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David Warner regrets poor batting after defending champions bow out of IPL 2017

first_imgDavid Warner lamented a poor show with the bat after defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of IPL 2017 in the rain-curtailed Eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders.Warner was by far the best batsman this season, finishing with 641 runs and is assured of winning the Orange Cap he missed out on last year despite amassing 848.The Sunrisers rode on Warner’s spectacular batting performances and some breathtaking knocks from Shikhar Dhawan to storm into the playoffs at No.3 in the points table, ahead of KKR.Their batting line-up was among the most dangerous this season and it was believed they had the edge against the Knight Riders in Bengaluru, where batsmen generally have had a good time.However, they were faced with the trickiest Chinnaswamy pitch in recent memory and were eventually restricted to a paltry 128/7. Rain arrived soon after but once conditions made play possible  SRH came out all guns blazing to relive Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan early in Kolkata’s curtailed chase of 48 off six overs.Warner was of course surprised with the surface but he did not use that as an excuse and conceded the batsmen fell short.”We were 30 runs short. It was a tough wicket to bat on. It was a disappointing wicket to bat on. “We had to come out and do our best but we fell short with the bat. It wasn’t good enough and short games become niggly,” Warner said after the match.Warner lauded his bowlers for coming out with an aggressive intent but the 48-run target was never going to be enough. “We came out with a positive intent but there wasn’t enough runs at the end.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Never had any differences with Dhoni, we spent memorable times together: Gambhir

first_imgGautam Gambhir may have had differences in opinion with MS Dhoni on the field but the former India cricketer made it clear that he never had any personal problems with the legendary wicketkeeper off the field.A lot was said and written about the relationship between Gambhir and Dhoni when the former was leading the Indian team in all three formats. There were rumours that the two didn’t look eye-to-eye and were constantly at loggerheads with each other.In a recent interview with India Today, Gambhir even criticised Dhoni’s selection policies during the 2012 ODI tri-series in Australia.But whatever differences he had with Dhoni, they were all limited to the cricket field, the former Delhi batsman went on to add.”These are only rumours (rift with Dhoni). There are differences of opinion everywhere in families, teams as well. If everybody thinks alike then at some point or the other your growth will be hampered.”There were differences of opinion with Dhoni, I used to play cricket differently and I had different ideas. But when your vision and objective is the same, to help India win, then I don’t think we had any major differences. I didn’t have any problems with Dhoni, there weren’t any from my side,” Gambhir told India Today.The 37-year-old, who recently retired from all forms of cricket, said that he has spent some of the most memorable moments of his career with Dhoni in the dressing room and can never have any differences with the former skipper off the field.advertisement”I don’t think I will ever have any personal issues with him. Me and Dhoni have enjoyed some of the best moments of Indian cricket inside the dressing room.”We won the T20 World Cup (2007), we became the number one Test team, we won the 2011 World Cup, the CB Series, drew the South Africa Test series, won the Asia Cup.”We both have enjoyed these moments together in the dressing room. So I don’t think there will be any regrets or differences between me and Dhoni,” Gambhir added.Gambhir however, picked Anil Kumble as the best captain he has ever played under, even though he made his debut under Rahul Dravid and won two World Cups in Dhoni’s reign.”I have been asked which is the best captain I have played under and I have always said that the captain is as good as his team. Today I can say that I have played under a lot of captains, but there was only one leader and that was Anil Kumble. I think I have learned so much from him,” Gambhir said.”I have played only five Tests under him. I have learned a lot of my leadership skills from him. The way he was selfless and the way he was passionate… the way he was honest about his own cricket. I think I can say after I have retired that he was the best leader that I played under,” added the 2009 ICC Test player of the year.Also Read | It was a massive shock: Gambhir recalls Dhoni’s 2012 selection policy for Australia seriesAlso Read | Anil Kumble was the best leader that I played under: Gautam Gambhir to India TodayAlso Read | Ranji Trophy 2018: Gambhir scores farewell hundred, Rohera records highest first-class debut scoreAlso Read | Gautam Gambhir: Fiery, confrontational and generous philanthropistlast_img read more

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Lewy: CR7 & Messi once-in-a-century talents

first_imgBayern München Lewandowski: Messi & Ronaldo once-in-a-century talents Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 18:03 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) cristiano ronaldo lionel messi - cropped Getty Images Bayern München Real Madrid Bayern München v Hannover 96 Athletic Club v Real Madrid Barcelona v Celta de Vigo Barcelona Primera División Bundesliga Robert Lewandowski Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi The Poland international believes that he deserves to be compared alongside the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars, despite praising them effusively Robert Lewandowski thinks the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might not be seen again in 100 years – but also believes he could be better than both superstars!The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are the only players to have won the Ballon d’Or since 2008 and are the two favourites to capture France Football’s illustrious individual prize in 2017.Record goalscorers for their respective clubs and in the Champions League, Messi and Ronaldo continue to set the benchmark in world football after a decade of exceptional consistency. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lewandowski feels he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the duo but did admit it is a privilege to have played during their careers.Lewy 25/1 to be CL top scorerAsked to compare himself with the best forwards in the world, the Bayern Munich star told TV show Kuba Wojewodzki: “Why shouldn’t I put myself first?”He then added: “It might be every hundred years that two such good players play at the same time, so I’m happy to be playing in that same period.”A @lewy_official masterclass  pic.twitter.com/RvljTgDkX2— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 30, 2017Lewandowski has won five Bundesliga titles and two DFB-Pokals with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern since moving to Germany from Lech Poznan in 2010.The 29-year-old has twice finished a season as the leading goalscorer in the top flight and was also prolific in World Cup qualifying, with 16 goals in Poland’s successful Group E campaign.Lewandowski, though, had to overcome some serious self-doubt about his abilities before going on to thrive in Germany.”When I left Poland, I had a lot of complexes – as every Polish man probably does – that I come from Poland and am worse than everyone else,” he said.”Why not me, why not someone from Poland, why should I feel worse than someone else if I can strive for the same things? My confidence has blossomed.”last_img read more

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Stam: Book controversy an excuse for Man Utd to sell me

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Jaap Stam says that the controversy surrounding the release of his book Head-to-Head gave the club a convenient excuse to move him on from Old Trafford.The Dutchman enjoyed a prolific three-year stint under Sir Alex Ferguson at the Red Devils between 1998 and 2001, where he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.However, he exited England for Lazio in the wake of media controversy that implied his manager had “tapped” him up and approached him without permission from then-club PSV Eindhoven when attempting to sign him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, the 46-year-old, who is currently in charge of Eredivisie outfit PEC Zwolle, says that it simply presented an opportune moment to sell him following the arrival of several expensive stars.“At the time they [United] used it,” Stam stated. “It was hard from out of the blue to say ‘okay we’re going to sell Jaap’ without any reason.“It was quite convenient maybe that the book was there at that time. I think it is better to just be straightforward in how it is.”The defender admitted that he did not expect to be shown the exit at the club, for whom he had recently signed a five-year deal, stating that the club felt they were on the way to invincibility.“We kept on winning, we knew teams were getting afraid of us,” says Stam. “You have the feeling that you’re becoming unbeatable.“You don’t think about leaving, basically.”The big-money acquisitions of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Juan Sebastian Veron among others however saw a need to balance the financial books, with controversy associated with Head-to-Head ultimately paving the way for Stam’s exit.The former AC Milan star stated that he did not expect the backlash and that he felt the media misrepresented what he described as an insight into life at United rather than an autobiography.“I was completely shocked as to how it was put in the papers, because it was not how it was in the book,” he added.“Fergie was very open, we just had a conversation and he expressed his feelings about me as a player basically.“He told me not to worry about it, that he’d had the same with his own book.”The damage was done with a serialisation in a leading newspaper while Stam was on international duty however and the club subsequently agreed to sell him to Lazio.“Everyone at United knew how I was as a person, how I am as a person,” he said.“I was never going to be on the bench for half a season and wait and wait for my opportunity again.“I would have played eventually, I know that. But at the time, how everything went, the relationship was not how it was and I made my decision to move on.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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2019 Suzuki Gixxer launched in India, price starts at Rs 1 lakh

first_img Next 2019 Suzuki Gixxer launched in India, price starts at Rs 1 lakhNew Suzuki Gixxer is powered by a 155 cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder fuel injection, air-cooled, SOHC engine with SEP technology. The motor delivers 14.1 PS and 14.0 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:30 IST The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer in Glass Sparkle Black colour option.HIGHLIGHTSThe 2019 Gixxer is inspired by the European design trend and sports low crouched silhouette.Suzuki Gixxer gets 17-inch tyres and a disc each at the front and rear.New Gixxer comes with fresh digital instrument cluster, dual exhaust outlet and split seat.Suzuki Motorcycle India today launched the new Gixxer for an introductory price of Rs 1,00,212 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer is available in three colour options — Metallic Sonic Silver, Glass Sparkle Black and Metallic Triton Blue.Powering the new Gixxer is a 155 cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder fuel injection, air-cooled, SOHC engine with SEP technology. The motor delivers 14.1 PS and 14.0 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Taking care of the suspension duties are telescopic front forks and monoshock at the rear. The bike gets 17-inch tyres and a disc each at the front and rear. Also available is a single-channel ABS. The new Suzuki Gixxer features LED headlamp.The new Suzuki Gixxer is inspired by the European design trend and sports low crouched silhouette. It features LED headlamp and taillamp, new digital instrument cluster, dual exhaust outlet, split seat and rear tyre hugger.”The new Suzuki Gixxer is built keeping in mind a dynamic rider seeking exhilaration and power with each ride. We are excited to continuously build our motorcycle portfolio, aiming to increase our market share in the segment. As we continue to move towards widening our Suzuki family, we look forward to winning more hearts with our thought-through product range specially designed for the Indian market,” Suzuki Motorcycle India Company Head Koichiro Hirao said.”With the growing popularity of premium sports motorcycles in India, we are thrilled to present the all-new Suzuki Gixxer, proclaiming an aggressive style, advanced technology and powerful performance. Suzuki Motorcycle India is growing at a robust pace with Gixxer being the flagship brand. We are certain that the fresh options under the Gixxer brand will delight motorcycling fans, infusing excitement and confidence in their riding experience,” Suzuki Motorcycle India Vice President Devashish Handa said.advertisementIn May 2019, Suzuki Motorcycle India had introduced Gixxer SF and 250 2019 Gixxer SF 150 for starting prices of Rs 1,70,655 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 1,09,870 (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.ALSO READ | Volkswagen Beetle no more, production of iconic car ends 81 years after launchALSO READ | Hyundai Kona for Rs 25 lakh or Hyundai Creta for Rs 16 lakh: Which will save you more money in long term?ALSO READ | Govt selling vehicle and DL data of Indians for Rs 3 crore, 87 private companies already bought itGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Suzuki GixxerFollow 2019 Suzuki GixxerFollow New Suzuki Gixxerlast_img read more

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Wallem to Manage Sanasias New PCTC

first_imgHong Kong-based Wallem Ship Management has been appointed to manage Sanasia’s new pure car and truck carrier (PCTC).The vessel is currently under construction at Japanese Imabari shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in December 2018, according to Wallem.Wallem also managed Sanasia’s vessel Golden Fan for more than 20 years, starting in 1995. As explained, Golden Fan was the company’s first vessel which Haruki Aono, Sanasia’s director, secured to be operated out of the region.Wallem was entrusted with the management of six more PCTC vessels for the company in subsequent years.“We have long appreciated Wallem’s commitment to an emphasis on safety and the level of attention to detail that is taken to ensure that our vessels are kept in optimum condition over the years. In fact, thanks to Wallem’s … management, the Golden Fan had a longer than normal lifespan,” Aono commented.last_img read more

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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in JKs Rajouri

first_imgJammu: Pakistan violated ceasefire on Tuesday by mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The firing from across the border started in Sunderbani sector around 12.40 pm, prompting retaliation by Indian Army, an army officer said. He said the exchange of firing between the two sides continued till 2.30 pm. However, there was no immediate report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing which was unprovoked, he said. This was the second ceasefire violation along the LoC in the past four days. On August 3, Pakistan targeted Mehdhar sector of Poonch. Last month, two Army personnel and a 10-day-old baby were killed and several civilians injured in heavy Pakistani shelling and firing in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region.last_img read more

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Farmer commits suicide in Punjab fifth in family to take extreme step

first_imgBarnala: Unable to pay an old loan of Rs 8 lakh, a farmer in Bhotna village allegedly committed suicide, the fifth member in his family to take the step.Lavpreet Singh (22) killed himself on Monday by consuming some poisonous substance as he was under stress over the unpaid loan, they said. Villagers said that earlier his great-grandfather Joginder Singh, grandfather Nahar Singh, his father Kulwant Singh, and uncle Jagtar Singh too had committed suicide over the loan of Rs 8 lakh, the villagers said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHis mother Harpal Kaur said that he took the extreme step because he was unable to repay the loan. She demanded a government job for Lavpreet’s sister Manpreet Kaur and a loan waiver by authorities. The family had about 14 acres of land, out of which only one acre remains as the rest was sold to repay loans, a villager said. Deputy Commissioner T P S Phoolka said the state government has included all eligible farmers in its debt waiver scheme. He said that the state government had waived a debt of Rs 57,330 in the name of Kulwant Singh, Lavpreet’s father last year. The police said that it has registered a case and started investigations.last_img read more

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Steve Martin collaborating on ultimate cartoon book

NEW YORK — Steve Martin could not be happier about his latest book and about the chance to work with New Yorker artist Harry Bliss.Celadon Books announced Monday that Martin and Bliss were collaborating on the “ultimate cartoon book,” currently untitled. It’s scheduled for next year.Martin, whose previous books include the novel “Shopgirl” and the memoir “Born Standing Up,” praised Bliss as a cartoonist he “deeply” admires and “have never met.” Besides his magazine work, Bliss has illustrated books by Kate DiCamillo and William Steig among others. He and Martin plan to create “original, never-before-seen cartoons,” according to Celadon.The Associated Press read more

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CPP Investment Board moves into US medical real estate sector in California

TORONTO — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Health Care REIT Inc. are jointly investing in a portfolio of California medical office buildings worth a total of US$449 million.The pension fund manager and real estate company will own a 50.5 per cent interest in the property portfolio through a joint venture, which will be owned 45 per cent by the CPP Investment Board and 55 per cent by Health Care REIT.The CPPIB didn’t disclose other financial details of the transaction, but the published information suggests the retirement fund manager’s share of the portfolio is valued at about US$102 million.There are eight medical office buildings in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas in the portfolio, which marks the Canadian retirement fund manager’s entry into the health-care segment of the U.S. real estate sector.The CPP Investment Board oversees about $264.6 billion of assets on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan, which is funded by employee and employer contributions.The CPPIB invests surpluses that will eventually be used to supplement retirement payments for about 18 million contributors and beneficiariesThe Canadian PressCPPIB buys 60% stake in Toronto rental property, entering Canada’s multi-family real estate marketCPP Investment Board acquiring stake in second Spanish shopping mall for $311M read more

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Badgers Do It For Doczy

Hollywood producers couldn’t have written a better script for the Brock Badgers men’s hockey team Friday night at the Seymour-Hannah Centre.Hours before the game an anonymous donor stepped forward to cover the entire cost of the night’s guest of honour, Brock Badgers defenceman Milan Doczy, and his Interferon cancer drug treatment. The 24-year old Czech Republic native was recently diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer that had spread to his closest lymph nodes.Friday’s contest was dubbed the ‘Do It For Doczy’ game and that’s exactly what the Badgers did, defeating the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 7-2.Brock head coach Murray Nystrom had Doczy read out the starting line-ups in the dressing room before the game. It was also a chance for the former Owen Sound Attack blueliner to tell the team the good news.“It’s not usually like me to step up and speak in the dressing room, but I told the guys the news – that an anonymous donor had come forward,” said an emotional Doczy.From there, Doczy dropped the puck to a standing ovation as the 1, 075 fans in attendance roared in approval.(Pictured above left to right) Badgers captain Mike McGurk, BUSU VP of Student Services Paul Dermody, Milan Doczy, Brock Chair of the Board John Suk, Toronto’s Andrew DoyleJust over 24 minutes later Brock had a 4-0 lead and never looked back.Andrew Radjenovic paced the brazen Badger attack with two goals and three assists.“Tonight was a night were hockey came second,” explained Radjenovic. “Tonight was about Milan. It was great to produce, I’ve been struggling the past six of seven games, but once again this was about the team winning for Milan.”Nystrom was happy for his leading scorer, but also knew the final score was ultimately not what mattered.“If the guys couldn’t get pumped for tonight they shouldn’t being playing hockey,” said the veteran Brock bench boss. “Win or lose, this night was about Milan. It was great to see (Radjenovic) break out – he’s put the weight of the world on his shoulders the past few weeks. But big players step up in big games. He’s going to be a great pro one day.”Doczy, who also had job interviews with two major banks on Bay Street earlier in the day on Friday, was amazed at just how many people came together to support the ‘Do It For Doczy’ campaign.“I’d like to thank this community, not just the Brock community, but everyone. To see what I’ve seen the past couple of months – there’s so many people to thank. Then to get the news about an anonymous donor, then to drop the puck in front of thousands of people standing and cheering for me. It was amazing.”With the win Brock moves into seventh place in the OUA West standings and needs a single point Saturday night in Windsor to clinch a playoff spot.“I don’t want to get into all the scenarios of who needs to win and lose, we just have to carry the momentum from tonight into tomorrow,” Nystrom said.Badger Bits: Doczy also heard earlier in the week that his cancer had not spread any further.Brock Chair of the Board, Mr. John Suk and Paul Dermody, Vice-President of Student Services, joined Doczy for the ceremonial faceoff.Doczy’s original billets from his OHL days playing in Owen Sound, Sean and Tracy Walker, were also in attendance wearing their Doczy #3 Attack jerseys.Sammy Banga had one goal and two helpers for Brock. Patrick Volpe two goals, while Jamie Kendra and Daniel Tanel added singles. Anthony Geldart added three assists for the Badgers. Clint Windsor picked up the win making 31 saves. read more

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AG Copenhagen opened season with a win over champion

New formed, AG Copenhagen with a mission to become first Danish TOP club in Europe, started his first season with a win over current champion, Aab Handball 29:25 (14:11). In front of 6.000 fans (a new record of Danish handball) in Ballerup Super Arena, Boldsen & Co showed nice performance and show why they are engaged by big handball boss, Jesper Nielsen. That was a first game in a new season of Jack & Jones League.AG Copenhagen – AaB Handball 29-25 ( 14-11 ) AG Copenhagen: Niclas Ekberg 9 ( 1 ), Snorri Guðjónsson 7 ( 2 ) , Stefan Hundstrup 4 , Martin Baker 3 , Mikkel Hansen 2 , Arnor Atlason 1 , Rene Toft Hansen 1 , Joachim Boldsen 1 , Cristian Malm Agro Viana 1AaB Handball : Kristian Kjelling 7 , Henry Møllgaard 4 , Jonas Larholm 3 , Mads Christiansen 3 , Henrik Toft Hansen 3 , Jan Lennartsson 2 , Tobias Torpegaard Miller 2 , Olof Ask aExpulsions : AGK 6 AaB 4Spectators : 6231 AaB HandballAG CopenhagenDanish handballJack & Jones League ← Previous Story RNL, Minsk and Tatran Presov complete CL 2010/2011! Next Story → Renovalia Ciudad Real won Spanish Super Cup read more

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This is the nicest armed robber youll ever meet

first_imgUsually, when you see CCTV footage of an armed store robbery it’s quite frantic. The guy holding the gun is shouting and desperately trying to get the cash as quickly as possible while everyone else panics. The robbery played out in the video above is completely different.This man isn’t desperate for money to buy drugs or alcohol, he needs it to pay his rent and feed his kids. Before pulling a gun he even pays for the goods he’s picked up. He then apologetically asks for the money out the cash register and says he’ll pay it back if he can in the future.What can the guy behind the counter do? He gives him the money, gets an apology, and then calls the police.While we feel a little sorry for the guy stealing the money here, we can’t condone it, and know he will be caught putting him in an even worse situation than he apparently already is in.via Redditlast_img read more

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Jayne When it comes to net neutrality pick battles carefully

first_img It is quite likely that Bob Ferguson knows more about the law than I do. After all, he is the state’s attorney general and would make a strong candidate for higher office (hint, hint), while the extent of my legal experience comes from barstool arguments.So, when Ferguson says the Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act in overturning the Obama-era policy known as net neutrality, I tend to believe him. He probably knows more about net neutrality than I do, as well.You might have heard something about this. Proponents of net neutrality say that it guarantees free and open access to the internet. Considering that the internet has become about as essential as oxygen to our daily lives, this is a big deal, and it has led to plenty of discussion on — naturally — the internet.But despite much hand-wringing and what seems to be unanimous support for net neutrality outside of corporate boardrooms, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to overturn the policy. It voted to abolish requirements that internet providers such as Verizon and Comcast distribute internet access fairly and equally.Because Ajit Pai, who was appointed chairman of the FCC by President Donald Trump, used to work for Verizon, this has raised some hackles. Pai has been painted by many as the real-world equivalent of Kylo Ren, which is a timely pop-culture reference with a new Star Wars movie being released this weekend. Greg Jayne, Opinion page editorlast_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Google to focus on mental health at Employee Benefits Live 2018

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Cayla Kitayama (pictured), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) benefits at technology organisation Google, will discuss mental health and the changing landscape of wellbeing strategies at Employee Benefits Live 2018.Kitayama’s keynote presentation, titled ‘Putting health and wellbeing at the heart of your benefits strategy’, will open the two-day event’s conference programme on Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 10.00am.The session will explore how the wellbeing space has developed in relation to benefits, moving from medical and life insurances into a clearer focus around mental health. Kitayama will highlight why mental health in particular is so important for employers to consider, as well as provide recommendations on what organisations can do in this space.Kitayama said: “Mental health is really important and that’s an area that should be focused on when [employers are] thinking of benefits strategies and how [they] create [their] benefits. What can [employers] do to make people more aware of it, to help equip managers and business partners to help support their employees, and how can [organisations] help the employees themselves take ownership of this space? One of the things I want people to really take away is what they can do, what can they implement in their own [organisations].”As well as talking about the wellbeing landscape more generally, Kitayama will specifically speak on what Google as an employer does, and how it creates and implements its own strategies and programmes around both wellbeing and benefits. “I’m very conscious of people just feeling [that] Google [is] a big employer, [it] has loads of money, of course [it] can create these programmes. But there’s a whole thing that all employers can do, regardless of size,” Kitayama added.Kitayama will further use examples from Google to showcase the organisation’s experience of benefits within a growing organisation, and will demonstrate how it applies a global philosophy to localised country benefits programmes.The session will also explore the role of the employer in employee wellbeing. Kitayama said: “As employers, I think we have a really unique opportunity here to help in that space. As employers who are responsible for the wellbeing of our employees, it’s our responsibility to really help support in this area.”Kitayama will also discuss the UK’s current scene for mental wellbeing at work, explaining that employees are now aware of mental health and are happy to acknowledge that they may need some form of help; however, this is very different from actively seeking assistance. Kitayama feels this is where employers can have an impact.“Benefits exist to attract and retain employees and what we’ve seen a lot over the years is that things such as stress, anxiety and depression, these are some of the most crippling areas that people are really suffering with,” she explained. “[These have] knock-on impacts to other parts of the benefits programme in general. For the employee, they obviously have to feel the best they can be.”Employee Benefits Live 2018 will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018 at ExCeL London.For more information or to register for the show…last_img read more

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MiamiDade Police motorcycle cop hurt in Southwest Miami accident

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police motorcycle officer was transported to the hospital after being involved in an accident in Southwest Miami-Dade, Monday.The officer was ejected from his bike when a minivan struck him after running a stop sign, according to Miami-Dade Police. The Miami-Dade Police Department sergeant is in stable condition at Kendall Regional Hospital and is excepted to be OK, according to officials.The accident happened in the area of Southwest 137th Avenue and 90th Street in Kendall.The driver of the minivan was also hospitalized with minor injuries.The crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Jungle Island celebrates birth of baby capuchin monkey

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – There’s a new member of the family at Jungle Island in Miami.The park is celebrating the birth of a new baby capuchin monkey, Tuesday.The monkey doesn’t have a name yet, and you can help pick one.There’s a social media contest where people can choose from three celebrity chef-inspired names.The baby monkey will make his public debut at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s Fun and Fit as a Family Event on Saturday and Sunday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Demi Lovato rings in her 27th birthday in London with a chant

first_imgDemi Lovato and Ariana GrandeInstagramDemi Lovato’s birthday celebrations were kicked off on the right note! The singer, Grande, who started her Sweetener tour from London, recorded an adorable birthday video for Lovato.The Sorry Not Sorry singer did share the video on her Instagram and wrote, “This was too sweet not to post… before show prayer they did this for my bday,” and added, “I’m so proud of you @arianagrande. You f—— killed that!! I love you tons.” Ahead of Ariana going up on the stage, she shared a warm hug with the birthday girl.This comes a year after her dire overdose. A source told People, “Demi is in a great place in her life. She is spending her birthday in London and working on new music and other projects.”As she is successfully heading forward in the path of health and mind wellbeing, the source has further revealed that she is practising Jiu-Jitsu. Ahead of her birthday, Lovato also shared a mirror selfie of herself captioning it as, “Last day as 26”.In a plain white ribbed crop top and black leather jacket, Lovato certainly looks very healthy and happy. “They literally filmed/sang happy birthday twice and @scotterbraun STILL forgot to press record @arianagrande’s face is everything,” Lovato said in the video and added, “This video is a perfect glimpse of how f—— happy and rad my birthday is this year. So so happy. and I love my new family. Thank you guys, love you .” Ariana Grande’s birthday chant for Demi LovatoInstagramEver since the overdose incident, Lovato has grown pretty tight with her close-knit circle of friends and family. “Demi is very close to her family,” a source previously told People. “She often stays at her mom [Dianna De La Garza’s]. She attended [Madison’s] high school graduation in June. Spending time with her family always seems very important to her.” The source continued, “[She] is surrounding herself with a small group of friends. You can tell that everyone is very protective of her.”Lovato, who has battled addiction, mental illness and eating disorders, had taken to social media to break her silence on all the darkness that surrounded her during her tough year. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,” Lovato wrote. “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well.” Demi LovatoInstagramThe singer concluded by saying, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”Although it was reported back in February that she has relapsed and returned to the rehabilitation facility, a source close to Lovato refuted the rumours. Currently, as she turns 27, Lovato is religiously focussing on staying healthy and working on her upcoming album.last_img read more

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