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“We will need to take lessons out of it and we need to “We will need to take lessons out of it and we need to take responsibility for that as a bowling group. Its not only the seamers, as a spinner you need to make sure and try and see where we can improve, but it is always nice to be scoring that amount of runs but we got to find ways to defend it. “Look by no means we are out of the tournament, we understand that (there) is lot more pressure on us now, to make sure we win pretty much every game,” the off-break bowler added. Duminy also heaped praise on Joe Root and described him as the man in form for all the three formats. “He (Root) had a formidable summer, he (Root) is definitely being the man in form for all formats, he always had a calm head, assessing the situation pretty well, he is being the anchor in their team no matter what format, today he paced his innings pretty well.” PTI NRB ATK ATK
England beat Australia at Edgbaston to knock out the two finalists of the 2015 ICC World Cup, Australia and New Zealand.England’s rain-affected 40-run win over their fiercest cricketing rivals was spearheaded by the fine partnership of Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan.Rain had held up play for over 40 minutes and the Australian bowlers had reduced the English batting line up to 35 for 3. Common sense would say caution and a steady head to see out the moving ball from a fierce bowling attack. But Ben Stokes is not such a man.The burly all-rounder let loose from the word go, blasting a career-best 102 not out, while stringing a 159-run partnership with captain Morgan. As England came out victorious by 40 runs (via D/L method) when the rain disrupted play again, Stokes was unbeaten on 102 (his third ODI century) while Morgan fell just 13 short.”There was always pressure. But the fear thing – we don’t think about too much,” Stokes told ICC after the game in an interview.”Me and Morgy (Morgan) both talked about the fact that the ball wasn’t swinging and there was just a bit of sideways movement off the deck. So we just had to try and play every ball on its merit and then once you get in on good wickets and face a few balls, it gets a lot easier.”It just sums up our team at the moment and the way we’re moving forward with our positive intent and we always on to be on the front foot.”advertisementWhen asked if the plan was to attack after the initial rain-break, Stokes corrected that it was the way England play the game at the moment.”I don’t think it was a counter-attack,” he said. “It’s just our natural way in the middle order. We always look to take the positive option whether in attack or defence.””It was just our natural way,” said Stokes. “We don’t make a conscious effort on that (targeting bowlers) unless we feel the need to. We just keep playing, we know that our natural attacking positive instinct is probably going to take over.”Stokes innings was laden with 13 fours and two sixes, but the start-stop nature of the game meant that he had to cautious in his approach and keep evaluating the target every other over.”When you’re out there in chases, the biggest thing that you need to come over is the adrenaline that you feel,” he explained. “I actually had to sort of start again at certain stages. I looked up at the board and saw we needed 100 to win and I thought I was getting a bit too far ahead of myself. I thought if I got out playing a silly shot, it’ll put some pressure on the guys coming after me. I just try and concentrate on the run rate on what we need, try and take over from there and make sure we get that and put bad balls away.”Stokes says England are not getting ahead of themselves just yet, being the only team to qualify unbeaten in this year’s competition , but they are definitely living up to the tag of ‘favourites’.”We know we’re going well as a team and we’ve got potential. But we have two big games ahead of us.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the 37-team Raji Trophy championship will be held from November 1, 2018 to February 6, 2019 after the conclusion of the Vijay Hazare and the Deodhar Trophy 50-overs tournaments.The domestic season will begin with the Duleep Trophy, starting on August 17, 2018. It will end on September 8.Then the Vijay Hazare Trophy will run from September 19 to October 20, while the Deodhar Trophy will run from October 23 to 27.The Ranji Trophy will have nine new teams in Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim & Uttarakhand.The tournament will have nine teams each in Elite Group A and B and 10 teams in the Elite Group C.The nine new teams will be placed in the Plate group category. As per Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations, extension of the game to the remote areas was a priority and that is how the states from North East were introduced in this year’s Ranji Trophy as participants in the plate division.The top team that qualifies for quarter-finals from the Plate group will be promoted to Elite Group C in the next season. The top two teams that qualify for the quarter-finals from Elite Group C will be promoted to Elite Group A & B in the next season.The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy will also comprise 37 teams and will be played after the Irani Trophy. This will be a great platform for the domestic players to prepare for the IPL.The Col C K Nayudu Trophy, Vinoo Mankad Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy and Vizzy Trophy (Inter-university competition) will cater to the young and budding talent of the country.advertisementThe senior women’s team will commence their domestic season with the T20 Challenger Trophy, while the one-day league runs from December 1 to 29.The one-day Challenger Trophy will be held from January 4, 2019 to January 8, while the T20 league will begin on February 20, 2019 and run till March 13, 2019.The BCCI is set to host more than 2,000 matches across various age-group competitions.(With IANS inputs)
WC Qualification CONCACAF VIDEO: Incredible moment Panama score ‘ghost goal’ that helps eliminate USA from World Cup Goal Last updated 2 years ago 12:06 10/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images WC Qualification CONCACAF Panama v Costa Rica Panama Costa Rica Los Canaleros’ second-half equalizer came in controversial fashion, as replays showed the ball did not cross the goal line The U.S. national team had its worst night in decades on Tuesday, and a goal that shouldn’t have been allowed to stand in Panama’s 2-1 win over Costa Rica was partly to blame. With Los Canaleros trailing 1-0 early in the second half, Gabriel Torres was credited with a goal despite replays showing the ball never crossed the line. And in what turned out to be a monumental officiating error, Panama forward Blas Perez’s desperate attempts only saw the ball hit the post and his arm and not even touch the line. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. ¡Fue mano y NUNCA ENTRÓ!Más: https://t.co/vGBS2d98jK pic.twitter.com/ZpG72yRAyp — Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) October 11, 2017 Torres’s goal tied the match at 1-1 and Roman Torres scored in the 87th minute to win the game, sending Panama to Russia 2018 and knocking the U.S. out. Of course, had the U.S not lost to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday they would have booked their place at the World Cup – but Bruce Arena and Co. will undoubtedly be wishing CONCACAF employed goal-line technology right about now.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andreas Pereira now feels settled at Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira says he now feels settled at Old Trafford.Loan spells in Spain with Granada and Valencia helped Pereira’s development and in the summer he signed a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.He said: “I looked up to a lot of players, but especially David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo . I also admired Kaka. Three out of the four were United – but I love United. “I have been here so long now that it’s like my house. I love Manchester – even the rainy weather – and I want to stay here for many years.“But to do that, I know we have to have a winning team. I will never accept losing games. I am used to winning because this is Manchester United.“When I came through here, it was about winning things, about winning trophies and we’re doing all we can to get close to that again.”I am not going to lie – if you are a United player, then you have to play everything to win.“That’s the aim we all have – to get back there, to get back to the top and put the club where it belongs.“We are all working hard on that.”
India Today Web Desk LeedsJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 18:35 IST MS Dhoni celebrated his 38th birthday with wife Sakshi, daughter Ziva and Indian teammates. (Instagram)Former team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday. The Indian camp was in a celebratory mood after their seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their last group match and celebrated Dhoni’s birthday with much zeal.In a video posted by BCCI on Twitter, MS Dhoni could be seen cutting a large birthday cake with daughter Ziva present alongside him and the members of the Indian team singing the birthday song.After cutting the cake, MS Dhoni gave its first bite to his daughter Ziva. Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni was also present in the background.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/dWbrQde2cLBCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2019MS Dhoni’s birthday celebrations had begun early on Sunday as the India cricket superstar celebrated the special day with his family and friends in Leeds right after India’s big World Cup 2019 win over Sri Lanka.Sakshi Singh Dhoni took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of herself with MS Dhoni and Ziva from the mini birthday bash on Sunday.Dhoni was showered with loved and lots of good wishes from former players, teammates and fans on social media.Hardik posted Boomerang videos of himself with Dhoni and wrote, “Happy birthday, Mahi bhai! Every day spent with you is a chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being one of the biggest role models in my life. Swipe right to see the fail one.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also took to Twitter to wish the wicketkeeper-batsman and said:”Four World Cups, four different looks, which one do you like the most? Take a pick. Happy Birthday Dhoni.”advertisementAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant greet MS Dhoni in a special wayAlso Read | Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India’s most successful captain turns 38Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Mahendra Singh DhoniFollow MS Dhoni birthday World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni gets first bite of the cake as MS Dhoni celebrates birthday with India teammatesFormer India captain MS Dhoni celebrated his 38th birthday with daughter Ziva, wife Sakshi and members of the Indian cricket team.advertisement Next
NIPAWIN, Sask. – RCMP say they are at the scene of a fatal collision involving a truck and a bus carrying a hockey team northeast of Saskatoon.Details on how many people are dead or injured have not been released.The Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League say the crash involved the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos.The league says a game between the two teams set for tonight has been postponed.STARS air ambulance has confirmed that they sent two helicopters to the scene.RCMP say the highway will blocked for several hours and are urging drivers to avoid the area.
As the Minister walked off he was hooted at again. An angry Minister kept verbally abusing the crowd for showing disrespect in the court premises before he left the premises. (Colombo Gazette) The newly appointed Minister charged towards them and demanded to know who hooted at him and then verbally abused them. Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation, and Official Languages Vasudeva Nanayakkara lost his temper near the Supreme Court after being hooted at by a group of people in the court premises.Nanayakkara was in court to attend the case filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Just as the Minister was walking away after speaking to the media he was hooted at by a group of people standing in the court premises.
CALGARY — De Beers Group has secured federal government funding for a research project aimed at eventually making its diamond mines carbon neutral.The company says the $675,000 from Natural Resources Canada will go towards testing carbon capture techniques at its Gahcho Kue mine in the Northwest Territories.De Beers is working with several Canadian universities to look at ways to capture the carbon in kimberlite, the type of rock that hosts the diamonds at the mine.The project aims to accelerate the natural process where carbon binds to the rock and traps it as a solid carbonate mineral.Greg Dipple, a University of British Columbia professor leading the collaborative research project, says in a release that the government funding will allow testing of the lab-proven techniques at scale at the actual mine site.De Beers Group CEO Bruce Cleaver says the funding will help accelerate a project that could make a substantial change to the mining industry’s climate impact. The Canadian Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2013 7:02 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Verizon strengthened its position as the top dog of the wireless industry in its latest quarter by raking in new subscribers and selling millions of iPhones, but also posted a record loss.The loss of $4.23 billion, or $1.48 per share, for the fourth quarter was mainly due to adjustments to the value of its pension funds and obligations, an annual routine for Verizon Communications Inc.But even excluding the pension effects, the New York-based phone company missed Wall Street’s earnings expectations when reporting Tuesday because of the cost of repairs after Superstorm Sandy and “aggressive” advertising and price cuts on smartphones.Verizon’s loss for the October to December period compared with a loss of $2.02 billion or 71 cents per share, a year ago.Excluding the pension adjustments and various other charges, Verizon earned 38 cents per share. Stripping out a further 7 cents per share for the cost of repair after Superstorm Sandy, earnings were 45 cents per share. That still missed the average forecast of analysts polled by FactSet, of 50 cents per share.Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said the earnings miss was due to additional costs related to Sandy that the company couldn’t firmly attribute to the storm, and a “strategic decision” to invest in attracting new wireless customers by selling smartphones for a lower price.Revenue rose 6 per cent to $30.05 billion from $28.44 billion, beating analyst forecasts of $29.8 billion, as Verizon added a record net of 2.2 million devices to its contract-based wireless plans. It had announced the wireless additions two weeks ago.The bumper quarter was fueled by the launch of the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21. Verizon activated 3 million of those, and 6.2 million iPhones of all kinds, another record for the company. IPhones accounted for two out of three smartphones activated, also the highest figure ever for Verizon, which promotes competing “Droid” phones.IPhone sales are not an immediate benefit to the company, since it sells them at a big loss. It recoups the money over the life of a two-year contract, but the blockbuster sales helped curb its fourth-quarter loss.Verizon’s stock rose 40 cents to close at $42.94 Tuesday.Verizon Wireless revenue climbed 9.5 per cent to $20 billion and contributed nearly all of the profit, as usual. Verizon Communications owns 55 per cent of Verizon Wireless. The rest is owned by Vodafone Group PLC, which gets a corresponding share of its profits.On the wired side, operating revenue continued its long slide, falling 1.5 per cent to $10 billion as households kept cancelling their landlines.To compensate, Verizon added a net 144,000 Internet customers and 134,000 pay-TV customers to its FiOS fiber-optic service, bringing the company to a total of 5.4 million FiOS Internet and 4.7 million FiOS Video customers.For the year, Verizon Communications earned $875 million, or 31 cents per share. In 2011, it earned $2.4 billion, or 85 cents per share. Annual revenue increased to $115.85 billion from $110.88 billion.Verizon’s report marks the debut for telecommunications companies this earnings season. Rival AT&T Inc. reports on Thursday.___AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman contributed to this report. Verizon posts record 4Q loss on pension adjustment, despite blockbuster wireless results
Loonie closes higher, economy rises during fourth quarter, stalls at year end AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Friday at the end of a punishing week of losses amid data that showed the economy performed as expected late last year.The loonie gained 0.4 of a cent to 97.36 cents US as Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter, which matched expectations. However, GDP actually shrank in the final month of the year, dropping 0.2 per cent, which was also in line with economists’ forecasts.The dollar tumbled about three US cents during February — down 0.6 of a cent just this week — to fresh eight-month lows, in part after the U.S. currency gained ground in the wake of Italian elections last Sunday and Monday which failed to yield a clear-cut winner.But the dollar was also punished by weak Canadian trade data.The currency had been lower earlier in the morning as the greenback strengthened while markets considered the effects of the sequestration deadline kicking in. That’s the name for automatic across the board series of government spending cuts totalling US$85 billion.The cuts date from an agreement to raise the U.S. government debt limit in the summer of 2011. The program was not meant to be activated. Rather, lawmakers were supposed to come together before the March 1 deadline to agree on a more considered method of cutting government spending. But such an agreement seems like a long shot.Prices for oil and copper registered sharp declines as government data showed that Chinese manufacturing activity expanded at a slower rate in February than January.The government-sponsored version of the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index came in at 50.1 for February, only marginally ahead of the 50-point threshold that signals an expansion. Economists had looked for a reading of 50.5.On the commodity markets, the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.37 to US$90.68 a barrel.May copper on the Nymex fell five cents to US$3.50 a pound and April gold lost $5.80 to US$1,572.30 an ounce.Other economic news was more positive. The Institute for Supply Management’s February reading on the manufacturing sector showed stronger than expected expansion, rising to 54.2 from 53.1 in January.And the University of Michigan’s widely watched consumer sentiment index rose to a three month high of 77.3. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 1, 2013 8:44 am MDT
by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2013 4:20 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The stock market is closing lower for a fifth consecutive day as investors continue to worry about the economy and the growing possibility of a government shutdown.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 61 points to close at 15,273 Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped four points to 1,692. The Nasdaq eased seven points to 3,761.The U.S. government will run out of funding on Sept. 30, unless Democrats and Republicans can agree to pass a temporary funding bill in the next few days.Wal-Mart fell after Bloomberg News reported the retailer was looking to order fewer products from its suppliers in the third and fourth quarters.Investors got an unexpectedly positive August durable goods report. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 0.1 per cent last month. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stock market ends lower for 5th straight day; Wal-Mart report drags on Dow
by Justin Pritchard And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2016 7:36 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2016 at 1:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in San Francisco. The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo. The new identity announced Tuesday marks another step in an effort to revolutionize the way people get around. Instead of driving themselves, people will be chauffeured in robot-controlled vehicles if Waymo, automakers and ride-hailing service Uber realize their vision within the next few years. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN FRANCISCO – Hours after Uber began picking up San Francisco passengers in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators warned the ride-hailing company to stop immediately and get a special state permit — or face legal action.Uber launched its public pilot program in the morning. By midafternoon, the California Department of Motor Vehicles sent the company a letter saying the service was illegal because the cars did not have a permit the department requires for putting autonomous vehicles on public roads.As of Wednesday night, the self-driving Volvo luxury SUVs — distinctive in look with sensors protruding from their top — were still plying San Francisco’s streets. The company did not respond to a request for comment about the state’s legal threat.“If Uber does not confirm immediately that it will stop its launch and seek a testing permit, DMV will initiate legal action,” DMV Chief Counsel Brian Soublet wrote the company. He did not specify what that might entail but referenced the possibility of taking Uber to court.Uber knew about the DMV’s permit requirement but argued that its cars do not meet the state’s definition of an “autonomous vehicle” because they need a person behind the wheel to monitor and intervene if needed.Making the distinction on the definition of an autonomous vehicle is in line with Uber’s history of testing legal boundaries. Although the company has been around less than a decade, it has argued with authorities in California and around the world about how much of its drivers’ histories should be covered in background checks and whether those drivers should be treated as contractors ineligible for employee benefits.The launch earlier in the day in the city where Uber is headquartered expanded a deployment of self-driving cars the company started in Pittsburgh in September. The testing lets everyday people experience the cars as Uber works to identify glitches before expanding the technology’s use in San Francisco and elsewhere.It deployed a “handful” of Volvos — the company wouldn’t release an exact number — that have been tricked out with sensors so they can steer, accelerate and brake, and even decide to change lanes.The cars have an Uber employee behind the wheel to take over should the technology fail. Users of the app may be matched with a self-driving car but can opt out if they prefer a human driver. Self-driven rides cost the same as ordinary ones.___PERMIT ME NOTCalifornia’s DMV has issued permits to 20 companies for tests of autonomous vehicles on public roads, mostly traditional automakers and tech companies.Getting a permit for prototype testing is part of legal language negotiated between the state and industry, and DMV lawyer Soublet argued in an interview that the process helps maintain public confidence that the technology is safe.“Don’t start doing this stuff. Apply for the permit. Follow the rules,” Soublet said of Uber.Following the rules is exactly what Uber says it is doing.The company argues that its cars aren’t covered by the permit requirement, which says an “autonomous vehicle” requires a permit if it can drive itself “without the active physical control or monitoring of a natural person.”According to Anthony Levandowski, the leader of Uber’s self-driving program, Uber’s cars aren’t advanced enough to drive themselves without human monitoring.“We’re just not capable of doing that yet,” he said. Therefore, he said, the Volvos are not autonomous and do not require a permit.It makes no sense to follow rules that do not apply, Levandowski said: “This is where science and logic needs to trump blind compliance.”Operating without a permit arguably gives Uber a competitive advantage. Companies with one must report to the state all crashes and every instance in which a person takes control during testing. All that information is public.To receive a permit, a company must show proof of insurance, pay a $150 fee and agree that a human driver can take control of the vehicle.___THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCOThe congested streets of San Francisco offer a big challenge: famously steep hills, frequent fog, street and cable cars, an active bicycle culture, and roads that are constantly being repaved or remarked.Uber believes its technology is ready to handle all this safely, though its executives concede a human driver is needed to take control in dicey situations.Uber’s fleet of Volvo XC90s aren’t the first self-driving cars on San Francisco streets — several other companies visit regularly with test prototypes, though none offers public rides.Once testing is complete, the ultimate vision is to sell to the public technology that supporters argue will save thousands of lives because it doesn’t drink, text, fall asleep or take dangerous risks.___Pritchard reported from Los Angeles. 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LONDON — Tottenham inflicted Chelsea’s first loss in the English Premier League with a rampant performance in a 3-1 win at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-min scored for Tottenham, which jumped above its London rival in the standings into third place.The sight of Chelsea holding midfielder Jorginho clutching at thin air as Son outpaced him to score Spurs’ third goal in the 54th minute — and his 50th goal for the club — was a fitting image, with Tottenham quicker to everything in an unexpectedly one-sided derby.Chelsea, which scored a late consolation through substitute Olivier Giroud, came into the game as one of three undefeated teams in the top flight, along with Manchester City and Liverpool.On a day when the top two enjoyed big away wins, Chelsea dropped seven points behind first-place City as frailties in Maurizio Sarri’s side were exposed, especially in defence.“The scoreline should have been a lot more with the chances we had,” said Alli, who was probably referring to Kane lifting a shot over the crossbar from close range when the score was 3-0.Tottenham has been scraping wins of late, mostly by a one-goal margin, but Mauricio Pochettino’s team looked a different side with the attacking-midfield trio of Christian Eriksen, Alli and Son positioned behind Kane.Eriksen swung in the free kick that was headed in by Alli in the eighth minute and Kane doubled the lead in the 16th from outside the area, with Chelsea defender David Luiz turning his back as the England striker took aim.Son’s goal came when he was set free down the right by Alli’s curling pass. The South Korea forward cut inside past Jorginho and drove a low shot into the corner.It was a 10th win in 13 games for Tottenham, which is five points off City.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Staff at a historic estate are concerned that they may lose their jobs after the 10th Earl of St Germans died and left the property to his 12-year-old grandson. Up to six workers could be at risk of redundancy at the Port Eliot Estate in Cornwall after Savills Rural was employed to manage the property by trustees until teenager Albert, now the 11th Earl, comes of age. Claiming there is “not much seasonal spirit of goodwill among those who run the estate,” he added: “Some of the staff … have been living in tied houses as part of their employment. With no prospects of work in the local area, they will have no ability to provide for their families.”Savills Rural is believed to want to introduce private contractors to carry out the work on an ad hoc basis, with Unite claiming only a head gardener and head of maintenance will be kept on. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The 10th Earl of St Germans, who died in 2016Credit:SWNS.com This is cruel news for the highly skilled and loyal workers at the Port Eliot EstateNick Owen, Unite’s regional officer “Unite will be challenging the so-called business case put forward by Savills Rural and is looking for alternatives to redundancy.” A spokesman for Savills said consultation was still underway and no final decision had been made about redundancy.”Savills is currently conducting a review of all aspects of the estate including costs and expenditure,” he said. “A consultation is under way with a limited number of staff. No decisions will be taken until that process has concluded.”Savills is disappointed with a number of inaccuracies in the Unite statement. Should anyone lose their position as a result of redundancy then they will have the opportunity to continue with their tenancy.” The 6,000-acre estate was passed to him after the late Earl, Peregrine Eliot, lost his battle with cancer in July at the age of 75. His son, Lord Jago Eliot, the estate’s natural heir, was found dead by his wife, a former model, in 2006, having taken a cocktail of drugs. The workers are all thought to be gardeners and maintenance staff, one of whom has been there for 36 years. Unite, a trade union, claimed the staff had not been given formal redundancy notices, but had been told that they are at risk of redundancy. Nick Owen, the union’s regional officer, said the threat of losing their positions and homes had left “grown men in tears”, branding it “a modern form of feudalism”.He said: “This is cruel news for the highly skilled and loyal workers at the Port Eliot Estate and their families in the new year.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMore shake-ups loom at GRAFebruary 4, 2019In “Business”Over $5B collected during GRA’s tax amnestySeptember 27, 2018In “latest news”GRA going after businesses that cheat VAT systemAugust 10, 2016In “Business” Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Commissioner-General, Godfrey StatiaThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Friday announced that it collected $199Billion in revenues for 2018 as compared to the $171Billion the authority received the previous year (2017).This disclosure was made by GRA’s Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia during a press briefing at the authority’s Camp Street office. Statia said that the GRA had only budgeted to collect $181M in revenues for that year.Of the total amount received in 2018; internal revenue was $88M; Custom and Trade Administration $23M; and Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax, $199M.According to a DPI release, the Commissioner-General also disclosed that the sum of $15Billion in arrears was collected of which $7Billion resulted from the tax amnesty. He added that the revenues earned from court cases won by GRA amount to just over $5Billion and for cases that are currently before the courts, in excess of $15Billion is owed.Regarding revenues owed to GRA, Statia added that the Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) had made a sizeable down payment and the two parties are currently in the process of negotiating how the remainder will be paid. The GRA had won a $4Billion case against Guyana Stores at Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in March 2018.He emphasised, “GRA is not in the business of driving people out of business, we try to work along with the taxpayer for them to pay their taxes. Taking away assets from the taxpayer is the last resort. It’s not Guyana Stores alone; they are many other taxpayers that have lost their cases. So, we have to work along with them so that we can collect rather than seize.”On the issue of tax evaders, the Commissioner-General said that GRA continues to work with those persons to pay up their taxes. The excess of debt for taxes which are in arrears and would also include taxes in objection is about $40Billion, he said.“Evaders are a continual process and would also include penalties because under Sections 10 and 11 (of the constitution) GRA could fine them as much as 100 per cent of what they have understated and, in some cases, we can take them to court, and they can go to prison for about six months.”Statia explained that Tax evasion could include VAT, customs and income tax.Asked whether there were any revenues from the oil and gas sector, the Commissioner-General said that there had been no revenues from this sector yet, however, revenues were garnered through withholding taxes and additional PAYE (pay as you earn) from employees within the industry.
The Queen, Obama and now Barroso… they’ve all had a go at cupla focail>5 everyday words that are actually a little bit racist>13 words you’ll never hear outside of Ireland…>Larry Donnelly is a Law Lecturer at NUI Galway. A slightly different version of this piece first appeared here on IrishCentral.com in his regular “Boston Irishman in Ireland” column. For more articles by Larry for TheJournal.ie please click here. I GET A kick out of hearing Irish people take their US-based relatives and friends to task for acquiring a more American accent. It’s especially entertaining for me in that I am one of a relatively small number of people having the opposite experience on this side of the Atlantic.Although my Boston accent remains undiminished – I just can’t pronounce the letter “r” – my speech pattern and the expressions I use regularly have changed after more than a decade of living here. This leaves me in something of a no-win situation. In Ireland, I’ll always be the Yank with the Boston accent. When I go home to Boston, however, both American and Irish friends tell me I’m picking up “Irishisms” and an Irish twang.With this as context, I thought I’d compile my own top ten list of areas where my American (or Boston) English is fighting Hiberno English for survival and assess which is winning.1. Footwear: While Americans would never call them anything but sneakers, in Ireland, depending on where you are and who you’re talking to, they’re either runners or trainers. Moreover, the athletic shoes with spikes for extra traction are known as cleats in the US, but as boots in Ireland. My American English wins on footwear. The use of sneakers is too deeply engrained. And referring to footwear that doesn’t rise above the ankles as a boot is, quite frankly, bizarre.2. Household appliances: Many things we use in the house on a day-to-day basis are called the same on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet there are two big differences in Ireland. First is that what we in the US know as a vacuum cleaner is called nothing other than a Hoover here. Hoover would certainly kill for such brand loyalty in the US market!(Michael Probst/Press Association Images)What do you mean this is a vacuum cleaner? Surely it’s called a Hoover? Second is that what’s used to keep food cool or frozen is never, ever called a refrigerator in Ireland; it is always and only a fridge. Anytime I say the word refrigerator, as I nearly always would in Boston, I can count on it being repeated back to me in a drawn out, exaggerated American accent. When it comes to household appliances, therefore, Hiberno English has won out.3. Furniture: Most items are labelled the same in Ireland. The one term that left me totally blank, and which I still cannot fathom, is the press. When I first moved to Galway in 2001, a housemate asked me if I would retrieve something from the “hot press.” I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. Again, to this day, I’m puzzled by the use of the term. To me it will always be a closet or a cabinet, depending on whether it holds clothes or cookware. My American English is a clear winner here.4. Pants vs Trousers: Only the haughtiest of Americans would regularly use the term trousers to describe what we wear to cover our legs. But it remains common parlance here. While I mostly say it mockingly to my wife and son, I do now use trousers more and more when talking with relatives, friends and colleagues. I’m afraid Hiberno English is slowly winning out.5. Soft drinks: This is more of a Boston English, than an American English, battle. Growing up just outside Boston, whether it was Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Ginger Ale, it was all tonic. Now, that word provoked strange looks from Americans from outside the Boston area, for whom it was all soda. Here in Ireland, any time I ask someone if they’d like a tonic, I get the same reaction. So despite being a proud Bostonian, my references to tonic are getting fewer and farther between. Hiberno English wins.6. Brilliant vs Awesome: Because I know how most Hiberno people react to the use of the word, both directly to the person who says it and in murmured disparaging comments to one another afterward, ‘awesome’ has been wiped from my vocabulary and ‘brilliant’ has taken its place. Full stop. Hiberno English wins. 7. Alcoholic drinks: While we Americans would commonly say to one another that we’re going for a few beers, in Ireland, it is always for a few pints. Indeed, the use of beers is probably more appropriate in the US because many drinkers do not go out to drink pints (the quality of which varies widely in bars). Here in Ireland, however, it is pints, and I now say pints wherever I am. Hiberno English wins again.8. Greetings: My standard means of greeting anyone for the first 25 years of my life was quintessentially Bostonian “Howahya?” In Ireland though, I’m usually asked to repeat it when I do say it, so that the recipient(s) can have another chuckle at my accent. As such, I’m afraid, I’ve started to greet people here with “How’s things?” or “Any craic?”. I still revert to “Howahya?” and always say it when I’m back in Boston. I’d only jokingly use Hiberno greetings on Hiberno friends there. My American English is hanging tough.9. Sandwiches: Something I will never get used to in Ireland are the miserable, always underwhelming sandwiches with one slice of meat on them, a grossly disproportionate amount of starch and a vile combination of butter and mayonnaise. They compare horribly with the wide array of delicious, heaping, hot and cold sandwiches I grew up eating and stuff myself with every time I’m back in Boston. The big distinction here would be that what we call a sub is called a roll. To make myself understood and, if nothing else, to not dishonour American subs by likening them to Irish rolls, Hiberno English is winning out.Now that’s a sandwich.(Shutterstock)10. Baby: My wife recently had a baby and our lives are now dominated by the needs, wants and bodily functions of Baby Larry. This new reality has precipitated some epic linguistic conflicts between my wife and me when we are scrambling to attend to him. Pacifier vs soother; crib vs cot; cradle vs Moses basket; diaper vs nappy; nozzle vs teat; baby carriage vs pram or buggy; and so on. While I admit to using Hiberno English at times in this context, I am claiming this as a victory for American English because my wife often uses US terminology to deny me the chance to feign ignorance and evade my responsibilities!That makes for a tally of 6-4 in favour of Hiberno English. Professionally and personally, Ireland has been my land of opportunity and I love this country at least as much as I love the country of my birth. The tally does make me sad in one way though. I’ll always consider myself a Bostonian on the inside, yet I’m beginning to wonder what those who see me from the outside will think in future as that which makes me American slowly but inevitably fades from earshot and view.
46 Comments Police at the scene after a person was arrested following an incident in Whitehall in London. Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 3:18 PM Apr 27th 2017, 3:18 PM Share30 Tweet Email1 8,947 Views LONDON POLICE HAVE arrested a man for possession of knives and on suspicion of terrorism offences near Britain’s Houses of Parliament.The Metropolitan Police said no one was injured in the incident, which brought armed police flooding into the area around Parliament.Witnesses reported seeing armed police blocking off Whitehall, a street lined with government buildings, and a man on the ground.A photo showed a forensic officer looking at a black bag and what appeared to be two knives on the ground.In a statement, Met police said the man was arrested at 2.22pm following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation.The 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.Police said that knives were recovered from him.The man is being detained under the UK Terrorism Act and is in custody in a south London police station.Police said that detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation. They said that as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat.Security has been increased around Parliament after an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge on 22 March before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.The attacker, Khalid Masood, was shot dead by police.Today is Parliament’s last sitting day before Britain’s 8 June election.With reporting from Cormac FitzgeraldRead: Thousands gather for funeral of policeman killed in Westminster attack Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3361545 By Associated Press Police at the scene after a person was arrested following an incident in Whitehall in London. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man found with knives arrested near UK Houses of Parliament Met police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.