first_img0Shares0000Vinayak was among the competitors who participated in the Hillclimb in Naivasha over the weekend.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – Former multiple open class champion Shivam Vinayak has announced his Motorcross comeback after years of exemplary riding on off-road Rally Raids and Enduros.Vinayak, now a dentist, says he will retain his current off-road machine that he will ride along with the new KTM 350 sx-f specifically prepared for motocross. “I plan to return next season. I have a new bike which is on its way and can’t wait to start training at the Jamhuri Park circuit. The new bike is expected in a week’s time. l will also be doing the rally raids and the hillclimbs on the old bike,” Vinayak said.“My new bike is coming from South Africa and should be an exciting ride. Testing will be done locally with the help of Offroad Adventure East Africa,” he added.Vinayak who won the Kenya Motor Sports personality of the year award in 2012, says his Motocross return is informed by his burning ambition to boost Team Kenya fortunes in continental and regional FIM Africa events.Vinayak also wishes to whip up the enthusiasm of the next generation of senior riders in the sport.“It’s always a great pleasure representing the country in Motocross. Sadly, the senior category has not picked up quite well and I’m hoping to encourage more riders to take up the challenge. Our longstanding rivalry with Uganda has also added a little zest into the sport and I’m looking forward to it,” further stated the veteran.Vinayak was among the competitors who participated in the Hillclimb in Naivasha over the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgDagenham and Redbridge striker Jamie Cureton believes Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp must begin to steer the Hoops to away victories if he is to reduce the speculation surrounding his position as manager.The west Londoners have lost all ten away Premier League fixtures so far this season, including Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor, and the 39-year-old insists things have to improve under the former Portsmouth and Tottenham chief.“It’s been disappointing, they’ve had little glimpses here and there but on the whole it’s been fairly poor, especially on the weekend against Burnley,” Cureton told talkSPORT.“Home form is obviously key, but somewhere along the line you’ve got to start picking up points away from home and winning matches.“They’ve not done that and that then puts more pressure on your home games and if you’re not winning them then you start sliding down the table.”And the former QPR man believes the lack of transfer activity at Loftus Road during the transfer window could be an indication towards Redknapp’s future at the Hoops.“You would expect QPR to try and add to their squad and try to improve, but they haven’t at the moment,” he added.“Whether that means they’re looking to change and they don’t want to give Harry the money I’m not sure.“He’s done as well as he can, he got them promoted and it’s a difficult league, but you need to spend to stay in it.”last_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK – Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple’s iPhone from AT&T’s cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhones said it is hesitating after calls from lawyers representing the phone company. Unlocking the phone for one’s own use, for instance to place calls with a different carrier, appears to be legal. But if it’s done for financial gain, the legality is less certain. “Whether people can make profits from software that hacks the iPhone is going to depend very much on exactly what was done to develop that software and what does that software do,” said Bart Showalter, head of the Intellectual Property practice group at law firm Baker Botts in Dallas. John McLaughlin of Uniquephones.com, an outfit based in Northern Ireland, said in a phone interview Wednesday that its unlocking software for iPhones is ready, but the company is holding off while it gets legal advice. He said it had been contacted by lawyers from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an international law firm representing AT&T, who told him the software contained material copyrighted by Apple Inc. “They don’t have it, so therefore they can’t actually threaten us,” McLaughlin said. “It was `friendly advice.”‘ AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel and Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock said their companies had nothing to say about the case. Uniquephones.com had planned to release the software via iphoneunlocking.com. The price for people on its mailing list, which contained just fewer than half a million addresses, would be $25 per iPhone, McLaughlin said. “From their e-mail addresses, they’re from everywhere in the world,” McLaughlin said. “Everybody is just waiting for it.” The iPhone is sold only in the U.S., and only for use on the AT&T network, but it is compatible with cell-phone technology used around the world, which means an unlocked phone can use an overseas account and number. In the U.S., T-Mobile is the only other major carrier compatible with the iPhone; Sprint and Verizon Wireless use different network technologies. Most U.S. phones are locked to their carrier when sold, because the carrier subsidizes the cost of the phone. The iPhone, however, is apparently not subsidized by AT&T. Some carriers provide the unlock codes on request when a subscriber’s contract expires, but that doesn’t apply to the iPhone, and in any case, the phone only went on sale two months ago, while the minimum contract length is two years. Another Web site, iphonesimfree.com, has said it plans to release iPhone unlocking software in a few days. The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress last year issued a statement that unlocking cell phones was not a violation of copyright under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That law has been used to go after software that copies DVDs. But Tracfone Wireless LLC, a Florida-based company selling phones that use prepaid plans, won an injunction in February against a couple who bought its phones in large numbers and resold them unlocked. The U.S. District Court in Orlando found that the DMCA exception did not apply to those unlocking a phone with the intent to resell it. Bruce Sunstein, a patent lawyer with Boston-based Bromberg & Sunstein, said unlocking software could well stand up to a legal challenge. “They’re aiding and abetting something that’s completely legal … The exemption the Copyright Office created does not state that it applies only to the user,” Sunstein said. George Hotz, a 17-year-old in New Jersey who managed to unlock his iPhone last week, using both software and hardware modifications, tried to sell it on eBay but ended the auction after apparently fake bids sent the price to $100 million. Instead, Hotz traded the unlocked phone for “a sweet Nissan 350Z” and three iPhones, according to his blog. Hotz made the deal with Terry Daidone, co-founder of CertiCell, a cell-phone repair company in Louisville, Ky. In a statement on his Web site, Daidone said he was “keenly interested” in having the teenager help his engineers modify phones, but does not have any plans to commercialize Hotz’s unlocking procedure.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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first_img1 Pablo Zabaleta played 22 times for Manchester City last season Pablo Zabaleta’s future at Manchester City is up in the air, according to the player’s agent.The 31-year-old has been at the Etihad for eight years now but his place in the team is reportedly under threat.Incoming boss Pep Guardiola is expected to shake up his squad when he arrives and a number of senior players could be axe.Zabaleta is one of those fearing the exit door and his agent, Federico Pastorello, has now confirmed that offer for his client will be considered.“Zabaleta has another year’s deal at Manchester City,” Pastorello told Telelombardia.“I understand Pep Guardiola has been confirmed but the opportunities in the market are endless. Should there be other opportunities, we will evaluate.”last_img read more

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventVolunteer recruitment efforts for the ninth annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup program of California’s state parks are being helped along with sponsorships from Caltrans and Don’t Trash California. Four other Los Angeles County locations are hosting volunteer workers – Malibu Lagoon State Park; Pio Pico State Par; Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park; and Topanga State Park. For the Hungry Valley project, volunteers will meet at the CCC Spike Camp building on Orwin Way in Gorman. For directions or to sign up for that project location, call (661) 248-7007. GORMAN – Volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty can do their part for Mother Earth on Saturday morning during Earth Day events in Gorman. At the Hungry Valley Vehicular Recreation Area, Kathy Sanders, an interpretive specialist for the park, is coordinating what is turning into an annual trash pickup along the Golden State Freeway. “Last year, we had 12 volunteers from a Girl Scout troop in Frazier Park, and they picked up 50 bags of trash and five bags of recyclables,” Sanders said. “We’re hoping to get a lot more volunteers this year and already have 35 signed up.” Girl Scout Troops 566 and 735 from the Frazier Park/Gorman area have committed to help. In addition, CalPALs, a group of inner-city kids sponsored by the LAPD Police Athletic League that will be camping in the area to learn motorcycle-riding techniques, has offered to help out. last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates“We’re collecting a lot of money right now that is ostensibly for police. But really it’s just padding the general fund of the city of Los Angeles,” he said. Trash pickup has been financed out of the city general fund for decades. The new fee will cover that cost, allowing the council to shift money to beef up the LAPD. Chief Administrative Office analysts said the fee increase will actually generate around $30 million this year. The cost of 135 new officers is higher than $13 million when health benefits, pensions and recruitment are factored in, but will not take up the entire $30 million. The rest of the money will pay for police overtime and buy video cameras for police cars. Activists from the Labor/Community Strategy Center and the Bus Riders Union were the most vocal opponents, claiming the fee is a tax, not simply an increase. City Councilman Greig Smith cast the lone dissenting vote Tuesday as his colleagues voted to raise the city’s trash fee in order to allocate money to hire more police officers. After listening for nearly half an hour to public comments, including calls to reduce the size of the Los Angeles Police Department, the council gave its preliminary approval for the fee hike. Because support was less than unanimous, the measure will be brought back next week for a second affirmation. Smith had also voted against the fee hike during the city’s budget hearings, saying it was being phased in too quickly. On Tuesday, he argued the council needs to be more honest with the public about how the money will be spent. “We said in the budget that we are going to collect $23 million this year with this tax. We’re going to hire 135 new police officers; that’s only $13 million. Where is the other $10 million going? “You need to be true to the public that it’s a tax, and it’s going … directly to the police, and it’s circumventing voters,” Manuel Criollo told the City Council. The trash-fee increase applies to single-family residences and some small apartment buildings served by the city Bureau of Sanitation. Monthly trash rates will rise from the current $11 to $18 in September, $22 next July, $26 in July 2008 and $28 in July 2009. Larger apartment buildings, condominiums and businesses hire private trash haulers and already pay full cost for trash collection. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Sead Kolasinac faces a late fitness test, while Emery can at least welcome Sokratis back from suspension.With the Arsenal boss committed to a back three, it seems Granit Xhaka may have to fill in, as Nacho Monreal pushes out to wing back.At the other end of the pitch, Emery must decide whether to recall out-of-favour Mesut Ozil, who he dropped for ‘tactical reasons’ in the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday. RANKED 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Leno; Sokratis, Koscielny, Xhaka; Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Guendouzi, Monreal; Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang 3 Latest Football News BEST OF center_img Will Mesut Ozil return? huge blow 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette has started the previous two games on the bench, both of which ended in defeat.The Gunners boss will surely be tempted to reform the Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang partnership which enjoyed so much success earlier in the season.Here is how talkSPORT.com expects Arsenal to line up as they bid to stop the rot… REVEALED Unai Emery could be forced to field a makeshift defence when Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.The Gunners’ defensive crisis shows no sign of letting up – with Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Shkodran Mustafi all ruled out. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Arsenal have suffered a dip in form no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

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first_img Frank Lampard’s Derby will take on Aston Villa in Championship Play-Off final REPLY 4 4 Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place What the managers sayDerby boss Frank Lampard has compared the play-off final showdown to Chelsea’s crucial Champions League qualification which changed the course of the club’s future.In 2003, Lampard’s Chelsea faced Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, with the game labelled ‘the £20million match’ as the winners would qualify for the Champions League.Chelsea won 2-1 to finish fourth but without Champions League football Roman Abramovich may not have bought the club, who have won five Premier League titles since.Lampard said: “If I can match it to something it will be the Chelsea game we played a long time ago just before Roman Abramovich came to the club.“We had a game against Liverpool to make it to the Champions League. If we lost that game the club was in real trouble, and if we won then things would change. Although we didn’t quite know how well they would change. ROUND-UP Dean Smith is on the verge of leading the team he supports to the Premier League The Rams won 4-3 on aggregate to become the first team to lose the first leg of a Championship play-off semi-final at home and go on to reach the final.Villa also came through a dramatic tie to reach the final, needing penalties to beat West Brom after their two clashes finished 2-2 on aggregate.Tammy Abraham fired in the winning spot-kick after keeper Jed Steer had saved Albion’s first two efforts.Aston Villa vs Derby: How to listenWe will bring you all the build up from Wembley from 1pm before handing over to our commentary team for the match. Our Full-Time Phone-In show will then be on hand for all the post-match news and views.To tune into our coverage just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Norwich and Sheffield United have already claimed their place among the Premier League elite for next season and Villa and Derby will be eager to join them.Promotion to the top-flight would bring either a wealth of riches and opportunities and the chance to challenge themselves against the very best next term.But first they must go through the nerves and drama of the Championship play-off final.talkSPORT will have full, comprehensive coverage of the big game as this season’s thrilling EFL campaign comes to an end.Derby booked their place at Wembley with a stunning win over Leeds at Elland Road. stalemate LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS EFL result “There was tension before that game among the players but I don’t feel that here. It’s a crucial game for the club but what I’ve tried to do is take that away from the players.“I just want them to think about a football match. The lads don’t need to think about £170million, they don’t need to think about next year or their holidays. They just need to think about Monday.”Villa head coach Dean Smith – a boyhood fan of the club – is out to achieve his ‘impossible dream’.He said: “I always said when I was at Walsall that it was an improbable dream to get to the Championship and an impossible dream to get to the Premier League.“I changed that with Brentford, and I think I’ve changed that again by coming here.“It’s certainly not improbable or impossible to get to the Premier League with Aston Villa. There’s a distinct possibility.“We should be a top-six team in the Championship guaranteed in my eyes, with the size of the club and the players we’ve got, and we should always be trying to get to the Premier League if notn it. “Getting Aston Villa up would be a big achievement but probably keeping Walsall up in my first year was a bigger achievement because we needed snookers in January.“That was certainly a tough time. Each job you have has its own tough times and good times.“At the moment we’re in the period of a good time and we need to make sure we finish that off by getting promoted. If we do it will certainly feel like the pinnacle of my managerial career so far.” GETTY We’re the home of the #PlayOff Finals!✅ Championship✅ League One✅ League TwoFind out who gets promoted with three exclusive national radio commentaries. pic.twitter.com/oLVV67E4KK— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 25, 2019Aston Villa vs Derby: Kick-off timeThe Championship Play-Off final will get under way at 3pm on Monday, May 27.Villa won both games convincingly during the regular season, claiming a 4-0 home victory after winning 3-0 at Pride Park.Aston Villa vs Derby: Team news and line-upsVilla have named on-loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe in their starting XI after he overcame an ankle problem.Winger Albert Adomah also comes into Dean Smith’s team, preferred to Andre Green, who drops to the bench.Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole, 38, starts for Derby in place of the suspended Scott Malone.Tom Huddlestone is also drafted into Frank Lampard’s side in place of Duane Holmes, who suffered a knock in the semi-final victory over Leeds.Aston Villa: Steer, Elmohamady, Tuanzebe, Mings, Taylor, Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish, Adomah, El Ghazi, Abraham. Subs: Carson, Waghorn, Jozefzoon, Marriott, Evans, MacDonald, Knight.Derby: Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Cole, Mount, Johnson, Wilson, Huddlestone, Lawrence, Bennett. Subs: Carson, Waghorn, Jozefoon, Marriot, Evans, McDonald, Knight.center_img Getty goalless Aston Villa and Derby County will contest the richest game in football in the Championship play-off final on Monday.The two sides finished fifth and sixth in the table respectively but saw off West Brom and Leeds in the play-off semi-finals to book their spot at Wembley. The Championship play-off final will take place at Wembley this weekend Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues GREAT NEWS GETTY GETTY 4 4 Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, will be Villa’s danger man Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off last_img read more

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first_imgFor Hub City TimesHUDSON — Students of Ki Nagare Dojo’s Brazilian jiu jitsu program found success at the Saint Croix Valley Grappling Games held in Hudson on May 20.Coached by Cody M. Strey, Kade McManus, 16, placed first in the gi and second no-gi; Andrea Wentzel, 28, took second in her gi bracket; Mack Scheppler, 23, finished third in his gi bracket; and Clayton Green, 42, came in second in his no-gi bracket and third in his gi bracket.Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art and sport where two competitors attempt to submit one another with the use of throws, joint locks, and chokes. The sport is practiced with 100 percent resistance like wrestling or boxing.More information for the program can be found at KNDojo.com.last_img

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first_imgWomen now hold nearly 52 percent of professional-level jobs in the U.S. across all fields and outnumber men in earning college degrees, both undergraduate and advanced. In the top circles of leadership, however, women are rarely seen or heard. Among Fortune 500 companies, women claim about 25 percent of senior management positions and make up less than 5 percent of CEOs. What can women do to close the persistent power gap?Grace Killelea, author of The Confidence Effect: Every Woman’s Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success (Amacom, 2016), has this advice for women striving for success: “You must be good at what you do. You must exceed expectations. But competence is only half the equation.” She focuses on helping women develop the other half—the critical link between being highly capable of leadership and being recognized and rewarded for that capability.Killelea, a veteran of corporate America who beat the odds to achieve executive status with two media giants, speaks from personal experience. For 13 years, she managed human resources for a large national retailer with 4,000 employees. She earned $58,000 a year and never once asked for a raise, promotion or title upgrade. Killelea thought that as long as she was “good,” she would be rewarded. But not only was she not rewarded, when she finally did ask to be promoted, she was told “no” without explanation or opportunity to discuss the reasons. The rejection was a turning point.Her book aims to offer other women a step-by-step action plan grounded in building confidence in one’s unique skills and abilities. The path to what Killelea calls “standing up, standing out and taking charge” follows the “4 R’s of Success”:Relationships. Women can’t go it alone and shouldn’t try. Relationships allow you to network in a way that accelerates both your personal and career goals.Reputation. How you perceive yourself has a huge influence on how others perceive you. Because reputations, like respect, are earned, women must master the fine art of justified bragging, burnish their personal brand, take risks, muster the courage to show more of themselves at work and work to protect their good name.Results. To believe in themselves, and allow others to believe in them, women must deliver results. “Confidence is like a mirror we hold up to reflect our accomplishments; the more we deliver, the more confidence we’ll have,” she writes.Resilience. Women must have the big picture in mind to weather the storms, rise to the challenges, and avoid the potholes and outright roadblocks that are part of the ultimate journey to success. All of us will stumble and fail over our careers. Resilience is the ability to bounce back.Killelea, @gracekillelea on Twitter, is CEO of the GKC Group​. She served as senior vice president of talent at Comcast Cable Corp. and senior vice president of human resources at Lifetime Television. Originally posted on the SHRM Book Blog.last_img read more

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