Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sirsaim: Reliance Foundation Young Champs beat JSW Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the final to win the inaugural Vedanta Youth Cup here on Monday.Zidan and Nemil scored for the Young Champs while the Bengaluru side reduced the margin through captain Bekey Oram. Tata Football Academy finished third by defeating hosts Sesa Football Academy 2-0.Muhammed Valiyattil of the Young Champs was chosen the best player of the tournament while Jagoi Wungshungam of Tata FA got the highest scorer’s award.A brainchild of Sesa Football Academy, Vedanta Youth Cup is a tournament which brought together the best corporate football academies of India.Annanya Agarwal, President of Sesa Football Academy, said, “Vedanta Youth Cup Goa 2019 has set a benchmark in terms of competition and youth development in the country. All the teams have delivered a stellar performance on the pitch.”Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business, said, “We take great pride in contributing to the development of grassroots football. I would like to congratulate all the participant teams, coaches for making this event a grand success. bengaluru fcfootballIndiaindian football First Published: September 30, 2019, 8:56 PM IST
AdvertisementStephanie Louise Rice, OAM (born 17 June 1988) is an Australian former competitive swimmer.She won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2009.On 9 April 2014, she confirmed her retirement.Rice was the gold medallist in the 200-metre individual medley at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, where she defeated Olympians Brooke Hanson and Lara Carroll to claim the gold medal in the event in a time of 2:12.90, a personal best by 1.19 seconds.She also won the 400-metre individual medley.At the 2007 Melbourne World Championships she won a bronze medal in the 200-metre individual medley in a time of 2 minutes 11.42 seconds, breaking the previous Australian record by a second.American Katie Hoff won the gold in 2:10.13, with Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe in second place.Rice once again placed third, earning her second bronze medal in the 400-metre individual medley final.In a new personal best time Rice finished in 4:41.19, taking 0.54 of a second off her previous best.Rice won bronze in the 200- and 400-metre individual medleys.In the 200-metre final, she recorded a time of 2:11.42, a second below the previous Australian record, behind American Katie Hoff in 2:10.13, and Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe, who claimed second place.In the 400-metre final, Rice recorded a new personal best time of 4:41.19, shaving 0.54 of a second off her previous best.Image Courtesy – Stephanie Rice (Instagram)Advertisement
Friday, July 10th 2009 will always be remembered as a big day in Freelancers Union history. You may have gotten an email from Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union Executive Director, on announcing that after a long month with no action, the New York State Senate finally passed our Unincorporated Business Tax bill (S5519) last Friday. Following the State Assembly’s lead, the Senate voted overwhelmingly for $25 million in tax relief for independent workers within New York City. The bill now goes to Governor Paterson for his signature. As of this morning, he has yet to sign the bill. Please email him today and urge him to sign the bill without delay. We’ve been talking about the UBT in numbers and dollar figures for months now, talking about how much money it takes from the local economy each year (about $162 million paid by freelancers annually), how much repealing it for those earning under $100,000 and providing a credit for those earning up to $150,000 will save freelancers ($25 million), and how many people this will immediately impact (17,000). But there was a different set of numbers that was just as equally impressive; the thousands of Freelancers Union members who got involved and worked to make passage of S5519/A8615 a reality:14 members drove up to Albany with us for a day of lobbyingOver 100 of you showed up at City Hall and helped support those who were testifying in support of the UBT repealWe met with over 120 legislators or their staff to personally push for passage of S5519As of this morning 151 of you have sent an email to Gov. Paterson urging him to sign S5519/A8615253 of you called your State Senators and asked them to get back to work and pass our bill552 of you donated to our PAC to show lawmakers we’re serious about supporting those who support freelancersOver 2,500 of you sent emails to your state legislators urging their support for our billThis was a major step towards providing tens of millions of dollars in tax relief for freelancers and independent workers. But the Governor hasn’t signed the bill yet so take a minute today and send him a message asking for his support. We have many other fights ahead of us including ensuring proper worker classification, developing an unemployment protection program for freelancers, and establishing a system for you to collect unpaid wages. But for now, take pride in what you’ve accomplished, and realize that when thousands of us work together, we can and will make freelancing a little more equitable.
Alaska’s governor and congressional delegation are furious over President Obama’s announcement this weekend that he’s seeking wilderness status for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That would put the area off-limits to oil and gas development. Permanent wilderness designation would require congressional approval, and this Republican-led Congress is unlikely to grant it. But that’s just the start of what Obama has in store for the state in the coming days.Download AudioSen. Lisa Murkowski, flanked by Congressman Don Young and Sen. Dan Sullivan, faced national reporters at the U.S. Capitol, projecting ferocity.“We have said as a delegation that we will not stand it. We will not tolerate (it), and we will do everything that we can to push back against an administration that has taken a look at Alaska and said ‘it’s a nice little snow globe up there and we’re going to keep it that way,’” she said.Murkowski says wilderness status for ANWR is just one of three gut punches the Interior Department plans deliver this week to Alaska’s economy. She says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau, told her about them Friday. Punch two will be withdrawals from the Arctic off-shore leasing program. That five-year draft plan is expected as soon as tomorrow. Punch 3, Murkowski says, will be to the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, where ConocoPhillips needs a road to develop its Greater Moose’s Tooth project. Murkowski says the government intends to impose conditions that will add $40 million to the cost.“If it’s not off-limits, (the administration is) going to make it so hard and so expensive that no operator is going to want to do it,” Murkowski said. “Is this how you treat a state?”Murkowski says she intends to try to block the actions legislatively and through the budget — a meaningful statement since she chairs the subcommittee charged with writing the Interior Department’s spending bill. She’s written a “sense of Congress” statement on the Arctic, as an amendment to the Keystone pipeline bill. She mentioned a possible lawsuit. She also says the congressional delegation will work to educate the rest of the country on how much care Alaska’s industry takes to avoid harming the land or animals.Rep. Young told reporters the industry does no harm to Arctic wildlife.“I mean that’s the nonsense. The guy in New York, Miami, Philadelphia San Francisco. ‘Oh, we’ve got to save the poor little animals,’” Young said in falsetto, hands aflutter. “It doesn’t affect them! Never has. It’s all a myth, easily sold to the less knowledgeable people.”Once the administration formally requests wilderness status, it intends to manage those parts of ANWR as wilderness. Environmentalists who support the plan say it won’t make a big difference on the ground, because industry isn’t allowed there now anyway. The government says in its plan it intends to keep subsistence access the same. Murkowski says she believes Obama’s wilderness request is just a prelude.“Lisa’s theory: I think that they are advancing this in an effort to get environmental support, to raise money for the cause,” she said.As she sees it, Obama is trying to drum up support from his base so that he can then declare ANWR a national monument, an executive action to lock up the area. Murkowski says that would violate the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which says Congressional approval is required to reclassify large tracts of land.“But if he’s got public support on his side, he doesn’t care if he’s ignored the law (ANILCA),” she said. So I think he’s teeing himself up for future action.”While Obama’s move has Alaska officials fuming, environmentalists are thanking him. Cindy Shogan of the Alaska Wilderness League says it’ll still be tough to get a wilderness bill through Congress but she says Obama’s commitment to the issue helps.
This year will be the year the Internet of Things (IoT) makes it big, according to one survey, and with the Internet of Things will come a new world of user experience. Embarcadero Technologies has released the results from its Software for the Internet of Things Developer Survey, which revealed that three out of four developers see a new user experience for the IoT.“Developers are going to have to change the way end users interact with an application,” said John Thomas, senior director of application development products for Embarcadero. “It isn’t just a four-inch phone device anymore. It is a bunch of infrastructure that goes into delivering real solutions.”(Related: Internet of Things hype is peaking)While the survey revealed that 56% of IoT devices will include traditional inputs such as keyboards and buttons, 97% of devices will accept non-traditional inputs such as sensors and GPS, and 37% will use non-traditional ways to present information such as virtual reality and haptics. “Developers are going to have some big challenges in building solutions because they have to learn a lot about the individual gadget or thing they are integrating with and how best to deliver it,” said Thomas.The survey also revealed that 2015 will not only be a big year for building integrated IoT solutions such as industrial sensors, drones, health monitors and smart buildings, but it will also be the year that the IoT will start making an impact on businesses.“This is really when we are going to see the majority of applications starting to integrate the Internet of Things,” said Thomas. “The Internet of Things is becoming a business reality, an enterprise reality. It is not just a novel thing for a consumer to interact with. It is about building real business and enterprise solutions around them, and this is the year they are going to be going to the market with it.”