IPL 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad can’t only rely on Warner-Dhawan firepower

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad had a shaky start to their campaign in season nine of the Indian Premier League but have done well to claw back with some wins in the bag. With the league entering the business end, Sunrisers now cannot afford to make any mistakes. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table) Their over-reliance on David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan is palpable but it would be wrong to say that other batsmen are not performing. Yes, both these players are go-to men for the Sunrisers. (Also read: Yuvraj Singh likely to debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad today) Dhawan had faced a serious slump in form, starting from the World Twenty20 and it continued for the first three IPL games until the ball started finding the middle of his bat again. Dhawan was struggling with his feet movement, resulting in his early dismissals but the left-handed batsman got his technique sorted out pretty quickly. (Team in right frame of mind, says SRH skipper David Warner)The Indian opener has always taken time to settle down and quick enough to doing the catching up by playing couple of crucial knocks. Dhawan has already scored two half-centuries in this edition at an average of 36.20 and gunning for more. (Also read: Power-packed Sunrisers Hyderabad take on struggling Gujarat Lions)On the other hand, his opening partner Warner is in red-hot form and taken this edition by storm with five fifties, also among the leading run-scorers  with 386 runs at an average of 77.20.Sunrisers have done well when both these batsmen have clicked by putting up big partnerships and it has remained the same from the last two seasons. But the team needs to look beyond these two and challenge other players to be the match-winners.advertisementHowever, Dhawan is not too worried about the lack of runs in the middle order. ” Sunrisers are having a very good time this season. We are like a family, we enjoy each other’s company. Now that we’re winning, it’s the cherry on top of the cake. We have got a very good balanced side. Good rhythm in the side,” he told India Today.But Sunrisers boast of other top-class overseas players in Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques and Eoin Morgan, making up a decent mix with Indian domestic players like Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Karn Sharma and Ashis Reddy. However, they are yet to showcase their full potential.Morgan has only scored only 109 runs from six matches at an average of 27.25. Similarly, Henriques’ figures are not flattering either – after playing seven matches this season, he has scored only 82 runs at an average of 20.50. The young Indian batsmen in the Sunrisers’ middle order are also having a torrid time with the bat. Hooda after seven matches has scored 37 runs at an average of 7.40, while Ojha from his seven matches has got only 58 runs at an average of 14.50 and Reddy scoring 47 runs from four matches at an average of 23.50.  Williamson, having played only one match this season has done well by slamming a 38-ball fifty. Morgan and Henriques have also chipped in with decent cameos in the middle order but more is expected in scenarios when both Dhawan and Warner fail.The Indian recruits – Ojha, Hooda and Reddy having had decent enough exposure at the IPL and need to take the onus and start contributing for the team’s cause. Dhawan and Warner being in top-form augurs well for the Sunrisers and got all chances of turning deadly once others start firing.last_img read more

Post Columbia plane crash, reminiscing 5 Sports teams which died in tragic plane crashes

first_imgEverything went haywire on Monday night after a charted jet of LaMia crashed in Columbia carrying the entire Brazilian football team, Chapecoense. It was Brazil’s top league team and was flying to Medellin, to compete against team Atletico in the Copa Sudamericana finals.The plane was carrying 81 people along with the team out of which 76 people died during the crash. Flight LMI2933 crashed on the outskirts of a mountainous area near Medellin in Columbia when it was at an altitude of 15,500 feet, about 30 km from its destination.However, this is not the first time that an incident of this sort has occurred. In the past few decades, a notable number of sports teams have died the exact same way this airline crashed.Take a look at these 5 sports teams which went on board but couldn’t make it to the ground, sadly. 1. Superga Air Disaster (Torino Soccer Club, Italy) – May 4, 1949Photo: Twitter – @GaskellH_ During the summers of 1949, the team’s plane crashed into a mountain near Torino, Italy. The plane crashed on the retaining wall of Basilica of Superga killing 22 members of the Torino soccer club. After the horrific incident, the rest of the season was canceled and the Torino’s were declared the champions.2. The Death of eight team members of Manchester United in Yugoslavia – February 6, 1958Photo: Twitter – @alimentorock937 8 members of the English soccer team Manchester United were killed when their plane crashed in Yugoslavia while they were returning from Munich on February 6, 1958. The team was returning from a European Cup match which was held against the Serbian team Red Star Belgrade.advertisement3. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Football Team (C-46 Plane Crash) – October 29, 1960Photo: Facebook – calpolyvarsityclubAs many as 16 members were killed when the plane carrying the team members crashed on takeoff in Ohio. 22 out of 48 people who were on board were killed including the players of the football team, a student manager and a Cal Poly Football Booster.4. US figure Skating Team Crash, February 16, 1961Photo: Facebook – U.S. Figure SkatingThe entire team of 18 members of the US figure skating team was killed when they boarded Sabena flight 548 for the 1961 World Championship. The plane crashed near Brussels’ Zaventem Airport. 5. The entire football team of Marshall University, November 14, 1970Photo: Facebok – Asani EntertainmentThe airplane crashed into a hill in Ceredo, West Virginia near the Tri-State Airport. All the 75 people who were on board were killed including the 36 football players of the Marshall University. The 2006 film ‘We Are Marshall’ was a tribute to the flight and the members of the team showing the unfortunate aftermath of the tragic incident.last_img read more

Southampton F.C. report Liverpool F.C. “for tapping up Virgil Van Dijk”

first_imgSouthampton F.C. have reported Liverpool F.C. to the Premier League over an illegal approach for defender Virgil van Dijk, British media reported on Tuesday.The development is the latest twist in a transfer saga involving the sought-after centre-back who has been linked with a 60 million pounds (77.42 million U.S. Dollars) move away from St Mary’s.Although the 25-year-old has not commented publicly on his situation, multiple British media reports on Tuesday said he had told Liverpool F.C. he wanted to join them ahead of rival suitors Chelsea F.C. and Manchester City F.C., even though Southampton deny receiving any approach from the Reds.Neither club would comment on Tuesday. However, a person familiar with the situation said the Saints were unhappy with the media reports and, following a meeting of the club’s hierarchy, asked the Premier League to investigate whether any rules had been broken.Strict rules govern transfers, with clubs able to negotiate terms with players only if they are out of contract or once a fee has been agreed with the seller. The laws also govern indirect approaches via an intermediary.Southampton F.C. have consistently said they do not intend to sell Van Dijk, who joined from Celtic F.C. for 13 million pounds in September 2015 and signed a new six-year contract in 2016.The new deal was a reward for a series of impressive performances at the heart of Saints’ defence although he has not played since January after sustaining ankle ligament damage.The Dutchman has made a full recovery and, should he move north, would join Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne, who have joined Liverpool F.C. from Southampton F.C. in deals totalling more than 100 million pounds in the past three years.advertisementKlopp has identified strengthening central defence as a priority ahead of the club’s qualification for the Champions League next season. It has been reported that he views Van Dijk as a potential marquee signing and the club are prepared to pay what would be a world-record price for a defender and offer Van Dijk wages of 180,000 pounds per week.The transfer row is the second this year involving Liverpool, who received a two-year ban on signing Academy players from other English clubs after accepting they made an illegal approach for a 12-year-old attached to Stoke City F.C.last_img read more

BLACKHAWK SENTENCED FOR THEFT OF CASINO FUNDS

first_imgThe former chairman of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has been sentenced in federal court for his role in theft of funds from the WinnaVegas Casino.63-year-old John Blackhawk of Winnebago was sentenced to five years of probation and 150 hours of community service.Blackhawk was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $36,000.Prosecutors say beginning in 2013 and continuing through September of 2014, Blackhawk began taking unauthorized disbursements from the WinnaVegas Casino and Resort in the total amount of $36,000.The disbursements were in the form of gift certificates which he did not pay for and deposits to a re-loadable debit card.The disbursements were in addition to the salary Blackhawk received from the Winnebago Tribe as a tribal council member, but the disbursements were not paid through the payroll department of the Winnebago Tribe and were never authorized at a regular or special meeting of the tribal council.The disbursements were concealed from the Winnebago Gaming Commission which oversaw the operations of the casino.last_img read more

John Deere & GM Say All Your Vehicle’s Software Isn’t Really Yours

first_img How to Enjoy Your Campfires Responsibly The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall How to Support the Teachers in Your Life With each passing year, vehicles become less mechanical and more digital.Strip out all the software and modern cars lose their prized connectivity, safety, and fuel economy features.For this reason, if you polled the average new car buyer, they’d probably be in favor of keeping their digitized equipment on-board. However, according to John Deere – one of the largest producers of agricultural equipment – and General Motors, that software in your car isn’t really even yours.In an issue expanded upon by Wired, John Deere has informed the Copyright Office that every piece of software on its tractors is still under the company’s ownership. In other words, everything that makes a modern tractor work isn’t actually owned by the farmers who buy these machines. John Deere’s exact phrasing is that farmers have “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”Reportedly, other large companies have claimed similar types of continuing ownership related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The act is related to the differences between hardware and software from a legal standpoint. GM is among the brands who have argued that new product software should not be modified.Wired goes on to point out that if the Copyright Office rules that manufacturers still own the software after it’s in owner hands, then anyone who adjusts programming – even if it’s on your “smart coffeemaker” or to repair a broken tractor is breaking the law. How? John Deere argues that third parties could steal the software if an owner has access to it for repairs or modifications. Hilariously, John Deere even makes the point that access to this software to lead to illegal music downloads through a tractor’s infotainment system.GM (and other automakers’) specific bone to pick in this case is that consumers could “conflate ownership of a vehicle with ownership of the underlying computer software in a vehicle.” By this token, anyone who has legal access to the software can make modifications to make cars go faster or violate emissions laws. While this is a valid point, it should in no way fall under the jurisdiction of the Copyright Office. Wired notes that police officers will pull over speeders and the EPA will issue penalties to law breakers.The concept of ownership is a twisted one, and as software powers more of our lives, we may soon find that we “own” very little of what we buy. How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

UN envoy confers with ASEAN officials on Myanmar

Mr. Gambari was dispatched to the region last week by Mr. Ban in response to the deteriorating situation in Myanmar which has seen a wave of peaceful protests in recent weeks and amid reports of the use of force against demonstrators. While in Myanmar, the Special Envoy met with Senior General Than Shwe and other members of the senior leadership, as well as leading democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.Today, he discussed developments in Myanmar with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister George Yeo of Singapore, both of whom expressed ASEAN’s strong support for Mr. Gambari’s mission, UN Spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.He is now on his way back to New York, where he will brief the Secretary-General, the Security Council and the President of the General Assembly upon his return, she added. 3 October 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari held talks today in Singapore with the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after concluding a series of meetings with senior leaders in Myanmar. read more

Mortgage insurer exercising heightened vigilance in Alberta real estate market

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Mortgage insurer Genworth (TSX:MIC) is making changes to its underwriting practices in Alberta as it braces for an increase in delinquencies in the region.President and chief executive Stuart Levings said Genworth is exercising “heightened vigilance” in underwriting home purchases in Western Canada in light of the sharp decline in oil prices.“We haven’t pulled out of the market by any means,” Levings told an investor conference hosted by National Bank on Tuesday.“What we’re doing is we’re looking at the stacked risk factors a lot closer — so people that have higher debt service ratios, that are employed in the oil and gas sector, that may be dependent on one income versus two, that are buying a home with five per cent down — we’re going to take a lot closer look at that deal.”Levings said deals with multiple risk factors represent about 10 per cent of the business that Genworth does in the region.Mortgage defaults, which have been at all-time lows in recent years thanks to fairly stable home prices and employment figures, are expected to rise “modestly,” Levings said.In Alberta, the increase will be more dramatic, driven by layoffs in the oilpatch.A number of firms have announced hundreds of job cuts in recent months following the sharp drop in the price of oil, which is trading for less than half of its highs of last year.Talisman Energy announced last week it was cutting its workforce by 10 to 15 per cent, or between 150 and 200 jobs, mostly at its head office in Calgary. ConocoPhillips Canada also announced it would cut about 200 jobs, mostly in its Calgary office, while Nexen said earlier this month it was slashing 400 jobs.Home prices in the region are expected to decline by three to six per cent, Levings said.Genworth says it has programs in place to support borrowers in financial trouble and prevent full-blown foreclosures.“It’s only a foreclosure that really matters because that’s when there’s an actual claim payment on our books,” Levings said.The Bank of Canada warned recently that the country’s housing market could be overvalued by as much as 30 per cent.However, Levings said he believes prices are only eight to 10 per cent overvalued on average, with figures higher in Toronto and Vancouver. by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 24, 2015 12:05 pm MDT Mortgage insurer exercising ‘heightened vigilance’ in Alberta real estate market read more

Hitler Hes a little chap like Charlie Chaplin diary of Girl Guide who

first_imgThe diary is titled ‘Bavaria and Austria Holiday’ and begins on July 24, 1936, after Hitler’s fame had reached a peak following the Berlin Olympic Games earlier that summer.The Girl Guide group stayed in the Bavarian Alps at Berchtesgaden, close to where Hitler had his Eagle’s Nest lair, and five days into the trip they met ruler who went on to order the deaths of six million Jews.The diary begins with the words: “A party of us started from Victoria at 8:20 p.m. We were a very jolly crowd of all ages.”The author, who also collected photos and mementoes of the trip, wrote: “At breakfast we were invited by the Hitler boys and girls to accompany them to see Hitler.”We were very bucked and said we would. We marched up with the Youth Movement and it took us 2 ½ hours… The girls meet the Hitler Youth. And this is possibly the author Adolf HitlerCredit:BridportAuctionRooms/BNPS Sadly we don’t know the name of the girl who wrote it or where she was from. It appears those from the group came from across the countryMike Dark A diary in which a British Girl Guide described Adolf Hitler as a Charlie Chaplin lookalike when she met him during a trip to Germany in 1936 has emerged for sale.The 100 typed pages documenting the youth hostelling excursion to Bavaria three years before the start of the Second World War read like an Enid Blyton adventure book, but with a chilling undercurrent.The girl, who is not named, described the Nazi dictator as a “little chap” who reminded her of the English comic actor Chaplin, who spoofed Hitler four years later in the film The Great Dictator.She also noted that he was ‘wonderful’ with the children and had a fascinating smile. Adolf Hitler “When we arrived at his residence we were all like grease-spots and found that we had four hours to wait.”However we possessed out souls in patience and waited. At last we entered his drive and then had to wait opposite Hitler for about ¼ hr. whilst the other people passed by.”He is a little chap – rather like Charlie Chaplin with his toothbrush moustache – with a very fascinating smile.”With children he is wonderful. He talks to them, accepts their posies and lets them stand by him while the people pass by saluting.”He only had four Storm Troopers guarding him and it all seemed very informal. When we passed he smiled sweetly and saluted several times.”One of the journalists nearby took our photographs and told Hitler who we were.” The girls meet the Hitler Youth. And this is possibly the authorCredit:BNPS The group of 47 youngsters was divided into patrols given colours and the unnamed author states that her patrol called ‘Orange’ was led by a ‘Captain’ – Miss Wright.The girl continued: “We consisted of Captain, her friend Miss Flood, Tubby (Olive Stokes) – so called because of her largeness – Marjorie Fricker, Betty Ainsworth, Ruth Adam and two girls from Wolverhampton and myself.”The detailed account mainly describes the day-to-day events, but also records the sights and the geography.The trip concludes with a humorous description of a trip to Papa Teuber’s Schloss for a campfire and singsong. The girls returned to England on August 8.The diary is being sold with an estimate of £200-300 on September 30. The diary is going under the hammer at the Bridport Auction Rooms in Dorset after it was consigned by a local collector.Mike Dark, from the saleroom, said: “Sadly we don’t know the name of the girl who wrote it or where she was from. It appears those from the group came from across the country.”It has also been corrected in pencil possibly by a teacher or Guide leader. For example, where the girl writes that Hitler only had four Storm Trooper guards, a pencil addition has been made that states ‘and two alsatian dogs’.”The diary is a jolly account full of their japes and scrapes and of course, their visit to see Hitler.”They appeared to be quite taken with the dictator even if they did compare him with a professional clown.”It’s interesting to wonder how those girls felt a few years later when that clown began a world war.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Street protests could halt hospital closures NHS boss

first_imgIt’s very difficult for the NHS to proceed with wholescale change if you’ve got people out on the streetsChris Hopson, NHS Providers Yesterday Mr Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, said architects of the schemes were so far failing to engage local communities, which “have the ability to sink plans they don’t support”.“It’s very difficult for the NHS to proceed with wholescale change if you’ve got people out on the streets marching with placards and banners and saying “don’t do this”,” he said.“Fundamentally you can’t make big changes to service provision without taking local people with you.”The plans follow an admission in May that the provider sector overspent by a historic £2.45 billion in the last financial year.The country has been divided into 44 areas, with each ordered to come up with a proposal that both closes the gap and caters for booming patient demand.So far the plans involve the closure of one of five major hospitals in South West London, an A&E unit in the North East of England, the loss of almost 600 beds in Devon and the possible closure of two A&E units in St Helens and West Lancashire.Mr Hopson yesterday said unit closures were too widely being regarded as a “silver bullet” to make the “overambitious and undeliverable” plans conform to tight budgets.“We have become obsessed by the money and not got the public engagement right,” he said.“We are also trying to do it too quickly.”But Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS medical director, has this week there was “plenty of time” for the public to shape the changes. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Hospital closures planned to shore up NHS finances could be derailed if enough people take to the streets in protest, a health service chief has said.Chris Hopson, leader of England’s hospitals sector, said public unrest and opposition by local MPs could scupper so-called Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), which are billed as crucial to the long-term viability of the health service.On Monday the respected think tank The King’s Fund heavily criticised health bosses for trying to organise the sweeping closure of hospitals and NHS units in secret, moves which it said could put lives at risk.last_img read more

Not just Suarez Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every

first_imgAMID THE ONGOING controversy over Liverpool star striker Luis Suarez having a nibble at Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic’s arm last weekend, plastic surgeons have said there are a growing number of severe bites being treated in Ireland ever year.Plastic surgeons are tending to on average 15 to 20 biting incidents a month according to the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS) with the vast majority of incidents linked to alcohol.New Year’s Day has been dubbed ‘New Ears Day’ in some emergency wards due to the jump in malicious bites at that time of year.“Bites and biting are no laughing matter,” IAPS president Dr Patricia Eadie warned.”The injuries we see are often truly horrific with entire ears bitten off, noses, finger tips and even lips.“Whereas we can often reattach a severed fingertip if it has been cut with a clean instrument like a knife the nature of a bite means that it’s almost always impossible to reattach the bitten body parts, leaving a very ugly injury.”Dr Eadie claimed that one injury can cost the public exchequer up to €10,000 to repair “as best as possible” with as many as four operations required in particularly vulnerable and visible areas, particularly the nose.She said that the survey which found that up to 200 biting incidents are treated in a year means that it would cost a total of €2 million a year.“Our members tell us that the vast majority of cases are directly related to alcohol where extremely inebriated people start fighting,” she said.“At this point rational thinking has long been forgotten about but people should remember that human bites can be more dangerous than most animal bites.”IAPS warned that germs in some human mouths can cause infections that make it harder to treat the injury.Dr Eadie added: “Our advice to those affected is to get to hospital as quickly as possible with any body parts they can find, wrapped in a damp cloth. Surgeons will then determine the best reconstruction possible.”Meanwhile Liverpool have until midday today to appeal the 10 game ban handed to Suarez by the English Football Association for last weekend’s biting incident.Read: Luis Suarez banned for 10 games for Ivanovic biteWatch: ‘It’s the street-fighter in him’ — Gary Neville on Luis SuarezRead: Sinking their teeth in: 7 more barbaric sporting biteslast_img read more

Cassette tape makes for great retro iPhone case stand

first_imgThe iPhone 4 is a desirable piece of kit that you’d do well to hide when out in public. The cassette tape is a dead piece of technology that nobody wants, and hardly anybody buys anymore. Combine the two and you have a great retro case and stand, though.If you are old enough to remember, cassette tapes used to come in little clear plastic cases with a paper insert. The iDeck Tape peripheral puts both the tape and case to good use. The cassette is hollowed out allowing your iPhone to slide in and use it as a protective case. While the screen is still exposed, if you put it screen down it just looks like an old cassette tape.As for the tape case, it acts as a great iPhone stand that can also be folded shut to give an extra layer of protection to your iPhone. It’s also unlikely someone is going to see what looks to be an old tape and want to steal it.The dimensions of the case/stand combo are as follows:Cassette Tape Case: 11.7 x 6.2 x 1.1 cmCase Stand (closed): 12.7 x 7 x 2 cmCase Stand (used as stand): 16 x 16.5 x 2.8 cmThe only thing that is missing is a hole in the case for the dock connector meaning you need to take your iPhone out to use it. Still, at $18 it’s a bargain considering it has two functions and offers double the protection when not in use.Read more at Strapya World, via TokyoMangolast_img read more

Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final

first_img 18 Comments Source: RTÉ Sport/Twitter CIARA MAGEEAN COULDN’T hold on for a silver, but produced a wonderful performance to land a bronze medal in the final of the 1500m at the European Indoor Championships.Britain’s Laura Muir powered to victory and won this evening’s race by quite some distance, leaving the battle for second to boil down to Mageean and Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui in Glasgow.Despite being pegged back at the start of the race, the Co. Down runner didn’t panic and grabbed her chance to pull away from the pack as she chased down Ennaoui during the final lap. Ciara Mageean celebrates winning a bronze medal. https://the42.ie/4522440 Mar 3rd 2019, 8:29 PM Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 8:29 PM Bronze on the double for Ireland as Ciara Mageean comes third in the 1500 metres at the European Indoor Athletic Championships #RTEsport pic.twitter.com/GUrumcoXzH— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 3, 2019 Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO By Cian Roche Share1451 Tweet Email Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow. 27,301 Views Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Mageean overtook her opponent and looked set to take second place but couldn’t hold on and was pipped in the final metres.Despite the late shift in position, Mageean’s performance earned her a spot on the podium and Ireland’s second medal of the evening – following on from Mark English’s bronze in the 800m. Short URL Ciara Mageean celebrates winning a bronze medal. Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHOlast_img read more

Full Greek elections coverage in Tuesdays special Neos Kosmos edition

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Neos Kosmos’ Monday Greek edition will be printed on Tuesday instead of its usual run, featuring full coverage on the Greeks going to the polls for a snap general election.Our special election issue will cover the most critical election outcome of Greece’s modern history in both Greek and English.Don’t miss Neos Kosmos’ special billingual Tuesday edition, providing the latest updates from Greece.last_img

HMWSSB for automatic meters at all firms

first_imgKhairatabad: Around 50 per cent of commercial water connection meters are not in working condition in the city, according to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB).With a view to increasing the revenue of the Water Board and ensure accountability for the use of the water by the commercial establishments in city, HMWSSB is planning to fix Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) units at over 40,000 commercial consumers water connections in city. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Speaking The Hans India, Vijay Kumar Reddy, Director and Revenue Officer, HMWSSB, said: “Out of the 40,000 commercial consumers water connections, around 50 per cent meters are not in working conditions. Some shop’s water connection meters are under repair or meters locked and remaining are the old meters. We will fix the AMR meters to all the commercial consumer water connections in a phased manner and expect a 10 to 15 percent of more revenue.” Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us At present, many commercial consumers have mechanical meters and around 50 per cent of meters are not in working conditions and they are all paying the average water bill, as they used to pay earlier. This way, the Water Board was unable to get the exact consumption of water by the commercial consumers in city. The Water Board has fixed the AMR meters to around 4,000 commercial consumers in some of the areas on pilot basis and got good revenue as per the usage of the water by them. Now they want to fix AMR meters to all the commercial consumer connections to increase the revenue as per the usage. Advertise With Us HMWSSB Managing Director Dana Kishore instructed officials to fix the AMR meters to all the commercial consumer connections at the expenses of the Board and later, it will be taken back from the consumers in installments. In 40,000 commercial consumer connections, around 80 per cent of the connections are half inch connections. In city, there are around 2,000 industrial water connections and around 86 per cent of industries have AMR meters. The remaining establishments will have new metres in a phased manner, said the Water Board official.last_img read more

SixYearOld Freeport Girl Battling Cancer Is Sworn In As Police Officer

first_img Share Freeport Police DepartmentAbigail Arias, 6, was sworn in as a member of the Freeport Police Department by Chief Ray Garivey on Feb. 7, 2019.Abigail Arias, a 6-year-old Houston-area girl who’s battling cancer, has had her dream come true of being sworn in as a Texas police officer.Police in Freeport tweeted details of Thursday’s ceremony honoring Arias. Chief Ray Garivey had learned of Abigail’s interest in law enforcement.The chief administered the oath to the girl, who wore a custom-made police uniform, and then gave her a big hug. Abigail stood on a stepladder as she raised her right hand to join the police department in Freeport, located 50 miles south of Houston.Uniformed officers from a number of agencies were on hand to officially welcome Abigail as a member of Texas law enforcement.last_img read more

These Customizable EVs Are Built From Just 580 Parts

first_img Aston Martin Will Build You Your Very Own Supervillain LairSony Crammed a 9-Inch Touchscreen Into a Single-DIN Car Stereo Stay on target Not everyone who’s interested in an EV is looking for something with the range or bevy of high-tech options that a Tesla or Chevy Volt features. Many of us just want a simple, eco-friendly way to putter back and forth to work.You’d be hard-pressed to find an EV (or any powered vehicle, for that matter) that’s simpler than the prototype being shown off by France’s XYT. Just how simple is it? Toyota says that it takes around 30,000 individual parts to build an average car today. It takes just 580 parts to build this slick sub-compact.As you’d expect it’s fairly bare-bones, but that’s kind of the point. This is a vehicle that’s built for the sort of driving the vast majority of folks do day in and day out — 60 miles or so to work and back. It’s also meant to be simple enough to put together that assembly doesn’t have to happen in a factory.XYT figures that its EV is so uncomplicated that a small, trained crew could assemble vehicles wherever they’re in demand. It’s straightforward, highly modular design also makes it easy to customize, and we’re not just talking exterior paint and interior trims. Want a pickup or cargo box for the back? No problem… it’s a simple swap.The company also doesn’t think you should have to trade your old vehicle in just so you can enjoy a few new features on a new model. XYT plans to offer upgrades to extend the lifespan of its vehicles. That’s sure to be a big selling point given that people are already hanging onto their cars nearly two years longer than they were a decade ago.Now, just because the car’s design has been simplified doesn’t mean XYT has taken shortcuts when it comes to safety. Clean Technica reports that the car has “passed all crash tests and [is] more than roadworthy.” That’s certainly good news, because while you might be willing to sacrifice a massive touchscreen console, you probably don’t want to skimp on things like seatbelts, airbags, and brakes.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

In search of an unencumbered life

first_imgAre we really happy in the present? If so, then why do we take refuge in nostalgia? And if not, what are the reasons? One would find the answers to these queries in Suchita Malik’s latest novel ‘Scent of the Soil: A civil servant returns to his roots’. Her fourth novel was inaugurated in the august presence of Amitabh Kant (CEO NITI Ayog), Shashi Tharoor (prolific writer, politician), Pavan K Verma (former diplomat, socio-economic thinker, author), and Kapish Mehra (CEO Rupa Publications India) at Indian International Centre in the Capital recently. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Scent of the Soil’ gives an insight to the demanding nature of civil services; throwing light on how their regimented lives sometimes has adverse effects on the families of civil servants. Shubhojit Singh, a highly decorated civil servant is at the pinnacle of his career having won prestigious awards, however his personal life is in shambles as his wife had left him and he had become a stranger to his own children. He is lonely. When a sudden health crisis brings the whole family together, Subhojit is left reminiscing about his childhood – of times spent with his friends and of meaningful relationships. With just four years left for his retirement, Shubhojit decides to go back to his roots, to a life which is not defined by structures and where life is free and unencumbered. Will he succeed? Or will it prove to be an impulsive and hasty decision? Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe author said that the idea of writing this book came to her on a visit to Bhutan, when along with other bureaucrats and their wives, she accompanied her husband, and realised that the civil servants were missing out on most of the fun time due to their work. She also credited the title of her book to Pavan Verma’s chance observation on a casual discussion during the trip, when he used the phrase ‘khushbu of the soil.’The author was immensely praised by the guests of honour and the publisher, for weaving sensitivity in her novel and the magic in her words which had also given birth to her previous three novels – ‘Indian Memsahib’, ‘Memsahib’s Chronicles’ and ‘Women Extraordanaire’.last_img read more