Gauhati Town Club register record win, Riyajuddin hits ton in Tinsukia

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Unbeaten ton from Bishal Roy and five wicket haul from Bikash Chetry gave Gauhati Town Club second victory in Assam Premier Club Championship today. They outplayed santipur Athletic Club by 292 runs at Judges’ Field which is regarded as the biggest win in the championship till date.Electing to bat, GTC scored 355 in 40 overs losing 5 wickets. Middle order batcman Bishal hit unbeaten 111 in just 73 balls with 11 fours and 6 sixes. Opener Avijit Singha Roy struck 82 off 73 balls including 11 fours and 2 sixes. Later Bikash Chetry added 51 off 43 balls with 4 over boundaries. In Reply Santipur AC were bundled out for just 63 in 27.5 overs. left arm spinner Bikash took 5 wickets for 11 in 8 overs.Tomorrow Bus Cricket Club will take on New Star Club.From Lakhimpur: Nakari Club beat Dholpuria United Sports by 51 runs to register second win today. Batting first, Nakari managed 271 runs in 40 overs losing 9 wickets. Hrishikesh Bora’s unbeaten 53 runs off 21 balls including 5 sixes was the highlight of the innings while Hafizuddin Ahmed and Saurav Kumar Saha added 59 and 41 respectively. The Dholpur based team were bowled out for 120 runs in 33.2 overs. Hafizuddin claimed 3 wickets for 7.Tomorrow D&B Club will face Thana Road Genious.From Dibrugarh: DCCC-Dibrugarh beat Nabarupa Sangha by 4 wickets. Brief Score: Nabarupa 157/9 in 40 overs (Amit Paul 51, Pankaj Saikia 51, Nitesh Raut 4/24, Mousuf Shah 3/31). lost to DCCC 161/6 in 28.5 overs (Salim Ahmed 50, Wasim Ahmed 44no).Tomorrow’s match: CCD vs JBC Blue.From Tinsukia: Opener Riyajuddin Ali struck unbeaten ton while Anuj Pathak claimed a five-fer as Tinsukia Cricket Academy thrashed Rudra Club by 148 runs. Tinsukia CA put on 222 in allotted 40 overs losing 7 wickets. Riyajuddin scored 100 off 115 with 9 fours. He added 114 runs for the second wicket with Ayush Agarwal (55). Dinesh Sharma grabbed 4 wickets for 35. Then Anuj Pathak (5/19) and Abhijit Paul (4/10) wrapped up Rudra Club’s innings at just 74 in 20.4 overs.From Goalpara: Halcyon Club beat Amar Shakti Club by 40 runs. Brief Score: Halcyon Club 154/10 in 38.1 overs (Juber Ahmed 30, Nur Azam 30, Utpal Kalita 3/22, Shivam Nath 3/40) beat Amar Shakti Club 114/10 in 34.2 overs (Monthan Das 31, Gaurav Chakrabarty 2/9).Tomorrow’s match: GDSA Academy vs Zenith CC.From Nazira: Nazira Cricket Club down NA-MatiJafrana Club by 6 wickets. Brief Score: NA-MatiJafrana Club 89/10 in 27.4 overs (Tanveer Shah 3/12, Mayukh Hazarika 3/15) lost to Nazira CC 93/4 in 8.5 overs (Shaban Ali 29, Jahir Rehman 4/41).From Silchar : Gana Sur beat Itkhola AC by 22 runs. Brief Score: Gana Sur 214/10 in 38.1 overs (Subham Roy 58, Prakash Bhagat 3/18) beat Itkhola AC 192/9 in 34.4 overs (Krishnu Dutta 42, Suhajit Paul 37, Deepjyoti Das 3/20).From Udalguri: Rising Cricket Club beat Friends Cricket Club by 69 runs. Brief Score: Rising CC 211/9 in 40 overs (Kausik Das 37) beat Friends CC 142/10 in 29.1 overs (Rajdeep Das 41, Gunjit Das 38no, Kamal Krishna Sharma 3/20).From Jorhat: Jai Hind Club beat Royal Club by 60 runs. Brief Score: Jai Hind 135/8 in 30 overs (Lav Kaushik 28, Parthob Hazarika 280 beat Royal Club 75/ 10 in 22.4 overs (Sambhu Yadav 3/17).Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img read more

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Ballybofey home evacuated after deliberate car fire

first_imgThe residents of a house in Ballybofey were forced to flee during the night after a car was set on fire outside.The alarm was raised in the early hours of Monday morning when a car in the driveway of a house at Glenview Park was set alight.The blaze was so severe that the front door of the house was blocked, forcing the residents to evacuate through the back door. No injuries were reported in the incident. The fire was brought under control and an investigation is underway into the criminal damage caused. Witnesses are asking to come forward if they saw anything suspicious around the time of the fire – between midnight and 00.40am on Monday 24th June.Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact Gardai on 0749167100 or on the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.    Ballybofey home evacuated after deliberate car fire was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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Creathor Venture: European VC Moving to Federated Model for Global Expansion (RWS Interview)

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Interviews#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img bernard lunn Creathor Venture is a 25-year-old venture capital firm based in Germany and Switzerland. That makes it unusual. In 1984, when it started, not a lot of VC funds were in Europe. So, we decided to speak with Cédric Köhler in Creathor’s Zurich office. As innovation accelerates and globalizes, we wanted to find out how a smaller regional fund like Creathor can compete with much larger Valley-based firms that have a global footprint. And of course, we wanted to find out what’s hot on the European tech scene. Read on to find out.Aka Aki: European Play in the Web’s Golden TriangleFirst, what’s hot? In short: mobile + social + real time. That sounds like it was created by a random buzzword generator. But the combination can be very powerful. This is what Fred Wilson calls the Web’s golden triangle.When Fred talks about this, Foursquare is probably at the front of his mind. He is an investor, and Foursquare is as hot as it gets.This area is hot for a reason. Mobile devices reach more people and occupy more of their time than desktops or laptops could ever do. But to reach people effectively on mobile, you need mobile-native services, built for the limitations and advantages of the small screen. (Standard HTML apps retro-fitted to mobile are like the talking heads in early television.)Mobile is inherently social: you use it to communicate with people. It has to be real time (or “just in time” if we want to be accurate), because the small screen demands a filter that shows only what is relevant right now. (Yes, that does pre-suppose great filtering capabilities.)When Cédric talks about mobile + social + real time, he is thinking about Aka Aki, in which Creathor has invested.The way Cedric puts it, Aka Aki “adds the dimension of time” to location-based services. This addresses the question, “Which of my friends is within shouting distance right now.”FourSquare is from New York, and Aka Aki is from Berlin. With location-based services, location matters. Specifically, density matters. People will use the service if it connects them to people they know locally. If I am in Rhinebeck, New York, discovering that I have friends in Manhattan, Zurich and San Francisco who are online right now does not help me. I am only interested in the friends in Rhinebeck.This is an argument for a territory-based expansion model. You become dominant in one area, and then expand to neighboring areas. This is the way business worked for centuries before the Internet. Then the Internet heralded the death of distance. You could create a site and get readers from all over the world.With mobile location-based services that connect you to people in the real world, the old territory-based expansion is returning – with a twist, of course.German, Then French, Then English?Aka Aki started in Berlin. As this blog from March 2007 shows, it was early to the game of mobile + social + real time. It got its first round of funding from Creathor in December 2007.Then, in October of this year, it got a second round from INNOVACOM, the leading French VC (with Creathor joining in that round as well).That is a natural expansion model. Aka Aki did well enough in Germany to raise a second round and then uses that to grow geographically. In this context, bringing on a French VC made a lot of sense.Insta-Site: The No-Barrier-to-Copying WorldCédric gave us a good perspective on the early-stage investing scene in Europe. Like other European VCs, he pointed to the rash of copy-cat ventures in the Web 2.0 era. These have been referred to, more politely, as “concept arbitrage”: someone sees a service doing well in one location and creates a version for their location.While “copy cat” is a derogatory term, Cedric was keen to point out that it has been a valid strategy in the past. As he puts it, “If I have a successful pizza shop in one location, I could probably create a successful one in another location”. In the Internet business, many successful exits have been based on this model.But VCs around the world who we have spoken with tell us that this game is pretty well over. The reason? Well, it’s all our fault. Bloggers and tweeters spread ideas so fast that the time needed to exploit a concept arbitrage has shrunk to nothing. The tools for building and deploying a website have also dramatically shrunk the time and cost to market. 1. Get idea on Monday, 2. Launch on Friday, 3. Move out of dorm room on Sunday.In the world of close-to-$0 insta-sites, the copy-cat model is being challenged. This is just like the arbitrage strategies on Wall Street. When friction goes, profits eventually wither as well.But Don’t Underestimate Local NuanceWe can still see big wealthy countries where the US Internet giants have not become dominance for one reason or another. For example, Google does not dominate search in Korea or China.What looks like a tiny bump from 30,000 foot can be a massive obstacle when you are in the war on the ground.This is even more true in the world of social media. By definition, social involves cultural norms, and they differ around the world (thank goodness for that, homogeneity is terribly boring). When social + mobile + real time connects people in the real world, the differences can be even more striking. We are all humans with similar basic needs, but the cultural differences between, say, Germans, the French, Americans, Brits, Chinese, Indians and Koreans (to name just a few) are significant.The Globalization Challenge for VCsThe top-tier VCs on Sand Hill Road know that innovation is going global and that the biggest markets and best ventures may no longer reside within a few miles of their office.So, the big VC funds are setting up branch offices around the world. This is the traditional multi-national model. The problem is that it might not work as well in the VC world, where personal relationships matter so much and yet you have to make decisions very fast. The multi-national model does not easily square that circle. Venture capital is not a naturally scalable business.VC funds have to decide between staying local (i.e. being a small firm of partners who can meet face to face every Monday in their office) and going global. The business does not scale well. If you bring in more partners, you won’t be able to maintain the situation in which all partners agree on every deal. That would create way too much overhead and friction. Fast decision-making overrides the standard layers of corporate management approval.On the other hand, if local partners are making the investment decisions, what value would they get from being part of a big global fund (one in which the folks way over at head office take a big chunk of their profit)? Is branding really that important? Smart entrepreneurs know that a fund’s name (i.e. its brand) is much less important than the individual partner who they deal with.This is a strategic dilemma for big funds.Federated Best-of-Breed VCCreathor, along with other smaller regional funds, is moving towards a federated model.As Cedric puts it, “We are partnering more with other funds.” In one sense, this is nothing new. VCs have always worked together on deals. But in the past, this usually meant two VCs on Sand Hill Road meeting at a Palo Alto coffee shop. Now, it means a Swiss fund working with a French fund (or a New York or Indian or Chinese fund).European VCs have to innovate in this way. They cannot win on the multi-national model: their funds are not big enough for that.As the markets move East – to China and India, for example – VCs have to “be there.” Similarly, a VC in Asia needs to work with VCs in Europe and America.It will be interesting to see how the globalization of innovation plays out and what new models emerge. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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a month agoKlopp insists he’s not thinking about Liverpool winning run

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp insists he’s not thinking about Liverpool winning runby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he’s not thinking about their stunning winning run.The Reds’ have now won 15 Premier League matches in a row as they prepare to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday but he insists that is not a factor for them.He said, “We don’t think about it. The only moment when I think about it is in the press conference. Nobody mentions it, we don’t think about it and it’s just about the next game.“Thank God we lost from time to time in the Champions League and other cup competitions so we still know how it feels, because that is really important.“We want to go to Sheffield and make their life as uncomfortable as possible. Maybe we are considered a top team but we don’t want to behave like a top team. Playing, if possible, yes but fighting like a proper challenger.“I don’t see any reason why there should be any advantage for Sheffield apart from playing in their own stadium. Is it allowed that they will fight more than us? No. Is it allowed that they will run more than us? No. Is it allowed that they do more? No.“We have to be spot on. That is the plan. We tried to make sure with how we planned the week that the boys will be ready for the game. Really looking forward to it.” last_img read more

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18 days agoTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020

first_imgTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have confirmed Hugo Lloris will miss the rest of 2019.The French goalkeeper dislocated his elbow in a freak incident against Brighton on Saturday.In a statement, Tottenham said: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.”The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our Club Captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.”Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Condill Hotel starting to come down

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The demolition contractor hired by the City of Fort St. John has completed the abatement of contaminated materials inside the Condill Hotel, and today started to knock the historic building down. The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the demolition phase is expected to take approximately one month during which time the sidewalk and the parking lane in front of the building will be closed. Once the demolition is complete near the end of June and the site has been fully remediated, the property will be offered for sale for redevelopment. Contractors begin demolishing the Condill Hotel. Photo by Adam Reaburn Contractors begin demolishing the Condill Hotel. Photo by Adam Reaburn Contractors begin demolishing the Condill Hotel. Photo by Adam Reaburn Contractors begin demolishing the Condill Hotel. Photo by Adam Reaburn Contractors begin demolishing the Condill Hotel. Photo by Adam Reaburn Contractors begin demolishing the Condill Hotel. Photo by Adam Reaburn Harvey said in a release that the sale of the lot will provide a return on investment over the next 20 or 30 years. Any proposed development will follow the City’s Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws that guide the form and character of any new or renovated building in the downtown core. “This generational opportunity for downtown redevelopment will have a lasting effect on our community,” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman. The City of Fort St. John purchased the building last July from Leo and Elaine Budnick, and announced after taking possession in September that it would be demolishing the historic building. After being awarded the contract to demolish the hotel last October, Prince George-based NAPP Enterprises for just over $457,000, with the total budget of acquiring and remediating the site for development set at $1.5 million.After finding more hazardous material than what was published in the tender, NAPP submitted a number of change orders that resulted in the City increasing the demolition budget by roughly $650,000. However, since NAPP resumed work in February, Harvey said that the City has not received any more change orders.last_img read more

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Mikisew Cree say Frontier oilsands mine deal includes vote on future development

first_imgLepine says Mikisew doesn’t quite have a “veto” on opening the new pit but the agreement puts pressure on Teck and makes it difficult for north pit mining to proceed if the First Nation isn’t satisfied.Mikisew was the last of 14 local Indigenous groups to sign support agreements with Teck last fall, just before the project went to a joint federal-provincial review panel that is expected to render a decision next summer.Teck manager of Indigenous affairs Robin Johnstone says the deal includes what amounts to a “no-development option,” adding that leaving unsettled part of the legal agreement with the Mikisew Cree was a “real step-out” for his company.“We essentially said we think that we can mine the north pit in an environmentally appropriate manner, but we’re going to take the first 30-odd years of mine life to actually prove to you that we will do that,” he said during a panel discussion at the Forward Summit Indigenous business conference in Calgary.“When it’s coming to the end of our mine life and we’re having to proceed to mine the north pit, we’re going to go through a process that’s going to include a ‘no development option’ and we’re going to work through that with you. So we’re really putting things on the line.” CALGARY, A.B. – The industry relations director for the Mikisew Cree First Nation says the community’s support of the massive Frontier oilsands open pit mining project includes an ongoing voice in how future development unfolds.Melody Lepine says the confidential agreement it signed last fall with developer Teck Resources Ltd. includes a provision requiring new negotiations before the company begins to mine its north pit, which would take it closer to Wood Buffalo National Park than any previous oilsands development.She says Teck will have to prove that it will address environmental concerns about water flow and quality in the Peace-Athabasca River delta from Frontier, which is designed to produce 260,000 barrels of bitumen per day for 41 years.last_img read more

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Cops: 100 Naxals suspected to be involved in Dantewada ambush

first_imgRaipur: At least 100 Naxals are suspected to be involved in the attack in which a BJP MLA and four security personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, a police official said on Wednesday.Police have also recovered a GPS device of Naxals from the site in which the rebels had set the location of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) used in the incident. Bheema Mandavi, the BJP MLA from Dantewada seat, and four personnel of his security staff were killed when Naxals blew up their vehicle near Shyamgiri village on Tuesday, just two days before the first-phase of the Lok Sabha polls in the state. “We have received inputs that around 100 Naxals, including 50 to 60 armed and rest militia (lower rung) members, led by commanders Deva and Vinod, were involved in the attack,” Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI over phone. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Malangir area committee of the banned CPI (Maoist), which is active in the area, along with Kerlapal area committee and some cadres of Jagargunda area committee jointly executed the attack, he said. Three weapons, including a 9 MM pistol and two rifles, were reported to be missing from the attack site, he said. “According to ground inputs, it was a pre-planned attack as a large number of armed cadres could not gather in such a short span of time. It could have been a trap laid for the MLA,” Pallava said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOn Tuesday, it was Mandavi’s third visit on the route in the election season. The SP said the area was sanitised twice by the District Reserve Group (DRG) in last five days, but the IED can be planted in a day only. On Monday, Mandavi passed through the same route but that day, de-mining exercise was done by security forces and he was escorted by an additional team of DRG, Pallava said. That day, the MLA is suspected to have told some villagers that he would attend the fair held in Shyamgiri on Tuesday, or somebody from the village would have invited him for it, he said. “We are checking the call details record of the MLA to ascertain if any person from the area called him,” he said. The MLA’s mobile phone is missing and it might have been taken by Naxals, the official said. On Tuesday also, Mandavi was being escorted by additional security of 50 DRG personnel on 25 motorcycles, during his poll campaigning. But when he sought that security be withdrawn citing that he had completed his campaigning for the day, the security forces returned, he said. The MLA then suddenly decided to head to towards Kuwakonda in his bullet proof vehicle, following which his security staff in the escort vehicle informed the police. The Bacheli police station head officer immediately called the MLA, asking him not to take that route due to security reasons, he said. “In the meantime, the MLA left behind his piloting escort vehicle. He, along with four security personnel in his SUV, and another vehicle behind carrying five policemen, headed towards Shyamgiri, ignoring the advisory,” he said, adding two escort vehicles followed his SUV. After spending a couple of minutes at Shyamgiri fair, the MLA headed towards Kuwakonda.last_img read more

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Capturing the beauty of everyday life

first_imgDilip Banerjee, a noted name in the world of photography, is coming up with a solo exhibition of photographs that seeks to narrate a visual journey of people in India and other geographies. Dilip says that the stories of his pictures are not a black and white tale but are better described in shades of grey which lend itself to many interpretations. Titled ‘The Song of The Road’, the show will be held from May 20 -24, at the Nehru Centre, 8 Audley Street, London. Also Read – The Puja carnivalElaborating about the work that will be exhibited, he says, “My photographs will depict images across four decades capturing fleeting moments of people I have come across – their stories of affection, struggle, despair, sorrow. In war and peace, in politics and sports, in market places and homes. While technology has closed distances, unequal distribution of wealth has widened the gap in humanity. My pictures hold out the stark differences that exist today, in many senses a paradox for the society we live in,” says Dilip. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraBanerjee did not have any formal education in photography, and most of his learnings have come from his observations in life. “Filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen and their ability to hold up the truth in simple frames has often led me in my work.” Recalling one of the best trips that gave him exotic moments to capture, Banerjee says, “While my work across the years has taken me to many places, I consider my travails to Afghanistan as one of the most fascinating ones as I first travelled soon after 9/11. I travelled to Afghanistan almost five times over a decade to chronicle the struggle of the people, its culture and landscape. While terror strikes and bomb blasts still make headlines, it’s the story of the resilience of the people that has struck me most.” Some other notable travel documentation by the photographer include ‘Rediscovering the silk-route’ where he travelled by road and documented the people, culture, and architecture of the central Asian region. He also travelled as a photo-journalist with the first group of Asian caravan to Gaza –Palestine and documented the entire journey. He was invited by UC Berkeley in October 2005 to hold a solo exhibition. The topic for the exhibition was ‘India on the move’ where he tried to capture the India growth story through my pictures over the years. His photographs were highly appreciated and acclaimed.last_img read more

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