This year’s group draw has once more apparently been favourable to Ferguson’s side, with United up against Braga, CFR Cluj and this week’s opponents from Turkey.Ferguson has confessed to having seriously misjudged last season’s competition, in which he experimented with line-ups and rested key players, and the fact that Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa both started Saturday’s 4-0 Premier League win over Wigan on the bench is a clear sign the Scot will be fielding his strongest side against Galatasary.“If we don’t go through, we will be criticised and pilloried for it and quite rightly,” said Ferguson. “We’ve had our warning and I don’t anticipate going out this time.“We’ve had opportunities in the competition. We’ve lost two finals to Barcelona and won two in the last decade or so but we want to do better. Certainly, we’ll do better than last year – no question about that.”While Ferguson has also expressed his desire to wrestle the Premier League title from Manchester City this season, there is no doubt he also retains a burning ambition to lead United to what would be a fourth European crown.“The European Cup is incredible,” added Ferguson. “There’s an atmosphere in the build-up to a European final and great charisma about it.“Also, without question, it elevates your status within the game like the Real Madrids and AC Milans. We want to be up there in terms of the number of trophies won in European football.”However, given the experience of last season – in which eventual Premier League champions City also failed to reach the knock-out stages – Ferguson is wary of complacency creeping into his squad.“We’ve seen some examples of that over the last few years,” said Ferguson of the danger of an upset in the competition.“For instance, the Cypriot team (Apoel Nicosia) getting to the quarter-finals and Basel beating us and getting to the next stage against Bayern Munich.“There are a couple of other examples of the lesser-known teams doing well and Monaco played Porto in the final one time, which was a surprise. But, at the end of the day, you always think one of the big ones is going to win it.“It doesn’t do the competition any harm, to be honest with you and who would have predicted Chelsea winning it last season?.“The only thing you can think about is qualifying.”United seem certain to start van Persie and Kagawa against Galatasary, with veteran defender Patrice Evra, also rested on Saturday, poised to return.The Turkish side still remember, with pride, the 1993 Champions League campaign in which a 3-3 home draw, followed by a goalless stalemate at Old Trafford, saw them knock United out of the Champions League on away goals.Fatih Terim, Galatasaray’s current coach, believes his side are capable of repeating that upset.“I don’t need to tell you how Manchester United are a big club,” he said.“We respect them but we don’t fear them. We are going to England for a good result.“Years ago we made history against them. I believe Galatasaray can repeat that success.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, September 18 – Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed Manchester United will not repeat the mistakes of last season’s Champions League campaign as his side prepare for their opening match in this term’s group stages.United host Galatasary at Old Trafford on Wednesday with memories still fresh of last season’s group campaign when Ferguson saw his team fail to reach the knock-out stages from a pool containing seemingly modest opponents in Benfica, Basel and Otelul Galati.
Gmail users can now receive attachments up to 50 megabytes, sent files are still limited to 25 megabytes. I’m a fan of Drive or OneDrive to store/send large files. Note: It only works for Gmail incoming mail.I’m always on the lookout for new productivity tools and templates. Thanks to Sitepoint for updating their 40+ free productivity dashboards and templates article with new applications for me to try out. If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 28, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to improve user experience with micro-interactions, find a six-point checklist for creating accessible videos, discover some spooky CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility,…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: January 20, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to avoid UX burnout, find out about the publication of the Section 508 Refresh, discover why the grid won’t solve all your layout issues, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: November 18, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn four ways to declutter your design, find out how designing accessible sites affects everyone, discover how to share an unpublished WordPress post, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite…In “Web design & development links” Looking for user experience and web professional events in southeast Michigan? Check out my March events calendar for a book club discussion, inaugural launch of new business analyst meetup group, an International Women’s Day event, and more. In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about six new useful guides for user research methods, learn why automated accessibility tools may not be the first tool of choice for an audit, find a slew of resources for learning CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekUX is not an activity, its an outcome. Its what our users want. Its the product. #conveyux— Rashmi Sharma (@Rasharma91) March 1, 2017User ExperienceExcellent resource from the UK Government Digital Service: six new user research methods guides have been added to their service manual. Each guide has examples, case studies, and related guides.What’s happening with the first cohort of students at Center Centre? Co-founder Jared Spool gives an update about the students, their progress, and discusses some of the 30 three-week courses the students will take in their two-year program.Competencies are how we measure each student’s progress. Nice! UX Booth is offering a free ticket to IA Summit 2017 for one special person who wants to be a live blogger. Interested? Email UX Booth by March 9, 2017 explaining why you’re the best person for the job.Feeling letdown by a setback?The #UX tip of the day: Sometimes a setback is a setup for a comeback. pic.twitter.com/YuGaBPNJQ6— Sarah Doody (@sarahdoody) March 2, 2017 AccessibilityIf you couldn’t attend this week’s California State University Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference, Ling-Yi Kung has graciously published notes from CSUN sessions on testing, design, and games. Thank you, Ling-Yi! Automated accessibility testing tools are often the first tool of choice for auditing a site. But you may want think twice after reading analysis from the UK Government digital services analysis on what they learned when they tested automated tools on the world’s least-accessible web page. Why you don’t want to use color alone in your documents or designs:Avoid using only color to represent something meaningful. It’s problematic for colorblindness but also for b/w printing. #a11y #CSUNATC17— mikey a11ylagan (@mikeyil) March 2, 2017Disheartening results in Jared Smith’s analysis of the accessibility of Alexa Top 100 website home pages. Compared to 2011, the number of errors has increased 60 percent over the past five years. On a good note, awareness of web accessibility has increased.WordPressGood news for theme developers! The Freemius Insights analytics service is now available for themes (previously only available to plugins). Freemius offers an opt-in prompt to allow developers to gather usage data on WordPress version, PHP, plugin and other data.Creating a responsive web design isn’t only about adding breakpoints to your stylesheet, says Rachel McCollin in her How to Convert Any Responsive WordPress Site into Mobile First post. It’s about performance and… developing content that works on any device and designing around that content.Joe Dolson explains what happened this week when the distinction between WordPress and WordPress.com wasn’t made at a conference talk. Since I create WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress sites for my clients, I take time to explain what WordPress is (the application), and how WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress are different.Brute force attacks continue to be major issues for WordPress sitees. Wordfence takes a closer look at a criminal organization targeting WordPress sites, focusing on their techniques and who’s behind the attacks.CSS and HTMLWhile you can use it to enhance your text, text-fill-color can be problematic, says Chris Coyier. You’re losing the integrity of the shape.After I read the title, Text stroke: stuck in the middle with you, I had the 1970’s song by Steelers Wheel playing in my mind most of yesterday morning. Excited about learning CSS Grid and want to ramp up your knowledge? One of the best places to look is the Learn CSS Grid resource post by Jen Simmons. You’ll find:Code examplesScreencast tutorialsConference talksTechnical documentationand more, including her own CSS Grid demos. Have more resources not listed in her post? Send them to Jen so she can add them.Speaking of excitement about CSS Grid, let’s not forget keyboard users, says Susan Robertson. Using CSS Grid means being responsive and accessible with our code. While you can reflow content with ease, it can cause issues with source order versus display order.What I Found InterestingThanks to Pete Meyers for pointing me to the Tech Terms Computer Dictionary this week. A new online dictionary for me to waste time wandering, er, explore the meaning of technical terms.
And the Oscar goes to…a Columbia College graduate.“BlacKkKlansman” won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay on Sunday night.The movie is based on the story of Columbia College alumnus Ron Stallworth. Stallworth, who is black, infiltrated the local KKK chapter while working for the Colorado Springs police department in 1978.More from the Academy Awards, via the Associated Press (all times in the Pacific Time Zone):8:15 p.m.“Green Book” is the winner of the Academy Award for best picture.The film from Universal Pictures stars Mahershala Ali as an African-American concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver. It won three Oscars on Sunday, including best supporting actor for Ali and best original screenplay.—8:10 p.m.Alfonso Cuaron is the winner of the Academy Award for best director.It’s the second time Cuaron has won an Oscar as best director. He previously won in 2014 for “Gravity.” His film “Roma” is based on his childhood in Mexico and the woman who raised him.Cuaron has also won two Oscars Sunday night, as well as the best foreign language film for Mexico, its first.The writer-director dedicated his speech to domestic workers, noting that tens of millions of them work around the world with any rights.—8 p.m.Olivia Colman is the winner of the best actress Academy Award for “The Favourite.”It’s the first Oscar in her first nomination for Colman, who plays Queen Anne. She has won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards and two Golden Globes throughout her career.She beat out Glenn Close, who was considered the front-runner going into Sunday’s Oscars. Colman gave a special shout-out to Close, who she said she has admired all her life.She thanked “The Favourite” director Yorgos Lanthimos, as well as her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.Colman also thanked her children, who she said she hoped were watching at home. She says, “This is not going to happen again.”—7:50 p.m.The usually straight-faced Spike Lee was all smiles in the wings of the Dolby Theatre after coming off stage carrying his first competitive Oscar, for adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”“Guys! Guys!”, he shouted, gesturing for his peers to join him for a photo as he held his Oscar in one hand and the notes he’d just read onstage in the other.Then he noticed someone was missing: Samuel L. Jackson, who had just presented him with the award and whose arms he’d leaped into on stage.“Sam!” He called, as Jackson made his way to Lee’s side.– Lindsey Bahr ((at)ldbahr on Twitter), backstage at the Oscars.—7:45 p.m.Rami Malek has rocked us, and the film academy, to a best actor Oscar win for his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Malek won his first Oscar Sunday night. He was the only first-time nominee in the category.The actor thanked his mother, who was in the audience Sunday, and also paid tribute to his later father, who he said didn’t get to see him become a film star.—7:35 p.m.History has been made by women at the 91st annual Academy Awards.With the win of Jamie Ray Newman and Guy Nattiv for live action short film, 13 women captured Oscars on Sunday. The Academy says the previous record was set in 2007 and matched in 2015.Lady Gaga’s win with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt put the number at 14.History-makers were among the winners. Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in their respective categories. Carter was awarded for costume design, and Beachler for production design.– Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Brooke Lefferts at the Oscars.—7:25 p.m.“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” has won the Academy Award for best original song.“Shallow” was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform it in the film. The song won two Grammy Awards earlier this month.Gaga effusively thanked the academy and her co-winners, as well her sister and Cooper.She says it was not about winning, but it was about not giving up and all the times people have to get up after they are knocked down.The best original score winner was “Black Panther” composer Ludwig Goransson.—7:15 p.m.“BlacKkKlansman” is the winner of the best adapted screenplay Academy Award, delivering Spike Lee his first competitive Academy Award.Lee started out his acceptance speech with some profanity, telling producers not to start the clock on his speech. Winners have been allotted 90 seconds for their speech from the time their names are called.Lee ready from a two-page letter that tied together history and the years 1619 and 2019, along with his own story.The writer-director shares the award with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott.Lee received the award from Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in Lee’s film. Jackson ribbed Lee at the outset of his presentation along with actress Brie Larson, reciting the score of the Knicks game, who notched a rare win Sunday night.—7:10 p.m.“Green Book” has won the Oscar for original screenplay.The winners are Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly.“Green Book” is based on the real-life story of Vallelonga’s father, who drove African-American pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the 1960s and is played by Viggo Mortensen in the film.“Green Book” is also nominated for best picture, and has already won the best supporting actor Oscar for Mahershala Ali, who played Shirley in the film.—6:55 p.m.“First Man” is the winner of the Oscar for visual effects, beating out films about the Avengers and Han Solo.Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm take the trophy for recreating Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. It’s the second Oscar for Lambert and Hunter, the first for the other two men.Other nominees in the category were “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Christopher Robin,” “Ready Player One,” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”—6:35 p.m.Even among A-List actors it’s good to be a rock star.During the commercial break after “Bohemian Rhapsody” won Oscars for sound editing and sound mixing, Rami Malek ran from his front-row seat to congratulate the real-life members of Queen.Sitting several rows back were guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor when Malik, who played their late lead singer Freddie Mercury, raced over to embrace them.May, with his unmistakable silver curly hair and sparkly tuxedo, has been sought out by members of the Oscar audience throughout the evening.He, Taylor and Adam Lambert had opened the Oscar show with a rousing version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” that had the star-studded audience dancing, clapping, grinning and singing along.– Andrew Dalton ((at)andyjamesdalton on Twitter) inside the Dolby Theatre—6:30 p.m.Everyone’s favorite neighborhood webslinger is now an Oscar winner – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has won the best animated feature Academy Award. It is the first Marvel superhero film to win an Oscar.The ground-breaking and mind-bending film about multiple spider-heroes from multiple universes gives Sony Pictures its first Oscar for animated feature, a category that has been dominated by Disney for its 18-year existence.—6:25 p.m.Mahershala Ali is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actor. The win comes for his performance in “Green Book.”It’s the second Oscar for Ali, who won in the same category in 2017 for “Moonlight.” In “Green Book” he plays Don Shirley, an African-American classical pianist, who tours the Deep South.He thanked Shirley at the outset of his acceptance speech, saying telling Shirley’s story pushed him as an actor.Ali dedicated his win to his grandmother, who he said is always pushing him to remain positive.—6:05 p.m.Mexico’s “Roma” is the winner of the best foreign language film at the Oscars.Other films of director Alfonso Cuaron have won Academy Awards, but “Roma” now becomes the first film from Mexico to win the Oscar for best foreign language film. The movie’s dialogue is in Spanish and Mixtec.It is Cuaron’s second win of the night. Earlier in the ceremony, he won the best cinematography award.—5:45 p.m.In a seeming nod to “The Favourite” and its Queen Anne’s affection for bunnies and elaborate dress, Melissa McCarthy had her audience roaring with laughter as she came out to present the award dressed in a huge, white queen’s gown covered with stuffed rabbits.The laughter continued as McCarthy explained that a costumer’s job is to present authentic dress for actors but “never distract from the story.”She presented the award with Brian Tyree Henry, who was also decked out in an elaborate period dress.Laughter resumed as she struggled to open the winner’s envelope with a bunny puppet attached to one of her hands.The Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, costumer for “Black Panther.Carter says: “Marvel may have created the first black superhero but through costume design we turned him into an African king.”– Andrew Dalton ((at)andyjamesdalton) and John C. Rogers at the Oscars.—5:40 p.m.“Black Panther” has won the Academy Award for production design and made Oscar history for the second time Sunday evening.Production designer Hannah Beachler is the first African-American winner in the category. Her win came moments after “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter became the first black winner in that category.Beachler wins the Oscar along with set designer Jay R. Hart.Beachler broke down in tears during her acceptance speech, which started out with her thanking “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler.—5:30 p.m.Ruth E. Carter has won the Academy Award for costume design and made Oscar history.Carter is the first African-American costume designer to win the category. Carter has previously been nominated for her work on “Amistad” and “Malcolm X.”She took the stage saying “Wow, wow, I got it.” She said the award has been a long time coming.Carter thanked Spike Lee, who provided her career start with his 1988 film “School Daze.”—5:15 p.m.“Free Solo” has won the best documentary feature Academy Award.The film follows elite rock-climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to ascend the famed El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park without ropes.The film was directed and co-produced by the husband-and-wife team of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Vasarhelyi thanked National Geographic, and specifically called them out for hiring female directors. She ended her speech by saying the film is “for everyone who believes in the impossible.”—5:10 p.m.Regina King is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actress. The win comes for her performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”It’s the first Oscar and first nomination for King, who has won three Emmy Awards for her work on television.King thanked author James Baldwin, whose novel is the basis for the film from director Barry Jenkins.The actress thanked her mother, who was in the audience, and said she is an example of what happens when someone is supported and loved.—5 p.m.Queen with Adam Lambert has kicked off the Academy Awards with a rocking performance of “We Will Rock You.”The intro is a tribute to best picture nominee the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Lambert transitioned into “We Are the Champions” for the second song of the opening number, which drew applause from acting nominees Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend, former pro baseball player Alex Rodriguez, sang along to the opening act, which ended in a shimmering wall of sparks falling on the Oscars stage.Glenn Close was especially enthusiastic, stomping and singing along with every word in the front row. Three seats down, Rami Malek had a huge grin. Malek is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of Mercury.
(AP) – A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner’s rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection.Russell Bucklew was put to death Tuesday evening at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was Missouri’s first execution since January 2017.Bucklew looked around and twitched his feet beneath the sheet as he lay on the gurney just before the lethal injection. He suddenly took a deep breath and all movement stopped. There were no outward signs of distress.Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had denied clemency for a convicted killer hours before the man is scheduled to be put to death.Defense attorney Cheryl Pilate confirmed Parson denied clemency.Bucklew was convicted of killing Michael Sanders in 1996.He suffers from cavernous hemangioma. He has blood-filled tumors in his head, neck and throat. A permanent tracheostomy in his throat helps him breathe. His attorneys said in the clemency request that if one of the throat tumors bursts, Bucklew could choke to death.The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for the execution in April; Pilate didn’t say if any last-minute court appeals are planned.
Mumbai-based realty major Lodha Developers on Tuesday announced plans to build the world’s tallest tower at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore in central Mumbai. Players in the real estate business are of the opinion that there would certainly be demand for this mammoth project.According to Yashwant Dalal, president of the Estate Agents Association of India, a project of such magnitude will surely invoke a lot of curiosity. The tower is expected to be ready by 2014.”The property prices in Worli in central Mumbai are anywhere between Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000 per sq ft depending on the building and the amenities. A project of such big magnitude would surely be priced at a premium. We anticipate that there would be some demand for the project from high net worth individuals,” he said.For the project, Lodha Developers has tied up with New York-based architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners and structural engineering firm LERA. The project, christened World One, is to be built over 17 acres at Upper Worli.”Through the partnership with global architects, designers and engineers, the company seeks to bring to Mumbai a landmark, which would exemplify the spirit of Mumbai – to always soar higher through hard work and passion,” Abhisheck Lodha, director of Lodha Developers, is reported to have said.The company, which plans to launch a $650-million initial public offering (IPO) later this year, will start bookings by the end of June, 2010. The company plans to fund the project through a combination of customer receipts, accruals of the company and debt finance. “If need be, we might also go in for private equity funding,” Lodha added.advertisementThe building would include about 300 exclusive homes, including three-four bedroom World Residences, lavish World Villas with their own private pools and a limited number of uber-luxurious duplex-world mansions. The company plans to construct three residential towers, a high-end shopping avenue and a world-lass office building.”At over 1,450 ft in height, World One would be the tallest residential tower in the world, which would be rated as Gold Leed certified building,” Lodha added. The units would be ranged between Rs 7.5-Rs 50- crore. Lodha’s also stated that it has already received booking for a few units during prelaunch, which are priced at over Rs 25,000 per sq ft.”We have taken special measures to ensure the highest levels of fire safety and have designed the structure to manage the effect of wind and seismic movements,” Lodha said.The site would have over twolakh sq ft (or five acres) of landscape area for the residents, including a special 80,000 sq ft sports club at a height of 175-feet above ground.Pawan Swamy, managing director (western India), of Jones Lang Lasalle Meghraj, a global realty consultancy firm, said Lodha Developers have the necessary permissions to build a similar project at their recently acquired plot at Wadala for a whopping Rs 4,050 crore.Anand Gupta, Honorary treasurer of the All India Builders Association of India, said the project is something that all should all be proud of.”The structure and the skyline of the city symbolise the development and the progress of the city. If 10 to 20 such projects come up, it would not only mean a huge inflow in terms of revenue to the state government but also the growth the state is seeing,” he said.Earlier, in the first week of April, 2010, a 3,640- sq ft sea facing duplex flat on the 19th and the 20th floors of Samudra Mahal in Worli, Mumbai was sold for Rs 33 crore making it one of the most expensive deals in the country with a flat rate of over Rs 90,000 per sq ft.
Former opener Virender Sehwag’s advice helped India wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha become the first wicketkeeper to score a double ton in the Irani Cup final for Rest of India (RoI), the Bengal player said on Tuesday.Saha’s exploits helped RoI script a win against Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat, led by his rival for the national wicketkeeper’s job Parthiv Patel. (Also read: I don’t think about pressure of competition with Parthiv Patel: Wriddhiman Saha to India Today)Saha scored an unbeaten 203 and his 316-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara (116 not out) helped Rest of India win in Mumbai on Tuesday.Rest of India won by six wickets even after Gujarat took a first innings lead.”Most of the shots that I played in the innings were lofted. Actually, it was Sehwag who once told me that if I can hit a couple of boundaries early in my innings (with lofted strokes), it automatically eases the pressure and also can get the bowlers rattled,” Saha was quoted as saying by www.xtratime.in.”So, all I was thinking was to go after the bowlers with lofted strokes,” Saha said after hitting 203 off 272 balls laced with 26 fours and six sixes. (Also read: Wriddhiman Saha vs Parthiv Patel: India’s wicketkeeping dilemma)”He (Sehwag) suggested me that I should not curb my natural stroke play. If a ball is there to be hit, I should go after it,” Saha said.Wriddhiman had a tough time in the last few months as he had to miss a couple of Tests against England owing to injury.advertisementParthiv took his place in the India team and made a good case for himself scoring 195 runs in four innings at an average of 65.00. He notched up two half centuries in that period. (Also read: Wriddhiman Saha’s maiden double ton helps Rest of India lift Irani Cup)But Saha has worked hard with his fitness at National Cricket Academy (NCA), also receiving a message from India coach Anil Kumble last night wherein he was suggested to finish off the game for his team.”He (Kumble) sent me a text message last night reminding me that the job is not yet over. He urged me to finish the match. I am happy that I was able to do so,” Saha revealed.This was Saha’s first double hundred in any first class match.”I have not given it a thought about scoring a double century, until Pujara came and told me. The idea only came when I reached 180 runs. His (Pujara) presence at the other end made my job a lot easier. I am grateful to him for helping me reach the milestone.aIndia next play a single Test vs Bangladesh early next month followed by the much anticipated four-match Test series against Australia from February 23 to March 29.
New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) Delhi Sports Journalist Association (DSJA) today elected new office-bearers at its Annual General Meeting, here. S Kannan of Mail Today is the new president while Rajendra Sajwan of Punjab Kesri is the new Secretary. Amanpreet Singh from Press Trust of India (PTI) was elected Treasurer. There are two Vice Presidents — Vipin Kumar Bahuguna (Aaj Samaj) and Sabi Hussain Naqvi (Tribune) and one joint secretary Ajai Kumar Masand (Hindustan Times). All the office bearers were elected unopposed for a three-year term. A six-member Executive Committee was also formed. The members are: Rajesh Rai (UNI-Varta), Tridib Baparnash (IANS), Hemant Rastogi (Amar Ujala), Sourabh Kumar Gupta (Hindustan), Jayant K Singh (IANS Hindi) and Yogesh Sharma (Dainik Jagran). Elections were conducted by returning officer Fazal Imam Mallick. PTI AT KHS AT
zoomImage Courtesy: Grand Bahama Shipyard Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) has officially resumed operations and welcomed back its first commercial vessel following Hurricane Dorian.The 57,062-ton crude oil tanker Agathonissos, owned by Greece-based Eletson, returned to the yard to complete repair works that began before the hurricane arrived in the Bahamas earlier this month.The shipyard also said it remains on track for the next planned cruise ship visit, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Ecstasy, scheduled to arrive on October 5.In total, Grand Bahama Shipyard expects to service 29 dry-dockings throughout the remainder of the year.The shipyard said that the damage from the storm was limited primarily to some erosion with no effect on berths, adding that it is able to fully power its core operations, including docks, workshops and administrative functions, as well as communications infrastructure.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ex price club employees takes case to labor tribunal, Gus Karagianis, Price club closes, terminated workers still protesting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 23,2016 – The conciliation process at the Labour Department for the still protesting ex-employees of the now closed Price Club was a bust. Magnetic Media learned that Gus Karagianis did not show up for the sessions with the Commissioner of the Employment Services of TCIG and it has left nearly 20 men destitute. In a follow up yesterday on the matter, which began three weeks ago and which continues to spawn demonstrations at the parking area of the now, Payless Grocery store, Magnetic Media learned that there have been 14 cases filed at the Labour Tribunal and that 11 of the Haitian men, who worked as long as 18 years at Price Club but were let go without severance pay, have hired attorney Peter McKnight.Gus could be facing a whopping payout if the men win their case. The plaintiffs showed us the letter they received on July 17, 2016 to say the store was suffering too much loss and was unable to compete in the current market; the letter told them the company would not rebound and will open for the final time on Sunday August 7, 2016. The problem here is, by law, there should be a two month notice and because there was not, the men are owed that two months of salary. Add to this, the Employment Ordinance 2014 explains that the plaintiffs are supposed to be paid two weeks for every year once they had been employed at Price Club for two years. One man showed us what the Labour Department calculated as owing to him; it was over $16,000 and he had only been employed since 2011… the staff who were on for 18 years will be entitled to far more. Again, the case is now with the Labour Tribunal.