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Indian spinner Karn Sharma eager to meet Shane Warne in Australia

first_imgKarn Sharma has received his maiden call-up in the Indian Test team against AustraliaRailways leg-spinner Karn Sharma is ecstatic after his maiden call-up in the Indian Test team and is looking forward towards a chance to meet the legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne during the upcoming Test series against Australia Down Under.”It is any leg-spinner’s dream to meet the greatest of them all — Shane Warne. Obviously, I am eager to meet Warne if I get a chance during the upcoming tour of Australia. It will be a nice experience if I can get some tips on the subtle nuances of leg-spin bowling from him,” 27-year-old Karn said from Nagpur, where he scored 32 and picked up three wickets, in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh on Monday.Karn missed out on playing against Warne as he got his maiden IPL contract after Warne had quit playing in the cash-rich league.Karn, who made his senior India debut against England in a one-off T20 in Birmingham is happy that he is now in contention for a place in longer version.”It’s a proud moment for me that I have been selected in the Test team. Every cricketer aspires to wear the whites for his country. I would give my hundred per cent if I get a chance to play in the Test matches,” said Karn, who has 66 wickets from 34 first-class matches for Railways.Asked if he has got any advice from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni during his maiden stint with the Indian team in England, Karn said, “Dhoni bhai had been very encouraging from the start. He told me on my debut that I have to focus on keeping things simple. The key to doing well at the highest level is getting the basics right on a consistent basis. That has been his advice and I have tried to followed that.”advertisementKarn has had the experience of playing in Australia for India A in a quadrangular tournament, where he played in four matches.”Obviously, having played for India A in Australia will be of huge help. Atleast I have some idea about the conditions over there. I am expecting that the pitches there will help my style of wrist spin bowling.”A powerful left-hander, Karn has scored over 1000 (1087) runs in first-class cricket with a century and seven half-centuries and is also keen on doing well with the willow.”I am ready to bat at any position where the team management would want me to bat. I enjoy my batting would be happy to contribute to the team’s cause,” said the lad from Meerut.last_img read more

25yearold Woman Dies In Car Accident in Blue Hills

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 28, 2017 – Providenciales – At around 8:45 AM on June 28, a road traffic collision occurred on the Millennium Highway Road in Blue Hills Providenciales. The collision involved two vehicles, a silver Honda Accord Car and an Isuzu Flatbed Truck.As a result of the collision, the driver, a 25-year-old female, received fatal injuries. She has been named as Idette Pierre. Two people travelling in the Isuzu Flatbed Truck received injuries and received medical attention.Traffic Officers from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are asking witnesses to contact the investigating officers on 941 3327.Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said ‘This is a serious collision which has sadly resulted in the death of Idette Pierre. The thoughts and prayers of the RT&CIPF go out to the family and friends of Idette. My officers will be working hard to establish the cause of the collision and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact my officers as soon as possible.’Press Release from RTCIPF#magneticmedianews Related Items:#fatalaccidentinbluehills, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bahamas NIB Manager remanded charged with extortion

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SelenaSweeting, NIB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Walter Gardiner new CEO of NIB Recommended for you Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Still no official unemployment number for TCI; growth recorded at NIB for 2014 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – An NIB employee was remanded to Fox Hill Prison until her trial on November 1 after today, in Magistrate’s Court being charged with extortion and bribery.Fifty-six year old #SelenaSweeting is said to have unlawfully solicited $5,000 from Marvin Shawn Rahming between June and July of 2017 for reportedly assisting him with getting business from #NIB.    Sweeting, who was a manager at the National Insurance Board has denied the charges.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Skift Adds Food and Beverage to the Menu

first_imgSkift, the four-year-old digital brand focused on the business of travel, is adding food and beverage to its portfolio. Chefs+Tech, a weekly newsletter launched and compiled by food writer Kristen Hawley, is now part of the Skift family. Hawley will join the staff full-time as senior editor of restaurants, and work remotely from San Francisco. “When I met with the company’s co-founders a few months ago, the chemistry and fit were remarkable,” Hawley wrote on Medium.  “There’s no way this control freak would let just anyone take over any part of my beloved pet project without a perfect fit.” Evidently, the co-founders felt the same way. Rafat Ali, CEO and founder of the title, tells Folio: that food and beverage coverage is a natural progression for the brand which regularly writes about the intersection of technology and hospitality. “Travel and food are joined at the hip in so many ways,” Ali says. “As we started writing about travel and its impact, we learned that 25 percent of food and beverage revenues come from the travel industry…it’s a high interest subject.”center_img “We doubled their newsletter subscription just in the last three hours since we made the announcement,” Ali says of his post on Wednesday.  A side project since its incarnation, Chefs+Tech has no ads or revenue stream. But Ali says he sees potential in the title, which he calls “a small newsletter that’s read by very influential people in restaurant tech.” While Skift intends to grow its food and beverage coverage, Ali warns that this is a long term project. The group will work on growing the newsletter’s audience over the next six months, before hiring on staff to expand the section.last_img read more

LinkedIn Forays into Online Education Services Buys lyndacom

first_imgProfessional networking site LinkedIn is set to foray into the online education services market, with the acquisition of lynda.com in a cash-stock deal worth $1.5 billion.The company made the announcement on Thursday.Tipped to be its largest acquisition since inception, the company will pay 52 percent in cash and 48 percent in stock for the deal, which is likely to get executed in second quarter.LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said the networking site has been looking to enter the education space and that this is simply a step toward the company’s goal of developing “the world’s first economic graph,” MarketWatch reported.”We want to digitally map the global economy, identifying the connections between people, companies, jobs, skills, higher educational organizations and professional knowledge and allow all forms of capital, intellectual capital, financial capital and human capital to flow to where can best be leveraged,” he said.Founded in 1995, California-based Lynda offers subscription-based courses for those looking to improve business, technology and creative skills. The site also offers online courses in various languages such as German, French and Spanish.”When we were approached by LinkedIn, we instantly recognized that the synergy between the two companies offered a match unlike any other. LinkedIn has the largest database of professionals in the world, all of whom potentially benefit from self-paced study of new skills,” said Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com.Integration of lynda.com and LinkedIn will enable job seekers to know skills that are expected for jobs in their desired city, said Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn’s head of content.Lynda’s site will exist as a stand-alone product for the time being, but gradually may become part of the platform, said Steven Sordello, Chief Financial Officer, Linkedin.Acquisition of Lynda is expected to boost LinkedIn’s recruitment business, a vertical which witnessed quarterly revenue growth of about 50 percent in the last three quarters.According to analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald, the deal would help Linkedin to expand into “highly fragmented corporate employee education and professional certification market.”last_img read more