The truth at any price, even the price of your deal.Better, Faster, and Cheaper: Don’t tell your dream client that you are going to be better, faster, and cheaper. You may be one of those things. You may even be two of those things. But you aren’t all three of those things, and you are only setting your dream client up to be disappointed. Tell the truth about the necessary investment.Your Client Doesn’t Need to Change: Don’t pretend that you are going to be able to deliver better results than your competitor without your client having to change. Your competitor isn’t awful, and they know how to create value. They are struggling to produce results, and you are going to have to help your client with their internal obstacles if you want to deliver better results.Their People Are No Good: Don’t suggest that your people alone are going to make the difference. The folks that work across the street are good people. They are trying to make a difference. If they are complacent from time to time, they aren’t alone in that sin, now are they? People make the difference, but don’t talk down your competitor’s team.Better Results Will Be Easy: Never allow your dream client to believe that there isn’t going to be problems or challenges along the way. This is setting an expectation that isn’t very likely to be met. Instead, tell them there is a learning curve and that you will improve over time. Tell them you are going to need them to give you air cover as you make mistakes and learn.Telling the truth may make it more difficult to win, especially when your dream client wants to believe something that isn’t true, but if you want trust, if you want a relationship, and if you want to win the long game, you tell the truth. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
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KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – MARCH 02: PJ Washington #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball in the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 02, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Second-seeded Kentucky opens up its 2019 NCAA Tournament tonight with a matchup with No. 15 seed Abilene Christian. The Wildcats will be without star forward P.J. Washington.Washington was declared out for tonight’s game earlier today. His status for a potential game on Saturday is unclear, though Washington is currently in a hard cast for “precautionary reasons.”A photo of Washington, courtesy of CatsPause.com’s Darrell Bird shows the sophomore standout with a sizable cast on his left foot and having to use a scooter to get around. It’s not a great look for UK fans.PJ’s cast. pic.twitter.com/QzpoEZfLQo— Darrell Bird (@DarrellBird) March 21, 2019Another angle courtesy of Kyle Tucker of The Athletic gives a closer look at the type of wheels Washington is using to get around.So this is PJ Washington tonight. pic.twitter.com/nKtnjT3g7G— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 21, 2019Certainly, these images aren’t encouraging for Washington’s availability on Saturday. It is hard to imagine him playing in two days when this is his current situation.The Wildcats shouldn’t need Washington tonight, but they could definitely use him against either Seton Hall or Wofford in the second round. Seton Hall has actually already beaten Kentucky this season.The Wildcats tip off with Abilene Christian at 7:10 p.m. ET from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. CBS will broadcast the action.
zoom Current conditions in the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) freight market are not entirely attributed to seasonality, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI), instead, MSI says dynamics reflect lower rates of crude import growth across the year combined with reduced waiting times and much higher deliveries.The impact of much higher fleet growth this year is being amplified by the slowing demand environment. Importantly the market has also ‘returned to normal’ with respect to congestion with little support from port delays compared to earlier in the year. MSI expects the supply-side to be the dominant theme for the large crude sector well into 2017 and its forecast view for earnings remains under pressure.A combination of factors are expected to continue to impact the crude market this year.“We are seeing a step change in delivery volumes this year, concentrated in the larger crude and products segments. Notably we have yet to see any increase in scrapping activity to counteract this, but we do expect this to pick up in H2 and 2017,” MSI Senior Analyst Tim Smith said, adding that “the market is now operating under ‘normal’ conditions with regard to congestion and bottlenecks which were prevalent and constructive feature for freight rates earlier in 2016.”Spot forecast for the Suezmax segment pales in comparison to the previous two years’ winter markets. MSI said that, while some uplift is expected, gains are muted.Lower levels of supply-side pressure on the uncoated Aframax segment could alleviate weaker demand conditions but MSI expects the segment’s freight market to continue to broadly track its larger peers.
On May 3rd, 2014, the Pink and Blue for Two (PB42) breast and prostate cancer awareness charity, will be joining forces with the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. PB42 will lead a “walk within the Mini” to help promote and raise awareness for their organization.Video: Dr. Drew and Olivia Newton-John PB42 Walk PromotionA breast cancer “thriver” and Pink and Blue for Two’s primary Ambassador, Grammy winning film and music icon, Olivia Newton-John, will lead the “walk within the Mini.” In addition, Olivia happens to be the aunt of the charity’s Co-Founder and race car driver, Emerson Newton-John. Emerson and Christopher Perry, managing partner of Foyt Family Wines, co-founded Pink and Blue for Two last year.“I am thrilled to be leading the PB42 Cancer Awareness Walk at the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon,” says Olivia Newton-John. “I had an amazing time when I was in Indy last, watching my nephew, Emerson, race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will be fantastic to return to this great city, and this time it will bring much needed awareness of the importance of early cancer detection.”With more than 100 million albums sold, Newton-John’s successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in Grease, catapulted Olivia into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time. In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her personal triumph against cancer led her to announce her partnership with the Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. The ONJCWC provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center.“The 500 Festival has a great history of providing charities with an opportunity to raise funds through participation in the Mini-Marathon. We are particularly excited to continue that tradition by supporting the PB42 organization with a unique platform for their first ever awareness walk,” said Bob Bryant, President and CEO, 500 Festival, “we are thrilled to once again welcome Olivia Newton-John to Indianapolis as a participant in the nation’s largest half marathon. As a past Grand Marshal of the IPL 500Festival Parade, we know she is a highly regarded and well-liked figure here in Indianapolis and we are delighted to help her generate awareness for the importance of breast cancer and prostate cancer screening via the PB42 organization. This year’s Mini is sure to be one of the most fun ever.”Pink and Blue for Two’s mission is threefold: to raise awareness of the striking similarities between breast and prostate cancers, urge couples to remind one another to do their annual screenings, and educate people on the importance of overall mind, body and spirit wellness. Click here for more info.“We are excited to be partnering with the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. It is an honor to be a part of the 500 Festival,” said Emerson Newton-John. “The primary goal of this walk is to raise much needed awareness for breast and prostate cancer, as well as funds to help implement the many awareness initiatives that PB42 has in place. Although it is imperative to raise money towards a cure, an equal focus needs to be placed on the importance of early detection, which can lead to a 96% survival rate.”Those who want the chance to walk with the Newton-John’s and support this unique cause will be able to sign up at here.Source:PR Web
Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement Written and directed by Jarryd Coetsee and based on the acclaimed short story by Drum era journalist Can Themba, the film is part of the Official Selection of the Toronto Black Film Festival, and it was also chosen unanimously by the seven committee members of the Vancouver South African Film Festival. This follows on the film’s selection for the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles which takes place in February. The film stars Tony Award-winner John Kani, his son Atandwa Kani and Phuthi Nakene.Coetsee was unaware of the success of “The Suit” on the days that the shortlisted films were announced. “All we wanted was for the film to be shared with audiences at a few festivals. It came as such a lovely and pleasant surprise that “The Suit” has resonated in Canada. It’s a humbling experience and I’m truly grateful for this wonderful recognition.”Set in the dusty township of 1950s Sophiatown, the story takes placed shortly before the apartheid regime removed the racially diverse residents by force and relocated them to the outskirts of Johannesburg to make way for white resettlement after Sophiatown was bulldozed and renamed Triomf, Afrikaans for Triumph. “The Suit” focuses on Philemon, who works for a white lawyer, and his wife, Matilda. One day, Philemon discovers Matilda in bed with her young lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon decides to punish Matilda in a cruel way, by forcing her to treat her lover’s suit as if it were a person. She must serve it meals, take it for walks around the neighbourhood and seat it beside her at church. Philemon’s cruel punishment of Matilda leads to an astonishing climax. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Coetsee is inspired by the story’s progressive message. “”The Suit” is really a warning from the past to strive for positive change in the present. I look forward to sharing its transformative message with audiences in Canada in our fresh take on this beloved classic and showcasing the sterling work of our cast and crew.”Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the 4th Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) runs from the 15th – 19th February 2017 and is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. It is a dynamic, refreshing and audacious festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of black people from around the world.
EDMONTON – A judge has awarded Dow Chemical Canada $1.06 billion in damages against Nova Chemicals Corporation in a dispute over a massive ethylene plant in central Alberta.The dispute centred around the operation of a production facility in Joffre known as E3.E3 started operating in 2000 as a joint venture, with Nova running the facility.Dow Canada alleged breach of contract over the E3 joint venture agreements, claimed that Nova took part of the ethylene and other products that belonged to Dow and failed to run the facility at full production.Nova said it faced an ethane shortage and ran the facility as full as it could subject to mechanical issues that constrained production.Justice Barbara Romaine of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruled in favour of Dow and against a counterclaim filed by Nova in a case that included claims and counterclaims for damages between 2001 to 2012.“Dow has established these facts and has proved on a balance of probabilities that Nova has breached the joint venture agreements both as Operator and as Co-owner and has converted some of the ethane that Dow was entitled to from E3,” Romaine wrote in a lengthy redacted judgment released Wednesday.“I also grant Dow a declaration that the conduct of Nova as Operator constitutes Wilful Misconduct and Gross Negligence.”Romaine said Dow established that there was no ethane shortage, that Nova always had enough ethane to fill E3 and had the ability and freedom to acquire additional ethane.She also said Dow showed that Nova failed to operate E3 to maximize production and that the facility had more capacity than Nova submitted at trial.The court assessed damages against Nova amount to approximately $1.06 billion USD, but must be converted into Canadian dollars.Jenn Nanz, a spokeswoman for Nova Chemicals, said the corporation will appeal within 30 days.“While this decision is extremely disappointing, it has no impact on our announced growth plans,” Nanz said in an email.“Nova Chemicals is confidently moving forward with: Corunna cracker expansion and AST2 in the Sarnia-Lambton region (and a) joint venture with Total and Borealis in the U.S. Gulf Coast, which closed on May 23.”Officials at Dow Chemical Canada were not immediately available for comment.Ethylene is the building block for a range of chemicals from plastics to antifreeze solutions and solvents.(Companies in this story: TSX:NCX)
New Delhi: The BJP office-bearers on Thursday held an organisational meeting for the preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections at their state unit office in Delhi. The leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijender Gupta said that the people of Delhi are waiting for 12th May when the Lok Sabha elections will be held and they may strengthen the hands of our Prime Minister by winning all the seven seats. “The claim of Aam Aadmi Party that they are not forming an alliance is not true, they will certainly form the alliance to contest elections. Our objective should be to get 51 per cent votes in Delhi,” said LoP. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsHe further said,” The Municipal Corporations opened 130 new schools in spite of lack of funds. The people of Delhi are ready to re-elect Shri Narender Modi as the Prime Minister.” Addressing the organizational meeting, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that the MPs of Delhi have installed LED lights, CCTVs, developed parks and roads but they don’t take the credit for it. Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi has implemented 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections of the society with the objective of the total development of the society but Kejriwal has not implemented it. Tiwari further said that the role of the workers is very important in the 2019 Loksabha Elections. “We have to go amongst the people and tell them how the Kejriwal is protecting the anti-national elements by delaying the sanction for their prosecution. Kejriwal is also misleading the people on the issue of full statehood to Delhi,” said Delhi BJP President.
The team, which is headed by Tamrat Samuel, an official with the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), is meeting with a range of stakeholders while in Suva, the national capital, for a six-day visit that began yesterday.Aside from Government officials and politicians, the team is expected to meet with representatives of the Commonwealth and of the Pacific Islands Forum.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dispatched the exploratory mission to Fiji in the hope that discussions with all stakeholders “would lead to finding a mutually agreeable way forward on the political situation,” his spokesperson, Michele Montas, told reporters.The island chain has suffered prolonged internal tensions between its indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian communities, and had four coups since 1987. In September, the country’s Prime Minister, Josaia Bainimarama, told the annual high-level debate at the General Assembly that the country will not be able to hold parliamentary elections by next March, as previously scheduled, because it first needs to reform its electoral system.Commodore Bainimarama came to power in a coup in December 2006, sparking criticism from the UN at the time, and he is still Commander of Fiji’s military forces. 24 November 2008A United Nations team is currently in Fiji as part of efforts by the world body to help the interim Government and other major political forces in the Pacific archipelago resolve their ongoing problems.
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé told the Assembly’s annual general debate last night that next year’s referendum and elections were the culmination of a lengthy consultative process launched by the country’s President Amadou Toumani Touré – who she said is not running for re-election – to “consolidate democracy, good governance and the rule of law.”As part of that process, Ms. Sidibé said the laws governing Mali’s electoral processes, Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, media and political parties would be revised and updated.She added that an inclusive political process was already under way with political parties and civil society to “guarantee the transparency and credibility of the referendum and election operations.”Ms. Sidibé said Malian democracy had matured substantially over the past 20 years since a military regime was overthrown in 1991, but the support of the international community would help ensure the elections and referendum are free, transparent and democratic. The country’s current constitution dates back to 1992. 24 September 2011Mali’s Prime Minister has taken to the General Assembly to call on the international community to support a constitutional referendum and national elections scheduled for next year, saying they will cement nearly two decades of democratic behaviour in the West African country.
CMAG will discuss political developments in Fiji since September 2012, when the Group last met in New York. Fiji remains fully suspended from the Commonwealth and on CMAG’s formal agenda. The meeting came ahead of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London today. Dr Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, will preside over the meeting in her capacity as current CMAG Chair.Ministers attending today’s meeting are Dr Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh (Chair); Senator Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia (Deputy Chair); John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada; AJ Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica; Dr Abdul Samad Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maldives; Dr Samura Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sierra Leone; Bernard K Membe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tanzania; Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications, Trinidad and Tobago; and Edward Natapei, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris had discussions at Marlborough House in London with Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, about the arrangements under way for the meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November this year, the External Affairs Ministry said today.Minister Peiris also briefed the Secretary General regarding the government’s plans for three other major events on the sidelines of the Summit ̶ the Business Forum in Colombo, the Youth Forum in Hambantota and the People’s Forum in Dambulla.
ISS : le prochain équipage prêt à décollerLundi, un porte-parole du Centre russe d’entraînement des cosmonautes a annoncé que la composition du prochain équipage à partir pour la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) avait été approuvée. Les spationautes ont passé avec succès tous les tests requis.Le compte à rebours a commencé pour l’Américain Joseph Acaba et les Russes Guennadi Padalka et Sergueï Revine. Demain 15 mai, ces trois spationautes décolleront vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) pour rejoindre les trois autres déjà à bord. En effet, ils viennent tout juste de recevoir le feu vert des équipes spatiales, confirmant ainsi leur départ qui se fera depuis la base de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan à bord d’un Soyouz TMA-04M. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Lundi, un porte-parole du Centre russe d’entraînement des cosmonautes a ainsi expliqué à RIA Novosti que la composition de l’équipage avait été approuvée après que les trois spationautes ont passé avec succès tous les tests nécessaires. Mais ce n’est pas tout : l’équipage de réserve comprenant les cosmonautes russes Oleg Novitski et Evgueni Tarelkine et l’astronaute de la NASA Kevin Ford a également été approuvée. Une fois que le Soyouz TMA-04M aura décollé, il faudra au moins deux jours à l’engin habité pour atteindre l’ISS à laquelle il s’arrimera en régime automatique. Les trois spationautes rejoindront alors le Russe Oleg Kononenko, le Néerlandais André Kuipers et l’Américain Donald Pettit actuellement seuls à bord depuis plusieurs semaines. Ils resteront ensuite jusqu’en septembre 2012 dans l’ISS. D’ailleurs, s’il s’agit du premier vol pour le Russe Sergei Revin, c’est le second de Joseph Acaba. Guennadi Padalka, est lui le plus expérimenté puisqu’il en est à son quatrième voyage spatial et a déjà passé pas moins de 585 jours en orbite avec plusieurs sorties spatiales. Le 14 mai 2012 à 15:12 • Maxime Lambert
‘Chonky’ 26-Pound Cat Goes Viral Online, Receives Potential AdoptersCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle Stay on target A mischievous cat may have been calling for her own “rescue.” Firefighters in Idaho responded to a fire alarm at an animal shelter on Friday, only to discover that a stray cat taken in by the shelter earlier that day had triggered the call.“[The day] started off as a normal day at our shelter when suddenly the fire alarm sounded around 12:30pm,” the Idaho Humane Society in Boise posted on Facebook. “We hadn’t scheduled a drill, so we were all scratching our heads wondering what was happening?” The shelter said firefighters arrived on the scene and assessed the facility. After giving the all-clear and escorting everyone back to the building, staff realized that the alarm came from the cat holding room where one black-and-white stray cat was “hanging out” on a rolling cart.“This sweet feline had been rolled a bit too close to the fire alarm pull and took advantage of this opportunity to hail for am imminent rescue,” the shelter said.Staff joked that because cats have a special bond with firefighters, it could have been calling for a “special someone” to bring her home as if she had been stuck in a tree.“Or perhaps she wanted to bring more attention to her feline friends who are waiting to be adopted into their forever homes,” the shelter said.More on Geek.com:Here’s What Happened When Researchers Attached Cameras to 16 Cats Here Are Vintage Photos of Cats Doing Human ThingsCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle
Marcus Rashford has had a difficult situation at Manchester United lately as he hasn’t been playing that much this season and he has been struggling to secure his regular spot in the starting eleven.However, José Mourinho claimed that he has been already impressed a lot by Marcus Rashford and the young forward doesn’t have to prove anything to him as he has already done enough to show his real qualities.The Portuguese coach spoke about Rashford and also his opinion on Paul Pogba, according to therepublikofmancunia.com:Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“No. To impress me? He impresses me. That’s the reason why he was selected for every match of the season — absolutely every match of the season, and that’s why he played in so many of them, so he doesn’t need to leave to play or to need anything.”“I think he (Pogba) is going to be here next season. That’s my feeling. I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave and that the club doesn’t want to sell him, and I can give the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him or his agent or from any club. So at this moment, for me, he’s staying, yes.”
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at Charlotte House, downtown. BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the college’s 15-week-long dual enrollment programme.The programme is a multi-lateral partnership between BTVI and high schools to train technically inclined students — simultaneously giving them a head start in earning college credits, before leaving high school. The idea is to provide a path to accelerating seamlessly into their area of training.Minister Ferreira said he was impressed with BTVI’s dual enrollment programme and wants to see it channel more high schoolers interested in mastering energy security vocations.The Minister remarked of his particular interest in solar energy solutions and building corporate net-metering systems.Dr. Robertson noted that within the dual enrollment programme’s 15 weeks, students meet once or twice per week, for a total of eight hours per week, and that schools participating in the programme include Anatol Rodgers High, C. I. Gibson Senior High, C. V. Bethel Senior High and L. W. Young Junior High. He said the actual name “Programme SURE,” which stands for Success Ultimately Reassures Everyone.Solar installation is one of the latest technical skills offered by BTVI’s Trade Career Path classes, in which students are exposed to construction trade skills such including Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Drywall, Tiling, Painting and Decorating building solutions.Minister Ferreira added he wants high schools in the Family Islands to participate too, and would encourage BTVI to engage solar experts to teach about the industry in the Family Islands. He added that the Ministry would support BTVI in training more students who want to work in environmental careers, and would also work along with the University of The Bahamas.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo Caption: Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, right, welcomed BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson in a courtesy call at the Ministry, September 15, 2017. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Italy manager Roberto Mancini has recently shared his verdict on the Serie A title race suggesting the race is far from overJuve would host third-placed Inter in the Derby d’Italia on Friday night, with the Bianconeri holding an 11 point advantage over Luciano Spalletti’s men.“It will definitely be a beautiful match,” Mancini predicted, speaking to Football Italia.“Juventus and Inter are two good teams with a lot of great players. In the fans’ imagination, it’ll be [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Mauro] Icardi who make the difference, and it probably will be like that.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think it’s open to any result, Juventus are always very good and Inter are growing.“Would a Juventus win end the title race? No, but it would be more difficult for Inter.“It seems to me though that Napoli is there, they had another excellent match yesterday and the league is still long.“There are too many matches and too many points to be won for it to be over.
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Pathan may well end up featuring in CPLIANSOne of the ways in which Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has kept the Indian Premier League (IPL) head and shoulders above all other competing T20 events around the world is by prohibiting Indian players from participating in them, at least the male ones.So, while the whole world sends players to India for the annual IPL, no Indian player is seen participating in events like the Big Bash League (BBL) of Australia, T20 Blast of England or the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) of West Indies.But now, one prominent, if out of favour Indian player, Irfan Pathan, has decided to put his name among the players in the CPL draft. But the all-rounder is yet to get a No-objection Certificate (NOC) from BCCI. This means that the board may take action against the Indian cricketer for proceeding forward without attaining clearances.Possible consequences of Pathan’s decisionIn 2007, when an unofficial league called Indian Cricket League (ICL) was launched by Zee Group, the Indian cricket board decided to blacklist all the players who took part in it and launched IPL as a response. The ICL disappeared after two years due to lack of popularity and eventually, many of the players who were part of the league were allowed to rejoin the Indian cricket fraternity. Women players like Harmanpreet have played in overseas leaguesMatt King/Getty ImagesInterestingly, Irfan’s brother Yusuf also wanted to play in an overseas T20 league in Hong Kong couple of years ago but was denied the permission by BCCI. So, the question arises: Will Irfan face disciplinary action also? Could he get blacklisted as well? Considering Irfan seems to be well past his prime and is now into commentary as well, perhaps the Baroda cricketer has already prepared himself for this eventuality. But it would still be interesting to see how the current BCCI, functioning under the Committee of Administrators (CoA) behaves. Will they be forgiving or stern?All this while, Indian female cricketers have participated in foreign leagues and have achieved great success and experience. In fact, Harmanpreet Kaur credited her experience of Women’s BBL for her improved performances in 2017. Last year, Smriti Mandhana emerged as the most successful batswoman in the English KIA Super League event.But the ban on male cricketers continues as of now. Only the retired players have participated in foreign leagues and that too, in privately owned ones, not those launched by official boards.
Evidence is mounting that Microsoft is entering the final stages of preparation for the next Xbox console. We’ve seen an increase in security at the Xbox buildings on the Microsoft campus, increased chatter from game developers about the next generation of consoles, and now comes a report that Microsoft’s next console will be hitting shelves before the 2013 holiday season. The report is complete with (some what sketchy) details about exactly how the company will actually unveil the new console.There’s been a lot of talk about Microsoft’s future plans when it comes to gaming. We’ve seen the rumors of an Xbox tablet, we’ve seen supposed names like “Xbox 720″, and we’ve hear talk of a lower cost Xbox that is used for casual gaming and streaming content. If you put all of that together, Microsoft’s Xbox division is pretty busy right now. A refresh to the popular console seems like a must at this point. Despite Microsoft’s talk of how proud they are that the industry has been able to change the rules regarding how long a console is supposed to last, a hardware refresh would open a lot of doors for the gaming industry as a whole.As Project Durango gets closer and closer to reality, and patents for augmented reality glasses start to appear, the rumors surrounding what could be get pretty intense. There’s a few things that make a lot of sense, like a a deeper integration with Kinect 2 and a focus on delivering way more than just games to the console. Speculating on hardware at this point doesn’t make a lot of sense, though it seems likely that the controller will be up for tweaking to fit more with a Kinect 2 focused design. We know that companies like Crytek and Rare are already hiring developers to take advantage of the new hardware as well.If Microsoft is to unveil new hardware this year, they are likely to make quite a show out of it. It’s possible that Microsoft would try to steal the show at E3, but it is just as likely that the company would assemble their own press event for the hardware. Microsoft had no problem using the Xbox 360 to stream their E3 announcement this year, delivering a massive captive audience to the news. Microsoft could easily take advantage of that same audience to announce their new hardware, whenever it actually arrives.via Bloomberg
Also:Colin’s Final, Final 2017 NFL Predictions3-word summaries of every NFL team These Patriots could be more dominant than the undefeated 2007 teamThe Patriots aren’t exactly dark horses, coming off their Super Bowl win, but in New England there are different degrees of dominance.Colin thinks this Pats team has a chance to be the most dominant Belichick has fielded since the record setting 2007 team, that went undefeated until losing in the Super Bowl thanks to David Tyree’s miracle catch.He believes this year’s team could dominate, not just because New England has added more playmakers like Brandin Cooks and get Gronk back, but because their competition in the AFC has eroded to the point where it’s not clear who will challenge them.Brady’s arch rival Peyton Manning is long gone. Big Ben is slowly eroding. In their division, the Bills and Jets look like they’re playing for draft position, and Miami just signed their starting quarterback 5 minutes before the start of the season. No sports fans are more spoiled than Boston fansBoston fans have the ultimate victim complex. Despite winning recent titles in all three major sports, they still think everyone is out to get them. Patriots fans still can’t get over Deflategate, even though they just won the Super Bowl, and are planning to give Roger Goodell the business when he shows up for the opener tonight.After 5 Patriots Super Bowls, 2 Red Sox World Series championships, and 2 titles from the Celtics – just since 2000- Colin is sick of hearing how bad Boston fans have it. He thinks they resemble a trust fund kid who has everything, but still thinks they’re being picked on.Every other professional sports city wishes they had it as “bad” as Boston does. Guests:Greg Cosell – NFL Films and NFL Matchup producerAlbert Breer – MMQB writerTony Gonzalez – Fox NFL Sunday Kickoff co-host and former All-Pro tight end with the Chiefs and FalconsRob Parker – FS1 NFL AnalystCharlie Weis – Former Notre Dame Head Coach and Patriots Offensive Coordinator