Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of Match 25 of the Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians versus the Delhi Daredevils in Mumbai. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)DELHI INNINGS:23.49 IST: MUMBAI WIN BY 14 RUNS! A low full toss outside off, Cummins reaches out for it and hits it to deep point for a single. Smiles all around in the Mumbai camp and the players are looking really happy. What an effort from them! 9, 0, 5, 6, 0, 0, no that’s not a pin code. These are the figures of the top six Delhi batsmen. This pretty much sums up where they lost the match. It was always looking a tough task after the start they got but Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada stuck together, stitched a 91-run stand to take their side really close. However, some outstanding death bowling from Jasprit Bumrah sealed the deal for Mumbai. He allowed only 9 runs in his last two overs (17th and 19th of the match) to ensure that Hardik Pandya has a cushion of 25 runs to defend in the final over.So, it’s down to the final over!Bumrah bowls a gorgeous over. DD need 2?5? off 6? balls.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.38 IST: WICKET! Boom, boom, Bumrah! Dishes out a terrific yorker, slower in pace and around leg, Rabada once again is early into the shot, swings his bat and misses. The stumps are disturbed and a 91-run partnership has been broken. 28 needed off 8 balls.23.34 IST: SIX! Boom, out of here! McClenaghan is on the shorter side outside off, slower in pace, Morris sits back and launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 12 from the over, 30 needed off 12 balls.advertisementMatch 25. 17.3: M McClenaghan to C Morris, 4 runs, 107/6 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017100 up and this is not over yet. #DDTweets #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201723.26 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 46 needed off 24 balls.NO MAN’S LAND! That’s what the ball falls into after Mitch M gets Morris to top edge a bouncer.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.20 IST: FOUR! A shortish ball on off, Morris camps back and punches it sweetly through extra cover. An outstanding effort in the deep by Pollard as he runs across to his left from long off, puts in a full length dive and pulls it back. The umpire though wants to check upstairs. The replays show that while picking up the ball Kieron’s back leg was in touch with the rope. All the hard work goes in vain.Krunal Pandya has been called on to bowl. He could be the partnership-breaker, the one with the golden arm. ??#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.10 IST: Time Out has been taken. This partnership is flowering and Mumbai need to break it to end the match.23.06 IST: FOUR! No stopping this one! Back of a length delivery outside off, Morris camps back and smacks it through backward point for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up between Kagiso Rabada and Morris.OUCH! Morris hits one straight at Rabada! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.03 IST: NOT OUT! Tossed up ball outside off, Rabada tries to reverse sweep but misses. Patel takes the bails off, appeals mutely but nothing from the square leg umpire.Another boundary from #Rabada.#DDTweets#MIvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 2017″I like to see guys throwing themselves around, whether he’s young or old.”Fielding coach, @JontyRhodes8#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.56 IST: SIX! Up and over long off! Harbhajan gives this one extra flight, loopy and on off, Rabada gets forward with a big stride and lofts it over long off. Looked like a mishit but it keeps going and clears Pollard standing at the edge of the rope. Delhi Daredevils 55/6 (9.4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8Match 25. 9.1: H Singh to C Morris, 4 runs, 48/6 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201722.52 IST: Time Out has been taken. Chris Morris seems to be struggling with his left knee and is getting it rapped. Delhi Daredevils 44/6 (9 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8#DaDaRabada!Smacked that for a four.#DDTweets#MIvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 2017Brilliant effort by @ImRo45. That was a tough chance at slip. We can smell #Bhajji’s 200th T20 wicket.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.39 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Karun Nair drags one onto his stumps. Drags it on! Last recognized Delhi batsman is on his bike to the pavilion. Pandya serves a shortish delivery outside off, Nair tries to play away from his body but gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. A big roar from the Mumbai crowd, they are loving it. Delhi in tatters. Delhi Daredevils 24/6 (6.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8advertisementThere’s unity, optimism and plenty of confidence in our boys. Let’s get this done! ???#CricketMeriJaan #MIvDD #MI pic.twitter.com/V8FrdAycN4- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.33 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust, back-to-back ducks for Rishabh Pant! Credit to Rohit Sharma for having a slip fielder in place. Lovely delivery by Bumrah, hurls across a back of a length delivery outside off, Rishabh with zero footwork has a tame push inside the line and gets a big outside edge to first slip. Harbhajan Singh takes the catch easily and Mumbai continue to dominate this game. Delhi Daredevils 21/5 (5.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.25 IST: WICKET! Corey Anderson is adjudged lbw! It’s going from bad to worse for the visiting team. The Mumbai crowd has gone bonkers. Excellent piece of bowling by the Kiwi. He gets a length ball to nip back into the batsman from around off, Anderson fails to defend from the crease and is pinged on the back pad. They appeal and the finger goes up for the second time in this over. Mumbai are all over Delhi like a rash. Delhi Daredevils 21/4 (4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.21 IST: WICKET! A soft dismissal for Shreyas Iyer! McClenaghan bangs in a short delivery down the leg side, Iyer tries to work it on the leg side but gloves it behind. Parthiv Patel catches the ball, they all appeal vociferously and the finger has gone up as well. A perfect start for the home team and Delhi are staring down the barrel very early in the run chase. Delhi Daredevils 20/3 (3.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8Match 25. 1.5: M McClenaghan to S Iyer, 4 runs, 14/2 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201722.10 IST: WICKET! Sanju Samson gone. Mumbai are delighted and the crowd is making a lot of noise. McClenaghan sends across a good length ball around off, probably stopping a bit onto the batsman, Samson is early into the shot and pushes it aerially to mid off. Rohit makes no mistake and Samson has to walk back. A delightful start for the home team. Delhi Daredevils 10/2 (1.2 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.08 IST: FOUR! Sanju again sends it to the boundary ropes. 22.07 IST: FOUR! Sanju Samson creams it through the covers. 22.04 IST: OUT! Tare has to walk as Hardik Pandya runs him out.22.03 IST: Mitchell Johnson with the new ball for Mumbai. .@MitchJohnson398 will bowl the first over! Take us down memory lane, Mitch.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201721.51 IST: Will Mumbai be able to defend the total of 142?We don’t have a huge total tonight, but we have a great bowling attack. Let’s defend it!#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/7Tzlh6fSf9- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017 MUMBAI INNINGS:21.49 IST: Mumbai finish on 142/8. Outstanding bowling effort by Delhi to restrict the famed and in-form Mumbai batting line-up!21.47 IST: FOUR! Edged! On a length and around leg, Johnson looks to heave it away but inside edges past the keeper for a boundary. His first ball of the tournament goes for a boundary!advertisement21.45 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya run out for 24. Brilliant umpiring! Morris bowls yet another yorker on the sticks, Hardik flicks it through mid-wicket. He urges Mitchell McClenagahan to come back for the second. But Karun Nair runs ahead in the deep and hurls a throw at the striker’s end. Pant does the rest. The umpire doesn’t need the third umpire this time around and raises the dreaded finger. One run taken but Hardik has to depart. Mumbai Indians 135/8 (19.3 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils21.41 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Some footie practice comes helps Kagiso Rabada here. He bowls a yorker, Hardik jams it out near the pitch only. Harbhajan starts running and Pandya responds. Seeing that the South African batsman rushes towards the bowler and kicks it onto the stumps at the striker’s end. He starts celebrating straightaway with Pant but the umpire decides to take it upstairs. Replays show that Harbhajan failed to make his ground. Mumbai lose one more wicket but importantly Hardik is on the strike for the last over. Mumbai Indians 132/7 (19 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils#IPL Some Football skills by @KagisoRabada25 #MIvDD pic.twitter.com/d4IVHLN6WK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 201721.32 IST: WICKET! Pollard fails to up the ante. Cummins bowls a cutter and keeps it on a length, Pollard clears his front leg and looks to clear the long on fence. But he doesn’t connect it all. The ball goes high up in the air and Sanju Samson runs in from that position and takes a good catch. A big wicket for Delhi. Mumbai Indians 120/6 (17.1 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils21.27 IST: SIX! Tremendous shot! Morris bowls it full and on the sticks, Hardik Pandya gets under the ball and flicks it powerfully over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen.Match 25. 15.1: P Cummins to K Pollard, 4 runs, 106/5 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201721.20 IST: FOUR! Clobbered! Loopy leg break around off, Pollard just smashes it past the bowler for a boundary. No long off in the world can stop these hits from the big man.#MIcam – Our fortress is rocking! Paltan ???????????????#CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/kB3s1MsS1L- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 2017Match 25. 13.6: Z Khan to K Pollard, 4 runs, 94/5 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201721.12 IST: FOUR! Zaheer follows the batsman down the leg side with a short ball, Pollard still attempts to pull it over the leg side but it catches the top edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary.21.09 IST: WICKET! Amit Mishra strikes again and this time he removes Krunal Pandya. Mumbai have lost half their side and the fans are in disbelief. Mishra breaks the partnership. Mishra serves a googly outside off, Krunal Pandya looks to run it down but only manages a faint edge. Pant catches it brilliantly well and starts appealing immediately. The leggie joins him too. And after a brief thought, the umpire raises the dreaded finger. Krunal has to depart. Mumbai Indians 84/5 (12.4 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils8?2?/4? in 12 overs!That was a fruitful over for us, 2 runs off it. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201721.02 IST: FOUR! Beautiful and much needed! Length delivery, outside off, Krunal Pandya creams it through covers for a boundary.7?4?/4? in 11 overs!Patience is what Krunal and Kieron are going by at the moment.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.54 IST: Huge appeal for caught behind, turned down! Good length delivery, outside off, Krunal walks across to steer it down to third man but misses. There was a noise as the ball went past the pad and replays show that the white object had stayed low and brushed the pads on its way to the keeper.20.46 IST: Time Out taken. Great start for Delhi as they have managed to remove four top batsmen from the opposite team. Mumbai are under the pump and need partnerships. Delhi would look to build more pressure in the middle overs.20.46 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma’s poor run continues. Mumbai are falling apart. The one time they batted first in this season, they ended up on the losing side. Is the story going to repeat? Anyways Rohit’s struggle against spin continues. Mishra tosses this up around off, Rohit Sharma kneels and sweeps it. However, he fails to find the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Pat Cummins goes to his left in the deep and reverse cups the opportunity. A huge, huge blow for Mumbai to lose their captain so early. Delhi is all smiles and why not they have dismissed four Mumbai batsmen for just 60. Mumbai Indians 60/4 (8.1 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils20.39 IST: WICKET! Pat removes the in-form Nitish Rana and Mumbai are in a bit of a bother here. Cummins bowls it short and around off, Rana goes back and pulls it hard. He was unaware of the fact that this was a set up and he fell for it. Corey Anderson at deep mid-wicket pouches it easily. Delhi are on top at the Wankhede. Mumbai Indians 56/3 (7.2 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils20.36 IST: FOUR! Reverse swept! Bowls this outside off, Rana gets into the position early and reverse sweeps it through the vacant point region for a boundary.That’s the end of the powerplay and we’re on track now, #MI 48/2. #DDTweets #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201720.29 IST: WICKET! Crazy running, says Danny Morrison on air. Morris bowls a length ball around off, Rana defends it towards the off side and sets off instantly. Sanju Samson storms ahead from cover-point, gathers the ball and hurls a throw at the striker’s end and connects. Buttler is not even in the picture and has to depart. Rana is upset with himself to call the Englishman for a run. Buttler goes in a disappointing manner. Outstanding work by Samson too. Mumbai Indians 47/2 (5.1 overs) vs Delhi DaredevilsMatch 25. 4.6: Z Khan to J Buttler, 4 runs, 47/1 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201720.24 IST: FOUR! Poor ball. Bowls it on a length and around leg, Buttler just tickles it fine for a boundary.Mr. Consistent, Mr. In-form, the stylish southpaw – call him what you want. ???Nitish Rana is in! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.23 IST: WICKET! Sound of timber! Top class bowling by Rabada. He dishes out a lethal yorker, 145 kph and right at the base of the leg stump, Parthiv shimmies back and tries to dig it out but is beaten for sheer pace. His bat comes down quite late and he loses his stumps. Rabada lets out a big scream in celebration. What a sight for the bowler! Delhi finally have a wicket. Mumbai Indians 37/1 (4 overs) vs Delhi DaredevilsMatch 25. 3.2: K Rabada to J Buttler, 6 runs, 35/0 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Parthiv and Buttler’s running has been spot on. Good quick single!#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.13 IST: FOUR! Welcome Zaheer, says Parthiv Patel. Full delivery, on the pads, Parthiv Patel flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He makes these shots look so easy.20.12 IST: DROPPED! Oh, Rishabh Pant what have you done? Full delivery, on the stumps, Jos gets across to scoop it but doesn’t connect it well at all. The ball goes to Pant, the keeper, at a good height. He fails to catch the ball. But to be honest he should’ve given that he also had the gloves. How costly will this be? Buttler was in sublime form in the previous match.20.10 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs these for Mumbai! On a length and outside off, Jos Buttler comes down the ground looking to go over covers but edges it over third man for a one bounce boundary. Morris won’t pleased with these runs.Match 25. 1.4: C Morris to J Buttler, 6 runs, 16/0 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Good start for @KagisoRabada25 in #IPL.C’mon Dilli! #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201720.00 IST: Rabada with the new ball, Parthiv to face. 19.55 IST: Records to be made tonight, If Mumbai Indians win, they will equal their longest ever winning streak of six matches.Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma is 77 runs away from 4,000 IPL runs.Delhi captain, Zaheer Khan is just one wicket away from 100 IPL wickets. Smile for the cameras, boys! The two captains – Zaheer Khan and a different looking #RohitSharma – ahead of #MIvDD!#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/lQTAZz368U- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.50 IST: Will it be worth the wait?It’s been a while, Mitch! 1?4?2?7? days to be precise since Johnson last played for #MI. Happy to see him again?#CricketMeriJaan #MIvDD pic.twitter.com/ZG9XeedEyg- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.48 IST: Delhi have decided to tinker with the side. Delhi Daredevils: Aditya Tare, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan(c)DD XI: S Iyer, S Samson, K Nair, R Pant, C Morris, A Tare, C Anderson, P Cummins, K Rabada, A Mishra, Z Khan https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 201719.47 IST: Mumbai Indians have just one change in their playing XI. Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit BumrahJust the 1? change in our playing XI tonight! Did you get it right?#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/LLpMDYfRrI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.44 IST: Zaheer Khan at the toss, “We are going to bowl first. Mumbai being hometown for me, the heart is always with Mumbai. Will look to put up a nice show and hope everybody have a good time. Sleep on time, eat on time and exercise regularly. It’s a good challenge. We have three changes: Jayant is out. Angelo is out and Sam is also out. We have a full pace battery playing today. KG (Rabada) is debuting. Tare and Anderson are playing.”19.42 IST: Rohit Sharma at the toss,”Malinga is under the weather, he’s not feeling well. We have left him out. Mitchell Johnson comes in for him. We have been playing well for the last couple of weeks. We have not batted first, so it is a challenge for us. Not really. It looks the same track like the one in 2016. Seems a bit dry and there will be some bounce for the fast bowlers. You got to use it to your advantage and we have to put up a good show. We have played enough cricket here to understand what the surface does.”19.39 IST: Kagiso Rabada makes in IPL debut.19.37 IST: Mitchell Johnson returns in place of Malinga.#Malinga is unwell tonight and @MitchJohnson398 will play his first game for us this season. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.35 IST: Delhi win the toss, will bowl first. “We haven’t batted first here and it gives us a challenge.”@ImRo45 is up for it! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017TOSS:The coin doesn’t land our way this time around. We have been put in to bat. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.22 IST: Dhoni show is on in Pune.#MSDhoni gets to his half century and takes RPS closer to victory. #RPSvSRH #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.12 IST: Meanwhile in Pune. RPS need 47 off 18 balls.#MSDhoni is trying to finish off a tense game for RPS! Will SRH allow him to do so? #RPSvSRH #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.00 IST: DELHI vs MUMBAI, the debate is endless. The Paltan will be vociferous ?? again at our fortress! ?? Watch what they have to say ahead of tonight’s game! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/XrarchsHIj- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201718.55 IST: Rohit Sharma has the scored 655 runs against Delhi, the highest in the Indian Premier League.There’s something about Delhi Daredevils that brings out the best in #RohitSharma! How many runs will he score tonight?#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/vAuf8D4Rt6- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201718.52 IST: Jos Buttler scored 77 in his last match, will he be able to replicate the feat tonight?#JosTheBoss! A lesson in chasing down the big scores, courtesy @josbuttler.#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/Yg4Z2d8E7d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017BRIEF PREVIEW:In-form Mumbai Indians will look to exploiting their home conditions when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Sitting at the top with five wins in six matches, Mumbai will look for their sixth consecutive win in the ongoing edition as the home side seems superior to the visiting side on current form and paper.The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai had a nagging concern about the non-performance of their top-order — but it also clicked in the last match against Punjab.Mumbai’s middle-order batsmen, especially Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, have been in prime form.The bowling department seemed balanced as Mumbai have a bunch of experienced bowlers in their line-up.Veteran pacer Harbhajan Singh has been fantastic in the first six overs, while Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah have been consistent in the death overs. Mitchell McClenaghan has also provided the breakthroughs at the crucial moments.On the other hand, Delhi, who are currently at the fourth spot with two wins and three losses, lost their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) despite a good performance.Packed with young batsmen like Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer, the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi’s strength lies in their array of talented seam-bowling all-rounders.Bowlers like Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and Pat Cummins provide the depth and balance to the side. But the exciting team sometimes faces an absence of a pivot around which the team will bat.So, in the clash, Delhi will be eyeing a win this time to regain their winning momentum.
CALGARY, A.B. – The B.C. government says Exxon Mobil Corp. has withdrawn its environmental assessment application for a $25-billion LNG export facility it proposed in 2015.The apparent shelving of the project is a blow to the West Coast liquefied natural gas export industry which at one time featured about 20 proposals but has resulted in only one firm commitment to build.The withdrawal came in a one-sentence update on the website of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. Exxon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The project had been proposed by Exxon and its Canadian partner, Imperial Oil Ltd., for Tuck Inlet in the Prince Rupert area on B.C.’s north coast.Earlier this year, Calgary-based Imperial took a writedown of $289 million on its northern B.C. Horn River shale gas development, a 50-50 venture with Exxon that was once expected to become a major supply source for B.C.’s LNG industry.In October, Royal Dutch Shell and its partners announced final investment approval for the $40-billion LNG Canada project, including a gas liquefaction plant in Kitimat on B.C.’s coast and a 670-kilometre gas supply pipeline.
New Delhi: Noise pollution beyond prescribed norms is a serious punishable crime, the NGT has said and asked the police to map such hotspots as also put in place a surveillance mechanism for taking strict action against violators.A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Police Commissioner to monitor the implementing officers so as to safeguard the right of citizens and e-mail the report on within a month. The green panel said that citizens have Constitutional right to peaceful environment and noise pollution beyond prescribed norms is serious punishable crime for which adequate preventive and remedial action is needed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”There has to be strict action of identifying and mapping the hotspots of noise pollution, requiring installation of noise measuring device by the users of noise creating devices having potential of causing high noise level, beyond the prescribed limit,” the bench said. “There has to be a surveillance and monitoring mechanism, coordination with the educational institutions and resident welfare associations at regular intervals,” it added. NGT said it had an interaction with the concerned officers in an attempt to advise them on understanding their responsibility and accountability to law and their duty to the society. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe tribunal said taking action against only four persons for noise pollution or simply writing to Central Pollution Control Board hardly meets the expectations when there is large scale violation of law. It said that technical inputs can be taken by personal meeting with the CPCB and Delhi Pollution Control Committee. “Simply writing a letter to them is just avoiding the responsibility. Let the officers now do their duty, take remedial steps and furnish their reports of their efforts,” it said while posting the matter for hearing on July 12. Merely passing an order that laws should be complied with is not enough for authorities as they also need to take action violators, the tribunal had earlier said in a case against the use of loudspeaker to curb noise pollution. The NGT’s observation came while dealing with a plea alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at mosques was adversely affecting the health of the residents living in their vicinity in East Delhi. The tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Akhand Bharat Morcha alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at such places adversely affected the health of the residents living in their vicinity.
The very first women’s NCAA basketball tournament was held in 1982, and Louisiana Tech took center stage. The Lady Techsters had already compiled a 109-9 record over the previous three seasons, winning the 1981 AIAW Championship (the precursor to the women’s tourney) with a perfect 34-0 record. Led by Wade Trophy winner1Given to the nation’s best women’s college player each season. Pam Kelly, the team put the finishing touches on another title in 1982 by defeating Cheyney and legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer in the final. It was the first of two NCAA championships Louisiana Tech would win in the 1980s and started a run of seven No. 1 seeds across nine NCAA tournaments.Louisiana Tech was the UConn of the women’s NCAA tourney’s early era. But aside from a few more strong seasons in the 1990s, it’s been downhill since. The Lady Techsters haven’t made the NCAA field since 2011 — at 14-14 this season, they aren’t likely to end that drought soon — and they haven’t had an All-American since Tamicha Jackson in 2000.Louisiana Tech isn’t alone among once-great programs whose talent pipelines have dried up. A number of teams that were the titans of the early NCAA tournament have struggled in recent decades. And in their place, a new ruling class of schools has emerged to become the defining programs of the modern age. In a championship as young as the women’s tournament, it’s been fascinating to watch the rise and fall of programs that, not very long ago, were in a very different place.To visualize the progress of women’s programs in the absence of game-level data, such as our Elo ratings, we can use NCAA Tournament seeds as a proxy for team strength over time. This doesn’t explicitly factor in how a team performs in the tournament itself, but it does measure the general quality of a team’s entire season — plus, higher seeds tend to win more in the tournament anyway2Both because they are better teams and because the women’s NCAA tournament gives higher seeds home games early in the bracket.. To measure this, we awarded “seed points” in proportion to a given seed number’s expected wins in the tournament, calibrated to a 100-point scale where the No. 1 seed gets 100 points, No. 2 gets 70 points, and so forth.3Using data since the women’s tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1994. 1Tennessee73.795.487.468.982.1 Which women’s programs have been most successful during the NCAA tournament era?Seed points* in NCAA tournaments held for women’s programs, by decade and overall since 1982 2UConn2.272.089.4100.068.4 3Stanford15.783.351.177.458.5 10Notre Dame0.010.935.993.435.4 7Texas76.429.835.035.142.6 5Georgia65.045.742.924.644.0 4Duke2.723.389.455.344.5 Some teams, such as Tennessee, have been relatively consistent throughout the NCAA era. Although the Lady Vols were at their best under coach Pat Summitt during the 1990s, ranking first among all programs in seed points per tournament, they were also the third-best program of the 2000s according to our metric, fourth-best of the 1980s and even fifth-best of the 2010s, though the past few years haven’t been as strong by Tennessee standards. (The Vols probably won’t be adding to their tally this season, either: Tennessee is currently 18-11 and ranks 63rd in the RPI ratings, making it a bubble team at best for this year’s bracket.)Maryland and North Carolina have also been relatively good throughout the history of the women’s tournament. But more striking on the list above is how many programs followed the Louisiana Tech path — dominating the early days of the tourney, only to drop off the face of the Earth later. In addition to the Lady Techsters, three other programs — Long Beach State, Southern Cal and Old Dominion — have seen the biggest drop-off in seed points per tournament between the tournament’s first two decades and its two most recent. 6Louisiana Tech92.6126.96.36.1994.0 18Old Dominion57.242.517.10.028.5 14Baylor0.00.041.183.731.5 *Seed points award a score on a 100-point scale; a No. 1 seed gets 100 points, while the rest descend in proportion to the seed’s expected wins during the tournament.Source: NCAA Other stunning out-of-nowhere success stories include current No. 1 Baylor, which made its first NCAA tournament in 2001(!); defending champion Notre Dame, which didn’t win an NCAA tournament game until 1996; and Duke, which — despite the success of its men’s team — failed to make much noise on the women’s side until the late 1990s/early 2000s. With the exception of the Blue Devils (who at 14-14 are unlikely to make the tournament), all of these programs have continued to be great this season. In fact, many more of today’s top teams — such as Louisville, Mississippi State and South Carolina — all emerged from humble results during the 1980s and ‘90s.Most sports see early champions maintain some sort of strong presence into modern times, like the New York Yankees in baseball and Boston Celtics in basketball. So it’s surprising that this many of the most dominant teams of the early women’s tourney have vanished from the competitive landscape. It’s not impossible to imagine Louisiana Tech returning to its former glory someday, but for now the Lady Techsters’ success is a memory fading quickly into ancient history.Sara Ziegler contributed research. Seed Points Per Tournament, by decade 15Virginia40.858.419.34.931.0 11Penn St.31.048.732.319.633.4 13Purdue188.8.131.527.531.5 19Iowa184.108.40.206.026.0 17LSU25.216.860.017.430.5 16Vanderbilt11.146.948.510.530.8 12Ohio St.46.115.536.233.832.1 School1980s1990s2000s2010sOverall 20NC State41.326.619.512.924.6 A more basic scoring system might assign 16 points to a No. 1 seed, 15 to a No. 2, etc., all the way down to 1 point for a 16 seed. But that would understate the power of a high seed: Instead of being only twice as valuable as, say, a 9 seed, a No. 1 seed wins about seven times as many games during the average tournament.Averaging those seed-based point totals over all the women’s tournaments held since 1982, here are the top overall programs of the entire NCAA tourney era. 9North Carolina25.438.362.520.237.7 At the other end of the spectrum, we have the programs that started slow and picked up steam into the present day. And as hard as it is to believe now, Connecticut wasn’t always the unstoppable force we see today. The Huskies didn’t make their first NCAA tournament appearance until 1989 and didn’t win a championship before 1995. Now it’s shocking news when UConn might not be a No. 1 seed, and it’s currently riding a streak of 11 straight Final Four berths. According to our metric, no team’s fortunes have improved more between the NCAA tourney’s early period in the 1980s and the current era than the Huskies’. 8Maryland43.520.838.650.437.7
When the No. 13 Ohio State men’s volleyball team first faced No. 7 Penn State earlier this season in Hawaii, it turned from a luau into a nightmare.The Buckeyes are seeking revenge as they welcome the Nittany Lions into St. John Arena tonight. Ohio State (10-6, 5-1) steps away from conference play as they face what coach Pete Hanson calls one of their toughest opponents of the season.“Penn State is a very good team,” Hanson said. “They have several outstanding players including four All-Americans. This is a big challenge for our guys.”Senior Ted Schoenfeldt said he also recognizes the talent that Penn States has on its roster.“Penn State has always had a very strong volleyball program, and this year they continue to be a big physical team,” Schoenfeldt said. “They have a lot of talented athletes on their roster, and have several guys who can be a threat both attacking and from the end line.”The Buckeyes are going to have to elevate their game if they want to avoid a repeat of their earlier season matchup. OSU was dominated in all aspects of the match, falling 3-1 (30-16, 30-27, 24-30, 30-25). “We need to match their physicality,” junior John Klanac said. “Working on first-swing kills and transition offense is a must when you play a team like this.”“We are preparing to serve Penn State hard to try to drive them out of system as much as possible,” Schoenfeldt said. “By forcing them into bad pass situations, it will make it much easier for us to deal with their offense and gang up on guys with our block.”Ohio State has the luxury of facing the Nittany Lions in St. John Arena, where the Buckeyes are undefeated and have yet to drop a set.“It always helps [playing at home],” Hanson said. “Our guys feel really good playing at home and it allows them to relax and be comfortable.”Having those familiar faces supporting the Buckeyes was something lacking in Hawaii, but Schoenfeldt said the fans really helps the team “get pumped to win big games.”While Penn State is a marquee opponent, it has no effect on the Buckeyes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball conference standings. However, facing an elite opponent may resonate on OSU in upcoming MIVA play.“Being able to play against a high caliber Penn State team will allow us to hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to playing teams that we come into knowing that we’re the better team,” Schoenfeldt said.Hanson sees this matchup as a measuring stick to see how far the Buckeyes have come this season.“This is a very good match to play to keep working on things and helping our guys improve and get better for the later matches we will have with the MIVA opponents,” Hanson said.OSU will meet the Nittany Lions at least one more time this season with a match at Happy Valley, but they could also face Penn State in the NCAA Semifinals or championship if both teams win their conferences.“Playing a good team like this, there never is really a dull moment,” Klanac said.
Liverpool must be cautious against a Roma side that are capable of defeating the likes of Barcelona in the Champions League, warns Claudio RanieriJurgen Klopp’s side will be hosting the Giallorossi at Anfield for the first leg of their semi-final clash in the Champions League with both clubs aiming for a place in the final of the competition at Kiev against either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.Liverpool impressed many pundits with their convincing 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the competition, while Roma left the football world stunned with their shocking comeback win against Barcelona secured them their first semi-final appearance in the Champions League since the 1983/84 season.Ranieri, who is renown for guiding Leicester City to a shock Premier League title victory in 2016, told Gazzetta dello Sport that he believes that Roma will prove themselves to be a difficult challenge for Liverpool.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“As a manager I never think I can face defeat before I play. [Eusebio] Di Francesco [the current Roma manager] will study Liverpool.” said Ranieri, according to The Sport Review.“They are not beaten yet, the Roma side that we admired against Barcelona can make it.“The Reds are spectacular but away from home they aren’t always solid.”
Belgium captain Eden Hazard is confident that his side’s “Golden Generation” will fulfil their promised potential unlike that of England’s who failed to deliver on the big stageBelgium enters the World Cup this summer as one of the dark horses to overcome the likes of Germany, Brazil and Spain to claim glory in world football’s biggest stage.Hazard, along with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois, is confident that he is part of a new “Golden Generation” and is certain that Belgium can do what England’s previous stars failed to do this summer.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.In the 2000’s, England had the likes of David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard at the peak of their abilities and yet they disappointed by only reaching the quarter-finals in three major tournaments.“The golden generation you had in England, 10 years or 15 years ago, won nothing. Now I think the fans, journalists, all of Belgium, the country just want to win something. We have a golden generation,” said Hazard, according to FirstPost.Hazard and Belgium will begin their World Cup campaign against Panama on June 18, before facing England in their third and final Group G game on June 28.
Dani Alves is not happy about no longer being the player who provided Lionel Messi with the most assists in La LigaThe Brazilian’s record tally of 26 assists for the Barcelona star was overtaken by Luis Suarez in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Valencia.After Ezequiel Garay had put Valencia in the lead, Suarez traded passes with Messi before the Argentine then scored a 32-minute equaliser for Barcelona from 20 yards.Until then, nobody had provided Messi with more goals at Barcelona than Alves.Reacting to the news on Twitter, Alves seemed to take it in good humour by saying: “Nooooooo!!!” and including two tears of joy emojis.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Alves ended an eight-year spell with Barcelona in 2016 to sign for Juventus and now plays his club football at Paris Saint-Germain.Nooooooo!!! 😂 😂 https://t.co/qLt9JMlTp3— Daniel Alves (@DaniAlvesD2) October 9, 2018
TEWKSBURY, MA — Your Tewksbury Today Editor Bill Gilman recently interviewed 19th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury).Kratman answers the following questions:What made you decide that this was the right time to run for State Rep?Have you had to work to get yourself known in the Wilmington part of the district?Respond to a recent Patch article highlighting the fact that several builders and developers contributing to your campaign.If you do get elected, how will you be effective for your district without getting into the “cesspool” of Beacon Hill?What are your feelings on the “Millionaire’s Tax?”What is your opinion on sanctuary states and sanctuary cities?What would you like to see the state legislature do to help communities relative to the opioid epidemic and where detox facilities and sober homes should be located?Where can people find out more about you and your campaign?Listen to the 45-minute interview, courtesy of Your Tewksbury Today, below.——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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman Holds Successful Campaign Rally, Ready To Fight For Wilmington & Tewksbury At State HouseIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Committee To Elect Mark Kratman Expresses Disappointment With Robertson Campaign’s TacticsIn “Government”
Pay hike in 2018: Aon India Consulting SurveyReutersSimilar to 2017, employees in India may get an average pay hike of 9.4 percent this year, according to Aon India Consulting’s Salary Increase Survey released on Tuesday.”The projections for 2018 are also expected to be similar at 9.4% highlighting increasing prudence and maturity being displayed by companies while finalizing pay budgets,” Aon India Consulting said.Aon India Consulting analyzed data across 1,000 companies from more than 20 industries for its 22nd edition of annual Salary Increase Survey in India.The survey found that priority on performance is increasing year-on-year. The lead performer is getting an average salary rise of 15.4 percent, around 1.9 times pay hike for an average performer.”Given the broad economic context in the country, business performance expectations for FY 18-19 and the trend in #attrition, pay average increases in India will remain between 9.4% – 9.6%.” – Anandorup Ghose #AonRewardsIndia— Aon India Consulting (@Aon_India) 27 February 2018″Despite an improvement in macro-economic forecasts – salary increases remain at the same level as was projected in the last fiscal. With increasing maturity, HR budgets are being realigned towards top performers as opposed to the broader population,” said Anandorup Ghose, Partner at Aon India Consulting.Zones such as life sciences, automotive and consumer products, professional services, and consumer internet companies continue to estimate a two-digit pay hike for 2018.Engineering and manufacturing industry and metal industry projected 9.2 percent salary increase for 2018. Pay hike of 9.1 percent is estimated for telecommunication services and entertainment/publication and communication sector.While professional services sector topped in projected salary with an average 10.6 percent increase, the projected salary increase of cement industry is lowest among all.The survey forecast an emerging focus on budget rationalization with increasing adaptation of base effect. For example, pay increases for the top and senior management are consistently going down.Pay increases are becoming more nuanced, said Anandorup Ghose. “We are increasingly seeing a multitude of factors impacting salary increases such as the size of the company, business dynamics within the sub-industry, nature of talent requirements and quite obviously, performance,” he added.
This festive season give in to your most sinful desire, as carnival chocolates brings one of the best gifting indulgences in town. Ideator Imoon Mathur launched the enterprise in 2007 and since then have managed to rope in big names.’The chocolates are available in different shapes, sizes, flavours and packing. Butterscotch and almond are among the favourites this season. And just in case you can’t make up your mind – assorted chocolates are your best pick,’ said Imoon. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A major highlight of the enterprise is its one on one interaction for personalisation of your gifts.’Choose from the right chocolate we have in stock to assist us in creating your own unique recipe, unlike any other chocolate in the world. You can even select your desired flavor and filler content for your personal batch. You will suggest us to make your chocolate. We will make your gift and pack it in wood boxes personalised with your logo and an insert explaining the uniqueness of this gift,’ he explained.So if you are on a look out for the best this season head to Carnival Chocolates. More information available on www.carnivalchocolates1.webs.com.
Kolkata: In a major revelation in connection with the ATM fraud case, the city police has come to know that the cloning of debit cards used to take place in a neighbouring country. The cloning of cards was done using details stolen from debit cards in Kolkata.The police have come to know about the information after the arrest of Adre Liviu and Cornel Constantine from Indore on Thursday.It has come to light that members of the Romanian gang used to install skimming machines in ATM counters in Kolkata. They used to remove the skimming machine after it had read details of some cards swiped at the ATM counter for any transaction. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey extracted the stored data from the skimming machines and sent the same to their counterparts in theneighbouring country to prepare the clone cards. It took them around two to two and a half months to prepare a clone card.The cards were then sent to members of the Romanian gang in Delhi and using the same, cash was withdrawn from different ATMs in Delhi.Preliminary investigation has revealed that Adre was the main person in charge of installing the skimming machines at ATM counters. Both Adre and Cornel were close associates of another Romanian national Nana, who was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border on Wednesday by Customs. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe was later handed over to Kolkata Police. The police had come to know about Adre and Cornel from Nana.The duo had realised that they would also get arrested after Nana was caught. So they were also trying to flee from the country. The car in which they were travelling was fitted with a GPS system and it enabled the police to track them with the help of Indore Police.Preliminary investigation has revealed that Nana and the duo had connection with their counterparts in the neighbouring country. A shop has also been identified in the neighbouring country, where the cloning of cards used to take place. A team comprising members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) are in constant touch with the security agency in the neighbouring country and may visit the place to further probe the case.The arrested persons have been brought to Kolkata on Friday and they were produced before the Bankshall Court. The police suspect that there could be more people involved in the crime and officers in the SIT are trying to ascertain the same.
Kolkata: A two-month-old baby died after she was hit on her chest while getting fed by her mother on Monday at Ashoknagar in North 24-Parganas. According to sources, Sikha Ganguly, a housewife at Keosa village in Ashoknagar, used to support Trinamool. Her husband Rabi Ganguly lives outside Bengal. It has been alleged that her in-laws, who are BJP supporters, used to put pressure on her to support the saffron party. Her elder brother in-law Sushanta Ganguly is a local BJP leader, who allegedly tried to force her to fight in the last Panchayat elections for BJP. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata According to Sikha’s allegations, she was being tortured almost regularly as she refused to support BJP. On Saturday afternoon, when she was breastfeeding her two-month-old daughter, her in-laws allegedly attacked her. While Sikha was being beaten up, the baby accidentally fell from her hands and was grievously injured. Immediately, the infant was rushed to Habra Hospital where the attending doctor declared the baby brought dead. Despite Sikha’s allegation, local BJP leadership denied the political angle and called the incident a family dispute. After the death of the infant, a case has been lodged and Sushanta has been arrested. According to police, no political angle has been found yet. “It is suspected that there might have been some dispute within the family. If any other angle is there, it will be revealed during further probe,” said a senior official of Barasat Police District.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read This story appears in the October 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Register Now » Here’s one way to raise more money in a seed round: Say, “No thanks.” That’s what Zain Jaffer and Jack Smith, founders of the Vungle mobile ad platform, did when a bevy of heavyweight investors clamored to get a piece of their company as it exited the hot San Francisco incubator AngelPad.The two say they weren’t initially interested in securing funding; they didn’t want to deal with the pressure of fighting for control with investors. But as tech luminaries like Google Ventures, AOL Ventures, Crosslink Capital and angel investors SoftTech VC, SV Angel, 500 Startups and Tim Draper started knocking on their door, it was tough to turn down the cash. They closed on $2 million in January.”When we said we didn’t have any more room for investors, they thought it was a bluffing tactic, so they pushed slightly harder,” says Smith, who moved with Jaffer from London in 2011 to take part in AngelPad. They launched Vungle in beta this year.The investors wanted in on the duo’s ability to tap into the rapidly growing world of mobile advertising, a sector worth $1.45 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $2.61 billion this year, according to eMarketer. Vungle takes screen grabs and video from apps in action to build the equivalent of a movie trailer for its clients. Because the spots are structured like trailers, they “give you more of a flavor of the application’s features and appearance,” Jaffer says.Vungle’s app trailers are absurdly cheap and easy to make. Armed with experience in video production, the founders can turn around a finished production in as little as 24 hours–no need for pricey designs and programming. The cost: free (for now) with a commitment to buy a mobile ad campaign that starts at a few thousand dollars.Distribution comes from developers who’ve embedded a simple Vungle code into their apps so that the trailers can appear at natural breaks in the action, such as the completion of a game level or task. That’s how it works on faceBlocker, an app that allows users to blur certain faces or details on a photograph. As users make their way through the app, a 15-second Vungle trailer will play at a natural pause point.David Silverman, partner at San Francisco-based Crosslink Capital, loves Vungle’s take on in-app advertising. He says the ability to capture a segment of this market is “the fundamental piece” to what will be a profitable business.Smith and Jaffer are hard at work expanding Vungle’s client base beyond the 20 or so it has now and getting themselves on the radar of app developers whose business models depend on advertising. “Until now, if you wanted to run a video ad campaign for or in your app, good luck,” Jaffer says. “We figured out how to make it easy.” November 5, 2012
February 16, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Say sayonara to Helpouts, Google’s live video-discussion tool. The tech giant is pulling the plug on Helpouts on April 20.Google launched Helpouts in 2013 as a way for entrepreneurs and topic experts to share information and connect with customers online. A sort of cross between YouTube and Google Hangouts, the tool allowed people to host or attend live video demonstrations and conversations, where experts could provide one-on-one advice in real time.Related: Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security ChecksUnlike Hangouts, business owners and experts who used Helpouts were able to charge a fee for each video session, with Google taking a percentage of that, of course. “The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it hasn’t grown at the pace we had expected,” Google said in a post announcing the shutdown. No word on exactly how many experts were utilizing Helpouts or on how many people in general were on the platform. A Google spokesperson did not immediately return an email seeking comment.Google says people will be able to use Google Takeout to download their Helpouts history between April 20 and November 1.Related: 26 Little-Known Facts About Google (Infographic)
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Entrepreneurs have abundant energy, drive, ambition, ideas and sweat. What they lack is time. That’s why they only have time for the advice they want.At the recent Accelerate Your Business event Entrepreneur held in partnership with Microsoft in Denver, it became clear that their interests rest under just a handful of key pillars.InspirationIt’s not easy being an entrepreneur. Normal people take a job, work and collect a paycheck. Entrepreneurs work under different priorities. They have an idea, a solution to a problem, and they work tirelessly to build products and services — all without the safety net of a sure paycheck and benefits. It can be heroic work, and it has a nine-in-10 chance of abject failure.What keeps them going? The inspiration of others. Hearing that someone as successful as Alexis Ohanian could have started his professional life with so much rejection helps entrepreneurs recognize that they’re not alone in the world and that their own setbacks don’t mean that their business is doomed.Sales and customer service.Your idea doesn’t turn into a business until you get your first customer. Plenty of people have good ideas. Fewer people act on them, and even fewer actually find a market for them. Getting advice on how to land that first sale, and, more importantly, how to convert that into repeat business, is some of the most sought-after guidance for entrepreneurs.Take building customer loyalty, an area of expertise of Carol Roth, the business expert and host of the TBS business show America’s Greatest Makers. Roth told the Accelerate event crowd that entrepreneurs need to develop long-term, loyal customers. In an approach she calls “Customer Loyalty 3.0,” she said the goal is to get raving fans to tell other customers about your brand or company. When you factor in the expense of trying to reach new customers and the high lifetime value of each individual customer, loyalty needs to be a top priority for every business.Data management and security.Every company nowadays, no matter what they do, says they are a “data” company. Yes, that’s a marketing hook, but it has a grain of truth in it. Every transaction, every interaction is recorded and stored. So every company collects and can use data. Here’s the good news: It’s easier than ever to use data to improve both your business and your customer experiences. Gene Marks, president of The Marks Group, which sells sales and marketing software, says the bad news is that bad actors get more sophisticated every day at trying to steal that data — and your business is liable. That’s made security a big concern for companies of all sizes. Watch Now: Run a Better Business Using Data Webinar with Gene MarksOn the bright side, it’s never been easier to store and secure that data. Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president of U.S. OEM at Microsoft, told the crowd that new cloud services really allow for a better mobile experience for business owners. As mobile becomes less about devices and more about the overall tech experience, having secure and easy-to-use cloud services becomes more important, Chrysafidis said.Gadgets.The devices we use to do business each day are increasing in capability as they decrease in size and weight. Kirk Godkin, a device evangelist for HP, often holds up a small phone and announces that this is the PC of today. Much of device development is designed for mobility, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since the workforce today are becoming increasingly mobile and virtual.Most entrepreneurs can’t get enough of new devices. The smaller, the better, provided they can also increase productivity.Behavior.Entrepreneurs, more than other groups of business leaders, are fascinated by what makes people tick. That desire is two-fold: First, understanding what drives customer decisions helps plot a sales strategy. In this regard, there are some ways in which our minds work in predictable ways, says Jon Levy, an expert in behavior and adventure, who also spoke at the Accelerate Your Business event. In fact, you can actually change people’s decisions simply through suggestion. “But with that great power comes great responsibility,” he said. It’s a dangerous line to cross to influence someone as opposed to manipulating them, he said.As for personal behavior, entrepreneurs devour any advice on how to personally find an edge. Whether it’s how often to sleep or how much exercise to get or even what habits to follow, entrepreneurs want any advice and guidance they can get to make them work more efficiently, think better and live smarter.Networking.Entrepreneurs want to connect, with customers, with vendors and with each other. For the first time, at the end of the recent Accelerate Your Business event, we held a Networking in Minutes event, where attendees were able to spend a few minutes with each other and presenters from the conference. Think of it as speed-dating meets networking.The feedback? There was a value in being able to interact with one another.To learn more about Entrepreneur’s upcoming events, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/events. Register Now »
The DVB has approved the commercial requirements for version 1.4 of the CI Plus specification. Separately the DVB has formed a partnership with the 3D@Home Consortium to encourage the development of standards for 3D TV and to share knowledge.The commercial requirements for CI Plus version 1.4 build on the current version 1.3 of CI Plus by adding support for dual-stream operation with a single module – meaning that a dual-tuner DVR host can be supported – as well as support for DRM-protected IP delivered content. Other features include CI Plus browser extensions, additional uniform resource identifiers, signaling and extensions and clarifications for module applications running on host middleware.The move follows an agreement with CI Plus LLP that DVB will take responsibility for future development of the CI Plus specification. It is anticipated that the technical work will take a year. Following its publication CI Plus LLP will adopt the specification.The DVB has also formed a partnership with the 3D@Home Consortium. The consortium was formed in 2008 with the mission to speed the commercialisation of 3D and provide the best possible viewing experience by facilitating the development of standards. In February 2011, the DVB Steering Board approved the specification for a first phase 3DTV delivery system based on the commonly used ‘frame-compatible’ system.“3D@Home is an important organisation for 3DTV. They have many areas of interest, including the study of ‘human factors’ associated with 3DTV viewing that we are hoping to learn from. For our part, our work developing delivery specifications for 3DTV, will be helpful for 3D@home. Both organizations have things to share with each other,” said David Wood, chair of DVB’s Commercial Module on 3DTV.
French regulator the CSA has officially approved the launch of the six new free-to-air channels to be launched on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. Chérie HD, L’Equipe HD, HD 1, RMC Découverte, Tvous La Télédiversité and 6ter will launch in HD from December 12. All of the channels except L’Equipe HD will undertake to support domestic content creation from 2013, with four channels – RMC Découverte, Chérie HD, HD1, 6TER – committing to support content creation to the tune of €40 million over 2013-15, including €17 million devoted to domestic content creation.
BSkyB has launched its planned Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ service, allowing users to buy as well as rent movies.Buy & Keep provides the ability to purchase digital copies of HD movies along with the original DVD sent by post.The service offers brand new movies at the same time as their DVD release, with many titles available for digital early release, according to Sky.Sky unveiled details of the service at the beginning of the month.Titles at launch include Warner Bros’ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Ben Stiller comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, family animation Turbo and Richard Curtis romantic comedy About Time, as well as other titles from 20th Century Fox and NBCUniversal.Forthcoming titles include The Wolf of Wall Street, Mandela and Lone Survivor.The service will be further enhanced over the next year with customers being able to access the movies they’ve bought via tablets and smartphones, according to Sky. In the future, TV box sets will be available to buy and Sky Store Buy & Keep will become accessible to non-Sky subscribers with the Now TV Box, Roku and YouView boxes as well as via the Sky Store website.“Buying movies straight from your sofa becomes even easier with Sky Store from today. Our customers love to watch their favourite movies again and again, and with ‘Buy & Keep’ they get the benefit of being able to watch in minutes with the HD digital download, as well as receiving the original DVD in the post,” said Nicola Bamford, director of Sky Store.
Technology outfit Androme has launched what it describes as an all-in-one TV platform. According to the company, Androme.tv is already being deployed by Portuguese cable operator Nowo and Maltese cable operator Melita for their recently-launched advanced TV offerings, according to the company.Androme, which has developed services for Telenet and Liberty Global previously, is pitching Androme.tv as a multi-device end-to-end TV platform that enables services including live TV, video-on-demand, catch up TV, startover TV and local and network-based DVR across multiple devices.“Maintaining consistency in high user satisfaction is a challenge currently facing the market. In the coming years, this will remain important as telecom companies come under pressure to serve the right content to their end users via, for example, recommendations,” said Raf Van Ham, founder of Androme.tv.“With androme.tv, we offer the TV functionality that is desperately needed in the telecommunications and broadcast industry: the agile and cost efficient deployment of TV platforms. We focus on working this way so we can better adapt to new trends in the competitive and fast-moving TV ecosystem.”Portugal’s Nowo launched its new TV service early last year, with Androme supplying the user interface. Other technology partners include infrastructure provider VP Media Solutions, compression specialist AWS Elememtal, security provider castLabs and CDN specialist Broadpeak.Melita also launched its new TV service last year, tapping set-top supplier ADB for an RDK-based platform.