A closer look at the install and configuration of the Intel WS-MAN Translator for SCCM SP1

first_imgHere is a closer look at the install and configuration of the Intel WS-MAN translator for Microsoft SCCM SP1. The included video should be used as a reference only and not a replacement for the steps defined in the following documentation.High Level Installation steps & reference documentation: Configuring ISS Certificate WS-MAN Translator Install & Configuration Enabling support for Intel WS-MAN translator within SCCM SP1center_img Matt Royerlast_img

Honoring the Heart

first_img Insights into the mysteries of the heart have earned Eric N. Olson the 2013 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Olson studies the genetic signals that control muscle cell development—particularly cardiac muscle—at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He and his colleagues have shown that newborn mouse hearts can regenerate to a surprising degree in the first week after birth. They have also identified a number of proteins and microRNAs that promote regeneration in older mouse hearts. The annual prize, first awarded in 1996 to honor Jonas Salk, recognizes “investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects.” (Salk received support from the foundation to create his polio vaccine.) Heart defects are some of the most common birth defects, affecting about one out of every 125 children born in the United States. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The prize is well-deserved, says Didier Stainier, who studies heart development at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Olson has made “outstanding contributions” to understanding heart development and disease, he says. Deepak Srivastava, who worked as a postdoc under Olson and now studies cardiac development and regeneration at the Gladstone Institutes at the University of California, San Francisco, says Olson “has trained a whole legion of independent investigators who populate the field.” Outside the lab, Olson plays guitar and harmonica in a rock band called the Transactivators. One song, called “Mamas Don’t Let Your Stem Cells Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” is a tribute to the Annie and Willie Nelson Professorship in Stem Cell Research that he holds at UT Southwestern. Olson will receive the $250,000 prize at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May. Brian Coats for UT Southwestern Eric N. Olsonlast_img read more

Mohammad Salah reveals his lofty ambitions at Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementMo Salah is quite the alpha male at Merseyside. Recently , he achieved the milestone of 50 goals with Liverpool and was the fastest to do so with just 65 appearances under his belt. The Egyptian is ambitious and isn’t shy of expressing his desires to challenge for greater things with Liverpool however lofty the thought might be.Salah led Liverpool to a Champions League final and a Champions League finish in the league scoring 38 goals in all competitions , 32 of them being PL goals. He takes immense pride in scoring for the Reds. When asked about his feat by The Express, he said: “I’m glad about that [reaching 50 goals].“I’m always very happy and proud to break records, especially records at a club like Liverpool.“Being the fastest player to score 50 goals for the club is something great.“But I need to carry on and score more goals – I’m looking forward to 100!”He added: “What I have achieved with Liverpool is something great, when I look back.“When I came here at the beginning, I had a dream and things in my mind I wanted to achieve.“We were very close to one of them but we lost in the final.“But I think we are on the way and I am happy about what we are doing.“To motivate myself, the team comes first – we need to win titles and we need to achieve something together.“That’s something that always motivates me.“Last season we were very close but in the end we didn’t win anything.“That’s something that motivates me much more than individual awards.“I want to win something for the club because I love the club. I want to win something here.”Mohamed Salah definitely represents the winning mentality and ambitious virtues of his Merseyside club!last_img read more

(Reopens LGD16)

first_imgOn July 26, the apex court had said that just because the bull-taming sport of jallikattu was a centuries-old tradition, it could not be justified.It had said if the parties were able to convince the court that its earlier judgement was wrong, it might refer the matter to a larger bench.The Supreme Court had on January 21 refused to re-examine its 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country.The apex court had earlier stayed January 8 notification. PTI MNL SJK RKS SClast_img read more

Stop underpaying writers

first_imgYes, I am looking at you, $10/hour Craigslist offering.Yes, I am looking at you, paltry pay-per-word gigs.I know that writing – unlike, say, tightrope-walking – does not seem like a unique or particularly showy skill. It is, perhaps, easy to undervalue. After all, most literate adults can write a little bit. It is also true that everywhere you look, you are surrounded, like Hamlet, by “words, words, words.”Can I blame you for assuming that because writing is ubiquitous, it should automatically be cheap?Why, yes! Yes, I can.Stop trying to underpay your writers.Writing itself may be common, but good writing is uncommon. Decent writers don’t just hatch from eggs, their little newly-formed fingers twitchingWhen you shell out for a decent writer, you’re paying for years of education: for the knowledge gained from every book we’ve read since we lisped out our first little childhood lessons. You’re paying for experience: for self-editors who are able to turn cruddy first drafts into perfectly readable fifteenth drafts. You’re paying for training: for laser-eyed word nerds who can catch a misplaced comma. You’re paying for resilience: for people who can overcome writer’s block and blank minds and crushing boredom to make your copy sing.You’re paying for a craftsperson, not a drudge.There are cases when one may choose to write for free: for love, for passion projects, to give back to a community you value, for a “dream” venue, for proven exposure and publicity. Those cases are selected – writers can’t afford to only write for free – and writing lame content-mill catalogue copy doesn’t qualify. If you pay, pay decently.I’m lucky enough to have a stable of great clients who pay well, but many of my colleagues aren’t so fortunate. In the last few years, I’ve seen freelance writers’ hourly rates – never exactly exorbitant – get consistently lowered by would-be clients.I’ve heard horror stories of fellow writers getting paid absolutely negligible amounts to ghostwrite entire books. I’ve watched as writers turned out thoughtful, carefully-researched pieces for less-than-minimum-wage. It’s pervasive, this trend – and the pressure to lower one’s rates is constant. The excuses for this wage depression are manifold: the economy! The death of print! The explosion of online content! Self-publishing!Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a memberBut then, there will always be excuses.Here’s the problem: when you consistently pay absurdly low rates to your writers, you just ensure that you won’t get very good content.Good writing – the kind of writing that engages your target audiences, that’s shareable, that catches the eye and sticks in the mind– often isn’t cheap. It takes time to craft; it takes time to edit. Exhausted, overworked, underpaid writers don’t perform especially well; they’re too busy trying to pump out content so they don’t starve. Underpaid writers make silly mistakes and don’t do their best work. How can you expect anything else?Bad writing – the kind that almost anybody can do, the misspelled and clunky and rambling kind – is deservedly cheap. Unfortunately, it won’t do much for your bottom line; at best, your content will be forgettable. At worst, it will be mocked – and in this snark-loving Internet age, is that worth the expense?Stop trying to underpay writers; or write your content yourself. You’ll soon be reaping the benefits – or lack thereof.Kate Hamill lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

Premier League: Manchester United crush Stoke City 3-0

first_imgThe thoughts of Manchester United’s fans may have been on the possible arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but the players stayed focused to beat Stoke City 3-0 in the Premier League at a rainy Old Trafford on Monday.Two superbly taken first-half strikes, from Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, put United in command against a spirited Stoke side and Romelu Lukaku made sure of the win midway through the second half with a low drive.It may not have been vintage United but after leaders Manchester City lost their unbeaten league record in a 4-3 reverse at Liverpool on Sunday, it was vital Jose Mourinho’s side took the chance to close the gap at the top to 12 points.Mourinho omitted winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the squad amid reports that Arsenal were interested in him as part of a swap deal for Chile forward Sanchez, who is no longer a target for Manchester City according to British media.Full-back Valencia blasted United into a ninth minute lead after cutting inside on to his unfavoured – but still potent – left foot and hammering into the far corner, well beyond the reach of visiting keeper Jack Butland.Stoke’s new manager Paul Lambert, appointed earlier on Monday, watched from the stands, with the sacked Mark Hughes’ former assistant Eddie Niedzwiecki in charge of the team.SWEET FINISHStoke’s Stephen Ireland, making his first start since May 2016, then missed two good chances as the visitors showed plenty of attacking intent.But seven minutes before the interval, United’s French winger Martial made it 2-0 with a sweet first-time finish after being set up by Paul Pogba.advertisementStoke responded positively again, going in at halftime after Xherdan Shaqiri had tested keeper David De Gea with a low drive, but United got a firm grip on the game after the interval.It was not until the 72nd minute though that the home side got the third goal – Lukaku wriggling to find enough space for a shot into the bottom corner after good work from Martial.”Stoke bought players to play football, they were not afraid to play and they created us problems in the first half,” said Mourinho.Niedzwiecki said he was unclear whether he would remain at the club once former Norwich City and Aston Villa boss Lambert set up his own staff.”Paul Lambert said a few words to the players in the hotel before the game but he showed me the respect, it was my team today. I enjoyed the experience but it has been incredibly difficult personally,” he said.”I will find out my future in the next 48 hours. I know how the game works.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Ellis selects U.S. roster for SheBelieves Cup

first_imgUnited States Ellis selects USWNT roster for 2018 SheBelieves Cup Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 06:15 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jill Ellis USWNT Friendly 06052016 Greg Bartram United States SheBelieves Cup United States v Germany Andi Sullivan and Savannah McCaskill are among the prospects to make the final 23-player squad for matches against Germany, France and England U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis has selected her final 23-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup, with Andi Sullivan, Tierna Davidson and Savannah McCaskill among the prospects to make the cut.The squad announced Friday included a veteran-heavy core, including the likes of Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, mixed with players looking to break into Ellis’ regular rotation.Ellis trimmed three players from the 26-woman roster selected ahead of a pre-tournament camp in Orlando, Florida: defender Hailie Mace, midfielder Rose Lavelle and forward Ashley Hatch. Veterans Becky Sauerbrunn (foot), Samantha Mewis (knee) and Tobin Heath (ankle) were omitted from the preliminary squad because of injury. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The U.S. opens the SheBelieves Cup against Germany on Thursday at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, before traveling to face France three days later at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The Americans conclude the round-robin tournament against Phil Neville’s England side March 7 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando.”We have an experienced and hungry group of players,” Ellis said in a news release. “The players relish the opportunities to play the absolute best teams in the world and after a really productive week of training in Florida, we’re ready for the unique challenges that each of these teams will present.”Here is the full roster:GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), 24-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)DEFENDERS (7): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), 17-Tierna Davidson (Stanford), 14-Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals), 2-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), 22-Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit), 16-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns)MIDFIELDERS (6): 6-Morgan Brian (Lyon,), 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), 20-Allie Long (Seattle Reign), 3-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)FORWARDS (7): 19-Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), 21-Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), 23-Christen Press (Houston Dash), 11-Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign), 12-Lynn Williams (NC Courage)last_img read more

Sarr insists he is not to blame for Neymar injury

first_imgNeymar ‘I played the ball’ – Sarr insists he is not responsible for Neymar injury Jamie Smith 07:56 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Neymar AFP Neymar PSG PSG v Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 PSG v Real Madrid Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Brazilian was left in tears after tangling with the Marseille man in Le Classique, but Sarr is convinced he is not to blame for the injury Neymar’s suspected ankle injury was sustained entirely accidentally, says Marseille’s Bouna Sarr, who challenged the Brazilian before he left the field on a stretcher.Paris Saint-Germain led Le Classique 3-0 in on Sunday, with Neymar having set up Edinson Cavani after 55 minutes to wrap up the victory after Kylian Mbappe’s opener and a Rolando own goal.But with PSG coach Unai Emery having already used all three substitutes, Neymar was hurt in a collision with Sarr in the closing stages at the Parc des Princes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The pair challenged for the ball in the air and the PSG forward appeared to damage his right ankle when he landed awkwardly.PSG head coach Unai Emery said he is optimistic about Neymar recovering from his twisted ankle in time to face Real Madrid in the Champions League on March 6.But captain Thiago Silva told Canal+ he does not expect his compatriot to be fit to take on Marseille again in Wednesday’s Coupe de France quarter-final.19 – @KMbappe has become the youngest goalscorer in a “Classique” played in Ligue 1 at 19 years, 2 months & 8 days, overtaking Samir Nasri (19 years, 2 months & 17 days on 10 September 2006). Wonderkid. pic.twitter.com/qJqWKJJeUa— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 25, 2018Neymar was hit by a heavy challenge by Florian Thauvin early in Sunday’s clash and the 26-year-old was seemingly targeted by Marseille, having been fouled eight times over the course of the game.Sarr, however, claimed he was not at fault in the incident, which left Neymar in tears as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher.”Neymar? Me, I saw only one thing is that I played the ball,” Sarr told reporters post-match. “I didn’t go at all with the intention of doing it. This is not my type of game at all.”Apparently he twisted his ankle. It’s unfortunate for him, but it’s a game fact like any other.”last_img read more

Instant Recap: Oklahoma State Falls to Texas Tech 45-35 in Lubbock

first_imgIt got ugly for the Cowboys in Lubbock early, and then it got even uglier late.Oklahoma State appeared intent on falling behind on the road. As it would turn out, that’s not a good strategy.Spencer Sanders singlehandedly lost the turnover battle 5-0, losing a fumble on the Cowboys’ opening drive and then throwing two second quarter interceptions. Then late in the third, after a big run by LD Brown had the Cowboys in the red zone with a chance to make a one-score game, Sanders was sacked for a loss of 11 and lost the ball for his fourth turnover. Sanders finished 21-of-37 for 290 yards, two touchdowns, three interceptions and two fumbles.AdChoices广告From the opposite sideline, Jett Duffey, who was Texas Tech’s third player at the position to make a start this season, looked more than equal to the task finishing 26-of-44 for 424 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for another score.Texas Tech’s defense was dominant in the first half, holding the Cowboys to just 7 points and 1-for-10 on third downs. But it couldn’t keep Chuba Hubbard in check for long. OSU rode the nation’s leading rusher for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Chuba was the Cowboys’ offense for much of the game.After holding up for most of the first half, the Cowboys defense may have run out of steam in the second allowing TDs on two of the Red Raiders’ first three drives in the third and allowing the home team to build a 34-14 lead.Despite falling behind 45-21, the Cowboys showed some fight late, successfully recovering an onside kick and scoring quick touchdowns on two straight possessions to pull within 10. But, in what was a sadly fitting ending, Sanders threw his third interception when a ball was tipped by Dillon Stoner and fell into the outstretched hands of a Tech defender.A hole dug deep by careless turnovers was made deeper by waning defense and even more TOs, and proved to be too much to overcome.Next up, the Cowboys head into their bye week 4-2 (1-2 in Big 12 play) and will welcome Baylor for Homecoming on October 19. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Recruiting Analyst Gives Bru McCoy Timetable Update

first_imgFive-star Bru McCoy discusses his recruitment.FOX Sports WestAfter it was revealed this week that Texas wide receiver Bru McCoy was contemplating a flip back to USC, where he originally enrolled earlier this year, the Longhorns promptly put together a contingent to try and convince him otherwise. As for when we might find out McCoy’s final decision, one recruiting analyst may have the answer.According to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, McCoy is likely to make his final decision by the weekend. Before then though, he will reportedly hear an appeal from a Longhorns contingent of Tom Herman, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, and several coaches.“Long story short, I think by the end of this week — probably Thursday or Friday — there will be a final decision whether to go back into the portal and come back home, which, like I said, would likely be USC,” Biggins said. “Or, you know, maybe they will decide to go and stick it out and go play for Texas.”But Biggins isn’t entirely convinced that the Longhorns’ efforts will bear fruit. He believes that McCoy will ultimately choose to go back to USC.“My gut, right now and from what I’m hearing, I think it looks pretty likely — as has been speculated — that the move will probably be [to] stay home and go back to USC, which will be a shocker in the grand scheme of things,” Biggins said.247Sports rates McCoy as the No. 9 overall recruit in the country. He is the No. 1 athlete in the country, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of California. Back in early-January, McCoy enrolled at USC, choosing them over the Longhorns. But he quickly changed his mind, withdrawing and enrolling at Texas a few weeks later.Combined with fellow five-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington, the Longhorns seemed poised to have a dynamic receiving duo for the next couple of years.But if McCoy backs out and returns to his home state, the Longhorns certainly look likely to lose some of the ground they’ve been trying to gain on arch-rival Oklahoma.[247Sports]last_img read more

Injured Mitchell Starc out as Australia name squad for ODI series vs India

first_imgInjured Mitchell Starc out as Australia name squad for ODI series vs IndiaIndia vs Australia: Kane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour, which starts with two Twenty20 matches later this month and is being used a warmup for their World Cup title defence in England.advertisement Reuters MelbourneFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 08:15 IST Mitchell Starc suffered a pectoral muscle injury during the second Test vs Sri Lanka (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc has been ruled out of the one-day international series in IndiaKane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour, which starts with 2 T20s from February 24All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pacer Peter Siddle have been left out of the squadAustralia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the one-day international series in India after sustaining a pectoral muscle injury during the second Test win over Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.Kane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour, which starts with two Twenty20 matches later this month and is being used a warmup for their World Cup title defence in England.”Unfortunately, scans have revealed that Mitchell Starc sustained a substantial tear to his left pec muscle while bowling on the final day of the Test match in Canberra,” selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.”This means he will be unavailable for the tour of India, but we will instead target a return to play for the ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE in March.”The left-armer’s absence means Australia will head to India short of bowling experience, with fellow seamer Josh Hazlewood already sidelined through injury.South Australian Richardson, who shone for the Melbourne Renegades in the domestic Big Bash T20 league, is recalled for his first international series since a depleted Australia were whitewashed 5-0 away to England last year.”Kane not only has experience playing ODI cricket for Australia, but he’s also performed well for his country when given the opportunity,” said Hohns.Selectors have included Western Australia’s Ashton Turner after the spin-bowling all-rounder’s impressive form for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.There is no place in the squad for all-rounder Mitchell Marsh or Peter Siddle, however, with seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile recalled after missing out on the recent 2-1 home series defeat against India.advertisementFast bowler Billy Stanlake has also been omitted from the squad that lost to India.In Hazlewood’s absence, paceman Pat Cummins has been promoted to vice-captain under regular skipper Aaron Finch.Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey is the second vice-captain in the squad.Western Australia opening batsman D’Arcy Short has been included in the squad as cover for Shaun Marsh, who is recovering from a hamstring strain and is not expected to be available until the third ODI in Ranchi on March 8.Australia head to India hoping to reverse a dreadful run of form, with the world champions having lost their last six ODI series since beating Pakistan at home in January 2017.After India, they will play Pakistan in an away ODI series before heading to England ahead of their World Cup opener against Afghanistan on June 1.Squad:Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy ShortAlso Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Mitchell StarcFollow Kane Richardsonlast_img read more

India vs Australia: No plans to shift ODI matches from Mohali and Delhi, says CK Khanna

first_img Press Trust of India HyderabadMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 18:52 IST The 4th and 5th ODIs between India and Australia will be played as per schedule (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia play Australia in the first ODI of the five-match series in Hyderabad on SaturdayThe 4th ODI in Mohali is scheduled on March 10 with the 5th ODI in Delhi on March 13CK Khanna confirmed that there has never been any discussion on shifting of venuesThe BCCI has “no plans to shift” India’s final two ODIs against Australia in Mohali and Delhi, the cricket board’s acting president CK Khanna said Friday.There were reports that in the wake of increased tensions between India and Pakistan after the neighbouring country violated the Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir, the BCCI was considering taking the last two ODIs out of the northern region.The fourth ODI in Mohali is scheduled on March 10 while the fifth game at Delhi will be held on March 13. Saurashtra had reportedly offered to host one of the games.”There is certainly no such plan to shift any of the games from their original venues. I can confirm that both ODIs in Mohali and Delhi, is happening as per schedule,” Khanna told PTI.He also confirmed that there has never been any discussion on shifting of venues.”As far as a back up venue is concerned, the BCCI always has alternate arrangements in place in case a venue expresses its inability to hold a game. It was nice of Saurashtra to put their hand up but as of now, it will not be necessary,” Khanna said.Also Read | Playing to win series vs Aus or else I’ll leave the ball to hit the stumps: Virat KohliAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli says he is open to bat at No. 4Also Read | Aaron Finch hints at batting promotion for in-form Glenn Maxwell in India ODIsAlso Read | Rohit Sharma eyes milestones in India vs Australia ODI seriesadvertisementFor 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 India vs AustraliaFollow 4th ODIFollow 5th ODIFollow MohaliFollow DelhiFollow BCCIFollow CK KhannaFollow BCCI Acting President India vs Australia: No plans to shift ODI matches from Mohali and Delhi, says CK KhannaThe Board of Control for Cricket in India confined that India’s fourth and fifth one day international against Australia will not be shifted out of Mohali and Delhiadvertisementlast_img read more

$107 Million Allocated to Reform Programme of JCF

first_imgA sum of $107 million has been allotted to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Reform Programme, as outlined in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.The programme aims to provide budgetary support for crime fighting activities in the island.The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards: the purchase of equipment and mobile police labs; training in leadership and accountability capacity for Police Officers; salaries of international Police Officers; and Performance Management Appraisal System (PMAS) sensitization.Initial targets originally envisaged include: capacity building and training of senior police officers; management and leadership training; procurement of mobile labs; and the development of forensic master plans.The project, which is slated to end in March 2015, is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, with funding support from the Department for International Development.last_img read more

Imran Khan should now act against terror MEA

first_imgNew Delhi: India on Thursday termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that 30,000-40,000 “armed people” who fought in Afghanistan or Kashmir were still in his country as a “glaring admission” and asserted that it is time for Islamabad to take credible and irreversible action against terrorists.Khan, during his three-day US visit, admitted that about 30,000-40,000 “armed people”, who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir, were in Pakistan and accused the previous governments of not telling the truth to the US about the militant groups operating in the country. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”It is a glaring admission by the Pakistani leadership,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing. It is time for Pakistan to take credible and irreversible action against terrorists, he said. Kumar also played down the controversy over US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue, saying it is time to move on. The MEA spokesperson asserted that India’s relationship with the US remains very strong.last_img read more

Edmonton imposes oneyear ban on combative sport events following boxers death

first_imgEDMONTON – Edmonton councillors have voted to impose a one-year moratorium on any new combative sports events in the city following the June death of a boxer.The bylaw change is to remain in place until Dec. 31, 2018.The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission said it respects the city’s decision and will continue a review of its own policies.Tim Hague, a teacher and former mixed martial arts fighter, died in hospital two days after losing a match to Adam Braidwood, a former Canadian Football League player.In August, the city announced that consulting firm MNP would review the circumstances of Hague’s death and make recommendations to improve safety at future fights.Rob Smyth, deputy city manager, said the report is to be released by next Thursday.“We anticipate the release of the report into the tragic death of Mr. Hague and a continued conversation about the proper role of the municipality in the field of combative sports,” Smyth said in a release Friday.Hague, who was 34, died following brain surgery after being knocked down five times in the ring.last_img read more

UN agricultural development agency funds small and mediumsized farmers in Georgia

The $34.7 million project will be financed by a $9.2 million loan and an $800,000 grant from IFAD to Georgia, bringing the total of IFAD funds in the Eastern European country to $25 million.Rural poverty has been on the rise in Georgia since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its command economy because most rural farmers lack access to the resources they need to undertake commercial agriculture, such as capital, land, markets and appropriate technologiesIn the four-year Rural Development Project, the loan would link rural communities with marketing chains, expand credit availability and improve land tenure, while the grant would expand rural financial services, IFAD said in a statement today from its Rome headquarters. “Project activities will be concentrated in areas that produce commodities with high potential for agribusiness, such as cow’s milk, apples, potatoes, hazelnuts and wine grapes,” it said. read more

DR Congo UN appeals for nearly 40 million to assist civilians uprooted

The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for just under $40 million to help almost half a million civilians displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). An estimated 390,000 people have been internally displaced in eastern DRC and more than 60,000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda since fighting erupted in the North Kivu province in April between Government forces and the M23 rebel group.“The situation remains volatile and we expect further displacement this year,” Melissa Fleming, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, who just returned from a visit to the region, told reporters in New York that there are “too many victims, too much suffering, too many displaced persons and refugees. This has to stop.”Mr. Ladsous briefed the Security Council in a closed-door session on his visit, which took place ahead of the mini-summit on the Great Lakes region slated to be held next week on the margins of the General Assembly’s high-level debate. Among the issues that need to be tackled at the summit, he said, will be the need for the sovereignty of the DRC to be respected and the need for confidence to be rebuilt, especially between the two main neighbours – DRC and Rwanda. Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month, told reporters that the 15-member body agreed that a political solution to the crisis is “of utmost priority.” He added that dialogue, confidence-building and cooperation between Kinshasa and Kigali are urgently needed to address the root causes of the conflict, referring to the capitals of the DRC and Rwanda, respectively. Today’s UNHCR appeal covers the needs of 400,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in the North Kivu, South Kivu and Orientale provinces and 75,000 refugees – 25,000 in Rwanda and 50,000 in Uganda. “If the violence and abuse of civilians continues to rise in the eastern provinces, the number of new IDPs is expected to be even higher, and may reach as many as 760,000 in the coming months,” said Ms. Fleming.Specific needs in DRC include emergency shelter for 40,000 households in North Kivu and Province Orientale; basic domestic items for 15,000 households, including 2,000 spontaneous returnees from Uganda; sanitary material for 50,000 women; and family latrines for 10,000 households.Scarcity of land is the main challenge in Rwanda, Ms. Fleming noted. Kigeme refugee camp, which opened in June and hosted 13,000 people at the end of August, will have a capacity for 25,000 refugees. But it is located on hillsides in the Southern province. “To make the land fully useable, the hillsides need to be terraced, which is an expensive process,” said Ms. Fleming. In addition to the refugees at Kigeme, almost 7,000 were accommodated by the end of August at the crowded Nkamira Transit Centre, which needs upgrading. The extra funding is also needed in areas such as registration, aid packages, education, health, livelihoods, fuel, and construction of latrines.Remoteness of the area and lack of access are also major challenges in Uganda, the agency reported. Infrastructure and basic services, including facilities health centres and schools, are lacking at the reopened Rwamwanja settlement. Some 24,000 people have been transferred from Nyakabande to Rwamwanja and two other settlements since April. Service delivery in Nyakabande Transit Centre, where more than 40,000 people have been registered, is also a challenge. Another major concern is the high prevalence of malnutrition, with current levels among arrivals well above what is acceptable in an emergency.The extra funding is needed, among other things, to boost protection and community services, reinforce basic services; construction or rehabilitation of roads and facilities in Rwamwanja, including health clinics and a laboratory; provision of at least 20 new classrooms in existing schools and creation of a new one; 120 new water sources or boreholes; and shelter and sanitation kits.UNHCR declared eastern Congo in a state of emergency in late May after the fighting erupted in April. Unrelated fighting in South Kivu between Mai Mai militia and the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) has also caused displacement, while a power vacuum in parts of the east has caused further insecurity and suffering for civilians.“We are particularly alarmed about the large number of human rights violations in North and South Kivu, where more than 15,000 protection incidents, including, murder, rape and forced recruitment have been reported since April. The real number is probably much higher,” said Ms. Fleming.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), almost two million people are internally displaced in eastern DR Congo, including some 220,000 who have been forced to flee their homes since April in North Kivu, 108,000 in South Kivu and 62,000 in Orientale. read more

Ohio State mens volleyball falls to Lewis 31

Freshman setter Christy Blough (5) sets the ball during a match against Saint Francis Feb. 9 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe struggles against the nation’s top teams continue for the Ohio State men’s volleyball team.The Buckeyes (5-6, 2-2) fell to No. 10 Lewis, 3-1, Saturday at St. John Arena in their second match of a five-match homestand. So far this season OSU is 0-6 against teams ranked in the top 15.After a 3-1 win against Saint Francis Feb. 9, OSU was unable to hold their own against Lewis, a private school in Romeoville, Ill.OSU freshman setter Christy Blough said the Flyers did a great job of controlling the game with their serves, something the Buckeyes have been trying to get better at.“To help go against that we have been working a lot more on staying aggressive with our serves,” Blough said.The serving and passing game has been an area of focus during practice and games for the Buckeyes, since they fell to Penn State 3-0 Feb. 5.“We are spending lots of time with serving and passing … While working on being more aggressive, and building our confidence as a unit in serve receive,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Against Lewis the Buckeyes struggled serving the ball, finishing with a .791 serving percentage.“I think if we can keep the pressure on from the service line we will be in good shape for upcoming matches,” redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz said after the loss.The Buckeyes were expecting a very competitive match against Lewis, and that is what they got. Although OSU lost the match, the team kept it close every set and were not lacking when it came to their offense.Henchy led the Buckeyes with 11 kills. Redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous totaled 10 kills, while Lutz finished with 11. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson contributed eight kills and junior middler blocker Dustan Neary chipped in five kills and three blocks.The Buckeyes are scheduled to host Grand Canyon for a pair of conference matches on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. The matches are set for 7 p.m. both nights at St. John Arena. read more

Boca Raton gym instructor charged with child porn possession

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have arrested a Deerfield Beach man who works at a gym in Boca Raton after they allegedly found child pornography on his computer.Thirty-seven-year-old Hassan Zawad was charged with nine counts of possessing and compiling child pornography when he appeared in bond court, Friday.Hours earlier, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives took him into custody at his home.Detectives said they found a number of explicit videos and images on his computer that showed boys between the ages of 7 and 13 engaging in sexual acts with other boys or men.Officials said Zawad has been working as an instructor at Twister Gymnastics of Boca Raton for more than a year.Investigators said they are concerned there may be local victims.If you have any information about Zawad that could help detectives, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hatcher Pass receives 500000 grant for new chairlift

first_imgA comparison of the old Hatcher Pass chairlift and the planned expansion. (Photo courtesy of Hatcher Pass)Hatcher Pass is now a half-million dollars closer to having a chairlift for snowboarders and skiers.Listen nowThe recreation area in the Talkeetna Mountains north of Palmer has long been popular among snow sports enthusiasts, and there have been rope tows that pulled skiers up-slope there in the past.More recently, supporters of lift-access skiing in Hatcher Pass got a huge boost when the Mat-Su Health Foundation announced a $500,000 grant toward the goal of building a chairlift on the lower slopes of Government Peak.The money goes to a nonprofit formed in 2015 called Hatcher Alpine Xperience. Known as “HAX,” the group announced the funds Tuesday.Gil Carr is vice chair of the HAX board.“This is by far the closest to having an operating ski area in Hatcher in literally decades, so we’re pretty stoked about it,” Carr said. “The potential here is real, and we’re moving along quite nicely, I think.”The ski area’s supporters have already cleared some trails, and initial plans call for the installation of a refurbished, three-person chairlift to access beginner terrain. Later, HAX hopes to have enough money to purchase a high-speed, four-person chairlift called a “quad” that’ll go higher into the mountains. And Carr says more advanced skiers and snowboarders will be able to ride the lifts up to where they can start human-powered alpine touring ascents in the Government Peak side-country.Carr says the health foundation awarded the recent grant because the funding helps fulfill its mission of improving the well-being of a wide range of people in the Mat-Su region, in this case through skiing.“That’s a healthy activity, right? And so, think about having a ski hill in the Valley that is accessible and safe for kids, teenagers, families,” Carr said.With the recent grant, Carr says the first lift could be installed as soon as next summer and be in operation by the following winter. He says the timing depends on continued fundraising and whether the board decides to commit to a timetable of putting down deposits for construction.The Hatcher Alpine Xperience board’s next meeting is Monday in Palmer.last_img read more