Performance Nutrition Considerations for Service Members and Veterans

first_img NSF Certified for Sport® This specially designed NSF program is a focused solution designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances. CPSDA Sports Nutrition Fact Sheets SCAN Sports Nutrition Fact Sheets Slide share: Performance Nutrition Considerations for Service Members and Veterans slides Human Performance Resource Center-military-specific evidence-based total force fitness information. To receive your CPEU CDR certificate please complete the evaluation located here.Join the MFLN Nutrition & Wellness team and former Army Dietitian Kimberly Feeney, MS, RD, CSSD for this sports nutrition webinar Performance Nutrition Considerations for Service Members and Veterans. Learn how to assess energy needs, macronutrient needs and timing, fluid needs, supplements, and fad diets affecting athletes. Questions? Contact us at ObjectivesFollowing the webinar, participants will be able to:·     Accurately assess energy and nutrient needs and provide a nutrition prescription based on physical activity level.·     Identify potential benefits and risks of popular dietary trends in athletes.·     Objectively evaluate dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness.1.0 CPEU approved for Registered DietitiansPresenterKimberly Feeney, MS, RD, CSSDExperienced Performance DietitianTactical Performance Dietitian, United States Air ForcePrior Army, currently Air Force civilianHow to ConnectYou may connect via the APAN Connect system or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at The recording of this webinar will be posted a couple days after the live session.APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this pageGo mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Livecenter_img Visit our How to Join page for full information on viewing options and troubleshooting tips.Cover Image: Licensed by R. Allen photo from Shutterstock by Peter BernikEvent MaterialsSlides: Performance Nutrition Considerations for Service Members and Veterans .pdf USOC Athlete’s plate/fact sheet YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)Watch hereGo mobile by viewing on the YouTube app Operation Supplement Safety: A DoD Dietary resource for the military and healthcare providers and DoD Civilians.last_img read more

ITFA Did Not Exempt Internet Provider’s Equipment Purchases From Kansas Tax

first_imgThe Kansas BOTA ruled that an Internet service provider was correctly assessed sales and use tax on its equipment purchases. The equipment was used to provide service. It consisted of routers, switches, fixed wireless subscriber modules, fixed wireless access points, wireless radio transmitters, and backhaulers. The provider had argued before the BOTA that it did not owe sales and use tax on the equipment because the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) pre-empts state and local taxation of Internet access.Board’s DecisionThe BOTA noted that the ITFA does pre-empt state and local taxation of “Internet access,” defined as including Internet access provider purchases of “telecommunications.” The BOTA also noted, however, that the ITFA defines “telecommunications” as “the transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user’s choosing….” The BOTA found that the ITFA’s plain meaning and legislative history supported not interpreting “telecommunications” as including equipment.In the Matter of the Appeal of Pixious Communications, L.L.C., Kansas Board of Tax Appeals, Docket No. 2017-6703-DT, February 14, 2019, ¶202-027Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

100% Bonus Depreciation Acquisition Rules for Constructed Property and Components

first_imgtreat property constructed fora taxpayer under a binding contract as self-constructed, and allow taxpayers to claim 100%bonus on components acquired after September 27, 2017, even if the larger constructedproperty is acquired before September 28, 2017. Similarly, a “self-constructed” componentconsidered acquired before September 28, 2017 under the significant physicalwork test or 10% safe harbor does not qualify for bonus depreciation at the 100percent rate (Reg.§1.168(k)-2(b)(5)(iv)(C)(2)). Significantly, the rules: If the larger property is acquired beforeSeptember 28, 2017, a taxpayer may elect 100% bonus depreciation on componentsof the property that are acquired after September 27, 2017. A  taxpayer makes the election by attaching astatement to the income tax return in the year the larger property is placed inservice. If the election does not apply to all qualifying components acquiredafter September 27, 2017, the statement must identify the components that arecovered by the election (ProposedReg. §1.168(k)-2(c)). 10% Safe Harbor For additional information on the acquisitiondate rules for constructed property see the CCH Answer Connect Topic Pages entitled: Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect. COMMENT: The 10% safe harbor election isespecially useful in delaying the acquisition date for an accrual basistaxpayer. The cost of property constructed for a taxpayer is generally notincurred until the property is delivered to the taxpayer upon completion of theproject in the case of a turnkey contract (IRSLetter Ruling 201210004, November 22, 2011). Manyconstruction contracts are not turnkey but rather “design-bid-build” methodcontracts. Depending upon the terms of the contract, amounts can be incurred instages (Field AttorneyAdvice 2014020F, January 16, 2014).  It appears that under the “facts andcircumstances” test, construction work on a component built off-site may needto be taken into account in determining whether physical work of a significantnature has begun on the larger structure. The IRS regulations are silent on thispoint except to provide the obvious example  that construction of a retail motor fuelsoutlet assembled from modular units manufactured off site begins when physicalwork of a significant nature begins off-site (Reg.§1.168(k)-2(b)(5)(iv)(B)). The original proposed regulations denied 100%bonus depreciation on all of the components of a larger property acquiredbefore September 28, 2017, regardless of the acquisition date of the components.Consequently, no portion of the cost of the larger property could qualify forthe 100% rate. This means that the acquisition date ofthird-party construction is also determined by reference to the dateconstruction begins under the significant physical activity test or under the 10%safe harbor.  Both of these testssignificantly delay the acquisition date beyond the contract date, making iteasier to qualify for 100% bonus depreciation. Planning or designingSecuring financingExploring or researchingClearing a siteTest drilling to determine soilconditionExcavation to change thecontour of land Election for Components Acquired After September 27, 2017 Property constructed for a taxpayer by athird party is almost always constructed under a binding written contract.Regulations originally proposed by the IRS provided that the 100% bonus ratedid not apply to third-party construction if a binding written contract wasentered into before September 28, 2017. This exclusion for acquired and self-constructedcomponents considered acquired before September 28, 2017, applies even if thelarger self-constructed property is considered acquired after September 27,2017. The cost of an “acquired” component of a self-constructedproperty (including property constructed for the taxpayer under a contract andconsidered self-constructed) does not qualify for the 100% bonus depreciationrate if it is acquired under a written binding contract entered into beforeSeptember 28, 2017 (Reg.§1.168(k)-2(b)(5)(iv)(C)(1)). Property Constructed for the Taxpayercenter_img New final and proposed regulations explainhow to determine the acquisition date of constructed property that can qualifyfor 100% bonus depreciation (Reg.§1.168(k)-2(b)(5); ProposedReg. §1.168(k)-2(c)).Property constructed by or for a taxpayer qualifies for 100% bonus depreciationonly if it is: Property Constructed by the Taxpayer Special Rules for Components of Self-Constructed Property For example, the turbine constructed forthe taxpayer in the preceding example does not qualify for 100 percent bonusdepreciation because it was acquired before September 28, 2017, under both thephysical work of a significant nature and 10% safe harbors. The turbine isconsidered self-constructed because it was acquired under a written bindingcontract entered into before construction began. EXAMPLE: ABC, an accrual basis steelmanufacturer, enters into a binding contract in October 2016 for theconstruction of a turbine that will be part of a self-constructed powergeneration plant. ABC incurs the cost for the turbine when it is delivered inAugust 2017. ABC is treated as acquiring the plant before September 28, 2017,if the safe harbor is elected and the cost of the turbine plus any other costsincurred toward construction before September 28, 2017 is more than 10% of thetotal cost of the plant  (ProposedReg. §1.168(k)-2(c)(7)(ii)), Example 2). Accounting for Deductions Under the Accrual Method Many comment letters asked the IRS to changethis rule and create an exception similar to the one previously provided in Rev.Rul. 2011-26 for the 100% bonus rate that applied to propertyacquired after September 8, 2010, and before January 1, 2012.The IRS agreed to these requests. This rule, however, was abandoned in finalregulations.  Instead, propertyconstructed for a taxpayer under a binding written contract entered into beforethe beginning of construction is considered self-constructed (Reg.§1.168(k)-2(b)(5)(ii)(A)). Under an elective safe harbor, constructionbegins on the date that more than 10% of the total cost of construction is paidfor by a cash basis taxpayer or incurred by an accrual basis taxpayer (Reg.§1.168(k)-2(b)(5)(iv)(B)). The cost of preliminary activities land does notcount toward the 10% safe harbor. Bonus Depreciation or First-Year Additional Depreciation Allowance acquired after September 27,2017, and placed in service before 2023 (orbefore 2024 for “long production property”).  Property constructed by a taxpayer for itsown use is acquired on the date that construction begins. Construction generallybegins on the date that physical work of a significant nature begins. This is afacts and circumstances test. By Ray G. Suelzer, J.D., LL.M. Preliminary activities are not taken intoaccount. Examples of preliminary activities include: Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Don’t Retreat

first_imgHustlers don’t retreat. They don’t surrender to resistance. And they don’t give up.Hustlers don’t surrender to setbacks, missteps, or failures. Failures are merely events; they don’t define a person. They are learning experiences to be used as feedback on future efforts.You know those mistakes you’ve made? You know those times things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to? That’s feedback. It’s not failure.Hustlers change their approach. When something isn’t working, the hustler changes their strategy, changes their tactics, or changes direction. They might take a more indirect path, but they move forward, always chasing what it is that they really want. Instead of retreating and accepting something less, they use their resourcefulness to find another way.You know you sometimes feel stuck? You know how you want to seek the comfort of giving up and accepting the consolation prize that is certainty? That is the sign that it’s time to change your approach.Hustlers push through the resistance. Sometimes the resistance to achieving your goal is so great, you want to go backwards. But a hustler is comfortable being uncomfortable, even when it sometimes makes other people uncomfortable. The last bit of resistance is always the most difficult to break through. Like when you are trying to do ten reps of the heaviest weight you can handle. All of the growth comes on the eleventh rep.Hustlers have mental toughness. They have the intestinal fortitude to keep going when others give up, give in, and go home. They are driven, and the force that drives them doesn’t allow them to retreat.Are you going backwards when you should be going forward?last_img read more

India defeat West Indies by 237 runs to win 3rd test, take 2-0 lead,India defeat West Indies by 237 runs to win 3rd test, take 2-0 lead

first_img COMMENT vk vk SHARE SHARE EMAIL × RELATED Published on India achieved a historic feat of winning two Tests for the first time in the Caribbean Islands by demolishing a listless West Indies in the third cricket match with a huge 237-run margin to clinch an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-game series here.Having lost an entire day to rain, it was a superb effort by the bowling unit that saw them bundle out West Indies for 108 in 47.3 overs while chasing a stiff victory target of 346 in 87 overs yesterday.This is the first time in over six decades that India has won more than one Test match in the Caribbean islands. The previous three series victories — 1971, 2006 and 2011 have been by an identical 1-0 margin.If Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the hero in the first innings, Mohammed Shami (3/15 in 11 overs) and Ishant Sharma (2/30 in 7 overs) did the maximum damage in the second innings.Bhuvneshwar (1/13), Ravichandran Ashwin (1/28) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/20) also complemented the two pacers as none of the batsmen save for Darren Bravo (59) showed any stomach for fight.The historic moment came when Shanon Gabriel (11)’s slog was easily pouched by Bhuvneshwar at deep mid-wicket off Jadeja’s bowling. Skipper Virat Kohli was visibly ecstatic but there wasn’t any over-the-top celebration.Earlier, India batted for seven overs in the morning declaring their second innings at 217 for seven with Ajinkya Rahane remaining unbeaten on 78 off 116 balls.India bowled 20 overs before lunch in which they reduced West Indies to 53 for 3. In the post-lunch session, the home team lost 7 more wickets for 55 runs.Bravo and Roston Chase (10) looked to bat for time and resurrect the innings from a precarious 53/3 in the post lunch session.They faced a testing spell from Ishant and Bhuvneshwar who were using the 20-over-old ball well enough. The former was pitching the ball up a lot more than he has done in this series and found instant result, as one swung in sharply in the 26th over, and knocked back Chase’s stumps, bowling him through the gate.When spinners came into the attack, Jermaine Blackwood (1) was stumped off Jadeja as keeper Wriddhiman Saha did some excellent work.Shane Dowrich (5) then played out 8 overs with Bravo, though only adding 16 runs for the 6th wicket. It allowed Bravo enough breathing space to complete his 15th Test fifty off 73 balls, but it was never going to be enough.Shami then came back to bowl another brilliant spell to go with his pre-lunch one, and had the keeper-batsman caught at second slip. COMMENTS August 14, 2016 India vs West Indies: India lead by 285 on Day 4 cricket SHARElast_img read more

Anil Kumble will form a potent partnership with Virat Kohli: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgSenior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed Anil Kumble’s selection as the new head coach of the Indian team, saying his former teammate will strike a lethal partnership with Test captain Virat Kohli. (Heartiest welcome to Kumble as India coach: Kohli)Former captain Kumble was yesterday named coach of the Indian team by the BCCI’s cricket advisory committee comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.Harbhajan said Kohli will find the most ideal “friend, philosopher and guide” in Kumble. (Kumble: Gutsy coach won’t let Team India cut quarters)BIGGEST MATCH-WINNER “With no disrespect to anyone, Anil Kumble will forever remain India’s greatest ever match-winner in Test cricket. And he will bring that hunger to win in this team also. Virat will get to learn a lot from the man himself. Virat doesn’t believe in draws and neither did Anil bhai. He will be Virat’s ideal friend, philosopher and guide,” Harbhajan told PTI during an interview. (Kumble ‘honoured’ to be part of Indian dressing room again, ready for ‘big responsibility’)Having played alongside Kumble for a decade, Harbhajan straightway pointed out what Kumble would bring to the table.”Unbelievable work ethic and discipline. And top it all, his ability to devise strategies against opposition batsmen. Let me tell you, under Anil bhai, boys will learn the art of winning Test matches on fourth and fifth day. He will change the misconception that Indian spinners need tailor-made wickets to win Tests at home,” said India’s third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. (BCCI has complete faith in Kumble: Anurag Thakur)advertisementSTRATEGY KING Harbhajan feels that coaching degree at the international level is the least important thing.”Tell me what’s the role of a coach? At this level, his role is to help the captain in devising strategy. In Mumbai Indians, he would speak to me and Lasith Malinga as we were the leaders in bowling department. We would tell what we are planning and he would give us his feedback. And when you got that feedback, you knew that he had done his homework,” said Harbhajan. (Anil Kumble says interview with Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman was nerve-racking)Harbhajan gave the example of how they had sorted out Matthew Hayden during the 2004-05 home series against Australia and it was mainly because of Kumble’s planning.”During the 2001 series, Hayden got 549 runs. With his reach, he was even sweeping deliveries well outside the off-stump. During the 2004-05 series, even though we lost 1-2, we had sorted Hayden out as he got less than 250 runs (244 runs in 8 innings). It was Anil bhai, who made me aware about the areas to bowl to Hayden. I got him out thrice, Anil bhai and (Murali) Kartik got him once for not many,” Harbhajan fondly recalled. (Kumble eager to join forces with Test skipper Kohli)Having bowled hundreds of overs from the other end, how does he describe Kumble the bowler with 619 Test wickets, especially without a vicious googly or an effective leg-break like Shane Warne?Harbhajan replied: “His above average intelligence. You can replace Dictionary’s Intelligence with Anil Kumble! His biggest asset as a bowler was ability to land the ball on seam. He could do it 95 out of 100 times. The moment SG Test lands on seam, it kicks up. So even on barren pitches, Anil bhai would get the ball to kick up. I don’t think any Indian bowler has been as consistent about his length like him.”KUMBLE PAR EXCELLENCE For Harbhajan, Kumble was a team man par excellence.”Often, there were times in overseas conditions, when a single spinner played and Anil bhai had to sit out because of team composition. I have never seen him get upset or lose his cool. His attitude in those time had been: If it benefits the team, he is game. That’s what is being a perfect team man,” concluded one half of the famed ‘spin twin’.(With PTI Inputs)last_img read more

Wales reach for the sky against the much-fancied Springboks

first_img Support The Guardian Erasmus adamant Cheslin Kolbe had to be sidelined for Wales encounter 1:10 ‘I believe there’s a dream’: Gatland urges Wales to reach World Cup final – video “When you have a player of Leigh’s ability and achievement coming into the side it shows the strength in depth that we have built up,” said Francis. “The same with Ross in the back row. South Africa beat us in the last World Cup with a try late on in the quarter-final and we have not forgotten that.” Gatland predicted at the start of the year that Wales would win the Six Nations, which they did. He then said he believed they were good enough to lift the World Cup. His players are two matches away from proving him right.“Winning the World Cup is one of the things you have to dream about and I am probably the greatest optimist in terms of believing something is possible and that there is a dream,” said Gatland.“If you don’t have that attitude and portray it, it will not happen. A big part of success is the belief and the desire to do something. That is what we will be building on in the next two days and I want to go back to New Zealand with my head held high. Read more Topics Share on Messenger Since you’re here… “I thought we handled the end against France outstandingly after we had gone in front and you could see in the body language of their players that they did not expect to beat us. In the past, we might have panicked or got nervous but we were composed. That is something you cannot coach and which players have to learn themselves.”Gatland said Wales were braced for the physical approach of South Africa who battered Japan into submission to reach the last four and predicted an ugly kick-fest.“We have played some big teams in this tournament already,” he said. “This is a World Cup semi-final and we have to bring our own physicality, something that is always important against South Africa. They have improved under Rassie Erasmus and gone back to their strengths, but I am looking forward to this game more than I was last week and I am more confident.” Reach for the sky promises to be the theme of Wales’s semi-final against South Africa with neither side disposed to take risks in their own half. They both pride themselves on going the distance and not being physically dominated and what is expected to be the tightest of contests is more likely to be decided by a mistake rather than a moment of brilliance.Every Wales player who has been on media duty this week has said the same thing, following the lead taken by their head coach, Warren Gatland. The quarter-final victory over France was notable for the result rather than the performance and a repeat against the Springboks will result in a flight home next Saturday rather than an appearance in the final.“France were the better team on the day and the match was decided by a red card,” said the Wales prop Tomas Francis whose battle up front against Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira will be one of the key individual contests. “We stuck in there and while we were not too happy with the performance, we are not dwelling on it but making sure we step up as a pack.“We were not good enough against France. We let them outmuscle us a bit and we were not pleased. A lot of it is about attitude and we showed that, especially when Ross [Moriarty] received a yellow card shortly after coming on. We stayed strong and we know the threats South Africa will pose.”Wales made three changes from the team that defeated France through Moriarty’s late try. Two were enforced with Josh Navidi’s tournament ending that afternoon when he suffered a hamstring injury while Liam Williams damaged ankle ligaments in training this week after colliding with a teammate.Moriarty replaces Navidi while Leigh Halfpenny takes over from Williams at full-back. The Lions centre Jonathan Davies, who pulled out last week because he felt he had not fully recovered from the knee injury he sustained against Fiji in the third round, resumes his partnership with Hadleigh Parkes. Share on Twitter Share via Email Quiz: how much do you know about Rugby World Cup semi-finals? Read more Play Video news The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Rugby World Cup Wales rugby union team Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Rugby union Rugby World Cup 2019 Reuse this contentlast_img read more

4-Star ATH/QB Ja’Quinden Jackson Announces College Commitment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p This what y’all been waiting for 🎒— Ja’Quinden Jackson (@JaayUpNext_) June 3, 2019Jackson plays quarterback for Duncanville, and joins four-star dual-threat Hudson Card as signal callers in UT’s 2020 class. If he doesn’t stick at QB at the next level, he could fit at a number of different positions, including linebacker, safety and running back.Texas currently has the No. 29 recruiting class in the country.You can view the 2020 composite team rankings here. A pylon in the Texas Longhorns endzone.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: An end zone pylon in a general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)Duncanville (Tex.) four-star athlete/quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson announced his college commitment a few minutes ago. He is staying close to home.Jackson committed to Texas, choosing the Longhorns from an offer list that included more than two dozen programs. He is Texas’ sixth commit in the 2020 class.The 6-foot-2, 219-pound Jackson is the No. 4 athlete in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s also the sixth-rated rising senior in the Lone Star State.Overall, Jackson is the 48th-ranked player in the nation.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan’s absence big loss to India, says Ross Taylor

first_img Press Trust of India NottinghamJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 22:19 IST Shikhar Dhawan has been sidelined for at least 2 weeks after a thumb injury he suffered on Sunday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS India take on New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on ThursdayShikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of Thursday’s match with a thumb injuryRoss Taylor said shorter boundaries in Nottingham can play on India spinners’ mindsNew Zealand batsman Ross Taylor’s considerable knowledge about the Trent Bridge ground tells him that the shorter boundaries here may play on the mind of India’s wrist spin duo during their World Cup encounter Thursday.Taylor, who has been a successful pro for the Nottinghamshire county side, is confident that New Zealand can effectively tackle the wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.”We’ve faced India a lot in recent times and had some success against them. Obviously, they are two world class spinners but I think we’ve had success at different stages. The shorter boundaries sometimes can play on the minds of the spinner,” Taylor said at the pre-match press conference.Ross Taylor on Shikhar Dhawan’s absenceAsked about Dhawan’s absence, Taylor said: “Obviously Shikhar is a big loss to India. The presence, he plays very well at ICC tournaments and has a very good record over here.”He and Rohit Sharma have a very good partnership, and I think they complement each other well because they’re right and left-handed.”With Dhawan missing in action, India will have a lot of right-handers in the batting line-up and Taylor feels it will make it difficult for their opponent to exploit the shorter boundaries here.”A lot of these grounds in the UK have a short boundary to one side, and if you’ve got two right handers or two left handers, you can’t exploit it as much,” Taylor said.”As we see, it’s traditionally a short boundary here. If that is the case, then hopefully we can exploit it with the right, left-handers, as I am sure India and other teams that are playing here will try and do.”advertisementTaylor had a good season with the Notts and he loves everything about the Trent Bridge ground.”No, it’s a great place to play cricket. Traditionally, it can favor the batters at times, but I am sure that bowlers will be — going to have a little bit there.”It’s been out in the kettles for two or three days and hasn’t seen the sun. I’m sure we’ll have to wait and see what happens,” he said.Just like Aaron Finch, Taylor has accepted the fact that Indian supporters will outnumber their fans.”First and foremost, it’s a great place to play cricket, and I’m sure any time we play India in a neutral venue is always going to be more Indian supporters than New Zealand. I’m sure that’s something we’re looking forward to as well.Also Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Match 18: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan in high spirits at India training sessionAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Ross TaylorFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Nottingham World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan’s absence big loss to India, says Ross TaylorIndia vs New Zealand: Black Caps star Ross Taylor said the absence of injured Shikhar Dhawan and the subsequent right-left combination at the top of the order will hurt India when it comes to exploiting short boundaries at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Department Issues Directive to Evaluate Power Boiler

first_imgThe Department of Environment has issued a directive to Northern Pulp to complete an independent engineering review and evaluation for the entire power boiler system by Nov. 30. The evaluation must include recommendations for any necessary operational modifications, and capital upgrades intended to bring power boiler emissions to within the company’s approval limit. According to stack test results conducted at the mill in September by Stantec, the power boiler emissions are above the acceptable limit. The results also show that the new precipitator installed earlier in the year continues to operate well below the mill’s approval limit. The emissions limit in the 2015 industrial approval is almost 80 per cent lower than the mill’s previous approval. Testing was done Sept. 15-18 by Stantec Consulting Ltd. The stack test results can be found at .last_img read more

Support for Sustainable Transportation in St Margarets Bay Lewis Lake and Hubbards

first_imgGovernment is supporting three new sustainable transportation projects in the St. Margarets Bay, Lewis Lake and Hubbards areas of Halifax Regional Municipality that help connect residents to community hubs and promote active living. Timberlea and Prospect MLA Iain Rankin, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced today, Aug. 29, that local sustainable transportation projects will receive funding from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2. “Our multi-use trails provide so much enjoyment for individuals and families and it’s great to see work happening to maintain and improve them,” said Mr. Rankin. “Active transportation options are an essential part of connectivity for these communities and for everyone who use the Rails to Trails system and beyond.” With a $50,000 grant from Connect2 and $50,000 from the Off Highway Vehicle Infrastructure Fund, Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust, with the help of the Safety-minded ATV Association, will continue infrastructure work in the Five Bridges Lake Area and towards Goodwood. “Five Bridges is excited to be able to continue working with our partners to make improvements to our local trail systems,” said Harry Ward, chair, Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust. “This will support community members’ ability to enjoy larger areas of our wilderness, now and into the future.” St. Margarets Bay Area Rails to Trails Association will receive $35,000 through Connect2 and additional funding of $25,000 from Halifax Regional Municipality, $9,699.89 from Mountain Equipment Co-op, and $40,000 from Off Highway Vehicles Infrastructure Fund. The association also received a $40,000 Recreation Facility Development Grant earlier this year from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to resurface and regrade about six kilometres of trail and to make upgrades to Round Lake Bridge, Pipeline Bridge and Indian River Bridge. The grants help build sport and recreation facilities such as trails, parks and arenas, swimming pools, ball fields and skateboard parks to help Nova Scotians make physical and community activities part of their daily lives. “The St. Margarets Bay Area Rails to Trails Association is delighted to have Nova Scotia Department of Energy Connect2 Program as a funding partner for the improvements to our 32 kilometre trail,” said Anne Patrick, chair of St. Margarets Bay Area Rails to Trails Association. “This will provide the only active transportation connection between eight communities from Lewis Lake to Hubbards.” Aspotogan Heritage Trust Society will receive $4,663 through Connect2 and $2,482 and an $870 in-kind contribution from Municipality of the District of Chester to create a new pathway from the corner of Highways 3 and 329 to the trailhead of the Aspotogan Trail. “We recognize that sidewalks can be a significant capital investment,” said Kathryn Gamache, executive director Aspotogan Heritage Trust Society. “That is why we are pleased to have been able to propose a less costly, yet equally safe and functional connection solution for moving people thorough this hub location in Hubbards.” Connect2 aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2017. For more information, visit read more

Service providers may now opt for composition scheme till July 31

first_imgNew Delhi: The tax department has extended by three months till July 31 the deadline for service providers with turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh to opt for the composition scheme and pay six per cent goods and services tax (GST). The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister and comprising state counterparts, has permitted such service providers to opt for composition scheme and pay taxes at reduced rate of six per cent beginning April 1, 2019. This is against the higher rates of 12 and 18 per cent levied for most services under GST. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn a circular, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said suppliers who want to opt for composition scheme would have to file Form GST CMP-02 by selecting ‘any other supplier eligible for composition levy’ latest by July 31, 2019. The CBIC had earlier marked April 30, 2019, as the deadline for service providers to opt for the scheme. The GST composition scheme was so far available to traders and manufacturers of goods with an annual turnover of up to Rs 1 crore. This threshold too has been increased to Rs 1.5 crore from April 1. Under the scheme, traders and manufacturers are required to pay only one per cent GST on goods which otherwise attract a higher levy of either 5, 12 or 18 per cent. Such dealers are also not permitted to charge GST from the customers. Of the 1.22 crore businesses registered under GST, about 17.5 lakh have so far opted for the composition scheme.last_img read more

Press Release Aireon announces key support for new line of business

first_imgAireon today announced that Jonathan Astill, from NATS, has been tapped for strategic support and expertise to develop the new Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Services line of business for Aireon.Astill, will act as Vice President and General Manager of ATFM Services and will develop Aireon’s ATFM business line, closely collaborate with introductory customers and establish a channel of partners to ensure a smooth rollout of the company’s offering. Aireon is deploying the world’s first and only global space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) aircraft surveillance and tracking service, providing real-time aircraft visibility anywhere on the planet.“Jonathan brings deep knowledge and expertise to Aireon at such a crucial moment for our company, as our system nears full operational status,” said Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon. “His extensive experience, working across multiple facets of the aviation industry, offers a unique perspective for this new line of business. We are thrilled that he will be working with our team.”Prior to taking on this new role, Astill served as Director of Alliances, Airline and International Affairs for NATS, the United Kingdom’s leading Air Navigation Service Provider, where he was responsible for NATS’ global engagement across the aviation industry. His career with NATS spans 30 years, with the first 10 years of his career as an operational Air Traffic Controller.In the Aireon role, Astill will be responsible for all aspects of Aireon’s ATFM services, leading technical support, business strategy, operations, business development and service rollout.“I am excited to assist the impressive Aireon team and help usher in this next era of global air traffic surveillance,” said Astill. “When I was in my previous position at NATS, Iworked with Aireon very closely on the deployment of their service in the UK and truly believe what Aireon is doing will change air traffic management and the aviation industry as a whole. I am honored to be working with Aireon at such an important time and look forward to getting started on their new business line.”On January 11, 2019, the final Iridium NEXT launch successfully took place from SpaceX’s west coast launch facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Each Iridium NEXT satellite hosts an AireonSM ADS-B payload. On February 6, 2019, Aireon formally took control of the final six payloads from Iridium Communications. With the final launch and payload handoff complete, Aireon is set to go live with its air traffic surveillance service in early Spring 2019.About Aireon LLCAireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav, NATS and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will provide a global, real-time, space-based air traffic surveillance system to all aviation stakeholders.last_img read more

Press Release FlightPath3D leverages big data with launch of new apps

first_imgFlightPath3D, the global leader in moving map innovation and technology announced today that it is launching two new big data driven apps.The Favorite Places app allows passengers to see what destination experiences are trending or search for new ideas in any location. An interactive route map called Where We Fly promotes airline destinations and provides rich data insights to help analyze flight demand.Experiences are prioritized based on billions of travelers’ social records to show what’s popular, make recommendations and create a traveler wish list.Favourite Places. Image: FlightPath3DFlightPath3D President Duncan Jackson said, “There are literally billions of experiences being consumed each year driving demand for travel. Instagram, for example, has 100 million new photos every single day. Airlines that leverage this rise in available data can create a competitive advantage that will leave other airlines behind.”Showcase Your Routes with Where We Fly At the heart of every airline is its network of destinations and routes. Every route of an airline’s network needs to contribute to the bottom line. Jackson continues, “We’ve designed a simple, playful interactive experience to showcase routes and allow passengers to plan their next trip. It’s easier and faster to plan a trip visually – giving passengers the experience to view and play with routes and flight durations right from their seat.”Where we fly. Image: FlightPath3DWhere We Fly can filter flights and routes for a passenger-specific search and show the flight schedule and daily flight times within a calendar view. Flight and route data are stored aboard the aircraft eliminating the need to constantly stream data. With inflight connectivity passengers can see pricing, seat availability and make flight bookings.“The data gathered from passengers’ searches can help an airline plan routes, rank destinations, and find out what’s important to passengers when booking a trip,” says Jackson.See What’s Popular and Trending with Favorite Places The Favorite Places app allows passengers to see what is trending or to search for new ideas in any neighborhood. Passengers can now see what is going on below them or in their destination or any location on the globe. We apply proprietary algorithms and analyze billions of traveler reviews, photos, visits and other social records to identify and rank over 400,000 landmarks, locations, activities and experiences.Favourite Places. Image: FlightPath3DPassengers see the most popular attractions that dynamically change based on any neighborhood they choose to explore using our patent pending social ranking algorithm. Use the favorites function to create a bucket list of what to do when the aircraft lands or as part of planning another trip. Share favorites and inspire others onboard, or publish using a social media platform.Today FlightPath3D helps more than 275 million passengers know where they are and when they will land. Says FlightPath3D CEO Boris Veksler, “We’ve been working hard in our labs using billions of data sets to make the passenger feel more understood and allow airlines to collect valuable data from those same passengers.”About FlightPath3DFlightPath3D is the IFE industry’s most compelling and innovative interactive 3D Moving Map experience enhanced with relevant and engaging ‘geotainment’ information services. We enhance your passenger’s In-Flight Experience with entertaining and informative solutions designed for the entire family.Any Aircraft. Any Platform. Any Device. A truly fleet-wide IFE system agnostic moving map solution for airlines.Betria Interactive LLC (dba FlightPath3D) has the industry’s largest specialized map team providing customized map software development and maintenance. They deliver reliable, highly customizable inflight map experiences built from the ground up especially for the airline business with an upgradeable path to the connected future.Betria Interactive LLC is headquartered in Lake Forest, California. For additional information, please visit http://www.FlightPath3D.comlast_img read more

Uniteds elevated service on shuttlelike route worthy of praise

first_imgWhile United Airlines is the odd man out in offering an East Coast “shuttle” service, it operates the New York LaGuardia to Chicago O’Hare route about as close to a shuttle-like service as possible. With at least hourly service between 6am and 9pm on weekdays and a meal service carve-out, it sure feels like a shuttle.Granted, the perks that make a shuttle a shuttle aren’t present. But to be fair, they really aren’t present on the shuttle-branded flights by competitors. Things like reduced minimum check-in times and free standby on earlier flights are unimportant or nonexistent on the Delta and American shuttles, so the playing field is nearly level between United and the “shuttles”, regardless of branding.My flight would be operated by an Airbus A320, featuring the airline’s relatively new First Class seat. A pre-departure beverage was offered as boarding progressed and wrapped up about ten minutes early. Unfortunately, due to a technical issue with some paperwork we pushed back about 20 or so minutes late.I got better acquainted with the First Class seat as we waited to push back. While there is a solid amount of storage space I found a good bit of it to be oddly placed, such as the “laptop” slot on the left side. It’s probably tricky to clean inside this slot and I wonder if smaller items are difficult to retrieve if dropped inside.How easy is it to clean the laptop slot? Image:Jason RabinowitzThe recline mechanism on the seat was cradle-like, where both the seatback and seat pan moved. I found it plenty comfortable for this flight.I loaded up the United iOS on my iPad to browse the extensive and free entertainment options. The system was not available during boarding at the gate, but went live during taxi.While United’s new First Class seat has a device holder built into the tray table, I opted to hang my iPad from the back of the seat in front of me by wedging the case in the headrest mechanism. Having to look down at a screen for two hours didn’t appeal to me as I fear neck strain, and the screen can become blocked by other items on the table.The seat makes one power outlet available to each passenger but does not include a USB port, limiting passengers to charge one device at a time unless they have a multi-port adapter. This seems like a silly decision for such a new seat, hopefully one United will revisit in the future.I created my own seatback IFE. Image: Jason RabinowitzI took a pass on the $18 full flight Internet offer, powered by Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect Ku-band satellite service. United brands its Panasonic Ku system as “basic” connectivity, stating that it is best suited for web browsing, email and messaging.United is now taking delivery of used A319s which will be equipped with Viasat’s Ka solution, which the airline allows video streaming on.I did not avail of the inflight connectivity. Image: Jason RabinowitzThis flight would typically be too short for a full meal service, but United offers one to stay competitive on this business traveler-heavy route.The options presented were an oatmeal and fruit platter or a ham and egg sandwich with a side of fruit and yogurt. I picked the egg sandwich, which was perfectly fine and better than a similar offering by Delta on the Airbus A220 inaugural flight to Dallas a few months earlier.The meal was perfectly fine. Image: Jason RabinowitzThe real star of the meal, however, was the warm and terribly unhealthy but absolutely delicious cinnamon bun.I’d pay to have that served as a standalone item in Economy as long as I wasn’t counting calories.Despite the late pushback from the gate we touched down in Chicago as scheduled, taxing around the airport for a bit before finally finding our gate.It’s great United realizes that it has to offer an elevated level of service on this route, even if it doesn’t brand it as a shuttle. My expectations were met or exceeded in most respects.Note: United provided the fare of an Economy Plus ticket for the author, and the author upgraded to domestic First Class using a Global Premier UpgradeA USB port would have been appreciated, but 110v power saw me through. Image: Jason RabinowitzRelated Articles:Considering whether American Airlines Shuttle is special…or notUnited 777-200 domestic short-hop shines brightlyWhy I always say yes to Spirit Airlines’ Big Front SeatDelta hits a home run with Airbus A220 passenger experienceDelta has good reason to be proud of Delta One SuitesFlying Alaska out of Paine Field proves pain-freeDelta takes Main Cabin consistency seriously, and it showslast_img read more

Mitsubishi talks PaxEx as it renames MRJ to SpaceJet announces M100

first_imgJust ahead of a Paris Air Show that looks to see an almost unprecedented amount of change in the regional aircraft sector, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is renaming its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to Mitsubishi SpaceJet. At the same time, its future smaller variant, the MRJ70, is growing within the size allowed by US scope clauses and will be known as the M100, with the former MRJ90 now the M90 and the MRJ70 designation “now retired”. A new cabin with larger bins and the promise of inflight connectivity are also added to the program.Seating 84 in a typical single-class seating at 31” pitch, and a maximum of 88 passengers at 29”, in the US market the M100 will seat 76 passengers in the usual two and a half class (domestic first, extra-legroom economy, regular economy) configuration. Mitsubishi suggests that might look like four rows of 1-2 first class seats, three rows of 2-2 extra-legroom economy, and thirteen rows of regular economy.It’s a marked change for a manufacturer in the running to purchase Bombardier’s CRJ Series regional jet, and indeed the M100 is sized and shaped to be a key replacement for those aircraft in US service. Mitsubishi had previously been banking on changes to the scope clause permitting the MRJ90 in regional fleets that have not materialized. The airframer plans to launch the M100 program formally later this year, and head of global market strategy Steve Haro confirms to Runway Girl Network that entry into service is planned for 2023.“Formal launch of the SpaceJet M100 program is expected later this year,” says the airframer.Somewhat oddly, the new M100 fits between the old MRJ70 and 90. Image: MitsubishiThere’s key movement on the cabin front, which had previously been in a type of stasis. Where the MRJ-era aircraft had relatively small flip-up bins that could take only relatively small bags — and side-on only — new imagery from Mitsubishi shows larger pivot bins that look set to accommodate substantially larger luggage and open up the overhead area. A reworked ceiling, a new pearlescent effect on the cabin sidewalls, and upgraded seats also feature.The SpaceJet also comes with a new cabin concept, including flip-down bins. Image: Mitsubishi“We are still working with Safran, previously Zodiac Aerospace,” on the cabin and seats, says head of new program development Henry Tam. “We looked into the passenger experience and the operator experience. One of the key feedbacks we got over the last two years is that they want more carry-on bags on the aircraft. So when we looked at different configurations, at different options, we settled on the pivot bin because it would allow us to put rollerbags wheels first to accommodate as many rollerbags on board as possible.”The MRJ previously had substantially smaller flip-up bins. Image: John-WaltonWhen asked whether these were based on Safran’s ECOS design, Tam notes that, “I’m not too familiar with the detailed naming of the previous Zodiac bins, but we have been working with them for the past year to design and fine-tune these bins.”Mitsubishi is also on the hunt for new seats, Tam says. “We are putting the existing Safran seats into the mockup, but we are actually looking for new seats to improve the comfort and the customer experience, so we have not made any new selection at this stage, but we are looking for better alternatives and opportunities.”Promising the “newest Type C USB outlet, fastest wireless IFE system, latest generation seatback IFE, ambiance-enhancing mood lighting, outside views on IFE screens,” as well as the “fastest high-speed broadband connectivity” and “live TV”, the M100 also brings some updated thinking on connectivity within and outside the cabin.“For the M100 what we don’t want to do is lock ourselves in” before the 2023 EIS, says Mitsubishi marketeer Haro. “As you know, this area — wifi and connectivity — about every eighteen months has a step-change in performance. There’s many things that are on the table right now.”In terms of satellite connectivity, Haro says, “Right now we’re obviously provisioned for Ka, Ku, which are the current standard. What Viasat and others that are out there are doing is that there are the low earth orbit satellite systems they are putting up. Our difference is that we’d have a lower profile antenna: right now it’s phased array, but there could be new technologies that are flat panel, that are going to be much more lower profile, less drag, that allows us the ability to take advantage of the latest satellites that are going up.”Notably, Mitsubishi is not looking at the current generation of antennas and radomes for the M100. “Today we have mechanically steered antennas, which are very protrusive and heavy. You have to have a lot of structure around that. We’ve eliminated that as an option for our M100 aircraft. It’s going to be flat panel. It could be phased array technology, but it could be something else. For sure there are several things out there that are in work that we’re looking at,” Haro says.The systems architecture, too, is still in motion, Henry Tam explains. “When we design the system architecture for the CMS and the IFEC, we’re trying to have an agnostic architecture so that it’ll be very easy to put different systems on. It’ll be very upgradeable, and we can try to make it as plug and play as possible with any of the providers.”Airframe-wise, the M100 will measure 34.5m (113 feet 3 inches), longer than the MRJ70’s 33.4m (109 feet 7 inches), but still shorter than the MRJ90’s 35.8m (117 feet 6 inches). The wingspan appears to have shrunk slightly, from the 29.2m previously quoted for the MRJ90 and MRJ70, to 27.8m, nearly 4 feet 8 inches less than before.Previously, Mitsubishi offered the MRJ70 and MRJ90. Image: Mitsubishi“What we see is that the M100 has quite a bit of flexibility and can be very efficient between 65 seats all the way up to 84 seats and even 88 seats in a European high-density configuration,” Haro says. “Really, the M100 is designed optimized around that North American three-class configuration around 76 seats. The M90 looks like really a good option for more the international market outside the US. It also has a larger cargo area, which some operators take advantage of. It’s up to the individual airline needs, and it’s aligning the right product to the need of that particular customer.”(It’s not clear how Mitsubishi expects to resolve the issue of the M90 aircraft code already being assigned to the McDonnell Douglas MD-90, however.)The 76-seat M100 scope clause sizing is crucial since the vast majority of the orders and options of for the aircraft are from US regional airlines that operate as “express” or “connection” carriers. Its maximum range will be 1910nm, which in the US context would permit flights from LAX to far western Pennsylvania or halfway across North and South Carolina. That’s slightly less than the standard specification of the MRJ70, but that aircraft offered extra-range ER and LR options boosting it to 3090 and 3740nm, respectively.The M100 base model’s range from Los Angeles will get it most of — but not all — the way across the US. Image – Great Circle MapperWith the scope clauses restricting the size of regional jets in the United States, the market for this class of aircraft has been significantly distorted. It will be interesting to see whether the M100 version of the SpaceJet secures additional orders from outside the United States at Le Bourget this week. Both its max-pax 29” and “typical” 31” all-economy layouts seat just four passengers fewer than the numbers previously given for the MRJ90.Mitsubishi is also studying a further stretch of the SpaceJet. While 76 seats is the sweet spot for the US thanks to the scope clause, the international niche is, Haro and Tam confirmed, around the flight attendant to passenger ratio of 1:50.Chuckling about potential confusion with the previous MRJ100X stretch, Haro noted that, “now we’re looking at what’s beyond the M100, and that is something up to 100 seats. We have product development studies going on right now, and we haven’t defined yet because we’re still out talking to customers exactly what that market niche is, but we realize it’s going to be something slightly larger than the M100.”The MRJ to SpaceJet transition comes with a new livery, including an attractive metallic tailfin. Image: MitsubishiRelated Articles:Why Bombardier’s Atmosphère cabin skipped AIXPre-Farnborough MRJ briefing shows Mitsubishi still bullish on new jetAn Atmosphère of renewed CRJ PaxEx focus at BombardierMitsubishi MRJ stasis inside and out is evidentMRJ delayed again, though most airlines not clutching their pearlsLack of originality may mar MRJ experience more than delaysMitsubishi talks MRJ sales as new day dawns for Japanese aviationBombardier eyes new entryway for CRJ; offers Gogo Wi-Fi linefitlast_img read more

Pandya brothers propel Mumbai to 1685 vs DC

first_imgNew Delhi: Pandya brothers led Mumbai Indians’ recovery with a 54-run stand, powering the visitors to a challenging 168 for five against Delhi Capitals in a second leg clash of the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. Hardik (32 off 15) and Krunal (37 not out off 26) provided a much needed late onslaught by hammering 51 runs off the last 18 balls to put Mumbai in a strong position. This was after Delhi spinners Amit Mishra (1/18) and Axar Patel (1/17) tightened the screws on Mumbai with a tidy effort. Considering the slow nature of the surface, Delhi will have to bat really well to chase down 169. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhWith teams batting second winning all three previous games at the Kotla, Rohit Sharma’s decision to bat first surprised even opposition skipper Shreyas Iyer. On the slow and low surface, Mumbai made a measured start with Rohit’s classy cover drive being the only boundary in the first three overs which yielded just 16 runs. In the following over, a mishit for four off Chris Morris ensured 8000 T20 runs for Rohit (30 off 22), who became the third Indian to do so. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterRuns started flowing after that streaky boundary as Quinton de Kock (35 off 27) collected a four and six over deep square leg and by the first powerplay, Mumbai reached a promising 57 for no loss. It was time to introduce spin and that provided an immediate breakthrough for Delhi as Mishra bowled Rohit with a beauty on his very first ball of the night for his 150th IPL scalp. Patel was brought in from the other end and he too made instant impact by removing Ben Cutting, leaving Mumbai at 63 for two. Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians: 168/5 in 20 overs (Krunal Pandya 37*, Hardik Pandya 32; Kagiso Rabada 2/38) vs Delhi Capitals.last_img read more

Irans Rouhani says workers on front line against US

first_imgTehran: President Hassan Rouhani called on Iranian workers Tuesday to boost non-oil exports and import substitution, telling them they were “on the front line” against America and its tightening sanctions. Last year, President Donald Trump reimposed crippling US sanctions after abandoning a landmark nuclear agreement between major powers and Iran. Last week, his administration announced that from Thursday it would end oil purchase waivers granted to Iran’s main customers including China, India and Turkey. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The move has piled new pressure on Iran’s reeling economy that the International Monetary Fund was already projecting would shrink by 6.0 percent this year. Addressing workers in a south Tehran sports complex on the eve of May Day, Rouhani said that boosting Iran’s manufacturing output was vital to shore up the value of the rial. “Whenever you go for self-sufficiency, you have increased the national currency’s value and the more you can increase production for exports, you have increased our foreign currency revenue,” Rouhani said in the speech broadcast live on state television. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests “America’s purpose in cutting oil exports is to reduce our foreign currency revenue and the way to counter it is through the production and export of non-oil goods,” he added. According to Iran’s economy minister Farhad Dezhpasand, non-oil exports reached USD 40 billion for 2018-19. That tops Iran’s oil revenues projection for 2019-2020 of USD 30 billion. But despite regulations in place requiring exporters to repatriate profits, only a quarter of non-oil earnings were returned to Iran. Rouhani vowed that despite the unilateral measures adopted by the United States, Iran would continue to supply oil to its major customers, all three of whom have expressed anger at Washington’s attempt to impose its will.last_img read more


Advertisement Login/Register With: THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR WITH VICTORIA PEDRETTI & RAHUL KOHLI FILMING IN VANCOUVER THIS FALL/WINTERThe Haunting of Bly Manor — a sequel to Netflix’s hit horror series The Haunting of Hill House — films in Vancouver this Fall and Winter.Filming dates: September 30th to February 21st, 2020.Adapted from the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw, The Haunting of Bly Manor is set at an old country mansion with Victoria Pedretti from the first series as the governess looking after the two children — Amelie Smith as Flora and Benjamin Ainsworth as Miles.  READ MORE THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR: EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FARFans of The Haunting of Hill House will by now already know we’re getting a second season! Instead of continuing with the Craine family and Hill House, Mike Flanagan will look to another classic ghost story to frighten subscribers worldwide. The Haunting of Bly Manor is already set to become one of the most exciting Originals that we expect to see in 2020. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming anthology series.The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second season in the Netflix Original The Haunting anthology series. Bly Manor will be adapting the classic gothic literature novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. While Netflix did not release viewing figures for the first season, its popularity exploded and fast became one of the most watched shows on Netflix. Mike Flanagan is definitely cementing his place as one of the best Horror/Thriller directors of today. His fruitful relationship with Netflix is exciting for all horror fans subscribed to Netflix. READ MORE HERE ARE ALL THE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NETFLIX’S THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANORManors are built to be haunted, so far as TV and film is concerned, and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan’s awaited follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, now has a cast to do the haunting.Over the past few days, Flanagan has been tweeting up a storm, slowly unveiling a series of exciting new additions to the cast of the upcoming Netflix show. Let’s run them down.First, a couple we already knew about: Henry Thomas (E.T.), and Kate Siegel, returning from the original series, and also Mike Flanagan’s wife, fun facts. READ MORESEASON 2 OF THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE IS GOING FULL-ON AMERICAN HORROR STORYNetflix’s The Haunting of Hill House has found its cast for season 2 of the anthology series. Much like FX’s American Horror Story, the new season — titled The Haunting of Bly Manor and based on the Henry James novella Turn of the Screw — will feature plenty of familiar faces from the show’s previous instalment.Victoria Pedretti, who broke hearts as ill-fated Nell Crain in the Netflix series’ first season, is confirmed to lead season 2 as Dani, a governess tasked with caring for two children in the totally haunted Bly Manor. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement read more


Advertisement The Toronto International Film Festival starts Thursday and brings an army of celebrities to our town. Local gift lounges invite influencers, filmmakers, actors and media types to come and get swag bags full of luxury items.Here’s our annual guide to where the gifts are for invited guests:10TH ANNUAL ESSENTIALS LOUNGEEsther Garnick, head honcho of EGPR, marks a decade for the Essentials Lounge, a one-day event Wednesday that pampers the press before they begin the TIFF marathon. EGPR offers posh products for hair and skin care, makeup, foot massages, reality TV binge-watching on hayu (first all-reality subscription video-on-demand service from NBCUniversal), and snacks.Wait —no vodka? Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment As soon as you’re rich and famous enough to buy whatever you want, people line up to give you free stuff.Go figure.It’s one of the great perks of celebrity — but behind the apparent generosity is the certain knowledge that if Ryan Reynolds drinks it or Jennifer Lopez wears it, everybody else will want it, too. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter read more