BCCI gives green signal to Kochi IPL team, to feature in IPL-4

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday allowed the squabbling Kochi franchisee to participate in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), ending the suspense over the fate of team.The IPL governing council, which had given a third deadline to Kochi last week after the consortium’s investors reached a last-minute agreement over their shareholding pattern, today approved their ownership structure and took it in its fold.”At their meeting today, the IPL Governing Council confirmed that the Kochi Franchisee had satisfactorily responded to the notice issued to them by the BCCI, and decided that the Franchisee Kochi Cricket Pvt. Ltd., would play in the IPL from 2011 onwards,” BCCI Secretary and President-Elect N Srinivasan said in a release.The decision comes on the backdrop of the legal developments involving the BCCI and expelled IPL franchisees – Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, the IPL governing council.Barely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the IPL, Kochi was on the verge of being thrown out of the event.But the owners of the beleaguered franchise made a last ditch attempt to save the outfit by reaching a compromise.Before the compromise, the investors of the franchise, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, had written to the BCCI informing them of their intention to withdraw from the IPL.That letter was sent after the BCCI, which had on October 10 expelled Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals for allegedly violating contractual agreements, gave a termination notice of 30 days to the franchise to sort out internal disputes regarding the shareholding pattern.advertisementThe investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave — hold 74 per cent of the equity.The remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaekwad family — Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World — as free equity for services rendered while bidding.It is this 26 per cent which became a bone of contention among the stakeholders as the investors were in no mood to give free equity to the Gaekwad family.The Gaekwads, on their part, initially refused to part with the equity but have now agreed to forego at least some of it to put an end to the squabbling which threatens the very existence of the team.The BCCI has made it clear that eight teams will take part in the fourth edition of the league scheduled from April 8, just six days after the World Cup.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Media Release – Cavendish Road SHS

first_imgStudents at the school study touch football as a subject and the results are outstanding. The girls are especially successful and they are the current World All Schools Champions having first won the title in Singapore in 2006 and then successfully defending their title again in 2008. Last year the under 15 girls won the prestigious Qld All Schools title from almost three hundred competing schools.The school contributed no less than three girls to the successful Australian under18 team, which won the Trans Tasman series in Auckland last year.In July of this year the under15 girls team have accepted an invitation to travel to Bristol, UK to compete in the European Championships where they will play in the Open Women’s division against teams including England, Scotland, Wales and France. This in itself will provide a very real test for the young Cavendish Road students.The school team has a number of talented indigenous students including Qld representative and team captain Tracy Hill, who it is hoped, will one day emulate Bo Dela Cruz the Australian Women’s indigenous superstar.The girls are coached by former Australian Women’s team, triple World Cup winning coach, Peter Bell. Mr Bell, a PE teacher at the school and coordinator of the touch excellence program says, “The girls have been training and fundraising for some time. They are really focussed and looking forward to the experience. While we are reasonably confident of doing well, this is more about contributing to the development of the sport of touch in Europe and importantly in schools in the UK.” The team will tour around Britain and France in a lead up to the Euros and will conduct clinics as well as play games in British schools. The cost of the tour is around $60000 and the team would be extremely appreciative of anyone who wishes to help the team financially with their fundraising efforts or otherwise. The school phone number is 07 3394 0773.Related Filesmedia_release_cav_road_cobras__2_-doclast_img read more

Australian Camp Diary – Justin Mitchell

first_imgFollowing the weekend’s training camp in Sydney, Australian Mixed Open squad member, Justin Mitchell tells us about how the camp went and the squad’s excitement in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup. Day One:The Australian Mixed Open are back, hungry for more success after their recent victory at the 2014 Trans Tasman in Mudgee. The team, now back in squad form was re-energised, enthusiastic and excited for the upcoming preparation and journey toward winning the World Cup in April. After a very early start for the interstate players (due to the much anticipated, yet non-existent G20 and its surrounding hype) the squad trickled into the Bankstown fields for training. Familiar faces were instantly recognised and lit up with grins, smiles and laughs instead of hostility recently expressed during the mate against mate, State of Origin battles that occurred earlier in the year.Players were strapped, rubbed and pieced together before going to the first challenge of the weekend…meetings in the clubhouse (of which there were many). We were given a brief flyby introduction to the squad, the expectations and responsibilities, and a reminder what it means to be an Australian representative. Although everyone paid utmost attention during the meeting, minds were no doubt wandering to the upcoming fitness testing.Warmup, fitness, warm down… Although this was a very simple session, it somehow managed to be quite draining. It was quite evident from the fitness results that players have been looking after themselves in the Australian representative off-season. More importantly everyone was very willing and motivated to support each other to pushing through both physical and mental pain to perform, an excellent sign.  Next, video session #1 of … due to the recent expansion of JC’s (assistant coach Justin Creighton) family, we had a Skype hook-up to discuss the finer points of rucking with both JC and his assistant sparky. We quickly absorbed that information and then put it into practice out on the field where we cleaned up the first few touches and corrected some running lines and positions. Another video session (sparky absent) was followed by a hit out of line attack/line defence where we practised some key Mixed specific moves. We finished off the gameplay for the day with a light game against the local Bankstown Men’s side where we  put into practice all that we had been working on during the day. A quick dip in the ice baths before undergoing the final challenge of the day, a surprise late endurance fitness test held at Awafi Chicken where an enormous banquet was provided. Unfortunately, this fitness test was not passed by the Mixed squad as there was still plenty of food left on the table as people slipped into food comas, an area for improvement.Day One complete, great success. Day Two:Early start to make the most of the rainy day. Once again the physiotherapists kindly rebuilt the players and we got stuck into the running again. Mild complaints regarding too much garlic not enough ice-cream during the chicken challenge was the major focus of the warmup. After three sectors with the local Bankstown Jets, and an emphasis on chopping correct holes and presumably thinking??? (chonking for short) we were back into the video session examining some Trans Tasman footage and to discuss team tactics and communication under pressure. During this meeting, unbeknownst to the players and staff, something ominous was lurking in the distance….both a cyclone and the heat of what felt like three suns emerged from nowhere making our remaining sessions both extremely hot and communication near impossible.To finish off an already successful camp, the last session was a good ol’ fashioned full game hit-out. Due to the dwindling numbers of players, this session was quite a challenge as players had to put into practice all they had learned throughout the camp whilst under extreme fatigue. The final whistle blew and there was many sighs of relief. Day two complete. A great weekend that has no doubt inspired the entire squad to do the work off the field to ensure that we give ourselves the best opportunity to be selected in what will be an awesome side and a great adventure.On behalf of the Australian Open Mixed squad, a massive thank you to all those behind the scenes who supported the players over the weekend with sustenance, physiotherapy, guidance, administration and refereeing. Your work is very much appreciated. Related LinksAussie Camp Diarylast_img read more

a month ago​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCL

first_img​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCLby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson does not see his side as being the favourites to win the Champions League.The Reds are defending their European crown, which only Real Madrid has managed in recent memory.While they are still blessed with an incredibly talented squad, Henderson does not see them as being the de facto favourites.Henderson said the following to the club’s official website: “I think it’s too early to be saying stuff like that. “For us, we’ve started the season really well and we just want to continue that on. “We still feel we can improve and still get better, so that’s what we try to do tomorrow night, try to give everything and start the campaign off really well. On Tuesday’s first Champions League clash of the season against Napoli, the Englishman added: “Maybe [we are favourites], but I feel as though being at Liverpool, everybody wants to beat you anyway. It’s the same for us – we want to beat everybody we play, they want to beat us.”For us, it’s the same as it always has been – to give everything in every single game we play. “We know that it’ll be a tough game tomorrow, they’re a great side but we’ve got to concentrate on what we can do. If we can perform to the level I know we can then we have a good opportunity to win the game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days ago​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicesterby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is standing by manager Steve Bruce.Many fans and pundits are laying into Bruce after his side capitulated against Leicester City in the Premier League at the weekend.While Dummett understands the anger, he does not believe the result and manner of the team’s performance were down to the manager.He told the club’s official website: “In the second half we collapsed, and that’s one thing as a team with the players we have, we’ve never really done that in the past few seasons.”We’ve never collapsed and given away the goals we gave away. That’s one thing the manager wanted to address, and I think as a team we knew it wasn’t acceptable.”That’s one thing that can’t happen again. This team has been successful on working hard as a team and sticking together to get results.”Obviously the manager has changed, but we all still know what we have to do on the pitch. We train every day with the manager on different ideas but we all know exactly what our jobs are on the pitch.”The performance against Leicester wasn’t that we didn’t know our jobs. We didn’t put the performance in and collapsed – like the manager said we surrendered.” last_img read more

Alicia Keys and Canadas indigenous movement share human rights award

first_img Login/Register With: The award is presented each year to an artist and an activist who have stood up to injustice, inspired others and furthered the cause of human rights. “There’s a veil that’s lifted so we’re not able to say anymore, ‘I didn’t know that,’” she said Saturday in Montreal, where she was honoured for her activism. “I do feel thoroughly confident that it’s rising such a powerful energy among the people — us the people. We are really feeling how important it is to be vocal and to take our beliefs and what we see around us and not accept it as it is.” Facebook She also co-founded a group that encourages young people to mobilize for change and speak out on issues such as gun violence and criminal justice reform. Advertisement Alongside Keys, members of Canada’s indigenous rights movement were also recognized for their fight to end discrimination and improve living conditions in indigenous communities. “If an indigenous person is killed there’s no coverage on the news,” she said. “It’s similar in America, where if a brown or a black person is killed there’s much less coverage.” Advertisement At a news conference ahead of the award ceremony, Keys said she was inspired by socially aware artists such as Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, all of whom were able to use their art “as this beautiful vehicle to remind us of our own personal power.” She said she believes people are increasingly aware of social inequality and are ready to do something to fight it. The 15-time Grammy winner received Amnesty International’s “Ambassador of Conscience” award which she shared with members of Canada’s indigenous rights movement. MONTREAL — American recording artist and humanitarian Alicia Keys believes a change is coming, as people in both Canada and the United States wake up to the fight against inequality and injustice. “There are far more good things than negative things overall, and the health care in Canada, I have to say, is quite impressive,” she said. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Alicia Keys said she sees similarities between the struggle of indigenous communities in Canada and that of communities fighting for equal treatment in the United States. Twitter On hand to accept the award were Quebec Idle No More founders Melissa Dupuis and Widia Lariviere, Inuk writer Delilah Saunders and activist Melanie Morrison. “You start to see how our struggles and the issues we all care about are similar no matter where we live and I think that’s bringing us together so much more, as humanity, as people,” she continued. “It’s amazing that the fight we’re having across Canada on so many different issues is finally being taken notice of,” she said. Morrison said she hoped the award would pressure the Canadian government to “follow through on their promises to indigenous people” and act on issues such as problematic policing, the need for clean water on reserves and the lack of progress on the national inquiry. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Despite the problems in the US and Canada, Keys stressed there’s a lot to be praised about both countries. Cindy Blackstock and Senator Murray Sinclair were also named as award recipients but did not attend the ceremony. Keys, who shot to fame as a songwriter and R&B artist, is known for her philanthropic work, including as co-founder of “Keep a Child Alive,” a non-profit providing treatment and care to families affected by HIV in Africa and India. Advertisement Morrison, who has been a leader in the push for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, said she was deeply touched to receive the award.last_img read more

Can Katie Ledecky Break The 8Minute Barrier

Ledecky tends to pace herself about a half-second faster (per 50 meters) in the 400. She swam the middle lengths of her pre-Olympics 400 record in an average of 30.2 seconds, compared with 30.7 in her 800-meter record. If she follows a similar pattern this time, she’ll need to approximately match that 30.2 — which she can do by essentially swimming exactly her 400-meter race, plus an extra 400 meters in the middle at around 30.4 seconds — barely slower than her worst split in that event of 30.3.This is a tall order, indeed. But there are reasons to think it’s not impossible. Ledecky improved her best time in the 200 meters by 0.68 seconds, and in the 400 meters by 1.91 seconds. Let’s compare those improvements to what she needs for eight minutes: First, a note on how fast eight minutes would be: Since the ban on body-length and non-textile swimsuits in 2009, no woman other than Ledecky has managed to swim under four minutes in the 400-meter freestyle. So eight minutes would literally mean swimming 800 meters faster than anyone else can swim half the distance. But while that sounds crazy, it’s not out of character: Ledecky already swims the 1,500 meters at a faster pace than any other woman swims the 800 meters, and her present 800-meter time would already put her in the 10 fastest women in the 400 meters in the textile era.So can she do it? Perhaps even now?It would definitely take an incredible effort, great even among her great efforts. Using her splits from these Olympics and from her previous best times at each distance, I’ve constructed what this hypothetical 7:59.99 swim would look like, and it doesn’t look easy: We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics.So far in these Olympics, the 19-year-old freestyle swimming sensation Katie Ledecky has won four medals for the U.S., three of them gold, and shattered the 400-meter world record in stunning fashion. She has just one event left in these games, and it’s the one that rocketed her to prominence in 2012: the 800-meter freestyle. She swam a leisurely 8:12.86 in her qualifying heat on Thursday, which is both an Olympic record and faster than any other woman has ever swum this distance. A repeat swim in the final would assure her a gold medal.Ledecky’s world record in this event — set somewhat unexpectedly at the Arena Pro Swim Series in January in Austin — is 8:06.68. Even before these Olympics began, people have started to wonder whether she might — someday — be able to achieve the unthinkable: A per-lap improvement over 800 similar to what she has done in the 200 and 400 would put her within a few seconds of eight minutes.Does her preliminary time tell us anything? A time of 8:12.86 is a far cry from 8:00, and many of the best world records set in these games have been preceded by near-misses in the earlier rounds. But as a distance event, and as close to guaranteed of advancing as is possible, Ledecky’s time doesn’t tell us much. She was in a comparable situation in the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia, when she put up 8:19.42 in her preliminary heat, a full 8.42 slower than her then-world record of 8:11. And here’s how that turned out: She went on to break her record by 3.61 seconds (shattering what was then an 8:10 barrier in the process).A similar 12.08-second improvement on her leisure heat this year would be 5.9 seconds faster than her record, and would put her at 8:00.78. While a jump that large isn’t necessarily implied by the fact that she has done it before, it at least suggests that such an improvement — which would only be slightly larger than what her times and trends already suggest — is credible. And when you’re that close to such a milestone, who knows. A slightly faster reaction time here, a slightly longer sprint at the end there — plus it will be her last race of the games so she should hold nothing back — and the impossible looks a lot more plausible. read more

The atmosphere is different in Manchester City now Kompany

first_imgThe captain of the defending champions knows that this Premier League season will be very different for the CitizensVincent Kompany, Manchester City captain, knows that getting three titles in six years is not easy, but he feels his team can break more records now.“I’ve got to be honest. There was a feeling that whenever we won the league you came back into the first training sessions, everybody was a little bit lax, a little bit more smiles and happiness, but a little bit less committed,” he told Sky Sports, live on air.“I came in this time and it’s completely different.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The amount of seasons that I’ve started at City where I wasn’t tipped to be one of the two main centre-halves, people forget about that. It’s probably eight out of 10”, he said.“The big difference with me and perhaps other players that have come to my age, because I’ve had a past of injuries, I’ve had to step into that role a long time ago – of wanting to help my team-mates,” he told Gary Neville on TV.“Ultimately, if they do well, I get a chance to play on the biggest stage as well. I give them everything I have.”last_img read more

Media Officer Appointed for Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 11, 2018 – Providenciales – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police has appointed Takara Bain as new Communications Officer, taking over from Sergeant Kevin Clarke, who has been serving in that capacity, for the last three years.Bain, who is a Grand Turk native, boasts extensive public relations and communications skills, starting her career as a radio personality and news anchor for Radio Turks and Caicos.   She has since held the position of Journalist and Anchor Woman for WIV Channel 4 News, Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the TCI Hospital and most recently, Head of Marketing for Digicel TCI.Acting Commissioner, Trevor Botting said, “Ms. Bain brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in public relations, journalism and marketing for more than ten years.  Her addition to the RT&CIPF team is just one of the ways we plan to strengthen our community engagement and overall communications internally and externally.”Botting added, “The strategic priorities for the RT&CIPF include enhancing our engagement with our communities and building public confidence in the Police Force and Ms. Bain will take the lead on the communications element of this work.”Speaking on the new appointment, Bain said, “It will be a challenging role and I am very much looking forward to that challenge.  There is a great deal of good work being done by the police and it’s important that it is communicated to the public”.Bain added, “This is a positive and progressive step and I look forward to a long and successful association with the Police Force”.Bain has a Baccalaureate Degree in Radio, Television and Internet Media from Lynn University in Boca Raton, and is currently pursuing an MBA in Marketing.Regards,Sergeant #166Gracebay Police PostRoyal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Week In Review 618622

first_imgWednesday 6/20Audio PlayerWednesday-0620.mp3VmWednesday-0620.mp300:00RPdWest LNG Alternative Selected For Kenai Spur Highway Reroute, Borough Assembly Votes Against Utilizing The Land Trust Fund, Bed Tax Fails Once Again Thursday 6/21Audio Player06-22-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm06-22-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdGovernor Signs Oil Tax Bond Despite Impending Lawsuit, Updates On Construction Projects On The Kenai Peninsula, DF&G Closes Set Gillnet Fishery In Northern District For Monday, Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Tuesday 6/19Audio Player06-22-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm06-22-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdRussian River Sanctuary Opens Early For Sport Fishing, Borough Mayor Proposes Funding Cuts To Schools And Tourism Industry, Kenai Looks At Banning Certain Marijuana Cultivation Facilities In Residential Zones, Nikiski Man Arrested For Assault And Threatening A Woman With An Axecenter_img Friday 6/22Audio PlayerFriday-0622.mp3VmFriday-0622.mp300:00RPdKasilof Man Stabbed To Death During Altercation, Tustumena Struck By Whale Near Kodiak, Kenai River Sport Fishery Starting July Off With No Bait, Rod And Reel Fishery For Early-Run Kenai River Chinook Salmon is Closed Monday 6/18Audio PlayerMonday-0618.mp3VmMonday-0618.mp300:00RPdDF&G Banned All Angling For King Salmon On The Kenai River, SB91 Expands Discretionary Parole Eligibility For Current Inmates, Taxes, It’s What’s On The Agendalast_img read more

Asia Durr Selected Second Overall by New York Liberty in WNBA Draft

first_imgJoined by fellow seniors Arica Carter and Sam Fuehring, with 123 wins, she also concludes her career as the winningest player in program history.Previous University of Louisville WNBA Draft Picks: 2018 WNBA Draft – Myisha Hines-Allen (19th pick, Washington Mystics); 2014 WNBA Draft – Shoni Schimmel (8th Pick, Atlanta Dream); Antonita Slaughter (35th Pick, Los Angeles Sparks); Asia Taylor (36th Pick, Minnesota Lynx); 2009 WNBA Draft – Angel McCoughtry (1st Pick, Atlanta Dream); Candyce Bingham (39th Pick, San Antonio Silver Stars); 2003 WNBA Draft – Lori Nero (19th Pick, Houston Comets); 2000 WNBA Draft – Jill Morton (34th Pick, Charlotte Sting).For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB.Print Friendly Version The two-time ACC Player of the Year finished the year averaging 21.2 points per game, which marks the fourth highest scoring average in Louisville history. NEW YORK – University of Louisville guard Asia Durr was selected second overall by the New York Liberty in the 2019 WNBA Draft on Wednesday night in New York.”I thank God, I thank the University of Louisville, my coaches, my family, and my friends. This is a dream come true for me,” said Durr to ESPN reporter Holly Rowe after being selected.Durr is the ninth student-athlete at the University of Louisville to be selected in the WNBA Draft. She is Louisville’s highest draft pick since Angel McCoughtry was selected first overall by the Atlanta Dream in 2009.Of the nine WNBA draft picks, seven have played under head coach Jeff Walz.Last season, Myisha Hines-Allen was selected by the Washington Mystics with the 19th overall pick.Durr was named Dawn Staley Award winner and Ann Meyers Drysdale Award winner, along with being named a WBCA, Associated Press, Wooden Award, USBWA and Senior CLASS Award All-American.She concludes her career ranked second in program history with 2,485 points and 374 made 3-pointers. She ranks first all-time in the Atlantic Coast Conference in made 3-pointers and fifth in points.center_img Story Linkslast_img read more

March 31 2017DOCOMOMO US National Symposium visit

first_imgMarch 31, 2017DOCOMOMO US National Symposium visits Arcosanti.The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.[photos by Leah-Ann Walker]The Fifth Annual Docomomo US National Symposium entitled “Modernism and Climate” is taking place in Phoenix, AZ from March 29. through April 2. 2017.It will look at how modern design approached desert climates creatively and how thos design strategies continue to be relevant in light of our search for sustainable solutions and what can be learned from those creative efforts.The only national event dedicated to all aspects of the preservation of Modernism, the symposium brings together world renowned designers, scholars, students and professionals from around the country.last_img read more

October 30 2017 Journalist Daniel Oberhaus visite

first_imgOctober 30, 2017Journalist Daniel Oberhaus visited Arcosanti in preparation for his eloquent article featured on Vice’s Motherboard. The essay is definitely worth the read and its already stirred up excitement from visitors.Read it here!last_img

Qualified Forest Program bills signed into law

first_imgOn hand for the ceremony were from left: Jamie Clover Adams, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development director; McBroom; Sen. John Moolenaar; Gov. Rick Snyder; Rep. Frank Foster; Sen. Darwin Booher, Rep. Bruce Rendon; and Sen. Tom Casperson.Legislation to encourage owners of the 11 million acres of private forestlands in Michigan to join the state’s Qualified Forest Program for timber harvesting and management was signed into law today. The nine-bill package, which includes a measure sponsored by Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, updates the program’s property tax incentives and offers educational and technical assistance.The program is capped at 1.2 million acres but less than 80,000 acres have been enrolled in the program designed to ensure and increase a steady, sustainable supply of timber to an industry that generates $14 billion annually and directly employs 26,000 residents. The package includes Public Acts 42-50 of 2013. 06Jun Qualified Forest Program bills signed into law Categories: Newslast_img read more

Bouygues Telecom Cable and telecom investor Altice

first_imgBouygues TelecomCable and telecom investor Altice has hit out at Bouygues’ rejection of its €10 billion offer for Bouygues Telecom and has accused the French conglomerate of failing to engage with it before presenting the offer to its board. Rejecting suggestions that the bid was not serious and was entirely dependent on debt, Altice said that its offer was fully financed with commitments form BNP, JP Morgana and Morgan Stanley and that it would have bee financed through a mix of debt, shares and cash.Specifically, it said, its offer comprised about €3.5-€4 billion in debt, about €6-€6.5 billion in capital comprising €3.5-€4 billion in asset sales and a capital incrase reserved for Bouygues group, and €2.5 billion in cash.Altice said the offer represented 15 times Bouygues Telecom’s 2015 EBITDA and 25 times Bouygues’ own estimates for the unit’s 2017 EBITDA. It also represented a multiple of between two and three times the average value for similar assets in the European market, said Altice.Patrick Drahi’s group pointed out that it had engaged with Free to dispose of assets and assuage regulatory risks and had committed to maintain employment levels at Bouygues Telecom in line with what it had done with regards to the acquisition of SFR.Separately Altice has announced a cross-border merger with a newly formed Dutch entity that will see the current Altice entity taken over and disappear.Dexter Goei, CEO of the Altice Group said: “Pursuant to the Merger, the Group will benefit from a powerful equity acquisition currency without prejudicing voting control of the company’s founding shareholder group. This will further strengthen Altice’s position in the next phase of value-enhancing growth.”last_img read more

Worldwide shipments of virtual reality VR hardwa

first_imgWorldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will “skyrocket” in 2016, reaching 9.6 million units, according to research by IDC.Hardware revenues will hit roughly US$2.3 billion this year, driven by sales of key VR products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, while Augmented Reality (AR) hardware sales are tipped to ramp up over the next few years.Combined AR and VR hardware shipments will pass 110 million units in 2020, said the research.“In 2016 the first major VR Tethered head mounted displays (HMDs) from Oculus, HTC, and Sony should drive combined shipments of over 2 million units,” said Tom Mainelli, vice president for devices and displays at IDC.“When you combine this with robust shipments of screenless viewers from Samsung and other vendors launching later this year, you start to see the beginning of a reasonable installed base for content creators to target.”Lewis Ward, research director of gaming, said: “video games will clearly be the lead rationale for people to pick up an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR this year.“While there have been some launch window hardware shipment hiccups that must be addressed near-term, I’m confident that they will be ironed out before the holiday season. The addition of exciting new titles will lead to a new wave of VR HMD hardware interest among those buying for themselves or family members and friends.”last_img read more

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Cooked eggs into raw eggs found new anti cancer

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21 century human faces many problems in which cancer Difficult miscellaneous diseases, is one of the largest human disease, in medicine and science and technology development today, cure numerous scientists are constantly researching cancer.

see the title you would think this is a boring science news, however, put the cooked egg egg means variable retrogradation change of protein structure, the human study is of great significance to conquer cancer.


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