Cricket South Africa launches T20 Global League

first_imgJohannesburg, Jun 1 (PTI) Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the name of the South African T20 league to debut in the last quarter of 2017, with eight participating teams consisting of local and international players. The T20 Global League ? and its associated logo ? were unveiled amid much fanfare at the Wanderers Stadium last evening. Previously billed as the T20 Global Destination League, the name was shortened to T20 Global League. The logo, depicting the African continent along with the radiance on South Africa, replaced the word destination with a visual reference. The logo was designed to visually position South Africa as the destination for global T20 cricket, and draws on the colours of an African sunrise: a hint of red on the horizon radiates a golden glow over the continent, with the brightest point highlighting South Africa. The standout logo is the first visual component of the T20 Global Leagues new brand identity which will be progressively unveiled as the first season approaches, and represents the T20 Global Leagues mission to present world class, top quality cricket hosted in iconic local cities and stadiums in South Africa. “It is our duty as Cricket South Africa to safeguard the future of the game. By backing a high-value tournament like the new T20 Global League, and investing in synergistic partnerships with key stakeholders, the T20 Global League is perfectly positioned to become an internationally successful sporting event,” said CSA president, Chris Nenzani. “Fans can look forward to epic game experiences, complimented by action-packed stadiums, big entertainment, top class broadcasters and accessible ticket prices. We can firmly say that the era of sportainment has dawned upon us. Its now South Africas time to capitalise while reigniting and celebrating our love for the game,” said CSA chief executive, Haroon Lorgat. The eight team owners will be announced on June 19 in London alongside the eight allocated marquee players announced previously. The process of applying to own and operate a team opened on February 4 with more than 150 expressions of interest that will be narrowed down to just eight. The new T20 Global League Logo also received the thumbs up from Protea stars in the UK. “Its appealing, fresh and energetic,” said Proteas all- rounder and T20 Global League Marquee player, JP Duminy. “We are counting the days to this wonderful tournament and excitement is building within the Proteas camp and I know of a few international players who cant wait to get in on the action.” Duminys comments were echoed by master blaster David Miller. “The excitement levels are starting to rise and the anticipation of a world class T20 League in South Africa is a surreal feeling,” said Miller. “Now that this awesome logo and tournament name has been revealed, we are definitely counting down the weeks ahead of the first ball of the T20 Global League.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Trial for two Liberals on Election Act bribery charges to start in

first_imgTwo Ontario Liberals go on trial Thursday on Election Act bribery charges stemming from a 2015 byelection in Sudbury, but the stakes are also high for Premier Kathleen Wynne herself.The Sudbury trial happens nearly simultaneously with another Liberal trial — related to the cancellation of two gas plants — which makes for terrible optics for the party. But while that second trial involves staffers for former premier Dalton McGuinty, the Sudbury scandal is one forged entirely under Wynne’s tenure.The premier herself is set to testify on Sept. 13.“Politically, it’s not good,” said Nadia Verrelli, an assistant political science professor at Sudbury’s Laurentian University.Regardless of the outcome, it may focus the provincial election campaign — with a vote nine months away — on questions about the Liberals’ integrity rather than their policies, she said.Pat Sorbara, at the time the Ontario Liberal Party CEO, faces two charges and Gerry Lougheed, a Sudbury Liberal fundraiser, faces one charge. They both deny wrongdoing.In late 2014, the Sudbury riding became vacant when the New Democrat who won it five months earlier stepped down for health reasons. The Liberals had their eye on winning back a riding that until 2014 they held for about two decades.Andrew Olivier, who was the Liberals’ candidate in the riding in the general election, wanted to run again, but Wynne had other ideas. She ended up successfully luring the riding’s NDP MP — Glenn Thibeault — to run for the provincial Liberals.One of Sorbara’s charges relates to an allegation she promised to get Thibeault “an office or employment” to induce him to become a candidate, which both deny.Sorbara and Lougheed are alleged to have offered Olivier a job or appointment in exchange for stepping aside for Thibeault, who was ultimately given the post of energy minister last year.Wynne has said that she had already decided Olivier would not be the byelection candidate by the time Sorbara and Lougheed spoke to him, therefore anything offered was not in exchange for stepping aside. Rather, Wynne says, she was trying to keep him in the party fold.The trial may come down to the timing of that decision or a he-said-she-said, Verrelli said.“I would imagine it also comes down to what Olivier believed and what both Sorbara and Lougheed believed that they could offer,” she said.“So Kathleen Wynne could have had her mind made up, the question is: was that communicated to her aides?”When Olivier first raised the allegations in December 2014 he said Wynne told him she wanted someone else to run, and that she had a vision for Sudbury that didn’t include him as the Liberal candidate.Olivier is quadriplegic and records important conversations in lieu of taking notes, but while he recorded both Sorbara and Lougheed — posting the audio to YouTube — he has said technical difficulties prevented him from recording his chat with Wynne.Lougheed, a local Liberal figure who was on the police services board and runs a funeral home, spoke to him first.“So I come to you on behalf of the premier and on behalf of, I guess, Thibeault more indirectly, to ask you if you would consider stepping down — more than that Andrew, nominating him,” Lougheed said.“In the course of that deliberation the premier wants to talk to you. They would like to present to you options in terms of appointments, jobs, whatever, that you and her and Pat Sorbara can talk about.”Wynne later spoke with him, then Sorbara called.“So Andrew let me ask you this, I mean, of course you recognize the position that we’re going to find ourselves in here, right, where she’s going to have to make a decision around the appointment, right, versus, allowing this to go ahead,” Sorbara said.“We should have the broader discussion about what is it that you’d be most interested in doing and then decide what shape that could take that would fulfil that, is what I’m getting at, whether it’s a full-time or part-time job at a constituency office, whether it is appointments to boards or commissions, whether it is also going on the (party executive).”The Ontario Provincial Police investigated the allegations both criminally and under the Election Act. Sorbara was cleared criminally, but Lougheed was charged with one count of counselling an offence not committed and one count of unlawfully influencing or negotiating appointments. Those charges were stayed.When the Election Act charges were laid in November, Sorbara had recently taken a leave of absence as the premier’s deputy chief of staff to become the Ontario Liberal Party CEO and 2018 campaign director. She stepped down after being charged.The bribery section of the Election Act says no person shall directly or indirectly “give, procure or promise or agree to procure an office or employment to induce a person to become a candidate, refrain from becoming a candidate or withdraw his or her candidacy.”A conviction carries a penalty of up to $5,000. If a judge finds it was broken “knowingly,” the penalty is a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to two years less a day in jail.The trial is scheduled over 21 days in September and October.last_img read more

VIDEO Highlights From Wilmingtons Tiny TotsKids Club Program

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s Tiny Tots & Kids Club Program ended its first session on Friday, July 12, 2019.Below is a video from staffer Erin Cowden highlighting some of the fun that was had over the three weeks.——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington’s Tiny Tots/Kids Club ProgramIn “Videos”WILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington’s Tiny Tots/Kids Club ProgramIn “Videos”last_img read more

Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM VoiceCalling Tablet Launched in India Price Specs

first_imgRAM1GB ModelAsus Fonepad 7 Processor1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor Storage capacity16GB with expandable option Taiwanese PC maker Asus launched the Asus Fonepad 7 dual SIM tablet in India, with a price tag of ₹12,999.The tablet, which was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at Barcelona earlier this year, sports a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. The dual SIM tablet packs 8GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The tablet measures 199.5×120.8×11.35mm and weighs 340 grams.On the software front, the tablet runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The connectivity features of the tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). It comes loaded with a 3910mAh battery, which claims to deliver a life of 10 hours. The tablet will come in grey and white colour options.Asus also retails a single SIM variant of the Asus Fonepad 7 tablet in India at ₹17,499. It sports a 7.0-inch IPS backlit HD WXGA screen with 1280x800p resolution, houses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (with microSD card support) and a high-capacity 3950 mAh Li-Polymer battery.Image credit: Asus India (Ed: VP)Key specifications of Asus Fonepad 7 ModelModelAsus Fonepad 7Asus Fonepad 7ModelDisplayAsus Fonepad 77-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixelsModelOSAsus Fonepad 7Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OSModelProcessorAsus Fonepad 71.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processorModelRAMAsus Fonepad 71GBModelStorage capacityAsus Fonepad 716GB with expandable optionModelCameraAsus Fonepad 75.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p videoModelBatteryAsus Fonepad 7 Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hoursModelAdd-onsAsus Fonepad 7Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+)ModelDimensionsAsus Fonepad 7199.5×120.8×11.35mmModelWeightAsus Fonepad 7340 gramsModelPrice[MRP]Asus Fonepad 7₹12,999/- Price[MRP]₹12,999/- Camera5.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p video Dimensions199.5×120.8×11.35mm Display7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixels Add-onsWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+) Battery Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hours Weight340 grams OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean OSlast_img read more

Israel signs 630m defence deal with India

first_imgIsrael announced Sunday it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India’s navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month.The new contract will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries supply LRSAM air and missile defence systems for four Indian naval ships, a statement from the company said.IAI said the contract will be carried out with India’s Bharat Electronics Limited, which will be the project’s main contractor.”The new contract adds to other deals signed in the last decade by IAI with India’s defence forces, reinforcing IAI’s global leadership position in air and missile defence systems,” IAI president and CEO Joseph Weiss said in a statement.LRSAM is an advanced air and missile defence system, jointly developed by IAI and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation.In April, IAI said India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what was described as the “largest defence contract” ever signed by the military exporting giant.last_img read more

Mamata to take stock of health sector in meeting

first_imgKolkata: Better coordination between members of Rogi Kalyan Samities and hospital authorities is going to be one of the main points of discussion during the meeting in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be taking stock of the present situation of the health sector in the state. Senior officials of the state Health department, state-run hospitals and medical colleges and other concerned officials will be present in the meeting, that will be held at Nabanna Sabhaghar on Tuesday. It may be mentioned that the meeting was earlier scheduled to be held on May 22. Later, it was rescheduled and would take place on Tuesday. Sources said that representatives of Rogi Kalyan Samiti will also be present in the meeting and there will be discussion to ensure better coordination between them and hospital authorities. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the sources in Nabanna, there will be a turnout of around 425 officials in the meeting and it includes the heads of all departments as well. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had held such a meeting soon after coming to power in 2011. The meeting was held in Town Hall then. However, now, almost all the meetings of the state government, including the central level administrative review meeting that used to take place in Town Hall, are organised in Nabanna Sabhaghar.last_img read more