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City Moves for 30 August – Who’s switching jobs at KPMG, Queensberry and Fieldfisher?

first_imgKPMG has hired two new Partners to further strengthen its legal services offering. Kate Eades was previously a corporate partner at Greenberg Traurig and Usman Wahid was previously a commercial and technology partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Both partners will start in September and will join the KPMG business structuring and transactions group in London. Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Kate worked at Mayer Brown and has built up over 15 years’ experience in corporate law across a wide variety of industry sectors with particular experience in the life sciences and the hospitality and leisure sectors. Kate’s focus is on mergers and acquis­itions, restructurings, joint ventures and other equity investments in addition to general corporate advisory work. Usman has more than 15 years’ experience in commercial law gained at Baker & McKenzie, T-Mobile and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. He specialises in IT/technology and outsourcing transactions and has advised clients on business critical software, systems and infrastructure deals as well as arrangements for new and disruptive technology. His sector expertise lies in utilities, financial services including fintech, transportation, data centres and telecoms. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamabonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverst Queensberry Urban regeneration specialist Queensberry has appointed Alex Hyams as asset manager. Alex will help advise on existing assets in the firm’s investment portfolio, as well as supporting on the acquisition of new stock. Alex joined Queensberry in August, and will work with the team on identifying new opportunities across the country. He has more than 10 years of experience in property and asset management, having most recently worked at Morgan Management to manage a property portfolio worth around £500m. This portfolio comprised largely of secondary retail, residential, office, industrial, land and leisure properties, mainly in Greater London with substantial holdings in Brighton and Bournemouth. Today’s City Moves includes KPMG, Queensberry and Fieldfisher. KPMG Share City MovesSend your appointments to [email protected] City Moves for 30 August – Who’s switching jobs at KPMG, Queensberry and Fieldfisher? Fieldfisher Peter Golden is joining Fieldfisher to lead the European law firm’s private client practice, to help capitalise on its strong existing reputation in trusts, real estate and tax advice for wealthy individuals and charities. Peter will join the firm from Linklaters, where he has led the trusts team since 2016. Peter’s experi­ence encomp­asses a broad range of trust, private client and charity work, with a large proportion of offshore clients primarily in the ultra-high net worth bracket and foreign nationals based in the UK. Peter advised private clients at Withers and Forsters before joining Linklaters, and has a reputation as a leading specialist in wills and trusts and as an expert in the ongoing management of his clients’ assets, affairs and estates. whatsapp Main image credit: Getty whatsapp Friday 30 August 2019 12:38 am More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Research group finds toxin in Auke Rec butter clams

first_imgFisheries | Food | Juneau | Oceans | Outdoors | Public Safety | Science & Tech | SoutheastResearch group finds toxin in Auke Rec butter clamsJuly 1, 2017 by Quinton Chandler, KTOO Share:Alexandrium is a genus of dinoflagellates that leads to paralytic shellfish poisoning. This cell was identified by a team of researchers at NOAA’s biotoxin testing lab in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of NOAA).Those butter clams you just found may not be safe to eat if you harvested them near Juneau’s Auke Recreation Area.In a new report released Friday, Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research found high levels of biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning inside the butter clams.According to the research partnership, paralytic shellfish poisoning can temporarily paralyze you, or worse, it can stop your breathing and kill you.The organization measures biotoxin in species found in specific sites near Alaskan communities.The latest report shows that in some Auke rec butter clams, researchers found about three-times the level of toxin accepted by the Food and Drug Administration.The group doesn’t have recent data for biotoxin levels in Auke Bay, Amalga Harbor and Eagle Beach.Outside of Juneau, the group didn’t have new data for Haines, Yakutat, Hoonah and Hydaburg.Researchers did issue a butter clam advisory for Nahku Beach in Skagway and for multiple species in areas of Ketchikan, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Klawok, Craig and Kasaan.The organization advises you to be careful and get toxin levels tested when harvesting shellfish. You can’t get rid of the toxin that causes PSP by freezing or cooking it.Share this story:last_img read more

FSCO aims to strengthen best practices for mortgage brokers

first_img “The checklist is emphasizing to mortgage brokers, brokerages, agents and administrators that they can’t ignore what looks suspicious in terms of mortgage fraud,” says Anatol Monid, executive director, licensing and market conduct division, with FSCO. The checklist was created following the Ontario government’s 2014 report on the five-year review of the Mortgage Brokers, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA). FSCO adds that licensed brokers and agents can also expect to see tighter regulations around the detection and prevention of mortgage fraud next year as a result of that review. For example, currently there is no statutory obligation for mortgage brokers, brokerages and agents concerning how or when to report potential mortgage fraud or to cease such a transaction altogether, says Monid. Under the new regulations, however, licensed individuals will likely have a legal obligation to step away from such transactions. “The government realizes that combating fraud is important,” Monid says. “Mortgage fraud is big business so anything we can do to prevent fraud from victimizing investors, lenders, borrowers or mortgage brokerages is important.” The checklist itself is based on industry consultations, best practices and the Standards of Practice regulations under the MBLAA. The document covers topics such as how to verify identification, how to disclose conflicts of interest and private investing and lending requirements. “This is just another tool to help [mortgage brokers] meet their investor, lender [and] borrower requirements and to be in compliance with the law,” Monid says. One of those requirements is in the completion of disclosure documents, known as Form 1 and Form 2, which relate to private mortgages, including syndicated mortgages. FSCO updated these disclosure documents in June. “That [update] is in response to market conditions that we have seen developing with the proliferation of syndicated type mortgages both in their value and their numbers,” Monid says. A syndicated mortgage is a mortgage held by two or more private investors on a residential or commercial property and where participants negotiate investment returns. Only licensed mortgage brokers may sell such investments. Keywords Mortgage brokersCompanies Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions Share this article and your comments with peers on social media FSCO warns about unlicensed mortgage broker Fiona Collie FSRA seeks to raise standards for mortgage brokerscenter_img AMF now oversees mortgage brokers Related news The Toronto-based Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) hopes to combat mortgage fraud with a new checklist for licensed mortgage brokers and lenders. The Ontario regulator released via email the Checklist on Detecting and Preventing Fraud to licensed mortgage brokerages, administrators, brokers and agents in July. The new checklist is meant to strengthen best practices in detecting and preventing fraud when conducting a mortgage transaction, whether it’s for the purchase of a personal home or an investment in a construction project. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Searching for opportunities post-pandemic

first_img Keywords Stock marketsCompanies Bank of Montreal BMO highlighted many opportunities for businesses and investors, in everything from banking and remote work to real estate and tech.More users of online and mobile banking services will benefit financial firms as they “restrain their physical footprints without sacrificing customer service,” the report said.Businesses that supply office equipment and services will see increased demand as working from home is embraced.The shift to remote work will require support for telecommunications companies, a report from the C.D. Howe Institute said.Next generation networks will be essential for helping Canadians adjust to sustained remote work and restarting Canada’s economy post-crisis, the think tank said.“Governments could ensure ongoing network resilience post-crisis by providing incentives to accelerating capital outlays by telecom providers.”The shift to working from home is expected to negatively weigh on commercial real estate, but an increase in online shopping could continue to drive demand for industrial and warehouse space, the BMO report said.Remote work could also be a plus for residential real estate, as rural locations draw increased interest — including workable farmland.The BMO report also said the demand for tech, such as for self-driving cars used to make deliveries, will likely “surge” once life returns to normal.Another opportunity is e-learning, including learning management systems software and analytics software to measure learning effectiveness. Although the report said the traditional classroom won’t disappear, “blended learning” approaches that encompass e-learning should become the new norm.In tourism and travel, altered consumer behaviour during the pandemic could result in more domestic trips, including driving vacations. Businesses that would benefit include motels, eating spots, service centres, and RV dealers and manufacturers (usually highly cyclical).The report also noted that outlays and activities related to preparedness could become permanent fixtures on the economic landscape. These include supplies for emergency pantries and money market funds for emergency savings.A playbook for the path aheadThe C.D. Howe Institute report outlined principles and milestones to guide re-opening the economy.“Principles and contingent timelines will help manage expectations and address current commercial paralysis,” the report said.It also noted that some businesses may be challenged to qualify for federal support. For example, take-up of the co-lending program for small and medium-sized enterprises (administered by the Business Development Bank of Canada) has been slow, potentially a result of the “complex” requirements to qualify, it said.It also highlighted the need for support in sectors such as oil and airlines, though such support should serve as a bridge rather than permanent subsidy programs, it said.For full details, read the reports from BMO and the C.D. Howe Institute. The IPO market is booming Despite the challenges ahead, including the potential for rolling shutdowns for months to come, disruption from the pandemic could strengthen certain sectors, a report from BMO Capital Markets Economic Research says.“Some sectors will naturally rebound quickly as distancing measures lighten, and others could even see accelerated growth in the new circumstances,” the report said. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Michelle Schriver Surging bond yields take a bite out of Canadian DB plans U.S., Canadian stocks drove cross-border portfolio flows: StatsCan Related news markets 123RFlast_img read more

PM Outlines Other Avenues for Disaspora to Contribute

first_imgRelatedPM Outlines Other Avenues for Disaspora to Contribute RelatedPM Outlines Other Avenues for Disaspora to Contribute FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister said that while the country recognizes the tremendous contribution made by the Jamaican Diaspora in terms of the resources which they continue to transmit to the country by way of remittances and investments, there was a reservoir of knowledge and experience which the country has not utilized as best it could…He was addressing delegates attending the Third Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Kingston on Monday (June 16).Mr. Golding said he has spoken to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Industry Investment and Commerce with a view to creating a databank of skills that exist within the Diaspora in order to determine what skills exists where and whether they were available either on a short-term or long-term basis.He said that often when the country needed an expert to solve a problem the tendency was to look everywhere except among our Jamaican people. He said more needed to be done in order to open a line so that the government can know who is overseas, and what is here in Jamaica and that they have an interest in and have an ability to assist. .He said the Diaspora has a spirit of goodwill that was powerful and on which a value could not be placed and was something that Jamaica should take advantage of. He said the development of the Diaspora network was intended to shorten the link between what we need here in Jamaica and their ability to respond from where they are.Also addressing this morning’s opening was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Kenneth Baugh who gave details of the formation of the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation which is expected to become operational by the end of this year. The objectives of the foundation are to strengthen the links and support systems between Jamaicans residing abroad and at home.A joint select committee of the Houses of Parliament on Diaspora affairs has also been established. The committee will consist of members of Government and the opposition from both the House and the Senate. PM Outlines Other Avenues for Disaspora to Contribute UncategorizedJune 17, 2008center_img RelatedPM Outlines Other Avenues for Disaspora to Contribute Advertisementslast_img read more

Minister Adams summons Myanmar Ambassador 22 February 2021

first_imgMinister Adams summons Myanmar Ambassador 22 February 2021 A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson said:Today the Minister for Asia, Minister Adams, summoned the Myanmar Ambassador, Kyaw Zwar Minn, to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for the second time this month.The Minister for Asia condemned the response by the Myanmar Security Forces to the peaceful protests. He stressed that the use of violence and force against protesters, which has already led to death and serious injury, was completely reprehensible and must stop.The Minister for Asia once again condemned the military coup and arbitrary detention of civilians, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, calling for their immediate release and a peaceful return to democracy.He also said that the UK would continue to work closely with international partners to condemn the coup, support democracy and hold the military to account for their violent response to peaceful protests. We will maintain the international spotlight on human rights violations and use all diplomatic levers available. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ambassador, Asia, commonwealth, death, Democracy, detention, diplomatic, Government, Human, Human Rights, military, Minister, Myanmar, security, UK, UK Government, violencelast_img read more

Older Mazdas can now be retrofit with Apple Carplay and Android Auto

first_img Specific vehicles eligible for the upgrade are the 2014-and-up Mazda3; and the 2016-and-up Mazda6, MX-5, CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9. RELATED TAGSMazdaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement Mazda has been stingy about offering phone connectivity services like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its vehicles, but with the introduction of the refreshed CX-5, those features are now set to trickle down to Mazdas built all the way back in 2014.For a total $443, you can upgrade your 2014-through-present model-year Mazda with the phone connection services for Android or iPhone, now standard on the 2019 CX-5 and CX-9.Both services allow you to use navigation, play music, and of course call people. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Mazda introduced Apple Carplay and Android auto upgrades for 2014 and up model year vehicles  Handout / Mazda COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca These phone services are great for lower trim levels that may not come with satellite navigation or radio as standard, so if you’re feeling left out of the party, this is for you. You must have Mazda Connect, however, which you can assume you have if you have a screen and three rotary buttons below a rotary knob.To install the system, customers will have to take their car to a dealer to swap out the software and some hardware, which is a good thing. New hardware will include faster-charging USB ports as well. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Average Donegal rents still third cheapest in the country

first_img Average Donegal rents still third cheapest in the country RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 10, 2016 Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook The average cost of renting a home in Ireland now stands at over a thousand euro a month, according to Daft.ieThe property website has released its latest quarterly report – which has found the average rent is now 1,006 euro – it’s the first time it’s gone over a thouand since May 2008.In Donegal, the year on year increase was 3.2%, with an average rent of €519, the third cheapest in the country after Leitrim and Longford.The latest report is published as the Dail’s new Housing Committee meets with legal experts today.Its author, Trinity College Economist Ronan Lyons, says the government’s priority must be to determine how much building a house actually costs………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/lyonshousing.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Previous articleInstitute made wait on play off second legNext articleLatest Allsop auction to feature five Donegal properties admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

US loot box bill receives bipartisan support

first_img 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. US loot box bill receives bipartisan supportRepublican senator’s ban on loot boxes pay-to-win mechanics for children has been co-sponsored by two DemocratsBrendan SinclairManaging EditorFriday 24th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleThe ESAAs promised, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley introduced legislation into the US Senate yesterday seeking to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in games for children.Hawley has found two original co-sponsors for the Republican senator’s proposal, and both are coming from the other side of the aisle. Democrats Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) and Ed Markey (Massachusetts) have signed on to the bill.”Only the addiction economy could produce a business model that relies on placing a casino in the hands of every child in America with the goal of getting them desperately hooked,” Hawley said. “I’m proud to introduce this landmark, bipartisan legislation to end to these exploitative practices.” “Congress must send a clear warning to app developers and tech companies: Children are not cash cows to exploit for profit” Sen. Richard BlumenthalMarkey added, “Today’s digital entertainment ecosystem is an online gauntlet for children. Inherently manipulative game features that take advantage of kids and turn play time into pay time should be out of bounds.”Blumenthal noted the bi-partisan nature of the legislation and called the monetization practices reprehensible, saying, “Congress must send a clear warning to app developers and tech companies: Children are not cash cows to exploit for profit.”The Entertainment Software Association released its own statement on the bill, with CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis saying, “This legislation is flawed and riddled with inaccuracies. It does not reflect how video games work nor how our industry strives to deliver innovative and compelling entertainment experiences to our audiences.”This legislation is flawed and riddled with inaccuracies” ESA CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis”The impact of this bill would be far-reaching and ultimately prove harmful to the player experience, not to mention the more than 220,000 Americans employed by the video game industry. We encourage the bill’s co-sponsors to work with us to raise awareness about the tools and information in place that keep the control of video game play and in-game spending in parents’ hands rather than in the government’s.” The senators released the full text of the bill yesterday, which prohibits publication or distribution of games with pay-to-win mechanics or loot boxes in “minor-oriented games” or any game where the company “has constructive knowledge that any users are under age 18.”It makes exceptions for any program where the user’s interactions are “limited to selecting options from a menu of choices” or any program that “would not be considered a game by a reasonable user.”The bill’s definition of “pay-to-win” includes offerings that ease a user’s progression with content that could be earned without purchases, as well as letting a player pay to skip cooldown timers or buy additional lives/gameplay attempts. It also includes any purchase in a game featuring competition between players that gives one player an advantage over those who don’t spend money.The bill makes specific exemptions for harder difficulty modes, purely cosmetic items that give no gameplay advantage to a user, and DLC that can only be purchased once and doesn’t otherwise give competitive advantages or help players progress easier.As for the definition of loot box, the bill would apply to any add-on transaction that adds a feature or enhances entertainment value in a randomized or partially randomized fashion. It also specifies any system where buying something unlocks the ability to buy other things that users aren’t informed about before the initial transaction.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The bill stipulates that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce these rules, levying fines that must exceed the amount of money a company brought in through any violations of the bill. It also allows state attorneys general to bring civil suits against any publisher or distributor violating the law.Finally, the bill calls for the FTC to prepare a report for Congress analyzing the psychological effects of pay-to-win microtransactions and loot box design, the effect those mechanics have had on investment and production in the games industry, and whether they can induce compulsive purchasing behavior by minors.The bill has been referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Both Blumenthal and Markey sit on that committee, and are also members of two relevant subcommittees: Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection; and Communications, Technology, Innovation, and The Internet.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesESA commits $1 million to support Black Girls CodeThe multi-year venture will support education and mentoring programs for girls and young womenBy Eric Van Allen 2 months agoReggie Fils-Aimé on E3: “If the ESA doesn’t figure out how to do this, someone else will”Playable content is “key to a successful E3,” the former Nintendo exec saidBy Marie Dealessandri 2 months agoLatest comments (3)colin merrick Engineer/Artist 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyIan Griffiths Product Owner, HutchA year ago This legislation; if passed and enforced would basically shut down the mobile f2p industry and result in tens of thousands of job losses around the world.All of the top games on the app stores would be caught by it, titles from Candy Crush Saga to Pokemon Go would all be in breach of this legislation. Mobile f2p titles would not be able to operate without this income, the top players may be able to switch over to some kind of subscription but that’s certainly not feasible for all.Consumers who enjoy mobile f2p games for free would lose access to their games, many would have to shut down or stop updating which basically puts a clock on their availability anyway. And if you work in another part of the games industry this would affect you too; a large number of devs would try to move to indie or AAA, flooding the market with labour which would push down wages and standards. A year ago This disgusting predatory behaviour blatantly displayed by games producers in recent years has caused politicians and governments to sit up and to start to take steps is woeful but essential with the public concern.Peoples greed seems to see no bounds their inability to realise wha they are doing is fundamentally wrong and lumps them in with the Casino and gambling industry.Some companies shamefully call themselves game developers if your game experience is not strong enough to sell enough units as a stand alone product and you have to exploit people to make ends meet you need to look at yourself in the mirror!! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyBrian Lewis Operations Manager, PlayNextA year ago I suggest that people read the legislation before they comment about how great it is. As it is currently written, it would make almost all games with an online component illegal (and/or subject to fines) and as an afterthought, would also apply to lootboxes.The intent is good, but the definitions are WAY too broad (and open ended).last_img read more

What makes young Indian cricketers so reliable in their careers

first_imgCricket is one of the most popular and most loved sports in India. Many youngsters who know the basics of this sport wish to represent their country at least once in a lifetime. The revolution of cricket in India happened when the Indian cricket team lifted the World Cup trophy for very first time in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, which inspired lot many youngsters like Sachin Tendulkar who went on to play for India at the tender age of 16 for 24 long years.During the period 2000-2010, the concept of U-19 Cricket World Cup was on air & many young talented cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and none other than Virat Kohli got the chance to represent the country at the junior level and took the opportunity and now they are an integral part of the senior team. Kohli has also won the U-19 World Cup in 2008 which was held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Currently, India is the most successful team at the junior level with a record of most number of U-19 World Cups wins by any team in the world.The reason behind this record is that the programs that are conducted by the BCCI at the grassroots level are very efficient as it gives more exposure of real competition which motivates the young cricketers to work hard on their fitness and their training. Most important are the coaches under whom these young cricketers are working who are excellent at their job like Rahul Dravid, who is the current head coach of India U-19, as well as director of cricket operations at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore. Dravid has more than 150 Test matches and 300 One-Day Internationals under his belt.Another reason behind this success is the domestic cricket season in India. It is designed according to each aspect of the game. For example, the laws which are written by the ICC are the same implemented in domestic seasons which makes players more competitive.The most important reason behind this is a player’s mentality and approach towards the game that has changed a lot helping them in their careers. The IPL is also one main factor that helps players to change their temperament as it gives more international exposure to these young cricketers which helps to change their mindset towards the game in worst situations.Indian selectors also keep a close eye on the IPL performances of players for selections in different formats for the Indian team.India’s cricketing future is in safe hands and it will produce more and more young cricketers who will make the country proud.last_img read more