A LEED Debate in San Francisco

first_imgU.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program has once again attracted a mixture of criticism and curiosity, this time in relation to a luxury condominium project planned for one of the most scenic settings on the San Francisco waterfront.The $345-million project, called 8 Washington, includes about 53,500 sq. ft. of recreation space, 29,600 sq. ft. of retail, and 165 condo units that are expected to list for between $3 million and $10 million apiece. Public transportation, including the Embarcadero entrance to the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, is steps away. The development plan calls for two waterfront parks where the public can bask in the breeze and take in the mostly unobstructed views, looking east, of San Francisco Bay. Topping things off, the marketing strategy of the developer, San Francisco Waterfront Partners LLC, includes building the project to the LEED Platinum standard.Familiar talking pointsBig construction projects – and even small ones – in San Francisco often attract media scrutiny, in addition to the attention they get from the Planning Department and Planning Commission. But an alternative weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, recently focused on 8 Washington not only for the presumed extravagance of its eventual occupants but for touting its LEED Platinum ambitions. In an article published July 5, the typically progressive Guardian also highlighted what is sees as deficiencies in the LEED program, particularly when it’s applied to a project whose homeowners, as one observer put it, will “burn tons of fossil fuels using their new condos as weekend getaways.”The Guardian cites criticisms of LEED familiar to most green builders, including the notion that even though addresses site use, water efficiency, energy use and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design and regional priority, it is not yet geared to certifying its energy efficiency performance.The Guardian also field comments from Henry Gifford, owner of Gifford Fuel Saving consultancy and lead plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging that USGBC misrepresented the performance of LEED certified buildings and altered study results to support its performance claims. Gifford argues in the Guardian that any rating service claiming to encourage energy efficiency needs to track energy usage in client buildings over time after they’re in full operation, a process that LEED has not yet imposed as a requirement for certification.“They say that the building is required to be energy efficient. But the building doesn’t have to be energy efficient — it just has to earn points, to promise it’s going to be energy efficient,” Gifford told the paper. “California is the promise land. All you’re required to do is provide a promise. The sad thing is that it removes all the integrity from the process — it encourages lying.”last_img read more

An Inner Coach Instead of Inner Critic

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Each of us has an Inner Critic. It’s that voice you hear telling you that you cannot do what it is you want to do—or need to do, in some cases. That voice says horrible things to you, like “You are going to fail because you are not smart enough to do this. The people who are doing what you want to do all know way more than you.” The Inner Critic sows the seeds of doubt—and fear.The Inner Critic, never satisfied that it has protected you from harming yourself, continues, “You are going to make a fool of yourself, and people are going to judge you when you fail.” The Inner Critic then calls forth evidence to make sure it controls you with the reminder that, “You failed before, and you were mortified. What are you going to do when you fail again?”This voice, the Inner Critic, is a composite. It is, in part, your fears and doubts. When we humans gained consciousness, we also gained self-consciousness, the ability to feel shame. It is also the voice of your parents who tried to protect you from hurting yourself, which may have worked in the short term but harmed you in the long run, depriving you of the hormesis, the adaptation to small doses of adversity and discomfort that increase your adaptation to these things in higher doses.Thinking is mostly made up of talking to yourself. You ask yourself questions and you answer them. None of us hear what you are saying to yourself unless you speak the words out loud. One of the dominant voices for some of us is the Inner Critic, but it doesn’t have to be the dominant voice you hear.You can also have the voice of an Inner Coach. That voice is the polar opposite of the Inner Critic and, when it’s strong enough, it crowds out the Inner Critic. The Inner Coach says, “If other people are smart enough to figure this out, you’re smart enough to figure it out, too. Get busy working.” Instead of fear and doubt, the Inner Coach provides the confidence to try.Your Inner Coach won’t tell you that you are going to fail and embarrass yourself. Instead, what you’ll hear is: “This is going to work, and if it doesn’t you can make adjustments and try again. It isn’t the end of the world.” Your Inner Coach recognizes that the journey to success is fraught with failure along the path, and that no failure is final. Where the Inner Critic counsels you to, “Stop. Be safe,” the Inner Coach, says, “You’ve got this. Go!”Your Inner Critic is the voice of fear and self-doubt and scarcity and cynicism and pessimism. It is here to protect your ego from harm. Your Inner Coach is the voice of confidence and abundance and optimism and empowerment. Both of these voices are yours. Because thinking is made up of talking to yourself, the reply to all the statements from your Inner Critic can come from that bigger part of you that is your Inner Coach, the part of you that knows that you can be more, do more, have more, and contribute more.Becoming the best version of yourself is going to require that you liberate yourself from fear and self-doubt. You get to decide what each of these voices say to you and whose counsel you take. My Inner Coach duct-taped my Inner Critic to a chair and locked him in a closet a long time ago. I haven’t heard from him since (although I occasionally hear a small murmur from time to time, it’s hard to make out).last_img read more

SC seeks responses on plea for compensation to rape victim

first_imgA day after a 10-year-old rape victim gave birth in a Chandigarh hospital, the Supreme Court sought responses from the Central and the Chandigarh authorities on a plea to pay her ₹10 lakh in compensation.On July 27, faced with a medical opinion that an abortion would endanger the lives of both the girl and her 32-week-old foetus, the Supreme Court was compelled to refuse the medical termination of the pregnancy. Appearing before a Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Friday, senior advocate Indira Jaising, in an oral mentioning, said Chandigarh authorities have been insisting on a charge sheet before considering the question of payment of any compensation.“That is no answer…what they say is absurd. We will issue notice to the Chandigarh administration,” the Bench said.“Yesterday, this court had given a compensation of ₹10 lakh to a woman in a similar kind of case. Here is a 10-year-old mother who cannot look after the child. Nothing has been paid so far to her,” Ms. Jaising, who represents the interests of the girl, submitted.The court has also sought a response from the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and District Legal Services Authority of Chandigarh and posted the matter for further hearing on August 22. The court had on July 17 directed the Bihar government to pay ₹10 lakh compensation to a destitute woman who was allegedly raped and not allowed to abort her 26-week pregnancy after a medical board’s opinion. The court found that the woman, who is also HIV positive, had gone to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to get her pregnancy terminated when she was in the 17th week of pregnancy.Earlier, in the 10-year-old’s case, while expressing its inability to intervene on her behalf, the Supreme Court had strongly urged the Centre to set up permanent medical boards in all States so that women, especially child rape victims, could receive expedient access to medical care.The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 bars abortion if the foetus has crossed the 20-week mark. An exception to the law can be made if a registered medical practitioner certifies to the court that continuing with the pregnancy would be life-threatening for the mother and the baby.last_img read more

Dhoni wins toss, India to bat

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against England in the lone Twenty20 match in Manchester on Wednesday.For India Ajinkya Rahane and veteran Rahul Dravid will make their Twenty20 debut while Alex Hales and Jos Buttler are the debutants for England.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel.England: Stuart Broad (capt), Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Jade Dernbach.Umpires: Rob Bailey and Richard Ellingworth.Match referee: Jeff Crowe.last_img read more

Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES View comments Williams hasn’t played since her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova at last month’s Australian Open, but she still overtook Caroline Wozniacki. The Danish player’s points from reaching last year’s Doha semifinals expired this week.Osaka remains at the top of the rankings. Simona Halep is second and Sloane Stephens is third, while Petra Kvitova dropped to fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day PLAY LIST 01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas03:38Magalong slams ‘selective’ PNP ranks cleansing02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte United States’ Serena Williams hits a forehand return to Germany’s Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)LONDON — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child.Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon and Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NU in no celebratory mood yet, braces for Ateneo fightback in Game 2last_img read more

Zidane Now Says He is Counting on Bale at Real Madrid

first_imgMADRID — Less than a month after saying Gareth Bale’s transfer would be good for everyone, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called the Wales forward an important player for his squad.Zidane said Friday he is counting on Bale for the season that begins for Real Madrid with a visit to Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.“It looked like he was going to leave but now he is here with us,” Zidane said. “Things change. I will count on him. He has a good record and is an important player and I hope that all the players want to make it difficult for me to pick the team.”Zidane last month stated his desire to get rid of Bale by saying the club was negotiating the player’s transfer and that his exit would be “better for everyone’s sake.”Madrid in 2013 paid a then world-record fee of 100 million euros (then $132 million) to sign Bale from English club Tottenham.Zidane also said he is “happy” to have playmaker James Rodríguez in the squad despite talks he could still be transferred after the loan to Bayern Munich ended last season.“I will repeat what I said the other day, I will count on everyone who is here,” Zidane said. “They are also happy to be here.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Messi Goes Off At Halftime In 1st Start Since Injury Layoff

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi has been substituted at halftime of his first start for Barcelona since a long injury layoff, after apparently picking up a new knock.Messi hurt his left leg less than half an hour into the Spanish league match against Villarreal at Camp Nou Stadium on Tuesday. The playmaker left the field and doctors attended to his leg for few minutes before he eventually returned and finished the half.Messi didn’t return for the second half, though, being replaced by Ousmane Dembele.Messi had set up Antoine Griezmann’s opening goal early in the match.Messi played his first minutes of the season when he came off the bench in the second half of a 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week. He also came off the bench in the second half of the 2-0 loss at Granada in the Spanish league on Sunday.Messi had been sidelined because of a right calf injury picked up in the preseason.Dembele has also been injured, and made his first appearance since the league opener.Barcelona was leading 2-1 at halftime.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh happy after outwitting Chris Gayle in big win for CSK

first_imgHarbhajan Singh was named man-of-the-match after his double wicket maiden scripted a 22-run win for Chennai Super Kings over Kings XI Punjab on Friday. Harbhajan removed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his first over to rock KXIP’s chase of 161 early in their innings. | CSK vs KXIP – Match report |KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan shared a 110-run stand but the early losses meant the two batsmen were under pressure to keep up the tempo against a top-quality spin attack.Harbhajan Singh was MS Dhoni’s trump card against Chris Gayle, the most dangerous batsman in T20 cricket. Gayle is the fastest man to reach 4000 IPL runs and the only player to hit 300 sixes in the IPL. On Saturday, he could well have been the difference between both sides in a steep chase on a tricky pitch.But MS Dhoni, one of the sharpest minds in the cricket world, knew he could challenge Gayle with a quality off-spinner and he brought Harbhajan Singh on in the second over of the KXIP innings.And Harbhajan Singh was happy to see his plan work – he got Gayle and also the talented Mayank Agarwal in a sensational over.”We always have a plan in T20 cricket and sometimes it comes off and sometimes it does not. We know Chris Gayle is someone who goes very hard at the top and can take the game forward. It was important for us to take his wicket (early) and it was nice to get his wicket in the first over and nice to get another one as well,” Harbhajan Singh told the broadcasters after picking up his second man-of-the-match award this season.advertisement”Mayank is a very, very good youngster who has played for India just now and he has been scoring a lot of runs. It’s nice to go out there and perform for the team and I am happy,” he said.Harbhajan Singh said he was glad his plan against Chris Gayle worked because T20 was is kind of format where plans can go awry very quickly.”I was just looking to bowl a little slower to Chris Gayle. The first couple of balls, I tried to push them in the air but it didn’t spin but the third or fourth ball I tried to give it a rip and it spun. That’s when it got in my mind that if I had to bowl slower to him, I had to bowl slow and wide”This is T20 and it could have gone either way… I am glad I am here talking to you and got the man-of-the-match award,” he said.In the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, Harbhajan Singh had dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers to trigger a collapse for the visitors at the Chepauk. RCB folded for 70 in 17.1 overs as CSK won by 7 wickets.Also Read | MS Dhoni after CSK upstage KXIP: Had to get Universe Boss Chris Gayle out earlyAlso Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso See:last_img read more

Catch of the tournament: Ingram’s stunning effort to dismiss Gayle leaves fans in awe

first_imgChris Gayle was at his lethal best for Kings XI Punjab against Delhi Capitals in Match 37 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.The big-hitting West Indies opener was going hammer and tongs, smashing the Delhi Capitals bowlers all over the park after Kings XI Punjab were sent in to bat by Shreyas Iyer.Gayle was severe against Ishant Sharma and the two Delhi Capitals’ spinners in Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra. Both the spinners leaked aplenty as Gayle was depositing quite a few, including a 101-meter six, into the Kotla stands. | DD vs KXIP, IPL 2019 live score |Gayle got to his fifty in just 25 balls and there were no signs of him slowing down as the big man kept punishing the Delhi Capitals bowlers.It seemed only a miracle could stop Chris Gayle and Colin Ingram provided Delhi Capitals with exactly that.WATCH: Ingram-Axar’s perfect relay catchFull video here https://t.co/GBheBXTuTq #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/kTgWx7VgPeIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Gayle had hit Sandeep Lamichhane in the first ball of his third over for a huge six and when he tried to make it two in two, he was caught at the deep mid-wicket boundary.Lamichhane had dropped the second ball of his third over short and Gayle, for the first time in the night, mistimed one into the night sky. Colin Ingram, who was stationed at deep mid-wicket caught the ball but realising the momentum was taking him over the boundary rope, he threw the ball into the field with a stunning backhand push.advertisementIngram, it seems, had clearly judged the effort needed to find Axar Patel who was running in to take the catch and complete the wicket. In the end, Axar didn’t move as he completed the catch with a smile on his face. Gayle had hit five sixes during his 37-ball 69 but perished while trying to add another big hit to his tally.Colin Ingram and Axar Patel’s terrific team effort left cricket fans on social media awestruck. Check out a few reactions below.Absouletely breathtaking! Hopping Colin Ingram finds teammate Axar Patel on the boundary to complete a smart relay catch. #DCvKXIP #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/EkkmImdrx1Deepak Raj Verma (@DeVeDeTr) April 20, 2019#IPL2019 #DCvKXIP #IngramAxarPatel #FieldingProbably the easiest catch @akshar2026 must have got in his entire playing career! @CAIngram41 – What awareness! @MohammadKaif – must be a proud man! – On a scale of 1-10, how many points would you give for this catch ?Bagawati Prasad (@Baggs0404) April 20, 2019On a scale of 1- 10, what would you rate @CAIngram41’s catch as?#DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/C8wbTLzctjIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Chris Gayle caught by Axar Patel ??????What about Colin Ingram who did all the hard work?#DCvKXIP #IPL2019#IPLMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 20, 2019Colin Ingram has done a wonderful job there,where did he get the energy to throw the ball who is atleast 50 meters away from that position. That’s excellent from IngramAditya (@CAA_256) April 20, 2019After Catch of Chris Gyale by Colin Ingram.. #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/9hBvOvyiMfLoveyouall_007 (@loveyouall_007) April 20, 2019All the efforts made by Colin IngramBut score board saysC Axar B LamichhaneHow Cruel Cricket Game #IPL2019 #DCvKXIP #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/BEdYLpPuJhIPL_facts (@IPL_Fact) April 20, 2019Amazing presence of mind from Colin Ingram to remove dangerous Chris Gayle…#KXIPvDC @vikrantgupta73 @IPL @BCCISunny Srivastav (@imsun1504) April 20, 2019CATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT by @CAIngram41 !!!!! #ColinIngram #AxarPatel #DCvKXIP#KXIPvDC#KXIP #DC #DelhiCapitals #ThisIsNewDelhiOm Mehta (@ommehtaa) April 20, 2019Catches win matches!Amazing effort by Colin Ingram. The distance covered by his back hand flick was awesome. Well done!#DCvKXIP #IPL2019Chowkidar Fagun Saraiya (@fagun07) April 20, 2019Also Read | Steve Smith’s tip to teenager Riyan Parag: Think I’m your friend from gully cricketAlso Read | RR vs MI, IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun Mumbai IndiansAlso See:last_img read more

WATCH: Freestyler Touzani meets De Bruyne

first_imgPremier League VIDEO: Touzani meets De Bruyne in freestyle challenge Last updated 2 years ago 23:56 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Getty Images Premier League Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Videos The Belgian midfielder took on the YouTube star in several freestyle challenges, including one involving a drone. Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne went head-to-head with freestyler Soufiane Touzani for a number of challenges. The Belgian international joined the YouTube star for a few juggling challenges, and even took part in an extra-difficult challenge involving a drone!You can check out the full video below, or head to Touzani TV for more top videos.last_img read more

Rishabh Pant turning his X-factor into match-winning efforts: DC coach Ricky Ponting

first_img Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 20:44 IST Ricky Ponting feels that Rishabh Pant is at his best whenever a platform is created (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant’s 27-ball 78 not out helped Delhi crush Mumbai by 37 runsPant brought up his fifty in 18 balls, the fastest by a batsman vs MI”I have seen Rishabh mature in his game and as a person,” said PontingNot only as a player, Rishabh Pant has matured tremendously as a person in the last one year and the knock against Mumbai Indians is one of the many he will play in coming years, said Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting.Pant, Delhi’s top scorer last season, has set the tone with a blistering 78 off 27 balls against Mumbai Indians during his team’s 37-run win in Mumbai last night.”I have seen Rishabh mature in his game and as a person and that won’t be the only game he wins for DC. He will win many more games for sure,” a proud coach said on the eve of Delhi’s match against Chennai Super Kings here.Ponting said while he always knew that the young left-hander possessed x-factor, what has impressed him is his ability to win games.”I have known for a couple of seasons now that Rishabh Pant has got that X-factor but what I like more and more about him is how he is turning that into match winning performances more and more often as well,” Ponting said.Terming Rishabh as a finisher, Ponting feels that he is at his best whenever a platform is created.”If you look at the back half of the last edition, he was playing his best when our team was playing its best in those games. Even yesterday, we set up a good platform for him to go and express himself.”Colin Ingram did a great job to change the momentum for us and giving Rishabh a platform to go and finish off the innings. But he is something special. You don’t see innings like that every day and he is doing it more and more often.”advertisementShikhar Dhawan played the role of an anchor compared to his free-hitting self.”That is what we want from Shikhar. Hold the top-order together. Probably, the reason he was more subdued was because it wasn’t easy to bat early on. First three or four batsmen told me that there was a bit of seam movement.”We needed Shikhar to play that sort of role and get through the tough overs and that was going to allow Ingram and Rishabh to play the way they did later on. It’s been a really encouraging start for Shikhar.Also Read | We respect Rishabh Pant but won’t focus on him alone: Stephen FlemingAlso Read | Important to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj SinghAlso Read | Took my chances and it came off: Rishabh Pant after match-winning knock vs MIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow MI vs DCFollow Ricky Ponting Rishabh Pant turning his X-factor into match-winning efforts: DC coach Ricky PontingIPL 2019: Rishabh Pant, Delhi’s top scorer last season, has set the tone with a blistering 78 off 27 balls against Mumbai Indians during his team’s 37-run win in Mumbai on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar advocates 7-run penalty for batting sides breaching rules

first_imgSachin Tendulkar advocates 7-run penalty for batting sides breaching rulesSachin Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb on May 25advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 22:33 IST Sachin Tendulkar in a file imageHIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar feels that batting sides should be penalised like bowling ones if they breach rulesDuring a Mumbai T20 League game, controversy erupted during a game between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash TigersUmpires signalled a dead-ball having failed to make sure the correct batsman was on strikeCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels just like a bowling outfit, a batting side should also be penalized seven runs if they breach rules of the game during the course of a match.Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb here Saturday.”Whatever I saw, I saw for this for the first time and then I started thinking what could be done and it cannot be a dead ball. But the rules are such, whatever happened it was the right thing to happen at that moment.”But I was just thinking what could be that one change which can be implemented in time to come and I feel if three fielders are there in the circle, the umpire never tells them that you need to have the fourth fielder in the ring and it’s called a no-ball and there is a free hit. So the fielding side is penalized for that,” Tendulkar said.”But when the batters don’t go to their respective ends, why isn’t the batting side penalized? I think the batting side should also be penalized. And what is the maximum that one could score off each ball is possibly 7 runs, which is a no ball of previous delivery and a free hit. So maybe here also it should be seven runs penalty for the batting side and then they change the ends.”In Saturday’s game at the end of the 15th over, SoBo Supersonics were coasting along at 158 for no loss when Hersh Tank required medical attention after suffering cramps.advertisementIn the last ball of the 15th over, Jay Bista took a single but at the start of the next over, none of the players or umpires realized that it was Tank who was on strike and not Bista.After wrongfully taking the strike, Tank got out in the first ball. Sensing that the batsmen haven’t changed ends, the umpires called it a dead ball, denying the wicket to Aakash Tigers when the fault entirely lay with the batsmen.Tendulkar said it was the duty of the off-field match officials to point out the mistake to on-field umpires.”The umpires don’t tell the batters. With today’s technology the third or fourth umpire should be in a position to communicate with the leg-umpire and tell him the striker is supposed to be at the non-striker’s end,” he said.”The batting side needs to be penalized for that and ensure that the ends are changed.Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s inputs to Virat Kohli will be crucial, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Such losses are irreparable: Sachin Tendulkar condoles Asif Ali daughter’s demiseFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Mumbai T20 LeagueFollow Laws of Cricketlast_img read more

Ship Finance International Sells Two VLCCs

first_imgzoom Ship Finance International Limited, today announced that it has agreed to sell the 1998 and 1999 built VLCCs Front Champion and Golden Victory to unrelated third parties. The Company has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter parties with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd.The vessels are expected to be delivered to the new owners in November 2013 and Ship Finance expects to receive cash proceeds of approximately $43 million, including approximately $11 million upfront payment from Frontline. In addition, we will receive approximately $79 million in 7.5% amortizing notes from Frontline.The amortization profile and maturity of the notes will match the current charters for the two vessels, with reduced rates until 2015 and full rates from 2016. Front Champion and Golden Victory were acquired in 2005 with the highest charter rates across the vessels on charter to Frontline, and the level of compensation payments for early termination is a reflection of this.While the spot VLCC market has currently shown some signs of recovery, there is still a fundamental oversupply in the market, and the retirement of older vessels will contribute to a balancing of the market going forward. The decision to phase out Front Champion and Golden Victory has been made on the basis of individual assessments of the vessels and the costs of taking them through expensive drydockings later this year.Divesting of older vessels is a part of the Company’s strategy to renew and diversify the fleet. The majority of our charter revenues are currently sourced from the offshore segment, and in the second quarter of 2013, the adjusted EBITDA from the vessels on charter to Frontline was limited to only 18% of the total. Following this sale, the number of vessels on charter to Frontline will be reduced to 20 vessels, including 15 VLCCs and five Suezmax crude oil carriers.SFL, November 7, 2013last_img read more

New Carrier to Transport Cargo from Cameron LNG

first_imgzoom Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has unveiled plans to deploy a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier for its Cameron LNG project in the United States. Featuring 165,000 cbm, the LNG carrier will be owned by Diamond LNG Shipping 3 Pte. Ltd. (DLS-3), a ship-owning joint venture formed between MC, Toho LNG Shipping Co., Ltd. (TLS)1, Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (THG) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).The vessel, currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding’s yard, is scheduled for delivery in 2019.Following delivery, the LNG carrier will transport LNG produced at the Cameron project to Japanese Toho Gas and Tohoku Electric through Mitsubishi Corporation’s Singapore-based energy business subsidiary, Diamond Gas International.MC said that it “will continue to strengthen its LNG carrier business through projects of this nature as part of its efforts to help ensure stable energy supplies to Japan and other markets.”last_img read more

Drewry Many exHanjin Ships to Remain Idle for Some Time

first_imgzoom Some five months after the collapse of Korean shipping group Hanjin Shipping, more than two-thirds of all Hanjin-operated containerships remains inactive, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.Although a number of ships was auctioned for a total of USD 460 million so far, Drewry estimates that there remains up to as much as 150,000 TEU of Hanjin-owned ships still for sale.Hanjin’s demise exposed the frailty of container lines in an era of ultra-low freight rates and caused panic among cargo owners with assets aboard their ships. After the logistical chaos has been cleared up, what has happened to those vessels?An immediate impact could be seen on the containership idle fleet, which surged after 98 ships with an aggregate capacity of around 610,000 TEU were suddenly left without employ. The idle fleet went from 904,000 TEU in mid-August to 1.7 million TEU in mid-November.The declining stature of the idle fleet from December onwards is in large part due to some of those ex-Hanjin ships being re-chartered.Four vessels of 15,000 TEU in total have been scrapped, two of which were owned by Hanjin and none older than 20 years, while another 31 ships of 134,000 TEU have found new service elsewhere.Non-operating charterers have managed to find replacement lessors for 30 ships so far. Maersk Line has shown the biggest appetite for the former Hanjin fleet by chartering 11 vessels of 77,000 TEU, the largest being two 13,000 TEU units that were sold at auction to unnamed buyers in December for around USD 131 million apiece, according to unconfirmed media reports. Maersk is deploying the vessels in the 2M Alliance Asia-Europe network.There remain some 63 ex-Hanjin ships with close to 460,000 TEU worth of nominal capacity that are parked up. At least eight vessels should be back on the water fairly quickly.With such a glut of containerships already available and limited demand growth it is debatable just how big a market they can attract even at knock-down prices. The biggest and youngest ships are likely to have the biggest pull, according to Drewry.last_img read more

East Hants To Receive Accessible Transportation Service

first_imgSeniors and people with disabilities in East Hants can look forward to an accessible transportation program being established in their community. The province is providing $30,000 to the East Hants Adult Learning Association through the province’s Community Transportation Assistance Program. The association is currently operating a volunteer driver service and is looking to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle because there are none in the area. “These programs are very important in helping Nova Scotians with disabilities seek employment opportunities and providing seniors with access to medical services that they otherwise wouldn’t have,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “We are proud to partner with community organizations to help Nova Scotians have access to the services they need to participate in their communities.” The Community Transportation Assistance Program provides funding to community organizations that offer a wide range of services to disabled Nova Scotians, including wheelchair-accessible vehicles for people with mobility needs. In 2004-05, the program provided more than 90,000 rides throughout the province. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the number of counties with accessible community-based transportation has increased from three to nine. Areas that now have programs are in: Municipal District of Clare, Municipal District of West Hants and in Kings, Pictou, Colchester, Annapolis, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby counties. “We are really excited to add this service to the infrastructure of East Hants for the benefit of its residents,” said Robert MacLellan, executive director of the East Hants Adult Learning Association. The East Hants Accessible Transportation Service is a project led by the East Hants Adult Learning Association. For more information, call 902-883-5376. For information on the Community Transportation Assistance Program see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/dialaride .last_img read more

West Bengal TMC ahead in 25 seats BJP in 16 seats

first_imgKolkata, May 23 (PTI) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be making deep inroads into West Bengal by leading in 16 seats, while Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is currently ahead in 25 seats in the state. The Congress is leading in one constituency, while the Left is yet to to take a lead in any of the 42 constituencies. As per initial trends, the TMC has so far secured 44.61 per cent votes, closely followed by the BJP, which has bagged 38.99 per cent votes. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist The CPI(M) and the Congress have garnered a meagre 6.66 per cent and 5.44 per cent share of the pie respectively. In the outgoing 16th Lok Sabha, the TMC has 34 seats in West Bengal, whereas the BJP has only two. The Congress and the CPI(M)-led Left Front have four and two seats respectively. Union Minister Babul Supriyo is leading in Asansol constituency by 54984 votes against Moon Moon Sen of the TMC. Union Minister and BJP candidate S S Ahluwalia is leading by 23444 votes against Mamtaz Sanghamita of the TMC in Burdwan-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, is leading by 50931 votes in Diamond Harbour constituency. He is the sitting MP from the seat. In Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Raju Bista is leading by 70901 votes against Amar Singh Rai of the TMC. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh is leading by just 253 votes against Manas Ranjan Bhunia of the TMC in Medinipur Lok Sabha seat. In Barrackpore seat, TMC candidate Dinesh Trivedi is trailing by 2292 votes against Arjun Singh of the BJP. In Kolkata North constituency, two-time TMC MP from the seat, Sudip Bandopadhyay, is leading by 22034 votes against Rahul Sinha of the BJP. Former president Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit is trailing by 68575 votes against Khalilur Rahman of the TMC in Jangipur constituency. Abhijit had won the seat by a narrow margin of 8,161 votes in the 2014 general elections. In Ghatal Lok Sabha seat, TMC candidate and popular actor Dipak Adhikari (Dev) is leading by 10,474 votes against former IPS officer and BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh. In Purulia, Jyotirmay Singh Mahato of the BJP is leading by 24431 votes against Mriganka Mahato of the TMC. Sougata Roy of the TMC is leading by 8542 votes against Samik Bhattacharya of BJP in Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat. Nishith Pramanik of the BJP is trailing by 4118 votes against TMC’s Paresh Chandra Adhikary in Coochbehar. In the prestigious Kolkata South constituency, Mala Roy of AITC is leading by 212149 votes against BJP’s Chandra Bose, grand-nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. In Basirhat, TMC candidate and actor Nusrat Jahan Ruhi is leading by 65577 votes against BJP candidate Sayantan Basu. Mahua Moitra of the AITC is leading by 44114 votes against Kalyan Chaubey of the BJP in Krishnagar, while West Bengal Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee is trailing behind Subhas Sarkar of the BJP by 24561 votes in Bankura. In Baharampur, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of the Congress is leading by 26852 votes against Apurba Sarkar of the TMC. In Alipurduar seat in North Bengal, John Barla of the BJP is leading by 45522 votes against Dasrath Tirkey of the TMC. In Barasat Lok Sabha seat, Kakoli Ghoshdastidar of the TMC is leading by a margin of 46118 votes against Mrinal Kanti Debnath of BJP. In Arambagh, Aparupa Poddar of TMC is ahead of her rival Tapan Kumar Ray of the BJP by 18387 votes. BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading by 38855 votes over TMC candidate Ratna De Nag in Hoogly parliamentary constituency, according to the trends. In Uluberia seat, Sajda Ahmed of the TMC is leading by 32273 votes against Joy Banerjee of the BJP. In Jadavpur seat, AITC candidate and actor Mimi Chakraborty is leading by 48202 votes against Anupam Hazra of the BJP. In Sreerampore, AITC candidate Kalyan Banerjee is leading by 9320 votes against BJP’s Debjit Sarkar.last_img read more

Chidambaram terms 5 trillion goal pie in the sky

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday branded the government’s target of making India a $5 trillion economy in five years a “pie in the sky”. He also said that there was nothing in the just unveiled budget for the middle class or firm action to raise household savings. Taking part in a discussion in the Rajya Sabha, he sought to know from the government about proposed structural reforms and how it planned to spur economic growth and investment. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day He hit out at the Modi government for the slow economic growth and poor performance on capital expenditure, terming the revenue targets for the current fiscal as unrealistic given the trends in FY19. On the government’s target of making India a $5 trillion economy in five years, Chidambaram said people were being shown a “pie in the sky”. Critical of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget speech, Chidambaram said it was bereft of macro economic data and advised her to do a fact check of various figures. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty He said the calculation of the GDP for last fiscal year was different in the Economic Survey and the Budget document. “Moreover, according to the Budget document, growth projection is set at 8 percent, while the Economic Survey says 7 percent. There is no unified picture of the growth rate from the government,” he said. The former Minister also criticized the Budget for not giving specific and complete data about foreign direct investment (FDI) and loans written off for corporates. He said that with 11-12 per cent nominal growth, the rate of the economy will continue to double every five or six years. “It is the magic of compounding. “Any moneylender will be able to explain the same… It is simple arithmetic,” Chidambaram added.last_img read more

Are Private Medical Schools a Solution for Moroccos Health System

Casablanca — Morocco’s private education sector is planning to construct more and more private medical facilities in Morocco. The answer and acceptance of these new projects are two-sided.The soon to be launched private multidiscinaplary university, l’Univesité des Sciences et de Santé de Casablanca (USSC), is one of the first universities to open its doors to medical students and professionals in Casablanca.To become a doctor is the dream of many Moroccan students. Many students want to to help people and if everything goes well, earn a descent amount of money in the medical field. However, only the best of the best are admitted to public medical universities. For this reason, Morocco has considered launching private medical universities, which caused varying reactions from parents, students, and critics, resulting in heated debates.Questions such as: “Can a private medical school give equal rights to every Moroccan student who plans to become a doctor?” “Who will teach them if Morocco lacks medical resources?”“ Why do they have to be private?” These and many other questions are being discussed over and over again.Even though, USSC has not officially opened its doors, many people are already weighing its pros and cons.In addition, many people believe that the founders of these universities are in it for the money rather than wanting to educate Morocco’s young aspiring doctors. Even though the University is partnered with the Ministry of Health and is under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, many people continue to be skeptical about it.The USSC will consist of four institutions: a Faculty of Medicine, a Faculty of Nursing and Health Techniques, a College of Biomedical Engineering and a graduate school of Public Health and Management.Regarding the private tuition fees of MAD 130,000 per year, Andaloussi Mohammed, president of the USSC, justified the amount by the fact that “the cost financed by the Moroccan government for a general medicine student is between MAD 87,000 and MAD 126,000 per year.” He also promised that 20% of his students will earn scholarships, which will be based on merit and social criteria.He also added, “The admissions criteria are exactly the same as those used for public medical school. Among the pre-registered, a classification will be made according to the candidate’s grades. Thus, the best 1000 students will be selected to take the examination under the same conditions as the public schools…our medical students follow exactly the same programs and the same curriculum as students in public schools.”The University is setting high expectations since Morocco is in short on of doctors and nurses. Many fear that corruption could interfere in the admission and selection of students.Nevertheless, until the USSC opens its gates, there is nothing left to do but to wait for progress and its impact on Morocco’s medical sector.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more