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The soccer agency Gestifute has denied that clients including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of euros in earnings.A group of 12 European news outlets on Friday began publishing the results of months of investigations into a vast trove of more than 18 million financial documents, obtained by the German magazine Der Spiegel and dubbed the “Football Leaks”.”Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax obligations with the Spanish and British tax authorities,” Gestifute said in a statement.”Any insinuation or accusation made to Cristiano Ronaldo or Jose Mourinho over the commission of a tax offence will be reported to the legal authorities and prosecuted.”The European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) consortium, which includes Britain’s Sunday Times, Portugal’s Expresso and Spain’s El Mundo, intends to release details of its findings over the next three weeks. (Also read: Cristiano Ronaldo accused of hiding money in tax havens)Reuters was unable to independently confirm the accusations.Spanish prosecutors did not respond to requests for comment; nor did Real Madrid, Ronaldo’s present and Mourinho’s former club. Mourinho’s new employer, Manchester United, said the allegations predated his arrival there and that it would have no comment.One of the publications, the French investigative portal Mediapart, said Ronaldo and his Portuguese compatriot Mourinho had benefited from a tax optimisation system developed by their agent Jorge Mendes, who owns Gestifute.advertisementMediapart said the system Gestifute employed for its various clients, using a network of offshore accounts and companies, represented a total potential loss to tax authorities of at least 185 million euros.In its statement, Gestifute said that “neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Jose Mourinho have ever been involved in legal proceedings regarding the commission of a tax offense”.
Other Galleries 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Malaika Arora in top and mini shorts makes case for comfort dressing at gym. See pics 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The actress chose to wear grey co-ords for her workout session.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: With her grey top, Janhvi chose to wear a blush pink sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She paired her look with her favourite black fluffy slippers and her LV bag which costs a whooping Rs 2 lakh.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The Dhadak actress chose a no makeup look and let her long flowy traces down.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The actress will be next seen in the film Takht along side Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Janhvi KapoorGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. The Dhadak actress chose to wear grey co-ords for her workout session.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c82683681cb41552050230_1473495_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, March 8, 2019 – 18:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:
Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 17:49 IST IPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph replaced Adam Milne in the Mumbai Indians squad. (Mumbai Indians Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlzarri Joseph is the new addition to the Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 2019Joseph is a replacement for Adam MilneMilne was ruled out of the tournament with heel injuryThree-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have signed West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph after their New Zealand import Adam Milne was ruled out of the event due to a heel injury.The 26-year-old Milne has been forced to pull out without playing a single IPL game this season.”Mumbai Indians have picked Alzarri Joseph as a replacement for the injured fast bowler Adam Milne for the IPL 2019,” the IPL said in a statement.”Joseph has featured in nine Tests and 16 ODIs for the West Indies so far,” it added.Joseph, a right-arm pacer, has picked up 25 Test wickets and 24 ODI wickets for his country.Joseph’s inclusion further boosts Mumbai’s bowling attack after the return of Sri Lankan veteran pacer Lasith Malinga.Mumbai lost their opening game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.Also Read | Watch: Have Royal Challengers Bangalore found their own Jasprit Bumrah?Also Read | AB de Villiers wants RCB batsmen to step up in home game vs MIAlso Read | KSCA, RCB to invite 60 army men each for every home gameFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow MIFollow Alzarri JosephFollow Adam Milne IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians sign Alzarri Joseph as Adam Milne replacementIndian Premier League 2019: Mumbai Indians have roped in West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph after New Zealand’s Adam Milne was ruled out with a heel injury.advertisement
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF’s) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) environmental management certification has been upgraded from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015. Story Highlights This was disclosed by JSIF’s Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, who said this will, among other things, allow the entity and, by extension, Jamaica to access increased financing from international funding partners to undertake projects designed to safeguard the environment. Mr. Sweeney said JSIF will be better able to positively impact the communities where the development projects it administers are implemented, in keeping with global standards. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF’s) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) environmental management certification has been upgraded from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015.This was disclosed by JSIF’s Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, who said this will, among other things, allow the entity and, by extension, Jamaica to access increased financing from international funding partners to undertake projects designed to safeguard the environment.He was speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Barbican’s third anniversary meeting at the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission’s offices on Hagley Park Road in Kingston on Tuesday (January 16).Mr. Sweeney said JSIF will be better able to positively impact the communities where the development projects it administers are implemented, in keeping with global standards.“What that means is that… all of our practices, procedures and policies (are) certified to the international standard of ISO, in terms of how contractors work and how we leave the environment when projects are (completed),” Mr. Sweeney indicated.One example of this is the solid waste management system sub-project, implemented under the World Bank-funded Integrated Community Development Project.The Jamaica Social Investment Fund was first accredited in 2009 when it gained ISO 14001:2004 certification, which strengthened the agency’s overall environmental management capacity to carry out its various development projects.The agency has the distinction of currently being the only State entity in Jamaica and the wider Commonwealth Caribbean to attain this level of environmental accreditation.The ISO 14001 standard specifies a set of requirements for environmental management systems.
Damen-built 80-metre ice class RoPax ferry MV Veteran was handed over to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on 23 October 2015. The vessel will start services from Fogo Island and Change Islands before the end of November.Announcing the arrival of the vessel, Premier Paul Davis of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador said: “The arrival of the MV Veteran is a proud moment for our province and the residents of Fogo Island and Change Islands.”MV Veteran is the first of a two-vessel contract, with a design stemming from a Canadian-Danish partnership between Fleetway and Knud E. Hansen.The sister ship, the MV Legionnaire, launched by the same shipyard on 15 July 2015, is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016. MV Legionnaire will operate on the short-haul route, the busiest route from Portugal Cove to Bell Island.Both vessels are part of a large “lifeline” vessel replacement programme being undertaken by the Provincial Government to modernise its fleet.These 200-passenger vessels have roll-on, roll-off capacity for 60 vehicles. The 80.9 long MV Veteran with a beam of 17.2 and cruising speed of 14 knots, will replace the MV Earl Windsor built in 1975. The sister ship will replace the MV Beaumont Hamel which dates from 1985.In addition, a certified Damen maintenance centre for these vessels is being established in the capital of the Newfoundland and Labrador region, St. John’s.
Kolkata: The School Education department has guaranteed pay protection for the teachers who have post-graduate (PG) degree and are holding PG category post.These teachers are eligible to apply for the post of PG category if they are within the age limit of 40 years and will be entitled to get protection of their last drawn pay. A notification in this regard, undersigned by the Principal Secretary of School Education department, has been published. The matter regarding the pay protection of in-service assistant teachers appointed afresh by the West Bengal Central School Service Commission under graduate or PG category has been under active consideration of the department. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA teachers’ organisation had met state Education minister Partha Chatterjee at the state Assembly last month, with their demand for pay protection and the minister had assured them that it was under consideration of the department. It may be mentioned that earlier the department had declared that teachers belonging to PG scale should not appear for examination again to seek transfer to a place near his/her residence. Similarly, teachers of graduate scale were also prevented to sit for examination of the same scale, but were allowed to do so for achieving PG scale. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe department had reasoned that with the provision of transfer to nearby places already available, such teachers need not appear for examination. However, a section of teachers had moved court challenging the order and got the nod of the court for appearing in such examinations. These teachers were recruited in their new posts by the department, but their seniority was not considered in the pay scale. They were drawing salary (initial pay) on the basis of their new post. These teachers have been pitching for pay protection and have made rounds to the Education department to press for their demand in the last few months. “The same principle of pay protection will be applicable for the teachers holding pass graduate degree and pass graduate category of post to apply for the post of pass graduate category of teachers. It will also be applicable for teachers of government-aided madrasas,” an official said.
By Julia CabreraRabat – King Mohammed VI took route to amend broken bonds and strengthen friendships across Africa starting on February 13, 2017.The tour that led him to visit Ghana, Zambia and Guinea has been well received by the African Nations. This is what other African Media Reported after the King’s recent visits:Visit to Ghana:Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, agrees with the importance of creating a more Unified Africa, and hence fully supports a stronger relationship with Morocco that can help better the lives of his citizens, according to Ghanaian news outlet, Graphic.The President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso, commended the new business agenda for building an economy, as it will create jobs and prosperity for all Ghanaians, according to Graphic.“The GNCC was engaging the Moroccan business delegation in a partnership to realize the government’s goal of ‘one district, one factory’ for industrial growth,” said the Graphic.25 cooperation agreements were signed between the two countries. According to the Ghana Business News, the King and Akufo-Addo presented each other with the highest honorary gifts of their countries to seal the bond.“All these agreements and MoU’s reflect Morocco’s unwavering commitment for the consolidation of a solidarity-based and active South-South cooperation that is one of the fundamental pillars of Moroccan foreign policy, the ultimate goal being serving the interests of African peoples,” said the MedAfrican Post.Visit to Zambia:The King’s visit to Zambia has attracted the attention of important Zambian and Moroccan CEOs and Business leaders, which according to the Lusaka Times, is going to “provide a unique and viable networking platform which will enhance private sector engagement as well as the establishment of trade links between the two countries.”The Africa Review in Kenya, said that the King’s visit to Zambia is “raising eyebrows.” political commentator McDonald Chipenzi told the Africa Review that the king’s visit is seeking to, “garner support to prevent the Sahrawi from being independent.”Zambia recently re-stated its support for the polisario, which is a known rival of Morocco. However, despite diplomatic ties to the issue, the Lusaka Times said, “ it seems that President Edgar Lungu would rather look for fruitful deals with all African nations rather than be restricted by old ideas.”19 cooperation agreements were signed between Morocco and Zambia that project the interests of both nations.“We have missed Morocco for a long time and we are glad to find him again within its African family,” said Zambian president Edgar Lungu according to the Zambian Observer.Visit to Guinea:The King’s visit to Guinea on February 23, 2017 is the latest on his tour. He was warmly received and signed a total of 8 cooperation agreements. Guinean President Alpha Condé expressed the benefits that the relationship with Morocco brings to Guinea.According to the MedAfrica Times, the King’s meeting with Condé was mainly focused on the development of Africa and the challenges it faces, politically, economically and socially. It reflected, “two heads of state Heads of State, who share love for Africa and hope to see their continent unleash all its potential to ensure development and wellbeing to African citizens,” they said.The King’s “South-South” agenda of continental economic growth aims to bring together the African Continent. Through bilateral cooperation and friendships, the South- South plan hopes to mold Africa into a stronger financial entity. Although the King’s agenda is in its early stages, the countries he has visited thus far are embracing his new ideals. They have opted to work towards a stronger, unified Africa, despite the diplomatic ties they have to the Western Sahara and their perspectives on the issue.Senegalese President Macky Sall, told Spanish Media La Nación , “While the topic of the Western Sahara is still pending, we can continue to find solutions as a family.”The King arrived to Côte d’Ivoire for a working visit to strengthen cooperation, on Friday, February 24, 2017.
In his remarks, President Sirisena, while thanking the Government of India for funding the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale, and for various projects in different parts of the Sri Lanka, highlighted the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to humanity and the continuing relevance of his principles and philosophy to mankind. Speaking at the ceremony, the High Commissioner of India thanked the President and other dignitaries for sparing their invaluable time to attend the inauguration ceremony. The presence of President Sirisena was a manifestation of the reverence and esteem in which Mahatma Gandhi is held by the Government and people of Sri Lanka.The Mahatma Gandhi International Centre, which was built at a cost of SLR 88.6 million, was funded under the Government of India’s Development Cooperation Partnership with Sri Lanka. He indicated that the overall assistance of Government of India to Sri Lanka amounts to USD 2.6 billion, out of which USD 436 million is through full grant assistance. The President spoke at length about the strong and abiding links between Sri Lanka and India and the people of both countries, based on centuries of spiritual, cultural, linguistic and economic interaction. He referred to the shared religious links between the two countries, with both Buddhism and Hinduism coming to Sri Lanka from India. The Sri Lankan Government today thanked India for funding several projects, including the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale.President Maithripala Sirisena and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Y. K. Sinha inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale today. The High Commissioner highlighted a number of projects undertaken by the Government of India, including the flagship Indian housing project, under which more than 39,500 out of a total of 50,000 houses have been completed. He conveyed his best wishes to the Mahatma Gandhi Sabha and the people of Matale on the inauguration of the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale.The Urban Development Authority of Government of Sri Lanka was the consultant for the project. The Mahatma Gandhi International Centre consists of an auditorium, library, meditation centre and a conference hall. The Centre provides a platform to reinforce the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, promote harmony among different communities and to enrich the lives of people through meditation and yoga. It can also be used as a resource centre for cultural activities and for the youth to enhance their knowledge in various fields through seminars, workshops and conferences. (Colombo Gazette)
Stocks shook off a big drop and ended little changed on Wall Street, but there were still plenty of signs investors were worried about how the growing U.S.-China trade dispute could hurt the global economy.Bond prices rose and the price of gold jumped to a six-year high Wednesday as investors sought safety. The price of oil slumped almost 5%. Investors were spooked after central banks in New Zealand, India and Thailand cut interest rates to prevent fallout from the trade war from spreading.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index rose 2.21 points, or 0.1%, to 2,883.98.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 22.45 points, or 0.1%, to 26,007.07.The Nasdaq composite climbed 29.56 points, or 0.4%, to 7,862.83.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies lost 1.40 points, or 0.1%, to 1,500.69.For the week:The S&P 500 is down 48.07 points, or 1.6%.The Dow is down 477.94 points, or 1.8%.The Nasdaq is down 141.25 points, or 1.8%.The Russell 2000 is down 32.97 points, or 2.1%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 377.13 points, or 15%.The Dow is up 2,679.61 points, or 11.5%.The Nasdaq is up 1,227.55 points, or 18.5%.The Russell 2000 is up 152.13 points, or 11.3%.The Associated Press
Click to enlargeWhen the Ohio State football team takes the field against the Cincinnati Bearcats, its No. 1 goal will be to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself more than nine decades later.The last time the Buckeyes lost to another Ohio school was Oct. 8, 1921, against Oberlin College. Since that 7-6 loss in Columbus, OSU has not lost in 44 tries against intrastate opponents. The last 39 of those games ended with Buckeye victories, with the one prior resulting in a tie against the College of Wooster.Despite historic dominance against other teams in the state, OSU coach Urban Meyer said he’s preparing his team for a game like any other.“I’m not worried about all that, I’ve just got to make sure our team is ready to go,” he said Wednesday. “I’ve got a lot of respect for Ohio schools.”Regardless of what his coach had to say, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall said he thinks the game “means a lot” to the Bearcats because of OSU’s general establishment as the best college football program in Ohio.“Always being looked down upon by us, being in the same state,” Marshall said Wednesday. “Being not the best team in the state, I’m sure they’re going to give us all they got.”Meyer — who played college football at Cincinnati and coached at Bowling Green State University — said Monday that he recognizes the talent at Ohio schools outside Columbus and thinks of the Bearcats as a “Power Five” program.“I think we certainly respect them as if they are,” he said. “We’re watching film, they’re as good as a lot of the other teams that we have gone up against.”The Buckeyes — who are scheduled to take on Cincinnati on Saturday at Ohio Stadium at 6 p.m. — are 2-1 this season and coming off a bye week and a 66-0 win within the past 14 days.Before the blowout victory and extra week of rest, OSU suffered a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at home after needing a second-half comeback to beat Navy to open the season. Regardless of more recent success, the early season struggles — especially the loss to the Hokies — seem to have made a lasting impression on the Buckeyes.Junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren said OSU is still “pretty angry” about the loss, and wants to turn that anger into success on the field going forward.“It’s not anything obviously that we want, and I think it kind of set something off in there,” Boren said Wednesday. “Obviously you’re not going to be happy with a loss, so it’s helped motivate us more than we already were.”While OSU has had its ups and downs early in the season, the Bearcats are riding an undefeated record into the Horseshoe. Cincinnati is 2-0 after posting a total of 89 points in wins against Toledo and Miami (Ohio).As the Bearcats close out their three-game run of intrastate matchups to start the season, coach Tommy Tuberville said his team has to be ready for “a big one up in Columbus” on Saturday, especially when taking into account the crowd expected at Ohio Stadium.“Our players will be excited about going, obviously the crowd will be the biggest crowd that most of them will ever play in front of,” Tuberville said at a Tuesday press conference.Ohio Stadium has a capacity of 104,944 while Paul Brown Stadium — where the Bearcats are playing this season — seats 65,535.Tuberville went on to say that his team performed well, but not at the top of its potential against Miami in the Bearcats’ second game of the season, and added they need to be ready for a more athletic OSU squad.“That being said, it will be (an) excellent challenge for us top to bottom, offense, defense and special teams,” he said. “(OSU) will be the fastest, biggest and quickest team we play.”High praise from the opposition aside, Marshall said the matchup with Bearcats has to be a “statement game” for the Buckeyes.“We have to come out there and play hard and play fast and play together, and I feel like we’ll come out with a win,” Marshall said Wednesday. “Cincinnati is definitely not going to give it to us.”Saturday’s matchup is set to be the 16th meeting between the two schools, with OSU holding a 13-2 record against the Bearcats. The most recent matchup — in 2006 — ended with a 37-7 OSU victory, but didn’t necessarily feature a fast start for the Buckeyes. The Bearcats came out to take a 7-3 lead in the first quarter before OSU finished the game on a 34-0 run.Click to enlargeIn that game, the Buckeyes’ defense allowed negative four yards on the ground from the Bearcats.While allowing similar numbers on the ground Saturday would certainly play into OSU’s favor, the running game isn’t the focus of the Bearcat attack.The player in the Buckeyes’ crosshairs in practice this week goes by a name that could be more fitting for an Old West hero.Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel has just two collegiate games under his belt, but has already thrown for 689 yards and 10 touchdowns.“He’s a big, strong (player) and he runs pretty good when he runs,” Meyer said of Kiel.Junior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt said he and the OSU defense has found extra motivation in the success the Cincinnati signal caller has had early in the season.“We have a lot of respect for Gunner Kiel, he’s a great quarterback,” Schutt said Wednesday. “I know he’s done a great job the last couple weeks throwing the ball. Our job up front is to get after him and disrupt his game.”As Schutt and his defensive linemates prepare to put pressure on Kiel, Tuberville said the play of the OSU defense is his focus for his quarterback, more so than any other factors that come into play at Ohio Stadium, like the noise generated by 105,000 plus spectators.“I’m more concerned about the guys on the other side. Those are the ones he has to compete against,” Tuberville said.The matchup under the Horseshoe’s new permanent lighting is set to be the final non-conference game of the Buckeyes’ season.After Cincinnati, OSU is next scheduled to take on Maryland in the Terrapins’ second-ever Big Ten game Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. Kickoff is set for noon.
The Ohio State baseball team (13-15, 3-4 Big Ten) took conference-leading Michigan State (22-8, 6-1 Big Ten) all nine innings and then some, but a lead-off home run in the top of the 10th was the decider as the Spartans beat OSU, 5-4. Even after the home run, OSU did not go down without a fight, as it had a chance to tie or win the game with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th. After singles by senior and freshman outfielders Brian DeLucia and Tim Wetzel, freshman first baseman Josh Dezse was intentionally walked. Two consecutive strikeouts by sophomore catcher Greg Solomon and junior DH Brad Hutton ended the game. Coach Greg Beals said OSU left too many opportunities on base. “The story was our inability to execute when we had guys in scoring position,” he said. “Our hitters could have done a better job, obviously, but you have to give their pitchers credit.” OSU looked in trouble after a three-run seventh put the Spartans up, 4-2, but Dezse responded in the eighth with a two-run home run. Dezse said he thought the home run was a turning point in the game but that his team came up just a little bit short. “We fought as a team, we lost as a team and we are going to come back tomorrow and fight back,” Dezse said. Relief pitcher Tony Wieber (4-0) picked up the win for MSU, and senior pitcher Jared Strayer (1-2) picked up his second loss on the season. Rucinski versus Wunderlich The game featured top starting pitchers for each team, and both went deep into the game. Michigan State’s Kurt Wunderlich went eight innings and gave up four runs while OSU senior pitcher Drew Rucinski went seven and a third, and also gave up four runs. It was a pitcher’s duel early before Rucinski gave up three in the seventh followed up by Wunderlich giving up a two-run home run to Dezse in the eighth. Both pitchers earned a no decision. A 1-2 punch OSU’s one and two hitters, DeLucia and Wetzel, had a combined six hits and three runs. Wetzel now has a nine-game hitting streak and has been hitting .395 since the Big Ten season started. “We got a lot of young guys that can come through,” DeLucia said. “Wetzel and Dezse are both just incredible.” Game 2 The second of the three-game series will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. OSU will be looking to rebound from the loss and come back strong. “We are obviously going to take our emotion out on the field tomorrow,” Dezse said. “We still have two more games this weekend and we still have a chance to get that two out of three like we want.”
It’s a counterintuitive idea, but free is now one of the most lucrative business models in gaming.On one side of things, you have the freemium gaming movement. The idea here is to release a free game to rope players in, then promise them faster development, more gold, different weapons or better abilities if they agree to pay a marginal micro-transaction. These microtransactions are rarely very expensive, but they add up.AdChoices广告On the other side, you’ve got the gradual shift in MMOs to adopt free-to-play business models. Unable to compete with the World of Warcraft juggernaut, smaller MMO companies began to release their MMOs for free, charging players for access to higher levels, more character slots and new areas. Several MMOs previously on life support have managed to become successful and financially profitable by adopting free.In many ways, what we’re seeing now is a return to the shareware business model embraced by game companies in the early 90s: the first slice of a game was free, but the rest of the episodes would cost you.Need more proof that free is now big gaming business? The latest rumor has it that Microsoft is about to launch a free-to-play initiative for their Xbox Live online gaming service.According to IGN, certain games will be released for free “where users can then purchase additional content, such as weapons, experience points, in-game currency, and perks.” It’s all set to happen sometime in the next year.Obviously, not everyone is fond of the sudden rise in popularity of free-to-play games. A lot of people feel nickel-and-dimed, worrying that in order to compete, they’ll need to spend serious amounts of cash. The thing to remember, though, is that most games will never go free-to-play… and you only ever have to pay into a game as much as you want to take out.At the end of the day, I think free-to-play is a good thing for consumers, who are effectively being given the opportunity to pay what they think a game is worth, not just blindly pay the sticker price.Read more at Xbox Live
Apple va verser des royalties à NokiaLe constructeur finlandais a affirmé qu’Apple allait payer pour solder les conflits qui opposent les deux géants.Nokia semble avoir eu gain de cause dans les conflits concernant l’utilisation de ses technologies brevetées par Apple. Le groupe finlandais a affirmé lundi que la firme de Steve Jobs avait accepté de lui verser des royalties pour solder cette affaire. “La structure financière de l’accord consiste en un versement unique par Apple et en des royalties qui seront payées par Apple à Nokia durant toute la durée de l’accord”, a ainsi expliqué un communiqué de Nokia relayé par l’AFP.Stephen Elop, le directeur exécutif de Nokia s’est réjoui de cette décision, non sans une certaine ironie : “Nous sommes heureux qu’Apple rejoigne le nombre grandissant de personnes adoptant les technologies Nokia… Cet accord démontre la valeur du portefeuille de brevets de Nokia”. Néanmoins, le montant de la somme qu’Apple versera dans le cadre de cet accord n’a pas été publiquement communiqué.Le 14 juin 2011 à 18:41 • Emmanuel Perrin
State tallies $50k in consultant fees prepping for Obama visitAssociated PressGov. Bill Walker’s administration spent $50,000 on Washington, D.C., consultants to help prepare them for a visit by President Barack Obama.Chief justice Dana Fabe to retireAnnie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageAlaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe announced today she will retire next summer.Court subpoenas emails of Pebble opponentsDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamThe Pebble mine is back in the news this week. Dozens of Pebble opponents were issued subpoenas as part of a lawsuit in federal court.3 suicides in a week leave Hooper Bay distraughtLakeidra Chavis, KYUK – BethelBehavioral health officials are in Hooper Bay, in efforts to help the families and community heal after three suicides this past week.Muni planning commission approves controversial Elmore extensionJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageAnchorage’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to move forward with the Northern Access Project on Monday night.Looking for love: Newspaper diversifies revenue stream with dating websiteZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageOnline dating has become increasingly normal in recent years throughout much of the Lower 48. Now, a new group is throwing its hat into the ring inside Alaska.For middle schoolers to love Shakespeare, they must know ShakespeareLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauThanks to a national program called Any Given Child, every Juneau eighth grader got to see Perseverance Theatre’s “Othello” before it closed on Sunday. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio