After I get to a hundred, my aim is to see how far I go: Rohit Sharma

first_imgRohit Sharma failed to get a double century on Monday as he was out for 162 at the Brabourne Stadium in the fourth ODI against West Indies but he made sure he entertained the home crowd.India are playing an ODI at the CCI after 23 years and Mumbai’s own son made sure he made a mark on the historic occasion. There was a sense of disappointment when Rohit was dismissed for 162 – he had looked set for his fourth double hundred. He already holds the record for most scores over 150 in ODIs.No man has scored more ODI double hundreds than Rohit and the situation was ripe for him to add another one to his kitty. He had got past the 100-run mark with ease around the 35th over but on Monday, the Mumbai crowd was heartbroken when their local lad fell within 38 runs of the feat.India vs West Indies: Live UpdatesAnd, when Rohit was told about the expectations of a double hundred from him every time he goes past 100, he said jokingly: “That is a lot of expectations.”He also opened up on his mindset once he gets scores a century and his plans today on a flat deck at the Brabourne Stadium.”I generally feel once you cross 100, it is you making mistake and getting out. The pitch is good and I said to myself that I won’t get out playing an extravagant shot. It’s about seeing how far I can go and the team gets into a good position,” Rohit said.Also read – India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma hits 21st ODI hundred and 5th of 2018advertisementThe 30-year-old also praised the Windies for their batting depth and said that the team was looking to score big in order to put pressure on the fielding side.”We wanted to post a good target. A batting line up like Windies can be unpredictable and we never know what a good score is. CCI we know the outfield is fast and the wicket is good. I don’t know what is a par score here.”India is playing after 12 years is what I saw on the board. We wanted to bat and create that big partnership which Rayudu and myself did,” Rohit said. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu stitched together a stand of 211 runs for the third wicket (AP Photo)Riding on centuries from him and Ambati Rayudu, who scored 100 off 81 balls, India posted a big total of 377/5 from their 50 overs. The pair was involved in a 211-run stand for the third wicket before Rohit fell for 162 with India’s score on 312 in the 44th over.Also read – Dhawan-Rohit opening partnership now better than Tendulkar and SehwagThis was Rohit’s 21st century in ODI cricket and fifth in 2018. The second most in a calendar year after Virat Kohli, who has slammed six centuries in 2018.During the course of the innings, he and Shikhar Dhawan became the second best opening pair in ODI history for India after the duo surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.Tendulkar and Sehwag had first opened together in 2002. Over the next 10 years, the pair scored 3919 runs from 93 innings and were involved in 12 hundred-run partnerships.Rohit also went past Tendulkar’s tally of 195 sixes in one-day internationals in the 40th over with a six off Paul. He has hit four sixes in the innings and currently he has 198 sixes in ODIs.MS Dhoni happens to lead the pack for India with 211 sixes.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Wins 100th Career Game On Homecoming Against WVU

first_imgGot ’em! https://t.co/ezhStVJBkq— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 29, 2016“It means a lot for Oklahoma State University, our fans and really our team,” Gundy said after the game to FOX.“It’s special for all of us,” he added afterwards. For me to say that 100 wins isn’t special for me would not be fair because it means that we’re doing well here and having success.“The players know that at the end of the day, we’re responsible for putting out a product that fans and people around the country want to see. They’re exciting, they play the game the right way, they graduate in four years, then they go out in society with character and substance to them and be productive. That’s really what our goal is. They know that. That far outweighs an individual 100-win accomplishment.”Pretty awesome day in Stillwater.Mike Gundy on win No. 100. pic.twitter.com/lHxuaZ9Hrd— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) October 29, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Mike Gundy got his 100th win on Saturday afternoon over No. 10 West Virginia. He’s one of just seven active coaches with 100 or more wins with his current team.What makes the accomplishment even more unbelievable is that the No. 2 coach at OSU (Pat Jones) has just 62 wins. Gundy is now 100-49 in his 11 and a half years at the helm in Stillwater. An unfathomable record for those of us who grew up in the early and late 90s.Gundy was showered with orange Gatorade after the game and got a big hug from his son.Mike Gundy gets his 100th win. https://t.co/PL3u1kfykE— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 29, 2016last_img read more

Video: Check Out Highlights From Ohio State’s Final Summer Camp Scrimmage

first_imgAustin Mack makes catch during Ohio State summer scrimmage.YouTube/Ohio State FootballOhio State football hosted its final team scrimmage of summer camp on Saturday.The team put out highlights from the scrimmage via YouTube, featuring the Buckeyes getting after it to the 2016 song “Feel Invincible” by Skillet, which features Ohio State fan Seth Morrison on lead guitar, according to the video description on YouTube.Tight end Jake Hausman makes a nice one-handed grab along the sideline, Rashod Berry shows his speed coming off the edge, and offensive lineman Jack Wohlabaugh has a huge pancake block during the highlights. The reel also features a nice red zone grab against tight coverage by wide receiver Austin Mack for a touchdown.Now, the Buckeyes move on to game week. Ohio State opens the 2016 season at home against defending MAC Champion Bowling Green on September 3. The game is set to kick off at noon on Saturday, September 3 from Ohio Stadium, and will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.[Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

Elect people who have character calibre capacity conduct says Vice President

first_imgPatna: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday exhorted people to look for four qualities – character, calibre, capacity and conduct – while electing their representatives.Those who possess a set of other four Cs – cash, community, caste and criminality – should be shunned, he added. “If people want to give someone a job of responsibility… in the panchayat, as an MLA and or as an MP, they should elect those having the four qualities of character, calibre, capacity and conduct. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”But it is unfortunate that a set of politicians does not have these four Cs. They are interested in having cash, community, caste and criminality. People should avoid them,” he said at a function organised to mark the centenary celebrations of the Patna University’s library here. The vice president said there should not be any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender. “Be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikhs – we all are Indians and we are one. There should be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or gender,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe sooner India gets rid of such discrimination, Naidu said, the better it will be for the growth and development of the country and the states. The vice president also asked the students to always remember five things – parents, birth place, mother tongue, country and national unity. Hindi, Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili, Telugu, Tamil and Marathi are beautiful languages and people should use them instead of English, he said. “I am not against English but people should first learn their own language and then any other,” Naidu said. He assured the students that he would talk to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokriyal and find out if measures could be taken to accord a central university status to the Patna University. “As per the Constitution, the vice president holds the second-most important position in the country… I will talk the Union Human Resource Development minister and find out what can be done. I will personally see to it if appropriate steps can be taken for according a central university status to the Patna University,” Naidu said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had been pitching for the tag for a while now, also expressed hope that the vice president will take necessary measures to fulfill the state’s long-pending demand.last_img read more

BCs attorney general calls Alberta fuel ban bill a bluff

first_imgB.C. Opposition Liberal jobs critic Jas Johal said the province must end the escalating dispute before gas prices increase sharply in Metro Vancouver.“Without Alberta’s energy, B.C.’s economy would come to a standstill,” he said. “The B.C. Premier (John Horgan) created this crisis, will he fix this mess before gas prices hit $2 a litre?”Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver are currently hovering near $1.55 a litre.Kinder Morgan, the U.S.-based pipeline builder, announced earlier this month that it was pulling back on spending for the project and gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government until May 31 to give a clear signal the project will proceed.Trudeau, Notley and B.C. Premier John Horgan met Sunday in Ottawa to discuss the pipeline, but remain deadlocked. Trudeau repeated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the project is completed, saying his government will hold private, financial talks with Kinder Morgan.Eby said the B.C. government is expecting to announce shortly that it has filed a reference case to the courts to determine if it(THE CANADIAN PRESS) VICTORIA, B.C. –  British Columbia’s attorney general says Alberta’s proposed fuel restriction law is a politically motivated “bluff” that will result in an immediate lawsuit from his province and likely lawsuits from oil companies.David Eby said government legal experts looked at the Alberta legislation tabled Monday and conclude it’s unconstitutional, against the law and designed to not be enacted.“Clearly the legislation is a bluff,” Eby said Tuesday. “They don’t intend to use it. If they did try to use it we would be in court immediately seeking an injunction to stop them from using it, but we would probably have to get in line behind oil companies that would be concerned about contracts that they have with companies in B.C. to deliver product.” It would direct pipeline companies, truckers and rail operators on how much oil product they ship and when.  Violators would face fines of up to $1 million a day for individuals and $10 million a day for corporations.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday his province will support Alberta in the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by introducing its own legislation on oil exports.He said his government will bring in a bill in the coming days that could result in less oil moving to British Columbia. Moe said he wants the Saskatchewan legislation passed shortly so it can work in tandem with Alberta’s legislation.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers called the Alberta bill a “very strong tool” it hoped was not needed.center_img Alberta’s proposed legislation and B.C.’s response are the latest manoeuvres in the escalating dispute over the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The federal and Alberta governments support the project, while B.C. opposes it, saying it is defending its coast from a potentially catastrophic oil products spill.So far, about 200 people have been arrested at a construction zone near the pipeline’s terminal site in Burnaby for allegedly breaking a court injunction keeping protesters away.Indigenous leaders and local Vancouver area municipal politicians have also warned of increasing civil unrest as people from across Canada mount anti-pipeline protests.Eby said he believed the Alberta legislation was intended to never be adopted, but if Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s government does pass the law, then B.C. will immediately launch court action.“We think they are very unlikely to use this, given the analysis and we think they know it, and it is a bill for political purposes only,” Eby said in the legislature Tuesday during question period.Notley said the legislation sends the message that Alberta is prepared to defend its resources.last_img read more

Top UN official in Iraq visits Turkey

7 March 2008The United Nations envoy to Iraq has met with senior Turkish Government officials to discuss relations between the two neighbouring countries. At the invitation of Turkish authorities, Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, arrived in Ankara yesterday and conferred with Ertugrul Apakan, the Foreign Ministry Undersecretary; Murat Ozcelik, Special Envoy for Iraq; and Derya Kanbay, the country’s Ambassador to Iraq. During the talks, both Mr. de Mistura and the Turkish authorities agreed that in spite of several serious challenges, the “encouraging changes” in Iraq’s security situation as well as the “positive developments” in its political process could make 2008 a year of substantive progress, according to a statement issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Turkish officials welcomed the world body’s role in promoting reconciliation in Iraq, its work in promoting regional dialogue and global efforts to help the war-torn nation build a unified and prosperous State. The UN expressed its appreciation Turkey for hosting the Expanded Ministerial Meeting on Iraq last November and for its support for constructive dialogue, particularly regarding energy, refugees and security. Both sides voiced their strong belief that today’s visit to Turkey by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani “would represent an important step and provide positive impetus for their bilateral relations and for the regional dialogue,” the statement said. Late last month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the latest escalation of tension along the Turkish-Iraqi border and appealed for “utmost restraint” in actions there and for respect of the border between the two countries. read more

UN applauds awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Kenyan environmental activist

Mr. Annan hailed today’s announcement by the Nobel committee, which he said clearly shared his vision that human security depends on close links between “peace, development and responsible stewardship of the environment,” according to a statement issued by his spokesman.”Selfless and steadfast, Ms. Maathai has been a champion of the environment, of women, of Africa, and of anyone concerned about our future security.”The first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Maathai is Deputy Environment and Natural Resources Minister in her country’s Government and has been a lawmaker since December 2002. She also founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted more than 20 million trees across Africa.Mr. Annan, who won the 2001 prize along with the UN, said Professor Maathai has played a valuable role at many UN conferences, including the Earth Summit.For its part, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) welcomed the honour for Professor Maathai, who is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at UNEP’s first Global Women’s Assembly on the Environment on Monday in Nairobi.Professor Maathai has spent decades as “a fearless opponent of the grabbing of public land and the destruction of forests, and a vigorous advocate for democracy and environmental protection,” Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of UNEP, said in a statement.Mr. Toepfer added Professor Maathai is a role model for “us all, especially the women and children of Africa, who shoulder so much of Africa’s burden of poverty, conflict and environmental degradation, and who so much deserve role models to show them the way to a better future.”When interviewed for a documentary by UNEP, Professor Maathai said: “I love the trees; I love the colour. To me they represent life and they represent hope. I think it is the green colour. I tell people I think heaven is green.” read more

Iraq UN envoy meets with Prime Minister to discuss constitutional process

Ashraf Qazi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, also briefed the Prime Minister on the UN Mission’s (UNAMI) preparations for the Brussels International Conference on Iraq, the statement also said.Over the weekend, the UN envoy met with former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Mr. Qazi has been holding wide-ranging talks in Iraq in recent days about the ongoing political process and the risk of political fragmentation as the country heads towards the 15 August deadline for drafting its final constitution.

HBO Now streaming service makes cord cutting tempting 3 things to know

by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2015 1:04 am MDT HBO Now streaming service makes ‘cord cutting’ tempting; 3 things to know FILE – In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO, talks about HBO Now for Apple TV during an Apple event in San Francisco. For the first time, Americans will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN FRANCISCO – In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The stand-alone HBO Now streaming service unveiled this week will debut in time for the April 12 season premiere of “Game of Thrones.”HBO and ESPN have long been cited as a chief reason people keep their pay-TV bundles, amid a growing practice of “cord cutting.” But last month, Dish started making ESPN available as part of a $20-a-month online television package called Sling TV. Now, HBO will offer its movies and shows over the Internet for $15 a month.Thus far, people who want to watch HBO but don’t have a cable or satellite contract have had to borrow friends’ or parents’ passwords to access HBO’s streaming service, HBO Go. Now, they can subscribe and clear their conscience. But HBO says it doesn’t believe the online-only offering will accelerate cord cutting. Rather, HBO is targeting the 80 million U.S. homes that don’t already have HBO. That includes some 10 million broadband-only homes — not just cord cutters, but the younger “cord nevers” who have never subscribed to traditional TV.Here are some things to know before you rush out to cancel your service:___A BARGAIN?HBO is bucking the trend by charging $15 a month. Netflix, Hulu Plus and other major online video services cost less than $10 each. As part of pay-TV packages, HBO starts at $10 through Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Many providers include HBO for free as part of promotions for pricier packages.So consider this: If you want both HBO and ESPN, you’re paying $35 a month without a cable package. Figure that the price of your Internet access will go up by $20 when it’s unshackled from a TV bundle. You’ll have to gauge this against how much you pay now for Internet access and your cable or satellite package that includes hundreds of channels.___NOW VS GOHBO Now isn’t the same as regular HBO. The pay-TV version gives you about 20 traditional channels, including ones in Spanish, and entitles you to the HBO Go streaming app. HBO Now won’t have the traditional channels, but you can watch new episodes of shows in real time, just as you can on HBO Go.Both Now and Go will have a similar library of movies and shows available through their apps. That includes past and current seasons of HBO shows, along with hundreds of movies, including those from Universal, Fox, Warner Bros. and Summit. (Time Warner Inc. owns both HBO and Warner Bros.)Differences will mostly be on the back end: Apple Inc. — not the pay-TV provider — is handling HBO Now billing, at least initially. Major League Baseball, which has a robust streaming network to deliver its games online, will handle the technical aspects. MLB’s involvement means the user interface on Now will differ from Go, which HBO handles in-house.HBO also owns the Cinemax channel, but that’s not part of either offering.___SIGNING UPThe service is available in the U.S. only. Apple has a three-month exclusivity deal with HBO. During that time, people can sign up only through an Apple TV streaming device or HBO Now’s app on iPhones and iPads. Macs aren’t eligible. Apple will pull credit card information directly from its iTunes service, so customers won’t have to fill out screens of forms. After subscribing, customers are free to watch on Android and Windows devices through a Web browser.HBO plans to expand to other devices after the three months are up.HBO is offering the first month free, and there’s no minimum commitment. So after “Games of Thrones” is over for the season, fans can cancel until the next season. HBO is counting on people staying after discovering other shows available through the app. read more

Revenue drop means Saskatchewan deficit creeps closer to 1B finance minister

by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 16, 2016 12:57 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Revenue drop means Saskatchewan deficit creeps closer to $1B: finance minister REGINA – A big drop in revenue has pushed Saskatchewan’s expected $434-million deficit for this year closer to $1 billion.Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says that’s because revenue is down $600 million. The province is bringing in less in income taxes, provincial sales tax and its fuel tax, Doherty said Wednesday.“You combine all of those together, it’s about $400 million down from what we forecast at budget on June 1.”And revenue from natural resources is down about $200 million, primarily because of lower potash and uranium prices, he added.Doherty said he’ll provide more details on the deficit and measures to curb it in a budget update soon.“There’s been some promises made in 2007, the 2011 election and again in 2016, campaign promises made by this party that have costs associated with them that we’ll perhaps be either suspending or rolling back when we announce mid-year next week.”The Saskatchewan Party campaigned on a promise not to raise taxes this year, Doherty said, but the public may feel the pinch as the government looks at ways to save money.“We have a level of spending that’s not sustainable at the current levels of what our revenues are.”The province has to get “at the heart of the matter” by looking at where the vast majority of money is spent, he added. Most of the provincial budget goes to health, education and social services.The finance minister said it will be difficult to balance the budget in the next fiscal year — which he had previously said was the government’s goal.The province has already appointed a special commissioner to recommend options for fewer health regions and more efficient delivery of services. The same kind of review is being done of the kindergarten to Grade 12 school system.Cost-cutting measures have already been brought in.A drug plan for children and seniors was increased by $5 a prescription to $25. That affected 66,600 families and 120,000 seniors. A tax credit for families with children in cultural, recreational and sports activities was also scrapped and urban parks in five cities lost funding.The Opposition NDP said a ballooning deficit is the reason the Saskatchewan Party didn’t release the budget before the April 4 election.“This summer they went back to the secrecy and refused to release a quarterly update,” said finance critic Cathy Sproule.“And now they’re playing politics with leaks outside of the assembly and are trying to soften the ground, so they can bring even more cuts at a time when nearly 11,000 more Saskatchewan people find themselves looking for work compared to a year ago.” read more

Ohio State mens golf secures 1st place finish at Windon Memorial

Despite a starting lineup consisting of all freshmen and sophomores, the Ohio State men’s golf captured its first victory of the season at the Windon Memorial. Freshman Max Rosenthal led the Buckeyes to a first-place finish out of 15 teams with a final score of 29-over 881 at the Skokie Country Golf Course in Glencoe, Ill. Rosenthal finished the first round of the tournament tied for 37th place with a score of 77 but turned things around with a second round score of 72, and a final round score of 70 to tie for 8th place individually. OSU went to the top of the leader board after finishing the first round in ninth place. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native attributed his aggressive comeback to his conservative play. “My game strategy was really conservative and I was just trying to hit a lot of fairways and greens,” Rosenthal said. “Just a matter of keeping a good mental focus because the course we played was really tough, but my strategy really helped out.” Not only was it Rosenthal’s first time leading the team, it was also his first tournament in the Buckeyes’ starting lineup. “I was a little nervous,” Rosenthal said. “I started off with four bogeys right away and coach came up to me and said, ‘All right, you got your nerves out of the way, now just go out there and play with confidence,’ and then I started making some puts and made a comeback.” Like Rosenthal, Buckeyes golfer sophomore Grant Weaver also made a comeback from 18th place after the first round to 12th place after the final round, finishing the tournament with a score of 220. Similarly, Weaver attributed his comeback to playing safe. “My strategy was to work with what I got because I was struggling hitting the ball so I tried to put myself in position where I could get up and down for par,” Weaver said. “I played safe because I wasn’t on top of my game all week.” Fellow Buckeyes sophomore Boo Timko and freshman Tee-K Kelly followed Weaver, tied for 17th place with a final score of 223. Freshman Michael Bernard rounded out the team lineup, tying for 37th place with a final score of 15-over 228. Sophomore Logan Jones competed individually placing 55th with a final score of 234 in his first tournament of the season. Coach Donnie Darr was pleased with the way the team finished the tournament. “We played exceptional the last two rounds,” Darr said. “Our first round score wasn’t really good but we didn’t play as bad as the score indicated, we just had a couple bad holes that drove our score up but overall pretty good this week.” The Buckeyes are scheduled to will take a break from tournament play before hosting the Jack Nicklaus Invitational at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, Oct. 8-9. “It’s a good field at Muirfield,” Darr said. “It’s a great venue and a great opportunity for our players to play in front of their home fans.” read more

Three men found with gunshot wounds in east London

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. Three men have been injured in a shooting in east London.Scotland Yard said the victims, believed to be aged 23, 28 and 30, suffered gunshot wounds in the incident on Leyton High Road.Officers were called to the scene at about 8.50pm on Saturday.A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the three men were treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.The 30-year-old man is said to be in a critical condition while the other two are stable.”Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command have been informed,” the spokesman added.”There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference Cad 6867/4May or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. read more

WWE and 2K announce multiyear video game extension

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids WhatsApp The following was issued on Thursday:2K and WWE Announce Multi-Year Extension for WWE Video Game PropertiesNew York, NY and Stamford, Conn. – January 28, 2016 – 2K and WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that the companies have extended their partnership with a new multi-year exclusive agreement granting 2K the worldwide rights to develop and publish WWE video game properties across all major platforms and distribution channels. WWE® 2K, the simulation-based flagship series developed by 2K’s Visual Concepts studio and Yuke’s, will continue a successful 18-year tradition established by past WWE titles, including the recently released WWE® 2K16. In addition, 2K will continue to invest in WWE® SuperCard, the breakout hit card-battling game developed by its Cat Daddy Games studio, which has been downloaded more than nine million times since its initial release. Financial terms of the new agreement were not disclosed.“2K’s partnership with WWE over the past three years has resulted in a successful and important addition to the Company’s portfolio of profitable franchises,” said David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K. “We are thrilled with the positive momentum of the WWE 2K series, including generating year-over-year growth, as well as the success of WWE SuperCard. We are very pleased to extend our partnership with WWE and look forward to many more years of collaboration.”“2K’s leadership in authenticity, quality and overall brand dedication has been a perfect complement for WWE,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “Our continued partnership ensures WWE remains at the forefront of global video game brands as we continue innovating and publishing our offerings on multiple platforms.”WWE 2K16, the newest addition to the simulation-based WWE 2K franchise, released in October 2015 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Heavily praised for its annual growth by critics and consumers alike, WWE 2K16 delivers the most authentic, comprehensive and action-packed WWE video game experience to date, including the largest roster of WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends in WWE games history, the story-driven 2K Showcase based on WWE 2K16 cover Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin® and significant additions to the game’s Creation Suite and online offerings, as well as a host of gameplay enhancements.WWE SuperCard initially launched in August 2014, with multiple add-ons to date, and is available now for download free of charge on the App Store for iOS devices, including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, as well as the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android™ devices. Featuring more than 700 cards in active play, the game challenges players to build teams of WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends, train them to their full potential, battle in various match types and test their luck in fast-paced tournament action. In addition, players can enhance their free-to-play experience through purchase of individual card packs. WWE SuperCard has seen more than nine million downloads to date and currently holds an average rating of 4.5/5 stars on the App Store, as well as a 4/5 rating on Google Play.For more information on WWE 2K16, visit WWE.2K.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #WWE2K16 and #RaiseSomeHell or subscribe on YouTube.For more information on WWE SuperCard, visit WWE.2K.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter or subscribe on YouTube.2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. 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New tests confirm safety of Washington milk

first_imgThe Washington state departments of Agriculture (WSDA) and Health (DOH) continue to reassure consumers that milk produced and sold in Washington remains a healthy choice for families. Results of ongoing federal monitoring confirm that Washington-produced milk poses no risks for public health.In the wake of the Japan nuclear plant disaster, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting radiological testing of milk produced in Washington. EPA results announced March 30 confirmed the presence of miniscule levels of radioactive iodine (Iodine-131). On April 4, additional milk sampling results from Tacoma and Spokane were posted on the EPA website. In these two samples, also taken the week of March 21, testing did not detect any radioactive elements, even in trace amounts.In the one sample that did indicate the presence of Iodine-131, the levels found in the milk were 5,000 times below the level that would indicate a health concern, even for children. Drinking a pint of milk with these levels of radiation would be less than half the radiation exposure that occurs during a five-hour airplane flight.Because there is no impact to human health, no milk recalls will be initiated.“EPA monitoring confirms that Washington milk is safe to drink,” said WSDA Director Dan Newhouse. “These results raise no concerns for food safety or public health. Milk and other dairy products remain a healthy choice in your diet.”last_img read more

Texasbased university to launch new parental and adoption benefits

first_imgTexas-based Baylor University is introducing paid parental leave and an adoption assistance programme for its staff and faculty members.The new parental leave policy, which will be available to staff immediately upon joining the university, will provide both male and female full-time employees with up to four weeks of paid leave when they become parents through birth or adoption.The new adoption assistance programme will help staff with the costs of the adoption process by reimbursing up to $6,000 (£4,816) of qualifying adoption-related expenses per adoption, for up to two children per year. Staff and faculty members who work full-time and have at least one year of service are eligible for the benefit.The new benefits, which will come into effect on 1 April 2017, aim to support employees’ work-life balance and provide them with time to bond with their children.The new policies will run alongside existing family-friendly benefits, such as 12 weeks of paid maternity leave for female faculty members, which was introduced in 2015.Cheryl Gochis, vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer at Baylor University, said: “This is a step forward for families in the Baylor community and one we feel will enrich the lives of our staff and faculty by improving their family time and resources.“We want our employees to experience excellent support for their families, as they work to create an excellent experience for students. We feel these additional benefits completely align with our mission and are an investment in our greatest resource, our employees. We did look at benchmarks for parental leave to ensure our new policies were competitive, but our best data came from feedback and input from our employees.”last_img read more

Grantley Hall launches employee engagement platform

first_imgLuxury five-star hotel Grantley Hall has launched a new employee engagement platform to help it attract and retain both local and global talent.The Grantley Gateway platform, provided by Reward Gateway, was initially introduced to the hotel’s 25 employees in September 2018, followed by an official launch in November 2018. The platform has deliberately been implemented prior to Grantley Hall’s opening, scheduled for spring 2019, in order to enable pending employees to still access the available benefits as part of the organisation’s onboarding process. The hotel, based in North Yorkshire, plans to increase its headcount to 200 staff over the next few months.Grantley Gateway features a number of new employee benefits, including a cycle to work scheme, retail discounts and a wellbeing hub, designed to complement Grantley Hall’s existing wellbeing strategy. The platform will additionally be used to award gifts to employees when they get married, have a baby, win Team Hero of the Month or when they achieve a length of service award.The new platform will further form part of the hotel’s recognition approach, as it enables staff to thank each other and celebrate employee birthdays. Peers can also reward each other for showcasing the hotel’s five core values: magical, respectful, innovative, passionate and consistent.Also added to the platform is Grantley Hall’s existing healthcare benefit, annual leave and local discounts, as well as general reward information.Grantley Gateway will enhance the hotel’s internal communications strategy too, enabling offline employees to access organisational news and updates via their phones or a hub in the staff room. It will also be available for those participating in Grantley Hall’s training academy.Samantha Fearnley, director of HR at Grantley Hall, said: “From the very beginning, Grantley Hall has set out to be a leading [organisation] in the UK hospitality industry, providing a premium experience for its customers. To do this, however, we need the very best of employees.“The engagement platform has been designed with choice in mind so that no matter where our employees are from, based or how old they are, there will be a diverse range of benefits to suit them.“Reward Gateway was able to cater for these needs and really echoed all of our values, creating a bespoke hub with a luxury feel that can communicate the passion and magic Grantley Hall will provide its guests.”last_img read more

Alla Nani promises action on medical negligence case

first_imgEluru: The issue of doctor’s alleged negligence in dealing with a delivery case was brought to the notice of Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Nani by Dr Lakshmi Kumari of Palakole-based Surya Nursing Home here on Thursday. Dr Kumari said the Health Minister that the DMHO Dr Subrahmanyeswari had ordered for closure of nursing home for six months. This action of DMHO would result in damage to the prestige of nursing home, Dr Lakshmi complained. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us She was accompanied by a group of private doctors under the banner of Indian Medical Association (IMA) West Godavari unit. Dr Lakshmi clarified that in the emergency delivery case, the patient suffered over bleeding and as a result, “We sent her to another hospital for better treatment.” There was no negligence on the part of the nursing home. But the DMHO ordered the closure of nursing home on the pretext of negligence, she lamented. The group of doctors backed Dr Lakshmi and complained to Nani that the present DMHO was harassing them on the pretext of hygienic conditions and rules and regulations. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us ‘No’ was the group’s reply when Nani asked them whether the officials asking them for bribes when they inspect private hospitals. Nani promised that he would pursue the case and go through the report on the alleged negligence issue. If the details in the report match with the action taken by the DMHO he cannot do anything about it as it was responsibility of the hospitals to maintain cleanliness. If he finds any fault with DMHO, he would not hesitate to take action, he made it clear.last_img read more

Googles Lookout App Helps Blind Users Navigate Their Surroundings

first_imgStay on target Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google Google’s Lookout app, and AI-powered app that helps blind and visually impaired users explore their surroundings, is now available on Pixel devices in the U.S.Google, which announced Lookout last year, designed the app to provide more independence to roughly 253 million people worldwide who are blind or visually impaired. The app, which works similar to Google Lens’ technology, lets people search and take action on nearby objects by pointing their smartphones. Individuals with a Pixel device in the U.S. can download Lookout on Google Play.AdChoices广告Lookout helps people in situations where they might need to ask for assistance, including learning about a space for the first time, reading text, and completing daily routines like cleaning, cooking, and shopping. Lookout has three modes: Explore, Shopping, and Quick read.Google’s Lookout app comes in three modes: Explore, Shopping, and Quick read. (Photo Credit: Google)Google advises users to hold or wear the device (hanging a Pixel phone from a lanyard around the neck or placing it in a front shirt pocket), for easy Lookout access. Users can open Lookout, select one of the three modes, and lookout will detect nearby objects, people, and text as they move through a space. Thanks to AI, Lookout speaks items as it detects, making it easy to focus on daily tasks and easily navigate without obstacles.Unlike other apps, Lookout doesn’t require further tapping: Once it’s opened, users just have to keep their phone pointed forward for Lookout to warn them about nearby items. Without the need to press multiple buttons, users can accomplish what they need to do and safely get to know a new environment.Even though Lookout is only available on Pixel devices in the U.S., Google aims to bring Lookout to more countries, devices, and platforms in the near future. Lookout users are also welcomed to send any feedback to Google via Google’s Disability Support Team and Google’s Help Center.More on Geek.com:Google Assistant Now Books Reservations in 43 StatesNo, Google Isn’t Paying Men Less Than WomenSenate to Google: How Did You ‘Forget’ About Nest Secure Microphone?last_img read more