Townsend has proved he is Premier League class, says boss

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp says Andros Townsend has proved he belongs in the Premier League.The former Tottenham boss recently expressed doubts over whether Townsend could make an impact at White Hart Lane next season.But Redknapp believes that at the very least the 21-year-old winger, who had unsuccessful loan spells in the second and third tiers, has shown while on loan at QPR from Spurs that he can make it in the top flight.Redknapp rates Townsend highly.“He’s been excellent. The kid’s done great and it can only have done him the world of good,” said Redknapp.“He’ll go back to Tottenham a lad who knows he can play in the Premier League.“He knows he can play there. There’s no doubts now. He was loaned to different Championship clubs but now he’s a player who belongs in the Premier League.“Nothing intimidates Andros. He’s a determined kid who wants to be a footballer.“He’s got a great attitude. He lives right and trains right and I think he’s got a good future.”See also:Boss doubts Townsend will break through at Tottenham next seasonRedknapp: Samba will be vital against 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Strike balance between development, environment’

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar urged green activists to strike a balance between development and environment during the inauguration of the 5th Goa Environmental Festival on Friday.Mr. Parrikar told environmentalists to give up travelling in cars if they wanted mining to be stopped in Goa. “I will stop mining from tomorrow provided activists start using bicycles. When you use a car, you too are consuming steel that comes from mines,” said Mr. Parrikar. The Chief Minister said he did his bit to save electricity and ensured lights and the AC in his office were switched off before leaving his chamber.Mr. Parrikar said pollution and not coal import should be curbed as the fossil fuel was essential for power generation. He was alluding to the growing opposition against the import of coal through the port town of Mormugao. He said, “We should stop pollution, but not import of coal. How else would you get electricity?”Earlier, wildlife filmmaker Shekar Dattatri said development had to take place with minimum destruction. ‘Heal wounded planet’ Mr. Dattatri said the government must work with mutual trust and respect to heal the wounded planet. The festival is being organised by NGO Kalakruti in association with State-owned Goa Kala Academy.last_img read more

Mamata Banerjee gets support from Akhilesh Yadav

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received the support of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for her stir after the CBI tried to question the Kolkata Police Commissioner.Mr. Yadav demanded that the “due process” be followed so that “CBI is not used as a tool of political interference.””The BJP wants to stay in power by hook or by crook. They are so scared of losing that CBI is being used as election agents. This is undemocratic and against spirit of the Constitution,” Mr. Yadav said on Twitter.The former UP CM also said the entire Opposition in the country along with the people were united to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda joined Mamata Banerjee at the protest venue in Kolkata. He was there as a representative of the party leader Akhilesh Yadav.last_img read more

SPORT-RESULTS-4

first_img4th Race: The S.N.Harish Memorial Cup-Div 1 1100 M4th Race: The S.N.Harish Memorial Cup-Div 1 1100 MExcellent Phoenix (Mr.C.R.Bala Kumar, Mrs.S.Prema) 51.5 Noorshed Alam, First.Perfect Princess 52 Tanveer Alam, Second.Icons Dream 60 C.Umesh, Third.Colourful Prince 56.5 P.M.Bopanna, Fourth. Not Run Icelandic Star rest all ranWon by:3/4L, 1-1/2L and 7-3/4LTime : One min 6.66 secsTote : Rs.21 for win and Rs.7 Rs.6 and Rs.7 forplacesWinner trained by: Akbar MalickFavourite: Perfect PrincessSHP: Rs.12Quinella: Rs.13Forecast: Rs.15Tanala: Rs.101 on 41 tickets.(MORE)PTI COR RC RBSlast_img read more

Debt-To-GDP Ratio to Dip Below 100 Per Cent for 2018/19 – Dr. Clarke

first_img Dr. Clarke noted that at its height, Jamaica’s debt as a proportion of GDP was about 147 per cent. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the country’s debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is projected to fall below 100 per cent at the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year. The debt-to-GDP ratio is a measure of a country’s debt compared to its economic output. A low debt-to-GDP ratio indicates an economy that produces and sells goods and services sufficient to pay back debts without incurring further debt. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the country’s debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is projected to fall below 100 per cent at the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year.The Minister was speaking at the Pension Funds Association of Jamaica’s annual luncheon at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on May 16.The debt-to-GDP ratio is a measure of a country’s debt compared to its economic output. A low debt-to-GDP ratio indicates an economy that produces and sells goods and services sufficient to pay back debts without incurring further debt.Government debt as a per cent of GDP is used by investors to measure a country’s ability to make future payments on its debt, thus affecting the country’s borrowing costs and Government bond yields.Dr. Clarke noted that at its height, Jamaica’s debt as a proportion of GDP was about 147 per cent.“At the end of this financial year, we are projecting that for the first time in this century, the debt to GDP rate is going to go below 100 per cent,” he said.This, he noted, will allow the Government to create more investments and job-generating opportunities for Jamaicans.“What that means for pension funds and institutional investors is that the Government coming out with a need to borrow, borrow, borrow…is going to be curtailed. That provides a tremendous opportunity to accelerate our efforts to convert and redirect savings away from the Government and into investments and into job creation and into economic empowering activities for all Jamaicans,” he pointed out.Dr. Clarke, in the meantime, urged pension funds to take prudent investment risks in a bid to meet the needs of pensioners.“Pension funds will no longer be able to be comfortable in risk-free assets, because if you stay in risk-free assets, you’ll never be able to accumulate the resources required to fund pension arrangements. So pension funds are going to have to take prudent investment risks, which means our risks and investment framework are going to have to be updated,” he said.“What is going to drive that… for pension funds to have a real return in an environment where the risk-free rate or the rate on GOJ securities doesn’t provide any real buffer is the fact that the Government’s appetite for borrowing has been significantly curtailed,” he pointed out.As at June 2017, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) reported that there were 399 active private pension plans with assets of $520.6 billion covering 9.4 per cent of the employed labour force or about 115,000 persons.The Government’s pension would increase the figure to 16 per cent of the employed labour force. Story Highlightslast_img read more

The Texas Rangers Got Better But Their Record Got Way Worse

Just about everything that could go right for the 2016 Texas Rangers did. Flying in the face of preseason projections that called for them to finish around .500, the Rangers rode stellar seasons from Adrian Beltre, Cole Hamels and Elvis Andrus (among others) all the way to 95 wins, the AL West crown and the league’s best record. At the same time, however, they relied on a combination of metrics that confounded sabermetricians all season long: a 36-11 record in one-run games — the best mark in MLB history — and on top of that, a better run differential than we’d expect from their underlying stats, too.In other words, number-crunchers suspected the Rangers had been massively, historically lucky last season — and were probably due for a downturn in 2017. But even the statheads didn’t see Texas’s fortunes reversing quite as much as they have. After that record-setting mark in close games a year ago, the Rangers somehow have the league’s second-worst winning percentage in one-run contests this year, and they’ve also scored fewer runs (and allowed more) than their statistics would predict. All the things that went right last season are now going wrong; as a result, Texas is in fourth place with little chance of making the playoffs.Here’s the funny thing, though: Deep down, the Rangers’ 2017 squad is probably every bit as good as its 2016 iteration, and possibly a little better, despite the huge decline in winning percentage. According to wins above replacement (WAR),1Averaging together the Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com versions of WAR. Texas had the 16th-best team in baseball last season with 32.4 total WAR. (For a sense of scale, the average team has about 33 WAR,2A .500 record in 162 games is 81-81, and WAR sets the replacement level at about 48 wins for an entire season. 81 minus 48 equals 33 WAR for the average team. meaning the 95-win Rangers were basically a middle-of-the-road ballclub after stripping away their good fortune in high-leverage situations.) This season, the Rangers are on pace for 32.8 total WAR over 162 games — ever so slightly more than they posted a year ago, and good for 13th-most in MLB.Some Texas players have been even better than last year (Andrus) and some disappointingly worse (Rougned Odor), but on the whole they’ve played basically the same at an individual level. The only real difference between the two versions of the Rangers has been in sequencing — that is, scoring more (and/or allowing fewer) runs than the underlying stats would predict, because events were timed right within an inning — and performance in close games. As Texas is learning, those categories can be extremely fluky, and teams who overachieve in them one year tend to see their records dramatically regress to the mean in the following season.We can measure how much a team benefited from each kind of good fortune with a couple of metrics: Base runs, which estimate how many runs a team “should have” scored and allowed based on its underlying stats, and the Pythagorean expectation, which estimates how many games a team “should have” won based on its run differential. Deviations from each estimate come, respectively, from fortunate sequencing and good luck in close games. And by those standards, last year’s Rangers — who beat their estimated record by a staggering 13 wins — were one of the luckiest teams in baseball history. According to TheBaseballGauge.com, they tied for the third-biggest difference between a team’s actual and expected records during the expansion era.3Since 1961. 2008Angels10062+5+12+17-3 ACTUAL RECORDWINS OF LUCK 2007D-backs9072+2+11+13-8 1969Mets10062+6+8+14-17 1962Reds9864+6+5+11-12 1973Reds9963+7+5+12-1 1987Cardinals9567+10+3+13-19 2006Athletics9369+6+8+13-17 1982Red Sox8973+7+4+11-11 2013Yankees8577+6+6+12-1 1977Orioles9764+2+9+11-7 YEARTEAMWINSLOSSESSEQUENCINGCLOSE GAMESTOTALCHG. IN WINS NEXT SEASON 1985White Sox8577+8+2+11-13 1985Angels9072+5+6+11+2 1987Twins8577+5+6+11+6 1984Mets9072-1+12+11+8 Change in wins is the difference in wins between this season and the next. In cases where an uneven number of games were played, the change is derived by pro-rating the team’s change in winning percentage over the number of games they played during the “lucky” season.Source: The Baseball Gauge 1963Dodgers9963+6+7+13-19 1972Mets83730+11+11-4 2012Orioles93690+11+12-8 1961Reds9361+1+10+110 2016Rangers95670+13+13-15 After the luck has goneMLB teams with the most extra wins of luck from sequencing and close games, 1961-2017 1989Astros8676+3+7+11-11 Even among those lucky teams, the Rangers’ fall this season has been especially steep. They’re on pace for a 15-win decline from 2016, in part because their luck has actually turned in the opposite direction. So far this season, they’ve managed to win one fewer game than they would have with neutral sequencing and normal luck in close games. And this fickle twist of fate is basically the difference between Texas comfortably returning to the playoffs and being on the outside looking in: The Rangers are currently two games out of the American League’s second wild-card spot, with five teams ahead of them to leapfrog as well. If they had last year’s luck again, they’d be five games clear of the New York Yankees for the first wild-card.Instead, the Rangers serve as yet another reminder of just how unpredictable baseball can be. A team can boast practically identical talent in consecutive seasons,4According to The Baseball Gauge’s meta-metric that mixes the various types of WAR available online, here were Texas’ 2016 ranks in batting, fielding, starting pitching and relief pitching value: 16th, 9th, 13th and 21st. Those same ranks in 2017: 14th, 13th, 9th and 22nd. and still see their record fluctuate wildly from one year to the next. In the face of such a cruel and random universe, the best a team and its fans can do is to relish the breaks when they go their way, and enjoy the small blessings of a season when they don’t.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Kristen Luise Graduates From University Of New Haven

first_imgWEST HAVEN, CT — The following Wilmington student received a degree from the University of New Haven at commencement ceremonies in May:Kristen Luise, College of Arts and Science — Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a concentration in Marine BiologyAbout The University of New HavenThe University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experimental education. Founded in 1920, the University enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of New Haven.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kristen Luise Named To Dean’s List At University Of New HavenIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduate From Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduated From University Of Rhode IslandIn “Education”last_img read more

Huawei says Hongmeng OS isnt designed as an Android replacement

first_img Company chairman Liang Hua said last week that Hongmeng was mainly developed for internet of things (IoT) devices, according to TechNode, and Huawei hasn’t decided if it’ll be applied as a phone OS.We got the first rumblings that Huawei trademarked Hongmeng in China after Google locked the company out of its Android updates in May, following the US government blacklisting Huawei networking gear and President Donald Trump signing an executive order effectively banning it. Google resumed work with Huawei after the US eased restrictions.Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 2:15 a.m. PT.Updated at 2:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. 1:23 CNET Apps Today Phones Tech Industry 40 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Huawei’s homegrown OS faces a steep uphill climb Share your voicecenter_img Tags 0 Post a comment The Hongmeng OS isn’t for phones, Huawei’s senior vice president told reporters. Angela Lang/CNET Huawei reportedly wants to keep using Google’s Android operating system in its phones instead of jumping to its self-developed Hongmeng system. Company senior vice president Catherine Chen told reporters in Brussels on Thursday that the Hongmeng OS isn’t even designed for phones, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.Chen apparently said Hongmeng is for industrial use, noting that it contains far fewer lines of code than a phone OS, and has much lower latency than a phone, meaning it can process a  very high volume of data messages with little delay. Huawei P30 Pro’s four rear cameras from every angle Huaweilast_img read more

Tamanna Simhadri reigniting fight between Mahesh Vitta Varun Sandesh in Bigg Boss

first_imgTransgender Tamanna Simhadri with Mahesh Vitta and other housemates on Bigg Boss Telugu 3Screenshot of hotstar video Have your say in the pollVote: Who among these 8 contestants should be eliminated from Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in week 2? 1. Vithika Sheru 18.4% 2. Sreemukhi 17.89% 3. Mahesh Vitta 15.59% 4. Jaffar Babu 12.21% 5. Himaja Reddy 10% 6. Varun Sandesh 9.46% 7. Punarnavi Bhupalam 8.78% 8. Rahul Sipligunj 7.67% Shwetha @shwetha0811 Vila. @vileDudette #TamannaSimhadri is bang on abt #MaheshVitta n #VarunSandesh ‘s spat Thr was no need for Mahesh to apologise again n again n this WILD card started playing the game already W.I.L.D card in true sense  #BiggBossTelugu3 . @psychosid_ Really impreased with varun’s maturity even after the big fight i thought he will nominate mahesh but he didn’t do yet on other hand mahesh slowly getting into the trap of tamanna as she provocated him, he nominated both vithika and varun even after clarification #BiggBossTelugu3 బాడిశ గోపినాథ్ @GBadisha Sri teja @ksriteja1 Tamanna started the game! She’s against Varun & Vithika  #BiggBossTelugu3 Røwdy Lîkhìth sãí @LikhithKaturi Tamanna cleverly playing in accord with audience pulse she know mahesh holds support over varun so targeting varun & get support from viewers she also manipulated and brought hatred towards varun & vithika in house, its the reason i say trans shouldn’t be brought #BiggBossTelugu3 Chanu @Chanu84134260 Yes..I agree with you brother.. #MaheshVitta influenced by #TamannaSimhadri @StarMaa and @iamnagarjuna Seems #mahesh got influenced by #TamannaSimhadri  Nominating #VithikaSheru is ok, but he shouldn’t have nominated #VarunSandesh Sunny Kesh @Sunnykesh Mona Reddy @MonaMunny7 DeepthiReddy @DeepRK94 SatyaNarayana Perapu @Satya_perapu #BiggBossTelugu3 wild card entry contestant #TamannaSimhadri is influenced #MaheshVitta and targets #VarunSandesh ana #VithikaSheru I think #NagarjunaAkkineni sir to warn #TamannaSimhadri not to do like that on Saturday night in @bigbossTelugu What #TamannaSimhadri has said on the issue of #MaheshVitta is  correct #VarunSandesh has no right to call a person as cheap character none of the HM has talked about this even the host #BiggBossTelugu3 #BiggBoss3Telugu @StarMaa Diyoo Saidulu @Diyo_Saidulu Tamanna simhadri may be biggest threat for mahesh rather than varun her provocative speeches made to mahesh and jaffar proved that srireddy matter hahaha what a contestant biggboss superb.. #BiggBossTelugu3 Kavya @Kavyareddy92 #MaheshVitta before #TamannaSimhadri entry…. Thappu chesanemo! After TS entry… Nannu evaru ardham chesukoledhu!! Ali Reza before TS entry… Repu udayam exercise cheyyali After TS entry… Varun Sandesh is wrong Reyiiii….. What da weak mind!!! #BiggBossTelugu3 Santo! @softwareudyogi #BiggBossTelugu3 #TamannaSimhadri the worst character. Watch her so called YouTube videos. Craves for publicity & milage. Targeting #varunsandesh purelyNow everyone saying Vithika was wrong. Wow Transgender Tamanna Simhadri, who made a wildcard entry on Bigg Boss Telugu 3, seems to be influencing Mahesh Vitta and creating rift between him and couple Varun Sandesh and Vithika Sheru.The makers of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 surprised 14 contestants, by sending Tamanna Simhadri inside the house on Monday. The transgender, who watched the show for a week, realized that Mahesh Vitta, Baba Bhaskar and Jaffar Babu are popular contestants. She started playing her game within no time after she entered the house.It is known that Mahesh Vitta and Varun Sandesh were seen having heated argument with each other last week. But both of them put the fight behind and are back as friends. Mahesh apologized to the couple. Even Varun forgave Mahesh and he stayed away from nominating the latter for the elimination.But Tamanna Simhadri seemed to be reigniting the fight between the two contestants, as she spoke to Mahesh. She said that he should not to apologize Vithika and Varun Sandesh, as the couple was at fault. Her words definitely brought change in Mahesh, who went on nominate Varun’s wife Vithika for eviction. Her influence is likely to create more trouble inside the house.Many viewers also feel that Mahesh Vitta has come the influence of Tamanna Simhadri after talking to her. Hence, he nominated Vithika for elimination from Bigg Boss Telugu 3. Here is how they reacted.UTTAM KRISHNA @UTTAMKRISHNA Meanwhile Tamanna’s poke made Mahesh Vitta think that there was nothing wrong with his behaviour & he apologized for no reason. Hence nominated Varun and Vithika out of grudge. #BiggBossTelugu3  @uknit I’m Damm sure #TamannaSimhadri going influence housemates with unwanted points #BiggBossTelugu3 #satyaperapu #MaheshVitta unfit for #BiggBossTelugu3 Can u influence by #TamannaSimhadri Issue got settled and everyone was fine Once again #TamannaSimhadri made comments #MaheshVitta and #jaffar nominated #VarunSandesh #VithikaSheru #BiggBoss How fool your #MaheshVitta He told sorry and concluded in front of @iamnagarjuna after wildcard #TamannaSimhadri provoked #MaheshVitta Today he nominated couples Looks #TamannaSimhadri going to disturb house #BiggBossTelugu3 #BiggBossTelugu I saw many seasons irrespective of languages… transgender and gay contestants are always loyal and very good at heart and they always wanted people to be happy. But this Telugu Trans Tamanna snake is very dangerous. #BiggBossTelugu3 #maheshvitta topic is discussed by #TamannaSimhadri yes she got a point.. it shuld discussed by @iamnagarjuna bt he is busy with their romanace topic #BiggBossTelugu3 People thought it’s unfair that @iamnagarjuna garu didn’t discuss about #vithika #mahesh #varun issue. #BiggBossTelugu3 has their own reasons and conveyed intelligently through #TamannaSimhadrilast_img read more