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IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders begin preparation for upcoming season

first_imgSans skipper Dinesh Karthik, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday, began their first practice session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the Jadavpur University second campus ground in Salt Lake.Newly-appointed captain Karthik became the toast of the nation after his freak cameo of 28 not out from just eight balls, guiding India to a last-ball victory over Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series final in Colombo on Sunday.With five runs needed in the last ball, Karthik hit a six in dramatic fashion to seal the deal.KKR, no doubt will be bolstered by his presence, and he is expected to join the squad later this month along with coach and South African legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.There was no net session on Monday afternoon as the men in purple decided to start their pre-season training with light warm-up sessions.A total of 11 players including vice-captain Robin Uthappa sweated it out.The players included India’s Under-19 World Cup winning pair of Shubman Gill and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, pacer R. Vinay Kumar, batsman Ishank Jaggi and West Indies recruit Javon Searless.KKR will begin their campaign at home against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 8.last_img read more

Mike and Mike

first_imgYou can’t expect a raise on a year by year basis especially after a season like this, but $4.5M/year is Stoops money. Also, and I know this is tough to quantify, but it’s not as fun to come to work every day when you hate your boss. From my limited experience with him and from what I’ve heard, Holder (while good at his job) is known to be a pretty big egotistical jerk.Porter: I understood the flirtation last year. He was in the middle of getting a new deal and his faux playing the field made sense — especially after dropping a 12-1 record off at Boone’s doorstep.This year though? You can’t do that, and if you think you can, you shouldn’t. I love Gundy, I think he’s one of the best coaches in the country, but you can’t throw this in the face of OSU’s fans every year just because Holder’s a jerk. I think the weirdest dynamic in all of this is that Gundy makes like 10x more money than his boss. Is there another industry in the world (outside of sports) where this is the case? I think it creates the imbalance of power that we’re seeing. Gundy thinks he’s in charge because he’s getting paid. Holder thinks he’s in charge because Boone told him he was. And they’re both pissed at each other.I don’t blame Gundy if he goes to UT (that’s a top 12 job) but if he really wanted to stick Holder, he’d wait two years and bounce for Austin. The other UT, the big one.Of course if we keeping going to the Heart of Dallas Bowl, this is all a moot point.OKC Dave: Holder thinks he’s in charge because he is.Any job in college football will have good things about and bad things about it. Having a big ego in the AD office or from large donors is not unique to Stillwater.Gundy needs to build up a little more goodwill before going back to the well, unless he truly wants to coach somewhere else…and if that is the case, good luck to him.Amilian: Pride is winning in Stillwater, which means we as fans are losing. When OSU stepped up to pay Gundy after last season, some loyalty to the program is expected. People can make the argument that Holder is a prick, and from what I gather he probably is, but Gundy was well aware of how working with Holder is going to be when he agreed to his extension. If he wants more control of particular things, make that clear in the contract.I’d have no problem with Gundy talking to other schools to see if a seven-figure raise was out there, but I don’t think this is about money. Not at all, although he may come out of this with more of it. Holder wants to keep Gundy on a leash, and Gundy is showing him that he’s chosen to be in Stillwater, rather than forced to be. I will say this, though. The whole “but he said OSU is his New York Yankees job,” thing needs to stop, for a couple reasons. One, your opinions on jobs can change, especially after you’ve been in the position for a number of years. Two, the New York Yankees pay New York Yankees level money. 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! Sept. 8 2012 Tucson AZ USA Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy talks with players during the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit Matt Kartozian US PRESSWIREPhoto Attribution: US PresswireThis Mike Holder vs. Mike Gundy thing has taken on a life of its own since the Gundy-Tennessee-Arkansas rumors started swirling.Who better to break it down than your PFB contributors? I asked them what they all had to say and here’s what we came up with.OKC Dave: I made my points on Twitter last night. I would make only very minor concessions to him. Let him decide if he wants more money to move his family away from the place they’ve been forever to a place where no one cares about Gundy as a person. OSU has been more than fair to Gundy over the last 25 years, giving him opportunities when he otherwise would have had to wait for them. If he doesn’t want to stay, so be it.For the record, I hope he stays.Nolan: From a business standpoint, I have to go with Holder. We just gave Gundy a raise and he’s now the 10th highest paid coach in the country. I realize we’re going to have to over-pay any good coach to come to Stillwater since we’re not a top 10 program, but he’s getting paid more than guys like Mark Richt, Brian Kelley, and David Shaw, among others. You can make excuses all you want, but there’s no excuse for going 7-5 and asking for a raise when you’re already making the kind of money Gundy does.From Gundy’s standpoint, if you’re really getting offered $4.5M/year, you can’t really turn it down. I doubt he’ll have the opportunity to make that much money ever again. If he was flirting with other schools every off season just to leverage a fake offer to get a raise, I would be a lot more frustrated. last_img read more

GIS Day Exposition at UWI Nov. 14

first_img The National Spatial Data Management Division (NSDMD) of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is inviting the public to attend its 16th annual national Geographic Information System (GIS) Day Exposition, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, on Wednesday, November 14. Story Highlights The National Spatial Data Management Division (NSDMD) of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is inviting the public to attend its 16th annual national Geographic Information System (GIS) Day Exposition, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, on Wednesday, November 14.To be staged under the theme ‘Geospatial Technologies: Driving Logistics and Transportation’, the exposition will feature schools and public- and private-sector entities showcasing their use of geospatial technologies such as GIS and global positioning systems (GPS) in carrying out daily operations.“Infrastructure managers, engineers, architects, business persons – everybody can use GIS. Whether you are from business, public sector, secondary schools, tertiary institutions, we invite you to come out and learn as much as you can about geospatial technologies and see how they can aid you in some area or another,” said Senior GIS Manager and Trainer at the NSDMD, Simone Lloyd.Ms. Lloyd was speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’ to launch a series of activities to commemorate Geography Awareness Week.The GIS Day Exposition at the Assembly Hall, at the UWI, Mona, will entail more than an exhibition from participants. There will be several competitions throughout the day to engage the more than 2,000 secondary and tertiary students expected to attend the event.“There will be a big geography and ‘GIS Bee’ competition in which students will answer questions from the CSEC and CAPE curricula and other predetermined material. They will also be asked questions about how the Government and private-sector entities at the exposition utilise GIS to carry out their work,” Ms. Lloyd said.“There will also be a big fashion show competition around the theme and a spatial application competition where we engage the students in how to create a spatial app for a particular purpose.There will be tours of the campus throughout the day,” she added.The exposition is the largest event being hosted by the NSDMD in recognition of Geography Awareness Week and is being held on International GIS Day. The two-week span of activities, ending on November 16, have been sponsored by the HEART Trust/NTA and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). The observance will end with a GIS Symposium at the CMU on November 16.center_img To be staged under the theme ‘Geospatial Technologies: Driving Logistics and Transportation’, the exposition will feature schools and public- and private-sector entities showcasing their use of geospatial technologies such as GIS and global positioning systems (GPS) in carrying out daily operations.last_img read more

60s Scoop group educates survivors pushes rejection of federal settlement

first_imgOTTAWA – Dozens of people gathered in an Ottawa community centre Monday to learn more about the federal government’s proposed multimillion-dollar settlement for survivors of the ’60s Scoop — and why they should reject it.The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network arranged the information session to scrutinize the $800-million deal, which was announced last October but has yet to receive court approval.“There are so many things that are wrong with this,” network co-founded Colleen Cardinal told the gathering, made up in part of survivors and supporters.“It’s really important that this information gets out there, by survivors for survivors,” she said. “The federal government is not going to make sure that every survivor knows what their rights are. Our mission is to get out there and let people know what is happening.”The ’60s Scoop saw thousands of Indigenous children taken from their homes by the federal government and placed with non-Indigenous adoptive and foster families across the country starting around the 1950s.The government’s compensation proposal includes $50 million for an Indigenous Healing Foundation.Cardinal denounced the deal, saying the federal government should have first asked survivors what they wanted.“They don’t even know how many survivors there are,” Cardinal said, disputing the estimated $20,000 to $50,000 payment per person.Cardinal also criticized the settlement for excluding survivors who are Metis and non-status Indians.The office of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has said the proposed settlement is a first step and the government is committed to using negotiation to resolve any ongoing litigation.“We know that there are other claims that remain unresolved, including those of the Metis and non-status,” she said a statement from her office.An Ontario Superior Court judge will hear arguments in Saskatoon and Toronto in May on whether the proposal should be approved.If the settlement is allowed to proceed, the network will push for at least 2,000 survivors to opt out in an effort to void the deal.But the government could still push ahead regardless of how many people say they don’t want to be part of the settlement, lawyer Brian Meronek told the gathering.There is also no guarantee that provinces won’t revoke income assistance payments if someone becomes ineligible after receiving a settlement payout, said Meronek, who represents a group in Manitoba that opposes the settlement.Cardinal and other organizers have warned survivors to be wary after hearing reports of some lawyers offering to help navigate the settlement in exchange for exploitative contingency fees.The network is a survivor-led organization based in Ottawa founded in 2014 that offers information and support for survivors. The group has 300 members, and Cardinal said it reaches thousands more online, through its toll-free number and via presentations and gatherings.The network is also involved in two research projects, the first by Raven Sinclair at the University of Regina about the experience of the ’60s Scoop survivors, using interviews and archival research.The second is a geographic information system that maps the diaspora of survivors, including their origins and where they were placed.last_img read more

Jadeveon Clowney Expected to Play For Gamecocks This Season

South Carolina All-American defensive end and highly favored 2014 No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play for the Gamecocks this season, according to his mother, Josenna Clowney.Josenna Clowney told SI.com Thursday that she expects her son to play, rather than sit out his junior season to avoid injury and hurt his draft stock.“I talked to him this week, and he wants to play,” she said. “I don’t think he has it in him to sit out. He loves to play football. I know I want him to play.”Clowney’s future has been the topic of discussion for sports talk and television shows since Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer wrote that Clowney should heavily consider sitting out his junior season and train independently for the NFL draft.The current NFL rules prohibit players from entering the draft until three years after  graduation from high school. Clowney graduated in 2011 from South Pointe High in Rock Hill, S.C., and is in his third season with the Gamecocks.But some writers have even suggested that Clowney challenge the rule in a court of law. Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett and former USC wide receiver Mike Williams attempted to challenge the rule in 2004, but were unsuccessful.Clowney has started participating in winter workouts with the Gamecocks. He is expected to take the field with the team for the opening of spring practice on March 5.South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told ESPN Thursday night during the Gamecocks basketball game that Clowney wants to play another season to improve.  Clowney, who is 6 foot 6 ½inches tall and weighs  273 pounds, had 13 ½ sacks this season.The All-American’s biggest hit came against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Clowney crushed Michigan running back Vincent Smith, making him a candidate for play of the year.“Since that hit in the Outback Bowl,” Spurrier said, “I think he’s become the No. 1 talked-about player. Maybe more than Johnny Manziel.”South Carolina and their fans will have more to look forward to in the 2013 season from Clowney, hopefully leading them to the SEC Championship title and possibly a national championship title. read more

Giant of a Lady Gone

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Jan 2015 – Confirmed now by close family friends is the passing of matriarch of the Butterfield family; Dr. Rosita Butterfield. Mrs. Butterfield died earlier today at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas after a valiant fight for weeks since suffering a string of heart attacks; some massive.One friend explained that her son, former VP of the Chamber of Commerce, Albray Butterfield was inconsolable. Another pair of friends says: “We must pray for the family but Doc was ready. When we visited she was singing and praising God. She was ready.”Mrs. Butterfield who was the dynamism behind the Butterfield business dynasty was a nurse, an elected parliamentarian, a Speaker of the House of Assembly, a Minister of the Gospel, a philanthropist and devoted Grandmother. Our last filming of this vivacious woman was at the opening of Butterfield Motors where she reflected on the family’s growth in business and gushed about her time with her grandchildren. Dr. Rosita Butterfield, MBE, in 2012 at the establishment of her and her husband’s foundation cited Matthew 25:40, as a governing scripture in her life: “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”. Expect more in our News break on Monday on Power 92 and Kiss FM at 6, 7, 8 and 9am. Letter to the Editor Calls for Dr. Rosie to be Named Nat’l Hero Recommendation for National Hero, Dr. Rosita named as ideal Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Albray Butterfield, Butterfield motors, Dr. Rosita Butterfield Humble beginnings remember for Hon. Dr Rosita Butterfieldlast_img read more

Ronn Hall for Santee City Council

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ronn Hall joined us in studio Friday afternoon, and offered his second term goals as Santee City Council Member Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Ronn Hall, for Santee City Council October 21, 2018last_img read more

How to identify whether a package is suspicious or not

first_img KUSI Sports, KUSI Sports Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:28 AM How to identify whether a package is suspicious or not.center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Following more than a dozen packages containing explosive devices being found across the country, many people may be wondering how to look out for suspicious mail.Former FBI agent Darrell Foxworth gave some advice on how to identify whether a package is suspicious or not. October 29, 2018 Posted: October 29, 2018last_img read more