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first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50 Costly fallout from V8 star’s split from wife He rented out the house after taking a $1.5 million three-year contract in Canberra in 2015 — and has just upped the rent to $730 a week now that he’s re-signed for another two years. Aidan Sezer in action with the Canberra Raiders last year. Picture: AAP Image/Lukas Coch. Aidan Sezer is renting out his Palm Beach property for $730 a week.NRL star halfback Aidan Sezer poured his debutant pay cheques into a $600,000 house in stunning Palm Beach — and now he’s looking for payback.The Canberra Raider debuted with the Gold Coast Titans in April 2012, and within a year had bought the three bedroom “large home in the heart of Palm Beach”. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe property is in beautiful Palm Beach. MORE: Bennett clings on to Brisbane connection The double storey house has three bedrooms. He’s increased the rent by $30 a week.Sezer had previously charged $700 a week in rent for the home which has a palm-fringed inground pool, a spacious parents retreat as well as a workshop and shed.He’s open to his new tenants bringing their fur babies with them. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Where Barty could host her next partylast_img read more

first_imgHeads of state and governments, more than 120 ministers and representatives from 160 countries will gather this week to discuss how to accelerate renewable energy deployment in support of the sustainable development goals and global climate objectives. The officials will attend the ninth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – the world’s principal forum for international cooperation on renewable energy – taking place from 11-13 January 2019 in Abu Dhabi.This is the largest number of ministerial level participants to have registered for an IRENA Assembly ever.The policymakers will be joined by high-level representatives from international organisations, private sector, and civil society.The Assembly is taking place against a backdrop of falling cost of renewable energy, a growing recognition of its socio-economic benefits and calls for greater action to avoid the worst effects of climate change.In October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report highlighted that the world has just 12 years left to take decisive action on climate mitigation and called for a rapid and far-reaching energy transformation based on renewables.According to IRENA analysis, renewable energy deployment must accelerate by a factor of six to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This year, the Assembly will be presided over by Li Fanrong, Vice President of China’s National Energy Administration.“Renewable energy presents a tremendous economic and social opportunity to industrialised and developing economies alike,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “IRENA’s almost-universal membership is an indication that renewable energy is truly a global undertaking and a key policy priority for countries all over the world. Their ability to navigate this transition is strengthened through engagement with the Agency.“By bringing together policymakers from the whole world, the IRENA Assembly provides a truly unique platform for strengthening international cooperation on energy transformation,” concluded Amin.“It is an honour to be President of IRENA’s ninth Assembly,” said Li Fanrong. “China has made renewable energy a clear strategic priority to serve both our economic and environmental goals but also to strengthen China’s contribution to key global objectives. This pursuit has been greatly supported by the international cooperation fostered by IRENA.“The Assembly has come to represent an important opportunity to bring the global community together,” continued Li. “Our deliberations over the next few days will no doubt offer every country the insight and guidance necessary to stimulate further growth in the deployment of renewable energy as well all work to meet these pressing global objectives.”The Assembly will feature several key discussions on critical issues related to the advancement of renewable energy, including:Two ministerial roundtables will take place on catalysing off-grid renewable energy deployment towards universal electricity access and on the transformative impact of innovation in the renewable energy sector.Three regional ministerial meetings will take place to share experiences in Africa, Small Island Developing States and Latin America.The launch of a ground-breaking new IRENA study on ‘Gender in the Energy Transformation’ presenting findings on the role of women in renewable energy.IRENA’s Legislators Forum brings together dozens of global parliamentarians to focus on the theme of parliamentary action to accelerate energy transformation to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 (SDG 7).The launch of a first of its kind report by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation on the geopolitical implications of energy transformation in the age of renewables.The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and IRENA will announce the recipients of funding allocated through the 6th cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.The Assembly will also decide on the selection of a new Director-General.A number of the Assembly’s Plenary discussions will provide opportunities for contributions from IRENA Member delegations, stakeholder groups and the private sector. Plenaries will focus on aspects of the Agency’s work and actions by countries in the development and deployment of renewables, including topics such as the socio-economic benefits of energy transition and the changing role of hydropower in the energy sector transformation.The Assembly will also consider the conclusions of the 16th IRENA Council and will provide guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.last_img read more

first_imgThe new embassy is further away from the centre now. On the seventh of August 1998, hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The attack brought al-Qaeda to the international stage for the first time. President Obama says it’s, quote, ‘wondeful to be back in Kenya’. But as we mentioned he also took a moment to reflect on recent violence in Kenya’s modern history – specifically honouring the victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi. Obama laid a wreath to the victims. The site of the attack in central Nairbi is now a memorial park.last_img read more

first_imgThe joint program between Batesville High School, Ivy Tech and local manufacturers was highlighted in a U.S. News & World Report article.BATESVILLE – The local initiative aimed at training the next generation of manufacturing associates is getting major exposure.The program was recently the focus of an article in U.S. News & World Report.Author Katherine Peralta highlighted the program between Batesville High School, Ivy Tech Community College and area manufacturers.  The publication notes how the program contributes to relieving the skills gap facing the manufacturing sector.A recent Manufacturing Institute survey revealed more than 75 percent of companies reported a moderate to severe shortage of skilled laborers. The average age of manufacturing workers is approximately 44 while the average age range of skilled machinists and welders is closer to 50, according to the report.The launch of Batesville’s program can lead to a solution as many manufacturers planning to increase domestic production within the next five years will soon face retirement of many skilled workers.In the article, Batesville Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts said between 70 and 80 percent of the school’s graduating seniors plan to attend college. Rather than just focus on high college attendance numbers, administrators are taking a realistic approach to the job market.Many students participating in the local program could be a semester short of an associate degree upon completion. Student Brett Fledderman, 17, is taking part in the program and was featured in the U.S. News & World Report.Brett’s uncle, Batesville Tool & Die’s president and CEO Jody Fledderman, said the goal of the program is prepare students with industry skills while creating skilled workers with some experience for employment.The U.S. News & World Report article is available here.last_img read more

first_imgPrices are falling at the pump as the coronavirus outbreak lowers demand worldwide.As of Saturday, the average price in the U.S. was $2.15 a gallon for regular unleaded, 44 cents cheaper than a year ago. Oil prices also plummeted because of a price feud between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Analysts with the Oil Price Information Service predict gasoline prices could drop another 40 to 70 cents by late April or early May.The lower prices might not be much benefit to many Americans who are staying home, as they practice social distancing or live under shelter-in-place orders.last_img read more

first_imgTWO-TIME reigning regional champions, Guyana Jaguars, closed day one at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence in their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) regional four-day round one match in a steady position at 279-7. Steered predominantly by veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul and opener Rajendra Chandrika, the home side had got off to the start that they needed and currently have Veerasammy Permaul (8*) and Eon Hooper (0*) at the crease.The former West Indies captain notched up another first-class half-century in uncharacteristic style before just missing out on a century, ending on 91 after being caught at first slip with just one over remaining in the day’s play.Chandrika had earlier set the trend with his 86, which included 12 fours, as the Jaguars looked defend their regional title in the longest format.The first wicket of the day to fall was that of left-hander Shimron Hetmyer (5), his stumps being unsettled by pacer Marquino Mindley which brought captain Leon Johnson to the crease.The skipper partnered with his fellow West Indies batsman Chandrika to settle the innings and take the home side to 89-1 at lunch after 30 overs, moving it further past 100 before the skipper’s gates were broken on 19 by a `doozy’ from newcomer Derval Green.The introduction of the Scorpions captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller bore some fruit as Chandrika, batting smartly, was duped by a delivery which broke the edge. The Jaguars were not sweating however, as Vishal Singh (16) and Chanderpaul partnered to push the total well past 150.Resuming from tea at 166-3, the Jaguars lost Singh to leg-spinner Damion Jacobs but Chanderpaul found a useful partner in Raymon Reifer (40) with the duo causing some amount of discomfort before the later departed via lbw to Green.Anthony Bramble (0) was knocked over by Miller after which Chanderpaul lost his wicket.Nikita Miller has so far bagged 3-54; Green returned 2-61 while Jacobs and Mindley picked up one each.Action on day two continues at 09:30hrs.JAGUARS 1st inningsR. Chandrika c wkp. Walton b Miller 86S. Hetmyer b Mindley 5L. Johnson b Green 19V. Singh c (sub.) King b Jacobs 16S. Chanderpaul c Blackwood b Miller 91R. Reifer lbw b Green 40A. Bramble b Miller 0V. Permaul not out 8E. Hooper 0Extras: (b-5, lb-2, nb-7) 14Total: (7 wkts, 94 overs) 279Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-111, 3-125, 4-165, 5-233, 6-234, 7-279.Bowling: Dawes 10-1-37-0, Mindley 8-4-21-1, Miller 34-10-64-3, Green 17-1-61-2, Jacobs 18-5-69-1, Campbell 7-2-20-0.Umpires: Nigel Duguid, Jonathan Blades.last_img

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian cricket team achieved history on the fourth day of the Ranchi Test as they won by an innings and 202 runs against South Africa. With the win, they whitewashed the Proteas 3-0 for the first time in Test encounters between the two sides. Following the win and the achievement, there was a special visitor in the Indian dressing room. MS Dhoni, the former India skipper, paid a visit to the Indian dressing room and interacted with Shahbaz Nadeem, another local from Ranchi who had an impressive Test debut with four wickets. Dhoni also posed for a photo with India head coach Ravi Shastri, who captioned, “Great to see a true Indian legend in his den after a fantastic series win.”When one reporter asked India skipper Virat Kohli about whether they will visit MS Dhoni at his home in Ranchi, Kohli replied, “He is here. He is in the dressing room. You can say hello.” Dhoni was expected to arrive for the Test match in Ranchi. Apart from Dhoni interacting with Nadeem and sharing a photo with Shastri, the Indian cricket team was seen interacting with the South Africa team and offering them their commiserations after they suffered their sixth loss in seven Tests in India.Dhoni has not spoken publicly ever since the Indian cricket team’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The former India cricket team skipper has been on a two-month sabbatical ever since the World Cup, having made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies tour and for the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa. During this period, there has been plenty of speculation on Dhoni’s future and under the soon-to-be BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, there will be a discussion with the selectors about Dhoni’s future. Also Read | Bhaad Mein Gaya Pitch: Ravi Shastri On India’s Core Motto Of Taking 20 WicketsIn his first interaction at a commercial event ever since the end of the World Cup, Dhoni has busted the myth of being ‘Captain Cool’ and said he controls his emotions better than other players. “I am like everyone else but I control my emotions better than some of the other individuals. I would say, I feel equally frustrated. I also feel angry at times, disappointed. But what is important is that none of these feelings are constructive. What needs to be done right now is more important than any of these emotions. What is the next thing I can plan? Who is the next individual, whom I can use? Once I get into it, I am controlling my emotions in a much better way,” Dhoni said. last_img read more