Linden Hospital Board dubbed “illegal”

first_imgThe status of the Board of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) is in limbo once again, as it continues to be dubbed as “illegal”. During a recent public consultation of the medical institution, former Regional Health Committee Chairman and Member of the Board, Maurice Butters, questioned the legitimacy of the recently reconstituted LHC Board, when he posed the question to Junior Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, asking when the LHC would have a legally constituted Board. Butters hase always questioned the status of the Board, arguing that the Board was not installed correctly, and as such, it is illegal. However, in response to the question posed, member of the recently reconstituted Board, Valerie Adams-Patterson, noted that as far as she knew, the Board was legal.Dr Karen Cummings“As far as I know, the Board of the Linden Hospital Complex was sanctioned by the Cabinet, it was advertised in the official gazette and for me… it’s legal,” she indicated.Butters argued, alleging that just a couple months ago, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton visited Linden following the instillation of the Board and made it clear that “the Board is not a legal body”.“There is no instrument to create that Board and they promised to have it done and since then to now nothing has happened…it was not published in the gazette either. What has happened, is that the Service Agreement which was signed by the Linden Hospital Complex and the Ministry of Health talks about a ‘Board’, and that is how the word ‘Board’ came in to operation, but it is a Management Committee, not a Board, since 1996 to two years ago,” Butters contended.He said further that draft legislations had been prepared in the past by the LHC Management Committee to corporatise the medical institution, then a Board would have been established based on that, however this was not done.“We need to go back to that document and based on what is there in that document, it would lead the way forward,” Butters said.In her response, Minister Cummings said Butters’ question was a very important one, more so since the Ministry is looking at regional health authorities and health sector reforms.“I do agree with you (Butters). I guess the Senior Minister would have agreed because we are the Ministers of Health and if something doesn’t reach our desk…we are going to rectify the situation…we will get back to you on it,” she stated.In moving forward, the Minister asked Butters if he is happy with the Board or would like to change anything about it, to which he said he hopes the situation is speedily rectified.However, speaking with Guyana Times on Thursday, Butters stated that there has been no official word on the way forward as yet, while reiterating that the Board has never been legal. According to him, Cabinet cannot give legality to a Board.“There’s a process, and that has not been done. It must be published in the official gazette and there must be an instrument used. The instrument is that there must be an Act, which must be passed and gazetted. We already prepared a draft which was sent to the former Minister of Health and nothing happened,” he said.Butters asked that the Public Health Ministry revisit the Act and the document, which he said states clearly how the Board is to be formed. In times past, he has attributed many administrative issues at the LHC, due to the “illegitimacy” of the Board which, he said, has its hands tied and as such, cannot make its own decisions.last_img read more

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Guardiola backs VAR as controversial call helps Man City extend lead

first_imgSterling was initially flagged for offside as his effort looped over goalkeeper Ben Foster, but the decision was overturned by referee Paul Tierney following a close discussion with his assistant referee.Sterling was in an offside position as he latched onto Sergio Aguero’s lay-off from Ilkay Gundogan’s pass, but the ball was kicked onto him by defender Daryl Janmaat, and the Dutchman’s interference was enough to convince Tierney that Sterling should be ruled onside.Sterling then went onto to complete a hat-trick as City pilled the pressure on second-placed Liverpool, who host Burnley at Anfield tomorrow.Guardiola wished the balance of the game had not hinged on such a moment, and backed the introduction of VAR in the Premier League next season despite complaints over its use in the Champions League this week.“If the first goal is offside, I am sorry,” said the City manager.“There should be an easy solution and next season there will be. With VAR, that will not be a problem, it will be fairer.“At the beginning of the season, Manchester City voted to install VAR. Some clubs did not accept it. Hopefully next season like in other countries in Europe we can install it.“I am so sorry and I apologise to Javi (Gracia) and to Watford if the first goal is offside, but we were incredible.“We made an incredible game, we played well in the first-half and had only one shot on target – their goal – against us.”However, Watford manager Gracia was angered by a call which fundamentally altered the course of the game.“Today, in my opinion, it is clear,” he said.“At the moment Aguero touched the ball Sterling is in an offside position, a clear offside position, maybe two metres.“After that, he is in an offside position and he has influence as well because he goes to the ball. After that, it is true the defender touches the ball, but he touches it because Sterling is close to him and is going to press him.”– Sterling ‘can do better’ –Before the break, the champions had struggled to create chances against the massed ranks in defence from Watford, who despite making seven changes, made life very difficult for their hosts.Goalkeeper Ben Foster had made saves from David Silva and Aguero, but the opening half was one of frustration on the pitch and in the stands as City fans grew restless.Sterling’s first goal broke the shackles and within 13 minutes, he had completed his hat-trick to secure all three points and make it 18 goals in all competitions for City this season.His second was a tap-in from little more than two yards out after good work from David Silva and Riyad Mahrez and then he grabbed his third when he cut inside his marker and beat Foster with a neat finish.Guardiola, though, was not gushing in his praise of the England winger.“The three goals were fantastic but he can do better,” he added.“He didn’t help us a lot defensively in the first half and he gave the ball away a lot.”Watford’s first shot on target in the 66th minute produced their goal as substitutes Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu each combined with their first touches as the Spaniard turned home the forward’s lay-off.But it was no more than a consolation and City now turn their attention towards the Champions League and the FA Cup this week in their quest for a quadruple of trophies as Premier League matters take a back seat for the next three weeks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick to extend Manchester City’s Premier League lead to four points over Liverpool © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 9 – Pep Guardiola was sorry if Manchester City were given a helping hand on their way to a 3-1 victory over Watford, but insisted his side were well worthy of the win that opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League.City were labouring to break down the massed ranks of Watford’s defence, until Raheem Sterling’s controversial 46th minute goal changed everything.last_img read more

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Broads give millions for biotech hub

first_img “It will help ensure that Southern California remains the world’s epicenter for research in the life sciences and medical technology. “Fifty years from now, people will look back at this current era as the golden age of research in the life-related and biological sciences. When future generations search for the turning point in medical research and the fight against disease, they will identify this time, this place and this institute.” Medical researchers hope to develop stem cells to repair specific tissues or to grow organs. They also anticipate being able to use technologies derived from stem-cell research to treat cancer, spinal-cord injuries and muscle damage, as well as diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. But research using embryonic stem cells particularly has generated controversy because it would require the destruction of a human embryo and/or therapeutic cloning. The announcement comes nine months after Los Angeles lost out to San Francisco in its bid to house the state’s stem cell institute. Broad worked with then-Mayor James Hahn on Los Angeles’ last-minute bid, which was rejected as incomplete. Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp, said the loss of the statewide institute was a blow to Los Angeles’ efforts to promote itself as a biomedicine rival to the Bay Area. But he said Thursday’s announcement was very good news and could help build Los Angeles’ reputation in this industry that has huge growth potential. Last March, the University of California, Los Angeles, announced it was creating the $20 million Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine to conduct research on embryonic and adult stem cells that could lead to better treatments for HIV, cancer and neurological disorders. “It will help spur UCLA to get their institute up and running and call attention to the fact that a huge amount of medical research is being done in the region,” Kyser said, citing research at such hospitals as Cedars-Sinai and City of Hope. “The perception is that if you want biomed, you go to the Bay Area, Orange County and San Diego, and our big problem is we don’t have an identifiable cluster. But the Broad Foundation gift is certainly going to get a lot of people’s attention, and it is definitely going to give USC the edge.” Firms and research institutions in the biomedical field employ about 25,000 people in Los Angeles County and 185,000 statewide, Kyser said. By comparison, San Francisco County has 5,300 biomed jobs and neighboring San Mateo County has 14,800. San Francisco was selected as the site of the administrative headquarters of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, created by voter-approved Proposition 71 in November 2004. The measure authorized $3 billion in bonds to support stem cell research – much of it using human embryonic stem cells – over the next 10 years. CIRM provides funding to stem-cell scientists at universities, medical schools and research facilities, but does not have a research component as the Broad Institute would. While the Broad Foundation donation provides seed money for the institute, USC must do more to lure researchers and to attract grant money, said Ahmed Enani, president of the Southern California Biomedical Council, a trade association. “If we as a region want to turn ourselves into the headquarters for the industry, we have to put out sound research proposals, build centers and make sure we’re doing good research and translating it into an outcome – i.e., companies and jobs,” Enani said. “It obviously beefs up the scientific infrastructure for doing stem cell research in the area, and this has the potential in the medium to long term for company creation in our region. “It’s just a small amount of money, but it’s a step in the direction of creating the required scientific infrastructure to compete in this line of research.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The 215,000-square-foot institute is envisioned adjacent to the proposed string of biomedical research centers and start-up medical facilities that would form Biomedtech Park at USC. Broad said the institute and biomedical park have the potential to create 8,500 jobs in East Los Angeles, 16,000 additional jobs in Los Angeles County and 600 jobs at USC – more than 100 of them in stem-cell research. Biomedtech park could generate $1.3 billion annually in economic activity and $75 million in tax revenue for local and state coffers, he said. USC President Steven Sample said the institute will help raise Los Angeles’ profile as a leader in biomedicine and technology. “This institute will provide scientists from USC and other universities with the tools and resources to work collaboratively to find treatments for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and many other diseases and conditions,” Sample said. With a vision of creating a biotech hub in Los Angeles, billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad announced Thursday that they are donating $25 million toward a stem-cell research center at the University of Southern California that one day could add 25,000 jobs to the region. The $150 million Broad Institute for Integrative Biology and Stem Cell Research at USC’s Keck School of Medicine is seen as a potential leader in the developing field, as well as an economic engine for Southern California. “Unfortunately, we’ve lost too many scientists to other countries,” Eli Broad said at a news conference to announce the donation. “We’ve got to stem that tide and keep that educational capital in this country and the state of California. “I hope that we will be an anchor of a new biotech corridor in Southern California. Hopefully, this cornerstone will lead to the creation of the biotech corridor.” last_img read more

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Man refused bail as court hears victim lost parts of ears

first_imgA man appeared in court this morning in relation to an alleged incident in Letterkenny that left another man missing the top of his two ears.Tony Dempsey (pictured above), with an address at 21 St Eunan’s Terrace in Letterkenny, was arrested following the alleged incident at that address on Sunday night. Dempsey was arrested at the scene at 11.15pm on Sunday and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station, where he was charged under section 4 of the Criminal Law Act 1997 and section 3 of the Non Fatal Offence Against the Person Act 1997.Dempsey responded ‘no reply’ to each caution.Letterkenny District Court heard that Dempsey made ‘a number of admissions’ while in custody.“There was no admission in relation to the missing ears,” said defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher. “There were admissions made regarding an assault.”The court heard that the injured party, who is not from the jurisdiction, was missing ‘the top part of his two ears’.The alleged victim is in Letterkenny University Hospital waiting to be transferred to have surgery.Gardai objected to the bail of Dempsey, who has eight bench warrants to his name dating back to 2009, arguing that he was a flight risk.“He has never left the jurisdiction, ever and he has never held a passport,” Mr Gallagher said.“Admissions that were made have to be in context. There was an argument of provocation. That was proffered in the interview.“He has put forward his mobile phone and he has had no interaction with the injured party, apart from this one day. He is happy to stay away from the alleged injured party or any witnesses”“He has resided for some time with his sister in Letterkenny.”The court heard that Dempsey was in a rehab centre in Tipperary, where he spent four months, when the last two bench warrants were issued.Gardai said that the defendant’s sister had been living in the house for only two weeks and had been given notice by her landlord to vacate the house within two days.Dempsey’s solicitor said his client could move to Dublin to reside with his grandmother, but Gardai noted that Dempsey had 28 different addresses, indicating his ‘transient nature’.Given the seriousness of the offence, the evidence put forward and the likely sentence, Judge Paul Kelly said he was concerned that Dempsey wouldn’t appear for a trial and remanded him in custody to appear, via video link, at next Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Dempsey will also appear at a Dublin Court on Thursday on foot of a bench warrant issued earlier this year in relation to an alleged road traffic matter.Man refused bail as court hears victim lost parts of ears was last modified: November 8th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtTony Dempseylast_img read more

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PetroSA, Sinopec partner on refinery

first_imgThe first phase will focus on market studies, the review and selection of a business case, while the second will develop a business case that is expected to prepare Project Mthombo for the important Front End Engineering Design (FEED) stage. Sinopec was ranked 5th in the Fortune Global 500 index for 2011. It specialises in industrial investment, the marketing and comprehensive utilisation of oil and natural gas, oil refining and transportation of petrochemicals. 22 May 2012 PetroSA Group CEO Nosizwe Nokwe said the JSA (Joint Study Agreement) with Sinopec would significantly advance the realisation of Project Mthombo. Market studies, business case The agreement, according to PetroSA, will involve the commissioning of studies over two phases. “This JSA will align the partners and develop an integrated owner’s team, in line with best practices for the planning and executing of this mega project. Project Mthombo will significantly gain from the experience and expertise of Sinopec,” Nokwe said. FEED refers to the basic engineering which is conducted after the completion of a conceptual design or feasibility study of a project. At this stage, before the start of engineering, procurement and construction, various studies take place to figure out technical issues and estimate rough investment cost. Construction on project Mthombo project, which will be the biggest refinery in Africa, is expected to start this year, with the refinery to come on stream by 2015. State oil company PetroSA has partnered with China’s Sinopec Group to work together in pushing the building of the proposed Mthombo crude oil refinery project, PetroSA said on Monday. She added that as PetroSA, they are convinced that the results of this important study will be key in the development of the 20-year Liquid Fuels Plan and the work of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission. The agreement has made it possible for PetroSA and Sinopec to contract Sinopec Engineering Incorporation (SEI) to conduct the studies on behalf of the two companies. The two phases are expected to last 18 months. In September 2011, PetroSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sinopec Group aimed at creating the conditions for cooperation in the areas of developing a crude oil refinery, exploration, development and production of hydrocarbon opportunities and downstream activities. Source: BuaNews The US$11-billion refinery in the industrial port of Coega near Port Elizabeth will have a 400 000 barrels a day capacity and will ensure security of fuel supply in South Africa. Liquid Fuels Plan In preparation for the studies, PetroSA says they have also established a steering committee to guide and manage the process. A working group will also be set up to work closely with SEI.last_img read more

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SMB dynasty in the offing

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Plenty of Horn for aging Pacquiao View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Alex Cabagnot scored 19 points, had 12 rebounds and 11 assists and became the first local player to complete a triple double in a title series game since Willie Miller of Talk ‘N Text in the 2005 Philippine Cup as he put the icing on the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Finals MVP citation.Cabagnot averaged 20.3 points, eight rebounds and 5.8 assists in the Finals.Charles Rhodes had 30 points and Marcio Lassiter 24 in leading three others with twin digits for San Miguel, counting Chris Ross, the BPC who finished with 14.The season-ending Governors’ Cup starts on July 19 with the Beermen already coming to terms with Wendell McKines as they gun for the sweet treble that sister team San Mig Coffee last completed in 2014 under Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The mighty Beermen broke away in the second period and never looked back. They had the game under wraps as early as the third canto on the way to overcoming their frustrations of the last two seasons here with a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series.More importantly, this batch of Beermen lined itself up for a shot at the Triple Crown which, if completed, will be the franchise’s second after first pulling it off in 1989 with a similarly star-studded team built around the best center at that time, the legendary Ramon Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will tell my team to celebrate and then let’s plan again for the next conference,” Austria said. “Everyone wants that championship and you know what I mean (the Grand Slam).”The Beermen, though, won this series without relying too heavily on the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo, riding the talent of two crack point guards, one of them winning the Best Player of the Conference award two games before and the other running away with the Finals MVP trophy. San Miguel Beer made official talks of a Grand Slam from now on.Brandishing the killers’ instinct that all but doubled the talent of the powerhouse team, San Miguel on Sunday night ripped TNT KaTropa to shreds, 115-91, in Game 6 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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(Reopens DES 38)

first_imgMeanwhile, in a statement issued in Mumbai, Kamat denied the media reports that he had objected to the party nominating P Chidambaram to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, and also the nomination of Narayan Rane for the state Legislative Council election. He said that Chidambaram was a very senior and respected leader of the party, and he himself had worked under the former Home Minister as a Minister of State for Home, and held Chidambaram in a very high esteem. Kamat also said he had no differences with Rane, and there was no question of having objected to the nomination of either leader. He blamed the media reports on “unscrupulous rumour mongers”. PTI APM KRK RCJlast_img read more

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Married to girl who accused him of rape, paddler Ghosh picking up pieces

first_imgBy Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI) His life thrown haywire by a rape allegation, leading Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh has married his accuser four months after his career nose-dived owing to the crisis. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the 25-year-old in the year he attained a career-high 58th in the International Table Tennis Federation rankings. In March, he was accused for rape by an 18-year-old, that led to the two-time Olympian and India’s youngest ever national champion hitting “rock bottom”. Four months on, he has not even felt the racket in his hand, is heavier by more than 10 kgs and is a married man. “They say a sportsperson in India has to go through a lot to achieve something. The grind prepares you for the worst but what happened with me four months ago hit me hard and hit me out of nowhere. I did not know how to deal with it,” Ghosh told PTI. “Everyone thought about the girl. That she was young. I was young too. If she was a minor, I was 22 when we started dating. I am still young. Having said that, there is no point looking back. I rather look ahead. Hope my court case is over soon and I get back to training,” said the skilful player, who will be “dearly missed” at the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.Ghosh was playing in Germany in March when he heard about the FIR filed against him by the teenager in Barasat, West Bengal. Fearing arrest on arrival in India, he chose to stay back in Europe and stayed in “three-four different countries” before returning home in May.advertisement”It was only during that time, I found out who were actually my well-wishers. I was devastated. I was at the peak of my career, playing for a good club in Germany and then something like this happens. “I would not name them yet but I survived that phase because of just two people and my parents of course,” he said. In fact his teammates — the veteran Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai — also stood by him. If it was not for the rape allegations, Ghosh would have gone with the team to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, where the contingent came up with a best-ever performance. “TTFI, the players were all there for me. All was going wrong but their support kept me going. After CWG, the team went to World Championship straight and lost a close match to Croatia. Sharath bhai called me and told me ‘we would have won today if you were around’. It made me feel that I was still needed.” In the big year for Indian sport, he will end up missing the Asian Games as well. “The target has to be a third Olympics. But right now, it is all about getting done with the legal issues. I have gained a lot of weight also. The comeback will be tough but I have to find a way to overcome this,” said Ghosh, who qualified for the London and Rio Olympics. The Indian team is stronger than ever but Ghosh remains an integral part. “Like Sharath, he is a big match player. He has the experience to pull off close games. We hope to have him back soon,” said foreign coach Massimo Costantini. PTI BS PM PM PMlast_img read more

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Rishabh Pant an exceptional talent, a good thinker of the game: Ricky Ponting

first_imgRishabh Pant an exceptional talent, a good thinker of the game: Ricky PontingFormer Australia captain and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said the IPL franchise will work towards making sure the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan are not thinking too far ahead about the World Cup. advertisement Ateet Sharma New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 13:05 IST Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will be one of the players to watch out for in IPL 2019 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRicky Ponting heaped praise on Rishabh Pant, saying the young wicketkeeper has a mature head on his shouldersRicky Ponting also backed Shreyas Iyer to produce the goods for Delhi Capitals as captain in IPL 2019Sourav Ganguly’s knowledge and experience around our team will be a really good thing for us: PontingHe may have received a lot of flak for sloppy glove work behind the stumps and playing unconventional, bordering irresponsible, shots with the bat at times but former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes that Rishabh Pant has a good head on his shoulders and could be India’s second wicketkeeper in the World Cup along with MS Dhoni.Ponting spent a lot of time with Pant during the last IPL season and has seen the youngster becoming India’s X-factor in all formats.”Rishabh Pant is not only an exceptional talent but also a real good thinker about the game. He has got a really mature head on his shoulders while on the field and probably a little immature off it with some of the things he does. But, he is a fun-loving, young character. I think he is a very mature and a good a leader too. He understands the game and the situations really well,” Ponting told India Today in an interview.With 684 runs from 14 games, Pant was IPL 2018’s second highest run-getter, only behind Kane Williamson. This included one hundred and five half-centuries. Name, jerseys, ownership has changed – Delhi Daredevils is now Delhi Capitals – but head coach Ponting is expecting the same form from the 21-year-old this season as well.”I would love to have him the same season he had last year. I think he scored over 650 runs last year and was the leading run-scorer. I would like that to happen again. You just have to make sure that with the guys like Shreyas (Iyer), Prithvi (Shaw), Rishabh, and even Shikhar (Dhawan) to a certain degree, that they are not thinking too far ahead about the World Cup, are fully invested in playing well for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, giving us a chance to win the tournament. That is what we will be talking to them in the next couple of weeks before our first game,” said Ponting.advertisementGuru-shishya!Will @PrithviShaw be an orange cap contender for this season?#ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/4WcV8FSFSwDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 17, 2019Exciting times for Delhi Capitals: PontingThe transition, hopes the team management, will also bring in some change in the fortunes of the team which has failed to win the tournament even once since it was started in 2008. The Delhi team had, in fact, a terrible run last season, finishing at the bottom of the points table in the eight-team edition.”Let’s hope it is a change of fortune, certainly from last year. Everything does feel new, fresh and exciting. Obviously, we have got new ownership, new clothing, new branding and a new squad of players. So it is really exciting times to be around Delhi Capitals right now. I think we have done a really good job at the auction table, put a real, solid group of players together. Now it is up to me and the other coaching staff to get the best out of them. These are exciting times, we have our overseas boys arriving every day leading up to the first game,” says a beaming Ponting.Ponting on Iyer’s captaincy and Ganguly’s advisor roleShreays Iyer, handed captaincy midway through the last season, impressed everyone with his leadership skills and the team’s coach thinks the Mumbai lad will do a good job once again this time around while captaining the Capitals.”Look Shreyas did a really job last season, having been a young guy thrust into the position of captaining in the IPL. It wasn’t an easy thing for him but he handled it really well. He has been captaining Mumbai and also India A during the last 12 months. He will be a lot better for that. He is a terrific young boy, exceptional talent and has had a really good domestic season coming into the IPL. I hope he will be one of the leading run-scorers again this year and hopefully his captaincy stands up under pressure.”With former India skipper Sourav Ganguly joining the team in an advisor’s role, Ponting thinks that things will only get better for the Delhi team this season.#CaptionThis ??What’s the DC think-tank thinking? ??Sabse mazedaar comment karne wale ko milegi #NayiDilliKiNayiJersey ??#FunWithDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/aaNB83aXr0Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 16, 2019″Sourav and I have always got along really well. He is pretty close to us now as an advisor. He was with us for the first practice session and will be travelling along with the team too. His knowledge and experience around our team will be a really good thing for us. I am looking forward to working with him.”advertisementAlso Read | Pakistan Super League: Quetta Gladiators win maiden title in one-sided finalAlso Read | My heart broke, couldn’t watch the footage: Ricky Ponting on Christchurch mosque shootingsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ricky PontingFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Indian Premier League 2019Follow Rishabh PantFollow shreyas iyerFollow Sourav Gangulylast_img read more

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Abu Dhabi Ports Invests in Terminal Management Software

first_imgzoom Abu Dhabi Ports has implemented new port management software called ‘Master Terminal’ to enhance the general cargo operations at the United Arab Emirates’ ports by improving processing times and the range of customer service offerings.The new software, created by Jade Software, will replace Abu Dhabi Ports’ existing systems and support the management of all aspects of the general cargo operations, including bulk, break bulk, project and Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) cargo.It will provide real-time information about cargo flows at any time of the day and improve the utilisation of port facilities, while increasing the visibility and productivity with regards to operations, planning and reporting procedures.”Master Terminal will be installed during the second quarter of this year. The first two ports to be implemented will be Khalifa Port and Zayed Port, as both ports play key roles in the UAE’s import and export business, with an annual capacity of 20 million tonnes of cargo,” said David Lindsay, Managing Director at Jade Software.last_img read more

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