Advertisement 5ma20hjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8vlbiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ergi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) trwgWould you ever consider trying this?😱6e64Can your students do this? 🌚1zpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Heartbroken Japanese fans tidy the stadium despite being knocked out of this year’s World Cup. Photo Credits: Getty ImagesThe Blue Samurais and the Red Devils were involved in a thrilling match against each other yesterday in Rostov with each vying for a spot in the quarter-finals. Japan were taking a two-goal lead but were soon undone by a great comeback from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli as they all netted in the final 20 minutes.Advertisement With such an outcome, the Japanese players and their supporters in the stadium were heartbroken and shocked as they all were hopeful at one point of time in the game that they might reach the quarter-finals for the first time.Most of the Japanese players and the fans in the stadium were teary-eyed when the match was over but that did not stop them from cleaning up the Rostov Arena.Advertisement They made a name for themselves for their good manners when they cleaned up the stadium after they beat Colombia in the group-stages.The Japanese squad returned the favour by taking time to clean their dressing-room area and leaving it in impeccable condition.Advertisement They even left a note written in Cyrillic that simply read ‘Thank You’, ensuring that they leave the World Cup having won plenty admirers for their conduct both on and off the pitch.The “Twitterati” was visibly amazed and praised their actions as is evident by these tweets:Japan might have had their hopes crushed of facing Brazil in the quarter-finals at the last moment but an act of this nature is surely deserving of praise. Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018 : History beckons as Sweden and Switzerland battle it out for a place in the quarterfinals. Advertisement
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It’s not the best-case scenario facing the Nelson Leafs, but the Green and White are embracing another shot at the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champions.Nelson, 18-6-1-1, first in the Murdoch Division, takes a depleted lineup into the Bavarian City to face the Eddie Mountain leading Kimberley Dynamiters as the Junior B Hockey League gears up for another weekend of competition. Nelson is missing no less than six players heading into Friday’s tilts against the Nitros in a showdown between the top two teams in the Kootenay Conference.Missing from the lineup is the top netminder in the KIJHL, Caiden Krietz, defencemen Kalem Hanlon and Alek Erichuk and forwards Brady Miller and Scott Lancaster.Goalie Hunter Young is missing his second game of a two-game suspension picked up in Spokane last week. The result of Young suspension, and Kreitz still on the shelf, forced Nelson to once again call on the services of Kootenay Ice affiliate Tenzin Mint between the pipes against the Nitros.Mint was solid in his last outing with Nelson, posting a 5-0 shutout of Castlegar Rebels. Looking on the bright side, Nelson sees the return of high-scoring forward Scott Campbell, Mitch Lavoie from suspension as well fans get a look at newly-acquired 5’10”, 175-pound forward Cole Wyatt. Wyatt comes to Nelson from West Kelowna Warriors of the BC Hockey League. The Alberta native played 11 games for West Kelowna this season.“(Cole) is a solid offensive threat and a great two-way player,” Leaf GM Lance Morey told the media this week.Morey said Wyatt will be with the Leafs for the remainder of the season.Nelson needs more offence after the departure of Ryan Piva last month to the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In 17 games with Nelson, Piva registered 32 points including 14 goals.Rockies pay visit to Heritage CitySaturday, Nelson is back at home to host Columbia Valley Rockies of the Eddie Mountain Division at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Nelson will be looking to avenge a loss earlier this season to the Rockies in Invermere.Former Leaf Ben Kelsch stole the show, stopping 39 of 41 shots to edge his former mates 4-2. Nelson peppered Kelsch with 26 shots in the third period.Leafs former goalie is also returning the NDCC Arena after being traded to Columbia Valley last week.
“I hope for him (del Potro) that it’s nothing serious,” Federer said. “He’s had problems in the past and this is why he’s worried, rightfully so. At the end of the day nothing changes for me, I’ll be ready to come out here to play, and it’s for revenge for the US Open.” Meanwhile, Nadal tied Andre Agassi for sixth place on the list of all-time Open Era wins. Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win. Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semi-final. SHANGHAI, China (AP): Juan Martin del Potro’s bruised left wrist was placed in a splint after a nasty fall while winning his quarter-final at the Shanghai Masters yesterday. Del Potro is due to play Roger Federer in the semi-finals today. The other semi-final features top-ranked Rafael Nadal against Marin Cilic. Del Potro tumbled on the court at 2-2 in the third set against Viktor Troicki of Serbia and instinctively tried to break the fall with his left wrist. Del Potro, who has undergone surgery on both wrists, conferred with a trainer as he repeatedly shook his wrist. Del Potro ended up breaking Troicki’s serve in that fifth game and prevailed 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. “I don’t know how my wrist is after I fell down,” del Potro said before leaving for a local hospital. “I felt something wrong in that moment, but I continued to play, just playing (backhand) slices just to finish the match. I’m going to the hospital to see what the MRI says, and what the doctor says. “Then I will take a decision for (today). I would like to play and be 100 per cent.” Jorge Viale, del Potro’s agent, later tweeted that tests revealed a “wrist contusion” but “more serious problems were ruled out.” “The doctors put a splint to immobilise the wrist,” Viale added. “Tomorrow morning, Juan Martin will decide whether he plays the semi-final.” Del Potro beat Federer in the U.S. Open quarter-finals. Federer made another match-up by beating Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-4. Not worried
2017 National Toshaos ConferenceNational Toshaos’ Council (NTC) Chairman Joel Fredericks has announced that issues surrounding mining and matters concerning the livelihoods of Indigenous persons will come into focus at this year’s six-day meeting. Fredericks made theseNational Toshaos Council Chairman Joel Frederickscomments during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) ahead of the NTC meeting, which is slated to be held from August 22 to 27, 2017 in Georgetown.On Wednesday, Fredericks was quoted by the DPI as saying that the Conference will be able to address serious issues faced by the Indigenous peoples. He also indicated that the majority of the minor issues were addressed at the regional level, at the Regional Toshaos Conferences, which were held countrywide. Fredericks also noted that this year’s Conference would place much emphasis on “bigger issues like the land and the mining and we can spend more time and give more space for people to address those issues”.It was explained that Indigenous leaders from more than 200 communities across the country would gather in the capital city, where they would deliberate on issues affecting their livelihoods. According to the DPI, the six-day event will also provide Ministers with a chance to outline their immediate and long-term plans for Indigenous peoples’ development.One of the hot-button matters expected to take centre stage at the 2017 NTC Conference relates to the Chenapau, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), miners who were briefly detained by ranks attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) for illegal mining in the Kaieteur National Park (KNP) in May of this year. In early June, Government had dropped charges against the 20 miners in what wasChenapau residents protested their community members being detained earlier this yeardescribed as “a show of good faith”, after the NTC had called for their release.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had reminded that the area was part of the protected areas system of Guyana, and stressed that mining was not permitted under the law. He then highlighted that any further mining would see the perpetrators being arrested.However, residents of Chenapau felt that mining in the area was a matter of their livelihood and protested the heavy military presence in their community. Conversely, Protected Areas Commission (PAC) Board Member Raquel Thomas-Caesar described the heavy military presence in the KNP as a “temporary operation” that was conducted to deal with alleged mining in the reserve.In a social media post, Thomas-Caesar had said, “…we don’t want the world to know we are going in as they would run away…there is mining in the park and there is a monitoring operation for a period (not permanent)…everyone knows this is a very sensitive issue for Chenapau Village and for the Government, and we all need to sit together as I have told Chenapau Village Council and work this out. Issues are sorted when people work together.This KNP has had a difficult history and there are some key issues to address.”Nevertheless, the NTC had called on President David Granger to examine the dynamics of the alleged illegal mining in Chenapau more closely, in order to amicably resolve the issue.At that time, the NTC reasoned that the matter should not have been viewed and assessed only from a humanitarian perspective, but also for the very survival of the Patamona peoples of the upper Potaro region.The NTC, on June 2, further described the arrest of Indigenous people as an infringement on their human rights, which denied them the ability to survive by traditional means and criminalising their activities.A subsequent fact-finding mission into the Joint Services operation in the KNP took a drastic turn when a Capitol News cameraman Rudy Morris and Chenapau resident Anthony Melville were arrested by Army ranks. On June 12, it was reported that Morris and Melville were both taken into custody at the Muri Muri Landing in Region Eight. They were released shortly afterwards but the move was condemned by many Indigenous stakeholders groups, including the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and the media fraternity.
Brazilian starlet Lucas Silva Arsenal and Real Madrid have been told they will have to wait until the summer to sign Brazilian starlet Lucas Silva.The 21-year-old has been attracting the interest of clubs all over Europe with some impressive performances for Cruzeiro in Brazil.Real Madrid have already made in-roads to sign Silva, while Arsenal have reportedly sent scouts to South America on several occasions.However, Cruzeiro sporting director Alexandre Mattos has now told both clubs that they will have to wait until the summer to land the midfielder.“We’ve held four formal meetings to discuss the future of Lucas Silva, but I’ve spoken with Real Madrid representatives over ten times,” Mattos told Radio Itatiaia.“In principal they are not intending to bring any players in during the winter transfer window and we have no urgency to sell Lucas.” 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.However, the Assembly’s failure to vote on the prison bills Thursday does not mean Nelles is out of danger yet, said Councilman Greg Nordbak. “The subject can still come back up again between now and Nov. 30,” Nordbak said. “The issue is not over until they agree to sell it for the benefit of the city.” Both the Senate and Assembly bills were re-written in the past week, removing any mention of Nelles as a potential target for re-opening. But Mayor Cathy Warner said that was just the first round. “The Senate bill stipulates that all state facilities must be evaluated and reviewed by April 1, 2007,” Warner said. “But who’s to say what can or can’t happen by April 1? If we make a concerted effort with the governor to work out something that can benefit the administration while facilitating the sale, then maybe we can have a development.” Councilman Joe Vinatieri said while the earlier versions of the bills, that were amended Aug. 24, prohibited the sale of Nelles, the new bills put the site in the same position it was to start with. The only difference is that it must be put up for sale again by the Department of General Services (DGS), which oversees state property, before the process of trying to develop the site can get back on track. “If it passes today, it’s just the first step,” Vinatieri said. “We won’t have any bills saying \ has to be a prison or that it can’t be sold, but we still have the challenge of convincing the governor to let DGS sell it.” Lawmakers told the governor Tuesday they would not approve some of the major aspects of his $6 billion prison reform plan, proposing to fund less than $1 billion of it, published accounts said. Schwarzenegger ordered a special session on prison overcrowding this month after it became apparent that bed space in the state’s penitentiaries is projected to run out in June. In an effort to head off the release of thousands of inmates, the governor was forced to halt the pending sale of any surplus correctional sites in order to review the possibility of reopening them. “The whole thing started when the state lost a lawsuit by a prisoners’ rights group making the state responsible for the health and safety needs of prisoners,” Warner said. “That’s when the governor said time- out, we have to address the overcrowding and look at all our sites.” State Public Works Board members had been scheduled July 14 to formally approve the sale of the 73-acre Nelles site to private developer Meruelo Maddux Properties of Los Angeles, which submitted a high bid of $107 million for the property. Instead, acting on a request from the DGS, the board pulled the approval from its agenda to allow officials more time to consider whether Nelles should be reopened as a prison, officials said. But the move came nearly two weeks after Schwarzenegger called on June 26 for the state to build more prisons. The governor said he worried that the federal government could seize control of overcrowded state prisons unless more lockups are built soon. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Local and state lawmakers managed to keep the Fred C. Nelles Correctional Facility out of all legislation related to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $6 billion prison package by the session deadline Thursday night. However, since the Assembly never voted on their prison-related bills, it’s still possible for lawmakers to add it to new legislation if the special session is reconvened before Nov. 30, said city officials. The Senate passed some similar bills Wednesday night. Whittier officials have been in Sacramento around the clock this past week in an effort to head off any last-minute amendments that would put Nelles in a position to be re-opened as a correctional facility.
Aberdeen took time to respond but Niall McGinn twice found Andrew Considine in good positions with crosses. The left-back headed the first over, under pressure, before his volley was blocked.Celtic had a great opportunity to double their lead just before the break but Armstrong shot wide from 12 yards after being set up by James Forrest.Celtic maintained their pressure after the interval and Joe Lewis produced a brilliant fingertip save to stop Scott Sinclair’s effort curling in the top corner after the wide player cut inside.After making small inroads at the start of the second period, Aberdeen brought on Rooney and Maddison in the 53rd minute but they were soon caught out by Lustig’s diagonal ball, Lewis again coming to the rescue to deny Rogic.The goalkeeper again kept the game alive when he saved from Moussa Dembele and Rogic, before the Australian and Forrest both shot wide from 18 yards.Maddison was starting to pose questions to Celtic and his free-kick found Rooney but the striker’s backwards header was cleared in the goalmouth.A melee erupted when Scott Brown kicked the ball against the grounded Graeme Shinnie, who had been decked by Lustig. The Celtic pair were booked along with Hayes, who pushed the visiting captain over.Aberdeen made a late surge for an equaliser but Sviatchenko produced a last-ditch sliding tackle to deny Shinnie and Maddison volleyed just over from 16 yards.Armstrong shot just over at the other end but the game finished in the Celtic penalty box with Lewis among those attacking several testing set-pieces from Maddison, and Craig Gordon saved brilliantly from Sviatchenko’s misplaced header five minutes into injury-time. A moment of real class from Tom Rogic earned Celtic a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen and further strengthened the champions’ grip on the Scottish Premiership title race.The Australian’s controlled half-volley in the 23rd minute at Pittodrie was enough to send Celtic 10 points clear of Aberdeen with a game on hand on the team who have finished runners-up in the past two seasons.Celtic passed up a stream of chances either side of the interval and defended well when Aberdeen pushed for an equaliser in the final quarter.All but two of the eight players who came in for Celtic’s 4-0 victory over Ross County dropped out of the team. Stuart Armstrong and Emilio Izaguirre were the exceptions, the latter after Kieran Tierney suffered a training-ground ankle injury that will keep him out for two months. Aberdeen gave captain Ryan Jack his first start in 10 weeks following knee surgery while top goalscorer Adam Rooney and James Maddison started on the bench, Wes Burns being preferred up front.Erik Sviatchenko was booked in the first minute for chopping down Jonny Hayes as Aberdeen started on the front foot, but the closest they got to an early goal was when the winger had a penalty-box effort blocked by Jozo Simunovic.Celtic grew in possession but they had not seriously threatened before opening the scoring.Mikael Lustig found room to cross and the ball was only half-cleared to Rogic on the edge of the box. The Australian took one touch with his right foot and quickly sliced across the ball with the outside of his left foot to send it into the corner of the net.
Blue Line Contractors Ltd. is a Toronto-area general contractor specializing in commercial and residential renovations that require expertise in structural modifications or complex building changes.Blue Line’s president, Silvio Santos, didn’t have the budget to hire an IT expert. But he knew the way they worked needed an overhaul, as he “would be on the phone from 6 to 10 or 11 every night organizing crews, organizing clients, and scheduling meetings.”The biggest issue for Blue Line was that their old system didn’t support remote access. That meant the team couldn’t collaborate seamlessly between the office and the site. It meant scheduling had to happen over the phone in the evening. And it meant Santos couldn’t take time off. “I used to go 24/7,” Santos says, “And I just don’t have that in me anymore.” Big Changes on a Small BudgetFor Santos, the only choice for the hardware refresh was Intel: “They have the reputation and have been around a long time. I’ve never had issues with Intel processors so I always stick with Intel.”Santos replaced his six-year-old PC fleet with a Lenovo ThinkServer, powered by an Intel Xeon processor E3-1225 v3. Site supervisors received new laptops featuring the Intel Core i5 processor family. All of the hardware was chosen carefully so the team could communicate changes and deal with issues on-the-fly. Schedule or design changes that once threw a wrench in the whole project and considerably slowed down the workday were suddenly no big deal.Santos says that with a new network infrastructure in place, Blue Line has also improved administration with more accurate payroll, and now has the capacity to email invoices and track expenses in real time. He believes these new tools will also help him attract new staff because he can offer more flexible work options. That flexibility extends to Santos himself, too: “I can now take a week off without feeling stressed. It’s a lot easier because I can be in communication and help to address issues quickly.” The New NormalThe day-to-day operations at Blue Line now look completely different. These days, Santos can put a schedule together any time of day and send it out. “If there’s a conflict, I know right away and can modify plans in real time so we don’t have downtime if someone doesn’t show up when they were expected,” he says.Before the refresh, Santos would travel back and forth to client locations to pick up and drop off drawings to quote projects. Today, drawings are emailed to Santos who accesses CAD drawings on his workstation powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5-1630 v3. According to him, “this has been one of the biggest benefits of the new technology.”Reviewing and quoting on large projects used to take two to three weeks to get drawings in for revisions and verification. Add another two weeks for production and six weeks later, they’d be starting installation.“Now, we can get shop drawings for urgent jobs in a day or two, if not same day,” says Santos. “The whole process has streamlined from a month to a day.”Santos estimates his business has grown 30 percent since they started making the investment in new technologies, and he’s projecting a further 30 to 40 percent increase in sales this year — all thanks to the right hardware.Learn more about Blue Line’s refresh process and how the right hardware upgrades could boost your small business. Have you upgraded recently? Comment below, and tell us what’s helped your small business compete! And join us on TwitterOpens in a new window!
Narayanaswami SrinivasanNarayanaswami Srinivasan, 65, is in the middle of several controversies, befitting his status as newly anointed president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the richest, most powerful and most-pilloried cricket board in the world. He has rejected demands for an inquiry into India’s disastrous England,Narayanaswami SrinivasanNarayanaswami Srinivasan, 65, is in the middle of several controversies, befitting his status as newly anointed president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the richest, most powerful and most-pilloried cricket board in the world. He has rejected demands for an inquiry into India’s disastrous England tour, sought legal advice on how to resolve the Kochi Tuskers crisis, and parried countless calls from Pakistan Cricket Board president Ijaz Bhatt seeking a renewal of Indo-Pakistan cricket ties.The chairman of India Cements which, in turn, is the prime investor in IPL team Chennai Super Kings, Srinivasan is a chemical engineer from the Illinois Institute of Technology as well as a chartered accountant. As he sits in the Chennai office of India Cements, which has a turnover of Rs 3,800 crore, surrounded by pictures of grandchildren, a clay model of Mahatma Gandhi and a miniature charkha on his table, he is determined to change the course of BCCI in his three years as president.”I hate this middle path where you have to please everybody. The Lalit Modi issue has been hanging fire, it has to end. In the International Cricket Council (ICC), I would like members to strongly take up various cricketing issues and involve associate members as well. Let’s expand, let the best man lead ICC,” he says. With fewer hours devoted to golf-he used to play daily as compared to his current weekly cycle-he has also dropped out as president of the All India Chess Federation so that he can devote more time to BCCI.advertisementHe has enough on his plate. The finance ministry claims the board owes it Rs 160 crore in service tax on IPL franchisee fees and sale of advertisement space in 2010. Worse, his one-time mentor and former BCCI president, A.C. Muthiah, has been seeking an injunction from the Supreme Court against Srinivasan holding top slots in the BCCI and an IPL team. The courts have refused to restrain Srinivasan who, as a matter of routine, maintains that he does not own Chennai Super Kings and that it’s run by a team of professionals.From district vice-president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in 2001 to his big break in 2005, when he became treasurer in the Sharad Pawar-led BCCI, he has managed to steer clear of controversy until now. Excerpts from an interview with deputy editor Shantanu Guha Ray.Q. Did you check your stars before assuming the role of BCCI president?A. (Laughs) I did but cannot share the name of my astrologer, nor what he told me about my future.Q. List three of your immediate priorities as board president.A. I want to focus on the development of the game, greater accountability and transparency. There is a fourth priority: The public must know the truth about former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. It must also know that the BCCI is an honest body.Q. Why is the BCCI not pushing for Modi’s extradition? He is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department on charges of accepting kickbacks in IPL television deals, rigging bids for teams and openly flouting BCCI guidelines.A. He is mocking us from England with his tweets. He is making a mockery of our judicial system. He thinks he can still control cricket with his tweets and blogs. I cannot issue summons, I do not run a court in this country. There are investigating agencies which are pursuing these cases against him. There are courts which will take note if summons are being avoided. If the Government wants, his passport will be cancelled. The recent Supreme Court judgment rejected Modi’s demand for a change in the BCCI Disciplinary Committee probing him.Q. But the Kochi issue is hanging fire and the team has been suspended because of payment defaults. There are rumours that some of the players could be put up for auction.A. We did what was written in the rule book. The team was repeatedly warned and asked to pay its dues. Now, the Kochi Tuskers management has threatened legal action. As far as the BCCI is concerned, Kochi is out of IPL. The case needs to be resolved. I know what you will ask next. There’s no personal agenda here. We had issues with Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab but those were sorted out.Q. What are your thoughts on icc’s recent efforts to revisit the governance of the game? There are demands that associate members be given a larger say.A. I am not in favour of regulations which give only a few the upper hand. They need to be changed. After all, members own the ICC and have to play an integral part in running the game.advertisementQ. Do you think the ICC’s rotation system of appointing a president should be done away with?A. It’s my view that the best person should run ICC. We can work out a system where professionals take charge.Q. Does this mean the president has to be from India?A. No, I didn’t say that. He can be from any member country.Q. Is the BCCI behind the ICC’s call for depoliticisation of cricket because of the mooted National Sports Development Bill that seeks to rein in sports bodies in India?A. There should be depoliticisation of cricket. But I was not on the executive board when this decision was taken. I think it would be grossly unfair to lay the blame at BCCIs doorstep.Q. Politicians like Rajiv Shukla, Vilasrao Deshmukh and Anurag Thakur are holding crucial posts in the BCCI. It appears as if you are seeking a political solution to what has become a political problem (the sports ministry’s demand to bring BCCI under its control) in sports?A. Scan the list of BCCI’s state bodies and you will see loads of politicians, except in the south where people associated with cricket run the show. So, appointing politicians is not a recent phenomenon and I am certainly not doing it to fortify my defence.Q. The parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance in 2010 asked the Government to investigate FEMA and FIPB violations by IPL franchisees. Will the BCCI cooperate?A. Aren’t we cooperating? All papers pertaining to IPL during Modi’s tenure were handed over to the investigating agencies in 2010.Q. The Indian team is riddled with injury-related problems. You lost as many as eight players on the England tour. Already short of pacers, the batting mainstay of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman is unlikely to last your three-year term. How do you propose to reinforce the side?A. We have a strong bench. That’s why we could send a team to the West Indies and survive the England tour. This is cricket, not child’s play. It’s an ordeal by fire. Those in it will have to perform if they wish to replace legends like Sachin and Rahul.Q. Do you think the huge sums of money involved in cricket distract attention from other sports?A. That is an unfair charge. Corporations in India put in money because they find the game of cricket an attractive investment. You cannot blame BCCI for the decline of other sports. On the contrary, the BCCI continues to help games like football in India.Q. Finally, when will you play a series against Pakistan?A. This needs a political answer. Please get it from Delhi.