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Vintage Shiv gets Jaguars’ first win

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul rolled back the years with a vintage half-century, as Guyana Jaguars trounced hapless Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 72 runs to post their first win of the Regional Super50 here Saturday. Stumbling on 51 for three at the end of the 17th over, Jaguars were steadied by Chanderpaul’s polished 81 and recovered to reach 219 for nine off their 50 overs at Warner Park. Seamer Quinton Boatswain was the best bowler with four for 54, while medium pacer Daron Cruickshank (2-26) and leg-spinner Odeane Browne (2-39) captured two wickets apiece. In reply, Hurricanes were 39 for one in the 13th over before losing their last nine wickets for 108 runs, as left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul snared three for 32 to cripple the innings. Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie (2-16) and left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (2-19) both ended with two wickets apiece. Orlando Peters led the Hurricanes’ fight with 35, and opener Chesney Hughes got 27, but wickets fell steadily to derail the run chase. Medium pacer Paul Wintz claimed Shane Jeffers in the second over for two with three on the board, before Hughes and Nkrumah Bonner – replacing Cruickshank, who retired hurt before he had scored – ensured a stand of 36 for the second wicket. The right-handed Bonner managed just six before perishing in the 13th over, and Hughes followed in the next over after facing 42 balls and counting two fours, run out by good work from Reifer. Going nowhere at 69 for five, Hurricanes were handed a flicker of hope by Peters and Jacques Taylor (22), who put on 48 for the sixth wicket. Peters struck two fours and a six in a 79-ball innings, while Taylor supported in a 39-ball knock, which included a single boundary. Once the stand was broken, however, the last five wickets crashed for just 30 runs. Chanderpaul had earlier spared Jaguars blushes after they had been sent in. Cruickshank produced a burst that accounted for in-form opener Vishaul Singh (20) and captain Leon Johnson for eight. However, the 41-year-old Chanderpaul faced 128 balls and struck six fours and two sixes to lead the Jaguars’ comeback. He added 33 for the fourth wicket with Reifer (13) and a further 54 with wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble, whose 21 came from 20 balls. Chanderpaul also forged a 29-run, sixth-wicket stand with Royston Crandon (9), before both fell in successive deliveries at the start of the 46th over. Permaul then added precious runs for Jaguars at the death, lashing three fours and a six in a cameo 30 off 14 balls.last_img read more

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Aon South Africa unveils BEE deal

first_img6 October 2011Financial services and insurance group Aon has unveiled a black economic empowerment (BEE) deal that will see the Vurhonga Consortium acquire a 25.1% shareholding in Aon’s South African business for an undisclosed sum.The consortium consists of BEE investment company Tamela Holdings and Precious Prospects, a women’s empowerment group.Aon South Africa chairman and CEO Anton Roux said the deal was an exceptionally positive move towards true broad-based empowerment, particularly with the strong female ownership within the consortium.“We are delighted to be joining hands with two partners who are very competent in the corporate business and public sectors and which have such a diverse group of women involved,” Roux said in a statement this week.Employee share ownership schemeDuring 2012, a portion of the shareholding held by Vurhonga Consortium, representing three percent of the common equity in Aon, will be allocated to an employee share ownership scheme including historically disadvantaged Aon employees, further enhancing the far-reaching nature of the transaction.Precious Prospects chairperson Namane Magau will resign from her position on the Santam board before joining the board of Aon South Africa, while Vurhonga Consortium chairman Vusi Mahlangu and Makole Maponya will serve as the empowerment grouping’s representatives on the board of Aon South Africa.“We are delighted to partner with such a reputable international company like Aon in South Africa to pursue new growth areas after a period of acquisitive growth in the country,” said Mahlangu. “Vurhonga comprise a team of remarkable professionals, including women professionals in the financial services sector.“We look forward to a successful long-term relationship.”South African growth strategyAon South Africa has engaged in a strong growth strategy in recent years, highlighted by the acquisitions of QED Actuaries & Consultants, Shield Financial Services, Heritage Insurance Brokers, Pennant and Pinion Insurance Brokers and, more recently, Glenrand MIB.“Transformation plays a pivotal part of our growth strategy in South Africa, and we are pleased to be engaging with partners who share the same values in terms of business development, community consciousness and social investment,” said Roux.The transaction is expected to be concluded by the end of October 2011.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Hacker Poll: What’s Your Favorite JavaScript Library?

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid According to an October survey of nearly 1,000,000 websites by W3Techs, JQuery is by far the most popular JavaScript library. “61.0% of the websites use none of the javascript libraries that we monitor,” a post on the W3Techs site says. “JQuery is used by 29.2% of all the websites, that is a javascript library market share of 74.7%.”It looks like W3Techs’ methodology is more sound than the TIOBE Index we posted recently. But regardless of the popularity, what is your favorite library? For simplicity’s sake we’re asking for your favorite, not necessarily the “best” or even the one you use the most.Here are the results of the W3Techs survey: klint finleycenter_img Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Polls last_img read more

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Get Tejashwi’s bungalow vacated, orders Minister

first_imgBarely days after a CCTV camera installed at Nitish Kumar’s chief ministerial bungalow was removed at the protest of Tejashwi Yadav that it snooped upon his adjoining residence, the State’s Minister for Building Construction Department asked district authorities on Friday to get the Leader of the Opposition’s official bungalow vacated. The Minister said that the order has been given in view of a Patna HC order a month ago.last_img

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Jun Manzo making most of his final stretch with UP: ‘I’m giving it my all’

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Jun Manzo is making sure the end of his collegiate career will be a memorable one.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Manzo then drilled three of his four free throws in the quarter to ice the game, giving UP an 8-4 record to stay at second seed.“I really don’t think too much in the clutch… and I’m just practicing my free throws so when the situation comes when the other team sends me to the line, I’m confident that I can make my shot,” said Manzo, who has found inspiration from former teammate Paul Desiderio.Desiderio, who now plays for Blackwater in the PBA, became a UP cult icon when he shouted the now famous line “atin ‘to! (this is ours!)” back in Season 80 that ultimately became the Fighting Maroons’ rallying cry in their silver medal finish in Season 81.Manzo said that his free throws are his versions of “atin to!” to Desiderio’s clutch triple that gave UP the 74-73 win over University of Santo Tomas in the opening game of Season 80.“This is my ‘atin to!’ and I really don’t get nervous in the free throw line because I myself worked hard for this,” said Manzo.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pistons star Blake Griffin to miss start of season Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own mancenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect The transferee from University of Visayas is taking on the mantle of being a closer for University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament and he’s doing it with aplomb.UP was struggling to finish off National University in the fourth quarter but Manzo gladly stepped up to put the Fighting Maroons in commanding position, scoring nine points in the final frame of their 80-77 win Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I always tell myself that what I have right now won’t happen again the next year,” said Manzo, who is playing in his last elimination round, in Filipino. “I’m giving it my all, for the UP community, for my teammates, and also for myself.”UP held a 77-70 lead in the final three minutes of the game but failed to find the bucket in that span of time while the Bulldogs found their stroke and cut the Fighting Maroons’ lead to just two. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READlast_img read more

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Student Entrepreneur Team Wins Global Competition

first_imgStory Highlights Beasc Technologies, which was one of five Jamaican teams participating in the IBMC’s 2018 renewal in Utah, USA, from May 10 to 11, topped participants from 38 other colleges and universities to cop the champion’s trophy and a US$30,000 cash prize. The feats were achieved in only the fifth year that Jamaican tertiary student-run businesses were participating in the annual event, dating back to 2014 when the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) launched the National Business Model Competition (NBMC) for local tertiary-student entrepreneurs. Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has created history by fielding the first Jamaican student entrepreneur team, Beasc Technologies, to win the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) for tertiary institutions globally. Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has created history by fielding the first Jamaican student entrepreneur team, Beasc Technologies, to win the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) for tertiary institutions globally.Beasc Technologies, which was one of five Jamaican teams participating in the IBMC’s 2018 renewal in Utah, USA, from May 10 to 11, topped participants from 38 other colleges and universities to cop the champion’s trophy and a US$30,000 cash prize.The teams’ performance was further embellished with a second-place finish by University of the West Indies (UWI) representative, Eco-Structures, whose members were awarded the US$20,000 first runner-up prize.The feats were achieved in only the fifth year that Jamaican tertiary student-run businesses were participating in the annual event, dating back to 2014 when the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) launched the National Business Model Competition (NBMC) for local tertiary-student entrepreneurs.Both teams made their presentations to a high-level group of judges comprising author of the bestselling books ‘Running Lean’ and ‘Scaling Lean’ – Ash Maurya, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Startup Tuscon – Aaron Eden, and Founder and CEO of Precoil – David Bland.Other Jamaican entrants this year included 2018 NBMC winner – Queritel, and Skolastik Oasis, both from the UWI; and Pneulyfe from NCU. Eco-Structures and Pneulyfe were first and second runners-up, respectively, to Queritel.Their placements continued the impressive run of local teams finishing among the IBMC’s top-10 competitors, with all NBMC winners between 2014 and 2017 achieving this feat.The previous highest placement was recorded by 2017 NBMC winner, Natisma Nutraceuticals, which finished fourth.National NBMC Coach, Douglas Lindo, who travelled with the teams to Utah, has high praises for the performances of Beasc Technologies and Eco-Structures.“We are overjoyed. Imagine first and second in our fifth year of entering this world-class event. This is amazing,” he tells JIS News.Designed to encourage and promote the creative and innovative thinking of students, the NBMC facilitates local entrepreneurial skills and enhances collaboration and communication between stakeholders in the private sector and academia.The initiative is anchored and supported by the DBJ and its partners, including the Inter-American Development Bank-Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF), Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), PanJam Investment Limited, Musson Foundation, Restaurant Associates Limited (Burger King), Scotiabank Jamaica, Sagicor Group, GK Capital Management, PetroCaribe Development Fund and NCB Foundation.The IBMC is sponsored by the Kevin and Debra Rollins Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, headquartered in Provo, Utah.The entrepreneurship programme at the Marriott School, which has campuses/students across the United States and in 105 other countries, is consistently ranked among the top such offered, annually.last_img read more

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3 killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand

first_imgChatra (Jharkhand): Three persons, including two minors, were killed and four others injured when lightning struck them at a village in Chatra district, the police said here on Sunday.The incident happened at Madwa village under the jurisdiction of Lawalong police station on Saturday evening, when seven cattle grazers, all of them residents of the same village, had taken shelter under a tree during a downpour, the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Lawalong, Sailendra Kumar Chourasia, said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThree of them were killed on the spot, while the rest were seriously injured, the BDO said. The deceased were identified as Pappu Kumar (18), Kelu Ganju (10) and Kailash Kumar (12), Chourasia said. The injured were identified as Sakindra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Yugal Kumar and Pravesh Kumar and they are being treated at the Sadar Hospital, he said. Compensation as per rules would be given to the families of the deceased, the Deputy Commissioner of Chatra district, Jitendra Kumar Singh, said.last_img read more

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Putin urges dialogue between Venezuelas Maduro opposition

first_imgMoscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin told Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Wednesday he supported talks between the embattled leader and the opposition, warning that refusing dialogue could further threaten the crisis-wracked country. Welcoming the leftist leader at the Kremlin, Putin reiterated support for Maduro but also indicated the Venezuelan president should be open to dialogue with his critics. “No doubt we support the dialogue that you, Mr President, and your government are having with the opposition forces,” Putin said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”We believe that any refusal to have dialogue is irrational, harms the country, and only threatens the population’s well-being.” While Putin praised cooperation between the two countries, there were no plans to sign any new deals during Maduro’s visit, the Kremlin has said. Putin pointed to growing trade turnover which included agricultural supplies to Venezuela where a quarter of the 30-million-strong population is in need of humanitarian aid. Russia plans to send up to 600,000 tonnes of grain to the crisis-stricken country this year, up from 254,000 tonnes last year, authorities said. Putin also said his country would send to Venezuela 1.5 million doses of flu vaccine “in the near future”. Russia is the second largest lender to Caracas after China, with Moscow heavily investing in Venezuela’s oil resources and Caracas acquiring Russian arms worth billions of dollars.last_img read more

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Chinmayanands health stable will remain under observation

first_imgLucknow: The health of Chinmayanand, arrested for alleged sexual misconduct, is now stable according to the statement issued by the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here on Thursday. Chinmayanand was brought to Lucknow and admitted to SGPGIMS on Monday after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness. According to Prof Amit Agarwal, chief medical superintendent, “Swami Chinmayanand is admitted in the cardiology ward under Prof P. K. Goel, head of cardiology department. His condition is stable but under observation.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Hospital sources said that his blood pressure and all other parameters are normal but doctors wanted to keep him ‘under observation’. A local court in Shahjahanpur had sent Chinmayanand to judicial custody for 14 days on September 20 for sexually assaulting a law student. He was charged with an offence not amounting to rape, stalking and criminal intimidation. The law student, who studied in the college run by Chinmayanand, went missing on August 24 after a video of her alleging that a person from ‘Sant Samaj’ had threatened to kill her and her parents, went viral on the social media. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Later, she testified before a local court that Chinmayanand repeatedly raped her for over a year. She said that the accused recorded the incident on the camera and used it to blackmail her. Chinmayanand had, in turn, filed an extortion case against the law student and three others. After she confessed before the special investigating team of having asked for the extortion money to the tune of Rs 5 crore from Chinmayanand, she was arrested and produced before the court, which sent her to 14-days judicial custody, earlier on Wednesday. The victim’s family has alleged that Chinmayanand was using his political clout to stay in hospital.last_img read more

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Matrix 4 script very ambitious

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Keanu Reeves is looking forward to returning to the weird world of The Matrix after checking out the latest sequel’s “ambitious” script. The movie star was on the red carpet for the premiere of his producer sister Karina Miller’s film, Semper Fi, in West Hollywood on September 24, when he was asked about The Matrix 4. “It’s very ambitious – as it should be,” Reeves told etonline.com. Miller then stepped in to remind the media it was her big night and Reeves was just a guest. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”He’s always been so supportive and so protective of me doing my own thing and that I will always really appreciate,” Miller said. The Semper Fi cast, including Leighton Meester and Jai Courtney, joined the siblings at the premiere for the film. Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity in The Matrix 4, while Lana Wachowksi, who directed the first three movies with sister Lilly, is directing again. The movie is expected to begin filming in early 2020.last_img read more