highlights PCB announced 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Pakistan team family will not be allowed to travel with team. Pakistan will play against India on June 15. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday rejected a suggestion from national team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to have players’ families travelling with them during the World Cup in England. “Yes there was a suggestion from the captain and players that they should be allowed to have their wives and children with them in England during the World Cup but the board has not allowed this” an official source in the board said. He said instead permission had been granted to the players that their wives and children could be with them during the ODI series against England but they would have to leave before the World Cup. The source said the board wanted the players to be totally focussed on cricket during the World Cup. “This decision has been taken by the team management,” he said. Sarfaraz, in an interview to a television channel, made it clear he was in favour of allowing players to have their families with them, especially on long tours. “The World Cup and our tour of England is a long one. I believe that even cricketing wise it helps a player relax if his family is with him,” the Pakistan skipper said. “When a player returns to his room after a day’s tensions and pressure it helps to have your family. A player wants to relax and unwind after a hard day. In Pakistan, we can go out with our friends and relatives to relax but we can’t get that atmosphere abroad.” “So I think if you have your wife and children you can focus on them and spend time with them and this helps you relax mentally for the next day as well,” he said. Another source said this time the board and team management had also decided to restrict the use of social media network for the players during the World Cup. Meanwhile, Pakistan team will play a bilateral series against World Cup hosts England.(With Inputs: PTI)
Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (L) and Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah (R), attend a media briefing on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony at the International Conference Centre in Accra, on January 4, 2018.Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah “must rest” and will miss Egypt’s friendly against Botswana on October 14, national team coach Hossam El Badry said Thursday.The announcement came days after Salah raised eyebrows by changing his Twitter bio to say he only played for Liverpool, removing any mention of his affiliation to Egypt.Salah finished fourth in the balloting for the FIFA best player award last week, with two of Egypt’s votes rejected by football’s governing body after they were signed in capital letters.El Badry said he spoke to Salah following a report from the national team doctor on the fitness of the squad’s overseas-based players.“I agreed with him that it is in his best interests and those of the national team that he rests,” El Badry told local channel MBC Masr.“He won’t be with us at the training camp for Botswana, but God willing, he will be with us for the official matches.” Salah scored twice on Wednesday as holders Liverpool defeated Salzburg 4-3 at home in the Champions League group stage.Salah and the Egyptian FA have butted heads before several times, most prominently when a photo of him was plastered on the squad’s plane ahead of the 2018 World Cup, causing sponsorship problems for the star.El Badry will take charge of his first match as Egypt coach against Botswana following his appointment last month.Egypt begin their qualifying campaign for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at home to Kenya in November.
By Kathy MieleSteven walked into the room and had a concerned look on his face. It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I was still in my pajamas.“Are you feeling alright?” he asked.“Can you hold on for a minute?” I said to my sister, then turned my head so Steven could see that I had my phone’s headset on. “Hey, you’re home early for a Saturday,” I said to him.“I’m just stopping in for a minute. I have two more appointments before I’m really home,” he said.“Hey, Liz can I call you right back? Steven just stopped in for a minute.” I clicked my headset off and turned back to Steven. “I’m sorry. What did you say when you first walked in?”“I asked if you were feeling OK.”“Yeah, why?”“You’re still in your pajamas and bathrobe,” he said.I put down the shorts I’d been sewing a button on. “No, actually I’ve had a really busy day,” I said. “I’ve baked a batch of brownies, I’m on my third load of wash, and I’ve got a pot of sauce simmering for dinner.”I cinched my robe tighter as I headed for the laundry room to switch a load out of the washer and into the dryer. “Right now I’m working on some clothes that needed mending.”“Oh,” Steven sounded happy. “Did you get a chance to sew that missing button on my shirt?”“Done,” I answered, pointing to the pile of finished pieces already on top of the dryer.Reloading the dryer, I hit the start button and headed for the kitchen. “Do you want me to make you some deviled eggs?” I asked. “I hard-boiled a dozen earlier this morning.”“Sure, that sounds great,” Steven said as he followed me into the kitchen.“Careful, I just washed the floor. It’s not completely dry yet,” I called as he stayed in the doorway and I tiptoed in to get the eggs started.“Wow, you have been busy,” he said leaning against the doorframe.“I’ve gotten so much done. I love pajama day!” I said, cracking the shell of the first egg. “How’s your day going?” I asked.“Busy,” he said. “But not as busy as yours.”I had to laugh. “I’ve still got a few more things I want to get done before I get showered and dressed. But at the rate I’m going, if it gets any closer to dinnertime before I’m finished I might as well get showered and put on a fresh set of jammies!”I handed him a plate with a few deviled eggs and sat next to him at the dining room table while he ate.Steven shrugged his shoulders. “Hey, who’s going to know, right?”Just then the doorbell rang. I looked around the corner and saw a neighbor standing at our front door. I leaned back against my chair, trying not to be seen. “Can you get that for me?” I asked.Steven looked at me. “What’s wrong?” he asked.“Are you kidding?” I waved my hand in front of me. “I’m in my pajamas! They’re going to think I’m some sort of sloth, just hanging around all day.”“You could always explain what pajama day means to you,” he said.“Very funny,” I said as I hid in the kitchen while Steven got up to get the door.“By the way,” I whispered. “I’m not home, OK?”
Napoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Team newsThe injury Petr Cech suffered against Watford rules him out of Thursday’s clash. He is joined on the sidelines by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson and Konstantinos Mavropanos. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the winger, has not travelled for the match due to continuing tensions between Azerbaijan and his native Armenia, while Aaron Ramsey has remained in London with his pregnant wife.Dani Quintana will miss out for Qarabag. Arsenal currently sit top of their group on goal difference Confirmed line-upsQarabag: Vagner, Medvedev, Badavi Huseynov, Rzezniczak, Agolli, Michel, Garayev, Madatov, Ozobic, Zoubir, Emeghara.Subs: Halldorsson, Mammadov, Slachev, Abdullayev, Delarge, Abbas Huseynov, Diniyev.Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Smith-Rowe, Welbeck, Iwobi.Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Lacazette, Ozil, Torreira, Mustafi, Xhaka. Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries Arsenal can begin their Europa League campaign with two wins from two if they pick up three points when they visit Azerbaijan on Thursday to play Qarabag.The Gunners made light work of Vorskla on matchday one, even if the Ukrainian side scored twice late on to make the scoreline, for them, a more palatable 4-2. 2 Mkhitaryan will miss another trip to Azerbaijan having done the same while playing for Borussia Dortmund Arsenal are expected to make light work of their upcoming opponents, though Thursday’s test could prove tricky simply due to the distance and travel time required simply to arrive in Azerbaijan; the Baku Olympic Stadium is almost 3,000 miles away from London.Still, a win against Qarabag will put Unai Emery’s side in a great position as they look to progress to the knockout rounds of Europe’s secondary cup competition, and you can follow all Thursday’s action with talkSPORT 2’s full live match commentary.What the managers are sayingGurban Gurbanov (Qarabag): “Tomorrow’s match we are against one of the best squads in England and the Premier League is one of the best five leagues It is not the first time we play against a big team, we have several times. We want to make the fans happy with not only a victory but with our game and I hope we do our best.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “We have a lot of respect for Qarabag – They started with a good performance against Sporting. They lost 2-0 but it was a good performance. They have good players, good spirit and with a good tactual input on the game. I remember last season Atletico Madrid couldn’t win two games against them last season., That is two very good examples why we have respect for them.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of the match, kick-off 17:55. Click here for Qarabag vs Arsenal live stream 📋 Here’s how we line up for tonight’s clash with @FKQarabaghEN #UEL pic.twitter.com/aoMM8OiLpr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 4, 2018 2
15 September 2011South African retailer Woolworths has formed a joint venture in Tanzania and Uganda with Tanzanian businessman and former franchise partner Ali Mufuruki, in an effort to accelerate its expansion into the rest of the continent.“Joint ventures with local partners is the new business model for our pan-African expansion plans,” Woolworths’ retail operations director Glenn Gilzean said in a statement last week. “We are moving away from the franchise model we had in the past.“It’s not only a better profit model for our business, but it’s also better for our customers.”Increasing store sizesWoolworths currently has one store in Uganda and three in Tanzania, and will add another store in Uganda and a further two in Tanzania by the end of the year.Woolworths aims to open 16 stores in African countries this year, taking the total number of stores to 60 in the current financial year. Woolworths also intends to open stores in Nigeria and Angola.The new stores will be larger than current ones – retail space will increase by 42% in the current financial year and by an estimated 145% over the next three years.“I am delighted to be part of this joint venture with Woolworths, to grow this market and offer our customers the choice and quality Woolworths is famous for,” said Mufuruki. “Also, new stores will create much needed employment and be good for the economy.”Major opportunities for growthGilzean said the company regarded trading beyond South African borders as a major opportunity for growth, and believed it would deliver a meaning contribution to the group’s profit.He said Woolworths was also confident about the growth prospects of its investment in Uganda, Tanzania and across Africa, pointing out that consumer spending now accounts for more than 60% of African GDP, and that this figure would increase with the growth of the upper and middle income groups.“Our joint ventures mean we can deliver customers the best retail offering possible tailored to local market needs,” he said. “Our partners bring knowledge of local trading conditions and we bring the quality, value, innovation and fashion our South African customers know and appreciate.“It’s the best of both worlds.”Larger selection of merchandiseWoolworths has refined and improved its merchandise offering for customers in selected African countries, and customers can now look forward to a larger selection of fashion and general merchandise.This includes formal wear, children’s wear, beauty products and casual wear, including the Woolworths Re: and Studio: W fashion brands which have recently been re-launched in South Africa.Woolworths has had a presence in African countries for over 10 years and currently has stores in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tiffany Sunday, 16, from Pickaway County was the first place Outstanding Market Goat Exhibitor. The other Goat Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Gabrielle McDade, Butler Co., 9; Briley Ashcraft, Athens Co., 10; Wyatt Borer, Fulton Co., 11; Jaden Snyder, Clinton Co., 9; Molly Barber, Franklin Co., 13; Adam Bensman, Miami Co., 14; Trenton Prasuhn, Darke Co., 15; Talen Coriell, Scioto Co., 17; and Shelby Williams, Clinton Co., 18. Seth Abel, Licking Co., 17, was the first place Outstanding Market Poultry Exhibitor. Johnathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., 12, was second and Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co., 15, was third. The other Poultry Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Carter Henderson, Logan Co., 9; Alexandra Kinney, Logan Co., 10; Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., 11; Erika Grum, Licking Co., 13, Carmen Corcoran, Ross Co., 14; Malia Jones, Licking Co., 16; and Zac Ortman, Perry Co., 18. Ian Johnson, 15, Union Co., was the first place Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor. Seth Wasilewski, Richland Co., 17, was second and Morgan Evans, Union Co., 12 was third. The other Lamb Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Delaney Dudte, Wayne Co., 9; Jada Shroyer, Logan Co., 10; Nick Johnson, Union Co., 11; Bailee Amstutz, Union Co., 13; Hanna Delong, Champaign Co., 14; Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co., 16; and Taylor Muhlenkamp, Mercer Co., 18. Kayla Scott, Tuscarawas Co., 16, was the first place Outstanding Market Barrow Exhibitor. Micah Smock, Shelby Co., 18, was second and Gracee Stewart, Clinton Co., 14, was third. The other Barrow Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Wade Smith, Clinton Co., 9; Blake Vollrath, Clark Co., 10; Maddie Caldwell, Highland Co., 11; Grayden Sproull, Harrison Co., 12; John Smock, Shelby Co., 13; Lindsey Dore, Delaware Co., 15; and Jenna Siegel, Marion Co., 17. Lance Brinksneader, Darke Co., 9, was the first place Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. Carly Sanders, Highland Co., 10, was second and Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co., 17, was third. The other Beef Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Taylor Poff, Geauga Co., 11; Harrison Blay, Portage Co., 13; Dawson Osborn, Highland, 14; Case Barton, Holmes Co., 15; Allison Davis, Carroll Co., 16; and Erica Snook, Noble Co., 18.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 115th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes host Matt Reese and Kolt Buchenroth. On today’s episode, the podcast is at the Ohio State Fair and we have a special guest. Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Cathann A. Kress stopped by to talk about the Dean’s Charity Steer Show. Dale and Joel got interviews from the Grand and Reserve Champion of the market lamb show, Paige Pence and Grant Johnson. Matt also speaks with Brooke Beam about the Germinate International Film Fest in Highland County. Finally, Joel gets a chance to talk with the Superintendent of the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair, Tim Barnes.
In order to usher the patent system “into the 21st Century”, Deputy General Counsel for Microsoft Horacio Gutierrez believes that “global patent harmonization” must happen. In a recent CNET article Andrew Donoghue lists a number of opponents to Microsoft’s ever-growing patent power. The Redmond giant has been widely criticized for anti-competitive tactics and has been investigated in a number of antitrust cases. Unsurprisingly, Gutierrez’s statements for standardized patent applications and processing have struck a chord with free culture supporters.In anticipation of WIPO’s September IP Symposium Gutierrez writes, “By facing the challenges, realizing a vision, overcoming political barriers, and removing procedural obstacles we can build a global patent system that will promote innovation, enrich public knowledge, encourage competition and drive economic growth and employment. ” Contrary to this statement of patent utopia many believe that patents stifle innovation.On Competition and Procedural Obstacles Years ago Lawrence Lessig wrote, “A patent is a form of regulation. It is a government-granted monopoly – an exclusive right backed by the power of the state…A government employee decides whether an idea is novel, useful and nonobvious [then] guarantees the inventor an exclusive right to the idea for 20 years.” Meanwhile, antitrust law is the state’s effort to prohibit monopolies and anti-competitive actions. So would we see a universal patent process simply negate antitrust law? Or would we see an increase in political jockeying and legal action in the not-so-distant future? Of course, these questions are only valid to a potential market leader like Microsoft – a company with the manpower, resources and intention to actually develop its ideas. On Innovation and EmploymentAs I write this article, thousands of patent trolls scan technology blogs and computer science papers in the hopes of licensing their next jackpot. These people have no intention of furthering innovation or improving the economy. While it’s unethical to license the inevitable, it’s entirely legal. In many cases, patents are no longer considered a self-defense mechanism, but rather a business model. While it might create incentive for actual innovators, global patent standardization would also make it easier for patent trolls to sue for universal damages (damages that had never actually been incurred). The debate as to whether or not patents help or hinder innovation is an old one. It’ll be interesting to see what cases are made at WIPO’s upcoming symposium. WIPO’s Symposium to Address Operational Deficiencies in Global IP Systems will set a precedent for a wide range of IP issues. Access to music, movies, art, inventions and processes will be affected regardless of whether or not a global patent standard is entertained. For more information on the event, visit the WIPO program page. Next Steps: WIPO Symposium Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Microsoft#NYT#web
RELATED ARTICLES NAHB conducted a national poll of young adults aged 18 to 25 to find out how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades. The majority of young adults (74%) say they know the field in which they want to have a career. Of these, only 3% are interested in the construction trades.Most of the young people interested in the trades say that the two most important benefits of this career choice are good pay (80%) and the attainment of useful skills (74%). Less than half cite as benefits that the work is seasonal (15%) or that it does not require a college degree (37%).The 26% of respondents who do not yet know the career path they want to take got a follow-up question about the chance they might consider a number of fields (construction trades being one of them) using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 meant “no chance no matter the pay” and 5 meant “very good chance if the pay is high” (see Image #2 below). Construction trades got an average rating of 2.1, with 63% of undecided young adults rating it 1 or 2 (no or little chance regardless of pay) and 18% a 4 or 5 (good to very good chance if pay is high). The 63% of undecided young adults who indicated there was no or little chance they would consider a career in the trades no matter the pay were prodded about the reasons for their resoluteness. The two most common reasons are wanting a less physically demanding job (48%) and the belief that construction work is difficult (32%).They were then asked if there was any compensation level that might entice them to reconsider a career in the trades. For slightly more than 20%, that number is either $75,000 or $100,000, but for the plurality (43%), there is no amount of money that could make them give the trades a second thought (see Image #3 below).A complete research paper on this topic can be found here, including an analysis of government data on actual wages for construction occupations relevant to the home building industry. Breaking Down Gender Bias in the Construction IndustryTackling the Skilled Labor ShortageFine Homebuilding Will Award ScholarshipsFrom Fine Homebuilding: Keep Craft Alive Rose Quint is assistant vice president for survey research at the National Association of Home Builders. This post was originally published at NAHB’s Eye on Housing website.
(From up L) Philippines’ defender Luke Woodland, Philippines’ defender Alvaro Silva, Philippines’ forward Patrick Reichelt, Philippines’ midfielder Kevin Ingreso, Philippines’ goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard(From down L) Philippines’ defender Daisuke Sato, Philippines’ midfielder Stephan Schrock, Philippines’ forward Javier Patino, Philippines’ midfielder Manuel Ott, Philippines’ defender Stefan Palla pose for a photograph prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between Korea Republic and Philippines at the al-Maktoum stadium in Dubai on January 07, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)DUBAI—It was a debut many years in the making and the Philippines surely left its mark, notwithstanding the result.On a cold Monday night at Al Maktoum Stadium, the Azkals combined their grit and resilience with their tactical genius and work rate for the rest of the continent to see as they went toe-to-toe against a giant in South Korea in their Group C opener.ADVERTISEMENT That the Koreans needed a 67th minute strike from Hwang Uijo to finally grab maximum points was a mere footnote to what was a memorable introduction for the Azkals, who showed a spring in their step as chants of Pilipinas reverberated inside the cavernous, newly-refurbished facility throughout the match.READ: Asian Cup: Azkals impress in loss to South KoreaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“After a game like this, you will be having one teary eye and one which is okay with the result and the performance,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock, the captain for the night as coach Sven Goran Eriksson opted to start Javier Patino in favor of Phil Younghusband.“We are very proud. Korea had a lot of good players, they are composed and much better than the average Asian team. We surprised everyone with the performance tonight. We did very good. We have something to build on.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PBA to implement new rules on goaltending review, traveling, timeouts SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Azkals will take a two-hour bus ride to Abu Dhabi late Tuesday as they prepare for their duel with China on Friday. Getting a result against the Chinese is paramount for Eriksson’s side if it wants to advance to the last 16.Few expected the Azkals to stay competitive against a Korean team that regularly plays in the World Cup and only recently stunned former World Cup champion Germany, 2-0.But the Azkals were hardly fazed by the quality and experience of a Korean side, which had established players in Ki Seungyeung of Newcastle United and Lee Chungyoung, formerly of Crystal Palace.The tactical brilliance of the staff led by Eriksson and deputies Scott Cooper and Chris Greatwich allowed the Azkals to cope with the Korean assault for majority of the match.The Azkals defended deep, but they tracked runs off the ball and produced a solid defensive block that hardly allowed the Koreans to break through. On the counter, they proved dangerous with Schrock and Patrick Reichelt threatening on the right and Patino holding up the play to relieve the pressure.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It took some tweaks and the introduction of Lee early in the second half for Korea to finally break down the Azkals.Lee, who played four seasons in the Premier League, praised the Azkals for their gallant stand.“Everyone thought Korea will win this game, but we saw in the first half that it was not easy,” said the midfielder. “It was a tough game for us. I’m happy to get a result, but the Philippines is good. They have a good future in this tournament.”The three-man defense anchored by Alvaro Silva put bodies on the line just to deny the Koreans opportunities, while Michael Falkesgaard produced three big saves to keep the Azkals in the match up until the late stages of the match.Patino led the line ferociously and provided the Azkals an attacking outlet when they recover the ball from deep positions, but his finishing let him down particularly in the second half when his tamed effort failed to beat Kim Seunggyu on the Korean goal when the match was still goalless.“We kept it nil nil for a long time,” said Younghusband, who came on in the 88th minute.“The longer it got, the more confidence it gave us. Every player had to work in this team. If you lose concentration or you sleep, South Korea will take advantage.”Still, it was a debut to remember for a Philippine team that struggles to get support for the sport back home.“The feeling is incredible: The whole atmosphere,” said Reichelt. “You can feel that this was all a different stage. And we showed that we belong in this stage.”“I’m happy with the performance; but I’m also sad because we could have gotten something out of it,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami. “But if somebody told us before the game that it was going to be just 1-nil, I would take it anytime against a team like South Korea which is always in the World Cup. It gives us encouragement and motivation to do better in our next games.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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