zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Denmark-based marine fuel supplier Bunker One revealed plans to establish a new physical bunker entity that will serve the German market. The new entity Bunker One (Germany) GmbH will be supplying marine fuel products and other related services to ferry, container and other commercial vessels in all ports it the German North Sea and Baltic Sea regions with bases in Rostock, Kiel and Hamburg.Products will be delivered by barge, truck, and ex pipe. The new business unit will operate storage facilities in several relevant locations in Germany. Barge deliveries will be carried out by tank vessels, according to Bunker One.From mid 2019 the latest, the physical operation will be able to provide very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%, as informed by Bunker One.Last month, Bunker One also started with its operation in Jamaican ports, off Jamaica and Trinidad. In the Caribbean, the company is using two specialized tankers – MT Kalymnos and MT Keflonia.
New Delhi: India speedster Ishant Sharma believes his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals has one of the best bowling attacks for the upcoming edition of the event. The Delhi Capitals boast of a perfect combination of fast and spin bowlers with the likes of New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada in their side, according to Ishant. “Our team has picked up some great bowling options in the squad and with the likes of Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada also in the team. I think we have one of the best bowling line-ups this time. We have some very good all-rounders along with great spinners, which shall help us in restricting teams from scoring freely,” Ishant said. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhTalking about his goals, the Indian pacer said he is eager to take more wickets in the IPL, starting March 23. “I feel there is a huge ambition for me this season. I am very focused on taking more wickets throughout the tournament instead of just bowling well. “Of course, taking wickets depends on how well you bowl, but the most important thing is that you use your good performance by helping the team in taking important wickets,” said the 30-year-old. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIshant, who has taken 58 wickets with an economy of 8.2 in his IPL career, believes that his team has a great blend of pacers and spinners in the squad. Speaking on his return to Delhi, Ishant said he is extremely happy to represent his home city in the IPL. “I have played for different teams in the IPL but it makes me immensely happy to be able to represent Delhi Capitals this season. Being a Delhi boy, it is a great chance for me to represent my home side and my most important target is to make the Capitals win the coveted title,” said the lanky bowler.
Tokyo: Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster. Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles) southwest of the plant where three reactors had meltdowns due to the damage caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The action allows people to return to about 40 percent of Okuma. The other hometown, Futaba, remains off-limits, as are several other towns nearby. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USMany former residents are reluctant to return as the complicated process to safely decommission the plant continues. Opponents of lifting the evacuation orders in long-abandoned communities say the government is promoting residents’ return to showcase safety ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next summer. The government has pushed for an aggressive decontamination program by removing topsoil, chopping trees and washing down houses and roads in contaminated areas, though experts say the effort only caused the contamination to move from one place to another, creating massive amounts of radioactive waste and the need for its long-term storage. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe meltdowns at three of Fukushima Dai-ichi’s six reactors caused massive radiation leaks that contaminated the plant’s surroundings, forcing at its peak some 160,000 people to evacuate their homes for areas elsewhere in Fukushima or outside the prefecture. Evacuation orders in most of the initial no-go zones have been lifted, but restrictions are still in place in several towns closest to the plant and to its northwest, which were contaminated by radioactive plumes from the plant soon after its meltdowns. More than 40,000 people were still unable to return home as of March, including Okuma’s population of 10,000. Town officials say the lifting of the evacuation order in the two districts would encourage the area’s recovery. “We are finally standing on a starting line of reconstruction,” Okuma mayor Toshitsuna Watanabe told reporters.
Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) pushes through Indiana defenders for his 1,000th rushing yard of the season. Hyde became the first running back under coach Urban Meyer to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State senior running back Carlos Hyde became the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season under Urban Meyer in the second quarter of OSU’s game against Indiana Saturday.Hyde went into the game against the Hoosiers needing just 53 yards to reach the milestone, which he gained on OSU’s sixth drive with a seven-yard run. He ran for 26 of those yards on the Buckeyes’ first drive, capping it with a 16-yard touchdown run.The run to reach the milestone was Hyde’s 10th carry of the game and 130th carry of the season.Hyde became the first OSU running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Daniel “Boom” Herron rushed for 1,155 yards in 2010.Overall, Hyde became the second OSU player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season with Meyer as head coach. The first to do so was quarterback Braxton Miller, who ran for 1,271 yards last season.The Buckeyes hold a 28-0 lead at halftime against Indiana, after Hyde found the end zone for the second time with 37 seconds left in the second quarter. The senior ran for 71 yards on 12 carries in the first 30 minutes of play.
Ohio State did not have much secondary depth heading into the Nebraska game Saturday. The Buckeyes were without sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor, out with a shoulder impingement, and sophomore cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, out with a groin injury suffered during practice that week. Jordan Fuller did not do Ohio State any favors. The junior safety was ejected from the game in the second quarter after being called for targeting. But sophomore safety Brendon White gave head coach Urban Meyer some hope. He recorded 13 total tackles — two for loss.In his weekly press conference, Meyer would not go as far as to say White’s performance was “refreshing” for the Ohio State defense, noting he is not sure he has used that word in his life. But he said White’s performance was important, especially at a shaky position. “Going back to springtime, safety was not a solidified position. We have to play much better at that spot,” Meyer said. “You had some injuries this week. And obviously the targeting call. And there he is, he’s in the game. And looked out there, you had Shaun Wade at one safety and Brendon White at the other.” Meyer said after the game Saturday he expects Pryor and Okudah to be back for Michigan State. But, with White’s performance, the head coach said he has a decision to make: whether White earned a start even with a healthy secondary. Meyer said that answer will come in the next few days, but, nevertheless, the sophomore safety has earned playing time. “We’re going to find out. He’s certainly going to play. He’s earned that right. He’s practiced. That was coming,” Meyer said. “His practices have been very good the last couple of weeks and coach Grinch made that clear in front of the team after the game. But he’s certainly earned the right to be on the field.” Without a definite starter next to Fuller, Meyer said White will still have to earn the trust of the coaching staff. But after his performance against the Cornhuskers, White will have continued opportunities to grow into that role, Meyer said. Hartline picks up on the recruiting trailEven with the lack of stability with the Ohio State wide receivers heading into the 2018 season, with the firing of former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, interim wide receivers coach Brian Hartline did not have time to learn the ropes of recruiting. However, in his new role, Hartline has continued the trend, securing a commitment from 2020 four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. A Rockwall, Texas, native, Smith-Njigba is the No. 59 wide-receiver recruit in the country and the No. 36 recruit in the start, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Along with Smith-Njigba, Hartline has helped keep five-star 2019 wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who was at the Nebraska game Saturday, committed to the Buckeyes even after Smith’s firing in July, and added a commitment from 2019 four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams in September. To Meyer, Hartline is doing a very good job in a role he was forced into. “He was thrust into a situation,” Meyer said. “And I think one of the great things he had, he had a veteran group to coach, and he has very good recruiters around here to see how it’s done. He’s been here a couple of years. That’s a positive.” Meyer has not confirmed whether Hartline’s title of interim coach will turn into a full-time role, saying he will “address it at the right time.”
La Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed that Real Valladolid will be punished for the repulsive and deplorable state of their pitch in Saturday night’s game against BarcelonaIn the first few minutes of the league encounter, holes began appearing everywhere with the players struggling to keep their footing in key moments.The dreadful state of the Estadio José Zorrilla even caused them to lose control of the ball at times.“The pitch at the Jose Zorrilla did not meet the minimum criteria demanded for a competition like La Liga,” said Tebas in a tweet.“Obviously a disciplinary file will be opened.”Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who made his 300th La Liga appearance on Saturday night, was also fuming over the pitch.“They want to take players to play in the United States, but the state of the grass here was a disgrace,” said Pique, as stated on Sport.“Players were running the risk of injury. It was lamentable and I hope they investigate the matter.”Barcelona managed to scrape all three points thanks to a 57th-minute strike from Ousmane Dembele.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But the main talking point remained the state of the Estadio José Zorrilla.This is how Valladolid pitch looked like 2 days before facing Barcelona.Image: Real Valladolid pitch two days ago. [via @MHChehade] pic.twitter.com/5pesa3FnJy— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) August 25, 2018And this was what the players had to cope with on Saturday.FC Barcelona overcame a spirited Real Valladolid side last night but the state of the recently laid pitch at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla was nothing short of shambolic. #FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/KvbBe7frta— Yousef Teclab (@yousef_teclab) August 26, 2018
Frenkie de Jong’s agent has given no indication on whether or not his client will be leaving AjaxThe 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Ajax’s brightest prospects in recent years and has caught the interest of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.Recently reports have suggested that Real Madrid are now in the race for De Jong and are willing to pay €80m to fend off competition.The 13-time European champions view him an upgrade to Mateo Kovacic, who left on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I can neither confirm or deny it,” agent Ali Dursun told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, via Mundo Deportivo.Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are also allegedly interested in the midfielder.De Jong himself stated recently that he intends to remain at Ajax for now, while sporting director Marc Overmars announced he will not be leaving Amsterdam in January.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has confirmed Arjen Robben will not available to him for the rest of 2018The 34-year-old winger aggravated a thigh injury and has been absent for Bayern’s last three matches against Ajax, Nurnberg and Werder Bremen.Speaking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Hannover 96, Kovac broke the news that Robben will miss the rest of their remaining three fixtures before the winter break in Germany.“He won’t play again in this half of the season. The focus is on January 4,” said Kovac, according to Goal.“The doctors looked at it. It makes no sense for us to go into a major injury.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Croatian will not be deciding who plays on Saturday until training today has been completed.“We have one day less due to the Wednesday match than if we had played on Tuesday,” added Kovac.“We will decide who plays after training. We have to keep in mind that we have three games [in eight days].”After Hannover, Bayern will take on RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt next week.
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Mobile Culture Roadshow 1 Now playing: Watch this: Tags The newest Lime scooters beef up for safety at CES 2019 The Bird Cruiser is coming this summer. Bird Not a fan of scooters? You can still use Bird.On Tuesday, the electric-scooter company unveiled the Bird Cruiser, a new e-vehicle that looks like a moped. Bird said the Cruiser will roll out this summer as part of its global fleet and give riders another environmentally friendly transit option. Ahead of its widespread deployment, the Cruiser will be available in select test markets.Bird said it’ll offer in the future more details on pricing and on where the test markets will be.According to Bird, the new Cruiser will include: A padded seat that can fit two adults.The option of pedal-assist or peg.Hydraulic disc brakes.A 52V battery.An advanced LCD Matrix Display.A custom motor.20-inch wheels.Industry leading standards in durability and reliability.The Bird Cruiser is the latest product in the company’s line. Last month, Bird said it would sell e-scooters for $1,299. The Bird One is available for preorder and comes in jet black, dove white and electric rose. Bird said features include extended battery life and protection, a 30-mile travel range on one charge and better durability. Buyers also get $100 in ride credits to use with the shared fleet and the ability to track their scooter with the phone app, as well as antitheft capabilities through the Bird Hunter Network.In April, Bird introduced a service called monthly personal rentals. People can sign up for $25 monthly plans and ride all they want during that time. The company will just drop off a scooter wherever you are and then pick it back up when you’re done. The service is rolling out in San Francisco and Barcelona.Originally published June 4, 8:59 a.m. PT.Update, 9:08 a.m.: Adds comment from Bird and background details. 1:27 Share your voice Comment
Singer Sukhwinder Singh on The Kapil Sharma ShowPR HandoutThis week’s episode of SET’s The Kapil Sharma Show will witness the presence of energetic singer Sukhwinder Singh, who reveals the real reason why AR Rahman works only at night on the sets of the show.Sukhwinder Singh is popular nationally and internationally for his songs and the concerts he conducts across the globe. From giving listeners cult songs like, Chhaiyya Chaiyya from the movie Bombay to singing the Oscar award winning song, ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire, he admires the work of AR Rahman and reveals the real reason why he works only at night on the sets of the show.When Kapil Sharma asked Sukhwinder Singh about his experience working with the legendary AR Rahman, he reveals that he is a genuine and a talented personality, who prefers working post 11.00 pm and because of that, Sukhwinder ended up ignoring Rahman saahab for almost one year.Sukhwinder says, “After landing a project together, I was exposed to his immense talent and the passion he had for music and since then, I ended up working with him for long 5 years. One day, out of curiosity I asked him to reveal the real reason of working in the night to which AR Rahman said that he likes explores his creativity in the night in silence only.”The singer also revealed that during the making of Taal, Subhash Ghai was curious to know the kind of music that would a part of his film. He requested music director AR Rahman to let him in the studio at night 3:30 am so that he could get a glimpse of the music he could look forward to. Sukhwinder Singh added, “I was the only person to make the music director laugh with my punjabi jokes which I used to translate in English to make them understand.”Further in the show, Shailendra Singh, director and producer of One India My India revealed that he worked in Shamiana Taj earning a salary of Rs 1,280 only at that time. On the show, he offered ₹1 crore to Krushna Abhishek for playing the character of Sapna with finesse.Responding to the director Krushna Abhishek humorously added that he was happy to know that the cheque was from a bank in Nalasopara. Listening to this, everyone on sets burst out laughing.
Share Jacquelyn Martin | APYurexi Quinones, 24, of Manassas, Va., a college student who is studying social work and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies next to Ana Rice, 18, of Manassas, Va., far right, in support of DACA, outside of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump plans to end a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find a legislative solution.The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out a program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the country illegally (all times local):President Donald Trump says he has a “great love” for the young immigrants protected by the DACA program.Speaking before a meeting with administration officials and congressional leaders Tuesday, Trump says he has a “great heart” for the young people. He says he hopes “Congress will be able to help them and do it properly.”The Trump administration announced Tuesday it’s phasing out the program and leaving it to Congress to come up with an alternative. The program has provided nearly 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation.Trump says he has spoken with members of Congress who “want to be able to do something and do it right.” He adds that he thinks “long-term, it’s going to be the right solution.”__A Republican senator is urging President Donald Trump to get personally involved in advancing legislation that would put a select group of young immigrants on a path to U.S. citizenship.Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says Trump should “work the phones” to get the votes needed to pass the bill Graham is sponsoring with Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat.Their legislation would allow young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually American citizenship if they meet several requirements. They have to have come to the United States as children, graduate from high school and pass background checks.Graham says the bill “is a good down payment on what will eventually be a comprehensive solution to a broken immigration system.”__A Democratic congressman is calling White House Chief of Staff John Kelly a liar after President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois lashed out at Kelly, the former head of the Homeland Security Department, on Tuesday. The lawmaker says Kelly has “no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the president’s actions by ‘just following orders.’”Gutierrez says Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that the mass deportation of so-called “Dreamers” would be prevented. The lawmaker says Kelly, a former Marine, is a “disgrace to the uniform he used to wear.”Former President Barack Obama calls President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the so-called DACA program “cruel” and “self-defeating.”The program has provided nearly 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it’s rescinding the program and leaving it to Congress to come up with an alternative.Obama did not mention Trump by name in his statement but says a “shadow has been cast” over some of the nation’s best and brightest young people. He says targeting them is wrong “because they have done nothing wrong.”Obama says it’s up to members of Congress to act and he joins his voice with the majority of Americans who hopes Congress will step up. The White House says it wants Congress to come up with a plan to replace the program the Trump administration is phasing out, which shields young immigrants from deportation.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump wants to see “responsible immigration reform” from Congress. She says it should also include controlling the U.S. border, improved vetting and enforcing immigration laws.The administration is giving Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix before the government stops renewing permits for people covered by the program.___1:45 p.m.Mexico says it “deeply regrets” the Trump administration’s decision to phase out a program that shields young immigrants from deportation, and the Mexican government is urging U.S. lawmakers to pass a replacement.The Foreign Relations department says in a statement that “it is undoubtedly the sole responsibility of U.S. citizens and institutions to determine U.S. immigration policy … but in the current situation, the Mexican government has a moral imperative to act.”The department said Tuesday that Mexico would provide legal defense services for any of its citizens affected by the decision. The department said of the young immigrants, dubbed “Dreamers,” that Mexico “will receive with open arms any dreamers who return.”___12:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is defending his decision to phase out a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying he is giving Congress a “window of opportunity” to act.Trump is stressing in a statement that he is “not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.”The program created by former President Barack Obama has given nearly 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country.Trump says he is not in favor of punishing children for the actions of their parents.But he says: “Young Americans have dreams too.”___11:45 a.m.House Speaker Paul Ryan says Barack Obama’s existing policy for immigrants brought to the country as children was a “clear abuse of executive authority” and now it’s incumbent upon Congress to act.In a statement Tuesday, the Wisconsin Republican says the heart of the issue is “young people who came to this country through no fault of their own.”Ryan says it is his hope that the House and Senate — with the president’s leadership — will find consensus on a permanent legislative solution to the issue. He says it is important to ensure that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute “as a valued party of this great country.”Ryan’s statement came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he was rescinding the program known as DACA.___11:45 a.m.House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is calling President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children “a deeply shameful act of political cowardice.”Pelosi also said in a statement that the widely expected announcement on Tuesday was a “despicable assault on innocent young people in communities across America.”The California lawmaker said the decision requires immediate action from the Republican-led Congress, and Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership must hold a vote immediately to address the issue.___11:15 a.m.The Trump administration has announced that it will wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called the program known as DACA as an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”He says the Trump administration is urging Congress to find an alternate way to protect young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children.Sessions says the U.S. needs to have a lawful immigration that “serves the national interest” and the U.S. cannot admit everyone who wants to come to the country.___10:26 a.m.President Donald Trump will phase out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children. He will call for Congress to find a legislative solution to protect the immigrants, who are often called “Dreamers.”That’s according to two people who were briefed on the plan set to be announced later Tuesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plans publicly before the announcement.Trump suggested in an earlier tweet Tuesday that it would be up to Congress to ultimately decide the fate of those covered by President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.DACA has provided nearly 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S.— By Jill Colvin.__8:25 a.m.President Donald Trump says Congress should “get ready” to take on immigration legislation.Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce Tuesday it will end in six months a program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.The decision to delay the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, would give Congress time to act. But Congress has struggled to act on immigration because of divisions within the Republican party.Trump tweeted early Tuesday: “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!”__3:38 a.m.Potential battles may lie ahead for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in the wake of his decision on whether to keep the program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.Some Republicans want to maintain the program while others want it ended. Waiting for the president’s decision are those who came to the U.S. illegally as children and in some cases have no memories of their native countries.Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but with a six-month delay. Congress could use that extra time to pass legislation that would address the status of the so-called Dreamers.The Justice Department says Attorney General Jeff Sessions will address the DACA program at a Tuesday morning briefing.
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Listen 00:00 /12:49 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Eric Christian Smith/AP PhotoJose Altuve holds the American League championship trophy after Game 7 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Astros are in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers Tuesday night (Oct. 24) in Game 1 of the World Series after knocking off the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.The Astros are the first team to win a pennant in both leagues, having won the National League crown in 2005 before being swept by the White Sox in the Fall Classic. But, this time, fans are hoping for different results.Houston Matters had Jeff Balke give us a preview of the World Series. He writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASTROS-DODGERS WORLD SERIES:Two best teams: This is the first time since 1970 that two teams with 100 wins or more will meet in the World Series. Slight edge on the mound: When it comes to pitching, Jeff Balke says the Dodgers have a slight advantage. Their starters are pretty even, but L.A.’s bullpen is definitely better, he says.Bullpen will be key: The Dodgers’ bullpen has been great in the postseason so far. Whether or not the Astros’ bats can get to that bullpen will play a big role in determining who wins this series.Potent bats: Balke says the Astros are a better team offensively in almost every category — at least when they’re playing their game. We’ll see how they fare against elite playoff pitching from the likes of Clayton Kershaw.Pitchers at the plate: For games in Los Angeles, the designated hitter will not be in effect. So Houston pitchers will have to bat — some of them for the first time in their careers — and that could break up the Astros’ normally potent lineup. But the good news is the Dodgers’ pitchers will have to hit too.Defensive edge: The Astros flashed some leather throughout the series, and, while Balke thinks both teams have great defense, the Astros have a slight edge, he says.Bats under wraps: Another major question will be whether the Astros can keep down some of the powerful bats near the top of the Dodgers’ lineup, such as Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner.All lined up: Despite needing seven tough games to knock off the Yankees, the Astros enter the series healthy and with their starting rotation basically normal. Dallas Keuchel will start Game 1 and Justin Verlander will start Game 2. Balke thinks Charlie Morton, one of the heroes of Game 7 of the ALCS, will likely get the start in Game 3.Unfamiliar territory: Jeff says, as a Houston sports fan, he’s not used to coming into a season (or a postseason) where people expected the Houston team to win — or at least truly have a shot. He says this is the first time since the Rockets’ NBA championships that a Houston team was seen by some as a favorite and has (so far) lived up to that promise.Going the distance: Jeff says this series will be a tightly contested one, and he picks the Astros to win in seven games. X
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterThe Mosaic Theater, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, is tackling complex subjects and complicated work with the arrival of “Native Son” written by playwright Nambi E. Kelley, and adapted for the stage from Richard Wright’s classic source material, the novel “Native Son.”The website describes the play like so: “Richard Wright’s iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago’s own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright’s novel for a whole new generation.”Psalmayene 24, a director, actor, writer and more in D.C. was inspired by the book “Native Son” for two pieces brought to the District by Mosaic Theater at Atlas Performing Arts Center. (Courtesy Photo)For renowned playwright, director and actor Psalmayene 24, who will direct “Native Son,” the production had some interesting creative twists and turns. Originally he was tapped by the Mosaic’s founding artistic director Ari Roth to direct a workshop reading of “Native Son” about a year and a half ago. But because of timing of the original play and concerns the source material, particularly the way some characters are portrayed, Psalmayene 24 was asked to write a response play inspired by the criticism author/playwright James Baldwin had for Wright’s “Native Son.”Since the original play was not quite ready yet, Psalmayene 24’s piece was also bumped up to full production. Hence “Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son” emerged as the companion play.The Mosaic Theater describes Les Deux this way: “Set in the legendary Parisian café Les Deux Magots in 1953, Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son reimagines the meeting between Native Son author Richard Wright and essayist/activist James Baldwin. It explores the tension between Baldwin’s searing critiques of Native Son and Wright’s unbridled indignation in response—a confrontation between two mighty African-American artists, with echoes of a present-day rap battle.”Psalmayene 24 said he understand why some people may have been troubled with Wright’s work.“Part of the reason why I think people have challenges with the source material is because Richard Wright wrote a piece that people would be forced to grapple with until societal circumstances had changed,” he said. “I feel his uncompromising willingness to tell the truth about the African-American experience is something a lot of people can’t face even today.”“Unfortunately as time moves on “Native Son seems more relevant today than it did when it came out in 1940.”For Psalmayene 24, his journey to become one of the District’s premiere writers and directors, has been informative and transformational. His resume shows someone embedded in the DMV theater scene. His directing credits include ”Word Becomes Flesh,” (Helen Hayes Award winner for Outstanding Direction,Play), “TheShipment,” “ NotEnufLifetimes,” and “Read: White and Blue.” He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Award in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council and has received grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the Boomerang Fund for Artists Inc. He is currently the Master Teaching Artist at Arena Stage and is the Artist-in-Residence at Bowie State University.But the Brooklyn native he came to D.C., like many before him, by way attending an HBCU – namely Howard University. He admits to having one vision that developed into the career we see now.His original plan was to be a revolutionary in the vein of Malcolm X and Huey P. Newton but says, “I fell in love with the arts and I feel like as an artist I still have that desire for revolution particularly when it comes to uplifting the black community and particularly when it comes to uniting people across color lines as well.”He pivoted from film production, to dance and finally leaving as an acting major. The rational is a revolutionary and traditional as they come.“To be honest I’ve always loved to act but then one day I was walking in front of the Fine Arts Building and I saw the most beautiful women coming in an out of the building and I said that’s where I need to be,” he said with a laugh.The ladies may have brought him into that fine arts building, but he didn’t squander the artistic opportunities. He founded a dance company with friends, experimenting with hip-hop, club and street dance mixed with African dance. His group started performing around the area. And then he began to take theater more seriously, more acting and writing jobs began to materialize. “So it’s been sort of this organic journey that i’ve been taken through arts and entertainment,” Psalmayene 24 said.And what is his secret with listening to his gut instincts and moving so seamlessly through the arts?“Keeping your eyes and ears open and being conscious about where you are in your life and being responsive to opportunities that come your way,” he said. “Also having a vision for where you’re going. You may have a plan but God’s plan may trump your plan. So there’s this orchestration that seems to be happening that is honestly bigger than me.”“Native Son” runs through April 28, while “Les Deux Noirs” runs through April 27. For more information on both plays and to purchase tickets please go to: https://www.mosaictheater.org/native-son.
Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster.com, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including the KFC Yum! Center. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders. The direct link to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster is here.A flexible three-game group ticket plan for any of the Cardinals’ eight remaining ACC home games is also available, allowing fans to choose the best available seats for any three games to include in the package. The ticket groups may be purchased through Ticketmaster at this link. Individuals will be prompted for the appropriate information through the online process.Additional information on obtaining tickets for a UofL event is available by calling (502) 852-5151, connecting online at GoCards.com/mbbtickets, or by visiting the UofL Ticket Office. Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s final five home men’s basketball games in the KFC Yum! Center will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m., including games against three teams currently ranked among the nation’s top 12 teams. Tickets will be on sale for the Cardinals’ games against North Carolina (Feb. 2), Duke (Feb. 12), Clemson (Feb. 16), Virginia (Feb. 23) and Notre Dame (March 3). Tickets for home games against Boston College (Jan. 16), NC State (Jan. 24) and Pittsburgh (Jan. 26) also remain on sale. Tickets are dynamically priced and pricing is subject to change.
The service will launch in the U.S. and Canada effective immediately via an update the Apple News app. The company plans to launch it in Australia and the U.K. later this year, and in other European countries in 2021. Subscribers will be able to share their subscriptions via family sharing without any additional charges.Apple executives stressed on Monday that the new service would preserve readers’ privacy. To do that, the app is downloading groups of articles from Apple’s servers, and then using on-device algorithms to suggest select articles to subscribers. Apple execs also promised that it wouldn’t let advertisers track readers.Apple News+ will effectively replace Texture, a magazine subscription service that Apple acquired a year ago. Texture offered subscribers digital access to more than 200 magazines for a flat fee of $9.99 per month.The service allowed users to read magazines “from cover to cover,” effectively replicating the layout of the print magazine on digital devices. Unlike the newly-launched service, Texture did not offer access to any newspapers.The launch of the subscription news service is not entirely surprising: Bloomberg first reported about Apple’s plans for such a service late last year. More recently, it became clear that some news publishers were not ready to launch the service. Just last week, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson told Reuters that he was worried about paid platforms becoming so powerful that they could eventually replace traditional publishers, something he likened to the ascent of Netflix.Some of the details of Apple’s new service are still unknown, including the level of participation of some of the publishers. A weekend Wall Street Journal report suggested that the paper may contribute politics and general news coverage, but keep some of its business stories behind its own paywall. Apple unveiled a news subscription service called Apple News+ at its services event in Cupertino, Calif. Monday. The $9.99 service gives paying subscribers access to over 300 magazines as well as select newspapers and premium digital news services. “We believe in the power of journalism and the impact it will have on your lives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.Some of the magazines part of the service are GQ, Esquire, Popular Science, the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, New York Magazine and Vogue, as well as Variety and Rolling Stone (Rolling Stone is owned by PMC, the parent company of Variety). Newspapers included in the package are the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Digital publications include theSkimm, Techcrunch and the Highlight by Vox.The service is directly integrated into the existing Apple News app, which Cook described as the “number one news app,” with over 5 billion articles read each month. “We are bringing magazines to Apple News,” Cook said. “Magazines are iconic, and a part of our culture.”
Related Snap Intros $380 Two-Camera Spectacles — A Fashion Accessory for Snapchat AR Content Snap, as part of restructuring of its ad-sales group, upped Luke Kallis from head of West Coast sales to VP, U.S. enterprise business solutions.His new appointment comes under the Snapchat parent company’s reorganization of its U.S. advertising team under chief business officer Jeremi Gorman from a regional structure to one oriented on business categories. In the reshuffle, initiated last month, Snap’s ad group now comprises three teams: enterprise (i.e., large brand advertisers), emerging advertisers and direct-response clients. On Snap’s first quarter 2019 earnings call, Gorman told analysts, “While we expect some disruption to our near-term business, we are confident that this is the right long-term structure.”Kallis is now in charge of all major Snap client business in the U.S. He joined Snap in June 2015 and has focused on Hollywood studio clients. Previously, he spent over five years at Vevo as senior VP, national sales. Snapchat Parent Company Raises $1.265 Billion in Debt Financing, Citing Potential Acquisitions Popular on Variety Other senior members of Gorman’s team are Claire Valoti, VP international, who leads sales outside the U.S. Last month, Snap hired David Roter, who hails from Twitter and ESPN, as VP, global agency partnerships. Another key leader the org is VP of operations Radhika Kakkar, who joined in 2015 from Accenture.Snap’s U.S. Enterprise sales team is now organized into nine verticals: entertainment, tech, auto, retail, restaurants, travel/industrial/energy, consumer packaged goods, telco/financial services, and health care/government.Gorman, former head of ad sales at Amazon, joined Snap last November. She’s part of CEO/co-founder Evan Spiegel’s new crew of senior execs, recruited after a spate of high-level exits over the past year including chief content officer Nick Bell, head of ad sales Jeff Lucas, and CFO Tim Stone.Snap is trying to sustain newfound momentum, coming after a redesign of the Snapchat app last year that turned off many users. In Q1 2019, the company topped Wall Street expectations on user growth and revenue, with Snapchat boosting its daily active user base for the first time in a year. It recently announced a new premium ad program called Snap Select, designed to let advertisers reserve and buy inventory for the top shows in Snapchat Discover. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Rashmi Bansal, has a string of bestselling books to her credit. At a young age of 24, she chose the road of entrepreneurship and created a niche for herself in the media industry. As she releases her new book Follow Every Rainbow which is on the lives of women entrepreneurs, she opens up here what a woman has to face to establish herself in the field of entrepreneurship and what her first love is.Your new book Follow Every Rainbow is based on women entrepreneurs. Tell me something more about it. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Follow every rainbow’ is the inspiring story of 25 women entrepreneurs who started their own business as well as raised a family. These women are from all parts of India and span the age group from 26 to 70. Their businesses range from the very large (national brands such as Biba, Baggit and Cremica) to small but unusual (pharmaceutical plant, loan recovery agency and waste management). These stories can inspire any ordinary woman to convert her latent passion into a business, to dream and to achieve her hidden potential. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou are quick in releasing books.Your last book Poor Little Rich Slum came in 2012 and now we are just three months into this year and you are here with a new book. So how do you manage everything as you co-own JAM?The work of researching and writing this book – Follow Every Rainbow – was going on for the past two years. Once I completed all the preliminary work, it took me only three months of concentrated efforts to complete the book. As for JAM, I am not a hands-on editor now, as I have a young dedicated team that handles the day to day work. My main focus is writing books. Till now, you have written only on entrepreneurship. Do you have any plans to write on a different subject?I find entrepreneurship to be vast and endless ocean of stories. At present I have no plans to write on a different subject.Do you think women have to face ‘extra challenge’ of gender-bias in the industry in their budding years?More than gender bias I feel women face the stress of how to manage their career and family responsibilities. Often, they will compromise for the ‘greater good’ i.e focus on raising children because they do not get required emotional and social support to make it possible to have both.If I am not wrong, you are the first generation entrepreneur in your family. How difficult was it for you to establish yourself?I opted to start my own company at the age of 24. No doubt it was unusual at the time and my parents were apprehensive. However, they did not stop me from doing what I wanted to do. And today they say I definitely made the right decision.
Kolkata: West Bengal has been certified as the number one state in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. “I am proud to say that the central government agency NACO has recently certified Bengal as Number 1 in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV,” Banerjee tweeted on the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), an agency under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has played an important role in controlling the spread of HIV and the treatment of AIDS patients since early 1990s. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBanerjee had earlier said that with the implementation of the ‘Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission’ programme, the state health department enabled 16.5 lakh pregnant women of Bengal in preventing the transmission of HIV to their children.The state health department has been providing free treatment to HIV positive people through Anti-Retroviral Therapy centres in sub-divisional, district and medical college hospitals, officials said.