Productive spell BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC -: The Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners took a giant step towards qualifying for the semifinals of the Regional Super50 when they defeated the Barbados Pride by 125 runs in their crucial Group B clash at Kensington Oval on Thursday. Both sides entered the contest tied for second on 15 points behind runaway leaders Jamaica Scorpions, with the Pride having played one more game than the Marooners. The result means victory in any of the Marooners two remaining matches will secure them a place in the semis. The Marooners used a strong top-order performance, where three of the first four batsmen all scored half-centuries, to post a challenging 259 for seven off their 50 overs. Captain Carlos Brathwaite and Khesan Ottley then grabbed three wickets apiece to help rout the Pride for 134 in 35.1 overs and set up a comfortable win. Marooners’ openers Kyle Corbin and Kjorn Ottley gave their side a promising start in a partnership which yielded 74 runs from 11 overs. Corbin was eventually bowled by left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn for 18, bringing Amir Jangoo to the crease. Soon after reaching his half-century, Ottley was clean bowled by medium pacer Kevin Stoute for 57 to leave the score 94 for two. He struck five boundaries and three fours during his 67-ball knock. His dismissal brought no relief to the Pride’s bowlers, as Jangoo teamed up with Jonathan Drakes in a third-wicket partnership of 104 from 21 overs. Shamar Springer’s introduction resulted in the prized wicket of Jangoo for 62, his innings lasting 76 balls and contained three fours and two sixes, with the Marooners 199 for three. And even during a brief middle-order slump which saw the Marooners losing four wickets for 27 runs, Drakes’ responsible knock of 70 from 98 balls got them up to their eventual total, before he was dismissed in the final over. Springer was the Pride’s best bowler snagging three wickets for 48 runs while Stoute took two wickets for 40 runs. The Pride’s run chase never materialised, with the struggles at the top of the order continuing.
As HR and talent acquisition leaders, we are always looking for cost effective and creative ways to make your recruiting dollars go the extra mile. The market for best in class experienced candidates will remain extremely competitive as unemployment rates continue to drop, which leaves many companies looking to new options to fill their hiring needs. Because of this an increasing number of companies are adjusting their work environments in order to attract and train professionals, especially those who have recently graduated from colleges and universities, in an effort to develop raw talent. Inexperienced recent grads can provide a clean slate that a savvy employer can mold into a fantastic employee over time. If you’re serious about looking to recent graduates to fill your hiring needs, consider these four tips to raise the odds of finding long term success with your hire.Leverage Inexperience to Your AdvantageRecent grads are hungry to gain experience, and they also know that their lack of it is their biggest downside. Find tasks or areas of a job that don’t require the new hire to have a wealth of previous experience, but do require that they learn and adapt quickly. Based off how the new hire tackles these tasks you can gain insight into how they would likely learn and perform over time. What’s more, jobs that don’t demand a lot of experience can easily start as low-cost internships and turn into full time opportunities, giving the company the benefit of screening future job candidates on-the-job to get a feel for how they work.Get the Right Culture Fit FirstWhen recruiting recent grads remember you aren’t hiring solely for experience. Focus instead on interviewing and assessing the right personality to fit into your company culture with the end goal of interns becoming permanent full time employees. By looking for a good culture fit, you get to train the candidate exactly how you’d like so they can learn about the business from the ground up. You will build a candidate pipeline and peace of mind knowing you have a candidate who has already proven him/herself and is familiar with your company culture and team, and the candidate will be trained exactly as needed to make sure they thrive in their role. By matching the goals and personality first, you also have a better chance of retaining people longer, simply because they like the organization and know they are supported as a professional.Give a project to them and see how they receive feedback.If you’re still wary of hiring someone with little experience, don’t be afraid to test them with a small project. This can be sent to them via email or hand delivered after an interview. Provide them with a time constraint that would be similar to a current employee (but not too strict, they are likely full time applying and won’t have all day to work on it, a two hour turn around isn’t enough) and see how their work comes in. Does it seemed rushed and sloppy? Is it incomplete and without critical thought? It’s up to you to determine what the most important factors you’re looking for are and how you want to score the project. Just remember that you’re not always looking for the candidate who does it perfectly, but for the candidate that holds the most raw- potential and ability to bring the most long term value to the table.Schedule Your Feedback.Schedule a focused time on engaging and sitting down with recent grads and those you are most interested in hiring, recruiting, promoting and developing especially when it comes to transitioning those interns to permanent positions with your company.While it can be a scary proposition to hire a college graduate with little experience, the upside can be tremendous if you need to scale your team quickly and on a budget. Be sure to give your recruiting efforts real thought ahead of time so you know exactly what type of person you are looking for, and most importantly, what type of company you are. Use this information to formulate a profile of the type of person you’re looking for, the candidate “must haves”, and what type of exercises you think would best convey if the potential hire has the skills you need. It’s not a perfect science, but by keeping these three tips in mind when looking for a new, recent graduate hire, you’ll significantly up the odds of finding someone great that’s ready to join and make an immediate and noticeable impact.
The Formula One group’s commercial managing director, Sean Bratches, believed it would continue to further the organisation’s attempts to connect with a new audience. “This launch presents an amazing opportunity for our business: strategically and in the way we engage fans,” he said.“First, it’s a growing category with tremendous fan engagement that we’re entering in a big way; and we are proud to have Codemasters and Gfinity joining us on this ride. Of course as we do in Formula 1, we’ll continue to evolve and innovate in the way we run this virtual counterpart to the F1 championship to ensure we provide the most exciting and enjoyable experience we can for our fans.”Since the Formula One group took over F1 and dispensed with the services of Bernie Ecclestone it has made fan engagement and embracing digital media a priority. They relaxed the rules around teams using social media at the Spanish Grand Prix and have been active in using social media as an organisation. They have also made a concerted effort to increase the involvement and entertainment at the fan village at races and been pro-active in allowing promoters to put on events at races. The sport’s chief executive, Chase Carey, has been dismissive of Ecclestone’s reign, saying the sport had become used to saying “no” to new ideas too often. Share on Pinterest Formula One 2017 Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Since you’re here… Formula One Share on Facebook Reuse this content Read more Support The Guardian esports Share on Messenger Share via Email At this stage the series remains largely a marketing exercise for both F1 and the video game but the Formula One Group will be more than aware of the possibilities in reaching a new audience that the medium offers as well as the potential financial return in the future.The interest in and return from eSports has been growing exponentially in recent years. A survey by Nielsen revealed that 14% of Americans over the age of 13 are fans of professional gaming. The gaming market research company Newzoo’s latest report placed the global eSport audience at 385m and worth $696m, a figure they are predicting will reach $1.5bn in annual revenue by 2020.Equally F1 is following a route in to gaming that has already proved successful elsewhere. PlayStation and Nissan have successfully colluded in their Academy project in turning gamers into racing drivers, with Jann Mardenbrough proving a notable success in recent years. The Xbox Forza racing championship is now in its third season, the largest eSport event of its kind and hosted its final at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Moto GP launched their eSport series, backed by Red Bull and Michelin in May.McLaren announced earlier this year their World’s Fastest Gamer programme – an annual competition in which video gamers will compete to win a job as a simulator driver for the team. The team’s executive director, Zak Brown, noted the importance of eSport in appealing to a younger demographic. “The F1 audience is getting older and this is part of how we capture the younger generation,” he said. “This is how that generation will grow up learning about the sport.”In January the British driver Graham Carrol, who had moved on to driving sims due to a lack of funding, raced at the Formula E Championship eRace in Las Vegas for a $1m prize. He has been unequivocal on the importance of F1 entering the sport. “It would just add to the show if there was a Formula One sim race,” he said. “It is just getting bigger and bigger. If someone is signed to a proper racing team there will be knock-on effect and lots of people will be signed up.” news Motor sport Formula One has announced it is launching an official eSport series to run in conjunction with the on-track world championship. The series is the first time the sport has entered the eSport arena and is to be run in conjunction with the official F1 video game and the eSport group Gfinity. The inaugural season, which will run from September to the season finale at Abu Dhabi, will be open to all-comers and represents a further move by the Formula One Group to embrace digital media.The series will be held on the new F1 video game, published by Codemasters due for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms on Friday. A qualification period will be held in September and from it the 40 fastest drivers will attend the semi-finals to be held at the Gfinity London Arena in October. The top 20 drivers from the semi-finals will reach the finals, a three-race event to be held at F1’s season finale in Abu Dhabi in November. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success? 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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Chelsea make €25M contract offer to Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barellaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have offered Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella a massive contract package to move to London this month.TMW says a five-year deal worth €5m-a-season has been tabled to the Italy U21 international.Chelsea have also offered Cagliari a massive €55m for the Sardinians to sell.Barella is a specific request of Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, while his No2 Gianfranco Zola has been on the phone to the player regularly about life at Cobham.However, the player is still to be convinced about leaving for abroad at this stage in his career.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the “special gesture” of US President Donald Trump to join the Indian community programme in Houston signifies special friendship between the two countries. In a series of tweets, the prime minister said he looks forward to joining the Indian origin community in welcoming Trump at the programme. “A special gesture by @POTUS, signifying the special friendship between India and USA…highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsExpressing delight at Trump’s decision to join the community programme in Houston on September 22, Modi said he looks forward to joining the Indian origin community in welcoming him at the event. More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered for the September 22 “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event to be held at the NRG Stadium in Houston. “Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in the southwestern United States.
New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, making a slew of promises, including giving Rs 72,000 each to five crore poor families under the ‘Nyay’ scheme, filling up 22 lakh government vacancies, bringing a separate budget for farmers and fixing a single moderate GST rate. The 55-page document titled ‘Hum Nibhayenge’ (We will deliver) focused on addressing the issues of joblessness, farm distress, safety of women and boosting the rural economy, with stress on building a narrative on “real issues” faced by people. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The manifesto was released by party president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and senior leader P Chidambaram among others. For farmers, Congress promised to put them on the path from “Karz Maafi” (loan waiver), to “Karz Mukti” (freedom from loans). This will be done through remunerative prices, lower input costs, and assured access to institutional credit, the party said, adding it will present a separate “Kisan Budget” every year, if voted to power. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Speaking on the occasion at the Congress headquarters here, Gandhi said the Congress will allocate 6 per cent of GDP to education, strengthen government hospitals and give high-quality healthcare access to poor if voted to power. The party also promised to enact the Right to Healthcare Act and guarantee every citizen free diagnostics, out-patient care, free medicines and hospitalisation, through a network of public hospitals and enlisted private hospitals. The Congress president alleged that the BJP government had spread hate and divisiveness in its five year rule and his party will work towards uniting India by bringing people together. “Our manifesto process reflects our commitment to a higher vision, that of listening to the ‘jan awaaz’. It is not the ‘mann ki baat’ of one individual but the collective voice of lakhs of people,” he said in a preface of the manifesto. With this manifesto, Gandhi said the Congress has offered to people “the only national alternative — a distinct alternative that is unwavering in its commitment to truth, freedom, dignity, self-respect and prosperity for our people.” He promised to make India “strong and united, and a just and prosperous society”. On the party’s showpiece minimum income guarantee scheme or Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), the party’s manifesto promised to give Rs 72,000 per year to the poorest 20 per cent households in India. To the youth of India, Congress pledged to make jobs its top priority, saying it will ensure 34 lakh jobs in the public sector by filling all 4 lakh central government vacancies before March 2020, persuading the state governments to fill 20 lakh vacancies and creating an estimated 10 lakh new Seva Mitra positions in every gram panchayat and urban local bodies. The party said it will also provide a fillip to private sector by incentivising businesses for jobs creation and employing more women. On GST tax, the Congress said it will radically simplify the GST regime with a single moderate rate of tax, zero rating of exports, and exemption for essential goods and services. It also promised panchayats and municipalities a share of GST revenues. The Congress, it said, will reverse the trend of declining defence spending under the NDA government, and increase it to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces. “We will expedite all modernisation programmes of the Armed Forces in a transparent manner. We will improve social security, education and health facilities for our Paramilitary Forces and families,” the party said. On education, Congress promised that school education from Class I to Class XII in public schools shall be compulsory and free. The party promised to pass in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha the Women’s Reservation Bill reserving 33 percent of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies. “Congress will also reserve 33 percent of all posts/vacancies in the Central government for women,” it said.
New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Tuesday submitted a complaint against the Congress for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in the way it is conducting its campaign in the Capital city. Accusing the party of using autorickshaws in Delhi for advertisements, the State General Secretary for the saffron party, Rajesh Bhatia said that the Congress is violating the MCC that is currently in place. Bhatia added that the Congress is affixing photographs of its president on the backs of autorickshaws in Delhi and that he has made a written complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer of the Capital. “The people of Delhi are ready to participate in the election process but the Congress Party is openly violating Model Code of Conduct,” he said.
The winter X Games in Aspen1FiveThirtyEight is owned by ESPN, which also runs the X Games. began on Thursday, which means extreme skiers and snowboarders performing tricks that will make your stomach drop, even if you’re just watching from the comfort of your couch. Each year these athletes attempt to jump higher, fly further, spin faster and generally do more ridiculous stunts than they did the year before. And as the competitors progress, the courses they ride have to evolve, too. To deliver the thrills that audiences and athletes want, course designers must find ways to allow riders to go bigger without compromising their safety.Chris Gunnarson is the president of Snow Park Technologies, which for 21 years has been building, among other things, snow features for these games, including jumps from small to massive. I asked Gunnarson to walk me through some of the math involved in building courses for two of winter X Games’ most iconic events: big air and slopestyle. Big air is just one massive, terrifying jump where the goal is for athletes to land the biggest trick they can. Slopestyle is a long run that starts with a relatively level section at the top, where skiers and snowboarders grind and do tricks off rails and boxes, before the course descends rapidly into a series of three increasingly large jumps.As the courses and performances get bigger and more innovative, athletes are continually giving SPT feedback on how the jumps feel and whether they allow the latest tricks. But as important as rider feedback is, Gunnarson bases much of the course design on the cold realities of physics.“A simple ballistics calculator” — like one a hunter might use — “is one tool used to look at what gravity will do to a moving object, like an arrow being shot from a bow,” Gunnarson told me. “The initial angle and speed of the arrow will dictate the distance it will go and the arcing path it will follow.” Similarly, if you know the speed at which the skier or snowboarder hits the jump, how much they weigh and what angle they take off at, you can draw the arc of their trajectory and more or less pinpoint where they will land.The jumps on both the big air and slopestyle courses will have a final launch angle of 32 to 35 degrees, and each landing area has a “sweet spot,” which has a grade of somewhere between 34 and 37 degrees. Given a typical rider’s speed and the angle at which they take off, that slope is the best way to allow them to come down, set the edge of their board or skis, and gradually change the downward momentum they picked up while falling back into forward momentum. If the landing zone is too flat, all that downward force goes directly into the rider’s legs, which may result in more impact than they can handle. If it’s too steep, the rider can’t slow themselves down and regain control.On the slopestyle course, Gunnarson says, the lip of the jump is typically four to eight feet above the top of the landing area, which helps the athletes get more hang time than the ramp alone would give them. The horizontal distance between the lip and the landing area increases with each jump to account for the rider’s ever-increasing speed as they come screaming down the mountain.While these calculations seem simple enough in theory, SPT’s builders must also take into account a number of confounding real-world variables that make the equations much more complicated. The quality of the snow changes how much friction is dragging on the board or skis, making the jump faster or slower, and of course each rider’s mass affects their speed through the air. The way competitors hit the jump matters, too. “One rider might ‘pop’ off the takeoff, thereby increasing their launch angle and potentially increasing their height in the air and the distance they travel,” Gunnarson said. “Another rider might ‘press’” — bend their knees as they take off — “by absorbing the takeoff, thereby decreasing their launch angle, which may also decrease their height in the air and the distance they travel.”These factors can create a tremendous amount of variation in where the rider comes down, which creates a potentially dangerous problem. Even when conditions are ideal, a handful of riders are injured every year simply because they are pushing their limits. (ESPN stated that it does not publicly share event injury statistics.) So building a landing area that helps keep athletes safe is all about putting the sweet spot in a location where riders taking a wide range of trajectories can hit it.SPT has found that for both slopestyle and big air, the sweet spot should begin between 55 and 75 feet from the lip of the jump and should maintain a consistent angle for at least 100 feet before it starts to fade into the normal slope. Essentially, the course designers make it nearly impossible to overshoot the landing, even when riders cover a huge distance — some of the snowboarders in the 2016 big air event flew more than 100 feet.The jumps that course designers build for the X Games are very different from the features you’d typically find at a ski resort. Everything is scaled up and built for elite riders who are constantly redefining what is possible in their sport. And neither the designers nor the athletes could pull it off without the math that determines how the courses can keep up with riders while also keeping them safe.
Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – Turks and Caicos Islanders should not travel five West African countries because the government is strongly advising against it… you may find yourself unable to reenter the territory if you do. The government this morning issued a travel advisory around 8:30am which likely takes immediate effect… nations named were: Liberia, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. No change on how long you could be quarantined; still 21 days according to the Minister of Health, Porsha Smith. Who explained, “We have been monitoring movements globally, and note that each day additional cases of Ebola are identified in various countries. We are not isolated from the world; therefore TCIG has issued a travel advisory as a precautionary measure.” The Turks and Caicos remains Ebola free.Questions arising now about how much influence the Premier has over his Cabinet as yet again, members of the governing side went MIA during voting on critical legislation. MM has confirmed that the Immigration Bill 2014 failed to get a second reading yesterday because both Minister of Health Porsha Smith and Minister of Government Support Services George Lightbourne were not in the House of Assembly during voting. The PDM with its eight NOs edged out the PNPs seven YESes. The governor’s appointed members abstained from voting. Minister Don Hue Gardiner who presented the bill for a second reading was encouraged to seek consultation. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:donhue gardiner, george lightbourne, guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Pdm, pnp, Portia smith, Senegal, Sierra Leone, tci government Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’
Mohammed Shami-Hasin Jahan controversy IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:19Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:18?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami with his wife Hasin JahanFacebook/Hasin JahanMohammed Shami has been charged with non-bailable offences by the Kolkata Police under Indian Penal Code 498A and Indian Penal Code 354A for dowry harrassment and sexual harrassment, respectively. Shami has been embroiled in a year-long battle with his wife Hasin Jahan who made these allegations against the Indian pacer.”The chargesheet has been filed against Shami under IPC 498A (for mental and physical torture, and dowry harassment) and 354A (for sexual harassment and assault,” Dip Narayan Pakrashi, public prosecutor in the eastern city of Kolkata, told AFP.”If charges are proved (in court), the punishment may amount to five years imprisonment and fine,” Pakrashi added.The spat between Shami and his wife came to the fore in March 2018 when Hasin Jahan had posted some screenshots alleging that her husband was having an affair. Hasin Jahan had even levelled match fixing accusations against Shami following which he was omitted from the central contracts list by the BCCI pending investigations. BCCI therefore completed their internal investigation on match fixing accusations and gave him a clean chit and reinstated his central contract. Shami picked up 9 wickets in the series.Daniel Kalisz/Getty ImagesShami had publicly addressed these claims and rubbished them saying that it was all a plan to defame him. Following the personal ordeal, Shami’s on-field performances also took a hit as he failed to pass a fitness test to be excluded from India’s Test match against Afghanistan. But the pace bowler has made a fantastic comeback to cricket as he has been one of India’s premier fast bowlers in Test cricket. His form with the red ball has spilled over to ODI cricket wherein he is expected to be an integral part of India’s World Cup squad. “One man, if I have to single out, over the last five or six months is the man who took the man of the series today (Shami). It hurt him when he got the kick up the backside and he was dropped from the side for [failing] the yo-yo test. Went back, did the hard yards, came back fit and has not broken down since. Across all formats, he has been simply outstanding. Right through this series, whenever he has played, he has given us those early breakthroughs,” Shastri said.”[Shami has been] very impressive. In fact, now that you mention seam position – he was showing Bharat Arun this morning Anderson’s ball comes like this and someone else’s comes like this (gesturing seam positions).” He added that Arun asked Shami to keep doing what he does because there is nobody in world cricket quite like him. “Your seam position, they must be looking at your seam position – the way it is coming out, so stick to that and don’t try to imitate anyone else,” Shastri recounted Arun as saying to Shami.But the recent revelation casts a serious doubt on Shami’s future. Close