Universal Orlando News — Week of August 17, 2019

first_imgOperating Hours & Early Park AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. daily, with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.AdmissionTwo-day, two-park tickets are $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax). NOTE: Universal is running a buy two days get three days free promotional offer, good for five days for the price of two.Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Showtimes and RefurbishmentsUniversal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration ShowtimesAugust 17 – 23: 9:00 p.m.Universal’s Superstar ParadeAugust 17 – 23: 7:00 p.m.The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts CastleAugust 17 – 23: Ongoing from dusk till park closeComplete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.Refurbishments & ClosuresFear Factor Live!: August 5 – November 15 (use for Halloween Horror Nights)Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)Events & FestivalsVelvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel returns with Bret Michaels on Friday, August 23. Tickets are $65 plus tax per person and include specialty cocktails, food, valet parking, and the concert. Tickets are available online.Universal Orlando is celebrating their Annual Passholders this summer for Passholder Appreciation Days! Running August 12 – September 30, find exclusive discounts, offers, collectables, events, and more. For more information and details refer to Universal’s Passholder site.Halloween Horror Nights is back! This year experience houses based on Ghostbusters, Stranger Things, Jordan Peele’s Us, and more while you run from zombies, vikings, chainsaw maniacs, and Dragula in the streets. Halloween Horror Nights 29 runs on select nights September 6 – November 2. Tickets are on sale now.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag! Share This!Schools are going back into session and the park crowds are letting up, but Universal is full steam ahead with Halloween Horror Nights. This week we check out all the latest announcements from the nation’s premier Halloween event plus more to plan our your week at Universal Orlando.Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones and ShowsThis year Universal has set the bar right with their scare zones, locations through the park that transform into hellish Halloween scenes. Between undead Vikings, plastic surgery obsessives, double-tapped zombies, deadly arcades, and a horror concept album come to life, this year event is packed with screams.The inventive and insanely popular Academy of Villains performance group is back with a new totally new show, Academy of Villains: Altered States. Universal’s Cinematic Celebration transforms into a new lagoon show at HHN, Halloween Marathon of Mayhem. Neon lights and classic horror movies play on the water while a synth pop soundtrack plays. Showtimes are nightly during HHN at 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., and 12:00 a.m.House of 1000 CorpsesWow-weee that’s a lot of corpses! Rob Zombie’s cult 2003 movie, House of 1000 Corpses, is coming to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Walk through the roadside attraction Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen where you’ll come face to face with a murderous surgeon, a psychotic family, and their previous victims.Halloween Horror Nights runs on select nights September 6 – November 2. Tickets are on sale now.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weatherlast_img read more

Should We Be Asking for Pay History Data on Job Applications?

first_imgIn many states, it’s still legal to ask about candidate pay history. While some states have outlawed this practice, I still get questions like the one below fairly regularly:I have a question for you that I thought you would be uniquely able to provide advice for. I am currently seeking new employment. When submit an application, the prospective employer asks for me to input a salary into the online application. The field does not allow a range and does not allow letters so I cannot say “negotiable”. How should I answer this since I am experienced professional and I don’t want to automatically disqualify myself by being on the high side of whatever range the perspective employer is looking at. How would you recommend I answer these questions? –A reader in AlabamaSo, what should we do?Rethinking the QuestionOne reason some states have outlawed the practice of asking for pay information is because it adversely affects certain populations. For example, women are likely to negotiate salary just 7% of the time while men are likely to negotiate nearly 60% of the time. This doesn’t even touch on minorities, where the numbers are often worse.The problem I’ve always had with this question is this: what your last employer paid you should have zero bearing on the value I have placed on the position. If your former employer didn’t pay well, that doesn’t give me an excuse not to pay well.The Frank RealityFor the most part, employers don’t set out to ask this question in hopes of messing up someone’s life. They aren’t asking about former pay rates to trap someone in a job making less than they are worth. While that sometimes happens, it’s not the goal for many employers.The reason employers ask for pay history is so they don’t spend an inordinate amount of time walking down the path towards hiring a candidate they really like only to find out in the salary negotiations that the person wants $20k more than the role is budgeted for.So, if employers want to avoid this roadblock without running afoul of the law, what’s the option?At the front of the process, whether in the application or in the early screening conversation, simply tell the candidate this: “Our budget for this position is $X to $Y. Does that fit your expectations?”Yes, you’re showing your cards. Yes, you’re being transparent. But it satisfies two things. First, it helps to make sure you’re legally compliant in any markets where this applies. Second, and perhaps most importantly, it helps to demonstrate that you are dealing in a fair and transparent manner with potential employees.This long-standing method of waiting until the first person blinks (that’s what career coaches tell candidates to do in salary negotiations) is a terrible way to run the process for everyone. Nobody wants to speak because we’ve all been told the first person that speaks in a negotiation loses. However, this isn’t about creating a combative experience for new hires–it’s about building a new relationship. Don’t you want to start it the right way?Originally posted on Upstart HR blog.last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: January 30, 2018

first_imgNJ Postal Worker caught stealing credit cards, funding lavish lifestyleA New Jersey couple was arrested for allegedly stealing dozens of credit cards from the Long Island post office. The couple was charged with forgery, possession of stolen property, and identity theft. This is yet another case of credit card fraud and theft, a rampant crime in the United States. A 28-year-old NJ resident was apprehended after his shift on Tuesday; at the time, he was carrying six different stolen credit cards on him. The accused resident and his girlfriend allegedly used the stolen cards to purchase expensive cars and other luxury items. The perpetrator began working at the Garden City post office in 2014 as a letter carrier. During his routes, he would look through the mail for any packages with credit cards. Afterwards, he went to the dark web and used the crypto-currency Bitcoin to purchase personal information about the cardholders in order to activate the cards. According to prosecutors, the perpetrator stole over 30 credit cards in the last eight months. The couple used the credit cards to buy brand name items at the Short Hills Mall; the couple also owned a BMW and a Maserati.The theft was uncovered when Garden City residents began to complain that they had never received their credit cards. After searching the couple’s home in Perth Amboy, authorities discovered $30,000 in cash, several handguns, and other luxury items. After being arraigned in court, the couple was held on a $50,000 cash bail. It is unclear whether either defendant has obtained a lawyer. This incident has left a bad taste in the mouths of many Garden City residents. A number of residents expressed dismay at the thought that they were unable to trust their local post office to safely deliver their packages. However, the U.S. Postal Service was quick to assure the public that perpetrator’s actions do not represent the other 500,000 people they currently employ. A public statement read, “… the overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior.” [Source: Lendedu News]Here’s how one employee stole $130,000When Keynan Kinard hit upon a white-collar crime scheme so successful he was able to steal $130,000 from Lowe’s, he perhaps could have used the money to pay down restitution costs from a previous act of insurance fraud. Instead, he spent almost as much money as he took in on “lavish vacations.” That’s according to an affidavit of probable cause from North Londonderry Township Detective Toby Pokrop that sheds more light on how a 25-year-old human resources manager could pull off the “elaborate scheme” for which he recently received criminal charges. For more than five months, Kinard managed to avoid detection in a complicated endeavor that involved signing former employees up for debit cards, clocking into work as other employees, and making ATM withdraws in Harrisburg, the affidavit says. Here’s how he allegedly did it – and how police caught on to the scheme.Beginning on July 1, 2017, Kinard took advantage of a Lowe’s paycheck option that was supposed to make employees’ lives more convenient. If employees don’t have a bank account, they can apply for a Visa debit card and Lowe’s will load their paychecks onto that card, according to the affidavit.- Sponsor – Kinard admitted that he activated the cards on behalf of former employees, according to the affidavit. “He admitted to changing the pay rate for each employee,” the affidavit states. “He admitted to clocking them in and out to show un-worked hours, vacation and bereavement.” Kinard would have the cards loaded, then withdraw the funds from various ATMs, usually on the same day, usually in Harrisburg, and generally around $600 at a time, the affidavit said. To prevent the former employees from knowing, he also managed to change the addresses listed on their W-4 forms to the North Londonderry Lowe’s store address. It took nearly six months for police to investigate the case, but once debit card vendor First Data Corp. first raised red flags to Lowe’s on Dec. 4, it became obvious something fishy was going on.   Kinard was charged with one count each of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by unlawful taking, unlawful use of computer, and 46 counts of identity theft, 46 counts of access device fraud and 46 counts of tampering with records or identification. Kinard has waived his preliminary hearing, according to court documents.  [Source: Lebanon Daily News]Patriots, Eagles team up against Super Bowl counterfeitersThe New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles joined forces ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, asking a Minnesota judge to grant local police the power to seize counterfeit merchandise and tickets. NFL Properties LLC, New England Patriots LLC and Philadelphia Eagles LLC sued Does 1-100 in Hennepin County District Court last week, just as the Patriots and Eagles get set to face each other in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday. According to the lawsuit, the defendants consist primarily of large-scale professional counterfeiters who plan to sell merchandise and tickets bearing the National Football League’s trademarks and logos. NFL Properties and the two teams – represented by lead attorney Leita Walker with Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis – say the counterfeiters will take advantage of numerous official Super Bowl LII-related events by duping fans into buying counterfeit merchandise and tickets. Each year, the Super Bowl attracts a television audience of more than 100 million viewers in the U.S. alone, and intense media attention is focused on the game and the participating teams in the weeks leading up to the game, the complaint states. According to the lawsuit, NFL Properties has issued national licenses to nearly 180 companies for use of the NFL trademarks on a variety of products, such as apparel, souvenirs, games and novelty items, but counterfeiting remains a significant concern. The Patriots, Eagles and NFL Properties seek an ex parte temporary restraining order and a judgment enjoining any counterfeiters from producing or selling any merchandise bearing the protected NFL trademarks. They also want the court to give law enforcement authority to seizure any counterfeit merchandise or tickets. NFL Properties did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment. [Source: Courthouse News]CargoNet 2017 cargo theft trend analysisThe CargoNet Command Center logged 1,391 supply chain intelligence events into the CargoNet database in 2017. A total of 741 records involved a cargo theft event in the United States or Canada—one of the safest years ever recorded by CargoNet. The average cargo value per event was $196,109, and an estimated $145 million in cargo was stolen. CargoNet also recorded 1,479 stolen tractors, trailers, or intermodal chassis and containers in the United States and Canada in 2017. The decrease in cargo theft can be largely attributed to successful law enforcement investigations in 2016. California was one of the states where successful investigations had the biggest impact; cargo theft was down 32% in California compared with 2016. California also has one of the highest concentrations of specialized cargo theft units in the country. Cargo theft events in New Jersey decreased 13% from 2016. Note that New Jersey State Police maintains specialized cargo theft units that work closely with local and county law enforcement agencies. Most of the top five states with the most cargo theft each year had decreases in 2017. In 2017, 22% of all cargo thefts involved food and beverage items, with more than 100 cargo thefts of this commodity.Cargo thieves stole meat products and both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages the most. However, thefts of food and beverage items decreased from 2016 in favor of household items such as major appliances and tools. Cargo theft most commonly occurred on weekend days in 2017. Theft was most common on Friday, with 19%, Saturday, with 17%, and Sunday, with 16% of all cargo theft losses in 2017. In 37% of cargo theft cases, the cargo was left unattended for multiple days; and there was no electronic tracking, witnesses, or surveillance to determine the exact day of loss. In the event the exact day of loss is not known, the theft is assumed to have occurred on the first possible day. When we examined events in which the day of theft was known, theft was highest on Sunday, with 17% of losses, and Monday, with 16% of losses. This may not be a fair analysis, because truckers may be more likely just to leave their trucks overnight on Sunday or Monday compared to Friday or Saturday. Cargo thefts occurred the most at warehouse locations but were closely followed by fenced yards. In 2017, 18% of all cargo theft occurred at a fenced yard location. We do not believe this indicates that fenced yards are more desirable targets, just that it is more common for a yard to be fenced at cargo theft hot spots like industrial areas of most major metropolitan areas. [Source: American Journal of Transportation]Man charged, accused of credit card fraudA Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, man who allegedly used more than a dozen credit cards to commit more than 70 fraudulent transactions was charged with five crimes. Jevon Morgan, 25, faces two counts forgery, two counts of misappropriating identification and one count of credit card fraud. He returns to court Feb. 8. Although just a handful of counts were filed, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, information of 14 cardholders was used in 73 successful purchases last June at a Bellevue retailer. Additional charges may be filed. Morgan also faces six similar charges in Winnebago County for offenses last June and July. A jury trial is scheduled for June 30 in that case. [Source: Fox11 News]“Is it shoplifting if it’s not the customer’s fault?” Amazon Go raises questions for the retail industry“Just walk out,” say the signs at the entrance and store windows at Amazon’s newest concept store. “No lines. No checkout. (No, seriously.)” Amazon Go opened in Seattle last week with much fanfare, raising a host of questions about the future of retail. Among them: How will the company handle shoplifting? And what does the tech-heavy, no-cashier concept mean for shrink — industry speak for theft, damage and other errors that might eat away at a retailer’s inventory — which costs retailers an estimated $48.9 billion a year? One of the store’s first patrons took to Twitter Jan. 22 to report that Amazon Go had failed to charge her for a container of vanilla yogurt. “I think I just shoplifted??,” CNBC reporter Deirdre Bosa wrote on the social media platform using the hashtag #freestuff. Amazon executives responded with a giant shrug. “It happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened,” Gianna Puerini, Amazon Go’s vice president told CNBC “I’ve been doing this a year and I have yet to get an error. So we’ve tried to make it super easy on the rare occasion that does happen either to remove it or enjoy breakfast on us.” But retail analysts said the incident raised concerns about how the store, which relies on a system of cameras, scanners and infrared sensors to track customers’ movements and purchases, might handle theft, whether intentional or not. A spokeswoman for Amazon Go did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment for this story.“The absolute biggest concern for me is shoplifting,” said Paula Rosenblum, managing partner at RSR Research, a retail technology consultancy in Miami. “How long until someone figures out a way to cheat the system by — who knows — wrapping items in aluminum wrap or stuffing them into metal containers? Shrink, as a general rule, is a big problem for the industry that nobody has been able to solve.” “Is it still shoplifting if it’s not the customer’s fault?” added David Bell, a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “I suppose it’s in the eye of the beholder.” The rise of online shopping and app-based payments have given way to a gray area, retail and technology experts say, where the culprit for lost revenue might not be a nefarious customer or an employee slipping items into coat jackets, but a technical glitch. Take, for example, instances where a ride-sharing app doesn’t charge a rider for the full ride, or when a warehouse employee accidentally sends an extra item to a customer. Not the shopper’s fault, but it is still a potential problem for retailers. Supermarkets, analysts said, are among the most vulnerable retailers, in part because large, chaotic stores make for easy targets. “There’s an entire cottage industry in place to find ways to steal from stores,” Rosenblum said. “The customer is the biggest variable there is.”  [Source: The Washington Post] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

STANLEY Security Launches Retail Software that Integrates Exception-Based Reporting and Video Surveillance

first_imgAn intelligent solution designed to lower retail operating expense by uncovering broken processes, improving customer experience, and reducing shrinkage was recently launched by STANLEY Security. The new software, called TRENDS™, allows corporate leaders and managers to drive operational efficiency while maintaining strong business ethics inside the company.“TRENDS automates many of the day-to-day tasks that managers juggle,” said Matt Kushner, president of STANLEY Product Solutions. “The solution helps accelerate leadership decision-making by allowing them to focus more time on the actual business.”Designed for flexibility to scale regionally and nationally, TRENDS leverages exception-based insights combined with surveillance footage to uncover inefficient processes. The retail software can be quickly customized to each unique retailer’s business model, point-of-sale system and reporting needs from multiple data sources.- Sponsor – “Our solution is continuing to evolve and will soon include predictive analytics” said Kushner. “While extracting patterns and outcomes from our beta test data, we experienced an even greater increase in productivity that our customers will benefit from.”There are multiple pain points that can be relieved by three featured benefits of TRENDS:Provides timely data that allows executive leadership to engage in better decision-making with the help from clear, customizable and easy-to-use dashboards that report values across daily inputs, processes and activity.Reduces unknown theft by identifying broken processes, data discovery shows point-of-purchase successes and challenges. This eliminates frustration between departments and helps potentially expose organized crime activity.Incorporates video surveillance for advanced video visualization decreases operating expenses across the company. This provides corporate loss prevention teams with documentation needed for asset protection criminal cases and prosecuting thieves.With the integration of the solution, TRENDS customers will be able to understand point-of-sale challenges and determine which locations may need additional strategic planning.“With the click of a button, TRENDS can help you prioritize how to improve your retail customer experience” continued Kushner. “Many software alternatives on the market only include exception-based reporting. By leveraging video to accelerate decision-making, retailers can use the intelligence to reduce both malicious and non-malicious retail loss.”For more information, visit www.stanleysecurity.com/trends.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Sydney Brenner, pioneer of molecular biology, dies at 92

first_img By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelApr. 5, 2019 , 3:50 PM Sydney Brenner, pioneer of molecular biology, dies at 92 Sydney Brenner, the Nobel laureate whose studies on the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans led to seminal discoveries in genetics and developmental biology, died today in Singapore. He was 92 years old.Brenner discovered fundamental steps in how cells use DNA to make the proteins that enable life. He found that sequences of three DNA bases code for the amino acids that form proteins. And he discovered that RNA molecules carry that information to ribosomes, the cellular machines that synthesize proteins.Brenner went on to pioneer another major breakthrough in biology: identifying and developing the transparent worm C. elegans as an ideal animal model; the worm is used today in labs worldwide. His early research on C. elegans and studies in the years that followed led to winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 with two colleagues, John Sulston and H. Robert Horvitz. The Nobel Committee wrote that the worm research helped identify “key genes regulating organ development and programmed cell death … and [it] shed new light on the pathogenesis of many diseases.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Brenner was born to Jewish émigré parents in South Africa, where his father worked as a cobbler, and he showed an early precocity for science, entering medical school in Johannesburg at age 15. Brenner quickly gravitated to genetics research: He met DNA co-discoverer Francis Crick in 1953, and soon relocated to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom to work alongside him. As The Guardian said in an obituary, Brenner and Crick “shared an office for 20 years, talking non-stop, laughing uproariously and generating hundreds of ideas, which they tested in the laboratory with their indispensable research assistant Leslie Barnett.”Brenner, who was also known as an adept practical joker, continued to work into his 90s. He was married for almost 60 years; his wife, May, died in 2010. He is survived by three children and a stepson.center_img Andrew Cutraro/Redux Sydney​ Brennerlast_img read more

1st ODI: Dhoni, India get battle-ready for South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa are chasing their maiden one-day international series win in India on the back of a Twenty20 series victory and the return of pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. The tourists are relying on their fast bowling strength irrespective of conditions. South Africa won impressively at Dharamsala and Cuttack to win the T20 series 2-0 – with Kolkata washed out on Thursday – despite Steyn and Morkel being rested. India were bowled out for 92 on a lively pitch at Cuttack.No wonder then that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is being clear in his preferences for the five-match series which starts at Kanpur on Sunday.”We want to make the most of the home series,” Dhoni said. “Don’t want a lot of grass cover. It is also difficult for the spinners with dew as well.”If South Africa are banking on their pace attack, India are looking to their spin offensive led by Ravichandran Ashwin to pose a challenge for South Africa, which is known to adjust well to conditions around the world.MS Dhoni under scrutinyThe South African batting lineup is fairly settled with the likes of one-day captain AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Jean-Paul Duminy proving themselves on Indian soil and are further strengthened by Indian Premier League regulars.Both second-ranked India and third-ranked South Africa are looking to find their rhythm after losing by identical 2-1 margins to Bangladesh recently.”It’s a great start in what promises to be a very challenging tour for us,” De Villiers said in Kanpur on Saturday. “In the T20 series, I don’t think a lot of people expected us to play the way we did. It’s going to be challenging but we have got very important momentum on our side and we are hoping to build on it tomorrow.”advertisementSouth Africa have lost three of their previous four ODI bilateral series in India with the Graeme Smith-led team of 2005 remaining undefeated 2-2 in a five-match series but de Villiers wants this time to be different.”I was part of that series when we drew 2-2. We’re hoping to win the series this time. We have shown the world that we can beat India in India,” de Villiers said.For India, Test captain Virat Kohli and two-time ODI double-centurion Rohit Sharma are the stars in an enviable batting lineup as the team hopes to settle well in limited overs games ahead of the World Twenty20 to be held across India in March and April.The match at Kanpur will be followed by ODIs at Indore (October 14), Rajkot (October 18), Chennai (October 22) and Mumbai (October 25). The Tests will be played in Mohali (November 5-9), Bangalore (November 14-18), Nagpur (November 25-29) and New Delhi (December 3-7).Probable XIs: India: 1 MS Dhoni (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Rohit Sharma, 4 Virat Kohli 5 Suresh Raina 6 Ambati Rayudu 7 R Ashwin 8 Umesh Yadav 9 Mohit Sharma 10 Axar Patel 11 Amit Mishra/Bhuvneshwar KumarSouth Africa: 1 AB de Villiers (capt), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Quinton de Kock, 4 Faf Du Plessis, 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Farhaan Behardien, 8 Dale Steyn, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Kyle Abbott/Kagiso Rabada 11 Imran Tahir.last_img read more

2012 Defence Nationals

first_imgThe 2012 Defence Force Nationals will be played from Monday, 29 October until Friday, 2 November at the Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. 21 teams from across Australia will take part in the event, including three invitational teams from New Zealand, from as far away as the southern states and the Northern Territory.Six Constituent Bodies (CB) will take part in the championships – Northern Territory, South Queensland, Sydney Metros, Southern States, ACT/Country and North Queensland as well as New Zealand. The teams will compete across three divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Senior Men. Rounds games will be played on the first three days of competition, before finals are played on Thursday. There will be a Trans Tasman event on the Friday across the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Men’s 30’s divisions, with each division to play one game each against New Zealand. Last year’s Champion CB, South Queensland will be looking for another solid performance at the event, and has entered five teams into the championships. ACT/County was named last year’s Most Improved CB. For more information and to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2012 Defence Nationals, please visit the following website:  http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-6027-0-0-0 Related LinksDefence Nationalslast_img read more

10 months agoSNAPPED: Rashford talks up Solskjaer’s glory days after Man Utd training

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say SNAPPED: Rashford talks up Solskjaer’s glory days after Man Utd trainingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United mad Marcus Rashford admits he’s living a dream playing for new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Rashford snapped a moment involving teammates Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial along with Solskjaer during training in Dubai yesterday.Rashford then posted to Twitter with a reference to Solskjaer’s iconic winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.”Seconds left.. Becks whipped in a perfect corner. Teddy flicked it on. The rest is history” @ManUtdpic.twitter.com/JFGqwUHZLP— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 7, 2019 last_img read more

Video: USC AD Pat Haden Collapsed On The Sideline Prior To Tonight’s Game

first_imgPat Haden collapses on the field of the USC game.Pat Haden CollapseUpdate: Looks like Haden is fine and is headed back to California with the team. Good signs. Pat Haden checked out at local hospital and was OK. Is on his jet back to USC, per announcement.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 18, 2015Earlier: There was a very scary moment on the sidelines in South Bend just before tonight’s USC-Notre Dame game kicked off. USC AD Pat Haden took ill and collapsed on the field. NBC’s television cameras and media on the sideline captured the scary scene.Video of #USC AD Pat Haden on the sideline pregame from NBC. pic.twitter.com/J491No5BFZ— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 17, 2015#USC AD Pat Haden wasn’t feeling well on the sidelines before the game. Medical staff huddled around him. pic.twitter.com/NMzPb2R3yV— Daily Trojan Sports (@DT_Sports) October 17, 2015Reportedly, Haden is feeling better, which is a great sign. It’s unclear what exactly happened to him.Per USC- Pat Haden took a knee on sideline, felt light headed. Went with medical staff to locker area and is sitting up, appears to be OK.— Ashley Adamson (@AdamsonAshley) October 17, 2015He is stable and sitting up in locker room, spokesman said.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) October 17, 2015Haden has certainly been under a lot of stress lately. Hopefully he is okay.last_img read more