Vodafone moves closer to EU 5G launch

first_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 FEB 2019 Tags Vodafone Group completed a trial to connect 5G smartphones to its next-generation network for the first time, as it prepares to launch the technology across Europe in the second half of the year.In a statement, the company said it completed commercial 5G smartphone trials in Madrid and Barcelona, ahead of MWC19 Barcelona next week. Trials were completed over a four-week period with three 5G smartphones that are due to be launched in 2019.During the tests, Vodafone conducted a 4K video call “utilising 5G download speeds that will be up to ten-times faster than 4G is today”.The devices and network were fully compliant with the latest 3GPP non-standalone (NSA) 5G specifications.Europe launchVodafone confirmed it was now ready to launch 5G in a number of European cities during the second half of the year, pointing to trials completed in Italy, the UK, Germany and Spain.It explained it invested in single Radio Access Network (RAN) technology across 98 per cent of its European 4G footprint, making it simpler to add 5G on to existing 4G in the future.The company has also participated in 5G auctions in its European operating markets.CTO Johan Wibergh added Vodafone’s networks are “increasingly ready for 5G”.“Our focus now is on optimising the customer experience before we launch 5G in some European cities later this year.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit Majithia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Relatedcenter_img Asia Previous ArticleOrange, NTT sign wide-ranging R&D pactNext ArticleHuawei turns attention to tech ahead of MWC19 Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Home Vodafone moves closer to EU 5G launch 5GVodafone Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citieslast_img read more

infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 15

first_imgAll Activity 37,657 posts My not a big fan of the panthers white uniforms but the redskins would look great with white pants Sports Logos Sports Logo News 8,670 Location:Ohio Posted December 25, 2016 infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 15 2. Colts – Vikings: Another great looking game. Two more of the very best uniforms in the game. Time to trot out the “any other week and this one takes the top slot” bit. A possible contender for game of the year? Maybe. They all should look this good. This topic is now closed to further replies. infrared41 8,670 Posted December 22, 2016 I thought the Falcons looked darn near perfect. I prefer that look with silver pants myself, but even still I can’t help but applaud that set. A far more clean and timeless look than their current Arena League garbage, which looks so stuck in 2004 that I nearly hear Howard Dean screaming in the background every time I see it.  Share on other sites 7,146 2 Posted December 22, 2016 Of course, the uniforms are the only redeeming thing about watching this train wreck. Posted December 23, 2016 Favourite Logos:I have some. Members Posted December 23, 2016 That’s it for this week. Thanks for taking a look and have a safe and happy holiday.  37,657 posts Link to post 12,948 8,670 6. Lions – Giants: I didn’t feel like looking it up, but it seems like the Lions have made the best list at least 12 of the 15 weeks this season. That’s what a decent uniform and a good schedule can do for a team. 49 minutes ago, infrared41 said: Location:New York Potentially unpopular opinion: I actually prefer the Falcons’ black helmet with those throwbacks than the red helmet. The red helmet always stood out like a sore thumb to me, since it didn’t match any of the other uniform elements (jerseys, pants, or socks). Maybe Red/Black/White/Red would look good, but I think I’d still prefer B/B/W/B. Slap a white/red/white stripe on that helmet (preferably with the red larger than the two white stripes), and you’d have the perfect Falcons primary uniform, IMO. 1. Rams – Seahawks: I like Seattle’s neon green – in moderation. Head to toe neon green was…to be kind…a tad much. If highlighters played football, this is what it would look like. Then we have the Rams who couldn’t decide which era to represent so they decided to represent as many eras as they could. As much as I like the old blue and white helmet, I have to admit that it looked terrible combined with the Rams current uniform. All I ask is that people don’t judge the blue and white helmet based on that uniform. This game was pure garbage. Link to post 2,279 Favourite Logos:Hartford WhalersMinnesota WildMontreal ExposSan Diego Padres “Swingin’ Friar”Indianapolis ColtsCincinnati Bengals head Raiders – Chargers: There isn’t much I like about the Chargers current uniform, but the colors in this game looked pretty cool. The Raiders road set is at the top of my list. VikWings 0 Members 8,670 I’m guessing there’s a decent chance of that game making this week’s list.  Sec19Row53 Share on other sites Share on other sites 8,670 On Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:25 PM, oldschoolvikings said: 4,331 posts Share on other sites Location:Oconomowoc, WI 9,114 posts 12,948 1. Packers – Bears: For the past couple seasons, one of these teams had ruined this match up by wearing it’s awful throwback. Last year it was the Bears and the 50’s High School throwbacks at home. This year, the Packers returned the favor and wore that awful Acme Packer get up. This week, we finally got the proper uniform match up between these two teams and it was the easy choice for the #1 slot on the best list. Two of the very best uniforms in the game and a contender for best match up of the year. Every game should look this good. 3,760 3. 49ers – Falcons: Nice to see the Falcons back on the best list. This fauxback isn’t their best look, but it’s still a really good look and it’s a whole lot better than the primary set. Atlanta needs to go to the pre-one helmet rule throwbacks. The 49ers looked great as usual.  Favourite Logos:I have some. Link to post Best: burgundy SFGiants58 8,670 7 hours ago, SFGiants58 said: 2,279 infrared41 1,814 Moderators 7,146 Share this post infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 15 4,023 posts That Texans combo is weird. It has a classic A/B/A/B color pattern, and it has the same solid design they always have. I feel like I should like it, but it just doesn’t work. I wouldn’t say it’s awful, but it’s not one of their better looks. I definitely prefer it over the red monochrome though. 3,160 posts Cosmic LMU Link to post 3,260 Share this post 6,156 It’s pretty obvious the NFC North is the best dressed division in football. 1,501 posts Share this post Sign in to follow this   8,670 BrandMooreArt 0 Not so fast my friend. This year the NFL ruined the first matchup, not the Packers.  Color rash was the problem, not the gold yoke Packers. 0 kroywen Link to post CreamSoda Favourite Logos:I have some. Share on other sites 1,394 1 730 5. Carolina – Washington: Tough call between this one and game #6. The colors were the deciding factor. The Indigenous Peoples colors work well with the Panthers colors. Location:Location Location Rams/Niners.  That is all. Members Share this post infrared41 burgundy Posted December 22, 2016 Posted December 22, 2016 kroywen That’s my overall criteria as well, but I actually don’t think the Falcons’ red lids look all that great. (I realize that’s a very unpopular opinion.) The black helmet looks far superior, and would be even better with a splash of red via a stripe. SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites 1,814 Posted December 22, 2016 Really disagree with you on the Texans. I loved that look. I also think the Falcons look better with the black helmet. But I don’t hate the red one either. infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 15 37,657 posts 1 Share this post Posted December 22, 2016 3,260 The original party robot Share on other sites 1,814 1,761 3 hours ago, LMU said: Posted December 22, 2016 Members Best: Of course, the uniforms are the only redeeming thing about watching this train wreck. Link to post 1 You deserve to go 0 – 16. Share on other sites 3,760 infrared41 1 The Mellow Midori Moderators Share on other sites VikWings 2,279 BrandMooreArt Sports Logo News Members Idiots. 1,474 posts Link to post 5,076 Share on other sites Agree on pretty much everything else. CreamSoda Followers 0 Link to post kroywen There’s no pleasing people… Favourite Logos:I have some. infrared41 3,760 Link to post DouglasQuaid 8,670 5 hours ago, kroywen said: You’re right, the games I was thinking of both took place last season.  infrared41 Posted December 22, 2016 Worst: 8 And just like that, we have two weeks left in the season. Another solid week of uniform match ups – including a couple that will be in the discussion for game of the year. We also had some pretty ugly match ups – with one team that couldn’t decide which era it wanted to represent so it went with most of them. As always, the lists are just my opinion. 0 Location:Provo, Utah Share this post 12,186 posts 1,394 I’m actually not a fan of red helmets unless paired with a red jersey – to me, they stick out way too much otherwise. Hence why the Chiefs look great, but the old Bills red helmet looked terrible, IMO (and not just because of the oversized stripe). Share this post Members Moderators 12,948 Also, the part I like the most about it is that it emphasizes red, to differentiate them from the Cowboys and blue. Until the Texans switch to white helmets, this should be one of their primary combinations (alongside red/white/navy) 1,761 6,553 posts Posted December 22, 2016 2. Jaguars – Texans: The Texans have some good looking combos and this one isn’t any of them. I want to say those uniforms looked like a bad high school uniform, but I don’t recall ever seeing a high school uniform that looked that bad. When the Jags are the best looking team on the field, we’re in trouble. 2,231 posts 27 minutes ago, CreamSoda said: Share this post 1,501 posts Graphic Designer Share this post DouglasQuaid It’s pretty obvious the NFC North is the best dressed division in football. FinsUp1214 2,279 Link to post Sign in to follow this   6 hours ago, Sec19Row53 said: Location:Indiana > Miami Just now, BrandMooreArt said: 8,670 Members 358 Members 2,279 Share this post FinsUp1214 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 730 Share this post Share on other sites 6,156 half horse, half mountain lion, half grizzly bear 0 kroywen 8,670 Members 3,760 Posted December 23, 2016 2. Jaguars – Texans: The Texans have some good looking combos and this one isn’t any of them. I want to say those uniforms looked like a bad high school uniform, but I don’t recall ever seeing a high school uniform that looked that bad. When the Jags are the best looking team on the field, we’re in trouble. Raiders-Chargers would have been somewhere in the 2-4 range on my best list. Not so fast my friend. This year the NFL ruined the first matchup, not the Packers.  Color rash was the problem, not the gold yoke Packers. Location:Location Location Members Do you has the five bucks? There’s no pleasing people… Location:City Of Champions, PA (MI) Share this post 1. Packers – Bears: For the past couple seasons, one of these teams had ruined this match up by wearing it’s awful throwback. Last year it was the Bears and the 50’s High School throwbacks at home. This year, the Packers returned the favor and wore that awful Acme Packer get up. This week, we finally got the proper uniform match up between these two teams and it was the easy choice for the #1 slot on the best list. Two of the very best uniforms in the game and a contender for best match up of the year. Every game should look this good. I get what you’re saying, but those are things I’ve never cared about. My only criteria for a uniform is that it looks good.  2,838 posts 9,114 posts 6,156 unpopular opinion, i don’t think the Texans ever looked better. i see how it’s odd to see them in this set (i can’t recall last time they wore it, if ever) but if this were their primary home set, i think after a season or two people would get used to it. the regular blue over white looks too top-heavy. this set balances well top to bottom Potentially unpopular opinion: I actually prefer the Falcons’ black helmet with those throwbacks than the red helmet. The red helmet always stood out like a sore thumb to me, since it didn’t match any of the other uniform elements (jerseys, pants, or socks). Maybe Red/Black/White/Red would look good, but I think I’d still prefer B/B/W/B. Slap a white/red/white stripe on that helmet (preferably with the red larger than the two white stripes), and you’d have the perfect Falcons primary uniform, IMO. 5 Share this post Followers 0 There’s no pleasing people… SFGiants58 Share this post and the afc west  Share this post Location:Buffalo, NY By infrared41, December 22, 2016 in Sports Logo News 358 Posted December 22, 2016 infrared41 Link to post Favourite Logos:Vikings hornRed WingsWhalersFSU SpearMighty Ducks Also, the part I like the most about it is that it emphasizes red, to differentiate them from the Cowboys and blue. Until the Texans switch to white helmets, this should be one of their primary combinations (alongside red/white/navy) Sec19Row53 4. Titans – Chiefs: You know it’s a pretty good week when the Titans best road look is matched up against one of the top five uniforms in the league and it’s only good for the #4 slot.  Add this game to the “any other week” list. Share this post For all the things wrong with the uniforms of the Bills-Browns game, I thought it was still very pleasant to watch– a much different “worst” contender for me from Bucs-Jags. Share this post SportsLogos.Net 39 minutes ago, infrared41 said: Forums Home 3. Browns – Bills: A little less brown, a little more orange, and a lot less blue, and this game might have found it’s way onto the best list. Usually, teams simply play down to the Browns level. It’s rare to see a team try to dress down to the Browns level, but here we are.  0 3,760 34 minutes ago, infrared41 said: Location:Indiana > Miami Moderators BrandMooreArt Share on other sites personally, i wouldn’t want to see a switch to white helmets (i think the logo looks best on blue) but i do agree it would be good for them to emphasize red. not only to set themselves apart from the Cowboys, but the other 2 blue based division teams too Honorable Mention: 1,394 Members infrared41 Posted December 25, 2016 Link to post 5,076 2,279 Link to post unpopular opinion, i don’t think the Texans ever looked better. i see how it’s odd to see them in this set (i can’t recall last time they wore it, if ever) but if this were their primary home set, i think after a season or two people would get used to it. the regular blue over white looks too top-heavy. this set balances well top to bottom 5,076 730 3 Share on other sites LMU Location:Denver, CO Posted December 24, 2016 Link to post There’s no pleasing people… 7,146 318 posts Cosmic Location:Location Location 8,670 358 1,761 This was, hands down, the strongest week of the year (at last on the “best” side). Packers-Bears at Soldier Field is usually my leading contender for best matchup of the year, as long as they don’t screw it up with alternates or color rush. Forums Home Share on other sites 8,670 BrandMooreArt Moderators 1 This was, hands down, the strongest week of the year (at last on the “best” side). Packers-Bears at Soldier Field is usually my leading contender for best matchup of the year, as long as they don’t screw it up with alternates or color rush. 1 Go To Topic Listing Recommended Posts I get what you’re saying, but those are things I’ve never cared about. My only criteria for a uniform is that it looks good.  scraw28 Members Link to post Graphic Designer 3,260 1 Posted December 22, 2016 Posted December 22, 2016 26,933 posts Members Sports Logos Link to post Joe InGOAT 0 Location:Torrance, California Share on other sites Location:New York Share on other sites Rams/Niners.  That is all. 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WHS Daily Bulletin: Sophomores, juniors wanting to take PSATs must sign up in Counselor’s office

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017:TuesdayTennis at Conway Springs 3 p.m.JV Tennis at Winfield 3 p.m.Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.WednesdayNo events scheduled ThursdayTennis at Ark City 9 a.m.Girls Golf at El Dorado 3 p.m.JV Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.Cross Country at Anthony Lake 4 p.m.9th Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.FridayFootball at WHS vs. Rose Hill 7 p.m.SaturdayVolleyball at Chaparral 9 a.m.9th Volleyball at Garden Plain 9 a.m.Wednesday menu: Breakfast: Blueberry Sweet Roll.Lunch: Chicken Patty, Jalepeno Cheddar Meatloaf. Today’s News: *September 25th is National Family Day and Mrs. Lawless’ Career and Community Connections class would like to invite you and your family to join us for a Potluck Meal! Please join us in the commons on Monday, September 25th at 6:30pm-8:30pm. If you would like to attend, you must sign up in Mrs. Lawless’ classroom by Wednesday September 20th.*The first NHS meeting will be this Thursday during the 1st half of Cru Con.*Scholars’ Bowl Practice will be on Wednesday and Thursday this week.*Don’t forget to turn in your receipts for the $100 Kansas Star Student Reward Cards. They need to be returned by September 15th to the office!*Chad Cargill will be at WHS to present a workshop on how to improve your ACT test scores. It will be held on Sept 22nd from 8:30-11:30. Cost for WHS Students is $10.00. Please make checks payable to WHS. You can sign-up and pay in the counselor’s office.*ACT Vouchers are now available in the counseling office for all Juniors.*There will be a Crew Meeting for “Fools” on Thursday at 6pm in the Drama Room.*Crusaders of the Stage will be meeting after school on Thursday.*Any 10th or 11th grader interested in taking the PSAT on October 11th, please sign up in the counselor’s office by September 20th.  Cost is $16. Please make checks payable to WHS*Circle of Friends applications are available outside room 503. They need to be returned to Ms. Gray or Mr. Ginter by September 15.Guidance office news: College Visits During Lunch:Sept. 18th- Newman UniversitySept. 21st- Emporia State UniversitySept 26th- Cowley CollegeSept. 28th- Wichita State UniversityOct. 3rd- Bethany CollegeOct. 4th- University of KansasOct. 11th- Sterling college Oct. 12th- Pittsburg State UniversityOct. 19th- Kansas WesleyanOct. 23rd- Ft. Hays State UniversityOct. 24th- Hutchinson CCNov. 1st-Wichita State University.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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US, SA firms in $586m solar investment

first_img16 November 2012A consortium led by US firm SolarReserve has secured US$586-million (R5.15-billion) in financing for two 75 MW solar photovoltaic projects that will spur economic development and create jobs while contributing to South Africa’s renewable energy goals.SolarReserve and its South African partners are one of 28 independent power producers that signed contracts with the South African government last week, in the first round of a programme that will see an initial 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy being added to SA’s energy mix, while bringing an estimated R47-billion in new investment into the country.SolarReserve, along with empowerment investment and financial advisory firm Kensani Group, and renewable energy company Intikon Energy, will build the solar PV parks near Bloemfontein in the Free State province and near Kimberley in the Northern Cape.The companies said in a joint statement this week that the projects, scheduled for completion in mid-2014, would together power more than 50 000 homes with renewable energy from the sun.At the same time, they would create about 600 construction jobs and 100 permanent operational jobs, as well as an additional 2 640 indirect and induced jobs across the supply chain during the construction phase and 140 indirect and induced jobs during operations.Besides the skills and technology transfer this would involve, the companies said the two projects would set aside a percentage of total project revenues – amounting to approximately $59-million (R510-million) over the life of the projects – to be invested in enterprise and socio-economic development for the benefit of local communities surrounding the projects.Kensani Group chairperson Wandile Motlana said in the statement that the projects’ successful financial closure “demonstrated the South African government’s commitment to the enhancement of national infrastructure which will be a catalyst of economic development and job creation.“Kensani and our partners congratulate the Department of Energy on an efficient and successful process, and look forward to a positive partnership with government.”SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith said that SolarReserve had “further advanced photovoltaic and solar thermal projects in development in the country under this progressive programme initiated by the South African government, and look forward to continuing our work here.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Shoplifters Wanted for Running over C-Store Worker after Stealing Beer

first_imgSan Diego authorities are searching for three shoplifters who ran over a 7-Eleven worker with their vehicle after stealing merchandise from the Spring Valley store early Sunday morning. The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 AM, Sunday morning at the 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Worthington Street in Spring Valley.Three suspects described as juveniles shoplifted beer and left the store, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The 7-Eleven employee confronted the shoplifters in the parking lot for not paying and was run over by the suspect vehicle as the thieves fled the scene. The victim was… Fox5 News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

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Live cricket scores and commentary: Ind vs Aus Live Blog

first_imgWelcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the India vs Australia ODI match from the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Score | Stats | PhotosAustralia begin their series with a comfortable 65 runs win. The long rain delay did affect their focus, but Matthew Wade and David Hussey ensured that the effects were not long drawn and their superlative half-tons helped the hosts to a commanding 216 runs.Man of the Match Wade scored his maiden ODI 50, even as India bowlers struggled to contain the Aussies. Still Vinay Kumar did deliver a stand out performance finishing with fine figures of 7-0-21-3.However, the Aussies bowlers were far batter in their showing, not speak of Clint McKay who finished with 4.4-0-20-4. As for the famed Indian batting, it fell apart like a house of cards. The batsmen could only muster 151 before they were bowled out in the 30th over.India vs Australia 1st ODI of tri-series: India lose by 65 runsClarke: The guys playing the Australian domestic cricket were perfectly suited for the game. David Hussey did well in the Big Bash and he is continuing in the same vein.Matthew Wade: It’s a great feeling. Just happy to contribute.Mahendra Singh Dhoni: In the first 11 overs, they were 38 for 1 and once they came after the rain break, they really went after our bowlers. We didn’t get off to a very good start.India all out for 151 10:30pm: WICKET – 29.4 overs – Clint McKay to Praveen Kumar, out Caught by Ryan Harris!! Harris takes a stunner to finish things off and makes up for his earlier blemish, on the fuller side, Praveen Kumar lofts it in front of long on and Harris runs in swiftly to scoop it up inches above the ground and completes a resounding victory for Australia. Praveen Kumar c Ryan Harris b Clint McKay 15(17) (India all out for 151 in 29.4 overs)advertisement16:54 pm: Dropped! 28.6 overs – Starc to Praveen Kumar, 1 run, catch dropped by Ryan Harris. It was a tough one through. Harris spilled the ball on fall.  Last man Vinay Kumar steps in. There’s not much he can do. Besides he has already done enough with the ball, claiming three Aussies wickets10:20 pm: WICKET – and skipper Dhoni departs Doherty to Dhoni, out Caught by Warner!! Flat from Doherty and a flat hit from Dhoni too, struck quite powerfully too, Warner at long off makes it look very simple, watches it well near the boundary and takes a few paces back and times his jump to perction to snatch it above his head. Dhoni c Warner b Doherty 29(38) (India 128/9 in 25.2 overs)  Praveen Kumar comes into bat16:38 pm: WICKET – Doherty to Rahul Sharma, out Bowled!! Very bad shot from Rahul Sharma, a full toss and he misses it completely, flat and quick from Doherty, Rahul Sharma tries to force it on the offside but misses it completely, India slip further. Rahul Sharma b Doherty 1(2)  (India 123/8 in 23.5)Rahul Sharma comes into the crease16:30 pm: WICKET – Doherty to Ashwin, out Ashwin Run Out!!2 runs completed, Horrible judgement of the third run between the two, Ashwin had pushed a full toss square on the offside, Ashwin was not ready for the third run but goes for it as he sees Dhoni running, Christian throws at the right end and Ashwin was was caught way short. Ashwin run out (Christian/Doherty) 5(3) (India 120/7 in 23.1) Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease16:20 pm: WICKET – Clint McKay to Ravindra Jadeja, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Excellent catch by Michael Hussey, banged in short by Clint McKay and Ravindra Jadeja does not hold back on the pull, gets a lot of height on it but not the distance, Hussey runs across from deep mid wicket, judges it to perfection and takes it tumbling to his right. Ravindra Jadeja c Michael Hussey b Clint McKay 19(25) (India 114/6 in 22.3)Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja (left-hand batsman) comes to the crease9:27 pm: WICKET – Christian to Raina, out Caught by David Hussey!! Raina is dismissed off a short ball again. It was just short of length outside off, Raina looks to pull it aggressively, but does not get enough bat on that. It actually came onto him a bit quickly. The ball lobs up towards midwicket where Hussey takes a good catch jogging to his right. 5 down now. Raina c David Hussey b Christian 4(9) (India 77/5 in 14.2 overs)Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes into bat.9:15 pm: WICKET – Clint McKay to Rohit Sharma, out Caught by Wade!! Sharma follows Kohli to the hut. Good length delivery on the off stump, Rohit Sharma thinks of leaving in, but leaves his bat outside, the ball kisses the outside edge. Wade takes a good, neat catch and that is the end of Sharma. Truth be told, he was looking very scratchy. Rohit Sharma c Wade b Clint McKay 21(21) (India 65/4 in 11.4 overs)   advertisementSuresh Raina steps in the middle9:12 pm: WICKET – Clint McKay to Virat Kohli, out Caught by Ponting!! Another sharp catch by Ponting. Short and wide outside off, Virat Kohli slaps it really hard towards point, Ponting was walking in and takes it right in front of his face. Kohli is in dismay, but he has to go. Virat Kohli c Ponting b Clint McKay 31(34) (India 64/3 in 11.2)Rohit Sharma comes into bat8:40 pm: WICKET – Starc to Gambhir, out Caught by Wade!! Gambhir is out in a similar fashion once again. Short of a length and outside off, it swung away from Gambhir, he poked at it and got a healthy outside edge. Wade had to jump up a bit to take it, that’s how good the bounce in this wicket is. Both the openers back in the hut. Gambhir c Wade b Starc 5 (8) (India 13/2 in 3.3 overs)Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Total Recall: Starc had got rid of the Master Blaster in the first innings of the Perth Test. Scorecard from the match 8:33 pm: WICKET – And Sachin walks, back. Did we forget to say that he is playing under pressure of scoring his 100th international ton. Let’s not expect too much from him. Starc to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! The little master is out. Good low catch by Ponting. Starc bowled it really wide outside off, Tendulkar leant forward to drive it, ended up creaming it. It was dropping in front of Ponting who was at point, he dived to his right and collected it cleanly. Tendulkar c Ponting b Starc 2(6) (India 9/1 in 1.5 overs)  8:20 pm: India openers Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar come out to bat. India have a huge task ahead and will need to score at around seven runs an over to overhaul the Aus total. This is a rain-truncated match and D/L method has been applied. Still the target remains the same for India – 217 in 32 overs Innings breakAustralia score 216/5 in 32 overs. David Hussey remains unbeaten on 61; Matthew Wade, the Aus opener was the other top-scorer of the day scoring 67.  7:51 pm: Ravinder Jadeja isn’t blostered by his $2 million buy out in the IPL. Rolls down a wide and then a no off the last ball of the final over (32 over) and the last legal ball is sent past the boundary for a six by David Hussey.7:50 pm: 31.4 overs Ravindra Jadeja to David Hussey, SIX, awesome way to get to his 7th ODI Fifty, full and flat ball on the stumps, David gets underneath it and clobbers it over the ropes at deep mid wicket.  Rohit dropped the catch, but it was a tough one. Made a good effort. advertisement7:45 pm: Dropped 30.4 overs – Praveen Kumar to David Hussey, 2 runs, catch dropped by Rohit Sharma, excellent effort though, another low full toss on leg stump, David makes room and chips it to deep mid wicket, Rohit runs forward and dives full length to his right, he latches onto it but as he falls to the ground, the ball pops out of his arms.That’s Vinay Kumar’s third. He certainly is charged up. Daniel Christian comes to the crease.7:20 pm: WICKET – Unfortunately, their partnership was short-lived (Husseys). Vinay Kumar to Michael Hussey, out Caught by Virat Kohli!! Vinay Kumar can do no wrong here. He starts from over the wicket and lands a short delivery on the middle and leg stump, not the best ball he has bowled today, Michael pulls it to deep backward square leg but he holes out to Kohli who takes a simple catch, lucky break this for India. Michael Hussey c Virat Kohli b Vinay Kumar 45(32) (Aus 154/5 in 26.1 overs)David Hussey comes to the crease. So the brothers are at the crease an they would be looking to set the park ablaze. 7:05 pm: WICKET – Rahul Sharma to Wade, out Bowled!! Rahul sends back the dangerous Wade. He bowls a quicker delivery but lands it on a short of length, skids through low as Wade looks to swat it over mid wicket, he gets an inside edge and the ball crashes into the off stump, ends a good knock from Wade. Wade b Rahul Sharma 67(69) (Aus 122/4 in 22.6)  6:50 pm: 19.4 overs – Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, flatter delivery on the middle and leg stump, Wade nudges it to mid wicket and he gets to his Fifty. That’s his maiden ODI 50.   Michael Hussey, left handed bat, comes to the crease6:35 pm: WICKET – Rohit Sharma to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Rahul Sharma!! Rahul makes amends for that misfield and the skipper departs. Rohit flights this delivery with a bit more air on the middle and leg stump, Clarke again charges down the track and swings it to deep mid wicket, he fails to achieve the elevation and he holes out to Rahul who takes the catch and falls backwards, good stuff this from India. Michael Clarke c Rahul Sharma b Rohit Sharma 10(21) (Aus 49/3 in 14.4)6:18 pm: Match resumes and and Virat Kohli takes to bowling.  Pending no more rain, the match will be 32 overs per side, with powerplays of 3 overs each. Start at 6:18 pm local, which is 12:48 pm IST.5:45 pm: Covers coming off again. Conditions actually looking brighter than they’ve been for quite a while.Ayaz Memon tweets: Not much improvement in the weather yet. Authorities are hopeful of completing match, but it could be reduced to below 30 overs a side. 5:10 pm: Oh ho! Just as the ground staff were getting ready to pull the covers off, it has started pouring again.5:05 pm: Covers coming off again. Turf looks fine, only minor puddles on turf from covers’ surface water.MCG tweets: Good thing is we have excellent drainage at the MCG. Once (if?!) rain stops/clears, shouldn’t take too long to prepare ground for play.4:35pm: More bad news. Another shower. Heavy covers return. There goes the 4.37 pm restart. Opps! For three minutes, pitch left uncovered.Play due to restart at 4.37pm (11:10 am IST), with match reduced to 46 overs per side. Powerplays will be affected too. 4:10 pm: Covers coming off. Rain stopped but still dark overhead.  3:10 pm: Covers come on as rain disrupts play at the MCG. Australia are 35/2 in 11 overs with captain Michael Clarke (5) and Matthew Wade (21) at the crease.Loud appeal there – 8.5 overs Praveen Kumar to Michael Clarke, no run, loud appeal for an LBW but the umpire is unmoved, PK is gutted, good length ball that cuts back in on the middle and leg stump, Clarke stays forward and pushes at it, gets an inside edge onto the back pad, hot spot shows the mark on the bat  Aus captain Michael Clarke steps in. So Vinay Kumar is all charge up following after his fetched a good price at the IPL. Vinay was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1 million…read on. And Vinay tweeted: Back to namma bangalore… Yeee :):) lookng forwrd 2 meet my team mets…. Its a great feelng 2 be part of RCB…  3:03 pm: WICKET – Okay another wicket by Vinay and this time he scalps Ponting. Vinay Kumar to Ponting, out Caught by Raina!! Vinay Kumar continues to shine. It looks like the million dollars are doing the trick for him. Short ball outside off, sits up nicely for Ponting to flay it through cover, but he is too early into the shot and he thumps it straight to Raina at short extra cover who takes a sharp catch with both hands. Ponting c Raina b Vinay Kumar 2 (12) (Aus 19/2 in 7.5)   Ricky Ponting steps in to bat. Warner hasn’t been in great form throughout the series. Except his big innings in Perth, he has looked ordinary. Warner is primarily a pitch-hitter for the Aussies.  2:19 pm: WICKET – Warner falls. Vinay Kumar to Warner, out Bowled!! Vinay Kumar has cleaned up Warner here. He stays round the wicket for Warner and he angles in a full ball on middle and off, cuts back in a touch as Warner looks to mow it over mid wicket, he misses and the ball crashes into middle stump. Warner b Vinay Kumar 6 (14) (Aus 15/1 in 5.1 overs)2:30 pm: Aussies openers David Warner and Matthew Wade come into bat even as the Indians gear up for a good day in Melborune.Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been rested from the match, while veteran Sachin Tendulkar has been included in the playing XI, so the count for his 100th international ton begins again.For Australia, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Dan Christian will make their ODI debuts. Their pace spearhead Brett Lee is out of the match and the tri-series, also featuring Sri Lanka, due to a broken foot. Lee picked up the injury during the second Twenty20 international against India on Friday.   1:50 pm: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins the toss and elects to bowl in the first one-dayer of the commonwealth bank tri-series against Australia.Teams:Australia: Michael Clarke (c), David Warner, Matthew Wade, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, David Hussey, Dan Christian, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar.last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Younes Kaboul leaves Watford

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Younes Kaboul leaves Watfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveYounes Kaboul has left Watford.Watford have cancelled the contract of defender Kaboul by mutual consent.The 32-year-old, signed from Sunderland in the summer of 2016, scored twice across 26 appearances during a injury-ravaged stint at Vicarage Road.He had not featured for the Hornets since September 2017 and was left out of their 25-man Premier League squad this term.“Everyone at Watford wishes Younes well for the future and thanks him for his contributions while at Vicarage Road,” read a statement on Watford’s website. last_img

CMF Announces 20172018 program budget guidelines and deadlines

first_img Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook “The changes to the 2017-2018 guidelines are also aligned with the CMF’s priorities to increase gender balance in the screen-based sector. Initiatives to advance audiovisual production by Indigenous Canadians are also part of our key priorities,” she added. “The CMF values stakeholder input and is committed to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the industry, including formal consultations at key moments throughout the year. I want to thank all stakeholders that continuously provide the CMF with extensive market intelligence that can shape the CMF’s direction in the years to come.”Key Changes to the Convergent StreamThe CMF will implement a number of new policies aimed at increasing the contribution of women in key roles on CMF-funded productions. Among numerous other changes that support this objective, the CMF will require that broadcasters direct at least 15 per cent of their respective Performance Envelope allocation dollars to eligible projects where at least 40 per cent of the total number of key leadership positions are held by women. To access a complete list of the initiatives the CMF will undertake to increase gender balance, please click here.In the upcoming fiscal year, the CMF will ensure that the selection committee responsible for evaluating projects in the CMF’s Aboriginal Program will be individuals from Canada’s Indigenous communities. This is part of an overarching Indigenous strategy spearheaded by the CMF and key industry partners as announced in January 2017.In light of the increased flexibility introduced in 2016-2017 to meet convergence requirements and the results observed, and in order to address the substantial pro-ration of funding experienced in the Convergent Digital Media Incentive (CDMI), the CMF will move to a selective mechanism for the CDMI this year. This will ensure that funded projects obtain the necessary financing to produce top-tier, landmark Convergent projects and eliminate the substantial pro-ration experienced by applicants under the first-come, first-served structure.The CMF will migrate to a new online application platform called Dialogue to better serve our clients’ needs. Implemented last year for Experimental Stream applications, the new platform will now be used for both Convergent Stream and Experimental Stream applications and will fully replace all eTelefilm systems as of April 2017.Key Changes to the Experimental StreamBased on experience gained in 2016-2017 from the Commercial Projects Pilot Program (C3P), changes have been made to the evaluation grids of the C3P and the Innovation Program, to more clearly distinguish the objectives of these two programs.A number of changes will also be implemented to increase gender balance in projects funded through the CMF’s Experimental Stream. Going forward, three points will be reserved in the team evaluation criteria for projects where at least 40 per cent of the top creative and production positions are held by women.Based on positive stakeholder feedback and considerable uptake in the Web Series Pilot Program introduced in 2016-2017, the CMF will both increase its budget allocation and expand eligibility under this program to include Documentary projects, in addition to the already eligible Drama or Children’s and Youth projects.Other changes and updates have been made to existing program guidelines for 2017-2018. Complete Program Guidelines, application deadlines, and a summary of changes are available on the CMF website.Performance Envelope ProgramPerformance Envelope factor weights and genre allocations for 2017-2018 remain unchanged. This information is available on the CMF website under Performance Envelope Calculations. The CMF will be sending broadcaster agreements outlining the amounts allocated for the upcoming year to individual broadcasters in the weeks to come. Details about each broadcaster corporate group’s Performance Envelope will be posted on the CMF website in mid-April, 2017.Webcast and commentsThe CMF will host webcasts on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to provide an overview of changes to the programs and to answer any questions. The French-language webcast will be at 11 a.m. ET and the English-language webcast will be at 2 p.m. ET. Details on how to join the webcasts will be communicated shortly.Stakeholders are invited to share comments and questions on CMF programs by writing to [email protected] or through the CMF Twitter feeds @CMF_FMC (English) and @CMF_FMC_FR (French). For questions about the application process, please contact the Canada Media Fund Program Administrator at 1.800.463.4607.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. Advertisement Advertisement On Friday, March 31st the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced the Program Guidelines for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The CMF also announced it is committing $349.7M to support Canada’s television and digital media industry in 2017-2018. The breakdown of the 2017-2018 program budget can be accessed here.The CMF program budget is supported by revenue estimates for the coming year based on contributions from the Government of Canada; Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors; and recoupment and repayment revenues from funded productions. The program budget reflects a stable contribution from the Government of Canada and an expected decline in contributions from Broadcast Distribution Undertakings to the CMF for the year to come.“We understand that a program budget decrease of 5.8 per cent will have an impact on Canada’s audiovisual industry. Faced with declining revenues, we remain committed to making our programs as efficient and accessible as possible. We have reduced the CMF’s administration budget to direct the most funds possible to our programs,” explained Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “Our funding programs align with the CMF’s corporate objectives, requirements established by Canadian Heritage, and are the result of an analysis of results from 2016-2017 and important feedback from stakeholders.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more