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The word “hustler” sometimes has a negative connotation. Some people believe that a “hustler” is someone who is trying to take advantage of them, that they are “being hustled.” That’s not what it means here. Here the connotation is nothing but positive.A hustler is someone who knows what they want and is willing to take action to get it. They have a very strong bias for action.Hustlers are inherently impatient. They are averse to waiting for things to come their way.A hustler is a self-starter. No one has to tell them what to do. They don’t need to be motivated or inspired because they have a big enough reason “why” already burning inside them.A hustler is determined beyond anything a non-hustler can imagine. They aren’t put off by their failures, and they don’t give up on their dreams. When one thing doesn’t work, they keep trying things until they figure out how to get the result they need.A hustler is a maverick. They’re difficult to manage because they color outside the lines. They want the outcome, even if it means that the method for achieving it is unconventional.Hustlers don’t punch a clock. They don’t count the hours they work, they count the outcomes they produce. Hustlers don’t hit the snooze button either.A hustler builds relationships. They need friends, allies, and fellow hustlers to help them get things done. They build and work the hustler network. They surround themselves with other hustlers.Hustlers want things. They don’t feel bad about wanting a nice car, a nice house, or nice clothes. They know that it is their right to have those things when they’ve earned them, when they deserve them.Hustlers have a bigger vision of themselves. They believe they are capable of great things. They know that they have room to grow and, no matter how successful they are, they still see a lot of runway in front of them.Hustlers aren’t selfish or self-oriented. They know that the greater outcomes they want are only found through creating greater value for more people. They only earn what they are worth, and they increase that worth all of the time.There you go, hustler.
The Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) has demanded that sugar factories across Maharashtra pay the fair and remunerative price (FRP) to sugarcane farmers at one go, warning factory owners of an agitation if the FRP is paid in instalments.The cane crushing season in the State is expected to be delayed well till the end of the third week of November. It is expected to start only after the SSS, which is influential in the sugar heartland of Sangli and Kolhapur, decides on the FRP during its sugar conclave at Jaysingpur in Kolhapur district on November 23.“Because of the drought in the summer, the excess rains and now the unseasonal showers, hundreds of acres under sugarcane cultivation in Maharashtra have been ruined. This time, the State will witness a 40% decline in sugarcane production. The extensive destruction due to the floods that hit Kolhapur and Sangli will take a heavy toll in the sugar belt, while the drought has ravaged the sugarcane crop in Marathwada,” Mr. Shetti told The Hindu.He said SSS activists had urged two factories owned by Congressman Satej ‘Bunty’ Patil and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Hasan Mushrif to halt crushing operations.In a stormy meeting with factory owners on Sunday, SSS representatives rejected their requests to pay the FRP in instalments due to the dire straits of the sugar market. “The SSS ought to accept the FRP payment in instalments owing to the situation brought on by first the flood and then unseasonal showers,” said Mr. Patil, a senior Congress leader from Kolhapur who is chairman and president of the Dr. D.Y. Patil cooperative sugar factory.Incidentally, Mr. Shetti’s political party, the Swabhimani Paksha, is in alliance with the Congress and the NCP. “Even if we are allies, our fight is for the interests of the farmers. So irrespective of whether a sugar factory is owned by a leader of the Congress, NCP, Bharatiya Janata Party or Shiv Sena, our activists will not permit sugar mills to commence crushing operations,” he said. SSS leader Jalinder Patil said many farmers had not received FRP payment from the previous year.“It is detrimental to the interests of the farmers if the mills begin crushing operations early as they will not get a decent price for the standing crop which escaped the ravages of unseasonal rain. If we settle at a low FRP this year, we will not be able to negotiate a better FRP for the next crushing season [2020-21],” said SSS leader Savkar Madnaik.
Two points into the final game of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer on Tuesday, Stanislas Wawrinka steadied himself to try and return a forehand smash.Roger Federer returns to Stanislas Wawrinka during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday. APWawrinka playfully threw his racket up over his head in a mock attempt to return it. Forget it, the ball sailed past him and Federer won the point.It was that kind of match for Wawrinka. Federer faced just one break point, winning all 13 of his service games, got 77 per cent of his first serves in and polished off his Beijing Olympics doubles gold medalist teammate 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour, 47 minutes.”When it’s clicking it’s really a good feeling, and I don’t ask too many questions,” Federer said of his outstanding serve.All facets of Federer’s game were working Tuesday as he advanced to the semifinals, where he’ll meet either Novak Djokovic or Tomas Berdych.Still in the realm of probability for the defending champion is a final against Rafael Nadal and a chance to prevent the Spanish lefthander from winning his fourth consecutive Grand Slam. No man has held all four major titles since Rod Laver in 1969.Nadal plays fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in one quarterfinal Wednesday, while Andy Murray takes on Alexandr Dolgopolov in the other.Federer is not looking ahead to Nadal just yet.””It’s normal to follow Rafa in a big way because he’s going for something particularly very special,” Federer said. “My focus is not playing him in the finals quite yet. He still has to win a few matches against really tough players ahead of him. I got my hands full … I’m not quite there.”advertisementTop-seeded Caroline Woznacki is nearly there, advancing to a semi-final against China’s Li Na. The 20-year-old Danish player was under intense pressure early against French Open champion Francesca Schiavione before beating the Italian veteran 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.Li advanced to the semi-finals for the second year in a row at Melbourne Park after beating Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-2, 6-4.The other women’s semi-finalists will be decided Wednesday when second-seeded Vera Zvonareva plays Petra Kvitova and U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters takes on Agnieszka Radwanska.Wozniacki rallied from a set and a break down to beat Schiavone and ensure she’d maintain the No. 1 ranking after this tournament.Schiavone dominated the opening set and a half before the effects of her previous match kicked in. She beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in a three-set match lasting 4 hours, 44 minutes, a record for a women’s Grand Slam singles match.”Maybe in the third set I felt a little bit something physically, but it’s not an excuse,” Schiavone said. “I think I gave the best that I could do.”Wozniacki described Schiavone as a “fighter.””She started off really, really well and I didn’t feel like I had the right timing,” Wozniacki said. “So it was difficult for me in the beginning, but I fought back and I’m so happy that I’m standing here as the winner.”The match point was contentious – first called out by a line judge. An overruled by chair umpire Eva Aseraki forced Wozniacki to ask for a video ruling, which confirmed the initial call ended the match.Schiavone knew the match was over even before the replay – “I saw the ball was out, was no chance,” she said.Li, who lost the 2010 semi-final in two tiebreak sets to eventual champion Serena Williams, came to Melbourne after winning the title at a tune-up event in Sydney and is on a 10-match winning streak.”I’s good for me. I mean, the second time in the Grand Slam semi-final, always in the Australia Open, and also before I played well in Sydney,” she said. “Hopefully I can do better in this year, and everyone will see me again.”Li was the first Chinese woman to win a WTA tour event, and the first to enter the top 10. Her run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2006 was the best for a Chinese player in a major at the time. Now her return to the semis is a first.No Chinese woman has won a major, but Petkovic thinks that can change here.”I think she played really well. I think she’s going to win the tournament,” Petkovic said. “She moves very well, she has a great footwork. She takes the ball very early. She plays flat and deep. She has this sneaky aggressive play, I would call it.”advertisement
Tarundeep Rai has been one of India’s finest archers, doing the country proud on innumerable occasions. He was the first one to win a silver for India at the Asian Games. Tarun also played a key role in India’s dominance in the recently-concluded South Asian Games, winning a hat-trick of gold medals. (South Asian Games: India finish with record-breaking 308 medals) The ace Indian archer turns 32 today and spoke exclusively to indiatoday.in and spoke about his desire to do well for India at the Rio Olympics after disappointing at the London Games.Excerpts:Sudeer Mahavadi: India did incredibly well at the South Asian Games recently, winning 308 medals in all. How do you rate this performance ?Tarundeep Rai: Well India has been dominating the SAF Games right from its inception. Yes the increasing medal tally, especially the gold medals in each edition, shows that India has improved by leaps and bounds and that is a positive sign for archery.Sudeer: It was particularly good to see you come back with a vengeance as you have been in and out of the Indian team.?Tarundeep: Yes certainly I am delighted with my performance. But I should also admit that since I started, this sport has come a long way. You see quite a few youngsters taking up archery. I remember when I strung a bow for the first time, very few showed interest in this sport. People in fact hardly knew it. We hardly had good equipment.But now almost all of us have world class equipment. So the competition levels are growing, day-by-day in archery. Many aspiring and talented juniors are coming up. I must say this is one of the reasons why I couldn’t make it to the team on some occasions. Well, I had some injury issues as well in between. But on top of that I always feel happy when some juniors come up and beat us.advertisementSudeer: You represented India twice at the Olympics and you must be hoping for selection for the coming Rio Games?Tarundeep: Obviously. I have been working hard for that. Except in the Olympics, India has done well everywhere. I will give my 100% not just to participate in the Olympics for the third time, but to win medals for our country. In London, I missed a great chance. If I am in the team, I won’t disappoint now.Sudeer: As a seasoned archer, how do you describe India’s performances over the last four five years?Tarundeep: Well, there has been a big improvement as I mentioned earlier. Archers from India have huge potential to win an Olympic medal. If you look at the graph of Indian archers over the last four years there has been considerable growth.Sudeer: Do you agree we have still got to go a long way when it comes to Asian Games and Olympics?Tarundeep: First, it can’t be denied that there is a huge demand for this sport all over. Everybody is improving day-by-day in world archery. So we also need to improve. We all have the potential to win Olympic medals. The only thing is, we must deliver at the right time. And I believe that day is not very far.Sudeer: It is good that the compound bow has been included in the last Asian Games. If it gets included at the Olympics in future how good will it be for archery?Tarundeep: That will be really awesome. We are all praying for that. Indian archers have really been outstanding in this discipline over the last couple of years. In fact, a lot of youngsters are getting more attracted to the compound bow, as archers enjoy some advantages. You release the arrow with the trigger, unlike in recurve. The weight of the said bow is lighter. For sure, India can certainly hope for some medals.Sudeer: Are the archers happy with the facilities they have these days. What support do they still need?Tarundeep: Yes I would say. As far as I am concerned I have no complaints. I am getting what I need for archery from Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ). My state, Sikkim, has always supported me. I am sure the archers are encouraged by all organisations nowadays. Even the federation is doing a great job now, holding quite a few events. There is hardly any rest we get.Sudeer: Today you turn 32 and you share your birthday with Bombayla Devi. Was there any occasion when you celebrated together, during a tournament perhaps ?Tarundeep: No such plans. Yes it may have happened on some occasions when Bombayla and I were involved in a tournament, that we celebrated together. I have a three-year-old son. And I hardly get time to spend with my family. I am blessed to have a supporting wife, my parents and siblings. They take care of everything when I am away. Pursuing archery is very, very difficult, I think. I live away from my family. I am very, very happy with my wife because she understands me and my archery.advertisementSo that’s why she sacrifices so much to take care of all the responsibilities of our family and our child. This allows me to focus on archery without worry. In recognition of her sacrifices, I hope to really celebrate my birthday after I win an Olympic medal.Sudeer: Your future ambitions?Tarundeep: To be a good father to Nusam Singh Rai, because I am unable to take him to a doctor when he gets sick. That is the first ambition. I want to be a good husband to Anjana Bhattarai, because I am not able to be with her when she feels lonely. To be a good son to my parents because I couldn’t be home when they actually needed me. To be a caring sibling to my little sister and dashing brother is also very important.Besides that, I would like to start my archery academy in Sikkim. I long to contribute to the sport’s growth in my home state, so that many, many Sikkimese brothers and sisters will come up and win Olympic medals for their motherland….Jai hind.
ATHENS – After his favored Olympiakos team lost to arch-rival Panathinaikos in the quarter-finals of the Greek Basketball League tourney, coach Giorgos Bartzokas has stepped down.Bartzokas, who led Olympiakos to the European championship in 2013 and won Euroleague Coach of the Year, couldn’t win any domestic titles and was surprised by Panathinaikos, said he had to resign because the pressure was too great and fans were turning against him.Olympiakos lost 77-76 in a game played in an empty arena because of penalties established on the team. He will be temporarily replaced by his assistant, Milan Tomic.Reports in the Greek media have Serbia and Greece coaches, Alexander Djordjevic and Fotis Katsikaris, as frontrunners for Bartzokas’s post.Bartzokas began working as a basketball coach at the age of 22, while he was still also playing club basketball. He was the assistant coach of Panagiotis Giannakis for several years in Maroussi.In 2006, he signed on as the head coach of Olympia Larissa. That same year with Olympia, he managed to reach the playoffs of the Greek Basket League for the first time in the club’s history. The team finished in 7th place, and repeated their playoffs qualification the next year, during the Greek Basket League 2007-08 season.In 2009, Bartzokas became the head coach of Maroussi. In 2010, he was named the Greek League Coach of the Year. He became the head coach of Panionios in 2010.Bartzokas became the head coach of the Greek Euroleague club Olympiakos, in June 2012. With Olympiakos, he won the 2012-13 season championship of the Euroleague, becoming the first Greek coach in history to win this title. He was also named the Euroleague Coach of the Year in 2013.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Scotland batsman George Munsey scripted history after smashing a century off just 25 deliveries while playing for Gloucestershire 2nd XI.In an unofficial Twenty20 game between Gloucestershire 2nd XI and Bath CC, Munsey ended up firing a fierce 39-ball 147.Munsey’s partner GP Willows also struck a quick century off 53 balls. However, it was the former who stole the show. With the help of their No. 3 batsman Tom Price, who made a 23-ball 50, Gloucestershire 2nd XI posted an unbelievable 326/3 from their 20 overs.The Scotland batsman’s impressive innings featured five fours and 20 sixes, including an over in which he slammed six sixes, with the entertaining knock lasting around 50 minutes. 147 runs 39 balls 20 sixes6 sixes in an over@CricketScotland’s @GeorgeMunsey smashed a 25-ball for @Gloscricket Second XI yesterday!READ https://t.co/HIDwmBzpKr pic.twitter.com/f2X8yU5q7X ICC (@ICC) April 22, 2019The knock had echoes of another rapid hundred in an unofficial game, with Surrey’s Will Jacks also having raced to a 25-ball century, recently, in a T10 warm-up v Lancashire. His knock also included six sixes in an over.Gloucs 2nd XI won the game by 112 runs.Also Read | Oman bowled out for 24 off 17.1 overs! Scotland win in just 3.2 oversAlso Read | India should promote women’s Test cricket: Australia skipper Lanning
Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web Jose Mourinho has tipped Liverpool to reach a third successive Champions League final next season following their victory over Tottenham on Saturday.An early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late strike from substitute Divock Origi secured the win for Liverpool over their Premier League rivals in Madrid. It is the sixth European Cup/Champions League in the club’s history and a first since 2005. 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? It is also a first trophy in charge for manager Jurgen Klopp, who joined the club in October 2015.The scenes of celebration at the Wanda Metropolitano were in sharp contrast to the previous year, when Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the final in Kiev.Mourinho believes this could be the start of a new era of success for Klopp’s side and sees no reason why they cannot reach a third successive Champions League final next year.However, the Portuguese is not so confident about his former club Chelsea, who will return to the Champions League next season.The Londoners also ended the campaign with a trophy following their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku last week . But Mourinho fears their impending transfer ban, as well as the expected departure of Belgian forward Eden Hazard, will hamper their chances of success in the competition.”It is difficult for Chelsea because they don’t have the possibility to be in the transfer market,” Mourinho told beIN Sports . “Why can’t Liverpool do three finals in a row? Why Liverpool, with this good team, with this good spirit, with this good empathy. The club, the manager, the players, the fans. Why not a third?”Mourinho did also stress that the Reds would face intense competition for the trophy next year including from Manchester City, who pipped them to the Premier League title by just a point following a thrilling title race.“I was writing here the teams that want to win the Champions League. Juventus, Bayern, PSG, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid,” Mourinho added.“You have seven or eight teams. Lots of teams want to do it, but only one can do it.”
I won’t be seen around the scene once I am done: Virat Kohli on his post-retirement plansIndia vs Australia: Virat Kohli was responding to a query on whether he would consider playing in the Australian Big Bash league after retiring or if the BCCI lifts the bar on its players.advertisement Press Trust of India SydneyJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 14:05 IST Virat Kohli is in no mood to play cricket in T20 leagues around the world once he retires (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian players are not allowed to feature in T20 leagues around the worldRetired cricketers such as d e Villiers and Brendon McCullum are regularly seen playing in T20 leaguesKohli said he won’t pick up his bat again once he retiresRetired cricketers plying their trade in T20 leagues might be a global trend right now but India captain Virat Kohli says he wouldn’t even be “seen around the scene” the day he is “totally spent” to pick up the bat again.Responding to a query on whether he would consider playing in the Australian Big Bash league after retiring or if the BCCI lifts the bar on its players, Kohli said he would certainly not be around for such a stint after retirement.”Look I don’t know whether that stance is going to change in the future. As far as I am concerned, playing more cricket when I am done, I don’t think I am in that zone to be honest,” the 30-year-old said ahead of the opening ODI against Australia on Saturday.Retired cricketers such as AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are regularly seen playing in T20 leagues such as the IPL and Big Bash but Kohli says he isn’t interested in joining the bandwagon.”I have played enough cricket in the last five years and I cannot comment on even the first thing I do when I retire because I don’t feel like I am going to pick up the bat again,” he said.”I will be spent, the day I finish I will be totally spent and that’s the reason I am going to stop playing cricket. So I don’t see myself coming back and playing again. Once I am done, I will be done, and I won’t be seen around the scene,” Kohli said.advertisementWhat’s India Captain @imVkohli’s retirement plans? #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/xGxBOxMSdEBCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019The skipper was all praise for his team’s batting line-up and said the line-up looks strong heading into the ODI World Cup starting May 30 in England.”In the last 12 months, our ODI batting has been very strong and openers are a very big factor in that. There was a phase in the middle when we addressed the issue of middle overs and from 25-40 overs we tried to change our batting style,” he said.”Where our batting is at the moment, the team management and I are very comfortable because we have results in ODI cricket and performances have been very good as well.”In fact, Kohli felt the Indian team is perfectly balanced in every aspect.”The bowling has been balanced too. In one-day cricket, any team can beat you on any given day. But as a team you have to give your best and take your strongest eleven. And we feel as a one-day team we are on the right track, and are on our full strength,” he said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ODI seriesFollow Virat Kohli retirement
For more information or to complete the survey visit www.novascotia.ca/cannabis. Copies of the survey will also be available at Access Nova Scotia Centres starting Oct. 12. They can be mailed in or dropped off at those locations once they have been completed. Cannabis will be legal in Canada by July 2018 and Nova Scotians are being asked to share their thoughts. An online survey was launched today, Oct. 6 and runs to Oct. 27. The province is asking for input on key issues including the legal age to purchase and use recreational cannabis, where it can be purchased, and where it can be used. “As the federal government moves toward legalizing cannabis, our top priority is to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “We want to hear from Nova Scotians as we develop a well-regulated legal market that encourages responsible use and minimizes organized crime.” Within the federal legal framework, each province and territory is responsible for making decisions and creating rules and laws around the sale and use of recreational cannabis within its borders. While the federal legislation sets limits, such as minimum age or maximum possession limits, the prov¬inces and territories can add additional restrictions. The online survey asks for feedback on the following: age 19 as the legal age of purchase and use the sale of cannabis through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation where recreational cannabis can be used drug-impaired driving
Los Angeles: Supermodel Kendall Jenner has revealed why she slipped out quickly from brother-in-law Kanye Wests recent Sunday Service. She was too nervous on spotting Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt at the Service.”He was there. I think he’s been a couple times, but that was the first time that I was there when he was there. And, I literally left early,” Jenner confessed to Jimmy Fallon, on his popular show, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, according to a report in “hollywoodlife.com”. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaPitt surprised all when he turned up at West’s Service on September 1. Although the “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” actor has been to West’s Service before, this was the first time he was around on the same day that 23-year-old supermodel Kendall was around.”I just saw ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ and it was so good and he just gets better with age so I was like ‘I gotta go. Isn’t there a saying ‘don’t ever meet your superheroes?’ I just love him so much I’m going to leave it at that,” she explained to Fallon.
Mumbai: Amid reports that ruling BJP and Shiv Sena are hardening their positions on sharing of seats to contest the assembly polls, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the saffron alliance is “inevitable” and it will return to power once again. Speaking at a function here, Thackeray lavished praise on Modi for nullifying Article 370, and gave a call for construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and introduction of Uniform Civil Code. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”PM Modi has provided leadership and direction to the country which has immense capacity to progress and develop. I thanked Modi for abrogating Article 370 (which provided special status of Jammu and Kashmir) and the ‘Chandrayaan-2’ mission… Now the nation awaits the construction of a Ram mandir in Ayodhya and (introduction of) Uniform Civil Code,” said Thackeray. “Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will remain so. Modi has proved this in deed and not just in words,” he added. Thackeray said the country was also proud of ISRO scientists for manoeuvring the ambitious moon mission.
In a presidential statement issued today, the Council strongly condemned “the Government of Sudan’s taking and continued maintenance of military control over the Abyei area and the resulting displacement of tens of thousands of residents of Abyei.”The statement, read out by Nelson Messone, the Permanent Representative of Gabon, which holds the rotating monthly presidency for June, added that Sudan’s military presence in the area constitutes “a serious violation” of previous agreements. Violence and looting broke out in Abyei town after the northern troops took control of the area last month, displacing an estimated 45,000 people. “The Council calls on the Sudanese Armed Forces to ensure an immediate halt to all looting, burning, and illegal resettlement,” the statement said. “The Council stresses that all those responsible for violations of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law, as well as those who ordered those acts, will be held accountable.”A previous Council statement condemned an attack by Southern forces against a convoy of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), and today’s statement condemned two additional attacks last month.Noting that supply routes have been blocked and a bridge in Southern Abyei was destroyed by the Sudanese Armed Forces, the Council called “on all parties to respect humanitarian principles and allow all humanitarian personnel timely and unfettered access to vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the fighting.”The presidential statement echoed remarks made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who last month called on “both parties to cease their military operations, withdraw all forces and armed elements from the Abyei Area, and desist from further acts of aggression, including attacks on UN peacekeepers.”The recent violence is taking place just weeks before Southern Sudan formally separates from the rest of the country, following a referendum held in January. 3 June 2011The Security Council today demanded that the Government of Sudan withdraw immediately from Abyei, the disputed area which is contested by both north and south Sudan.
Both matches were played at Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka. In secretly filmed meetings, the match-fixers also said that they were planning to fix England’s game against Sri Lanka, also at Galle, in November this year. The world cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), has launched an investigation into our findings.Robin Morris, a match-fixer from Mumbai, told undercover reporters that he bribed the groundsman at Galle to doctor the pitch to ensure guaranteed outcomes. Cricket’s Match-Fixers will be available to watch online on Sunday at 10:00 GMT. At a meeting in a hotel in Galle, Morris gestures towards Indika, and says: “What happens is he – we – can make a pitch to do whatever we want it do to.”“Because he’s the main curator. He is the assistant manager and curator of the Galle stadium.”For the Australia match Indika says he made a pitch for bowlers. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third.The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016. The match-fixers then made large sums of money from betting.In Al Jazeera’s documentary “Cricket’s Match-Fixers”, the groundsman, Tharanga Indika, assistant manager at the Galle stadium, says he can make pitches to favour either bowlers or batsmen.“If you want a pitch for spin bowling or pace bowling or batting, it can be done.” “In that five-day match, we prepared the wicket poorly without using a roller. In that way we made a spinning wicket.”The “bowling pitch” ensured that the game would not last for the full five days and so the game would not end in a draw.Batsmen were out quickly and the match was over in less than two and a half days. A Test match can last for up to five days.Knowing that batsmen would struggle, the match-fixers made money by betting that the game would not end in a draw.A Test match can end in a draw only if no side has won when the teams have played for the full five days.Concerns were raised about the condition of the pitch at the time but the International Cricket Council, which had an inspector at the match, took no action.Indika told our undercover team that for the India match at Galle he made a pitch for batsmen. “India was set for a batting wicket.”“We pressed the wicket thoroughly with a roller and then we put water on it to make it even harder,” he says in the documentary.The batting pitch ensured a high score in the first innings so the criminals could bet on a first innings total higher than the bookmakers’ prediction.In the event, India scored a massive 600 runs in their first innings – and the match-fixers made a large profit.Morris, a former professional cricketer, offers an undercover reporter a deal for future fixes.“I have the information. I will give it to you. And you can bet good money – big time.”The match-fixer says he wants no money up front but wants 30 percent of the reporter’s winnings.At the meeting in Galle, the reporter asks the match-fixer when the next pitch-fix will be carried out at the stadium.Morris replies: “England v Sri Lanka.” England are due to play Sri Lanka at Galle in November 2018.The reporter asks Indika if he could ensure that the match would be over within four days.Indika replies, laughing: “I can do it in two and a half!”Morris denies any wrongdoing and says Al Jazeera had invited him to audition for a role in a movie “for public entertainment only”.Indika denies any involvement in pitch-fixing and says any conversations he had with Al Jazeera journalists was just to be courteous to foreign tourists.There is no suggestion that any of the players involved in these Test matches had any knowledge of the pitch-fixingThe ICC said it “will take the contents of the programme and any allegations it may make very seriously”.It said it was “working with anti-corruption colleagues from member countries based on the limited information we have received”.The ICC declined to comment on why it had not taken action when initial concerns were raised about the Galle pitch for the Australia match in 2016.Cricket’s Match-Fixers will be available online on Sunday at 10:00 GMT and can be viewed on Al Jazeera at the following times: Sunday, May 27 20:00GMT Monday, May 28 12:00 GMT Tuesday, May 29 01:00 GMT Wednesday, May 30 06:00 GMT Thursday, May 31 12:00 GMT Friday, June 1 20:00 GMT Saturday, June 2 01:00 GMT Sunday, June 3 06:00 GMT<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
TORONTO – Holiday cheer will be swapped with a dose of fear after traders return from a holiday break this week as developments over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations keep the attention of investors, and will likely lead to erratic movements in stock markets.The shortened trading week, and traditionally low volume levels around the Christmas holiday, will likely accentuate any market shifts related to developments in the stalled U.S. federal budget talks. Congress will reconvene on Thursday.But before then, trading will likely remain calm in the shortened session leading up to Christmas Eve.The Toronto Stock Exchange closes early on Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET, while New York markets end the session at 1 p.m. ET.North American markets will remain closed for the Christmas Day holiday, and the TSX will also be closed on Wednesday for Boxing Day.On Thursday, traders will return their attention to the ticking clock leading up to the year-end deadline.Last Friday, stocks fell sharply after House Republicans called off a vote on tax rates and left federal budget talks in disarray 10 days before sweeping tax increases and government spending cuts are scheduled to take effect.President Barack Obama said later Friday that he is “ready and willing” to get a big package done to deal with the fiscal cliff, adding there’s no reason not to protect middle-class Americans from tax increases.Obama says he spoke Friday with House Speaker John Boehner and met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He says Congress should pass a plan to extend tax breaks for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits.Obama says no one can get 100 per cent of what they want and there are “real consequences” to how they deal with the across-the-board tax increases and steep spending cuts scheduled to kick in Jan. 1. Economists fear the combination could deliver a blow to the U.S. economy.A deal must be reached to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff,’ which would involve the automatic imposition of hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases that could plunge the world’s largest economy back into recession and depress economies around the world.“Legislators are under increasing pressure to act quickly to prevent the sort of acute market volatility seen before (the) agreement on TARP and a debt ceiling deal 16 months ago,” said CIBC World Markets senior economist Peter Buchanan.Investors will also be squaring away their tax books for the year. Monday marks the last day for tax-loss selling for Canadian taxpayers selling equities through domestic accounts. The deadline for U.S. securities tax loss sales is Wednesday.“Once you get past those tax-loss selling deadlines, the markets have to look ahead, because there’s nothing else you can lock in for 2012,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.“Once we get to Thursday and Friday people will start focusing way more on 2013. That’s probably when the Washington news and noise will have even greater influence and that’s probably where the volatility picks up again.”In the U.S., pending home sales figures are due on Thursday with expectations for home prices to show further appreciation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dvaid Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 23, 2012 8:00 am MDT Traders face uncertainty over fiscal cliff in holiday trading week
Northland Resources has contracted Metso to supply the mineral processing equipment and services for the two processing lines at Northland’s Kaunisvaara iron ore project in northern Sweden. The order is valued at $293 million and covers the complete equipment package for the processing plant,including two primary gyratory crushers, two AG mills, seven vertical grinding mills (VTM 3000), magnetic separators and seven VPA press filters. The agreement also includes engineering, electrical and automation and the construction of the process plant. Given the long lead times for the first primary gyratory crusher, an AG mill and three vertical grinding mills, they have already been ordered.The deliveries for the Tapuli and Sahavaara process lines are scheduled for mid-2012 and for first and second quarters of 2014, respectively. In a move toreduce the impact of inflation on the project, the price levels on the equipment have been fixed.“We are very pleased to have partnered with Metso for the mineral processing equipment and services. Access to the long lead items, and Metso’s track record as a reliable supplier of equipment and services to mining companies operating in northern Sweden were critical factors in our decision-making. This agreement supports our goal of keeping the project on time and on budget,” said Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO of Northland.The Kaunisvaara iron ore project is located in Northern Sweden, about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the municipality of Pajala. Upon completion, the annual capacity of the process plant will be 12 Mt of dry iron ore and 5 Mt of iron ore concentrate.Northland is a development-stage mining company with a portfolio of iron ore projects in northern Sweden and Finland. The Kaunisvaara Project will exploit magnetite iron ore deposits, feeding a single, multi-line processing facility. The process yields a very high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate. The company is also preparing a Definitive Feasibility Study for the Hannukainen iron ore/copper/gold project in northern Finland.
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Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis, the Speaker in Greek Parliament, praised the work of Greek MPs in foreign countries at the World Hellenic Inter-parliamentary Association (WHIA) this week. Mr Meimarakis underlined the need for further cooperation with the Australian and Greek Parliament in order to have ministers take on an ambassadorial role for Greece in their own parliaments. He said to the delegation, “You make us feel proud knowing that you are our best ambassadors in your countries. “I think the Greek MPs of foreign parliaments can play a very important role in Greek times, let alone during the difficult period in our country now,” he said. The Speaker wanted to expand on the friendship already established and use it to be a voice of Greece. “It is a process that should not be left simply in a typical friendship but should become more effective and more efficient,” he said. Victorian MP and head of the Association John Pantazopoulos chaired the meeting and congratulated the Speaker on taking office. He stressed that as Greek expatriates, our influence lies in being united. “The Greeks have excelled at all areas they peruse, whether it is scientific or political. “Our strength is when we are united,” he said. Mr Meimarakis mentioned that although we might find ourselves far away, the distance makes for a more informed and level headed counsel. “You have the privilege of distance characterizing your view. This allows you to see the Greek reality with more clarity and give us the necessary advice,” he said.
Download AudioStudents and mariners will soon be able to get formal marine transportation education without leaving the state. The University of Alaska Board of Regents last week approved a new marine transportation degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast.Dale Miller taught marine transportation courses at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)For decades, UAS has offered classes and training to ferry workers, the Coast Guard, shipyard workers, sea pilots, the tug and barge industry, fishing and charter boat captains and other maritime employees.These classes have never been part of a formal degree program.“In the 14 years I’ve been with the university, every year students come to us and ask us if we do have a degree program in marine transportation, so there is a demand from the students without us even advertising,” said Dale Miller, a recently retired marine transportation instructor.A formal degree program will allow more students, like military personnel and veterans, to access funding for course tuition.“In the early days, they could receive funding by taking our non-degree classes, but in the last several years, it’s changed a lot and they’re a lot more strict with the regulations. They’re being denied funding now because we do not have a degree program,” Miller said.The program approved by the regents is atwo-year associate of applied science degree. Miller said this can go far in helping someone transition to an on-shore career.“Hopefully when people go through that program, they’re halfway to a bachelor’s and they would think seriously about continuing their education. All the different fleet managers – the tourism, the tug boat, the Marine Highway System headquarters in Ketchikan – they all need managers and shore-side support people,” Miller said.The degree program will also keep students in the state, Miller said, instead of going elsewhere for a degree in marine transportation.“I think it’s a great opportunity for young people in Alaska to be able to get a degree at a lot less cost than leaving the state, paying for room and board and going to outside institutions, and coming back to the state to work,” Miller said.More than 430 students took marine transportation classes last year. That number is expected to increase with changing regulations requiring more mariners to take refresher and navigational courses.The associate degree program was originally proposed in 2006 and has been a priority for the Ketchikan campus ever since. The degree program starts this spring.
Tirumala: The TTD on Thursday brought one more Pilgrim Amenities Complex (PAC) into use taking the total number to four improving facilities to the visiting pilgrims in Tirumala. The old Seva Sadan complex renamed as Padmanabha Nilayam located at RTC bus stand in Tirumala is opened to pilgrims with the performance of puja after creation of facilities required for temporary stay of pilgrims. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The massive building has 816 lockers and 70 toilets and bathrooms. Bengaluru based Vinay-a pilot and Anush a B Tech student received the first allotment of the lockers after the building is thrown open to the utility of pilgrims. PACs which are proving immensely useful to the pilgrims, who were unable to get accommodation in Tirumala particularly during weekends, provides shelter in all to about 6,000 daily. Superintendent Engineer Ramachandra Reddy, Special Grade Deputy EO (Reception) Parvathi, FMS EE Mallikarjuna Prasad and other officials were also present.