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A’s take care of Khris Davis and four others, Blake Treinen still arbitration eligible

first_imgThe A’s are making sure their key pieces from last year’s playoff run get paid.The club announced Friday it has reached an agreement to avoid arbitration with Khris Davis, Marcus Semien, Mark Canha, Sean Manaea, and newcomer Jurickson Profar. The home run king of 2018, Davis will be rewarded with a $16.5 million salary, the highest salary ever given out to an A’s player over a single season. The previous highest was the $12.5 million given to Eric Chavez in 2010. Just one A’s player remains …last_img read more


South Africa to assist Sahel countries

first_img22 March 2012 South Africa is to give humanitarian assistance, including emergency food aid, to four drought-stricken countries in the Sahel region in North Africa, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Speaking after a ministerial meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council in Bamako, Mali on Tuesday, Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa was answering a call made by the four core Sahelian countries: Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad. “As a short-term measure, emergency food and nutritional aid will be directly delivered to these sister countries as a matter of urgency,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “South Africa is also working out a framework of implementation of further assistance in the medium term.”Food, fertilizer, animal feed South Africa will provide Niger with 103 500 tons of food grain, millet and sorghum and nutritional provisions for children and pregnant women, to cater for approximately 22 000 people. The country will also provide 11 000 tons of animal feed for cattle and goats, 9-million doses of vaccine PPR for livestock, 877 tons of fertilizer, 5 000 litres of bio-pesticides, and 12 000 protection kits for workers applying pesticides. In Mali, South Africa will provide 45 886 tons of millet and sorghum, dry seeds and potato seeds before the upcoming planting season, and nutritional care for babies aged 6 to 59 months, as well as children suffering from acute malnutrition. South Africa is in consultation with Chad and Mauritania to assess their emergency humanitarian requirements.Concern over Sahel region The Sahel is an eco-climatic transition zone between the Sahara desert in the North and the Sudanian Savannas in the south. According to Wikipedia, it forms a belt up to 1 000 km wide spanning Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. The Peace and Security Council expressed deep concern over the humanitarian crisis facing several countries in the Sahel region due to environmental degradation, climate change and food insecurity. The challenges have been aggravated by developments in the Maghreb region, especially by the crisis in Libya, the influx of internally displaced persons, as well as the increase in transnational organised crime, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons. The council called for a more comprehensive and better-coordinated approach in addressing the situation in the Sahel region. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


.NET SDK for Intel AppUp

first_imgTags:#hack#RWHackSponsored The AppUp developer program launched support for .NET applications by releasing the .NET SDK, along with an IDE Plug-In for Visual Studio 2008. This plug-in reduces development time to integrate the AppUp SDKs and builds the MSI needed to submit your application for distribution and sales via the Intel AppUp Center. The IDE Plug-in supports both the C/C++ and .NET SDK for Microsoft Windows when using Visual Studio 2008.New Dot Net SDK klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts last_img read more


RIL seeking global partner for bridging urban-rural gap: Nita

first_imgIndian corporate giant Reliance Industries is seeking partnership with global players for a new venture aimed at bridging the gap between urban and rural India, Group Chief Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani has said.Noting that India is capable of becoming a USD 30-40 trillion economy by 2040, Nita Ambani, Chairperson of RIL Group’s philanthropy arm Reliance Foundation, said that the milestone would make the country poverty-free.Delivering the Champben & Jamnadas Modi/K R Narayanan PhD Fellowship lecture at the London School of Economics in London on Friday  night, she elaborated on the Reliance Group’s plan to build bridges between the rural and urban India.”It will be a unique partnership of private, public and the citizen sector and we seek global partnership in this venture,” she said.”We all have a big dream for India. It has the potential to become a staggering USD 30 to 40 trillion economy by 2040 and when this dream comes true, India will be poverty-free,” Ambani noted.”This will be India’s third and real freedom, freedom from poverty. If 1947 was the first freedom, to my mind 1991 (rpt) 1991 was the 2nd freedom – economic freedom – freedom that unleashed our entrepreneurship to compete in the world.”She said the freedom from poverty is possible “if we energise our youth and build an economic system, and institutions that provide an opportunity to realise the full potential of our 1 billion plus people.”Remembering the time when she met Mukesh, she said: “In the late 1970s and early 80s when Mukesh and I met, India was considered a third world country. It has been fascinating to see the journey from third world country to the third most powerful country in the world.”advertisementThe topic of the lecture was “Towards an Indian Renaissance: Building Institutions of Excellence.”Noting that India’s advantages can be summarised as 3 Ds – Democracy, Diversity and Demographics, Nita Ambani, also chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School and Sports JV IMG-Reliance, said the real explosion would happen when the 4th ‘D’ of discipline would get integrated.”Discipline will bind the country and align it in its pursuit to become a truly advanced economy.”After arriving here with Mukesh Ambani on Friday afternoon in their special chartered flight, Reliance I, the couple also attended a dinner hosted by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics at the LSE.The dinner was attended by Britain’s Secretary of State for Business Dr Vince Cable, Lord Megnad Desai, Barry Gardiner, MP, and Manoj Ladwa, a leading solicitor.In her hour-long lecture, which was repeatedly applauded by the packed gathering, Ambani said “India is now changing and regaining its lustre and it is coming of age.”Describing the radical transformation, she said, “India’s economy is growing at a trail blazing rate of around 8 to 9 per cent annually and promises to do so for many years to come. We will soon be the fastest growing economy.”Neeta Ambani added, “Mukesh often talks about our right to win. India has now earned its right to win. People speculate that this century is Asia’s century and in my heart of heart I know India will lead the way.”It will not only lead the way but also be a shining example and show the path to the rest of the world. While the world is still reeling under the aftermath of the financial crisis, India has come out stronger and has demonstrated that financial innovations can not be done at the cost of the common man.”According to her, India knew a unique developmental model, which is different from the rest of the world.”India’s unique strength lies in its soft power – the soft power will be central to making it a super power.”Talking about her association with the businesses of Reliance Group, Nita Ambani said her role in building Jamnagar Refinery was to “make the development process people-centric, infuse a soul into the creation; my role was also to ensure excellence is ingrained in this asset that will serve India and its people for a long time.”She said her most important job was to create one of the biggest green belts standing in 1800 acres in Jamnagar where they planted over 2 million trees.”Part of the desert has now been transformed into Asia’s largest mango-growing orchard. Today the refinery is not only exporting petroleum products but also mangoes,” she said.She also referred to her role in transforming the Mumbai Indians, the IPL team led by Sachin Tendulkar, “greatest cricketer in the world”.advertisementShe said that the Group was now expanding its sports vision through IMG Reliance Joint Venture. “It is a world class initiative in sports development under which 29 most deserving young sports stars have been identified from across the country and they will be sent on a one-year scholarship to IMG academy in Florida.””This joint venture will build most advanced sport infrastructure in the country. Most importantly it will groom future champions of India.”With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


Nash Leads Rangers Past Blues, 3-2

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ST. LOUIS — Rick Nash was unaware of his impressive numbers against the Blues before the Oct. 9th season opener.The New York Rangers’ left wing had another big game in St. Louis, scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to finish with three points in a 3-2 victory.“I didn’t know I had success against them,” said Nash, who has 23 goals and 43 points in 51 regular-season games against the Blues. “It seems like it is one of the toughest places to play. Being in Columbus so long, it was such a tough building to come into and have success. Too bad we don’t play them more.”Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, and Martin St. Louis added two assists for the Eastern Conference champions, who announced after the game that new defenseman Dan Boyle will miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand blocking a shot during his Rangers debut.Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves.“It’s not easy to come in here and beat this team,” Lundqvist said. “They are always good at home. Physical team. Smart team. They made a couple of mistakes in their own end which we took advantage of. They kept coming hard in the third but we responded pretty well.”Jaden Schwartz led the Blues with a goal and an assist. Paul Stastny also scored in his St. Louis debut and Brian Elliott stopped 22 shots.After a fortunate carom off the glass, Nash scored the go-ahead goal with 1:50 remaining off a behind-the-back pass from St. Louis in front of the net.“I saw it right away, saw it hit the glass seam and fire back,” Nash said. “I was yelling at Marty that it stayed in the zone. It was unbelievable. It was a great play by him.”Elliott said he saw where the puck bounced.“I knew exactly where it was,” he said. “You’re in between trying to tell your guys and not tell their guys, so you’re just hoping your guys see it and come back and just be ready for it. (St. Louis) made a pretty slick play to settle it down and get it across crease there for their goal.”New York opened the scoring 4:01 into the first period on Nash’s low shot from the slot off a Blues turnover in the defensive zone. Kreider was credited with the assist.Schwartz tied it 1:32 into the third period when he chipped a rebound over Lundqvist after a long shot from beyond the right circle by David Backes. Alex Pietrangelo also got an assist.Kreider put the Rangers ahead 2-1 with a breakaway goal, assisted by Nash and Marc Staal, with 13:30 remaining.St. Louis tied it again with 9:18 left in the third when Stastny scored on a goal that was originally credited to Vladimir Tarasenko. Instead, the assists went to Tarasenko and Schwartz.It was the first point with the Blues for Stastny, a St. Louis native who signed a $28 million, four-year deal as a free agent this past offseason after playing his first eight seasons in Colorado. He became the third family member to play for the Blues, following his father, Peter, and brother, Yan.(NATE LATSCH)last_img read more