WI coach places high value on England ODIs

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC : New West Indies head coach Stuart Law has underscored the value of the three-match one-day series against England starting here today, especially with the regional side already setting their sights on the 2019 World Cup.With only the top seven teams in ICC one-day rankings as of September 30 this year earning automaticqualification along with hosts England, West Indies currently lying ninth are in danger of missing out.”The main aim is to qualify for the next World Cup, so these one-day games are extremely important to us, so that’s our main focus really at this stage,” the Australian said ahead of the start of the series at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.”I know we have Pakistan coming for T20s, Tests and one-dayers as well, but the one-day series probably will take paramount importance.”I’m not going to focus on becoming number one in the world at this stage. I’m focusing on building a culture, building a work ethic in the dressing room that will put the little bricks in place so they can be the best they can be.”In their current position in the ODI rankings, West Indies would be forced to enter a 10-team qualifying tournament set for next year March, in order to secure one of the two non-automatic spots at the World Cup.Already, the regional side has seen their lowly ranking cost them dearly, missing out on a spot at this year’s Champions Trophy in England, as only the top-eight sides in the rankings qualified.Law said having experienced that setback, it was imperative the regional side poured all their energies into reaching the marquee ICC limited overs showpiece.”There always is [disappointment over failing to qualify]. It’s a great little tournament, the Champions Trophy the mini World Cup and to not be there probably isn’t where you want to be,” Law told reporters.West Indies’ immediate challenge will be facing a confident England, who are ranked fifth in the world and who have lost just three of their last 16 outings in ODIs.They boast a talented squad with the likes of captain Eoin Morgan Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes, all expected to play key roles, but Law said West Indies would be looking to capitalise on their chances in the series.”They (England) areplaying an exciting brand of cricket. They go out there, they are carefree which can be extremely great to watch, but there are opportunities as well,” he pointed out.”They do offer opportunities the more aggressive you are, you can kind of not hit one clean enough and get caught. It’s going to be a great contest. That’s for sure.””We understand that England are a team that’s way up there and we’re looking to build a solid unit to go forward as well, so we’re looking forward toa good contest.”last_img read more

Antonio leading group to D.C.

first_imgLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a delegation of more than 200 political and business leaders will travel next week to Washington, D.C., where they’ll spend three days lobbying for federal funds. The delegation includes Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and five City Council members; Los Angeles Unified Superintendent David Brewer III and school board President Marlene Canter; along with officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Santa Monica, Anaheim and Orange County. The elected Los Angeles officials will be paying for the trip – estimated at $1,700 – out of their general office funds or officeholder accounts, a spokesman said. Roughly 175 business leaders will also be making the trip, including officials from the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and the Los Angeles Area and Hollywood chambers of commerce. “This is the largest bipartisan delegation of Southern California leaders to ever descend on the Capitol,” said Gary Toebben of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve made great strides to invest in our future, but our region does not receive its fair share of federal investment.” The delegation has a broad agenda in seeking more federal money for transportation, education and crime-fighting programs. In addition, the group is seeking congressional support for a variety of changes to regulations ranging from immigration issues – such as allowing more highly skilled workers in the country along with a comprehensive reform plan – to looking at issues such as international trade and business tax credits. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Manchester United midfielder welcomes competition for places at Old Trafford following summer recruits

first_imgAnder Herrera is not fazed by the prospect of having to compete with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin for a place in the Manchester United starting XI this season.After a difficult start, Herrera ended his debut season at United on a high last term.The Spaniard became a regular in Louis van Gaal’s first team, but he will have to fight harder for a place in the starting XI this year following the arrival of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin for a combined total of £40million.Herrera is convinced he will still get plenty of time on the pitch for United this term, despite the midfield additions to the squad.“We want to play in the Champions League, fight for the FA Cup and the Premier League,” Herrera said.“When you want to make a good season, it’s not just with 11 players.“I wish there were not but there are injuries. And there are good and bad moments for the players so everyone is going to be involved in what I think will be a very good season.”Very few believed United would be able to prize Schweinsteiger away from Bayern Munich, but Van Gaal managed to persuade the 30-year-old to swap Bavaria for Old Trafford.That gave Herrera the chance to play alongside a player who he has looked up to for years – a man he believes is one of the top five midfielders on the planet.“He is someone I looked up to coming through the ranks,” Herrera said.“He is one of the five or six best midfielders in the world and of course I have to learn a lot from him, Michael Carrick and others.“I always want to play with the best players and Bastian is one of the best in the world. I’m sure I am going to learn a lot of things from him.”Herrera thinks Schweinsteiger will offer United’s often vulnerable back four more protection next season.“He’s always safe with the ball,” Herrera said, when asked why he rates the Germany captain so highly.“He always knows what is happening behind him and I have to learn that from him.” 1last_img read more

Civil servant jailed for 12 months for selling information from Donegal Department

first_imgA civil servant who sold on the personal details of hundreds of people has been sentenced to one year in prison.Rory Lenihan received almost €22,000 over a three year period from private investigators while he was based at the Department of Social Protection in Letterkenny. Lenihan, aged 50 and originally from Dublin, had pleaded guilty to twelve sample charges of receiving payments for information.Details of how Lenihan, a clerical officer in the treatments benefits sections, stayed behind during his lunch break to access details and to make phonecalls were given earlier this week at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Judge John Aylmer adjourned sentence until today to consider the sentence.Addressing the court, the Judge said he considered Lenihan’s actions to bein the mid range for such offences.He said there was a significant breach of trust and privacy of all citizens information held by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs where Lenihan had worked.He said this resulted in an undermining of public confidence and that Lenihan’s sole motivation was personal gain.He said he had no option but to impose a custodial sentence because of the gravity of the offences and the fact that they took place over a prolonged period of time.He added that there were a number of mitigating factors in the case including the fact that Lenihan had no previous convictions, the case had cost him his marriage, he had shown genuine remorse and the Probation Services had said there was a low risk of Lenihan reoffending.He had also lost his job, was now on social welfare and that there would be adverse publicity from the media’s coverage of the case.He sentenced Lenihan to two years on each of the 12 sample charges but suspended the final 12 months of each sentence and ordered all charges to run concurrently.Dressed in navy trousers and a navy top, Lenihan, who was accompanied to court by family and friends, closed his eyes as the sentence was delivered.The father of five, pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges ofstealing information from social welfare recipients and selling themto two private investigators.The court was told that this information including the location ofthose involved as well as their loans, etc were then passed on tovarious banks and solicitor’s offices.Senior counsel Alex Owens, representing the Director of PublicProsecutions, said that in total Lenihan was accused of 41 chargesamounting to a total theft of €21,898.In September 2010, Lenihan’s supervisor Paul Bradley became suspicious of his behaviour when he stayed at his desk and used the phone during his lunch-break.The computer system, known as Infosys, required a username and aspecial password for employees to log into.Mr Bradley informed his supervisor Des Kernan and an internalinvestigation was launched which included the checking of files whichLenihan was checking on as well as cross-referencing phone numberswhich he was calling.Mr Bradley and Kernan approached Lenihan and he admitted that he waspassing on information and receiving some payments in return.The extraction of material had lasted from January 2008 until October, 2010.In total Lenihan, whose address was given as Ballaghderg, Letterkenny,was paid €23 for information on each person, money which would be paidby credit in lump sums to his Ulster Bank account in Donegal Town.He was paid the money by two private investigators, a John Buckley,based on the Navan Road and a Brian Foy, which a business address inLeixlip.Detective Garda Peter Cullen said the investigation was a complex onewhich he had been working on for between three and four years.He said he was aware that from examining Lenihan’s bank records formthe time that he faced various financial difficulties.The accused man’s sister Maria gave evidence in the case regarding herbrother’s upbringing.He said the family had owned a shop in Dublin and that they were avery law-abiding family who had never been in trouble.She told how her family were standing beside their brother as he was agood man, who excelled at sport, was a good father and a good personwho had made a mistake.The court was told that Mr Lenihan had no previous convictions.Defence barrister Peter Nolan said this was a criminal act carried outby someone who wasn’t a criminal.He added that his client was the only one before the court despite thefact that two others were directly involved and the information hadbeen passed on to various financial institutions.“It seems to me that Mr Lenihan is the one carrying the can for theactions of two other people who were at least aiders and abetters. Hewould not have given the information if he was not called andfinancial inducement offered.“These two other gentlemen, for some reason best known to the DPP,were not. I hope they’re not rinigng some other poor unfortunate civilservant looking for information.“His friends, family and parents are devastated. He’s the man whostole and got sacked from his department and cannot be trusted. He isa pariah to a large extent.“Sometimes the doing of the crime far outweighs any punishment thatcan be given and he will be punished until the day he dies. I ask youto consider that and the impact the publicity will also have.“I will ask you to view him not as a criminal but as a man who hascommitted a stupid criminal act for what – for €21, 000? These werethe actions of a desperate man in financial straits. I don’t see whatit would be achieved in sending him to jail,” said Mr Nolan.Following his sentence, Lenihan chatted briefly with family and friends before being led away by prison officers.Civil servant jailed for 12 months for selling information from Donegal Department was last modified: January 27th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Civil servantdonegaljailletterkennyRory Lenihanlast_img read more

Arsenal standing firm when it comes to player contract talks

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Aaron Ramsey is yet to sign a new contract at Arsenal, but club bosses are understood to be confident a new deal can be reached.The midfielder will be a free agent next summer, which will increase his earning power.Ramsey reportedly earns £110,000-a-week and is said to be seeking to double wages, however, the Evening Standard report the Gunners are standing firm and will not be held to ransom over a new deal.It was thought he wanted parity with Mesut Ozil, who signed a £350,000-a-week contract in January, though this has been rubbished by his representatives. Unai Emery wants Aaron Ramsey to stay LATEST NEW ERA Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 1 smart causal Arsenal news Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker In August, manager Unai Emery said he wants the 27-year-old to stay. “My opinion is clear, I want him to be with us. He’s the type of player I want in this team. But the contract is one thing only for the club and the player.”Ramsey has been at the Premier League side since leaving Cardiff in 2008 and has been key to Arsenal’s recent FA Cup successes, scoring in the 2014 and 2017 finals. possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmaslast_img read more

P2P Sharing Being Blocked Around the World, Where Next?

first_imgTags:#NYT#p2p#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Last week, we told you about peer-to-peer and torrent file-sharing sites were being systematically shut down all over China. Not too long before that, we let you know about file-sharing being monitored by a major ISP in the UK.Now, Israeli ISPs are throttling P2P network access, too, as confirmed in a report just released by an Israeli cyberlaw attorney and a partner news site. Whether you consider file-sharing an affront to content creators and copyright-holders everywhere or whether you see P2P networks as a permissible and valid way for users to exchange data, this trend is gaining considerable momentum around the world. Where will P2P restrictions pop up next?In their research, tech attorney Jonathan Klinger and researchers involved with the Israeli website Ynet found that two of the three major ISPs in Israel are interfering with user traffic and might be conducting deep packet inspection.Traffic shaping is a practice sometimes used by some ISPs to discourage the use of certain applications. A couple of years ago, Comcast caught some heat from users and media for filtering user traffic when torrent files were being downloaded, even causing some to speculate that the ISP was violating U.S. law by prohibiting this traffic. Eventually, Comcast did strike a deal with BitTorrent to allow protocol-agnostic traffic management, but only after the sparring had been brought to the attention of the Federal Communications Commission.It’s currently unclear whether Israeli ISPs are filtering traffic due to piracy concerns or simple due to bandwidth concerns, as shared files can often amount to multi-gigabyte, hours-long downloads. However, traffic-shaping that blocks P2P protocols can also apply to VoIP calls, IM clients and other applications. Although P2P traffic is associated with illegal downloads, nothing about the protocols themselves is inherently illegal. “The element common to all P2P services,” reads the Israeli report, “is the lack of economical benefit to the ISP.”Klinger noted that although complaints have been brought to media outlets and ISPs since 2007, the ISPs have typically ignored these criticisms. Netvision and Internet Zahav were the two ISPs determined by this research to be blocking file-sharing traffic. Bezeq International was the third ISP investigated. Although Bezeq was cleared by this particular investigation, a plug-in introduced last year from popular bittorrent client Vuze shows that this ISP, too, throttles and disrupts file-sharing network traffic.In response to the findings presented by Ynet and Klinger, all three of the investigated ISPs gave typically canned responses claiming to offer users excellent surfing experiences. Israeli Communications Ministry rep Dr. Yechiel Shabi told Ynet, “The research materials relayed to us paint a picture which arouses the need for thorough examination. After we become familiar with the study’s findings, we shall consider the need for interference, supervision or regulation of the matter.”So, while we wait to see what results this report will yield in Israel, we are left to ponder the perturbing question: Where will traffic-shaping pop up next to prevent P2P activity? Take another look at the findings from Vuze’s traffic-monitoring plug-in. You’ll see that ISPs around the world – including Verizon, BellSouth, AOL, AT&T, Charter, Road Runner and ISPs in France, Italy, Germany, Poland, the UK and the Middle East, to name a few locations – are already interrupting traffic.Vuze’s researched was released in April 2008; in August, the FCC declared that ISPs should not be allowed to target and interrupt P2P applications. Still, suspicious Americans and other users around the world should consider using a tool such as the EFF’s Switzerland to determine whether torrent downloads and VoIP calls are being interrupted by their ISP.Do Israeli or other ISPs have the right or the moral imperative to throttle traffic in this manner? Do they have the need or right to examine the applications, files, and protocols being employed by users on their networks? Or do ISPs around the globe need to read the wiki on net neutrality and get their act together? Let us know your experiences and opinions in the comments. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

UST, La Salle still undefeated in UAAP women’s beach volleyball

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES MOST READ La Salle pair of Tine Tiamzon and Justine Jazareno. UAAP PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle remained perfect in the women’s division of the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament after contrasting victories on Saturday at Sands SM By the Bay.Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor of the Golden Tigresses, who are seeking a fourth straight title, quickly dispatched Adamson’s Kring Uy and Chen Ave, 21-10, 21-9, to not only get to a 4-0 record but also extend UST’s winning streak to 22 straight wins starting 2016.ADVERTISEMENT James Buytrago and James Natividad of National University turned back La Salle’s Maglinao and Jumandos, 21-14, 21-17, and University of the East’s Jake Abria and Lloyd Josafat, 21-18, 21-12.Adamson University’s Leo Miranda and Jesus Valdez also had an unbeaten Saturday humbling UE’s Abria and Josafat, 21-13, 21-9, and followed it up with a 21-14, 21-14 victory over the Fighting Maroons’ Consuelo and Gamban.The Soaring Falcons and the Bulldogs are joint at third with 3-2 records. UP fell to 2-3 at the fifth spot while the Green Spikers and Red Warriors fell to 1-4 with the Blue Eagles at a lowly 0-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alapag, Uichico, Devance join Cone’s SEA Games coaching staff The Lady Maroons, Lady Falcons, and Lady Warriors are all tied at the 1-3 while the Lady Bulldogs are dead last with a 0-4 card.In the men’s tournament, reigning titlist UST and runner up FEU maintained their hold of the top spot with the identical 5-0 records.The Tiger Spikers’ Jaron Requinton and Rancel Vega swept University of the Philippines’ Niccolo Consuelo and Louis Gamban, 21-13, 21-8, in the morning game before turning back Ateneo’s Abai Llenos and Kurt Aguilar 21-19, 21-8 in the afternoon.The Tamaraws’ Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon, meanwhile, started their day with a sweep of Ateneo’s Llenos and Aguilar 21-8, 21-9, before taking down De La Salle’s Vince Maglinao and Ian Jumandos, 21-12, 21,15.The two powers need just one more win in their final two matches to clinch twice-to-beat bonuses come the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Spikers had a different path to a 4-0 card after Tin Tiamzon and Justine Jazareno needed three sets to hold off Far Eastern University’ Sheena Gallentes and Sheila Mae Kiseo, 21-23, 21-10, 15-10.FEU dropped to third with a 3-1 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Ateneo, meanwhile, improved to fourth seed after Ponggay Gaston and Roma Doromal swept National University’s Andrea Abian and Chlea dela Fuente, 21-10, 21-8.University of the Philippines got into the winners’ table after Rosie Rosier and Euri Eslapor outlasted University of the East’s Lyen Ritual and Juliet Catindig, 12-21, 21-18, 15-13.center_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man View commentslast_img read more

Parents, teachers should know about measures to curb child sex abuse: Maneka

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said that parents, teachers and guardians should make themselves aware of the government initiatives related to child sexual abuse.”It is very important that all parents, teachers and guardians know that the government has provided platforms like Childline and e-Box for raising their grievances pertaining to child sexual abuse and harassment,” Gandhi said.The Minister was speaking at the 2nd edition of ongoing “Hausla 2018” event organised by the WCD Ministry, along with six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.Addressing the participants, Gandhi said appreciated the presence of Mary Kom there to inspire and motivate the children from Child Care institutions (CCIs) and exhorted them to aim higher like her in their lives. Sports meet is part of the inter-child care institution festival, which is witnessing participation of more than 600 Children drawn from CCIs in 16 states in various events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing as part of the fest.–IANSsom/nirlast_img read more