first_img–Suherdjoko and Ganug Nugroho Adi contributed to this report from Central Java. The government is mulling over a plan to ban this year’s Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) to prevent city dwellers from spreading the coronavirus to towns and villages across the archipelago, but questions remain as to how such a ban would be implemented.Ramadan is expected to take place from April 23 to May 23 this year, followed by the Islamic holiday on May 24 and 25.This Idul Fitri season was expected to see some 20 million people travel to their places of origin, resulting in a massive stream of urbanites to rural areas. In the current coronavirus crisis, with 893 confirmed infections and 78 deaths logged nationwide up until Thursday, government officials and experts have expressed worry that the exodus might trigger an explosion of cases and deaths.The Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister conducted a meeting with other institutions on Monday to discuss the matter. The office’s spokesperson, Jodi Mahardi, said a mudik ban was an option “seriously considered” by the government. Topics : “The safety of the people is our priority,” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Read also: Forget ‘mudik’ this year, govt tells people as Idul Fitri moves closerHe said that a limited Cabinet meeting had been scheduled for Friday to discuss the government’s final decision on the issue.In a press release issued by the office on Tuesday, Jodi explained that three scenarios had been presented to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo; the first was the business-as-usual scenario–meaning the mudik would proceed just like in the past; the second was to allow people to proceed with the mudik but not to actively support it, such as through companies offering free transportation as they typically do, and the last was to ban the mudik.The statement also said that the Transportation Ministry’s Air Transportation Directorate General would reduce the passenger quota of flights by up to 50 percent and would restrict vehicles from Greater Jakarta, deemed to be the epicenter of the new virus strain within the country, from traveling to Central Java and East Java.Daily passenger volume through Indonesia’s busiest hubs and thoroughfares (JP/Hengky Wijaya)As several cities including Jakarta have ordered offices, schools and public centers to temporarily close to support the physical distancing policy, several areas in Central Java have seen a surge in incoming traffic, which some have called an early mudik. Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said he had obtained reports from regents and mayors that the inflow of people from Jakarta to the province had already begun.“In Jepara, 44 buses arrived, carrying homecomers from Jakarta. It indeed happening early, maybe because the offices and companies where they work had reduced their working hours or even stopped operating,” Ganjar said.In Wonogiri, the local administration recorded 14,000 people coming into the regency last week, with the daily arrival of bus passengers twice the normal number at 2,000 people.The Transportation Ministry has predicted that, without restrictions, millions of Indonesians will hit the road using private vehicles in the next few weeks to avoid contracting the virus in public transportation.Land Transportation Director General Budi Setyadi told the Post on Thursday that the ministry was planning to limit toll road access to vehicles from Greater Jakarta, although it had yet to come up with clear mechanisms.“[A toll road restriction] would not be enough to prevent people in the epicenter from traveling to their hometowns,” he said, adding that further decisions would be taken during the limited Cabinet meeting.The ministry previously abolished all free mudik travel programs for this year given the country’s emergency status imposed until May 29. Before the program was canceled, the Transportation Ministry alone had planned to provide 1,317 buses to carry 59,265 passengers from Greater Jakarta to 37 destinations across Indonesia.The statement from the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister also revealed that the National Police would carry out their annual security operation, while Indonesian Military personnel would be deployed at toll road gates to oversee the “no mudik” policy this year.State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) said it would reduce the number of trips per day from 532 to 429 starting on April 2, as suggested by the government to suppress COVID-19 transmission. Passengers canceling trips would get a 100 percent refund.PT KAI spokesperson Yuskal Setiawan told the Post that 878,179 tickets had been sold for exodus trips, and only 120,823 people had canceled their trips so far.Transportation experts have warned that, because of the outbreak, the mudik had already begun, especially from Jakarta, where physical distancing measures left informal sector workers on low incomes with no option but to return to their hometowns to make a living.Djoko Setijowarno of the Indonesian Transportation Society (MTI) said the government should ban the mudik as early as possible, such as by imposing community quarantine in the Greater Jakarta area to contain the virus. Sanctions had to be imposed, he added.The 2018 Law on Health Quarantine stipulates that residents in quarantined regions may not travel outside, with the National Police guarding the exit points of the region.He added that the government could disburse funds for the free mudik programs to low-income families affected by the measure by using data from participants of the programs in the past.”If a ban is not imposed, the government will need more funds to conduct health screening on all travelers. The number of passengers in a vehicle must be limited,” Djoko said, adding that the ban should at least be imposed on people under surveillance (PDP) and patients under treatment (ODP).Darmaningtyas of the Institute of Transportation Study (Instran) said that, with the current trend, the peak of the exodus would occur at the end of March or in early April, given how badly informal sector workers in Jakarta were affected by the outbreak.“[The mudik] ban should be announced as early as the start of April,” he said, adding that a presidential decree could be issued as the legal basis in times of emergency.last_img read more

first_imgThe lifeboat fund said it would soon launch a consultation on the PPF-specific score, which would assess a company based on one of eight drafted scorecards – including one tailored to the needs of the charity sector.In a leaflet explaining the PPF’s approach, the fund added: “Different variables are used within different scorecards, but, broadly speaking, each uses measures that capture financial fundamentals such as scale of operations, profitability, gearing, liquidity and cash-flow.“The design combines spot and trend data and uses continuous variables, which serve to avoid cliff edges – where a slight change in a variable could deliver a large change in score.”Consultancy Barnett Waddingham said the details published looked to address major concerns previously raised by the industry.Associate Simon Taylor said the proposed model would place greater emphasis on financial data “rather than some of the more unusual indicators present in the D&B failure score system”.“Whilst some of the factors considered by D&B were statistically good early indicators of insolvency, they caused unwarranted volatility, and there were too many examples of them unfairly penalising companies, with massive financial consequences,” Taylor said.He also noted that the new approach would make it more difficult for levy players to manipulate the system, enhancing its credibility.The PPF further confirmed the new insolvency system would not be used until October, despite the suspension of the D&B score system at the end of the current tax year.As a result, scores for the 2015-16 levy period will be based on six-month averages.Taylor said: “Confirmation that scores will not count until 31 October 2014 is welcomed, and the shorter averaging period that will result is a price worth paying.” The UK’s Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has confirmed it will launch a consultation on its new, bespoke insolvency score by the end of May and allow schemes to see all data relating to sponsors prior to the system’s launch this autumn.Updating the industry on its efforts to move from the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)-backed model to one developed by Experian, director of financial risk Martin Clarke said the new system would provide a more accurate reflection of insolvency risk.He added that the new system would also offer greater transparency for those wishing to assess how scores had been calculated – likely a concern following a High Court challenge by a defined benefit fund that alleged out-of-date company accounts were employed by D&B.“The model is also based on more objective financial data than other models, which will mean greater stability in scores over time,” Clarke said.last_img read more

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – The municipal government of Malay, Aklan is offering financial rewards to those who will capture stray dogs and cats in the world-class Boracay Island. A dog roams in the beaches of Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan in this undated photo. The municipal government is offering rewards to those who will capture stray dogs and cats in Boracay. “Magtutulungan ang mga ahensiya ng gobyerno sa disposal ng mga nahuling aso. Halos 3,000 ang bilang ng aso sa Boracay. Dadagdagan natin ng 100 cages at aayusin ang reward system sa mga huhuli sa mga stray dogs. Kasama (rin) dito ang mga pusa dahil napakarami rin sa Malay,” he added.The catcher teams are doing rounds in a bid to reduce the number of stray dogs and cats in the island. The captured animals are impounded at a sanitary landfill in mainland Malay. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)s These stray animals continue to roam the streets and beaches of the island, causing health hazards to tourists and residents.Acting mayor Frolibar Bautista said volunteers will be paid P200 for catching a stray dog and P50 for a stray cat. He has also established a task force to manage these captured animals.Under Municipal Ordinance No. 92, stray animals found roaming freely in the beaches and other public places of Boracay should be caught, impounded or disposed by authorized agents or barangay officials. The mayor said he will strengthen the implementation of the existing municipal ordinance and intensify rabies vaccination. He also encouraged pet owners to be responsible.last_img read more

first_imgOfficials in Utah are currently searching for a 23-year-old University of Utah student who reportedly went missing after being dropped off by a Lyft driver.According to the report, Mackenzie Lueck has not been seen or heard from June 17th.Her cousin reported that Lueck sent her parents a text message around 1:00 am that Monday after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport but they have not heard from her since.“She said the plane had landed and that was the last text she put out. Then she got into a Lyft car at the airport and that was the last she has been seen.”Authorities say they have been in touch with Lyft and the driver and both have been cooperative with investigators.Lyft confirmed that Lueck was dropped off to her originally requested destination and that the destination was not out of the norm for other passengers. They also confirmed that the driver immediately continued servicing other customers after her drop off.“We recognize how scary this must be for those who know and love Ms. Lueck. The safety of our community is fundamental to Lyft and we are actively assisting law enforcement with their investigation,” Lyft said in a statement on Saturday.Officials would not give much information about the area where Lueck was dropped off by the driver, however, they did report that it was to an area in North Utah and not her residence.Police reported that they have received “credible tips” but have not received any information that would give them reason to believe Lueck is in any immediate danger. They, however, they are still concerned for her welfare.Reports indicate that Lueck’s phone has been turned off since since June 17th, her bank account has not be touched since the same date, nor has she been home, or to work, or to school.Lueck’s sorority sister Ashley Fine, reported that it is not like Lueck to just disappear: “She’s extremely dedicated. She would never miss her midterms or anything like that. She hasn’t been home. She didn’t show up to work, or anything.”Authorities are asking for anyone with any information regarding Lueck’s disappearance to contact them at 801-799-3000 regarding case 19-111129.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Tennis star Sania Mirza will join broadcasters Star Sports as an expert to analyse the day-to-day action of the ongoing Wimbledon for fans across the country. Sania, a six-time grand slam winner and former Wimbledon double’s champion, brings her wealth of knowledge having played the singles, doubles and mixed doubles formats and will join from the studios on Star Sports Select 1/HD and Star Sports Select 2/HD and on Hotstar.A lethal combination of an unstoppable forehand backed by a steely will and a title winning mentality, she has been one half of some of the successful doubles in both women’s and mixed categories with partners like Martina Hingis and Mahesh Bhupathi. IANSAlso Read: Sania Mirza Calls Sport An ‘Incredible Leveler’ After Pakistan Winslast_img read more

first_imgElsewhere around the majors:— Carson Kelly launched a two-run homer and Christian Walker added a two-run double as the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers for the first time in eight meetings, 5-2. Madison Bumgarner surrendered back-to-back homers by Corey Seager and AJ Pollock but worked through five innings to help Arizona win for only the third time in 21 games overall.— Jorge Ona (OHN’-yuh) socked his first big league homer and Manny Machado also went deep in the Padres’ 6-1 win at San Francisco. Mitch Moreland put San Diego ahead with a two-run double in the first before scoring on Austin Nola’s two-bagger later in the inning.— The Braves fell behind 5-0 before Freddie Freeman homered twice and Dansby Swanson belted a tie breaking shot in the eighth inning of a 7-6 triumph over the Nationals. Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yuh) Jr. also hit a two-run homer for the Braves, who weathered another ineffective outing from their makeshift rotation.— Jorge Alfaro capped a two-RBI night by slashing a walk-off, RBI single in the ninth to complete the Marlins’ 7-6 comeback win over the Phillies. Starling Marte tied it with a three-run double in the eighth and finished with four ribbies to help Miami win the opener of a COVID-induced, seven-game series. MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurtUNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed). EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL has slapped Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn (kih-LOHRN’) with a one-game suspension that will be served during Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final on Friday.Killorn was punished and issued a one-game suspension for his blindside hit that rammed New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson face-first into the boards. Killorn was issued a match penalty and ejected for the hit 5:55 into the game.The Lightning won the game, 2-1 and own a two-games-to-none lead in the series.In other NHL news:— Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) is the third Flyer to be chosen as the league’s top defensive forward. The center was revealed as the Frank J. Selke Trophy recipient Thursday, finishing ahead of four-time winner Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and Ryan O’Reilly of the Blues, last season’s winner. Couturier received 117 first-place votes and was named on 163 of the 170 ballots cast by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. UNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. In other college football news:— The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game. Update on the latest sports Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire (heh-LEHR’) ran through the rain for 138 yards and a touchdown in his first game since the Chiefs grabbed him in the first round of the NFL draft out of LSU. The pint-sized dynamo unleashed a wicked stutter-step before running 27 yards for his first career TD.Meanwhile, the Chiefs’ aerial attack is as potent as it was during their Super Bowl run. Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) Jr. threw for 211 yards, including scoring strikes to Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see), Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill.The Chiefs have won 10 straight dating to last season, including their come-from-behind 51-31 victory over the Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs.Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, but he also was under relentless pressure and was intercepted once. David Johnson provided the biggest bright spot for Houston, running for 77 yards and a score.The game was attended by a socially-distanced crowd of about 17,000 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In other NFL news:— The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Black and white Dolphins players and coach Brian Flores have released a video on social media saying they’ll protest racial injustice by remaining in their locker room during the national anthem. The two-minute, 15-second video features nearly 20 players trading stern rhymes about the nation’s social protest movement. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion.NBA PLAYOFFS-LAKERS/ROCKETS Davis, Rockets hold off RocketsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis has powered the Lakers to within one victory of a potential all-Los Angeles Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs.Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds while dominating the paint in the Lakers’ 110-100 win over the Houston Rockets. Davis also helped Los Angeles compile a 52-26 rebounding edge.Houston also had trouble stopping LeBron James, who finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.Alex Caruso chipped in 16 points and Rajon Rondo (RAH’-zhahn RAHN’-doh) had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races.The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issues — Wilsson Contreras tied a career high with four hits and rookie Nico Hoerner added three RBIs as the Cubs topped the Reds, 8-5. Ian Happ drove in two runs and Hoerner, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Cameron Maybin each had two hits as the Cubs broke out of an offensive funk.— The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West.— Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) slammed a two-run homer and provided a tie breaking, RBI single in the seventh inning to push the Red Sox past the Rays, 4-3. Bobby Dalbec also went deep for the fifth straight game to help Boston overcome home runs by Hunter Renfroe and Brandon Lowe (low).— Brady Singer fell four outs shy of a no-hitter before the Royals completed an 11-0 thumping of the Indians. Maikel (MY’-kehl) Franco and Adalberto (ad-ul-BEHR’-toh) Mondesi each hit three-run homers and Edward Olivares added a solo shot to back Singer, who left after Austin Hedges broke up the no-hitter with a single.— The Yankees and Orioles were postponed by rain in New York. The game has been rescheduled as part of a Friday doubleheader. LPGA-ANA INSPIRATIONKorda leads LPGA majorRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda is the first-round leader at the ANA Inspiration.With heat-baked greens so firm she couldn’t find pitch marks, Korda hit hybrid off the tee on the par-5 18th with a front pin. That set her up for a wedge to 3 feet below the hole for birdie and a 6-under 66, giving her a one-shot lead.Two-time major champion In Gee Chun had to scramble for par on the 18th for a 67. Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden matched that score with a par on her closing hole. TENNIS-US OPENAzarenka knocks out Serena; Osaka advances.NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Azarenka is the latest player to step in between Serena Williams and a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title.Azarenka beat Williams for only the fifth time in 23 meetings, shaking off a poor start before earning a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory. That puts Azarenka into the final for the first time in seven years.Williams appeared physically worn as she completed her fourth consecutive three-set match, two weeks shy of her 39th birthday. She took a five-minute medical timeout for a tape job after clutching her left ankle. center_img PGA-SAFEWAY OPENKnox leads through 18NAPA, Calif (AP) — Russell Knox shot a 9-under 63 to take the first-round lead in the Safeway Open, the first event of the new PGA Tour season.After missing the FedExCup playoffs by two spots to close last season, Knox had seven birdies and eagled the 550-yard, par-5 fifth hole.Sam Burns, Cameron Percy and Bo Hoag are a stroke back. Next up for Azarenka is Naomi Osaka, who is in the final for the second time in three tries.Osaka finally surged ahead midway through the last set with the only service break she would get to beat Jennifer Brady, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. The 2018 Open champ got a little help from a fortunate net-cord and an incorrect line call to oust the American in the first semifinal match of the day.Each player hit 35 winners and combined for just 42 unforced errors in the 1-hour, 45-minute match.MLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered again Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-CHIEFS/TEXASChiefs open title defense with winKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs appear to have another offensive weapon after opening their Super Bowl title defense with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans. Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) scored 31 seconds into OT to give the Stars a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights. Radulov tallied on the only shot of the period, beating Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) with a wrist shot for his third career overtime goal.The Knights tied it twice in the third period before falling. Shea Theodore and Mark Stone sandwiched goals around Jamie Benn’s score to extend the game. Vegas outshot the Stars 18-4 in the third period and 40-23 for the game.Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 38 shots for the Stars, who resume the series on Saturday.NHL-LIGHTNING-KILLORNKillorn suspended for hit on Nelson The Rockets showed fortitude after trailing by 23 midway through the third quarter. An 18-2 run got Houston within 103-96 as the Lakers turned the ball over on four consecutive possessions during that stretch. L.A. recovered to take a 3-1 lead in the conference semis.Game 5 is Saturday.NHL-STARS/GOLDEN KNIGHTSStars get OT win, take 2-1 series leadEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars had to go into overtime to take a 2-1 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final against Vegas, but the extra session didn’t last long. In other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.— Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. NASCAR-WALLACEWallace leaving Petty Motorsports Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader.Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate.Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers.Detroit gained a split by scoring five times in the seventh and final inning to beat the Redbirds, 6-3. Candelario homered in both ends of the doubleheader and put the Tigers ahead with a two-run single in Game 2 Jorge Bonifacio (boh-nih-FAH’-see-oh) smacked a two-run homer in Detroit’s third win in 10 games. The Chiefs lined up along the goal line about 30 minutes before kickoff and watched a video of Alicia Keyes performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is often considered the Black national anthem.The Texans had already left the field when the demonstration occurred. They remained there until R&B duo Chloe x Halle finished a virtual performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” then ran onto the field to a chorus of boos from fans. NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. Sutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. September 11, 2020last_img read more

first_imgFORMER Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron, who has signalled his intentions to run for the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman, says his bid represents the interests of the smaller cricketing nations.During an interview on the ‘Good Morning Jojo Sports Show’, Cameron said even if his bid was not successful it would be his hope that the successor to Shashank Manohar would share his zeal for eradicating the economic disparity between big and small cricketing nations.By big, Cameron spoke of Cricket Australia (CA), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).“The system which exists within the ICC needs to be changed and I was there challenging that,” said Cameron.According to Cameron, media rights is the arena in which the big three make a killing, to the exemption of smaller cricketing nations like the West Indies.“Australia’s media rights for six years is 1.2 billion Australian dollars, the BCCI media rights for five years is 950 million for the international rights and 2.5 billion for IPL and the West Indies Cricket Board, if we’re lucky, will get about 50 million for the next five years,” he said.With the much more open nature of access to information, Cameron believes ICC members like the West Indies must struggle to meet the demands of professional cricketers under the present conditions.“What is happening to us is that our players are demanding to get paid the way Indian players, the Australian players and the English players are paid, and they’re right; they are doing the same amount of work but we are in different economies,” Cameron explained.Cameron’s bid for ICC Chairman is timely, and he explains that timeliness in terms of having a seat at the table before there is another apportioning of media rights and the like that will disproportionately be split up.“If we don’t do it now we are going into another eight-year cycle of ICC rights from 2023 to 2031 and I guarantee you that within three to five years, West Indies cricket and West Indies cricket players would be extinct,” he said.“Don’t select me as chairman but make sure we select someone who’s willing to make changes within the ICC,” he said.Manohar stepped down from the role of ICC Chairman just this month, with Singapore’s Imran Khawaja filling the post on an interim basis.Khawaja, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and England’s Colin Graves are the men whom Cameron wishes to challenge.Graves has, for a long time, been touted as favourite to take over the role. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

first_imgHaving lost their opening encounter, Angola will come all out against the junior D’Tigers seeking a win but coach of the team, Onyanabo has promised that his boys will not give any respect to the Central Africans.“We will approach the game against Angola like we did against Cape Verde. In the court we’re not going to respect anybody, we are all here to ball. On Tuesday you’ll see a different Nigerian team against Angola.“As you are aware for some editions now, Nigeria have not participated, for our government and Nestle Milo to sponsor this trip, we just want to make them and every other Nigerian proud,” he said.Speaking ahead of the game, top scorer for Nigeria against Cape Verde, Rueben Chinyelu has stated that they are going to take the game as serious as they have taken the previous ones.“We are going to take the game very serious, we’ll play for our country Nigeria making sure we keep the flag flying, we also want to play for our families and for every one supporting us. We just want to make our country proud,” he said.Nestlé Milo is the official sponsor of the Nigerian U-16 team to the Afrobasket in Cape Verde.The winner and runners-up of the tournament will earn the right to represent Africa at next year’s FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Sofia Bulgaria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s U-16 coach, Fubara Onyanabo has stated that the team will up their game when they file out against former champions Angola today at the ongoing FIBA U-16 Basketball Championship in Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde.The junior D’Tigers bounced back from their opening day loss to three-time champions Egypt with a resounding 64-39 win against host country Cape Verde with Center, Rueben Chinyelu, posting another 20 points.Nigeria’s next game comes up on Tuesday against former champions Angola who lost their opening game 86-61to Egypt on Monday.last_img read more

first_img Silk Series expansion welcomes four new tracks into the fold March 7, 2018 Ascot and Chester due to host races from The Silk Series May 8, 2019 Share Related Articles The Goodwood Group, owners of the popular West Sussex estate Goodwood which hosts major motorsports, horseracing and leisure events has partnered with digital personalization specialist Qubit to optimise the performance of its digital assets.Confirming the partnership, Goodwood marketing has detailed that it wants Qubit technologies’ to bring ‘personalisation at scale’ to its digital inventory boosting sales and average order values through ‘enhanced user experience’.The Goodwood estate enters its busy summer period, promoting major UK sporting and entertainment events. Qubit’s machine learning technology will process the wealth of data to continuously personalise Goodwood’s online booking journey and provide tailored experiences.“Providing amazing customer experience both physically on the Goodwood Estate, and through our digital platforms is what we constantly strive to achieve,” said Andrew Fellingham, Head of Digital at The Goodwood Group.“By using the Qubit platform this will allow us to tailor experiences to our customers across our wide range of different Goodwood product categories from motorsport, horseracing and golf.”Qubit’s senior management team, was pleased to secure the partnership, noting the potential for improving cross-sell opportunities between Goodwood events, improving the group’s customer recommendation abilities and increasing user engagement with live events“The Goodwood Estate is renowned for offering a wide host of real world experiences to delight customers, whether they’re motor enthusiasts or race goers, bridal parties or casual day-trippers,”detailed Graham Cooke, CEO of Qubit.“By harnessing customer data, this terrific customer experience begins well before Race Day or a hotel stay. Persuasive personalization allows The Goodwood Group to provide each and every visitor with a tailored, seamless experience from the moment they click on the website to the journey home.” Graham Cooke – Qubit – Straight shooting on AI as a technology and business matter October 16, 2017 Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

first_imgST Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) athlete Ilma Kazazic won 15th place in the giant slalom race at the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang.On Saturday, Kazazic will have her next next competition in slalom discipline, the Paralympic Committee of BiH said in a press release.The most successful placement for BiH until now was made by Nijaz Memic at Paralympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 when he was 39th in slalom and 38th in giant slalom.The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will be held for 10 days from 9 to 18 March, 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea.PyeongChang was selected as the host city of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games after receiving a majority vote at the 123rd IOC Session held on 7 July, 2011 after three consecutive bids. The Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Korea for the first time in 30 years after the Seoul Paralympic Games in 1988. PyeongChang will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most snow sports. Alpine skiing events will take place in Jeongseon, and all ice sports will be competed in the coastal city of Gangneung.last_img read more