Savouring his maiden call-up to the Indian team for the T20 series against Sri Lanka, all-rounder Washington Sundar on Tuesday expressed gratitude to his father and formative coaches for shaping his cricketing career.Sundar, who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm off-spin, was picked earlier this year as a replacement for injured Ravichandran Ashwin in Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in IPL-10 and since then he hasn’t looked back, putting up impressive performances in whatever opportunities he got.”It is a dream to be part of the Indian team. My father (Sundar) and coaches, including M Senthilnathan, have played a big role in shaping me as a cricketer,” Washington said. The 18-year-old from Tamil Nadu said he was relieved to have finally cleared the ‘Yo-Yo’ test, having flunked it a couple of months ago. “I worked hard after failing to clear the Yo-Yo test. Having got through now, it was a big relief,” he said.Washington got a chance to bowl at top batsmen in the nets including RPS captain Steve Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and IPL’s highest paid foreign player Ben Stokes. A top-order batsman, he began bowling more on the advice of Indian Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid and played a key role in his state team, Tamil Nadu’s Vijay Hazare Trophy and Deodhar Trophy victories this season. His father is overjoyed at his inclusion in the national T20 squad.”As a father and coach I am very happy. Every cricketer wants this (to play for the country). To get picked in the national team at the age of 18 is a dream and I am thrilled for Washi,” Sundar, who named his son after his mentor P D Washington, told PTI.advertisementSundar Senior recalled Washington’s performances in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last year. “Washington did very well in the Under-19 World Cup and the selectors took notice. He bowled very well, especially in the final against West Indies, when he gave away just 18 runs in nine overs. He also did well with the bat,” Sundar said.”Washi also bowled very well and economical spells in the shorter format of the game (as Tamil Nadu won the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Deodhar Trophy),” he added. Washington scored a ton against Tripura in the Ranji Trophy as an opener but surprisingly didn’t get another chance to play at the top of the order in subsequent matches. “He is a genuine opener and has done well whenever he has got the chance to bat at the top,” the young left-hander’s father said.Meanwhile, former Tamil Nadu cricketer Senthilnathan, who has been Washington’s coach at TNCA First Division side Globe Trotters said, “It is a great achievement (getting selected in T20 squad) at a young age. It is the first step he has taken. He has a long road ahead of him. “He has done well as a bowler in the IPL, shone with the bat in Ranji Trophy and other tournaments. Now, it is time for him to prove his talent in the international level.”Senthilnathan, who has been coaching Washington since the age of 13, said it was important for his ward to learn to adapt fast. “He is very talented and can be very good with bat and ball. I hope he can pick up the ability to adapt to various conditions and situations very soon,” he added.
Gittlitz was fired from his post at ICD in July 2007. The publisher subsequently filed a lawsuit against him, alleging “fraudulent acts and a breach of fiduciary responsibility.” He partnered with his son, Seth Gittlitz, in the acquisition of Travel Trade magazine last year.ICD owns several hospitality trade magazines, including Hotel Business, HomeWorld Business and Hotel Journal.[PHOTO: Courtesy of Lincolnshire Police Department] Ian Gittlitz, former president and CEO of b-to-b publisher ICD Publications, was arrested Sunday in Chicago on charges that he allegedly embezzled more than $2 million from the publishing company. He is being held on a $2 million bond.Gittlitz [pictured], a New York resident, was apprehended by police while attending the International Home & Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Lincolnshire, Illinois Police detective John-Erik Anderson told FOLIO:. Gittlitz was reportedly traveling with a hired guard. If convicted, Gittlitz faces four to 15 years in prison, Anderson said.
Twitter/@veganpoIiceMilkshaking is the latest trend to take over Europe, especially the United Kingdom, with people throwing diary-based products on far-right politicians and those who propagate hate speech. Brexit leader Nigel Farage was the most recent victim of milkshaking. Recently, he was campaigning in Newcastle when he was hit with a banana and salted caramel shake by a 32-year-old man, reports Washington Post. Other victims of milkshaking were former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and UKIP election candidate Carl Benjamin.”Complete failure” haha #Milkshake.pic.twitter.com/op92tmUNKb— Limmy (@DaftLimmy) May 20, 2019Carl Benjamin was heavily criticised for his tweet that “he wouldn’t even rape” Jess Philips, a Labour lawmaker. Benjamin has been milkshaked four times this past month while Robinson was milkshaked twice in two days in May.This incident prompted the hashtag #Milkshake to trend on social media in the UK and the second trending hashtag was the name of the person who threw the milkshake, Paul Crowther. Apparently, he did not regret what he did and was heard saying, “I was quite looking forward to it, but I think it went on a better purpose.”He was in handcuffs when he said this. Crowther added, “It’s a right of protest against people like him. The bile and the racism he spouts out in this country is far more damaging than a bit of milkshake to his front.”One of the reasons why Farage got milkshaked was his tweet which read, “Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible. For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers’ consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.”The report states that milkshakes are used to throw at politicians since people carrying milkshakes are not suspected and can blend in quite easily.
The two-day work abstention of the teachers who joined government colleges after passing the BCS exams continues for the second day on Monday. Photo: Prothom AloThe two-day work abstention of the teachers who joined government colleges after passing the BCS exams continues for the second day, halting regular classes in government colleges on Monday.The BCS general education association called the two-day work abstention protesting at the government’s plan to give teachers of nationalised colleges the same status and benefits as them.BCS general education association president I K Selimullah Khondakar said if the demands are not met then they will hold another two-day work abstention from 6-8 January 2018.He said that they would not have any programme in December as it was victory month. During that time they would carry out a campaign instead.He also said that teachers will take up indefinite work abstention if any decision was taken outside of the prime minister’s orders and the education policy. On Sunday, the BCS teachers halted work, demanding ‘no BCS, no cadre’. Following their protest, the National University postponed all its exams for Sunday and Monday.Recently the government took initiative to nationalise around 300 colleges and to give about 12,000 teachers of these institutions the same status and benefits as the BCS teachers.
(Phys.org) — For about a decade, Microsoft has been running a competition called the Imagine Cup that rewards people for developing innovative ideas using Microsoft products. This year the competition was held in Sydney Australia, and the winner in the software category was quadSquad from Ukraine for a system they call EnableTalk; a truly unique and useful system that allows hearing impaired people who rely on sign language to communicate to those who can hear by employing a pair of sensor enabled gloves that are able to capture sign language gestures, translate them to text and then have the words spoken using a text-to-speech translator on a cell phone. For their efforts the team won $25,000 in prize money and likely the gratitude of millions once the gloves make it to market. The gloves work through the use of five hardware components: flex sensors in the gloves record finger movements and a main controller coordinates information from an accelerometer/compass, an accelerometer/gyroscope, a microcontroller and a Bluetooth module. Windows mobile software was used to convert the gesture commands to sound signals for broadcast by the Bluetooth module. The sound waves are converted to voice using Microsoft Speech and Bing APIs running on a Smartphone, which ultimately serves as the voice for the person using the system. The team, made up of members identified as AntonStepanov, MaxOsika, Scizor60 and mentor dmitrtys, told the audience watching the demonstration of EnableTalk that the whole thing costs only about $50 per system (not including cell phone) and that they believe it could be brought down to $20 when mass produced. Conventional systems meant to pull off the same feat, but offer less sensitivity, typically run into the thousands of dollars. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.org Deaf sign language users pick up faster on body language Explore further Citation: Ukraine team wins Imagine Cup with gloves that convert sign language to speech (2012, July 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-ukraine-team-cup-gloves-language.html The team said the idea for their system came from the frustration they experienced when trying to communicate with hearing impaired athletes at their school. They also noted that the system can be easily tweaked by the user to incorporate custom signs and thus can be used for virtually any sign language dialect. The point they say is to help those with hearing impairments better manage in the world of the hearing. The problem with sign language they point out, is that most people who can hear never learn it, thus those with hearing impairments are only able to communicate with a small part of the general population which generally includes those who cannot hear and those in their immediate circle. This new system they say, will allow those with hearing impairments to communicate with anyone.