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Hotel corridor turns into 22yard strip for Pant Kuldeep

By on October 18, 2019

first_imgPort of Spain: After a washed out ODI in Guyana, both India and West Indies were looking to have a productive training session at the Queen’s Park Oval, the venue of the second match of the three-game rubber to be played on Sunday. However, rain gods had other plans on Saturday as they didn’t allow the teams to get a glimpse of the conditions which would be on offer for the second ODI. The Men in Blue were forced to train indoors with many even using the hotel corridor for practise. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant posted a video on his Instagram account where he along with Kuldeep Yadav can be seen playing cricket in the hotel corridor ahead of second ODI. Kuldeep is seen bowling his left-arm spin in the hotel corridor and Pant, with his gloves on, keeps the turning ball. Pant shared this video saying, “Where? When? What? Who? …No sorry …I only know the “Why”. Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India also posted a photo of Rohit Sharma under an umbrella with a bat in his hand. “Just been that kind of a day. The Hitman finding some space for fun as he rushed indoors for practice in Trinidad,” read the caption of the photo. Having already won the T20I series, India will look to continue their dominance in the remaining two ODIs against the Jason Holder-led side.last_img read more

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Authorities looking for man who robbed Yum Yum Donuts shop

By on September 17, 2019

first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities Monday asked the public for help in identifying a man who threatened a clerk with a pistol while robbing a North County doughnut shop.The thief entered the Yum-Yum Donuts outlet in the 1200 block of East Mission Road in San Marcos at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, then pulled the handgun, pointed it at the employee and demanded cash from the register, according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money.The robber was described as a roughly 5-feet-8-inch, 180-pound black man with pierced ears. He appeared to be in his mid-20s to early 30s and was wearing dark blue jeans, a black shirt, a dark jacket, a gray knit cap, white tennis shoes and a key chain around his neck.Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom, February 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 5, 2018 Authorities looking for man who robbed ‘Yum Yum Donuts’ shoplast_img read more

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018

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first_img July 17, 2018 Steve Bosh 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has traditionally worked behind the scenes to support candidates who are business friendly.The Chamber is stepping up its game now that it has built up a chunk of money in their Political Action Committee.RELATED STORY: San Diego Chamber of Commerce extends contract for President Jerry SandersUnder Jerry Sanders, The Chamber has become the largest Chamber of Commerce on the west coast representing 2500 employers, with 300,000 employees, and they are flexing their political muscle. Posted: July 17, 2018 Updated: 7:30 PMcenter_img Steve Bosh, San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Marine Killed Six Others Injured in Camp Pendleton Training Accident

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – One Marine was killed and six others injured Thursday when a light armored vehicle overturned during training exercises at Camp Pendleton, authorities said.The crash, involving personnel with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, occurred about 9 a.m., according to USMC officials.The deceased Marine’s identity was withheld pending family notification. The others were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries.“Officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident at this time,” said 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, media officer for the 1st Marine Division. “This is a tragic event, and our thoughts are with the family, friends and the unit at this difficult time.” May 10, 2019 Posted: May 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Marine Killed, Six Others Injured in Camp Pendleton Training Accident KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Fort Monroe LRA Takes Fresh Look at Redevelopment Strategy during Retreat

By on September 13, 2019

first_imgThe Fort Monroe Authority board on Thursday deliberated over the future of the historic post located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay, with a particular focus on whether the authority should sell land at Fort Monroe or lease it as it moves forward with development efforts.While an economic analysis introduced last year by Executive Director Glenn Oder indicated that a hybrid approach may be the best course economically for the authority, many board members said they generally were opposed to sales, reported the Daily Press.One board member argued that private ownership would help leverage the authority’s limited funding for preserving the site’s 110 buildings.The board also broached the question of whether the installation, which was designated a national monument by President Obama in November 2011, should also be made a state park. Such a move would allow the state to charge an entry fee and help Fort Monroe become financially sustainable, said Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward.Another board member emphasized the need for the authority’s development plans to be made in close coordination with the National Park Service.“If the bottom line is, can this place be economically successful and not permanently dependent on appropriations from the General Assembly, I think the only way that’s true is if this is operated as a wholly unified monument complex that is a federal-state joint venture,” he said.The board chairman, former Rep. Jim Moran (D), proposed turning the post into a college campus for baby boomers, a suitable use for many of the buildings and a way to attract a wealthy population.“I think this could be a really exciting campus for lifelong learning,” Moran said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Lawmakers want to crack down on hidden fees in your phone internet

By on September 10, 2019

first_imgLawmakers want to crack down on surprise phone, internet bills.  Getty Images Have you been surprised by the charges on your monthly phone or internet bills? Lawmakers want to get rid of those hidden fees.Sen. Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, last week introduced the Truth-in-Billing, Remedies and User Empowerment over Fees (‘TRUE Fees’) Act. If passed, the bill will require phone, cable and internet companies to include all charges in the prices they advertise for services as well as provide consumers solutions when they’re wrongfully charged.”For too long customers have been surprised each month to find that their cable, phone and internet bills are much higher than the advertised price. The TRUE Fees Act would put an end to these advertising practices that only confuse consumers about the true costs,” Markey said in a release. “If phone, cable and internet companies won’t be fully transparent with consumers, then Congress should act.”Hidden phone and internet fees aren’t rare experiences for consumers. AT&T in June quietly doubled its administrative fee from 76 cents to $1.99, which could help the company rake in $800 million more in revenue. These “below the line” charges aren’t considered to be part of the regular service fee customers pay each month. Instead, they’re generally listed with local and state taxes at the bottom of a bill, though the fees aren’t required by the government.This bill would also allow customers to end their contract early without a penalty if the provider increases prices, prevent providers from increasing equipment fees unless the equipment is improved, and prohibit forced arbitration clauses for wrongful billing errors. Lawmakers who backed the bill include House Reps. Mark Takano, Eleanor Norton, Tim Ryan, Earl Blumenauer, Jamie Raskin, Joe Courtney, Donald Beyer, Janice Schakowsky and Mike Thompson, along with Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Amy Klobuchar, Ben Cardin, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden and Tina Smith.  Share your voice Tags Politics Mobilecenter_img 2 Commentslast_img read more

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Myntra Sees 10 Drop in Sales After Moving to Apponly Format

By on September 5, 2019

first_imgOnline fashion retailer Myntra has witnessed a 10 percent fall in sales after switching to app-only mode from 15 May.However, the company, which had expected the fall, hopes to stem the trend and return to sales recorded before the switch, The Economic Times quoted a source as saying.Myntra’s rivals such as Snapdeal and Amazon do not seem to be in a hurry to make such a move. “Our data shows that there are still many customers who use PCs to shop online. We do not want to force our customers to use one specific medium to shop on Snapdeal,” a Snapdeal spokesperson said. The company receives 75 percent of its sales orders from mobile phones.Amazon also does not see merit in depending only on apps.”We believe that as a consumer-obsessed company, we have to enable our customers to shop anytime, anywhere, and anyway they want,” Akshay Sahi, customer experience head at Amazon India.eBay too does not seem to interested to go app-only, although it gets 45 percent of the total traffic from mobile phones.”At eBay, we believe in an inclusive strategy rather than an app-only strategy,” said Shivani Suri Dhanda, head of marketing at eBay India.”In India, as in the rest of the world, it has been observed that a multiscreen user is most engaged,” she added.Flipkart had acquired Myntra in a $300-million deal last May. While Flipkart sees nearly 75 percent of its traffic coming from mobile app, Myntra generates 90 percent from mobile platform.Flipkart also plans to gradually shift advertisements from its desktop website to its mobile platform, after having witnessed a 10-fold increase in mobile traffic in less than 18 months.Investment banker Goldman Sachs expects India to become the second-largest digital market globally by 2030, next to China. It estimates the country’s e-commerce market to grow 15 times to $300 billion by then, accounting for 2.5% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).Although many reports estimate a huge increase in usage of smartphones in India which validates Myntra’s app-only move, experts remain doubtful of e-tailers’ excessive reliance on mobiles.”One could argue that while it is okay to reduce or even stop the investments on PC-web, it could be foolish or even dangerous to discount it as a past that has completely ceased to exist,” said Ratul Ghosh, an e-commerce expert.Despite being the world’s second-most populated country, only 69 percent of India’s population has adequate access to broadband and mobile Internet, said management consultancy AT Kearney.last_img read more

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Throwback When Mukesh Ambani choked back tears as he described Dhirubhai Ambani

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first_imgMukesh AmbaniReutersDhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries, was often termed as the most powerful man in India and was known for his willpower and dedication. He breathed his last at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on July 6, 2002. He was put on life support after he was admitted to the said hospital after he suffered a cerebral stroke on June 24, 2002. It was his second stroke.On February 16, 1986, the business tycoon had suffered his first stroke and the day is still etched in his son Mukesh Ambani’s heart as he was there to witness all of it.In an old interview with Simi Garewal in 2012, Mukesh, while talking about how they grew up together, shared the most emotional moment of his life when his father had suffered his first stroke.”My father and I were watching a cricket match and suddenly he said, ‘Mukesh! My back is hurting.’ And within 5-10 seconds, he suffered his first stroke and pass out into unconsciousness. Doctors told us that the next 24 hours are critical. All of us were there round the clock. When he gained consciousness, and again as luck would have it, I was in front of him,” Mukesh Ambani had said while revisiting the tragic moment.”He looked at me and the first thing he said, ‘Don’t worry! I will make it’,” Mukesh choked back tears as he described what had happened. After a small pause, Mukesh continued with a lump in his throat, “That shows you…the kind of…He didn’t ask where am I, what happened to me. He was more worried about eh…And I had faith in god and that’s the only thing that keeps you going. That strikes me even now. It’s indelible you know. Normally, people would worry about what happened to me and where am I, and here is this person, who says, ‘You don’t worry. I am still around for you and I’ll make it.”After Dhirubhai Ambani’s death, his wife Kokilaben had announced the split between Ambani brothers – Mukesh and Anil – to settle their dispute by arranging a demerger.”With the blessings of Srinathji, I have today amicably resolved the issues between my two sons, Mukesh and Anil, keeping in mind the proud legacy of my husband Dhirubhai Ambani,” Kokilaben had issued a statement to the media about the divide in 2005. While Mukesh got the flagship Reliance Industries and IPCL, with interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration, refining and textiles, Anil took control over Reliance Infocomm, Reliance Energy and Reliance Capital.last_img read more

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Media watchdog accuses Israel of deliberate shooting of journos in Gaza

By on September 3, 2019

first_imgMourners and journalists carry the body of Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja, during his funeral in Gaza City on 7 April, 2018. Photo: AFPReporters Without Borders on Saturday accused the Israeli army of the “deliberate shooting” of journalists in Gaza after a week of bloodshed by the border.Nine people were killed in the latest unrest, including Yasser Murtaja, a journalist with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency who died from his wounds after being shot, the health ministry in Gaza said.At least 491 people were also wounded by Israeli gunfire, the ministry said, as thousands of protesters approached the border fence around Gaza for a second Friday in a row, burning tyres and hurling stones at Israeli forces.No Israelis were injured.”Palestinian photographer Yasser Mourtaja was wearing a vest marked “Press”: he was obviously the victim of an intentional shot,” said Christophe Deloire, the Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on Twitter.”RSF condemns absolutely the deliberate shooting of journalists by the Israeli army.”Murtaja, 30, was shot while taking pictures of the protests east of Khan Younis in the south of the territory, according to the health ministry.Witnesses say he was close to the front of the protests when he was hit.An AFP picture taken after he was wounded showed Murtaja wearing a press vest as he received treatment.His brother Motazem, also a journalist, said he was next to him when he was shot. “The target was very clearly journalists,” he said.Israel’s army declined to comment, saying it was reviewing the incident.Mourners and journalists carried Murtaja’s body through the streets of Gaza during his funeral on Saturday.”We call on the Israeli government to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2222 on the protection of journalists (adopted in 2015), demand an urgent independent investigation and the sentencing of the perpetrators of this crime against freedom of the press,” said Deloire.Israel said around 20,000 people took part in the protests and that they were seeking to breach the border.The numbers were down from the previous Friday, when tens of thousands approached the border in demonstrations that saw Israeli forces kill 19 Palestinians, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since a 2014 war.last_img read more

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Word to Screen

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgThe relationship between literature and cinema is mutually sustaining, say authors and filmmakers, who are sure the search for new and good content will lead to books.It is a win-win situation where the authors and publishers who are struggling to get a wider reach with their stories, get a chance to pitch stories to film studios as potential film story material.”On the other hand, content creators are always struggling with new and good content for their projects, whether it is a film or web series. Word To Screen Market is bridging that gap. Also, publishers get an acquisition cost and the book gets huge mileage if a film is made out of it,” said filmmaker Kiran Rao. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAuthor Anita Nair cannot but agree. “With the growing digital platform that demands good stories and content, the possibility of adaptation of books into audio-visual story – be it film or web series – is increasing. I see it as a mutually sustaining relationship between authors, publishers and filmmakers.”Nair feels when a story is selected from the framework of a book as opposed to a story of a film for scripting, the scriptwriter gets a lot more details of the world of the story. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The picture is much clearer… already in the story,” said the writer of books like ‘The Better Man’, ‘Ladies Coupe’, ‘Mistress’, ‘Lesson in Forgetting Idris’ and ‘Cut Like Wound’.Filmmaker Kabir Khan, too, agrees. “We are almost getting a ready story that needs to be just scripted if (the story) has the potential to make a film. And a story cannot be limited to a region… If it has a universal appeal, it will travel,” he said.However, he also pointed out the challenges. “Since it is a change of medium, an adaptation of a book into a film comes with a challenge. Two storytellers are involved in the process – one who wrote the book and the one who is translating that into a film.”The challenge is to maintain that essence of the story in the film,” said the Bajrangi Bhaijaan director.Nair stressed that while there is an “intangible element” that intrigues a filmmaker to make a film, an “artistic integrity” needs to be maintained.”If you lose the essence of the story in the film, that is tragic for the author, really,” she added.While books offer good stories to filmmakers, the process of translating it to film is not as simple as it sounds. Said Rucha Pathak, the Chief Creative Officer of Fox Star Studios: “Turning a book into a script is really time-consuming and, as a studio, we really invest in writing.The process is not as easy as it looks just because we are getting a ready story.”Citing an example, Pathak said: “We took four years to write the script of Kizie Aur Manny, the Hindi remake of The Fault In Our Stars to get it right. But I must say that an initiative like Word toScreen Market is really bringing the world of cinema and literature together, and I am enjoying how it’s growing with each passing year.”Does the dazzle of cinema overpower the world of literature in such collaborations?Emphasising on the aspect of mutual respect, Nair said: “Since the idea is to complement each other in the collaboration, I think respect for the book is important.””The filmmaker and actors should aim to make the best possible film out of the book rather than overpowering the book with commerce and marketing. If the story gets respect, the author gets her due,” he added.last_img read more

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