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Dramatic collapse leaves India facing whitewash in ODI series against Australia

first_imgCANBERRA, Australia (AP):Kane Richardson took five wickets, including four in his last four overs, as Australia held on to beat India by 25 runs yesterday and extend their lead to 4-0 with one match remaining in the limited-overs international series.Aaron Finch made 107 and David Warner returned from paternity leave to score 93 as Australia posted a total of 348-8 after winning the toss and batting.India were coasting at 277-1 in reply in the 38th over but lost their last nine wickets for 46 runs, with Richardson taking 4-16 in a match-turning spell and returning 5-68 for the innings.Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 and Virat Kohli added 106, the pair sharing a 212-run partnership for the second wicket and seemingly setting India on course for a victory until the dramatic late collapse ended with the visitors all out for 323 in 49.2 overs.The pattern of the series changed slightly yesterday; India batted first in each of the first three matches and lost.Finch reached his seventh ODI century from 97 balls. It was his first against India and his second at Manuka Oval in the Australian capital. Warner was the main aggressor in a blazing beginning by the Australian openers, who rushed to 40-0 after five overs. Warner was out in the 30th over when he chopped a ball from Ishant Sharma on to his middle stump.Finch was out when Australia were 221-2 in the 38th over after he and Mitchell Marsh had added only 34 runs in 8.4 overs. The opener reached 100 with a single from his 97th delivery, two years after his first century at Manuka Oval against South Africa. Finch was finally caught off Umesh Yadav, skying a pull shot to Ishant Sharma at mid-on.Finch’s power-hitting claimed one notable casualty. In the 17th over, his straight drive hit English umpire Richard Kettleborough on the right leg and Kettleborough was forced to retire from the match. He was replaced by Australia’s Paul Wilson.Steve Smith hit the ball powerfully from the outset and reached his 50 from 27 balls.The Australians lost 5-37 to lose momentum before Glenn Maxwell hit 41 from 20 balls with six fours and a six, falling to the last ball of the innings.The fifth match will be played in Sydney on Saturday. – APlast_img read more

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Timeshare Buyers and Sellers Should Contact the Real Estate Board

first_imgThe Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations is inviting interested developers or purchasers of timeshare to contact them.Timeshare, which was added to the responsibilities of the Real Estate Board in 2016, is a tourism product involving the erection of a building, which is subdivided into weeks and sold to various owners.“It is a vacation experience [in this case], so you are not buying the unit, but the use of the unit,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporation, Sandra Watson Garrick, said at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, yesterday (August 9).However, she explained that it can be bought by getting a deed or a lease for a particular time for an amount of years.“So if someone comes on vacation and loves Jamaica, and loves a [particular] hotel that allows timeshare, they can decide to purchase a week in that unit for some time, for example 10 years, as it should allow them to obtain that product at a reduced rate,” Mrs. Watson Garrick explained, adding that these units come with a maintenance fee.Persons who are interested may contact the Real Estate Board or visit the website timeshare.reb.gov.jm.The Board registers timeshare developments and also monitors compliance with the law, as it relates to the selling of the units and how the timeshare owners operate.For timeshare, the Board is collaborating with the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the Ministry of Tourism and JAMPRO.The Real Estate Board regulates practitioners in the real estate industry; registers and licenses real estate dealers and salespeople; registers real estate developers and developments, and conducts monitoring to ensure compliance with the law, and protects the purchasers involved in transactions.last_img read more

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CANADIAN IDOL ICON JAKE GOLD TAKES YOU INSIDE HIS ARTSY TORONTO LOFT

center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: If you’re Canadian, chances are you’re familiar with the name Jake Gold.Much of his career has centred on his passion for music. In his late twenties, he and his business partner heard about a small Kingston band called The Tragically Hip, liked their style and signed them, only to manage them for 18 years, with 12 JUNOs under the band’s belt. Currently, he’s the CEO of The Management Trust.Jake Gold’s loft – Photo by Joel LevyGold became a household name thanks to his stint as a judge on Canadian Idol, which he tells me was the #1 Canadian show of all time, in terms of ratings. The tennis lover and design enthusiast continues to travel all around the world for conferences, gigs and tennis, yet home is where he feels most at ease. Advertisementlast_img read more

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CCI struggles to defend itself against Compats rap

first_imgWith Compat coming down heavily on some Competition Commission members for passing an order without being present for hearings, CCI chief Ashok Chawla on Friday said such instances do not result in “great miscarriage of justice”.The comments came against the backdrop of Competition Appellate Tribunal recently saying that two Commission members signing an order without being present for hearing amounts to “flagrant violation of the basics of natural justice”.  “The members look at written submissions which are equally important in addition to the oral submissions. We don’t think there is any great miscarriage of justice but we respect the judgement and we will try to adhere to it more strictly in the future,” Chawla, who is the Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI), told reporters here. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashHe noted that Compat’s remarks are based on a particular hearing where some CCI members were not present. “But it is also a fact that hearings go over a long period of time. They are not essentially related to one particular day, it is possible that on some day some member may not be present,” Chawla said. Compat had made the observation while passing an order on an appeal filed by All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists against a CCI ruling. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“It deserves to be mentioned that two of the five members who signed the impugned order had joined the Commission after more than 1-1/2 months of the date of hearing. “Therefore, the only possible inference which can be drawn is that they had mechanically signed the order and such an order cannot but be treated as vitiated due to flagrant violation of the basics of natural justice,” Compat had said in its order in April. Meanwhile, on the net neutrality issue, Chawla said it is a policy issue which the telecom regulator is looking into. About alleged cartelisation by airlines in fixing airfares, Chawla said CCI has again started investigating the matter after receiving some fresh complaints. In previous investigations, the regulator had not found anything adverse, he added. Approves acquisition of Birla Textile Mills The Competition Commission has approved the Rs 233-crore deal for the acquisition of Birla Textile Mills (BTM) by Sutlej Textiles and Industries. “The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has communicated to us their approval,” Sutlej Textiles and Industries said in a filing to the BSE. Birla Textile Mills is the textile division of Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals, located at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. “The consideration for purchase of BTM from Chambal works out be Rs 232.63 crore (including net current assets) subject to closing and other adjustments, if any,” Sutlej Textiles and Industries had earlier said.last_img read more

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Whats New in the Digital Media Game

first_img 5 min read If you want to keep up to date on the latest developments in digital media, there’s really no better place than the annual Digital Life trade show that takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City each fall. This year’s show featured more than 150 exhibitors with state-of-the-art technology for people who spend as much time in the digital world than they do in the real one.Yes, all the video game people were there, and from the looks of the crowd, just about every 13-year-old boy in the metropolitan New York City area showed up. You could preview “Final Fantasy XII,” the latest installment of the “Final Fantasy” game series (one wonders if, after 12 versions, this will truly be the final “Final Fantasy”), and check out tools for improving the appearance of your “avatar” on MySpace.com or creating more realistic looking aliens for the digital animated movies you’re creating in your basement.All kidding aside, there were some really cool new things being introduced at the show, especially from the smaller businesses who couldn’t afford the prime booth space (which, since this is a small-business column, I focus on whenever I go to a trade show). Here are some of the new products you’ll be reading more about in the coming months:Frustrated with Bluetooth wireless headsets that won’t work with anything but equipment made by the same manufacturer? The Parrot people (http://www.parrot.biz) have come up with Bluetooth headsets that will work with just about any mobile cellphone or smartphone.Hey, all you Baby Boomer geezers out there: Remember Dick Tracy and his “wristphone”? It’s now here–a Bluetooth wireless headset from Blue Voice http://www.bluetoothwatches.comwith a wristband you can wear as a digital watch and talk to your friends at the same time. They come in five designer colors.Want to listen to your iPod in your living room but don’t want to wear the geeky-looking earphones? Soundcast, from Soundcast Systems (www.soundcastsystems.com), makes a cool-looking box that “syncs” wirelessly to your home stereo system. You stick your iPod into this thing and . . . voila! Your MP3 files play on your stereo.Got some old scratchy 32 or 78 r.p.m. records you want to convert to digital format so you can listen to them on your iPod? InstantMusic, from ADS Tech (www.adstech.com), makes a “magic box” that not only converts your beloved old LPs into digital files but edits out the scratches as well.Want to download some really cool artwork and use it to make your own customized greetings cards, T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise for your customers without the hassle of having to negotiate the licensing fees, deal with the printers, etc.? Zazzle (www.zazzle.com) does it all for you. Choose from any of their thousands of licensed images, design your own one-of-a-kind product using their software, pay Zazzle to produce the stuff for you, and there you go! They’ll even put your stuff up for sale on their online store and give you a percentage of whatever they make.Remember that lovable robotic dog from Japan that was a big hit a couple of holiday seasons ago? WowWee Products (www.wowwee.com) has come up with robotic dinosaurs, astronauts and pets-of-no-known-species that can be controlled remotely by a handheld device. It’s the perfect thing to scare the wits out of your kid when he’s hogging the bathroom.Looking for a favorite photo but can’t remember whether it lives on your cellphone, your digital camera or your laptop? Gaviri Technologies (www.gaviri.com) has a local search engine that will wirelessly search all your mobile devices looking for that one elusive thing you really, really need right now.Want to self-publish your own book but don’t want the hassle of dealing with printers, choosing paper stock, etc.? Blurb (www.blurb.com) has software that takes you through the process–editing, layout, cover design–from beginning to end, and then sends your book to one of their authorized printers.You’ve heard of internet radio. Now there’s internet television at www.blip.tv, where you can create your own TV show. You come up with the show idea, shoot the videos, and send them to blip.tv from your computer or cellphone. They post the show, distribute it throughout the internet to blogs, iTunes, Flickr, del.icio.us and more. If anyone wants to advertise on your show, blip.tv splits the ad revenues with you.One last thing. The day after the show, The Wall Street Journal had the following front-page story: “Electrical demand is growing faster in the U.S. than investment in supply, and that could shake the grid’s reliability.” Hmmm . . . I wonder why?Cliff Ennico is a syndicated columnist, author and host of the PBS television series MoneyHunt. His latest book is Small Business Survival Guide (Adams Media). This column is no substitute for legal, tax or financial advice, which can be furnished only by a qualified professional licensed in your state. Copyright 2006 Clifford R. Ennico. Distributed by Creators Syndicate Inc. How Success Happens October 24, 2006 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Nowlast_img read more