Bee delay: Giants-Reds move start time back due to insects

first_imgCINCINNATI — Wet weather threatened to delay the first two games of the series between the Giants and Reds in Cincinnati this weekend, but both games started on time.The sun was shining and the skies were clear for Monday’s series finale, but the game was delayed anyway. That’s because a large amount of bees appeared near home plate just prior to the 12:35 EST start of Monday’s game, preventing both teams from taking the field.Monday’s delay lasted 18 minutes as the bees ultimately departed …last_img

LeBron James says Daryl Morey ‘clearly misinformed’ about China

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/ns-acc/2019/10/15/IN-92TU_CNNA-ST1-10000000056ff4e2″]Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.LOS ANGELES — Speaking with the media for the first time since Rockets general manager Daryl Morey sent a since-deleted tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong, Lakers forward LeBron James made it clear he thought Morey’s actions were reckless.“I believe he was either misinformed or not educated on the situation,” James said in a rare press …last_img

Kallis calls an end to international career

first_img31 July 2014Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, bringing down the curtain on a career which established him as the leading all-rounder of his day, and one of the greatest players of all time.Kallis retired from test cricket at the end of 2013, but had signalled his intention to compete for a place in the South African team for the 2015 ICC World Cup.‘A bridge too far’“I realised in Sri Lanka that my dream of playing in a World Cup was a bridge too far,” Kallis said in a statement.“I just knew on that tour that I was done. The squad that was in Sri Lanka is an amazing one and I believe they have a good chance of bringing the trophy home in March.“I would like to thank Cricket South Africa, the team, the team sponsors, my sponsors, the fans and all the people who have been involved in my career. It has been an amazing journey.“I am not retiring from all cricket as I have a two-year contract with the Sydney Thunder and, if possible, to help the Kolkata Knight Riders defend the IPL title we won earlier this year,” he concluded.In 2013, Kallis was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year, and he signed off his test career with a 45th century, second only to Sachin Tendulkar in history.Unmatched and unchallengedBy the sheer volume of his all-round contributions, Kallis is unmatched and unchallenged in the long history of cricket.He scored 13 289 test runs at an average of 55.37, while with the ball he took 292 wickets at 32.65. In addition, he also claimed exactly 200 catches.To put those figures into perspective, he finished his test career third on the all-time run scoring list. He is currently 29th on the list of wicket-takers and tied for second with Mahela Jayawardene for the number of catches taken.During his one-day international career, he tallied 11 579 runs at an average of 44.36, claimed 273 wickets at 31.79, and bagged 131 catches.Those figures leave him in seventh place among batsmen, 17th among bowlers and sixth among catchers.‘Jacques is a legend’South African test captain Hashim Amla said in a statement: “Jacques is a legend. Sportsmen like him only come around once every five decades.“He is an astute professional who always gave 100 percent for his country and I believe a lot of youngsters coming up can learn a lot from the way he shaped his career. He will be sorely missed in the dressing room, and in the slips where he was a trademark figure.“It has been a pleasure to have shared the crease with him on a number of occasions, and I wish him well for the future. He has earned his break.”De Villiers on KallisCaptain of the Proteas ODI team, AB de Villiers, weighed in: “”His value and statistics on the field speak volumes, but his presence in the change room and willingness to teach the youngsters was immense.“He has played a big role personally for me since making my debut for South Africa in 2004, and is a huge loss for South African cricket.“It’s unfortunate that he won’t be making the journey with us to the World Cup, but we will definitely carry his resilience and professionalism with us out on the field.”‘We respect and support him’“It was an unexpected decision, but we respect and support him,” Proteas’ coach Russell Domingo said. “I must commend his attitude and professionalism all the way until his last ODI for South Africa in Sri Lanka.“It has been a pleasure working with him. I always admired his dedication and passion for the game. He will be missed, there is no doubt about that, but hopefully the nation can celebrate one of the greatest cricketers we have produced.”‘One of the greatest players ever’Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, commented: “South Africa has been blessed with one of the world’s greatest cricketing talents in Jacques Kallis. He is undeniably one of the greatest players ever to have graced our wonderful game and he has certainly been the Proteas’ standard-bearer of excellence for nearly two decades.“He has played a huge part in making cricket a truly national sport of winners and, in doing so, contributed so much to the important process of nation building.“He is a true professional and it has been an absolute privilege to have worked with him both as Convener of selectors and now as Chief Executive.“To say that we will miss him on the playing field is stating the obvious. Each one of us from this day on will treasure the many fond memories of his awesome career.“On behalf of CSA and all our stakeholders, I would like to sincerely thank Jacques for his huge contribution to the game of cricket and wish him only the best as he moves on from the international playing arena.”last_img read more

A New Lab To Test Water Heaters

first_imgFlorida Set-Up Permits Side-by-Side ComparisonsCOCOA, FL — The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) recently announced the opening of a new laboratory for testing solar water heaters, on-demand water heaters, and conventional tank heaters. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program, the Hot Water Systems Laboratory will provide answers to a variety of questions, including: How much do solar water heaters contribute to the reduction of peak electric loads?“Solar water heating is an excellent way to save energy on water heating and reduce whole-house energy use, but utilities are specifically interested in knowing whether or not solar is providing relief to the power grid during peak times. Our testing will answer their questions,” says Subrato Chandra, the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership project manager at FSEC.Measuring the Performance of Integrated Collector and Storage SystemsResearchers are particularly interested in the efficiency of solar batch heaters. Principal investigator Danny Parker noted, “Solar integrated collector and storage systems, where the storage tank is on the roof and sensitive to weather, have never been verified before, only simulated, so we’re interested in seeing how they work, particularly on winter mornings.”The lab is currently collecting 90 channels of data from seven water heaters:1. A standard 50-gallon electric water heater.2. A solar water heater with a 40-square-foot flat-plate collector, an 80-gallon storage tank, and a differential controller.3. A solar water heater with a 32-square-foot collector, a 40-gallon integrated collector storage tank, and a standard 50-gallon electric tank for backup.4. A solar water heater with a 40-square-foot flat-plate collector, an 80-gallon storage tank, and a DC pump powered by photovoltaic module.5. A standard 40-gallon natural gas water heater.6. An on-demand natural gas water heater.7. An on-demand electric water heater.The seven water heating systems will be tested for a full year. For more information, visit read more

Gasol, Grizzlies build big lead, hang on to beat Warriors

first_imgMarc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots over Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. APMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol had 34 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 19-point third-quarter lead over Golden State before holding on to beat the defending champion Warriors 111-101 on Saturday night.James Ennis III added 13 points, and Tyreke Evans scored 12 as Memphis shot 47 percent compared to 39 percent for Golden State. The Warriors shot 12 of 38 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 37 points, and Kevin Durant added 29 and 13 rebounds. But both were ejected with 43.6 seconds left after arguing with officials — Curry first after throwing his mouthpiece, and then Durant as he followed Curry’s argument.Klay Thompson finished with 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 8 from outside the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Warriors trailed by 19 late in the third quarter and Curry was saddled with five fouls. Consecutive 3-pointers from Durant and an unintended tip-in by the Grizzlies, credited to David West, cut the deficit to single digits with just under 9 minutes left.But Golden State never got close enough to catch the Grizzlies down the stretch. The major burst for Memphis came early in the third quarter. The Grizzlies turned up their defense, forcing a trio of turnovers and scoring 15 straight points to stretch the lead to 18.The Warriors connected on only 6 of 22 shots in the third, while Memphis went 10 of 18.TIP-INSWarriors: The game was the only regular-season trip to Memphis for Golden State as the teams face each other three times this season — the other two games at Oracle Arena. … Draymond Green played in his 400th career game. … Thompson made a 3-pointer in the first quarter, marking his 57th straight game connecting from outside the arc.Grizzlies: F JaMychal Green, who started but was injured early in the opener, did not dress. Jarrell Martin started in his place. … Memphis defeated Golden State twice last season, one of only two teams to hang two losses on the eventual NBA champions. San Antonio also defeated the Warriors twice. … The Grizzlies hold a 13-10 advantage over the Warriors since 2011-12.UP NEXTWARRIORS: Wrap up a three-game trip in Dallas on Monday with a game against the Mavericks.GRIZZLIES: Start a two-game Texas road swing at Houston on Monday. They face the Mavericks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Streak over: Magic end 17-game skid to Cavs Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Cocolife enters QF on wings of victory

first_imgPaired with super teams in the quarterfinals, Cocolife made sure it enters the next round on a winning note.The Asset Managers needed just three sets to dispose of the lowly Cherrylume Iron ladies, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19, Tuesday night in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference in Baliwag Star Arena in Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles03:47Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “A lot of people are giving me motivation to become the leader, so I need to put in extra work and take care of my conditioning,” she added. “But as for the team we would need a total team effort.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Michelle Gumabao led Cocolife with 10 attacks and an ace for only its second win in six games.“Communication, we struggle with it because my teammates sometimes we talk, sometimes not,” said the team captain. “We are trying to solve that issue in practice. But we’re getting there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNow the Asset Managers need to do it fast because they are matched up with Cignal in the quarterfinals on Thursday.“Obviously there is still a lot to improve on,” said Gumabao, who provided Cocolife with what the team needed from her. Morales rules Canada bike race WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

Income earned from Formula One races in India are taxable, says Supreme Court

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday held that Formula One World Championship (FOWC) which conducts Formula One car racing events, has a permanent establishment (PE) for its business in India and income accruing from it is taxable.A permanent establishment (PE) is a fixed place of business which generally gives rise to income or value-added tax liability in a particular jurisdiction.”We have held that FOWC has PE in India and income that is attributable in India will be taxed. The amount that is to be taxed is to be assessed by an assessing officer,” a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said.Advocate Ankur Saigal, who appeared for Jaypee Group, said that though the detailed judgement is awaited but the apex court has held that an assessing officer will assess the income to be taxed.Jaypee Group, in association with others, has organised Formula One car races in Greater Noida, adjacent to national capital in the past few years.The first edition of the championship took place on October 30, 2011. Jaypee Sports International Limited is the organiser of Formula One racing in India and has signed a five-year contract with Formula One Management (FOM) to host the championship in India.The event did not take place in 2014 and since then because of an ongoing tax dispute with the Uttar Pradesh government, the event has not been held.FOWC has challenged last year’s Delhi High Court judgement which had ruled that a payment by Jaiprakash Associates Ltd for the use of FOWC logos and symbols to promote the Grand Prix couldn’t be considered royalty and be taxed as such.advertisementThe high court had also ruled that FOWC has a permanent establishment in India for conducting its business and set aside the finding of the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) on the issue.It had said the use of trademarks was ‘purely incidental’ and as event organiser and host of the F1 Grand Prix Championship, Jaypee was bound to use the F1 marks, logos and devices.FOWC and Jaypee group had approached the AAR to ascertain if the payment received by FOWC outside India from Jaypee could be considered royalty or not in terms of the double taxation avoidance agreement between the UK and Indian governments.Another question for consideration before the AAR was whether FOWC had a permanent establishment for its business in India which it found that the payment was royalty and taxable and that Formula One did not have a permanent establishment in India.ALSO READ:Formula One: Malaysia confirms race to be halted from 2018 due to low returnsALSO READ:Formula One: Ferrari’s Italian stallion has a spring in its stepALSO READ:Formula 1: Vettel holds off late Hamilton charge, says “I love what I do”last_img read more

Sport Programs Coordinator

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) invites applicants to fill the new position of Sport Programs Coordinator in the TFA Adelaide Office.  This is an ideal opportunity for a motivated individual interested in pursuing a career in high performance, sport program delivery or an ongoing career in sport management.The position will coordinate and drive the delivery of various programs associated with the core activities of Touch Football South Australia including:o    Affiliate Service o    Technical Developmento    High Performance/Eliteo    Junior Developmento    Communication o    EventsA Job Description including selection criteria is available at: COB Thursday, 16 October 2008, applicants should email a two page letter of introduction addressing qualifications and experience as they relate to the selection criteria, together with a resume containing contact details of referees to  Employment will be subject to conditions as outlined in the TFA Certified Agreement.Further information: Garry Foran, Commercial Operations Manager (02) 6212 2800 Related Filessport_operations_positions-pdflast_img read more

a month ago​WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Beckie hat-trick as Man City cruise past Lugano

first_img​WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Beckie hat-trick as Man City cruise past Luganoby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City duly booked their place in the last 16 with a 4-0 win on the night and 11-1 on aggregate over Luganao at the Academy Stadium.After a 7-1 victory in the first leg City were always favourites to progress and will hope they can eventually go one better then the two semi-final defeats over the last couple of seasons.Any hopes of a shock comeback by Lugano evaporated after just 5 minutes when Janine Beckie was put through to chip over the advancing keeper Morgan Bertsch.The rest of the half was City dominating possession in what was becoming a glorified practise game. Yet for all this there was little goalmouth action before Beckie doubled the host’s advantage on 33 minutes.It was almost three but Bertsch made a fine save from a close range Steph Houghton header.City increased their lead at the beginning of the second half as Beckie claimed her hat-trick following some sloppy defending and a fortunate rebound.The visitors are struggling in the league back home and this lack of quality was evident in their failure to trouble City.After a sustained period of uneventful play number four arrived from substitute Pauline Bremer who rounded the keeper to slide home.So City continue their 100% start to the season but know their will be tougher games ahead starting at the weekend when they play Everton in a top of the table Super League fixture.Full Time Man City: 4 (Beckie 5, 33, 48 Bremer 78)Lugano: 0Aggregate: Man City 11Lugano 1Att: 949Venue: Academy Stadium TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Lawmakers say UK should consider postponing Brexit

first_imgLONDON – Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said Sunday.The House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee said if major aspects of the future relationship with the EU remain unsettled by October, Britain should seek a “limited extension” of its EU membership.Britain and the EU want a deal on future relations settled by the fall so national parliaments can approve it before Britain officially leaves the 28-nation bloc on March 29, 2019.In a report published Sunday, the lawmakers said a proposed transition period of about two years should be able to be extended if needed. The two sides have agreed in principle that Britain will continue to remain part of the bloc’s structures and rules until the end of 2020.Seven pro-Brexit members of the 21-member, all-party committee refused to back the report, preparing an alternative version that took a more uncompromising tone toward the EU.The majority-backed report said it is worrying that there has been “little progress” in solving the key issue of how to maintain an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.Britain and the EU agree there must be no customs posts or other infrastructure along the all-but-invisible border, but the committee said Britain has yet to put forward credible proposals for how this could work.“We know of no international border, other than the internal borders of the EU, that operates without checks and physical infrastructure,” said the committee’s chairman, Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn.The pro-Brexit dissenters’ alternative document accused the EU of taking an unhelpful approach to the border issue. They suggested that new technology and “streamlined” customs arrangements can deliver a frictionless border.Rather than having Britain seek to extend its EU membership, the minority group said the U.K should walk away without a deal if talks bog down.last_img read more