ICC ‘disappointed’ with Faf du Plessis appeal

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has hit back at South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis for appealing its decision after being charged for ball tampering.World cricket’s governing body said that it is “disappointed that Faf du Plessis has chosen not to accept the findings of Match Referee Andy Pycroft and will instead exercise his right to appeal.”An ICC spokesperson said that a Judicial Commissioner will now be appointed to hear the appeal at the earliest opportunity. (Du Plessis says Adelaide Test best of his career)Du Plessis was found guilty of breaching Article 2. 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct after television footage appeared to show him applying an artificial substance to the ball during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against Australia in Hobart.”The ICC will wait until the completion of the appeal before making full comment, but at this stage it is important to clarify the Laws of cricket. These state that a player should not use artificial substances to shine the ball. The ICC understands that to include , but is not limited to, sunscreen, lip ice and residue from sweets,” ICC said in a statement released early Friday. (Du Plessis hits defiant ton to silence Adelaide boos)”The ICC does not wish to prevent players from using these substances for legitimate purposes, however, any deliberate attempt to apply such substances to the ball, as was the case here, will not be acceptable. This will continue to be reported and the ICC confirms that unless the Laws are changed, the current practice of charging players when the evidence shows an obvious breach will continue. ICC Umpires will remind all teams of the Laws as they stand,” it added. (Nasser Hussain defends Faf du Plessis)advertisementThe spokesperson further said that following the appeal the body “will review the matter along with our members and the MCC to see if there are any learnings to be taken from this issue.”last_img read more

TCI Media up close with UK Armed Forces humanitarian aide

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 2, 2014 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos Media was on Sunday given an up close and personal experience with UK Armed Forces humanitarian assistance and the exploit took media into the heart of operations.   Time is winding down now for this British presence which was welcomed support in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.The tour started with departure from the Blue Heron FBO aboard a chopper, with HE Governor Dr John Freeman on board as reporters and cameramen were flown to still tattered JAGS McArtney Intl Airport in the Capital, Grand Turk.    As we landed there was a drop off of pallets containing relief supplies from the newly moored British warship, the HMS Ocean.Outfitted with nine aircrafts, eight seacrafts, 13 floors and over 800 personnel on the ship, which arrived Sunday morning was massive and a major show of UK support sponsored by DFID.   The Governor said the ship also signals the UK Armed Forces withdrawl from the territory.“We see from both the territory and from the UK’s viewpoint that this ship coming is a very important last surge effort to take ourselves to the best possible place in these islands, and then this will gradually ease off the number of people who are here because of course already, the very resilient Turks and Caicos Islanders are becoming more resilient, and therefore they will move on and build themselves up in the right way, thankful for what’s being done,” said HE Governor Dr. John Freeman.Were these men and women and supplies requested or sent Magnetic Media asked; both was the reply from country leaders: Premier Sharlene Robinson and Deputy Governor Anya Williams.“Tell us the situation on the ground, and tell us what you need, I think it has consistently been that way, tell us what you need and we will see how we can mobilize workers.  We are grateful for the timeline that we were able to quickly mobilize workers to the Turks and Caicos, having military here for the last three weeks has greatly assisted, and I think for us it is more about the hands that are on the ground have been the greatest assistance,” said DG Anya Williams.“When men to come aground as well, they are in touch with the government they look at priorities together with the government and see how men can best be deployed and used.   So it has been for me a wonderful partnership, the Governor and I have been consulting on every plain and as the aid has come in and as the manpower has come in we have decided together which were the best places for it to be used”, said the Hon. Sharlene Robinson.Before being scooted to the HMS Ocean by army boat, which was hoisted into the air to allow the delegation onto the 667ft long warship, we visited the DDME and UK managed Distribution Center, set up at the Customs Warehouse compound in GT.World Food Programme donated the storage tents which were erected post Hurricane Maria and which house tarps, shelter kits and relief supplies.  The tents are 320sq metres 240sq metres and were being filled up by UK Commandoes stationed in GT with support from 120 navy officers from the HMS Ocean.The Canadian Frigate is gone, the Bermudan Regiment left on Saturday, scheduled are three full days for the HMS Ocean and crew and about a week to a week and a half more for the UK Commandoes then the TCI will be left to complete the rebuilding without these teams which many agree have proven stellar partners, even family.“The HMS Ocean was operating at the commencement of this period in the east and Mediterranean when we received orders to immediately reverse course and head toward the Caribbean with all dispatch.   So we  steamed some four and a half thousand miles, crossing six time zones in only twelve days, a very fast response and I think that demonstrates how much this government’s steadfast commitment to the region and our determination to maximize support to the British Overseas Territories and the region more widely,” said Captain Robert Pedre. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Stop Shops grocery pods will bring the store to your house

first_imgChevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Comments 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Enlarge ImageThe pod might be autonomous, but there’ll be a pilot making sure the pod gets where it needs to. Stop & Shop Later this year, instead of prebagged groceries arriving at your doorstep, you might end up with an entire grocery aisle, ready for the pluckin’.Stop & Shop announced this week that it intends to deploy a small fleet of driverless grocery delivery vehicles in and around the Boston area. Beginning this spring, the pods won’t be like other delivery services — they will offer consumers a selection of produce and meal kits, and folks can pick what they want, like they were in the produce aisle at the store.”[M]any of our customers want the opportunity to make their own choices when it comes to fresh produce, and we’re proud to be the first retailer to engage with Robomart to address our customers’ needs with their cutting-edge solution,” said Mark McGowan, president of Stop & Shop, in a statement. Robomart, a San Francisco-based startup, will be supplying the vehicles for the pilot program.Read more: The best meal-kit delivery services  Here’s how it will work. Using a smartphone app, Stop & Shop customers can request a visit from Robomart’s vehicle. When it shows up, they’ll walk outside, unlock the doors and pick the produce and products they want. All that’s left is to close the door and walk away. The vehicle itself uses RFID tech to determine which products have been purchase, and it’ll email the consumer a receipt. This setup is a little different than what Kroger and Nuro are running in a pilot program, which requires the consumer to pre-order groceries online, with a bagged order eventually arriving at their door.While the vehicle is referred to as driverless, it’s technically driverless in the sense that the vehicle doesn’t have a driver inside of it. The electric pods will actually have a remote pilot in charge of moving them around. They’ll be periodically restocked so consumers don’t have mostly empty pods showing up with a dearth of produce. 4 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering More From Roadshow 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal More From Roadshow Share your voice 1 Car Industry Auto Tech,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 52 Photos Share your voice Car Industry 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 18 Photos 49 Photos 18 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 26 Photos 68 Photos 12 Photos Tags 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustlecenter_img 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 10 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2018 GMC Terrain Denali: Chrome and tech come at a price 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 69 Photos Ford’s ‘self-driving’ delivery vans bamboozle the public for good reason 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Tags 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 71 Photos Comment 81 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Toyota RAV4 review: A lovable SUV, but rough around the edges 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 Toyota Corolla review: More emotional, still sensible Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois.last_img read more

Sensex and Nifty Open High Nikkei Surges due to Federal Optimism

first_imgBajaj Finance2080-38.10-1.80 Engineers India313.20+9.05+2.91 Top losers from BSE at 9:40 am:NameNameLast traded priceLast traded priceChangeChangeChange in percentChange in percentNameKotak Mahindra BankLast traded price940Change-20Change in percent-2.08NameUnited SpiritsLast traded price2748Change-58.10Change in percent-2.07NameONGCLast traded price434.10Change-9.10Change in percent-2.05NameCRISILLast traded price1726.45Change-34.35Change in percent-1.95NameBajaj FinanceLast traded price2080Change-38.10Change in percent-1.80 Jaypee Infratech Ltd33.50+0.90+2.98 Suzlon Energy28.80+0.55+1.95 Crompton Greaves203.50+5.35+2.70 United Spirits2748-58.10-2.07 Kotak Mahindra Bank940-20-2.08 NameLast traded priceChangeChange in percent NameLast traded priceChangeChange in percent During the pre-opening session at 9 am, sensex recorded 25,274 points with an increase of 27.75 points. While S&P BSE 100 recorded 7,698.32 points, Mid Cap, Small Cap and BSE 200 too recorded highs.At 9:15 am on Thursday, BSE index opened higher at 25,327.67 and surged by 26.1 points minutes later. But, at 9:21 am, the index decreased to 25,351 points.On the other hand, Nifty opened higher by 7,581.30 points with increase of 23.1 points due to Federal Reserve optimism at 9:15 am.BSE index ended on Wednesday at 25,246.25 points with decline of 274.94 points and Nifty too declined by 73.50 points at 7,558.20 points. Indian shares slipped over one percent on Wednesday, falling for three out of four sessions.Top gainers from BSE at 9:40 am:NameNameLast traded priceLast traded priceChangeChangeChange in percentChange in percentNameGMR InfraLast traded price34.35Change+1.50Change in percent+4.57NameJaypee Infratech LtdLast traded price33.50Change+0.90Change in percent+2.98NameEngineers IndiaLast traded price313.20Change+9.05Change in percent+2.91NameCrompton GreavesLast traded price203.50Change+5.35Change in percent+2.70NameSuzlon EnergyLast traded price28.80Change+0.55Change in percent+1.95 GMR Infra34.35+1.50+4.57 CRISIL1726.45-34.35-1.95 But, top five gainers and losers shifted their ranks during trading session.While at 9:45 am, top gainers from NSE index were Cipla, Lupin, Kotak Bank, Hindal Corporation and GAIL, top losers were Jindal Steel, BPCL, IDFC, BHEL and NMDC.On Wednesday, India received $72.31 million Foreign Institutional Investment debt and Indian government traded securities worth 92.86 billion, which involved purchase and selling of securities.Asian stocks surged in early trade on Thursday, as Federal Reserve decided to retain its monetary policy after the meeting on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Brent crude oil rose to a nine-month high on Wednesday as investors worried about exports from Iraq, but US treasuries gained on Wednesday as Federal Reserve planned to cut interest rates on its monetary policy. US government took this step after the release of inflation data.Besides, US based Dow Jones index surged 98.13 points by 16,906.62 points and the NASDAQ index increased to 4,362.84 points by 25.60 points on Wednesday. Moreover, London based FTSE rose up at 6,778.56 points by 11.79 points.In the meantime, Japan’s Nikkei share index jumped 1.4 percent to a four-and-a-half month high on Thursday as it recorded 213.10 points surge at 15,328.87 points at early trade. ONGC434.10-9.10-2.05last_img read more

The new Modi NITI how to take on China with AIM

first_imgPM Modi has set his eye on water management, agriculture and security issues on the domestic front.IANSEyeing the global revolution in tech-innovations, the Modi government, in its second avatar, is all set to redefine the scope of ‘Knowledge and Innovation’ at NITI Aayog. Before leaving for his foreign visit to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings with technocrats, top officials and key cabinet colleagues, discussing how to radically redefine innovations and technology on manufacturing front to compete with China.Overall, the prime focus of the government, as well as NITI Aayog, remains on accelerating the pace of the manufacturing sector in India. On the domestic front, PM Modi has set his eye on water management, agriculture and security issues and he would likely underline his priorities once he chairs the first big meeting of NITI Aayog, on June 15.In the wake of sharp criticism from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on the alleged failure of NITI Aayog, the government now seems more determined to take the Aayog to a new height, inducting domain specialists at the rank of Joint Secretary and above.”The PM’s dream project is the success of the Atal Innovation Mission,(AIM) the flagship project of NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. If AIM takes off well, the country would soon be a substitute for China as a global manufacturing hub. In fact, AIM complements Make In India, Digital India and Startup India mega projects,” said a senior NITI Aayog official.To provide impetus to the industrial growth, the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar recently told media that a slew of big-bang economic reforms are being pursued by the Modi government. These include a change in labour laws, privatization moves and land banks for new industrial development. Once the stage is set for a positive industrial environment, the innovation mission will finally accelerate the growth of the manufacturing sector.Global tech giants such as Adobe, Amazon, Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft are already partnering with Atal Innovation Mission. The AIM project serves as a platform for promotion of world-class innovation hubs, and self-employment activities in technology-driven areas.Through AIM, the government expects a radical change in the country’s MSME industry.Earlier in Modi’s first tenure as PM, his Cabinet Minister Kalraj Mishra and later Minister for State (Independent Charge) Giriraj Singh did not impress the business fraternity while running the ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). In an afterthought, Modi in his second innings gave the charge of this crucial ministry to Nitin Gadkari, known for delivering the goods on time.”Modi ji had spoken about the project to Gadkari ji. He (Gadkari) was more than willing to take up this challenge. I am sure MSME would now be one of the most important ministries in the government as it also addresses the problem of unemployment and lack of fast-paced industrial growth,” said a BJP leader close to Gadkari.Another big change on the scene is the Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL). It is Modi’s long-term plan for revolutionizing the young Indian minds. The ATLs are innovation workplaces where do-it-yourself kits on latest technologies like 3D printers, Robotics, Internet of Things, are installed at schools using the government grant. The mission director of AIMs, R. Ramanan, an IITian, says that by next year 10,000 ATL workplaces in the Indian schools will bring radical change in the near future in the field of innovation.The objective of PM Modi through mega ATL project is to enable India to become a global leader in technology and innovations, the key to ruling the modern-day industries.last_img read more

Primary question paper now leaked in Natore

first_img-Authorities have postponed final examinations of mathematics of class-I and IV at 102 government primary schools in Sadar upazila of Natore on Monday following an allegation of question paper leakage, reports UNB.Acting district primary education officer (DPEO) Anwar Hossian said Monday’s examinations of Mathematics were postponed after a person showed a hand-written question paper at Agdigha Government Primary School prior to beginning the examination.It matched with the real question paper that created a row in the area, the DPEO said, adding that on information, upazila administration and education officers visited the spot.Later, deputy commissioner of the district formed a three-member probe body, headed by assistant commissioner (land) in Sadar upazila Shamim Bhuiyan, to investigate into the matter.last_img read more

Friends Supporters Celebrate NC Man Freed From Wrongful Imprisonment

first_imgBy The Associated PressFriends and supporters of North Carolina man freed after spending more than half his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit are holding a celebration.Friends of Dontae Sharpe planned to gather the afternoon of Aug. 23 at Philippi Church of Christ in Greenville. Various advocacy groups are holding the event for the 44-year-old Sharpe, who was freed Aug. 23. Dontae Sharpe breathes the air outside the Pitt County Courthouse after a judge determined he could be set free, Aug. 22, 2019 in Greenville, N.C. Sharpe, a North Carolina man who maintained his innocence even as he served a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit said he got his strength in prison from God and his mother. (Deborah Griffin/The Daily Reflector via AP)Sharpe was serving a life sentence for the 1994 murder of 33-year-old George Radcliffe during a drug deal in Greenville. A judge ordered a new trial after an evidentiary hearing Aug. 22 in Pitt County Court. Prosecutors then said they wouldn’t pursue a retrial, and Sharpe was released.The NAACP advocated for the release of Sharpe, who says he rejected lighter sentences that required him to admit guilt.last_img read more