KOLKATA, India (CMC):West Indies arrived here early yesterday from Dubai to begin their final preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup, which is set to bowl off here today with qualifying matches.The 2012 champions spent the last two weeks in a preparation camp in United Arab Emirates (UAE), where they also played four unofficial T20 warm-up games – two against Zimbabwe in Sharjah and two versus English County Warwickshire in Dubai. They won all four fixtures.The Caribbean side play their two official warm-up matches at Eden Gardens, taking on hosts and powerhouses India on Thursday and Australia on Sunday.Bravo in New DelhiMedia reports here said star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was not with the team at the hotel yesterday, having flown to New Delhi following his arrival from Dubai.However, a team official said the veteran T20 specialist would return in time for the Windies fixtures.”He has some personal commitments in New Delhi. He will return in time,” media reports quoted an unnamed team official as saying.West Indies are also awaiting a replacement for opener Lendl Simmons, who was forced to opt out of the squad last week after failing to recover from a back injury. The Trinidadian played no part in the camp in UAE.In recent weeks, West Indies have been hit by a number of high profile withdrawals from the squad. Kieron Pollard pulled out with injury, off-spinner Sunil Narine chose to complete the rehabilitation of his bowling action, while left-handed batsman Darren Bravo opted to represent Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the ongoing Regional four-day championship.West Indies have been installed in Group A of the T20 World Cup and will play alongside South Africa, Sri Lanka and England.The winner of Group B in the qualifying tournament beginning today will join West Indies in Group One.
30 January 2013South Africa’s Allied Technologies (Altech) Group has acquired an 8.6% initial interest worth US$16.5-million in London-headquartered telecommunications company Liquid, with the aim of expanding its networking footprint and creating the largest single fibre network in Africa.The planned network will span South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.“The efficiencies this will create will be considerable and will enable the interconnectivity of the continent in a manner previously unachievable,” Altech said in a statement on Tuesday.Altech specialises in telecommunication, multimedia and information technology convergence.“Enterprises will, in many cases for the first time, be able to obtain point-to-point connectivity between a virtually unprecedented number of African countries.“The network will provide reliable, high-speed, cost-effective connectivity to carriers, mobile operators, internet service providers (ISPs), financial institutions and businesses of all sizes.”The acquisition of a stake in Liquid followed losses in Altech’s East African operations. “The Liquid transaction opens up a positive new chapter for Altech, in partnership with a group with proven expertise in its sector,” said Altech’s chief executive officer, Craig Venter.The deal also means speeding up work on fibre networks in Africa.“Liquid has been building and investing in a high-quality pan-African fibre network for many years, and this deal will accelerate our progress by enlarging our network footprint,” said Liquid’s chief executive officer, Nic Rudnick.“We are a strong and ambitious company and have a long-term investment plan for the region.“The compatibility and complementary nature of Liquid and Altech are important features of this strategic alliance – notably with regard to the use of Altech’s multimedia technologies and products, as we extend our value chain to the retail data markets in Africa,” Rudnick said.SAinfo reporter
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr APGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, sidelined by complications from 2015 back surgery, reportedly is feeling better and could return for Sunday’s second game of the NBA Finals.But Mike Brown, the assistant coach who has guided the Warriors to an 11-0 playoff mark in Kerr’s absence, still plans on guiding Golden State as he did in Thursday’s 113-91 game one victory over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “Coach Kerr has been great,” Thompson said. “He’s a fighter, so it’s great to see him out here. He tries to help as much as he can and he has been. He’s just a calming presence. He’s great at deciphering the game and what we need to do right and what we need to do better.“We miss him out there. Hopefully he can come back. If not, we’ll play for him and still perform.”Kerr was the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year for guiding the Warriors to the winningest season in NBA history at 73-9, but the achievement was bittersweet given Golden State fell victim to the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, squandering a 3-1 edge to see Cleveland win in seven games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Brown has filled in perfectly and the Warriors have set an NBA record start to the playoffs at 13-0, also matching the longest win streak in NBA post-season history.“I imagine I’m going to coach until Steve tells me he’s ready. That’s kind of how I look at it,” Brown said.“He does seem like he’s getting better, but I’m going to keep coaching until he says he can or can’t.”Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he had heard nothing about Kerr’s possible return, but added, “I hope he comes back.”Kerr has spoken to the team in the locker room at times before games and at half-time while absent from the bench decisions during games. He continues to work with Brown and others on game plans as well.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Jimmy Alapag, LJ Moreno expecting 3rd child ESPN reported that if Kerr feels well enough in the next two days there was “optimism” he could return as coach for game two in the best-of-seven series Sunday in Oakland.But for now, acting head coach Brown is planning on guiding the team for what could be their final home game of the campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He has the option to coach,” Brown said Friday. “I haven’t heard anything from him. I’m planning on coaching unless he or (Warriors general manager) Bob Myers tells me anything different.”Since coaching the Warriors to their first two playoff triumphs this year, Kerr has been sidelined with nausea and migraine headaches due to complications from back surgery two years ago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments
Over two days, Prince Harry has met a number of local organisations, companies and charities who work in various ways to support the surrounding Leeds community.Prince Harry visits LeedsCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukThe visit began at the ‘Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds’ event – a charity fair and panel discussion addressing the mental wellbeing of the city’s young people.The event, hosted by the Leeds Community Foundation, brings together a range of mental health projects to celebrate the important work they are delivering across the city.At the event Prince Harry was able to meet local charities, and learn more about their work with young people and mental health.At the beginning of the panel discussion, HRH gave a speech about the importance of mental health.“We all have mental health – just as we all have physical health,” said Prince Harry. “It is so important that we look after our mental wellbeing in the same way that we look after our physical health, but too often people choose to ignore it. On average, it takes someone who is struggling with their mental health about ten years to admit they have a problem.“What this means is that, something which may start as a minor issue will spiral downwards over time to become a serious and persistent problem, perhaps even requiring professional help.“William, Catherine and I started the Heads Together campaign because we saw through our work that the stigma around mental health – was preventing people from seeking help.“Those who had been working in this space for many years told us we could really help by shining a light on the power of conversations and thus help break down the stigma.“This year there has been a lot spoken about mental health, not just by the Heads Together campaign but by many other organisations and initiatives focused on mental health. The many voices that we’ve heard from across the country have helped to normalise the discussion about mental health, taking it away from a presumption of mental illness to a broad ranging and, most significantly, positive conversation.“Since the London Marathon two months ago, I have spoken to many people who now feel able to reach out to family, friends and colleagues and discuss what they have been feeling. But what has struck me most is the number of people I’ve met, who have direct experience of mental health challenges, either themselves or those close to them. So many of these stories could have been very different if awareness was better and help had been sought sooner.“I cannot tell you how pleased William, Catherine and I am that the dial seems to have shifted and that there is now greater understanding, compassion and kindness for anyone who opens up about their struggles.“But let’s not kid ourselves that the job is done – there is much much more that we can do at every level to make conversations about mental health as common place as those about physical health. For example, we need to better equip our young people with the tools they need to cope with this increasingly complex and fast moving world we live in.“I read recently that young people check their phones at least 150 times per day – I’m sure we could all be more effective and efficient if we took a moment to process our thoughts rather than rushing from one thing to the next. I won’t dwell on this point as I’m sure the panel will have more to say around our mental fitness.“I have been so impressed by the commitment of this City and the Leeds Community Foundation in focusing on mental health. You have been leading the way in bringing funding and expertise together in support of local community solutions.“I have just met some of the organisations you have supported; they are working across such a broad range of groups from young people coping with the stresses of life and school, women facing domestic abuse, the LGBT community and those caring for loved ones; each group requiring a unique kind of support.“It is this kind of dedicated support which not only helps people to tackle their personal challenges but enables them to go on and flourish. If we invest in supporting our young people now, they will be better placed to succeed in all areas of their lives from work to family and in their communities.”On day two of the Leeds visit Prince Harry undertook two visits in support of the charity WellChild, of which he is Patron. The charity works with children suffering from illnesses or life-altering conditions.His Royal Highness visited the home of five year old Oliver to help WellChild makeover his garden through ‘Helping Hands’ project. The garden transformation will allow Oliver to access his garden safely, which enables him to develop his physical skills and encourage independence. The transformation of Oliver’s garden marks the 300th Helping Hands project.At Leeds Children’s Hospital Prince Harry was introduced to WellChild nurse Helen Tooby. Helen provides specialist care and support to help families get their children home from hospital quicker.Prince Harry was able to meet a group of children, and their families, who have benefited from WellChild and Helen in their journey from hospital to home.Source:Royal.uk
Five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders take a knee during the national anthem prior to a college football game against North Greenville, in Kennesaw, Ga. The group of cheerleaders from the college in Georgia say they’ll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday’s homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. (Cory Hancock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker says Scrappy the Owl, the mascot at the university where five cheerleaders have been kneeling during the national anthem, had no business leading students in a march through campus to support the cheerleaders.The five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders vow to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the anthem is played at Saturday’s homecoming football game. They were moved off-field after an earlier protest.Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart chairs the House subcommittee in charge of funding Georgia’s public universities.He tells The Marietta Daily Journal that Scrappy’s participation in Monday’s rally supporting the so-called Kennesaw Five was inappropriate.The lawmaker says that unless any group can solicit the owl’s services for protests, the taxpayer-funded mascot shouldn’t have been used.Video from WXIA-TV shows the mascot voicing his support.
Facebook Rapper Pouya On Miami’s Hip-Hop Scene location-rapper-pouya-miamis-hip-hop-scene “On Location”: Rapper Pouya On Miami’s Hip-Hop Scene News Twitter Email Learn about the history of hip-hop in Miami from the 23-year-old native rapperRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 6, 2018 – 10:44 am Whether you know it or not, Miami has a huge hip-hop scene, rich with history and active artists moving the genre forward. One such rapper representing that community is Miami native Pouya who’s been jamming out tracks such as “Daddy Issues,” “Underground Underdog” and “Void.” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 6, 2018 – 10:43 am Rapper Pouya On Miami’s Hip-Hop Scene While “On Location” in Miami to capture the first episode of the new music and travel series, Recording Academy host Charlie Travers made a trip to Tropical Park to spend some time on the lake with the 23-year old rapper (and meet his 11-year-old dog Princess). While taking a break on the dock, we learn more about Miami’s hip-hop scene.”Back in the day they had the electric, EDM stuff,” Pouya says. “Then fast forward a little bit then came Uncle Luke, which was one of the first Miami rappers. Uncle Luke, the 2 Live Crew, those were the first Miami rappers ever putting on for Miami. Then came Trick Daddy. Fast forward a little bit came Rick Ross, Trina. Fast forward to today it’s me, Denzel Curry, the list goes on. … The list is too long.”Pouya, who tells Travers his father is Iranian and his mother came to Miami from Cuba, has always called Miami home. And when asked what he thinks might be missing from Miami’s music scene, it turns out this is the wrong question entirely. “There’s nothing missing really,” Pouya says. “I think the world is missing out on us. We support each other as a city. I ride or die for my city. This is my city.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, December 12, 2018:A caller reported a female party in another vehicle blocked her car in and was yelling at her over a parking spot at Winchester Family Medical Center on Salem Street. Caller took child into building and call was dropped. Police responded. Caller checked OK. (9:56am)A Hopkins Street homeowner reported she had a UPS package taken yesterday. (10:59am)A Grove Avenue resident reported an ATM scam. (11:50am)A passerby reported a small animal on the ice or in the water close to the beach at Silver Lake. Police checked area and was unable to locate. (1:25pm)Sirius XM called in an SOS from a 2018 Grey Subaru Outback in town. Company was unable to make contact with vehicle owner. Dispatch made contact. No emergency. He was just seeing what the SOS button did. (4:17pm)Animal Control Officer removed a bat from an Ashwood Avenue house. (4:38pm)Police was on hand for the Board of Appeals Meeting at Town Hall, monitoring traffic. A male party was later escorted out by an officer for disruptive behavior. (7:12pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”
Election commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Friday said the commission is thinking of imposing a restriction on live telecast during the general election slated for 30 December, reports UNB.He came up with the remarks while briefing newsmen at Nirbachan Bhaban in the afternoon.The EC secretary said a proposal was placed at Thursday’s meeting on the law and order for preparing guidelines for journalists but the election commissioners said journalists can enter voting centres, take photographs and even take the opinions of voters.”There’s no restriction on such activities but the EC is considering of imposing restrictions on the live telecast from vote centres. We’ll inform you in this regard later,” he said.He said ballot papers will reach returning officers in all the 300 constituencies seven days before the 11th parliamentary elections. “We’ve started the printing of ballot papers. We hope we’ll be able to reach those to the returning officers seven days before the election day,” he said.The EC secretary said there are High Court orders about candidacy in some parliamentary seats. “We’re trying to print the ballot papers in line with the court orders,” he said.Helal also said armed forces members will be deployed for 10 days from 24 December as the striking in the election.Asked whether the armed forces members will be given magistracy power, he said only executive magistrates, judicial magistrates and senior joint district judges will be on duty in the field with magistracy power.The EC secretary said 652 executive magistrates, 640 judicial magistrates and 244 senior joint district judges will perform their duties for four days from two days before the election day.Besides, over 1,000 executive magistrates will be working with law enforcement agencies, including police, Border Guard Bangladesh and Rapid Action Battalion, he said, adding, “So, there’s no scope to give magistracy power to a force (army) separately.”About the use of mobile phones by journalists in vote centres on the election day, the EC secretary said there is an EC instruction that only presiding officers and police officers in-charge can use mobile phone inside a centre. “Others can carry mobile phone but they won’t be allowed to talk over it,” he said.About preparations for the election, Helal said they completed many preparations in the last one month. “Now, we need to impart training to field-level officers — presiding officers and polling officers.”The election commissioners will provide training to the field-level officers, he said, adding that as part of it, the EC will sit in a coordination meeting in Rangamati with election officers of the three hilly districts on 18 December.The EC will hold another coordination meeting with officers of Chattogram division in the port city on the same day.About allegations that many candidates were being obstructed from going to their respective constituencies, the EC secretary said the EC sends all the allegations to the electoral enquiry committee, but it did not find the authenticity in most cases.
Share Listen X Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made his comments on SB 4 after giving the annual State of Mobility address before the Transportation Advocacy Group.Mayor Turner says he believes the law known as SB 4 isn’t about sanctuary cities but more about racial and ethnic profiling. Dallas, Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio have already announced they’re suing over the law and Turner says he’s also ready to go to court. He says SB 4 would take away too much discretion from Houston police. “Well the reality is when people fear that law enforcement officers may be asking them about their documentation or their legal status,” says Turner, “They may be less willing to report crimes.”Instead of making the city safer Turner fears the law would have the opposite effect. “We see what’s happening all over the globe,” adds Turner. “Terroristic activities that are taking place. Information is critical and you don’t want anything put in place that will lessen access to information for law enforcement.”Turner must now seek City Council approval to move ahead with the lawsuit. That’s expected later this month. In a tweet, Turner urged council members to agree to the lawsuit. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03