Deanne Hess Kaczerski has been named Web director at Marie Claire. She was previously site director at and has named Laura Rowley as vice president of video production and product. Rowley was formerly an executive producer at The Huffington Post.Krista Lanphier is now an associate food editor at Reader’s Digest. Lanphier was previously a book editor at the company.Penton has named Peggy Schecter as strategic sales director. Schecter was formerly an advertising sales manager at Synacor Portal Group. Timothy O’Brien has joined Bloomberg View as publisher. O’Brien was previously executive editor at The Huffington Post.Frommer’s has named Jason Cochran as its new editor-in-chief. Cochran joins the publication from AOL Travel where he was an executive editor.Katie Drummond joins The Verge as editor of Verge Science. Drummond was formerly a reporter at Wired.Brides has named Lauren Iannotti as executive editor. Ianotti joins the magazine from Glamour, where she was a deputy articles editor.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between December 9, 2018 to December 16, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierTrain and traffic woes continue on Rt. 62 by Lizzie McDermottROOTS Coalition holds event on substance misuse by Cassia BurnsAED accessibility a continued challenge by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunResidents plead with ZBA to reject detox facility in Wilmington by Kori TuittLocal roots led Robertson to Statehouse by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Fleet consolidation and loss of fishing jobs a hot topic at MSA

first_imgTimed to coincide with the 25th annual Kenai River Classic invitation-only fishing derby, Senator Dan Sullivan brought his Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard to Soldotna on Wednesday for a hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.Listen nowCongress periodically reviews the Act, giving lawmakers a chance to fine-tune or make changes where needed. One theme was addressed by many of the dozen invited experts who testified.Fleet consolidation is a predictable outcome of limited access privilege fisheries, or LAPs in the acronym-filled parlance of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA. A limited access fishery is one that has been privatized in some way. For example, in the Bering Sea, the crab fishery was rationalized more than 10 years ago, resulting in a fleet today that is just a fraction the size it was before privatization. That’s because when the owners of boats also became the owners of crab quota, they could buy or lease that quota, and one boat could do the fishing of many. Some put the loss of crewman and skipper jobs from the year before rationalization to the next at over 900.“In Alaska, the problem is now too few fishermen, not too few fish,” Linda Behnken of Sitka said. Behnken testified on behalf of the Halibut Coalition and the Longline Fishermen’s Association.“We found the conservation and management benefits commonly attributed to limited access, can be achieved with limited consolidation of fishing fleets, and that more fishermen making a living is better for a community,” Behnken said. “In addressing the LAP provisions of the Act, we ask that you and the committee focus on supporting, rather than reducing fleet size.”A proponent of a limited access fishery is Kodiak’s Julie Bonney, executive director of the Alaska Groundfish Databank and a lobbyist for the trawl industry. Senator Sullivan asked her to describe how an LAP differs from an open-to-entry fishery. She did so with a dessert analogy.“So the race for fish is trying to get the most pie you can before your neighbor eats more than you do. The catch share program basically allocates to individuals or cooperatives, basically cuts that pie up into individual pieces,” Bonney said. “And each participant that has a fork at the table gets a slice of the pie. And then you can choose to eat that slice as slowly or as fast as you want – and whenever you want.”Duncan Fields, also of Kodiak, testified on behalf of the Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition, and expanded on Bonney’s pie analogy in his rebuttal to it.“What she didn’t amplify is that once those pieces are cut – first of all, they’re not all equal pieces – and then only those people initially allocated a piece of the pie ever get to eat dessert,” Fields said. “That’s the barrier to entry that creates the graying of the fleet and the problem for young fishermen. That’s it. That’s what we’re facing.”In his testimony, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten asked that Congress not take any action that would further consolidation.“And we’d ask your committee and the U.S. Congress to avoid imposing programs here in Alaska outside the council process in either this, or other legislation, that could result in promoting consolidation, restricting competition in the processing industry, making access to fisheries more difficult for our resident fishermen, or generally having a negative impact on our fishing community’s economies,” Cotten said.Other topics speakers addressed during the nearly three-hour hearing included changes to offshore sport fishing regulations, subsistence fishing and the Community Development Quota program in Bering Sea villages.last_img read more

Man arrested for raping 6yeargirl

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA man, accused of raping a child, was arrested on early Saturday from Jhikorgachha in Jashore, reports UNB.The arrested person is Abdul Malek, 50, of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenidah.Chuadanga additional police superintendent Kanailal Sarkar said the suspect was arrested from Noali village of Jhikorgachha based on information from police’s Detective Branch.”Abdul Malek lured the six-year-old girl with chocolate and took her to a house and raped her on Wednesday,” ASP added.ASP Kanailal said Malek was on the run after the victim’s mother filed a case at Chuadanga Sadar police station.last_img read more

Irresponsible Predictions For GDC 2019

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits The Game Developers Conference isn’t really a place to expect breaking news. The event is for people who actually make video games to meet up and network and learn from each other. As a journalist, I almost feel kind of weird going, like I’m not supposed to be there. And the stories I do write are about diversity among game developers, indie trends, and hands-on impressions of games you wouldn’t expect to get high-profile previews.And yet for whatever reason GDC 2019 has an unusually high amount of newsworthy buzz surrounding it, so much so that we have a few predictions for what we might see at the San Francisco show next week.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>AdChoices广告Xbox EverywherePart of the reason we’re so excited for this GDC is because some of its biggest potential news has been leaked already. This is especially the case for Microsoft, who seems poised to shed its dependency on hardware and bring Xbox games to any machine that will have them. We already know Xbox Live is coming to iOS and Android, but it also seems very likely that it along with the Game Pass streaming subscription will bring these online services to Nintendo Switch as well.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Google’s Video Game ConsoleThis is another rumor that’s been all but confirmed by the company itself, but we expect Google to unveil some sort of gaming console at its GDC panel. This could be a Chromecast with a controller for Android games, a full-on living room gaming PC, or anything else in-between. But it is happening and it’ll be the biggest test yet for Google’s burgeoning Project Stream service, for playing AAA console games on anything with a good internet connection.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Hints of PlayStation 5While rivals keep throwing out different gimmicks, the total market dominance of the PlayStation 4 probably has Sony thinking they can stay the course just putting out straight-forward video game consoles. We don’t expect a PlayStation 5 to get formally revealed at GDC. Sony isn’t even going to E3 so we don’t expect to see that console anytime soon. However, it is coming, and this GDC would be the right time for developers to start hearing some of Sony’s behind-the-scenes plans… and then leak those plans to the public.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Epic vs. SteamThe bloodiest war currently happening in gaming isn’t between consoles, it’s between PC game stores. For the longest time Steam was basically a monopoly for buying PC games, and fostered a problematic culture as a result. But flush with Fortnite cash Epic is giving Valve a real run for its money by snatching up exclusives left and right for the new Epic Games Store. The everyday game developers at GDC are sure to get tons of pitches on why they should bring their projects to Epic’s platform with its more generous share of profits. But we’re curious to see if Valve fires back and how.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Finally, Video Game Developers UnionsThe biggest drama at last year’s GDC was the confrontation between agitated video game workers hungry to unionize their industry at last and the IGDA that seemed disinterested in helping them. Things have only gotten worse in this industry when it comes to treatment of workers and unjust layoffs. Just ask former Activision, Telltale, Boss Key, and Capcom Vancouver employees. Game developers want to unionize. The AFL-CIO wants game developers to unionize. I and plenty of other players who appreciate the value of human labor want game developers to unionize. Hopefully at this year’s GDC we get even closer to making it actually happen. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Bookworms are usually friendlier

first_imgIn some good news for bookworms, scientists have found that people who regularly read fiction novels are more likely to be friendly, well-behaved and sympathetic towards others.Those who prefer watching television over reading are less sociable, according to the study. Those who like reading of drama and romance novels were best able to understand other people, while those who preferred experimental books showed more positive social behaviour and ability to see things from different perspectives. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The findings support previous evidence that exposure to fiction relates to a range of empathetic abilities,” said Rose Turner, from Kingston University in the UK.Researchers at Kingston University questioned 123 people on their preferences for books, TV and plays.The volunteers were then tested on their interpersonal skills and prosocial behaviour – such as whether they considered other’s feelings, whether they could see things from different points of view and whether they acted to help others. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveResearchers found people who preferred reading novels were more likely to show positive social behaviour and be able to empathise with others.However, those who preferred watching TV did not have the same ability to empathise and were more likely to show antisocial behaviour.Comedy fans scored the highest for being able to relate to others, The Sun reported.Researchers suggest that this could be because reading books allow people to see things from other’s points of view, which makes them better able to understand others.”All forms of fiction are not equal. Associations between empathetic skills, media and genre diverge,” said Turner.”Engaging with fictional prose and comedy in particular could be key to enhancing people’s empathetic abilities,” she said.last_img read more

Bhatpara bypolls marred by violence narrow escape for Madan Mitra

first_imgKolkata: Amid violent clashes between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress, with hurling of bombs and ransacking of two police vehicles, the Bhatpara Assembly constituency turned into a battleground during the by-polls on Sunday.Three persons have been injured in the violence with 18 persons being arrested so far. The by-polls were necessitated after Arjun Singh, who defected to the BJP from Trinamool Congress, resigned as Bhatpara’s MLA to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMadan Mitra, the Trinamool candidate in Bhatpara constituency, alleged that Arjun Singh had resorted to violence as he knows that BJP will lose the by-election. The Election Commission has already sought a report on the violence. According to sources, Mitra on Sunday visited the polling booths one after another and around 12 pm while he was present at Kankinara High School, he saw that Central Force personnel were not checking the identity of the persons entering the polling booths. When he reportedly asked the jawans why was this happening, a heated exchange broke out. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMitra alleged that BJP had arranged outsiders to cast false votes in favour of the candidates. Significantly in the Bhatpara by-election, BJP leader Arjun Singh’s son Pawan is contesting against Mitra. “Several persons could be seen entering polling premises wearing half pants. No police personnel or Central Force jawans were seen doing their duties. When I asked them about why they were not checking the identities of the voters, I was confronted,” said Mitra. Sources informed that after visiting Kankinara High School, when Mitra was on his way to another booth at Kantapukur area, several miscreants allegedly backed by the BJP hurled bombs targeting his car. But no harm was done as he immediately turned his car and left the area. Later, a Trinamool party office was allegedly set on fire by the BJP workers. As the situation worsened, the Central Force jawans lathi-charged to disperse the mob. There were attempts to reportedly snatch firearm from a jawan as well. Later, Commissioner of Police (CP), Barrackpore, Sunil Kumar Choudhary went to Kantapukur in Kankinara along with the Rapid Action Force (RAF). “We have asked for a factual report from the district administration,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu said. It is alleged that BJP has used the non-Bengali people who used to work in the jute mills that have been shut down for the past few years. Those jobless people have joined the BJP and are working as musclemen for the saffron party. In the afternoon at around 4 pm, Arjun went to the spot and alleged that Mitra was trying to create problems in the area. Condemning the violence in Kankinara, Trinamool spokesperson Derek O’Brien issued a media statement where he also alleged that the Central Forces are doing as they have been instructed by the BJP. In the statement he said: “Central forces, taking orders from BJP, mercilessly beating up citizens and Trinamool workers. Bombs hurled, open fire on citizens. BJP is resorting to high level of violence in the Bhatpara Assembly by-poll. This is dangerous for democracy. Goons of Arjun Singh have hurled bombs and even attacked the Trinamool candidate Madan Mitra.”last_img read more