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10 months agoMan Utd impressed by Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke

first_imgMan Utd impressed by Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarkeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke is attracting big Premier League interest.Sky Sports says Manchester United are scouting 15-year-old Reading keeper Boyce-Clarke.The highly-rated teenager caught the eye as he played for Reading Under 23s against Manchester United last Sunday.And he’s now being closely monitored by representatives at Old Trafford. Boyce-Clarke is an England U16 international. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Royal Caribbean Earns More Unveils New ThreeYear Plan

first_imgzoom While the hurricanes had a negative impact on its overall revenue, Miami-based cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises said it ended the third quarter of 2017 with record earnings.The cruise giant’s net income for the three months ended September 30 reached USD 752.8 million, up from a net income of USD 693.3 million reported in the same period a year earlier. The company’s revenues for the quarter, which were at USD 2.56 billion, remained at a similar level to last year’s mainly due to the impact of an active hurricane season.Financially, the storms were “unusually impactful” because of when and where they hit and the net effect was a cost to the company in excess of USD 55 million, according to Royal Caribbean. Most of this impact was from lost revenue, but there were also direct costs associated with the storms and with the company’s humanitarian efforts.In addition, there were significant timing shifts across a wide range of activities as expenses were shifted between quarters to adjust to the storms. The company added that it still expects to generate earnings for the year within the increased range of guidance provided prior to the storms.As the company is “only weeks away from crossing the finish line” of its Double-Double program, Royal Caribbean Cruises introduced its new three-year program designed to further drive performance, namely the 20/20 Vision.Under the 20/20 Vision, which will continue to leverage the culture and discipline instilled by the Double-Double program, the company will look to improve its guest satisfaction and employee engagement, while delivering environmental commitments.“20/20 Vision will serve as a guiding light for the organization over the next three years. The program builds on our proven formula for success: modest yield growth, strong cost control and moderate capacity growth, while incorporating key operational drivers of our long-term progress,” Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, said.For the nine months ended September 30, the company’s net income reached USD 1.33 billion, against a net income of USD 1.02 billion reported in the same period a year earlier. Total revenues for the period were at USD 6.77 billion, up from USD 6.58 billion seen in the first nine months of 2016.The company expects full year adjusted EPS guidance to be in the range of USD 7.35 to USD 7.40 per share. Excluding the cost of the hurricanes, adjusted EPS would have been in the range of USD 7.60 to USD 7.65 per share.Royal Caribbean Cruises said that it is experiencing strong early booking trends for 2018 as booked load factors and APDs are higher than same time last year while the booking window has continued to extend.“While still early in the booking cycle, the view for 2018 is encouraging and the company expects another year of solid yield and earnings growth.”last_img read more

Ponting backs Rishabh to bat at No.4, Ganguly terms him ‘huge asset’

first_imgNew Delhi: Ricky Ponting Tuesday unequivocally backed Rishabh Pant for the number four slot in India’s World Cup line-up and even saw him as one capable of winning the tournament. Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly marked the young wicketkeeper-batsman as one for the future, calling him a “huge asset”. With little over two months to go for the World Cup and the number four batsman yet to be decided, it could now boil down to performance in the Indian Premier League, according to Ganguly. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh But Ponting, a two-time World Cup winning Australian captain, left nothing to doubt when discussions turned to Pant. “The first thing I would do is pick him in that Indian squad for the World Cup, I would play him as a batter, I would play him at number four. He is the sort of guy, with that kind of talent, he can win you a World Cup, he has just got that x-factor,” Ponting said. Ganguly added, “Anybody who wants to succeed in shorter formats of the game he has to go up, we have seen the best in world do that. If you send Rishabh at number four, he will score runs for you because he is so talented, he has got so much time to play. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “In his short career he has been remarkable for India and once he starts getting opportunity consistently, he will be a top player.” Pant had a terrific start to his Test career, becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to score centuries in England and Australia, but there is a perception that he hasn’t showed the temperament or tasted as much success in the shorter formats. During an interaction organised by the Delhi Capitals, Ganguly didn’t agree with the viewpoint. “Look at the way he played in the IPL last year, he got a full tournament, 14 games, and he was probably the second highest run-getter in the IPL last year. “The problem with him in shorter formats is that he doesn’t get regular cricket because you have a champion in MS Dhoni who actually plays most of the shorter formats, so Rishabh is coming in and going out all the time and that’s never good for anybody, however quality a player you are,” Ganguly said. Pant’s exploits with the willow has the taken the cricket world by storm in recent months. Ganguly said, “The reason he succeeds in Test cricket is because he plays consistently. How many Indian wicketkeeper-batsmen have got Test hundreds in England and Australia, and he scored them at ease. It’s not that he struggled, it’s not that he looked out of place against fast bowling. “For me, he is your future. For the next 10 years, you will see that boy a lot in all formats of the game and not because he plays for Delhi, he can play for anyone he wants to.” Pant will be eyeing a successful IPL with the rechristened Delhi Capitals. “Just the serious talent he is, he is a hard worker, I have been watching him at nets for the last four years, he is always the first one to come out and bat for longer periods. He will be huge asset to Indian cricket in the years to come,” said Ganguly.last_img read more

In the NBA Its Not Whether You Win or Lose Its Whether

Other factors also affect a coach’s odds of being fired. Deep playoff runs help coaches. First-year coaches sometimes get mulligans and are less likely to be fired. We’ll save that discussion for another post, however.The lesson is simple: A coach is not long for his job when expectations run wild, as they often do in New York. With the benefit of hindsight, it now seems likely that Woodson’s Knicks overachieved in the 2012-13 season. That only made it harder for him to keep his job this year. It was the age of foolishness. It was the summer of trading three draft picks for Andrea Bargnani. It was the autumn of J.R. Smith being suspended for marijuana possession. It was the winter of disparaging the shot clock. It was the New York Knicks’ 2013-14 season. So when Mike Woodson was fired as the coach of the Knicks on a warm, spring day in Gotham Monday, New York breathed a sigh of relief.But Woodson’s problem wasn’t just that the Knicks were bad. The Knicks are usually bad. Woodson’s problem was that the Knicks — for a change — were expected to be good. They’d won 54 games and gone to the Eastern Conference semifinals the year before. Preseason over-under lines pegged their win total at 49.5 games. When my ESPN colleague Kevin Pelton, through his SCHOENE system, instead projected the Knicks to win 37 games, his projection threatened to turn Knickerblogger, the eminently sane and stats-friendly blog, into the basketball version of “unskewed polls.”The Knicks went 37 and 45.In the NBA, where about 30 percent of the league turns its head coach over every season, these expectations matter as much as reality. I mean that literally: Las Vegas’s preseason over-under lines predict coach turnover just as well as actual wins and losses do.I went back and collected preseason over-under lines dating back to the 2006-07 season. I compared them to each team’s actual record during the regular season. Then I ran a logistic regression analysis. The dependent variable is whether the team kept the same head coach from the start of that regular season to the next one. Here are the results:The regression output contains two variables: exp_w (the number of games a team was expected to win, per Las Vegas) and act_w (actual wins). For the 2011-12 NBA season, which was shortened by a player lockout, I’ve prorated both totals to 82 games.You may notice that the coefficient on each variable is almost identical, though they have opposite signs. What that means is that an expected win hurts a coach about as much as an actual win helps him.The graph below provides an illustration of this, and measures the probability of a coaching change under two scenarios: a team (like this year’s Sacramento Kings) that was expected to win 30 games, and a team (like the Knicks) that was expected to win 50. If the projected 30-win team wins 35 games, just slightly better than expectations, its probability of a coaching change is only about 17 percent. If the projected 50-win team wins 45 games, just slightly worse than expectations, the probability is 37 percent instead.Lest this seem too abstract, I’ve compiled a list of all teams since the 2006-07 season that underperformed their over-under line by 10 games or more. There are 33 of these. Here’s what happened to their coaches:Nine of them were fired during the season;Nine of them were fired after the season;One of them resigned during the season;Two of them resigned after the season;Two of them, Larry Drew of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brian Shaw of the Denver Nuggets, just completed their seasons and have yet to learn their fates;The other 10 kept their jobs, although five of them were fired during or after their following season. read more

Torres targeting first title with Atletico Madrid

first_imgFernando Torres has insisted that he is more focused on winning his first title at Atletico Madrid, rather than think about the lack of minutes he has received this seasonLos Colchoneros will be facing Arsenal at the Emirates for the first leg of their semi-final clash in the Europa league with the Gunners determined to win the trophy for the departing Arsene Wenger.But Torres, who himself will be leaving his beloved Atletico at the end of this season, is hopeful of overcoming Arsenal and finally winning his first piece of silverware with his boyhood club.“I prefer to think about possibly winning my first title with Atletico,” answered Torres, when asked about how many minutes he’s getting, as reported on Marca.“It doesn’t help to think about other things.“It’s important that we’re all excited about being two games away from a European final.”The former Liverpool and Chelsea forward paid tribute to his former international teammate Andres Iniesta, who is set to confirm his future plans within the week.“Iniesta hasn’t announced his future yet, but he’s earned the right to decide,” he confirmed.“He left his family when he was young in order to fulfil a dream, everyone will respect his choice.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’ll be a great loss for LaLiga if Iniesta isn’t here, he’s been performing at the top for so many years.“I’ll be both happy and sad should he decide to leave.”Torres is aware that Atletico cannot take Arsenal’s struggles this season for granted.“Our squad is showing a fantastic attitude at present,” he admitted.“It’s difficult to drop LaLiga to think about the Europa League and vice versa, but the team is trying to do it and that’s helping us grow.“Thursday is one of the most important games we’ve had.“We know that, we know how to play in England and it will be a privilege to fight for that trophy.”last_img read more

Rashford assures he will be fit for the start of the

first_imgThe Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford who missed an open training session with a knock, but fears he could miss the tournament have assured fans he is fit enough to play the World Cup tournament.The 20-year-old Manchester United forward is currently in Russia with the England squad ahead of their World Cup campaign. However, there were fears the 20-year-old could be forced to miss some or all of the opening group games with an injury. He was seen hobbling out of a training session in Repino, but he has since allayed those fears.“Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting,” he Tweeted to his 1.13 million followers.“Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about.” harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting. Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about ?? #ThreeLions— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 13, 2018The starlet lit up the Three Lions’ last game against Costa Rica by scoring an absolute belter and looking to take players on at any possible opportunity.England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. They face Panama on June 24 before a potential top-of-the-table clash with Belgium on June 24.last_img read more

Chelsea eye a shock move for Rob Green

first_imgFormer England goalkeeper Rob Green has emerged as a shock target for Chelsea in a free transfer, reports talkSPORTThe Blues are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer with current number one Thibaut Courtois edging closer than ever to completing a dream move to Real Madrid.In light of this, Chelsea have rather surprisingly offered Green to chance to continue his playing career for at least one more season by acting as cover for them.The 38-year-old spent last season on the bench at fellow Premier League side Huddersfield and was released by the club at the end of last season.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.With few options available, Green had contemplated calling time on his rapidly declining career.But in a new twist,  the former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper could now be set to make a return to London this summer with Chelsea and will compete with Argentina international Willy Caballero for the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.Both Stoke City’s Jack Butland and new AC Milan signing Pepe Reina have also been linked with moves to Chelsea.last_img read more

Chinese Embassy makes donation to Fox Hill community

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 23 Nov 2014 – The Fox Hill Festival Committee got a helping hand on Friday when the Chinese Embassy made a donation to assist in defraying the cost of various committee projects for the further development of the Fox Hill community. Making the presentation was Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Yuan Guisen and accepting on behalf of the committee was Co-Chair Benjamin Rahming.Pictured from left are Mr. Zhai Xingfu, Counselor and Deputy Chief of Missions (DCM) at the Chinese Embassy in Nassau; Mr. Maurice Tynes, Co-Chairman of the Fox Hill Festival Committee; Benjamin Rahming, Co-Chairman of the Fox Hill Festival Committee; Clinton Pearce, Treasure of the Fox Hill Festival Committee (in background) ; Ambassador Guisen; Fox Hill MP, Hon. Fred Mitchell; Trevor Pratt, co-leader of the Original Fox Hill Congos Junkanoo Group; and Warren Davis, co-leader of the Original Fox Hill Congos Junkanoo Group.The presentation was made in front of the partially completed Fox Hill Community Center on the corner of Fox Hill Road and Eden Street. (Photo by Elcott Coleby) Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Related Items:benjamin rahming, chinese embassy, eden street, fox hill community center, fox hill festival, maurice tynes, nassau, Yuan Guisen, Zhai Xingfu Recommended for you Another Murder in Nassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessionslast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For October 20 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, October 20, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.In The Community: The Northside PAC, serving the Woburn Street and the North Intermediate Schools of Wilmington, will be holding their 41st Annual Pumpkin Fair from 9am-3pm at the Woburn Street School (227 Woburn Street, Wilmington). All residents are invited!There will be a petting zoo, photo booth, games, crafts, pumpkin and cookie decorating and much more. Also be sure to check out the raffle table and the Wildcat apparel that will be for sale. There will be some terrific raffles!All proceeds go to the Northside PAC to supplement funding for enrichment activities and supplies for both the Woburn Street and North Intermediate Schools. In prior years the Northside PAC has raised funds for iPads and netbooks for the schools, school beautification programs, end of the year activities and exciting enrichment programs for the students.In The Community: The Wilmington Health Department is hosting a Town Wide Flu Clinic for residents ages 5 & up from 9am to noon at Wilmington Town Hall.Here is what you need to know about the town’s flu clinics:Free of Charge.Remember to bring your insurance cards.Vaccine will be available even if you do not have insurance.Please do not arrive earlier than the specified time.Anyone allergic to eggs or egg products must not take this vaccine.Anyone with a fever should delay vaccination.All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.Injectable vaccine and flu mist will be available. High dose will NOT be available.In The Community: Haunted Woods is back for its fifth year. Haunted Woods features nine scary attractions on the grounds of the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street, Wilmington).  Attractions include a 3D Glow/Clown Room; Abandoned Classroom; “Black Out” Room with maze in the dark; Bloody Butcher Shop; Cemetery/Junkyard; Crazy Scientists’ Lab; a Farmer’s Worst Nightmare; Funeral Home; and Insane Asylum.The event runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; Friday, October 26; and Saturday, October 27.Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. Parking is free and located behind the Harnden Tavern, off of Woburn Street. Proceeds from the haunt will benefit the Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern for the upkeep of the historical property. Learn more about Haunted Woods from its website. Follow it on Facebook and Twitter. Have a question about the event?  Contact Stephen at 978-933-1066 or info@friendshauntedproductions.com.In The Community: The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is holding a Cornhole Tournament and Classic Car Rally.The Cornhole Tournament begins at 1pm. There is a $20 team registration fee. Register your team by calling 978-658-4519.The Classic Car Rally runs from noon to 4pm. No registration fee. Free admission. Snacks and beverages will be available.The church’s Pumpkin Patch will also be open during the event. There is a large selection and variety of pumpkins on the church’s front lawn.Proceeds from this event will benefit the church’s youth mission projects. Cash or check only.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.In The Library: Poetry Circle at 9:15am. No-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon at 1pm. Italian Genealogy at 2:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 13, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

OBITUARY Linda M Baillargeon Grover 66

first_imgHAVERHILL MA — Linda M. (Baillargeon) Grover, 66, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Friday, June 14, 2019 at Nevins Nursing & Rehab Center in Methuen, MA. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Robert E. Grover.Linda was born in Lawrence, MA, August 27, 1952 the daughter of the late Jean and Esther (Robichaud) Baillargeon. She was raised in Methuen and attended Methuen schools. Linda later moved to Haverhill where she made her home for several years. She was employed for 25 years as an accountant for AGFA Corporation in Wilmington, MA. Linda was a longtime member of The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. She enjoyed listening to books on tape and cherishing her time with her children and grandchildren.Linda is survived by two children, Jamie J. Spates and Samantha A. Cole. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Riley and Alicia, two brothers, Raymond Baillargeon and Ronald Baillargeon and three sisters, Jean Bohondoney, Carol O’Brien and Ann Nault. She will also be dearly remembered by several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. In addition to her husband, she was pre-deceased by her son Frank Spates and brother, Richard Baillargeon.Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 4-6 PM at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. A private graveside service will be held at Walnut Cemetery in Haverhill. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations in Linda’s memory be made to The Wounded Warriors Project by visiting http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For directions or online condolences, please visit www.Grondin-Carnevale.com.Linda M. (Baillargeon) Grover(NOTE: The above obituary is from the Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 16, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

SAVE THE DATE WCTV Invites Public To Family Fun Day At Yentile

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is holding its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, at the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility (9 Cross Street).This event is FREE for Wilmington families. Come on down to enjoy some music, popcorn, ice cream, and demonstrations from local dance and martial arts studios.The event also serves as opportunity to meet WCTV’s staff, find out what the station does for the community, and learn ways in which you can get involved.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTHIS WEEKEND: Wilmington Family Fun Day At Yentile Farm On September 8In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Celebrate Grandparents Day At Yentile Farm On September 8In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”last_img read more

SNL spoofs Jordan Peeles movie Us with Discover Card parody ad

first_imgThose who haven’t seen Jordan Peele’s movie Us yet might want to steer away from a certain sketch that aired Saturday on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. There may be some spoilers in the spoof. Tags 2019 movies to geek out over The skit ends by flashing a Discover Card logo that blends with the movie’s symbol and the words “Discover: From the mind of Jordan Peele.”Us scared up a box office win in its debut weekend at the box office last week, but looks to be coming in second this week to Tum Burton’s remake of Dumbo. 77 Photos 77 Photos 0 In the skit, a parody of a Discover Card ad, cast member Ego Nwodim calls up the credit card company for some help with unauthorized characters. And let’s just say the person who answers the phone is unusually similar to Nwodim. Rabbits and scissors are also involved. And Kenan Thompson has a go at talking to his Discover card doppelganger.center_img Share your voice null Avengers: Endgame proves we should bring back the intermission Avengers: Endgame looks like a three-hour bladder-buster, so make a plan Captain Marvel zooms past $900 million, but Us scares up box office crown 2019 movies to geek out over More on movies TV and Movieslast_img read more

India urges Iran to release sailors from detained MT Riah tanker

first_img Tensions between Iran and the United States have escalated Indian officials met the 18 crew Indian crew members in Iranian seized ship, Stena Impero on Thursday.V. Muraleedharan/TwitterThe Indian authorities have sought the release of the remaining three crew members on board the MT Riah ship on Saturday. Iranian officials had earlier released 9 out the 12 Indians.The UAE-owned tanker was detained by the Iranian authorities for allegedly smuggling Iranian fuel out of the country in the first week of July.”Nine crew members have been released and they will be on their way to India soon,” said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman Raveesh Kumar.”Our mission in Iran has requested the concerned Iranian authorities for the release of remaining crew members,” he added.Information on why the remaining three detained crew members were not reported at the time of filing this report.Iran had granted consular access to 18 Indians stranded on another ship, the British-flagged Stena Impero, that was seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.All of them are fine, the Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said on Thursday, adding India will continue to take necessary steps to ensure their early release and repatriation.British officials have detained Iranian tanker Grace 1, carrying 24 Indians in Gibraltar earlier this month for allegedly carrying oil to Syria, violating European Union sanctions. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:35Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Tensions in the Persian Gulf increased after relations between Iran and western powers deteriorated following US imposition of sanctions on countries participating in oil and other products trade with Iran.Both the US and Iran have shown aggressive military stance triggering analysts to fear a military confrontation between the two countries in the strategic Strait of Hormuz channel.Around 45 Indian crew members from three vessels — MT Riah, Stena Impero and Grace 1 — have been detained by the UK and Iran authorities over alleged violations of international maritime security regulations over the past month.last_img read more

Youth stabbed to death in Dinajpur

first_imgA young man was stabbed to dead over a trifling matter at Mohishkotha in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur on Thursday night, reports UNB.Redwanur Rahim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, said Mahbub Islam, 35, son of Aftab Uddin of Mohishkotha village, along with his father was returning home from a fair in Cheradangi by a van.When the van reached Mohishkotha, Mahbub locked into an altercation with a man over giving side to him around 8:00pm.At one stage, the man hit Mahbub with a sharp weapon, leaving him critically injured.Later, he was taken to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College where doctors declared him dead around 10:45pm.last_img read more

BNP rejects 21 Aug grenade attack verdict

first_imgThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday turned down the verdict in the 21 August grenade attack cases, saying it has been given at the ‘behest of the government’ with a political motive, reports UNB.“BNP thinks that the verdict is a politically motivated one. It’s a naked manifestation of satisfying government’s political vengeance,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he said, “We reject the verdict.”Fakhrul also said the government has set another bad example of taking political revenge using the court.As their party acting chairman Tarique Rahman was given life imprisonment in the cases, he said it has proved that country’s no citizen has now a scope of getting justice.Earlier in the morning, after a long wait for over 14 years, a speedy trial tribunal sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others, including Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment, in two cases filed over the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.last_img read more

Dancing for a world celebration

first_img‘Dancing is the poetry of the foot’ as per John Dryden’s perspective of the orb of dance, that has been the key philosophy and inspiration for India’s eminent danseuse Geeta Chandran and her lovechild – Natya Vriksha – the perfect platform for her abundant, dedicated passion and ability to nurture and harness talent, that firmly establish Indian dance traditions. On the occasion of the 9th World Dance Day Chandran celebrated the charming nuances of Indian dance traditions, paying homage to the dance community with a showcase of several avtaars at the India International Centre Auditorium. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and India International Centre, with additional support from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, NTPC and UNESCO, Natya Vriksha’s World Dance Day 2013 celebration offered the capital’s cultural aficionados, an assured opportunity for enjoying Geeta Chandran’s ‘Young Dancers’ Festival’ – a successful endeavour to create new spaces for the contemporary classical dancer, forming new frontiers of classical art, to reach out to new, young, audiences, believing and asserting that dance must be linked to life at the grass root level and that artists must make a positive difference to real living.Indeed, Geeta Chandran’s World Dance Day calendar resonates in spirit –  Martha Graham’s sensibility that ‘Dancers are the messengers of the gods’.last_img read more

15 Tips for Succeeding as an Independent App Developer

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read How can you succeed as an independent app developer when there is already more than a million apps in the Apple and Google Play App stores? Having interviewed more than 300 app entrepreneurs, I’ve rounded up the best tips from some of the most successful indie app developers to help you find success in today’s ever-changing mobile app space.1. Study the bad apps.Klicktock’s Matt Hall, the developer behind Crossy Road, suggests that you study not just the successful apps, but the horrible ones, too. Ask yourself what the app did wrong and make sure you don’t duplicate that same mistake.Many people only study the top of the charts. Studying the bottom of the charts, however, will help you realize what not to do.Related: A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App2. Increase output, decrease time.Focus on creating simple apps that can be published in roughly six to eight weeks. This allows you to test many different ideas and create a portfolio of apps, which in turn will increase your likelihood of success.3. Design is everything.Philipp Stollenmayer, from kamibox, had two of his games featured by Apple in consecutive weeks and says, “design is everything.” Clean, flat, iOS 8 design with a good app name and a superbly designed icon increases the likelihood that Apple will feature you.4. Build something you are passionate about.Build something that you want to solve with such immense conviction that the energy that you put into it will shine through and kick start the early traction and positive reviews.It’s important to treat yourself as the most important user of the app. This internal driver should compel you to create something amazing. Remember, some of the top developers would still be creating apps even if they didn’t get paid.5. Invalidate your idea.As contradictory as it sounds, be passionate but don’t fall blindly in love with your idea. Research the competition and do a thorough analysis of the market to make sure it’s something worth building.Don’t focus exclusively on research that supports your idea. Look for reasons why the app is a bad idea.Related: 5 Development Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Mobile App6. Create something simple.It’s important to get ease of use just right and have the app do things that will simply delight users. Your goal is an app you can hand to someone who has no clue what the software does but within seconds they figure out how it works.7. Be persistent.The most notable successes took at least ten years — they weren’t overnight achievements. Be passionate about what you are making. Stay persistent and continually learn with each new version update and each new app published.8. Don’t seek investment.Dan Counsell, founder of Realmac Software, suggests that indie developers should not seek investors but instead “build it in their spare time, be independent and most of all build something useful.”9. Find a technical partner.It’s all about having a small core team that is literally in the same room with you. Having a technical co-founder allows you to bootstrap a minimum viable product to the market with someone who is invested in the idea. People with great ideas don’t always have deep pockets.10. It’s not too late.Focus on solving a problem, designing the solution well and somehow making someone’s day more enjoyable or easier. It’s not too late to find success in the app stores.Related: 5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App11. Do one thing well.Focus on doing one thing really, really well. Make sure that one thing is substantial and meaningful to a lot of people. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. Don’t try to solve a problem that doesn’t exist for real people. The best apps solve everyday problems for people.12. Don’t overlook distribution.Distribution is a big challenge for any app. You can build a phenomenal product, but still have difficulty getting it to users. Figure out where your users are and get in front of them.13. Be clear about your goals.Carter Thomas of Blue Cloud Solutions, suggests that you “sit down for a day or two and be honest about why you are getting into the mobile space.”Whether you want to develop an app that changes the world or create a portfolio of apps that allows you to leave your corporate job, having a clear goal in mind will help you find the right direction to take in the app store.14. Just start.Dhanush Balachandran, founder of Sortly, suggests that if you’ve been thinking about building apps to “just do it.”Don’t overthink the initial process. The experience of building your first app and getting it in the app stores is by far the most important thing. The process of submitting an app and getting approved is complicated, so start with something simple and get that experience under your belt.15. Believe in your idea.There’s not a lot of difference between a really good idea and a really bad one. If it’s a great idea, but no one has thought of it, people might think it’s a little off at first. Do your homework on the idea, take a long look in the mirror and think about what you are really willing to invest in this idea. Then, jump in with both feet and assume success.Related: How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 24, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

How to prevent errors while using utilities for loading data in Teradata

first_imgIn today’s tutorial we will assist you to overcome the errors that arise while loading, deleting or updating large volumes of data using Teradata Utilities. This article is an excerpt from Teradata Cookbook co-authored by Abhinav Khandelwal and Rajsekhar Bhamidipati. This book provides recipes to simplify the daily tasks performed by database administrators (DBA) along with providing efficient data warehousing solutions in Teradata database system. Resolving FastLoad error 2652 When data is being loaded via FastLoad, a table lock is placed on the target table. This means that the table is unavailable for any other operation. A lock on a table is only released when FastLoad encounters the END LOADING command, which terminates phase 2, the so-called application phase. FastLoad may get terminated in phase 1 due to any of the following reasons: Load script results in failure (error code 8 or 12) Load script is aborted by admin or some other session FastLoad fails due to bad record or file Forgetting to add end loading statement in script If so, it keeps a lock on the table, which needs to be released manually. In this recipe, we will see the steps to release FastLoad locks. Getting ready Identify the table on which FastLoad is been ended prematurely and tables are in locked state. You need to have valid credentials for the Teradata Database. Execute the dummy FastLoad script from the same user or the user which has write access to the lock table. A user requires the following privileges/rights in order to execute the FastLoad: SELECT and INSERT (CREATE and DROP or DELETE) access to the target or loading table CREATE and DROP TABLE on error tables SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE are required privileges for the user PUBLIC on the restart log table (SYSADMIN.FASTLOG). There will be a row in the FASTLOG table for each FastLoad job that has not completed in the system. How to do it… Open a notepad and create the following script: .LOGON 127.0.0.1/dbc, dbc; /* Vaild system name and credentials toyour system */.DATABASE Database_Name; /* database under which locked table is */erorfiles errortable_name, uv_tablename /* same error table name asin script */begin loading locked_table; /* table which is getting 2652 error */.END LOADING; /* to end pahse 2 and release the lock */.LOGOFF; Save it as dummy_fl.txt. Open the windows Command Prompt and execute this using the FastLoad command, as shown in the following screenshot: This dummy script with no insert statement should release the lock on the target Table. Execute Select on the locked table to see if the lock is released on the table. How it works… As FastLoad is designed to work only on empty tables, it becomes necessary that the loading of the table finishes in one go. If the load script is errored out prematurely in phase 2, without encountering the END loading command, it leaves a lock on loading the table. Fastload locks can’t be released via the HUT utility, as there are no technical lock on the table. To execute FastLoad, the following are some requirements: Log table: FastLoad puts its progress information in the fastlog table. EMPTY TABLE: FastLoad needs the table to be empty before inserting rows into that table. TWO ERROR TABLES: FastLoad requires two error tables to be created; you just need to name them, and no ddl is required. The first error table records any translation or constraint violation error, whereas the second error table captures errors related to the duplication of values for Unique Primary Indexes (UPI). After the completion of FastLoad, you can analyze these error tables as to why the records got rejected. There’s more… If this does not fix the issue, you need to drop the target table and error tables associated with it. Before proceeding with dropping tables, check with the administrator to abort any FastLoad sessions associated with this table. Resolving MLOAD error 2571 MLOAD works in five phases, unlike FastLoad, which only works in two phases. MLOAD can fail in either phase three or four. Figure shows 5 stages of MLOAD. Preliminary: Basic setup. Syntax checking, establishing session with the Teradata Database, creation of error tables (two error tables per target table), and the creation of work tables and log tables are done in this phase. DML Transaction phase: Request is parse through PE and a step plan is generated. Steps and DML are then sent to AMP and stored in appropriate work tables for each target table. Input data sent will be stored in these work tables, which will be applied to the target table later on. Acquisition phase: Unsorted data is sent to AMP in blocks of 64K. Rows are hashed by PI and sent to appropriate AMPs. Utility places locks on target tables in preparation for the application phase to apply rows in target tables. Application phase: Changes are applied to target tables and NUSI subtables. Lock on table is held in this phase. Cleanup phase: If the error code of all the steps is 0, MLOAD successfully completes and releases all the locks on the specified table. This being the case, all empty error tables, worktables, and the log table are dropped. Getting ready Identify the table which is getting affected by error 2571. Make sure no host utility is running on this table and the load job is in a failed state for this table. How to do it… Check on viewpoint for any active utility job for this table. If you find any active job, let it complete. If there is a reason that you need to release the lock, first abort all the sessions of the host utility from viewpoint. Ask your administrator to do it. Execute the following command: RELEASE MLOAD ;> If you get a Not able to release MLOAD Lock error, execute the following Command: /* Release lock in application phase */RELEASE MLOAD in apply; Once the locks are released you need to drop all the associated error tables, the log table, and work tables with it. Re-execute MLOAD after correcting the error. How it works… The Mload utility places a lock in table headers to alert other utilities that a MultiLoad is in session for this table. They include: Acquisition lock: DML allows all DDL allows DROP only Application lock: DML allows SELECT with ACCESS only DDL allows DROP only There’s more… If the release lock statement still gives an error and does not release the lock on the table, you need to use SELECT with the ACCESS lock to copy the content of the locked table to a new one and drop the locked tables. If you start receiving the error 7446 Mload table %ID cannot be released because NUSI exists, you need to drop all the NUSI on the table and use ALTER Table to nonfallback to accomplish the task. Resolving failure 7547 This error is associated with the UPDATE statement, which could be SQL based or could be in MLOAD. Various times, while updating the set of rows in a table, the update fails on Failure 7547 Target row updated by multiple source rows. This error will happen when you update the target with multiple rows from the source. This means there are duplicated values present in the source tables. Getting ready Let’s create sample volatile tables and insert values into them. After that, we will execute the UPDATE command, which will fail to result in 7547: Create a TARGET TABLE with the following DDL and insert values into it: ** TARGET TABLE**create volatile table accounts(CUST_ID,CUST_NAME,Sal)with dataprimary index(cust_id)insert values (1,’will’,2000);insert values (2,’bekky’,2800);insert values (3,’himesh’,4000); Create a SOURCE TABLE with the following DDL and insert values into it: ** SOURCE TABLE**create volatile table Hr_payhike(CUST_ID,CUST_NAME,Sal_hike) with dataprimary index(cust_id)insert values (1,’will’,2030);insert values (1,’bekky’,3800);insert values (3,’himesh’,7000); Execute the MLOAD script. Following the snippet from the MLOAD script, only update part (which will fail): /* Snippet from MLOAD update */UPDATE ACCFROM ACCOUNTS ACC , Hr_payhike SUPDSET Sal= TUPD.Sal_hikeWHEREAcc.CUST_ID = SUPD.CUST_ID;Failure: Target row updated by multiple source rows How to do it… Check for duplicate values in the source table using the following: /*Check for duplicate values in source table*/SELECT cust_id,count(*)from Hr_payhikegroup by 1 order by 2 desc The output will be generated with CUST_ID =1 and has two values which are causing errors. The reason for this is that while updating the TARGET table, the optimizer won’t be able to understand from which row it should update the TARGET row. Who’s salary will be updated Will or Bekky? To resolve the error, execute the following update query: /* Update part of MLOAD */UPDATE ACCFROM ACCOUNTS ACC ,( SELECTCUST_ID,CUST_NAME,SAL_HIKEFROMHr_payhikeQUALIFY ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY CUST_ID ORDER BYCUST_NAME,SAL_HIKE DESC)=1) SUPDSET Sal= SUPD.Sal_hikeWHEREAcc.CUST_ID = SUPD.CUST_ID; Now, the update will run without error. How it works… Failure will happen when you update the target with multiple rows from the source. If you defined a primary index column for your target, and if those columns are in an update query condition, this error will occur. To further resolve this, you can delete the duplicate from the source table itself and execute the original update without any modification. But if the source data can’t be changed, then you need to change the update statement. To summarize, we have successfully learned how to overcome or prevent errors while using utilities for loading data into database. You could also check out the Teradata Cookbook  for more than 100 recipes on enterprise data warehousing solutions. Read Next: 2018 is the year of graph databases. Here’s why. 6 reasons to choose MySQL 8 for designing database solutions Amazon Neptune, AWS’ cloud graph database, is now generally availablelast_img read more

You wont believe how Japan treats your luggage at airports

first_img JAPAN — Sometimes, a little TLC goes a long way.Japan is schooling the rest of the world on how to properly handle luggage at airports. In a video that’s making the rounds on social media, a female airport employee is seen wiping down suitcases with a white cloth as they come through on the baggage carousel.Talk about service!It’s not clear which airport the video was taken at, but signs written in Japanese indicate that it’s somewhere in Japan.The care that this woman takes to clean suitcases is in stark contrast to how Luton baggage handlers were offloading luggage just last month. In a video taken by a passenger, the Luton employees were seen kicking and carelessly tossing suitcases onto a transport vehicle. Posted by Tags: Airports, Japan, LOL, Video Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img You won’t believe how Japan treats your luggage at airports Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more