Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create history

first_imgVirat Kohli on Tuesday became the first cricketer in the history of the sport to win all three ICC Awards – Test Cricketer of the Years, ODI Cricketer of the Year and Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year.This is the second time in succession that he was named ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the year while this is the first time he has bagged the Test Cricketer of the Year award.Last year Kohli had finished as the highest ODI scorer, collecting 1460 runs from 26 matches including six hundreds. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, accumulating 1059 runs from 10 matches including five hundreds.The 30-year-old bettered his performance in 2018 as he finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.”It feels amazing. It’s a reward for all the hard work that you do throughout the calendar year. I feel really grateful and very, very happy with the team doing well at the same time myself performing. Having recognition at the global level from the ICC is something you feel proud of as a cricketer because you understand that there are many players playing the game.”To be rewarded in this manner from amongst all of them is obviously a very proud moment for me and something that gives you more motivation to keep repeating the same things because you have to keep the standard of cricket up and keep bringing in consistent performances. From that point of view, these awards give you that extra motivation,” Kohli said in a video message.advertisementICC Men’s Cricketer of the YearICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the YearICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the YearCaptain of ICC Test Team of the YearCaptain of ICC Men’s ODI Team of the YearLet’s hear from the man himself, @imvKohli! #ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/3M2pxyC44nICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Kohli was also rewarded for the way he captained Team India in both Tests and one-dayers after being named captain of both the Test and ODI Teams of 2018. This is again something which he has repeated after 2017.Kohli became the only Asian captain to win a Test match in South Africa (Johannesburg), England (Nottingham) and Australia (Adelaide & Melbourne) in the same calendar year (2018).With India’s 2-1 triumph in the Border-Gavaskar series, Kohli also became the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia in 71 years. India also bagged the ODI series 2-1 which was another first for the country in an ODI bilateral series Down Under.37 matches, 47 innings.2,735 runs at an average of 68.37.11 centuries, 9 fifties.What a year for @imvKohli! He wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2018!https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/oeSClhcfJQICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Kohli, along with Jasprit Bumrah, were the only two cricketers to feature in the Test and ODI teams of the Year. Rishabh Pant was also named in the Test side while India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav made it to the ODI side.last_img read more

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Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the stars of World Cup 2019: Wasim Akram

first_imgWasim Akram, R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh are sure India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the stars in World Cup 2019. Bumrah has been in top form over the last 2 years and was instrumental for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019, Wasim Akram said Bumrah had it in him to be one of the stars of the World Cup because he understands his bowling better than before.”Bumrah started his cricket career in front of me. He has an awkward action – he can get reverse swing too. He is young and he knows what bowling is.”He has now realised what he has to do. He bowled well in Test cricket in Australia and England. He will be the star of this World Cup – that’s for sure,” he said.India star R Ashwin said Jasprit Bumrah does not repeat his mistakes. He had bowled a no-ball which allowed Fakhar Zaman to score a match-winning hundred in the final of the Champions Trophy.”What separates Bumrah from the rest of the pack is that he can execute what he wants. When he bowled to Fakhar Zaman, he completely shut him down after his mistake in the Champions Trophy final. The confidence he has gained over the years is the biggest thing I have seen in him,” he said.Meanwhile, another star India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh reckoned Bumrah will have to play a major role if India were to win the World Cup.advertisement”If India have to win the World Cup, Bumrah will need to bowl really well. Bumrah will be the biggest factor if India have to win this World Cup,” he said.Jasprit Bumrah was sharp in both warm-up matches before the tournament got underway. Conditions in England so far suggest Bumrah will be lethal with his variations and pace.Also Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XIAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: India’s bowling attack better than Pakistan, says Younis KhanAlso See:last_img read more

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a day ago​Arsenal hero Petit: Nothing has changed since Wenger left

first_img​Arsenal hero Petit: Nothing has changed since Wenger leftby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Emmanuel Petit does not see any differences between the end of Arsene Wenger’s time at the club and their performances now.Unai Emery has received time and backing at the club, as he is now into his second season as manager.But their performances and results are no better than what Wenger was achieving, and Emery arguably has a more balanced squad at his disposal.Petit told reporters: “I can understand why many Arsenal supporters are losing patience with Unai Emery.”As a manager he has a bad record away from home – not just with Arsenal, but also while he was in Spain.”Arsenal showed no character and it p***es me off because it has been the case so many times away from home.”The starting XI he picked against Sheffield United was strange.”It’s difficult after an international break when you have to play teams that don’t have as many players involved in the international fixtures.”But you know what to expect when you go to Bramall Lane – you know the qualities of the Sheffield United team.”They fight, especially in front of their home crowd, and they get balls into the box and put pressure on at set pieces.”That’s what they did against Liverpool and Chelsea.”But more importantly they didn’t show any technical quality on the pitch.”They gave away so many simple balls and had no inspiration, imagination or creativity.”They looked so heavy. This isn’t Arsenal – you need to take the ball and show what you’ve got.”But I haven’t seen that in years. Nothing has changed since Arsène Wenger left.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photos: Honeymooners Sporting Their Tux And Wedding Dress Are At Kentucky’s Game vs. South Carolina

first_imgHoneymooners in wedding tux and dress at Kentucky vs. South Carolina.It’s Valentine’s Day, so it’s fairly fitting that a recently married couple is attending Kentucky’s game against South Carolina at Rupp Arena this afternoon. The couple, which got married Friday night, is sitting in the upper section of the Wildcats’ arena, with the groom sporting his tuxedo and the bride still wearing her wedding dress. Check it out: Here’s our new favorite honeymooners sitting 1st row upper arena @Rupp_Arena after getting married last night pic.twitter.com/v6k9s9Bea5— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) February 14, 2015There’s a bride at Rupp Arena today: pic.twitter.com/hmWR6RHcPx— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) February 14, 2015How grand is UK basketball? These fine Kentucky folks were just married in the Commonwealth’s church, Rupp Arena. #fb pic.twitter.com/1QwZNQMDOc— Benjamin Riggs (@bpriggs) February 14, 2015Woman in wedding dress watching basketball in second level of Rupp Arena. (Above A in Whitaker). pic.twitter.com/ZhmxF36x6Z— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) February 14, 2015Love and Basketball combine @Rupp_Arena for @KentuckyMBB vs South Carolina. #BBN #Bluelyweds pic.twitter.com/Na3HgVOs1C— KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) February 14, 2015Basketball, clearly, reigns supreme in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky and South Carolina are currently playing on ESPN.last_img read more

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Q&A: Former Ohio State Star DeVier Posey On His Time In Columbus, The NCAA, The CFL & More

first_imgDeVier Posey stiff arms a defender during a game with Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 18: DeVier Posey #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff arms his brother Julian Posey #9 of the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Football has brought DeVier Posey from his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, to suiting up for Ohio State, to various NFL stops and now North of the border. We caught up with Posey to discuss his career at OSU, what he’s up to now in the CFL and what the future looks like for him.The Spun: Let’s go back to the beginning. What was your recruiting process like coming out of high school? What approach did Ohio State take and what other schools were you considering?DeVier Posey: Oh man, you’re taking me back (laughter). It was an interesting process. I didn’t play varsity until my junior year, so I had more basketball offers and track interest up until that point. Then, I had a big junior year and was All-State. I followed that up by playing basketball and going to a few camps that year in the springtime. I ended up getting on the podium at the state (outdoor track) championships. I felt like coaches were always iffy about me until they figured out I was fast and played all these different sports.I had grown up liking Oklahoma and USC. Because of Reggie Bush, Jason White, Adrian Peterson, Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart and all those great receivers they had. I didn’t really know much about Ohio State growing up. I’m from Cincinnati but in Cincinnati we don’t really hear about Ohio State much. There was no social media. Either University of Cincinnati games were on, Miami (Ohio), Xavier basketball, Kentucky basketball or Louisville. Ohio State was off the radar. But I got to know Jim Tressel. He came by and absolutely murdered his in-home visit and I mean that in the best way possible. Him and Darrell Hazell, the wide receivers coach, they just had an unbelievable presentation. Plus we had some other guys like Terrelle Pryor, Mike Adams, Mike Brewster. We had one of the best recruiting classes in the country and we were all kind of recruiting each other. So Ohio State was a no-brainer.TS: You say Jim Tressel killed his in-home visit. What stood out from him when you were being recruited and then when you played under him?DP: Personable. He’s one of the people who knows everyone in your family, what they’re doing, what they’re involved in. That was one thing that I was fond about with him: his attention to detail and how much of a human he was. I hope that doesn’t sound crazy. The things that he would ask me to do off the field, like my freshman year, he asked me to speak to the student body. I asked him why, and he said ‘I want to take the future leaders of my team to connect with the school on a bigger level.’ That’s just one example of what he did. He could get in touch with you on a different level.TS: You guys had a top 10 class and had Terrelle Pryor, who was the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the class that year. Ohio State had also played in the national championship the two years before that. Was there any added pressure because of that?DP: That’s what you get coming to Ohio State, those expectations. I think we were like preseason ranked No. 2 my freshman year. But they had guys like Brian Hartline, Brian Robiskie, Ray Small who were playing, Dane Sanzenbacher. My biggest goal was to be able to make the travel team. I was able to dress and then all of a sudden, they throw me in my first game, Todd Boeckman throws me a hitch route and I score the first time I touched the ball at Ohio State. From that moment on, I felt like ‘Okay, I can play at this level and make an impact.’TS: When you look back at what happened to you and Terrelle [Pryor] and some of the other guys your senior year, with the suspension [for selling team gear], and you hear the conversation that’s everywhere now about athletes being paid or being able to profit off their likeness, it isn’t reality yet but it seems to be getting more popular support. What is it like to see that? Have you followed that conversation?DP: Of course I follow that conversation. I feel like my story and what we went through is part of the reason why kids are getting paid more now and the reason why they have the system they have in place for championship rings or rewards. The NCAA is a running business plan. When I say that, I say it in the most respectful way. It’s an institution that is coming up with rules and dealing with different things as we speak. They had to come up with the Twitter rules. When I was coming out of high school, coaches were allowed to text message during the beginning of the recruiting process and then toward the end they weren’t allowed to text.For us, we sold the rings and got money for it. Now, the rule is you don’t get your championship rings until you graduate. You get everything at once. I’ve paid attention to it. I’ve said no to stories from Outside the Lines and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel because I just wanted to get my career going in the NFL. But it’s something that has impacted me and how I look at things and I think my perspective is very unique because I have a different relationship with the NCAA and view them in a different light. I understand that their practices are a bit underdeveloped. It seems as though it’s a great institution and things are the way they should be but they’re trying to figure out the right way to go about things like kids are. More importantly, the kids make so much money for the university. It’s important for kids to realize what they are getting into. They’re getting into a business deal. They’re giving you however much it costs for a degree over four years, and in exchange, you’re giving them services.TS: We heard that when you were at Ohio State that you and Terrelle Pryor used to tear it up in intramural and pickup hoops. Is that true? How good were you guys?DP: (Laughing) I was on the intramural team and me and TP used to dominate some games. It’s kind of funny, that’s how I met Terrelle when we were younger. We both played AAU basketball. We would always meet up in the championship [in AAU]. It was kind of cool to be able to go in in the off-season at Ohio State and tear it down on the courts.TS: I know Terrelle was a pretty high-level Division I hoops recruit? Could you have played D-I basketball as well if you wanted to? How about track?DP: I had some track offers from down South schools. I had basketball offers from some small ACC and SEC schools. Akron recruited me. Coach Jeff Boals, he was at Akron at the time, he’s now at Ohio.TS: After college, your professional football journey has taken you from the Houston Texans to the New York Jets, you had to deal with injuries and now you’re playing in Canada. What has that whole experience been like with you and what is it specifically like playing in Canada? How does it compare to playing in America?DP: My football journey has been amazing. It’s taken me all over. The teammates that I’ve been able to become close with and bond with and the friends I have for life, it’s amazing. There really isn’t much difference as far as preparation between the two leagues [NFL and CFL]. I would say there is a financial difference in pay and how much each league is worth. But the CFL is a first-class league, A-1 as far as professionalism and to better yourself. I just appreciate both leagues.TS: Which guys that you played with at Ohio State are you still in touch with?DP: Oh man, I got a group chat with Boom Herron and Mike Adams and probably the guy I’m most closest with his Etienne Sabino. He was a linebacker and team captain. He played for Urban and played for Tressel and was the best man at my wedding. We always get together and speak. It’s therapeutic when you get to talk to the boys.TS: Last question: have you met or had a chance to meet Ryan Day in person? How do you feel about him taking over?DP: I haven’t had a chance to meet him but I’m excited. I’ve heard some great things about his offensive mentality and how he’s a great recruiter. I think I might make it down there this April to have a chance to meet him.TS: Do you think it would have been a fun offense for you to have played in, with the style of offense he runs?DP: Oh man, I wish I could have played in that offense. It would have been a great time.last_img read more

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Public Cool : A Q & A With Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

first_img Editors’ Recommendations In 2008, two designers (and uber tastemakers) Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne started a label inspired by the energy only found in New York City. Five years later, Public School is nominated for a CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear. Not only is Osborne and Chow born and raised in New York, they are living the New York dreamTheir clothing line is a modern take on classic tailored sportswear, and entirely made in New York City’s garment district, which is having a resurgence after a long, sad decline with many designers preferring to produce items overseas. For Fall 2013, expect to see interesting combinations like leather and wool paired jackets, pigment sprayed flannel shirts, sleek jeans and a futuristic looking shearling jacket that will get you excited for the cold weather again. We spoke with the boys of Public School about their beginnings and why New York City is so important to the line. How did Public School come about?Like how most brands start, we saw a need for something that wasn’t represented in the marketplace.How did you choose the name Public School?We had the name before the concept for the brand. We wanted a name that represented our experiences growing up in NYC and Public School encapsulated that entire idea in two words.What kind of guy wears Public School?The well traveled, confident, masculine man who understands how clothing should help change moods and attitudes.What was the inspiration for the upcoming autumn/winter collection?Unofficially titled “When No One’s Looking,” the collection explored the idea of breaking things down to the essence in order to find its truest expression.What was it like to be nominated for a CFDA?Dreamlike…please don’t wake us yet.Tell me about each of your backgrounds related to fashion?We’re both untrained in the classic sense and cut our teeth on the job. We spent most of our career together at the menswear label Sean John. But more importantly I think we relate to fashion the way we relate to our existence in NYC. Fashion was always a platform for us to stand out from the pack and express our collective cultural interests.Public School is made in NYC, take me through the process of that and why is it important to make your clothing using local resources?We wanted to control our quality and more importantly make product in the same city that continues to inspire us. NYC is perfectly imperfect just like our collections, so the nuance of the city is ingrained in every stitch. In our garments you’ll not only find our stories, but the stories of the multi-generational old factories in the NYC garment center. Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classiclast_img read more

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ICYMI APTNs Dennis Ward reports on weekend events in StandingRock North Dakota

first_imgDennis WardAPTN National NewsSupporters from more than 100 American Tribes converged on North Dakota to stand side by side with the Standin Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline project.On Friday, everyone was waiting for a U.S. Federal court judge would support an injunction to stop work on the site the Sioux Tribe says is sacred ground.dward@aptn.calast_img

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Information and Communication Technologies expert heads UN development body

In making the announcement, UN Under-Secretary-General Jose Antonio Ocampo said Craig Barrett “has played a critical leadership role in advancing the objectives of the World Summit on the Information Society and in helping to promote a transforming vision for a universal and inclusive information society.”Mr. Ocampo cited the new chairman’s “global reputation as a technology ambassador for education and economic development” saying it will help unite governments, international organizations, civil society and business leaders in addressing the role of technology in advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).”Mr. Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education worldwide and a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising global social and economic standards, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which Mr. Ocampo heads. It noted also that he was an active participant in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held last November in Tunis, Tunisia. The inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 19 and 20 June, DESA said. read more

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Bell says rare aneurysm wont stop him from working on temporary workers

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – Jobs Minister Pat Bell says he wants to help resolve the controversial temporary foreign workers issue involving an underground coal mine in northeast British Columbia before he leaves politics in May because of a rare aneurysm that could be fatal.The Liberal cabinet minister said Monday the discovery of a low-pressure aneurysm that requires him to undergo regular heart checkups is forcing him out of politics after 12 years.Bell, 55, said the aneurysm that was detected last September and confirmed in early December is likely due to genetics and was not brought on by stress.“I have loved my 12 years in politics,” said the Prince George-Mackenzie MLA. “I was looking forward to another four years.”But Bell said he was concerned about his condition and told he may need surgery in the future and likely require months of recovery time.But he said he’s staying on until the May 17 election, and one of his goals is to help resolve the issue over HD Mining bringing temporary foreign workers to Canada.Bell said he’s speaking with federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley about reworking the temporary foreign worker program that both Ottawa and the B.C. government acknowledge hasn’t been a success.“I acknowledge that people have lost confidence in the temporary foreign worker program,” he said. “I actually have a phone call with Minister Finley later on today. I don’t like to leave anything unfinished and that’s one file I hope to deal with.”Last November, Finley issued a news release that said she and her ministry were “not satisfied” HD Mining had made sufficient efforts to recruit or hire Canadians. She announced the federal government was reviewing the entire temporary foreign worker program.The company suspended the use of Chinese miners at its proposed Murray River project near Tumbler Ridge. It announced last month that 16 Chinese workers who were already in Canada had been sent home and no others would arrive until the legal challenge launched by two unions was sorted out.HD Mining said earlier it planned to use 201 Chinese miners at its proposed Murray River mine. The unions have asked the Federal Court to throw out the temporary foreign worker permits, arguing HD Mining didn’t take adequate steps to hire Canadians.HD Mining asked the unions publicly this month to drop their legal challenge of the project’s temporary foreign worker permits and talk instead, but the unions rejected the offer. by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 18, 2013 3:32 pm MDT Bell says rare aneurysm won’t stop him from working on temporary workers file read more

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Beside The Points For Thursday Sept 21 2017

Things That Caught My EyeFor whom the AL wild-card slot tollsIt sure looks like the Minnesota Twins are going to snag the American League’s second wild-card slot in the playoffs, and needless to say it’s going to be difficult to get past the recently streaking Indians, top-notch offense of Houston, or the Yankee-Red Sox industrial complex. They’ve got a two in three chance of nabbing the potentially doomed playoff spot. [FiveThirtyEight]More like AFC Best you know? The AFC West — the Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and some itinerant caravan of rootless football professionals describing themselves as Chargers — is stacked this year, with the Chiefs, Raiders and Broncos all with higher-than 50 percent chances to make the playoffs according to ESPN’s football power index. [ESPN]Technically undefeated!The Las Vegas Golden Knights are 2-0 so far through the NHL preseason, which is their first as a franchise. Technically speaking, that makes them the only entirely undefeated team playing at the moment. Hockey starts up again October 4. [Knights on Ice]NFL games getting shorter?Not including Monday Night Football, the average Week 2 NFL game lasted 3 hours, 4 minutes — down slightly from Week 2 of 2015 and 2016. Obviously we’re going to need a few more weeks of data before making a definitive declaration about the speed of play but early number appear promising. [ESPN]Baseballs approach their platonic idealAll baseballs go through the air a little differently — a lower seam here or a smoother ball there marginally affect how they travel — but those slight differences have been getting slighter. Judging by a measure of air resistance, the baseballs used in MLB play since 2008 have been getting more and more internally consistent when it comes to how they fly, which ends up affecting how far they go, which might explain… [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number5,694The number of home runs hit league-wide in the 2017 season when Kansas City’s Alex Gordon connected for one in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, topping the major-league record set in the 2000 season. The league is currently on pace for 6,140 homers. [ESPN]Leaks from Slackemily:Sox going to extra innings again. 2nd day in a row.colleen:dammit, @neil, you caused thisneil:I only caused it if they end up losingneil:by reminding them how lucky 14-3 is in extras[The Red Sox won and were subsequently 15-3 in extra innings]Predictions MLB See more NFL predictions We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more MLB predictions NFL Oh, and don’t forgetThis could be it for Bautista, enjoy him while you can. All newsletters read more

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Mother posed as London property owner to share £12m fraud profits with

first_imgShe continued: “Moorcroft would not have become involved in this scam at all if it weren’t for the involvement and encouragement of her daughter. The roles they played respectively in the grand scheme were relatively small but they were hugely significant in the success of the scam.” The pair deny one count of conspiracy to commit fraud between July 1 and October 31, 2014, and Ms Moorcroft denies a further charge of possession of an identity document with intent.Ms Moorcroft met with Tim Cope, a property lawyer, in London to arrange for the sale of the home, the court heard.Ms Hay said: “What Mr Cope failed to notice either in advance or at that meeting is that the image on the passport didn’t appear to match that on the resident’s permit… and neither of those images matched those of the woman sitting in front of him at that meeting.” Ms Moorcroft convinced Mr Cope she owned the Eagle Place property and he acted as a solicitor in the sale of the house, jurors heard.The fraudsters sent him an email applying for a loan against the property before a buyer could be found and he negotiated a £1.2 million offer through bridging loan company Fincorp.Property Holdings Ltd provided the cash for the loan, and the money was transferred to Ms Moorcroft’s solicitors on October 21, 2014.It was transferred to a bank account she had set up in Dubai on the same day. On October 27, 2014 Mr Cope and Fincorp were informed that the land registry suspected a fraud – but efforts to retrieve the money were “pointless” as it had been withdrawn in cash. A woman from Blackpool is accused of pretending to be the owner of a £3 million London propertyCredit:PA Dubai Police began investigating the alleged fraud in January 2015 and discovered there were only two people in the UK named Margaret Gwenllian Richards. Ms Moorcroft was arrested at her home in Blackpool in February 2015 and gave a no comment interview.Ms De Cruz was arrested in May 2016 after travelling to the UK from Dubai and also declined to answer questions. Officers are said to have discovered text messages between the pair from July 13-15, 2014.The court heard the conspiracy involved Ms De Cruz’s lover, Karl Cronin, and a man “purporting to be” called Mark Armstrong. They are not before the court.In one message Ms De Cruz said: “Karl said we are going forward 100 per cent.” Ms Moorcroft replied: “I don’t know whether I can because of the medical situation, they’re complicated to change medical records if passport in different name.” Another message from Ms De Cruz read: “It’s 30k you fly here for two days then back. You can change back to your other name it’s only your passport.”She later texted: “It’s now 100k for you.” Ms Hay said Karl Cronin “was communicating with both ladies”, and said “someone else must have been involved in the fraud in the UK”.The jury was told that Mr Cronin and Ms De Cruz had visited a fertility clinic together and their relationship “was a loving and enduring one”.Ms Moorcroft and Ms De Cruz each deny one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and Ms Moorcroft also denies a count of possession of an identity document with improper intent. The trial continues. Laylah De Cruz, 31, a Dubai-based stable owner and model, is charged with being involved with a £1.2m property fraudCredit:Central News For sale signs Laylah De Cruz Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. £1.2m from a loan on a London property is said to have been sent to an account in DubaiCredit:Warren Little/Getty Images A mother from Blackpool posed as the owner of a £3 million London property to help pull off an “audacious” fraud so she could share the cash with her model daughter in Dubai, a court heard.Dianne Moorcroft, 62, changed her name by deed poll to convince estate agents and solicitors she was Margaret Gwenllian Richards, 85, the owner of a vacant £3 million house in Kensington, London, Southwark Crown Court, in London heard. Ms Moorcroft’s daughter, Laylah De Cruz, 31, a Dubai-based stable owner and model, is accused of encouraging her mother to take part in the fraud.A British passport and Dubai resident’s permit in Ms Richards’s name were obtained to get a tenancy for the property – and then arrange for its sale while the real owner was living in Cambridge. A £1.2 million bridging loan was secured against the house before a buyer was found and they immediately transferred the money to Dubai, the court was told.Teresa Hay, prosecuting, said: “The fraud itself was as simple as it was audacious. The conspirators include not just these two ladies but others who identified a vacant property likely to be of significant value because of where it was in south-west London and then obtained a tenancy for the property.”last_img read more

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Nintendo reveals Wii U price and release date

first_imgNintendo has just announced the release date and price for the Wii U in its home territory of Japan.The Wii U will launch on December 8 with two versions of the console being available. The budget model will be white and ships with 8GB of internal storage and a Wii U GamePad tablet controller. The premium model will be black, has 32GB of internal storage, and adds a HDMI cable and charging cradle (for the tablet controller) to the package alongside a GamePad.The price of the basic model has been set at 26,250 Yen (US$337) where as the premium edition is 31,500 Yen (US$$404). It’s therefore likely in the US we could see $350 and $400/$450 price points respectively.If you want a second Wii U GamePad controller then expect to pay around $170, and the Wii U Pro Controller has been priced around $65. But you have to take into consideration these prices have only been announced for Japan so far.The December 8 release date is also only confirmed for Japan. The US could get the console a few weeks earlier on the predicted November 18, but Nintendo could just be doing a worldwide, same-day launch. We’ll find out later today.As for the hardware, the Wii U will ship with 2GB RAM, 1GB is reserved for the system and the other gigabyte is for games to use. The games will ship on 25GB discs, which suggests they are Blu-ray format, although that’s not confirmed.All Wii accessories will be compatible with the Wii U alongside the backwards compatibility of the games. Nintendo also confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. and Nintendoland will be launch titles for the system.via Pocket-lint and Kotakulast_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_img By Michelle Hennessy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 8:02 PM NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. Quest endurance race competitor Philip Smith after summiting Carrauntoohil, climbing on Cnoc na Toinne. Share4 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4791810 2 Comments Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday A large fire in Cork, a heroin seizure by gardaí and Brexit drama had everyone talking today. center_img Get our daily news round up: IRELANDA large fire that damaged more than 60 cars in a Cork shopping centre was brought under control.Gardaí arrested three men and seized €1 million worth of heroin after searches in Dublin and Meath.An appeal was made for a missing 13-year-old girl in Dublin.A bishop in Louth warned the cycle of gangland violence in the county will lead to further tragedy.Dublin City Council has entered a new five-year clamping contract worth €36.67 million.Dart passengers have reported a number of incidents involving assaults, sexual harassment and racist abuse on board services since the middle of last year. A dramatic All-Ireland football final ended with Dublin and Kerry heading to a replay.  A protester shields himself as he faces police in Hong Kong late last night. Source: AP/PA ImagesWORLD#HONG KONG: Activists blocked routes to the airport after violent clashes with police overnight. #BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a Category 5 storm.#TEXAS: The death toll in a mass shooting last night rose to seven, with more than 21 people injured. #BREXIT: Michael Gove has refused to rule out ignoring a law to stop a no-deal Brexit if MPs succeed in passing it next week. #YEMEN: More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an airstrike. PARTING SHOT Tennis champion Naomi Osaka shared this poignant moment with her teenage opponent after a win at Arthur Ashe Stadium.  12,007 Views Short URL Sep 1st 2019, 8:02 PM last_img read more

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Amazon rachète une société spécialisée dans lécran tactile

first_imgAmazon rachète une société spécialisée dans l’écran tactileÉtats-Unis – Amazon aurait racheté une société américaine spécialiste des écrans tactiles, Touchco. Un moyen pour le site marchand d’améliorer sa “liseuse” électronique Kindle ?Alors que d’après certains analystes, Amazon aurait vendu quelque 3 millions de Kindle, son livre électronique lancé en 2007, le site de vente en ligne va désormais s’atteler au développement de sa liseuse.D’après le New York Times, Amazon aurait racheté une jeune société basée à New York et spécialisée dans l’écran tactile. Le personnel de cette firme, Touchco, devrait être intégré à la division produits responsable du Kindle. Touchco, dont les employés officient au Media Research Lab de l’université de New York, a conçu différentes technologies d’écrans tactiles, l’une permettant d’obtenir un écran multipoints, une autre offrant un écran flexible. La société développe également des technologies dédiées aux écrans LCD.Autant de forces qui pourraient permettre à Amazon de concurrencer Apple qui vient de lancer sa tablette Internet iPad, ou Google qui plancherait sur la sienne.  Le 4 février 2010 à 15:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Sheetz to invest 15m to increase employees pay

first_imgUS convenience store chain Sheetz is to invest more than $15 million this year to increase its employees’ pay.The organisation is making the investment in staff wages as part of its commitment to establish Sheetz as a great place to work and to offer a competitive compensation package for its 17,000 employees.Sheetz has confirmed that the money will be invested without cutting back on hours for full-time employees.Stephanie Doliveira, vice president of human resources at Sheetz, said: “We’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best people. We believe that paying wages at the upper end of the retail scale is necessary to achieve that goal.“In addition to paying competitive wages, we provide our employees with increases based upon tenure, access to health insurance, quarterly bonuses, college tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and paid time off, among many other benefits, continuing to prove that Sheetz strives to be a great place to work.”last_img read more

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Amazon plans to launch highdef music streaming service says report

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Music Speakers CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: The new service could challenge Spotify and other music streaming apps.  Smith Collection / Getty Images Less than a week after debuting a free, ad-supported version of Amazon Music for Alexa, Amazon might be planning its next big thing.The company could be working with large music rights holders to create a high-fidelity music streaming platform, Music Business Worldwide reported Thursday, citing “several high-placed music industry sources.”  Such a move would help Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, better compete with companies like Tidal, Deezer, Spotify and Apple Music. Amazon wasn’t immediately available for comment.MWB’s sources said Amazon’s high-def service would cost about $15 per month and launch before the end of the year. The price would be cheaper than Tidal’s and Deezer’s subscriptions, which cost $20 per month. Spotify and Apple don’t have high-definition streaming options.”It’s a better bit rate, better than CD quality,” an unnamed source told MWB. “Amazon is working on it as we speak: they’re currently scoping out how much catalog they can get from everyone and how they’ll ingest it.”Originally published April 26 at 10:58 a.m. PT.Update, at 11:09 a.m. PT: Added more details. • Mentioned Above Amazon Echo (2017,Heather Gray Fabric) $99 0 Apple Amazon Apple Amazon Echo Review • Amazon’s new Echo improves upon the original, slashes the price Preview • A new Amazon Echo is here. Catch up on Alexa’s upgraded home See It News • Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70center_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See All reading • Amazon plans to launch high-def music streaming service, says report Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $99 ‘Alexa, play Apple Music’ How To • How to sell your old Amazon Echo Tags Share your voice See it Post a comment Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 1:23 Crutchfieldlast_img read more

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Copa America 2019 Argentina vs Qatar Preview TV listings and how to

first_imgLionel Messi and Argentina are staring down the barrelElsa/Getty ImagesArgentina will take the field on June 23 against Qatar for their third and final Group-B match of the Copa America 2019, at Porto Alegre, Brazil. This will be the most important match for Argentina and Lionel Messi for their quest for an international trophy after 26 years. It is a do-or-die situation for Argentina as they cannot afford to lose. Messi’s quest for international success will get a huge setback as the this will probably be the last Copa America for the ageing legend.Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay at the Belo Horizonte on June 19. The match started with Argentina playing much better than what they performed against Colombia when they lost 2-0. But the shambolic midfield of Argentina could not supply balls to the strikers as a result of which they could not break the deadlock. Paraguay drew first blood as a poor Argentine defence could not match up with the pace of the Paraguayans.Argentina levelled with a Messi penalty in the second half but could not win the match. La Albiceleste need to organise themselves otherwise they will have to face a shock exit from the group stage of the tournament only as they are placed at the bottom of the group. Lionel Messi needs to lead the team with much more urgency and senior players like Nicolas Otamendi and Angel Di Maria who are the underperforming need to be replaced. The caretaker coach should think about fielding Paulo Dybala from the start of the match. Messi after scoring the goal. ReutersOn the other hand, Asian champions Qatar had a very decent tournament. They entered as minnows but the way they performed against both Paraguay and Colombia they showed that they can be the reason for a major upset. Coming into the match after getting defeated by Colombia, Qatar will try to add to the agony of the infuriated Argentine fans. They are placed third on the group table.The other match of the day is between Colombia and Paraguay. Colombia has already qualified for the next stage while Paraguay will hope that Argentina loses and they win.The Argentina-Qatar match will start at 4 pm on June 23 according to local time and 12.30 am, June 24 according to IST. The Colombia-Paraguay match will start at 4 pm on June 23 according to local time and 12.30 am, June 24 according to IST.Global TV listings and Live streamTelemundo: USAPremier Sports 1: UKStream: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, ESPN+, Premier PlayerHow to watch in IndiaThere has been a huge disappointment for Indian football fans as the tournament will not be telecast in the country. Fans can watch the live stream by using free VPN services and download apk’s like Navixsport. The application cannot be downloaded from any play store but it is available online for free. It can be downloaded by simply searching on Google. Two search results will come, one for Android and another for iOS. The viewers have to go inside the website according to their requirements, click on free download and enjoy the match.last_img read more

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Fan remakes Resident Evil 2 in Unreal Engine 3 as a learning

first_imgTypically, if you’re learning how to use a new game engine you’ll go through a few tutorials and create some simple games to help understand the concepts and workflow. Developer Rod Lima took that idea a step further and decided to fully recreate Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 in Unreal Engine 3.Lima saw the game remake as the perfect way to learn UnrealScript, the scripting language that Unreal Engine 3 relies upon. The finished project is of such good quality Capcom could pick this up and release it has a HD version of the game tomorrow.Here’s a full playthrough of his creation by Lima:The only thing Lima owns from the project is the UnrealScript files he wrote. The models, animations, and scenarios were all extracted from the original game. Understandably then, Lima isn’t going to release the project for anyone else to play. Capcom’s legal team would quickly pounce on any such release. However, what Capcom should do is consider offering Lima a job, maybe even on the Resident Evil team, as he’s clearly very talented.If nothing else, this Resident Evil 2 remake shows you just what’s possible with the game engines available to all developers today. Lima didn’t even have to purchase a license for Unreal Engine 3 to allow his project to happen. Instead he used the freely available UDK (Unreal Development Kit) and the online learning resources Epic Games provides for UnrealScript.If Capcom isn’t interested in Lima’s talents then he should take what he’s learned and develop his own survival horror game. I’m sure it would do well on Steam Greenlight, or maybe as a Kickstarter depending on what he came up with.last_img read more

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Housing Market Favor is Shifting From Sellers to Buyers

first_imgSource: Realtor.com in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News August 31, 2015 701 Views The real estate market, which has mostly favored sellers this summer, is now beginning to tip back toward buyers.Realtor.com economic research released Monday found that sellers’ overall advantage in the market is being reduced and buyers are beginning to reap the benefits of growing home inventory.“We are now entering the time of the year when both inventory and demand typically reach their peak as the start of the school year takes away a substantial chunk of near-term demand,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com.Realtor.com’s August First Look found that listings inventory grew 3 percent over July. In addition, the median list price increased to $233,000, up 8 percent year over year and virtually flat against July.According to the data, the shift in favor to buyers is reflected in the median number of days on market, which has increased to 75 days. The number of days on the market is down 6 percent from last year, but the 6 percent increase from the prior month means that inventory is moving slower compared to spring and summer seasons.“This year we’re seeing inventory continue to grow in August,” Smoke said. “And while overall demand is strong, the trend on median days on market is suggesting that the market is finding more of a balance—and that bodes well for would-be buyers who have been frustrated by the inability to find a home to buy this spring and summer.”The company also analyzed listing views by market to determine buyer demand and median days on the market as an indicator of supply. Realtor.com found that the top 20 markets receive 1.8 to 3 times more views per listing compared to the national average. In addition, these markets move inventory 29 to 48 days faster than other U.S. markets and days on the market also declined 13 percent year-over-year.Smoke also noted that the recent stock market correction could help prospective buyers by keeping mortgage rates low.“A temporary drop in demand by those negatively affected by stock market instability might be just what strained would-be buyers need to gain the advantage in a market that has given sellers the upper hand so far this year,” Smoke said. “Postponement by the Fed due to the market correction could extend accessibility of attractively low mortgage rates.” Buyers Housing Market Inventory Realtor.com Sellers 2015-08-31 Staff Writer Housing Market Favor is Shifting From Sellers to Buyers Sharelast_img read more

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Paphos moving towards becoming smart city

first_imgThe smart cities project, which will see the lives of Paphos residents transformed by the use of data and technology, was the topic of an information session held at Palia Ilektriki cultural centre in the town on Wednesday,The aim was to show how Paphos municipality is implementing its objectives to transform the town into a smart, digital city, according to an announcement.The information workshop was organised by the municipality in the framework of the project “Development of smart city applications in the municipalities of Cyprus, Crete and the North Aegean”.Speaking at the workshop, Paphos Mayor, Phedonas Phedonos, gave an extensive briefing on the actions of the municipality, which are being implemented through tenders and strategic partnerships which are developing the vision for its implementation.The relevant officials also presented the basic parameters of the project and the benefits that it will bring to the municipality of Paphos.Under the programme, the integrated operational plan for the conversion of Paphos into a “smart city” has already been developed, and the development of a pioneering application with augmented reality for the promotion of culture, tourism and entrepreneurship, as well as a study on city branding is underway.The tender will be launched shortly for the supply and installation of Wi-Fi hotspots and touchscreens, it was announced.The Smart Cities project is being implemented under the Interreg V-A Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020 co-operation programme and is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and using funds from both Greece and Cyprus.The municipality of Paphos is the lead partner, while the partners are the twinned with Paphos and are the municipalities of Chania and Lesbos.The Smart Cities, which started operating on 01/11/2017, has a duration of 24 months and a total budget of €643,000. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake insurance that fits your future plansCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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